As a writer, it can be extremely scary to give up a script to a director and watch them do as they please with your words and actions. For Rob Liefeld, he had to not only give up words and actions, but also his baby: Deadpool.
Often times, writers are left thinking about what they would have done differently if given the opportunity to portray their characters on the big screen or even criticizing the films which do. However, Deadpool's creator is singing very high praises of the new Deadpool film after seeing it not once but twice.
"This is my second time seeing it and it was even better than the first time," Liefeld told fans at a surprise Deadpool screening in Los Angeles. "That sounds like something Deadpool would say. But, here’s the deal: twenty-five years worth of Deadpool. This movie comes out twenty-five years to the day we published him at Marvel and you couldn’t get a better gift if you’re a Deadpool fan and I have seen twenty-five years of stories come and go - and Rhett [Reese] and Paul [Wernick] will tell you - back in 2009 I freaked out when I read the screenplay because Deadpool has never ever been better than he was in that screenplay and when I saw this movie six weeks ago I was like, 'How much of this script will carry?' and what you just saw is the best version of Deadpool I have ever experienced in my life."
Liefeld wasn't done yet. "Ryan [Reynolds], Paul [Wernick], Rhett [Reese], Tim [Miller], Simon [Kinberg] - the entire team - T.J. [Miller] - I mean, that movie is fantastic and, yeah, I’m supposed to be at home writing, but I wouldn’t be up here taking the shots and - what Rhett said - for seven years, droning on Twitter and encourage you guys to not give up the fight if this movie wasn’t as great as it is and it is - it’s fantastic," he concluded.
Those are some pretty high praises from Liefeld but they're not unlike the early reactions fans who have been lucky enough to see the movie have been raving with.
Deadpool slices into theaters February 12.