With the current climate of Marvel Entertainment being so shaky, fans want to know what’s going on with their favorite comic based franchises. Two titles at the top of the Marvel list are Deadpool and the upcoming Wolverine sequel. Over at IGN they recently caught up with one of the producer’s on both films, Lauren Shuler Donner to find out their current status. What can we expect from the characters that we didn’t get in X-Men Origins: Wolverine?
Deadpool was the first order of business for Donner who says that the character will appear a lot different in his solo film than he did in Wolverine. “We’d kind of reboot it and make it the Deadpool that’s in the comics.” To that statement I say, Thank God! The bastardization of Deadpool in that movie was hard to watch. The biggest question on everyone’s mind has to do with star Ryan Reynolds. Now that he’s set to play the DC Comics hero (blasphemy!) Green Lantern, how will he balance the two?
When asked whether or not Reynolds would come back for the film once the script was ready she replied, “Yes, he would [return for it].”
As for Wolverine 2 and its Japanese storyline, she claims that it’s going to be a great script, and they’re “very excited about it.” The Usual Suspects scribe Christopher McQuarrie has been hired to pen the screenplay for the film, that will focus on the hero’s time overseas. According to Donner it was the storyline that was supposed to be used for the first film, but due to creative differences they ended up changing it to focus on his origin.
“They wanted to make sure that we weren’t just taking for granted that people saw the X-Men trilogy, we didn’t take for granted that people were coming into the movie and knew who Wolverine was. And they felt that they needed to lay that basement, that framework, by doing this movie.”
Either way, this time around, I won’t put all my eggs in one basket. Unless something miraculous happens with the story, I’ll wait for the movie to come out DVD. I’ve been burned too many times by the X-Men franchise.
What do you think about the latest Deadpool and Wolverine updates?