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Thanks to ComicBook, we’ve got a look at an exclusive Comic-Con poster for 20th Century Fox’s smash-hit Deadpool movie, which has been designed by Rob Liefeld, co-creator of the Merc with a Mouth; check it out here…
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
See Also: Follow all of our Deadpool coverage here
Deadpool sees Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth alongside T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Weasel, Morena Baccarin (Gotham) as Copycat, Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) as Angel Dust, »
- Gary Collinson
Back in 2013 before the overwhelmingly positive reception to Tim Miller’s test footage saw 20th Century Fox finally giving Deadpool the green light, the studio was inviting pitches from other filmmakers in an effort to drag the Merc with a Mouth out of development hell.
One such pitch came from Jeff Wadlow, director of Kick-Ass 2 – and a writer on Fox’s X-Force – who linked up with artist Kelton Cram to produce some concept art for his pitch. And thanks to Comic Book, we’ve got a look at some of the said artwork, including two images of Deadpool, and one of Random, a member of the Marauders, who Cram modeled on Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, »
- Gary Collinson
While the final costume in the "Deadpool" film was very accurate to the comics, and one point in its development it seems a quite different suit was under consideration.
Back in 2013, "Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was working on a pitch for his own take on the property and enlisted artist Kelton Cram to put together some mock-ups. The result were some concept designs that have gone up at Cbm and show a very different style 'origin suit' for the character.
The album also includes a design for what wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin would look like as Random, a character who would have appeared as one of The Mauraders in the film.
- Garth Franklin
Mike Cecchini Jul 14, 2016
We nearly got a very different Deadpool movie - and some concept art has landed online...
While Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick's Deadpool movie script had been floating around since at least 2011, and it was a passion project for the writers as well as director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds, 20th Century Fox wasn't always all that keen on making it. Ultimately, the version of Deadpool that we got on the screen was very close to the version that was in that draft, but it turns out that at one point there was another version of the movie that 20th Century Fox was considering.
Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) was briefly involved with making a Deadpool movie. It would have been pretty different than the one we saw, though. Thanks to ComicBook.com, who spoke with concept artist Kelton Cram, we now know that Wadlow's Deadpool »
Back in 2013, Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was working on a pitch for his own take on the Merc With a Mouth's big-screen adventures, and enlisted the help of artist Kelton Cram to put together some Deadpool mock-ups. As you can see from the images below, the concept designs were pretty cool, but vastly different to the character's comic book duds and the costume Ryan Reynolds would eventually wear in Fox's R-rated blockbuster. The other character (Yes, that's Stone Cold Steve Austin) is Random (a.k.a. Marshall Evan Stone III), who would have appeared as one of The Mauraders in the film. Do you think any of these would have worked as an early attempt at a suit? You can find out more by checking out Comicbook.com's interview with the artist. View post on imgur.com Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story »
Before Tim Miller's leaked VFX test for Deadpool went viral and acted as a pitch that Fox couldn't turn down, there were other people who took a crack at bringing the Merc with a Mouth to the big screen. In a chat with ComicBook.com, artist Kelton Cram (Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, X-men: First Class) revealed that he'd worked on designs for a Deadpool film that would've been written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-ass 2).
Wadlow put together a pitch back in 2013. Cram revealed, during the interview, that it would've pit Deadpool against The Marauders- a super-villain team. Cram says the concept was to create "a self-made, makeshift suit made from motorcycle gear. As with most origin stories, this suit would go through a transition, eventually becoming something closer to the one he wears in the comics." Similar to what was depicted in Miller's Deadpool, as »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Long before Deadpool set the box office on fire with a record breaking opening weekend of $132.4 million, the highest ever for an R-rated movie, there was already talk of Deadpool 2. Rumors surfaced that the studio was planning on swapping out their planned Fantastic Four 2 sequel in favor of a Deadpool follow-up. After becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie ever, we know the sequel is coming, but we don't know exactly when. During the Saturn Awards last night, however, producer Simon Kinberg dropped a big hint.
