Oh, Deadpool. You just couldn’t stand being all mysterious and now you want to tell the whole world about your new film, don’t you?

In case you haven’t heard, a test footage of the X-Men spin-off film “Deadpool” was leaked and heavily circulated on the Internet earlier this week. Although it was just a test footage, we’re all nodding with agreement that this film is going to be in our list of must-watch films now!

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The test footage was created by Blur Studio back in 2011 when Tim Miller was developing the project. It is believed that the Deadpool footage was leaked by the hackers who got hold of the clip and released the clip on the official website.

Some studio’s employees took pride of their work as well and shared the clip on the Internet. However, the posts were quickly removed after Miller sent a notice to all personnel on Wednesday morning. Regarding the leaked test footage, the comic book creator Rob Liefeld said in an interview that 20th Century Fox “take leaks very seriously and carry a severe penalty for all involved”.

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Ryan Reynold as Wade Wilson (Deadpool) / Marvel.com

Previously, Ryan Reynolds and David S.Goyer had collaborated to produce a Deadpool film with New Line Cinema in 2003. After the project fell apart, Ryan Reynolds was able to portray the role as Deadpool in the X-Men spin-off “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. However, Ryan Reynolds only portrayed  Deadpool’s original character Wade Wilson while Scott Adkins played the character of Deadpool after Wilson had transformed.

In 2011, it was announced that Reynolds will reprise his role as Deadpool again in a new X-Men spin-off film. The film will be ignoring the events that took place in X-Men Origins and will be a new backstory for his character.

While there hasn’t been any updates about the film (aside from the leaked test footage), it was reported that the film is still in development and Lauren Shuler Donner will return as the producer. Everything is still a blur and the leaked test footage might pose further delay on the film as well.

Just in case the video gets taken down by the studio, here are some of the screenshots from Deadpool’s leaked test footage:

It’s going to take a while for the film to come out but let’s face it, don’t you wish the film will be released next year, along with the rest of the Marvel superhero films?

UPDATE: 

Oh yes! The X-Men spin-off film “Deadpool” finally has its official release date! Unfortunately, it’s not going to be released next year.

20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios have announced that Tim Miller will be directing the film adaptation of Deadpool, which is set to be released on February 12, 2016. The cast for the film has not been announced yet but Ryan Reynolds is rumoured to take the lead role ever since the film footage was leaked.

Ryan Reynolds

In a recent interview with The Falls Review, Reynolds said it’s unfortunate that the footage was leaked but he happily added, “But who cares? The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually”.

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Awe-inspiring indeed! 2016 is going to be yet another year full of super hero films as Deadpool will go up against other super hero films including “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Captain America 3” and “Doctor Strange”.

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