Deadpool Director, Tim Miller looks like he's slated to have the chance to make the long awaited (six years+) film adaptation of the Dark Horse comic, The Goon largely thanks to the worldwide success of the ever profane, vaguely insane Deadpool movie ($754 global box office coinage, and counting).
Miller chatted with Collider about about the status of The Goon and its connection to the success of Deadpool:
“If Deadpool shined any light in the direction of the studio, we wanna use some of that light to shine it on Goon. So we’ve been doing a lot of work lately, we did some voiceover last week. I do think that there is a corollary. Deadpool proves it, in a big way, that there is a market for this stuff out there…Goon is very much an action—it’s got a lot of heart, it’s got a lot of comedy, it’s got a lot of similarities to what I think was successful in Deadpool, and so I think it’s not a stretch to compare those two things and say the world is a little more ready than they used to be for this kind of material. In the past, there’s reasons why The Goon wasn’t made, it’s because people were afraid of edgy animation. Now I think that Deadpool has proved that that audience is out there in a bigger way than some people thought.”
Reynolds says Connor McGrath was the first person to see the movie. Now he's hoping to inspire people to donate to his cause with a sweet post on Facebook:
About 6 weeks ago, I traveled to Edmonton Alberta to show Connor the movie at his hospital. Of course, the Deadpool was right up his alley because Connor's the funniest, potty-mouthed Canadian mercenary I've ever met.
He's my friend. I know lots of celebrities jump up and down touting a cause -- and maybe I'm no different. But holy frozen s**t-slivers, I love this kid. He's the GREATEST. And he needs your help to get well. I've donated to help Connor and I hope you will too.
Ryan Reynolds is not messing around with his role as Deadpool, on and off the screen. Blake Lively's been nothing if not a great pillar of support for her husband as he's pranced around enjoying the 12 Days of Deadpool, and also insisted on sporting his costume for Mother's Day and Thanksgiving.
Lively pulled through with this custom-made, wool rendition of Deadpool riding a unicorn while brandishing a chimichanga for one kicka** holiday gift. Big boy's gotta' eat right?