It’s crazy to think that we now live in a time where an R-rated Deadpool movie is now one of the most successful movies of the year. It took years to get the character who was so grossly mistreated in X-Men Origins: Wolverine into his own movie, but the dedication of Ryan Reynolds, writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and director Tim Miller kept it alive. However, the fans also had a key part in convincing 20th Century Fox to finally take a chance on an R-rated superhero.
Thankfully, the gamble paid off, and one of the main reasons for that success is the unique marketing onslaught that Deadpool brought everywhere. The Merc with a Mouth’s traditional breaking of the fourth wall allowed for some of the most unique advertising we’ve seen from a blockbuster in recent memory, so much that it’s been nominated for a Clio Award, which recognizes innovation and creative excellence in advertising, design and communication.
In traditional Deadpool fashion, the nomination is being accepted by Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, praising the movie marketing for no less than five minutes. But beware, because the video is very much NSFW, just like the movie Read More »
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick cared deeply about Deadpool. The two screenwriters behind Zombieland spent six years on the project, on and (mostly) off. Even when the odds of the comic book movie getting made appeared dire, they stuck with it, firmly believing in the character and director Tim Miller‘s vision. Once 20th Century Fox gave the project the greenlight, they wouldn’t pay to have “the real heroes” of Deadpool to be on set, but the film’s star and producer, Ryan Reynolds, was more than willing to pay them himself.
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Everyone here in the United States got to see Deadpool back in February, and even if you didn’t catch it in theaters, it’s been available on home video for about a month now. But over in Japan, audiences just got to see the Merc with a Mouth on the big screen when it arrived on June 1. In addition, they’re also still waiting to see X-Men: Apocalypse when it arrives on August 11.
What’s cool is that despite the long wait to see these movies after they’ve hit the US, our friends in Japan get to see some fun cross-promotional marketing featuring Deadpool popping up after the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Even more amusing is that the Merc with a Mouth actually throws some shade on 20th Century Fox.
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There may not be a film as surprisingly satisfying that exceeds so many expectations as Deadpool. The movie took 11 years to get off the ground after the character was thrown onto the screen carelessly in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and for fans who wanted to see the real Merc with a Mouth on the big screen, it was well worth the wait.
Now that Deadpool has hit Blu-Ray and DVD as of yesterday, it’s time for Honest Trailers to step in and do some mocking of their own. But as we’ve seen, Deadpool doesn’t follow anybody’s rules, he invades his own Honest Trailer to mock himself. And yes, Ryan Reynolds really stepped in to do some voiceover for the Deadpool Honest Trailer, complete with his own movie trailer voice.
Watch the Deadpool Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
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One of the biggest hits of the year has been Deadpool, defying and exceeding expectations at the box office and wowing critics and audiences alike. We’ve already seen a bit of a glimpse behind the scenes as to how they brought the comic book character to life with some impressive visual effects. Now we have a featurette that briefly shows off how one of the practical elements of the movie was created, and it’s an important one: Deadpool’s mask. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
By any measure, Deadpool was a smash hit. It’s had a record-breaking box office run, somersaulting above even the highest projections, and managed to satisfy hardcore fans, total newcomers and discerning critics in one fell swoop. It put Ryan Reynolds back in Hollywood’s good graces after a string of disappointments (including another superhero movie, Green Lantern) and sparked speculation about a “Deadpool effect” that could see more funny, R-rated superhero movies hitting theaters.
No surprise, then, that 20th Century Fox are eager to stay on the good side of the Merc with a Mouth. At CinemaCon today, the studio officially confirmed what we already basically knew: that a Deadpool 2 is on the way. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Judging by Deadpool‘s stunning $756 million box office total, just about everyone who wants to see the Merc with a Mouth lead his own feature film, already has. But if you want to see even more of the charmingly irreverent antihero, you’ll get your chance in a few short weeks when he hits home video.
To give you a little taste of the extras in store, 20th Century Fox has revealed a brand-new deleted scene showing Deadpool getting up to his usual antics: beating up bad guys, hanging out at the bar, celebrating the holidays… and indulging in lots and lots of self-pleasure. Because obviously any montage involving Deadpool is going to be super duper NSFW. Watch the Deadpool deleted scene below.
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Ryan Reynolds keeps getting busier and busier. Following the massive success of Deadpool — and let’s not forget his excellent performance in Mississippi Grind — the actor is very in demand at the moment. Reynolds currently has the sci-fi thriller Life lined up, which was co-written by Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and a fall shoot for the Deadpool sequel is likely.
Now, the actor might star in The Rosie Project. Learn more about the adaptation below.
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It’s been just over a month since Deadpool hit theaters, and the film is still making some solid bank at the box office, having just crossed $700 million worldwide. That’s not bad for an R-rated comic book flick that 20th Century Fox dragged its feet to take a chance on. And now that plenty of people have seen the movie, they want to know how it was made, especially after finding out that it only cost $58 million to produce, though that doesn’t include the marketing onslaught cost.
Thankfully, a Deadpool visual effects reel has surfaced online with a focus on the visual effects that were employed to create the opening action sequence that takes place on the highway. Actually that action sequence plays out for quite awhile with flashbacks interspersed, so it’s a big chunk of the movie. And it might surprise you to see how much was created in post-production. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Mars is attracting white-hot stars. Rebecca Ferguson was the first to sign on for Daniel Espinosa‘s sci-fi thriller Life, hot on the heels of her breakout role in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and Ryan Reynolds‘ casting was revealed just days after Deadpool‘s record-breaking opening weekend. Now it’s sucked Jake Gyllenhaal into its orbit as well. Whatever else this movie has going for or against it, that cast alone makes Life worth a look. Read More »