The internet did it. Deadpool movie hits theaters in 16 months

By: Marv Castillo

Mark your 2016 calendar (you have one, right?),  guys. Finally, the Deadpool movie is in development and Fox plans to release it in February 12, 2016. That’s 16 months away, I can’t wait.

Remember that “leaked” – I still think the studio uploaded it just to see the reaction of the fans – test footage released some months ago? Seems the reaction of the character’s fans worked out perfectly… it gave some balls on the studio, you know?

By the way, I’m proud of the internet, it finally reacts positively to something. Do I still have to remind the letter you sent to take the Batman role away from Ben Affleck? Lord, grow up! Anyways, good job. You did something nice, see what happens when you’re kind? You get your dream movies.

I must say: Bravo. The tone of the test footage was good, just the thing I wanted to see in a Deadpool film. Breaking that fourth wall, that’s how we like it, that’s how his comics work. Unlike other comic book adaptations where I’m open to new takes on the characters and the story, Deadpool is a different thing. He is a very unique character. He is fun, yes, but very violent. The audience for the character is getting bigger. I mean, my little brother once saw Deadpool on Disney XD… and that’s good! But the movie has to be rated-R and judging by the test footage and the February release date, I can almost assure you, this will be rated-R. Balls and good marketing, Fox. Balls, good marketing and you have a success.

Ryan Reynolds, who has been attached to the project and will take the title role talked a little bit about the subject. He told Niagara Falls Review the following:

“The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually. And it’s neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way.”

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I read the script for this movie written by Rhea Reese and Paul Wernick, the one they’re using for the movie. The script was very good, it was a fun read and it will make a great movie. I’m really excited. Tim Miller will direct the film. He has never directed a feature film before, but he is the man who created that great title sequence, in David Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This will be a cool looking movie, and it better be good, Miller. I believe in this team.

Deadpool hits theaters in February 12, 2016, three months before X-Men: Apocalypse and the same year that Batman V Superman will be released. 2016 already looks like a good year to go to the movies.

Deadpool by Marv Castillo
Deadpool by Marv Castillo

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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