pilot lead

A seemingly random scene that, with all the speculation surrounding season 3, could be potentially less random than we first assumed. ‘cause, I mean, they didn’t have to put Lance in the middle, Shiro would have been the more obvious choice at the time, and putting Keith there would have been some grade A foreshadowing… if that is, in fact, the direction they’re going in!!!

i see a lot of people speculating that lance would have an angry/antagonistic reaction to keith being the new leader of voltron in shiro’s absence because of their whole rivalry thing. and as much as i think that kind of tension and conflict could really lay insecurities out on the table for some new development between the two, i feel like lance would be more empathetic toward keith’s situation because he knows what it’s like to feel like you’re just someone else’s second-choice replacement (lance only being fighter pilot because keith flunked out and keith only leading voltron because shiro is gone)

2

it’s okay // listen here

whatever makes you happy. whatever you want. you’re so fucking special. i wish i was special. but I’m a creep, i’m a weirdo. what the hell am i doing here? i don’t belong here.

When Zack, along with the viewer, is initiated into the mysteries of Murphy in the pilot episode, we’re lead to believe that we’re seeing a pretty typical trip to school for Milo. But “The Doctor Zone Files” reveals that Murphy’s Law may vary: as Milo himself puts it, “It’s unpredictable!” Like a lot of claims made about Murphy’s Law (obviously, not everything that could go wrong does), this one’s pretty broad; multiple episodes have shown that Milo’s friend Melissa has developed a faculty for predicting when Murphy’s Law will strike, which indicates that it has a logic of its own. And on most days, at least, it seems that Milo can ride the bus with his fellow students in relative safety–we see him do so in “Worked Day.”

So what made the first day of school different? Well:

A new kid came in from out of town. He didn’t know about Milo’s condition. He talked to him in a friendly way and even accepted his handshake. Which–look at how the kids at the stop react. 

They’re worried about this poor sap who’s here indicating a clear willingness to befriend Milo Murphy. They’re not only worried about him, they’re potentially worried about how it’s going to affect them (notice how Bradley is clutching his backpack). 

I propose that Murphy’s Law overacted because, quite simply, Milo was on the verge of making a new friend, and the worst thing that could happen to him would be for that friend to be scared off.

And, see, this is nothing new. This happens every time Milo is put in a situation wherein a friendship could potentially form. In “Rooting for the Enemy” we find out that a girl named Joni, who sat next to Milo recently, only just got her cast off and is unwilling to try a second time. In the same episode, Mort has a friendly conversation with Milo and is promptly thrown headfirst over a ledge and into a pond: 

By the way, Joni does end up in Milo’s blast radius again when she sits directly behind him on the bus in “Worked Day”.

She looks a little nervous to me. Can’t blame the girl. She’s even closer to him than Melissa is!

…but she’s probably fairly safe, because, while she’s close to him, she’s not sitting next to him. The real danger lies in talking to him or associating with him in the way a friend would.

Melissa and Zack are hanging out with him, but they’re probably all right too–at this point, they’ve both been established as friends of Milo. Both of them have firmly and repeatedly refused to be put off, so while they’re still getting swept up in Murphy’s Law and still risking life and limb by being in its vicinity, it’s no longer headhunting either of them specifically. 

Here’s what really sells this one for me:

We’ve seen that Melissa is normally unafraid to be close to Milo, though she’s not above establishing an “adequate buffer zone.” In the pilot, she initially walks gladly up to her friend, apparently prepared to stand next to him as she might on a normal morning…but then she hesitates.

We see her take a moment to test her surroundings before announcing her decision to put some distance between herself and Milo. Milo’s response is a thumbs-up and a cheerful “Good call!”

My guess is that this is a situation that both of them are familiar with through long experience. Milo standing here chatting with the new guy is a clear danger signal for Melissa, just as it is for the others at the stop. Milo, though equally aware that he’s in for a more-than-usually deadly morning, is undeterred. With his characteristic optimism, he’s embracing this possible friendship despite the risk it’s going to involve, but that doesn’t mean he expects Melissa to do it. 

