17 items from 2016
With Deadpool set to open in the UK tomorrow and in the States on Friday, Ryan Reynolds is out on the press tour for the film, and during an interview with Filmstarts, the actor was asked about trivia on IMDb claiming that the film’s incarnation of the Merc with a Mouth differs from X-Men Origins: Wolverine due to the reset of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“I really don’t think this has anything to do with Days of Future Past or its timeline,” replied Reynolds. “If it were Deadpool, he could tell Days of Future Past to take its timeline and go fuck itself. We make fun of the timelines in the movie but no, Deadpool is not affected by that at all. Deadpool I think is just his own thing, his own universe and anytime the other X-Men interact with Deadpool in his universe they do so »
- Gary Collinson
"Deadpool" actor Ryan Reynolds spoke with German outlet Filmstarts this week about the potential appearance of his titular character in the "X-Men" franchise moving forward. Reynolds indicates there's plenty of opportunity for more "X-Men" crossover elements if further "Deadpool" sequels take place:
"There's so much material to mine in just the X-Men universe … In the future, if we're doing a bunch more Deadpool movies, we're really going to explore the X-Men a lot. We'll see. And maybe X-Force - X-Force is my priority. I really want to get that in."
The current "X-Force" movie remains stuck in development hell despite Jeff Wadlow having been hired to pen the script two years ago. Reynolds has previously teased the possibility of including Cable in a "Deadpool" sequel.
- Garth Franklin
Chatting to Filmstarts, Reynolds was asked about where else he sees the character going in the X-Men films. And he cited the stuck in development X-Force movie.
"There’s so much material to mine in just the X-Men universe", he said.
With Deadpool hitting theaters this weekend, Ryan Reynolds was been making the press rounds over the weekend to promote this superhero adventure. The movie has already been tracking well at the box office, with analysts predicting it could make between $55 million and $60 million on opening weekend. While most are expecting an official announcement for Deadpool 2 in the near future, Ryan Reynolds revealed in an interview with FilmStarts that his "priority" now is to bring the Merc With the Mouth into 20th Century Fox's X-Force movie. Here's what the actor had to say below, when asked about the future of his character.
"There's so much material to mine in just the X-Men universe. In the future, if we're doing a bunch more Deadpool movies, we're really going to explore the X-Men a lot. We'll see. And maybe X-Force - X-Force is my priority. I really want to get that in."
Earlier today, »
During the Super Bowl last night, 20th Century Fox released new trailers for two of its most highly-anticipated movies, this weekend's Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits theaters on May 27. We know that Deadpool is fully established within the X-Men movie universe, but it still remains to be seen how the Merc With the Mouth will be used in future movies. Over the weekend, X-Men: Apocalypse star Olivia Munn shared a new video through her Instagram page, featuring the actress showing off her Psylocke swordplay skills, along with a surprise guest, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds.
We know that Deadpool held its press day in San Francisco over Super Bowl weekend, and it seems that Olivia Munn was also doing press for X-Men: Apocalypse there as well, according to several posts on her Twitter and Instagram pages. This explains why both stars were seen together in this video, but some have »
With production coming to an end this month, Netflix has officially announced the supporting cast for its upcoming spy comedy True Memoirs of an International Assassin, which is headlined by Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop).
The film, which is being directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kiss-Ass 2), will see James joined in the cast by Andy Garcia (Kill the Messenger), Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street), Maurice Compte (Narcos), Kelen Coleman (The McCarthy’s), Andrew Howard (Taken 3), Leonard Earl Howze (Memphis Beat), Yul Vazquez (The Lottery), Zulay Henao (The Single Moms Club) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy).
True Memoirs of an International Assassin follows an author who gets caught up in an international assassination plot after his fictional novel is published as a true story. It is set to arrive on Netflix later this year.
- Gary Collinson
Netflix has added several actors to its Kevin James action comedy True Memoirs Of An International Assassin. Zulay Henao (The Single Moms Club), Andy Garcia (Kill the Messenger), Maurice Compte (Narcos), Kelen Coleman (The McCarthys), Andrew Howard (Taken 3), Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street), Leonard Earl Howze (Memphis Beat), Yul Vazquez (The Lottery) and Kim Coates (Sons Of Anarchy) have join the pic directed by Jeff Wadlow. James stars as a mild-mannered would-be author who… »
Looks like Kevin James is going to be leading a Netflix original film, and despite the above featured image, it is a not a Paul Blart: Mall Cop movie. The streaming service has announced today that the actor/comedian will be heading the film entitled True Memoirs Of An International Assassin.
The film's synopsis is as follows:
"A mild-mannered would-be author gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. The book is a huge success and he is suddenly kidnapped and taken to Venezuela and forced into an assassination plot."
While I feel no particular way or another about this film, I'm very interested to see the online interest. Given James' »
- Joseph Medina
Netflix has rounded out the cast of True Memoirs Of An International Assassin, the streaming service’s action comedy starring Kevin James. Zulay Henao, Andy Garcia, Maurice Compte, Kelen Coleman, Andrew Howard, Rob Riggle, Leonard Earl Howze and Yul Vazquez have joined the pic, which began shooting in November and wraps in about a week for a bow later this year. Sons Of Anarchy alum Kim Coates previously joined the cast. Jeff Wadlow is directing the movie based on the… »
Netflix has announced the full cast for their upcoming action/comedy original feature "True Memoirs of an International Assassin" from PalmStar Media, Broken Road Productions and Global Film Group. Filming began in Atlanta in November and is scheduled to wrap next week in the Dominican Republic.
