Godzilla Vs Kong Movie Casts Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry

Brian Tyree Henry is set to join the cast of Godzilla Vs Kong. Legendary is getting into the cinematic universe game with the MonsterVerse and are building towards their big crossover in style. Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla launched the universe in 2014 and was followed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ ’70s-set Kong: Skull Island. They’ve now established the two monsters, but are giving Godzilla a sequel next year to further set up their upcoming confrontation. That will happen in the appropriately titled Godzilla Vs Kong, directed by Adam Wingard.

The crossover movie has been getting itself into position to start filming, which was previously reported to start at the beginning of this month. There’s so far been no indication that this has actually happened and it would be difficult to do so without the entire cast set. The biggest star so far is Millie Bobby Brown reprising her role from Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

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Variety now reports that Emmy-nominated Atlanta actor Brian Tyree Henry is joining the cast of Godzilla Vs Kong. There’s no details about who he will be playing, only that it is described as a “significant” role. This could make him either a hero or a villain in the larger story, both of which Henry’s shown the ability to succeed in.

Henry is best known and recognized for his work in FX’s Donald Glover comedy/drama, and has only continued to line up future projects. He was already seen this year in smaller roles in Hotel Artemis and White Boy Rick, but has three more movies coming out by the end of the year. Supporting roles in Widow and If Beale Street Could Talk have already put him on the receiving end of great critical praise, while he’s also providing the voice of Miles Morales’ dad in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He still has a third season of Atlanta, Amy Adams’ drama The Woman in the Window, Melissa McCarthy’s comedy Superintelligence, and the Child’s Play reboot in his future as well. Now that we can add Godzilla Vs Kong to his upcoming filmography, Henry will continue be someone audiences become very familiar with.

The cast of Godzilla Vs Kong extends beyond just Henry and Brown, though. The movie also brought Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Deadpool 2 star Julian Dennison on board earlier this year. There were even rumors that Black Panther‘s Danai Gurira was being eyed for a major role in the movie, but that has yet to be confirmed. Even if that doesn’t pan out, the movie is off to a great start with its casting. None of the stars may be certifiable box office draws just yet, but that’s why a battle between Godzilla and King Kong is at the center of the film. And, who knows, by the time Godzilla Vs Kong arrives in theaters, the constant exposure Henry is getting could make him a major selling point.

MORE: Godzilla Vs Kong: Every Update You Need to Know

Source: Variety

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2018-10-10 05:10:45 – Cooper Hood

New York Comic-Con: 26 Biggest Announcements (And 4 Weirdest Possibilities)

It might not be as big as San Diego Comic-Con, but New York’s pop culture celebration is just as eventful. This year’s New York Comic-Con was littered with scoops. Whether it’s juicy rumors or brand new trailers, there was plenty to see and talk about. Of course, the convention weekend can get a bit overwhelming — the onslaught of news, panels, and footage seems endless. Thankfully, we’ve collected all of this biggest topics for those of you who are lost amidst all of the comic book news.

For this list, we’re going to cover the most important stories of this year’s New York Comic-Con, including some big ones that just happened to drop during the week rather than at the convention itself. The list will even feature a few big rumors that have come out of the con for some good measure — or for those of you who just like some gossip. Even those who attended the convention might have missed some of the major stories, so use this as your post-NYCC guide to recap the weekend as things begin to wind down.

We know it’s difficult to keep track of all this news, especially after the convention weekend. This list should make things a bit easier. Even if you didn’t attend, the bombardment of news is probably still filling your news feed. So after you’re finished watching trailers all day and unpacking your NYCC hauls, settle in and we’ll break everything down for you.

Here are the 26 Biggest Announcements From NYCC (And 4 Weirdest Possibilities).

30 Aquaman’s New/Old Armor

The new Aquaman trailer was the highlight of the weekend for many. It revealed a surprising amount of footage — some would say too much. The extended look — roughly five minutes long — featured a plenty of unseen footage.

Audiences were treated to a sequence involving Arthur and Mera in desert ruins, another look at Atlantis, and even an extended action sequence between the two leads as they are chased by Black Manta. Perhaps the biggest spoiler in the trailer was the reveal of Aquaman’s iconic orange and green outfit.

29 Hellboy First Look

While no footage from the Hellboy panel has been released to the public, convention-goers were treated to a poster reveal and an exclusive first look at the upcoming film.

The panel footage wooed many fans in attendance and featured a tone that balanced the movie’s violence and gore with humor. It saw Hellboy receive his iconic handgun and show off the Hand of Doom, and it highlighted his especially shaky relationship with his ally Ben Daimio.

The trailer’s money shot had Hellboy in all-out demon mode, rising out of a pit sporting a flaming sword and crown.

Hopefully it won’t be long before this footage is released to the public.

28 Bullseye in Daredevil Season 3

Daredevil’s new trailers suggest a return to the grounded crime-noir tones of the first season with some big new developments. The first trailer reveals that not only is Kingpin out of prison, but he appears to design a smear campaign to turn New York against Daredevil.

One of the ways this may be happening is through a Daredevil impostor, who is none other than the hero’s most famous villain, Bullseye. Bullseye is the subject of the second new trailer, exploring his life as a government agent-turned-assassin under the employ of Kingpin.

27 Titans Is Grittier Than The DCEU

Titans has already received flak for the marketing’s seriously dark tone. Now, after the first two episodes were screened for viewers at NYCC, it is getting the same criticism.

Not only does Titans sport the DCEU’s same dark tone, but apparently the show is even more violent than the films.

The footage featuring Robin displayed some extremely violent and lethal combat, complete with the same amount of gore and disrespect for human life one might find in — well, anything but a comic book show. With that said, the show did receive a warm reception from the audience, so maybe Titans has potential after all.

26 Possibility — Will Rick Grimes Survive?

The Walking Dead is losing its lead character this season, with the confirmed departure of Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln. His impending exit has been talked about for months now, but fans still don’t know how his character will be written out of the show. In a new rumor, it seems that Rick Grimes might meet a brutal end.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Andrew Lincoln joked that he might not “make it through the credits sequence” teasing Rick’s potential demise. Fans don’t want to say goodbye to Rick, but it will be even harder to do so if he is torn apart by walkers. Can’t somebody get a happy ending on this show?

