If you saw one of the two special “Easter egg” ending featuring Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this news may not be much of a surprise to you. That’s right, Fox has announced that they have moved into development on a spinoff featuring Deadpool.
Ryan Reynolds is attached to reprise his character in the film, currently being referred to as Deadpool. Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios would act as producers.
If you saw ‘Wolverine’ (and if you didn’t, then you should stop reading) you’d know that Reynold’s portrayal of the character stayed consistent with comic lore (“the Merc with the Mouth”) until the very end of the film. At that point in the story, Wade Wilson/Deadpool is resurrected (with his mouth sewn shut) as Weapon XI. According to THR, Reynolds’ character would regain the ability to mouth off in the spinoff, and the film would go back to the roots of the character.
A Deadpool spinoff has been in consideration by Fox since early in the development process of ‘Wolverine’, which is why the actor was brought back to shoot one of the two “Easter egg” scenes referenced above.
ComingSoon.net got a little more on this aspect from a source close to Fox, who told the site the following:
“We are developing a spinoff with Deadpool, as well. It is one of the two different “Easter egg” scenes after the credits of WOLVERINE and hints at two different movies that are coming FROM THEM. One is the Japan backstory which was announced earlier, the other is about Deadpool. The film, which would be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel, has Ryan Reynolds attached and would be a complete exploration of this unique character – his origins, his emergence as the Merc with with the Mouth, etc. We are looking for writers as well.”