Deadpool Movie Confirmed for 2016
by Justin Cook
Deadpool, the funny, sarcastic and unique comic book anti-hero will officially be getting his own movie, due out on February 12, 2016.
This is a huge shock, especially considering that a couple of months ago the chances of this film getting made were extremely slim. Fox had reservations about making a Deadpool movie for the reason that they didn’t think it had the potential to make it’s money back. The studio realized that in order to make an effective and authentic Deadpool film they would have to give it an R-rating, and an R-rating would drive away a large demographic of moviegoers.
However, a couple months ago test footage from a failed Deadpool film, starring Ryan Reynolds, leaked online. Fans of the character and fans of comic books in general loved the footage. People began signing petitions and rallying for a Deadpool film to get made. The support for the film was overwhelming, and more likely than not made Fox reconsider making the project.
In 2009, Ryan Reynolds played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which he received positive reviews for his performance, although the film itself was not met with such acclaim. In fact, many say that the way the film handled the character was poor, and in better hands he could have been a more effective and memorable character.
Reynolds is not confirmed for the new project at this point, although it is assumed that he will reprise his role for the upcoming film. Same goes for director Tim Miller, who was hired for the movie back in 2011. If he does end up directing it will be his directorial debut, spending most of his career as a VFX artist.
Deadpool isn’t the only comic book-related film coming out in 2016. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America 3, and Doctor Strange will all be hitting theaters that year as well.
No official date has been set for the start of production, but it can be expected sometime at the beginning of next year.
Source: 20th Century Fox (via Box Office Mojo)