The film bombed in its U.S. debut over the weekend with $29 million. A storied Hollywood film franchise has been terminated — at least for the foreseeable future.
It looks like that leaked Deadpool test footage — and the positive reaction from fans — has dragged the movie back from development hell. 20th Century Fox, home of the X-Men and Fantastic Four movie franchise, just announced that the Deadpool movie is really, truly happening. At least, it has a release date — February 12th, 2016 — leaving about 16 months film and edit it.