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Last week, the first critics screenings were held for 20th Century Fox's Deadpool, which included one post-credit scene. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that there are actually two post-credits scenes, with the second one held back for the general release on February 12. Today we have a new report from Comic Book Movie, which claims to have details about the second post-credits scene. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
This report claims that the scene sets up Cable, the iconic leader of the X-Force team, who will be featured in the upcoming sequel. 20th Century Fox has already green lit Deadpool 2, with producer Simon Kinberg teasing last year that Cable may be included in the follow-up. This latest report comes just days after original Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were confirmed to already be working on the new script. While director »
This week, Deadpool will be unleashed on the masses (that are old enough to get into an R-rated movie) after what seems like an awful long time in development.
For more details on how X-Men: Origins Wolverine and the terrible, horrible mess it made of the Wade Wilson character, I point you to the inaugural Los Fanboys Latino-Review podcast which has a great interview with Rob Liefeld and a discussion about Deadpool (as well as hot takes on the week’s most recent movie news, as you’ve come to expect).
Until Deadpool is something everyone’s gotten to see, best to not spoil the nitty gritty, the call backs or discuss the mystery of something called Feige’s Pizzeria appearing in the movie. Seeing as how Marvel Studios had nothing to do with it. I guess it’s now fair game to poke at the other megafranchise, which »
If you leave a "Deadpool" showing this weekend, begging for more Merc with a Mouth, you are in luck. Insiders told The Hollywood Reporter that studio 20th Century Fox has already given the green light to a "Deadpool" sequel, with a script now being written by the same screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
THR said "Deadpool" director Tim Miller hasn't signed on (yet) to direct this sequel, but Fox wants to keep the original band together. Obviously that would have to include Ryan Reynolds -- who is promoting this movie like his life depends on it. It seems like he's invested in this character for the long haul, although it has to be exhausting to be "on" as much as he has been in the past few months.
"We certainly »
- Gina Carbone
With just days remaining until 20th Century Fox unleashed Deadpool in theaters, the studio is already doubling down by putting a sequel into development. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio has already given the green light for Deadpool 2 to move forward, with original Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick already working on the script. While director Tim Miller hasn't officially signed on for the follow-up, this report claims the studio wants to keep the original creative team intact.
Way back in August, a report surfaced that 20th Century Fox was considering dropping a sequel to the much-maligned Fantastic Four in favor of Deadpool 2, but the studio didn't confirm that report. Then just a month later, producer Simon Kinberg teased that talks for the follow-up were already under way with 20th Century Fox, while hinting that Cable, the iconic leader of the X-Force comic book series, may make an »
The screenwriters and executive producers of Deadpool take us through the fight to bring the movie to the screen....
It took more than six years of development for Fox’s X-Men spin-off movie Deadpool to make it to the big screen. Along the way, multiple script drafts were written and manifold Marvel Comics characters were dropped in and out. It was only when that much-talked-about test footage did the rounds to much online applause that movie finally set a release date and became a tangible reality.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick – the writers who’ve been on board the R-rated Ryan Reynolds superhero movie since the start – spoke to us on the phone just before the movie’s release. We spoke about all sorts, covering X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Zombieland 2 and, of course, the Merc With The Mouth himself…
When you guys were first brought into script »
In the comic-books, Deadpool is an equal opportunity smart aleck — and flirt. That’s a sensibility that the producers of the new 20th Century Fox superhero movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, tried to recreate for the upcoming tentpole.
But while the big-screen version of Deadpool earns a R-rating with graphic violence, profanity and sexual content, you won’t see this masked-hero sharing a bed with another man.
That could change, particularly if the film — which is expected to dominate the box office this weekend — spawns sequels. On the red carpet at a New York screening for “Deadpool” on Monday, alongside hundreds of fans decked in red tights and masks, Reynolds said he’s aware that Deadpool identifies as pansexual.
“I love that about Deadpool,” said Reynolds. “I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more,” he said, alluding to his character »
- Ramin Setoodeh
When “Deadpool” opens in movie theaters this week, the film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick plan on being part of the paid audience. “It’s like Christmas to watch it with people,” says Wernick. “It’s been a difficult journey, one filled with a ton of heartache, so to see it come to fruition is a career highlight.”
Based on the irreverent comic created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist-writer Rob Liefeld, “Deadpool” offers a different take on your traditional comic lead, a foul-mouthed, fourth-wall breaking smart ass who balks at the label of superhero. Ryan Reynolds played the character in the 2009 film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and since then has been trying to spin off the character into his own franchise. As the screenwriters of the hit “Zombieland,” Reese and Wernick are a perfect match for the material and have been working on drafts since 2009. They have also »
- Jenelle Riley
Take a look @ new footage, plus images from "X-Men: Apocalypse" as revealed during 'Super Bowl 50', February 7, 2016:
Directed by Bryan Singer, with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg from a story conceived by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, the film features an ensemble cast starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till.
"...in 'X-Men: Apocalypse', the first and most powerful mutant, 'Apocalypse', awakened after thousands of years and disillusioned with the world he finds...
"...recruits a team of powerful mutants to destructively 'cleanse' humanity and create a new world order.
"'Raven Darkhölme', along with 'Charles Xavier', must lead the X-Men to stop Apocalypse..."
