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Deadpool Director Remembers Ryan Reynolds Not Liking The Costume At First

Deadpool Director Tim Miller has revealed Ryan Reynolds’ first reaction to the titular hero’s costume. Deadpool, the nickname adopted by mercenary Wade Wilson, was originally created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld in 1991. He first appeared in New Mutants #98 as a pure villain before eventually being softened into an antihero, further developing his trademark quirky sense of humor and habit of breaking the fourth wall. Although his body is still covered in scars, Deadpool has the ability to regenerate and heal from almost any injury, making him a formidable fighter in addition to his mercenary skills.


The character was first adapted into a live-action movie as played by Reynolds in the oft-maligned prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009. Despite that film’s lack of popularity with his fans, Reynolds continued to make playing Deadpool a priority, an opportunity he got in 2016 when the R-rated, foul-mouthed hero in Deadpool, which made $782.6 million at the box office from its $58 million budget. The film was directed by Miller and made its feature film debut after writing and directing several short films. Although he did not return for the sequel (which was directed by John Wick‘s David Leitch), he eventually took the helm Terminator: Dark Fate and several episodes of Netflix’s Love, death and robots.

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Miller recently appeared on a Gang crew episode where the VFX artists reacted to different scenes from the start Deadpool movie. The conversation turned to Deadpool’s costume itself, and Miller mentioned that Reynolds was initially nervous seeing the costume before they had the time to age it to give it a more lived-in look. The star said “I can not do it. That’s going to look awfulbut Miller assured him it would be perfect when it was done, and indeed the director revealed that “the joy when he first put on that suit was palpableRead his full quote below:

As you can imagine, there was a lot of discussion about the costume, and I really believed it had to be the comic book costume. And you can see, we took the costume design directly from the test [footage] at the beginning. And Ryan saw the costume before it was out of date. He had a moment where he thought, “Dude, that’s going to look terrible. I can’t do it. That’s going to look terrible.”

And I’m like, “Wait a minute, when we get older it will look great.” And then the joy of putting on that suit for the first time was palpable. You saw him in it and you just knew it. Underneath we had a muscle suit undershirt. We got it out. He didn’t need it, he just looked great. And I always see Deadpool as a bit slim. He is nimble. He must be fast.

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How comically accurate is Deadpool’s Suit?

While Deadpool’s appearance in the comics has changed over the years, Miller’s claim that he’s fought to keep it comically accurate certainly holds up water. Both the movie and the comic costumes are full-body suits with a red base and black armored patches in almost exactly the same spots. The only major difference is that in the original Deadpool comics, his mask has more of a pointed tip at the back of his head, while the film opts for a slightly more rounded skull.

Fans of the film’s costume will probably be grateful that Miller was able to convince Reynolds that the costume would eventually work for him. If he reacted to the star’s panic at that early stage, Deadpool might have been given a significantly different look that could have been significantly different from the original comics. Whether his costume will get a significant redesign in his MCU era remains to be seen, but that seems unlikely given the costume department’s success with the original design.

Source: Gang crew

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