Working Title For DEADPOOL Is His Old Favorite Band

Working Title For DEADPOOL Is His Old Favorite Band

Now that Deadpool is about to start shooting in less than a month, hit the jump and check out what the highly anticipated standalone Fox/Marvel adaptation will be called throughout its production.

By DCMarvelFreshman - Feb 08, 2015 09:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Deadpool
Source: Production Weekly

With a release date that's scheduled just over a year from now, the long-awaited Deadpool movie is currently searching for its leading lady while also gearing up to quickly start principal photography sometime next month. However, when the cameras do start rolling in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, don't expect the Fox/Marvel production to use the same title that fans of the Merc With A Mouth could easily recognize. Instead, Deadpool will be using Wham! as its working title, which Production Weekly has confirmed. These production titles are usually subtle references to certain elements in the movies, and Deadpool, or rather Wham!, is no exception. In the original screenplay, penned by Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese, there was a scene that intended to poke fun at Deadpool's disgraceful portrayal in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Wade Wilson's voice is heard saying "A little piece of me curled up and died the day this came out," amid a close-up shot of a Deadpool action figure with his mouth sewn shut and blades implanted in his wrists. However, the shot later pans out to reveal Wade holding a Music From the Edge of Heaven LP record by British pop duo Wham!. About that scene, co-writer Rhett Reese said during a previous interview that Deadpool was a big Wham! fan, "but their late album turned out really poorly; So that's kind of the joke." A joke that seemingly inspired the movie's working title. Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool will see Ryan Reynolds return as Wade Wilson February 12, 2016. What do you think?

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LEVITIKUZ - 2/8/2015, 8:38 AM
Brainiac13 - 2/8/2015, 9:13 AM

xIRONICxNAMEx - 2/8/2015, 9:13 AM
Love Deadpool. Im all for any comedy in the usually serious world of comic books.
LEVITIKUZ - 2/8/2015, 9:14 AM
Spock0Clock - 2/8/2015, 9:16 AM
I dunno... putting up with Wade Wilson or Ryan Reynolds for 2 hours will be tough, even if it is well written.

I admire them for actually doing it, but if any comicbookmovie is going to bomb hard in the next few years, it's this one. I'd even say Fantastic Four is a safer bet.
Numbuh1Nerd - 2/8/2015, 9:18 AM
Oh man, if there isn't a joke about Origins in this thing I'm gonna be so pissed.
MrFridayNights - 2/8/2015, 9:22 AM
[frick] can't wait for Deadpool!!!!!! It will be so [frick]ing hilarious and violent.
SageMode - 2/8/2015, 9:22 AM
This is the ONLY Fox Marvel movie that I'm looking forward to seeing. Hope they don't [frick] this up.
DatScarletPimPerNeLL - 2/8/2015, 9:23 AM
Any film that can work anything "WHAM" related into a storyline has GOT 2 BE worth it's weight in carbonite.
MrFridayNights - 2/8/2015, 9:25 AM
@Numbuh1Nerd That would be hilarious it will happen
SauronsBANE - 2/8/2015, 9:27 AM
Haha that sounds hilarious! It's a nice way of including some little fan-service without totally destroying the efforts of previous filmmakers, no matter how bad it turned out to be. It's bad mojo to burn bridges in Hollywood.

As for the low's not nearly as big of a deal as it sounds. If anything, having budget constraints will help keep the writers on their toes, constantly looking at the script and deciding what stuff is absolutely vital, and what can go. This kind of thing can go a long way towards increasing the quality of a movie.

It's not like this movie will suddenly look as cheap and poorly-directed as a random indie that was funded by a kickstarter. Most of the budget will go towards CGI, I'm sure. But it just means there won't be as much on-location shooting, or maybe a set or two gets reused or incorporated into another scene. Big whoop. If they tell the story right, it won't NEED Transformer-levels of exotic locales or explosion-heavy 3rd acts.

In this case, smaller just might be better.
Meteor - 2/8/2015, 9:28 AM
So maybe for the first day of filming we will have Reynolds who send a tweet in the Deadpool suit!!
MrFridayNights - 2/8/2015, 9:29 AM
I would loose my shit if the Deadpool sequel features Cable lol
Pedrito - 2/8/2015, 9:30 AM
Why does a Deadpool movie need a leading lady character??
I remain skeptical about this endeavor.
CarlsinCharge - 2/8/2015, 9:30 AM

Who's gonna be Bob!
DrKinsolving - 2/8/2015, 9:31 AM
HAHAHA, seriously can't wait for this!!
MrFridayNights - 2/8/2015, 9:31 AM
How can't you guys trust Fox after X-Men First Class,The Wolverine and X-Men DOFP!? Come on those films are amazing and way better than Captain America:TFA,Iron Man 2 & 3,Thor and Thor:TDW.
MisterBatfleck - 2/8/2015, 9:35 AM
LOL this film is going to be something special.
DrKinsolving - 2/8/2015, 9:35 AM
Has anybody seen "The Voices"

It wasn't bad, weird, crazy, and pretty funny.... Can't wait to finally se Reynolds as Deadpool

DrKinsolving - 2/8/2015, 9:41 AM

Exactly, John Wick was made for 20 million and that film looked amazing....

Can't wait for this
BawbScharf - 2/8/2015, 9:53 AM
I still want the movie to open with Hugh Jackman (as Hugh Jackman) apologizing for the movie even being greenlit. I will see if I can find that monologue I wrote up.
SauronsBANE - 2/8/2015, 9:53 AM
@DrKinsolving Ugh, I still have to see that movie! I keep hearing awesome stuff about it but yeah, I'm sure that's a prime example that proves that point.

You could say the same thing about both The Raid movies (which I also still have to see), or even Snowpiercer. But as far as I know, they haven't even said what the actual budget is for this movie. "Low" these days could mean 'only' $100 million haha. Either way, I don't think anyone should let themselves worry about the budget.
JoJo1982 - 2/8/2015, 9:55 AM
Like what drkinsolving said John wick was made in a 20 million budget and that movie felt like a 50-75 million dollar movie.

Deadpool movie so far doesn't have any a list actors, I'm sure the cost of it would around 50-70 million. If done right, I don't think this movie will bomb
JoJo1982 - 2/8/2015, 9:56 AM

Then why are you here?
TucksFrom2015 - 2/8/2015, 9:58 AM
deamon - 2/8/2015, 10:01 AM
He thougt he will see Reynolds naked here.
TheGambitFreak - 2/8/2015, 10:01 AM
In the script, he also has sex with a chick with Careless Whisper playing in the back. There's something fishy about Reynolds and Wham! First it was Just Friends with Amy Smart, and now Deadpool lol.

Nonetheless, it's hard to believe that a Deadpool movie is actually about to start shooting.
TheRationalNerd - 2/8/2015, 10:02 AM
We've got Deadpool to kick off 2016 and Suicide Squad to end it. (If Sinister Six doesn't happen) 2016 is going to be the Golden Year!
JoJo1982 - 2/8/2015, 10:03 AM

BobbyDrake - 2/8/2015, 10:04 AM
Probably because neither of those "x-men" movies even featured the actual X-Men. And wolverine sucked balls
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