Have room in your heart for one more superhero movie? 20th Century Fox certainly hopes so. 2016 will see the release of the next X-Men spin-off: Deadpool, a film centered on a quippy, super-powered mercenary who has become popular among comics fans for his tendency to break the fourth wall. The movie will hit theaters in February 2016.
The announcement comes just a few months after test footage from the proposed movie was leaked to the internet, to an immediate and enthusiastic response:
Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in 2009's little-loved X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which ended by teasing the possibility of a Deadpool spin-off movie. Reynolds is not yet confirmed to reprise the role in 2016's Deadpool, but it seems very likely; his interest in the character dates back all the way to 2003, and he was linked to the role as recently as last year.