25 Spock On Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek fans weren’t left out of the fun this year, with a new trailer for season two of Star Trek: Discovery. The trailer promises a ride that might be just as intense as the first season, with plenty of action, character beats, and visuals so gorgeous that one would think the show had the budget of a feature-length film.

Amidst the sizzle of the trailer is a big reveal — the inclusion of a young, bearded Spock.

The character is supposedly connected to the “Red Angel” visions that Burnham is experiencing, though details on his appearance in the season are still under wraps.

24 First 35 minutes of new Spider-Man movie

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still a few months out but panel attendees were treated to the first 35 minutes — and apparently what they saw was incredible. Reactions to the NYCC footage is overwhelmingly positive, citing the stylish animation and and lighthearted tone as some of the film’s standout elements. These early reactions come off the back of a new trailer for the film, which shows off several more of the alternate universe versions of Spider-Man.

Of course, this was only the first 35 minutes. Much of the movie is still under wraps and it has a long road ahead of it, being only one of many tentpole releases hitting theaters this December.

23 Deadly Class is coming in 2019

SYFY’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed Deadly Class comic series made a big showing this year. Between the close collaboration with series writer Rick Remender, the promise of intense action, and the Russo brothers at the helm (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers Infinity War), this long-awaited series has the potential to be a household name.

Not only does the show seem like a contender for the “next big thing” in comic book television, but it finally has a release date.

This was revealed to be January 16 in a new trailer that focuses on the coming-of-age aspect of the anarchic action series.

22 Star Wars’ The Mandalorian

The first image of Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series was released on Thursday, getting fans hyped for the first real TV show in a galaxy far far away. The photo was released alongside new details about the show, namely its title: The Mandalorian.

Set between Return of the Jedi and The Force AwakensThe Mandalorian centers on a warrior from Mandalore travelling across the galaxy. The title character wears the iconic armor that the planet is known for — a costume shared by fan-favorite character Boba Fett. Plenty remains unknown about the series, though it is set to premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

21 Possibility — Kingpin and Spider-Man Crossover

Marvel fans will rejoice if this rumor comes true — during all of the Daredevil buzz over the convention weekend, Vincent D’Onofrio made a very reassuring tweet.

When a fan tweeted that the world will never see the him as Kingpin in an MCU film, D’Onofrio responded with “Who says?”

Marvel’s Netflix shows have been especially vague in their references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but having Kingpin show up in a Tom Holland Spider-Man film would be the perfect connection. The chances are slim, but at least there’s hope.

20 Bane On Gotham

Gotham‘s fifth and final season was revealed in a trailer this weekend, promising quite the grand finale. The trailer hints that Gotham will be adapting the classic No Man’s Land comic book story this season, and also teased another big bad.

Actor Shane West has been cast as Bane, one of Batman’s greatest adversaries and one of the only major rogues that the show hasn’t yet adapted. Bane’s appearance so early in Bruce Wayne’s life has been met with mixed reactions among fans, but at least that suggests a bombastic end to the pre-Batman series.

19 The X-Men Go To Space

New York Comic-Con got an extended look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, despite being subject to what seems like endless delays. The exclusive footage, which still has not been revealed to the public, gave fans a look at the fully-formed X-Men team and their upcoming cosmic adventure.

Highlights of the footage included an argument between Mystique and Professor X, Jean Grey absorbing a solar flare, and the team going on a rescue mission in space.

While most of the movie likely takes place on Earth, it’s nice to know that the movies aren’t above digging into the spacebound shenanigans that the comics do.

18 Penny from The Big Bang Theory is Harley Quinn

Among the many DC Universe announcements this weekend was the trailer for the Harley Quinn animated series, which has taken many fans by surprise. The show looks like a quirky adult comedy with Harley breaking the fourth wall and using foul language.

The show is already being compared to the likes of Deadpool, with positive reactions coming out of NYCC. It also features a great cast, with Kaley Cuoco, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, and Wanda Sykes among the voice talent. It is set to release late in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service.

17 Umbrella Academy’s Big Debut

Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way’s superhero darling The Umbrella Academy came to play during NYCC, with a handful of new images and even a trailer exclusive to the folks at Comic-Con. An Umbrella Academy movie has been in the works for many years, but after the switch to television and some time in development freefall, it finally seems right around the corner.

The series — which consists of a dysfunctional family of superheroes — seems to be maintaining its gothic comic book aesthetic.

The show looks like surreal than its counterpart on the pages, but it already has people excited. Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on February 15, 2019.

16 Doctor Who First Reactions

Those who attended the Doctor Who panel were in for quite the event. The attendees got to see the premiere of the new season as well as have an in-depth talk with the season’s Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. The audience’s response to the episode was ecstatic to say the least, and that sentiment seems to be shared by viewers around the world.

Not only was the show a critical hit, but its viewer ratings were record-breaking. The premiere episode “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” peaked at 9 million viewers, which the highest the show has ever had! Sounds like the new season of Doctor Who is off to a fantastic start.

15 Odin’s true form in American Gods season 2

Last year’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was a massive hit and the trailer for the new season looks just as enticing.  Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday are back on their surreal fantasy roadtrip, accompanied by even more colorful characters and bizarre, unsettling visuals.

The footage teases a war between Mr. Wednesday and Mr. World, with an especially striking shot of Wednesday in his true form: Odin. 

American Gods is a trippy, gorgeous series that many may have missed last year, and with such a great-looking sequel on the way, now might be the time to go back and binge. The second seasons drops in 2019.

14 Possibility — Sabrina/Riverdale Crossover

A full trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hit the web early last week, revealing a spooky-yet-fun adaptation of the comics, as well as a revival of the late ’90s sitcom. Sadly, Archie fans will be disappointed to hear that Sabrina is not currently attached to the hit CW series, Riverdale.

While the Sabrina was originally set to appear on the CW as Riverdale’s companion show (much like CW’s Arrowverse), the move to Netflix seems to have stifled the idea. Still, Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is holding out hope for a potential crossovers so that the original plan can come to fruition.

