It's official, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool in the movie due 2016

Marvel's 'merc with a mouth' will be played by Ryan Reynolds.

The L.A. Times reports that Ryan Reynolds has been officially cast as Deadpool in the upcoming 2016 Marvel movie of the same name.

Fox confirmed the casting news yesterday. Tim Miller is set to direct the movie, with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner producing.

There have been plenty of rumours, and fan requests, over the years for the Blade: Trinity actor to play the 'merc with a mouth' in his own movie. The leaked test footage appeared online earlier this year, which featured the actor voicing the character.

20th Century Fox announced Deadpool is set to hit cinemas on 12th February 2016 a few months ago.

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