Ryan Reynolds recently had a chit chat with Hero Complex and went on to load heaps of praise on the Deadpool script. Everything he says makes me look forward to this movie even more than I already was. Deadpool was the best thing about X-Men Origins: Wolverine - which isn’t saying much, I can’t wait for the witty and talkative Marvel Comic mercenary to hit the big screen. From the quotes below it sounds like the direction Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are taking with the script gets two emphatic thumbs up from me:

“It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes. It’s a nasty piece of work. It’s just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It’s like Barfly if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral…. It’s so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that.”

“You got to walk up and hit the biggest guy you see to establish a bit of cred,” Reynolds said. “With Deadpool, early on you have to establish that moral flexibility. There’s a gamble to it — you’re going to lose a few people right at the beginning but you take the gamble and know that eventually you’re going to win them back.”

It really sounds like they’re trying to make something special with this movie, he goes on to say:

“You won’t lose the hard-core fans of the character, they already know who he is,” he added. “We have to play to a broader audience than that. As an actor you have to be willing to do something like … back in Vancouver we used to call it a [nasty] burger. ‘You gotta eat the [nasty] burger to get to the cookies.’ And yes, I want to write a cookbook about that…”

“Deadpool is not a superhero movie, it’s a deconstruction of superhero movies”, says Reynolds. “So to come off something like Green Lantern and have the opportunity to do a movie like Deadpool is great in every way possible.”