Ryan Reynolds Says Deadpool Taught Him That Too Much Money Is The Adverse Of Creativity

Today, Ryan Reynolds is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood and, in fact, in recent years we have seen his name constantly as the lead in major productions, most of which he is in charge of. Only between 2021 and so far in 2022 he was already in Free Guy: Taking control- 96%, Hard to care for 2 – 35%, Red Alert – 63%, and Netflix newcomer The Adam Project – 70%.

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And all this success came from the hand of Deadpool – 84%, not only with a notable film career as an actor and producer, but also in the other fields that he has taken as an entrepreneur and in the world of marketing. The beginning of Reynolds’ career dates back to the 1990s, and a large part of the productions in which he participated were teen comedies, later taking the path of romantic comedies such as The Proposal. 44%.

Since 2004 he already had an interest in the world of superheroes, and it was that year that he began to get involved in the development of a film about Deadpool in collaboration with New Line Cinema, but due to rights issues, the film could not be made. In 2009 he managed to play the character for the first time in X-Men Origins: Wolverine- 38% with a terrible reception, two years later he would star in Green Lantern – 26% – another setback – and it would be until 2014 when he would finally be able to do something with Fox.

Being an R-rated film, the company was not so sure of the impact it would have compared to the other superhero productions that were running under its command (the entire X-Men franchise – 81%), so they decided to give him a limited budget, as well as a very short delivery time. But instead of becoming a hindrance, it helped Reynolds understand how the creative mind works best. This was what he commented during an interview for Forbes:

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I really got a crash course in the value of marketing and storytelling in this context through Deadpool. Deadpool taught me that necessity is the mother of invention. Deadpool, the franchise, never had the kind of budgets and finances to work with that some of the biggest properties in comics did. Two of creativity’s greatest adversaries are too much time and too much money. I learned the value of character over show business through Deadpool.

Without a doubt, this is something that had a great impact on the actor and producer, and he has been able to manage it ever since, offering successful productions, some with blockbusters and others with smaller budgets. According to what is reported Screen Rant, Deadpool was made with a budget of USD$58 million, while Captain America: Civil War – 90%, which was launched in the same year, received US$250 million for its realization.

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Ryan Reynolds also shared that the simple campaigns he has done for both Deadpool as for Deadpool 2 – 85% have shown that less is more, because you only need the wit and charisma of the character to attract attention and reach a sufficient audience. Now that Wade Wilson will arrive at Marvel Studios, it will be necessary to see how the company’s large budgets are coupled with the essence of this antihero to maintain the success he has had so far.