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There are some actors whose casting in certain roles makes it feel as if they were born to play them. Hugh Jackman was born to play Woverine and Chris Hemsworth was born to play Thor, but Ryan Reynolds? Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool. Outside of superhero circles Deadpool isn’t exactly as big a name as any of the Avengers or the X-Men, but ever since word first began to spread that Fox was interested in producing a film centered around the ‘merc with a mouth,’ Reynolds has been most fans’ number one pick for the part.
After a widely panned (and horribly written) appearance as the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and a much better received appearance as Deadpool in leaked test footage for a solo film, Reynolds finally signed on to play the character in his own film last year. The early promotional press for the super-flick has been promising, if vastly different from that of most big budget action movies. Reynolds’s latest interview with Extra isn’t the same fourth-wall breaking fan service as his last but it definitely gives you an idea of just how our live action Wade Wilson is going to be wearing that iconic suit. (Hint: he wears it well.)
Check out Ryan Reynolds’s latest Deadpool interview AFTER THE JUMP...
Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, and Kevin Wada Slated To Join NYC's First LGBTQ-Centic Comic Convention 'Flame Con'
Flame Con, New York City’s first LGBTQ-centric comic convention, is set to take place next month on June 13th, coinciding with NYC’s Pride. More than just a mere comic book convention, the con’s organizers are billing it as a gathering for queer folks of all fandoms and genres be they superheroes, magical girls, or high fantasy:
Flame Con will be a one-day comics, arts, and entertainment expo showcasing creators and celebrities from all corners of LGBTQ geek fandom, including comics, video games, film and television. There will be thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, costumes and more!
With about a month out, Flame Con’s beginning to announce the lineup of panelists, artists, and writers that’ll be presenting during the one-day event. Cecil Baldwin and Dylan Marron, voice actors for the hit podcast, Welcome to Night Vale will be joined by fashion-inspired illustrator Kevin Wada, and Jill Pantozzi, editor-in-chief of The Mary Sue. FlameCon will take place on June 13th at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. Tickets for the event are still on sale and range from $10-25.
Whether you're getting ready to line up for the midnight premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron or are waiting until the nerd crowds die down before seeing the film, this handy 13 minute rundown of the in-universe history as shown in the various MCU films is the perfect way to get pumped for the return of Iron Man and co.
Brush up on your knowledge of frost giants, super serums, arc reactors and more AFTER THE JUMP...
Suicide Squad director David Ayer has revealed the first official photo of Oscar winner Jared Leto as the Clown Prince of Crime himself. The photo was released to mark the 75th anniversary of the creation of the iconic Batman villain.
X-Men Film Director Bryan Singer on Iceman Coming Out in the Comics: 'I'm Enjoying the Irony of It All'
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Bryan Singer spoke out about Bobby Drake (aka Iceman) coming out as gay in the latest All-New X-Men comic book and the parallels he sees between the revelation and his X-Men films:
Well, I think it is interesting that in the early movies he develops a relationship with a girl who he is physically unable to touch. There’s something subtextual in that. I’m not sure if I necessarily intended it at the time, but there is something ironic about it in the first and second film—I’m referring to his relationship with Rogue, played by Anna Paquin. And in the third one, which is the film I didn’t direct, Iceman develops a relationship with Kitty Pryde, which I did address in Days of Future Past, and which is even more coincidental because Ellen Page recently came out as gay. So it puts an even more humorous spin on the whole thing.
When asked whether Iceman was "primed" to go in this direction as a result of his films, Singer responded:
The important thing to remember with comic books is that you’re always dealing with universes. In one incarnation a character can fly and in another they could be evil and in another they could be gay or straight. But in this incarnation, I’m enjoying the irony of it all and how it relates to my films, particularly with a girl he wants to be intimate with but can’t. I’m excited and quite amused that that idea has been able to play out.
Singer also brought up the "coming out" scene in X2 where Iceman's family reacts negatively after he tells them he's a mutant as well as the future of gay characters in comic book movies. Check out the full interview here.