14 items from 2017
Over the weekend, a new report surfaced that production on Deadpool 2 has been slightly delayed, which comes just after the superhero sequel has brought on Drew Goddard to work on the script. This delay means there is more time for casting, with reports surfacing last week that Kerry Washington is testing for the Domino role, although there is still one huge role still left to be cast, Cable. Over the weekend, Deadpool comic book creator Rob Liefeld engaged in a Twitter conversation with Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe, telling him that he should read for the Cable role, and it seems the actor may be interested.
Rob Liefeld even went so far on Twitter to say that Russell Crowe as Cable is an "absolutely irresistible notion." It's possible that this exchange may have gotten Russell Crowe interested enough in the Cable role, but that hasn't been confirmed. The casting of »
There has been a slight delay in the production start date for Deadpool 2. But it's probably for the best. The sequel doesn't have a firm release date in place, and it appears that everyone involved wants the best movie possible, so they're not rushing anything. Ryan Reynolds and his writing staff are still hammering the final nails into the script, and if all goes according to plan, the show will hit the road this June.
Ryan Reynolds spent nearly a decade trying to get Deadpool into theaters after the much maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine showed the character in a not so fan friendly light. Now that the first movie is considered a phenomenon and an anomaly in the superhero genre, it's not hard to imagine that he doesn't want to screw up this next installment. There is a lot riding on Deadpool 2, and it's not being handled lightly, »
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- Christopher Campbell
Throughout the course of production on Logan, Wolverine’s long-anticipated last stand, writer-director James Mangold consistently played down talk of X-Men cameos, in fear that moments of fan service would detract from his melancholic thriller. But that doesn’t necessarily rule out the possibility of Logan characters cropping up in future movies.
Case in point: Charles Xavier/Professor X, who is brought to life so brilliantly by the great Sir Patrick Stewart. While fielding questions during a recent Logan Q&A, the screen icon entertained the idea of his Professor X swinging by for a cameo role in Deadpool 2. First spotted by ComicBook.com, there’s no question that Stewart is probably just joking around here, but at one point, he turns to co-star Hugh Jackman to ask whether he’s able to pull the strings so Xavier can share the screen with Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With a Mouth. »
- Michael Briers
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
Last night, our friends at Collider landed a big scoop about The Grey and A-Team director Joe Carnahan being brought in to write the developing X-Force movie at 20th Century Fox. The mutant team includes Deadpool at the heart of the crew, and he’s frequently accompanied by characters like Cable and Domino, who are supposed […]
The post ‘Deadpool 2’ Writers Are Getting Some Help From Drew Goddard appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
That’s according to the Merc With a Mouth himself, Ryan Reynolds, who took to Twitter yesterday evening to clarify Reese and Wernick’s ongoing involvement. What’s interesting here is that Reynolds doesn’t actually mention Goddard’s name whatsoever, which is either an innocuous oversight or a hint that Goddard’s contribution – or lack thereof – is strictly limited to dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s of Deadpool‘s next adventure.
Are we reading too much into things? Perhaps. But you’ll be able to find the latest status report from Ryan Reynolds, below.
.@RhettReese and Paul Wernick are still very much writing the screenplay. They're the heartbeat of the whole operation. https://t. »
- Michael Briers
If a movie does well for a studio and there is franchise potential, more often than not, they are eager to get details out to the public and get cameras rolling as fast as possible in order to cash in. Sure, Fox announced Deadpool 2, but beyond that, they have been pretty hush, hush on the details and haven't given much in the way of official statements about the movie. It currently doesn't even have a release date. It turns out, the screenplay may be to blame. So, they have brought in a brand new screenwriter to try and help get it into shape, and that writer is Drew Goddard.
The report comes courtesy of Collider, who are reporting that the Daredevil showrunner and Cloverfield writer has been brought in to help Ryan Reynolds finish up the screenplay for Deadpool 2. Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who wrote the »
A lot of fans like to think that their favorite movies came out of perfect, conflict-free little ovens. That the filmmakers knew they had gold from day one and went on their merry little ways to success. While last year’s Deadpool was the ultimate underdog story, a lot of fans still were under the impression that the ones behind the camera got along like in a happy fairy tale. Given the departure of director Tim Miller from the sequel, that’s clearly no longer the case. No matter how great the film, chances are they went through strenuous rewrites, and that those developing had pretty heated arguments.
As such, it should come as no surprise that Deadpool 2 has brought on Drew Goddard to help out with some of the rewrites. There’s likely a knee-jerk reaction from fans to lash out against this news. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick »
- Joseph Medina
Still without a release date, it seems Ryan Reynolds wants “Deadpool 2” to be the best it can be, and if the rumors are to be believed, he’s flexing all the creative muscle he has on the sequel to realize his vision. Last fall, “Deadpool” director Tim Miller exited the picture, with “John Wick” co-helmer stepping in to replace him.
- Kevin Jagernauth
It appears that in addition to replacing its director (John Wick co-director David Leitch is now on board to steer the ship following Tim Miller’s exit due to creative differences), Fox is also shuffling up the writing team on Deadpool 2.
Collider is reporting that Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) has been brought in to serve as a consultant on the script for the hotly-anticipated sequel. Although original reports claimed that Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had been replaced on the project, star Ryan Reynolds has taken to Twitter to confirm that they both remain actively involved:
.@RhettReese and Paul Wernick are still very much writing the screenplay. They're the heartbeat of the whole operation. https://t.co/7XyZvUlUSi
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 23, 2017
- Robert Kojder
Things have been pretty quiet for Deadpool 2. The sequel to one of 2016’s most successful films is currently trucking along in development but it hasn’t been moving too quickly. We still don’t know who’s going to be cast in the supporting roles of Cable and Domino (though apparently it will blow our minds once we find out), and Fox hasn’t even announced an official release date yet. With shooting set to get underway this summer though, we imagine the updates will start arriving quite frequently over the coming months and tonight, we have a pretty big one for you.
According to Collider, the hold up on the sequel is due to the screenplay. It’s proving to be a tricky nut to crack and so, the studio has called in Drew Goddard. Apparently, he’ll be taking over for Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The »
- Josh Wilding
Much has been said regarding the imminent age of video game movies that constantly seems to be on the horizon. last year, we were treated to such films as Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed, and despite the promise both movies seemed to have, they didn’t accomplish what they thought they could. Meanwhile, Paramount has been hard at work on their adaptation of the manga Ghost in the Shell. While this has been on our radar for sometime, the prospect of entering an age of anime adaptations seemed to be further out of reach.
However, between the trailers we’ve gotten so far and the marketing, Ghost in the Shell has slowly risen to prominence as a movie to take seriously. We may be closer to an age of anime adaptations than an age of video game adaptations, if you can believe that. While there is still the potential for the movie to be bad, »
- Joseph Medina
NBC has renewed comedy “The Good Place” for a 13-episode second season. The move makes creator Mike Schur’s comedy the second freshman series to get an early renewal this season from NBC, following drama “This Is Us,” which was given a rare two-season pickup earlier this month.
“Mike Schur has always had one of the most fertile and imaginative minds in comedy, but what he brought us with the first season of ‘The Good Place’ was just extraordinary,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said. “We absolutely can’t wait to see where these characters go, literally, in season two. A big thank you to Mike, the writers and cast for delivering a series in which we all take such enormous pride.”
In its first season, “The Good Place” averaged a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.1 million total viewers overall in Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers.
In her column about the show’s season-one finale this month, Variety »
- Daniel Holloway
14 items from 2017
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