20th Century Fox's Deadpool is officially shooting, and so far we've gotten quite a lot from the production. Last week, Ryan Reynolds offered a look at the official movie logo, while co-star Morena Baccarin revealed her role as Vanessa Carlyle, aka Copycat. And T.J. Miller finally confirmed what has long been expected, that he is playing sidekick Weasel. Waisting no time, Reynolds then shared a first look at the full costume in a winking nod to Burt Reynolds' infamous nude bearskin rug photo from the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Now, 20th Century Fox has launched the official site and Twitter account for Deadpool.
To access the Official Deadpool Twitter Account: CLICK HERE So far there is just one tweet, which is Reynolds in costume. The same can be seen at the Official Deadpool Website: CLICK HERE This comes complete with the official logo and the synopsis. Reading this plot rundown carefully, you'll see that it subtly hints at an X-Men connection. Here is the synopsis:
ScreenRant was the first to ask who is 'the man who nearly destroyed his life'? And they may have an answer. As you probably know, Ed Skrein has been cast in what many presume to be the villain role. Though his character's identity has yet to be revealed, fan speculation heavily suggests that he is playing Garrison Kane, who, like Deadpool, was created for the comics by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. Just like Wolverine and Deadpool, Kane was also part of the Weapon X program, which endowed the man with cybernetic arms. It's believed that the 'rogue experiment' mentioned in the synopsis is the same Weapon X project that gave Logan his adamantium skeleton and claws, as seen in previous movies. If this is indeed true, Deadpool certainly has a larger connection to the X-Men cinematic universe than first suspected. And the character may come into play in the upcoming X-Men movies X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit and Wolverine 3.
If Deadpool's main plot involves Weapon X, that certainly sets things up for a Wolverine cameo from Hugh Jackman. Sadly, the actor declared he is only playing the character one last time. And we doubt it will be here, rather than Wolverine 3. Though, which movie will truly be his last has yet to be confirmed.
ScreenRant speculate that Deadpool could be setting up a new version of the Weapon X project, thanks to the altered timeline achieved in X-Men: Days of Future Past. If this is true, it would allow Fox to recast Wolverine, bringing a new actor into the mix. Again, none of this has been confirmed at this time, it's all just fan speculation. But it does give Fox an out in creating a new Wolverine mythos with a different actor, and it also allows for a reboot of 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which introduced Wade Wilson. So everything is explained away by the plot of X-Men: Days of Future Past once again. You can check out the new logo here: