‘Deadpool’ Spin-Off Gets Green Light

The epic success of 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine (which made about $90 million opening weekend) has apparently gone to their heads. The Ryan Reynolds portrayed "Deadpool" character has a confirmed spin-off according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The title for now is simply Deadpool, and Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios will produce.

The studio said that they were planning a Deadpool movie in the process of making Wolverine, which is why they cast Reynolds for Origins. A source close to Fox said that the Deadpool and second Wolverine movies were coming by the two after-credit endings of X-Men Origins: Wolverine:

"We are developing a spinoff with Deadpool, as well. It is one of the two different "Easter egg" scenes after the credits of WOLVERINE and hints at two different movies that are coming FROM THEM. One is the Japan back story which was announced earlier, the other is about Deadpool. The film, which would be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel, has Ryan Reynolds attached and would be a complete exploration of this unique character - his origins, his emergence as the Merc with the Mouth, etc. We are looking for writers as well."

I'll be following the Deadpool and second Wolverine movies until they're released.

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  1. Stephen May 7, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    A Deadpool movie could be good.