In the 250th issue of Deadpool comics - released in stores today - the Merc With The Mouth is shown to finally actually die - despite the fact that he has long been practically unkillable. Well, it turns out that Ryan Reynolds, the star of the upcoming Deadpool movie, has something to say about that, and has posted an image of himself in costume reading the comic... on the toilet.
A perfectly crude caption and image for a perfectly crude superhero. These updates from Ryan Reynolds have consistently proven that the guy definitely gets the nature of the character he is in the midst of portraying, and hopefully the film will capture that as well.
You can see the full-size cover of the "Death of Deadpool" comic that Ryan Reynolds is reading below:
Fans have known about the coming Death of Deadpool for a while now, but only now has it been revealed exactly how he has met his demise (Spoiler Warning, duh!). As it turns out, the Merc With The Mouth is the first casualty of the upcoming event called the Secret Wars - which will see all of the different sections of the Marvel Comic book universe merging together. In the issue, Deadpol is incinerated when his world - also known as Earth 616 - collides with the Earth from the Ultimate universe.
As seen in recently leaked set photos, the Deadpool movie is now in production up in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to Ryan Reynolds, the production also stars T.J. Miller as Weasel (the titular anti-hero's sidekick), Morena Baccarin as Vanessa a.k.a. Copycat (Deadpool's former love, and also a shapeshifting mutant), Gina Carano as Angel Dust (a mutant who has incredible control over her adrenaline levels), Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead (a young, precognative mutant) and Ed Skrien as Ajax a.k.a. Francis (a sadistic asshole who helped perform medical experiments on Deadpool). The official synopsis has confirmed that the movie will be an origin story, following mercenary Wade Wilson as he is transformed into Deadpool and goes on a hunt for revenge.
Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the script for the movie, which has been confirmed to have an R-rating, and Oscar-nominated visual effects artist Tim Miller is helming the film as his directorial debut. Deadpool is expected to be in production for the next few weeks, and will be heading to a theater near you on February 12, 2016