Being a superhero portraying actor is no easy task, what with all the stringent exercise you have to subject your body to in order to get to the premium buffness the costume requires. But with great muscular viscosity comes a responsibility that Ryan Reynolds knows only too well.
The man is no stranger to trying his hand at being a superhero, having tried a different take on Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern to... rapturously differing reactions is putting it nicely. But now Reynolds is back in the gym, getting swole for his second pop at playing the Merc with a Mouth, and his biceps are intimidating.
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Reynolds shared a lovely fan snap of him, a toned bicep, and an encounter with this little guy on Twitter.
Filming is underway on the Deadpool feature in Vancouver, and with the release of an official costume photo and a synopsis everything finally seems to be coming together!
How good does the suit look?!
There was some chatter as to whether it was actually Reynolds in the suit and that amazing Burt Reynolds-esque pose, but Deadpool screenwriter Rhett Reese took it upon himself to confirm:
Okay, so now I'm even more stoked!
What's It About?
And in case you haven't read it already, here's the synopsis:
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
But who is this man that nearly takes down Deadpool? Well a lot of the internet seems to believe it is Garrison Kane, supposedly to be played by Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones), another subject of the Weapon X program that created both Deadpool and Wolverine. With his cybernetic arms and insane hand to hand combat abilities, I'm sure he will be an incredible and formidable opponent for Wade Wilson.
The one thing that's playing on my mind now is, if FOX has decided to retcon the Weapon X project, seen in the earlier X-Men films, does this mean - depending on success of the movie - that Deadpool may have a bigger role to play in the X-Men universe?
Seeing as this movie is seeking to reboot Wilson's origin last seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Hugh Jackman may well be retracting his claws once and for all after his third solo Wolvie outing, will the Deadpool movie be offering us a newer, younger Wolverine, or could Deadpool take his place in the X-Men for the time being?
What do you guys think?
It's a bit far fetched, but when X-Men: First Class and Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn was rumored to be helming Days of Future Past, he would have had a different Wolverine in a different timeline:
I said to Fox, ‘Let me do Kingsman now, get somebody else in and we’ll do the ’70s version, recast Wolverine, and then we do Days of Future Past with the new Wolverine and Hugh [Jackman], and make it the biggest spectacle we’ve ever seen.”
Deadpool will be hitting cinemas in February 2016, and stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Morena Baccarin (Copycat), TJ Miller (Weasel), Gina Carano (Angel Dust), Ed Skrein (possibly Garrison Kane) and Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead).