Despite a hard-fought campaign — a fight perhaps as difficult to overcome as actually getting the movie made — “Deadpool” was denied an Oscar nomination, even after much campaigning from the studio, creators and star Ryan Reynolds, among many others. Well, Reynolds has now publicly reacted to the unfortunate news, sounding off his gracious opinion on Twitter:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 24, 2017
Prior to the nomination announcement, Reynolds released a fun video campaigning for a spot at the illustrious awards ceremony, in addition to a “For Your Consideration” poster that boasted an Oscar-style trophy and a list of its accolades, including “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner,” “Best ‘Leaked’ Footage” and “Best Love Scene.”
While the film was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, the Merc with a Mouth didn’t walk away with any trophies. However, the X-Men spinoff did indeed pick up a Critics’ Choice Award, in addition to a Directors Guild Award nomination for helmer Tim Miller.
“Deadpool” is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray. Pre-production on “Deadpool 2” is well under way. Regardless of the departure in October of director Tim Miller over “creative differences,” the “Deadpool” sequel is set for a Jan. 2, 2018, release, with “John Wick” director David Leitch at the helm. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (“Zombieland”), who wrote the first film, will return for the sequel.