It’s the biggest movie in the world, and it almost didn’t get made. This week on Most Craved, we’re talking to screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about Deadpool, the blockbuster R-rated superhero movie Fox didn’t originally want to make, but eventually green lit after test footage “leaked” online to a huge audience response.
What really happened with that test footage? That’s just one of the questions we ask Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. We also grill the Deadpool writers about the film’s satirical Green Lantern references, the unexpected cameo of “Hydra Bob,” the difference between a “Helicarrier” and a “Hell of a Carrier,” the film’s many sex scenes and what’s to come in the Deadpool sequel. How will they tackle the time traveling, ultra-confusing origin of Cable? And will it be possible for Deadpool to finally have a boyfriend, as well as (or instead of) his lady love from the first film?
Be warned of SPOILERS, and watch our extra awesome video interview with the writers of Deadpool, who also describe their plans for a film about the 1980s war between Coca Cola and Pepsi. Follow us on Twitter at @MostCraved, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani, @SilasLesnick and @JennaBusch and follow (one of) the Deadpool writers at @RhettReese.
Deadpool is now playing at a theater near you. SEE IT. It’s awesome.
Photo: 20th Century Fox
William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most Craved and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.