Deadpoll Update October 20, 2009 Deadpoll reboot to ignore Wolverine X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner has revealed that the upcoming Deadpool spin-off will be a reboot of the franchise. According to Donner, the version of the character seen in the in XMen Origins: Wolverine will be ignored for the upcoming project. “I want to ignore the version of Deadpool that we saw in Wolverine and just start over again. Reboot it. Because this guy talks, obviously, and to muzzle him would be insane.” Despite changes to the story, Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpoll in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will reprise the role for the reboot.