Composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass), has announced via Twitter that he will begin scoring the upcoming Deadpool today!
Junkie-xlJunkie XL is no newcomer to score composition for superhero films. Hokenborg co-composed Man of Steel, Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 alongside none other than the legendary Hans Zimmer, along with adding the ‘Batman specific pieces’ for the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as the titualar anti-hero, along with T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley, Big Hero 6) as Weasel, Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious 6) as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin (Firefly, V, Gotham) as Copycat and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, Transporter: Refueled) as Ajax. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, once played by Daniel Cudmore, will now be played by Andre Tricoteux.
Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) will provide the film’s script, while Tim Miller (OS for Thor: The Dark World & The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will serve as director. Deadpool is scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.
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