December’s rumor about the Zombieland screenwriters penning the upcoming Deadpool movie has been confirmed. Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick indeed will take on the Merc with a Mouth, who became popular after his appearance in the trashtastic X-Men Origins: Wolverine last spring.
Ryan Reynolds will reprise and update the title role from his Deadpool character in Wolverine. Reynolds had developed his own Deadpool movie project in 2003 but shelved it to work on Blade: Trinity. Production dates for the new Deadpool movie aren’t yet known.