Deadpool writers

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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Deadpool

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 »

goon

Almost eight years ago director David Fincher optioned the movie rights to Eric Powell‘s Dark Horse comic book series The Goon, which started back in 1999. Over the years, Blur’s animated project has struggled to acquire financing. Back in 2013, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Powell said the comic book adaptation was still moving forward. The few hundred ground went towards paying for a feature-length story reel, which was meant to attract financiers. Since then, we’ve heard very little.

The Goon has been in development long enough that some may have forgotten that Deadpool director, Tim Miller, is co-directing the film. Well, Miller finally has an update on The Goon development.

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Deadpool Visual Effects

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 »

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After the failure of Fantastic Four, I imagined 20th Century Fox would’ve thought twice about working on a sequel before their newest comic book adaptation, Deadpool, even opened in theaters. A Deadpool sequel was reported on before opening day, but this time, the studio’s confidence paid off. The comic book character was a huge hit for audiences and critics, having made over $300 million worldwide thus far.

Deadpool 2 will happen, and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are already discussing it.

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Tim Miller Short Film

Tim Miller has been working in visual-effects for more than 20 years. The Deadpool director co-founded Blur Studio back in 1995, and years ago the company worked on a short film for the DC Universe Online game. Miller directed the short, which impressed the executives at 20th Century Fox enough to consider him for Deadpool.

Below, watch Batman, Superman, The Flash, and more in a 6-minute short.

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‘Deadpool’ Won’t Get a Director’s Cut

deadpool trailer breakdown

There’s only one Deadpool, and there’s only one Deadpool. Well, not in the sense that there’s only ever going to be one Deadpool movie — a sequel is already in the works — but in the sense that there’s only one version of Deadpool. If you saw it in the theaters, that was it. According to Deadpool director Tim Miller, there will be no Deadpool director’s cut — although some exciting deleted scenes aren’t out of the question.
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deadpool review

If we’re going to be entirely honest with one another, I was kind of dreading Deadpool. I love superhero movies and I have often enjoyed the character of Deadpool in the pages of Marvel comic books, but I had so little faith in any attempt to bring him to the screen. I figured the film would be one joke repeated for two hours, that Wade Wilson was too weird to exist in a movie.

I was wrong and chances are strong that you also know how wrong I was, as the film opened to a record-shattering $135 million at the box office over the weekend. Deadpool is a hoot, a film that coats the typical superhero movie template with a satisfying combination of ultra-violence, immature jokes, and satire. Director Tim Miller has orchestrated a hurricane of a movie – it’s a force of chaos and destruction that leaves nothing standing, but it’s contained and controlled and follows a very direct and purposeful path. That’s easier said than done.

And since you’ve all seen this movie already, it’s time to take a slightly deeper dive into the movie, to break it into a few component parts and take a look at what works and what doesn’t. Spoilers follow, naturally.

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Deadpool red-band trailer

Screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are feeling good. After years and years of waiting, the screenwriting duo is finally seeing Deadpool reach the big screen. The screenwriters behind Zombieland have been working on the profane, sweet and funny Marvel character for a long time, and not only did the movie get made, it’s also doing well with fans and critics.

So, for a variety of reasons, Wernick and Reese have plenty to be feeling good about.

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