Remember how Ryan Reynolds was pretty much the perfect choice for Deadpool for the early parts of X-Men Origins: Wolverine? And then how they seemingly ruined the character by doing the ONE THING YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO WITH DEADPOOL? (i.e. remove his mouth)

Well, there is (was) hope. In 2011, there was some test footage shot - still using Reynolds - to see what a standalone Deadpool film might look like.

And it looks...incredibly true to the snarky, meta, self-aware comics character. Dang.

Here are some GIFs, for when the video is inevitably pulled (EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE CLEARLY NOT MAKING THE MOVIE SO WHAT DO THEY CARE?):