05/29/2015 02:44 pm ET Updated May 29, 2015

'Deadpool' Finally Feels Real Now That Ryan Reynolds Confirms Production Has Wrapped

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There may be no forthcoming film that ignites a spark in comic-book fans' eyes more than "Deadpool," the "X-Men" spinoff that has been in various stages of development since at least 2000. Just the idea that it exists is like an Infinity Stone leading to some kind of fantasy movie land for superhero obsessives. That makes the news that "Deadpool" has completed shooting all the more potent.

Ryan Reynolds, who portrays the title character in the Tim Miller-directed film, tweeted a photo on Friday to announce that production has "wrapped." In the same breath, he targeted the story's voracious fans, saying, "We got to make this film because of you."

"Deadpool" will open Feb. 12, 2016, further proving the summer-blockbuster season is essentially a year-round affair now. One thing that's still up in the air about the forthcoming action film, however, is Hugh Jackman's involvement. The actor stated previously that the forthcoming third "Wolverine" film will mark his final time playing the clawed hero. But in an interview with Australia's News Limited, Reynolds said that "Deadpool" could feature one more Jackman appearance.

"God I hope so, that would be really nice," Reynolds said. "I dunno, we’ll see. It seems like he’s open to it, but it’s gonna be more of a scheduling issue than anything else."



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