Ryan Reynolds likes violence
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 April 2009
Ryan Reynolds only agreed to appear in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' because of the "brutal ugly" violence in the movie
Ryan Reynolds likes "brutal, rugged and ugly" violence.
The 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' actor - who plays assassin Deadpool in the forthcoming superhero movie - only agreed to star in the film because it is so bloody.
He said: "You're not going to see 'Kill Bill'-style blood geysering up from severed heads! But I think you're going to see a kind of violence that's a little more brutal, rugged and ugly. Which is one of the things I liked about it."
Ryan did all his own stunts in the movie, meaning he had to master the art of sword-fighting before shooting began and hopes audiences will be impressed with his new skills.
He explained: "I trained for months to master the sword work, so he's obviously a master swordsman but he's also an accomplished fighter. There's martial arts, weaponry, everything. He's a guy you don't want to mess with.
"This character is like a surgeon. I've got to be so good with these swords that I put people's jaws on the floor."
Ryan is a huge fan of the comic his character is based upon, and revealed reading the picture-based stories actually gave him one of the happiest moments of his life.
He told Total Film magazine: "I remember when I was younger, I found one that I was actually mentioned in. Deadpool said that he looks a lot like a Shar-Pei crossed with Ryan Reynolds. I thought that was just the coolest thing that had ever happened."