Ryan Reynolds Teases 'Deadpool' Prototype Mask Behind the Scenes
by Ethan Anderton
February 12, 2015
Technically, we've already gotten a first look at the anticipated adaptation of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool that 20t Century Fox finally decided to bring to theaters next year. What really pushed production of the film forward was the excitement that resulted from the leaked test reel that featured Ryan Reynolds in the title role. Now the film is exactly one year away today, and Reynolds has teased the arrival of the Merc with a Mouth by posting a behind the scenes photo from the set of the film. It's not much, but we do see a prototype of the mask Reynolds will be wearing for part of the film. Or maybe that's just a mold of what it will look like, because there will probably be some visual effects used for his face too. Look now!
Here's the photo from the set of Deadpool from Ryan Reynolds on Twitter:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 12, 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 has also been reported to include T.J. Miller ("Silicon Valley) and Ed Skein ("The Transporter"). Casting is still underway, but production is clearly happening as 20th Century Fox has set a release next year on February 16th, 2016.