Friday, July 3, 2009

Deadpool Is Breaking the Fourth Wall

We all know that a "Deadpool" movie is in development with Ryan Reynolds at the helm. But after "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," we're going into a bit cautiously, since no one knows how it will turn out. We've heard a lot about where the story might go and other ideas from Reynolds, but one point he hasn't addressed yet is if Wade Wilson will break the "fourth wall" as he has done in the comics (and as he did in the Deadpool ending after the credits of "Wolverine").

[For reference, breaking the fourth wall essentially means talking to the audience. "The term applies to the boundary between any fictional setting and its audience. When this boundary is 'broken', it is called 'breaking the fourth wall.'" In the comics, Deadpool is often aware that he is a comic book character, like in the above image.]

“Break the fourth wall? Oh yeah, he’s got to. I want to see him break the Great Wall," Reynolds told Empire.

“The studio's working on a script and trying to find a director," Reynolds said. "The main goal is to make sure it stays close to the source material." But fans are wondering exactly how close to the source material? Because one could claim that "Wolverine" was close to the source material, too.

"I'm one of them. I've always been a fan, at least for the last eight or nine years. I feel a bit of validation because I knew going into 'Wolverine' that there's a huge fanbase for this and I don't think anyone else did."

SPOILER: One thing the leading man wouldn't go into was the little matter of the character's decapitation: “That we won’t speak of." So perhaps they haven't nailed the thorny problem of reattaching his head, unsewing his mouth and generally undoing the entire last act of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

Here's to hoping this film is a better adaptation than "Wolverine."
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: Empire, First Showing

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