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AICN EXCLUSIVE! Want To Know Who’s Making A Special Appearance In WOLVERINE?!

Hey, everyone. “Moriarty” here. Sounds to me like Marvel is going to pack this one with all sorts of geeky Easter eggs if all of these rumors are true. The Blob would be a lot of fun to see in one of these, and there’s another cameo, one that we can officially confirm now, that sounds to me like a set-up for a possible spin-off. Anyone up for a little DEADPOOL? CHUD.COM reported at the start of December that the character would show up in the film. Well, today we can exclusively ask you... how about if Ryan Reynolds is playing him? This one’s supposed to be a secret, but cat’s out of the bag now, Marvel. And I have to say... I think it sounds like fun. I know this has been a character you guys have been developing for years now (hell, I think I pitched a DEADPOOL film back in 2001), and Reynolds is absolutely the right guy for the job. So what do you think, talkbackers?

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Van Wilder?

    by Garbageman33

    That guy?!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Van Wolverine?

    by Napolean Solo

    I likes...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by MasterBateman

    Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool is the greatest casting in the history of Marvel Films.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    I think I want to see another, better X-Men film.

    by Dave Bowman

    With Cyclops. Lots of Cyclops.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Worst kept secret in movies.

    by Grando

    FFS, this has been doing the rounds for months now.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    by Havokscry

    Why would they want a pretty boy to play a deformed assassin? At least it's not Dane Cook.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by jameshardy

    Finally! Hopefully this will turn out to be a role that will spring-board his career to greater heights.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Man, did X-Men 3 suck.

    by Pongo

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    die franchise die!

    by ArcadianDS

    nobody has ever heard of deadpool outside of the avid comicphiles. They may know who the x-men are, but this news wont make them want to rush out and see what amounts to an X-men 4 movie.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by boyblue

    Please dont let this turn out the way that did!!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    the Merc with the Mouth?!

    by oisin5199

    Will he break the fourth wall and make fun of Wolvie to the camera? Man, if this is written right, it could be awesome. Make him Wolvie's warped sidekick and then have him betray Wolvie to Sabretooth towards the end. Or something like that. I hope it's not just a cameo. Too bad the current Deadpool series in the comics has devolved to ridiculous mediocrity.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Ditto on the Cyclops film

    by ian216a

    Especially considering the arse-fucking that he got in X-men 3. That stills leaves a bad taste in my mouth - could hardly watch the rest of the film after his last scene. Put that together with the fact that Joss Whedon has made him the coolest mofo in comics recently - I say give him the proper respect!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I vote Harry for Blob cameo!

    by Kid Z

    ...Put him in swim trunks, give him a shave and a buzzcut and the man was made for the role! We should start a petition or some sh*t...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST


    by Noct

    I'm definitely up for Ryan Reynolds as Dead Pool.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds = Perfect Deadpool

    by Ribbons

    As for a Deadpool movie, well, it could very easily suck. But it could be a lot of fun if done right, so I can't fault them for trying.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    I hate to say it...REBOOT X-Men

    by the_scream

    X3 was totally shite and buried the series. I have no interest in seeing yet another Wolverine-centric movie. Singer did a really good job bringing X-Men to the big screen much like Burton did with Batman. Now we need a Nolan-type director to do justice to the series. Cyclops as the leader of the team with Iceman, Jean Grey, Beast, and Angel. Introduce Wolverine et al. later in the series.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    He resembles Dane Cook too much

    by chrth

    There, I said it

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    The time for this has come and gone...

    by jimmy rabbitte passed by somewhere around the time when Ratner dropped that heap of steaming turd called X-Men 3. <p> Now the Wolverine film won't even be able to generate the same level of interest as Van Helsing.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Where's Gambit?

    by vadakinX

    Someone had to say it.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by waggy

    i liked X3 better than most (seriously, on what planet is that movie worse than Spider-man 3?), but was a little disappointed they used so many nameless mutants when they coulda stuck in characters from the comics. i'm totally down for some Deadpool action though, and i don't even care that he's just Spidey with guns.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by fisher and sons

    OH GOD YES eh on Reyonalds but still YES

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Deadpool yes, Ryan Reynolds no. For God's sake, people, Deadpool is close to 40, not some college-aged hoodlum.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by Gilkuliehe

    What's a Deadpool?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Fuck Wolverine. Just give us the Deadpool movie.

    by Knuckleduster

    Any ideas for director? Rodriguez, maybe?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    What about Shane Black?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Nice move casting Danny Huston as Stryker too

    by KillaKane

    shaping up with some pretty solid supporting players, and it looks like Jackman's been hitting the gym in a big way, he's certainly going to look the part. Just hope the script and action quotient are as impressive.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST


    by Deus Vult<P>okay boys when you copy and paste BE SURE to remove any spaces in the link once its pasted in your url bar.<p>or you can simply go to wikipedia yourself and type in DEADPOOL.<P>unless you're too busy playing call of duty 4 on xbox live of course, in which case add Texas Crusader to your friend list for some real murderous action!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST


    by Prossor

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST


    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    This news isn't SUPPOSED to make people wanna rush out and see it, because it was supposed to be a surprise. It was never intended to be a marketing strategy or enticement to see the film. Just an extra something for the fans when they see it (the ones who HAVE heard of him)

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Deadpool - Yes

    by hallmitchell

    Awesome! I want universe and I want it now!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    The Flash

    by Deflator

    I still think that Ryan Reynolds would have been an awesome Flash aka Wally West!!!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    YES!!! I'm so thrilled

    by MrPopular

    This is fucking awesome!!! Ryan + Deadpool = brilliant

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Sounds like too many characters

    by kafka07

    I heard Gambit will be in it as well. Gambit...Blob...Deadpool...Sabretooth...I don't remember any of them being in Wolverine's origin story from the comics. And Ryan Reynolds irritates like a case of the shingles.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Reynolds IS Wally West

    by Burgundy82

    ...and, as of, like, a week ago, he said he was still very much interested in a Flash solo movie, so... not sure about this one just yet.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Don't tell Deadpool he's not an X-Man.

    by Johnny Smith

    He's got a Marvel Girl costume that will disagree with you.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by Knuckleduster

    Shane Black would be a damn interesting choice. That guy could write the most incredible dialogue for ol' crispy-face. Just not sure if he could handle all the action set pieces. Not enough experience directing, yet. So, Black to write and Rodriguez to direct? Could be fun.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Who's Deadpool?

    by wintocha67

    Who's Ryan Richards? Guess I'll have to search.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this

    by DOGSOUP

    It has to wash the foul taste of X3 out of my mouth

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    What's a "Deadpool?"


