There is no doubt in Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld’s mind that Ryan Reynolds is the right actor to play the superhero’s role. The character has been awarded with a standalone movie after rave reviews on an appearance in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine and as far as Liefeld is concerned, no one can reprise the role as well as Reynolds.
Liefeld spared no words when he spoke about the upcoming project as well as Reynolds during his interview at the Comikaze 2014. “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,” he said. Liefeld even went on to attribute the coming together of the project to Reynolds’ perseverance and commitment. “Deadpool [was] not happening, because he was a giant star, they said, ‘Ryan, what do you want to do?’ And he said. ‘Deadpool’. That’s why it’s happened. They would have no faith otherwise. That movie is because of his passion. He put together the team.” Liefeld even took to Twitter to explain to fans that the movie was indeed coming. He also spoke on the leaked trailer that’s been doing the rounds, driving Deadpool fans into a frenzy over Reynold’s depiction of the superhero. “[G]od bless whoever leaked that. Whoever leaked it and goes to jail, we need to cheer them,” he said.
Apart from the news on Reynolds and Deadpool, Liefeld also had a revelation related to Cable. Though he did mention that the character of Cable was not part of the upcoming Deadpool movie only due to his suggestion, Liefeld reiterated that there was nothing that could hold back Cable from making an appearance in another project, maybe even a standalone movie. “When he appears onscreen, we’re all going to nerdgasm, because he’s coming. They can’t hold him back. He’s coming,” said Liefeld.
Deadpool of course is already on its way with Ryan Reynolds playing the superhero yet again. Directed by Tim Miller and scripted by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the superhero extravaganza is set to hit theaters in February 2016.