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It's Official: Deadpool in Development

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 6, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 6, 2009 |

Good Wednesday morning, folks. A much better one now, in fact, having learned that Fox studio has, indeed, done the inevitable after Wolverine’s massive opening weekend. The Deadpool spin-off is going into development. Ryan Reynolds is attached and, from what I understand, they’ll even take the stitches off his mouth and let the man speak again. Marvel Studios will act as a producer.

Finally, folks. Ryan Reynolds is finally going to get a project in which he can basically reprise his best role to date, the mouthy, sarcastic Nightstalker, Hannibal King, in Blade Trinity. I am not a comic book guy, but from what little screen time Reynolds had in Wolverine and from everything I’ve ever heard about the Deadpool character, Reynolds is perfect (except for the fact that the comic-book version wears a mask; RR undoubtedly will not).

My guess is that you can also expect both his arch-nemesis, Cable and his villainous girlfriend, Domino, in the spin-off — hopefully, the writers won’t try to stuff in any more characters than that.

I cannot fucking believe I’m excited about an X-Men movie.

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