Once Upon a Deadpool Idea Pitched by a Fan on Twitter
Although Fox announced the PG-13 movie Once Upon a Deadpool in September, turns out that the original idea was pitched almost a year back. And that too, by a fan on Twitter who proposed it directly to Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool has probably been the biggest success story to come out of comic books in the last few years. Fox definitely took a chance with agreeing for the release of an R-rated Deadpool film. It’s probably just a fact that Reynolds himself confirmed. But needless to say, this shot paid off big time. Now, the Once Upon a Deadpool movie is set to hit screens in December this year.
‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Idea Not Original?
Recently, a fan on Twitter claimed that he pitched the exact concept of Once Upon a Deadpool a year back. And expressed his amusement at how it developed into an actual PG version of Deadpool 2 without him even knowing about it. But Twitter user Bramley has not accused Reynolds of ripping his idea but also claims that it would be absolutely crazy if the producers thought the same idea. And even included the Fred Savage framing device.
@VancityReynolds If Marvel forces you to make a PG-13 Deadpool, just copy the framing device from The Princess Bride and have Deadpool censoring it for Fred Savage as a bedtime story. A kidnapped adult Fred Savage. There, I fixed it.
— M.V.B. (@MVBramley) December 7, 2017
Sooo… I tweeted the exact plot of the new 'Once Upon A Deadpool' PG version of #Deadpool2 at Ryan Reynolds almost a year ago and it somehow wound up in a movie without me knowing. #deadpool #ryanreynolds #xmen #movies #OnceUponADeadpool #fredsavage #marvelmovies #mcu pic.twitter.com/tTMHwh2A1a
— M.V.B. (@MVBramley) November 21, 2018
Even when Bramley has provided proof that Once Upon a Deadpool was originally his idea, there is no evidence to suggest that Reynolds copied it. In fact prior interviews reveal that he came up with the idea himself and pitched it to Fox. Ryan Reynolds was joined by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick in this adventure. But the situation seems favorable for the Deadpool actor. A federal judge ruled last year saying that celebrities do not have to pay people for movie ideas sent unsolicited to them over the internet. Moreover, how can anybody prove that Reynolds even read the idea pitched to him on Twitter?
People suggested Bramley that he could consider legally fighting against Fox for this idea. But he believes that it might be useless since the company is too powerful. And well, that sounds about right. On the positive side, he might get some acknowledgement from Ryan Reynolds when the tweets reach him. After all, the actor is popular for treating his fans very well.