Ryan Reynolds talks RIPD sequel, update on Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds made the rounds promoting his film “Safe House” and some updates for his other projects: R.I.P.D. with Jeff Bridges and of course, the “Deadpool” feature film.
The Playlist on the R.I.P.D. movie, which just finished shooting, could be set up for a sequel.
I’m hoping to be able to work with all those people again. It could be a franchise. It certainly is set up, plot-wise, for a sequel. But nobody’s signed on for that just yet. We would like it to be [a series.]
Based on the Dark Horse comic book by writer Peter Lenkov and artist Lucas Marangon, R.I.P.D. stars Reynolds as the late police detective Nick Walker, a murder victim who is recruited for the Rest in Peace Department, as long as he is allowed to hunt down his murderer. How a sequel is set up is unknown, especially to fans of the source material. “It’s not really even a full comic book series,” Reynolds admitted. “It’s just the one comic, the graphic novel.”
“Being on set was incredible, because it’s a movie project that I’ve been with for years, and believed in,” said Reynolds of R.I.P.D.. “Being able to stick with it is half the battle.”
Reynolds revealed that “the script is there [for ‘Deadpool’], everything just comes down to budget and time.”
“If it comes together the way it should, which is rated R and a little bit outside of the box, then yeah, for sure,” he added when asked if he’s still even interested in making a “Deadpool” movie. But don’t ask Reynolds to weigh in on the rumors that “Deadpool” test footage already exists: we put the question to him, and he insisted that he “can’t even get into that stuff.”