With Wolverine slashing through the box office, scent marking on the critics who hated it, and at least meeting monetary expectations, the odds of the oft rumored spin-offs have obviously gone up. Lauren Shuler Donner, producer of all things X-, recently said a few words regarding the financial success and it’s impact on the spinoffs. From our boys at io9:
There’s internal discussions about all [what spin-offs may happen] . We’re gonna resolve that soon… Nothing would please me more than to bring Bryan [Singer] on for another movie. And, if it’s like the first Deadpool or the first Gambit, I think… I mean, I would hope he would be interested.
So people are talking about it, so that’s a good first step. I’m not supremely confident a Gambit spinoff would work. Most of his solo titles ended up sucking pretty bad, but that’s because they always sent him to New Orleans to solve some Thieves Guild problem. Deadpool is what I’ve been popping a fan boner over for months, so I’d totally be on board for Ryan Reynolds taking up the mask and bringing the real comic-version of Deadpool to the big screen. I say have Reynolds do the voice, of course, and use an image inducer hologram (like in the comics) so we can still see his pretty face from time to time and, when necessary, but “Weapon XI” himself Scott Adkins in the suit to rock out some stunts. Check out this video of our new favorite martial artist as he practices some moves he put to use in X-Men Origins Wolverine. This video comes from our buds at ScottAdkinsFanz.org.
I’ve talked to some of the stunt dudes involved and they’re all pretty excited about the work they did and you’ve got to admit, that dude kicks ass. Unfortunately, we’ll probably have to sit through X-Men Origins Magneto and X-Men: First Class first.
What do you think of Gambit or Deadpool spinoffs?