Ryan Reynolds to Film ‘Deadpool’ in Vancouver Starting in March
The “X-men” spin-off “Deadpool,” starring Ryan Reynolds, will begin filming in late March on Vancouver. Read on for more details on this story.
According to Global News, Reynolds will begin filming for the “Deadpool” solo film in his hometown, Vancouver, by late March. Reynolds will be reprising his role from the pic “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” but will not follow out the story of the said pic. Reynolds was supposed to star in a Deadpool solo pic before the idea was shelved, with the project being resurrected last year and Reynolds recommitting weeks later.
Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool made his first appearance in “The New Mutants #98.” Born as a normal person, Wade Wilson ran away as a teenager and bounced around the country while getting military training from various sources until he decided to become a mercenary. When he was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, he volunteered for a subset of the Weapon-X program that was attempting to imbue a normal human with Wolverine’s healing factor. The procedure was a success, but Deadpool became severely mentally unbalanced as a result of the experiment. Deadpool’s powers include enhanced regeneration/healing factor, foreign chemical/disease resistance, telepathic immunity, superhuman reflexes/agility/speed and peak human strength.
Deadpool is one of a few characters who are able to break the fourth wall within the comics. This trend started in the late ’90s when it was made popular by Joe Kelly. Deadpool breaks the fourth wall by talking about his own comic, referring to artists or writers or even the reader, and discussing comics in general. He is most known for, however, talking to the yellow narration bubbles that his comic has. Deadpool also references popular media culture in the comics such as video games, celebrities, social networking and what’s going on with the real world at the time.
“Deadpool” is the first of the three “X-Men” movies to be released in 2016, set for a Feb. 12, 2016 release followed by “X-Men: Apocalypse” in May and the “Gambit” movie in October. Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller.
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