Talk of a Deadpool movie has been around since before the turn of the decade. In 2009, rumors began to circulate that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were going to pen a script for the film. They did, and the character even appeared on screen that year in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But for years after that, very little happened with the movie. Director Tim Miller was hired, we heard rumblings here and there, but it felt dead. It got to a point where Reese and Wernick were openly hinting to people that they should read the script, which had leaked online.
Then, almost out of the blue, the Deadpool movie got a greenlight and a February 12, 2016 release date. What was the change? Was it a tamer rating? A lower budget? Maybe, but star Ryan Reynolds says the main reason is fan reaction to the leaked test footage. Read more about the Deadpool movie below.
Update: There’s now a list of women who are testing for a key role in the film; we’ve got that below along with Reynolds’ comments.
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Ryan Reynolds is currently appearing on screens at the Sundance Film Festival but soon he’ll put on the red and black and be Deadpool. It’s a film years and years in the making and at the festival, Reynolds talked about the film’s budget and how that’ll enable the filmmakers to make the Deadpool movies fans really want, and they want to make. Read the latest Ryan Reynolds Deadpool quotes below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Deadpool spinoff had been talked about for so long it had started to feel like a pipe dream. But now it’s really and truly happening, with a release date in place and everything. And since said release date is just over a year away, the start of shooting is just around the corner.
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Now that Deadpool has an official 2016 release date, the film revolving around the mutant mercenary character created by Rob Liefeld can begin to assemble a cast in earnest. Ryan Reynolds stars, having been attached to the role for several years. Now you’ll see TJ Miller in Deadpool, and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, and The Transporter Legacy reboot) amongst the cast ranks as well. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Ryan Reynolds has been hoping to get a Deadpool movie off the ground for years, and this fall Fox finally granted his wish by announcing a Deadpool spinoff for 2016. What they didn’t confirm at the time was whether Reynolds would star — but it seems that’s now falling into place, too.
Fox is reportedly closing in on a deal with Reynolds for the movie, which will be directed by VFX specialist Tim Miller. Hit the jump for more on the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool deal. Read More »
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Last month, 20th Century Fox announced that they would finally make a movie based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, set to hit theaters in Winter 2016. Even though Ryan Reynolds is likely set to reprise the role that he first played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, some fans were still were confused if it would be a complete reboot of the character outside of the X-men movie universe or would be a continuation. But now its been confirmed that the Deadpool movie will be part of the X-Men cinematic universe, past and future. But how exactly will the Deadpool X-Men universe work in combination on the big screen?
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One of the most surprising news stories of the past week had to be the fact Fox finally greenlit a Deadpool movie. The film had been in development for years. Director Tim Miller was attached, a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had been floating around the internet for years, and rumors swirled of test footage shot with star Ryan Reynolds. Finally, that footage leaked, showing a confident, vulgar Deadpool joyfully killing a group of men driving in an SUV. The tone of the comic was there, and yet one thought the film would happen.
Still, the leaked footage rekindled the buzz on the film and Fox is now eyeing a February 12, 2016 release date for Deadpool. It all begs the question, “How and why did this happen now?” One source says it’s because everyone figured out a way to make the decidedly R-rated character PG-13. Read more about the rumored Deadpool rating below. Read More »