Ryan Reynolds linked to return to Deadpool role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 November 2014
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds has been linked to a return to the role of Deadpool.

Ryan Reynolds has been linked to a return to the role of Deadpool by Rob Liefeld, the creator of the character

Ryan Reynolds could reprise the role of Deadpool.

The 38-year-old actor played the part in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' in 2009 and Rob Liefeld - the creator of 'Deadpool' - has suggested he could return to the role.

ComicBook.com reports Liefeld talking about the issue at Comikaze 2014, where he said: "Ryan is Deadpool. Look, Ryan Reynolds, he's gone through that same career arc, the guy is ridiculously talented.

"He has a huge, huge passion for Deadpool. Deadpool's not happening, [but] because he was a giant star, they said, 'Ryan, what do you want to do?' And he said, 'Deadpool'.

"That's why it happened. They would have no faith otherwise. That movie is because of his passion. He put together the team."

The 47-year-old comic book creator added that although the character of Cable might not make an appearance in the 'Deadpool' movie, he may get a film of his own in the future.

He reflected: "Cable is awesome. And he will... when he appears on screen, we're all going to nerdgasm, because he's coming. They can't hold him back. He's coming."

'Deadpool', which is being directed by Tim Miller, is set to open in cinemas in February 2016.


  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tim Miller
  • Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein
  • UK release: 10 February 2016

Cynical crook Wade Wilson (Reynolds) undergoes an experimental procedure to transform him into a superhero, but emerges as the scarred and revenge-bent Deadpool. The emphasis on knowing humour is a bit obnoxious but it's a lot of fun, and Reynolds, with his likeability and swagger, was born to play the title role.