- How a normal redditor becomes a conspiracy theorist 5 Years Ago
- ‘Bikram’ is not a great film, but it is a document of justice 5 Years Ago
- Congress is concerned Amazon isn’t safeguarding Ring videos 5 Years Ago
- Twitter urged to suspend Tory Party Twitter account after it ‘misled’ the public 5 Years Ago
- This former stripper has the best Humans of New York story of all time Today 4:47 PM
- How to watch tonight’s 2020 Democratic debate Today 4:21 PM
- ‘Dollface’ offers a narrow vision of womanhood Today 3:56 PM
- There’s a perfectly good reason why we can’t buy official Baby Yoda merch yet Today 3:00 PM
- Trump’s handwritten ‘I WANT NOTHING’ note gets memed Today 12:57 PM
- Facebook quietly launched a meme generator app called Whale Today 12:40 PM
- How to watch tonight’s fire Warriors vs. Mavericks matchup online Today 12:14 PM
- Android security flaw could have let hackers hijack your phone’s camera Today 12:10 PM
- How Julia Roberts playing Harriet Tubman became a meme Today 12:01 PM
- Woman banned from Instagram for sharing d*ck pic she didn’t ask for (updated) Today 11:55 AM
- People risking concussions for new TikTok challenge Today 11:14 AM
The Deadpool movie is actually happening
The Merc wilth a Mouth has finally snarked his way into theaters.
After a sneak reveal of test footage and a viral Twitter fan campaign earlier this summer, Fox, which owns the film rights to Deadpool, announced Thursday that the Merc with a Mouth would be coming to theaters in 2016.
The unpredictable, snark-loving anti-hero has become a cult phenomenon since he first appeared on the scene in 1991, largely due to his satirical role in the Marvel-verse and his increasing popularity as an eminently GIF-able cosplay character.
Earlier this summer, leaked test footage of a possible Deadpool film galvanized the fanbase. Directed by Tim Miller, the footage featured Ryan Reynolds, who previously portrayed the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Though Fox didn’t make it official, Miller and Reynolds will almost certainly be helming the project after the test footage drew raves from pretty much everyone ever.
The announcement came as part of a casual reshuffling of many of the films other titles, including pushing the adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns up to June 19, 2015, and moving Fantastic Four into an Aug. 9, 2015 slot. The film adaptation of hit gaming franchise Assassin’s Creed will be pushed back to 2016.
The chaotic state of Marvel’s film rights means that Deadpool won’t be hanging out with some of his more famous companions from the comics, including Spider-Man and Daredevil, which means sadly we won’t be getting the film equivalent of this:
GIF via honey-bugs/Tumblr
But he’ll almost certainly have a few laughs with long-time pal Cable, and perhaps even a few other members of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
While the movie is obviously very much in the development stages, the mere fact that it’s a Deadpool movie is enough to have most of us celebrating like a mercenary with a lifetime supply of chimichangas.
GIF via mercwiththetacos/Tumblr
Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.