Since appearing briefly in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the character of Deadpool has seen a resurgence in popularity, with several comic book titles featuring the "Merc with a mouth." However, a movie spin-off of Deadpool hasn't been as easy.
Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired to write the script for Deadpool in January of 2010, with visual effects guru Tim Miller hired to direct last April. Actor Ryan Reynolds, who played the character in Wolverine, revealed last August that the project was still in development, and, earlier this month, said that a Deadpool movie is only a matter of "budget and time." In a recent interview with IGN, Reynolds updated the production further, calling the script "fantastic" and again relaying the movie's intention to be "done right" (i.e. rated R). Deadpool won't be tied to Wolverine >>