DEADPOOL Spinoff is Finally Happening; Release Date Revealed! [UPDATED]

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UPDATE: It might be rated PG-13 instead of R. SchmoesKnow brings word on the film’s rating.

You thought it’d never happen. Well who ya kiddin? We’re finally, finally getting the long-mooted X-Men spinoff Deadpool!

On Thursday, 20th Century Fox announced that the Deadpool movie will hit theaters February 12, 2016, just three months before the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse! Tim Miller, who’s been attached for a while, is signed on to direct and rumor has it that Reynolds will be starring as the meta-superhero, although nothing that no deal is set.

Zombieland and G.I. Joe Retaliation scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick worked with Miller on a brand new draft with the rumored $50 Million price tag.

Are we getting the first R-rated Marvel movie?

That possibility has been floating around for a while.

Yeah, it makes sense to me. Genuinely it’s early phases, early days, but if you’re gonna do a Deadpool movie, I think you’ve gotta do a hard-R, darker movie and he is the perfect character to do it with,

confirmed producer Simon Kinberg earlier this year.

Reynolds – who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – has described the beloved Marvel character Deadpool, aka Wade Wilsonr as “a cross between Commando and Phantom of the Opera, by way of Caddyshack,” a wise-cracking mercenary with a tendency to break the fourth wall. The actor has said that the pic would need to be a closer adaptation of the comic book.

In a recent interview with the Niagara Falls Review, he also commented on the leak footage:

‘The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually. And it’s neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way.’

Hit the jump to check out  this Deadpool movie test footage featuring Ryan Reynolds. It was shot a few years ago, but in spite of this sparked intense conversation on social media.

Hell, yea! It’s going to be hilarious!

In addition, Fox moved the Assassin’s Creed video game movie adaptation from Summer 2015 to 2016 slot as the Fantastic Four reboot will be bumped ahead to Creed’s former August 7th  release date.

UPDATE: SchmoesKnow’s Mark Reilly said:

“I heard from the director that they finally figured out the script and it was right before this was announced … that they figured out, and you guys are all gonna hate this, they figured out how to make it PG-13 and therefore not lose its soul – that’s a quote – of the script so that they can make it.”

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Well, just because the film gets a PG-13 rating in theaters, doesn’t mean that fans wouldn’t get to see the unrated director’s cut on Blu-ray. (I really hope it’s not a kiddie flick.)

How awesome would it be if they got Edgar Wright to do this movie? (F*ck yeah!)

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Source: THR, SchmoesKnow