We've been waiting and watching and wondering if Marvel's wonderfully weird Deadpool would ever get his due. After years of rumors, various stages of limbo (including test footage, which you can see below), and an appearance in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," it seems the weird "mercenary with a mouth" is getting his own feature-length film. Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in "Origins," so it's expected, though not yet officially announced, that he'll reprise the role for the film.

Tim Miller, who has plenty of special effects experience under his belt, will be making his directorial debut, under the close watch of producers Kevin Feige and Lauren Shuler Donner. According to EW, the screenplay will probably be the one written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick that was floating around a while ago. Reese and Wernick co-wrote "Zombieland," and also worked together on "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." They've also done a few go-rounds on a script for "Venom," although that spin-off will probably never see the light of day. Still, they're no strangers to the superhero universe.

"Deadpool" is scheduled for release on February 12, 2016.

[Via Variety]

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