Deadpool has become a very popular character amongst comic fans. When it was announced that Ryan Reynolds would be playing him in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, fanboys everywhere lauded the genius casting decision. Reynolds has the six-pack abs and quick wit to perfectly match the merc with the mouth. Then everybody became depressed when the Wolverine version of Deadpool was lamer than your dad’s jokes. Marvel heard the outcry of the fans and announced that a Deadpool movie would be put into the works, hopefully redeeming the character from the previous monstrosity. Ryan Reynolds has been leading the charge for a Deadpool movie, and it has been widely accepted that he would return to lead Deadpool to redemption. Now it seems that he is setting everyone up for heartbreak.
Ryan Reynolds recently announced that he will have to choose between the leading role in Deadpool or the leading role in R.I.P.D. On the plus side for comic fans, whichever he chooses he will still be doing a comic book movie. R.I.P.D. is about undead police officers working together to find a murderer, so that still sounds pretty awesome if he decides to go that way. The biggest problem here is it seems that Ryan Reynolds has been the driving force behind moving a Deadpool movie forward, who knows what will happen if he backs off the project. Even if it does get made without him, many people will probably wonder what could have been if Reynolds chose Deadpool. He hasn’t made any official announcements yet, but I know a lot of Deadpool fans are crossing their fingers that he chooses regenerating, psychopathic mercenary over zombie cop with a taste for brains and vengeance.