In a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, Ryan Reynolds talked about exactly how the upcoming Deadpool film went from being dead in the water to riding the fast track, saying Fox's renewed interest due "exclusively" to leaked test footage that found its way online last year.
When asked just who leaked that footage, Reynolds said, "I would have, if I had known it would have caused that!" before elaborating that many of the people close to the project had considered leaking the footage, and thought director Tim Miller may have done it, until Miller refuted the idea.
Reynolds went on to say that he had no regrets about his previous superhero flop, Green Lantern, saying "It was an opportunity of a lifetime, and if I were to go back and retrace my steps, I would probably do everything the exact same way."
He did say, however, that the difference between Green Lantern and Deadpool was a solid script, saying, "We’ve had a script for three years. The script got leaked, and people even loved that. That says a lot — if you can create a script around a comic-book character that is directly within the canon of the character and be embraced. That’s a huge step in the right direction."
Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular merc with a mouth, is set for release on February 12, 2016.