August 5, 2015 by Paul Curtin
After completely botching the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and leaving fans hanging with a stinger shown after the credits, 20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up once again to give Deadpool another shot.
This time, however, the Merc with a Mouth won’t have said mouth sewn shut and will be the star of his own R-rated film. In fact, the new Deadpool will be a reset made possible by X-Men: Days of Future Past and is even using hilarious fourth-wall-breaking witty remarks by the merc to acknowledge Reynold’s history of failed antihero and superhero roles.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool is set for release on February 12, 2016, and also stars Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand.