A few months ago a clip of leaked footage from a thought to be dead (no pun intended) Deadpool movie set the Internet on fire. The fan response was overwhelming and Ryan Reynolds confirms the reaction had a big role when it came to getting a green light for the film.
When asked what led to movie being made Ryan Reynolds said: “Exclusively the leaked test footage, 100 percent,” Ryan Reynolds told Yahoo.”
“The initial [leak] came from Fox they think — someone recorded the footage on their iPhone and then released it,” Reynolds explained. “And then once that happened, somebody hacked into Blurred Studios and got the original footage in high-res and put it online.”
“I was excited, because you can look back at an email chain from all of us, the core group involved in Deadpool, saying “We should leak this, f—-,” like three years ago,” he confessed. “Saying, “Hey, if this thing is going to stagnate, one of us should just say ‘Whoops, I slipped it online by accident.’” And nobody seemed to want to nut up and do that, myself included. Someone did it for us, years later, when we all completely assumed it was dead in the water.”