'Deadpool' Confirmed to Spin-Off from 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

Ryan Reynolds will get another chance to play the Merc With a Mouth in Fox's mutant hero franchise.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Mutants seem to be unstoppable with the news from earlier today that there would be a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine - which is now joined by the news that there will in fact be a solo film for Ryan Reynolds in the role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool. The news came from a source in Fox studios to MTV, and confirms that Deadpool will get a solo film, also produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel.

The Deadpool movie will be an exploration of the character's background, and how he goes from being a part of the Weapon X project seen in Wolverine to becoming the mask-wearing Merc with the Mouth known to be a fan-favorite with readers of the X-Men comics.

Fox is reportedly looking for a writer and director for the film at the present, but Reynolds is expected to return to the role. This should come as no surprise to fans who had been clamoring to see Reynolds play the character for years, nor should it come as surprise to the long list of influential people who have spoken in favor of Reynolds for the role, including Reynolds himself, Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld and Fox Chairman Tom Rothman.

Deadpool is known as "the merc with a mouth," a character that under Reynolds lived up to his billing in Wolverine until the end, when the movie deviated from the comic book persona, imbuing him with several superpowers and sewing his mouth shut.

It is understood that Reynolds would regain the ability to mouth off, with the movie going back to the roots of the character known for his slapstick tone and propensity to break the fourth wall. The character also was disfigured in Wolverine though it's unclear at this time how much the studio would want to mess with Reynolds' handsome mug.

Whether the Deadpool film will follow in the footsteps of the hidden ending for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, or if it will go off in a different direction, it is currently too early to say. But you can expect SuperheroFlix and MovieWeb to keep our ears to the ground to bring you the latest news about Deadpool as it becomes available.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released May 1st, 2009 and stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Will i Am, Lynn Collins, Kevin Durand, Dominic Monaghan, Taylor Kitsch. The film is directed by Gavin Hood.

Deadpool comes to theaters February 12th, 2016 and stars Ryan Reynolds.



Sources: MTV's Splashpage

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  1. redace

    Deadpool is awesome and Ryan fit the part pretty good i hated they killed him off in wolverine which is one of the reasons I hated the film but if they do yes what you all hate to hear but a reboot but with the same actor just a different story it could be a really good movie

    5 years agoby @redaceFlag

  2. nathan_lease

    You're a f*cking Geek! You must play World of Warcraft a lot?

    5 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  3. Writer220

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    You haven't faced us good people, I'm in you're dreams, I'm the very essence of your very fiber. I am the stuff of your nightmares, Fear me for my true name would burn your soul and beyond. I'll send you to Reann, where you will plead to be released by my demon friend. Whisper into his ear, Torc would laugh at you as he tortures you. There is no mercy, the devil avoids going there since it's beyond his control.
    Now Fear me forever, every thought you have, every time you're in the wash room or when you lie in bed my true name will burn into you.
    For I am Graven Leech. I am Immortal, I am the things of nightmares. HAHAHA

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  4. nathan_lease

    Wow Corky! Yeah right you were the bully. Who'd be scared of your stupid ass? I'd like to see you try to shut me up? P*ssy! Your grammar is so f*cked up. You're a f*cking moron! F*ck you! F*ck your family and the dead ones. I hope you all burn in hell! F*ck your Canadian ass! You're a disgrace to Canada. How about you stop repeating what I've already said and come up with your own sh*t to say dumbass! I'll really get off the site because you said so. Whatever, you f*cking retarded ass loser! And no I haven't seen your baseball bitch!

    5 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  5. Writer220

    I'm calling a truce

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  6. Writer220

    Not so I was the bully ass wipe. Go f*ck your self and go f*ck your daddy, big know it all Dick head. What are you, a little kid in a small pond, c*nt sucker. Your nothing but a monkey lover douche bag that knows not when to shut up.
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    Nuth said.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  7. nathan_lease

    If you don't want to hear it then don't read it bitch! I bet you were club8. I bet you were a f*cking loser who got picked on all the time. I swear you act like a little kid. We used to say that sh*t in grade school. How f*cking old are your? . Well I bet you have a few pet names yourself. Judging by your pic you look like a real winner. OMG! You look like f*cking Corky, but with facial hair. LMFAO!!! Here's the last insult I'll say to you. Die slow and painful *sshole!

    5 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  8. Writer220

    I meant the site and the film fans that don't want to hear you.
    I was one of the cool kids in High School and I'm a mean bitch, so far this is my good side. It's best not to upset me because I'm like wolverine on a bad day. Throw as many insults at me if you like,it's just I'm rubber and you're clue anything you say sticks to you.
    By the way, pet names are usually attached to people who are just as stupid as you. If you can't stand the film fans here, then go to another site. This is the last time I'm speaking to you, get a brain and use it for once. Insults don't get friends. I learned that a long time ago, just comment on the film postings jerk.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  9. jayjordan1

    idk about this movie i don't know is deadpool really that big of name to bring money into the box office idk right now

    5 years agoby @jayjordan1Flag

  10. nathan_lease

    What do you mean by us? Do you have multiple personalities or something? You f*cking weirdo! "You're not a nice man." What are we five? Your a f*cking baby back bitch!

    5 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  11. Writer220

    Have you read the other post I left on the Green Lantern subject. Or on The Wolverine area as well.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  12. Writer220

    Your profile fits and I'm right, you're House all right but a mean one. Do us a favor take that bottle and your gun and throw them away. Let us adults handle these things, you might hurt your self.
    You're not a nice man, did you drink too much? Rubbed off a little hard? if you don't have anything nice to say then leave us alone.
    By the way, thanks for the tip. I meant probably.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  13. nathan_lease

    Too bad I don't have any pets, but I'll make you my bitch. That's a good comeback. How long did it take for you to come up with that one? Who said I was talking about Canadian actors? I would properly or did you mean probably? In any case, what would I probably enjoy? I know, you drinking a bottle of cyanide.

