Olivia Wilde & Margot Robbie Will Adapt Comic “Avengelyne” From “Deadpool” Creator

Talk about a dynamic duo.

Olivia Wilde and Margot Robbie are coming together, alongside X-Men producer Simon Kinberg, to adapt the comic “Avengelyne” into a feature film. The comic comes from “Deadpool” co-creator Rob Liefeld.

Wilde, director of Book Smart and Don’t Worry Darling, will helm the adaptation, with Robbie’s production company LuckyChap, including her partners Tom Ackerley and Josie McNamara, producing alongside Kinberg. LuckyChap produced a little film from 2023 you might have heard of, Barbie, and they’ve got Wilde’s upcoming film, Naughty, a Christmas comedy for Universal, on their docket. They also recently sold the Sundance film My Old Ass to Amazon MGM.

The next step is for Wilde, Robbie, and Kinberg to find their adaptation a home in the coming weeks when they pitch the project to streamers and studios. There’s no word yet on who will play the title character Avengelyne, a literal avenging angel who fights all manner of evil. Deadpool co-creator Liefeld created Avengelyne back in 1995.

This isn’t the first time there’s been an interest to create a feature film version of “Avengelyne.” Gina Carano was attached to star in an adaptation back in 2013, and Paramount is said to have secured the rights in 2016 with filmmaker Akiva Goldsman behind the project.

But now it’s Wilde and Robbie’s turn, and it feels like a fairly safe bet that these two dynamos will bring Avengelyne to the big screen.

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Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Olivia Wilde and Margot Robbie attend the Global Premiere Screening of Paramount Pictures’ “Babylon” at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on December 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)


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