Rob Liefield Admits Fox Knows Who Leaked the Deadpool Test Footage in 2014 Due To Studio’s Notorious Tracking Skills

Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld believes Fox is aware of who leaked the 2014 Deadpool test footage

Rob Liefield Admits Fox Knows Who Leaked the Deadpool Test Footage in 2014 Due To Studio’s Notorious Tracking Skills

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  • Ryan Reynolds became a huge star thanks to his success as Deadpool
  • The 2016 film was already in public knowledge thanks to a leaked test footage from 2014
  • Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld claimed Fox knows who leaked the footage
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Deadpool is one of the most well-known and notorious characters in the entirety of the Marvel ethos, whether it be in games, movies, or comic books. The Merc with a Mouth found success in comics and games, but it took him until 2016 to finally become a success on the Silver Screen, with Deadpool (2016). Interestingly enough, test footage for the character leaked two years prior and Rob Liefield has now admitted Fox knows who the leaker is.

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Deadpool (2016) starred Ryan Reynolds as the titular antihero, who had a penchant for chimichangas and mayhem. It almost immediately catapulted Reynolds to the top of Hollywood and redeemed him, considering the fact that he also portrayed Deadpool in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was hated by fans and critics alike.

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Also read: Wolverine’s Fear May Finally Find Peace as Deadpool May Not Be the Only Other Unkillable Character in Marvel

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Deadpool (2016)

Rob Liefeld Claims Fox Knows Who Leaked The 2014 Deadpool Test Footage

Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld is a big name in the industry for good reason. He also talked about the person who leaked the original Deadpool test footage without revealing their identity. The concerned leak played a pivotal role in bringing the character to the big screen.

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While speaking to ComicBook.com, Rob Liefeld reflected on the origins of the Deadpool movie franchise. When about whether he now knows the identity of the individual who leaked the original Deadpool test footage, Liefeld made it clear he knows and wouldn’t reveal who. He added that Fox also knows the identity of the person.

I do, and I’m not going to say it. Fox knows who leaked that [Deadpool] footage!” Liefeld stated with confidence. “They know who leaked that footage. They don’t not know, okay? But I’m not going to be the one [to say].

It did the job. It showed Fox that they were sitting on something that people really wanted.”

The rest is truly history as the first Deadpool film’s success helped usher in a whole new era for the superhero movie genre – a rated-R future mostly. Naturally, fans are eagerly waiting for Deadpool 3 as well now.

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Also read: “PG-13 is for pu**ies”: Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool Helped Predator Director To Stay True To His Original Vision For R-Rated Film

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A Still from Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool 3 Promises To Be The Franchise’s Best Yet

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman revealed to the public that Wade Wilson and Wolverine would reconnect in Deadpool 3 following the underwhelming X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As time progresses, the hype for the film continues to build up in a big way.

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Deadpool and Wolverine in Deadpool 3 (2024)

After all, the movie will feature all the classic Deadpool characters and even some new ones such as Dogpool, as confirmed by Ryan Reynolds himself. Deadpool 3 will also be the first-ever Rated T movie in the MCU, which has also resulted in considerable hype. The film is set to release on July 26, 2024, and it remains to be seen how the movie will be received by fans and critics alike.

Also read: Marvel Beyond: The 10 Top Non-MCU Marvel Movies

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Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.