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Will Kane be in the Deadpool Movie?

It was announced yesterday that Deadpool will be getting the big movie treatment in February of 2016. Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool took to Instagram to warn collectors to make sure to stock up on X-Force #2 from 1991, the first appearance of Garrison Kane aka Weapon X.

Kane was co-created by Fabian Nicieza and Liefeld and was a member of Cable’s team the Six Pack. After a mission gone wrong Kane is drafted into the Weapon X program, which created Deadpool and Wolverine, where he was turned into a cyborg. He has been an adversary of Deadpool so possibly plays a similar role in the film. Kane is currently “dead” in the main Marvel universe. I don’t expect that to last if he has a role in the movie, and a resurrection in the Marvel universe might tip this off even more.

A bigger question is, with both Kane and Deadpool’s connection to Cable, plus Apocalypse’s appearance in the next X film, might we be seeing the future soldier make an appearance? And with Fox dipping their toes more into the X-Force area of the X-Men universe, are we more likely to see a full X-Force film now?!

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Deadpool Hits the Big Screen in 2016

deadpool featuredDeadpool is finally coming to the big screen. It has been announced that the film will be released February 12, 2016, though it’s unsure if Ryan Reynolds will star in it. The actor played the character in the dreadful Wolverine: Origins. Tim Miller will direct. We learned of the news via Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld through Facebook.

The prospect of a Deadpool movie seems to have gone into overdrive when test footage by Blur Studios leaked online earlier in the year just after San Diego Comic Con.

In other Fox movie news, Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot is being moved from June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The Assassin’s Creed film also by Fox has been totally removed from the 2015 summer calendar.

 

This Monday Graphic Policy Radio Talks Guardians of the Galaxy with Guest Scott Kaufman

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode! We have a very special episode with return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK and we’re discussing Guardians of the Galaxy! The show airs live this Monday at 10pm ET.

Guardians of the Galaxy is still in theaters, ruling the box office as the top earning domestic film of 2014… so far. The film has lead what has been an abysmal summer box office, and out-performed expectations and won over audiences. We’ll discuss the film and try to figure out exactly why it’s taken movie theaters by storm. And…. We are Groot!

Scott is the proprietor of the AV Club’s Internet Film School and an associate editor at The Raw Story. He also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money, podcasts, and is an expert on Game of Thrones.

We want to hear what you think of the film! Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy or call in when we’re on the air live at (619) 768-2952.

 

A Better Look at the New Batmobile (Updated)

Filming is going on for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and we now have a better look at the new Batmobile courtesy of Instagram user amacro13.

And director Zack Snyder has released a photo.

Starring Adam West Trailer

Whether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox’s Family Guy, Adam West is sure to have made an impression. But few people know the man behind the mask. Documentary filmmaker James Tooley spent three years following the legendary actor, meeting his legions of fans, and trying to understand what keeps the 85 year old actor as passionate as ever. Starring Adam West is a fan funded documentary about the creative and turbulent life of Adam West and the fan supported quest to recognize the beloved actor with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Guardians Tops the Box Office Again

hr_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46Its been six weeks since Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, and it again topped the box office this past weekend. For the fourth time, the movie was number one, that’s a record that only The Dark Knight, Avatar, and The Hunger Games have done in the past ten years.

The film earned an additional $10.2 million this past weekend, and domestically has earned $294.6 million. It’ll easily cross the $300 billion mark. The question is, how long can this go, especially as the fall movie season begins to ramp up?

In other comic movie news, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned $6.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $174.6 million.

Check out the domestic and international earnings for “comic” movies so far this year!

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $294.6 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $244.7 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.7 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $206.2 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $174.6 million
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
20. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
22. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.1 million
28. Hercules – $71.4 million
36. Robocop – $58.6 million
81. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $12.9 million
95. Snowpiercer – $4.5 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.077.7 billion
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $745.8 million
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $708.3 million
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $641.7 million
8. Guardians of the Galaxy – $586.2 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
12. Edge of Tomorrow – $364.3 million
14. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
16. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $300.2 million
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
22. Robocop – $242.7 million
26. Hercules – $194.3 million
44. Snowpiercer – $86.6 million
83. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $22.8 million
192. We Are the Best! – $180,000

Guardians of the Galaxy Tops the Box Office

hr_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46Guardians of the Galaxy again topped the weekend. In its fifth weekend, the film has earned an estimated $16.5 million. The film has earned $274.6 million domestically so far.

In second place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned $11.8 million. The film has earned $162.4 million so far this year domestically.

In other comic movie news, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is dead in the water, earning just $2.2 million and in ten days $10.8 million. It came in at fourteenth place.

