Fox Officially Moving Forward on Deadpool Spin-Off
by Alex Billington
May 5, 2009
Your wish has been granted, Deadpool fans. Fox has officially announced (via Variety and THR) that they have begun development on Deadpool, a spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine featuring the fan-favorite "merc with a mouth" in his own solo feature. Ryan Reynolds is expected to return and star as Wade Wilson. Any of you who stuck around and saw the secret endings at the end of Wolverine might've caught the one with Deadpool whispering "shhh" to the camera. Although this was awfully cheesy, it was a way of showing that he's still around and he's coming back, not as the Weapon XI mutant he was in that movie.
Although this is still a Fox production, Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios will act as producers. It is understood that Reynolds will regain the ability to mouth off, with the movie going back to the roots of the character known for his slapstick tone and propensity to break the fourth wall. Former Fox exec Jeff Katz has mentioned that "it will be classic Deadpool." So for all of you who may be nervous about the character after seeing Wolverine, don't worry, we're going to see a Deadpool movie exactly as we should. No writer or director has been hired yet, so we'll keep you updated. Let's hope this turns out better than Wolverine!