The Merc with a Mouth officially has a face behind it.
Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and reprised his role for the Deadpool test footage that leaked over the summer, is stepping back into Deadpool’s suit for the movie fans have been clamoring for for years.
He confirmed the news with a tweet that Wade Wilson would be proud of: With plenty of bullets.
Uh… It's Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014
Deadpool writer and producer Rhett Reese also took to Twitter to confirm the news, if Reynolds’ proclamation of “Chimichanga Time” wasn’t clear enough for fans.
Tell your friends! @VancityReynolds is officially Deadpool (and you don't need anyone to tell you, follow him while you're at it…)— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) December 4, 2014
According to Deadline, production for Deadpool begins in March 2015 for a 2016 release.
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