Saturday, March 25, 2017

‘Deadpool 2’ – release date, cast, trailers and everything you need to know

Bucking the trend of superhero blockbusters in more ways than one, 2016’s Deadpool shot to unexpected success after being made on a reported budget of $58 million – a fraction of everyday global smashes. NME’s review called it a “stylishly salty antidote to bloated recent superhero movies,” and it became one of the year’s biggest hits.
How do you follow-up a low-budget smash with ten times the expectation, especially when the original took 11 years to complete? Work is already underway on a follow-up – and here’s everything you need to know about Deadpool 2’s story, cast and release date. Anyone unfamiliar with Deadpool’s plot, do not read on  – it’s spoilers o’clock down there. 

When is Deadpool 2 released?

The film has a provisional release date of early 2018. Shooting is set to begin in June 2017, according to What’s Filming.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds last week (March 4) shared a short film called No Good Deed, which acts as the first glimpse of what to expect from a sequel. It shows alter ego Wade Wilson going full Superman by witnessing a mugging take place, before heroically racing into the nearest phone booth and, in true Deadpool style, taking an age to get changed into superhero gear. By the time he exits the booth, the villain in this piece has already a hasty exit. But fear not – there’s still time for a cameo from Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. The video, launched on Reynolds’ YouTube channel, comes with the description: “Wade and the other girls from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants plan a trip to Cabot Cove.”
Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi: release date, trailers, cast, and everything we know so far

The Last Jedi, the next film in the Skywalker saga, is now just nine months away. By now you’ve probably seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so it’s time to look ahead and find out what lies in store for Star Wars: Episode 8 – particularly after the death of Carrie Fisher (General Leia) on December 27, 2016. Here’s everything we know so far about the next instalment of the films – we’ll update this page with new information as and when we get it.

What’s the latest?
  • Frank Oz has “been asked not to talk about” playing Yoda.
  • Carrie Fisher’s scenes as General Leia have been filmed and will not be altered with CGI.
  • Mark Hamill’s first words in the film have been revealed.
  • The title The Last Jedi officially refers to more than one Jedi.
  • Disney’s CEO Bob Iger calls episode 8 “a great next chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga.” Fans think this is a hint that Rey, like Kylo Ren, is a Skywalker.
  • The Databank pages on have confirmed that there is a “mysterious” and “strange” connection between Rey and Kylo Ren. They explain that “his destiny and Rey’s [are] somehow intertwined”.
  • The packaging for a new Star Wars product – to be released on September 1, 2017 – has been shared by Star Wars. The important details from the packaging are below: each member of the trio has a new look, but Rey’s is the most different. If you look closely, you’ll see she has a cut above her left eyebrow – and she still has Anakin Skywalker’s blue lightsaber.