20th Century Fox has had a Deadpool movie in limbo for years. It has a script (which is supposedly fantastic), it has a star in Ryan Reynolds (who played the character in the ill-conceived X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and it has a director, newcomer Tim Miller.
Unfortunately the R-rated project has been too big a risk for the studio to greenlight, so the script has been sitting on a shelf, just begging to get made. At Comic-Con last year, comics writer Rob Liefeld talked about some test footage that had been shot in 2012 showing off the kind of visual aesthetic the film would use, as well as its unique brand of humor, and now that footage has finally leaked online.
The footage looks absolutely incredible, and just proves that there’s a great Deadpool movie out there. The fans want it. The talent and crew want to make it. Now the studio needs to just jump on board and take a chance with what could easily be one of the most refreshing, unique comic book films we’ve seen.
Check out the footage below, which features some voice work from Reynolds, and let us know what you think in the comments section. But move fast, we can’t imagine this will stay online long…
UPDATE: THE LEAKED FOOTAGE IS GONE, BUT YOU CAN WATCH IT IN CRYSTAL CLEAR HD QUALITY HERE!