“Deadpool” and “Terminator Genisys” used stolen technology to create their big-screen razzle-dazzle, according to new lawsuits filed by visual-effects company Rearden. In complaints filed against Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox in federal court in California on Monday, Rearden claims that 2015’s “Terminator Genisys” and 2016’s “Deadpool,” among other films, employed a technology called MOVA Contour Reality Capture, which according to the suits was invented — and stolen from — Rearden.
'Atlanta' creator and future Lando Calrissian actor will be showrunner on cartoon series starring the Merc with a Mouth.
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.