Ryan Reynolds says Deadpool’s low budget is liberating.
Ryan Reynolds has been discussing forthcoming superhero spin-off Deadpool, and has suggested that the film’s relatively low budget will allow it to stand out from a crowded genre.
“The advantage of doing a movie like this on a budget that is significantly less than any other kind of superhero movie, is that you get to do things that you don’t get to do on other superhero movies,” explains Reynolds to Collider. “So that’s what we’re most excited about.”
“[He’s] always been the right guy,” says Reynolds of director Tim Miller. “He’s always, you know, shown nothing but a fierce loyalty to the canon of Deadpool and that’s the thing you look for first and foremost, a guy that is always wanting to push a little bit farther.”
All of which begs the obvious question, will Deadpool be a superhero movie that takes on the box-office restrictions of an R-rating? “I have no idea,” admits the star. “I don’t want to spoil anything so we’ll see. We hope.”
Exciting stuff, then. Deadpool is set to begin filming in Vancouver this March, ahead of a UK and US release date of 12 February 2016.