Fox has confirmed that not only is a Deadpool spinoff in the works, but that Ryan Reynolds and company will take the character back to his roots.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios will serves as producers on the origin story, which would go back to the time before the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This would give Reynolds an opportunity to recapture Deadpool’s signature slapstick tone and tendency for breaking the fourth wall, something that fans were able to taste briefly in Wolverine.
The story is currently out to writers, but it is understood that the story wouldn’t be tied in any way to the end of Wolverine, which saw the character Deadpool being taken in a direction slightly different from his story in the comics. This should be a good thing for fans, many of whom have been voicing their own rage over the treatment of their favorite character in our comment sections. And who can blame them? Deadpool is an awesome character — perhaps one of the most entertaining characters in the X-Men universe. And a spinoff film that goes back to his roots is easily the best bet for Fox, who would risk further fan alienation should they take him forward from where he ended in Wolverine.
What do you think about a Deadpool spinoff that goes back to the roots of the character?