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The following report from Bleeding Cool may constitute minor spoilers for the planned Deadpool movie, so read with caution.
According to unspecified sources the movie will feature comics regulars like Blind Al and Patch. It'll also bring in certain Weapon X characters like Wyre, Ajax, Sluggo and Garrison Kane. Love interest Vanessa Carlysle is also in the picture, but not in her Copycat identity, nor does she display any mutant abilities.
Most interesting is the reveal that Colossus will return to the big screen and will appear in "more than one scene." The character has been portrayed in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand by brawny actor Daniel Cudmore. There's no word on whether or not the actor will reprise the role for Deadpool.
There are more fan-fave characters than that appearing, but Bleeding Cool was asked to keep those details under wraps for now.
Bleeding Cool also reveals that the movie will address the discrepancy between the highly-off-model version of the Merc with the Mouth that Ryan Reynolds portrayed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the more comics-faithful take that is presented in the new movie, and it'll be done in a style fitting for Marvel's fourth-wall-breaking character.
Ryan Reynolds is expected to star in the movie which Fox hopes to put into production next year. However, he's suggested in recent interviews that his busy schedule may dictate whether or not he does the film.
Deadline.com reports that scripts for The Flash is due in to Warner Bros by Christmas.
The script has been developed by the Green Lantern team of Marc Guggenheim, Michael Green and Greg Berlanti (although Berlanti hasn't worked directly on the actually writing of the Flash screenplay).
The article also mentions that Berlanti is unlikely to direct the Scarlet Speedster movie, as has been previously rumored. He's seen recent success with the TV series No Ordinary Family and his #1 movie Life as We Know It. However, insiders say that he wants to ramp up with a mid-sized movie before attempting something as huge as The Flash.
Also mentioned in the article are reports that the Green Lantern movie is "jaw-dropping" and (as previously reported) Warner Bros is hot to trot on the sequel. A treatment for Green Lantern 2 by the aforementioned trio is hard at work banging out a treatment for the sequel which will also be delivered to the studio before the December holidays.
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