Ryan Reynolds Closing Deal to Get Deadly & Mouthy as 'Deadpool'
Back in September, some good news came from 20th Century Fox as the studio had finally decided to give Deadpool the feature film spin-off fans have been clamoring for ever since the character was disgraced with his appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The casting was perfect with Ryan Reynolds in the role of Wade Wilson, but then the film went and sewed his mouth shut, literally. But now the Merc with a Mouth will be back the proper way with the film slated to hit theaters on February 12th, 2016, and Deadline has confirmed that Reynolds is closing his deal at Fox to reprise his role and give Deadpool his due diligence.
Ryan Reynolds just teased the Deadpool movie on Twitter earlier today with this update:
Uh… It's Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014
Visual effects wizard Tim Miller, who has been attached to the film for awhile, is still directing the film with the script from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland). Keep in mind that Miller previously said the reason that Fox finally decided to make the film was that they figured out how to make it PG-13 and still stay true to the more mature themes and nature of the comic book. There have been rumblings that this will tie into Fox's ongoing X-Men cinematic universe, but no details on that have been confirmed. It would be great to have the proper Deadpool messing with Wolverine again. Sound good?