By now, you've had a chance to not only watch our exclusive (and final) "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie trailer repeatedly, but also probably spent the better part of a day freeze-framing it to check out every individual "Wolverine" movie moment. And you already know that one of the biggest questions regarding the clip has to be "Who is that creepy-looking dude in the 'Wolverine' trailer with his mouth sewn shut?"
Given that a vast majority of online sleuths are saying it's Deadpool, we figured we'd go directly to the source and ask Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds if the mutant we see in the trailer is indeed Marvel's "Merc with a Mouth."
"That, I would say, is Deadpool, yeah," Reynolds told MTV News. "When I’m in the scarred makeup too, and you’ll see closer shots obviously in the film, and it’s hard to even tell that’s me, but you can tell. You've just got to find a better shot."
"I’m not going to get into exactly what’s going on with his mouth, particularly because he is 'the merc with the mouth,'" added Reynolds when asked, given his previous response, what it was like to film with his mouth sealed. "But it’s going to be pretty interesting when people see it. People are going to be blown away and have a deep appreciation for what it is and how that character fits into this universe."
And there you have it... sort of.
We've been all over the Deadpool mystery since last month when Toy Fair in New York City yielded our first clue in the form of a Deadpool action figure that looked nothing like the Marvel Comics version of the character. Since then, the Deadpool/Weapon XI debate has been one of out hot-button issues here, and while Reynolds' answer seems to put some closure on the issue, we're still left with lots of questions -- namely, what's the deal with the arm blades, tattoos and, well... lack of a mouth?
That being said, it's clear that the news coming out of the "Wolverine" movie camp has only just begun to heat up in anticipation for the film's May 1 release, so be sure to keep it locked to Splash Page for the latest updates.
What do you think of Deadpool's look in "Wolverine?" Let's hear what you have to say in the comments.