Ryan Reynolds to Swim in the Deadpool
Wed, 06 May 2009 09:52:41
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Fox will develop a X-Men Origins: Wolverine
spin-off as a part of the franchise. The project will be based on the wise-cracking, "mercenary with a mouth" character of
Deadpool, played by Ryan
Reynolds. Reynolds is expected to reprise his role for the project, currently dubbed Deadpool. Marvel Studios will produce.
The film would explore the character's roots, as Wolverine did with Hugh Jackman's character. Deadpool is known for his wit and for breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience. Writers are currently being lined up. It's been said that the studio had always wanted to spin-off the character depending on the first film's performance, which turned out to be astronomically successful last weekend.
In Hugh Jackman news, the actor will star in a Wolverine sequel, focusing on the samurai storyline that is a part of the comic book series. He is also attached to star in Personal Security as a New York City detective who is forced to act as a bodyguard for a spoiled teen heiress who is on the receiving end of kidnapping threats. He is also considering starring in Drive, as a solo dweller who drives race cars as a day job and steers getaway cars at night. Jackman is also contemplating a return to the stage in 2010 and may take the title role in the magician musical Houdini.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff