'Deadpool' Movie Official Website and Twitter Page Launched, with Ryan Reynolds Shown in Costume and in a Burt Reynolds Parody Pose

9:15 AM EDT 3/31/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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20th Century Fox on Friday launched the official website and Twitter page for the upcoming Deadpool movie, with both showing the first photo still of Ryan Reynolds in his "merc with the mouth" costume posing ala Burt Reynolds on a bearskin rug in front of a blazing fire. The star captioned his first tweet thus: "With great power, comes great irresponsibility. #deadpool #officialsuit @deadpoolmovie"

The studio also unveiled the movie's official logo as well as its official synopsis which reads: "Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life."

Finally, Fox also announced that newcomer Brianna Hildebrand, a relative newcomer, has been cast as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, mutant a telepath with precognitive abilities. Hildebrand now joins Reynolds who plays the title role; Morena Baccarin who plays Vanessa Carlyle, a mutant with shape-shifting abilities and codenamed Copycat, who has a long romantic history with Deadpool; T. J. Miller, who plays Weasel, Deadpool's only friend, sidekick, information broker and arms dealer; Gina Carano who plays Angel Dust, a mutant with the ability to control her adrenaline and thus have super-strength for a short while; and Ed Skrein who will take on a still undisclosed villain role in the film.

Deadpool hasn't been given an MPAA rating yet but Reynolds believe an R-rating is needed in order to do justice to the original comic book story. In another tweet, he wrote: "Is it going to be rated R or PG-13?" I want #Deadpool to be R. Always have. Fighting the good fight still. Lotta yelling today."

The movie is currently in production in Vancouver with Tim Miller directing from a script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.  Deadpool is announced for screening in cinemas by February 16, 2016.

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