Four years ago, test footage from the original ‘Deadpool’ (2016) film leaked online, which ended up ironically getting the film greenlit due to fan reaction. However, the leaker was never caught. So Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool, is taking matters into his own hands.
It’s the 4 year Leak-iversery. UPDATE: Still searching for the bastard who leaked our test footage onto the internet causing Deadpool to receive a green light. Taking over the investigation myself. #Angry. pic.twitter.com/gJ1Y5HSWlc
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 28, 2018
But….what is he gonna do? Thank him to death?
— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) July 28, 2018
Or something more Deadpool-like and sinister?
— Paul Wernick (@paulwernick) July 28, 2018
Suspicion is still abound, however, that Reynolds made the leak himself in order to get the project the go-ahead.
Say It! It was you. https://t.co/px5hu4YdM4
— Luchi (@Noguerita17) July 28, 2018
I found out that his first name begins with an R as does his surname but that's all I know
— tbh (@t_b_h_t_b_h) July 28, 2018
So you’re saying there was no collusion between you and DP to leak the footage in order to garner public interest in a movie. Cool
— Al Viscardi (@alviscardi) July 28, 2018
— Taffin (@i124nk8) July 29, 2018
We know it was you, Mr. Reynolds.
— X-MenFilms.com (@XMenFilms) July 28, 2018
Fox have identified one likely leaker, but his lips are sealed. They plan to continue their investigation as soon as they're done diving, Scrooge McDuck style, into their merger money. pic.twitter.com/uxYmAInJFI
— Chris Mc (@DaftRonson) July 28, 2018
Or else, people suspect the director of the film, Tim Miller.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 15, 2016
Hi, Tim! https://t.co/QSzPt3XjJU
— MundaneMatt (@mundanematt) July 28, 2018
It took eleven years for Deadpool to get the green light, and once the test footage was leaked, it took mere minutes.
On the ‘Graham Norton Show,’ Reynolds said that the film was the “best and worst relationship [he’d] ever been in.”
The leak made everything easier. Reynolds says he’s only 70% sure it wasn’t him who leaked the footage.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 10, 2016
Regardless of who it was, we’re all happy it happened.
The best leak in the history of leaks. The world is a much better place with Wade Wilson/Deadpool in it. Not to mention the love story. Oh, the love story. ❤ https://t.co/WevuXcTqCm
— Melissa (@MLong2099) July 28, 2018
— Cris (@CristofferLange) July 28, 2018
Why would you be angry bout that leak, @VancityReynolds ? That leak green lit the movie that first starred you as the most comic book accurate version of Deadpool, which is, btw, the best of your CBM roles. Im glad that that footage leaked bc due 2 it, we got a gr8 version of DP! pic.twitter.com/XwkUMkmf2U
— Derek White (@derekjwhite01) July 28, 2018
Gosh, I really hope you find him!And when you do, keep him right there cause he needs to be attacked.
With hugs! BIG ONES!
Happy 4 year Leak-iversary! #Deadpool ❤️
— Lori (@LoriNicole13) July 28, 2018
So, thank you to the leaker of four years ago. Now that you have Deadpool on your trail, you’re sure to be rewarded beyond your wildest dreams.
— Frank®™ (@WFMGINC) July 29, 2018