by Justin Cook
When a Deadpool movie was announced for 2016, many expected Ryan Reynolds to return to the title role, which he first played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It now seems that those assumptions were true, as Reynolds is reportedly in final negotiations to star as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool in the upcoming film.
Reynolds, although not outright confirming the role, did post a picture of Deadpool on his Twitter account, accompanied with a tweet that read, “Uh… It’s Chimichanga Time.”
The Deadpool movie coming in 2016 was brought back from the dead after fans had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to test footage that was leaked online from the film. The footage featured a great voice and motion capture performance from Reynolds, and he quickly became the best option for the role of Deadpool.
Although 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine was not in any way critically praised, Reynold’s performance in the film received positive reviews. However, many were disappointed with the way the film handled the character of Deadpool. More specifically, the now infamous decision to have Deadpool’s mouth sewn shut for a large portion of the film upset many fans.
It will be up to director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to bring Deadpool to life. Miller is a VFX expert who will be making his directorial debut with the film, while Reese and Wernick having written films such as Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg will produce the project.
On a side note, Deadpool will most likely be apart of Fox’s X-Men movie universe.
The film will be one of many superhero films released in 2016. Other superhero films coming out in 2016 include Doctor Strange, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, X-Men: Apocalypse and Captain America: Civil War.
Deadpool will begin production in March 2015 and will hit theaters on March 6, 2016.