13 George R. R. Martin’s new show

Those of you eagerly awaiting Game of Thrones… well, we don’t have any good news for you. But, if you want more content from the mind of George R.R. Martin, an adaptation of his book Nightflyers has received a new trailer and a first-episode premiere at New York Comic-Con.

The sci-fi thriller follows a crew they struggle to survive on their space mission.

Not everything is as it seems on the vessel, as the show promises some solid horror scares as well as a character-driven story. The show doesn’t officially premiere until December 2nd, but at least sci-fi horror fans have something to look forward to.

12 She-Ra And The Princesses’ LGBT rep

Dreamworks Animation has been launching hit after hit lately — between shows like Trollhunters and Voltron: Legendary Defender, their work has earned them much success on Netflix. The newest series from the studio, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, dropped a poster and teaser trailer at New York Comic-Con that looks like promising fun for young viewers.

The reboot of the ’80s television show sports new cartoony visuals, witty humor, and a diverse cast of characters — even including a same gender couple. While the show’s initial reveal was met with some backlash, the trailer seems infectiously pleasant and fun.

11 Matt Bomer stars in DC’s Doom Patrol

While Titans got plenty of attention at NYCC, the next DC Universe original series got a brief first look. Doom Patrol is set to release next spring, but panel attendees were show some exclusive photos of Brendan Fraser’s character, Robotman. Fraser appeared at the panel and talked through the first look.

Seeing as Doom Patrol is currently filming, it shouldn’t be long before official footage hits the web.

The Robotman design look remarkably accurate to the comics, which has gotten many fans even more excited for the obscure property’s TV adaptation. Supplementing this news was the casting of Matt Bomer as Negative Man — another big name

10 The Spawn Trilogy

Fans hoping for a Spawn trailer at NYCC were out of luck this weekend, but series creator Todd McFarlane spoke at length about his plans for the newly rebooted movie. McFarlane explained that he envisions an ambitious trilogy of Spawn movies, with each one visually and tonally distinct from the last.

The first film might be described as a kind of existential horror-superhero film, with characters wondering if what they see is even real. While the project is still a ways off, the Jamie Foxx-led vehicle is going to emphasize the dark tones of the book with a hard R-rating, as well as cater to the now-older readers of the comic series.

9 DC Universe Streaming Plans

DC Comics and Warner Bros wanted to spotlight their DC Universe streaming service at this year’s NYCC, several small news breaks on he various related properties. Not only did they show footage of Titans, Doom Patrol, and Harley Quinn, but they also revealed the service’s content release schedule over the coming year.

While no specific dates were given, the timeline depicts various release windows for the service’s different original series.

While Young Justice: Outsiders seems to have been split into two parts, Doom Patrol will drop next spring followed by Swamp Thing in the summer, with both Stargirl and Harley Quinn dropping next fall.

8 Pet Sematary First Look

Horror fans might not have had much to talk about at Comic-Con, but during the convention some promo images dropped for the reboot of a Stephen King classic. The first images of the Pet Sematary remake were released, featuring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, and Amy Seimetz.

The best image of the bunch comes in the form of the Creed family cat, Church, looking meaner and mangier than ever.

While an evil cat may not be the scariest thing you’ll find in Pet Sematary, it’s a nice preview of the Stephen King spookiness to come, especially after the success of 2017’s It. Pet Sematary is set for release on April 5, 2019.

7 Runaways Season 2 Footage

A new trailer for the second season of Runaways shows that the series has moved way past high school drama, and further into superhero action territory. The trailer features the Runaways’ comic book hideout, huge action set-pieces, and plenty of superpowers to go around.

Highlights of the trailer include a kiss between Nico and Karolina, a battle on an airport runway, and a glimpse at Gert’s pet dinosaur Old Lace. The first season of the show was a quiet hit among the newer Marvel properties, but this season promises a much deeper dive into the superhero genre that fans of the series are have been waiting for.

6 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

One reveal snuck in towards the end of Comic-Con — a very short trailer for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Although very brief, the trailer is made up of all-new footage.

The trailer consists of baby Hiccup in his father’s arms as he is told about the legendary world of dragons.

During his father’s narration, the titular Hidden World is given a brief tease as hundreds of dragons flutter across a cavernous landscape. It ends with a shot of Hiccup and Toothless overlooking a town covered in dragons. It’s not as extensive as the film’s last trailer, but it might hold fans over until the film’s release on February 22, 2019.

5 Good Omens Trailer

It’s a great year for Neil Gaiman lovers as they got not one, but two different Gaiman projects revealed at NYCC. First was the second season of American Gods, and now Amazon’s adaptation of Good Omens. 

The trailer for the new series pits Michael Sheen and David Tennant against each other as an angel and a demon who must join forces in order to prevent the apocalypse. The dark subject matter is contrasted by the show’s whimsical tone and David Tennant’s devilish charisma. It sets up what looks to be a very fun buddy comedy about he end of the world.

4 First 25 Minutes Of Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines

Fans of director Peter Jackson were treated to the first 25 minutes of his next project, Mortal Engines, at this year’s New York Comic-Con. Mortal Engines is another expansive world, like the Tolkien material that Jackson has worked with before, but with a post-apocalyptic twist.

The most talked about elements of the footage were the massive scale of the world and the jaw-dropping visuals.

The Mortal Engines footage introduces viewers to Hester, a girl who lives in a world that was ravaged by the “60 Minute War” that destroyed civilization. Now the world consists of giant cities on wheels that fight each other. Audiences won’t see it for themselves until December 14.

3 The Boys Teaser Trailer

Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis’s hyper-violent superhero comic The Boys has finally been revealed with a brief teaser trailer . The teaser features a public service announcement from Vought International, a company that facilitates the operation of the Seven, this world’s league of superheroes. At the end of the PSA, the titular Boys can be seen sitting on a couch, rudely gesturing to their televisions.

The Boys is already setting itself apart from the traditonal superhero fare, and with good reason — the series is about a team of people who keep out-of-control superheroes in check– by blackmailing them, stealing from them, and beating them up. It’s extremely adult-oriented and it already looks like fun.

