The suit and I are one
I discovered the writer, Leo Tolstoy, in a muddy ditch that held more blood than rain. One of the soldiers loved his words— and then, so did I. “All, everything that I understand,” he wrote, “I understand only because I love. That was so many years ago. But words on a page didn’t teach me that lesson. I learned it on my own. I learned it in trenches with bullets flying overhead; pressed back to back with grizzled starving men who would have laid down their lives for mine. I learned it from a ribbon tied around my ring finger. I learned it from a kick inside my belly. I learned it from death, and hardship, and brief acts of inexplicable kindness. I learned love from sacrifice. I learned love from living. And no matter where I’ve gone, or what I’ve done— all the dark things I do not regret, but will never speak of— that is the one part of me that I have always kept safe.
We did a quick survey on the side, asking our readers which of your characters they’d like to see in a further film, and Deadpool came out far ahead as the most popular one.
So what’s the story there, is there any chance we’ll see him come back?
You know, I hope so, the script I think is fantastic, it’s been developed further in the last three months or so. But the film has to be rated R, it has to be done a certain way, it has to do all these things that I’m sure can get a little bit worrisome for the guys writing the checks for it. It has to be done right.
So it’d be a more hardcore Deadpool than the one that was in the Wolverine?
It’d actually have no connection to the one that was in Wolverine.