One of Deadpool’s biggest aspects both as a film and the character itself, is the comedic side as the film featured more witt (and sass) than most superhero and comic book films. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Reynolds, the star behind the Merc With A Mouth, spoke about how the film works as a comedy. One of the answers he gave was how Deadpool wasn’t necessarily an easy character to play.
“I wouldn’t characterize it as an easy role to play because the great hoax of Deadpool is that there’s actually great dramatic tension that surrounds all of the comedy in the movie. I don’t think we could have gotten those comedic payoffs if audiences weren’t invested emotionally in the character. When the movie opened, we’d start to hear people say, ‘That was the funniest movie I’ve ever seen.'”
He also discussed that the best comedy always need some sort of grounding and how he was able to approach playing this character.
“The best comedy, in my opinion, has to be grounded in some form of truth. The character Deadpool is my alter ego. I don’t want to sound esoteric, but I can channel that guy in a way I just can’t seem to channel anything else. In terms of his sensibilities and certainly his sense of humor, I feel like we were born at the end of the same spectrum. It’s a very odd situation.”
“Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”
Deadpool is out on Blu-Ray/DVD as well as purchasable through Digital Download. The sequel is reportedly eyed for a 2018 release.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter