Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld Lets Rip At 20th Century Fox!

Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld Lets Rip At 20th Century Fox!

The comic book writer and artist has revealed that he dislikes Fox just as much as the rest of us and attacks not only their poor CBM track record but also vents his feelings about the Deadpool adaptaion...

Fox is far from a popular studio with fans of comic books. Whether it's making generally awful adaptations or idiotic changes to the source material, it's hard not to feel worried every time they announce a new superhero adaptation. Despite that, Deadpool has been anticipated for many years now and despite his poor treatment in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the recently leaked script has been more than enough to keep fans excited. It now seems that the creator of the character is just as frustrated with Fox though. Here's what the Liefeld had to say in a series of "Tweets" yesterday:

"Dear FOX studios, get your act together. Deadpool is not Green Lantern, not a family film. DP is "filthy" think Expendables $$ w/ RR"

"Also FOX, find your balls and film the script from Rheese[sic] and Wernick. You will make loads of money and thank yourself later."

"Dear FOX, these five will show up and slice your nutz if you screw DP up!"

"FOX is always worrisome to me @JStud_ Not exactly the greatest track record. DP is in their hands."

"It boils down to this, Ryan Reynolds, Mr. Sexiest Man alive paired with best comic script ever written, no-brainer....make Deadpool happen!"

"43 is the new 72 for me....i just speak my mind and don't give a crap....grumpy old Liefeld."

I wonder what could have caused this? While the reasons for this attack aren't immediately apparent, obviously Fox did something to piss him off! Perhaps he just realised that the studio will probably screw up the character just as badly as the rest of the Marvel bunch they've got their hands on! Clearly though, like the majority of fans, he's hoping that they back off and go for the Zombieland duo's script which manages to stay faithful to the comic book character rather than introduce their own ridiculous ideas like a cloud Galactus...

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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Deadpool" 12/3/2010 Source: Cinema Blend
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tazmaniak - 12/3/2010, 3:57 AM
Sorry, Liefeld.Your comic book works make Fox's movies look like masterpieces.It's laughable that he's criticizing someone on shoddy comic book creations.Nothing Fox could turn out could be anywhere as near as bad as anything he's done.

I honestly don't know why he's even involved with this.Sure, he created the character, but Deadpool was a joke until he got off the character.
BruceWayneNewton - 12/3/2010, 4:05 AM
I'm with Taz on this one
LEEE777 - 12/3/2010, 4:05 AM
tazmaniak @ Your joking right???

YOUNGBLOOD looks a masterpiece compared to X3!!!

Hahahaha, I don't blame ROB... FOX SUCKS!

(At Marvel movies)

[frick] 'em... MARVEL STUDIOS A MUST!!!
RorMachine - 12/3/2010, 4:07 AM
Yeah I'm afraid this hack is the last person to be criticizing anyone. Fair play to him for wanting to see the character done justice, but The Expendables? Is he on meth?
tazmaniak - 12/3/2010, 4:13 AM
LEEE, you clearly have never read Youngblood if you're making that statement.
Orphix - 12/3/2010, 4:16 AM
I've always had a problem with the Deadpool character from day one - and thats mainly cos of Liefeld's original interpretation.

Admittedly tho I have never revisited the character since. Maybe I should do.
loganoneil - 12/3/2010, 4:16 AM
Ror - Not to defend him ('cause I'm with you on this one), but I THINK he's trying to say 'Expendables' implying the good old wholesome senseless violence of the action-hero movies made in back the 80's. You know what I'm talking about, the kind where they just beat the [excrement] out of each other. No CGI... no wire-work... no 'Matrix'-y bull, just simple mind-numbing fun! Of course I could be wrong, he COULD be on meth - what the @#$! do I know? LMAO!
RorMachine - 12/3/2010, 4:19 AM
Well, that could be what he means, but even that has nothing to do with the script that leaked! There are elements of mindless cartoonish violence, but its mainly very well put together, smart and blackly hilarious. Everything the Expendables wasn't.
LEEE777 - 12/3/2010, 4:26 AM
TAZ @ Actually I own Youngblood comics lol and X3 is the worst pile of sh1t ever made into a cbm, with Wh@rezone and Catwoman, Batman&Robin an Elekra haha!

