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Ryan Reynolds is taking on another superhero role. In 2011 he was “The Green Lantern,” which cost $200 million and earned $220 million. Not a big hit, but he did meet his future wife and mother of his child, Blake Lively, on the set, so it was a big win-win for him. His new superhero is based on the Marvel Comic Book “Deadpool,” in which he plays Wade Wilson, a disfigured and unstable mercenary who subjected himself to an experiment to cure cancer that instead left him with accelerated healing powers, disfigured skin, an unstable mind and a dark, twisted sense of humor. It will preem Feb. 12.

Warren Beatty is writing, producing, directing and starring in an untitled film set in the 1950s Hollywood that follows Howard Hughes as he enters an affair with a much younger actress (Terry Moore, maybe). His cast includes Lily Collins, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen, Chance Crawford, Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Alec Baldwin. No title or release date yet.

Early returns for “Our Brand Is Crisis” were disappointing; it was the worst opening for a Sandra Bullock film in years. Not great news for George Clooney, one of the producers. Clooney’s next film, “Hail Caesar,” with Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, is due Feb. 5, followed by “Money Monster,” out April 8, which reteams him with Julia Roberts.

Clooney also produces it.

The sequel to “World War Z,” which cost $190 million and earned $540 million, will hit screens June 2017.

If documentaries are your thing, a trio of them are coming your way. Dec. 4 will bring “Hitchcock/Truffaut,” based on the original recordings of the weeklong 1962 meeting between the two filmmakers, with directors Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Peter Bogdanovich and Richard Linklater, among others, commenting. Also that day, “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” explores the short, tumultuous life of rock singer Janis Joplin. “Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words” unspools Dec. 11, featuring her home movies, personal notes, letters and diaries. Adding to the life of the three-time Oscar winner, who endured a scandal that forced her to leave the U.S., are her children Isabella, Ingrid and Roberto Rossellini, and Pia Lindstrom, as well as Liv Ullman and Sigourney Weaver.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up again as siblings who return home to clean out their childhood home when their parents decide to sell. “Sisters” debuts Dec. 18. Along for the mayhem are Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest and James Brolin. Those two are so inseparable, they should have played Siamese twins. How funny would that be?

© 2015 by King Features Syndicate

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