With another Super Bowl usually comes a wave of new movie trailers, some for films that aren’t due for ten months (maybe we’ll get to Wicked, maybe we won’t) but the one we were waiting for was Deadpool 3, now called Deadpool And Wolverine. And it didn’t take very long in the game for us to get it.
A bit of cast news has leaked out of the set for Deadpool 3, which is filming now. THR caught wind that they convinced actress Jennifer Garner to dig her sais out of storage and re-become the assassin Elektra Natchios, first seen in the 2003 movie Daredevil before getting her own spinoff two years later.
There was once a time when The Walt Disney Company (or Walt Disney Productions, as it was called then) was known for JUST family-friendly content. That ship has sailed, and it’s not a recent development either — it started about forty years ago with the introduction of Touchstone as a brand dedicated to adult-targeted films PG and above. The reality is, focusing on JUST families makes you niche, and Disney today is anything but niche.
On August 13, Ryan Reynolds will finally star in Free Guy, a comedy that was meant to debut over a year ago but got hit with repeated delays due to the pandemic and the lack of theaters to play it in. All traditional promotion for this movie was released ages ago, so how will they spark up interest once more? Simple…Reynolds happens to know a fourth-wall breaking hero with irreverence as a superpower. (Have they ever appeared in the same room? Hmm…)
Once upon a time, a photo was published online of Deadpool reading to Fred Savage in the latter’s Princess Bride bed. It was tweeted as a one-off joke, but it had to be more, because they wouldn’t go through the trouble of casting Fred AND rebuilding that room if they weren’t….planning something….right?
20th Century Fox just jumbled up its entire release schedule for the next year. We’ll get to the other changes in a bit, but one of the most peculiar is a newly revealed PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, taking the place where James Cameron’s Battle Angel Alita was originally meant to go (December 21).
First off, let us warn everyone that this newspost contains BIG FAT SPOILERS for Deadpool 2, even more than our movie review did. So if you haven’t seen Deadpool 2 yet…get out of here, seriously. You’ve been on the Internet long enough that you should know better than to click things like this. Bookmark it for later.
As I sit down to right this review of Deadpool 2, I can’t help but think…how can I write this without spoiling some of the best twists in movie history? Ok, maybe I exaggerated that a little bit, but much like Infinity War a few weeks ago, Deadpool 2 brings some big surprises in both large and small-scale to deliver a surprisingly deep film. To be fair, I don’t think it’s better than the original, but it’s definitely a good film and doesn’t suffer from sequelitis.
If you haven’t seen it yet (and seriously, how have you not seen it yet?), the final trailer for Deadpool 2 has come out, and with it, another look at the X-Force, Deadpool, Cable, and all the jokes you could want and more. Deadpool sure isn’t shy about its jokes, Easter Eggs and 4th wall breaking, but that doesn’t mean you should expect them all in the final cut. For according to director David Leitch, some of them have to be left on the cutting room floor:
The release of Deadpool 2 is now precisely one month away — May 18. That means we get one more trailer, but according to the title and thumbnail, today’s two and a half minute sneak peek is the very last one. What a pity — we were having so much fun together, but all things must come to an end. That being said, it would be just like Deadpool to pull a “Final Trailer After The Final Trailer” stunt. We can only hope.
At the end of the first Deadpool movie, a very special end credits scene stated that the time-traveling mutant Cable would be coming in the sequel. The world was shocked when Josh Brolin, who is the voice of Thanos in the coming set of Avengers films, would also be playing the fan-favorite mutant. Deadpool 2 trailers have shown him off to good effect, and reshoots even happened because early screening audiences wanted to see more Cable in the film.
Deadpool is without a doubt one of the hottest superheroes on the market. Which is ironic, because for a long time he was a cult character favorite only. Yet, because of his hit live-action debut in theaters, people are loving the Merc With A Mouth more than ever. So much so that an animated series featuring him was planned for FXX. Today though, it was revealed that the project has been canceled.