Funnyman Kevin James and Genesis Rodriguez ("Man on a Ledge") lead the cast in the film which also stars Zulay Henao ("The Single Moms Club"), Andy Garcia ("Kill the Messenger"), Maurice Compte ("Narcos"), Kelen Coleman ("The McCarthy's"), Andrew Howard ("Taken 3"), Rob Riggle ("22 Jump Street"), Leonard Earl Howze ("Memphis Beat"), Yul Vazquez ("The Lottery") and Kim Coates ("Sons of Anarchy").
James plays a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a hitman-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. He is suddenly kidnapped and taken to Venezuela and forced into an assassination plot.
Jeff Wadlow ("Kick Ass »
- Garth Franklin
We don't really need a new He-Man movie, not when they made a perfectly good one in the 1980s. Of course I'm referring to Beastmaster, which isn't technically a He-Man movie but sure looks like one in many ways. Unfortunately, most people think of the official He-Man movie, Masters of the Universe, which is embarrassingly bad. For them, a new adaptation of the popular toys and cartoon series could serve as redemption. Or at least finally give them a depiction of Orko on the big screen. For a while, it seemed like we'd never actually get one either, as a new He-Man movie has been in development for years and at different studios. There has been talk of directors as varied as John Woo, Jon M. Chu, John Stevenson and Jeff Wadlow being attached to helm the...
- Christopher Campbell
Sony Pictures has been developing a reboot of Masters of the Universe since 2009, when they acquired the project from Warner Bros., but over the past seven years, the project has never fully gotten off the ground. Today we have a new report from Deadline that reveals that project has been given a new lease on life, with filmmaker McG now in talks to direct. The studio hasn't set a release date at this time, and it isn't known when they are aiming to start production quite yet.
The franchise is set on the planet Eternia, following a young man named Adam who has the power to turn himself into a mighty warrior named He-Man. Adam becomes the planet's last hope to defeat the evil Skeletor, who has devastated the entire planet on his quest to conquer castle Greyskull. We last reported on this project in October when Christopher Yost signed on to write the script, »
The director made his feature debut in 2000 at Sony with “Charlie’s Angels” and followed that with 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”
The animated “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” series ran from 1983 to 1985. Cannon Films produced 1987’s “Masters of the Universe,” starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as the villain Skeletor. The movie did not perform well, grossing a mere $17 million.
Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man.
Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing “Masters of the Universe.” Alex Litvak and Mike Finch wrote the most recent script. Previous drafts have been penned by Christopher Yost and the team of Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow. »
- Dave McNary
The long-gestating Masters of the Universe reboot has gone through several writers and directors over the last few years, and it now looks like they’ve found their latest helmer.
Deadline are reporting that Sony are looking to target McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) to take on the project. If McG joins, he will re-write the latest version of the script written by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch (Predators, Hitman: Agent 47).
Masters of the Universe was original set to be directed by Jon M Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jem and the Holograms) who exited the project in 2014. Previous writers have included Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass), Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok).
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Set on the mystical planet of Eternia, the story follows Prince Adam, a warrior who is given the power to transform into hero He-Man, »
- Luke Owen
For a few years now, Hollywood has been trying to reboot "Masters Of The Universe," and make the 1987 version with Dolph Lundgren a distant memory. Back in 2012, Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") was tapped to direct, but left a little while later. Then in 2014, a shortlist of directors emerged for the project including Mike Cahill (“Another Earth”), Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2"), Chris McKay (“The Lego Batman Movie”), and Harald Zwart (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"), but not much movement happened on that. However, the project now has someone at the helm, and it's not much more exciting than any of those names. Read More: 5 Iconic '90s Music Videos Directed By McG Three letter wonder McG ("Charlie's Angels," "3 Days To Kill") is in talks to direct "Masters Of The Universe." Alex Litvak and Mike Finch (who paired on 2010's "Predators") penned »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Following the first screening of Deadpool last night (which was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews from fans in attendance), Ryan Reynolds took part in a Q&A which saw him shed some light on both this character and possibly the future of R-Rated superhero movies at Fox.
Asked how he feels Deadpool could change the game in more adult orientated adaptations getting the green light, he revealed:
“I think it has to [open the door for more R-rated superhero movies], I hope so. There are a lot of superhero movies out there on the market. It’s a genre unto itself. I personally would like to see more rated R ones. I just think it’s time. We’ll see if this holds. Hollywood shamefully copycats every movie that works – so if this does work, you’ll probably see more rated R films!”
So, with that in mind, what kind of R-Rated superhero movie does Reynolds think could follow Deadpool? »
- Josh Wilding
When X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters this May, it will bring the current X-Men trilogy to a close, following 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Before that movie hits theaters, the spinoff Deadpool will arrive in February, with Gambit also slated to start production this spring. Movies such as X-Force and The New Mutants are also in various stages of development. There are still many characters from the comic books that haven't debuted on the big screen yet, one of which is the beloved Cable. Rob Liefeld recently took to his Twitter page over the weekend, revealing his "dream pick" for Cable is none other than Mad Men star Jon Hamm.
Last month, artist Greg Semkow tweeted out artwork based on his friend Jeff Wadlow's X-Force screenplay. The artwork featured Cable, Cyclops' son who is endowed with telepathy powers, Domino, an expert marksman with enhanced reflexes, »
17 items from 2016
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