After 20th Century Fox held the initial press screenings for James Mangold’s Logan around the middle of February, it wasn’t long before one Twitter user was quick to reveal that the studio had mysteriously added an additional three minutes to the film’s original runtime. While many began to speculate about the possibility of a post-credits scene which is common for Marvel comic book movie fare, Mangold immediately shut those rumors down leaving each and every one of us clueless as to what could’ve been added to the latest chapter in the Wolverine saga. Well, now we know.
Earlier today, Ryan Reynolds’ official YouTube channel posted a video titled No Good Deed which serves as a bit of a teaser for Deadpool 2 which is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2018. As confirmed by screenwriter Rhett Reese, none of the footage which appears in the short is from the actual movie, as it hasn’t even entered principal photography yet. However, it certainly showcases what kind of shenanigans we can expect from our favorite anti-hero’s next adventure.
In the clip, Wade Wilson can be seen walking down a street with a cheesy 80s love tune blaring through his headphones as he encounters a poor unsuspecting old man being mugged by a thug packing a little bit of heat. “Somebody save me! Is there anybody in this world who can help me, for God’s sake,” the old man screams while Wilson is changing into his Deadpool attire in a phone booth, which has “Nathan Summers, cumming soon” scrawled onto the side of it. Perhaps this is pointing to the possibility of a casting announcement being revealed soon? We can’t say for sure.
By the time Deadpool has finished changing into his signature red spandex and telling Stan Lee to “zip it,” after the comic book writer complimented his suit, the old man who was being mugged had met his unfortunate fate, leaving Deadpool to ponder about “why the f*ck there’s a phone booth on a street corner” and having an entire cup of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia to himself.
You can check out the Deadpool 2 teaser for yourself above.
Matt Damon is reteaming with his ‘Ford v Ferrari’ director James Mangold for ‘The Force’
Nearly 14 years after starring in Martin Scorsese‘s brilliant Infernal Affairs remake The Departed, Matt Damon is set to head back into crooked cop movie territory with his Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold.
According to Deadline, Damon is attached to play the lead role of Denny Malone in Mangold’s adaptation of Don Winslow’s 2017 best-selling novel The Force, which is a pretty damn good read if you haven’t gotten around to it yet.
In the book, Malone — a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant — is the dirtiest of dirty cops, having stolen millions of dollars worth of cash and narcotics in the wake of one of the biggest heroin busts in the history of New York City.
Little does Malone know, though, that the feds are hot on his tail “and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the job, his family and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all,” as the book’s official synopsis puts it.
David Mamet wrote and turned in the first draft of the script for The Force in 2017, but Mangold is currently in the middle of a rewrite with his Logan collaborator Scott Frank, so I suppose we’ll see how that turns out.
Production begins on Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett
Production is officially underway on Guillermo del Toro’s star-studded new project Nightmare Alley, which features one hell of an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett in the leading roles.
An adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s novel of the same name, Nightmare Alley follows Stanton “Stan” Carlisle (Cooper), a young and ambitious con man who teams up with a female psychiatrist (Blanchett) for a mentalist act, only to realize that she’s even more corrupt than he is.
Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, David Strathairn, Jim Beaver, and Mark Povinelli round out the film’s cast, with del Toro alumni such as Ron Perlman and Richard Jenkins also said to be in talks to join.
Leonardo DiCaprio was initially supposed to play Cooper’s role but was forced to bow out earlier this year as production on Nightmare Alley would’ve conflicted with that of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars DiCaprio alongside Robert De Niro and is expected to begin shooting in the spring.
No word yet on when Searchlight Pictures plans on releasing Nightmare Alley, but stay tuned for more info on that.
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Phoenix: Warner Bros. invites you to an advance screening of Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’
Warner Bros. will release Birds of Prey on February 7 and it’s giving Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix a chance to attend an advance screening of the film before it officially opens in theaters.
Our readers in Phoenix can click on this link right now to enter to free passes — good for you and one guest — to attend an advance screening of Birds of Prey happening at Harkins Arizona Mills IMAX on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Winners for this contest will be selected and notified on Monday, February 3 via email. Good luck! Below is the official trailer for Birds of Prey as well as some additional details about the film.
Directed by: Cathy Yan
Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, and Ewan McGregor
Opens: Friday, February 7
Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material
Synopsis: Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.