ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the new Deadpool movie looks great, plus lots and lots of Marvel movie updates.
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Of the casting additions to the Deadpool solo movie, we already know who pretty much everyone is playing. Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool (obviously), Morena Baccarin is Copycat, T.J. Miller is Weasel, and so on. There’s been just one question mark: who is former Game of Thrones star Ed Skrein playing in the film? We now have an answer.
We recently got our first look at Ryan Reynolds in full costume as Deadpool, and a second look at Reynolds in costume as the actor announced that the upcoming solo movie will definitely have an R rating. If you just can’t wait until later this year for the first trailer to hit, new set photos have emerged from Vancouver, giving us a look at Deadpool in action while Reynolds films a scene that looks awfully familiar.
It’s all happening. We’re getting a Deadpool solo film, which will finally give the beloved Merc With a Mouth the proper big screen treatment. We’ve seen Ryan Reynolds in full, classic Deadpool costume, and we watched as he gleefully delivered the news that the upcoming film will indeed be rated R — that’s kind of a big risk for Fox to make with the solo property, given the family-friendly nature of superhero films. Then again, Deadpool isn’t your average hero. And according to original creator Rob Liefeld, there are more reasons to get excited about the Deapool movie than the rating.
Just the other day, Ryan Reynolds revealed that he’s been fighting with Fox over the rating for Deadpool, which he (and many other fans) firmly believes should be rated R. That’s been the big Deadpool question this week, and now it appears we have an unequivocal answer thanks to the magic of the April Fools’ holiday and one very special interview with Reynolds himself.
We seem to be receiving almost daily updates about the upcoming Deadpool movie now — in addition to our first look at Ryan Reynolds in costume as the Merc With a Mouth, Fox also dropped the film’s official logo over the weekend. Today in Deadpool news: Reynolds addresses whether or not the film will be rated R, while a newcomer has joined the cast as Negasonic Teenage Warhead (for those unfamiliar: yes, that is her name).
Never in a million years did we think we’d be excited for a Deadpool solo movie — not after what they did to the character in the horrible misstep that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine (#neverforget). But here we are, years later, with Ryan Reynolds back to properly bring his charisma to the Merc With a Mouth, who will actually have a (masked) mouth this time around. After giving us our first look at Reynolds in full Deadpool costume a couple of days ago, Fox has officially revealed the logo for the upcoming X-Men spinoff film.
Deadpool has finally begun filming after over 8 years in development. It's been a long time for Ryan Reynolds and fans of the merc with a mouth, but to help thank you for your support (and help getting this movie made), Reynolds has tweeted out the first look at his new costume in the film.
It’s fitting that Deadpool’s main super-power is his accelerated healing factor; you just can’t kill this guy. For years, they talked about making a Deadpool movie featuring Ryan Reynolds (who played a largely unrecognizable version of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine). For years, Deadpool languished in development; long enough to kill most projects. But that damn healing factor kept Deadpool alive.
The first Selfless trailer proposes a question that many science fiction movies have asked in the past. If you could have a second chance at life in a new body, would you take it? From John Frankenheimer’s Seconds to James Cameron’s Avatar, this is well-travelled territory for the genre. But in an age where scientists are actually studying how we can transfer our consciousness into computers (by 2045, no less), this kind of sci-fi plot suddenly seems a whole lot creepier.