It looks as though the cast for ‘Deadpool 2’ is one step closer to being confirmed, because just a few days after it was announced that ‘Atlanta’s’ Zazie Beetz has been cast as Domino it has now emerged that Michael Shannon is the frontrunner to play Cable. Both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have alleged that the Academy Award nominated actor is currently leading the shortlist for the role, which also includes ‘Stranger Things’s’ David Harbour. The casting of Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’ has been quite a contentious issue.
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.
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’.
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.’
Film fandom was shocked this weekend by the unexpected departure of ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller from the upcoming sequel – but one enterprising fan has a bold suggestion for a replacement. Ryan Reynolds’ demands drove Tim Miller off Deadpool 2?
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.
It’s official – ‘Deadpool 2’ is happening. During 20th Century Fox’s CinemaCon panel, the studio confirmed that ‘Deadpool 2’ is already in the works… and is moving forward with Ryan Reynolds returning as the Merc with a Mouth. Of course, this is no big surprise – a sequel was rumoured shortly before the film was released… and with ‘Deadpool’ smashing box office records, a follow-up was considered a certainty.
Stan Lee’s Marvel movie cameos are a constant source of delight. Obviously the 93-year-old wasn’t just going to pass up the opportunity to appear in 20th Century Fox’s recent ‘Deadpool’ adaptation. “I wish I had spent more time in the strip club,” Stan Lee confessed.