It's chimichanga time for Ryan Reynolds.

The actor has confirmed via Twitter that he'll be reprising the role of Marvel anti-hero Deadpool in 20th Century Fox's standalone film, which is slated to hit theaters in 2016:

The news comes after 3-year-old test footage shot for the solo film surfaced online.

Directed by visual effects vet Tim Miller from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ("Zombieland"), "Deadpool" is yet another attempt at a comeback for Reynolds, who has starred in a number of high-profile duds in recent years including "The Green Lantern" and "R.I.P.D." He originated the role of the gunslinging vigilante in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

In addition to "Deadpool," Reynolds is gearing up for a slew of upcoming releases including Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's "Mississippi Grind," Simon Curtis's "Woman in Gold" opposite Katie Holmes, Tarsem Singh's "Selfless" with Matthew Goode and the action-thriller "Criminal" co-starring Gal Gadot and Alice Eve.

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A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.