The road to Deadpool has been long and harrowed, filled with the types of bumps in the road that not even the Merc with a Mouth could solve, but his very own movie is set for release next year and will begin production very soon. Speaking with Short List, Reynolds was asked if he felt relieved that the film was finally coming out.
“I’m incredibly happy about it – we’ve got a director that understands that world, and writers with a slavish devotion to the canon of that character. That’s the most important aspect: it’s made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that’s the hope.”
Reynolds also provided a tease on his Twitter account for a heavily-armed photoshoot as the title character.
Curiously, the best thing about a #Deadpool photoshoot, is singing Dolly Parton songs full blast while heavily, HEAVILY armed. Unexpected.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 14, 2015
Reynolds leads a cast that includes T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, and Morena Baccarin. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, though Daniel Cudmore has confirmed he will not appear as the character.
Tim Miller is set to direct the movie from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is currently scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.