Screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are feeling good. After years and years of waiting, the screenwriting duo is finally seeing Deadpool reach the big screen. The screenwriters behind Zombieland have been working on the profane, sweet and funny Marvel character for a long time, and not only did the movie get made, it’s also doing well with fans and critics.
So, for a variety of reasons, Wernick and Reese have plenty to be feeling good about.
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After years of waiting, Deadpool is finally opening in theaters, and so far most critics agree the wait was worth it. The Marvel character was once looked upon as an underdog, struggling to get his own movie made, but now the 20th Century Fox project, after plenty of clever marketing, is tracking to open big this weekend. Feeling confident, the studio already has a Deadpool sequel in the works.
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The Deadpool embargo is no longer, and the R-rated 20th Century Fox project has garnered mostly enthusiastic reviews. The film is both a conventional and unconventional superhero movie. When its tropes are familiar, it’s still plenty of fun, but it’s the unexpected sweetness and the honest relationship that makes Deadpool stand out amongst the herd. Tim Miller‘s film finds spectacle in character, not so much massive set pieces.
While I was interviewing Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, it became clear the budget restraints are actually the reason why audiences are seeing a genuine Deadpool movie in theaters this weekend. Read what they had to say below.
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Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Of course Deadpool is going to have a post-credits scene. Did you think a movie that sets out to riff on every aspect of the average superhero film wasn’t going to take advantage of something that’s becoming just plain expected from every other comic book movie under the sun? The mostly positive early reviews have already indicated that this is a movie that tries to squeeze in as many jokes per minute as humanly possible, so why not take advantage of the end credits, a.k.a. more Joke Time?
But here’s the truth: Deadpool wouldn’t really be making fun of Marvel’s patented “insert more footage throughout the credits to keep ’em wanting more” approach unless it had two bonus scenes. So it does.
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Last summer, Rebecca Ferguson became the actress everyone wanted for their movies after proving to be a tough, sexy spy in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. She’s got plenty of projects coming out over the next couple of years, and now she’s lined up a sci-fi project that will reunite her with the Mission: Impossible producers.
Rebecca Ferguson has been set to star in Life, a sci-fi flick set up at Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. And the good news is that it’s an original sci-fi story, not an adaptation or a remake. Find out more about the new Rebecca Ferguson movie below. Read More »
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For the days leading up to Christmas, Deadpool has blessed us with the gift of comedy videos in anticipation of his new trailer. And now that Christmas day is here, 20th Century Fox says its time to open our presents:
“Are you in need of holiday cheer? Rejoice! For Deadpool’s all new Christmas trailer is here! It’s Christmas Day, when Deadpool decorates with trailers Red & Green. One that’s “nice” and one that’s “naughty” (the way it’s meant to be seen).”
The Deadpool Christmas trailers play with the idea of a superhero movie, and do a good job of selling this story as something different. We get an extended look at Colossus and a better look at the violent stylized action. Hit the jump now to watch both the new NSFW red band and SFW green band trailers for Deadpool.
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If the first trailer for Deadpool is any indication, fans of the Merc with a Mouth should be getting the movie they deserve after a horrid introduction to the big screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But it’s been a long road to get this project off the ground for writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds.
Just recently, an interview with Wernick and Reese had the duo talking about the path to get Deadpool in front of cameras, and they revealed some integral support from a couple of surprising filmmakers: James Cameron and David Fincher. Find out how they helped after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Remember New Coke? If you do, it’s probably not because you loved that sweeter flavor so very much, but because New Coke has gone down in history as one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time. Its failure was so epic, in fact, that now it’s getting turned into a film.
Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool) are scripting the New Coke movie, based on the Thomas Oliver book The Real Coke, The Real Story. Hit the jump for more details on the New Coke movie. Read More »
Talk of a Deadpool movie has been around since before the turn of the decade. In 2009, rumors began to circulate that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were going to pen a script for the film. They did, and the character even appeared on screen that year in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But for years after that, very little happened with the movie. Director Tim Miller was hired, we heard rumblings here and there, but it felt dead. It got to a point where Reese and Wernick were openly hinting to people that they should read the script, which had leaked online.
Then, almost out of the blue, the Deadpool movie got a greenlight and a February 12, 2016 release date. What was the change? Was it a tamer rating? A lower budget? Maybe, but star Ryan Reynolds says the main reason is fan reaction to the leaked test footage. Read more about the Deadpool movie below.
Update: There’s now a list of women who are testing for a key role in the film; we’ve got that below along with Reynolds’ comments.
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