Fox's Deadpool Movie Will Start Production in March, Vancouver Selected As Primary Location
Finally some more details on Fox's upcoming Deadpool adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds. There had been a great deal of debate across the Internet as to when and where the highly-anticipated movie would be shooting, but it looks like Canada's Global News has secured the final word on the matter, breaking the news that Deadpool would start shooting in March, with Vancouver - Ryan Reynold's hometown - being selected as the primary production site.
The report states that Fox has booked in two months of production time at Vancouver's North Shore studios, and it makes Deadpool the latest in a string of comic book adaptations to shoot north of the border. Indeed, Canada has featured heavily in the X-Men movie universe with X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine all being shot at various locations within its borders. Reynolds will be reprising the role of Wade Wilson, which he initially took up for the rather abysmal X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and it's still a major point of debate whether or not that first appearance will be referenced at all in the Deadpool movie.
Deadpool is scheduled for release on 12th February 2016. Tim Miller (Scott Pilgrim vs The World) will direct from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who teamed up in the past to bring us Zombieland. With the film set to shoot in a couple of months, expect more casting news to start trickling in over the coming weeks. As of yet, only Reynolds has been confirmed for the movie, but the likes of T.J Miller (Big Hero 6, Silicon Valley) and Ed Skrein have both been heavily linked with roles on the project.