Twentieth Century Fox has begun development on "Deadpool," an "X-Men" spinoff that will be crafted as a star vehicle for Ryan Reynolds, who played the character in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
The character is one of the most popular in Marvel Comics' X-Men universe. Deadpool is Wade Wilson, a mercenary who, dying of cancer, submits himself to the Weapon X genetic alteration experiment and emerges as an indestructible semi-sane anti-hero. Reynolds seemed destined to play the character. In one reference in the Marvel Comics, Deadpool is described as a mix between "a Shar Pei and Ryan Reynolds."
The film will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Fox Developing A Deadpool Movie With Ryan Reynolds
I saw this coming from miles away. Anyone who saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine knows they fucked up Deadpool so now Fox is trying to apologize by making a separate spinoff movie just for Deadpool. This definitely gives us some hope that we may actually get a good movie based on our beloved mercenary, but I wouldn't hold my breath since its Fox that's backing it. Here's hoping they can bring back director Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, Superman Returns, Valkyrie) since the series started running out of gas after X2, which is when he left.