‘Deadpool’ Creator Compares Film to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Character to ‘Iron Man’

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It looks like “Deadpool” might have a few things in common with the films in the Marvel movie universe.

“Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld told Comicbook.com that the upcoming Fox film has as much heart and soul as violence and action. Much like “Guardians of the Galaxy,” he said the pic will challenge the superhero movie genre.

“Prepare for an experience that you haven’t encountered yet,” Liefeld told the site. “It’s a new template in the way that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ established a new tone for the franchise. ‘Deadpool’ will do the same.”

Liefeld, who’s been involved with the film’s development for years, said star Ryan Reynolds will own the character in the same way that Robert Downey Jr. became synonymous with Iron Man.

“In the same manner that Robert Downey Jr. co-opted Tony Stark/Iron Man and now seems to ‘own’ him in that way that you can’t imagine Iron Man without him, that’s what will happen with Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool,” he said. “The Tony Stark I grew up with wasn’t as snappy and as quippy as Downey Jr. made him, but now I only think of his performance.”

He also expects the film to “establish Deadpool on a global scale.”

“Deadpool” hits theaters on February 12, 2016.

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  1. wootyman says:

    I distinctly remember hearing the same thing said about Ryan Reynolds when he was set to play the Green Lantern. When you make bold and rash statements like this, they are impossible to live up to. I don’t doubt that Deadpool will be a good movie, and Reynolds does embody the complete assholery necessary for the role quite well, but I don’t think you can make that sort of promise ahead of time like Liefeld is doing (considering the fact the man is a joke to begin with).

  2. Liefeld isn’t as involved in Deadpool as they’re making him out to be . And DP’s trademark snarkiness is the result not of Nicieza, but of other writers, beginning with Joe Kelley.

  3. Connor says:

    And it’s already confirmed it’s Rated R! Whoahoo!! That’s how you know they won’t fail to please the masses. Can’t wait for 2016!

  4. Burbank says:

    Third comic character that Reynolds has played. Shouldn’t there be some limit? I like the guy too, but come on! Halle Berry stopped at two. He better be shirtless in 90% of the movie.

  5. Not that I won’t see this movie or anything, but asking Rob Liefield to judge talent on anything is like asking a blind man how many fingers you’re holding up from fifty feet away. I loved the guy’s work as a kid, but now? Yikes. Proportions man, and original ideas. Give them a try sometime. I think they’d be better off not mentioning his involvement in future press releases. Even though he did create Slade Wilson… I mean Wade Wilson! Sorry, I get those two confused… no clue why…

    • mike says:

      I can understand your reasoning. I honestly think Ryan Reynolds won’t allow this movie to be crap. He wants what comic book readers want. He seems to be very passionate about this character.

  6. Geo says:

    I will be there on opening weekend!!!

  7. Leo says:

    Who cares. It’s just another pg13 crapfest. This should have been R. Babies all of you.

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