Deadpool Writer Joe Kelly Puts a Contract out on Weapon XI

The Deadpool Writer dishes on what he wants to see in Fox's movie adaptation of the Merc with a Mouth and also gives us a great suggestion how Deadpool should break the 4th wall!

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By jman1977 - 11/2/2010


"I'm pretty excited about it," he told MTV News during New York Comic Con. "If Ryan Reynolds stays involved, I know he's somebody who's loved Deadpool forever and was a huge champion of the film. I think that they know what worked and didn't work in 'Wolverine,' and they want to do a Deadpool movie that the fans are going to love."

Joe Kelly is the first soul to go on record stating that he thinks "they know what worked and didn't work in 'Wolverine,' and they want to do a Deadpool movie that the fans are going to love." I hope that statement is not full of holes and rings true!

Has Joe Kelly, who also happens to be the "Ben 10" co-creator and author of "I Kill Giants" and of course one of the great authorities on "Deadpool," since witting the opening run on the character's first solo series late in the 90's, even seen the Deadpool script?

"I have not been privy to the script, but I think it's in pretty good hands," he continued. "I want to see Deadpool be Deadpool. If they're willing to take some risks, I think it will be pretty special."

Kelly went on to elaborate on some of those "risks," echoing Reynolds' previous comments that "Deadpool" has to break down the fourth wall.

"You have to strip down that action genre and play with it the same way we did in the comics," he explained. "You need to be willing to poke fun at it, and be willing to wink and nod at the audience, and then immediately flip the switch and have Deadpool be the most kick-ass, bad-ass guy that you've ever seen on screen."

How would you have Deadpool break down the 4th wall Joe? To which he explains:

I personally would have him kill Weapon XI in the opening sequence," Joe laughed. "I think that would be something fans would enjoy and be a nod, like, hey, we're going to get it right. But that's just me!"

Bring it! That would be epic and put a band aid on the boo boo that Lauren Shuler Donner made on X-Men Origins: Wolverine that was Barakapool. Barakapool must die at the hands of Deadpool whie breaking the 4th wall. KILL HIM!
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StrangerX - 11/2/2010, 7:41 AM
I agree Kill Barakapool in the opening would be funny as hell.
marvel72 - 11/2/2010, 7:42 AM
deadpool is a cool charactor,but i can see fox handling this all wrong.

never trust a company who says "that they are happy how x-men origins wolverine turned out."
Brashlight - 11/2/2010, 7:56 AM
That would be FVCKING EPIC if Deadpool killed weapon XI and breaks the 4th wall all at the same time to open the movie!
marvel72 - 11/2/2010, 8:02 AM
marvel did a story called "house of m" where scarlett witch wiped out alot of mutants,hence the line "no more mutants".

was this a plot against fox,wipe out most of the mutants = less charactors for fox to f*ck up.
Shaman - 11/2/2010, 8:03 AM
How could i possibly agree anymore than i do at this point? BRING IT!!!
megabatfan - 11/2/2010, 8:04 AM
I wonder if these studio heads purposefully make such drastic alterations to characters, so they can cash in on remakes & reboots?
StrangerX - 11/2/2010, 8:05 AM
@megabatfan-Shhhhhh!!! Who told you that?
RorMachine - 11/2/2010, 8:06 AM
Well, in the script he does make fun of Barrakapool, but doesn't kill him. The way its done is actually funnier. I doubt they will use it though.
number10 - 11/2/2010, 8:13 AM
@rormachine, if that was the real script i read i agree barrakapool was handled well but after reading it i really cant picture anyone apart from RR playing deadpool...pictured him throughout
StrangerX - 11/2/2010, 8:20 AM
Without Reynolds Deadpool wouldn't be the same.
ThreeBigTacos - 11/2/2010, 8:23 AM
@Number10: I can definitely only picture Ryan Renolds for this role, but my first time reading the script, I read it in Nolan North's voice, who is the guy tha has done his voice in recent video games and animated movies that have Deadpool. I think his voice suits it perfectly but Ryan Reynolds would own the role in a movie.
souhunter - 11/2/2010, 8:35 AM
Cool!
Philvis - 11/2/2010, 8:41 AM
I just don't see a Deadpool movie making more than $50 million at best with or without Ryan Reynolds. That's a huge gamble to make a movie about a character no one really has heard about. If it's made, it will strictly be one of those fanboy type movies where they are 70% of the market and the odds of a sequel coming about are slim to none. I could be wrong, but would that gamble be worth it to the studio?
Shaman - 11/2/2010, 8:59 AM
Philvis- I agree with your comment but not your numbers. I think, if done well, it could make close to 100 mil. "Close", but not over. 75 mil would be very realistic IMHO. Hell, nobody knows Punisher yet the better 2004 film made over 54 mil worldwide. And even that film wasn't all that well done. It severely dragged in a few places. A high octane and comedic Deadpool film could surpass it but i highly doubt it has what it takes to "easily" make double the money Punisher made.
ElBicho - 11/2/2010, 9:11 AM
That would the a freakin' awesome way to open the movie!
leeharveyoswld - 11/2/2010, 9:16 AM
I have read the script and it is absolutely amazing the way it is. Sure it can use a few tweaks but if they stick to the script they will have an amazing movie. And Barakapool is ripped on in the movie already so its already been addressed. Praying that they actually make this movie. and that fox doesnt blow it
repulse93 - 11/2/2010, 9:53 AM
[frick] YEAH... but as shocking as it sounds, I want Barakapool to remain canon. Why? Because that's the only way Deadpool can exist in the X-Men movieverse. But what could work is that Barakapool was a clone of the real Deadpool, who is killed by our favorite Merc with the Mouth in the opening credits who then says, "[frick]A YOU FOX & [frick]A YOU DONNER!"

