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It’s a question that the Deadpool writers were going to have to confront eventually, but where does the Merc with the Mouth fall in the various X-Men timelines? There’s the pre-Days of Future Past chronology, the post-Days of Future Past timeline, and whatever future Logan is going to take place in… And the first Deadpool had Colossus, a version of the character that had never been portrayed on screen before. So where do the Deadpool movies fall in the ever expansive and numerous timelines of the X-Men film universe? Don’t worry about it, says one of the writers, Deadpool’s going to do its own thing. (more…)

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Deadpool 2 is choo-choo training its way towards a sequel, with all of the original creative  team for the film on board. While everyone is excited to see what ways they’ll keep the franchise “fresh”,  one of the most talked about reveals for the sequel (that was confirmed in the film’s second end credits tag), is the inclusion of Cable in the film.

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A riotous success at the box office, Deadpool made more than ten times in profits the cost of its $60 million budget. The overwhelmingly positive reaction from audiences all over the world has practically guaranteed it at least one sequel. So soon after the first film – which has not yet made it onto home release – any future projects, strictly speaking, are yet to be confirmed. (more…)

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Just because a studio hires a director, that doesn’t mean the Studio won’t have their nose all up in that director’s business. In fact, in most cases, the studio can go overboard in making suggestions and changes, the dreaded Studio Notes. Just look at The Fantastic Four and director Josh Trank‘s experience, you can see how quickly things went off the rails. What’s frightening is that the same Studio, 20th Century Fox also had Deadpool. Imagine if Fox had taken over director Tim Miller‘s movie and sent him a bunch of Studio notes. Wait a minute, it looks like Fox did send Studio notes to Miller and one note made him wish he’s worn his brown pants that day. (more…)

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Although we all expected it, now we can rest easy in the knowledge that Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool will break the fourth wall at some point in the movie, if not multiple times, just like Deadpool does in the comics. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screen writers of Deadpool, are now on the record with confirmation. For those of you wondering what the fourth wall is, that’s when a character addresses the reader, or viewer in this case, directly, while others around him have no clue as to who he is talking to. (more…)

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Ryan Reynolds is at Sundance Film Festival bracing the cold and talking about the voices in his head, the ones coming from his pets and also how he intends to break the fourth wall all in a days work (it all sounds rather schizophrenic, but we’re referring to his new movie The Voices).

Following a couple of Box Office duds (Green Lantern, RIPD), the voices must be offering up a semblance of good advice since the next batch of films he has coming up – including the one he is at Sundance promoting Mississippi Grind – have been receiving mostly good reviews, and look set to make up for lost ground. On top of that, Reynolds starts filming the long awaited (eleven years to be precise), and very much anticipated spin-off/sequel to the dreadful Wolverine: Origins. So, hearing what Reynolds has to say regarding Deadpool‘s solo outing certainly offers up some reassurances for the fans. (more…)

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After the revelation that Chris Pratt turned down the main role for Sony’s big screen adaptation of the hit video game Uncharted, there were a few disappointed fans of both; the game and the actor, left questioning his decision. However, if you think about it, his agent must be inundated with myriad scripts after the success of Guardians of the Galaxy propelled Pratt into A List territory. Fortunately Pratt is now attached Universal’s tentpole adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking (does it come as any surprise that this role has sparked an interest from Pratt?). A movie with that kind of title would have Pratt’s Parks and Recreation alter ego Andy Dwyer jumping around stupid like an excited and diminutive kid-ster (Pratt is like a slightly less pumped version of Dwyer). This is also a pretty smart move, as it is a massive genre project that Universal is pumping a lot of talent and money into. With a story focusing on a schizophrenic assassin who obtains the skills of a Cowboy, a Ninja, and a Viking working for a secret government program, who wouldn’t want to be involved in a project like that?! (more…)

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Ubisoft‘s highly anticipated open world game Watch Dogs for the next gen consoles is still a month away from release, but Sony isn’t wasting any time: Last August plans were announced to adapt the game into a feature film, and now the studio has hired Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, known best for writing Zombieland, GI JOE: Retaliation, and the in-development script for the Deadpool film to pen the Watch Dogs screenplay.  (more…)

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Director Tim Miller has confirmed that the long rumored and oft-discussed Deadpool flick is close to being greenlit. Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have complered a draft of the script, and likely star Ryan Reynolds has claimed the movie will be made “eventually” in a recent interview with Superhero Hype. (more…)