The "Merc with a mouth" now has live action face: Ryan Reynolds is set to play Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Iâ€™m not saying I donâ€™t have faith in Ryan -- and I've seen from other pics that the dude is ripped -- but can he bring the necessary personality to pull off Deadpool?
I'm doubtful. I could be wrong, of course. In fact, I hope Iâ€™m wrong. I hope Ryan puts on the red-and-black then proceeds to put out his cigarette in someoneâ€™s eye and steal 007â€™s girl on the way to the set to start filming.
That would allay my fears a great deal.
Hereâ€™s my worry: Deadpool is a crazy Merc with a huge attitude problem and a swagger that's difficult to capture. Hugh Jackman managed to capture Wolverine so well that he'll forever be linked to the clawed wonder, but it takes that kind of spark to do Deadpool justice as well. I just hope Ryan is up to it.
In either case I canâ€™t wait to see the movie.