After X-Men Origins: Wolverine came out, it was unclear if Deadpool would get his own movie. There was a script and intent, but the disappointing portrayal of the character in the movie put many off. Fox was very hesitant to greenlight the project after the disappointment of both X-Men 3 and the X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Lately, things have shifted in the other direction gaining momentum for the movie. The success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, a widely well received leaked teaser reel of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and most importantly from the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has forced Fox’s hand to expand the X-Men franchise into a wider universe of movies. We now know that Deadpool will be one of those movies.

Deadpool will make his solo debut on February 12th, 2016.

Deadpool joins a very busy cinematic release year including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America 3, Doctor Strange and Sony’s Sinister Six. It is an exciting time to be a comic book fan!