Rob Liefeld, the comic-book artist who created the Deadpool character for Marvel before leaving to co-found Image Comics, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the studio that's taking its time with the Ryan Reynolds-starring flick.
After appearing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds' Deadpool was fast-tracked for a stand-alone spinoff. Hot off their hit horror comedy Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired by Fox to write it. And then nothing happened—well, nothing with Deadpool, anyway. Reynolds landed the plum role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern and the "coveted" title of People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.
Here's a bit of what Liefeld tweeted yesterday:
"Dear FOX studios, get your act together. Deadpool is not Green Lantern, not a family film. DP is 'filthy' think Expendables $$ w/ RR"
"Also FOX, find your balls and film the script from Rheese and Wernick. You will make loads of money and thank yourself later."
"It boils down to this, Ryan Reynolds, Mr. Sexiest Man alive paired with best comic script ever written, no-brainer....make Deadpool happen!"
Please, Mr. Liefeld, tell us how you really feel.