We all agree that superhero movies need to be recognized by the Academy. How many of us cried during Avengers: Infinity War? How many other comic book movies have come and gone with worthy storylines and heartfelt acting, but none of it is award by the Oscars? It’s truly an unfair treatment of the geek community, but there may be an unlikely hero pushing for the academy to finally give us all the recognition we deserve.
20th Century Fox is reportedly pushing for Deadpool 2 to be considered for several different categories. Black Panther has also been pushing for the Oscars to recognize its accomplishments, but perhaps this move for the sequel to Deadpool is nothing more than a ploy that Wade Wilson himself would be proud of. In fact, below is a list of the categories the movies wish to be “considered” for:
- Best Picture (Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner)
- Best Director (David Letich)
- Best Original Screenplay (Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds)
- Best Actor (Ryan Reynolds)
- Best Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, T.J. Miller, Karan Soni, Jack Kesy)
- Best Supporting Actress (Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand)
- Best Production Design (David Scheunemann, Sandy Walker)
- Best Cinematography (Jonathan Sela)
- Best Costume Design (Kurt Swanson, Bart Mueller)
- Best Film Editing (Elisabet Ronaldsdottir, Dirk Westervelt, Craig Alpert)
- Best Makeup And Hairstyling (Bill Corso, Monic Huppert)
- Best Original Score (Tyler Bates)
- Best Sound Editing (Mark Stoeckinger)
- Best Sound Mixing (Mark Noda, Paul Massey, Martyn Zub)
- Best Visual Effects (Dan Glass, Mike Vezina, Michael Brazelton, Stephane Naze)
While we see how Deadpool fairs moving forward with the merger between Disney and Fox, you can look forward to new material in the upcoming Once Upon a Deadpool, essentially a PG-13 version of the movie.
“We definitely shot new stuff. And recently too. After Deadpool 2 came out and we were all sitting around, we came to it less about the idea of let’s make a PG-13 movie and more, ‘Let’s talk a little bit about Deadpool.’” Wernick told /Film. “We were kicking around some ideas and then I think it was Ryan [Reynolds] who had the great framing device and we all got excited and went to the studio. They said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it. Fire up the cameras.’”
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