I had long given up hope that this day would ever arrive, but 20th Century Fox is moving forward with the highly anticipated Deadpool movie.
A release date has been confirmed for February 12th, 2016.
Ryan Reynolds has not yet signed on the dotted line, but is expected to star.
The film is being directed by Tim Miller and is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
A few months ago, someone involved in the production leaked some excellent test footage, that set the Internet a blaze with positivity.
Ryan Reynolds spoke about the online reaction recently in an interview:
“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.”
I can’t wait for this movie to finally happen. It will be interesting to see how Fox treat the project, both Miller and Reynolds have previously stated that they wouldn’t be interested unless they could make the film they wanted to make, which would receive an ‘R’ (18) rating.