Mr. Scarlett Johansson did such a good job of playing Wade Wilson, the “merc with a mouth” in this summer’s X Men Origins: Wolverine that 2...

Ryan Reynolds to star in Deadpool Spinoff

Mr. Scarlett Johansson did such a good job of playing Wade Wilson, the “merc with a mouth” in this summer’s X Men Origins: Wolverine that 20th Century Fox is offering the actor his own spinoff. Reynolds will reprise the role of Deadpool, the mutant mercenary who can absorb the powers of other mutants and has the same healing factor as Wolverine, courtesy of the Weapons X program.

This isn’t Reynolds’ first foray into the realm of monster/action-horror films. Who could forget his happy go lucky vampire hunter persona Hannibal King in Blade Trinity. Reynolds managed to send every American male aged 15-35 to the gym with that sick nice body of his.



Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Hannibal King

With the success of X Men Origins: Wolverine, Hollywood has plans in motion to raid the comic book monster closet, so to speak. Fox is working on an X Men spinoff featuring Magneto and another offshoot named X-Men: First Class (already a successful comic book franchise) is set to be written by Josh Schwartz, creator of the O.C. Schwartz's uncanny ability to channel the teen angst of privileged youth should be a major asset to the production.

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