Reynolds, Liefield Take Deadpool Oscars “Snub” In Stride

The Oscar nominations were announced yesterday, and Deadpool was absent from the…pool. Today, both Reynolds and Deadpool’s creator Rob Liefield responded to the omission on Twitter.

Reynolds continued a joke he began when accepting his Golden Globe for best Actor. Liefield took a more serious approach, saying that he doesn’t consider this a “snub” at all.

Was A Deadpool Oscar Ever A Reality?

The Oscar nomination may sound like a long-shot, but the movie (like its source material) took some bold steps with form. Both break the fourth wall and directly address the audience. Both take a look at their form, their characters and their story on a meta-level. Neither shies away from context-appropriate death, violence, or sexuality.

Many viewers and critics alike agreed that Deadpool is one of Reynolds’ best roles. The film itself was well received, earning an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 65% on Metacritic.

The film brought Marvel its first R-rating, a hotly debated topic when it released almost a year ago. The story follows sarcastic Wade Wilson (Reynolds) as he transforms from a special forces operative to highly skilled mercenary to off-the-books experiment subject. When Wilson is diagnosed with terminal cancer, his new fiance Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) argues that they will get through it together. He agrees to the highly questionable experimentation in an attempt to save her from watching him die. Wilson escapes the “lab” and goes after the man who left him for dead (Ed Skrein), recruiting several members of the X-Men along the way (Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić).

Based on Marvel’s Deadpool, the film was directed by Tim Miller, and produced by Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, and Lauren Shuler Donner. Deadpool was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Via Variety


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