Ryan Reynolds confirms ‘Deadpool’ has wrapped filming

Long-awaited standalone Deadpool movie has been in the works since 2010

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.

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.