Ryan Reynolds Talks Deadpool Movie, ‘We Get to Make the Movie We Want’

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In just two months, 20th Century Fox will begin production on the long-awaited Deadpool solo movie. Though it might seem like the film has had a tough road getting on the big screen, star Ryan Reynolds says the production happened the right way and is allowing them more freedom.

“It’s been a long time, but it’s happened in the right way and that’s all that matters,” Reynolds tells MTV. “We don’t have the kind of money that most superhero movies do, but that’s great, actually. Necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s why we get to make the movie we want to make.”

The outlet also asked Reynolds if he felt more pressure stepping into the role following the “ups and downs” of 2011’s Green Lantern.

“No, no, no, of course not. You gotta have faith in the people you’re working with, and have faith in the prep, and that’s all I’m doing. On this one, the prep’s been 11 years. You’d like to think you’re putting your best foot forward, but we’ll see.”

Finally, the forward momentum for Deadpool can be traced back to the leaked test footage that debuted online last summer, but Reynolds says he can’t take credit for it.

“I would have FOX’s lawyers so far up my ass they could smell Wade Wilson’s feet. No, no, no I didn’t leak it. But I would have. Looking back now, in a heartbeat. I should go home and scan the old hard drive and see what I’ve got in there.”

Tim Miller is set to direct the film from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is currently set for a release on February 12, 2016.