Marvel's silliest mutant will torment Wolverine in his solo movie. Deadpool is a hideously scarred assassin with a healing factor like Logan's, but he's mostly known for acting loony and being obsessed with Bea Arthur. His inclusion may actually help keep X-Men: Origins: Wolverine from trying too hard to be "grim 'n' gritty." There's also speculation (wishful thinking) that Gerard Butler may play Wolverine's enemy Sabretooth. [CHUD] More spoilers, including X-Files 2 casting, below:
Get a glimpse of the first six minutes of Batman: The Dark Knight before I Am Legend in Imax Theaters. The only downside: it may make the main feature look weak by comparison. [Wired]
The new X-Files movie will have a surprisingly high-wattage cast: Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit will co-star. Chris Carter will start directing the script he co-wrote next month in Vancouver. The film will be a stand-alone story featuring Mulder and Scully, not a continuation of the TV show. [Hollywood Reporter]
What's the target audience for Repo! The Genetic Musical? Even director Darren Lynn Bousman isn't sure, after finishing a first cut. It's not quite a horror movie, nor is it quite a comedy. He sort of hopes it'll become the new Rocky Horror Picture Show, which sounds like a pretty lowball aim.
The Sci Fi Channel's new reality TV show will make Who Wants To Be A Superhero? look like a masterpiece. Run For Money follows a group of contestants who compete for cash prizes as they try to escape from "hunters." Whoever "survives" until the end gets the most money. The sad thing is, I don't even think the writers' strike is to blame for this.