That Deadpool Test Footage Worked

After getting stuck playing an absolute shithouse version of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ryan Reynolds will finally get a chance to star in a solo Deadpool movie – a project he’s pursued since 2003 – that will presumably be R-rated considering the spark was the leaked test footage (above) he made years ago with now-director Tim Miller, but only just put on the Internet back in July to gauge interest. THR reports:

In a recent interview, Reynolds commented on the leak, suggesting it helped move the process along. “The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually,” the actor told the Niagara Falls Review. “And it’s neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way.”

So, wait, some people liked a YouTube video and now Fox is just going to forget Green Lantern ever happened? Were Blake Lively’s breasts in the room when this decision was made? Because I feel like key pieces of information are being left out here, and one of them involves the words “sexual kaleidoscope.” Call it a hunch.

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