Zack rides out the storm and stays with Milo; at some point before the series started, Melissa had to make a decision to do the same thing. They’re the exceptions. The vast majority of people who came close to befriending Milo were unable to take the heat. 

The Very Comprehensive Deadpool Masterpost

The aim of this post is to introduce new fans to Deadpool’s comics and help you identify which collections, trade paperbacks and omnibus books Deadpool’s individual stories, issues and runs can be found in as well as which order to read them. 

I will not be providing links to any pirated copies and would rather not recommend websites as prices will vary across the dozens of sites comics can be purchased from.

I have read every single issue on this list so if you have any questions or need any help please do feel free to ask me.

Created: 5th March 2017
Updated: 5th March 2017

Main Deadpool Continuity & Reading Order

This is the bulk of the masterlist. Each of Deadpool’s main books and stories are listed below in the order which they should be read from the very beginning all the way up to, and including, his current shenanigans.
I have marked a few recommended starting points so if you do not wish to tackle the entire list there should be a starting point which suits you.

Deadpool: The Circle Chase (1993) #1 - #4
This is Deadpool’s first ever solo miniseries. It introduces Weasel, Vanessa and themes which crop up throughout the rest of Deadpool’s runs.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 1
or Deadpool: Beginnings Omnibus
or Deadpool The Adamantium Collection

Deadpool: Sins of the Past (1994) #1 - #4
Deadpool’s second miniseries explores Deadpool’s relationship with his past and teases his origins.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 1
or Deadpool: Beginnings Omnibus

Deadpool (1997) #-1 - #69 [A Recommended Starting Point]
This was Deadpool’s first ongoing and it ran from 1997 to 2002. Plot elements from his first and second miniseries are picked up and expanded upon here. Several writers contributed to this series, most notably Joe Kelly, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Gail Simone.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 1 - Vol. 9
or Deadpool by Joe Kelly Omnibus & Deadpool Classic Omnibus Vol. 1 

Agent X (2002) #1 - #15
After Deadpool (1997) ended his book was replaced by a new, similar character who shares Deadpool’s supporting cast from his last 5 issues. Deadpool returns in the final 3 issues of this series.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 9 & Vol. 10
or Deadpool Classic Omnibus Vol. 1

Cable & Deadpool (2004) #1 - #50 [A Recommended Starting Point]
Characters from Agent X (2002) make an appearance throughout this series which is written by Deadpool’s co-creator Fabian Nicieza. Deadpool’s relationship with Cable is one of the most loved in comics and Cable is scheduled to appear in Deadpool 2. This is a big, thematic book exploring heroism and the bigger picture.
-Collected in; Cable & Deadpool: If Looks Could Kill, The Burnt Offering, The Human Race, Bosom Buddies, Living Legends, Paved With Good Intentions, Separation Anxiety & Deadpool vs. The Marvel Universe 
or 3 Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection books 
or the Deadpool & Cable Omnibus

Deadpool Annual (2013) #1
Although this was released in 2013 the first half of the story explains the origin of the white caption box which makes its appearance throughout Deadpool (2008). The second half of the story leads into Deadpool (2012) so it may be worth revisiting this issue before you start that series.
-Collected in; Deadpool: The Wedding of Deadpool
or Deadpool: The Ones With Deadpool

Deadpool (2008) #1 - #63
This is the book which was being published when Deadpool exploded into the phenomenon he is today. All 63 issues were written by Daniel Way and you can see the zany fingerprints he left on the character present in the fandom, the video game and all the ongoing books and miniseries from 2009 to 2012.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Secret Invasion, Dark Reign, X Marks The Spot, Monkey Business, What Happens In Vegas, I Rule You Suck, Space Oddity, Operation Annihilation, Institutionalized, Evil Deadpool & Dead 
or 4 Deadpool: The Complete Collection by Daniel Way books

Uncanny X-Force (2010) #1 - #35
Running alongside Daniel Way’s Deadpool from 2010 onwards, this book was written by Rick Remender and features a more grounded Deadpool working in a team setting.
-Collected in; Uncanny X-Force: The Apocalypse Solution, Deathlok Nation, The Dark Angel Saga Book 1, The Dark Angel Saga Book 2, Otherworld & Final Execution
or two Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender: The Complete Collection books
or the Uncanny X-Force Omnibus by Rick Remender
also see: Uncanny X-Force: Fear Itself #1 - #3 collected in; Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force / The Deep

