Howdy ladies and gents, time for more film news coming from the world of comic book films and today I’ll be talking about a new piece of news relating to the upcoming Deadpool film. The following news comes from superherohype:
As if there was any doubt, Deadline reports that Ryan Reynolds is closing a deal to return as the Merc with the Mouth in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Deadpool feature film. The outlet also reports that a March start date is being planned for the production. Reynolds took to Twitter this afternoon to tease his return which you can read below.
Though Reynolds previously appeared as the character in 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, given how that film was received (and the ending to this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past), it’s possible that film will not be acknowledged at all in the 2016 release.
Tim Miller is set to helm the film from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is currently set for a release on February 12, 2016.
So Deadpool is actually going into production in just over three months? Kick ass. I am so happy about this. Ever since 2009, talk of a solo Deadpool film has been floating around for ages, from reports that turned into rumours that then turned into legend, it seemed like this film would never get done. But finally, in 2014, miracles happened and prayers got answered, this film is happening and now we have the confirmation that Ryan Reynolds is going to be the merc with the mouth (the proper one). Really, it is the attachment of Reynolds that sells me on this film, while I know he’s not the only person who could have played this role, at the same time he’s been so passionate about this character for years and been hoping to do him justice if given another chance and now he’s finally been given that opportunity. Now I just want to know if this film will be PG-13 or R (12A or 15 for us UK people) and whether it will have any connectivity to the current X-Men timeline or if it will be a singular adventure.
Anyways what do you think of this news? Please be sure to comment below and let me know. 😀