DeadPoolDeadpool started on a good and bad foot with Ryan Reynolds in the role but with the weird twist with how he ended up in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Rumors for a spinoff quickly began, which led to real news that a script was written by the guys who wrote Zombieland. Then came development hell. For years.

Then around the time of Comic-Con this year, test footage was released for Deadpool. People loved it. The reception was enough that Fox took notice.

Original director Tim Miller — who is still attached to the project — announced on Twitter that Deadpool finally has a release date. Rhett Reese and creator Robert Liefeld confirmed it on Twitter as well.

Okay, okay — that release date. Deadpool will finally hit theaters February 12, 2016.

Supposedly Ryan Reynolds hasn’t signed anything but we would all be surprised if he doesn’t reprise the role he wants so bad. The role nearly all of us want him to reprise.

I really can’t wait. The movie is gonna be a trip.

[The Hollywood Reporter]