2016 was an eventful year for comic book movies, with an array of successes, disappointments, and downright disasters. ‘Deadpool’ was one 2016’s success stories. While the first film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were talking to Comicbook.com about their new sci-fi-horror ‘Life’, the pair commented on how ‘Deadpool 2’ would be cast imminently.
The Merc with a Mouth will have plenty of crime-fighting company in Deadpool 2. Star Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter today to announce that Zazie Beetz, who plays Donald Glover’s ex-girlfriend/baby-mama on the hit FX comedy Atlanta, has joined the cast as fellow mutant mercenary Domino. Domino first popped up in Marvel comic books in the early 1990s.
A raft of thespians really made the effort to become unrecognisable for roles in 2016, whether through over-eating (McConaughey), heavy prosthetics (Downton’s Dan Stevens for ‘Beauty and the Beast’) or simply just bad eyebrows (John Travolta in ‘The People Vs O.J. Simpson). Here are a few more of the best. Image credits: Reuters/Disney/Lionsgate/BBC/Associated Press/Cover Media/Warner/Universal/Deadline/Fox/Sony/Focus Features/FameFly/Instagram/AFP/FX/US Weekly/WENN/GC Images
As had been expected, the seasoned stuntman-turned-director has officially signed on to take the helm on ‘Deadpool 2,’ The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Leitch – who co-directed ‘John Wick’ with Chad Stahelski, but was officially credited as a producer due to Director’s Guild of America rules - was among the first names mentioned in contention for ‘Deadpool 2’ when original director Tim Miller unexpectedly dropped out. ‘Deadpool 2’ will be only his third directorial credit, yet it seems already confirmed that he will not be returning for the already-announced ‘Deadpool 3,’ as THR report that studio 20th Century Fox are already on the lookout for another director to take the helm on that film.
Ryan Reynolds has revealed that ‘Deadpool’s’ editing was beset with “scary fights” as the creative team tried to get the film just right. Reynolds made this admission to GQ after he was named the magazine’s 2016 Man Of The Year, which is mostly down to how ‘Deadpool’ stormed the box office when it was released earlier this year. It was the most passionate group of individuals I’ve ever worked with in my life,” Reynolds admitted.
There have been a lot of problems with ‘Deadpool 2’ over the last few weeks. Not just that, but it’s also been reported that the third solo instalment for the character will see him pair up with another team from the ‘X-Men’ franchise, X-Force. The X-Force are a more aggressive and militant version of the X-Men, and their ensemble has in the past included Psylocke, who was played by Olivia Munn in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, as well as Deadpool, Domino and Cable, both of whom are already confirmed for ‘Deadpool 2’.
Comic book movies may have become the dominant form of blockbuster entertainment in cinemas worldwide, but taking super-powered characters from the printed page to the big screen isn’t always as neat and tidy a process as film studios might like.
It’s official - Junkie XL has quit ‘Deadpool 2’. “It is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to score the upcoming Deadpool movie. “Since it was revealed that Deadpool’s brilliant creative director Tim Miller will not be involved in the project anymore, I have undertaken some soul searching,” he explained.
20th Century Fox may have found the new director for ‘Deadpool 2,’ a new report claims – and it’s one half of the directorial duo behind acclaimed action movie ‘John Wick.’
Just when we thought the future of ‘Deadpool’ was looking rosy, its director Tim Miller has left the project. Deadline have revealed that due to creative differences Miller has left the project, which comes as quite a blow to the beginning of what was shaping to be a lucrative franchise. Having directed the 2015 hit, Miller was on board to helm the sequel which would see Ryan Reynolds return as the foul-mouthed, quick talking merc, Deadpool, but it appears their working relationship is now over.
Tim Miller will not be returning to direct “Deadpool,” dropping out of the sequel due to a series of creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, a source confirmed Saturday morning. While Miller had not formally signed on the helm the sequel, he was in the process of developing the script and was widely expected to... Read more »
The marketing campaigns for ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ were among the big winners at the Clio Key Art awards last night in Los Angeles. ‘Deadpool’ was named as best Theatrical: Integrated Campaign, with its iconic emoji poster winning the Clio Grand Prize for best billboard advert. ‘Suicide Squad’s garish poster campaign also won a handful of Gold Prizes too. Here’s a selection of 2016’s best movie posters, according to the 2016 Clio Key Art Awards .
It looks as though Domino will appear in ‘Deadpool 2’. According to Collider, not only will the classic ‘X-Men’ character make an appearance in the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ sequel, but there’s a pretty awesome shortlist, too. “Sources close to the production exclusively tell Collider that testing has begun for the character of Domino,” they revealed.
For most performers, appearing as a character from a Marvel superhero comic would be a dream come true. Howard was really disappointed with Robert Downey Jr – as well as the studio – after the former was let go from the ‘Iron Man’ franchise for apparently refusing to take a lower salary for the superhero sequel. Discussing how he had helped convince studio execs to hire Downey in the first place and hoping for similar aid in return, he told Rolling Stone, “I called Robby…leaving messages with his assistants, called him at least 17 times that day and 21 the next and finally left a message saying, ‘look, man, I need the help that I gave you’.
Ever since then rumours surrounding who might actually portray the hugely powerful, time-traveling mutant, who also happens to be the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey’s clone Madelyne Pryor, have started to circulate. During the Meet The Movie Press web series, via Comic Book.com, Mashable’s Jeff Sneider admitted as much, but at the same time he insisted that it needed to be taken with a huge grain of salt. “There’s been a name floating around for Cable for months,” Sneider remarked.
Don't ask Ryan Reynolds who would win in a battle between his Marvel hero and DC's Suicide Squad hit man.
The superhero gathering that comic book fans have been dreaming of for years is reportedly one step closer to happening, because it’s been alleged that 20th Century Fox are considering a deal with Marvel Studios to pair up some of their characters.
Well played 20th Century Fox’s marketing team. Because with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ due for release in Japan at the start of August they decided to give the blockbuster an extra promotional push by calling in Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool to cameo in the trailer. After ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’’s trailer comes to an end it then abruptly cuts to Deadpool sat in a director’s chair, and the masked vigilante then launches into a hysterical diatribe that pokes fun at Fox and then proceeds to riff on the X-Men family.
‘X-Men’ series writer and producer Simon Kinberg won’t give much away about the future of the 20th Century Fox comic book franchise - except that the ‘Deadpool’ sequel is most definitely on the horizon. It’s no surprise that Fox would be keen on a second ‘Deadpool’ straight away, given that the first film surpassed all expectations earlier this year with a global box office haul of almost $779 million. This is not only a record for an R-rated movie, it’s also the most money made by any film in the ‘X-Men’ series, knocking ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’s haul of almost $748 million into second place.
It just so happens that this weekend marks the 30th anniversary of ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ opening in cinemas for the first time, and it may be with this in mind that an enterprising soul on Youtube decided to take the ‘Deadpool’ connection that bit further. Darth Blender edited a new mash-up trailer, ‘Deadpool’s Day Off’ - and the results impressed Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds enough for him to share it with followers on Twitter.
During an interview with IGN, ‘Deadpool’ co-writer Rhett Reese revealed that iconic filmmakers James Cameron and David Fincher helped get the movie off the ground. “And each one of them was kind enough to go to 20th Century Fox and essentially throw in their good word just saying ‘Hey, what are you guys doing with Deadpool? “David was a help before Jim and he was just kind of nudging along the way,” he added.
Her role in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ might have been a little smaller than some fans had anticipated, but it seems Psylocke actress Olivia Munn hopes to be in for the long haul with the X-movies.