What took you so long, People?
Related: Former Fox veep and WOLVERINE production exec Jeff Katz left his post to start some new business, which he’s been been dropping hints about here and there on a apostolic mission across the globe. Meanwhile, the other night, at Comic Book Club, he was extolling the possibilities of a Deadpool spinoff starring Ryan Reynolds:
“The film nicely tees [Deadpool] off for his own spin-off film,” said Katz, who raved about Ryan Reynolds‘ portrayal of the wise-cracking mercenary. In Marvel’s comic book universe, Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool) is a product of the same “Weapon X” experiments that Wolverine was subjected to by the Canadian government, but the experiments left him disfigured and mentally unstable.
Katz’s comments seemed to reiterate those of Fox Chairman Tom Rothman, who previously addressed the possibility of a “Deadpool” spin-off and commented on the tone of “Wolverine.” According to Katz, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is “certainly the most violent” of the X-Men movies thus far, with a darker tone and significantly more action than its predecessors.
Mm, Ryan Reynolds spinoff…