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Deadpool 2 Enlists Former Daredevil Showrunner to Help Finish Script Drew Goddard has stepped in to help Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Ryan Reynolds finish the script for Deadpool 2.

Deadpool 2 writers are also working on the Zombieland sequel Sure, DEADPOOL was a big hit and everyone is anxiously awaiting the upcoming sequel, but screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have another much anticipated sequel which they've been working on for quite some time: ZOMBIELAND 2. A sequel to the surprise zombie hit has been in the works pretty much since the first was released back in 2009 and, aside from a brief detour in which is was... Read More...

The Deadpool Twitter account has unveiled the final bonus feature specs for the film’s upcoming Blu-ray release, which includes deleted scenes and an optional audio commentary with director Tim Miller and Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld. Star Ryan Reynolds also headlines a commentary track with writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. So expect plenty of talking on this Blu-ray, which is fitting for Deadpool. In fact, it’s a little surprising Deadpool himself isn’t offering a yack track.

DEADPOOL Writers Downplay 'Real Heroes' Opening Credit But There's Actually Some Truth To It Speaking to Creative Screenwritng, Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick discussed those hilarious opening credits which listed the director as an "Overpaid Tool", the producers as 'Asshats' and the screenwriters as 'The Real Heroes'.  Reese and Wernick tried to downplay those credits, saying it was just a bit of fun.  "We came up with that actually.  We just figured that it was a fun nod to the heartache as we’ve had on this thing over the last six and a half years.

Deadpool ‘Superhero Landing’ Clip; Lots of Promotion Planned For Super Bowl After being stuck in development for many years, Deadpool is finally getting his own big screen superhero movie. Bringing back Ryan Reynolds from X-Men Origins: Wolverine as the Merc with a Mouth, Tim Miller directed the feature from a script by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Zombieland). Deadpool will follow Wade Wilson as he undergoes an experiment that grants him new abilities – and a new take on the usual superhero approach to crime-fighting. In keeping with the main character’s offbeat humor, the promotional lead up to the release of Deadpool has been less than normal.

Deadpool Images: The Merc With A Mouth’s Glorious Cinematic Return Tim Miller’s Deadpool film was stuck in development for many years until leaked test footage – released on the heels of Comic-Con International in San Diego in 2014 – garnered enough positive response that 20th Century Fox finally gave the superhero feature a green light. Shortly afterward, Ryan Reynold signed on to return as Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool for the film that had a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland).

Deadpool Images Hint at New Mutants Connection The upcoming Deadpool from director Tim Miller (as well as Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) will explore the origins of Wade Wilson aka The Merc With a Mouth – Ryan Reynolds (sort of) reprising his X-Men Origins: Wolverine role – in the context of 20th Century Fox’s established Marvel comic book movie universe.

Deadpool Writers Confirm Movie Will Break The Fourth Wall Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick tell Collider the film will indeed break the fourth wall. For years, the character has been addressing the reader, and sometimes the writer, with his opinions of the plot in various Marvel comics. “Deadpool obviously breaks that fourth wall in the comics, he breaks it in the movie,” said Wernick.

Remember New Coke? If you do, it’s probably not because you loved that sweeter flavor so very much, but because New Coke has gone down in history as one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time. Its failure was so epic, in fact, that now it’s getting turned into a film. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool) are scripting the New Coke movie, based on the Thomas Oliver book The Real Coke, The Real Story. Hit the jump for more details on the New Coke movie.  Deadline reports Wernick and Reese spent their own money to option Oliver’s book.

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