Collider caught up with producer Simon Kinberg, who revealed that original Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are finishing up work on the script. Unfortunately, he wouldn't divulge any story details. But he did say when they hope to start shooting.
"The guys are working on the script and we hope to have a script very soon. We hope to shoot the movie »
After the monstrous box office success of Deadpool earlier this year, Deadpool 2 is certainly happening, with Ryan Reynolds set to return as the Merc With the Mouth along with director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The post credit scene of Deadpool featured Ryan Reynolds revealing that the iconic comic book character Cable will be featured in the sequel, with the actor teasing possible candidates such as Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren and even Keira Knightley for the role. While Cable hasn't been officially cast yet, several actors have expressed interest in the role, and it seems we now have another contender, with WWE Superstar turned actor Adam Copeland a.k.a. Edge throwing his hat in the ring.
Promoting the release of X-Men: Apocalypse in an interview with USA Today, actress Olivia Munn has expressed her hope that she’ll get to reprise the role of Psylocke alongside Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth in 20th Century Fox’s planned X-Men spinoff X-Force.
“That would be a really cool thing to do,” said Munn. “What [Reynolds] did with Deadpool was genius and I’m so excited for him. It would definitely be cool to see Deadpool and some of the other X-Men characters gather for an X-Force movie. I think that’s what the whole world is coming to — everybody unites together, right? It’s never just one character anymore. We all just become one movie.”
Fox has been developing an X-Force movie for several years now, with Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) originally attached to write the script [check out some early concept art here]. However, it looks like the project is being revamped post-Deadpool, »
- Gary Collinson
Hot dispatch from the rumor mill - we were contacted by a source close to Doctor Strange with a character name for Mad Mikkelsen's character. I was hoping that it would be “Kaecilius,” because that is what I had been telling all of you for awhile and - Boom - that was the name that we got.
Who knows how on we were with the whole sub-atomic particles and general breakdown of how Doctor Strange plays out in the first and second acts, but knowing that Kaecilius and his followers show up in the film from this report and the trailer, I’m feeling pretty good about the direction Doctor Strange is moving in.
Of course, the new question is how much will this Kaecilius have in common with the comic book version of Kaecilius who is a disciple of Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character). Not a lot about Mordo has been officially revealed, »
Hugh Jackman has been very open about the fact that the next Wolverine movie – Logan’s third solo outing – will be his last turn in a role he’s been playing for well over a decade. Talk, of course, has already turned to who or what might fill the void when Jackman does depart the X-Men franchise.
In the comics, there are a fair few Wolverine-esque characters who could do the job. One of these is X-23, a female clone of Logan with two claws jutting from both hands and one from each foot. The character was created by experimentation in the comics, and by writer Craig Kyle in real life.
Fandago asked Bryan Singer what the chances are of X-23 showing up in the movie universe, and the »
It didn't take long after the massive success of 20th Century Fox's R-rated adventure Deadpool for rumors to surface about future superhero movies aiming for an R rating. Just last week, it was confirmed that Wolverine 3 has begun shooting, and it will be R-rated. But many feel that another X-Men spinoff the studio is developing, X-Force, should get an R rating as well. As it turns out, producer Simon Kinberg feels just the same way, teasing in a recent interview that the studio would be open to an R-rated X-Force.
X-Force has been in development since 2013, when Kick-Ass 2 writer-director Jeff Wadlow came aboard to write the screenplay. While we haven't heard much on the development of this project since then, Deadpool's post-credit sequence teased that X-Force leader Cable will be introduced in the upcoming sequel Deadpool 2, with actors such as Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables »
Back in 2013 and prior to the wild success of Deadpool, Fox hired Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) to write the script for an X-Force movie, based on the New Mutants offshoot conceived by illustrator Rob Liefeld and featuring a more militaristic and aggressive group of mutants led by the character Cable. Unfortunately the film never happened -- we've heard rumblings that it was too similar to X-Men: Apocalypse -- and when Deadpool crushed it at the box office, all the current creative energy...
