Last Thursday, geeks everywhere rejoiced. Marvel and Fox announced that a Deadpool film would hit theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.
For those unfamiliar with the red-clad mercenary, Deadpool is a fast-talking superhuman with a smart mouth and a tendency to break the fourth wall from time to time, addressing readers (and soon movie-goers) directly. His powers include incredible strength and an accelerated ability to heal. His unique brand of humor and his psychotic nature have made him one of Marvel’s most-loved characters.
His film debut was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, much to the dismay of his fans. Portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, the Deadpool character that was written for the 2009 movie was a far cry from the Deadpool fans knew and loved from the comics.
Luckily, that wasn’t the end of Deadpool’s film career. This summer, the following footage started floating around the Internet.
It was an animated version of the character, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, and it was true to form. This was the Deadpool people wanted to see on the big screen. It seems as though Marvel listened to its fans.
Those same fans now remain wary of what the filmmakers have planned for the movie. Already, rumors are circulating that the film may receive a PG-13 rating, despite speculation that an R rating would best suit the character’s crude humor and incredibly violent blood-and-guts style of combat.
So what do you predict? Will an official Deadpool movie live up to the hype or flop at the box office? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!
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