Deadpool vs. Thanos (2015) #1 - #4
Although this was released in 2015 its events occur before Deadpool (2012). This is a cosmic roadtrip taken by two people who hate one another.
-Collected in; Deadpool vs Thanos

Thunderbolts (2012) #1 - #32
Daniel Way initially writes this series before Charles Soule and then Ben Acker & Ben Blacker take over. It’s Deadpool in a team setting which is less bloody than Uncanny X-Force but not as clean cut as the Avengers.
-Collected in; Thunderbolts: No Quarter, Red ScareInfinity, No Mercy, Punisher vs. The Thunderbolts
notes: Can be read alongside Deadpool (2012) although there is very little crossover. The series ends before Deadpool (2012) Original Sin.
Hawkeye vs Deadpool (2014) should be read after this series as it references its cancellation.

Deadpool (2012) #1 - #45 & Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet #1 - #13  [A Recommended Starting Point]
This is the beginning of the Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn era of Deadpool which is currently ongoing, the two comedians have left an impression on Deadpool and introduced a strong supporting cast which will be felt for years to come.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Dead Presidents, Soul Hunter, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D, Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet, The Wedding of DeadpoolOriginal SinAxis & All Good Things 
or 4 Deadpool by Duggan & Posehn hardcovers
or the Deadpool by Duggan & Posehn Omnibus
notes: Deadpool: The Gauntlet was initially released digitally on ComiXology and was built for digital reading
Annuals & one-shots are collected in; Deadpool: The Ones With Deadpool
Flashback issues are collected in chronological order in; Deadpool: Flashbacks

Mrs Deadpool and the Howling Commandos (2015) #1 - #4
A book set during Marvel’s world-ending ’Secret Wars’ series where the Marvel multiverses smashed together and created a patchwork planet called ‘Battleworld’, this book follows our Deadpool on a journey through an altered reality which he can’t interact with.
-Collected in; Mrs Deadpool and the Howling Commandos

Deadpool & Cable: Split Second (2016) #1 - #6
Written by Cable & Deadpool writer and Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza, this book lays the groundwork for some Deadpool (2015) and Uncanny Avengers (2015) stories while also standing perfectly on its own.
-Collected in; Deadpool & Cable: Split Second

Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1 - ongoing [A Recommended Starting Point]
Deadpool? In an Avengers book? That’s not a mistake. Gerry Duggan pens this series and again spotlights Deadpool in a blockbuster-level team setting.
-Currently collected in; Uncanny Avengers Unity: Lost Future & The Man Who Fell to Earth
awaiting release: Uncanny Avengers Unity: Civil War II, Red Skull
notes: Issues #7 & #8 crossover with All-New All-Different Avengers #7 & #8 and the full story is collected in Avengers: Standoff

Deadpool (2015) #1 - ongoing

The Merc With A Mouth is more popular than ever before and this series, written solo by Gerry Duggan, reflects the reality and forces the Marvel Universe to take notice. This is the main ongoing Deadpool book and it shows no signs of stopping.
-Currently collected in; Deadpool World’s Greatest: Millionaire With A Mouth, End of an Error, Deadpool vs. Sabretooth, Temporary Insanitation & Civil War II
awaiting release: Deadpool World’s Greatest: Patience: Zero, Deadpool Does Shakespeare
notes: the Deadpool 2099 story which had one issue after each arc will be collected into a Deadpool: 2099 book at some point in the future.

Peripheral Deadpool Books

These books run alongside Deadpool (2015) loosely fitting into the continuity and are all ongoing unless specified.

