First Look: Deadpool Costume
By Dr. Know on February 16th, 2015
For those of you anxious to get your first look at Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool check out Reynolds’ official tweet below. It’s not a whole lot, but it looks like things will remain pretty faithful to the comic book counterpart.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 12, 2015
Reynolds, I’m sure most of you know, has played Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, before in the much-maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Most will agree his portrayal of the character was one of the few bright spots even if the filmmakers bastardized the character otherwise.
For those of you unacquainted with this wise-ass merc, Deadpool is a smart-mouthed mercenary with terminal cancer who undergoes military experiments in an attempt to replicate Wolverine’s mutant healing factor. He gains an accelerated healing factor, but he winds up horribly disfigured. Hence the mask. Furthermore, the character often breaks the fourth wall (he speaks to his audience often, well aware he’s a character in a comic book).
VFX whiz Tim Miller is set to make his directorial debut from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Cameras get rolling some time next month.
At the moment, Deadpool is scheduled for February 12, 2016.