Back in July, a sequence of test footage for the planned Deadpool feature film leaked online and was quickly pulled down by 20th Century Fox. Despite the overwhelming positive reaction to the footage, there has still been no more forward momentum on the film, but in a recent interview star Ryan Reynolds seems to indicate that the fanfare certainly made them feel better about working on the project.
“There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually,” Reynolds told the Niagara Falls Review (via ComicBook.com). “And it’s neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way.”
Deadpool has been in development for a number of years, but despite fan demand has never gotten the official green light. Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the script for the film, which has director Tim Miller attached to helm.