X-Men Origins: Wolverine Director Gives His Thoughts on 'Deadpool'
X-Men Origins: Wolverine featured a Deadpool unrecognisable to fans of both this year's film and the comic book character, and many fans despised the film for its treatment of the fan-favourite character.
Gavin Hood, who directed the film, cast Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, the same actor and same character as the solo film, but agrees with the fans that Deadpool was the superior iteration of the character.
"I think the character works so well now, because the character is allowed to be who the character really is, unencumbered by, you know, PG-13 requirements and a great deal of marketing debate," Hood said to Cinemablend.
"And more credit to the filmmakers and to Ryan, that they took control of their character and got on and let Ryan do the film. Deadpool is a motor mouth, foul mouth character, and it's very difficult with these big movies to, when you have to work within certain parameters that are set by [studio heads]."
The director added that he's thrilled for Ryan, and it seems that there may have been too many hands in the pot when it came to his film. Whatever the case, fans are in unanimous agreement that this new Deadpool is the Deadpool. And as far as many are concerned, X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn't happen.