Reynolds lands X-Men spin-off
Reynolds starred alongside Hugh Jackman in the fourth movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine; and studio bosses at Twentieth Century Fox have already begun development on a film to flesh out his character's story, reports Variety.
The actor will take over the big screen as Deadpool and alter-ego Wade Wilson, a cancer-stricken mercenary who becomes an indestructible mutant thanks to a genetic experiment.
Just last week (28Apr09) Wolverine director Gavin Hood sparked reports Reynolds is set to star in his own X-Men movie, revealing he hopes to chronicle Deadpool's superhero background.
He told reporters, "Ryan Reynolds is extremely charismatic... and he can combine action and humour.
"The creators of these characters have all created characters that could all have their own origin stories. Hopefully fans will enjoy Wolverine and more will be made."
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