Deadpool Movie Confirmed
EXCLUSIVE: â€˜Deadpoolâ€™ Solo Movie Confirmed, Ryan Reynolds Attached To â€˜Wolverineâ€™ Spin-Off
Published by Rick Marshall on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:48 pm.
Earlier today came official word about an â€œX-Men Origins: Wolverineâ€ sequel, confirming what Hugh Jackman had already told MTV News about his plans for a follow-up to this weekendâ€™s blockbuster. Now, MTV News has received official word that there is also a â€œDeadpoolâ€ solo movie in active development, with â€œWolverineâ€ actor Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as Wade Wilson, Marvelâ€™s mutant assassin.
According to a source close to Fox, the â€œDeadpoolâ€ spin-off film will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel, and will be â€œa complete exploration of this unique character â€” his origins, his emergence as the Merc with the Mouth.â€ The studio is currently seeking writers for the project.
While Reynolds has already shared some half-joking ideas for what heâ€™d like to see in a â€œDeadpoolâ€ solo movie, one of the post-credits scenes in â€œWolverineâ€ offered the first official clue that such a project was being considered. Prior to that, however, there was no shortage of filmmakers and comic creators chiming in to voice their support for such a spin-off, including Reynolds himself, as well as Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld and Fox Chairman Tom Rothman.
A project more than five years in the making, the â€œDeadpoolâ€ movie will feature Reynolds in the role many fans are calling the best supporting role in â€œWolverineâ€ â€” but now the question is likely to be: What â€œDeadpoolâ€ story will the movie tell?