Deadpool spin-off gets official

Ryan Reynolds will return

Looks like Wolverine won’t be the only character getting some follow-up action after X-Men Origins’ successful first weekend – after plenty of rumours, fellow mutant Deadpool looks to be starring in his own film.

The character, brought to life in Wolverine by Ryan Reynolds, has for some time been rumoured as one of the prime candidates for a spin-off, according to MTV.

It’s also lucky that Fox has been aiming to get the wisecracking, sword-wielding mutant on screen for years now, so this sounds like it’ll gear up quickly.

Before we discuss anything else, be warned that spoilers follow for Wolverine…

Deadpool in the film, of course, was very different from the comics – his mouth is sewn shut and he’s mutilated almost beyond recognition as he tracks down and nearly kills Wolvie and Sabretooth.

It’s a certainty that the studio will find some way to get him back in shape – and has even gone so far as to make Deadpool, who seemingly dies in the final confrontation – come back to life in one of the post-credits sequences.

Let’s hope the Deadpool film is more consistently entertaining than the patchy Wolverine…

[Source: MTV]

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    • Bojangles17

      May 6th 2009, 7:14

      God, yes. Ryan Reynolds was so severely underused in Wolverine that I'm hyped for this. I would be especially delighted if they took this to Rated 18/Rated R territory to really show the brutality of the character =D

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    • sapperwilde8976

      May 6th 2009, 9:23

      I totaly agree with Bojangles on this one. when i left the cineama all i was talking about was how cool ryan reynolds wade wilson was. im glad we will see more of deadpool.

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    • NachoMan316

      May 6th 2009, 12:56

      Ryan Reynolds sucked Wolverine sucked drop the idea.....end off.

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    • MadMogwai

      May 6th 2009, 13:06

      Sorry Nachoman, but you're SUPERWRONG!!! Deadpool was the coolest thing about the movie. I for one am so glad that they're gonna make a spin off!!!

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    • harley1903

      May 6th 2009, 13:45

      I like the idea of a deadpool spin off but I wouldnt of used Ryan Reynolds he was bad enough enough in blade trinity

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    • bigtom302

      May 6th 2009, 14:11

      As a comic book fan im really looking forward to a deadpool spin off, however im not sure its going to make as much money as the other super hero movies, purely because its such a fan based story line. Will be pretty cool though

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    • Benmorse

      May 6th 2009, 17:30

      OK, a couple of things: 1. Ryan Reynolds finally made a good call - dropping The Flash (stuck in development) for a smaller part in Wolverine. I wouldn't be surprised if he signed up for a spinoff then and there - it would have sweetened the deal, and seemed innevitable given the character's breakout potential. 2. Ryan Reynolds makes terrible career choices. For such a likeable guy, he has made some aweful movies. The Deadpool character of the comics is a great fit for his personality, and done well, could be a PG-13, with comic book style violence, and lots of being self-aware / breaking the fourth wall. No need for an R / 18 cert. You lose a lot of potential audience. Speaking of which... 3. Wolverine proved the success to super hero cross overs doesn't just rely on dead heart throbs - strip a guy to the waist needlessly, throw it in the trailer and the girls will happily sit through it as a date movie. Again, Reynolds is more than capable of this. 4. Ryan Reynolds has made some REALLY terrible movies. I know that was point 2, but it bears repeating. Apart from The Nines, but no-one saw that.

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    • yosarian25

      May 7th 2009, 4:01

      I really like ryan reynolds and was particularly looking forward to seeing him in this movie as I felt he was a good fit for the character but he was the worst thing in the movie, not himself but the lines they gave him. The script left him down. They tried too hard to make him funny and it just didn't work. He needed more screen time and character establishment or at least better situation set up in which to be funny. It really made ryan reynolds look like a s**t, his delivery annoyed me and if this were the first thing I saw him in I would avoid anything he starred in as opposed to actively seek it out.

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    • Mattsimus

      May 20th 2009, 22:46

      Not only do i think that Wolverine was worth a watch, i was equally impressed with the casting, liev Shriber, ryan reynolds etc... now lets put this to rest.............., not only were "they" talking about a deadpool movie before the release of wolvy, but given the increased, raised, heightened, justified likeability of ryan reynolds as deadpool, its gonna go ahead. Now that kind of popularity dosent come from being terrible regardless of how bad his movie choices are! this was his break and i found my self wanting more of deadpool than anyone else....however is too much of a good thing, bad? of course it is, so hopefull they'll tread carefully and produce some quality not just a large quick fix at the box office! Future origins we salute you!

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