Still the JLA TV movie beats 'em all, though that was a TV pilot! : P
jbrooks199 - 12/3/2010, 4:33 AM
Oh Liefeld, don't you have comic book characters to screw up with your horrible art? Draw a decent foot....Just one, and maybe people will listen.
shaddowkhan - 12/3/2010, 4:37 AM
this guy may have made some shitty comments and isnt the person to be making said comments, but i am sure his opinion may reach fox as clearly fox doesnt listen to the fans or come on this website to read comments. just my 2 cents.
LEEE777 - 12/3/2010, 4:38 AM
shaddowkhan @ Exactly dude, exactly!!

Fingers crossed!
BetaRayB - 12/3/2010, 4:39 AM
This movie, if done off the script we've read, will be more 'Shoot Em Up' meets 'Kill Bill' than it would be 'The Expendables'.
shaddowkhan - 12/3/2010, 4:40 AM
this guy may have made some shitty comments and isnt the person to be making said comments, but i am sure his opinion may reach fox as clearly fox doesnt listen to the fans or come on this website to read comments. just my 2 cents.
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 12/3/2010, 4:51 AM
In a way it's a shame the script was leaked. It's now more likely that FOX will rewrite the story. They really shouldn't! They should make the movie as the script is and not sue people but THANK them for leaking it online! It has given many fans hope in the company they despise! It's free advertisement for what could be the best CBM of all time!
Nivekian - 12/3/2010, 5:03 AM
It's pretty crazy that a guy with his rep thinks he has any standing to complain about Fox.
XmutantX - 12/3/2010, 5:05 AM
Lets face it...deadpool was jus Liefelds shitty ripoff of spiderman..he's even admitted so...

and the Expendables kicked ass!!! :)
marvel72 - 12/3/2010, 5:08 AM
deadpool has got a fantastic script & this version has to be made.

but the biggest problem is fox the way they handle comic book movies is shit.

if they don't keep to this script,i'd rather it didn't get made.

because you'll know they'll f*ck it up.
AlexdoxA - 12/3/2010, 5:11 AM
I never got a chance to read the script, only the reviews. Was it really THAT good?
XmutantX - 12/3/2010, 5:12 AM
anyway i can get my hands on that script???
[email protected]
thanx guyz
TheDarqueOne - 12/3/2010, 5:21 AM
It will be a miracle if DP even gets made. Ever. It will be a miracle of global proportions if it is actually any good at all. In other words don't hold your breath.
XmutantX - 12/3/2010, 5:22 AM
intruder@ sorry if I believe him over u lol
TheDarqueOne - 12/3/2010, 5:22 AM

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CorndogBurglar - 12/3/2010, 5:25 AM
@ tazmaniak

actually, man, Deadpool is a joke NOW. When Lieffeld created him he was actually a much more serious character. Sure he talked a lot, and made a lot of jokes, but it was more along the lines of Spider-Man. He was still taken very seriously by other characters in the comics.

It wasn't until Deadpool discovered that he's actually a comic book character (which is why he's constantly breaking the 4th wall) that he became nothing more than a joke. Honestly, everything the character appears in now suddenly takes a turn for the idiotic, and turns even the most serious stories into comedies.

Not to stick up for Liefeld of course, the guy is the worst "artist" to ever touch a comic page. But i have to say it like it is, and thats the fact that Deadpool was a MUCH better character back then.
CorndogBurglar - 12/3/2010, 5:28 AM
@ xmutantx

Believe what you want, but Intruder is 100% correct. He's actually admitted that he's a rip off of Deathstroke, so much so that they were worried they would get sued. Just look at all their powers and costumes. And also, if that isn't enough proof, just look at their names, Wade Wilson/Slade Wilson. I think that speaks for itself. Deadpool is complete rip off of Deathstroke...
marvel72 - 12/3/2010, 5:33 AM
deadpool is based on deathstroke not spider-man.
XmutantX - 12/3/2010, 5:34 AM
intruder and corndog@ sorry guys...i neva read that article...i guess ur need 2 be a dick tho Intruder...i will try 2 find the article that he makes the spiderman comparrison acually may be possible that we r both right lol (this is rob liefeld we're talkin about here)
RadHatter - 12/3/2010, 5:43 AM
So I take it he's pi$$ed huh?
DDD - 12/3/2010, 5:44 AM
JacksonVega@ are you high!

