‘Zombieland’ Writers to Pen ‘Deadpool’

Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been roped in by 20th Century Fox to pen the screenplay of Deadpool. Read the rest of this entry »

Shuler Donner Provides An Update On Future ‘X-Men’ Films

Lauren Shuler Donner has produced every single X-Men related film to date, and is producing all the ones that are coming.

In an interview with Empire Mag as part of the promotion of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine DVD and Blu-ray release, she’s provided a detailed update on the status of X-Men: First Class, X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, Deadpool, and X-Men Origins: Magneto.

Following are summaries of what she had to say.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2

“That’s the furthest along of all the X-Men projects on the boil. It’s actually the story we wanted to use for the first Wolverine film, but [Fox head honcho] Tom Rothman preferred to set the character up with an origin story first. This movie will really focus on the relationship between Wolverine and Mariko, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord, and what happens to him in Japan…There’ll be samurai, ninja, katana blades, different forms of martial arts – mano-a-mano, extreme fighting. We’re going to come up with a new style of fighting. It’s going to be awesome.”

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Rob Liefeld Provides ‘Deadpool’ Updates

Deadpool

Rob Liefeld, who alongside writer Fabian Nicieza created the Marvel Comic’s character Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool), has confirmed a few tidbits regarding development of the new Deadpool feature film.

First off, the rumor mill has been spreading speculation that Ryan Reynolds was set to lose his role as Deadpool after being cast as Hal Jordan in The Green Lantern.  Liefeld confirms this is pure rumor.

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Updates: ‘X-Men 4′, ‘X-Men 5′, ‘Deadpool’, ‘X-Men: First Class’

Discussions underway for X-Men 4 and X-Men 5

Discussions underway for X-Men 4 and X-Men 5

Recently a special event was held to promote the soon to be released X-Men Origins: Wolverine DVD and Blu-ray.  X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood attended the event together with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner.

I’ve already posted the key info that surfaced regarding Gavin Hood, which was basically that he’s not yet attached to direct X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 and that the film is still a long way off.  You can read that article here.

But it seems the most interesting information to surface came from Donner who served up some tidbits on X-Men 4, X-Men 5, and X-Men: First Class. She also commented on what she thinks about the controversy surrounding Ryan Reynolds taking on the starring roles in both Deadpool and The Green Lantern.

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Ryan Reynolds is ‘The Green Lantern’ and ‘Deadpool’ Parody

Ryan Reynolds is The Green Lantern AND Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds is 'The Green Lantern' AND 'Deadpool'

Ryan Reynolds is so popular that he was able to score the lead role in both the Marvel comic based Deadpool and the DC Comic based The Green Lantern.

He’s a great choice for either role, but of course many fans feel it is a weird situation to have him in the lead of two upcoming super hero films.

Enter the Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC: Deadpool and Green Lantern parody video that makes light of the situation in true Mac vs PC style.

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Ryan Reynolds on Playing ‘Green Lantern’ and ‘Deadpool’

Ryan Reynolds is 'The Green Lantern' AND 'Deadpool'

Ryan Reynolds is 'The Green Lantern' AND 'Deadpool'

Ryan Reynolds is the superhero star of the moment, having scored the lead roles in the Marvel comic based Deadpool and the DC Comic based The Green Lantern.

Although a great choice for either role, many fans feel it is a weird situation to have him in both roles simultaneously.  I’m on the fence though I have to admit it has for me watered down his iconic Deadpool status somewhat.  But what does Reynolds think?

“There’s no rule that says you can’t play two different characters in two different comic-book universes,” Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly.  “There are so many interesting comic-book characters out there.  I would love to do others.”

More?  Now that would definitely take me off the fence.

The Green Lantern is scheduled for release June 17, 2011 with production expected to kick off January 2010.

The release date of Deadpool remains unknown though it is expected it won’t hit theaters until 2011/2012.


Ryan Reynolds Is ‘The Green Lantern’

Ryan Reynolds Cast As Hal Jordan aka the 'Green Lantern'

Ryan Reynolds Cast As Hal Jordan aka the 'Green Lantern'

There have been a lot of rumors over the last few months surrounding who would score the coveted role of Hal Jordan in Warner Bros. live action feature film The Green Lantern. It seems they were all wrong with today’s announcement that Ryan Reynolds has won the role.

