Rob Liefeld Says Deadpool Movie Is Best Version Of Deadpool He Has Ever Experienced

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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.

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    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 22 Months

    I'm happy for both of 'em, its great FOX finally listened and we got the real Deadpool instead of that piece of crap in Origins. Movie will probably be up there with Civil War, BVS and Suicide Squad!

    • CB120342
    • 47 Posts in 9 Months

    That China ban will hurt it's international box office number no doubt, but the buzz over a Deadpool film being made is high enough in it's own right, the X-Men franchise is more popular than ever, and the promo run for this movie is one of the best I've ever seen. If this film actually is as good as everyone who's seen it is saying, then that positive word-of-mouth should earn it huge box office numbers. If Mad Max: Fury Road can gross 375 million with it's R-Rating, then I could see Deadpool grossing 400-500 million easy.

    • wheelwork
    • 2254 Posts in 22 Months

    CB120342 said ... (original post)

    That China ban will hurt it's international box office number no doubt, but the buzz over a Deadpool film being made is high enough in it's own right, the X-Men franchise is more popular than ever, and the promo run for this movie is one of the best I've ever seen. If this film actually is as good as everyone who's seen it is saying, then that positive word-of-mouth should earn it huge box office numbers. If Mad Max: Fury Road can gross 375 million with it's R-Rating, then I could see Deadpool grossing 400-500 million easy.

    Yeah, that's a good point about 'Mad Max'. 

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