Deadpool Movie Confirmed with Release DateSeptember 18, 2014
Looks like that test footage did the trick.
Twentieth Century Fox has given the green light to Deadpool, an X-Men spin-off movie featuring the fan-favorite mutant mercenary.
The project had sat for years in development hell with Ryan Reynolds set to reprise (and redeem) his role from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it wasn’t until the year-old test footage leaked online to a rave fan response that Deadpool saw new life.
While that test footage is no longer officially available online, the clip tapped into the mix of action and meta humor that has made Deadpool a beloved character and a staple of any cosplayer gathering. The new information was also confirmed by Rob Liefeld, creator of Deadpool, on Twitter:
Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller are attached, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, no deals are in place.
Deadpool is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2016.
In related Fox release date news, it appears that the Assassin’s Creed adaptation won’t be ready in time for 2015, and the studio has moved it from its August 7 release date in the States to an unspecified 2016 spot. The Fantastic Four is moving to take its place (no word yet on how that might affect the UK release, which was set for next June) and has also slotted in John Green novel adaptation Paper Towns for June 19, 2015.