I’m a sucker for a good historical novel. Done right, it can drop you into a time period, introduce you to characters you see as dear friends or bitter enemies, and immerse you into historical events in a deeply meaningful way. The graphic novel Sons of Chaos by writer Chris Jaymes (Party of Five, Chicago Hope, Lost) illuminates the harrowing 19th-century events of the Greek War of Independence through the lens of tragic underdog Marcos Botsaris. Game of Thrones meets 300 in this bleak-yet-epic saga portraying the costs of brutal and anything-but-fair conflict with impressively natural pacing. Massive, lustrous pages serve as a backdrop to the grandiose, fantastical, and occasionally wincingly violent artwork illustrated by Ale Aragon (28 Days Later, Deadpool).
Since Joker arrived in theaters at the beginning of this month, it’s been on quite a tear at the box office. This past weekend the movie passed $800 million worldwide, and topped both Deadpool and Deadpool 2 as the new highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time in the process.
As has become customary when a movie beats another movie’s record at the box office, congratulations were in order. And with Ryan Reynolds being the star of the Deadpool franchise, you knew it was going to be a good one. Reynolds sent out a tweet offering congratulations, and did so in a completely fitting way for the new R-rated champ. You can see what he shared below.
Last year, the Department of Justice approved The Walt Disney Company’s $71 billion offer to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets, including television and film properties. The news was a cause for celebration for Marvel fans as the move meant that X-Men and Fantastic Four characters would finally be able to play in the Marvel Studios sandbox.
However, this also meant that the current X-Men franchise, including its many spinoffs like Deadpool and the yet-to-be-released The New Mutants, was in serious jeopardy of no longer continuing or being rebooted. Deadpool, a raunchy superhero with a debaucherous behavior, doesn’t quite fit into what Disney has done with the MCU and the family friendly films they release.
Long-time X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner spoke about passing the franchise to their new owners, Disney. She also addressed its future, as well as the future of Deadpool and when The New Mutants will be released. More on the report below.
A PG-13 Deadpool may sound like the Merc with a Mouth is selling out, but as Ryan Reynolds has said, Once Upon A Deadpool is all for a good cause. And yet, some may not believe it. Namely Fred Savage, who appears in the film strapped to a bed against his will by Deadpool.
So since they have a lot of time to kill, Savage wants to get to the truth about why Deadpool is doing this and why he chose to have a Princess Bride theme to tell a revised version of Deadpool 2, which was released earlier this year. Check out the video, dubbed “Savage Questions,” below.
A PG-13 Deadpool 2 may sound like a quick cash grab, but star Ryan Reynolds assures that it’s being made for very good reasons. And after all of the hype building up to its release, we now have our first look at Once Upon A Deadpool, starring Reynolds reading to a much older Fred Savage who is reprising his character from The Princess Bride. What happens next will have Deadpool question if his movies are truly Marvel movies. Check out the trailer here below.