Deadpool & the Mercs for Money (2016) #1 - #5 [Miniseries]
Written by Cullen Bunn, who penned almost every Deadpool miniseries from 2012, this is a short 'pilot series’ featuring Deadpool leading his own team. It goes as well as you’d expect.
-Collected in; Deadpool & The Mercs for Money: Merc Madness
notes: Should be read before Deadpool (2015) Civil War II

Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #1 - ongoing
The internet made this book happen, there is no denying that. The book features a lot of fanservice and some absolutely surreal storylines. Primarily written by Joe Kelly with other writers doing filler issues this is a series which threatens to unseat Cable and Deadpool as comics’ most adored pair.
-Currently collected in; Spider-Man/Deadpool: Isn’t It Bromantic?
awaiting release: Spider-Man/Deadpool: Side Pieces

Deadpool & The Mercs for Money (2016) #1 - ongoing
Cullen Bunn returns for Deadpool’s adventures with his team as things go south for our favourite merc real fast.
-Currently collected in; Deadpool & The Mercs for Money: Mo’ Mercs, Mo’ Monkeys
awaiting release: Deadpool & The Mercs for Money: IvX
notes: Should be read after Deadpool (2015) Civil War II

Modern Miniseries (2012 - present)

These books were released alongside the other Deadpool ongoings and are free from continuity, they can be picked up and read anytime and are listed in release order below.

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012) #1 - #4
Part one of the ’Deadpool Killogy’ by Cullen Bunn, this book does what it says on the cover.
-Collected in; Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 16: Killogy 

Deadpool Killustrated (2013) #1 - #4
Part two of the ’Deadpool Killogy’, Cullen Bunn dives deeper into the meta and it gets bloody.
-Collected in; Deadpool Killustrated
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 16: Killogy

Deadpool Kills Deadpool (2013) #1 - #4
The conclusion of the ’Deadpool Killogy’ finds our main Deadpool fighting the protagonist of the previous two chapters.
-Collected in; Deadpool Kills Deadpool
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 16: Killogy 

Deadpool vs. Carnage (2014) issues #1 - #4
Cullen Bunn pits merc against maniac in a bloody brawl.
-Collected in; Deadpool vs Carnage
or Deadpool Minibus

Deadpool vs. X-Force (2014) issues #1 - #4
Technically this retcons events so that this becomes Deadpool’s 'first’ appearance but reading it before anything else would be confusing. It’s a fun throwback to the 90s with lots of violence and Deadpool in an antagonistic role.
-Collected in; Deadpool vs. X-Force
or Deadpool Minibus 2

Hawkeye vs Deadpool (2014) #0 - #5
Gerry Duggan provides equal amounts of love for both Hawkeye and Deadpool in this fun book which begins with a murder on Halloween.
-Collected in; Hawkeye vs Deadpool
or Deadpool Minibus 2
notes: should be read after Deadpool (2012) Original Sin but before Deadpool (2012) Axis

Deadpool’s Art of War (2014) #1 - #4
Deadpool wants to write a bestseller and he’s willing to start a war to do it in this miniseries by Peter David.
-Collected in; Deadpool’s Art of War
or Deadpool Minibus 2

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars (2015) #1 - #4

Cullen Bunn pens a love letter to Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars and retcons our favourite merc into events.
-Collected in; Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars
or Deadpool Minibus 2 

Deadpool v. Gambit (2016) #1 - #5
Deadpool and Gambit end up in deep trouble during a job that drops them in way over their heads.
-Collected in; Deadpool v. Gambit: The V is for 'Vs’

Deadpool: Back in Black (2016) #1 - #5
A sequel to Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars, Cullen Bunn gives Deadpool the Venom symbiote for 5 issues.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Back in Black

Deadpool: Too Soon? (2016) #1 - #8
A murder mystery with Marvel’s self-proclaimed funniest characters, and the Punisher is there too.
-Currently uncollected
awaiting release: Deadpool: Too Soon?
notes: Deadpool: Too Soon? was initially released digitally on ComiXology and was built for digital reading 

Deadpool the Duck (2017) #1 - #5
Deadpool and Howard the Duck merge in a situation not unlike The Fly and have a zany adventure in the process of trying to get their own bodies back.
-Currently uncollected
awaiting release: Deadpool the Duck

Even More Deadpool (2009 - 2012)

These books are from the time when Deadpool was absolutely everywhere, he was drawing in new fans and at one time had four ongoings published at once. As with the modern miniseries above, these books are relatively continuity free and can be picked up and read anytime.