2 Voltron Ends in December

The release date and synopsis for the eighth and final season of Voltron was revealed at New York Comic-Con, finally bringing the critically acclaimed Netflix series to a close.

The last season will feature the final battle between the Paladins and Witch Haggar.

A few promo images were released as well — one featuring the villain Honerva and another depicting the Voltron Paladins in a control room with Shiro commanding the gang in a background role. While no footage was shown at NYCC, the release date was confirmed to be December 14. The show’s final season will premiere on Netflix.

1 Possibility — Avengers 4 Titled “Avengers: Annihilation”

This rumor went viral during the weekend of NYCC — “Avengers: Annihilation” may or may not be the name of the still untitled Avengers 4. Speculation over the film’s name has driven fans mad in recent months, with “Annihilation” being yet another choice amidstthe rumored titles titles like “Avengers: Forever”, “Avengers: Endgame”, and “The Last Avenger”.

Annihilation comes from the name comic storyline of the same name, though it bears few similarities to the Infinity Gauntlet story that the films are adapting. Seriously, Marvel, just call it “Avengers: Assemble” and get it over with already. Don’t keep us waiting!

What announcements from New York Comic-Con excite you the most? Make sure to leave a comment before you go to share your thoughts!

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2018-10-08 07:10:26 – Jonathan Figueroa

30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles

Landing a part in the latest major superhero movie release represents the pinnacle of many an acting career. Michael Keaton, Hugh Jackman, Chris Evans and, to some extent, Robert Downey Jr might not be the household names they are today were it not for their comic book exploits.

However, while headlining the latest cinematic effort involving a caped crusader of some kind represents a dream come true for many, it’s proven to be something of a nightmare for a rare few. Bad scripts, difficult directors and a toxic work environment are just some of the many myriad reasons cited by the actors and actresses in this list – yet that’s really only the tip of the iceberg. Studio politics, stalled contract negotiations or issues around costume, make-up and iffy computer effects have also played a role in making these superhero movies not-so-super for the stars involved.

More often than not, the resulting movie has been forgettable at best and downright terrible at worst – but there are exceptions to the rule. Sometimes, an actor ended up enduring a miserable time on an otherwise enjoyable project. Other times, far sinister things were going on, unbeknownst to many involved in the finished movie.

Plenty of flops feature on this countdown but some major moneymakers can be found too, with comic book movie properties tied to Marvel, 2000AD, DC and Titan Comics all present and not very correct. Yes, landing a part in the latest superhero movie blockbuster has represented the pinnacle of many an acting career down the years but for this lot, it represented the pits.

Here are 30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles.

30 Hugo Weaving – Red Skull

Hugo Weaving originally signed a multi-picture deal to play the Red Skull across various future Captain America movies. However, when the character returned in Avengers: Infinity War the character had been recast with The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand taking Weaving’s place. It wasn’t a huge shock.

A few years prior, The Matrix actor told Collider playing the Red Skull was “not something I would want to do again.”

“It’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by,” he said. “I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”

29 Ryan Reynolds – Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds has made no secret of the fact things didn’t exactly go to plan with 2011’s Green Lantern. He even went as far as to include a gag, poking fun at the project, in Deadpool 2. Though it’s something he is able to laugh about now, it’s clear the actor regrets signing on that particular dotted line.

“When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script because the script didn’t exist,” Reynolds told The Hollywood Reporter. The experience did at least teach him some valuable lessons about making superhero movies which was good news for Deadpool fans.

28 Jessica Alba – Invisible Woman

Jessica Alba’s experience playing Sue Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was so bad it left her considering a career change. “I wanted to stop acting. I hated it. I really hated it,” Alba told Elle [via SyFy].

“I remember when I was dying in ‘Silver Surfer’. The director [Tim Story] was like, ‘It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.’ He was like, ‘Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.'” She continued: “It all got me thinking: Am I not good enough?”

27 Ben Affleck – Daredevil

Ben Affleck doesn’t just regret starring in the 2003 movie adaptation of Daredevil, he hates it. Affleck let his feelings be known to TimeTalks [via NME] during a discussion about why he signed on for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck said: “Part of it was I wanted for once to get one of these movies and do it right – to do a good version. I hate Daredevil so much.”

“The Netflix show does really cool stuff,” he added.

“I feel like that was there for us to do with that character, and we never kind of got it right. I wanted to do one of those movies and sort of get it right,” Affleck stated.

26 Terrence Howard – War Machine

Terrence Howard has always blamed Robert Downey Jr for the fact he never got to reprise the role of James Rhodes in the Iron Man sequels. “It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out,” Howard told Watch What Happens Live [via Vulture].

Howard claims the studio offered to pay him “one-eighth of what we contractually had” and when he tried to call Downey Jr to talk about it “he didn’t call me back for three months.”

25 Idris Elba – Heimdall

Idris Elba’s experience working on Thor: The Dark World was so bad the actor described parts of it as “torture” to The Telegraph. In the interview, Elba recalled how he was forced to complete reshoots in London for the Thor sequel just days after return from filming the prestige biopic Mandela, in South Africa.

“In between takes I was stuck there [hanging from a harness], fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this fucking helmet, while they reset, he said. “And I’m thinking: ‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela.’ … Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.”

24 Ryan Reynolds – Wolverine: X-Men Origins

Ryan Reynolds’ appearance as Deadpool in Wolverine: X-Men Origins was plagued with problems, starting with the character’s appearance. “He wound up being this abomination of Deadpool that was like Barakapool, with his mouth sewn shut and weird blades that came out of his hands and these strange tattoos and stuff like that,” he told GQ.

Though Reynolds objected, the studio pressed on.

“The conversation at the time was ‘If you want to play Deadpool, this is your chance to introduce him. And if you don’t want to introduce him in this fashion, we’ll have someone else play him.'”When the film leaked online and fans reacted angrily, Reynolds response was simple: “told you so”.

