Rob Liefeld Felt “Unwelcome” By 20th Century Fox At The ‘Deadpool 2: Super Duper Cut’ Screening


Rob Liefeld created the characters Deadpool, Cable, Domino, Shatterstar and many others who are making a huge splash on the big screen.  One would think that would afford him a certain degree of respect, but the writer/artist says that wasn’t the case when he attended the screening of ‘Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut’ during San Diego Comic-Con.  During a Facebook video chat, he revealed that while he’d had a lovely working relationship with the production side of 20th Century Fox, the home video division was another story.

As he stated in the chat:

“I don’t know anything about the Super Duper Cut. What I do know is that entire Fox home video does [division] stuff… Home video is a different department than theatrical.  And I worked with Deadpool, the theatrical division, on both movies and they were great people. I loved them.”

“The people behind the home video marketing, there are some smart people, but there’s a [public relations] lady who I just did not feel she was respectful to me.  She told me to kind of keep my distance from the cast as they were at the Deadpool suite on the day that everybody was in town for the Deadpool Super Cut promotion. And I was like, OK, you don’t have to ask me twice. So I just kind of withdrew, I chose that moment to tap out.

Deadpool 2 theatrically was fantastic. It was awesome. But I felt very unwelcome, so I have kind of unplugged from that end of the machine.”

He went on to state that this was Comic-Con and that it was Fox that was essentially the entity that didn’t really belong there.

Well, maybe this PR person was overwhelmed.  How often does a home video release get a star-studded premiere?  Maybe she wasn’t used to being around Hollywood stars?  Or maybe she was just a “star-f***er.”

It’s too bad.  After all, without Liefeld, there would be no Deadpool and no movie for this person to promote and no excuse to rub elbows with Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, and the rest.

You can watch Liefeld’s video message below (he addresses the issue at approximately the 29:15 mark):

 

‘Deadpool: The Super Duper Cut’ will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital on August 23, 2018.

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.




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