Rob Liefeld, the creator of the Deadpool character of Marvel comics was twitter-happy last night, updating fans about some news regarding the upcoming Fox Studios film, X-Men Origins: Deadpool.
He started by mentioning that he’s on his way to a big meeting about the Deadpool movie and then his following four tweets got interesting, making some needed confirmations and suggesting some cool stuff we may see down the road.
Here are Liefeld’s Tweets about the meeting and what was said in them:
“Great Deadpool movie meeting! Lauren Schuler Donner and her team are headed in the right direction!”
“Deadpool movie checklist- DP in costume-check! Breaking 4th wall-check! Loads of killing-double check!”
“Deadpool movie- YES! Ryan Reynolds is on board!!!”
“Also excited to discuss possibilities of Cable in future X-films!!!”
We spoke about Lauren Schuler Donner the day before yesterday in regards to a possible X-Men 4 and New Mutants movies. She’s making a name for herself as “The X-producer”, having produced all of the X-Men movies thus far and seemingly all of the ones in development for the future.
As for the aspects of the film confirmed: Deadpool Costume from the comics and Breaking the fourth wall – we heard Reynolds confirm these before, himself, but it’s great to know that it’s official from the exec meetings.
With the Green Lantern casting which could bring Reynolds into several film projects for WB and DC Entertainment, there was concern over how that would affect the Deadpool solo flick for the Canadian star, but Liefeld was also able to confirm that he’s fully onboard to bring fans what they desire from the popular character.
So far, all of these things we more or less heard before, but act as confirmations. The interesting part here for me is that they’re also discussing Cable in future X-movies. This is something Reynolds mentioned he’d like to see in a Deadpool movie and something I’ve been mentioning quite a bit as a tie-in possibility for many of the X-movies in development. How about a Cable & Deadpool movie?
Prior to news of a possible X-Men 4 and New Mutants flick, the Deadpool spinoff was arguably the project most looked forward to by fans. I’m sure this news will get them excited as it does for me.
I don’t know if Reynolds was in attendance for the meeting, but it sounds so far that everything he’s hoped for about the project is coming to fruition and the film could follow the Deadpool comics closely as Ryan suggested and wished for publicly ever since being involved with X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Are you excited about this news? How about the possibility of Cable being introduced in the X-Men film franchise?
I believe Cable can be used as a link in all of the future X-Movies. He could be related to a storyline involving Mr. Sinister as the villain in X-Men 4. He could be related to the younger Cyclops to be featured in X-Men: First Class and he can have a big role in The New Mutants.
Introducing time travel and the related X-characters (including Bishop) allows for infinite possibilities and if they choose the right actor, they can have him be a part of the Deadpool film (or its sequel?) as well.
What are your ideas for the future X-movies?
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