The Internet Reacts To Yesterday's Confirmation Of A February 2016 Deadpool Movie
If you spent all of yesterday afternoon with your head in the sand, you may have missed the fact that 20th Century Fox confirmed a Deadpool movie will be released in theaters in February 2016. Marvel fans have been screaming for a Deadpool spin-off movie for years, but when test footage of Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth leaked onto the internet earlier this year, those screams became roars. A huge social media campaign to get the movie into production soon followed, and now it would seem that the campaign achieved its goal, making thousands of people very, very happy in the process.
Here's how the internet has been reacting to the news since it broke last night....
Deadpool creator, Robert Liefeld, was understandably pretty happy to be breaking the news to fans of the Merc with a Mouth.
Thank you Deadpool fans for never giving up and always staying strong! I told you to be patient!! Big things ahead!!!— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) September 18, 2014
One image seemed to sum up the mood on the internet last night:
The excitement was so intense that some people were already predicting the Deadpool Movie's leap to greatness.
Best Superhero Movies: 1. Deadpool 2. Deadpool 3. Deadpool 4. The first 9 minutes X-Men Origins 5-83. Deadpool 84. Maybe Guardians idk— Deadpool (@WadeDubyaWilson) September 19, 2014
This image was damn near everywhere as the news broke on Instagram...
Naturally, Ryan Reynolds soon became the subject of Deadpool fandom's attention.
Fans are split on their opinions about the prospect of Reynolds as the movie's leading man...
Some think he's the man they need...
Deadpool movie is about to be dope. Ryan reynolds finally getting a chance— Francois Dillinger (@Boobiewatchr) September 19, 2014
...others are tragically underwhelmed by the idea.
And finally, ever the opportunists, Marvel fans used the news as a new way to get a few quick digs in at their DC Comics rivals.
So, a Deadpool movie will hit theaters on February 12th 2016, but until then there are a number of significant questions of the minds of fans. Will the movie be R-rated? Will Ryan Reynolds get the nod as the titular character? Will Fox do the character justice?
While the answers to these questions may remain elusive for some time, one thing is certain. 20th Century Fox's Deadpool movie is going to be one of the most heavily discussed movies on the internet for quite some time.