Green Lantern likely won’t appear until 2019’s Justice League: Part Two. We still don’t know which version of the character we’ll see first in the DC Cinematic Universe, but producer Charles Roven has said the character’s (or characters’) role in part two is tentative. We may not even see Hal Jordan or Jon Stewart until Green Lantern Corps in 2020.
We still have a while to go until Green Lantern Corps, but already a shortlist naming six actors Warner Bros. is considering for the role of Hal Jordan has hit the web. The list includes some of the usual suspects and, oddly, Ryan Reynolds, who already played Jordan in the mediocre 2011 film. Below, check out the Hal Jordan shortlist.
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Rob Liefeld advised against using Cable in Deadpool. The character’s creator thought the time traveler with a bionic arm and a glowing eye was unnecessary for Wade Wilson’s origin story. The filmmakers considered Cable for the film, but ultimately he was left out and saved as a tease for the end credits. The character is next up at bat, though, as he plays a prominent role in David Leitch‘s (John Wick) Deadpool 2. Cable has a complicated backstory in the comics, which the real heroes of Deadpool, screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, plan on distilling down to its bare essentials.
Below, the screenwriters discuss writing the Cable origin story.
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Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Oh, to be on the internet in 2008, when The Dark Knight was released and everyone decided that this was Peak Superhero Movie and that it was going to shatter that last barrier and get nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And while Christopher Nolan’s (still pretty great!) Batman sequel did get its fair share of Oscar nods, it was shut out of the top prize. Oh, to be on the internet in early 2009, when all of the nerds lost their damn minds in the general direction of Academy voters.
With a few noteworthy exceptions (i.e., James Cameron movies), Academy voters have traditionally relegated more mainstream movies to technical categories. Comic book movies, by their very nature, don’t break through. So the fact that I’m writing a news post about Deadpool‘s Oscar chances blows my brain right out the back of my skull.
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The Deadpool sequel is going to be bigger than its predecessor, but not too much bigger. Star Ryan Reynolds and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have stressed the importance of not forgetting what makes the first movie work — character. Thinking about Deadpool, the set pieces aren’t what immediately come to mind; it’s the foul-mouth, flawed hero and the small group of people he surrounds himself with. It’s a superhero movie with plenty of interior scenes and only a handful of main characters. With the sequel, Deadpool is going to have to make a little more room for “a lot of characters.”
Below, learn more about the Deadpool sequel, Cable, and Reese and Wernick’s thoughts on an X-Men crossover.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Welcome to today’s edition of “Your Favorite Comic Book Movie Stars Talk a Whole Bunch,” where Hugh Jackman showcases some hesitation about officially retiring as Wolverine (because he’d like to team up with Deadpool, you see) and Ryan Reynolds says Logan could be an Oscar contender. Superhero movie stars and celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let’s Find Out!
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Instead of offering a sneak peek of the next Logan trailer (expected sometime in January) by way of a trailer for the trailer, 20th Century Fox is doing something a little different. They’ve decided to set up a website where you can sign up with your personal address, and they’ll send you a postcard of one out of the 1,974 frames that make up the trailer.
For those doing the math, with there being 24 frames per every second of film, the trailer is about 82 seconds long (nearly a minute and a half). Also, fun fact, 1974 just happens to be the year that Wolverine debuted in Marvel Comics, in an issue of The Incredible Hulk.
The prospect of a new Logan trailer is enticing, but what about the possibility of seeing Wolverine and Deadpool in the same movie? The rumor about Ryan Reynolds appearing Logan has been totally debunked by both the actor and Logan director James Mangold, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have a chance of seeing the characters on the big screen again, this time the right way.
Find out more about the Deadpool and Wolverine movie after the jump, as well as how to get your own collectible Logan trailer still postcard. Read More »
Ryan Reynolds‘ Fox Marvel universe character Wade Wilson would probably love the CinemaSins “Everything Wrong With” series of videos… But would he have enjoyed their latest entry, Everything Wrong With Deadpool? Hit the jump to watch Everything Wrong with Deadpool.
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Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
The list of actors who’ve played superheroes is long, and getting longer seemingly every day. But the subset of actors who’ve played multiple superheroes is still pretty small. One who belongs to that exclusive club is Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, then Green Lantern in Green Lantern, and then Deadpool again in Deadpool.
That last film was the one where he finally struck gold. Deadpool fared better than Green Lantern by every metric, earning far stronger reviews and grossing way more at the box office. So what went right? Why did Deadpool soar where Green Lantern had stumbled? Reynolds has some thoughts on that front. Read More »
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It’s unfortunate Tim Miller isn’t returning to the director’s chair for Deadpool. Following his departure, rumors began to swirl around about why 20th Century Fox and the director parted ways. A budget dispute was a big rumor, but Miller denies that along with a few other rumors.
Below, Tim Miller talks Deadpool 2 to clear up some of the misinformation out there.
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Even though there were some worries about Deadpool 2 after director Tim Miller left the project due to creative differences with star and producer Ryan Reynolds, the project seems to be back on track with John Wick helmer David Leitch behind the camera
While we’re still waiting to hear about Deadpool 2 casting for new roles like Cable (which was a point of contention between Miller and Reynolds) and Domino (who has a shortlist of actresses who were in contention for the role), there’s one more Marvel Comics character Ryan Reynolds wants to bring into the franchise: Wolverine.
Find out what Ryan Reynolds said about a possible Deadpool and Wolverine movie after the jump. Read More »