Notoriously, leaked test footage for Deadpool, and the massively popular response to it, prompted Fox to take a chance on the R-rated script.
But, what really helped persuade Fox to give Deadpool the go-ahead was X-Men producer Simon Kinberg saying, “Let’s do something Marvel and Disney can’t do.”
But, Deadpool took an atypical path to theaters, since the project languished in development for over a decade before finally receiving a green light from Fox.
Now, the Deadpool writers discuss how they infused the script with so much unique humor, and reveal what went into persuading Fox to give the film a green light.
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