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.
I like Reynolds and the fact that he's battled so hard and for so long to get this made means I'll certainly give it a go.
Payne by name on Mar 20, 2015
Hopefully it'll make Anderton (and pretty much almost everybody else) stop wining about XO: Wolverine, or at least make them wine much less...
Tuomas Lassila on Mar 20, 2015
I thought it was okay. The opening credits is one of the best sequences in the franchise imo.
OfficialJab on Mar 20, 2015
So pumped. I think he is perfect for this, regardless of his other not so spectacular roles.
Franklin Carpio on Mar 20, 2015
having doubt by this one, but I truly hope it will succeed and has succes. But Ryan Reynolds is to nice to play a badass character....
ari smulders on Mar 20, 2015
Like seeing ladies like Jessica Alba and Morena Baccarin show up regularly in the sci-fi/superhero productions.
DJRickyV on Mar 20, 2015
This is getting made! Yay!!! It is a shame about the PG-13, though. Every one involved is so excited about it I hope it comes out well.
DAVIDPD on Mar 20, 2015
Leave the fucking kids and give it an R rate.
Бабак on Mar 20, 2015
Good line. RR was born for this.
si1ver on Mar 21, 2015
Wait, they're actually using the original script? There is no way this can be PG-13 then. One of the most violent, sweary and silly screenplays I have ever read!
Smooth Moose on Mar 22, 2015
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