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

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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