ryan reynolds Deadpool tweet

This Valentine’s Day weekend, you can choose between BDSM and spies. Next year, it’s a wisecracking superhero in a skin tight costume. Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller and based on the ultra popular mutant Marvel character, hits theaters one year from Thursday, February 12, 2016. Ryan Reynolds will play the character, a deadly assassin with superhuman healing abilities and a penchant for breaking the fourth wall. To tease fans on this milestone, Reynolds put up a photo from pre-production on the film and the charcter’s creator, Rob Liefeld, offered up a few teases too. Check out the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool tweet and more below.

First up, here’s the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool tweet:

Now, there are a few things we can take from this photo. First, the hashtag “#prototypes” is the key here. Those gloves and mask look kind of flimsy; that is not what’s going to be used in the film. They’re just testing stuff out to see what works on screen and is comfortable for Reynolds.

Second is the fact we’re seeing the costume at all. Deadpool, as written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, isn’t an origin story. The costume doesn’t come in halfway through or something like that. Here’s a clarification from the creator:

That’s definitely the tone everyone got from the test footage. Footage that Reynolds himself credits with getting the movie made. Here’s a recent quote:

I was excited, because you can look back at an email chain from all of us, the core group involved in Deadpool, saying “We should leak this, f—-,” like three years ago. Saying, “Hey, if this thing is going to stagnate, one of us should just say ‘Whoops, I slipped it online by accident.’” And nobody seemed to want to nut up and do that, myself included. Someone did it for us, years later, when we all completely assumed it was dead in the water.

Now, we get to make the movie. We don’t get to make it with the budget of most superhero movies, but we get to make it the way we want to make it, so that’s even more exciting than having a catered lunch.

Deadpool opens one year from today, February 12, 2016. Production starts soon.

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