Junkie XL to Score ‘Deadpool’

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What do Max Rockatansky, Tris Prior, and Wade Wilson have in common? They all get to rock out to music by Junkie XL. The Dutch musician and composer has announced he’s scoring Deadpool, 20th Century Fox’s upcoming actioner about a certain loudmouth superhero. Learn more about the Deadpool composer after the jump. Read More »


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I attended a Q&A with Marvel head Kevin Feige last night which you can read about elsewhere on the site (Infinity Stones/Infinity War and the future of the Marvel Universe). One quote in particular no one seems to be focusing on is something Feige said when answering my question about how they can insert a character like Spider-Man into the long-term arc leading to Infinity War, which has clearly already been plotted far in advance.

His answer contained a little nugget of information: Marvel has contingency story plans in the far-off case the company is able to get back the movie character rights for some of the properties they don’t currently control. As you know, this currently stands at the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes, which includes Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Cable and others. Find out exactly what Feige said about the Marvel contingency plans, after the jump.

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Deadpool trailer commentary

Fans have been waiting for a Deadpool movie for over a decade. Ryan Reynolds became attached to play the Merc with a Mouth as far back as 2004 when a solo film about the meta mercenary was in the works at New Line Cinema, but he didn’t end up playing the character until a bastardized version of him arrived in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

After the disappointing spin-off mistreated the character on the big screen, rumors of a solo film persisted and finally came closer to reality after a pitch reel was made by visual effects wizard Tim Miller. Thankfully the pitch reel was leaked and fan reaction was finally enough to convince 20th Century Fox to make the movie.

Now that the film is in post-production, Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool, opening up a bit about the thrill of finally getting to make this movie after 10 years and why now is the perfect time to make it happen. Read More »

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Fantastic Four reviews

This past weekend brought the release of 20th Century Fox’s latest iteration of Fantastic Four, and we already knew the first reviews weren’t very good, but no one was expecting it to be this bad.

First of all, the film landed at #2 at the box office behind Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in its second week of release. It pulled in just over $26 million domestically and another $34 million internationally for a total of $60 million, hardly a runaway hit, especially for a comic book movie with a built-in fanbase, even outside of he Marvel cinematic universe.

Secondly, the reboot of Fantastic Four has actually turned out to be the worst reviewed Marvel film ever, even falling behind duds like Elektra and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. However, Fox isn’t yet giving up on the franchise. Find out more about Fantastic Four reviews and the future of Marvel’s first family after the jump! Read More »

Deadpool trailer commentary

The Deadpool trailer arrived for public view this week, and the two versions of the trailer combined have been viewed over fourteen million times, plus those who saw the actual broadcast debut. For a huge audience, though, Deadpool may still be something of a mystery. We’ve seen footage, but still know relatively little about the movie.

That’s where director Tim Miller comes in. He provided written Deadpool trailer commentary, and the info he shared helps put a lot of the trailer in additional context, while also teasing stuff still to come in the film, and even things that have already failed to make the cut.

Miller explains a bit about the appearance of X-Men Colossus, and some Green Lantern-bashing dialogue that probably won’t make final cut. Oh, and he suggests a sequel character whose name rhymes with Cable. (OK, the name is actually Cable.) Read More »