Deadpool Co-Creator Rob Liefeld Says the Movie Is the Best Version Yet

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The Deadpool movie certainly looks to be staying true to its source material, but co-creator (along with writer Fabian Nicieza) Rob Liefeld, who drew the character, is willing to take it a step further: this Deadpool might just be the Deadpool.

Of course, you’d be crazy not to say that if you helped create a superhero who’s getting their own movie, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true, especially since it means admitting that you’ve been outdone at your own game. At one of the advance screenings of the movie that fans were lucky enough to be treated to, Liefeld had nothing but praise to heap on top of the positive buzz about the movie (via GamesRadar):

Here’s the deal: 25 years’ worth of Deadpool. This movie comes out 25 years to the day we published him at Marvel, and you couldn’t get a better gift if you’re a Deadpool fan. I have seen 25 years of stories come and go. And Rhett [Reese] and Paul [Wernick] will tell you, back in 2009, I freaked out when I read the screenplay because Deadpool has never ever been better than he was in that screenplay, and when I saw this movie six weeks ago, I was like, “How much of this script will carry?” and what you just saw is the best version of Deadpool I have ever experienced in my life.

So there you have it, if you trust that Liefeld isn’t letting himself get swept away with they hype/marketing train like the rest of us. Or, you know, if you trust the guy who gave us this (and many more like it):

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Never forget. (via Marvel Comics)

Really, this just makes me curious as to whether Nicieza shares this opinion.

(featured image via 20th Century Fox)

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