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may be getting frustrated by the lack certainty surrounding the Deadpool movie, but today we have a small glimmer of hope to keep us going after months and months of incessantly stunted progress and waiting for a very disturbed and very violent comic book adaptation.

It's been a looooong time coming, but according to a report from, IMDb's status on Deadpool has chanced from "rumor" to "announced" for a 2016 release.

It also has assigned as director, and the four writing credits for the adaptation go to Marvel video game regulars Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, and Zombieland's and .

At this stage, it's difficult to gauge whether or not Miller (who did visual effects Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, X-Men, and X2: X-Men United) is a good choice for director. We can certainly say it's very surprising for Fox to put a big budget, potential tentpole movie such as this in the hands of someone we've not seen any directorial work from.

Still, the announcement that Deadpool is finally on the long road to prouction is excellent news. Now I'm just waiting to hear about that extremely brutal R-rated script...

What do you think? Is a 2016 Deadpool an awesome idea or has that ship sailed? Let me know in the comments.


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