It's almost official! It looks like Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth in the upcoming Deadpool solo movie. Let's hope he's perfecting the art of talking to himself and breaking the fourth wall.

Deadline reports that Fox is closing a deal with Reynolds to play Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, whom he last portrayed in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Tim Miller is set to direct the movie, which he's been working to develop for several years, producing that test footage we all drooled over.

And while Reynolds hasn't explicitly confirmed the deal, he did tweet this earlier today:

Ryan Reynolds In ‘Deadpool’ Deal [Deadline]