Jul
01
2018
2

Date critical for the survival of the MCU set for July 27th.

That being the date of a shareholders’ meeting:

21st Century Fox set July 27 as the new date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider the sale of many of its film and television assets to The Walt Disney Co.  The Fox board today recommended that its shareholders vote in favor of the enhanced $71.3 billion offer from Disney, which [June 27th] won U.S. antitrust approval.

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Apr
12
2017
5

[Josh] Brolin to star as Cable for Deadpools II – V.

Well, strictly speaking they’ve just signed [Josh] Brolin to play Cable in Deadpool 2, and he’s got a four picture deal accordingly.  If the Deadpool series starts tanking then that’s that.  On the other hand… since Deadpool is pretty much the only non-MCU, but Marvel-derived project that isn’t collapsing under the weight of its own suckitude*, there’s a pretty good chance that Brolin’s going to be wearing that costume in a bunch of movies. Assuming that Deadpool doesn’t go running for the MCU.

Which they may not want to do.  The MCU is owned by the Mouse, after all.  The deal that would be have to be made to get Deadpool working with Disney is kind of frightening to contemplate.

Moe Lane

UPDATE: I was distracted by the smell of tasty, tasty chicken-under-a-brick.  As Constant Reader Canthros in comments noted: Josh, not James.

*Spider-Man no longer counts. Unless Homecoming sucks.  Please, God, don’t let it suck.

Apr
07
2017
2

The decidedly NSFW fan-made Deadpool/Gaston parody.

The language is absolutely NSFW, and totally unsuitable for your children.  And it’s not Ryan Reynolds singing or fighting as Deadpool.  But it’s a good ‘Gaston’ parody with good production values.  I almost wrote ‘impressive production values for a fan production,’ but that distinction gets more and more unnecessary every year.

Video after the fold.  Again: NSFW.  Really, they drop a bunch of f-bombs in this one. (more…)

Jan
24
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, Oscar Nominations Are Out edition.

Spoiler alert: no Deadpool. Not even in the technical ghetto where they typically stick all the genre movies.  Guess the Deadpool folks are going to have to console themselves somehow with gobs and gobs of money…

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Jan
08
2017
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So, I understand that the Golden Globes are tonight. (Deadpool)

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: any other year I would not have anything remotely resembling an opinion on this.  Then again, any other year Deadpool would not be up for two awards (Best Comedy/Musical, Best Comedy/Musical Actor).  I would find it hysterical if Deadpool won those.  It would make the lead-up to the Academy Awards actually interesting for a change, because snagging a Golden Globe or two in those categories would make people have to seriously talk about Deadpool maybe getting an Oscar nomination, which would then probably lead to making people have to seriously talk about Deadpool maybe winning an Academy Award for something non-technical.

It would horrify some people, in other words.  Including a bunch of people who I kind of enjoy seeing horrified.  Look, I never claimed to be a saint…

Moe Lane

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Jan
04
2017
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Deadpool… at the OSCARS?

lolwhut: “…[Deadpool] was just nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards, which means it could very well end up getting an Oscar nomination! [snip] The WGA nominations frequently predict what the Academy is going to recognize in their Adapted and Original Screenplay nominations.” You know, I would pay money to see that happen, actually.  It won’t happen, mind you, because the people who made Deadpool would naturally Deadpool their way across the entire Oscar proceedings.

Twice.

…And the Academy surely knows this.  Still: my God, but the shtick the Deadpool guys would come up with.  It would be entirely uncontained, not to say uncontainable.  We’d all tune in to watch the red carpet show, at least until the FCC yanked it off the air and then seeded the ground with salt…

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Dec
11
2016
2

Finally, a cause worth pursuing: A Deadpool/Wolverine movie.

Oh, man, I would so totally watch this.  Aside from everything else, I honestly believe that the people who did Deadpool genuinely love the X-Men and Marvel and wish to do something fun with it.  Incredibly foul-mouthed fun, no doubt, but ‘Merc with the Mouth’ for a reason, folks.

…[Ryan] Reynolds wants unite the two anti-heroes in a movie together if Jackman decides he’ll don the claws again (the actor has said that this spring’s third standalone Wolverine film, Logan, will be his last). “I want Deapdool and Wolverine in a movie together,” says Reynolds. “What we’re gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I’m going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line.”

Oct
19
2016
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Well, I WAS going to put up the Deadpool Integrated Marketing Campaign video…

…but apparently Fox made ’em take it down.  Despite the fact that it features, you know, Deadpool explaining how the movie managed to score a Clio Award nomination for marketing the damn film in the first place.  Spoiler alert: it wasn’t by ruthlessly own-goaling your own ad team.

I mean, yes, I understand intellectual property.  But Fox grossed three-quarters of a billion dollars on a sixty million dollar flick that only got made because SOMEBODY leaked that original test footage. Maybe give the mad advertising geniuses who hyped that movie a little bit of slack, here?

Aug
23
2016
2

Movie of the Week: Deadpool (with a caveat).

Said caveat being Keep Deadpool out of the reach of children.  And by ‘children’ I really do mean ‘under the age of 18*.’  I’m still trying to figure out how to watch it again myself.  Possibly by buying a copy for the convention and watching it in my hotel room, or something.

…Yeah, that looked stupid when I wrote it, too.

Anyway: adieu to Zootopia.

*Sure, your kid can handle it.  I’m putting up the CYA disclaimer anyway.  Don’t let kids watch this film.

Jul
02
2016
1

The obligatory ‘Deadpool vs. Candy Crush’ trailer.

It is a measure of the nature of the Deadpool movie that I wasn’t certain at first whether this came from the actual director and writers.

I mean that as a compliment, by the way.

Via @geeksaresexy. Which is, of course, objectively true.

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