Ryan Reynolds claims Disney turned down his idea for a Deadpool/Bambi crossover (Picture: Disney/Marvel)
Ryan Reynolds has claimed he hoped to create a Deadpool/Bambi crossover but that sadly, Disney wasn’t on board.
The 44-year-old actor said he pitched a dark short film to the studio which would see his wise-cracking antihero alter ego interrogate the hunter who killed the deer’s mother in the animated classic.
However, the concept was, perhaps not unsurprisingly, shot down by Disney.
The Hollywood star told IGN: ‘I wanted to do a short film of Deadpool interrogating the hunter who killed Bambi’s mom.
‘But the whole gist of it is that Deadpool is actually just a huge fan. He’s not interrogating – he just wants to know how he could be the most loathed Disney character in the history of Disney… and of course, Disney was like, ‘Well, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen.’
We won’t lie, we’re gutted.
Following the failed pitch, Ryan came up with the idea of making a film with Thor character Korg, played by Taika Waititi, which became Deadpool’s entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and a promotional clip for his other new movie, Free Guy.
He added: ‘Then we came back to them – we wrote the Deadpool-Korg piece… and we sent it to them, and they said, ‘yes!’.
‘So, my next call was to Taika [Waititi] and Taika was in. He’s also in Free Guy so it wasn’t that hard…
Gutted the Deadpool/Bambi crossover didn’t happen tbh (Picture: Marvel)
He continued: ‘Taika’s an actual genius so I was thrilled to collaborate with him as this kind of character.’
Deadpool 3 is currently in the works, with Bob’s Burgers writers Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux, who are penning a script for the latest R-rated adventure.
Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld previously slammed Marvel for delaying the movie.
The comic book creator suggested that the MCU has neglected the franchise since they acquired the rights to the character after Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox.
Ryan’s new film Free Guy is out next week (Picture: 20th Century Studio)
He said: ‘I blame Marvel… blame Marvel that it hasn’t happened yet.’
He continued: ‘They are the reason it isn’t happening. Whatever conundrum or it didn’t fit into your master plan, just commission it. Okay, commission it.’
He also admitted he lacked ‘faith’ in Marvel and feels that the foul-mouthed superhero does not fit into the MCU, which focuses on family-friendly movies.
Free Guy is in cinemas from August 13.
Credit: Original article published here.