Deadpool given another life

Canadian Ryan Reynolds says he’s “hugely passionate” about his upcoming movie based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool.

Actor Ryan Reynolds arrives at the premiere of "The Proposal" in Los Angeles. Reynolds says he's "hugely passionate" about his upcoming movie based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool.

Actor Ryan Reynolds arrives at the premiere of "The Proposal" in Los Angeles. Reynolds says he's "hugely passionate" about his upcoming movie based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool.

Canadian Ryan Reynolds says he’s “hugely passionate” about his upcoming movie based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool.

The Vancouver native played Deadpool — a quippy mutant antihero — in this summer’s feature X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and confirmed he was looking forward to in a spinoff centred on the character.

Reynolds was in Toronto to promote his upcoming romantic comedy, The Proposal, in which he stars opposite Sandra Bullock.

In Wolverine, Reynolds’ character begins as a wise-cracking mercenary and ends horribly disfigured after he’s the subject of a series of experiments that give him superpowers.