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Lauren Schuler Donner updates X-Men 4 and Deadpool

03.28.2011

There are many Marvel flagship films on the horizon between CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, FIRST CLASS, WOLVERINE and the SPIDER-MAN reboot, but there are two that most think are falling by the wayside.

But producer Lauren Schuler Donner says in the latest issue of Empire (via The Playlist) that X-MEN 4 and DEADPOOL are still both in the works, and has updates for each.

“We took the treatment to Fox and they love it… And X4 leads into X5."

Not a huge item, but it means we'll be seeing more full-fledged, origin-less X-Men stories for years to come. She had quite a bit more to say about DEADPOOL.

“It’s a total reboot…,” Donner notes, adding “it’s insane, it’s definitely comedy. But it’s an R script, it’s really irreverent and violent. Right away, we’re out of the X-Men world."

Well that's certainly good news, so long as it stays that way. How about its fabled star, Ryan Reynolds, currently swamped with a million other projects?

“He’s very involved, Ryan. He’s working with the writers on the screenplay and it is as much as it is ours,” Donner said adding, “I’m tellin’ ya, it’s true to the comic. You’ll see all of them. You’ll see Wade Wilson, the good-looking Ryan Reynolds! You’ll see Deadpool in his costume and you’ll see the cancer-scarred face.”

More good news! Damn, I'm not used to writing things like this. Let's just hope all of it comes to pass.

Extra Tidbit: Reynolds would be a fool to do something like R.I.P.D. over a full-on Deadpool movie. Now, who to direct? I vote Edgar Wright.
Source: The PlaylistEmpire

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7:24PM on 03/29/2011

Here's an idea

Fox hasn't introduced time travel into their X-Men movies. Imagine a time traveler coming back looking for Wolverine, Storm and Colossus and finding Xavier, Magneto and Beast and then saying "Oops, sorry, I'm here a few decades too early. I'll be going now."
Fox hasn't introduced time travel into their X-Men movies. Imagine a time traveler coming back looking for Wolverine, Storm and Colossus and finding Xavier, Magneto and Beast and then saying "Oops, sorry, I'm here a few decades too early. I'll be going now."
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3:49PM on 03/29/2011

Is talk of X4 a bad omen for X-Men First Class?

I'm much more excited by Matthew Vaughan's First Class than the thought of X4. Makes me think there will only be one X-Men First Class. If there is an X4 & X5 I vote for some like David Yates (Harry Potter) to direct both.
I'm much more excited by Matthew Vaughan's First Class than the thought of X4. Makes me think there will only be one X-Men First Class. If there is an X4 & X5 I vote for some like David Yates (Harry Potter) to direct both.
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7:16PM on 03/29/2011
I agree, I would rather see a First Class sequel BUT the idea for an X-4 movie has been going around for a while and if they actually have a script then that's a priority. Let them wait a few years to do a sequel to First Class. It's not like comic books where they can write a new one every month. These are multimillion dollar investments and Fox shouldn't go ahead with sequels until they have scripts already finished. Lord knows they could have waited a while longer with X3.
I agree, I would rather see a First Class sequel BUT the idea for an X-4 movie has been going around for a while and if they actually have a script then that's a priority. Let them wait a few years to do a sequel to First Class. It's not like comic books where they can write a new one every month. These are multimillion dollar investments and Fox shouldn't go ahead with sequels until they have scripts already finished. Lord knows they could have waited a while longer with X3.
12:20PM on 03/30/2011
When you consider the fact that First Class was really a repackaging of X-Men Origins: Magneto, X-4 seems like a more likely planned sequel then the first class. Although that being said, I see more potential in First Class then in X-4, if not for the chance to correct some characterization let downs from the previous x-films. The filmmakers may say its a Prequel, but that can always change if the story is intriguing and exciting enough.
When you consider the fact that First Class was really a repackaging of X-Men Origins: Magneto, X-4 seems like a more likely planned sequel then the first class. Although that being said, I see more potential in First Class then in X-4, if not for the chance to correct some characterization let downs from the previous x-films. The filmmakers may say its a Prequel, but that can always change if the story is intriguing and exciting enough.
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12:40PM on 03/29/2011
I figure in regards to X-4 it's going to be like the comic books themselves eventually. Death means nothing and actors/directors will be the same as different writers/artists (creative team) coming in and adding their stamp. There's no reason this can't work. As fan boys we accept it in the original format of comics it only makes sense that eventually we get used to the idea of moving beyond trilogies and accept that the Marvel Universe in comic book movies could be like the Marvel Universe of
I figure in regards to X-4 it's going to be like the comic books themselves eventually. Death means nothing and actors/directors will be the same as different writers/artists (creative team) coming in and adding their stamp. There's no reason this can't work. As fan boys we accept it in the original format of comics it only makes sense that eventually we get used to the idea of moving beyond trilogies and accept that the Marvel Universe in comic book movies could be like the Marvel Universe of Comics. Or like James Bond. There will be good ones and bad ones and for the most part they're all unrelated to each other but fun and something to look forward too.
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10:30AM on 03/29/2011
Why keep it going when Cyclops and Jean are dead and the third film and Origins sucked? I'll get my dosage of Wolverine in his next film
Why keep it going when Cyclops and Jean are dead and the third film and Origins sucked? I'll get my dosage of Wolverine in his next film
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7:26AM on 03/29/2011

