Ryan Reynolds to Return as Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds is set to come back as Deadpool in the “X-Men” spinoff. After the leaked Deadpool test footage, which garnered positive reaction from fans, 20th Century Fox has announced on Sept. 18, 2014 the release of the “Deadpool” movie on Feb. 12, 2016.
Reynolds, along with other cast members, posted a photo of the Deadpool character on Twitter, confirming the production of the movie. Reynolds captioned the photo, “Uh… It’s Chimichanga Time,” as a reference to the character’s favorite food.
This will be Reynolds’ second superhero movie, after starring as the Green Lantern in 2011. The “Green Lantern” has floundered at the box office and received negative reviews, garnering only 26 percent and 4.6/10 rating on the Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer. This will give Reynolds the chance to revive himself in a superhero role.
The movie’s alleged test footage was leaked on July 28, 2014, which garnered the interest, attention and support from fans on social media.
“The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage,” said Reynolds in an interview on The Hollywood Reporter.
Tim Miller is set to direct the superhero film together with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who will work on the script and Shuler Donner will be producing the film.
Fox has also announced other changes to its list along with the announcement of the release of “Deadpool” in 2016. “Assassin’s Creed,” a film adaptation of the Ubisoft video game, was taken off the 2015 summer list. Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” has been moved from June 19, 2015 to Aug. 7, 2015. “Paper Towns,” a movie based from John Green’s award-winning book, has been moved from July 31, 2015 to June 19, 2015.
Reynolds has been expected by many to star as Deadpool after portraying the character’s first appearance in the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in 2009.
Deadpool was also known as Wade Wilson. The character is described as a talkative mercenary who is inflicted with terminal cancer. He undergoes a series of military experiments designed to replicate Wolverine’s ability to heal quickly. Deadpool’s gains the ability, which becomes his primary power, but suffers the consequence of being severely scarred. He’s scarred, but he still keeps that smart mouth, which gains him the title, “The Merc with a Mouth.”
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