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By Sarah Jayne Alexander

The long awaited ‘Deadpool’ adaptation which has been under deliberation for some time has today made a significant advancement in confirming who will don the famous red and black suit. Following a random tweet today posted by the characters original on-screen actor-Ryan Reynolds it appears that he will be reprising his role for the full length solo feature adaptation set for release in 2016. For those who may not know, the Green Lantern actor has already portrayed the Marvel character of Wade Wilson-a super-powered antihero mercenary a few years back as a cameo in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film opposite Hugh Jackman but was met with negative response from fans who claimed the Deadpool presented to them only bore a “vague resemblance to the comic book character.

The Tweet was posted yesterday evening via his verified account with a picture of Deadpool made up from what appears to be bullet casings along with the cryptic message “Uh…it’s Chimichanga Time” sending fans into a frenzyand leading to the conclusion this was the official announcement of his casting. See below:

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It’s unclear –at present-to what extent the new Deadpool movie has anything to do with X-Men Origins: Wolverine—especially since last summer’s Days of Future Past appeared to erase Origins completely but it is no coincidence that the Deadpool film is scheduled for release a mere 4 months before the final instalment of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Another possible crossover? We aren’t sure but what we do know is that the 2016 film is supposedly going to stick to the original comics which were created by by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza in 1991 for Marvel. Wade Wilson is a smart-mouthed mercenary with terminal cancer who undergoes military experiments in an attempt to replicate Wolverine’s mutant healing factor. His ability to heal quickly has a price and leaves him terribly disfigured and mentally unstable. Deadpool is famous for weilding katanas and possessing superhuman speed, skill and agility making him the perfect weapon for Stryker-the General responsible for creating Wolverine.

Artist(Scott Pilgrim vs The World) Tim Miller is set to make his directorial debut and the screenplay is being co-written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ( Zombieland). The film will be executively produced by Stan Lee, produced by Lauren Schuler Donner ( X-Men-multiple) and distributed by Fox studios.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated as and when information is available.

Deadpool’ is scheduled for release via 20th Century Fox on February 12th 2016


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