David Leitch interview

David Leitch, the co-founder of 87Eleven, has just finished directing (and co-directing) three of the most notable American action movies of the last few years. The former stuntman brings his eye for action and visually appealing worlds, as shown by Atomic Blonde and (his uncredited work on) John Wick, to Deadpool 2. Leitch not only takes the franchise’s action and scope to another level, but also adds a little more personality to Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and friends, including newcomers Cable (Josh Brolin), Domino (Zazzie Beetz), and Russell (Julian Dennison).

Originally, Leitch was interested in developing the X-Force movie, but after a few weeks of working on his pitch, Deadpool 2 came his way. After a warm reception from audiences and critics, we had the opportunity to speak with Leitch on the movie’s opening day about crafting the sequel’s action, how the first movie influenced some of his choices, and one X-Men easter egg that was cut from the movie.

Below, check out our David Leitch interview, which contains a few spoilers.

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Michael Bay Robopocalypse

Michael Bay, the director of great trash (The Rock, Armageddon) and bad trash (most of the Transformers movies) alike, has always been the kind of filmmaker who shoots his films for the biggest, loudest screens possible. Good or bad or something in-between, his films have been blockbusters in the truest sense of the word – you want them to fill your vision and overwhelm your pitiful, human senses.

So here’s some left-turn news for you: Michael Bay is making a movie for Netflix called Six Underground. And it’s going to star the newly hot Ryan Reynolds, an actor with no shortage of choices after two Deadpool movies.

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Deadpool 2 Trailer Breakdown - Ryan Reynolds

As soon as Deadpool 2 hit theaters last weekend, fans wanted to talk about the hilarious mid-credits scenes. We took a deep dive into what happened during the credits, mostly because a couple moments raised some big questions about the future of Deadpool. Now some new details have come to light that provide some answers to those questions.

But in order to talk about them, we need to dive into some major spoilers, so proceed at your own risk. Read More »

Deadpool 2 Extended Cut

Deadpool 2 only just arrived in theaters this past weekend, but director David Leitch is already teasing a director’s cut.

Right now, the cut of Deadpool 2 that audiences can see in theaters clocks in at exactly 2 hours. But before that cut came together, there was an early version of the film that David Leitch put together in order to show producers. The initial cut of the movie came in at 2 hours and 12 minutes, and that’s the version Leitch is working on restoring with Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

So what will the Deadpool 2 extended cut include? We know a couple of the scenes that will make it back into the movie, and it sounds like there will be plenty of new jokes for fans to soak up as well. Read More »

deadpool 2 spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: David Leitch’s surprisingly funny Deadpool 2.)

“This is a family film,” Deadpool tells us early on in Deadpool 2. It is, of course, a joke – a movie loaded with vulgar jokes and ultra-violence can’t really be a “family film.” And yet, there’s an air of truth to this. Because a family indicates growth, and growth is exactly what Deadpool 2 showcases. For all its flaws – like the first film, it’s never quite as funny or subversive as it thinks it is – Deadpool 2 takes the meta world created by the original Deadpool, and builds upon it. It finds new ways to tell an old joke, and for that, it’s (mostly) a success.

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Deadpool 2 Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch breaks down a scene from the comedic comic book sequel. Plus, get a load of hundreds of Easter eggs and comic references you might have missed in the movie. And don’t miss stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin recreating The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with James Corden and hurling playground insults at each other across the pond.

First up, director David Letich talks us through this scene from Deadpool 2 where the Merc with a Mouth and the X-Men known as Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead show up to help contain a situation involving a mutant named Russell, trying to call himself Firefist. He provides some insight into the scene in question including some details from behind the scenes.

Next up, Mr. Sunday Movies takes on the herculean task of trying to lock down hundreds of Easter eggs, comic references and cameos from this fourth wall-breaking movie. This includes connections to other X-Men movies, comic book clues and hints, possible links to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and more.

While on the publicity tour for Deadpool 2, the film’s co-star Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to have some fun with a a parody of the classic western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. However, Corden wasn’t too happy about being labeled as “the ugly” one of the group, no matter how accurate it might be in this specific case.

Finally, over at BBC Radio, Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin took turns throwing out playground insults at each other. Reynold takes digs at Brolin’s age while Brolin tries to knock down how funny Reynolds thinks he is. It’s quite the amusing sparring match, but nothing they say really tops their adversarial relationship in Deadpool 2.

‘Deadpool 2’: What Did You Think?

Deadpool 2 Reactions

The second coming of Deadpool has arrived. The Merc with a Mouth has returned in a sequel that is just as raunchy and silly as the first, but brings a bigger dose of blockbuster comic book action along with it. But what did you think? Read More »

Deadpool 2 theory

Are two characters in Deadpool 2 involved in a secret relationship? A wacky new theory has laid out all the evidence, and when you pair that with some information we know about the making of the sequel, it’s starting to sound pretty convincing. Discover this odd (but plausible!) Deadpool 2 theory below.
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Deadpool 2 cameos

Deadpool 2 is now playing in theaters everywhere, so let’s talk about some of the surprising cameos that pop up in the film. There’s one group of Deadpool 2 cameos you definitely noticed, one cameo you might have missed, and one I’m almost positive most people didn’t catch at all. The cameos are revealed below. Beware of spoilers.

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clue movie

Are you ready for an R-rated Clue movie? I sure hope so, because writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are developing a new Clue film with Ryan Reynolds, say that just might happen.

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