Deadpool Film Announced! (No really)

Deadpool Film Announced! (No really)

Ryan Reynolds portrayed the merc with a mouth in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, since then the project has been in development hell with presumably a number of false starts that never eventuated into full production.

Recently we saw some test footage from a potential Deadpool film which gave an idea of the tone and style the film adaptation would take (or was going to take as the case may be). In any event, the footage gave the impression of a funny but violent action film in the making and one that Reynolds was well suited for.

20th Century Fox have now officially announced a release date for Deadpool, targeting February 12, 2016 for a US Valentine’s Day weekend release. In reference to the leaked test footage Reynolds recently made the following comments to the media;

The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’

Tim Miller is attached to direct the project which appears to be his first full feature film so an untested director in that sense, and while Ryan Reynolds isn’t reported to actually have a deal in place, it seems incredibly unlikely that he wouldn’t be a part of it. In terms of where the new film would fit in regards to the X-Men franchise continuity, and what happened with the character Wade Wilson in the Wolverine film, there hasn’t been any detail released, however with the recent continuity altering Days of Future Past film, creatively there’s a lot of freedom on where to go with Deadpool at this point.

So, maybe a little later than expected but a Deadpool film is finally on the way, who’s excited?

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.