Ryan Reynolds is talking about the Deadpool Christmas-themed movie he had in mind that was ultimately scrapped after the Disney and Fox merger. “I would love to see a song and dance number in a Deadpool movie. Four years ago [Deadpool co-writers] Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and I wrote a Christmas movie starring Deadpool. But it got lost in the shuffle of Disney acquiring Fox and it never got made,” Reynolds told Big Issue . “Maybe one day we’ll get to make that movie. It’s not a musical, but it’s a full Deadpool Christmas movie. So one day.” Reynolds has starred in two Deadpool movies, one in 2016 and the sequel in 2018. A third installment of the film franchise is being worked on right now with Hugh Jackman joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe reprising his role as Wolverine from X-Men . Reynolds revealed that he had been courting Jackman to make an appearance in Deadpool “for six straight years.” “It was ultimately Hugh that said, ‘I think I am … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds Talks ‘Deadpool’ Christmas Movie That Was “Lost In The Shuffle” Amid Disney-Fox Merger
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Even though we were right in the heart of Beverly Hills for last night’s American Cinematheque Awards tribute to Ryan Reynolds , you would be forgiven if you thought somehow you had been transported from the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom to Canada. Judging from these proceedings, Reynolds just may be the hottest import ever to come across the border. Numerous presenters and participants, notably Reynolds’ very pregnant wife Blake Lively (they have three daughters with another child on the way) made mention of the fact that the star of Deadpool, Free Guy, and other hits has never ventured far from where he really considers “home” and that is his native Canada, and she added he is the first Canadian recipient of the award in its 36 years of existence. I can’t remember the last time I sat at a Hollywood tribute like this one and felt compelled to stand and sing the entire Canadian National Anthem (they could have put the lyrics on the screen for us non-Canadians in … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds, Jason Blum And Blumhouse Honored At 36th American Cinematheque Awards
With his latest film The Son , filmmaker Florian Zeller looked to open “a conversation” surrounding issues of mental health that he feels there’s too often “shame, guilt and ignorance around.” Another key component of the storytelling — here, as in Zeller’s recent Oscar winner The Father — is parenthood, and the difficulty of experiencing a sense of “powerlessness” in this arena. The second film in a trilogy based on Zeller’s plays, The Son tells the story of Peter (Hugh Jackman), whose busy life with new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby) and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate ( Laura Dern ) turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas (Zen McGrath). RELATED: The Contenders Film: Los Angeles – Deadline’s Full Coverage When Dern first read Zeller’s script, she was quickly compelled, particularly given the fact that she, too, is a parent. “This [was] writing that exposes humanity in a way we rarely receive. As an actor it was such an incredible … [Read more...] about ‘The Son’ Director Florian Zeller & Star Laura Dern Aim To Open “A Conversation” On Mental Health With Parenting Drama – Contenders L.A.
Deadline is offering up a record number of titles in the lineup for Contenders Film: Los Angeles, which kicks off this morning live and in-person at the DGA Theater on Sunset Boulevard. The casts and creators from 29 films hailing from 14 studios and streamers will take the stage today to discuss their buzzy awards-season projects in front of a crowd of key Academy and guild voters, as the film kudos season zooms into the fast lane. Click here to sign up for and watch the livestream. If you can’t attend today’s event, you can follow along via livestream, on Deadline.com, and on our social channels using the hashtag #DeadlineContenders. As for the day, Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Chastain, Guillermo del Toro and Janelle Monáe are just a small handful of the artists that’ll have visited the Contenders stage before we’ve even hit the lunch break. Once we’re all fed, Luca Guadagnino, Claire Foy, Jennifer Lawrence, Angela Bassett and Park Chan-wook will be … [Read more...] about Contenders Film: Los Angeles Kicks Off Today Live: 29 Awards-Season Movies From 14 Studios