Marvel’s “Merc With a Mouth,” Deadpool, has continued to be one of the company’s most popular characters, having reached a new threshold of recognition after his appearance in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While rumors had persisted for years after that about the character getting his own solo film, it was only recently put into production, and is now shooting for a release in February of 2016. We had yet to see any official stills, though, but now, Deadpool himself has shown us exactly what he’ll look like when he hits theaters next year.
In a tweet from Ryan Reynolds, the actor revealed the design of the costume he’ll be wearing in the film, and it should definitely please longtime fans of the character who love how he looks in the comics. Take a look at the tweet below.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015
There aren’t many discernible differences between the costume they’ve created for the movie and the one that the character’s been wearing in the comics for most of his history. Most of the changes are very minute, such as the size and distance between seams, the fit of the mask, and a slight change in the hue of the primary red. Still, the resemblance to comic book Deadpool is striking, as they’re even implementing an element that’s normally missing from comic book movies: the blank white eyes in the mask. While films like The Dark Knight have paid homage to that comic book visual cue, Deadpool as a film seems to be embracing it and implementing it head-on.
Deadpool will be written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, directed by Tim Miller, and will star Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and Gina Carano. It will be released on February 12th, 2016. For more on the film as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation!
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