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One of the assortment of X-Men movie projects that writer/producer Simon Kinberg is juggling is the mooted X-Force film. X-Force is the film that Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was attached to at one stage, and it’s also a movie that Ryan Reynolds has expressed his determination to get off the ground.
X-Force centres on a team of superheroes led by Cable, the mutant that’s going to be appearing in Deadpool 2. Amongst other members of the X-Force over the years? There’s been Wolverine, Deadpool, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler and Archangel, along with current X-Force members such as Psylocke and Doctor Nemesis.
Ryan Reynolds’ follow-up film to his record-smashing superhero hit Deadpool is now before cameras. Principal photography began today in London on Millennium Films’ action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, which stars Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung and Salma Hayek. Patrick Hughes is now directing the script by Tom O'Connor. Kick-Ass 2 helmer Jeff Wadlow had been attached to this one, but Hughes — who teamed with Millennium as director of Expendables 3… »
Ryan Reynolds-fronted actioner The Hitman’s Bodyguard has placed its crosshairs on a new director, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Before a recent scheduling conflict scupper plans, Jeff Wadlow had been attached to helm the starry thriller, which already boasts Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Daredevil starlet Elodie Yung and Gary Oldman. But one filmmaker that’s well versed in dealing with star-studded lineups is The Expendables 3‘s Patrick Hughes, and that’s exactly the man that will be taking over for Wadlow at the helm.
Featuring a screenplay by Tom O’Connor, The Hitman’s Bodyguard places Ryan Reynolds in the shoes of the best bodyguard in the business. His latest gig is anything but ordinary, after he’s approached by an assassin and old rival looking to forfeit a boatload of evidence. Begrudgingly, Reynolds’ hired gun teams with his frenemy, as the pair set about fending off villains from left, »
- Michael Briers
It's never a good thing when a movie needs to switch directors a month before heading into production. The Ryan Reynolds' action flick The Hitman's Bodyguard is about to find out how difficult such a transition can be. Jeff Wadlow has had to bail on the film due to a scheduling conflict that exists from his current project with Netflix - The True Memoirs Of An International Assassin. That movie, starring... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Ryan Reynolds‘ film “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” has a new director, TheWrap has learned. Jeff Wadlow has exited the Millennium Films project and “The Expendables 3” director Patrick Hughes has taken his place. Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek and Elodie Yung are also starring in the action thriller. Also Read: 'Deadpool' Has $500 Million in Crosshairs at Worldwide Box Office Production is set to begin April 2 in locations like London, Amsterdam and Bulgaria. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” follows the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds), whose new client is a hitman. The two have been facing off »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Ryan Reynolds’ first movie post-Deadpool hit a snag — and then just as quickly got out of it. Helmer Jeff Wadlow has exited The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the action thriller from Millennium, the company behind London Has Fallen. He has been been replaced by Patrick Hughes, director of Millennium's The Expendables 3. The film company is now breathing a little easier in regards to its project, which has Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Selma Hayek and Elodie Yung (Daredevil) on the roll call. The movie has a start date of April 2, with a shoot that calls for locations in London,
- Borys Kit
When box office analysts first started tracking Deadpool in January, they were estimating that it would earn somewhere between $55 million and $60 million during its opening weekend. For an R-rated movie, those numbers are certainly solid, but the Merc With the Mouth shocked the world by bringing in $132.4 million, breaking the record for the highest-grossing R-rated debut by nearly $40 million. On the heels of this unprecedented success, many have wondered if it will open the door for the Disney-owned Marvel Studios to consider R-rated adventures, but it seems that isn't the case. The Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller reveals that Disney CEO Robert A. Iger shut down this notion.
"We don't have any plans to make R-rated Marvel movies."
Of course, this doesn't come as a terribly huge surprise, since Marvel has found enormous success with their PG-13 superhero movies. The studio will kick off Phase Three in just a »
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