Ryan Reynolds to Film Fox’s DEADPOOL in Hometown Vancouver This March

Ryan Reynolds As Wade Wilson/Deadpool

The Deadpool movie will be shooting in star Ryan Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver as the primary production site. Canada’s Global News also broke the news that Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the Marvel’s comic book would start shooting in late March.

The city is also home to a number of Fox’s big production including both Fantastic Four movies as well as X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

We still don’t know if Fox plays their cards right and does a good job on the movie for a PG-13 version or if they’ll go the bold route of producing an R-rated superhero movie, but we know that VFX whiz Tim Miller is set to direct the film from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Reynolds will reprise the role he played in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wade Wilson aka the Merc with the Mouth, but it’s possible that Wolverine film will not be acknowledged at all in the 2016 release. The Deadpool fans think that Fox would kill ticket sales if this was rated R, forgetting that Days of Future Past altered the Origins timeline. My bet is that Deadpool will exist in the same universe as Origins and we will most likely see a PG-13 version of it.

Wade Winston Wilson is a wisecracking assassin with cancer who partakes in military experiments to cure himself by replicating Wolverine’s mutant ability to heal quickly. The experiment succeeds except Wilson ends up terribly scarred. In Wolverine, Deadpool was surgically altered and mouthless. What a waste. The lead character is a gun-for-hire antihero with a penchant for breaking the fourth wall and talking directly to the audience.

Comedian T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) are also in talks for roles in the film, which is expected to get underway in Vancouver on March 23rd and film here until May 23rd. Deadpool comes to theaters February 12, 2016.

Test footage of Reynolds’ head-to-toe costume-donning character within an action sequence was leaked online in July 2014 and went viral — over 3.7 million views to date — which led Fox to greenlight the flick.