After many rumors and this cryptic tweet today…

Deadline is confirming Ryan Reynolds is set to play the titular role in Marvel’s big screen adaptation of the popular Deadpool comic. Reynolds originally played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and fans wanted to see him get another crack at the character after Origins totally botched it.

The movie already has a release date (February 12, 2016), so it seems unlikely that anything would stop this reported deal from actually happening. Let the fast talking and dazzling swordplay begin!

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[via Deadline]