HOLLYWOOD – Clint Eastwood today denied that he will be taking part in the remake of his 1988 film The Dead Pool, which has been re-titled Deadpool.
The news comes amidst months of online speculation that the veteran actor would make a sizable cameo in the new Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds in the role of Inspector ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan.
The 85 year old actor told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
I didn’t even know they were remaking that film. Deadpool you say? Strange. Of all the Dirty Harry films, that’s probably the weakest. I thought they would have been better off remaking the first Dirty Harry, or perhaps Magnum Force. What with all the police shootings and everything Magnum Force would be topical.
The original The Dead Pool featured Eastwood as Callahan and Inspector Quan investigating a series of murders based on horror director Liam Neeson’s Dead Pool, a betting list of who is going to die next. One of the victims includes a first big screen outing for ‘comedian’ Jim Carrey.
We spoke with star of the new film Ryan Reynolds about taking on one of the most iconic roles in American cinema.
I’m very happy to be a part of this. Deadpool is a great character and a real departure from the kind of comic book movie we’ve been seeing recently.
Will you be saying any of Callahan’s most famous lines?
I’m sorry, Callahan? I don’t understand.
You know ‘Go ahead punk, make my day’ or ‘Do you feel lucky punk? Do you?’
Oh wait are you talking about Dirty Harry? No that’s totally different. I’m playing a Marvel comic book hero called Deadpool. It’s nothing to do with the 1988 Dirty Harry movie, the fifth installment I believe in the film series.
Will you be remaking other Dirty Harry movies in the near future?
No but it isn’t Dirty Harry. It’s a … Okay, yeah. We’re remaking Sudden Impact next.
But we’re calling it Suddenimpact.
Deadpool will be released in 2016.