This is not entirely news

I read a long time ago about an X-4 script being in the works. It was supposed to focus on Iceman, Kitty, Colossus, Siren and maybe Rogue (if she had her powers back). I don't know if they would ask Halle back but she might agree to it because she hasn't had a hit movie for a while. As for villains, hmm, I guess the consensus is that people want Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister and Sentinels. Maybe Apocalypse can be a mutant from the future that Bishop is sent back to apprehend. Sinister can be a
I read a long time ago about an X-4 script being in the works. It was supposed to focus on Iceman, Kitty, Colossus, Siren and maybe Rogue (if she had her powers back). I don't know if they would ask Halle back but she might agree to it because she hasn't had a hit movie for a while. As for villains, hmm, I guess the consensus is that people want Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister and Sentinels. Maybe Apocalypse can be a mutant from the future that Bishop is sent back to apprehend. Sinister can be a T-2000 type android under Apocalypse's control. I think we'll want Wolverine back so they can fight. I'm not sure how that will lead to X-5 though, not unless X-4 and X-5 are shot back to back like Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. If so then X-4 could be mostly exposition setting up who Apocalypse and Sinister are, ending with Apocalypse bring Sentinels back from the future are and X-5 would be all out action with Wolverine having to slice Sinister into little tiny pieces and Colossus picking them up and throwing them far away so he can't come back together.
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12:22PM on 03/30/2011
Please no Halle! her diva demands would just fuck up the chance for other characters to finally get their stories told properly.
Please no Halle! her diva demands would just fuck up the chance for other characters to finally get their stories told properly.
4:09AM on 03/29/2011

X-4?

In the words of hudson "GAME OVER MAN,GAME OVER!"
In the words of hudson "GAME OVER MAN,GAME OVER!"
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9:34PM on 03/29/2011
And I bet it would be an X-Men movie without Patrick Stuwart or pretty much any of the original cast...
And I bet it would be an X-Men movie without Patrick Stuwart or pretty much any of the original cast...
4:07AM on 03/29/2011

Of Course!!!

Yeah Edgar wright would be perfect he's ideal with the pop culture that deadpool rhymes off....n lets face it if he doesnt it'll end up being kevin smith dont get me wrong i used to like kevin smith but think he's lost the way a little
Yeah Edgar wright would be perfect he's ideal with the pop culture that deadpool rhymes off....n lets face it if he doesnt it'll end up being kevin smith dont get me wrong i used to like kevin smith but think he's lost the way a little
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3:46AM on 03/29/2011
DEAD{PP for the win!
DEAD{PP for the win!
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3:09AM on 03/29/2011
ha i cant wait to see reynolds as DEADPP
ha i cant wait to see reynolds as DEADPP
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11:14PM on 03/28/2011

DOWN WITH FOX!!!

Promises, Promises, Promises. I'll wait till they knock it down to a PG-13 rating when it finally gets made. I'm not holding my breath for this one.
Promises, Promises, Promises. I'll wait till they knock it down to a PG-13 rating when it finally gets made. I'm not holding my breath for this one.
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10:02PM on 03/28/2011

Edgar Wright..........

Get it done. "That is all, thank you."
Get it done. "That is all, thank you."
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8:10PM on 03/28/2011
Good news from FOX?! Whoa... I think hell just froze over!
Good news from FOX?! Whoa... I think hell just froze over!
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7:57PM on 03/28/2011
I loved X-Men and X2, but I really don't want an X-Men 4, nor due I want first class sequels. Lets face it, the franchise is in a mess. I say let it sit for a few years and reboot it (starting with a real first class: Cyclopse, Jean, Iceman, Beast, Angel).
I loved X-Men and X2, but I really don't want an X-Men 4, nor due I want first class sequels. Lets face it, the franchise is in a mess. I say let it sit for a few years and reboot it (starting with a real first class: Cyclopse, Jean, Iceman, Beast, Angel).
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9:35PM on 03/29/2011
YES. Reboot it at Marvel where it will be done right.
YES. Reboot it at Marvel where it will be done right.
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7:29PM on 03/28/2011
I donīt wanna see Ryan Reynolds destroy any more franchises than he already has so no thx.
I donīt wanna see Ryan Reynolds destroy any more franchises than he already has so no thx.
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7:16PM on 03/28/2011