Deadpool: Game$ of Death (2009) #1
A one-shot featuring Deadpool in a fatal reality TV show.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Suicide Kings
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings 

Deadpool: Suicide Kings (2009) #1 - #5
A team-up between Deadpool, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and the Punisher which works on almost every level.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Suicide Kings 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings 

Deadpool Team-Up (2009) #899 - 883
Each issue counts down instead of up and features a new writer and artist telling a story of a different character teaming up with Deadpool each issue.
-Collected in; Deadpool Team Up: Good BuddiesSpecial Relationships & BFFs 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 13: Deadpool Team-Up 

Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth (2009) #1 - #13
This is a universe-hopping adventure with Deadpool attempting to return his zombified head to its own dimension.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth: Head Trip 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 11: Merc With A Mouth 

Prelude to Deadpool Corps (2010) #1 - #5 
A whole team of Deadpools is just around the corner and each of the 5 issues spotlights a member of the team and their home univserse before they are recruited.
-Collected in; Deadpool Corps Prelude 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 12: Deadpool Corps

Deadpool Corps (2010) #1 - #12
Primarily drawn by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, this series was shortlived and featured the team of Deadpools flying around the galaxy doing various missions.
-Collected in; Deadpool Corps: Poolpocalypse Now & You Say You Want A Revolution 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 12: Deadpool Corps

Deadpool (2009) #900
An oversized issue with various short stories by different writers and artists.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings

Deadpool (2010) #1000
An oversized issue with various short stories by different writers and artists.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings 

Deadpool: Wade Wilson’s War (2010) #1 - #4
This Marvel Knights book plays fast and loose with continuity and delivers a twisting, sprawling tale.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Wade Wilson’s War
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 17: Headcanon

Deadpool and Cable (2010) #25
Set just before Cable jumped into the future in his own book, this was Deadpool’s last true team-up with him until 2016.
-Collected in; Deadpool: All In The Family
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest

Deadpool and Cable (2011) #26
Deadpool seeks to continue Cable’s legacy now the world is without him.
-Collected in; Deadpool: All In The Family
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest

Deadpool Annual (2011) #1
One part of a crossover with Spider-Man and Hulk.
-Collected in; Deadpool/Amazing Spider-Man/Incredible Hulk: Identity Wars
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest

 Wolverine/Deadpool: The Decoy (2011) #1
A short story featuring Deadpool, Wolverine, and Jean Grey’s costume.
-Collected in; Deadpool Team Up: BFFs 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings

Deadpool Family (2011) #1
Some short stories featuring the Deadpool Corps.
-Collected in; Deadpool: All In The Family
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 12: Deadpool Corps

Fear Itself: Deadpool (2011) #1 - #3
Magic hammers are falling from the skies and Deadpool seeks to make himself out as a hero. Things take a turn for the unexpected.
-Collected in; Fear Itself: Deadpool / Fearsome Four
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest

Alternate Universe Stories 

Captain America: Who Won’t Wield The Shield? (2010) #1
A bizarre story featuring a gas-masked Deadpool post-World War I who happens to be the nephew of Woodrow Wilson.
-Collected in; Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 15: All The Rest 

Lady Deadpool (2010) #1
Set in her own universe, this one-shot sheds some light on Lady Deadpool’s typical day.
-Collected in; Deadpool Classic Vol. 11: Merc With A Mouth 

X-Men Origins: Deadpool (2010) #1
Deadpool sells Hollywood a version of his origin which isn’t quite as accurate as it should be.
-Collected in; X-Men Origins II 
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 14: Suicide Kings

Deadpool Pulp (2010) #1 - #4
This is set during the Cold War in the 1950s and is a unique spin on the Deadpool mythos.
-Collected in; Deadpool Pulp
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 17: Headcanon

Deadpool Max (2010) #1 - #12
This book is rude, crude, and violent. It’s like an exploitation movie but not quite as clever.
-Collected in; Deadpool Max: Nutjob & Involuntary Armageddon

 Deadpool Max 2 (2011) #1 - #6
A sequel to Deadpool Max, this book follows directly on from the last and is more of the same.
-Collected in; Deadpool Max: Second Cut

