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News Briefs: Ryan Reynolds Wants a ‘Deadpool//Wolverine’ Movie


Deadpool/Wolverine: Earlier this week, Ryan Reynolds quickly doused the hot rumor that he would be making an appearance as Deadpool in Logan opposite Hugh Jackman. Now he says: “I want a Deadpool/Wolvie film. But Logan is its own unique and perfect thing. The Big Red Sh**-Talker wouldn’t mix with the tone.” Thus, the possibility exists that Wolverine will cross over and appear in a Deadpool sequel, even if the character is not played by Jackman. [Twitter]

Fences: In a new photo, Vin Diesel is pictured with Denzel Washington, star and director of the recently released drama Fences. In the caption, Diesel talks about his “appreciation for the thespian craft” and explains how that developed. Fences is now playing; Diesel will next appear in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which opens in theaters on January 20. [Instagram]

Hidden Figures

Kevin Costner: Currently receiving positive critical notices for his supporting role in Hidden Figures (above), Academy Award-winning director Kevin Costner says, “I would like to play out the second half of my career directing more.” In a separate interview, he gets more specific: “It’s about 10 hours long, how about that? Maybe I’ll make three features out of it. There’s a fourth one, too, so it’s truly a saga. I could do TV, or I could also make it like every six months, have a big Western that’s tied together.” [Vulture/Variety]


Arrival Video: Director Denis Villeneuve, actors Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams, and producer Shawn Levy all talk about the value of a good script in a new Arrival video. Meanwhile, screenwriter Eric Heisserer credits Ted Chiang, whose short story served as source material for the acclaimed movie. It’s playing in theaters nationwide. [Movieclips]

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