Ryan Reynolds Will Officially Play 'Deadpool' in X-MEN Spinoff
Ryan Reynolds will officially star in Fox's upcoming DEADPOOL solo film, he announced on Twitter today, per Variety. The actor, who played the character in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, posted the photo to the left, along with the caption: "Uh... It's Chimichanga Time."
DEADPOOL will hit theaters on Feb. 12, 2016. Reynolds previously played the character in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE.
The project was greenlit earlier this year, just a few weeks after test footage of the originally planned film leaked, also featuring Reynolds as the reckless mercenary. The actor recently said in an interview: "The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, 'Oh, so we weren't crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.' It's interesting to see the power of the Internet."
Reynolds is known for playing Michael Bergen on theABCsitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998-2001), Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside (1991-1993), as well as Marvel Comicscharacters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004) and Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
He has starred in films such as Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Finder's Fee, Just Friends, Definitely, Maybe, The Proposal, The Amityville Horror, The Change-Up, Smokin' Aces, Adventureland, Buried, and Safe House.
He also portrayed the DC Comics superhero Hal Jordan / Green Lantern in Green Lantern (2011) and made cameos in two well known films: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Ted. In 2013, he starred in the lead voice role as the title character in Turbo, which was a box office success.