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.