It’s Happening, Guys! Deadpool Movie Confirmed For 2016
Here’s something we never thought we would actually have the opportunity to say. It’s a great day for geeks the world over, as Fox has finally (finally) announced the Deadpool movie that we’ve all been asking for for years (years) now.
20th Century Fox confirmed that they will be releasing Deadpool in February 2016, which leads to the assumption that production on the movie will start up some time next year. We know that a plot for the movie does exist — and if you’ve managed to find and read the leak, you’d know that it’s freaking awesome — although we’re still very much relying on rumours regarding how much of the movie has been filmed, if at all, as well as whether the movie will retain the R-rating that is to be expected of the comic book movie. We do know that Ryan Reynolds was slated to play Wade Wilson aka The Merc with a Mouth aka Deadpool aka the star of the show as you should know. We also know that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (of Zombieland fame) were responsible for that impressive original script for the movie, and VFX artist Tim Miller was hired to direct.
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When you think about it, and as we’ve been saying for a while now, the time is right for a Deadpool movie following the success not just of PG13 movies the likes of X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Avengers (and that entire cinematic universe) and even Man of Steel and Amazing Spider-Man, as well as R-rated movies such as Kick-Ass, it just no longer makes business sense to play it safe when the likes of Marvel Studios are releasing a movie with a talking raccoon and sentient tree and it is the biggest movie of the year.
The fans want Deadpool. They are chomping at the bit for some of that fourth-wall-breaking, machismo-fuelled, questionably-sexist-but-who-cares-because-shaddup Merc with the Mouth action. Why deny them any longer?
Fox would have been fools to ignore the comic book zeitgeist any longer.
And while Ryan Reynolds made a terrible Hal Jordan in the horrendous Green Lantern movie for DC Comics, the role of Wade Wilson was one that he was groomed, nay, born to play.
Hopefully this means we also get a cameo for Deadpool in X-Men: Apocalypse? Ah who cares about that. Come 2016, we’re going to be living in comic book geek paradise. Starting with the Deadpool movie we have been asking for since forever. It’s a great time to be a geek.
Chimichangas all round!