Shortly after the release X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, the rumor mill had 20th Century Fox attempting to fast track a Deadpool spin-off film with Ryan Reynolds. Four years later, the project looks no closer to making it to the big screen. The last update had Tim Miller attached to direct from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Now, in an interview with Total Film, Reynolds has given a pessimistic outlook for the project, and whether we will ever see the “merc with the mouth” on the screen again.
“That movie is alive and kicking, and then it’s dead as a doornail. Then it’s alive and kicking and then it’s dead… it’s like the worst relationship I’ve ever had!”‘ the actor stated.
Reynolds even went on to reveal certain details of the screenplay. “The character knows he’s a comic-book character, he knows he’s in a film, he knows who the executives are at the studio making the movie. In the current iteration of the script, Deadpool is aware of the Wolverine movie. He doesn’t say anything disparaging about it but he does at one point play with the Deadpool action figure with some curiosity.”
Source: Total Film