Deadpool movie is good to go
Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2009
Fantastic news about fans of the Merc with a Mouth – that includes me (the image above is via Geek Tyrant).
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.”
In one of the “Easter egg” endings of “Wolverine,” Deadpool is seen rising from the rubble and whispering “Shhh” to audiences. The Deadpool we saw in the film is not quite like the one we saw at the end of the Wolvie film.
The film will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel.
According to a source close to Fox, the Deadpool spin-off film “a complete exploration of this unique character.”
Fox is also in the formative stages of a “Wolverine” sequel that will encompass the samurai storyline that was hinted at as Wolverine sat in a bar in Japan as the film concluded.
Separately, Fox is developing Magneto, a film about the X-Men villain with a script by Shelton Turner, and X-Men: First Class, which Josh Schwartz is penning.
Great news about the Deadpool film (Check out my review of the Wolverine movie). I really hope they keep it close to the comic book character. I want to see him break the fourth wall and know he is just a comic book movie character. What do you want to see in a Deadpool film?
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