The real Deadpool’s outing this year had been a massive success, with the character’s movie faithful to the source material breaking all kinds of records at the box office. However, that doesn’t mean the movie will make us forget the abomination of a character that was Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It therefore can’t be helped if the people involved in the film are still asked from time to time about why it had been so terrible.
Well, this was the case for Scott Adkins, the man who played the Merc with a Mouth, or in this case without one, during the fight scene with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, the 39-year-old actor gave an apology for the movie, but he did lay the blame on someone, or a group of people to be exact. Actually, he blamed 20th Century Fox for the mess of a movie.
I was part of the problem. I was part of the abomination of that character. ... I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you and all your readers that it wasn't my idea. I was doing what I was told by 20th Century Fox.
Scott played Deadpool in the Wolverine fight scene, while Reynolds played Wade Wilson before he became Weapon XI. The studio chose to use a different actor for the stunt scene because it would be easier to shoot it with an actor who’s more experienced doing stunts.
Of course, there’s probably nobody who’s really blaming Adkins for what happened to Deadpool in the movie, since he’s merely an actor doing the bidding of the studio. Despite creative liberties for filmmakers, at the end of the day, the final decision in any movie will always follow the studio’s decision. They take the credit, but they also take the blame when the going gets rough.
Thankfully, Fox was able to rejuvenate the character with Deadpool’s massive success this year.
As for Scott Adkins, fortunately, he hasn’t given up on superhero movies. You have to admit the man can do his kicks. He’s set to star in the upcoming Doctor Strange in an unknown role, presumably one who has a fair amount of action scenes.