Proof Read

Someone doesn't proof read they're material. I noticed your right hand slipped at the end of one of your sentences..... DEAD{PP: (and you held shift instead of using the CAPS LOCK). Just a little something I noticed....
Someone doesn't proof read they're material. I noticed your right hand slipped at the end of one of your sentences..... DEAD{PP: (and you held shift instead of using the CAPS LOCK). Just a little something I noticed....
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7:05PM on 03/28/2011
I'm guessing there will be a new director for X4, but will there be new casting? Maybe tell Halle to take off

I've always been psyched for this Deadpool flick but all I see is Reynolds signing up for more and more things
I'm guessing there will be a new director for X4, but will there be new casting? Maybe tell Halle to take off

I've always been psyched for this Deadpool flick but all I see is Reynolds signing up for more and more things
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6:31PM on 03/28/2011

Best News Ever!

If X4 and X5 happen they have to introduce The Sentinels and Apocalypse! that's a must! and an R rated Deadpool would be ideal!
If X4 and X5 happen they have to introduce The Sentinels and Apocalypse! that's a must! and an R rated Deadpool would be ideal!
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6:13PM on 03/28/2011
I can't see how X4 and X5 would ever happen now that they handed the franchise off to the prequel generation. First Class is going to be a HUGE hit and that will lead to at least two sequels right there. I bet X4 would only happen if First Class misses the mark and that doesn't look like it will happen.
I can't see how X4 and X5 would ever happen now that they handed the franchise off to the prequel generation. First Class is going to be a HUGE hit and that will lead to at least two sequels right there. I bet X4 would only happen if First Class misses the mark and that doesn't look like it will happen.
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5:31PM on 03/28/2011

need to keep reynolds

They MUST keep ryan reynolds. He is literally the only guy I think could do it. He has the physicality, he gets the character, he can do comedy, action and drama and he is a fan. Also, he has said he WANTS to be either masked or in make up as much as possible. Now get Hellen Mirren for blind Alfred...
They MUST keep ryan reynolds. He is literally the only guy I think could do it. He has the physicality, he gets the character, he can do comedy, action and drama and he is a fan. Also, he has said he WANTS to be either masked or in make up as much as possible. Now get Hellen Mirren for blind Alfred...
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5:02PM on 03/28/2011
Sounds awesome! Time to repeat my mantra: "It's Fox, don't get too excited. It's Fox, don't get too excited. It's Fox, don't get too excited..."
Sounds awesome! Time to repeat my mantra: "It's Fox, don't get too excited. It's Fox, don't get too excited. It's Fox, don't get too excited..."
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5:00PM on 03/28/2011

For some reason...

I have zero faith in any [link] Fox news. Damnit I loathe capitalists.
I have zero faith in any [link] Fox news. Damnit I loathe capitalists.
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6:08PM on 03/28/2011
Yea screw capitalists right,we should share everything with everyone,nobody should have to work for anything. Maybe someday you will have a great idea to make tens of millions of dollars and our soon to be socialized government will take it from you and split it up. It's liberal idiots like you that think e can just print more money etc. I could go on all day but you still wouldn't get it,it's half the reason people are thumbs downing your dumb ass
Yea screw capitalists right,we should share everything with everyone,nobody should have to work for anything. Maybe someday you will have a great idea to make tens of millions of dollars and our soon to be socialized government will take it from you and split it up. It's liberal idiots like you that think e can just print more money etc. I could go on all day but you still wouldn't get it,it's half the reason people are thumbs downing your dumb ass
4:46PM on 03/28/2011
That idea is the best movie idea I've hear from Fox in a long long time. I just hope they don't chicken out and go through with it and really give us a rated R Deadpool!
That idea is the best movie idea I've hear from Fox in a long long time. I just hope they don't chicken out and go through with it and really give us a rated R Deadpool!
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4:44PM on 03/28/2011

Hmmm

She neglects to mention the part where Fox comes in and ruins everything.
She neglects to mention the part where Fox comes in and ruins everything.
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4:33PM on 03/28/2011
Good to hear its an R rated script for Deadpool...but it better stay that way
Good to hear its an R rated script for Deadpool...but it better stay that way
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4:20PM on 03/28/2011
I ust hope X4 and Deadpool make us forget X3 and Wolverine. I know the Zombieland guys are working on Deadpool but who the hell is on X4?
I ust hope X4 and Deadpool make us forget X3 and Wolverine. I know the Zombieland guys are working on Deadpool but who the hell is on X4?
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4:16PM on 03/28/2011

Awesome

its not that i hated the Xmen movies or thought any of them were bad. But they were all sub-par to the genre and disappointing, they should've all been better. So i'm not too excited about another Xmen movie but i'm not against it either.