    That term is meaningless to me...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Deadpool is the only mutant with the power to..

    by DOGSOUP

    ...break the 4th wall.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Reynolds is perfect for box office death.

    by Darksider

    Van Wilder sure, but that's it. Not the husband from Amityville, not The Flash, not Hannibal King, not Deadpool, not ever. A Deadpool cameo would be awesome. Make him more Boba Fett or something with a couple of jokes than the most annoying person alive. See Blade:Trinity, aka the LAST Blade film. (Hint:The problem wasn't Snipes).

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    by poeticwarriorII

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Who the F is Deadpool?

    by MattmanReturns

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    If they use Reynolds as Deadpool here

    by Detective_Fingerling

    won't they have to keep a Deadpool movie set when this Wolvie movie takes place? Or will they make a Deadpool movie with RR in aged makeup?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    After all of the great Wolverine stories...

    by poeticwarriorII

    that have come out why are they still trying to shoehorn this ridiculous Stryker bullshit into a movie? Fox is so completely incompetent and full of shit anymore I hope they go the fuck under. Not only is it a stupid fucking name some 13 year old playing counterstrike thought of it's a shitty character to boot.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Spin-off of a spin-off



  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    This is fox we're talking about here...

    by poeticwarriorII

    does anyone believe they give a flying fuck after watching those wretched FFINO films and xmen 3?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Tony Stark or Nick Fury would've been better

    by GCH888

    Yep indeed

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    The Rat destroyed this franchise

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Game over man.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by LouisCedar

    They wouldn't have to set a deadpool movie in the same time-frame as the wolvie prequel, as Deadpool has a healing factor just like Wolverine, so he won't be getting any older any time soon.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Blade III

    by Forsakyn

    No, DarkSider, Snipes wasn't the problem with Blade III... The problem with Blade III was it just sucked, period. No individual brought that movie down - it just was simply a bad movie.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Spider Man 4

    by skywalkerfamily

    How many characters are in this?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by deadshot07

    Will Squirrel Girl make an apperance?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Isn't He Supposed To Be The Flash?

    by A-COD

    Hold out Reynolds, the Flash is a better property. Don't let Goyer direct it!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    the only thing to say is...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    fucking stupid.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Don't trust them after X-3.

    by JimboTHC

    I don't know, this franchise is dead to me after X-3. Could be good or bad.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Exclusive my ass.

    by ScreaminBrains

    This has been on JoBlo and SuperHeroHype since this morning.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    This movie is lookin pretty nifty

    by Mike_D

    I cant wait.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    If they'd just drop the X-Men Origins bullshit

    by Charlie Murphy

    what's wrong with calling it Wolverine? can somebody explain it? i'm pretty sure anyone going to see this knows who wolverine is or can at least recognize hugh jackman as "that guy from those movies with claws". for christ sake....

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST

    X 2 was the best one. The other ones sucked.

    by skywalkerfamily

    This movie should be cool because it focuses on a cool character.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Deadpool is hilarious

    by messi

    Add Cable now too. Ha.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    singer sucks

    by darwinwins

    there i said it. the second x-men movie was a fluke. the man has to artistic direction to speak of and can't seem to direct his way out of a brown paper bag. allll his films have sucked and i have no idea who actually directed X2. and if you bring up usual suspects, after the cat's out of the bag, it's not really rewatchable, now is it?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Charlie Murphy

    by Ribbons

    Fox is sort of like the anti-Warner Brothers. No title is too awful or unwieldy as long as it bludgeons the point across that the movie is part of a franchise. "The Dark Knight? But people won't know who that is. We should call it Batman Continuings: Dark Knight."

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Instead of more live action X-men

    by Golitsyn1

    films, why don't they just do an animated film a la that Gotham Knight thing. Could be badass, no?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST


    by DoctorWho?

    My geek credentials are apparently lacking.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by jameshardy

    I completely agree. When the whole 'X-Men Origins' tag was first revealed to be definite, I thought to myself, "How stupid, especially after X3 (diabolical disaster it was, aside) did well at the box office)." And really, who doesn't know Wolverine by now?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    I 2nd that... Harry for The Blob!

    by W3bzpinn3r

    Fox will achieve 2 goals at once: be cheap on FX and be able to name-drop a "celebrity" in another X Film. <p> Harry could grab Wolverine, and smother him between hot, sweaty man-boobs. Wolverine would go crazy, slashing wildly to free himself, only to have sliced, in half, Silver Fox by accident. <p> Harry would then pick up the chunks of Silver Fox, dip them in butter, and eat them greedily, while sitting on his fat arse watching 4 Blu-Ray movies at once. <p> Wolverine would then get even with Harry-Blob by getting Harry's fat arse on a treadmill and whipping him in the arse with a wet-towel every time he slows down. <p> This would win an Oscar easily.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    No Patrick Stewart?

    by Anakin Whoopass

    No scenes in the park making ladies clothes fall off with the power of his mind?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Okay, so the few people on this board

    by MattmanReturns

    who actually know who this fuck is don't seem too impressed with him. Sounds like a great character.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    It's a Fox flick, for fuck's sake!

    by SpencerTrilby

    (try to say that quickly multiple times^^) <p> I agree, they should reboot the X-Men entirely. <p> And, about the "too many characters" complaint: I think it's not a problem when ballsy producers set out to create a rich universe from the get-go (see A New Hope), the problem is that they hire shitty writers and actors who can't put their ego out of the equation and want MORE screentime when they're supposed to lie low and wait for the right time to step in (ex: Boba Fett)

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    'I'll write that down'

    by the9points

    Nice. Ryan's made me laugh since the pizza place. I've always thought he'd be able to hold his own if given the shot. Way too bad Blade03 sucked balls. Way too bad. Thought he stood well next to Liotta in Smokin Aces. So glad to see him getting another go. <p> This film though. Yeah, a spin-off of X3. Whoopdifuckindoo. We could just pretend that didn't happen? Maybe. <p> Not that it really matters of course, 'because I've already seen everything'.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    I lose interest w/ every bit of info on this thing...

    by Nice Marmot

    Sabretooth is a given. But the fucking Blob and Deadpool? In the first Wolvie solo movie? Total shit. I'd rather see them try to make Alpha Flight work on film than see the fucking Blob. And I will always hate all those new-school characters created in the 90s. Cable, Gambit, Deadpool, Bishop. They all suck ass.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    This is alright...

    by Brians Life

    I can see Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Deadpool has always been a rather sarcastic, humor based character. Wonder if he'll break the 4th wall? HAH! That would confuse people. I have yet to formulate an opinion on this movie and the still they released didn't THRILL me.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by the9points

    What he said. I've already seen everything.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Mori, does this mean no Gambit?

    by BadMrWonka

    I have a friend who actually has boycotted all 3 X-Men movies simply because they didn't include Gambit. He was excited for this when I told him, but now if I have to go back and let him down, I won't be able to bear it.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by Brians Life

    I'm partially with you. Way too much Liefield influence on most X-characters introduced in the 90's. It was like "how many more guns and pouches can we fit on his 78 inch biceps!?!?!" Though I've come to enjoy Deadpool. He's a great character.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Too bad it's in a fucking Wolverine movie

    by IndustryKiller!

