See Ryan Reynolds Trick-Or-Treat As Deadpool, Win Halloween

Ryan Reynolds had to wait a long time until he was able to wear the proper Deadpool costume on screen. By the looks of it, we’re going to have to wait a long time until he’s willing to part with it.

That’s Ryan Reynolds, dressed as Deadpool, winning Halloween with his Merc with a Mouth get-up. The fact that he’s surrounded by pint-sized mutants – the X-Men Babies, if you will – only helps in the unofficial contest that we’re holding on CinemaBlend for best celebrity Halloween costume. Reynolds, in my book, barely beat Heidi Klum’s Jessica Rabbit when he Tweeted this photo. Truthfully, they’re both fantastic (which is good, because I don’t really have a prize).

This all seems like part of Ryan Reynolds’ efforts to purge his system of the dreadful Deadpool Fox saddled him with from the X-Men: Origins – Wolverine movie. Reynolds had been a die-hard Deadpool fan, and the chance to play mercenary Wade Wilson probably seemed like a dream come true. As you all know, it turned into a nightmare before all was said and done.

Enter director Tim Miller, who helmed a short film with Reynolds in the Deadpool suit that made enough of a splash that Fox finally decided to fix what they had broke. The end results looks like this:

Ryan Reynolds’ joke about the X-Men timelines is timely, to a certain extent. With Days of Future Past, the X-Men saga reset things so that Bryan Singer’s now playing with younger versions of his cherished mutant heroes. It also means that outside of a playful Halloween photo, Reynolds’ Deadpool won’t be able to interact with Storm, Mystique, Magneto, Wolverine and the X-Men that we see in the above picture. Or, maybe he will… somehow. I mean, Colossus is in the upcoming Deadpool movie. This might open the door to a few other characters eventually showing up on the Deadpool timeline. Right?

Tim Miller directs the Deadpool movie, which opens in theaters on February 12. In addition to Reynolds, it stars Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, and Gina Carano. I wonder what they went as for Halloween? And why didn’t they Tweet it, like their leading man did?

Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.