Ryan Reynold, regrettably with shirt on.
In a surprise to no one, Variety confirms that Deadpool, the character played by Ryan Reynolds in a brief cameo in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” will get his own movie.
I’m not an X-Men X-pert, but Variety says that Deadpool is actually in one comic as a mix between a “Shar Pei and Ryan Reynolds.” So I guess this means Deadpool should have a wrinkly face and rock hard abs? Hmm.
For those of you not in the know (like me), Deadpool is “Wade Wilson, a mercenary who, dying of cancer, submits himself to the Weapon X genetic alteration experiment and emerges as an indestructible semi-sane anti-hero.” Everyone always loves an anti-hero.
Other X-Men Wolverine-success fallout includes a “Wolverine” sequel that will feature a samurai storyline that was setup at the end of the first “Wolverine”; a Magneto film, with a script written by Sheldon Turner; and “X-Men: First Class,” currently being written by Josh Schwartz. Seems like the X-Men may be to Fox what Marvel hopes to get from “The Avengers” crew–a multi-pronged, multi-character franchise. This is the stuff studio heads dream about.