Known as the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool is one of the most beloved anti-heroes of the Marvel universe, and yet his screen time has been limited to a supporting role in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, leaving fans clamoring for more of Ryan Reynolds' portrayal of the character. In the wake of a social media pro-Deadpool surge, 20th Century Fox has officially announced a movie for the manic mercenary.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox is teaming up with Marvel Comics to bring a Deadpool movie, tentatively titled Deadpool, to theaters on February 12th, 2016. Earlier this summer, test footage of a potential Deadpool movie was leaked, causing fans of the anti-hero to make another push for the project via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Whether or not this spark lit the fire, it certainly caught the attention of 20th Century Fox, who revealed via Twitter today their green-lighting of the film:

"Deadpool fans rejoice! The 'Merc with a Mouth' is coming to movie theaters:"

Tim Miller is set to make his feature directorial debut with Deapool, which will likely star Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, though no official deal has been made at this time. Zombieland writers Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick penned the project.

In addition to the Deadpool news, Box Office Mojo reveals that Fox has taken the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed (originally set for an August 7th, 2015 debut) off the release calendar and moved The Fantastic Four reboot from June 19th to August 7th, 2015. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements concerning Deadpool. In the meantime, those unfamiliar with the wisecracking anti-hero, aka Wade Wilson, can check out his official comic book bio (via

"Deadpool possesses a superhuman healing factor derived from that of the mutant Wolverine that allows him to regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure at a rate far greater than that of an ordinary human. As such, he can regrow severed limbs or vital organs. The speed at which this healing factor works varies in direct proportion to the severity of the damage Deadpool suffers. This healing factor also affords Deadpool a virtual immunity to poisons and most drugs, as well as an enhanced resistance to diseases and an extended life span. Unlike Wolverine (James Howlett), Wolverine’s natural healing factor, Deadpool’s is mentally driven to a partial extent.

Deadpool is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and is skilled in multiple unarmed combat techniques. He is a master of assassination techniques, is an excellent marksman, and is highly skilled with bladed weapons (frequently carrying two swords strapped to his back). He is fluent in Japanese, German, Spanish, amongst other languages.

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Source: THR
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