There's no way FOX will make a decent DEADPOOL
movie. Their track record is so bad it's
excruciating (That means VERY PAINFUL!) LOL

There is just no way in a million years FOX
will ever make an accurate, decent CBM!

ARONOFSKY won't be allowed to make a good
WOLVERINE movie! FOX will FUXX-UP all the history!
It will be an inaccurate mess and like LIEFIELD
or not, he is right on the money with this!
LEEE777 - 12/3/2010, 5:45 AM
Ahhh lets stop the ROB hating, he did give us stuff like CABLE you know! ; P

Good for ROB!

Talking about X-MEN/YOUNGBLOOD/CABLE, check out this JLA EARTH 2 casting:

Click click = JLA: EARTH 2 Movie casting!

Their not in it! : D
LEEE777 - 12/3/2010, 5:46 AM

Your right on the money too dude!!!
XmutantX - 12/3/2010, 5:53 AM I admit u r right and u still act like a dick...I thouht this was suppossed 2 be a fun friendly fan driven site...atleast it used 2 be :(
u could hav jus eduacted me nicely instead of tryin 2 make a joke outta me and boasting urself up
DDD - 12/3/2010, 5:54 AM
CORNDOGBURGLER@ you're correct!

DEAPOOL is a blatant rip off of
DC'S DEATHSTROKE down to even the
actual character's name, WADE WILSON!

It's barely disguised! Even the face
is covered by a complete solid cloth mask

ROB LIEFIELD is not very original in his
character ideas! Kinda childish and
redundant in his creativity (If ya can call
it creativity!)!
XmutantX - 12/3/2010, 6:11 AM
dude..i read an article where he said he wanted 2 make his own he made deadpool...that came outta his mouth...thats all i was sayin..i wasnt spitting on ur face..if taking the creators word over urs insults u...u should maybe think about pullin ur head outta ur ass...
souhunter - 12/3/2010, 6:15 AM
He'll ya! Shut the [frick] up fox and grow some balls.
If they [frick] this up I will kill them.
soberchimera - 12/3/2010, 6:25 AM
don't forget people that fox made two very good x-men movies, if they can learn from their mistakes they could start making good comic book movies again and besides the x-men universe is good enough on it's own without the rest of the marvel universe, I'm not saying that fox hasn't done a shitty job in the past few years, but do you really think we would get a deadpool movie if disney owned the character?
KillerOfSaints - 12/3/2010, 6:27 AM
I kinda liked the end of the New Mutants and I liked x-force too. All that Image stuff was cool for like a year back in '93.....but Deadpool did get better as he moved on from the comic............
KillerOfSaints - 12/3/2010, 6:29 AM
@lp4.....yes we all know where he got the idea of Deadpool from. I guess Hawkeye had nothing to do with Green Arrow as well as Quicksilver and Flash.
WhoTheHellIsBen - 12/3/2010, 6:38 AM
It's old but look at Youngblood Strikefile number 1 it was drawn by Lefield. The characters costumes changed on every single page, it was so baaaaaaaaaaaaad. THis dude's whole career has been ripping off other creators and he needs to go
ManThing - 12/3/2010, 6:38 AM
great article. Kudos, JoshW

I pretty much agree with DDD too, except I don't think it's fair to say "never".
I mean who knows? Maybe one of these days they will crank out something worthwhile. Stranger things have happened.

I'm not Liefield fan by any stretch but he makes some good points. He seems to have a solid understanding of some of the issues which is really kind of rare.
At least he's not one of these Hollywood lap dog types that just gives everything the thumbs up no matter how crappy it is. That makes me sick. So pionts to Liefield on that.


It's really kind of weird that it has come out in THIS article. I would expect the endless mountains of uber dedicated Deadpool fans to chime in.
I very much agree with Intruder, XmutantX, and (can't believe I am saying this) also Corndogburgler.

Deadpool has always been an incredibly weak character. I can't imagine how he got so popular, but yes he is a chaeesy amalgam of elements from half a dozen other, better characters. Actually the same is true of Gambit, really which is another big fave these days
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