Reynolds On “Deadpool” Lengthy Gestation

Ryan Reynolds says that all the delays regarding 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” spin-off feature “Deadpool,” starring the actor himself as the wisecracking mercenary, have been worth it. Speaking with MTV News, he says the delays and way in which the film’s current incarnation has come together allows those involved to tell the story they want to tell:

“It has been a long time, but it’s happening the right way, and that’s all that matters. The budget isn’t what we all hoped it would be… We don’t have the money that most superhero movies do, but that’s great, actually. You know, necessity’s the mother of invention and that’s why we get to make the movie we want to make.

You gotta just have faith in the people you’re working with, and faith in the prep, and that’s all I’m doing. On this one, the prep’s been eleven years. So, you know, you’d like to think that you’re putting your best foot forward, but we’ll see.”

The actor also made a joke about the leaked test footage online for the film, a leak which got the project moving again: “Yeah, I would’ve leaked that footage myself. Looking back now? In a heartbeat. I should go home and scan the old hard drive and see what I got in there!”.