Ryan Reynolds to appear in Wolverine
02.18.08 by REELZ
Ok, the onslaught of X-Men Origins: Wolverine news items is starting to get a little ridiculous. The latest bombshell comes straight from fanboy haven Ain't It Cool News, which is reporting that Ryan Reynolds, star of this weekend's fifth-place box office finisher Definitely, Maybe, will be making a cameo in the Wolverine prequel as the high-tech mercenary Deadpool.
Reynolds had forever been attached to play The Flash in a big-screen adaptation of the classic D.C. comic, but this recent revelation may very well put the final nail in the coffin of that long-gestating project.
Why would Reynolds opt to play Deadpool rather than The Flash? Like Wolverine, Deadpool is a darker character with a sharp tongue and Canadian roots -- two factors that likely appealed to Vancouver-bred Reynolds. Or maybe he simply grew tired of waiting for the Flash flick to happen. Either way, it's good news for comic book fans.
Source: AICN via JoBlo.com