Official 'Deadpool' Synopsis Hints At Larger 'X-Men' Connections

Production on a brand new potential franchise within the X-Men movie universe, the first non-Wolverine one, is underway in Vancouver. It's called Deadpool and it's something comic book movie fans should be keeping an eye on because of what it represents for the studio, Twentieth Century Fox.

More than any other X-Men movie to date, Deadpool is a passion project for everyone involved. In fact, that's the main reason it exists. The outspoken fandom for the Marvel Comics antihero convinced the studio to finally greenlight the long-gestating project and to squeeze it in before their next core franchise installment in next summer's X-Men: Apocalypse.

According to Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, it was also the desire of star Ryan Reynolds to make this movie that helped make it happen too and he frequently thanks fans and the response to director Tim Miller's conceptual test footage for making it a reality. With shooting about to begin and an exciting cast of likable co-stars in place, Reynolds locked comic book fans in for the ride yesterday by sharing the first official photo of him in the Deadpool costume. And of course, it was a perfect live-action recreation of the comic book design, red and black all over, mask included. And how fitting is this Burt Reynolds pose?

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