Earlier today, we showed you a viral video from X-Men: Apocalypse star Olivia Munn, who was showing off her sword-handling skills as Psylocke, which also featured a brief cameo from Ryan Reynolds. Since both Deadpool and Psylocke are featured in the X-Force comics, some have speculated that both characters may be featured in this movie. Deadpool comic book creator Rob Liefeld has teased in the past that writer-director Jeff Wadlow's X-Force script does include Deadpool, but it isn't known for sure if Psylocke is included.
The X-Force movie has been in development for quite some time. Back in December, artist Greg Semkow tweeted out new artwork, which he says is based solely on Jeff Wadlow's completed script. It features team leader Cable, who is Cyclops' son and endowed with telepathy powers. Also included are Domino, an expert marksman with enhanced reflexes, making him an expert in hand-to-hand combat. Warpath, a Native American who has regenerative healing abilities and super strength. And Finally, there is Cannonball, who can create force fields and flies with jet propulsion.Read More
During the Super Bowl last night, 20th Century Fox released new trailers for two of its most highly-anticipated movies, this weekend's Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits theaters on May 27. We know that Deadpool is fully established within the X-Men movie universe, but it still remains to be seen how the Merc With the Mouth will be used in future movies. Over the weekend, X-Men: Apocalypse star Olivia Munn shared a new video through her Instagram page, featuring the actress showing off her Psylocke swordplay skills, along with a surprise guest, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds.
We know that Deadpool held its press day in San Francisco over Super Bowl weekend, and it seems that Olivia Munn was also doing press for X-Men: Apocalypse there as well, according to several posts on her Twitter and Instagram pages. This explains why both stars were seen together in this video, but some have speculated that this could lead to a crossover of sorts. Some speculate that the Merc With the Mouth could show up in X-Men: Apocalypse, but there is another possibility to consider as well.Read More
Imagine, if you will, that all of the movie superheroes represent students in a class. The Marvel heroes represent that kid who has it all. You know who I'm talking about. The most popular kid in school who is also the quarterback of the state-champion football team, has a 4.0 GPA, dates the hottest cheerleader, and maybe he even volunteers at the hospital to boot. Basically, he's the kid you want to hate because he has it all, and yet you just can't, because he's so awesome. Warner Bros.' DC Comics heroes represent something like the brooding valedictorian, incredibly focused but super-serious, almost to a fault. 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise, naturally, would represent the class outsider, which brings us to Deadpool. Sure, Deadpool is part of the X-Men franchise, and he's just as much of an outsider as the rest of them, but he's so much more than that. He's the kid with the leather jacket who mouths off to his teachers, smokes cigarettes under the bleachers and rides a motorcycle to school. He's the opposite of the quarterback. Everyone hates him, but secretly, way deep down, they all want to be like him, in some way shape or form. Deadpool doesn't fit in ANYWHERE in the current spectrum of superhero movies, and that's precisely what makes this R-rated movie so brilliantly special.
Before I unleash heaps of praise on the movie itself, I have to give some props to 20th Century Fox for not only giving the green light to this superhero movie, but for letting first-time director Tim Miller, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and star Ryan Reynolds make the R-rated movie that this anti-hero truly deserves. It would have been disappointing, but not ultimately surprising, if Fox had insisted on a PG-13 movie, so they could cater to the widest possible audience, but I just simply can't imagine what a PG-13 Deadpool would look like. What I did see is so incredibly unique and audacious that watering it down for PG-13 would be the equivalent of watching censored porn on CBS. It just doesn't make sense.Read More
Ryan Reynolds loves Deadpool. So much so, he wants to take the Merc with the Mouth to his grave. No other actor has ever shown this much affection for one of their characters. It is painfully obvious that he is loving every minute of it. And we've seen plenty from the actor in costume. He's been all over every social media platform. And from what we hear, the movie lives up to the hype. So, how many more sequels does Ryan Reynolds have in him?
We're not sure. While the actor claims he'll never play another super hero character as long as he lives, he'll keep coming back to Deadpool as long as 20th Century Fox will have him. In fact, it sounds like he wants to eat, sleep and shave in this crimson red uniform that he has been wearing for the past year.Read More