You did it! Well, at least, Ryan Reynolds thinks you did it. Because the fan campaign, in whatever form it took, is what he believes moved this forward. Whatever it was, Fox has given Deadpool a February 12, 2016 release date. Who screams "Valentine's Day" more than Deadpool?

Just a few months ago, CGI Deadpoll test footage from Tim Miller's Blur Studios made its way onto the Internet. And if, as we guessed at the time, the release was designed to test the waters for Deadpool, it was a success. Miller is still attached to direct, which the test footage made me excited about. And while Ryan Reynolds isn't officially on board yet, we can't imagine that all his championing will end with him not signing a contract.

Recently, Reynolds hinted that the fan response had prodded things along telling the Niagara Falls Review:

The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, 'Oh, so we weren't crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.' It's interesting to see the power of the Internet. It's awe-inspiring, actually. And it's neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way.

Fox's announcement of Deadpool's February 12, 2016 release date coincided with them moving Assassin's Creed back to 2016 from its original 2015 release and Fantastic Four moving from June 19, 2015, to the August 7, 2015.

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[The Hollywood Reporter]