Astounding ‘Deadpool’ Test Footage Makes Me Weep…


Ever since I picked up a copy of “New Mutants” issue #98 in 1991, I’ve been a huge fan of Deadpool, who is described by wiki as “a disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary”. Next to Wolverine, he’s just the coolest character around – not to mention his design has always been sleek and badass.

Well, today our friends at Latino-Review uncovered the most excellent never-before-seen test footage from the now defunct Deadpool feature film over at FOX.

The site explains:

In 2012 VFX artist and last director to be attached to a ‘Deadpool’ live-action film, Mr. Tim Miller shot some performance capture with Ryan Reynolds reprising his ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ character, Wade Wilson/Deadpool, but looking like he’s supposed to this time.

There is a script for an R-Rated version of this movie by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the ‘Zombieland’ guys, that was and continues to be leaked after Fox put this movie in an infinite holding pattern.

This footage shows off the mood of that script and the character, gags and pacing in tact.

Seriously, this is some fantastic stuff, and easily the better comic character movie footage I’ve ever seen. I’d even go as far as to say this clip is better than 50% of the superhero movies out there. Tonally, when Deadpool shows off the decapitated head, that’s stuff dreams are mad of. And frankly, Deadpool and Wolverine deserve better. Come on FOX, what up. WAKE UP!

Knowing this will never become realized make me weep.

  • jasonlives314

    Holy shit, that was pretty damn great. Very sad that this won’t be made….especially after that facking abortion X-Men Origins: Wolverine

  • ChasingTheGhost

    That was perfect.

  • Adam Buening

    One has to think though….this getting leaked just a lil’ bit after SDCC is possibly a “Pay attention!” move by who ever leaked it. perhaps it isn’t as dead as we thought. As a proof of concept clip (and if the overwhelming armies of mallet heads could figure out that this is TEST footage and not final product) it works really damn well.

  • AL

    That looks like a cut scene from the deadpool video game

    • Beastinrocks

      Looks like you didn’t actually play the game?

  • DJHomeless

    Fox sucks. Release the IP back to marvel so they can do a decent job.

  • Khy

    Not a superhero fan but damn this was amazing! Ugh why couldn’t this happen? And it was going to be Rated R too? I WANT!

  • Robert DAgostino

    how in the hell did this project not get greenlighted??? seriously??? lets give ryan Reynolds another shot. the leaked footage was fucking funny as shit. this could be footage right out of the movie, its was that good. I guess cgi is pretty cheap nowadays.

  • Robert DAgostino

    just watched it again. holy shit is that good. this has to happen based on what I saw!!!