Fans the world over are counting the days to the release of Deadpool, and star Ryan Reynolds recently recounted how it all began.
In an interview with Empire for its February issue, Reynolds recounted how it was on the set of Blade: Trinity, where he played wise-cracking gunslinger Hannibal King, that he was first introduced to the Merc with the Mouth.
Reynolds said that a studio exec handed him a stack of Deadpool comics and said that since he was basically playing this guy in Trinity, then maybe he ought to play him for real.
Of being introduced to Deadpool Reynolds said, “I pored through the comics and realised that this character occupies a space in the comic-book universe that nobody else does. I still feel that way…there are moments where we just venture into the heart of darkness and stay there for a few beats, but then it also has this very humorous undertone. We can go places and do things with this that you couldn’t do with any other superhero property.”
Deadpool will be released in the UK on February, 4, 2016, in Australia and New Zealand on February 11, 2016, and in the US on February 12, 2016.