Ryan Reynolds is currently quite busy shooting Deadpool, the spinoff film for the mutant assassin Reynolds played in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But he took the time out to relax by a warm fire and give the Internet a peek at himself in full Deadpool costume and pay homage to a line made famous by the Spider-Man franchise.
Deadpool has been in development for some time, and Reynolds told EW last week that he’s not entirely surprised it’s taken this long for the character to get his own spinoff. “He’s a character that’s aware he’s in a film, he’s aware that he breaks the fourth wall,” explained Reynolds. “I mean, he does certain things that are unlike anything else in the X-Men Universe, yet he is a part of the X-Men Universe. So it makes it a little challenging, I think, to find a way. He’s so popular—the comic book alone [is] one of the most popular selling comic books of all time so it’s exiting to be here shooting it. We don’t have the budget that most X-Men movies do. In the super hero world, this would be considered an independent film.”
The film, directed by newcomer Tim Miller and co-starring Morena Baccarin and Gina Carano, is due in theaters February 2016.