23 Ed Norton – Hulk

Ed Norton clashed with producers behind the scenes on The Incredible Hulk, having only agreed to play Bruce Banner on the proviso he could have a say on the script and direction of the film. Replaced by Mark Ruffalo in the MCU, Norton couldn’t resist having a dig at the film during an appearance on Comedy Central’s Roast of Bruce Willis.

“I tried to be like you,” he told Willis [via Indiewire]. “I did a big action movie called The Incredible Hulk. You know what went wrong? I wanted a better script…I thought we should make one Marvel movie as good as the worst Christopher Nolan movie, but what the hell was I thinking.”

22 George Clooney – Batman

Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin may have fallen flat with critics and fans alike but it proved to be a serious career wake-up call for its star, George Clooney. “Up until that moment, I was an actor only concerned with finding work,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “After the failure of that film creatively, I understood that I needed to take control of the films I made, not just the role.”

Clooney successfully banished memories of his time as Batman with next three films: Out of Sight, Three Kings and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

21 Tommy Lee Jones – Two-Face

Tommy Lee Jones hated working on Batman Forever or, rather, he hated working with co-star Jim Carrey. “I was the star and that was the problem,” Carrey explained on Norm MacDonald Live [via THR].

The situation came to a head when Carrey ended up in the same restaurant as Jones during filming.

“I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how are you doing?’ and the blood just drained from his face,” Carrey said. “He went to hug me and he said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ And I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'”

20 Topher Grace – Venom

Topher Grace never felt entirely comfortable in the role of Eddie Brock/Venom having bagged the role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. “I was a huge fan of the character of Venom when I was a kid when Todd McFarlane brought him into the comic,” he told Michael Rosenbaum on the Inside of You podcast [via Cinemablend]. “And I was surprised and a little bit like ‘Huh?’ when they wanted me to play it.”

Not only does Grace accept he was miscast, but he also agrees Tom Hardy is perfect for the role. “When I look at it now… [at Tom Hardy’s Venom movie] I go ‘That’s the guy.'”

19 Mickey Rourke – Ivan Vanko

Micky Rourke trashed the bigwigs over at Marvel Studios for what they did to his character Ivan Vanko, in Iron Man 2. Rourke told Syfy that he had worked hard with writer Justin Theroux and director Jon Favreau to flesh out his Russian villain and turn him into a three-dimensional character. Someone behind-the-scenes had other ideas though.

“I wanted to bring some other layers and colors, not just make this Russian a complete murderous revenging bad guy,” he said. “Unfortunately, the [people] at Marvel just wanted a one-dimensional bad guy, so most of the performance ended up the floor.”

18 Alicia Silverstone – Batgirl

Alicia Silverstone was on the receiving end of some serious body shaming while working on Batman & Robin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Silverstone, who was a huge star following the success of Clueless, was under intense scrutiny over her weight with one critic reportedly observing she “looked more Babe than babe.”

When rumor got out on set that she was having issues with her costume fittings, a storyboard artist ever put together a joke cartoon of Batgirl, mocking Silverstone’s issues.

The fake poster for Clueless 2: The Casting of Batgirl might have gone down well with the guys in the film’s art department but studio bosses were far from impressed.

17 Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider

Nicolas Cage has previously spoken of his disappointment at his two Ghost Rider movies, which he felt played it too safe. Speaking to JoBlo [via Bloody Disgusting], Cage explained that he and writer David S. Goyer had always envisioned the films as being gritty and, most importantly, R-rated.

“Ghost Rider was a movie that always should’ve been an R-rated movie,” Cage said. “David Goyer had a brilliant script which I wanted to do with David, and for whatever reason, they just didn’t let us make the movie.” Though he believes there is the potential for someone else to take on the role and go down that dark path, Cage is done with the character.

16 Jim Carrey – Colonel Stars And Stripes

Jim Carrey stunned social media ahead of the release of Kick-Ass 2 by denouncing the film and its “level of violence” in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Carrey, who is an outspoken advocate for increased gun control, took to Twitter following the incident to explain that he could no longer support the film.

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he wrote [via The Guardian]. “My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

15 Michael Jai White – Spawn

He may have been among the first African American actors to portray a major comic book superhero but Michael Jai White has little love for his sole outing as Spawn. In fact, White is a much bigger fan of his small but powerful role as the gangster Gambol in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

He even went as far as to conduct an interview with The Hollywood Reporter revisiting his performance alongside Heath Ledger.

During the interview, White couldn’t resist having a dig at Spawn: “There is no footage of me ever saying that I liked Spawn. I have never said that I thought that was a good movie.” Ouch.

14 Jared Leto – The Joker

Jared Leto was left far from happy with the version of Suicide Squad that made it to the cinemas. Asked by IGN whether any scenes involving the Joker were cut from the film, Leto let rip.

“There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start. I think that the Joker… we did a lot of experimentation on the set, we explored a lot. There’s so much that we shot that’s not in the film,” he said. “If I die anytime soon, it’s probably likely that it’ll surface somewhere. That’s the good news about the death of an actor is all that stuff seems to come out.”

13 Halle Berry – Catwoman

Halle Berry’s regret at signing up for Catwoman was clear to see when she decided to make an appearance at the annual Razzie Awards back in 2005. A celebration of the year’s worst films and performances, Berry ‘won’ the Worst Actress gong for her efforts in Catwoman and, in a surprising turn of events, was on hand to deliver a memorable acceptance speech.

“I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-sh**, god-awful movie,” she said [via MTV], going on to mock the rest of her cast. “I’d like to thank the rest of the cast. To give a really bad performance like mine, you need to have really bad actors.”

12 Alan Cumming – Nightcrawler

Back when Alan Cumming was still in the frame to reprise his role as Nightcrawler in X-Men: The Last Stand, the Scottish actor shocked journalists with his response to the news Bryan Singer would not be returning for the third installment.

“I’m not disappointed, I can’t deny it,” Cumming said [via Movieweb]. “I think he’s really talented. I’m very proud of the film. I think it’s a great film. I didn’t enjoy working with him on the film.”

Evidently, Singer and Cumming didn’t see eye to eye on X-Men 2 though the source of their fractious relationship has never been divulged.

