Despite featuring Deadpool’s first ever live-action appearance, the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn’t exactly please fans of the deranged Marvel Comics character. In fact, the interpretation is seen by many to be pure blasphemy. Sure, fans appreciated the casting of Ryan Reynolds, but what they didn’t like was that the film stripped away everything about Deadpool that makes him Deadpool: no cancer, no costume, and as a coup de grace, a sewn up mouth.
The good news is that retribution is on the way. After years of being stuck in development hell because of studio executives with no vision for the potential of comic book movies, Deadpool is actually moving forward. 20th Century Fox has officially announced that the movie will be released on February 12, 2016 – and we couldn’t be more excited.
So who is actually making this movie? What will it be about? What will it be rated? We have all this info and more in the latest edition of our What We Know So Far Guides. Let's start with watching the latest red band trailer, shall we?
Now read on and learn everything you want to know about Deadpool!
The DirectorUnless you’ve been following the development of Deadpool for years and years like us, there’s a pretty good chance that you have no idea who Tim Miller is. To make a long story short, he is the man who will be making his directorial debut with the Deadpool movie. After rumors of Robert Rodriguez potentially helming the project died down, Miller wound up landing the job back in April 2011. Best known for his work as a VFX artist and the creator of the effects company Blur Studio, Miller doesn’t have many feature credits to his name, but does have a claim to fame as the guy who made the sickeningly awesome title sequence for David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (or, as I like to call it, "The James Bond Intro That Took Too Much Heroin.")
DeadpoolWhen the Deadpool movie was first greenlit, one of the biggest questions that immediately popped up was in regard to the status of Ryan Reynolds’ relationship with the project. Fortunately, the actor officially announced that he was in back in December of 2014. This is definitely a good thing. Not only is Reynolds a superfan of the character, he also played a vital role in the development of the script. If the movie had moved forward without him, it would have been pretty unfair. Everything we’ve seen so far from the actor and his performance suggest that Fox definitely made the right choice bringing him back.