    Which is more or less destined to be total garbage. Hopefully Jackman plays him more X1, less X3.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    At least Cyclops won't be in it

    by skywalkerfamily

    The most boring hero ever created.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Funny that people complain about Deadpool's humor

    by SpencerTrilby

    and yet stay silent while Downey's Tony Stark cracks jokes and bon mots even Deadpool would be ashamed of...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Cyclops was boring in the movies

    by SpencerTrilby

    but DAMN is he a great character when handled properly in the comics!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    I just got laid off...

    by Brians Life

    ....FUCK YOU every Art Director that has ever fucked up his budget so badly he has to lay off half his crew!!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Spencer....RE: Cyclops.

    by Brians Life

    Yeah...the movies never really got Slim summers right. I love the way Whedon portrays him in Astonishing. Classic.<br><br> CYCLOPS:"I want this thing off my lawn."<br><br> Unleashes a full optic blast on an appraoching Sentinel, vaporizing it and everything else for a 100 yards.<br><br> WOLVERINE: Scott, sometimes I remember why you're in charge.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    FUCK this "Harry as the Blob" Shite!

    by Brians Life

    While there is more than a passing resemblance, and not that I actually think that Studios seriously consider anything on these boards...isn't Harry in a wheelchair and can't act!?!?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Deadpool movie = Epic Fail

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and the occasional well-done X-Men. That's all you get. Those are the movies that will sell tickets. Joe and Betty American don't know who the fuck Deadpool is. They didn't know who Daredevil was, they didn't know who Electra was, they didn't get on board with Punisher. The list goes on. Any esoteric, 3rd string hero in comic-dom who gets a greenlight is 85% likely to be a money pit.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST

    I can't believe all you dorks are wasting your time

    by Kirbymanly

    bitching about Wolverine when Lindsay Lohan just did a nude photo spread:

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST


    by rutgersjaffo

    They say cats have nine lives. Well Wolverine must have like thirty teets and they've ALL been milked bone dry by Marvel. Geez, I used to love this character and now I couldn't care less if he did cartwheels while blowing flames out his ass...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I have no clue who Deadpool is

    by AlwaysThere

    Actually that's a lie. I know what he's a wisecracking character from the Marvel universe who wears read tights and carries swords. His power and reason for existence is foreign to me. As for this casting, if Ryan Reynolds has been signed for WOLVERINE, good for him. This cameo could become a launching pad for his own spinoff.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I would so fuck Ryan Reynolds

    by Geekgasm

    I would. I think he'd appreciate it.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    BTW who are the jackasses who went to see Jumper?

    by IndustryKiller!

    Thanks for allowing Hayden Christensen, early contender for worst actor of his generation, to make more movies moron.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Ouch, "retarded"?

    by MikeTheSpike

    Basically, anyone who enjoyed Joe Kelly Deadpool would have a problem with Ryan Reynolds in the role. It's a scientific fact. And I stand by the initial assertion that 31 is too young for Deadpool. He was a hardened murderer for hire for years before he even joined up with Weapon X. 31 is a tad too green, if you ask me.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds should have been Spiderman

    by TheLastCleric

    Unlike Toby, he would have brought an actual sense of humor to the role as well as the physicality of the character. Blade III may have sucked but he was willing to put on 25 lbs. of muscle to play a supporting role and frankly, I thought he was the best part of the film. I hope he gets more work and I think he could play any number of comic characters very well.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds as Spidey

    by caruso_stalker217

    Now I kinda wish I could've seen that...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    NO sabretooth

    by Mr_X

    he had his shot in xmen 1 and was pants, the marvel universe hs aenough characters in it, they dont have to keep showing teh same ones. id ratehr hope gambit was in this and cameos from other x men. basically xmen without halle fucking berry who be fricking perfect

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    I saw Jumper

    by TheLastCleric

    Jumper wasn't a bad film, just underdeveloped. The ideas were good, the execution average; I've seen much worse. I also saw Juno this weekend (Pretty good flick) so no guilt and no worries.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    and you're right lindsay lohan has some nice cans

    by Mr_X

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    What about Patrick Stewart?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Are he and Ian McKellen going to be in this?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Nice find Mr_X

    by SpencerTrilby

    When I think I banged her before she got famous...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    a Cyclops movie would be great

    by zooch

    He got shafted BAD in the X-Men movies. Cyclops is one of the coolest X-Men. The guy can shoot lasers out of his eyes, which is probably the coolest of all powers. Make X-men Origins: Cyclops. Directed and written by Joss Whedon. Starring James Marsden, who has been coming into his own lately. Get Jean Grey in it as the love interest, cameos by Kelsey Grammer as pre-blue fur Beast and Patrick Stewart as Xavier. The villian would be Mister Sinister.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST


    by Detective_Fingerling

    Thanks for clearing that up. I was a big fan of the X-verse up until about a year after X-cutioner's song, then I got off comics for about ten years. Have been back in the game now for a year or so, but never picked up a cable & deadpool book. He seems like a decent enough character. In the few comics I've read with him in them, I've grown to like him a little bit. I always thought he was a modern character, and I didn't know he had Wolverine's healing ability. Does anyone know if there are any worthwhile Deadpool trades available?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    by diamondback2099

    Edgar Wright directioning the Deadpool movie would kick ass we'll see how the Merc with a mouth is treated in this movie before i get to excited

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by Dave Bowman

    Your good opinion of Cyclops is laudable, but he doesn't shoot lasers. His beams are concussive, producing powerful impacts, like a battering ram. No heat involved.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Casey Affleck for Peter Parker

    by T 1000 xp professional

    I did like Tobey, but I just saw Gone Baby Gone and wow. Have not seen the assasination of Jesse James, but man I couldn't help to look at this guy and think of him as Spiderman.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    casting for Weasel

    by diamondback2099

    I also think Simon Pegg would make a great Weasel reguardless of who the director for any Deadpool movie might be

  • So.. it was about time!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    TheLastCleric you young punk you

    by bacci40

    spidey isnt supposed to be an imposing physical character...go read the ditko spidey...he is a geek...and hes a skinny nothing even in the suit...and reynolds is a talentless hack, who will be good as deadpool, cuz deadpool was always a goof

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    No Sabretooth mention yet???

    by Shermdawg

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    and lohan aint nude...just topless

    by bacci40

    and check out the closeup of her face...that is what drugs, alcohol and lots of late nite partying will do to a beautiful young woman...let that be a warning to you all

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Wolverine Vs. The Spotted Dog

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    I ain't no queer, but I'd sooner fuck Hugh Jackman.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Deadpool - Bah! Bring on the Hulk!!

    by galacticmonk

    The timing would be right to cross-promote the new Hulk movie, too.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    by future help


  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Actually Bacci

    by IndustryKiller!

