DEADPOOL Writers On Lessons HOLLYWOOD Should Learn From Movie's Success

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Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

There's no doubt that Deadpool's massive success is already changing perception about superhero movies, but the film's screenwriters want to ensure that Hollywood takes away the right lessons from the movie - particularly that superhero movies should "take risks".

"I think more than anything, you know, I think it’s going to allow people, allow studios and producers and directors and writers to take bigger risks with regards to the comics and the adaptations," Reese told CinemaBlend. "Beyond that, I think everyone has got their brand. Marvel and DC and now Fox and, you know, X-Men and now Deadpool really feels like its own brand. … I think you’ll see some more obscure comic book characters try and make it to the big screen, but overall, I think that everyone will probably stay on brand. But within that brand, I think you will see, hopefully, greater risk taking."

However, Reese is also quick to point out that studios can't simply copy Deadpool's formula and hope for success. 

"I think if you start trying to be imitative, and look at Deadpool, analyze what made it succeed so you can copy that, you’re missing the entire point. The point was that Deadpool succeeded because it was not imitative or a copy of other things and hopefully there will be a little bit of a lean in to originality."

These sentiments echo statements made previously by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who praised Deadpool and warned Hollywood against "learning the wrong lessons" from its success.

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