The Deadpool character by Marvel has a large fan following and is a popular cos-play choice at comic cons. The attempt to bring him to the big screen hasn’t always been successful though.
Ryan Reynolds played the mercenary Wade Wilson in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Thanks to the Weapons X program, Wade becomes Deadpool, a highly skilled killer who much like Wolverine has amazing healing abilities.
Many fans were disappointed with the portrayal but work went ahead on developing a stand alone Deadpool film. In 2011 VFX artist Tim Miller was hired to direct and it was set to be a very violent R rated feature. As late as October 2013 both Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller said the film was close to be given the official go ahead.
In the last few days, test footage from 2011 leaked onto the internet in the form of shaky camera footage. Then Blur Studios, who created this test footage, uploaded the test film in high quality. The work features the voice of Ryan Reynolds and apparently he also provided the motion capture as well.
But was this high quality version actually released to gauge fan interest…