Prior to Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds has been in the Hollywood industry long enough. He was mostly the romantic lead in rom-coms or did plenty of comedic roles. However, his time to shine would come when he would get cast for the role of the Merc with the Mouth.
Ryan entered the A list with the box office smash, Deadpool. The Canadian is almost widely regarded as the best choice for playing the foul-mouthed superhero. The movie was released in the year 2016 and immediately became a fan favorite. It spawned one more sequel, and another is yet to come next year. But did you know that the actor faced years of struggle trying to get the movie made?
Ryan Reynolds explained the struggles he faced to bring the unorthodox superhero to the big screens
In a 2019 interview with the Wall Street Journal, the Canadian disclosed the troubles that he had to face to bring the character to life. It is surprising considering how big of a hit it was upon release. But the Fox studio was not too keen on Ryan’s idea. The studio only “begrudgingly” agreed to green-light the movie after the after-effects of the movie were leaked. But despite that, the crew was given the bare minimum amount, which is no longer the case, to produce the movie.
Ryan Reynolds shared that since Deadpool was not a typical hero, Fox Studios was hesitant to back up the project. Unlike other superheroes who are morally right, Deadpool is a gray character. He has cancer, often breaks the third wall, and is extremely offensive.
“It’s kind of an unorthodox type superhero. I mean it’s R-rated, it’s a character that breaks the fourth wall,” he said. Furthermore, he hilariously described Deadpool’s suit as that of a giant red condom!
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