4 items from 2017
The road to a Deadpool sequel hasn’t exactly been smooth so far. Most notably, the first movie’s director, Tim Miller, split over “creative differences” with Ryan Reynolds, and with him went composer Junkie Xl. Eventually, John Wick co-director David Leitch ended up taking over Miller’s job. Now, Collider reports that Drew Goddard has come on as a ”consultant” for the script, which is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Given that Goddard co-wrote and directed The Cabin In The Woods and adapted The Martian, you could read this as good news. Or you could see it as another sign of trouble for a production that’s had some already.
Collider’s report leans on the optimistic side, explaining that Deadpool’s star and scribes are all just trying to “create something everyone is excited to make.” Back in October, The Wrap explained that Reynolds desire »
- Esther Zuckerman
Despite the astounding success of the first film, Deadpool 2 hasn’t had the easiest time getting off the ground. A few months back, we heard about the shocking departure of director Tim Miller followed by composer Junkie Xl. There were also rumors of trouble behind the scenes with the creative team. Thankfully, those problems were put to rest quite quickly and after John Wick co-director David Leitch was brought on board, everything seemed to get back on track.
Now, 20th Century Fox is busy putting together the supporting cast, which includes finding someone for the role of Cable. Numerous actors have been linked to the part in recent months but we still haven’t heard anything official. That hasn’t stopped Ryan Reynolds from offering up a few teases, though.
- Josh Wilding
A total of 145 scores were recently announced as being eligible for this year’s Academy Award, with everything from perceived frontrunner “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz) and “Jackie” (Mica Levi) to outliers like “Sausage Party” and “Elle.” The final five will be nominated on January 24. In the meantime, avail yourself of this Spotify playlist featuring selections from 110 of the eligible scores — as well as the full list of every eligible score.
The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer
“Armenia, My Love, »
- Michael Nordine
After the bastardized version of the character that appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the Merc with a Mouth finally got redemption with last year’s Deadpool. The film was a major gamble on behalf of all involved, but it turned out to be a resounding success, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie to date and earning its place on numerous best of 2016 lists.
Now, almost a year after its release, production on the sequel is starting to heat up. Deadpool 2 faced some minor hurdles early on, losing director Tim Miller and composer Junkie Xl, but everything seems to be back on track now. Presumably, Fox is busy casting the supporting roles and while a number of actors and actresses have been linked to various parts, nothing’s been confirmed just yet.
- Josh Wilding
4 items from 2017
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