Well, the movie is out, and a LOT of people wound up going to see it. While no spin-offs have been announced yet, a sequel is apparently already in the works. The chief complaint by most longtime fans of the characters depicted in X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the changes made to Deadpool. Of course, fans can be a bit… overbearing on these issues, so we thought we’d go straight to the source. We had a short, quick conversation with Deadpool’s co-creator Fabian Nicieza to find out what he thought. He may have danced around the issue a bit, but he did make one great suggestion.
Newsarama: What did you think of the movie overall?
Fabian Nicieza: I think it had some good things in it and some not so good things in it. Pretty much the batting average for Hollywood’s treatment of most comic book properties.
NRAMA: What’d you think specifically of the treatment of Deadpool, especially before and after the transformation?
FN: I think Ryan Reynolds had the wit, delivery and physicality for a pre-cancerous Wade Wilson, as for what they did after that? Well, I’ll let audiences decide for themselves.
NRAMA: Would you want to see a spin-off featuring him, even if it meant it had to go from what this movie started?
FN: If they’re smart enough to hire Joe Kelly and Fabian Nicieza to co-write the script, then I’d likely go see it…
NRAMA: Did you see either of the “after-credits” endings? (as I’ve heard one somewhat redeems the character)
FN: I only saw the after-credits where his hand is reaching out to find his severed head — Is that the ending you mean? I don’t know that it does anything to “redeem the character,” as you say, all it does is acknowledge his indestructibility and the potential for a spin-off. Was there another after-credits scene I missed? Did Sam Jackson come out and offer Wade a job with SHIELD?
So there you have it. Who wants to see a Deadpool movie penned by Kelly and Nicieza?