Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fox Gearing Up Marvel's DEADPOOL And FANTASTIC FOUR?

Oh man, I hope these rumors are true - at least for DEADPOOL. I am a HUGE fan of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. As far as I'm concerned, that's his role. He did far better with it than he did with GREEN LANTERN and let's face it he IS the merc with the mouth.

So far we know that visual effects guru Tim Miller will be directing an adaption written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (ZOMBIELAND - which I LOVED!).

Bleeding Cool has Rob Liefeld (comic artist) talking about DEADPOOL at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con - check out the video clip!

Liefeld: "They’ve got a great director on the movie, they’ve got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go holy crap and that’s Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people’s faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you’ve got what would amount to the first R Rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R Rated. They may or may not have wanted to shoot eight minutes to see how it would play. And all I can tell you, it’s close. It’s closer that it’s ever been to going, or going Naaah, that’s too scary a proposition to make a R Rated Deadpool movie.”

Allow me to repeat for emphasis guys: R-RATED.

If you're wondering why we are talking about Fox for these features and not Marvel themselves is because Fox licensed these characters from Marvel and I'm fairly sure if they don't do something soon with these intellectual properties, they will lose them.

FANTASTIC FOUR could have been much more but it did initiate Chris Evans to superhero fans and thus his eventual acceptance of the Cap role. I want a much better reboot for FANTASTIC FOUR though.

Variety reports that director Josh Trank (CHRONICLE) has had several high level meetings with Fox executives about helming the FANTASTIC FOUR project. Rumor has it the job is his especially if CHRONICLE is well received (and it WILL be).

So, Fox - all the power to ya! Get on DEADPOOL at least! We need a feature film on this character PRONTO and I would love to see more from Josh Trank too...

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