Thursday, August 7, 2014

Random speculation featuring Deadpool

While Fox is busy trying to take down that test footage that just won't die, fans keep getting a taste of what could have been. And if the stars line up right, maybe something that could still happen. You should be able to find said test footage easy enough in a search. It's really good. Fan reaction has pretty much been...

Seriously though, why hasn't FOX made this movie? (studio politics/not willing to gamble with their money on an R rated comic book flick) So on the off chance this lights a fire under Fox to give a Deadpool film the green light, who will play Wade? I've covered this a little before HERE. But why not again? So lets start with the original, so to speak.

Ryan Reynolds

Reynolds star has dimmed a bit after Green Lantern. For the record though, I didn't think it was that bad. Not as good as it should have been, but not as bad as people like to claim. But he is still the front runner in my book. What little we saw of a pre-Deadpool Wade in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ryan Reynolds can match the physical and verbal requirements to fill Deadpool's shoes. He did nail the voice over in the leaked test footage.

Guy Pearce

Guy is still a solid choice for me. Going back to my original article, watch Lockout. Guy Pearce has the action star abilities and ability to play a wisecracking smart-ass who is dangerous. Add in a little more crazy and he could be Wade.

Speaking of knowing how to be funny and crazy...

Sam Rockwell

If you ask me, Sam Rockwell is still very underrated. The guy can act. Find the movie, Moon. Trust me. Then look at his other credits such as Galaxy Quest, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,  and Seven Psychopaths (pictured above). Rockwell has not done much in the action hero arena, but he has played crazy a few times with great results. Besides, many actors get into shape for action flicks.

Alan Tudyk

Actually, Alan Tudyk might just be the best second option to Ryan Reynolds. We know him plenty well from Firefly and the Serenity film, but he has racked up an excellent resume. Think of all the animated voice overs he has done, King Kandy in Wreck-It Ralph for one. And then he has already played a psycho killer with voices in his head in the excelent and not watched enough Dollhouse series by Joss Whedon. Tudyk's character, Alpha, is a chimichanga or two away from being Wade. And for a role like this I'd imagine it would not be hard for Alan to get into superhero movie shape.

So these are my four best options. Comment with some of your own. Wade just won't die so neither does our hope for a Deadpool movie.

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