Ryan Reynolds Talks Deadpool

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When he's not busy shooting The Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds is thinking about Deadpool, a Marvel character he first played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hero Complex recently caught up with Reynolds, who dished some details about a possible forthcoming Deadpool project.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

"It goes in such a different direction than a superhero movie usually goes," Reynolds says of the Deadpool script, which was written by Zombieland's Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. "It's a nasty piece of work. It's just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It's like Barfly if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral… It's so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that."

"There's a gamble to it -- you're going to lose a few people right at the beginning but you take the gamble and know that eventually you're going to win them back," he says. "You won't lose the hard-core fans of the character, they already know who he is. We have to play to a broader audience than that. As an actor you have to be willing to do something like … back in Vancouver we used to call it a [nasty] burger. 'You gotta eat the [nasty] burger to get to the cookies.'"

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Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor. Many know him simply as Van Wilder, but Reynolds is branching out into more serious roles. He earned solid reviews for his performance in Definitely, Maybe.

He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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