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Our story yesterday about Twentieth Century Fox and the filmmaking team behind Deadpool 2 coming to loggerheads about the casting of Cable might be causing some cause for concern. Deadpool was the perfect storm when it was released this past February: Fox was looking to diversify the X-Men universe, fans were pushing for it following the leak of the test footage, and the original creative was ready and willing to make it happen immediately. The case of Deadpool 2 might be a bit more complicated though. Fox knows now there’s lots of money in Deadpool, and they will do anything, even unintentionally screw it all up, to make more. But Deadpool’s creator says trust the process. (more…)

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Deadpool was not only a great, incredibly fun flick that finally vindicated poor Ryan Reynolds in a superhero movie after the disasters that were Blade: TrinityX-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Green Lantern, it also shattered records for an R-rated release, causing Hollywood to rethink its strategy regarding the content of blockbusters. The man largely credited with this success is the director of the film, Tim Miller, who was able to deftly balance brutal violence with meta humor, while still managing to make the mostly despicable characters sympathetic. Now, some are beginning to worry that Fox Studios may be falling into that old Hollywood trap of unnecessary studio interference of a high-stakes project as the studio and Miller reportedly disagree on the casting of beloved comic book character Cable.

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The Merc with the Mouth has been a little quiet lately, as the behind the scenes production ramps up towards shooting Deadpool 2 in early 2017. The first big superhero hit this year has continued to shine during the DVD and Blu/Ray sales phase raking up another $56 million putting the fourth wall breaking Merc into the $800 million range. Producer Simon Kinberg recently talked with /Film and had an update on what the Merc with the Mouth might target when he breaks the fourth wall in the sequel. (more…)

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Deadpool stands as one of the year’s biggest movie success stories, not only did it make hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide, but it was made for relative pennies as compared to other superhero films released in 2016. As fans at cons have noted, there has been an appropriate uptick in the number of Deadpools you see walking around the con floor – not that they were amiss before the movie was released. But what what about real life? You encounter many Deadpools while out at Target? Or Taco Bell? Well, if you live in Houston, you might. There’s presently a man there not only dressed like Deadpool, but his name is now legally Deadpool. (more…)

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While Deadpool was a great film, there was one hanging chad that kept people up at night, tossing and turning, wondering what happened to Dopinder’s cousin. Remember Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) recommended killing Dopinder’s cousin when he first met Dopinder and later found out Dopinder had stashed his cousin in the truck of the taxi the second meeting, but we never really got full closure on what happened next. Now, thanks to A. Todd Smith and company, we know that Dopinder’s cousin finally got out of the trunk and face to face with the man behind Dopinder’s truck stuffing ideas. (more…)

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Deadpool was many things. It was funny, crude, action-packed, bloody, perverted, bloody perverted and, of course, it was dead fucking sexy. But what some people may have missed is that Deadpool also had a rich, gooey middle, filled with enough love and romance to rival even the mushiest of chick-flicks. Now, with the release of the movie on DVD and Blu-ray, it appears as if the REAL story of Deadpool is being appreciated by all. In fact, the merc with a mouth is ranking in as Amazon’s #1 romantic seller. (more…)

Would Ron Perlman Make a Good Cable? Judge for Yourself

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Who would have guessed that played Cyclops’ mutant cybernetic son from the distant future would end up being one of the most in-demand roles in Hollywood right now? That’s what it’s starting to look like. We know that the leader of X-Force will appear in one way, shape or form in the upcoming Deadpool sequel, and the most often associated name with the part is Avatar’s Stephen Lang. But lately Dolph Lundgren thew his hat into that ring too, and now Ron Perlman has said “Why not me?” Of course, Perlman is arguably best known for playing comic book hero Hellboy, but if the third movie in that series can’t come to pass… (more…)

Another fan favorite has tossed his hat into the Deadpool 2 Cable Ring, or rather Ron Perlman has tossed his hair into the ring. The Deadpool team has done quite well in casting and marketing Deadpool and fans are expecting no let up from the sequel expected sometime in 2017. The casting of Cable, who was announced as a character for the sequel in the post credits scene in Deadpool is a hot topic across the Internet with fans and actors alike throwing out names to play the man from the future. Click through to see Ron Perlman’s pitch to don the cybernetic arm. (more…)

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At a recent stop over at The Nerdist to promote his latest film Kindergarten Cop 2, perennial 80’s action star Dolph Lundgren threw his hat into the Deadpool 2 Cable casting ring. It’s pretty much a given that the Deadpool 2 production team will be pulling out all the stops to cast Cable and teasing us relentlessly about it until the ink dries on the contract for whomever they decide on, but before you dismiss Dolph’s desire, check out the incredible shape he is in for a man his age. (more…)