Ryan Reynolds continues to get asked about the status of the “Deadpool” standalone film, and spoke about it during a recent episode of Empire Online’s podcast, stating that it wouldn’t follow the character from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
“I don’t think you can do that, because that character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him,” Reynolds told Empire. “But I’ve always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer. So that’s a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that. I don’t know how it would fit though, no. In the current iteration of the script, it doesn’t address ‘Wolverine’ — though it does address Deadpool’s appearance in ‘Wolverine.’ Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in ‘Wolverine.’ He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that.”
On the same note, Reynolds also spoke during the podcast about the possibility of a return as Green Lantern to the rumored “Justice League” film — a return the actor sees as unlikely.
“If you’re gonna do comic book movies in that vein, you really have to get them right,” the actor told Empire. “I believe that Joss Whedon is the guy that just nails it and Christopher Nolan obviously nails it. So if they were gonna do it like that, it would be an interesting thing to do. It’s just that… working on Green Lantern, I saw how difficult it is make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don’t really know exactly where you’re going with it or you don’t really know how to access that world properly – that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with. So at this point I have very little interest in joining that kind of world. But, you know, a great script and a good director can always turn that around.”
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Marc Webb continues his Twitter teases for “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” this time with a look at Ravencroft Institute’s security officers.
Opens May 2, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Deadline confirms that Max Hernandez will reprise his role as Agent Jasper Sitwell in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” There are currently no details as to the extent of Hernandez’s role, but many fans assumed he’ll step in to fill the same unifying role that Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson brought to the initial films — though Coulson is actually still alive and headlining Joss Whedon’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” show.
Opens April 4, 2014
After yesterday’s casting news for Brett Ratner’s “Hercules,” The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Ian McShane will join Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and Rebecca Ferguson for the Radical Comics adaptation. McShane will play Amphiarus, a warrior priest prophet who serves as counselor to Johnson’s Hercules.
Opens July 25, 2014
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
IGN has posted a new clip from “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” of Snake Eyes fighting Jinx.
Opens March 28
TV Line spoke with “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas about the upcoming film, now greenlit via its success with Kickstarter funding. The creator revealed a number of plot tidbits about the film, including what Veronica has been up to in the ten years since her freshman year at Hearst College.
“She transferred away from Hearst college after that freshman year and went up to Stanford and finished her undergraduate degree,” Thomas told TV Line. “And then she went to Columbia Law School. She’s certainly been back to Neptune from time to time to see her dad and Mac and Wallace, but she hasn’t worked a PI case since the last one we all saw in the final episode of Season 3. She ruined her dad’s chance for re-election and she decided that that path had caused too much chaos in her life. And so she hasn’t worked a PI case in nine years. And when we meet her, she’s sort of like where Tom Cruise was in the beginning of ‘The Firm.’ She’s between having graduated and taken the bar and she’s interviewing at various law firms in New York.”