Ryan Reynolds says Deadpool is moving ahead, and he's involved

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, told reporters Sunday that a spinoff movie is in the works, that he's actively involved and that he's eager to match up with other Marvel heroes.

"Look, I'm into any role in which I get to kick Captain America in the nuts," Reynolds said in a press conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting the romantic comedy The Proposal.

Any such specific encounters are still up in the air, though, as the Deadpool script is far from finished. "Yeah, it's in the works," he said. "That's about all I can really say. They're actively hashing [it] out."

Reynolds added that he has been involved in the creative process. "I'm meeting with them all the time," he said. "We're in constant contact, and it's just a matter of breaking the spine of the story and figuring out what it is and who's the villain."

The movie would focus on Reynolds' Wolverine character, who started out as a motor-mouthed expert swordsman and morphs into a multi-powered supervillain.