 5 Ronin (2011) #1 - #5
This series is a unique look at Marvel’s heroes through the lens of 17th Century Japan. Deadpool has his own tale in issue #5.
-Collected in; 5 Ronin

Night of the Living Deadpool (2014) #1 - #4
Zombies? Everywhere. Heroes? Nowhere. Deadpool? All alone. A stylish book where red is the only colour in a sea of monochrome.
-Collected in; Night of the Living Deadpool 
or Deadpool Minibus
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 17: Headcanon

Return of the Living Deadpool (2015) #1 - #4
The sequel to Night of the Living Deadpool builds on the foundation of the first book and keeps the unique visual style.
-Collected in; Return of the Living Deadpool
or Deadpool Minibus 2
or Deadpool Classic Vol. 17: Headcanon

The Cast:  

Okay, I’m going to lay out what I knew when I knew it and let everyone judge for themselves.

  • 2015 - At some point during the 2015 convention season Sean Maguire told someone privately that all the cast had contracts through season 7 except Jennifer Morrison who was expected to walk after season 6.  This seemed dead solid information and I really see no reason for him to have misrepresented it.
  • February 2016 - Paul Lee is fired as ABC president and replaced by Channing Dungey.  ABC has been somewhat resistant to Disney corporate culture since it was acquired by the mouse 20 years ago and I was told that Dungey’s role was to finally bring the network in line with Disney’s over all strategy.  Dungey was described as a traditional business woman who disliked “gut” instinct (something Lee was known for).  The entire network was said to be riddled with actors who were given over sized contracts, development deals and other perks as favorites of particular executives.  Apparently this comes out of Shonda Rhimes success in taking what is seen as risky moves with favorites.  But network suits are not Shonda Rhimes and there was very little return seen on a lot of these deals.  The rumor was that Dungey was taking a flamethrower to them and insisting that any unsual contract be justified with data and if they were not the favorite would be cut as an example to other execs that if they over paid their favorites they risked getting them fired.
  • April 2016 - I was told Jennifer Morrison was refusing to do any interview with an outlet smaller than Major-Major (a term for a major national publication of a certain audience reach).
  • July 2016 - Jennifer Morrison skipped the SDCC press room for the show claiming illness.  I have no reason to doubt this but at the time I asked around and there was some interpretation that this was part of a pattern which she had used during her exit from House.  On that show she had refused to do show PR for more than a year (by essentially refusing to talk about the lead, the set dynamics, her characters romantic storyline with house and with her at the time fiance, or her personal relationship with her fiance… essentially anything a reporter might want to ask).  She also had behaved out of the norm during House press when she briefly returned, using their publicity to talk about HIMYM.  Which … looks a lot like the way she’s handled Once promotion and Sundogs.
  • July 27, 2016 - Jen posted this picture on Instagram.  It was widely seen as a message being sent to the network.
  • August 2016 - I was told that Jen was in contract negotiations with ABC but that everyone was waiting for fall audience tracking data so the talks were basically on hold.  I do not know what the fall data was but I have been told by several sources that her tracking was unusually bad during season 5 which in some part was attributed to the audience rejecting Dark Swan, dislike of the Dark Swan look, and that she cried too much.  Jen spoke about the crying issue during her NerdHQ panel.
  • September 2016 - I was told that Jen had put out feelers to pilot productions widely.  Again it appeared to be a message sending game with the network.
  • January 2017 - Dungey gives her TCA comments which I and others I spoke to interpreted as a message to Morrison.  Also a sign that things had started to go badly and preparing the audience for a major change.
  • January 2017 - Jennifer Morrison announces that she has no contract.  Generally interpreted by those I spoke to as a response to Dungey’s TCA and an attempt to mobilize her fan base.
  • Around this time I received an anonymous message i choose not to publish by someone claiming that Lana Parrilla had told them her contract expired this year along with everyone else during a meet and greet in New Jersey.  I showed the message to a number of friends who’s reaction was that Parrilla would not discuss her personal financial information in a meet and greet with fans much less everyone elses.  It also conflicted with the information from Maguire.  I didn’t publish it because I didn’t give it credence and didn’t want to cause disruption in the fandom for something I didn’t believe.
  • January 2017 - Robert Carlyle says he has a decision to make by the end of the month.  No details on what that decision might be.
  • February 2017 - I was told that Jen’s agents “…would like everyone to believe that she would walk away from the show like the hero away from a burning oil tanker.”  Whatever that means.
  • Feb-March 2017 - Rumor has it that Lana Parrilla instigated discussions with a few pilot productions far enough along to get a financial offer from them before passing on the projects.  This is generally the start of any negotiation with a current employer because it is an outside estimate of their fair market value.  What I was told was that for a new project you take that number and go to your current show and say “I want twice this.”  Because her name had not come up publicly and there was an obvious explanation for what happened I choose to not share the rumor.
  • Feb-March 2017 - Jennifer Morrison took a number of meetings with pilot projects including NBC but would not consider any that did not include giving her a producer credit.  Rumor had been for months that Morrison and ABC were stalled over something “not money” that neither side would budge on.  General consensus was that it was this.  ABC would be unlikely to give a single actor in an ensemble producer credit because it would disrupt set dynamics (traditionally it’s given to actors on shows where they are the clear lead, example Mark Harmon on NCIS, the leads on Castle and Bones).  Such a credit would make her the boss of other cast members and give creative control and the right to over rule directors.  The feeling was the only way she could get that was if it was given to Goodwin and Parrilla as well.
  • February 2017 - Jen posts the below picture on instragram.  Again consensus was that she was sending a message either to the network or to get her fans to mobilize on her behalf with the network.
  • March 2017 - Friend at a another studio tells me this reads like a 2 year final season renewal to her.  Which would require settling all the actor contracts through year 8.
  • March 2017 - I’ve been told by several sources that the industry gossip was that if Jen left then Colin would be written off with her.
  • March 2017 - It is believed that all the appropriate female leads for pilots likely to be picked up have been cast.
  • Today - The articles were published in TVLine and Deadline which seem to conflict with each other.  My industry savy friend still says “they’re crazy pants”.  – “Both those outlets will publish whatever people tell them. They’re easy to use in negotiations. Sometimes they get real info. Sometimes they get whatever people want to sell them to enhance their position. They don’t care because they get hits either way.  If Variety or Hollywood Reporter do more than report that other outlets said this, then it has some substance.”

