Yes, it’s still in development. Seems that we’ve been hearing about Deadpool the movie for nearly a decade now, when in reality it’s only been three years. Since X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynold’s stock has risen immensely, and thus has had a lot on his plate. Body switching comedies. Roles with Denzel Washington, oh, and another comic book film called Green Lantern. But it’s saying something that every time this guy is on a press tour, Deadpool get’s brought up.
In this instance, it’s for Safe House, and it’s IGN asking him once again about the status of Deadpool.
“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 worrisome for the guys cutting the checks for it. So if it’s going to be done, it needs to be done right. It will actually have no connection to the one that was in Wolverine.”
So it appears that Deadpool is well in development still. Director Tim Miller and writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have something potentially big on their hands if only FOX would get off their collective ass and set this thing in motion, AND keep it R. One of the reasons Blade worked so much was because it was R. Ghost Rider, even though fun, should have been R as well. Keep Deadpool filthy, R and on a decent budget and the dollars should print themselves.