The Sin City director Robert Rodriguez who is currently involved in the making of the Danny Trejo starring thriller Machete has been given another offer for direction. And that movie is Deadpool the Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men franchise movie also known as X-Men Origins: Deadpool which would star Ryan Reynolds in a lead role.
The flick will entirely focus on the origins of Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), his powers and abilities and also explore reasons behind him wearing a mask and his immortality. Furthermore Deadpool will also introduce some of his allies including Cable Blind Al, Weasel and also the X-Men and X-Force.
In related news his science fiction Adrien Brody starring Predators has grossed over $100 million worldwide to date since its July release after the initial budget for the flick was reported to be only $ 40 million.
But the question is would Rodriguez make a good Deadpoool movie? According to the fans sites that have been overflowing with opinions. but we will have to wait and see. One other point that has to be mentioned is that Rodriguez’s choice by the producers is indeed an interesting one considering other directors who are pros and eagerly waiting for comic book adaptations.
Finally, Ryan Reynolds who played the anti hero role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine is awaiting the release of his flick Buried later this year.
He’s played a President on “24” and a senator on “Sin City.” He’s voiced the part of Lex Luthor and knocked us out as Curly Bill in “Tombstone.” In fact, Powers Boothe seems like he’s been around forever, but most of his roles have been after 1980 (not counting an uncredited role of a Bolivian bandito in 1969’s “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”).
I caught up with Powers at his home in California’s Hidden Hills last week. Read on for his thoughts on the possibility of “Sin City 2,” the secret to a long marriage in Hollywood, and being inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame.
Jane: You were just inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. What was it like receiving an award in the state where you were born?
Powers: Being inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame was an extraordinary event for me. I was moved and deeply honored to be recognized by my fellow Texans. As an actor, I’ve been fortunate enough to work and travel pretty much all over the world, but I’ve always thought of myself as a Texan first. I was actually somewhat surprised by the many extremely talented and successful people who’ve been inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. It’s a very impressive list.
Powers: I never comment on politics!
Jane: People keep coming back on “24.” Any intel on whether your character of Noah Daniels will return?
Powers: People do keep returning on “24.” I have no idea at this time whether Noah Daniels will return, but I had a wonderful time playing him and being part of such an innovative show. It is absolutely some of the best writing on television and an incredibly talented creative team.
Jane: One of our favorite movies in this house is “Tombstone,” and Curly Bill is a great character. What was it like being part of that movie?
Powers: Having grown up in Texas, to be in any western is a dream come true for me, particularly if it turns out to be a huge success and indeed a classic like “Tombstone.” The cast are all my heroes. I was amazed that we were able to assemble all that talent in one movie. I think that, because the script was so brilliant, anyone wouldn’t resist trying to be a part of it. It is absolutely one of my favorite experiences in my career.
Jane: You’ve voiced the part of Gorilla Grodd / Red Tornado in “Justice League,” and also Lex Luthor in “Superman: Brainiac Attacks.” Is it fun voicing comic-book characters? What’s it like being part of comic-book history?
Powers: I love doing voiceovers, in general, particularly anything involving baseball or sports, as I’ve done for Fox Sports, ESPN, and the MLB Channel. Cartoons are fascinating. When I do them, I feel like a kid again. They seem to allow me to do characters in voice that I’m not allowed to put on screen. Cartoons are my son’s favorite thing that I do.
Jane: I’ve read that they’re doing “Sin City 2,” with a possible release date of 2010. Any thoughts on the “Sin City” movies and/or your character of Senator Roark?
Powers: Ever since the first “Sin City” was released, there has been talk of “Sin City 2.” In fact, it’s been written everywhere that we are indeed doing it. However, at this point, there is no concrete evidence that it will happen. I sure hope that it will and that I’ll be allowed to be part of it.
Jane: Mickey Rourke, of course, was in “Sin City.” Any thoughts on his comeback?
Powers: I think Mickey Rourke’s “comeback” is amazing. He has given many unique performances throughout his career, and “The Wrestler” is just one more on that list. He’s a great talent, and we should all welcome him back.
Jane: You and Pamela have been married since 1969. What’s the secret to your longevity, when most Hollywood marriages implode shortly after the ceremony?
Powers: I don’t have all the answers to the longevity of my marriage to Pamela, other than she is absolutely my best friend, and I wouldn’t have had any success without her. Maybe it’s because we knew one another before any kind of success in show business was ever a thought in my mind. At any rate, she and my family are more important to me than anything to do with the movie business.
Jane: Heading into your 60s, do you think you’ll be like Ernest Borgnine and work into your 90s? What’s the secret to getting good parts as you get older?
Powers: I hope I live to be 100 and they’ll keep allowing me to do what I do! If I knew the secret to getting good parts, maybe I’d work more often. Throughout my entire career, I’ve tried to always gravitate to the best projects being done by the best people. Having lasted 29 years in the film business, my formula seems to be working. I believe I get points for lasting – why change now!
Jane: Are you working on any movie, TV or theater projects right now?
Powers: I’m currently developing an independent film that I hope will be shot in Texas.
Jane: Anything else you’d like to add?
Powers: It’s good to be alive and living in the greatest country on earth!
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