Although Reynolds appears to be a great choice for the DC Comics character it does seem kind of an odd decision given he is also about to star as the Marvel character Deadpool in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine spinoff movie of the same name.  I can’t help but wonder how fans will view the situation of having the same actor play two iconic superhero’s at the same time.  Does it break the illusion a little?

The Green Lantern is scheduled for release June 17, 2011 with production expected to kick off January 2010.

Source: Variety

‘Deadpool’ To Talk Directly To The Audience?

Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool

Whilst promoting The Proposal in London actor Ryan Reynolds has provided Empire Mag an update on the highly anticipated X-Men Origins: Wolverine spinoff, Deadpool.

“The studio’s working on a script and trying to find a director,” Reynolds said. “The main goal is to make sure it stays close to the source material.”

It seems, however, that the intention may be to keep the film a little too close to the comic.  Reynolds confirms that one of the aspects in the comic that will be adapted to the big-screen will be Deadpool’s ‘breaking of the fourth wall’, a term used to describe when the character talks directly to the audience.

“Break the fourth wall? Oh yeah, he’s got to,” Reynolds said. “I want to see him break the Great Wall.”

The scenes in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where Ferris talks directly to the audience should give you an idea as to what this really means. Take a look:

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It’s comforting to know that the film adaptation to Deadpool is being championed by a die-hard fan of the comic in Ryan Reynolds, however I’m not convinced the film will benefit from this particular idea.  I am however convinced that breaking the fourth wall in the film is a very, very bad idea.

The release date of Deadpool remains unknown though it is expected it won’t hit theaters until 2011/2012.

Ryan Reynolds Says He’s In Control Of ‘Deadpool’

Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson (Deadpool) in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

Ryan Reynolds has stated that 20th Century Fox wants to make the Deadpool movie as authentic to the “source material” as possible.

We can only assume by “source material” they mean the comic, since previous reports have indicated the movie will be drawing its material from the Deadpool comic.

After what occurred to the character of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this news is sure to make Deadpool fans a lot happier – so long as it turns out to be accurate.

Reynolds also states that he is in the “weird” position of being “the authentication police” to ensure Deadpool remains true and adds that he has already agreed to some key terms.

“He’s going to be the Merc with the Mouth, [we’re going to give] all those answers that everyone wants,” Reynolds said. “He’s going to have the scarred-up face, he’s going to be in the suit — and, it’s going to be incredible.”

As yet a the studio haven’t found their director and writer(s), so it is still way too early to talk storyline.  All we know at this time is that the film won’t be a prequel to the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

“Right now, it’s just a question of trying to figure out what is the spine of the story,” Ryan said. “Who is the villain? What does Wade and/or Deadpool want?”

The release date of Deadpool remains unknown though it is expected it won’t hit theaters until 2011/2012.

Source: MTV

‘Deadpool’ Not A Prequel And Will Draw From The Comic

Deadpool

Deadpool: The Merc with a Mouth will be back, but he'll still have a messed up face

When the X-Men Origins: Wolverine spinoff movie Deadpool was officially confirmed by 20th Century Fox, it came with the clarification that the film would “go back to the roots of the character”.  This led to speculation that the filmmakers were considering a prequel that would focus on Ryan Reynold’s character Wade Wilson.

Whilst promoting his latest film The Proposal, Ryan Reynolds appears to have confirmed to Hit Fix that the film will not be a prequel.

“Well, I’m intimately involved with it,” Reynolds said. “We’re just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff.  But, it’s going to be just like the comic books.  I’m gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that’s the goal.  And there is no better place to draw material from than the comics which are incredible.”

If Deadpool has a “messed up face” then it would seem the film will not be a prequel to the events that unfold in Wolverine, though how closely the film will follow on from Wolverine remains unclear. Since Deadpool gained a variety of new powers in Wolverine that were completely out of character with the comic, it would seem the writers may have their work cut out for them to convincingly wind those powers back.

Perhaps the saving grace from Wolverine may be the scene in which it is emphasized Deadpool’s metamorphosis was ended prematurely.

Either way, Deadpool fans will certainly be pleased to hear that the film will be drawing heavily from the comic.

The release date of Deadpool remains unknown though it is expected it won’t hit theaters until 2011/2012.