    Peter Parker hasn't been a nerd for the larger part of his existence as a character. he actually developed into a reasonably handsome, intelligent, charming guy who also just happens to be incredibly down to Earth because of a good upbringing. But Macguire is far too nerdy and morose for the guy Parker becomes, and never really had the right sense of charisma for him. I always wished he had dropped out for two and Gyllenhaal had gotten the role. With that said Reynolds isn't right either, for too masculine and he looks like a guy who has a bit of jock in him, something Parker lacks entirely. I think Jim Sturgess from Across the Universe and 21 would be a perfect choice to bring Spider-Man into new post-Raimi (thank God) territory. The guy has the look and spirit down pat.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Deadpool movie!

    by Pariah74

    If done well the Deadpool movie would rock! Unfortunately the masses of asses out there wouldn't get it and it would be a flop. I don't think you could have a mutant ninja mercenary film where the star breaks the 4th wall all the time and knows that he's just a character in a movie/comic without yer average Wal-mart redneck getting way to confused.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    No Wolverine!

    by Pariah74

    Haven't we had 3 Wolverine movies already?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Isn't this supposed to be a Wolverine movie?

    by Sledge Hammer

    They seem to be packing this thing with way too many characters, many of whom have little to do with Wolverine or his history. I just hope they're not going to jam in as many characters as possible just to see how many stick simply because Marvel can now do pretty much whatever it wants with it's properties. Oh, and last I heard the secret cameo is supposed to be Xavier, not Deadpool, the Deadpool thing got leaked months ago.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Agreed with Sledge Hammer posted above

    by Silverglade

    This should be Wolverine and minimal cameos and winks at the camera, so to speak. Just give the fans Wolverine non-stop, please. Don't know who Deadpool is, hope it's handled well.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Re: Harry as The Blob.

    by W3bzpinn3r

    He'd be perfect. He really has way too much time on his hands, if he repeately comments on the 4 or 5 films he watched on one particular day before watching a movie. He does a lousy jub on his articles on this site. Mori and Vern are more than able to do this site. Plus, they could always digitally remove the wheelchair, or get Harry to walk on his own by zapping him with cattle prods.<p> Fox... make it so!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    about the topic at hand

    by T 1000 xp professional

    this is good, good casting that I hope doesn't distract from the movie. I'm very excited for this movie. I am not one of those guys that think "GORY" and "HARD-R" are the sole defining factors of a good movie, but in this case I have always thought of a stand-alone wolverine movie as very visceral and savage. This man was an assassin/ninja/soldier, who has not lived a conventional hero's life, so a preference of mine would be to watch a movie knowing that the guys behind it did not have to worry about how long wolvie's claws are in man's chest or how much/little blood is shown on screen.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    How about an Ice Man movie?

    by skywalkerfamily

    I always liked that guy.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Hood's mutants superior to Singer's

    by pipergates

    Singer started a decent superhero-movie revival, but this project ant the actors attached sounds positively spectacular...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    God Damn, Lindsay Lohan looks like a crack whore...

    by Sledge Hammer those pics. And that's after a professional makeup job folks. Think about that. Imagine what she must look like normally without a 2 hour make up job and photo retouching. Drugs and alcohol haven't just hit her hard with the ugly stick, they've planted the whole damn tree right on top of the daft cow.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST

    The girl playing silver fox...

    by T 1000 xp professional

    I reallly hope she does a good job...If she got this over Michelle Monaghan, well...I just don't know...She better damn well impress. I haven't seen her work, so i can't really give my thoughts. No pressure though, good luck to her :)

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by T 1000 xp professional

    Your posts are way too loud...please...just push that pesky capslock button, and then i might actually read what nonsense you have to say.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    My God, I take that back...

    by T 1000 xp professional

    ...i read a post of yours...Push the Power Off button instead.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Damnit I gave you attention

    by T 1000 xp professional

    I failed...Champ, you're awesome

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    You Newbs ever Hear Wiki

    by Phategod1

    That should learn ya who he is .

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST


    by Deus Vult

    Deadpool is a fictional comic book character sometimes depicted as a mercenary, villain, or anti-hero; who appears in books published by Marvel Comics, usually in the X-Men family of titles. Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool first appeared in The New Mutants #98 (February 1991). <P> Nicknamed the "Merc with a Mouth", Deadpool is a high-tech mercenary known for his wisecracks, black humor, and satirical pop-culture references. Like the X-Men's Wolverine, Deadpool is the product of the Canadian government's paramilitary Weapon X program, although his place of birth is unknown. After Weapon X cured his terminal cancer by implementing a regenerative "healing factor" extracted from Wolverine, Deadpool is left disfigured and mentally unstable. <P> Deadpool was originally an adversary of The New Mutants and later X-Force, developing an infatuation with X-Force member Siryn. Deadpool received two limited series: Sins of the Past and The Circle Chase. He graduated to an ongoing series in 1997, which was known for its slapstick tone and willingness to break the fourth wall. Deadpool's series was cancelled but he reappeared as part of Agent X in 2002 but that series was cancelled in 2003. Currently, Deadpool is paired with Cable, another former X-Force character, in Cable & Deadpool. He is scheduled to appear in a new solo title in late 2008. <P> It has been noted that Deadpool shares many similarities with the DC Comics villain Deathstroke, particularly in regards to the characters' real names (Deathstroke's being Slade Wilson while Deadpool's is Wade Wilson). However, since Deadpool's introduction, Deadpool and Deathstroke have developed in vastly different directions.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Deadpool had better know he's in a movie!

    by ZeroCorpse

    If they want the character to be at all consistent with his 616 variant, he needs to be crazy, and think he's a character in a movie. He needs to narrate himself, too. <p> If they do this, it will rock. <p> And let me remind people, this is not 616 Wolverine. This is Fox Marvel Movie Universe Wolverine. He's taller. He's different. The story doesn't have to conform to 616 because it's NOT the mainstream 616 universe. <p> Think of ALL Marvel movies as being separate universes. The current slew of Marvel Studios films may all be in the same universe, but- for example- there were three versions of the Hulk; The television version was one universe, the Ang Lee was another universe, and the upcoming movie is yet another universe. <p> Marvel has well-established the idea that there are multiple dimensions in which versions of their characters exist, but are slightly different than in 616. <p> So stop yer bitching. Enjoy this as a new Marvel story, not a word-for-word reprint of the books.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Wouldnt Deadpool just totally derail this entire film

    by blindambition238

    ... but Im gonna guess this is gonna be some water down version. DINO!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST


    by discomatic

    It's about time, though his current title has been cancelled with issue 50. He'd make for a great stand alone movie if handled by the right creative team.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Best way to do Deadpool as a film...

    by tango fett

    would be Fight Club-esque. Or Chuck Palanhiuk-esque. Whichever sounds better.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Deadpool or deadsucks.....

    by harlock13

    I'm sorry, but not a deadpool fan

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by MikeTheSpike

    Nobody's reading this anymore, but if they are, know that Peyton Reed would be the perfect director for a Deadpool movie, with Marc Shaiman on the score. Think about it for a second and know it.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    They "killed" Scott, what would be the point?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I know jack shit about comics,

    by Stevie Grant

    but wikipedia informed me that the character has the superpower of being morbidly obese. This would be cool in a B film, but in a high budget film... I don't know. Hopefully it makes Harry feel better about himself.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST


    by Stevie Grant

    I'm talking about "the blob" instead of the Ryan Reynolds rumor. It was very obvious, but this is a AICN TB. So... hopefully the bitching at me will be about something other than the painfully obvious.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    The Blob is the lamest mutant character ever...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...okay, maybe not quite, there are, believe it or not, even lamer ones, but damn if he aint right up there. And you just know that all he's going to be is a walking version of 'Pearl' from the first Blade movie, complete with weight and hygeine jokes.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Love Deadpool

    by JoeSixPack

    Glad to see he's finally in a movie. Spinoff, perhaps?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by Chifoilisk

    A canadian playing a canadian superhero. I'm sick of the australians playing our best men in tights...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I third, fourth, or fifth Harry as the Blob!

    by br1947

    whatever the count is up to.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    kitty pride and wolverine movie

    by redfishbluefish

    get ellen page back as kitty/shadowcat with her kickass self from HARD CANDY and put her into some ninja gear. i think it could work...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Hey Drew.

    by The Real McClane

    Man, I couldn't agree more with how brilliant Ryan Reynolds could be as Deadpool. Thanks for the post, this is great news, and I really hope it goes down as smooth as it sounds. I would LOVE to see a Deadpool film. I'm pretty nervous about this Wolverine film, but Deadpool IS cheesy. They can pull off some of those idiotic tricks from X3 and it'll actually be awesome in a Deadpool movie. Rock and roll, sucka.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Punisher movie cancelled

    by skywalkerfamily

    Just kidding.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    He's Perfect

    by Masteel

    Never thought of him for that role before, but it fits him perfectly.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    The Blob's (Fred J. Dukes) powers

    by ZeroCorpse

    Once he takes a stance on solid ground, he cannot be moved. <p> He's damage-resistant, but not invulnerable. <p> He's at about Captain America's strength level <p> He's in "control" of his fat, and can "clench" it to "trap" people (or their limbs) in it. <p> That's all I know from reading the books, but maybe there's something else that's never shown. The old question what what would happen if the Juggernaut (unstoppable force) ran into the Blob (immovable object). <p> The answer is that, unless the Blob were standing on a vibranium or adamantium planet, the ground would give way.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Put Silver Surfer in it!

    by skywalkerfamily

    I'd love to see X Men and the Silver Surfer.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    If they do Fletch Won or a Real Genius remake

    by ZeroCorpse

    Ryan Reynolds is the guy for the job. He'd be a perfect Fletch (and I mean Fletch from the novels, not the movie Fletch which was basically Chevy Chase playing himself... it's good, but it's not Fletch.) <p> and Ryan Reynolds would be the guy I'd cast as Chris Knight if I remade Real Genius (or if they inexplicably made a sequel to it).

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

    Yeah, the old school question would now be asked on screen. Vinnie Jones has gotta eat.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    ryan reynolds blows

    by ClockWorker

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Oh, cool...

    by LittleDudes they'll announce cameos from Xavier, Cyclops, Apolcalypse, Mr. Sinister, Cable, Jubilee, Emma Frost, Gambit, Bishop, Thor, Frank Castle, Silver Surfer, Electro, Aunt May...

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    Wasn't trying to be coy. Just not sure when it was that I pitched it. They had a lot of people in on that one, and I got the feeling they weren't ready to make the film then. They were still trying to get some of the bigger names off the ground. Sorry if it came off as me trying to imply anything.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogen to play Jeff Lynn in ELO Bioepic?

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST


    by Stevie Grant

    Why don't you give your fantasy cards stats while you're at it?

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    So will Fox own Deadpool's movie rights?

    by brycebishop

    I would think that Marvel would want to develop this character on their own terms. Now they're just giving Tom Rothman license to do whatever he wants with (to) the character. I realize that his visibilty would increase by being in the Wolverine movie, but still... Fox isn't exactly known for taking good care of it's characters.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Wolverine vs The Brood

    by veebeeyes

    That's a movie I want to see. I read one of those comics back when I was a kid, and it was a great "Vs" movie. What with "Aliens vs Predator" being th hot shit right now, it was like "Aliens vs X-Men". Badass, man. Badass. Like, one of those comics had a badass cover, with Wolverine kneeling down in the darkness as he was turning into an Alien. Then there was this one badass scene in the comic where Woverine completely turned into a fucking Alien, then killed the Alien with his mutant powers. Then there was this one badass scene in the comic where Wolverine ruthlessly slaughtered an innocent and scared Catholic priest who was begging for his life. That's the Wolverine I miss.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I'm not interested if the 4th Wall isn't broken.

    by DOGSOUP

    DINO indeed

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Wasn't there once a lactose intolerant mutant...

    by veebeeyes

    ...whose mutant power was that she could drink milk?

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST


    by messi

    Cable & Deadpool book is where it's at.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:55 a.m. CST

    is it just my imagination....

    by robot_parade

    or was this concept pitched before? maybe in another x-man movie? maybe as a tentative deadpool movie? i'm probably just insane, or maybe it was some drunk conversation i don't remember well with my friends, but i could've sworn there was some talk in the works at some time that ryan reynolds was or should be deadpool... anyway, sounds like a good choice either way!

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:55 a.m. CST


    by messi

    Ever heard of acting? You don't have to be a certain age to play a certain age.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by messi

    Daredevil made a shitload of money.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by messi

    Why don't you read Whedon's Astonishing. Cyclops is a brilliant character.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Worst thing about this movie = No Japan/Samurai

    by messi

    Which is shit because that if you are doing an Origin movie on Wolverine and you throw away the aspect that made him the hero he is, then you're a fucking idiot. The whole point of Wolverine is that not only is he a badass but he's a failed Samurai but still noble.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by messi

    Maybe you should read some Deadpool before talking shit.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 1 a.m. CST

    Well, I liked the actor playing Cyclops

    by skywalkerfamily

    He was great in Superman Returns, but he was kinda wasted in X Men. He was good in X 2, however.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    You don't like my Deapoll Callahan ?

    by stamper

    I'm going to put you on my list too !

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Van Wilder was awesome

    by messi

    I thought it was going to be shit but was surprised it was hilarious.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Kid Idioteque

    by messi

    Your life is meaningless to me

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by messi

    God why do people think anyone would make an x-men movie without Wolverine. You can make a perfectly good X-men movie that adheres heavily to the comics with Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Iceman and Wolverine.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Cyclops in Astonishing X-men with Gun = Awesome

    by messi

    That was one of the most badass things i've seen in comics this decade. Sodam Yat becoming Ion the Ultimate Green Lantern takes the cake though(that isn't from Ennis' Punisher).

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST


    by messi

    Most people haven't heard of anything from many movies. Think about what you're saying. not every movie is based on something.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Taylor Kitsch is GAMBIT.

    by HueyFreeman

    Yep, Gambit's finally making an appearance in an X-Men movie. Yet the hardcore fanboys (not including myself) will still find something to piss and moan about...

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST

    GAMBIT IS IN!!!!

    by Mike_D

    Check out the main article over at

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by messi

    I love Gambit but I don't want him foxified. Give X-men back to Marvel to make a proper franchise.

  • Are you sure this isn't X-Men 4 in disguise?

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST

    If Your were an installment would YOU want to follow X3?

    by DOGSOUP

    Eh, he looks like Gambit. Fuck yes though, pack this thing with more mutants than gerbils in Jesus de Sade's ass.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST

    any British/ European Tb'er out there:

    by Lost Jarv

    If you hate (as you should) AvP:R then this is important: <P>That useless fucking shitrag Empire has viciously slandered us. Some cunt called Chris Hewitt has written: <P>"Directors The Brothers Strause – Colin and Greg – apparently got the gig, their first, because they’re such huge Alien and Predator fanboys. AVP:R would indicate that they’re fanboys of the Ain't It Cool talkback variety, guileless goons crowbarring in lame references (the hero is called Dallas; someone actually says ‘Get to the chopper!’) while emphasising splatter and swearing over the suspenseful slow burn."For the full review go to but I'd rather you didn't give the cunts the hits.<P> If anyone remembers the recent AvP:R wars and the slaughtering we gave the foilage that turned out for it then please air your displeasure at the useless no-quality-control cockmonkeys via email. <P>In fact, fuck it, anybody who thinks this is wrong- do it, let them know. But be certain to check the AICN history of AvP:R from Mori's initial slaughter of the script to vern's review and our eventual savaging of the plant life. <P>Lying, dirty cocksuckers.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv

    by Spoiler_Man

    Stop spamming the TBs you tool. This TB is about the Wolverine movie. Now fuck off.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:09 a.m. CST

    get bent spoiler man

    by Lost Jarv

    I have stopped, <p>However, I do apologise for spamming the TB. I never normally do this.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Deadpool cameo

    by Mr Writer

    As a huge fan of Wolverine I'm obviously concerned the movie is done right and not everything I'm hearing is good. I love the casting of Liev Schrieber as Sabretooth and Danny Huston as Stryker, but I'm really worried they're trying to cram in too many cameos for spin-off/merchandising reasons. They may justify it as pleasing the hard-core fans, but I am a hard-core comic fan and I don't want to see characters who have nothing to do with Wolverine's origin. Deadpool was part of Weapon X so he fits to an extent, but Gambit? Where does Gambit fit in? And the Blob seems even sillier. Ryan Reynolds is perfect casting for Deadpool in my opinion and I say that as fan of the character. I loved the Joe Kelly run on Pool and would love to see him in his own movie. However I hope he's only in Wolverine very briefly as too many mutants will dilute the film. Yeah, we've had three Wolverine movies already to some extent, but the character was only done right in certain moments. The cage fight/scenes in Canada in X1 and the berserker rage at the mansion in X2. This movie is the chance to show why Wolverine is such an interesting character. I was disappointed that his training in Japan was not going to feature, but that could easily be saved for a sequel. The basic story of Wolverine being tricked into becoming Weapon X to get revenge against Sabretooth for killing Silverfox is a good one if done right. I just hope they don't ruin it by cramming in every mutant they didn't have time to use in the X-Men trilogy. I was also concerned about the idea of a flashback to Wolverine as a boy as the time period seemed all wrong. I don't know why they seem determined to make Wolverine much younger than he is in the comics. Do they think no one will accept he was born in the 1890s and his mutation causes him to age slowly? Surely this was established in X1? Gavin Hood seems like a good director though and Benioff can be a good writer (Troy was terrible tho) so hopefully they know what they're doing. I know a lot of people have wondered how Sabretooth didn't remember Wolverine in X1 and/or why he will look so different i.e Liev Schreiber not Tyler Mane. My idea? Have Wolverine pop his claws in Creed's brain at the end of the movie seemingly killing him then include an epilogue where he is found by Stryker who says he will live but his memory will be irreparably damaged and that he will experiment on him to make him even more savage etc. Problem solved and a good ending to boot. I'd love to see Wolverine pop his third claw into Sabretooth on the big screen. Anyway, as this rant draws to a close my final thoughts are this: Wolverine could be a fantastic movie if done right, but I am a bit worried. Hopefully they will pull it off.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST

    gambit cameo as well according to empire

    by lex romero <br> <br> Taylor Kitsch in the role.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:32 a.m. CST


    by oafius

    im so bloody happy about this, hes my all time favourite character. doing a cameo is a perfect spring board for his own film. reynolds is perfect, in his own words, 'its the reason why i came out of my mothers womb' to play deadpool. my bro suggested this one and i think its spot on, leland orser for weasel! ah man this is so ace, though if they screw him up, i will find them. keep the mask, the suit doesnt need to be spandex, can be a bit more military. keep the scars. keep the wit. keep the crazy. keep the non stop talking! and some mention of bea arthur is mandatory. im excited, but also worried. however i have faith that ryan reynolds wouldn't do it if they messed him about, the guy loves the 'pool, and wouldn't let him be sodomised ratner-style.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST

    They DID confirm his aging in X1

    by DOGSOUP

    "For all we know he could be as old as you, Professor."

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    I like it....

    by just pillow talk

    As long as they make Wolvie a bad ass muthafucker, it's all good.<p>Can I have a main order of rage with a side order of bizerk?

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Did I miss the proposed release date for this thing?

    by CreasyBear

    Next summer, I'm guessing.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Phh to that.

    by critch

    Is that why X3 ended up having more people seeing it and making a ton more money? This franchise is very strong. We're gonna see one of these origins movies every year I think, not to mention them popping up in other movies if the Nick Fury example proves popular. Gambit is in this, I won't have that taken away from me.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Deadpool, woo-hoo!

    by DuncanDisorderly

    All I can say is: " Chimichanga! "...

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:09 a.m. CST


    by oafius

    YES HE CAN!!!! ratner killed the franchise, although some of it should accredited to Singer for jumping ship. Gavin Hood is a solid director, i believe he can bring something new to the table. I am a bit concerned with the number of cameos, but as long as the Merc with a Mouth gets his lions share of the screen time compared to the other cameos, no complaints here!

  • Uh, the talkbacks are widely known to be the dregs of the net, hating everything that is popular, irrational in that hate. A community below even gamefaqs and Myspace comment standards. The only internet community so horrible to the topic they claim to love that they made a MOVIE about it. That quote is dead on. Except I'm sure it was meant as homage rather than just shoehorning it in.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Yes, we are the dregs in many ways. It's what makes AICN talkback as glorious as it is stupid and hideous. <p> However. <p> To accuse us and our mentality of being the progenitors of movies like AvP:R is an insult we do not deserve in any way. By all means call us what we are, but apart from plants and the odd mentally deficient toadstool, we all came down VERY hard on AvP:R.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Great Casting

    by RobFromBackEast

    Reynolds is an excellent actor, and will be A-list this time next year. Fuck you all very much.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Can we get Winter Soldier in this also?

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    I am just saying...If we are aiming, we might as well aim for the top.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Is Ben Verine gonna make a cameo also

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Good times I tell ya!

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Is Ben Verine gonna make a cameo also?

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Good times I tell ya!

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by Mr Gorilla

    I'll never forgive SINGER for pulling out of X3. Even though I know Fox ere being assholes. SINGER had a chance to put together a really wonderful trilogy. X1 was OK, X2 was a massive leap forward, one of the best blockbusters of recent years. But it is destined to be forgotten, because X3 is so lackluster, it pulls the entire trilogy down.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Singer Cocked Up Superman though....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    I'm just saying.... It isn't that he went on to create a super movie there...

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Dead Pool - wasn't that the movie with Nicole Kidman and the boa

    by rock-me Amodeo

    Was Dead Pool what they called that guy? Sure, he's famous!

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    boat that was stuck? - okay, NOW my subject is complete

    by rock-me Amodeo

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Wait, Dead Pool! Dirty Harry returns!

    by rock-me Amodeo

    Okay, NOW I know what you're talking about! Yeah!

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Actually...Arad was looking at Reynold being Deadpool...

    by rock-me Amodeo

    ...back in 2004, after Blade III was shot. <br><br>

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Hey Why Not

    by Hispanic at the Disco

    I hope this is all kinds of awesomeness that was X2. Ryan Reynolds wasn't all that bad in Blade: Trinty. He was half way decent. Maybe he'll get in even better shape and sport those Jesus Abs! How the hell are they gonna od the blob? A la fat suit?

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by Lost Jarv

    yes, we are despicable foul mouthed negative scum. <P>But from the moment that the AvP:R script was leaked (and if they claim it isn't the final version they are, well, lying) it received a non-stop torrent of abuse here. <P>Evil bastards we may be, but none of us advocated the AvP abortion,

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Deadpool is the greatest character Marvel has

    by lonecow

    This is great news. I really hope he gets his own movie. Also, Deadpool has direct ties to Weapon X. Plus he was a villain for a long time. I'm sure he will be one of Wolvie's major adversaries in this film. Just hope they do him right and don't kill him at the end. Deadpool is like Spider-Man except instead of making fun of his foe while fighting them, he's making fun of them while killing them. That is what makes him awesome.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    long time coming.

    by oafius

    yeah reynolds and deadpool have been linked for ages now. goyer was attached at one point, and i think him and RR must have talked about on Blade Trinity because the dialogue Hannibal King had definitely reminded me of deadpool. i know avi arad's son is a deadpool fanatic, he even submitted a script at one point. but i think back then new line or lionsgate (i think) had the rights, so it was going to be difficult as Fox had the rights to Weapon X. i just hope his cameo is meaty enough to get non -fans interested.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by 69DUDE

    Will this be on HD-DVD? No. Nothing will. WAH-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST


    by Axl Z

    Strange that he'll be playing two Marvel chracters, then again Wesley himself wants to do Black Panther. Halle Berry was a bit different as she'd done DC & Marvel, besides her Catwoman was so shite I don't think anyone noticed!

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Just get Niles Crane to play him.

    by skywalkerfamily

    He looks just like Kelsey.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    dark horizons had a picture of bana as

    by emeraldboy

    the hulk. yesterday.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    Everyone who wrks for the site has turned into a whore. And Harry is the biggest while Merrick is the second lamest (Harry holds that title too).

