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May 6, 2009

Reynolds may headline own ‘X-Men’ movie

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds may get a chance to star in a movie focusing on his X-Men Origins: Wolverine character, Deadpool.

Variety.com said Twentieth Century Fox is developing the spinoff as a project for Reynolds.

According to X-Men mythology, Wade Wilson is a cancer-stricken mercenary who undergoes a Weapon X genetic alteration experiment and becomes an indestructible anti-hero named Deadpool, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Wolverine was No. 1 at the U.S. box office when it opened last weekend.