Comic Author Joe Kelly Details a Scene He Wants to See in the DEADPOOL Movie
Published: November 2, 2010 - 8:08am
The Merc with a Mouth's co-creator mentions a scene that, if included in the future film, he believes fans would greatly approve of.
Ryan Reynolds may not be reprising his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool is the already scripted spin-off film, but 20th Century Fox is still moving ahead (albeit slowly) with the project. Over the past several months, comic book veteran Rob Liefeld, who is credited with the bulk of the character's creation, has been very vocal about the possible tone and references he thinks should make it into a Deadpool film. Today, the other half of the Deadpool creative team spoke out as well. Joe Kelly scribed the acclaimed opening run on the character's first solo series in the late 1990s; a run that die hard fans believe perfectly captured the essence of a complex character which, as of late, has been used as a running gimmick in the Marvel Comics universe.
"I want to see Deadpool be Deadpool. If they're willing to take some risks, I think it will be pretty special...You have to strip down that action genre and play with it the same way we did in the comics. You need to be willing to poke fun at it, and be willing to wink and nod at the audience, and then immediately flip the switch and have Deadpool be the most kick-ass, bad-ass guy that you've ever seen on screen."
Though Kelly hasn't been privy to the film's script, which was allegedly leaked online several weeks ago, he brought up an idea for a scene that many Deadpool fans would love to see on screen,
"I personally would have him kill Weapon XI (the character Ryan Reynolds portrayed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine which was an adaptation of Deadpool) in the opening sequence.
I think that would be something fans would enjoy and be a nod, like, hey, we're going to get it right. But that's just me!"