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.
‘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).
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.
‘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.
One of the biggest shockers for comic book movie fandom in recent months was ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller’s departure from the upcoming sequel to 20th Century Fox’s surprise smash hit. Initial reports that Miller’s departure was amicable soon gave way to talk of behind the scenes clashes with star and producer Ryan Reynolds over tone, content and casting, and indications that the first ‘Deadpool’ hadn’t been the happiest working experience for all involved.
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’.
Deadpool… could the sequel be starting filming in January? The sequel to the barn-storming box office hit ‘Deadpool’ could be starting filming sooner than we thought, according to reports. It’s been claimed that new contract negotiations with the movie’s star Ryan Reynolds were lengthy, and finally involved too much input from the actor over matters like casting.
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?
Tim Miller, the director of the smash-hit ‘Deadpool’, walked from the planned sequel over the creative demands of the movie’s star Ryan Reynolds, according to reports. The Wrap is quoting sources inside the production that claim that Miller and Reynolds, whose ailing career was revived by the movie, had a ‘contentious relationship’ which has now caused Miller to quit. This has not sat well with Miller, who had set ideas for a more ‘stylised’ sequel, while Reynolds wants to ante up on the raunchy adult humour of the first film.
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.