Ryan Reynolds has good news for Deadpool fans!
There is official confirmation that the comic book hero will be headed back to the big screen in the near future.
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool was hard done by in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie.
The movie was SO bad that various elements aren't even being acknowledged as part of either movie or comic book canon.
That's a good thing, because the movie creators' decision to turn Deadpool into a poor man's Baraka was hardly appreciated.
Deadpool is known for his dark humor and gift of gab, so it made no sense to rid him of everything that made him special for a two second joke.
The poor reception is what lead to a movie starring Reynolds as Deadpool getting shelved.
But then a very fortunate thing happened: Someone decided to leak test footage of Deadpool voiced by Ryan Reynolds.
What followed was the internet losing its mild completely and everyone begging Fox to reconsider.
With its X-Men franchise starting to struggle (at least when compared to the massive success enjoyed by Marvel Studios), Fox was only too happy to breathe fresh life into the project.
Ryan Reynolds is thrilled, and wasted no time in teasing Deadpool fans about the upcoming project.
Uh... It's Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014
It's no secret that Ryan's career in recent years has started to veer off track.
In addition to less than complimentary comments about X-Men Origins, he had a string of unfortunate flops, including his other superhero movie Green Lantern.
However, Deadpool fans seem to have a lot of faith in Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Probably because had it not been for the unnecessary tweaking, there were elements to suggest that Reynolds could pull it off.
As it was his voice we hear in the test footage, he certainly sounds like the "Merc with a Mouth" we've come to know and love.
The key will be how Ryan Reynolds comes across on screen in the actual suit. And if Fox is smart enough to let the character break the fourth wall throughout the movie.
The right combinations just might put Reynolds' movie career back on track.