Fox is Officially Developing a Deadpool Spin-Off Movie

Coming hot on the heels of news from earlier in the day that Fox and Hugh Jackman were already looking at a sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” that would take the hairy mutant to Japan, comes the even hotter news hat Fox is officially developing a “Deadpool” movie starring Ryan Reynolds as the mouthy merc. And it appears they’re going to do what they should have done with Deadpool’s appearance in “Wolverine”, namely keeping the mouthy merc, well, mouthy instead of sewing it shut. Really, WTF was that about again?

According to THR, Reynolds is still attached to play Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool), in a movie simply called “Deadpool”. The film would be a prequel of sorts, and explore Deadpool’s roots. “X-Men Origins: Deadpool”-ish in narrative, if you will.

The other good news is that Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios will produce the film. Not so much Donner, but Marvel Studios getting some kind of control over Deadpool should ensure a more faithful version of the comic book mercenary than his appearance in “Wolverine.” In fact, can we just pretend Deadpool was never in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, and just go back to the basics? Pretty please?

Those who saw “Wolverine” might have caught this easter egg ending with Deadpool, but in case you got the Logan in a bar one, here it is. It’s dark as hell, but someone was nice enough to close-caption it for ya.

Below: “Now where’d I put that mask…”



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  • chris

    i’ll be there to see the deadpool,and wolverine sequel,but what i really want to see is beak,glob herman,chamber,sinister,and apocalypse.so i say lets see a special class in x-men first class the movie,magneto,generation-x,gambit origins,and district-x these would be the best films to make.so please make these happen,lauren shuller donner if your listening??????

  • chris

    i’ll be there to see the deadpool,and wolverine sequel,but what i really want to see is beak,glob herman,chamber,sinister,and apocalypse.so i say lets see a special class in x-men first class the movie,magneto,generation-x,gambit origins,and district-x these would be the best films to make.so please make these happen,lauren shuller donner if your listening??????

  • DeadpoolDigger

    Good lord, they better do it right this time! I also hope that they listen to Reynolds on this one, as he has read the comics and wants to stay true to them. I’d love that. Also, despite what other people say, I thought Reynolds was perfect for the part of Deadpool (or “Wade Wilson”. Seriously, WTF?!). I almost cried in the middle of X-Men when I found out he wouldn’t get more than 10 FREAKING MINUTES of screen time. But seriously, don’t fuck this one up. Or I’ll find you.

    • Gemini

      Lmao! i aggree whole heartedly, but he got his name after weapon x, cuz he tried doing the right thing, got tossed into a prison lab, and then got bets placed on him in a “deadpool” as to how long he would live when he was getting experimented on by Dr. Kilbrew or whatever his name is, and then he escaped and took the name Deadpool.

  • DeadpoolDigger

    Good lord, they better do it right this time! I also hope that they listen to Reynolds on this one, as he has read the comics and wants to stay true to them. I’d love that. Also, despite what other people say, I thought Reynolds was perfect for the part of Deadpool (or “Wade Wilson”. Seriously, WTF?!). I almost cried in the middle of X-Men when I found out he wouldn’t get more than 10 FREAKING MINUTES of screen time. But seriously, don’t fuck this one up. Or I’ll find you.

    • Gemini

      Lmao! i aggree whole heartedly, but he got his name after weapon x, cuz he tried doing the right thing, got tossed into a prison lab, and then got bets placed on him in a “deadpool” as to how long he would live when he was getting experimented on by Dr. Kilbrew or whatever his name is, and then he escaped and took the name Deadpool.

  • chris

    If the character from the comic book is so good that they want to make a movie then why go out of their way to re-wright everything? Deadpool has a good look. It’s easy to adapt just tone down the red, add a bit more black (i.e. Ultimate DP) lots of guns, two swords and let him talk!!! Think R-rated Spiderman with NO LOVE STORY! +Cable has the “bad guy” Bet you didn’t think of that!

  • chris

    If the character from the comic book is so good that they want to make a movie then why go out of their way to re-wright everything? Deadpool has a good look. It’s easy to adapt just tone down the red, add a bit more black (i.e. Ultimate DP) lots of guns, two swords and let him talk!!! Think R-rated Spiderman with NO LOVE STORY! +Cable has the “bad guy” Bet you didn’t think of that!

  • Kirb

    Ok they got Wolverine movie and 2&3 coming, and Deadpool movie, a Magneto movie and a x-men first class movie coming…Ok but what about a NIGHTCRAWLER orgins movie?

