Wednesday, May 06, 2009

More Mutants

Did you see Wolverine over the weekend? It did well in the box office. Well enough, in fact, that 20th Century Fox is confirming not only a second Wolverine flick, but a Deadpool spinoff as well.

According to Yahoo! Movies: "Following the monster weekend for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and a day after announcing that a Hugh Jackman-powered sequel is in the works, 20th Century Fox has confirmed to E! News that Jackman's costar Ryan Reynolds will be given his own spinoff and potential franchise-launcher as the Marvel Comics antihero Deadpool."

I thought the Wolverine movie was OK, not the worst film Marvel has put out, but not the best. Better than Spider-Man 3 but only slightly, nowhere near as good as Iron Man. To be honest I thought the evolution of Wade into Deadpool was one of the weaker points in the film. I won't get into a lot of details so that anyone who is reading this but hasn't seen the film won't have it ruined. I just thought that there was a story to tell and it wasn't told - it just happened without any explanation. But Deadpool does have mass appeal right now as a character, so I can see Marvel jumping on the opportunity to ride the money train. Sorry Gambit fans - no news yet on a film for the card carying mutant from the bayou.

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