I leave you to judge for yourself.  I know nothing I have not said in this post.

anonymous asked:

i do think klance will end up co-piloting/leading the team cause there's been alot of foreshadowing already of those two working together and actually getting things done. "we make a great team" "space ranger partners" these are pretty clear hints that both keith and lance are going forward to something big together. I'd be happy if Keith asks Lance to become his right hand man in leading team voltron, cause Keith may get to a point where he'll realize he cant do this alone and he needs help

exactly!!! there are just too many hints of a huge klance arc coming up and the main focus is the amazing team work they accomplish together and how well they balance each other out. I feel like it will really tie in with lance’s insecurity arc in season 3 because keith will need him to be able to lead properly (and not in a way like oh lance is only there to build keith up) but because lance feels like a seventh wheel and the fact that he has mostly seen keith as a rival or the guy who’s better than him (probably because of the whole comparisons from the garrison, this upcoming season will probably make them see each other as equals) and keith will realize he doesn’t need to do this alone and that he has lance and the whole team to rely on. it would just make it really significant to have keith be like “I can’t do this without you lance”

anonymous asked:

Can you do some Black Paladin!Lance hcs please? c:

Lance is observant and compassionate, he instantly knows when something is wrong with one of his team-mates - and he listens, and he does what he can to help, even if it’s Keith and they rub each other off the wrong way sometimes. 

He learns to look over that, too, learns to not jump for any bait once he realises not everything Keith says is meant that way, sometimes it’s just, well, it’s just Keith being Keith and not knowing when it’s better to say nothing at all.

It’s no surprise Lance has a lot of self-esteem issues, that he doesn’t value himself as much as others might, but the role of the Black Paladin helps with that. He has a defined purpose, a thing, if you will - something he is good at and a way he can help and he thrives under the pressure rather than crumbling under it.