    I read that Anna Paquin wants to return as Rogue but how can they have her back in the any movie?????????? She’s got no more powers!!!!! They can’t do her Origans they did that briefly in the first x-men movie….

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      As loved as Nightcrawler is, an origin flick would be pretty boring if tied to X2 at all. Until he was fund and saved by the X-men his life was pretty simple, except for being kidnapped by Stryker. The Incredible Nightcrawler was just a circus performer, and though I’m sure he had his share of anti-mutant experiences, nothing was on a level big enough to warrant a film.

  • Kirb

    Ok they got Wolverine movie and 2&3 coming, and Deadpool movie, a Magneto movie and a x-men first class movie coming…Ok but what about a NIGHTCRAWLER orgins movie?

    I read that Anna Paquin wants to return as Rogue but how can they have her back in the any movie?????????? She’s got no more powers!!!!! They can’t do her Origans they did that briefly in the first x-men movie….

    • Dedpool3678

      As loved as Nightcrawler is, an origin flick would be pretty boring if tied to X2 at all. Until he was fund and saved by the X-men his life was pretty simple, except for being kidnapped by Stryker. The Incredible Nightcrawler was just a circus performer, and though I’m sure he had his share of anti-mutant experiences, nothing was on a level big enough to warrant a film.

  • Gemini

    THE ENTIRE MOVIE SHOULD BE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE COMICS!!PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THE COSTUME, THE DEFORMITY, EVEN THE WHOLE BREAKING THE 4TH WALL. EVERYTHING SHOULD BE THE SAME!!! THERES TOO MANY COMIC BOOK MOVIES THESE DAYS THAT DONT FOLLOW THE COMICS, AND IT JUST MAKES NO SENCE TO ME WHY THEY DO THAT. SO IT WOULD BE REALLY COOL AND SOMETHING NEW TO TRY FOR ALL THE COMIC BOOK MOVIES!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Becasue they’re adaptations. if you look at the track record of comic films that followed storylines too closely, they haven’t done as well as the ones where they took the character and created a movie version of that world with some changes. Licensed properties like “X-men,” “Spiderman,” “Iron Man,” and Batman Begins and Dark Knight” have taken inspiration from the comics but haven’t done exact storylines. It allows a creative freedom for the writers and still lets us have our fun with the characters. If you want the comics, read the comics. Different mediums allow for different strengths. “Watchmen,” was said to follow the source material too closely (I loved it though), and “V for Vendetta,” (liked that alot too) was good but fans were upset it didn’t follow the books exactly. It’s a very slippery slope when adapting not only established characters but established and loved storylines. “sin City” and “300″ are the two shinning examples. That being said, what Fox did with the Wade Wilson character was inexcusable. That is a clear example of what you’re talking about, but otherwise for the most part, alot of movies have gotten their characters right. Batman, Spiderman, Wolverine, Iron Man, even The Hulk (Incredible version LOL), and Blade pretty much came out on screen as they were portrayed in comics.

  • Gemini

    THE ENTIRE MOVIE SHOULD BE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE COMICS!!PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THE COSTUME, THE DEFORMITY, EVEN THE WHOLE BREAKING THE 4TH WALL. EVERYTHING SHOULD BE THE SAME!!! THERES TOO MANY COMIC BOOK MOVIES THESE DAYS THAT DONT FOLLOW THE COMICS, AND IT JUST MAKES NO SENCE TO ME WHY THEY DO THAT. SO IT WOULD BE REALLY COOL AND SOMETHING NEW TO TRY FOR ALL THE COMIC BOOK MOVIES!

    • Dedpool

      Becasue they’re adaptations. if you look at the track record of comic films that followed storylines too closely, they haven’t done as well as the ones where they took the character and created a movie version of that world with some changes. Licensed properties like “X-men,” “Spiderman,” “Iron Man,” and Batman Begins and Dark Knight” have taken inspiration from the comics but haven’t done exact storylines. It allows a creative freedom for the writers and still lets us have our fun with the characters. If you want the comics, read the comics. Different mediums allow for different strengths. “Watchmen,” was said to follow the source material too closely (I loved it though), and “V for Vendetta,” (liked that alot too) was good but fans were upset it didn’t follow the books exactly. It’s a very slippery slope when adapting not only established characters but established and loved storylines. “sin City” and “300″ are the two shinning examples. That being said, what Fox did with the Wade Wilson character was inexcusable. That is a clear example of what you’re talking about, but otherwise for the most part, alot of movies have gotten their characters right. Batman, Spiderman, Wolverine, Iron Man, even The Hulk (Incredible version LOL), and Blade pretty much came out on screen as they were portrayed in comics.