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Messi...Green Lantern Corps?

    by Brians Life

    THAT is the best thing to happen in comics in 2008? I bailed on GL Corps after 2 issues and I'm a HUGE Kyle Rayner fan (poor bastard). Did it pick up again? I have no interest in this BLACKEST NIGHT thing coming up...seems like yet ANOTHER super hero zombie concept. <br><br>Just my opinion, but 2006 and 2007 belonged to DC...but Marvel (who have SUCKED for years and still do for the most part) I think will own 2008. Secret Invasion has me more enticed than Final's a thought. Will we ever just have comics again? Not these perpetual run ups to major cross over events...just comics.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Oafius...Hannibal King...

    by Brians Life

    Thank GOD some one else thought that. I had no idea he was even then being considered for Deadpool cuz when I saw Blade 3 I was thinking "He might make a kick ass Deadpool." Mainly cuz the dialogue seemed right out of Cable & Deadpool.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I don't mean to be an ass, but

    by Dashing Roger

    this movie is going to be so lame. How many more spandex cameos are there going to be? The more characters they shove into this one, the less time for any kind of meaningful development. You'll have 10-15 collective minutes of Deadpool trying desperately to be funny with likely sub-par dialogue. Ryan Reynolds is a gifted comedic actor, but I'm not sure even he could pull this off. <p> Way to shit all over what could have been a blossoming franchise, Marvel. The first movie shouldn't completely, just kind of suck. Save the extreme suckage for the third one. Like you did with Spiderman.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    ender smites foes

    by oafius

    Exhibit A Danica Talos: Okay King, where is this tracking node of yours? Hannibal King: It's in my left ass cheek. [Danica slaps King in the face] Hannibal King: Fine. It's in my right ass cheek. [Danica slaps King in the face again] Hannibal King: Okay, I'm - okay, seriously now. It's in the meat of my butt, just below the Hello Kitty tattoo. [Danica kicks King in the groin] Hannibal King: Seriously, just pull down my tighty-whities and see for yourself. Exhibit B Jarko Grimwood: [grabs Hannibal by the throat] Spit it out, you fucking fruitcake! Hannibal King: All right, fuck! I'll tell you about the weapon! [Jarko releases him] Hannibal King: It's a new flavor-crystal formula. Twice the chocolaty goodness, half the calories. Plus it helps prevent tooth decay. There, I said it. Seriously dude, read deadpool. thats vintage wade wilson right there. and if your saying that we side with rob fucking liefeld's interpration of deadpools voice, then your the 'fucking idiot' (your words man). deadpool may well have been created by him but he became the character we know him as now under other writers if you ask me. ryan reynolds is perfect, i've never thought there has been anyone even remotely suitable, it just makes sense.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    RyanPool better make some fucked up 4th wall comment...

    by TallBoy66

    on how he's played Hannibal King as well in the Marvel movies. It would be a very Deadpool-ish move and work with Reynolds as well. Though I doubt Fox will go THAT metatexual, even though it is totally in-character for Deadpool (one of the few Marvel characters that knows he's a comic book character ala Purple Man and Rick Jones for one issue of Captain Marvel.)

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Fuck. Why not Captain America and Bucky

    by messi

    Imagine Wolverine in World War 2 with Janusz Kaminski photography hanging around and then theres Cap and Bucky. The contrast would be sweet. A fan can dream no?

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I fucking love Dead Pool

    by Series7

    I got a bunch of his spin off comics that never seem to last more then a couple of issues before getting scraped. I think I have one where he fights Gambit? Time to dig through the collection. I actually bought this crazy crappy big Marvel Toy a couple years back because it was Dead Pool. I don't think it was an official toy, but Deadpool toys are not that easy to come by. I think Reynolds if a good choice. Can't wait to see how this happens. Would like to see Juggernaut, and would like Vinnie Jones to continue playing it.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    It was going to be me but negotiations stalled.

    by thebearovingian

    I demanded the Rat as director! And one thousand brown peanut M&Ms in a brandy glass everyday...and Asian hookers every night...and quite a few other things. Simple demands really.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 5:50 a.m. CST

    All your Deadpool are belong to us.

    by GrandMuffTarkin


  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Political Casting

    by TheBloop

    Howard Dean as Banshee (the sonic scream!), Mitt Romey as Mr. Sinister (looks the part), Hillary as Stacey X (soo hot), John Edwards as Medusa (the living hair), John McCain as the Red Skull

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Will.I.Am to play John Wraith

    by loafroaster

    Unfortunately, I ain't kidding -

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST

    officially announced

    by oafius

    all the castings, Deadpool, John Wraith, Gambit etc have been officially confirmed on whats a little retarded on their part is that they've posted images from the comic books of what the characters look like, and for john wraith they've put an image of what he looks like Ultimate X-Men. which is a completely different character to the one from the normal universe. In the regular x-men universe he's a black guy, member of team-x with wolverine, and a teleporter, which judging by the casting i assume thats what they're going with. But in the ultimate universe hes a white human mutant hating colonel who works for the weapon x branch of shield, and was responsible keeping logan in check. i must admit i didn't know this myself until a few days ago, but you'd think would know their own shit!?

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    all that aside!

    by oafius

    fucking deadpool!!!!!!!!!! yessssssssss! please get it right!!!

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Deadpool is CANADIAN

    by timtaylor

    Who better to play him than another Canadian? But he's kinda pretty, Deadpool is definitely not.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    dominic monaghan is beak, aka blackwing

    by dr.bulber

    theres a story in there somewhere.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST

    deadpool may not be an oil painting

    by oafius

    but if you look at what wade wilson looks like in the flashbacks in the Circle Chase, its not to far off mr reynolds, maybe just a bigger frame. but still similar enough as is. which means they could use reynolds for the flashbacks when they make the deadpool spin off (they will make one....they will make one....)

  • Feb. 23, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Big Deadpool Fan

    by bottombrick

    my favorite Marvel character and the best since the silver age - but will be almost impossible for them not to fuck up. he can be gay and slapstick like this reynolds character can bring to the table, but I doubt they have the balls to make him an actual killer and sick in the head. it'd be great having a protaganist who gets decapitated/loses limbs/ gets holes blasted through his chest though.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Best Deadpool line ever: Weapon X fires his detachable hand at him and it starts grabbing his throat trying to choke him..he says 'OH, GROSS!' Pretty good stuff.

  • July 6, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Few things

    by DP812

    First off, this is most-likely a cameo, not a major role. Much like Fury's appearance in Iron Man or Stark in Incredible Hulk. Second, "no one knows who Deadpool is so no one will watch a Deadpool movie" is ridiculous logic. Blade was an obscure character even among comic fans and his film is what kick-started the comic movie trend. Daredevil and Elektra didn't bomb because no one knew who they were -- they bombed because they were bad movies, period. How many movies come out every single year that are based on something no one's ever heard of? Do all these movies fail? John and Jane Q. Public won't care if Deadpool is an obscure comic character. What they'll see is a dark action comedy which breaks the fourth wall and features Ryan Reynolds as a sarcastic mercenary. That's the hook right there.

  • Aug. 22, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    The upcoming Deadpool comic coming out in two weeks is picking up steam among those of us who still visit the comic book store. He is becoming very popular. I would kill you in your face if we could get a Deadpool movie.

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