December 4, 2014
Ryan Reynolds Indeed Returning To X-MEN Universe For Tim Miller's DEADPOOL And Shoots In March
Deadline reports that Ryan Reynolds is closing a deal to reprise the role of Wade Wilson better known as Deadpool in his own movie. The development on the project has been in the works since the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009, but only just got the greenlight in September after extensive rewrites to the script. Blur Studio's Tim Miller (Thor: The Dark World) is still directing the film with a script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernik (Zombieland). Production is said to begin in March, while the rest of the cast hasn't been announced or rumored.
I assume we'll hear official news coming very soon. Fox is also casting lead roles for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, so it's getting busy at those casting offices. I'll be interesting to see if people linked to Apocalypse roles will also read for Deadpool as well.