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 have 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.
In addition, Fox has shuffled a few more release dates, moving the Michael Fassbender-starring Assassins Creed off of its August 7, 2015 release. It is now without a release date. The upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four, from Josh Trank and starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan, has also moved from its June 19, 2015 release to the just-vacated August 7. Finally, the John Green adaptation Paper Towns has moved from July 31, 2015 to more than a month earlier on June 19.