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Ryan Reynolds: 'Deadpool' has no connection to the Deadpool seen in 'Wolverine'
Here's an interesting bit of ret-conning: Ryan Reynolds, who played the smart-alec assassin Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," is still hoping to reprise the role in his own upcoming film, but claims that the characters won't be connected.
Although a "Deapool" pic has been on the back burner for a while, Reynolds seems interested in making it happen, telling IGN, "The script, I think, is fantastic. It has been developed even further in the last three months or so. The film has to be rated R, and it has to be done a certain way, it has to do all these things that I am sure can be worrisome for the guys cutting the checks for it. So if it’s going to be done, it needs to be done right."
In an attempt to distance it from the critically lambasted "Wolverine," he added that the new Deadpool "will actually have no connection to the one that was in 'Wolverine.'"
Except that both would be played by Reynolds, which would be a pretty big connection for most moviegoers.
After the box office disappointments "Green Lantern" and "The Change Up," Reynolds is currently starring in the hit "Safe House."