[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]fter a long silence regarding the future of a Deadpool spinoff film starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular “Merc with a Mouth“, it seems we finally have some seemingly concrete news on the project.
Sources are reporting that a confirmed deal between Ryan Reynolds and Fox has transpired, where Reynolds will return as the character who first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film, which saw obscure changes to the character such as sword arms, kinetic laser eye beams, and a sewn-shut mouth, received poor reviews from critics and fans alike, though Reynolds received praise as Wade Wilson (prior to his transformation into this nonsensical version of the wise-cracking mercenary).
We reported in July and August that it was likely we would be hearing something about the alleged film after the VFX Test Footage leaked online in several forms, though Fox had requested we take it down. The footage has since been posted to YouTube with well over 2 million views and counting. Check out the footage below.
Well, now it would appear Reynolds is teasing the his return considering the actor recently joined Twitter and took to posting about Deadpool at nearly the exact same time this news surfaced about his deal with Fox. While the Tweet does not 100% confirm anything from Reynolds, the timing is something that only adds to the validity of the days’ reports.
Uh… It's Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) have been working on the script since Origins: Wolverine with rumors flying around ever since, though if the rumors are accurate, we may get to see the film as early as February 2016, prior to X-Men: Apocalypse, which comes out in May 27, 2016. No jumping the gun here on anything, but it would be interesting to see the character return with katanas and guns during the events of the next installment of the X-Men, which seems likely considering an X Force film is also planned to follow Apocalypse, which would likely feature Deadpool as a primary member of the group.
Not sure about you, but we are absolutely excited about Reynolds returning to the role of Wade Wilson. Are you as excited as us? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @GeekOutpost.
Directed by Tim Miller from a script by Reese and Wernick, Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds. The release date has not officially been confirmed, but we can likely expect the film to be in theaters during the first half of 2016, considering production starts in about three months.