Disney’s deal with Fox to acquire their comic book properties is still a little rocky especially with Comcast coming into the mix with a “superior” bid to counter their offer. The decision to give the X-Men and Fantastic Four to the House of Mouse has been met with excitement from fans but the verdict still remains for Deadpool. Aside from fans’ uncertainty on the character’s place in Disney, creator of the Merc with the Mouth would be fine if Disney acquires him….on one condition: Ryan Reynolds maintains control.
Rob Liefeld, who created the character was initially skeptical on Disney’s acquisition of the character. He even urged Fox to not go through with the deal believing it would tarnish the character. Despite his initial concerns, Liefeld is now more optimistic on the deal but with some stipulations. Speaking with Cinema Blend, he stated:
Only if Ryan [Reynolds] calls the shots. … If Ryan is not the guy who is helming that ship, then who cares? If Ryan is given everything that he deserves, and they say ‘You can do your own thing over here under Disney.
It is no surprise that Reynolds has a serious influence on the Deadpool films, not only as the lead but as one of the writers. Liefeld has no doubt complete trust in Reynolds and does not want Disney’s operational technique to intrude on the Deadpool films. He further added:
“…you look at Marvel, and there really only has been one captain of that ship. So I would hope that they go, ‘Ryan, you have your own fleet of ship. They’re right over here. We have the Santa Maria, and you have the S.S. Deadpool.”
Liefeld words may be somewhat presumptuous since Marvel is now providing a lot of creative freedom to their directors. This now brings up another question as to whether they would allow their actors the freedom allowed to Reynolds in the production of Deadpool. This may cause some complications since Marvel has been very secretive on the plot of their films, even keeping their cast in the dark as they perform scenes with minimal context.
There have been rumors on Tim Miller’s departure from the Deadpool sequel due to “creative differences” with Reynolds. Problems like these may cause some problems when brought on to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is highly dubious for Reynolds to have as much control in the MCU but with the Comcast deal going down, there’s a chance of this not even happening.
Source: Cinema Blend