Deadpool Director Explains Why It's Ok To Cover Ryan Reynolds Face

A common complaint by comic book fans is that live-action versions of superheroes remove their masks far too often or their headgear is altered in such a way to expose more of their face. This is done to show the emotion of the character better, though, sometimes it seems like studios do this to show the face of the high-priced actor playing the part so they feel like they got their money's worth.

That type of complaint won't happen with 20th Century Fox's Deadpool. Director Tim Miller, who has promised the R-rated film will be the most comic book-accurate movie ever, plans to keep the mask of Deadpool firmly planted on Ryan Reynolds' lovely mug. He can do this because the Merc with a Mouth runs his mouth so often that the audience will know what he's feeling at each given moment.

"If Deadpool were a different type of character, it would be difficult to portray emotion," Miller said on Adi Shankar's The Bootleg Universe Pitch Show. "But Deadpool is running at the mouth the whole time. You almost don't need to see his face because he's telling you how he feels constantly."

Listen to Miller's comments in the video below.

(via cinemablend)


Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, hits theaters on Feb. 12, 2016. You can check out every other upcoming Marvel movie on's Comic Book Movie Release Schedule!