The post-Wolverine machine keeps rolling at Fox.
As reported yesterday, Hugh Jackman’s Seed Productions is already working on a sequel to this weekend’s #1 movie that will be set in Japan, and now, according to Variety, Fox has also begun development on Deadpool, a spinoff that will star Ryan Reynolds in the lead role.
The film will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel.
And from The Hollywood Reporter:
It is understood that Reynolds would regain the ability to mouth off, with the movie going back to the roots of the character known for his slapstick tone and propensity to break the fourth wall. The character also was disfigured in "Wolverine," though it's unclear at this time how much the studio would want to mess with Reynolds' handsome mug.
The project is out to writers.
Fox considered a "Deadpool" spinoff early in "Wolverine's" development process, which is why it cast Reynolds. The actor was brought back in the month before the movie's release to shoot one of two "Easter egg" scenes that appeared after the end credits. The scene showed Deadpool alive, though when last audiences saw him, he appeared to be dead.
The news comes a not a huge surprise to fans, as in our recent poll Deadpool was the runaway favorite when asked “Who Should be in the Next Marvel Mutant Movie?”