Screenwriting duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had a very good 2016. For their next act, Reese and Wernick (whose other credits include Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation) send their old pal Ryan Reynolds and friends (including Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson) to space in the new sci-fi thriller Life.
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.
Ryan Reynolds tweeted a short “For Your Consideration” video for Deadpool on Thursday evening following nominations for the film from the WGA, PGA and DGA in recent weeks. The film has been racking up nominations, shocking many, including a Best Comedy or Musical nomination from the Golden Globes last weekend as well as a Best Actor nom for Reynolds. It lost both to La La Land, as Ryan Gosling’s jazz pianist beat out Reynold’s merc with a mouth.
At last, Hugh Jackman has returned the burn he got courtesy of Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’. Jackman chose the occasion of Reynolds receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to deliver his dazzling comeback. Later, Deadpool is spotted with a Jackman mask, to hide his terrible disfigurement from his lady love, Vanessa.
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
It’s a running joke throughout the none-more-meta superhero comedy that budget and contracts prevent Deadpool from interacting with his more A-list Marvel stablemates – Deadpool himself frequently references X-Men that Fox didn’t allow us to see. Yes, the same turbine-powered mobile aircraft carrier as used by the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fox weren’t allowed to reference the carrier by name, and the design had to be tweaked a little, but ‘Deadpool’ visual artist Emmanuel Shiu confirmed the connection.
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’.
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.
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.
It’s no surprise to learn that one of Marvel’s most successful movies ever, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, has now made more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The thirteenth film from Disney and Marvel has only been out in the US for 17 days, but it’s been a huge hit domestically, having scooped an epic $323 million, with that number set to rise over the coming weeks.
The ninth film in Fox’s X-Men series has arrived, heralding Apocalypse - a villain like no other the superhero mutant team has faced before. The 16-year-old series is the longest running superhero franchise, so as the new film hits cinemas we thought we’d rank the films to date, including the three spin-offs and director Bryan Singer’s latest epic. It made excellent use of the characters set up in Bryan Singer’s 2000 original (though Cyclops remained under-served) and built on every facet of what makes the X-Men series tick in all forms of media.
‘Deadpool’s’ digital release in the US means that we can now divulge deep into the blockbuster’s Easter Eggs and find references that we missed the first time.
There’s no denying ‘Deadpool’ was a massive hit earlier this year, so much so that former Disney star Bella Thorne has said she’d love to play the female version of the character. Speaking to Moviefone, the multi talented 18-year-old was keen to become involved in the superhero craze that’s seen the likes of Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey Jr. firmly in the spotlight as iconic characters Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man. “I’d be so down to play like a badass Marvel character,” the singer/model/actor said.
Hosted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart, the MTV Movie Awards 2016 were always going to be eventful, as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Jurassic World’, and ‘Deadpool’ walked away with wins.
After its tremendous run at the box office, ‘Deadpool’s’ director Tim Miller has spoken out about the follow-up and how to incorporate Cable. “You tell a story that’s organic to the character. ‘Deadpool's’ world doesn’t mean you have to go bigger. Anyone who has seen ‘Deadpool’ will be aware that, yes, it uses a fair bit of CGI but doesn’t opt for big expensive set pieces the likes of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ or ‘Man of Steel’ do.
Deadpool might be a lot of things… but disrespectful of one of the greatest jazz singers the UK has ever produced is not one of them. According to reports, a pretty on-the-edge joke about Amy Winehouse had to be removed from the movie’s original script. Movie site Mr Sunday Movies discovered that the joke would have involved Winehouse being run over by a bus in the first draft of the movie, during the end credits.
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.
‘Deadpool’ is the movie you simply can’t escape at the moment. It’s not only performed tremendously at the box office, but its marketing is continuing with a Kanye West spoof. After fans recently started a petition to get the Merc with a Mouth to host Saturday Night Live, the quick-witted marketing team behind the R-rated movie saw an opportunity to reply.
Ryan Reynolds is proving to be quite the renaissance man. 'Eddie The Eagle’, starring Jackman alongside Taron Edgerton as the ski jumper Eddie Edwards, is due out in April. 'Deadpool’, meanwhile, is out now across the UK.
Regina movie-goers who went to see Deadpool on the weekend may have been a little surprised when the title character declared he was from the Queen City.