Ryan Reynolds, star of Deadpool 2, welcomes Josh Brolin as Cable after the casting was announced earlier today. After months of rumors and reported frontrunners, Brolin has officially been cast in the highly coveted role for Deadpool 2. Brolin’s career is long and varied, but this marks his second Marvel Comics character, and he could be playing them both for some time. While Thanos is strictly a voice and mo-cap role for Brolin, the opportunity to land a leading role in another big comic book movie franchise and work with the talented group assembled must have been too big of an opportunity for him to pass up.
Despite cries to the contrary, the superhero genre isn’t going anywhere. 2016 offered seven films, a number matched by this year (counting Marvel, DC, X-Men and outliers like Power Rangers and TMNT) and 2018 has a solid five (with room for at least a couple more) But if you really want proof comic book adaptations are here to stay, you need to go to 2019.
It’s obviously a couple of years out, but this is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for both Marvel and DC, while the likes of Fox and Sony are also speeding up. If all of the announced, speculated and otherwise rumored projects come to pass, we could be looking at a double-digits number of releases. Here’s what they are.
Thor: Ragnarok isn’t just one of the most anticipated comic book movies of 2017, it’s one of 2017’s most eagerly-anticipated movies, period. The epic cosmic installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will feature Thor himself (obviously), the Hulk, and Doctor Strange, amongst a plethora of other weird and wonderful characters from across the galaxy. These will include Loki, Odin, the Collector, the Grandmaster, Hela, Skurge the Executioner, and Valkyrie — and that’s not even close to mentioning everyone.
Fans of the David Hasselhoff’s hit TV series Baywatch are going to find the upcoming movie version is “far dirtier,” says star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Starring Hasselhoff and introducing the likes of Pamela Anderson from 1989 to 2001, Baywatch was a guilty pleasure for TV fans as beach guards who happened to be extremely attractive protected swimmers on exotic coastlines.
Chris Pratt shared a new photo giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the newest heroes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Pratt battled a number of adversaries as Star-Lord in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, including Ravagers leader Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Thanos’ adopted daughter Nebula (Karen Gillan). Yondu, however, remains something of a father figure to Peter Quill/Star-Lord as the latter seeks his real father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He is expected to join up with the heroes in some capacity the sequel, along with Nebula.