Axel-In-Charge: Facing the 'Divided' Marvel NOW! Future
In addition to being fun for comic fans of all ages, LEGO playsets have earned a reputation for spoiling minor plot points about the films they tie-in with over the past year. The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” sets, “Ant-Man” sets and “Captain America: Civil War” sets all leaked information, ranging from the mundane to the giant (literally, in “Civil War’s” case). Knowing that, Ryan Reynolds recently took major issue with a few of “Deadpool’s” LEGO sets — kinda.
Not content to wait for Fox’s promotion machine, Alex Luther has unleashed his own frenetic fan trailer for the 2016 Deadpool movie.
Using footage taken from such diverse sources as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Activision’s Deadpool video game, “Super Power Beat Down” and the trailers for Hitman: Agent 47 and Furious 7, Alex crafts an action-packed (if not exactly work-safe) trailer that’s likely to please even the most devoted fans of Marvel’s Merc With a Mouth.
Rob Liefeld, who co-created such comic book staples as Deadpool, Cable and Domino, posted a new sketch of Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson today on his Facebook page.
Reynolds, a longtime Deadpool fan, played Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and is set to star in Fox’s upcoming Deadpool film. Liefeld’s sketch looks as though it was modeled on the X-Men Origins: Wolverine version of the character.
Matt Cowan’s handle on DeviantArt is “Matt Can’t Draw”, which isn’t necessarily true. Sure, he is more of a designer, a conceptual artist, than a straight-up “drawer.” His latest series, “Sounds Like,” is possibly a thinly veiled dig at the lack of imagination of Hollywood casting departments. Or is it just an excuse to draw his favorite characters together?
In any case, check them out below. And if you harbor some irrational prejudice against DeviantArt, Cowan’s work is also posted to his Tumblr.
The big-budget adaptation of Green Lantern is a fairly entertaining popcorn movie with a stentorian beginning, a strong finish, and a middle section which feels about a half-hour longer than it actually is. That’s not entirely unwelcome, because GL’s leads are charming when they need to be and engaging otherwise. Ryan Reynolds makes a good Hal Jordan, Blake Lively comes across pretty well as Carol Ferris, Mark Strong stands out as Sinestro, and Peter Skaarsgard plays Hector Hammond effectively as a misfit-turned-skeevy-sociopath.
Unfortunately, this is not director Martin Campbell’s best genre film, falling short of both the brisk, precise Bond reinvention Casino Royale (2005) and the clever, nimble Mask Of Zorro (1998). Even so, Green Lantern is an ambitious attempt to bring the comics’ fusion of space opera and Earthbound superheroics to a general audience, and for the most part it succeeds.
The cover for this week’s San Diego Comic-Con-themed issue of Entertainment Weekly shines a light on something fans have wanted to see for a while now: Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan in his full (CGI) Green Lantern costume. Ribbed for her pleasure!
According to the teaser on EW’s website, the cover story takes you behind the scenes for the making of Green Lantern movie. “We need a circus of Timothy Learys to think of things Hal would invent with his ring,” Reynolds says. Tune in, turn on, power up.
See the full cover, in all its high-res emerald splendor, after the break.