Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool won't be a typical comic book movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 April 2015
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds has revealed 'Deadpool' won't be the typical comic book movie

Ryan Reynolds says 'Deadpool' won't be the typical comic book movie.

The 38-year-old actor explained the much-anticipated movie will be shot on a small budget and has, therefore, told fans to expect something a little offbeat.

He remarked: "It's not like an X-Men movie where there's this gigantic budget. It's quite a small film. It's very difficult to weave that character into other comic movies. He knows he's in a comic book.

"If he met Wolverine, he'd greet him as Hugh Jackman. It's tough to create a meta-universe within another universe that doesn't have any of those components."

Meanwhile, Ryan - who's married to actress Blake Lively, with whom he has a four-month-old daughter - confessed he's currently enjoying an "obscenely wonderful life" as he gets to spend so much time with his family while he films in Vancouver, Canada.

He told The Independent newspaper: "With family, you stay together - so we're all going. We're excited, though - it's just part of the adventure.

"When you're a working actor and you're able to pull in a pay cheque doing something you love, you're a success story.

"I know that I have an obscenely wonderful life because of this business - I'm able to do something that I love."


  • 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.