Fox adds another X-Men spin-off to its schedules, and it’s the one we wanted: Deadpool is finally happening…
Well, we though it’d never happen. Half a decade after Ryan Reynolds brought the character to the screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we’re finally, finally getting the long-mooted Deadpool movie.
The film has been given a release date, and it’s due in cinemas on February 12th 2016. Tim Miller, who’s been attached for a while, is directing. Ryan Reynolds is still the favourite to take the lead role, given his long-standing attachment to the project. But as of yet, he’s not confirmed in the role.
The other question is whether Fox will press ahead and allow this one to be R-rated, as arguably Deadpool needs to be.
The confirmation that Deadpool is happening comes after test footage of the film leaked a few weeks ago. The reaction to said footage was strong, and might just have convinced Fox to give Deadpool a try.
Deadpool (Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional character, a mercenary and anti-hero appearing in comic books published byMarvel Comics. Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool first appeared in New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991).
A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force. The character has since starred in several ongoing series, and shares titles with other characters such as Cable. Also known as the “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool is famous for his talkative nature and his tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect.