The actor came close to playing Gambit in Brett Ratner’s 2006 film, but then the character was written out of the script.
Director Gavin Hood says X-Men Origins: Wolverine suffered from last-minute rewrites, some of which came in the day before filming.
Ryan Reynolds says the script for the long-awaited Deadpool movie remains in development, but “it’s so, so far into the R-rated zone” that it poses a big risk for Fox.
Star Hugh Jackman confirms that director James Mangold’s The Wolverine won’t have any connections to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, saying, “I think in many ways it will feel like a completely different X-Men film.”
Sources say that filming on the X-Men Origins: Wolverine spinoff Deadpool might start filming this year, and that Ryan Reynolds is still attached to star.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner assures fans that the Wade Wilson they see in the long-gestating Deadpool will bear little resemblance to the one from X-Men Origins: Wolverine — other than they’re both played by Ryan Reynolds. She also reveals plans for X-Men 4 … and X5.
David Slade and Robert Schwentke may have some competition in Fox’s search for a Wolverine 2 director. Hugh Jackman and Darren Aronofsky worked together previously on the director’s film-turned-graphic novel The Fountain, and Jackman is reportedly open to the idea of a reunion.
Vulture reports that 20th Century Fox has narrowed the list of candidates to direct the sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine to just two names. However, David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) is considered a shoo-in to helm the film, which stars Hugh Jackman.