    5 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  14. Writer220

    I can't believe you're calling me your pet names.
    Did your mom drop you when you were a baby?
    In that case who were you talking to and why the hate, do you realize that a number of actors are Canadian. I'm sure you like some of them.
    You would properly enjoy that action way too much.
    Tell me which Canadian actors you don't like, unless you don't know any of them.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  15. nathan_lease

    Oh I'm so scared club8. I wasn't even talking to your dumbass you f*cking little Canadian bitch! I wasn't even talking about this film jackass. How about you kiss my ass! I could care less if you like me or my attitude. I'll kick your Canadian ass! I'm gonna tell on you. You sound like a five year old. F*cking baby! How about you do us a favor and go shoot yourself. You won't be missed.

    5 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  16. Writer220

    nathon lease who the hell are you talking to. Just because guys watch this film or any film that has men in it does not mean they are gay.
    Is there something you're trying telling us?
    Do all these men that have seen this film make them gay, actually it doesn't. Do us a favor and leave, I can't stand people like you nor your attitude. Hound me once more, I'll contact the owner of this site and report you.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  17. ThisGuy

    This will prolly not do well at all...but i will see it because Deadpool was the sh*t in Wolverine (which really sucked)...hopefully Ryan Reynolds will keep playing him....he is perfect for the role!

    5 years agoby @thisguyFlag

  18. nathan_lease

    You would like a guy that's gay playing him? Now I know you're a f*ggot.

    5 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  19. Shelley

    Since he is a mix of a whole bunch of mutants he obviously has some sort of regenerative ability.

    5 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  20. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Well it like this.

    He pulls out his black berry and calls Wolverine via Bluetooth, and like homey lets go to Japan.

    5 years agoby @chronicFlag

  21. Darkness300

    some one explain this for me! he got his f*cking head cut OFF???!!!!! yeah he did i saw it!! So WTF??

    5 years agoby @darkness300Flag

  22. CBF

    Check it out, here is the url for the X-Men: The Last Stand (2-Disc) Steelbook (EzyDVD Exclusive):

    http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/788067

    It's awesome. And the cover totally meshes with the X2 Steelbook cover.

    5 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  23. CBF

    The 6-Disc box set collection is Region 2, hence amazon.co.uk...
    No problem there, but I already have X-Men 1.5 and the 2-disc Steelbook of X2: X-Men United, which I'd like to keep the Steelbook, but I may try to find X-1.5 in the Best Buy Steelbook to replace my current copy. My problem is trying to locate the EzyDVD Australian (Region 4) 2-Disc Steelbook of X3: The Last Stand, with Brett Ratner's Production Diary, etc., on Disc 2. I found a dude selling it, as it is no longer in stock on EzyDVD.com.au, but PayPal won't accept my Pre-Paid VISA card as payment. I thought about the R2 X3 DVD, but I'm sorta shootin' for this Steelbook copy, the only one in the world.

    5 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  24. Chad Vital

    I liked X3. Magneto was bad ass in it.

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  25. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Here is the url, for the 6 disc X-men trilogy box set on Amazon.co.uk

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/X-Men-1-3-Box-Set-Disc/dp/B000EOTDT6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1241808787&sr=8-2

    5 years agoby @chronicFlag

  26. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    My best option to you would be to get the box set with wolverine's claws going through it.
    It's a 6 disc box set, featuring all the films in double disc format.

    5 years agoby @chronicFlag

  27. CBF

    I'm completely serious. The Region 1 X3 DVD is a 1-disc ONLY. We have no option. Although I just heard that they are releasing the 2-disc version over here, ON BLU-RAY ONLY!! So that sucks. I either have to order a Region 2 version of X3 from the UK or R4 from Australia in the exclusive tin case. The US got screwed with that DVD. I was really looking forward to the extra featurettes chronicling the production and adapting the Phoenix story arc, but it's only on that 2-disc that the US/Canada never got. You must live outside Region 1.

    5 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  28. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Are you serious lol?

    All fox dvd's over here are in either 2 disc or 1 disc formats.
    My X3 is 2 discs it came with a comic as well

    5 years agoby @chronicFlag

  29. CBF

    It goes to show you how unknowledgeable FOX is and how the only thing they are concerned with is profit. They can't even release a 2-disc version DVD here in the US. No matter how large the demand. Case in point: X3: The Last Stand, along with a SH*TLOAD of others.

    5 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  30. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    No probs.
    I concur with you Shelley.

    I would love to see a Gambit spin-off and Deadpool as well, but with Fox at the helm of DP, it will suck big time.
    I can see a Wade Wilson film, yes most definately, because it was before he was Weapon XI, but not a DP film, not after the way he was demolished in XMO:W.

    Deadpool needs one person at its helm at that is David Goyer writing the script.
    His script extract was spectacular that was posted on Latino Review in 2005, he worked on it from 1999 to 2008, but cancelled the film after he found out what happened to DP in XMO:W.
    He f*cking set the f*cking script alight and and apparently sent the charred remains of the script to Fox in a letter, after the leak hit the net.
    I don't blame him though 10yrs of work down the drain, and those first 15 pages were amazing...Deadpool & Cable in the first 15mins....Words can't express how amazing the rest of the script must have been if the first 15 pages were pure gold.

    It slated to have Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool & Gerald Butler as Cable.

    5 years agoby @chronicFlag