20th Century Fox Finally Making 'Deadpool' Movie for February 2016
The power of social media and the positive reaction to a leaked test reel for an adaptation of the Marvel Comics hero known as the Merc with a Mouth has pushed 20th Century Fox to set a Deadpool movie for release on February 12th, 2016. From their official Twitter account, 20th Century Fox made the announcement by linking to a story from THR that confirmed visual effects wizard Tim Miller is still set to direct the film for the studio. And it's presumed that Ryan Reynolds is still attached to star, since he's been a big part of getting this project made and starred in the test reel, but there's no deal locked in place.
Here's 20th Century Fox's official update on Twitter announcing the long-awaited Deadpool movie:
Deadpool fans rejoice! The 'Merc with a Mouth' is coming to movie theaters: http://t.co/WPLHy4o31P
— 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) September 18, 2014
And here's Deadpool co-writer Rhett Reese's efforts to get support for the film on Twitter:
Team Pool needs your official 'vote' of support. Let's break the internet. RETWEET if you would buy a ticket to the DEADPOOL MOVIE.
— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) August 7, 2014
This is such awesome news for fans who have waited to see Deadpool get the proper treatment since he was so poorly handled in the atrocious mess that was X-Men Origins : Wolverine. Coincidentally enough, Reynolds was just asked by Niagara Falls Review in Canada (via ComicBook.com) about the fan reaction and social media support of the project that spawned from the test reel and he said, "There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually." So get ready for some wise-cracking and ass-kicking in 2016. Everyone excited?