Monday, February 18, 2008

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool? Definitely, Maybe.

Excuse the title pun, but word hit the interwebs today that Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity, Waiting...) is rumored to play the role of Deadpool in the X-Men spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Don't get too pumped - this comes from AICN and still falls under the "rumor" umbrella (...ella, ...ella), since it hasn't been officially verified yet.

Deadpool is an extremely dangerous assassin in the Marvel universe (check out his Wikipedia profile here), and he's known for being a fast-talking smart ass. His nickname is "The Merc With The Mouth." So basically this is perfect for Ryan Reynolds, who, along with Shia LaBeouf, is custom made for these types of roles. And while LaBeouf isn't LaBuff enough to play this particular part, Reynolds has got the muscle to make combat believable.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman as he reprises his famous role, along with Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth. Rumors of other characters involved with this entry to the X-Men mythos are appearances by The Blob, Gambit, and Silver Fox. The movie comes to theaters May 1st, 2009.

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