Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds is not your average stuffy A-lister, as he apparently dipped into his own pocketbook to help make sure the Deadpool film was a success, according to Comicbook. Reynolds, in the past, had reportedly shelled out $10,000 of his own cash to make sure that a Golden Girls shirt could be worn in Deadpool.
For any true fan of the chimichanga-loving, madcap character, Wade Wilson is a devoted fan of Bea Arthur in the Deadpool comics.
Deadpool was a labor of love for many, and an answered prayer to many fans, but just how deep did this labor of love go for those involved in the film? Ryan Reynolds went above and beyond the call of duty for the sake of the film’s writers, as Paul Wernick And Rhett Rheese regaled a story to AMC’s Geeking Out as to just how generous Reynolds was on set.
“We were on set every day. 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.”
— Screen Rant (@screenrant) August 29, 2016
The love and attention certainly brought Deadpool to the big screen proper. His Marvel Comics creator Rob Liefeld, according to Cinemablend, stated that the film would establish the character on a “Global scale.”
If the overall fan reaction and attendance is any indication, fans certainly gave that love and attention right back. It is considered the biggest R rated film ever, so that is a lot of love.
Deadpool 2 has already been in the works, but no concrete date has been planned. Though, if Ryan Reynolds and crew can use the same formula for the next film, it is likely to received the same success… and love.
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