Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that production has now wrapped on the Deadpool movie.
Reynolds first played Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, a Marvel Comics anti-hero famed for his over-chatty personality and tendency to break the fourth wall, in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The character’s long-awaited solo movie has been in the works since 2010.
Visual effects specialist Tim Miller, whose CV includes creating the opening sequence for 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, is making his directorial debut from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the creators of US hoax-based comedy series The Joe Schmo Show. Miller began filming in late March in Vancouver, Canada, and Reynolds tweeted earlier today (May 29) that the shoot is now complete.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 29, 2015
Reynolds also used Twitter recently to share the first picture of himself in costume as Deadpool. He is joined in the film by a supporting cast that includes Haywire‘s Gina Carano, former Homeland actress Morena Baccarin and Silicon Valley star TJ Miller. Deadpool will open in cinemas on February 12, 2016.