MARVEL: Weekly Watcher: Deadpool, HALO Uprising…

From MARVEL:

Alexa Mendez wraps up this short week with big Marvel news including the Top 70 Covers of all time, a preview of DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #1, new HALO UPRISING site, Marvel/SNL crossovers and much more!

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June 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Ryan Reynolds Talks Deadpool and Wade Wilson

Ryan talking about Deadpool before the decision was made to film a stand alone for Wade/Deadpool/Ryan..If Ryan has his way as he describes what he would ideally do, it will kick axx…Vodpod videos no longer available.

Deadpool co-creator Rob Leffield spoke to MTV’s Splash about the way Deadpool was handled in X-Men Origins: Wolverine:

Rob Liefeld has been around the comic book industry long enough to see some of its most famous characters created on paper and re-created on film. This year, one of his own made its big-screen debut when Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” (And Liefeld’s original team series “Youngbloodmight not be far behind in making its debut, too.) MTV News chatted up the Image Comics co-founder to get his reaction to Deadpool’s first appearance on the big screen, and to find out what he hopes gets left behind when the character moves on to his own solo film.

“I have a scale, with worst possible interpretation of a character being Halle Berry as Catwoman, to best possible interpretation of a character being Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Ron Perlman as Hellboy, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, or Christian Bale as Batman,” Liefeld told MTV News. “I would put Deadpool, in this inception, much closer to the side where they got it right.”

Liefeld praised the movie’s version of Deadpool as being true to his initial vision for the wisecracking mercenary — and explained why the character audiences saw at the end of the film isn’t actually that far off. “When I created Deadpool, the entire backstory that was pitched was that he was the junk left over from a bad Weapon X experiment,” Liefeld explained. “When I look at the film, there’s no reason he can’t go and become that guy I created.”

However, that’s not to say that director Gavin Hood and the film’s writers got off without any criticism from Liefeld. “Look, katanas coming out of the hand? Not a fan. But you get over it,” he admitted. “Do I believe Deadpool will be shooting optic blasts out of his eyes down the road? No, I don’t believe he will.

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Blast’s Kellen Rice has the pros and cons of  the up and coming Deadpool flick:

About as soon as the opening weekend box office returns from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” were announced, Fox swallowed the blue pill and greenlit “X-Men Origins: Deadpool,” a “Wolverine” sequel and a third, unnamed project. Deadpool, a fan-favorite character played by Ryan Reynolds in “Wolverine,” is a (crazy) mercenary who peppers his stories with wisecracks and quips. He has a healing factor that supersedes even Wolverine’s and is one of the most formidable fighters in the X-Men universe.

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May 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine will premiere in Tempe, AZ…

Update; Spoke to the folks at CineCapri in Tempe. The peeps who make it into the auditorium for the announcement at noon enter a drawing to win passes to the premiere…get down there X Fans…

woohoo!! we won!!

The April 27 premiere is expected to include appearances by film stars Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Liev Schreiber in a red-carpet, Hollywood-style party at the theater complex at Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive in Tempe.

The theater won the premier through a contest on YouTube pitting nearly 3,000 cities against each other. Tempe climbed into the top 10 after Harkins Theatres across the Phoenix area began promoting the contest. Over the course of last week, Tempe climbed to third nationally before taking the lead on Thursday and holding the top spot through the end of voting on Friday night.

“We’re ecstatic,” said Dan Harkins, owner and CEO of the theater chain in a statement. “I want to thank each and every person who took the time to vote and coordinated voting efforts. I’m always happy to have such incredible support from the community, but this is really something special.”

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SciFiWire:

Tempe, Ariz., won the contest to host the world premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine next Monday night, narrowly defeating Davis, Calif., 20th Century Fox announced on Monday.

The announcement caps two weeks of voting during which entrants launched campaigns for their hometowns. The list had been narrowed to 10 cities before Tempe prevailed…

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AZRepublic:

Harkins Cine Capri at >Marketplace will host the world premiere of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” by virtue of winning an online contest held by Twentieth Century Fox. Star Hugh Jackman is scheduled to attend the gala, which is set for Monday, April 27.

“These fans have driven the success of the”X-Men”franchise over the years, and (the contest) has been a chance to say, ‘This is for you,’ ” Jackman, who stars as the title character in the prequel, told Today.
“People were so excited to get involved, and it was just amazing,” Jackman said. “I do love meeting the fans, particularly with these movies. I know how passionate they are, and I love to share it with them.”

You may or may not be able to get tix by being one of the first 100 peeps to show today at Tempe Marketplace for the announcement. The email was recalled sorta but the announcement we won is official sorta…

CONGRATULATIONS, Tempe! You will be the first to Witness the Origin on Monday, April 27th when Hugh Jackman and the rest of the cast from X-Men Origins: Wolverine brings the WORLD PREMIERE to Tempe. JOIN us for a special event and announcement from Hugh Jackman today at 12PM at the Harkins Theater at Tempe Marketplace. The first 100 fans to arrive will receive tickets to the WORLD PREMIERE the following week!

April 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi. 3 comments.

Film: X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailer

WooHoo!! May 1st!!!! Gambit!!!! AWESOME!!!!

Meanwhile, along with the super-sweet new promo image, AICN also received an e-mail from “Wolverine” star Jackman, stating, “I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes.”

“Please rest assured that ‘Wolverine’ will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations,” continued Jackman. “I am stoked by the positive response to the teaser, which clearly reflects the tone and scope of the film. If you like that, we’ve got much more in store!”

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Official Film Website: X-MenOrigins.com

Property of  Marvel Comics

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February 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. Comments off.

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