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!
We are getting the Merc with a Mouth’s sequel this May, the 4th installment of the next X-men generation in X-men: Dark Phoenix in December and then the New Mutants which have been pushed back to February of next year. But lets not forget Fox has one more X-men property lined up that many were not sure was going to go into production. That property being X-force and the reason being the potential Fox/Disney merger.
A new report claims that X-Force will start shooting this October. If that does turn out to be true that would mean it would finish filming before the Disney deal can go through. this would potentially give the X-Force a late 2019 release date. It’s not how long it would take to fully integrate the X-men universe into the MCU.
Now of course these are just reports and nothing is set in stone as of now. There is no certainty to the future of Ryan Reynolds in the fourth wall breaking, foul mouthed superhero role and Deadpool 2 would seem like the perfect lead in to X-Force. Also seeing Reynolds in his own giant team up would be a great way to go out if its his final film. Let us know your thoughts? Are you hyped for an X-Force film?
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!
Everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth, has given us an early holiday gift.
Ryan Reynolds put out the 1st official poster for Deadpool 2 and tweeted what better way to celebrate then to have all of the “family” together.
Check out the Tweet
As we can see our faves are returning, Dopinder (Karan Soni), Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Weasel (TJ Miller). We also see newcomers Domino (Zazie Beets), Cable (Josh Brolin). There’s even the patriarch Stan Lee on the wall.
Between this poster and set photos the Deadpool media blitz is about to begin.
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!