Earlier this week, the Deadpool movie finally gave us a look at Ryan Reynolds wearing the actual Deadpool costume. Thankfully, fans of the comic book series were not disappointed, considering the suit looks almost exactly as we might have expected. The fact that Deadpool actually looks like Deadpool was actually a happy surprise, considering just how different some of Marvel’s superheroes have looked on screen compared to their comic book characters.
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Now, Deadpool fans got even more news as the official website for the Deadpool movie has gone live. While there are few details on the website right now, we are able to see a short synopsis as well as the film’s official logo. The short synopsis doesn’t give us a great deal of insight into what to expect but we at least have some idea where the story will take us:
“Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”
All of this sounds pretty good, especially when you take into account that the last time we saw Ryan Reynolds taking on the role of Deadpool, he wasn’t the “merc with a mouth” comic book fans were really expecting. That particular version of the character was actually before Wilson underwent the treatment that gave him his special powers. The end of Wolverine was also infuriating because even after he did get his treatment, Deadpool of that film was more of a mute, robotic killing machine than the nutjob who delivers funny one liners fans are used to in the comic books.
The unveiling of the Deadpool movie seems to indicate the filmmakers are going to stick closer to the source material than before. The movie’s Twitter account even went so far as to follow the one other Twitter account that Deadpool would find important if he were a real person. Deadpool is now following Hello Kitty. The comic book popcorn flick will star Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, Morena Baccarin as Copy Cat, Ed Skrein, and TJ Miller. The Deadpool movie hits theaters on February 12, 2016.