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- Michael Stevens
The film features an ensemble cast starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.
X-men: Apocalypse is an upcoming American superhero film based on the X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. It is intended to be the sequel to 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and the ninth installment in the X-Men film series.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.
Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned »
- Kellvin Chavez
The Super Bowl is always one of the biggest events of the year, which makes it the perfect time to showcase the blockbuster movies coming our way in 2016. 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse is surely one of the most highly-anticipated projects hitting theaters this summer, and thankfully the studio gave the fans what they want, with new footage that debuted during Super Bowl 50. This video features footage that we didn't see in the first trailer that debuted back in December.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Deadpool, Wolverine, Deadpool vs. Wolverine, X-Men: Apocalypse, Legion, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Justice League Mortal, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Teen Titans, Batman: Bad Blood, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash and more…
The 2016 superhero season kicks off next week with the hotly-anticipated arrival of Deadpool (which has been granted a 15-certificate from the BBFC, for any of our younger UK readers who were worried they might miss out), and so naturally Fox’s marketing department has been working overtime. Among the promotional material flooding the internet this week, we have a Rob Liefeld poster, »
- Gary Collinson
ABC has brought on Amy B. Harris as showrunner and executive producer for Kiefer Sutherland's new Designated Survivor TV series. Harris created The Carrie Diaries, a Sex and the City prequel, which was cancelled by The CW after two seasons. She also EPed Wicked City which was cancelled by ABC after three episodes.
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The project, which received a straight-to-series order in December, centers on Sutherland’s Tom Kirkman, a lower-level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly handed the presidency after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union address kills everyone above him in the line of succession.
Penn (House) will play Kirkland’s speech writer, Ricci (Chasing Life) his chief of staff. »
The drama landed a straight-to-series order in December. It centers around Sutherland’s Tom Kirkman, a low-level U.S. Cabinet member who finds himself unexpectedly appointed President after a terrorist attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Penn has been cast as Seth, a White House speechwriter who has his doubts about Sutherland’s newly-appointed Potus; Q will portray Hannah, the FBI agent in charge of investigating the bombing; McElhone is Jessica, Tom’s wife and an attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Ricci will play Emily, Kirkman’s chief of staff before the bombing.
- Laura Prudom
The X-men movie franchise is definitely one muddled beast. It started off pretty straight forward with X-men all the way through X-men: The Last Stand. Things get a little bit weird with X-men Origins: Wolverine, a film that is still technically canon, but is largely ignored in the grand scheme of things. The timeline gets more interesting with X-men: First Class. It's a period piece, and as such, logically takes place before any of the other X-men films (with the potential exception of X-men Origins: Wolverine, which takes place throughout time--but again, the less said about that film, the better). The Wolverine takes place after all the X-men films.
So while it's all over the place, it's not terribly confusing by this point. But then we have X-men: Days Of Future Past, a film that holds as both a sequel to X-men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine, and X-men: First Class, »
- Joseph Medina
The Carrie Diaries creator Amy B. Harris has come on board as executive producer and showrunner of Designated Survivor, ABC’s straight-to-series conspiracy thriller drama starring Kiefer Sutherland. Written on spec by David Guggenheim (Safe House), the project, executive produced by Simon Kinberg (The Martian) hails from the Mark Gordon Company Studios and ABC Studios. In it, Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), a lower level United States Cabinet member, is suddenly appointed… »
He delighted in his movie outing The Guest, and on the long-running British TV show Downton Abbey, but now it looks like Dan Stevens is heading to the world of Marvel after being cast in the Legion TV series.
The Legion TV series will be a spin-off from the X-Men comics, and will produced by Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley. Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart have also joined the cast with Rachel Keller, and shooting is expected to begin next month.
The Hollywood Reporter reports the Legion TV series casting news, and adds a little detail behind the character that Stevens will play.
David Haller, a man who may be more than human and who has struggled with mental illness since his teenage years. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. »
- Paul Heath
Yes, Deadpool is going to hit theaters next week and now you have a chance to see the movie in all of it's IMAX glory, for Free! What could be better than that? How about this awesome poster signed by Deadpool director Tim Miller? Is that good enough for you? Is it?! Need to find your nearest Deadpool IMAX showing? Click 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. Release: February 12, 2016 Director: Tim Miller Screenplay by: Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese Producers: Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ryan Reynolds Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, »
Last month, FX's upcoming X-Men TV series Legion added its first cast member, with Fargo star Rachel Keller signing on as the female lead, although her character wasn't identified. Today we have word from Variety that three more cast members have been added, Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart. The project reunites Jean Smart with Rachel Keller and Fargo series creator Noah Hawley.
Dan Stevens is portraying the lead character David Haller. Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he's confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. While Rachel Keller's exact character has not been revealed, she is said to be, "a scrappy, optimistic woman in her 20s." This report reveals »
Production on the pilot is set to begin this March.
Stevens will star as David, a haunted man who was diagnosed as schizophrenic at a young age, and he’s trying to find his way back to sanity, but he’s getting tired and is about to give up when he meets the girl of his dreams.
Plaza has been cast as David’s (Stevens) friend Lenny. Despite a life of drugs and alcohol abuse, she knows that any day now her life is gonna turn around, which gives her the likeable energy of the impossible optimist despite her rough demeanor.
Smart will play Melanie, a nurturing, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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