Deadpool movie 2016 release date announced

After test footage garnered a rave response online, news about the Deadpool movie surfaces!

The animated sequence above was shot several years ago, but nevertheless sparked intense conversation on social media.

Actor Ryan Reynolds, who provides the voice-over in the video, suggested that the tease helped move the process along. “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,” he told the Niagara Falls Review. “And it’s neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way.”

According to Hollywood Reporter,  Twentieth Century Fox has announced the highly anticipated Deadpool movie will hit theaters February 12, 2016. Tim Miller is set to direct, and Ryan Reynolds is expected to reprise his role from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, although no deal is set.

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