April 20, 2017 - Comments Off on ‘An Aggregated Oral History of 2009 Films Ruined By the Last WGA Strike’

‘An Aggregated Oral History of 2009 Films Ruined By the Last WGA Strike’

I greatly enjoyed this article detailing some of the major franchises which suffered due to the last writer' strike. My favorite example? X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman, actor: “It was the writer’s strike, so we couldn’t have a writer. Literally, the script would say things like, ‘Deadpool comes in, talking a mile a minute, very funny.’ Uh, where’s the dialogue? We’d say: ‘Yeah man, do whatever you can.’”

Ryan Reynolds, actor: “So we were in the middle of production, there were no writers, no anything. Every line I have in the movie I just wrote myself because in the script we had, it said, ‘Wade Wilson shows up, talks really fast.’ I was like, ‘What?! What am I supposed to do with that?’”

What are you supposed to do with that, indeed.

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