The X-Men series is about to get bigger with the latest spin-off, Deadpool. A film on this mutant has been talked about for a long period, and buzz was strongest when Deadpool made an appearance in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. For some reason or the other, the planned movie never took off, until a while back. So as the core X-Men series has taken a different direction with a prequel being followed up by a prequel / sequel combination (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and now a sequel to the prequel coming next (confusing right!?), Deadpool widens the cinematic universe for the X-Men series and offers the audience something new from the huge comic world. If this works, it could not only launch a separate Deadpool franchise, but might push the studio to try out solo outings of a number of other mutants. Exciting times!
What’s the plot: Wade Wilson is a Special Forces operative turned mercenary who is subjected to a rogue experiment that gives him new abilities and brings out his alter ego, Deadpool. Now Deadpool is hunting for the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Who’s part of the cast: Ryan Reynolds has come back to play Deadpool after donning the mask in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While his attempt at a DC superhero (Green Lantern) went terribly bad, Reynolds would be hoping to strike gold with this Marvel character now. The Deadpool of this movie though looks and sounds much different than the one we saw in the past, all for the better. There is a good supporting cast too, most of them playing other mutants from the comics who might not have been seen in the movies before. The list includes Gina Carano playing Angel Dust, Morena Baccarin as Copycat, and Ed Skrein as Ajax, as well as T.J. Miller cast in the role of Weasel, Deadpool’s closest friend.
Who’s directing the film: Well, Bryan Singer made a fantastic comeback to the series with X-Men: Days of Future Past. But for Deadpool we have Tim Miller making his directorial debut. Miller has so far worked on the visual effects aspects for movies as well as video games. We hope he’s up for this new role.
Where to watch the trailer: Right here! This is a red-band trailer, make note of that before watching it. Deadpool will be the first R-rated movie in the X-Men series which itself has many people excited. Imagine what a gritty R-rated film a Wolverine story could have made!
Deadpool is scheduled to release in the USA on February 12, 2016.