4 items from 2015
Last month, 20th Century Fox finalized their deal with actor Ryan Reynolds to return as Deadpool, reprising his role from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with shooting scheduled to begin this March. Today, GlobeNews.ca reports that the production will shoot in Ryan Reynolds' hometown of Vancouver starting in late March. The movie has booked two months at Vancouver's North Shore Studios, although it isn't known if the production will shoot in any other locations around the city. Just one month after Deadpool starts shooting, the studio's other upcoming superhero adventure, X-Men: Apocalypse, will begin production on the other side of Canada, in Montreal.
After years of speculation, 20th Century Fox finally announced in September that they are moving forward with Deadpool, handing out a February 12, 2016 release date for the comic book adaptation. That news came just a few months after test footage leaked earlier that summer, which was received positively by the fans. »
Fresh off three of last year’s highest-grossing movies and a hit HBO series, T.J. Miller is in early talks to join Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool,” and so is “The Transporter Legacy” star Ed Skrein, multiple individuals familiar with the 20th Century Fox project has told TheWrap.
Representatives for 20th Century Fox and Miller had no comment, while a representative for Skrein did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
- Jeff Sneider
Channing Tatum's upcoming Gambit movie has finally gotten a release date! Fox Studios has announced the highly anticipated X-Men spinoff will hit theaters on Oct. 7, 2016. The 34-year-old actor also excitedly shared the release date news on Twitter on Monday, writing, "How do you say October 7, 2016 in Cajun?" Back in May 2014, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed that Tatum was cast to play Gambit, who is known for being an expert gambler with special powers over kinetic energy. "Well, you know, he's a rogue—Channing—he's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau [Gambit's real name]," she said at the time. "And he can handle the action—we all know that! »
Ryan Reynolds stars as the wise-cracking mercenary with a wicked sense of humor and a taste for red and black outfits. VFX veteran Tim Miller is directing from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
The role for Miller ("Silicon Valley," "Big Hero 6") is said to serve as an additional comic voice to compliment Deadpool, who often breaks the fourth wall and speaks to the audience. Talks with Skrein ("The Transporter Legacy," "Game of Thrones") are said to be further along but his role remains unknown.
Lauren Shuler Donner is producing the film which is currently slated for a February 12th 2016 release.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
4 items from 2015
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