The news broke recently as part of an April Fool's joke between Reynolds and Extra TV interviewer Mario Lopez, which at first had us wondering whether to believe a word that was said. But it is certainly a novel way of announcing that the movie will be going for it in terms of language and violence, which honestly feels vital if you're going to capture the feel of the Marvel comics.
Deadpool, as some of you may already know, features former Special Forces warrior turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who undergoes a rogue experiment as part of the Weapon X plan that leaves him brutally scarred but also boasting Wolverine like healing powers. Armed with his new abilities and his pitch-dark sense of humour, he hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life, while taking on other bad guys as he does so.
Effects man/second unit director Tim Miller is calling the shots for this one, working from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland). Production is now underway in Vancouver, with Ed Skrein (Ill Manors), T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age Of Extinction), Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) and Morena Baccarin (Homeland) among the cast. Deadpool will wisecrack his way into cinemas on 12 February next year.