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 »
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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 »
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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 »
It was another big weekend at the box office for Deadpool as the R-rated comic book mercenary took the top spot by adding another $55 million to its fattening wallet. In addition, the film added another $85 million overseas, bringing the worldwide total to nearly $492 million in just two weeks. And analysts believe these numbers put the movie on track to becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie in history, potentially surpassing The Passion of the Christ‘s domestic record and The Matrix Reloaded‘s worldwide numbers.
Over the weekend, an unlikely ally dished out some congratulations to Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and the film’s surprising success with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, taking to Twitter with some kind words. Reynolds responded in kind, but Robert Downey Jr. noticed their exchange and he has some concerns. Find out what unfolded on Twitter below. Read More »
It’s no secret that Deadpool is all the rage right now, and a sequel is already in development at 20th Century Fox. With a visual effects wizard like Tim Miller behind the camera as director for the first time, it’s no surprise to see how visual effects were utilized perfectly to help bring Deadpool to life, making his masked face express a variety of emotions like the character does in the comic. But even more interesting is how five different actors and a team of special effects artists were used to bring the metal mutant Colossus to life in a completely different way than we’d seen on the big screen before. Find out how it was done after the jump. Read More »
Earlier this week, thousands of fans signed a petition directed at Saturday Night Live creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels to have him bring in Ryan Reynolds to host the late night sketch show. However, these fans didn’t want Reynolds to host the show as himself as is customary for celebrities to do. Instead, they wanted Reynolds to host SNL as Deadpool, the box office topping, fourth wall breaking, smart ass mercenary.
Even though Lorne Michaels hasn’t responded to this petition, and he probably never will, Ryan Reynolds took the time to craft a response to this request by Deadpool fans. But he did it in exactly the kind of way that Deadpool would: by spoofing the timely leak of yet another rant that Kanye West went on backstage at Saturday Night Live when he was a musical guest last weekend. Read More »