If you don’t know who Deadpool is, he’s the wildly skilled wiseass mercenary played to perfection (at least for a few minutes) by Ryan Reynolds in the first chunk of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It’s one of those appearances that makes you think, “Hey, this dude should have his own movie.”
Well, it’s apparently going to happen.
The scouting report on Deadpool is that his real name is Wade Wilson, and he’s another product of the Weapon X program. He gets regenerative abilities that stave off his terminal cancer, but the treatment also leaves him a little scrambled in the head. Should be fun.