Just yesterday it was confirmed that Fox was moving forward with a Wolverine sequel that would likely be set in Japan, and now today we’ve got confirmation that the rumoured Deadpool spin-off is also heading into development. Ryan Reynolds will star as the wise-cracking mercenary who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and volunteers himself for the Weapon X program. Not many other details are available at this time except that Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel will produce it.
One question to be answered is how exactly the movie ties into X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I assume it would have to take place before most of the events in that movie, although one of the easter egg endings did predictably leave things open for the character. I know a lot of people didn’t really like what they did with the character by the end of the film. I honestly don’t think I even saw enough of Ryan Reynolds throughout Wolverine to determine whether I’d like to see a feature length movie with him in the role, but it seems like most of the comic book fans felt he at least embodied the character. Personally I’d probably have more interest in a Gambit spin-off, if anything, but hey that’s just me. Thoughts?