We already knew the sequel to Deadpool was going to be stuffed with a lot more characters. Who everyone was playing was still up in the air, until the recent trailer dropped.
We get a little of everyone in this, and the major questions are answered. Terry Crews was rumored to be a number of different black characters, which I’m not sure is a greater disservice to Crews, the DP2 costumers or the other black characters he was rumored to be. It’s apparent from this trailer that he is going to be playing Bedlam, who made his original appearance in the Age Of Apocalypse story line (one of my favorites,) and then popped up again as an experimented on teenager, saved by a mutant reclamation project started by Charles Xavier called M.U.S.E. (Mutant Underground Support Engine,) in the Marvel Universe.
His powers are pretty wild, as he is always emitting pulse energy, and can detect both brain waves and electrical energy, with the ability to manipulate both someone’s consciousness or their machinery, armor, etc.
At the 1:36 mark in the trailer, Crews picture as Bedlam is the first, followed by Rob Delaney’s with the name Peter. Since Delaney is not playing Colossus, that leaves Pete Wisdom as the likely choice, especially considering the dapper suit he’s wearing. Wisdom was a British secret service agent in the comics, and could throw energy blades from his fingers. It’s a character that could easily be turned into a snarky American that would fit Delaney, all respect due! Wisdom actually had a mini-series with Kitty Pryde at one point, which tempts questions as to what he may link to, considering a solo Pryde film is in the works as well.
People are actually questioning whether Shiori Kutsuna is playing Surge or Psylocke, and I think recasting Psylocke is a little to quick, and since we’ve go Bedlam and Pete Wisdom, along with Bill Skarsgard playing either Zeitgeist or Rictor, which are both out there, Surge seems about right. Deadpool drops in a little under 2 months on May 18th! Does the trailer or any of this information influence your excitement? Let us know what you think!
Well, I’m not sure if the full trailer for Legion answered any questions for you, but if it did, I’m gonna need to get filled in right away. Season 1 ended with David being sucked into an orb and flying away and season 2 looks like the Shadow King is back in various forms, ranging from Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement and newcomer to the show, Navid Negahban.
Obviously I won’t be happy unless we get the weird angry kid and angry Humpty-Dumpty versions of the Shadow King, but I’ll live with a healthy dose of Aubrey Plaza. This new season looks like it’s going to be absolutely insane. Few more clips below. Let us know what you think – we’ll definitely be talking about this on our next podcast! Legion returns April 4th on FX!
Despite being in the midst of being sold or bought or in purchase limbo for the next couple of years, Fox still has work to do in regards to producing films and television, and it appears they’re definitely going to keep making moves. The studio that runs the mutant universes for Marvel has announced the hiring of Brian Michael Bendis to write the script for a new movie that has the mysterious placeholder title of “143,” that Tim Miller is slated to direct.
If you are somehow unfamiliar with Bendis, he is the creator of Jessica Jones, which is getting close to it’s second season premiering on Netflix, as well as a number of other characters (Miles Morales/Ultimate Spider-Man) and comic series’. Miller has gotten his best exposure from directing the original Deadpool movie, and is currently working on the next Terminator film.
So what is “143?” Well, aside from being the old pager code for “I love you,” 143 likely refers to Uncanny X-Men #143 (cover pictured below,) one of the earliest stories starring Kitty Pryde, who we’ve known is getting her own movie for a little while now. For now, we’ll assume that Ellen Page isn’t coming back to play the titular character, although we’d love that. Who do you think should fill her shoes? Give us your thoughts on that and this movie!
It is amazing that in this day and age, with all the ability to figure out what’s happening before it’s happened, we are at somewhat of a loss here. There are two prevailing rumors on who we are looking at in the above screenshot, but the real confusion is created in figuring out just who we’re looking at: one being that this is X-Force. An X-Force movie is in production, and these characters could fit into that schema. However, this could also be Six Pack. Just who are the other characters in this that aren’t Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Zazie Beetz (Domino.)
That is 100% Terry Crews and it’s been confirmed he’s in this movie. Original reports had him as Anarchist, but he could be anyone from Bedlam, to G.W. Bridge (I hope note – I need Bridge to have the trademark full white mane,) to Garrison Kane to Hammer. By the look of the face, which looks like some kind of goggles, I’d say it’s Anarchist, but if they put the giant X on the side of his head, Bedlam would be cool, too.
The character between Domino and Deadpool in the picture appears to be Zeitgeist, again due to the yellow masking around the mouth, but others have speculated it could be a somewhat gender-fluid Feral, who is expected to at least cameo. Rumors are that Bill Skarsgård is in the movie, and this looks like it could be him. I’m hoping for Zeitgeist.
Finally, this is definitely Shatterstar. Stefan Kapičić, who plays Colossus, admitted as much in an interview with the Inverse Entertainment website. Ryan Reynolds kind of demanded him for this film, so this is cool to see, but not a giant surprise.
We’re still waiting on seeing Sunspot, who we also expect to see in this film as well. Last movie, they couldn’t afford to have all the guns they wanted and had to make 3 characters into one. This time, they’ve got heroes we haven’t seen in the first two trailers. Is it over-stuffed? Tell us what you think!
Today we get a new Deadpool 2 trailer, and this one is heavily focused on Cable. I am again worried that the focus is heavily on everything but quality of story in this sequel, which I think plagued the first film. Also, I worry that Cable is going to be mishandled in the film, but he sure looks cool, even if this Cable ends up being quite different than the one in the comics. Deadpool is set to drop on May 18th, but we want to hear your thoughts on the trailer!
In what has surely become an even bigger catastrophe than previously expected, Gambit losing its director, Gore Verbinski has now created additional problems for the rest of the upcoming Fox mutant universe.
With no director, Gambit is leaving it’s Feb 14, 2019 date, paving the way for probably another 50 Shades sequel, and Deadpool is going to slide up from June 1st to May 18th, of this year. Gambit will fall four months back (for now,) to June 7th.
Here’s where it gets ridiculous: the much anticipated New Mutants film, originally expected to arrive on April 13 of this year all the way to February 22 of 2019! The obvious reason is that when it comes to showing year over year, having both New Mutants and Deadpool drop this year and only the Gambit disaster next year would cost everyone their jobs. This way, New Mutants will cushion the failure that follows and Deadpool can be the only kid on the sandbox this year (well, with Cable and Domino. And Negasonic – oh boy they are in trouble!)
Is Fox doomed? Should they cut their Gambit losses or is there hope? Tell us what you think!
As of this posting earlier it was learned that Bryan Singer will be removed as Executive Producer of the newly renewed Fox show “The Gifted”, it is now being reported that he will now be removed from FX’s Legion as well.
The news comes before work starts on season two but the twist here is that Singer is the one who asked to be removed. “Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that,” Legion creator/executive producer Noah Hawley said after a TCA panel for the series earlier today. It is said that Singer himself reached out to FX once a new wave of sexual misconduct and assault claims began to surface and he did not want to be a distraction to the production and success of the shows.
“Very early on in the conception of the show, I met him a couple of times,” Hawley explains. “He was interested in directing the pilot, but once I stepped in to direct, I haven’t spoken to him since that moment. Really, he was a name on the screen.” This may finally be the end of having Singer attached to the X-men franchise with these announcements and now Simon Kinsberg taking the reigns of X-men films.