Deadpool’s second chance on the big screen is going to be very different from his first appearance. Many fans weren’t pleased with the antihero’s debut in 20th Century Fox's “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and those viewers will be thrilled to know that the 2016 “Deadpool” film shows a very different character, even though Ryan Reynolds plays them both.
“It was done briefly in ‘Wolverine Origins,’ which is a movie that was shot,” Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly Radio while at San Diego Comic-Con. “Deadpool appearing in ‘Origins’ is not the Deadpool we are representing in this film, in any way shape or form.”
Reynolds noted that he didn’t hate everything about the movie, but he knows that his upcoming flick, which will be rated R, is going to be much more faithful to the character’s Marvel comic book origins. “The beginning [of ‘Wolverine’] I felt got the character quite right,” the actor explained. “But I want to be careful because, you know, Hugh Jackman is a powerful man … but we didn’t quite get Deadpool right there. So this is kind of an opportunity to put the most authentic version possible on the screen.”
Though Reynolds wasn’t a fan of how “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” turned out, he wouldn’t be opposed to a team up with Jackman’s character. During a Q&A session with AOL Build last week, Reynolds coyly said, “Anything is possible.”
He’ll have to do it fast though. As previously reported, Jackman plans to hang up his claws soon. According to the Hollywood Reporter, at the SDCC panel, the Australian actor said that his upcoming “Wolverine” film would be “my last time putting on the claws. This has been the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.”
Fans at SDCC got to see some footage from “Deadpool” at the film’s panel. While they didn’t see a Wolverine cameo, they did see that this was a very different character from the one in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Reynolds believes that this is the most accurate comic book movie ever.
“You’re obviously going to see, and this is just my opinion, but I think the most faithful adaptation of a super suit from a comic to a movie that I’ve ever seen,” he said during the panel.
“Deadpool” is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.