Ryan Reynolds not done with Deadpool
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 January 2017
Ryan Reynolds wants to play Deadpool for "as long" as he can, and isn't done playing the superhero just yet
Ryan Reynolds wants to play Deadpool for "as long" as he can.
The 40-year-old actor first donned the red and black skin-tight suit in 2009 for an appearance in 'X Men Origins: Wolverine' before getting his own eponymously titled movie in 2016, and says he isn't done playing Wade Wilson and his crime fighting alter ego just yet.
He said: "I would love to play Deadpool for as long as they would let me play Deadpool. We have outlines and stories for a number of different films."
The star is attempting to get Hugh Jackman - who plays Wolverine - to do a standalone movie with the two superheroes, but the 48-year-old isn't convinced as he recently revealed he is planning on retiring from the character this year.
Hugh said: "I'm hesitating, because I could totally see how that's the perfect fit. But the timing may be wrong."
However, Ryan isn't giving up just yet.
He said: "I have no idea if I can change his mind. It's the audience: I would exclusively exploit that relationship to get Hugh back for another one."
Elsewhere, Ryan is gearing up for a sequel to last year's 'Deadpool', which is due to shoot this year in preparation for a 2018 release date.
Speaking to Variety magazine about the sequel, Ryan said: "The budget is not going to be phenomenally bigger. Who knows? Maybe the budget will be bigger -- anything can happen."
The news comes after it was revealed that David Leitch would take over as director for the sequel after Tim Miller - who directed the first instalment - quit the franchise over "creative differences."
Ryan said of Tim at the time: "There is not a human being on earth that worked harder on 'Deadpool' than Tim. He's an incredibly, incredibly talented director."
'Deadpool 2' is expected to be released in January 2018.