In a rather remarkable bit of fan service after years of howling, we’re finally getting a proper Deadpool movie, which will star Ryan Reynolds in full, faithful costume and have a very appropriate R-rating. Filming is currently underway in Vancouver, with some very recent set photos recreating the famous leaked test footage which got this whole thing rolling.
Deadpool is the only other character from the X-Men movie universe to get his own solo movie (at least until Gambit comes along), and star Ryan Reynolds has not been shy about sharing, including a recent pic which appears to take a whack at Marvel Comics.
The main takeaway: someone has an attitude. To be fair, hanging out with Deadpool would probably give anyone the expression pasted on Negasonic’s face. The character – also known as Ellie Phimister – was created by X-Men writer Grant Morrison as a student of Emma Frost and eventually became a member of the Hellfire Club before apparently dying at least twice. In the comics the character has telepathic and precognitive powers, but with such an obscure comic book character, the film version is ripe for a looser adaptation.
What exactly is happening in this image? There’s not much to go on, but that is clearly an overturned car Deadpool and Negasonic are behind. Knowing Deadpool’s gift for causing absolute mayhem, this is quite likely some kind of large-scale action sequence. Could it be the aftermath of the test footage sequence that is seemingly being recreated for the theatrical film?
The movie’s official synopsis makes Deadpool sound like a fairly straightforward revenge flick (albeit with a red-and-black costumed psychopath who never shuts up) but if Deadpool is out for blood against those who experimented on him, he’ll probably need allies.
The awesomely named Negasonic Teenage Warhead looks like she has a massive chip on her shoulder, and thus might be a perfect sarcastic foil for the Merc with a Mouth. The character’s Cassandra-like ability to see portions of the future might also be a neat way to allow Deadpool to break the fourth wall, like his comic book counterpart.
Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller off a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano and TJ Miller.
Fantastic Four opens August 7th, 2015, Deadpool on February 12, 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016, Gambit on October 7 2016, Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3rd, 2017, Fantastic Four 2 on June 9th, 2017, and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13th, 2018.
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