(via Rob Liefeld)
After months of hope and speculation, not to mention a proof of concept trailer that made everyone sit up and take notice, we finally have an official confirmation that Ryan Reynolds will be returning to play Deadpool in the new Marvel film adaptation.
While the announcement went out through regular industry channels, Ryan Reynolds shared the news through Twitter in his own unique way.
Head after the break to see the tweet.
Guess what time it is? Pancake time! Oh, I love the smell of pancakes… it smells like victory.
If you’re a big Deadpool fan and you want to keep track of the time (especially that all important pancake time) then you should probably pick up this Deadpool 3-D Pendulum Wall Clock. It measures ten inches in diameter and it features a 3D Deadpool pendulum too.
The new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic was unveiled yesterday and Clark Gregg showed off both the main cover (which has a monkey) and this Deadpool variant with the comment that “Even Deadpool does some carving.”
If only the Deadpool film rights weren’t owned by Fox!
Still, it’s a killer variant and the main cover is pretty cool too. You can check it out after the break.
Artist Marco D’Alfonso has turned Deadpool into a G.I. Joe action figure in packaging that would make the merc with a mouth proud. Take a good look at the warnings and details D’Alfonso has included.
He’s created quite a few Deadpool mashups with everything from Disney to Star Wars. You can’t buy the action figure, but you can buy a print to decorate your home with Deadpool style.
See more pictures after the break.
The Deadpool movie has been confirmed, and now we’re getting details on exactly where it stands in the cinematic universe. According to X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg in an interview with Comicbook.com:
“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now,” Kinberg explained, “and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”
The film is set to hit theaters on February 12, 2016 so we’ve still got a bit of a wait to see exactly how they manage to tie it all together.
Everything’s coming up Deadpool these days and that’s just fine with me, especially when it means we get things like this Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
This fully articulated figure comes with all sorts of swappable stuff, knives, guns, and even Big Boomin’ Balls. But, my favorite feature is the optional plug-in Word Bubbles, complete with a sheet of “Explicit Thoughts and Witty Words”.
Head after the break to see pictures and a full description.
Now that the Deadpool movie has been greenlit, it’s time to start the rampant speculation on all sorts of things.
In this case, it’s the question of whether or not Deadpool will get a PG-13 rating or if it will get the R rating that many fans would expect.
The rumor originated with this comment from the Schmoes Know podcast:
“I heard from the director [Tim Miller] that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all going to hate this, that they figured out how to make it PG-13 and therefore not lose its soul – that’s a quote – of the script so they can make it.”
Keep in mind that a PG-13 rating allows for quite a bit of violence these days, so it might still be possible to make a Deadpool movie that won’t “lose it’s soul”. And, let’s be honest, it’s highly unlikely that Marvel would ever risk limiting the audience with an R rating. However, I have a feeling that the fan world must have spoken its mind on the news and rather loudly, because Deadpool writer/producer Rhett Reese weighed in on Twitter.
Check it out after the break.
Remember when that Deadpool movie test footage leaked and everyone was really bummed because it reminded us just how much we wanted a Deadpool movie?
Prepare to be made happy. Variety reported yesterday that we’ll be getting a Deadpool movie on February 12, 2016 and it’ll be a spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Like the test footage, it will star Ryan Reynolds and be directed by Tim Miller. It’s also being produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Lauren Shuler Donner, which makes me feel like it’ll be in good hands.
It’s a long time to wait, but I think it’ll be worth it.
(via The Mary Sue)
Artists who participate in Comic Book Resources’ “The Line it is Drawn” column answer some of life’s greatest questions. The challenge for a 2012 column was “What if ___ and ____ had a baby?” DeviantArt user Marco D’Alfonso decided to imagine Harley Quinn and Deadpool’s offspring, and despite the chaos that would ensue, I have to admit their little family is pretty adorable. I bet no one volunteers to babysit though.