Ryan Reynolds Signals the Official Start of Production on 'Deadpool'
by Ethan Anderton
March 20, 2015
Following last week's proclamation that the long-awaited Marvel Comics adaptation Deadpool would please even the most critical fans of the Merc with a Mouth, this week Ryan Reynolds is back to let everyone know that production on the film at 20th Century Fox has officially begun. The actor posted a photo from the set, and co-star Morena Baccarin also followed suit, both confirming that the film is underway. In addition, just yesterday comedian T.J. Miller confirmed he's playing Weasel, the longtime friend, sidekick and arms dealer of the anti-hero. He becomes a villain later, but we'll see if that happens.
Sometimes the bad guy isn't the villain. pic.twitter.com/Mk86LQXlPa
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 19, 2015
Let's do this. pic.twitter.com/pNqcCGReSz
— Morena Baccarin (@missmorenab) March 19, 2015
And here's T.J. Miller's post on Twitter confirming his character in the film:
— t.j. miller (@nottjmiller) March 19, 2015
Deadpool is directed by visual effects veteran Tim Miller, making his feature directing debut, with a script from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Ryan Reynolds reprises the titular character he originated in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary known for his or his sarcastic, talkative nature and his tendency to break the fourth wall. The film will alsoinclude T.J. Miller ("Silicon Valley), Morena Baccarin ("Homeland"), Gina Carano (Haywire) and Ed Skein (The Transporter Refueled). Production is now underway and 20th Century Fox releases it next year February 16th, 2016.