Michael Shannon Frontrunner to Play Cable in Deadpool 2

Michael Shannon Frontrunner to Play Cable in Deadpool 2

Michael Shannon frontrunner to play Cable in Deadpool 2

According to The Hollywood ReporterDeadpool 2 is getting close to casting the much-sought-after role of Cable, and at the top of the studio’s wish list is none other than General Zod himself, Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Midnight Special). An intense two-time Oscar nominee (Revolutionary Road and last year’s Nocturnal Animals), Shannon is currently the top choice pending scheduling, though Stranger Things actor David Harbour and several others are also on the shortlist. Kyle Chandler was previously rumored for the role but is no longer in contention, and Liam Neeson was also in the rumor mill.

 

Being able to play a character in both the DC and Marvel world isn’t a new thing, as Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds proved appearing in Marvel’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Blade Trinity and Deadpool, as well as DC’s Green Lantern. Shannon himself has done three DC Comics movies with Man of Steel, a small part in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in the flop Jonah Hex. He would certainly be a deadly serious foil to the clownish antics of Deadpool.

We recently talked to screenwriter Rhett Reese, who gave us a taste of what the relationship between Cable and the Merc with the Mouth will be in the upcoming sequel. “Ryan plays Deadpool with a hint of femininity, and I think that can be funny opposite a Cable who’s über-masculine,” Reese told us. “That’ll come into casting and performance and the character design and his wardrobe and things like that too. I think we’ll definitely play into that.”

Reese also recently confirmed to Cinema Blend that both an X-Force movie and a Deadpool 3 are being planned as separate follow-ups to Deadpool 2.

“I also think (Deadpool 2) is working in an expansive way towards X-Force, which will really be more of an ensemble. But then that will allow us to do both an X-Force movie and a Deadpool 3, which actually contracts back down… I think we’ll be able to take two paths. One is where we’re launching something bigger, but then another where we’re contracting and staying personal and small. So I think best of all worlds, really.”

Deadpool 2 is set to introduce two key characters from the X-Force world, including Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, a luck-manipulating mutant, and Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. John Wick‘s David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2 from a screenplay by the returning “real heroes here,” screenwriters Reese and Paul Wernick. Reynolds is again serving as a producer on Deadpool 2 alongside X-Men franchise caretakers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.

Shannon’s next high-profile gig is one of the leads in Guillermo del Toro’s Civil Rights-era monster movie The Shape of Water, and he will also play George Westinghouse opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s Thomas Edison in The Current War.

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Simon Kinberg Offers Update on GAMBIT and How DEADPOOL Helped it Along

Fox’s Gambit film project hasn’t had a smooth road since it was first announced. At one point Channing Tatum was looking to drop out of the project, then director Rupert Wyatt bailed on the projectm, and was quickly replaced by Doug Liman, and then recently the film was pulled from Fox’s release schedule. The movie is still moving forward, though.

Producer Simon Kinberg recently offered an update on the film. Continue reading

Olivia Munn Explains Why She Turned Down Deadpool

Hollywood is full of stories of the movie casts that could have been. Molly Ringwald could have been the star of Pretty Woman. Ferris Buller could have been played by Johnny Depp. Often, these “almost roles” are lamented as missed opportunities. But for Olivia Munn, not appearing opposite Ryan Reynolds in this year’s hit film Deadpool was a conscious decision about the kind of roles she wants to take on.

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Top 10 Mutants!

TOP10top_10_mutants In the Mutant Universe, there is a clearly defined scale accounting for the power level of the various superheroes, villains, robots, mutants and aliens that bum around, because of course there is. We geeks need something tangible to hang our terrible arguments about “who would win in a fight” on, which is exactly what this scale does. At the lower end of the spectrum you have the everyday shmoes – the comic book equivalent of us civilians – and at the very top of the scale is where you’ll find the so-called “Omega level” superpeople.

They are characters who were born with the X-gene and have had an almost limitless amount of power at their fingertips as soon as they left the womb (or even before, in some cases). So with that said lets start off our list!  See if any of our top 10 hit your list! Continue reading

Marvel Plans ‘Deadpool vs. Gambit’ Comic Book Series

Deadpool vs Gambit

The Merc with the Mouth faces off against the X-Men’s gentleman thief in the summer miniseries.

It’s Ryan Reynolds vs. Channing Tatum — or, at least, their comic book counterparts. Marvel Entertainment announced a “Deadpool vs. Gambit” comic book miniseries to launch this summer. Continue reading

Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

marvel-deadpool-sixth-scale-hot-toys-902628-01“Wait ’til you get a load of me.”

Marvel’s most unconventional superhero, Deadpool, will finally hit the silver screen in full glory with his over-the-top personality, dark twisted sense of humor, and tendency to break the fourth wall which fans have always loved!

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are very excited to officially introduce the one and only Deadpool sixth scale collectible figure based on the upcoming Deadpool movie!

In this new film, the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson will be unfolded, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Deadpool from the film. It features a newly developed masked head sculpt with 5 pairs of interchangeable eye pieces to create numerous combinations of Deadpool’s expressions, newly developed body, meticulously tailored Deadpool suit with weathering effects, Deadpool’s signature katanas and pistols, a variety of interchangeable hands with gestures, and a specially designed Deadpool themed dynamic figure stand perfect for aerial poses.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to add the beloved Merc with a Mouth to your collection and witness the beginning of a happy ending.

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Ryan Reynolds Talks ‘Taskmaster’ And Teases CABLE AND DEADPOOL

At a Deadpool fan event, there was an interesting quotes from star Ryan Reynolds.

Answering fan questions, the actor was asked about reports that they wanted Taskmaster in the movie, and while he didn’t get too specific, it definitely sounds like Marvel Studios wouldn’t even consider lending him to Fox. Continue reading

Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

marvel-deadpool-sixth-scale-hot-toys-902628-11“Wait ’til you get a load of me.”

Marvel’s most unconventional superhero, Deadpool, will finally hit the silver screen in full glory with his over-the-top personality, dark twisted sense of humor, and tendency to break the fourth wall which fans have always loved!

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are very excited to officially introduce the one and only Deadpool sixth scale collectible figure based on the upcoming Deadpool movie!

In this new film, the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson will be unfolded, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Deadpool from the film. It features a newly developed masked head sculpt with 5 pairs of interchangeable eye pieces to create numerous combinations of Deadpool’s expressions, newly developed body, meticulously tailored Deadpool suit with weathering effects, Deadpool’s signature katanas and pistols, a variety of interchangeable hands with gestures, and a specially designed Deadpoolthemed dynamic figure stand perfect for aerial poses.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to add the beloved Merc with a Mouth to your collection and witness the beginning of a happy ending.

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Simon Kinberg Provides Updates on a DEADPOOL Sequel, WOLVERINE 3, NEW MUTANTS, and More

Writer/producer Simon Kinberg has become 20th Century Fox’s go-to guy when it comes to the studio’s Marvel superhero films, and he’s involved with so many properties he’s also become one of the movie press’s go-to sources of information about all of those project since he’s constantly out promoting films he’s worked on.

In an extensive interview with Collider, Kinberg gave updates on a few of the studio’s upcoming superhero projects including a potential Deadpool sequel, Wolverine 3, New Mutants, and Gambit (which he says is looking to shoot in New Orleans). Continue reading

Lots of New DEADPOOL Details Revealed: X-Men Ties, Easter Eggs, Sequel Ideas & More

A ton of new details have surfaced for director Tim Miller’s highly-anticipated Deadpool movie. The following information comes from Collider, who got the info from their visit to the set of the film, so everything you read here is solid intel and contains SPOILERS. Continue reading