'Atlanta' creator and future Lando Calrissian actor will be showrunner on cartoon series starring the Merc with a Mouth.
Tony-winning actress and fan favorite will reprise her role as roommate to Wade Wilson (a.k.a., Deadpool) in sequel to blockbuster hit
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.
‘Deadpool 2’ may be getting off the ground somewhat slower than initially expected, but it looks like we have the first confirmed new casting for the offbeat superhero sequel. The man himself, Ryan Reynolds, put an end to months of rumour and speculation on Thursday, by taking to Twitter and revealing the name of the actress set to portray Domino. Yes, this means that Zazie Beetz has been cast as Domino, emerging victorious against such stiff competition as Lizzy Caplan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Sienna Miller (although apparently not Janelle Monáe, rumoured to have been in the running earlier this week).
The immensely pleasing mock-rivalry between Ryan Reynolds – aka Deadpool – and Hugh Jackman – aka Wolverine – continues apace. And with Jackman out on the road promoting his latest X-Men outing ‘Logan’, it’s provided Reynolds with a bit of an open goal. Jackman dropped a few snaps over the weekend of the movie’s premiere in Beijing, picturing him with fans. Thanks for an amazing visit Beijing! @WolverineMovie @20thcenturyfox pic.twitter.com/FsbuNpXMQ1
According to Collider, it looks as though ‘Daredevil’ creator Drew Goddard has been working on the ‘Deadpool 2’ script… but the original writers are still in the driving seat. “Over the past few months, the original Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been hard at work trying to craft the sequel,” they explained. “From what I’ve been told, Reese and Wernick are still extremely involved in the script,” they added.
Hugh Jackman just can’t bring himself to admit that ‘Logan’ will be the last time he’ll ever portray Wolverine. During a recent interview with the New York Times, Hugh Jackman was asked once again whether he fully believes that ‘Logan’ will mark his final outing as the beloved mutant. “When I had the script, I was like, ‘Yes’,” Jackman explained in response to the question.
Traditionally a very light-hearted event – famously when Helen Mirren was named Woman of the Year in 2014, the national treasure was persuaded to twerk on stage – it’s small wonder that Reynolds, still hot in Hollywood after the success of ‘Deadpool,’ would also get into the spirit of things. As such, the 40-year old Canadian actor happily accepted his award whilst wearing a custom made Deadpool bra – over his tuxedo, alas.
‘Deadpool’ screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have confirmed that, contrary to recent rumours, we definitely won’t be seeing Ryan Reynolds as the merc with the mouth in the upcoming ‘Logan’ – but they don’t rule out a Deadpool/Wolverine crossover in the future. Speaking to The Playlist, Reese firmly states the rumoured ‘Logan’ cameo is “not happening. The tones are just too different.
Ryan Reynolds has reacted to his superhero hit ‘Deadpool’ receiving no love from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when the organisation announced the 2017 Oscar nominations earlier today (24 January). The effervescent R-Rated X-Men spin-off was building up some steam in the run-up to the announcement following nominations at the Golden Globes.
The 2017 Academy Award nominations have been announced and, as expected, Damien Chazelle’s wonderful musical ‘La La Land’ leads the pack with a record-equalling 14 nominations, with ‘Arrival’ and ‘Moonlight’ just behind it with eight nods each. As ever many of the nominations were expected, with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis all receiving acting nominations, but what about the surprises?
‘Deadpool 2’ writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have divulged some new details about the upcoming superhero sequel, discussing the process of writing the sequel and major new character Cable. Collider asked how that has affected the writing process.
If you enjoyed the giant metal Russian and the sullen adolescent Sinead O’Connor/Ripley from ‘Alien³’ lookalike in 2016’s ‘Deadpool,’ you’ll be glad to hear they’ll be joining the Merc with a Mouth in the sequel.
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.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ has been named the highest-grossing movie of 2016, having hauled in – wait for it – a massive $1.153 billion (around £931 million). The Marvel sequel convincingly beat Disney’s ‘Finding Dory’ to the top spot, though the Pixar sequel made a perfectly respectable $1.028 billion (£830 million) worldwide. The figures have been stacked up by The Hollywood Reporter, with ‘Zootropolis’ coming in third (£827 million), followed by ‘The Jungle Book’ (£781 million), and ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ (£707 million). ...
Ryan Reynolds has boldly predicted that this time next year ‘Logan’ will be in Oscar contention. Thanks to his position as Deadpool, the Canadian actor has already seen a healthy portion of the upcoming blockbuster. Clearly Ryan Reynolds was impressed with it, too, because when he was quizzed by Variety about the lack of Oscar nominations for comic-book movies he insisted that ‘Logan’ could buck that trend.
It’s a dubious honour… but one movie above all others has been pinched the most this year. And it was (drum roll, please) comicbook smash hit ‘Deadpool’. According to data from Torrentfreak, which provides an annual list of the most-stolen movies, Ryan Reynolds’ comeback topped the list. Several sources were taken into consideration, including download stats from public bit torrent trackers. ...