Ryan Reynolds Claimed Huge Money Kills Creativity, Went On to Work for Disney

Ryan Reynolds Claimed Huge Money Kills Creativity, Went On to Work for Disney
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Don't get us wrong, we love Ryan Reynolds, but the irony of the situation is not lost on us.

Ryan Reynolds has carried the Deadpool franchise on his shoulders starting from the time when the budgets were more than humble. This is why the actor knew what he was talking about when he said "too much time and money" might ruin the creative aspect.

However, this belief did not prevent Reynolds from happily working for Disney when it bought Fox. Even though he insists that "great things happen when there are constraints," the upcoming third Deadpool installment will unlikely face any constraints with Disney budgets.

"Every barrier we were up against, every moment the studio took away money that we needed for our budget, we found ways to turn that into lemonade, and that's how we've been approaching this project certainly," Reynolds told Forbes discussing the way previous Deadpool movies were made.

According to Reynolds, the budget for the first Deadpool movie was "spit and about 58 cents." With the third movie in the works, the budget will clearly be bigger, potentially even larger than the budget of the two previous movies combined.

Reynolds himself has played coy when asked about the potential amount of money for Deadpool 3, saying that one will have to ask Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about that.

The budget for the first movie was $58 million, with the sequel rising up to $110 million. The numbers for the third movie are kept under wraps.

Deadpool 3 is set to premiere on September 6, 2024.