Whimsy Wednesday: Deadpool Test Footage

I'm not really a fan of Deadpool. I'm familiar with him, since I do run a comic book store, but at the end of the day, I just know what his shtick is, which is breaking the fourth wall. While I was interested in the video game, I do not play games from its publisher, so that was a no go for me.

Still, this footage shows how crazy and fun this movie could be, if it ever got off the ground. From the last bit I heard, this footage is from 2011, with Ryan Reynolds doing the voice for this test footage. Unfortunately, he's now left the project after it has set in development hell for several years.

He did get to play Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but they butchered the character and transformed him into something else entirely. Still, Ryan Reynolds did a great job in the opening segment, though the movie itself was shit.

What do you guys think of this footage? Would you see this type of superhero movie?

Art by Marco D'Alfonso

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