20th Century Fox is currently laughing all the way to the bank with the massive success of “Deadpool”. Made for just US$58 million (not including the budget for its groundbreaking and brilliant marketing campaign), the superhero movie has made over $500 million at the worldwide Box Office so far. Making it the biggest opening weekend and overall performer for any movie with X-Men in it. A sequel has already been greenlit, with a bigger budget and a handsome payday for all key talent.
Beyond its financial performance, the movie is also a big hit with critics (read Electroshadow’s own review here). But could it be loved enough to win an Oscar? Well, no. One, because eligibility period closed months ago, and two, because the Academy isn’t in the habit of acknowledging R-rated action-comedies that are hellbent on being as flippant as possible.
That hasn’t stopped star Ryan Reynolds. Kinda. Today, the guy took to Twitter to post a fake bid for Oscar glory, with a comment and a suitably irreverent poster…
“Only a few hours left for Oscar voting. Too late for a write-in campaign for an ineligible movie?”
“Deadpool” is directed by Tim Miller from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, and Brianna Hildebrand. It is currently showing in cinemas.