COMIC REEL: “Deadpool’s” Baccarin Reveals Her Nickname For Reynolds, Screenwriters Praise Test Footage Leak

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COMIC REEL: “Deadpool’s” Baccarin Reveals Her Nickname For Reynolds, Screenwriters Praise Test Footage Leak


In an interview with Variety, Ryan Reynolds spoke about Deadpool’s pansexuality in the comics and advocated for the character to have a boyfriend on the big screen.

“I love that about Deadpool,” said Reynolds. “I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more.” Reynolds added that it would be “nice” for Deadpool to have a boyfriend at some point. “I certainly wouldn’t be the guy standing in the way of that,” Reynolds said. “That would be great.”

Variety has also predicted that “Deadpool” could make as much as $70 million over the four-day President’s Weekend. Fox’s more conservative estimate is between $60 million to $65 million.

Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick spoke to Variety about the leaked “Deadpool” test footage that led to the film getting greenlit.

“Oh my god, we were absolutely thrilled,” said Wernick. “If you go back and look at our emails after the test footage was made in 2012, we had said back and forth, ‘How do we leak this? How do we get the groundswell support from our fans?’ When it finally leaked in 2014 and got the reaction we hoped for, we were like, ‘Here it goes!’ This is confirmation we are not crazy to be passionate about this. There’s a whole fanbase of people clamoring for this movie. Had it not gotten that reaction, it would have been a disaster and the project would have been dead. We knew it in our bones this would be the reaction. We were thrilled and still to this day don’t know who did it. there is a very short list of suspects.”

Morena Baccarin appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and talked about Ryan Reynolds’ make-up process to get into Wade Wilson’s scarred skin. The actress revealed it took seven hours to make the transition.

Though the film isn’t out until this Friday, a “Deadpool” sequel is already in the works, according to The Hollywood Repoter. The film has reportedly been greenlit by 20th Century Fox, per THR’s sources, and returning screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are working on a script.

Opens February 12, 2016


You can check out a recap of last night’s episode, “The Atomic Job,” right here on CBR. There’s also a promo for next week’s two episodes.

In an interview with CBR, Wynn Everett spoke about the effect Zero Matter has had on her character, villain Whitney Frost.

“In the beginning, Whitney faked confidence. She faked bravado,” said Everett. “When the producers and I talked a great deal about her backstory, they said, ‘She’s always been the smartest one in the room. She always has that air she’s a little bit better than everybody else.’ That’s very funny, because now that we know her background with her mom, it’s very much a false sense of security and self. It’s something she’s built a wall around to make her feel safer because her world was so unsafe as a child. Now, with the Zero Matter inside her, she finally has that complete and total confidence that she can take over and seek revenge on everyone that has kept her down. I believe Whitney really wants to fight for the disenfranchised. Later on in an episode, they talk about fighting for the marginalized and the underdog. I believe I am doing the right thing.”

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The CW has released a clip from tonight’s “Arrow” episode, which is titled “Sins of the Father.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


You can check out a recap of last night’s ep, “Welcome to Earth-2,” right here. A number of big events happened in the episode, including a big cameo, the establishment of ties to other DC shows and hints at some JLA members,

There’s also a promo for next week’s ep, “Escape from Earth-2.”

“Smash” star Andy Mientus is set to reprise his role as Pied Piper on “The Flash.” Entertainment Weekly reports he’ll appear in season two’s 17th episode, which is titled “Flash Back.” Barry will encounter Pied Piper in an earlier timeline, while Piper attacks his former STAR Labs coworkers.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


James Gunn has teased Rocket Raccoon’s arrival on the “GOTG 2” set via Facebook.

He’s back.

Posted by James Gunn on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Opens May 5, 2017


The CW has aired a promo for next week’s “iZombie” ep, “The Whopper.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


The CW has cast two for its Archie Comics-inspired “Riverdale” pilot, as reported by Deadline: Lili Reinhart (“Surviving Jack”) as Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse (“Suite Life of Zach and Cody”) as Jughead Jones.

Reinhart’s Betty is described as a “sweet, studious, eager-to-please and wholesome with a huge crush on her longtime best friend, Archie. Tired of being the perfect daughter, student, sister, etc., she turns to her new friend, Veronica, for life advice — much to the consternation of her emotionally brittle mother.”

Jughead, as played by Disney Channel alum Sprouse, is described as a “heartthrob with a philosophical bent and former best friend of Archie Andrews. He is still smarting from the rift that took place between the two.”


You can rad a review of “Walking Dead’s” return episode right here on CBR.

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