The only reason a Deadpool movie even exists comes down to leaks.
As Ryan Reynolds explained during his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, this project took him and his team 11 years to get off the ground. After circling the idea for years on end, a screenplay was developed around six years ago. When the script found its way online, the fans went nuts, convincing 20th Century Fox to greenlight an awesome bit of test footage. That footage was also eventually leaked online, and that’s when fan love prevailed – Fox had to make the movie.
That footage sat on the shelf for four years, gathering dust while Reynolds and his creative pals sat in wait. Enough was enough.
“I know that one of us did it,” Reynolds joked (?). “There’s four of us. There’s me, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Tim Miller the director – one of us did it.”
So, was it Reynolds? “I’m 70 percent sure it wasn’t me.” We like those odds.
Deadpool hits Australian cinemas on February 11 and U.S. cinemas on February 12.
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