Deadpool Comin (to a Theater Near You)! Deadpool! Deadpool!

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I don’t know if you heard and maybe you’re just the kind of person who likes to read every article on a topic, but… BREAKING NEWS, after years of hollow buzz Deadpool is coming to the big screen in a little less than a year and a half on February 12, 2016 if a new report from The Wrap is to be believed. In my first draft of this article, I called The Wrap, The Wire. “Deadpool comin! Deadpool! Deadpool!”

As of right now, there is no word on if Ryan Reynolds — who played a version (I’m being polite) of Deadpool/Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and who has been attached to the role since then — is aboard to play the mouthy merc once more.

There’s also no word on if the response to the leak of Tim Miller’s official Deadpool CGI proof of concept footage had anything to do with this sudden sea change, but I mean, c’mon… we all totally made this happen.

That Deadpool footage was the talk of the internet for days and the responses were remarkably positive. People are and have been ready to see Deadpool hit the screen and now it seems like it’s about to happen.

Obviously, other questions will need to be answered like “who will direct?”, “Does this mean that there will be no Deadpool in the proposed X-Force film?” and “what will the film be rated?”, but for now fans should bask in this news… assuming that this is firm and not more lemon juice in the wound.

As for the rating question, obviously we don’t “know”, but a February release date feels like “burn-off” territory, so I’m wondering if this is going to be a more low budget affair (which is fine) and if that means that it could be an R-rated film. As with all things, time will tell, but I know one thing for certain, I close too many articles with that line.

Source: The Wrap

Posted on by September 18, 2014
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