Overall, the summer box office has been disappointing down 25% to $3.6 billion compared to last year. Guardians of the Galaxy will likely be the first film to cross the $300 million mark domestically this year. Guardians is now the top grossing film domestically this year. We’ll see if it can hold on to first place next week.

Check out the domestic and international earnings for “comic” movies so far this year!

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $274.6 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $244.3 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.3 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $205.2 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.6 million
12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $162.4 million
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
20. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
22. Edge of Tomorrow – $100 million
29. Hercules – $70.9 million
35. Robocop – $58.6 million
80. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $10.7 million
94. Snowpiercer – $4.5 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.072.4 billion
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $745.4 million
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $708.3 million
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $611.2 million
8. Guardians of the Galaxy – $547.7 million
9. Godzilla – $508 million
12. Edge of Tomorrow – $364.1 million
14. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $274.5 million
20. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $268.8 million
22. Robocop – $242.7 million
26. Hercules – $174.7 million
43. Snowpiercer – $86.5 million
95. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $15.4 million
186. We Are the Best! – $180,000

Achtung! Cthulhu… the Movie!

achtung cthulhu movieModiphius Entertainment has announced they are working to bring their tabletop gaming universe Achtung! Cthulhu to the big screen. The company has signed script writer Dirk Vandereyken and director Raine McCormack to work on the film adaptation.

The Achtung! Cthulhu setting uses the writings of H.P. Lovecraft – arguably the most influential horror author ever – and the events unfolding just before and during World War II as source material to unveil the horrific secret history of what was actually going on behind the scenes. It presents a nightmarish alliance of science and the occult, frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time and unbelievable war machines created just as much by the infernal ovens of the German factories as by dark incantations chanted by a select group of immoral, Cthulhu-worshiping Nazi researchers. It also features the heroes of the time, flawed but courageous human beings making a stand in the idle hope of postponing the inevitable demise of humankind foretold in antediluvian manuscripts tucked away in hidden corners of the world’s greatest museums.

Many of the characters, villains and creatures in the film are drawn from the pages and inspirational graphic art of the critically acclaimed Achtung! Cthulhu books and will also be making an appearance in Dark Tales, an anthology of short stories set in the same universe, whilst Modiphius has just launched a large range of collectible miniatures based on the universe.

Modiphius Entertainment was launched in 2013 with the Kickstarter hit for Achtung! Cthulhu, a tabletop roleplaying game, raising over £200,000 in funding, and unlocking 11 books and over 2000 pages of storyline inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. A subsequent Kickstarter by Paris-based Devil Pig Games this Summer raised £150,000 for a licensed boardgame based on Achtung! Cthulhu which showed the brand has huge potential and Modiphius has also raised £150,000 for the reboot of the massive 90’s gaming brand Mutant Chronicles. Modiphius recently announced a co-operative boardgame based on the Thunderbirds license with designer Matt Leacock at the helm.

The team is already in talks with film investors and have begun preliminary casting. Achtung! Cthulhu – The Secret War will be following the usual process for feature film funding, with  shooting slated for Summer 2015. Modiphius is considering a Kickstarter in the Spring of 2015 to top up the budget as well as funding a series of roleplaying supplements and other games tied in to the storyline of the movies. Achtung! Cthulhu is envisaged as a series of films following the exploits of various characters through the Secret War and will be accompanied by a special web series for fans.

Guardians of the Galaxy Retakes the Top Box Office Spot

hr_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46After being knocked out of the top spot for the past two weeks by a bunch of turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy has returned to the top spot at the box office. In its fourth week, the film has earned an estimated $17.6 million. The film has now earned $251.88 million domestically.

In the third week of release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned $16.8 million, bringing its domestic total to $145 million.

In other comic movies news Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has debuted doa, winding up in eighth place with just $6.5 million for its first week. The film was projected at one point to debut with $15 million, so this is a disappointment. The original film opened with $29.6 million in 2005. This newest film cost $70 million compared to the first’s $48 million. Men made up 64% of the audience for the film, and 78% were under the age of 25.

Domestic Gross

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
3. Guardians of the Galaxy – $251.9 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $243.8 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $232.8 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $204 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.6 million
14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $145.6 million
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
20. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
22. Edge of Tomorrow – $99.8 million
29. Hercules – $70 million
35. Robocop – $58.6 million
88. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $6.5 million
93. Snowpiercer – $4.4 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.065.1 billion
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $744.7 million
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $708.3 million
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $554.9 million
8. Godzilla – $507.9 million
10. Guardians of the Galaxy – $489.5 million
12. Edge of Tomorrow – $364 million
14. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
18. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $268.8 million
20. Robocop – $242.7 million
21. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $238.8 million
27. Hercules – $160.6 million
41. Snowpiercer – $86.4 million
108. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $6.5 million
186. We Are the Best! – $177,000

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