Lance knows his shortcomings and he doesn’t try to shoulder everything alone. He knows when he needs to ask Pidge or Hunk or Keith for help, and when Shiro needs to do his thing. His strength lies in seeing the potential in others and channeling or directing it in the best path.

Maybe he gets thrown into the situation initially because Keith absolutely refuses to pilot the Black Lion - and Lance won’t say it then, but maybe he goes to the hanger the same night and tries to speak to Black - who lets him in quicker than Lance expected (who probably expected the lion to ignore him altogether) 
Black knows she needs a paladin - and a leader who refuses to lead is no leader at all, not in the way someone who comes to offer himself as her pilot. I don’t think Lance understands it right away, but he trusts the Black Lion knows what she’s doing. She needs a pilot to lead the fight, and if one comes to offer himself because he wants to help, rather than because he wants power - she will make him a paladin worthy to be her pilot, she’ll bring out the best in him and make him a leader if he isn’t one to begin with.

(Lance, of course, has more redeeming qualities that do cut him out to be a leader, and it’s strange for the other paladins first, but they accept him as the head because really, if the Black Lion picked him who are they to question it.)

Shiro is surprised, although not aversed to the idea when he comes back and finds out (because he will, fight me.) And he is completely content leaving Lance to pilot Black - possibly kind of glad he doesn’t have to carry that weight on his shoulders anymore and he can see how Lance thrives in his new role.

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i’m still completely flabbergasted by the amount of people who think keith shouldn’t lead or might not lead/pilot the black lion. this is basically like reading the harry potter books up until book 4 and saying “harry isn’t really that incredible, i don’t think he’s going to be the one to put an end to voldemort” – every hint so far (keith piloting black in ep 1, shiro asking him TWICE about leading, keith showing leadership skills with hunk during the entire weblum situation, keith defending the black lion and taking second command MULTIPLE TIMES) has been pointing to the fact that keith is going to be built up and grow into leadership.

take harry for example. is hp an incredible wizard? not necessarily, compared to others. but a huge point of harry potter was to show how despite him being so ordinary, he has something that voldemort wasn’t expecting to be powerful - aka love - and to show his development into fully actualizing/wielding it. likewise, we’re only at season 2. keith has a lot of episodes to grow and develop even more so i mean, i don’t know what show y’all are watching but i’m pretty sure the writers don’t put those things in for jokes.

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Seeking out a Professional

Title: Seeking out a Professional - Kidge Week 2017 Day 2 Prompt Fill
Fandom: Voltron: Legendary Defender
Pairing: Keidge
Summary: At the end of the day, Pidge would be the least effected by Shiro’s departure. After all, she’s gotten pretty good at losing people that mean a lot to her. You’d think that Keith would be pretty good about it too, but not really.
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AN: Have some angst! I’ll try and post something more sweet and cute later, because it is Pidge’s birthday and she deserves something sweet too!

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Once a CBS drama star, always a CBS drama star. Jim Caviezel, who headlined the network’s long-running procedural Person of Interest, has been tapped to lead the cast of its untitled Navy SEAL drama pilot from former Justified executive producers Ben Cavell, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly and Shameless executive producer Chris Chulack.

Written by Cavell and directed by Chulack, the project follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask. Caviezel will play Jason, the respected, committed leader of his assault team who’s been through more than a dozen deployments.

The Caviezel-toplined Person of Interest ended its five-season run on CBS last spring. The network loves bringing some of its most recognizable drama stars back into the fold. CBS’ S.W.A.T. pilot is headlined by Criminal Minds alum Shemar Moore; the network’s pilot Mission Control is headlined by Poppy Montgomery, who previously starred on CBS’ Without a Trace and Unforgettable; and pilot Instinct‘s leading man is The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming. Additionally, Gary Sinise, who was the lead of CSI: NY, now tops another CBS procedural spinoff series, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and NCIS’ Michael Weatherly is the star of freshman Bull.

In the Navy SEAL pilot, Caviezel joins another actor from a long-running CBS procedural: former CSI: NY co-star A.J. Buckley. Also previously cast in the project are Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr. and Toni Trucks.

Caviezel next stars in The Ballad of Lefty Brown, which just premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival. He is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Frank Stewart.

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