The wait is over and the merc with a mouth finally has a date with the big-screen. 20th Century Fox has announced a February 12th, 2016 release date for a "Deadpool" movie, which will be directed by Tim Miller. At this time, Ryan Reynolds, who played the character in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", as well as the recent leaked test footage, has not signed on yet, but it is believed that he will.
In a recent interview, Reynolds commented on the leak, suggesting it helped move the process along. He stated, "The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, 'Oh, so we weren't crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role. It's interesting to see the power of the Internet. It's awe-inspiring, actually. And it's neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way."
Reynolds makes a good point and it truly has been fantastic to watch this project come to fruition. There's no real doubt that he will sign on. This is his baby and despite "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" receiving bad reviews, he was still solid as the character in it.
Miller is a fairly unknown director at this time but this film will certainly change that. The most interesting credit to his name is perhaps the fact that he was the supervisor of special effects for Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World". That film, as well as its effects, were incredible. It was also very reminiscent of a superhero film and Wright is a top-notch director, so hopefully Miller picked up a thing or two from him.
The test footage was amazing and if it's any indication of what's in store, then buckle up, my friends. We are in for quite a bloody, fun ride.
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"Deadpool" will hit AMC Theatres on February 12th, 2016
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