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    “I Wasn’t Sure How To Incorporate Him” Kevin Feige Rejected Ryan Reynolds’ First Pitch For ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’

    The wait is almost over for Deadpool & Wolverine‘s highly anticipated team-up movie. It turns out the initial plan for the Merc with a Mouth and the brooding mutant was much more cerebral.

    Additionally, while the first two Deadpool movies were a fan favorite, the future of the films wasn’t secure. Ryan Reynolds revealed that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige wasn’t sold on his first pitch for the movie. 

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    What Was Ryan Reynolds’s Plan For ‘Deadpool 3’?

    Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
    Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

    According to Reynolds, his initial vision for the ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ movie was inspired by the classic Japanese film ’Rashomon.’ For those unfamiliar, ’Rashomon’ tells the story of a murder from multiple perspectives, with each character’s version of events contradicting the others.  

    It was a Rashomon story about Wolverine and Deadpool and something that they got into together, but told from three completely different perspectives,” Reynolds explained in a recent interview with Empire Magazine. He further elaborated that this approach would have been a clever way to “make a large-scale movie in a very small way.

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    Why Kevin Feige Said No To Ryan Reynolds

    Kevin Feige
    Kevin Feige

    So, why did Feige say no to this unique concept? While the ‘Rashomon’ approach is undeniably innovative, it seems like timing and tone might have been the deciding factors. Feige admitted, “The truth is, I wasn’t even sure how to incorporate Deadpool yet.” Deadpool’s wild, R-rated antics are a stark contrast to the more grounded tone of the MCU.  

    Feige likely wanted to ensure a smooth introduction for the character before diving into a complex narrative structure. There’s also the question of the audience. A ‘Rashomon’ style film thrives on ambiguity and audience interpretation. This might not have the typical Deadpool experience expected.

    While the ‘Rashomon’ concept might not have flown this time around, it does showcase Reynolds’ creative mind and willingness to take risks. Thankfully, Feige and Reynolds were eventually able to find common ground, resulting in the upcoming ‘Deadpool 3‘. 

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