May 7, 2009 by Paul Curtin
With the recent box office success of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Twentieth Century Fox has started development on a Wolverine sequel and Deadpool spin-off. Ryan Reynolds is set to star in the spin-off after playing the role of Deadpool in Wolverine. Deadpool has been called the “Merc with a Mouth” who is a high-tech mercenary superhero known for his wisecracks aka the perfect role for Ryan Reynolds.
Deadpool becomes disfigured and mentally unstable after undergoing the Canadian government’s Weapon X program in order to cure his terminal cancer. Wolverine’s sequel is said to be set in Japan as hinted by one of the post-credits scenes featured after X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Both movies will be based on the secret post-credits scenes attached to different reels of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Click here for more details and spoilers regarding the extra scenes after the credits.