In just less than a year, the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” star will appear onscreen as the titular character of “Deadpool”. After over 8 years in development, the production recently began shooting the film in Vancouver. Prior to the release of the film, Reynolds gave us a first look at his Deadpool costume with the tweet below:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015
This is the first official photo of the movie as he tweeted the photo with the caption, “With great power, comes great irresponsibility #deadpool #officialsuit @deadpoolmovie.”
The official synopsis is as follows:
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
As he was lounging across a bearskin rug in the photo, he jokingly tweeted, “No bears were harmed in the making of this photo. Though many bears likely turned on.”. He then posted the original photo of Burt Reynolds (ironically) lounged across a bearskin rug that served as the inspiration for his “Deadpool” photoshoot.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
The film is being fast-tracked by Fox after the test footage leaked online in August 2014. Reynolds confirmed hat he will be reprising his role as “merc with a mouth”. It was recently announced that “Gotham” star Morena Baccarin will portray Vanessa, which most likely refers to Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle aka the shapeshifting mutant known as Copycat.
As previously reported, American actor T.J. Miller, who recently lent his voice work to Disney’s “Big Hero 6“, is set to bring comedy relief to the movie through an undisclosed role. He then confirmed on Twitter that he will be playing Weasel, a friend, sidekick and arms dealer of Deadpool. “Fast & Furious 6” star Gina Carano will portray Angel Dust, a mutant refugee who was part of the underground mutant group known as The Morlocks while “Game of Thrones” star Ed Skrein will star in the film as Ajax.
Colossus who appeared in the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: The Last Stand”, is expected to make an appearance too. The Russian mutant, born Piotr Rasputin, is rumoured to have multiple scenes as he plays a crucial part in the “Deadpool” story. However, Daniel Cudmore confirmed on Twitter that he won’t be able to reprise his role as Colossus will be recast in the “Deadpool” movie.
“Deadpool” is slated for release on 12th Feb 2016. Tim Miller will be directing the movie from a script by “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
(Source: Screen Crush)