17 items from 2015
Posing in a way that would make Rose DeWitt Bukater proud, the photo sees Reynolds don the superhero guise for a rather intimate still. Here’s what the actor had to share.
With great power, comes great irresponsibility. #email@example.com/MPM89bYz1B
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015
For the film, Reynolds will play the part of Wade Wilson, Marvel’s idiosyncratic anti-hero that earns his title as the Merc with a Mouth for his quirky one-liners and devastating physical abilities. The project has flirted with development for some time, particularly after the actor’s cameo in the otherwise poor X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it was the tidal wave of support that rose to the fore following the release of last year’s excellent test footage. »
- Michael Briers
We’ve long heard that next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse will round out the prequel trilogy that began with First Class in 2011, and now we’re starting to see some signs that that may very well be the case.
Following Nicholas Hoult’s comments that Apocalypse may be his last turn as Hank McCoy/Beast (unless he extends his contract), Jennifer Lawrence has announced that 2016 will mark the last time she dons the blue body makeup of shape-shifting femme fatale Mystique.
Lawrence broke the news to MTV recently during the red carpet premiere for her new film Serena, saying:
“It is my last one, actually.”
X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner once expressed interest in giving Mystique – who’s appeared in five of the seven installments – her own spinoff film, but with Lawrence’s departure from the role, I think it’s safe to assume that that’s not going to happen anytime soon. »
- James Garcia
Richard Donner, Derek Hoffman, Bobby Sabelhaus and John Zaozirny are developing drama “Sons of Soldiers,” centering on a high school football team at Fort Campbell, Ky., and the impact of the players’ parents serving in the military.
“For us, this is a project that goes beyond the traditional sports drama, to explore the sacrifices that not only soldiers make, but also their spouses and children,” Sabelhaus told Variety.
“This is about the wives and children who are on the other end of all those phone calls we see in films like ‘American Sniper,'” he added. “Though they’re not on a battlefield, they make massive sacrifices as well, going weeks without knowing where their father or mother, husband or wife are.”
The producers have obtained the life rights to Shawn Berner, who successfully coached the Fort Campbell Falcons for more than a decade. They have also hired screenwriter Robert Eisele, »
- Dave McNary
Welcome to a special edition of our news round-up, this time focusing on three comic book adaptations. The female lead in the Deadpool movie has been cast, the voice actors for Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Drax, Groot, and Rocket have been revealed for Disney Xd's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series (and fans of Boy Meets World and Batman Beyond should be very pleased with the Quill casting), and it's been announced that a Dreadstar TV series is in the works with the creator of the comic book series, Jim Starlin, executive producing and writing the project.
Deadpool: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morena Baccarin (Inara Serra from Firefly and Serenity, Homeland, Gotham) will play the female lead in the upcoming Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool movie. The name of Baccarin's character has not yet been revealed, so it's unknown if she'll play a character from the Marvel comic book universe. »
- Derek Anderson
Baccarin will portray the love interest for the titular character, an assassin with a scarred face who acquires superpowers while seeking a cure for his cancer. Gina Carano is also set to star as Angel Dust.
She’s repped by UTA, Seven Summits Pictures & Management and Jackoway Tyerman.
The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
After testing earlier this month, actress Morena Baccarin has landed the female lead role in 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation Deadpool. The actress was believed to be the front runner for the role, beating out others in contention such as Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society).
While her character's exact identity wasn't revealed, Morena Baccarin will play a potential love interest for Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), although she grapples with falling for a man with a disfigured face. The story centers on Wilson, an assassin who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer, but the operation backfires, leaving him twisted and scarred while also giving him super powers. Morena Baccarin joins a cast that also includes Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as an unknown comedic character and Ed Skrein as a mysterious character who may be the villain. »
Welcome to another horror/thriller round-up! This time around we have a new poster for The CW's iZombie, a fresh batch of The Walking Dead Valentine's Day images, and an update on who will be joining Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming Deadpool movie.
iZombie: "Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. »
- Derek Anderson
Reynolds portrays the title character, a talkative assassin who winds up with superpowers while seeking a cure for his cancer. Carano will play the role of Angel Dust, part of the Morlocks group of mutants in the Marvel universe.
Reynolds previewed a first look at his character’s signature mask on Twitter earlier this week.
Sepia tone disguises the fact the mask is ballerina pink. It's early. 365 sleeps early. #deadpool #prototypes pic.twitter.com/PekFa2KS7S
— Ryan Reynolds »
- Dave McNary
Fox’s Marvel comic book adaptation “Deadpool” has added Gina Carano to join star Ryan Reynolds, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Reynolds returns to the role of the sharp-tongued mercenary he first originated in Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” while Carano will take up the role of Angel Dust, who in the comic books is a member of the Morlocks, a group of mutants who live under the ground. Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’ VFX veteran Tim Miller will direct from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. »
- Linda Ge
Is it just us, or is Fox’s Deadpool standalone movie turning into a pretty star-studded affair? Alongside leading man Ryan Reynolds, comedy sidekick T.J. Miller and potential villain Ed Skrein, we’re now hearing that Haywire star Gina Carano has joined the movie.
The former Mma star is slated to play Angel Dust. In the Marvel comic storylines, the outlet reports that she “was part of an underground mutant group known as the Morlocks.” While she’s not a household name comic book staple, she might be by this time next year. With Carano in her stride at the moment, her transition to a comic caper ought to be a sight to behold and will no doubt make a solid impression.
- Gem Seddon
Actress Gina Carano has signed on to play Angel Dust in 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated superhero adaptation Deadpool, alongside Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller. In the Marvel Comics, Angel Dust was part of an underground mutant group known as the Morlocks, although it isn't quite known yet how she fits into the story. Ryan Reynolds returns as the title character, which he first portrayed in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
The Hollywood Reporter also reveals that X-Men character Colossus is slated to appear in the movie. Daniel Cudmore played Colossus in X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it wasn't said if the actor is reprising his role, or if another actor will take over for this project. No story details have been released at this time.
In less than 20 years, Marvel has risen from bankruptcy to multi-billion-dollar business. Ryan charts its rise and rise...
Just about every great comic book story has a darkest hour moment: a point in the tale where all seems lost. The heroes are on their knees, the city's a smouldering ruin and the villains are closing in for the kill. For Marvel, its darkest hour came in the winter of 1996.
A company that had grown in stature throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s thanks to the often stunning art and storytelling in such comics as Fantastic Four and The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel's financial success had reached a peak by the early 90s. But then a series of bursting financial bubbles and questionable business deals saw Marvel's stock value collapse; shares once worth $35.75 each in 1993 had sunk to $2.375 three years later. An ugly fight between a group of very rich investors followed, »
Much to the joy of comic-book aficionados everywhere, the Merc with the Mouth is finally coming to the big screen in a standalone film, and 20th Century Fox certainly isn’t wasting much time in figuring out who will be joining Ryan Reynolds for the project.
The studio has made test deals with a small group of actresses for the female lead in Deadpool; currently in contention for the high-profile role are Homeland actress Morena Baccarin, Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling, Teen Wolf‘s Crystal Reed, Red Band Society breakout Rebecca Rittenhouse, Vikings actress Sarah Greene and Arrow‘s Jessica De Gouw.
No word yet on which character that talented sextet of actresses is competing for the opportunity to play, but it’s exciting to see that such incredible performers as Baccarin and Schilling are in the mix. With production kicking off in March, we’ll likely »
- Isaac Feldberg
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
17 items from 2015
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