Disney and Marvel Studios are in a bit of a predicament. While much has been made (and celebrated) about the studios’ purchase of Fox and all their properties, there’s one property from Fox that has been met with a lot of confusion: Deadpool. The Unabashedly hard R franchise has done gangbusters business for Fox, but, under the new ownership it’s struggling to find its place. Disney and Marvel know a sure hit when they see it (hell, they just need to see the box office for Deadpool and the sequel), but at the same time, they finally have the use of the Marvel characters that Fox was using, and they want to put them into the MCU mega machine. So what’s a studio to do with a character as unabashedly profane as Deadpool?
Well, the answer is probably a lot simpler than you think. Read the rest of this entry
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison
Directed By: David Leitch
It’s hard enough to come up with a good comic book movie sequel, let alone a comedy movie sequel, so the announcement that Deadpool would be a getting a number two, while unsurprising, was one that made me a little worried. The original film was a hilarious surprise, especially since I was becoming a little burnt out on the character in the comics. But amazingly, Deadpool 2 is able to surpass the comedy sequel curse and present a new adventure for the Merc with a Mouth that is equal parts hilarious, action-packed, and surprisingly moving too. Read the rest of this entry
A major bombshell has just hit the nerd community: Disney was allegedly in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox.
Now despite what all the headlines are saying, this is far from a done deal. In fact, according to Bloomberg, the talks had been on and off for the past few weeks, but are now dead. But this still means that there’s a chance, regardless of how big, that we could finally see the Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and the X-Men cross paths with the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, the talks are dead now, but now that the topic has been brought up, I can’t imagine that Disney wouldn’t try again to at least get the Fantastic Four and X-Men rights back. It would take some creative finagling, but if Marvel’s proven anything, it’s that they can get finaglin’. Read the rest of this entry
Yes, this is another column about Logan. But more specifically, it’s about the impact that Logan, Deadpool, and FX’s Legion show have had on the X-Men franchise at Fox. All three of these properties are wildly different, but they share three things: they’re entertaining, have a very clear vision, and are completely different from any other X-Men product Fox has produced. In an entertainment world that has valued the idea of “shared universes”, you would think that this strategy would work counter for the studio, but I honestly thing it’s emboldened them to try new things, and maybe even show Fox that there’s no need for the X-Men movies to try and copy what Marvel and Warner Bros are doing. Read the rest of this entry
Well, we’ve slogged through the worst of the year, and now it’s on to the best. These are the comics, movies, TV shows, and other assorted media that helped take the sting of our darkest timeline off my mind for a little while. Perhaps they helped you, or you can discover them for yourself if you need them. Read the rest of this entry
Spider-Man/Deadpool #6 (Marvel Comics)
Of all of Marvel’s recent output, Spider-Man/Deadpool is easily the best. Like a buddy cop movie bitten by an irradiated spider and then given a ton of caffeine, the combination of the web-slinger and the Merc With A Mouth has lead to an extremely entertaining series, much in part to the work of writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuinness. However, they’re not on this issue. BUT, the fill in team of Scott Aukerman and artist Reilly Brown are here with a premise that’s just as good one from Kelly and McGuinness: Deadpool takes his “buddy” Spider-Man to visit the set of his movie. Read the rest of this entry
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morina Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller
Directed by: Tim Miller
At long last, fans of the Merc With A Mouth have gotten their wish: Deadpool is on the big screen. Wade Wilson’s voyage to the silver screen has been a long one, and after his introduction in 2009’s god-awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine, many believed that a solo movie wouldn’t happen. And yet here we are, with a Deadpool movie that stars Ryan Reynolds, is rated R, and seemingly doing justice to the character. But now that the movie is out, was it worth all the trouble to make it? Read the rest of this entry
2015 is in the rearview, and now it’s full steam ahead to 2016. If you thought 2015 had a ton of crazy nerd stuff heading your way, just wait till you see what 2016 has up its sleeve. With so much stuff coming out, it’s a little overwhelming. What’s that? You want my help? Well, I’m glad you asked! Without further ado, here’s the stuff I’m most looking forward to in 2016! Read the rest of this entry
Not content with killing off Wolverine last year, Marvel’s now focusing the Grim Reaper’s sights on their OTHER mega-popular mutant: Deadpool. Yes, the Merc With A Mouth is meeting his maker, and Marvel’s giving him a grand send off with Deadpool #45(which also counts as the 250th issue). Read the rest of this entry
Whoooo boy. What a week. Not only did we finally get confirmation on Benedict Cumberbatch playing Stephen Strange, we also got Kristen Ritter as our lead in Alias, Ryan Reynolds returning for Deadpool, and the entirety of the Suicide Squad, including Jared Leto as our new Clown Prince of Crime.
Of all of the casting news that hit last week, the biggest is probably the Suicide Squad one. Nothing against Marvel and their Doctor Strange casting, but Cumberbatch was all but confirmed about a month ago, with numerous outlets all but saying the deal was done. The same can be said about Ryan Reynolds’s signing on for Deadpool. Everyone pretty much assumed those two were playing those parts, so when the news was confirmed the other day it was exciting, but not as surprising as the news regarding the Suicide Squad cast. Read the rest of this entry