Just a few hours after star Ryan Reynolds opened up about the reaction to the Deadpool leaked footage, 20th Century Fox has announced they are moving forward with the film and given it a February 12, 2016 release date, just three months before the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Ryan Reynolds is expected to star with director Tim Miller at the helm and a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Men definitely have to look a certain way. I do think women are objectified in Hollywood and, absolutely rightly, that has greater press and acknowledgement. But I don’t think it’s so different for men. […] But the more worrying thing in a way is that, regardless of gender, it’s young, good-looking people who get all the work. That doesn’t seem right to me. (x)