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In a week of major superhero announcements, we've finally received confirmation that Ryan Reynolds is inking his [Deadpool](movie:38663) deal! According to Deadline, Fox has worked out all the kinks for Reynolds to once again portray Wade Wilson, after the character's debut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Here's how the actor announced the long-awaited news on Twitter:

All I can say is, it's about damn time! After that CGI test footage was released a while back, the resulting outcry pretty much demanded that a full-length movie come to theaters (and fast). While this casting news has been expected since the film's announcement back in September, this is the first time we can proudly and openly rejoice in Reynolds' return. Chimichangas all around!

Here's Deadpool dancing with Spongebob to properly sum up our excitement.

The Merc with a Mouth is tentatively scheduled to return to the big screen in February 2016. Because what's more romantic than a Valentine's date with a deadly motormouth?


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