Back when it was revealed that Ryan Reynolds would reprise his role of Deadpool for Fox’s upcoming film, a March start date was also announced, and now GlobalNews.ca has learned that production on the film will be set up in Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver. No stranger to comic book films, Vancouver was also the home to both “Fantastic Four” movies as well as X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Fox’s other “X” film, X-Men: Apocalypse, will shoot in Montreal in April.
Ryan Reynolds will reprise the role he played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wade Wilson, the Merc with the Mouth, though given how that film was received (and the ending to last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past), it’s possible that film will not be acknowledged at all in the 2016 release. Comedian T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein are also in talks for roles in the film.
Tim Miller is set to direct the film from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is currently set for a release on February 12, 2016.