To make sure Deadpool was the hit that it was, its star, Ryan Reynolds, went above and beyond. Several times, he dipped into his own pocket to make sure the financial constraints 20th Century Fox placed upon production didn't interfere with his and director Tim Miller's vision. As an example: Reynolds shelled out $10k just so that Wade Wilson can wear a t-shirt with an image of Golden Girls star Bea Arthur, an actress Deadpool obsessively fawns over in the comic books, in the hilarious pizza delivery sequence.
On Sunday, during the latest episode of AMC's Geeking Out, another example of Reynolds ensuring the quality of the film with his own money was provided by its screenwriters. "We were on set every day," said Paul Wernick And Rhett Rheese, who are penning Deadpool 2. "Interestingly, Ryan wanted us there, we were on the project for six years. It was really a core creative team of us, Ryan, and the director Tim Miller. Fox interestingly wouldn't pay for us to be on set. Ryan Reynolds paid out of his own money, out of his own pocket."
Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics' sexiest anti-hero! Starring God's perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds and a bunch of other "actors," DEADPOOL is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than Deadpool's enemies' intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs!
Deadpool was directed by Tim Miller, based on a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ("Zombieland"). The cast featured Ryan Reynolds ("Green Lantern") as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Morena Baccarin ("Gotham") as Vanessa, Ed Skrein ("Game of Thrones") as Francis Freeman/Ajax, T. J. Miller ("Silicon Valley") as Weasel, Gina Carano ("Fast & Furious 6") as Angel Dust, Leslie Uggams ("Roots") as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand ("First Girl I Loved") as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapičić ("Numb3rs") as the voice of Peter Rasputin/Colossus.