Deadpool Finally Gets a Release Date
Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Comics' are moving ahead with their long-gestating X-Men spinoff Deadpool.
On Thursday, the studio announced that the movie will hit theaters Feb. 12, 2016. Tim Miller is set to direct the film, with Ryan Reynolds long rumored to star, although no deal is set. Bets are that he will.
The beloved Marvel character Deadpool, a.k.a. Wade Wilson, is a talkative mercenary with a host of powers, including the ability to heal at a fast rate. Reynolds played Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, while Scott Adkins played the character of Deadpool after Wilson had transformed.
News of Deadpool's release comes weeks after test footage of the project leaked briefly online. The sequence, featuring Reynolds, was shot several years ago, but nevertheless sparked intense conversation on social media. SOURCE
Yeah. "Leaked test footage". 20th Century Fox isn't slick. Once that footage came out and folks were excited, I knew it was only a matter of time before we got some news on a release date. I also think Ryan Reynolds will get the part. He seems to want it and people WANT him in the role. He was actually killing it in Wolverine: Origins before Fox does what Fox does and messed things up for no reason. I also believe it'll be R-Rated. Sure, a lot of Studios like watering things down to PG-13 to make more money but Deadpool isn't a huge draw to be honest. Not like a character like Wolverine. I can really see them treating this like Dredd and really giving it the proper treatment. Plus that February date gives me more hope for that as well. But I don't think a PG-13 Deadpool is necessarily a bad movie. I think people get way too hung up on that rating, especially when PG-13 movies are doing more and more to push that envelope. I want a good movie. Not just something that tries to cater to me by just giving me a R-rating and a shitty movie. If it's the same tone as the test footage, then I'll be more than happy.