Following their recent acquisition by Disney, Fox is continuing to expand its X-Men universe beyond the core franchise. The next Marvel mutant on the docket may very well be Kitty Pryde, the character previously played by Ellen Page. According to a new report, Deadpool director Tim Miller is developing a film based on the mutant hero and frequent X-Men team member — a fairly exciting prospect for a few reasons.
Hackers are so hot right now. Whether it’s The Matrix or Michael Mann, none can resist the siren call of the cyberpunk era, where people’s sunglasses were too dark, jackets too long, and virtual reality is the true final frontier. Good news, console cowboys: William Gibson’s cyberpunk tome Neuromancer is finally being adapted into a movie, and Deadpool director Tim Miller is at the helm.
We haven’t heard much about the Bloodshot movie since the guys behind John Wick left the project some time back. It’s a bit of a tricky property to adapt, since the fan following isn‘t huge and the characters aren’t household names like the Justice League or the Avengers. The company that owns Bloodshot, Valiant Comics, has only been around since the ’90s. But now the movie is slowly picking up some steam, as it has just acquired Dave Wilson as a director.
With James Cameron caught in an endless loop of Avatar rumors and delays, it’s become fashionable for some fans to treat the director like a Hollywood has-been. I don’t get it. Even if you think the original Avatar is a hollow mess of special effects, it’s still a fun entry in Cameron’s ‘Soldiers vs. Monsters’ filmography. Are we so awash in incredible action directors that we can afford to dismiss Cameron’s eye for spectacle and clean action scenes? I think not.
One of the stranger stories to end the year was the sudden departure of director Tim Miller from Deadpool 2, the sequel to 2016’s biggest breakout hit. Given the original film’s agonizing production history, it seemed like shooting a sequel would be a walk in the woods; instead, Miller’s decision to walk away from the project caught everyone by surprise, and rumors have swirled about creative differences ever since. Thankfully, Miller himself recently spoke at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects (via iO9) and put some of these rumors to bed.