Disney was all set to sail the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise to a new horizon without the pricey Johnny Depp in tow. They first brought inDeadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen a brand new script that would have rebooted the series.
Disney’s live-action production president Sean Bailey described the script as a “kick in the pants.” But now it looks like the film isn’t happening at all as Reese and Wernick are off of the project. More on the report below.
In May of last year Zombieland and Deadpool writer Paul Wernick said that he hoped that the long-awaited sequel Zombieland 2 would finally be released in 2019, the 10th anniversary of the original movie’s release. The sequel was then confirmed, with original stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin all returning. Joining them is the previously cast Zoey Deutch and Avan Jogia, and now Rosario Dawson, who signed on this week.
Now the first poster for the sequel has been released…sort of. Instead of simply releasing a poster, the movie did the popular 10 Year Challenge you’ve seen everyone on the ‘net doing lately. The four main stars re-created a poster for the original, 10 years later. The poster also confirms that the sequel’s title will be Zombieland: Double Tap. You can check it out below.
The Pirates of the Caribbean films have gradually dropped in quality with each new installment. But it really wouldn’t have its large following without the stumbling rum thirsty pirate Jack Sparrow. Played by Johnny Depp, the character has been the face of the franchise since the very beginning. However, Disney is looking to reboot the franchise, but without its franchise captain at the helm.
This could be disappointing to some, but the decision will help Disney save a significant amount of money. Casting Depp in these films require the studio to go deep into their pockets. More on the report, 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.
Remember that PG-13Deadpool 2 that was officially announced when 20th Century Fox did some major schedule shifting? Well, it looks like it won’t be called Deadpool 2; instead, it will be going by a new title: Once Upon A Deadpool. More on the report, below.