During Christopher Nolan’s run on Batman movies he and David Goyer took certain stories from the comics to be the basis of their movies, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight being loosely based on the Tim Sale and Jeph Loeb Long Halloween and Dark and Dark Victory graphic novels and then the Dark Knight Rises being loosely based off of the Dark Knight Returns as well as Nightfall, but like I said, loosely based off of.
Then two summers ago we got X-Men Days of Future Past, again loosely basing itself off of its source material, and this summer we’re getting Civil War which again is based off of a Marvel comic event. With this becoming a popular theme for comic movies to bring popular events to the big screen the question was posed to Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick from Cinemablend on whether the sequel will be based off of any particular comic story and this is what they had to say;
It’s how we went about the first one, you know? We dove into all of the runs, and then, you know, fell in love with the character and the tone and the texture. Then we set down the comics and came up with our own story line, and I think we’ll do the same for the second one.
I like this approach to the movie versions of our favorite heroes. A lot of these stories I’ve lived through with the comics, when I go to the movies I want something new. With that said, loosely basing a movie off of a comic story line isn’t terrible, but for someone like Deadpool I think coming up with a completely original story works the best. I think Deadpool is always at his best when whoever is writing him doesn’t shoe horn themselves into something. Reese and Wernick allowing themselves to come up with their own stories will benefit their story telling and I think it will be a better experience for us the fans as well.
That’s just my opinion on the whole thing but what do you think dear reader? Is there a Deadpool story you’d like to see up on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below.