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First ‘Deadpool’ footage leaks

- July 28th, 2014

Bring me more Pop Rocks and Dr. Pepper internet, we’ve got leaked footage of Ryan Reynold’s controversial Deadpool movie.

The on again, off again film from Fox Studios has been the talk of the town since it was announced almost six years ago. Over the past couple of years, we’ve received concept art and teasing images of Reynolds in the suit, but nothing else.

Now, thanks to some employee at Fox who is undoubtedly on their way to being fired, we have a full minute and forty seconds of classic Deadpool one liners and intense action.

The clip starts off with Deadpool singing along to Gwen Stefani’s Hollaback Girl before turning his masked face to address the audience directly.

WARNING: The following clip contains scenes of violence and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.

“Oh, hello there. I bet you’re wondering about the red suit. Well, that’s so the bad guys can’t see me bleed,” Reynolds jokes.

As all Deadpool fans know, one of the key facets to the character is constantly breaking the fourth wall. He’s the only comic book hero who’s aware he’s in a comic book, and the deranged, self deprecating humour he’s now known for, stems from this realization.

While the humour in the clip sounds like it could have been ripped out of a Daniel Way book, it also vividly reminds me of Jim Carey’s classic film, The Mask.

Reynold’s movements are overly animated, but not cartoonish or overbearing. It works for a hero like Deadpool, who is naturally outrageous and shocking.

The sad part is that while Fox focuses all their attention on the X-Men movies making them millions of dollars, there probably won’t be any attention on the R-rated Deadpool movie anytime soon.

Wonder Woman first look at SDCC

- July 26th, 2014

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trilogy is complete.

After waiting up to 14 hours in line to catch a glimpse of whatever director Zack Snyder had to offer during the Warner Bros. panel at Comic Con on Saturday, fans were not disappointed.

 

Surrounding the room with giant screens, Snyder not only presented a small teaser of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in action, facing off against each other in the pouring rain (clearly very influenced by Frank Miller’s Dark Knight series), but also gave the world their first look at Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

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First thought that comes to mind? Xena. The Israeli actress looks more like an Amazon warrior than a celestial being, but all in all, the costume isn’t too shabby in the slightest.

Gadot tweeted, “I’m ready,” with a high resolution of the photo showed off in Hall H attached.

Like I mentioned in a previous post, Snyder is setting up Dawn of Justice as the anti-Marvel, very Christopher Nolan-like superhero film.

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Courtesy: Twitter

It’s going to be dark, it’s going to be grimy, and it’s going to be violent.

Let’s just hope it’s going to be good. Seriously Snyder, we haven’t forgotten about Man of Steel just yet.

James Gunn to write, direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel

- July 25th, 2014

James Gunn will be stepping behind the lens a second time for Marvel, sources have confirmed.

Nicole Perlman, Gunn’s co-writer on the movie, confirmed to The Wrap on Friday at San Diego Comic Con that Gunn and Marvel have signed a contract for the blockbuster’s sequel.

“It’s a decision that’s based on what the buzz is, what the box office predication is,” Pearlman told The Wrap. “James will be directing Guardians 2, so he would also be writing Guardians 2,” Pearlman confirmed.

Gunn had previously said he would be up to making a sequel, confessing in various interviews he began thinking about a sequel since the moment they began production on the most recent film.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is releasing world wide on August 2, and is expected to make at least $60 million over its opening weekend.

Joaquin Phoenix as Doctor Strange?

- July 25th, 2014

We’re going to need a little bit of magic ourselves to sort through the list of names being attached to Marvel’s next big character.

Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is the latest name to be attached to Doctor Strange, Marvel’s upcoming movie based on the mysterious, mythical, and slightly ostentatious character of the same name, The Wrap reported Friday.

According to The Wrap’s inside source, Phoenix, “is inconsideration and has had discussions about the movie.”

Doctor Strange focuses on Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon turned sorcerer who devotes his magical abilities to protecting the earth from otherworldly enemies and magicians.

Joaquin Phoenix isn’t the first name attached to the project, and unless Marvel makes an announcement about casting during their highly anticipated panel on Saturday, he probably won’t be the last.

The other big name floating around the rumour mill as of today? Benedict Cumberbatch.

Although Cumberbatch’s name has been attached to the film from the start, with no comment on the role from his camp, speculation has increased with his attendance at this year’s Comic-Con.

One of the biggest issues I have with the rumour is whether or not Phoneix, a man known for staying away from major blockbusters and choosing to spread his interests over a variety of indie darlings, would be willing to commit to the multi-film deal other Marvel stars have had to sign.

A contract that asks Phoenix to star in three movies over the course of five or six years doesn’t seem like something the star’s willing to do.

Plus, can you see Phoenix walking the red carpet at Comic Con and getting into character as well as someone like Robert Downey Jr or Tom Hiddleston?

No, neither could I.

Although, it doesn’t change the fact that his name has actually been added to the rat race.

He’ll have to compete with stars like the aforementioned Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, and Justin Theroux who have all been rumoured to be up for the same role.

Dwayne Johnson teases Shazam role in new tweet

- July 25th, 2014

Bam Shazam!

On Thursday, Dwayne Johnson tweeted out a photo that has the blogs blogging, the tweeters tweeting and Comic Con cheering.

 

Like I said, bam Shazam.

If this isn’t confirmation Johnson is about to get his own Shazam movie, or a role in the upcoming Justice League film, I don’t know what is.

People have been speculating about the former wrestler’s role within the DC universe since December of last year, when he sent out yet another cryptic tweet regarding the possibility of a major upcoming role.

To sweeten the deal, Johnson told Screen Rant he had found a character that would not only allow him to explore his acting capabilities and personalize a beloved member of an enormous franchise, but one that would be able to stand on par with Superman.

“…the most important [quality] is that he had to be a badass motherf—– and on a Superman level of power where he could throw down,” Johnson said. “I’m happy we’ve found that character and right now we’re out to a lot of writers.”

DC has been looking to expand their movie franchise for years, entrusting studio veteran Zack Snyder with crafting the future of their cinematic world.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to release in 2015, and we already know a Justice League movie is in development.

The only remaining question is when we’ll recieve actual confirmation from studio executives that Johnson is playing Shazam.

Answer? It might be sooner than expected.

 

Johnson tweeted out Friday that he had made a “surprise” visit to Comic Con to celebrate the release of his most recent film, Herclues, with his fans.

If he’s at Comic Con, though, chances are we’re going to get a final declaration of confirmation sometime today or tomorrow.

Keep an eye out, internet, Twitter may just explode.