The principal photography of “Deadpool” has finished, Ryan Reynolds confirmed in his recent Twitter post. The actor, who will be seen in the title role, posted a photo from the film’s Vancouver location that has “Deadpool Was Here” written on it. He also revealed in his tweet that he was honored to be part of the film.
â€” Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 29, 2015
Based upon the Marvel comic anti-hero, "Deadpool' concerns the origin story of a mercenary named Wade Wilson who is involved in a rogue experiment that gives him accelerated healing power. He embraces his alter ego Deadpool and goes on a search for the man who almost killed him.
Deadpool varies from the usual superhero movies, Reynolds told Hero Complex. “It’s a nasty piece of work. It’s just based in so much emotional filth, completely. It’s like 'Barfly' if it were a superhero movie. It sort of treads into the world of an emotionally damaged person. I always say that Deadpool is a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral. ... It’s so different than the superhero movies to date, it departs so far from that,” he said.
The actor also hopes that Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine in the film. He opened up to News.com.au about his wish. “It seems like he’s open to it, but it’s going to be more of a scheduling issue than anything else,” he added. Reynolds previously portrayed Deadpool in the 2009 film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
Tim Miller has directed the film from the screenplay by Rhett Rose and Paul Wernick. Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Reynolds have produced it and it is based on the comic book of the same name by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. The cast also includes Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, and T.J. Miller. With an R rating it is set to open in the theaters Feb. 12, 2016.