The actor shared a mental health awareness campaign as well as an old storyline suggestion for the former Fox property.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has made us feel a little bit crestfallen with regards to his latest tweet. Because it sounded so damn good. According to the actor, should 'Deadpool 3' have continued with 20th Century Fox, it would have been an on the road/buddy story with the Merc with a Mouth and X-Men's Logan.
While tweeting about how important mental health discussions are in today's world, Reynolds also dropped a little nugget of information on the since-scrapped 'Deadpool 3' at Fox (don't worry, 'Deadpool 3' is still on the way, but it'll now fall under the Disney umbrella).
Reynolds tweeted: "It’s critical to have open, honest and healthy discussions around mental health. By retweeting #BellLetsTalk you can make a difference.
"In case that’s not enough, before Disney bought Fox, 'Deadpool 3' was gonna be a road trip between Deadpool and Logan. Rashomon style. For real."
It’s critical to have open, honest and healthy discussions around mental health. By retweeting #BellLetsTalk you can make a difference. In case that’s not enough, before Disney bought Fox, Deadpool 3 was gonna be a road trip between Deadpool and Logan. Rashomon style. For real.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 28, 2021
Now, the "Rashomon style" is a reference to the Japanese movie of the same name where the term originates from. Throughout the 1950's movie, characters view different moments in an alternative and often contradictive manner, making the scene seem unreliable. It's a movie technique that has since been adopted in the likes of 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Gone Girl'.
We imagine this would have been quite a hilarious plot device for audiences to see play out between Deadpool and Logan. We imagine veeeery different portrayals of the same scene playing out differently in each of their heads.
However, since Logan is now dead and buried (as is the entire Fox/X-Men franchise), how would this storyline really have worked? We take it that by implementing some sort of Deadpool-style fourth-wall-breaking, it would have made (partial) sense.
Hopefully, we'll see the filmmaking style appear somewhere in a future 'Deadpool' movie, and that Disney can deliver the off-the-wall goods next time we see the character.