Deadpool was kind enough to drop by on April Fools’ Day and bring down a severe beating on any talk of giving his upcoming movie a PG-13 rating. Meanwhile, actor Ryan Reynolds confirmed that the movie will have no connection to X-Men Origins: Wolverine and will feature a different version of the character.
The official synopsis for Deadpool describes it as an origin story, beginning with Wade Wilson in his former life as a Special Forces operative turned mercenary, before he was subjected to horrible experiments and gained a new alter-ego and a fabulous red and black suit. Based on that, we can expect to see Reynolds without Deadpool’s trademark mask for at least part of the movie.
Now the first set photos of Reynolds in the movie’s pre-Deadpool phase have emerged over at Just Jared, including photos of co-stars Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones), Gina Carano (Fast and Furious 6) and Morena Baccarin (Gotham). Skrein is playing a character called Ridge, Carano is playing Angel Dust, and Baccarin is playing shape-shifting mutant Copycat. Not much is known about Skrein’s character, but he kind of looks like a bad guy in these photos.
Reynolds is wearing a hood and the rest of his body is covered up, but it looks like he might have some prosthetics on his face, indicating that these scenes take place after Wade is experimented on and left with severe disfigurements. That would certainly explain why he looks so angry.
Reynolds has recently been seen sporting very close-cropped hair, which will probably make it easier to portray the bald/scarred version of Wade Wilson and reinforces his image as a toughened mercenary. At least it doesn’t look like he gets his mouth sealed up in this version of his origin story – after all, Deadpool’s mouth is his main weapon of choice.
As for what Reynolds will look like in costume, that was revealed last week in a very steamy pin-up photo of the antihero posing on a bearskin rug. Reynolds’ new version of the character has also been seen in action before, in a leaked excerpt of test footage that was probably a big factor in finally getting the movie green lit. Along with screenwriters Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick and director Tim Miller, Reynolds was rooting hard for get Deadpool made – and we hope their enthusiasm means it’s going to be worth the wait.
Deadpool arrives in theaters on February 12th, 2016.
Source: Just Jared