Back in September it was confirmed by Fox and Marvel that a new movie adaptation of Deadpool would be arriving on 12th February 2016, and naturally everyone expected Ryan Reynolds to be returning to play the character he has genuine love for.
When the new film was announced, Reynolds’ name was mentioned, but no deal was spoke of. Now comes news that there is a deal in place, and Reynolds is all but starring in the film.
Deadline revealed the news:
Fox is closing a deal with Ryan Reynolds for a feature on Deadpool, the character he originated in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film is being directed by Tim Miller, who has done strong visual effects work through his VFX house Blur Films. Miller has been developing the film for several years, from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg producing. Reynolds and other cast have posted photos of Deadpool on Twitter, so clearly this is going. Production begins in March.
When Reynolds made that first appearance as Deadpool, also known as Wade Wilson, he was a smart-mouthed mercenary with terminal cancer who undergoes military experiments in an attempt to replicate Wolverine’s mutant healing factor. He comes away with the ability to heal quickly — but for the price of being indestructible, he is rendered severely scarred. His acerbic attitude remains, though, earning him the nickname “The Merc with a Mouth.” Curiously, they quieted him, but that isn’t taking advantage of Reynolds’ quick wit. There are opportunities for a wise-cracking indestructible weapon who could take out a brigade of terrorists merely by blowing himself up in their midst.
There has been talk of the Deadpool movie being R-rated for US audiences. The mercenary character was created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, first appearing in 1991.
Uh… It’s Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014