Ryan Reynolds has to do Deadpool. This movie will do to Superheroes what Shaun of the Dead did to zombies
its not that i hated the Xmen movies or thought any of them were bad. But they were all sub-par to the genre and disappointing, they should've all been better. So i'm not too excited about another Xmen movie but i'm not against it either.

Ryan Reynolds has to do Deadpool. This movie will do to Superheroes what Shaun of the Dead did to zombies
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3:56PM on 03/28/2011

Bring on Deadpool!

Great news. I would love to see Singer come back and direct "X-Men 4" and "X-Men 5" and finish what he started and to erase the bad taste that was "X-Men: The Last Stand." I would want to see Cyclops somehow come back and for them to actually have Sentinels in the film. Having Gambit join the team would be nice as well.

As for Deadpool, this is a movie that I really want to see and NEEDS to be made. The only way for this movie to be good is for Reynolds to come back and play Wade
Great news. I would love to see Singer come back and direct "X-Men 4" and "X-Men 5" and finish what he started and to erase the bad taste that was "X-Men: The Last Stand." I would want to see Cyclops somehow come back and for them to actually have Sentinels in the film. Having Gambit join the team would be nice as well.

As for Deadpool, this is a movie that I really want to see and NEEDS to be made. The only way for this movie to be good is for Reynolds to come back and play Wade Wilson/Deadpool and for it to be a hard R and for it to "break the fourth wall".

I can't wait to see the "X-Men" story continued.
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5:14PM on 03/28/2011
Singer could easily erase all of X3. Reveal that the cure was only temporary so Magneto,Mystique and Rogue are back in the picture. Plus they can explain the cure mutated Rogue's power and gave her flight and super strength.

Then reveal Phoenix never killed Cyclops but just cocooned him in the lake. Enter Mr. Sinister who finds Scott's body and starts experimenting and trying to clone Jean. Plus Professor X was shown to still be alive so bam all the terrible mistakes of X3 are erased.
Singer could easily erase all of X3. Reveal that the cure was only temporary so Magneto,Mystique and Rogue are back in the picture. Plus they can explain the cure mutated Rogue's power and gave her flight and super strength.

Then reveal Phoenix never killed Cyclops but just cocooned him in the lake. Enter Mr. Sinister who finds Scott's body and starts experimenting and trying to clone Jean. Plus Professor X was shown to still be alive so bam all the terrible mistakes of X3 are erased.
3:27PM on 03/28/2011

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!

Especially the Deadpool part!Ryan Reynolds/Van Wilder's middle name is Deadpool a.k.a Wade Wilson!
Especially the Deadpool part!Ryan Reynolds/Van Wilder's middle name is Deadpool a.k.a Wade Wilson!
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3:05PM on 03/28/2011

YE-UH!

Excited for another adult-X-Men venture, especially if Singer returns and they start up a new trilogy from it.

but the big news... DEADPOOL baby!! So happy this one isn't DOA as it could've been so easily... everything I hear from it is great!!
Excited for another adult-X-Men venture, especially if Singer returns and they start up a new trilogy from it.

but the big news... DEADPOOL baby!! So happy this one isn't DOA as it could've been so easily... everything I hear from it is great!!
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3:01PM on 03/28/2011

Extra Tidbit

Mr. Wright would be a get director for this. Full on R is really the only way to go with Deadpool.
Mr. Wright would be a get director for this. Full on R is really the only way to go with Deadpool.
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2:57PM on 03/28/2011

Finally!

Glad to hear that someone is going to take this seriously. Deadpools whole plotline in Wolverine was embarassing.
Glad to hear that someone is going to take this seriously. Deadpools whole plotline in Wolverine was embarassing.
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3:07PM on 03/28/2011
I was one of the few that actually enjoyed Wolverine, but didn't dig the Weapon XI thing, at least because it was Deadpool, but it's not... they just totally changed the 'fate' of the character and wiped out any of the future he had/has had in the books in favour of making an ending fight with a guy with a bunch of powers. They should've just made it someone else, other than Wade/Deadpool. Oh well though.

Anyways I hear that in the script Deadpool/Wade has actually SEEN X-Men Origins:
I was one of the few that actually enjoyed Wolverine, but didn't dig the Weapon XI thing, at least because it was Deadpool, but it's not... they just totally changed the 'fate' of the character and wiped out any of the future he had/has had in the books in favour of making an ending fight with a guy with a bunch of powers. They should've just made it someone else, other than Wade/Deadpool. Oh well though.

Anyways I hear that in the script Deadpool/Wade has actually SEEN X-Men Origins: Wolverine and hates what they did to him in it. lmao
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