With a constant barrage of Marvel comic book movies on the way leading up to The Avengers 2, will a long awaited Deadpool project be along for the ride? Most of us who made the mistake of watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine are certainly ready for Wade Wilson/Deadpool to net a well deserved big screen redemption. The director, Tim Miller, in charge of delivering the spin-off showcasing this awesome assassin says the script is ready, but it's up to Fox to give it the go ahead.
"We've turned in an amazing script and done some early tests and visual development that -- I'm confident -- would get the fans [excited]," he explained. "And Ryan still loves the project. So it's really up to Fox as to whether or not the film happens -- all I can do is hope (and beg periodically) that it be allowed to move ahead."
The question remains, is Fox as ready as the rest of us to see this? Marvel is planning the full court press of introducing sequels for Avengers members (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America) and newcomers like Ant-Man prior to the next big film, so I wonder where this leaves Deadpool realistically?
Of course, with a non Wolverine sequel, in name only, and X-Men: Days of Future Past in the works, there's a supporting set of movies in place to better introduce Deadpool. And all though I'm not a Ryan Reynolds supporter, he'd be enough of a box-office draw for this stand alone film to find success.
Do you think a Deadpool movie should be a priority for 20th Century Fox or what?