Ryan Reynolds perfect for Deadpool

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 November 2015
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is the perfect person to play Deadpool, according to producer Simon Kinberg

Ryan Reynolds is "perfectly suited" to the part of Deadpool.

The 38-year-old actor plays Marvel's titular anti-hero in the eagerly-awaited new movie and producer Simon Kinberg can't imagine anyone else in the role.

He told Collider: "I've worked on a lot of movies, comic book any otherwise, and I don't know that I've ever seen an actor as perfectly suited to a part as Ryan is to Deadpool. It's just something that comes so naturally to him. It's one of the reasons why he creates so many of those viral pieces, because I think he has so much fun being Deadpool that he's Deadpool on and off set."

And everyone is so happy with how the movie is progressing that there is already talk of a sequel, before it has even been finished.

Simon added: It's certainly the hope, and there is conversation about what the idea would be and perhaps which characters we would bring in to a sequel. The writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, were a really integral part of the process. Our focus, like all of us, is on finishing the film, so I think as soon as we finish the film we'll be talking seriously about the sequel and then we'll wait a couple months and see how the movie does. Hopefully the movie will do great and we can keep making these movies, because I do think there's a lot more story to tell. I'm assuming it'll come out somewhere whether it's on the internet or the DVD eventually, but on every single take there's like an embarrassment of riches of alternate takes, whether it's Ryan or T.J. Miller, pretty much any character in the movie just goofing around and coming up with other lines, ideas, abs. It'd be fun to keep making these movies because it doesn't feel like we'll run out of juice."


  • 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.