Fox And Marvel Task Drew Goddard With X-Force

When the person responsible for helming the team-ups of the two major comic book live-action universes isn’t available, you go get the next best thing. Fox has made a huge splash by tabbing Drew Goddard as the writer and director of their upcoming X-Force movie. If you’re unfamiliar with Goddard, where have you been? He has been the underrated writing and producing teammate of Joss Whedon for years. The two worked on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Alias, where Goddard was a writer, as well as Cabin In The Woods, his directorial debut under Whedon’s steady hand as producer.

Other than that, what has Goddard been up to? Oh, just penning the original Cloverfield, World War Z and the Martian, as well as episodes of Lost, Daredevil and the Defenders, meaning he’s also spent plenty of time with JJ Abrams. He was also the executive producer of both Daredevil and Defenders, as well as the NBC hit, The Good Place. In other words, you should start getting pretty confident about the success of X-Force.

To prove he’s the person for the job, Goddard already has the script for X-Force completed and will be ready to go into production at the completion of his current gig, Bad Times at the El Royale, which he’s also writing and directing. Fox hasn’t set a date for the film yet, but has open spots announced for late winter, mid summer and late fall in 2019 and ’20. Look for it to land in there somewhere. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this pick and what it means for Fox and X-Force!

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 66

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Comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill get down to the business of getting you all the info you need on your favorites in the Marvel and DC live-action universe. This week we cover spoilers, production info and casting news on Deadpool, Avengers 4, Thor, Legion, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, X-Men Dark Phoenix, Venom and the Inhumans for Marvel. For DC, we get you everything we know on The Flash (TV series,) Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, the CW Crossover, Black Lightning, Titans, Shazam and Aquaman. We’ve got it all for you on the Laugh Factory Podcast network!

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 65

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This episode is a barnburner! From a preview of Spider-Man: Homecoming to a ton of info from Justice League, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill have it all, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week we preview Spider-Man, review the Inhumans trailer, plus Marvel news on Infinity War, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Fantastic Four, Venom, Silver & Black, and The Gifted. At DC, we have info on Superman 2, Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, Batman, Aquaman, Superman: Red Son, Gotham, Black Lightning, Legends Of Tomorrow and The Flash!

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Ryan Reynolds Share First Set Photo From Deadpool 2

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There’s close to a year to go before the Merc with the mouth takes over movie screens again in Deadpool 2. However, that doesnt mean that the anti-hero will not be giving us cool little tid bits, easter eggs and set photos like this first one from its star Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool in full costume is hanging out in front of the X-men mansion.

Dropped by X-Mansion. Looked closely for Beast's lawn bombs before taking well deserved nap.

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Now even though we have gotten so much great news already with Deadpool 2 such as bringing a pair of famous comics characters into view: Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beets (Atlanta) as Domino. After the surreal success of the first film 20th Century Fox no doubt increased the budget this time around. We are not sure if director David Leitch and Reynolds will be including actual X-Men cameos this time around (aside Colossus who will be returning), or if they’re gonna maintain the scrappy spirit of the first movie. What we do know is that Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Nicholas Hoult are in the midst of negotiations to return for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and that film is scheduled to be in production at the same time as Deadpool 2, so it’s possible that some cast crossover could occur. If anything just doing something silly in the spirit of the film or have them actually dealing with their issues in their film would be amazing.

Deadpool 2 is slated to hit theaters June 1, 2018

Deadpool 2 Adds Japanese Actress Shioli Kutsuna

DEADPOOL 2 Casts Japanese OH LUCY! Actress Shioli Kutsuna In A Key Role

Production for the highly anticipated sequel begins at the end of the month and with that 20th Century Fox is rounding out the rest of its cast.

According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has cast Shioli Kutsuna in a key role in their upcoming Ryan Reynolds-led Marvel sequel Deadpool 2. No further details on her role were provided.

The 24-year-old Japanese actress joins a cast that recently added Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, and Jack Kesy (Baywatch) as the villain, Black Tom Cassidy. The report also notes that Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapičić, and Brianna Hildebrand will all reprise their roles from the first installment. Aside from the roles in which we already know of, Fox is keeping a lot of its details and plot under wraps.

David Leitch (John Wick) will be in the director’s chair, utilizing a script from the duo of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Production is expected to begin June 26.

Deadpool 2 slices and swears its way into theaters June 1, 2018

Fox Is Giving You All The Movies

1280x720-c7CWith Bill O’Reilly finally out, Fox was finally free to reveal a giant slate of movie release dates. On top of setting out the future of the Avatar franchise, and firming up the Predator date, New Mutants, directed by Josh Boone will open, April 13, 2018. Following that, the much anticipated, Deadpool 2 (directed by David Leitch) will drop on June 1st of the same year, and they’ll close out the year with the likely less anticipated, hopefully second time’s the charmk story, Dark Phoenix, coming November 2nd.

As expected, this means we’ll probably get X-Force in 2019, and following that, yet another stab at trying to tell a good, original X-Men story. Of course, there’s still that little Channing Tatum/Doug Liman project out there. Gambit, anyone?

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 58

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There are concerns over Marvel’s first Netflix miss, finally hope for a DC movie, and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are covering that and more from your favorites, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week we talk about Iron Fist’s shaky early reviews, the crazy cool shots from the start of filming on Inhumans, Deadpool finding it’s Domino and a bunch of fresh news on a few X-Men-related properties. On the DC side, we’re jacked about Wonder Woman’s private screening and new trailer, Matt Reeves power play for Batman, possible characters and directors for Justice League and Superman, respectively, and recaps of Supergirl, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Marvel’s Legion!

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