We know that Deadpool 2 will introduce X-Force’s Cable to Fox’s X-Men cinematic universe and there has been a lot of speculation about who might play the character on the big screen. When Deadpool director Tim Miller was still attached to the project, rumor had it he was pushing for Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler to play the role while the studio was pushing for Liam Neeson.
We haven’t heard anything from the casting rumor mill since John Wick co-director David Leitch signed on to helm the sequel, but outspoken comic writer Rob Liefeld (who created Deadpool and Cable) has taken to Twitter to offer his fantasy casting choice: Russell Crowe. What followed was an interesting exchange between Crowe and Liefeld. Read the Oscar-winning star’s response to Liefeld’s Russell Crowe Deadpool 2 fantasy casting, after the jump.
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It’s probably a pretty good day for Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld. Mega producer Graham King and Fundamental Films have partnered up and locked up the rights to the writer’s Extreme Universe, for an estimated price in the seven-figure range. King is teaming up with screenwriter and producer Akiva Goldsman to attempt to turn the Extreme Universe into a franchise.
Below, learn more about possible Extreme Universe movies.
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Another character from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld might get the big screen treatment. Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to Avengelyne, a story about an angel banished to Earth. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale) is producing the comic book movie, and he’s eying the director’s chair.
Below, learn more about the potential Avengelyne movie.
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Fans who stuck around for the credits scene at the end of Deadpool were treated to a clever parody of the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off after credits scene. But rather than just being a gag with comedy as its only payoff, this credits scene also promised the big screen introduction of a Marvel Comics character in Deadpool 2. That character will be Cable, a badass time traveler with a bionic arm and one glowing eye. However, Cable was once on the table to appear in Deadpool‘s origin story. But the Merc with a Mouth’s creator advised against it.
Find out more about why we didn’t get Cable in Deadpool after the jump. Read More »
The release of Deadpool is nearly upon us, and you’ll want to make sure you stick around for both of the credits sequences after the movie is over — one of them teases an interesting addition to the X-Men universe. And in honor of the long-awaited release of the R-rated comic book action comedy, comic creator Rob Liefeld has designed the perfect Mondo poster to commemorate the occasion. You can find out how to get ahold of this Deadpool Mondo poster after the jump. Read More »
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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It’s hard to believe, but we’re just a little under three weeks away from finally see the Deadpool movie that fans were hoping to get for years. Ryan Reynolds is playing the version of the Merc with the Mouth that he should have been in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and fans who attended a couple of advanced screenings a few days ago had a lot of good things to say. Now the comic character’s creator, Rob Liefeld, has chimed in with his two cents on chimichanga champ, and he couldn’t be happier.
Plus, there’s also a Deadpool promotional video that has Ryan Reynolds helping to celebrate Australia Day. Though he does seem to take issue with Australia giving us Wolverine, or rather Hugh Jackman. Read More »
Who wouldn’t want a Deadpool sketch by legendary comic book creator and artist Rob Liefeld? Comic Con might be our chance.
Rob is celebrating the huge 24th year of Deadpool by hiding 24 Deadpool drawings of all shapes and sizes all over the greater staging area of the 2015 edition of San Diego Comic Con International. Find our more details on how to find a Rob Liefeld Deadpool sketch, after the jump.
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This Valentine’s Day weekend, you can choose between BDSM and spies. Next year, it’s a wisecracking superhero in a skin tight costume. Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller and based on the ultra popular mutant Marvel character, hits theaters one year from Thursday, February 12, 2016. Ryan Reynolds will play the character, a deadly assassin with superhuman healing abilities and a penchant for breaking the fourth wall. To tease fans on this milestone, Reynolds put up a photo from pre-production on the film and the charcter’s creator, Rob Liefeld, offered up a few teases too. Check out the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool tweet and more below. Read More »
There are almost two dozen superhero movies scheduled in the next four years. Not all of them will happen, but even that tentative schedule shows Hollywood’s massive continued commitment to the genre that continually brings in hundreds of millions of dollars for studios like Disney, Sony and 20th Century Fox.
That’s a stark contrast to a decade ago when comic creator Rob Liefeld took at meeting at Paramount. Liefeld was pitching a film based on his Image Comic Youngblood, and was told by then president of the studio John Goldwyn that the superehero genre was a fad.
Below, read Liefeld’s account of the meeting where the head of one of the most famous movie studios in the world missed the mark so completely. Read More »