Wednesday, May 06, 2009
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.