It’s been a whirlwind journey for fans of the Merc With The Mouth as they have been dying to see Deadpool on the big screen again after his brief appearance in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.
Fortunately for them, the cast members of 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” recently took to Twitter to confirm that the filming has just wrapped on the highly anticipated movie.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 29, 2015
— Andre Tricoteux (@andretricoteux) May 29, 2015
— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) May 28, 2015
The only reason why this movie is able to move forward is because of the test footage that was leaked online last year. The footage was created by Blur Studio back in 2011 when Tim Miller was developing the project. Though the video was quickly removed by the studio, it was still heavily circulated on the Internet.
Due to the great response from the fans, 20th Century Fox decided to go ahead with the movie, with Reynolds returning to star in the titular role.
Set to be a spin-off film for the “X-Men” film series, the film will be ignoring the events that took place in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. Directed by Tim Miller, it will be based on a script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
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.
Slated for release on 12th Feb 2016, “Deadpool” stars “Gotham” star Morena Baccarin as Vanessa a.k.a Copycat, “Fast & Furious 6” star Gina Carano as Angel Dust, TJ Miller as Deadpool’s sidekick Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, “Game of Thrones” star Ed Skrein as Ajax.