11 Ellen Page – Kitty Pryde

Ellen Page took to Facebook in 2017 to accuse director Brett Ratner of harassment during their time together on 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. According to Page, Ratner mocked her sexuality during promotional work for the film. Page was only 18 at the time.

“‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He said this about me during a cast and crew ‘meet and greet’ before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand,” Page wrote. “He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’”

10 Michael Fassbender – Magneto

Back in 2016, during the Toronto Film Festival’s pre-opening-night fundraising event, honoree Michael Fassbender surprised those in attendance by laying into his performance as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. According to Vulture, during a segment in which clips from several of Fassbender’s films were shown, Fassbender started “cringing and rubbing his face with embarrassment”.

“I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest,” Fassbender said after the highlights reel finished. “I just think it’s me shouting. It’s just like [making a face and flailing his arms around] some dude shouting.”

9 Jamie Bell – Thing

Rumoured unrest on the set of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, coupled with the movie’s bad reviews left a bad taste in the mouth of its star, Jamie Bell. “There were several things on that movie I was clearly not privy to because I’m just an actor and I just do my stuff on set,” Bell told the Los Angeles Times.

“Everything starts with the best of intentions. A production begins with the idea to make something that’s unique and original and with integrity,” he said.

“I don’t know what happened between the launch of the voyage and the arrival. I think we were all bitterly disappointed with that film,” stated Bell.

8 Josh Brolin – Jonah Hex

Production delays, directorial changes, script rewrites, reshoots, and some pretty heavy-handed editing helped make Jonah Hex one of the most disappointing comic book movies of all time. It’s something the film’s star, Josh Brolin, is only too aware of. In fact, he revealed in an interview with the Nerdist that he hates it just as much as everyone else.

“Oh, ‘Jonah Hex,’ hated it. Hated it,” he said [via Collider]. “The experience of making it — that would have been a better movie based on what we did. As opposed to what ended up happening to it, which is going back and reshooting 66 pages in 12 days.”

7 Jennifer Garner – Elektra

While Ben Affleck bounced back from his Daredevil movie, Jennifer Garner never quite got going again after her spin-off effort, Elektra, bombed. Though Garner has never spoken openly about the film, her ex-boyfriend and close friend Michael Vartan revealed to Us Weekly [via SFGate] that the Alias actress was very unhappy with how the film turned out.

“I heard [Elektra] was awful. [Jennifer] called me and told me it was awful,” Vartan said. “She had to do it because of Daredevil. It was in her contract.” Garner has never denied Vartan’s claims.

6 Edward Furlong – The Crow

The Crow: Wicked Prayer is an absolute stinker of a comic book movie and currently boasts a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s star, Edward Furlong, struggled to show much in the way of enthusiasm for the role during an interview with Movieweb.

Asked about how he prepared for the film’s starring role, Furlong said: “It’s sort of like a really slow process that Lance Mungia, the director, and I went through. Initially, I was just attracted to the script because it was The Crow and I got to put on some leather pants and kick people’s ass.” Given how it turned out, he must be regretting signing up for such flimsy reasons.

5 Chloë Grace Moretz – Hit-Girl

Chloe Moretz made her name as Hit Girl in Mark Millar’s original Kick-Ass but, despite the first film holding a special place in her heart, she’s always been less enthusiastic about the sequel.

During an appearance on a panel at the Provincetown Film Festival in 2018, Moretz made those feelings crystal clear. “I love the franchise, I think the first movie was really, really special. I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way,” she said [via Cinemablend]. “Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all.”

4 Kate Mara – The Invisible Woman

Kate Mara played Sue Storm in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie and, in an interview with The Times[via Yahoo] revealed the negative aura surrounding the film made her “a little gun-shy” about seeing the finished film.

“You don’t always have to learn some incredible life lesson when making a s*** movie. Sometimes it’s just what happens,” she said. “[Fantastic Four] was a tricky shoot but you know when you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be? That was not the case at all.”

3 Jamie Kennedy – The Mask

Son of the Mask saw Jamie Kennedy replace Jim Carrey as the franchise’s star, with almost unwatchable results.

Though the movie is widely regarded as one of the worst ever made, Kennedy’s biggest regret may boil down to the make-up he had to wear on the film.

“I wore it 6 days in a row, and after that it gets rough,” he told Movieweb. “I had ears in this one, and Jim Carrey didn’t in the first one, so they would like press against my real ears and cut the circulation, so I would have to like rub my ears a bit after having on the makeup to get the blood flowing again.”

2 Sylvester Stallone – Judge Dredd

Despite starring in such turkeys as Over The Top, Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot and Oscar, Sylvester Stallone’s biggest regret was reserved for another movie. “The biggest mistake I ever made was with the sloppy handling of Judge Dredd” he once declared [via Den of Geek]. “The philosophy of the film was not set in stone – by that I mean, ‘Is this going to be a serious drama or with comic overtones’, like other science fiction films that were successful? So a lotta pieces just didn’t fit smoothly.”

“The design work on it was fantastic, and the sets were incredibly real, even standing two feet away, but there was just no communication,” he stated.

1 Lori Petty – Tank Girl

Lori Petty had a very particular gripe with the way things turned out for her Tank Girl movie: it was given an R rating. “There is nothing about that movie that is R. Nothing. Except there’s a woman talking s***. That’s why they rated it R. If they were going to rate it R I should have been butt-naked all the time, running around,” she told AV Club.

Tommy Boy came out that weekend, too, which is a hysterical movie, but it was rated PG-13. Do you know how many people bought Tommy Boy tickets and went to see Tank Girl? A billion.”

Are there any other superhero actors who regretted their roles? Sound off in the comments!

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2018-10-08 03:10:25 – Jack Beresford

DC’s Titans Has The Perfect Response To Deadpool 2’s ‘So Dark’ Dig

Deadpool 2 claimed DC properties are “so dark,” and now it’s DC Universe’s Titans series that is responding. One of the criticisms that the DCEU has received in recent years is the dark nature of their movies. The grounded take was built by Zack Snyder off the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, but audiences didn’t respond in the same way. Many believe they’ve lost sight of who these characters are, and a darker approach is sticking with DC as they launch a digital service full of original content. They aren’t even shying away from it, as the first trailer for Titans showed Robin brutally beating criminals and saying, “F*** Batman.”