:)
jjmeylar - 11/2/2010, 9:55 AM
That would rock.
IronicMan - 11/2/2010, 10:21 AM
Where can I get my hands on the Deadpool Script? I'm dying to read it.
(Side note: just read the Superman Lives script... and Smith calls himself a fan?)
Paulley - 11/2/2010, 10:27 AM
I liked how they did it in the script.. anything to disconnect Deadpool from the crap hole these movies have become is good but the script way removed him futher and was more funny.. plus that way it means we can have the proper russian Colossus too
skidz - 11/2/2010, 10:28 AM
If they could just find a way to apologize for ALL of that movie AND Xmen 3, I'd be on cloud nine.
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 11/2/2010, 11:15 AM
Philvis - I know exactly what your saying and you could be spot on. But can I just say something that could proverbially urinate on your chips....Iron-Man. I'm willing to bet there are more "non fans" who have heard of Deadpool (albeit Barakapool) than there were non fans who had heard of Iron-Man before that was released. That movie is a great example of what can be achieved when a studio takes a gamble, the movie is directed faithfully and then marketed properly. With the script that was leaked they have the first steps toward making another Iron-Man. Let's just hope they go with it!
ThreeBigTacos - 11/2/2010, 11:24 AM
Ironicman: I can send you it if you want
marvel72 - 11/2/2010, 11:35 AM
@ threebigtacos

can you send it to me please,mate.

grahamakatsuki@yahoo.co.uk
Shaman - 11/2/2010, 11:53 AM
Ron- Hmmm... Those are undoubtedly words of wisdom, my bristled friend. You may be onto something ;)
dancingmonkey08 - 11/2/2010, 12:03 PM
nice idea for the start of the movie lol
linus0161 - 11/2/2010, 12:17 PM
if not deadpool kills barakapool. then atleast stick to the premise that you cant clone or use deadpool's cancer infected cells/dna like what happend with the krulls.
ThreeBigTacos - 11/2/2010, 1:20 PM
@Deadpool: I sent it to ya then
Flagg - 11/2/2010, 1:21 PM
I hope he pokes fun at the Disney/Fox/Sony rights situation. It would be like 'I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC: The Motion Picture'.
marvel72 - 11/2/2010, 2:00 PM
@ threebigtacos

thank you,i've sent you a email.
InSpace - 11/2/2010, 3:56 PM
whats with all these old NYCC news that was almost 2 months ago
HULK2099 - 11/2/2010, 5:27 PM
not a bad idea
Bandrews1 - 11/2/2010, 6:41 PM
I've read the script and its unbelievably awesome and he literally makes fun of Weapon XI but doesn't kill him, but it would have been funny if he did.
whoa123 - 11/2/2010, 11:42 PM
Killing Weapon XI would be awesome!!! I hope that happen's in the movie hahaha
DeadpoolDan - 11/3/2010, 7:42 AM
Ive read the script and I have to say its awesome!!!

How the hell can I have read the script and Joe Kelly hasnt been able to get hold of a copy????

The way Barakapool is dealt with is very nice :)
IronicMan - 11/3/2010, 8:39 AM
@ThreeBigTacos please do, I look forward to it. My adress is joopsaj@yahoo.com
Thanks!
vxMaverickxv - 11/3/2010, 9:38 AM
Kill kill kill the Barakapool!
th0mahawk - 11/13/2010, 2:30 PM
@ThreeBigTacos could i get a copy of the script too? thomaswilliams1986@live.com

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