Ryan Reynolds Admits Biggest Fear In Making Deadpool, Turns Out He Is Human

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Ryan Reynolds is a household name at this point, starring in a multitude of popular films including The Adam Project, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, and of course Deadpool. Proving himself over the years to be a semi-competent comedy actor, he’s also proven himself as one of Hollywood’s nicest guys, and even adept in sports, recently buying the English football club Wrexham FC.


In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan admitted his main worry and concern when he realized his long-gestating Deadpool project was going to come to fruition.




For comic fans, Deadpool is considered one of the top-tier characters. Between his mania, fourth-wall-breaking antics, blood, gore, and potty mouth, he’s not the ‘normal’ type of character we’ve grown accustomed to over the years.

Even going as far as referencing his likeness in the comic books, Deadpool himself gave his vote of confidence for Ryan Reynolds to play the character, and Reynolds was no stranger to not only lobbying for the part but trying to get the solo movie off of the ground. Reynolds famously played a butchered version of Deadpool in the awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine and when showing concern for the direction of the character, he was told ‘if you want to play the character, shut up’. That was back in 2009, fast forward seven years and the character got a much more faithful adaptation on the big screen.

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When discussing with The Hollywood Reporter about the film and the character, Reynolds admitted something he hadn’t before.

“I’d been in the comic book arena before, to no real success, and I thought, ‘Wow, if this doesn’t work, I’m gonna let people down.’ And that was my biggest fear, was just letting folks down who loved this character.”

Being a driving force behind the two films and the character himself, it’s clear that Reynolds not only understands Deadpool as a character but also his motivations, goals, and his overall arcs. Whilst it isn’t necessary for a great comic book character on screen, it certainly helps when the actor or actress involved clearly has such a huge amount of love for the character. It’s definitely safe to say that Reynolds hasn’t let anyone down with Deadpool as of yet.

Deadpool 3… When?

Deadpool (2016)

Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox back in 2019 for a reported $71.3bn meant that a lot of the formerly out-of-reach characters for MCU were now ready to be put to work for Disney. As well as the likes of the X-Men, Fantastic Four and more, the purchase meant Deadpool could now be a direct part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rather than just making MCU-alluding jokes in his own separate films.


Kevin Feige, mastermind and creative lead of the MCU confirmed back in 2021 that the next installment of the Deadpool story was in active development. Not much has been heard besides rumors since then, but with the upcoming Disney Expo next month, fans are expecting the official announcement and release date of Deadpool 3.

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Shawn Levy has been confirmed to direct the third installment, joining his frequent collaborator Reynolds in what would be their third film together, after Free Guy and The Adam Project. Reynolds is currently preparing his body for the upcoming film, with filming expected to take place in the first half of 2023.

Shawn Levy, director of Free Guy and soon to be helming Deadpool 3.

With post-production on the average MCU film usually taking up to six months, this could indicate the vacant February 2024 slot as the potential release date, but that’s mere conjecture at this point. Either way, fans are excited to see the direction that the Merc With a Mouth goes in, now that he’s under the usually family-friendly Disney banner. Even more so now it has been confirmed that Deadpool 3 will be the first R-rated entry into the MCU, ensuring no watering down of the adult character.

Source: Comicbook

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Written by Luke Addison

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Luke Addison is the Lead Video Game Critic and Gaming Editor. As likely to be caught listening to noughties rock as he is watching the latest blockbuster cinema release, Luke is the quintessential millennial wistfully wishing after a forgotten era of entertainment. Also a diehard Chelsea fan, for his sins.

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