Even though this is the style DC has operated with recently, other superhero movies have gone in the opposite direction. This is especially true with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool franchise, which has repeatedly made DC the butt of his jokes. This continued in Deadpool 2 when, following a jab at dubstep from Cable (Josh Brolin), the Merc with a Mouth says, “You’re so dark. Are you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”

Related: Jason Todd’s Robin Confirms Titan’s Place in DC Timeline

Well, DC Universe is finally responding to Deadpool’s comments by using them in the latest promo for Titans. The video starts by quoting D. Pool’s remark, referring to him as an American philosopher (even though he’s Canadian). It then shows a montage of the violence that Robin (Brenton Thwaites) will be dishing out to criminals and cops alike, before saying “Suck it, Mr. Pool.” They do sign the statement “with love” but then immediately show Dick Grayson smashing a guy in the face as blood splatters on a nearby window.

This is a pretty great response on the part of Titans, as they’re embracing Deadpool’s concern instead of turning away from it. This also makes Titans the latest DC entity to mock Deadpool. The recently released trailer for the animated Harley Quinn series commented on Marvel’s canceled Deadpool animated series from Donald Glover. Warner Bros. even responded to Deadpool 2‘s post-credits scene where Deadpool travels through time to assassinate Ryan Reynolds before he could star in Green Lantern, but it was Reynolds who got the last laugh.

Even though DC has received criticism for the approach, it is one they are changing. Wonder Woman was the first true sign of this, and the reception only further encouraged Warner Bros. to meddle with Justice League‘s tone, just as they did with Suicide SquadAquaman looks to be a giant, fun adventure film based on the new extended trailer. There’s also Shazam! coming out next year, which made it abundantly clear in its first trailer what tone it’s going for. DC will still have some darker properties like Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and maybe Birds of Prey, but the future appears to be more balanced, tonally, even if Titans will stay in a darker one to start.

More: Every Trailer Released at New York Comic Con 2018

Titans season 1 premieres Friday, October 12, on DC Universe.

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2018-10-08 02:10:09 – Cooper Hood

A PG-13 Deadpool 2 Can Prepare Wade Wilson For The MCU

Deadpool isn’t exactly known for his restraint, so the news that a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 will be arriving in theaters this December came as a bit of a surprise. Based on the teaser image shared by Ryan Reynolds, it looks like the PG-13 edition will get around the movie’s gore and raunchy content by adding a framing device that spoofs The Princess Bride. Fred Savage will reprise his role as the grandson (even wearing his old Bears jersey), while Deadpool will play the role of the kindly grandfather reading him a story.

The most likely reason for re-releasing Deadpool 2 so soon is to squeeze a bit more cash out of the movie (pardon the cynicism). Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 originally arrived in theaters in mid-May and has already been released on home video, along with a “Super Duper Cut” that includes extra footage and alternative jokes. The decision to go ahead and release a PG-13 edition of Deadpool 2 theatrically was almost certainly spurred by the success of the movie’s home video sales; for a small extension of the production budget (the scenes with Savage can’t have cost much to shoot), Deadpool 2 can get another run at the box office and, later, a new edition of the Blu-ray/DVD that includes all three cuts of the movie.

Related: Deadpool 2: PG-13 Version Hitting Theaters In December 2018

There’s another benefit to experimenting with a PG-13 Deadpool, however. With the imminent acquisition of Fox by Disney, the Deadpool movie rights will soon be under the same umbrella as the Marvel Cinematic Universe – along with the rights to X-Men and the Fantastic Four. While the latter two franchises can be incorporated into the current MCU with relative ease, it’s unclear what a strictly family-friendly studio like Disney is going to do with a very badly behaved superhero like Deadpool. But improbable as the idea of Deadpool in the MCU might be, a PG-13 Deadpool 2 could be the perfect proof of concept.

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PG-13 Deadpool Could Be Even Funnier Than R-Rated Deadpool

As funny as the Deadpool movies are, they are sometimes guilty of using profanity as a punchline (for example, Deadpool asking “what in the f**ksicle is this?”) and being over-reliant on shock humor. A PG-13 rating might push Deadpool out of his comfort zone, but that in itself could be an excellent source of humor. Not only is the idea of a notoriously foul-mouthed, violent, and sexually adventurous character trying to be Disney-friendly inherently funny, it also forces a certain level of creativity to bring the Deadpool we know and love to the big screen without traumatizing the kids. The Princess Bride parody is just one example of how that limitation can be turned into a gag.

It could even be argued that Fox should have done this sooner, releasing a PG-13 version of Deadpool so that kids could go and see it as well. Of course, it’s understandable why that didn’t happen (Fox did not have much confidence in Deadpool before the original movie came out, hence its modest budget and February release date), but Deadpool is now one of the most popular and lucrative superheroes around. If there’s a way to make a PG-13 Deadpool work, the character could straddle the line between family- and adult-oriented entertainment, with families going to see a PG-13 cut of the movie and adults going to see an R rated version (similar to 3D and 2D screenings). It’s a radical idea, but so was the MCU.

Deadpool’s Future Is The Most Confusing Of All The X-Men

Disney and Marvel Studios are widely expected to eventually incorporate the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the MCU, even if it’s still unclear how that will be achieved ( i.e. will the two universes merge, or will the X-Men be completely rebooted or recast?). Deadpool’s fate, however, is a lot less clear. The character pals around with the X-Men and with Spider-Man in the comics, but the movie version of Deadpool is almost defined by his movies’ mature content. In a world where an R rating was seen as too much of a risk for superhero movies, Deadpool turned it into a selling point.

Related: Deadpool 2: Every Reveal From The Director’s Commentary

While it might seem self-evident that the Deadpool we know could never play nicely with the Avengers, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has a different perspective. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter last year, Feige was asked whether the success of Deadpool and Logan had convinced him to consider making R-rated MCU movies. Feige replied that it hadn’t, explaining, “My takeaway from both of those films is not the R rating; it’s the risk they took, the chances they took, the creative boundaries that they pushed.” And while the line between a PG-13 rating and and R rating might seem like the most obvious boundary that Deadpool pushes, it’s not what made the character so successful.

