5 May 2009
After X-Men Origins: Wolverine made an inexplicable amount of money over the weekend, it was really only a matter of time before the ball got rolling on a sequel or a spin-off. While Hugh Jackman is presumably off somewhere sharpening his claws to prepare for the next go-round, it's Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool who is the first confirmed character to make a return. Probably.
MTV Splash Page heard from an anonymous source "close to Fox" that the Deadpool spin-off film will be "a complete exploration of this unique character — his origins, his emergence as the Merc with the Mouth.” We've known for a while that Deadpool and Gambit were both up for spinoff consideration, and given the terrible treatment Deadpool got in Wolverine, he's definitely the one who deserves more screentime.