Since appearing briefly in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the character of Deadpool has seen a resurgence in popularity, with several comic book titles featuring the "Merc with a mouth." However, a movie spin-off of Deadpool hasn't been as easy.
Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired to write the script for Deadpool in January of 2010, with visual effects guru Tim Miller hired to direct last April. Actor Ryan Reynolds, who played the character in Wolverine, revealed last August that the project was still in development, and, earlier this month, said that a Deadpool movie is only a matter of "budget and time." In a recent interview with IGN, Reynolds updated the production further, calling the script "fantastic" and again relaying the movie's intention to be "done right" (i.e. rated R). Deadpool won't be tied to Wolverine >> Posted 02.29.12 by Ryan
Besides X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner admitting last September that a Deadpool movie was still in the works and would "redeem" the character from his appearance in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the most recent update about the movie came when Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld teased a few weeks ago that he "may or may not" have seen eight minutes of "blow your mind" test footage from Deadpool.
The latest update about the movie's progress comes from actor Ryan Reynolds, who is attached to play the character once Fox decides to move forward. In an interview with MTV, Reynolds said that Deadpool is only a matter of "budget and time." could Deadpool end up PG-13? >> Posted 02.06.12 by Ryan
Despite the fact that Fox's X-Men guru, Lauren Shuler Donner, the producer of every one of the studio's X-Men movies going back to X-Men in 2000, said as recently as September that a solo Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds was still in the works and that it would be "violent, and outrageous, and funny" and "redeem" the character after his mis-use in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it has become to seem doubtful that the project will ever come to fruition, especially in light of the troubles the studio has been having getting The Wolverine into production.
Well, despair not, true believers, because none other than the creator of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld, coyly teased at the recent Amazing Arizona Comic Con that he "may or may not have seen" eight minutes of Deadpool test footage and that what he "may or may not have seen" includes Deadpool in his iconic black-and-red costume dishing out enough violence and humor that it "would blow your mind if you saw it." what did liefeld say about Deadpool? >> Posted 01.15.12 by BrentJS
Though both a critical favorite and a box office success, X-Men: First Class didn't stack up too well against the other Marvel Comics adaptations that opened this summer — First Class opened to $55.1 million versus $65 for Captain America: The First Avenger and $65.7 for Thor — or against the rest of the X-Men movies, only beating the original's opening total by $1 million and earning only half of what X-Men: The Last Stand brought in on opening weekend. Still, Fox has apparently been discussing a sequel internally, possibly waiting to see how well the movie does now that it has been released on home video.
Now, producer Lauren Shuler Donner — the authority on the past, present and future of Fox's X-Men franchise as the producer of every one of the movies going back to X-Men in 2000 — has divulged to HitFix that things are looking "hopeful" for a First Class sequel, and that she wants Matthew Vaughn to return as director. Shuler Donner also revealed that production on the The Wolverine will be delayed (further), possibly until the middle of next year, and said that development continues on the decidedly "different" Deadpool spin-off, with no one in mind for the lead but Ryan Reynolds. when will wolverine start filming? >> Posted 09.10.11 by BrentJS
Action! Adventure! Wisecracks and banter! There's bound to be an extra helping of all those things in the still-in-the-works Deadpool movie, especially if Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Zombieland wrote the script. And any movie with all of those things wrapped around a killer Deadpool story is a movie we'd wait in long midnight lines to see. So why is it taking so freakin' long?
Just as we asked Emily Whitten and Marc Vuletich of Ask Deadpool to
rant about weigh in on the waste that was Green Lantern, today comes news that a Deadpool movie is back in business, with the studio looking to "redeem" the character in his solo movie. Good thing as we're not sure how much longer we — or Deadpool — can excuse the wait.
Deadpool says: "Enough with Green Lantern!" >> Posted 09.08.11 by reelz
For a while, it looked like Ryan Reynolds' packed schedule was going to force the actor to choose between the comic book adaptation of R.I.P.D. and Deadpool, the spin-off from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. No longer. At the premiere of his latest movie, The Change-Up, Reynolds revealed that he won't have to make a cinematic Sophie's Choice between the two.
"No, R.I.P.D. I'm doing next and then hopefully Deadpool," Reynolds told MTV. "It's in development still."
Of course, there's also Green Lantern 2 that could get in the way of 20th Century Fox's Deadpool movie, which was written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and will be directed by visual effects guru Tim Miller. Warner Bros. just decided to move forward with the sequel, though, when asked about the sequel, Reynolds didn't seem to be aware of the decision. what about Green Lantern 2? >> Posted 08.03.11 by Ryan
After Ryan Reynolds' brief (but popular) appearance as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, making a full-length Deadpool movie seemed like a natural progression, until Reynolds' jammed schedule forced the actor to admit he would likely have to choose between the comic book adaptation of R.I.P.D. and Deadpool.
In March, Reynolds gave some hope to Deadpool fans, revealing a movie was still in the works and that he "wants it to happen." A month later, 20th Century Fox hired visual effects guru Tim Miller to direct the movie, and, finally, Reynolds has discussed the hire while recently speaking to MTV. will Deadpool ever be made? >> Posted 06.10.11 by Ryan
This Friday X-Men: First Class, the prequel to the first three X-Men movies, hits theaters. Given the many mutants featured in the movie, we thought an overview was in order. Who better than the "Merc with a Mouth" and his friend at Ask: Deadpool to make the introductions?
Meet the Cast of X-Men: First Class Posted 06.01.11 by reelz
Last June, rumors began circulating that Twentieth Century Fox had offerred the Deadpool directing job to Robert Rodriguez. During the San Diego Comic-Con a month later, Rodriguez tried to clear up the rumors, revealing that he had only been sent an "early draft" of the script by Fox, and that he was already committed to Spy Kids 4. "So whether or not I would help develop or not is the question right now," Rodriguez added.
The rumors persisted, however, with an August report claiming that Fox was "in negotiations" with Rodriguez to direct Deadpool, to which Rodriguez responding that he was still contemplating what to direct next after Spy Kids 4.
In a recent interview with MTV, Rodriguez talked about how the Deadpool rumors spiraled out of control. what did rodriguez have to say about Deadpool? >> Posted 05.19.11 by Ryan
Despite recent assurances from both producer Lauren Shuler Donner and actor Ryan Reynolds that Deadpool, the solo movie spinning off from Reynolds' appearance as the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is "still in the works," it began to look as if the project would be shelved alongside the Magneto spin-off movie, what with Reynolds' increasingly-in-demand schedule—he just took a break from shooting Safe House in Cape Town to promote Green Lantern at WonderCon, he is attached to R.I.P.D. (which may or may not happen), and Warner Bros. has an option to bring him back for Green Lantern 2—and the fact that 20th Century Fox has been busy with X-Men: First Class. Looks are, apparently, deceiving as Deadline revealed yesterday that 20th Century Fox is moving forward with Deadpool and that they just hired visual effects guru Tim Miller to direct the movie. say what? who is tim miller? >> Posted 04.09.11 by BrentJS