After a subpar introduction in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, is finally getting a solo movie. It’s all thanks to test footage that found its way on the Internet last year. Deadpool had been in development hell for years, but when the animated video (which had been created two years earlier) received an overwhelmingly positive response from fans, 20th Century Fox finally bit the bullet and green lit the feature. Understandably, Deadpool lead Ryan Reynolds is extremely happy the footage was posted, and wants to thank the person responsible in a unique way.
Reynolds bluntly expressed his feelings to EW, saying that he wants to kiss whoever leaked that video…and more. Here’s how Reynolds mentally painted this interaction:
To the person who leaked that video, you might consider stepping forward to Mr. Reynolds. Two minutes of making out and a Red Lobster dinner?! That’s quite a deal. Of course, maybe you could also get him to throw in a trip to the film’s world premiere next year. That would be the ultimate reward.
Unlike X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which only featured the true Wade for about five minutes, and later morphed him into Weapon XI, the Deadpool we’re getting next year is faithful to his comic book counterpart. Everything we’ve seen so far is the real deal, from his red costume to his insane personality. Just ask Mario Lopez about the latter. According to the character’s creator, Rob Liefeld, Deadpool’s tone will also be reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino film. No doubt the violence will be at Tarnatino levels as well, given its R rating.
EW also included this new image of the Merc With the Mouth with his pistols drawn near an overturned car. I suspect he might be the rapscallion responsible for the crashed vehicle.
Reynolds’ costars in the superhero adventure include T.J. Miller as Weasel, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle (a.k.a. Copycat), Ed Skrien as Ajax, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Andre Tricoteux as Colossus.
Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.
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