In the aftermath of the Disney-Fox merger, it was unclear where Fox’s X-Men franchise and the more adult superhero movies like Deadpool would go. Deadpool and Deadpool 2 were major R-rated hits for 20th Century Fox, but how would they sit alongside the family-friendly fare made by Marvel Studios? According to Deadpool character creator Rob Liefeld, we may not see another movie starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. Liefeld is casting doubts on whether we’ll see a Deadpool 3 now that the X-Men characters are back in the Marvel Studios fold.
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In the 1990s, Deadpool comics creator Rob Liefeld created a character named John Prophet who appeared in Youngbloods before spinning off into a title of his own. Former Warner Bros. production president Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 is developing a Prophet movie centering on that character, a supersoldier who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years in the future, and now the film has found a writer. Marc Guggenheim, who developed The CW’s Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, will be tackling the screenplay. Read More »
Rob Liefeld is best known for creating the fourth wall-breaking, wisecracking mutant mercenary known as Deadpool. But soon he’ll be responsible for another unique superhero project heading to the big screen.
Sony Pictures has picked up the original comic by Rob Liefeld called Shrink, which focuses on a female psychiatrist who offers therapy to various superheroes. The project was previously developed by Sony in the early 2000s, but it never went anywhere after that. With Deadpool being a hit, it would seem studios are interested in Liefeld’s subversive take on the superhero genre again. Read More »
After the success of Deadpool and Deadpool 2, expect Hollywood to look for more and more Rob Liefeld characters to bring to the big screen. The latest: Prophet, a character created by Liefeld in 1992. Prophet began as an extreme riff on Captain America, but recent takes on the character have been more of a surreal sci-fi saga. Studio 8 now hopes to launch a franchise around the character. Read More »
Netflix wants in on that sweet superhero cinematic universe action, and they’ve turned to the creator of Deadpool to make it happen. Rob Liefeld has inked a deal with the streaming service to bring his Extreme Universe comic book characters to a series of inter-connected films. Akiva Goldsman will set up a writers room to tackle the projects.
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We know that Deadpool 2 will introduce X-Force’s Cable to Fox’s X-Men cinematic universe and there has been a lot of speculation about who might play the character on the big screen. When Deadpool director Tim Miller was still attached to the project, rumor had it he was pushing for Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler to play the role while the studio was pushing for Liam Neeson.
We haven’t heard anything from the casting rumor mill since John Wick co-director David Leitch signed on to helm the sequel, but outspoken comic writer Rob Liefeld (who created Deadpool and Cable) has taken to Twitter to offer his fantasy casting choice: Russell Crowe. What followed was an interesting exchange between Crowe and Liefeld. Read the Oscar-winning star’s response to Liefeld’s Russell Crowe Deadpool 2 fantasy casting, after the jump.
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It’s probably a pretty good day for Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld. Mega producer Graham King and Fundamental Films have partnered up and locked up the rights to the writer’s Extreme Universe, for an estimated price in the seven-figure range. King is teaming up with screenwriter and producer Akiva Goldsman to attempt to turn the Extreme Universe into a franchise.
Below, learn more about possible Extreme Universe movies.
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Another character from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld might get the big screen treatment. Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to Avengelyne, a story about an angel banished to Earth. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale) is producing the comic book movie, and he’s eying the director’s chair.
Below, learn more about the potential Avengelyne movie.
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Fans who stuck around for the credits scene at the end of Deadpool were treated to a clever parody of the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off after credits scene. But rather than just being a gag with comedy as its only payoff, this credits scene also promised the big screen introduction of a Marvel Comics character in Deadpool 2. That character will be Cable, a badass time traveler with a bionic arm and one glowing eye. However, Cable was once on the table to appear in Deadpool‘s origin story. But the Merc with a Mouth’s creator advised against it.
Find out more about why we didn’t get Cable in Deadpool after the jump. Read More »
The release of Deadpool is nearly upon us, and you’ll want to make sure you stick around for both of the credits sequences after the movie is over — one of them teases an interesting addition to the X-Men universe. And in honor of the long-awaited release of the R-rated comic book action comedy, comic creator Rob Liefeld has designed the perfect Mondo poster to commemorate the occasion. You can find out how to get ahold of this Deadpool Mondo poster after the jump. Read More »