It’s safe to say that Marvel Studios doesn’t actually have any concrete plans for Deadpool just yet, given that the Disney-Fox merger isn’t yet a done deal. In the meantime, however, the PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 could effectively serve as Wade Wilson’s audition for the MCU.

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How PG-13 Deadpool Could Pave The Way To The MCU

Putting ratings aside for a moment, Deadpool and Deadpool 2 aren’t actually that far removed in tone from MCU movies. While they may spoof the superhero genre, the Deadpool movies are also fairly typical of that genre. There are heartfelt moments between the jokes, big action setpieces, characters with different powers teaming up, climactic final battles and, of course, superhero landings. The Deadpool movies are even in the same continuity as the main X-Men movies (in a way that doesn’t make much sense, but nothing in X-Men continuity makes sense). For comparison’s sake, Guardians of the Galaxy had a joke about Star-Lord’s ship looking like a “Jackson Pollock painting” under a blacklight, and a scene where Star-Lord instigates a dance-off with the movie’s main villain, so raunchy or silly comedy definitely isn’t off-limits. The MCU movies even have their own built-in meta-humor in the form of Stan Lee’s ongoing cameo roles.

Incorporating Deadpool into the MCU is arguably even easier than incorporating the X-Men, because one of Deadpool’s favorite quirks is referencing behind-the-scenes production details. In Deadpool the limited budget was lampshaded by having Wade joke about how the studio couldn’t afford any X-Men besides Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and when the filmmakers had to find a way to cut the budget by $7 million, they came up with a running joke about Deadpool repeatedly leaving his guns and ammo in the back of Dopinder’s cab. If restricting the budget can force creative (and hilarious) solutions, then restricting the movie’s rating could have the same effect.

By turning an R-rated Deadpool movie into a PG-13 Deadpool movie, Fox is demonstrating to Disney and Marvel that the character is flexible enough to become part of the MCU – even if that doesn’t officially happen until a few years down the line.

Related: What The Disney-Fox Deal Really Means For Hollywood

Deadpool Isn’t Connected To The MCU (Yet)

Marvel likes to push the idea of the MCU being one huge connected universe with a strict continuity, but that’s not really the case. There’s the core of the MCU, which is made up of almost all of the movies released since 2008, along with the Marvel One-Shots. Then there’s an outer circle, on the periphery of canon, where things get a little more fuzzy and continuity clashes emerge. It’s in that circle that most of the Marvel TV series now sit – occasionally referencing things that happened in the movies, but letting other things slide (none of the Marvel Netflix shows include Avengers Tower in the New York skyline, and none of the TV shows have acknowledged Thanos’ fateful snap).

Just outside of that circle, pressing its nose up against the glass, is Venom. While Sony’s spinoff movie about Spider-Man’s long-tongued nemesis isn’t part of the MCU, there was some early confusion over whether or not it would be, and some of that confusion still remains. Despite threatening to tear off people’s limbs and faces and turn them into a “turd in the wind,” Venom’s movie has a PG-13 rating and – aside from the lack of connective tissue – nothing we’ve seen so far would disqualify it from being part of MCU continuity. In the wake of Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s success, many have speculated that Sony is trying to connect Venom to the MCU, if only implicitly, in order to borrow some of Marvel’s box office magic.

Even though Disney and Fox’s deal is imminent, there are currently no connections – implicit or otherwise – between the X-Men universe and the MCU. The X-Men movies even have their own version of Quicksilver (who was played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron), and have built up decades of Mutant history that is completely incongruous with the MCU’s timeline. Meanwhile, the closest Deadpool has gotten to the MCU is cracking jokes, like referring to Cable as “Thanos” and calling Domino “black Black Widow.”

All this is to say that we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves just yet. The Avengers won’t be teaming up with the X-Men in Avengers 4, and (sadly) Deadpool isn’t going to team up with Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 isn’t itself a gateway to the MCU, but it could be the first stepping stone.

More: Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut – Every Deleted Scene, Addition & Change

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2018-09-29 01:09:23 – Hannah Shaw-Williams

20 Mistakes Fans Completely Missed In The Deadpool Movies

Making a movie is hard work, no one would try and argue otherwise. Given that hundreds of people’s work and literal tens of millions of dollars are put into it, and it could be assumed that there would be little to no mistakes. However, that’s rarely the case.

Cars in the background of Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings, Stormtroopers banging their heads in A New Hope, or bullet holes appearing in the wall before a gun is fired in Pulp Fiction. Movie mistakes, or goofs, are nothing new to Hollywood and one would be hard-pressed to find a movie without at least one.

Deadpool was unfortunately awarded the title of having the most mistakes of any movie released in 2016 by Radio Times. Continuity, crew/equipment visible, plot holes, factual errors, unsynchronized audio; so many avenues for mistakes. When a film has so many people on it, it’s bound that someone will mess up and the error will make it into the final cut.

Some mistakes are never noticed; some are but the cost to fix them outweighs the chance/outrage over them. You can always count on cinephiles to catch those mistakes the filmmakers were praying no one would bring to light, and scream them from the rooftops.

Between Deadpool and Deadpool 2, there’s 227 minutes’ worth of film that can be dissected and scrutinized till every blemish is revealed.

Join as we look at some of those tiny imperfections with 20 Mistakes Fans Completely Missed In The Deadpool Movies.

20 Forgetting to Scar Wade’s Hand

Wade and his sidekick Weasel have some of the best banter in the film. In the bar after hours, when Wade first reveals his side-effect of the mutation to his friend, Weasel has some not so kind analogies to describe Wade’s new appearance, ending with, “You’re haunting, truly.

When the two chums cheers a shot to the newfound superhero, Wade’s hand looks awfully like Weasel’s.

The filmmakers seemingly forgot to add the special effects to Deadpool’s hand, despite having already gone through the mutation. Fans sure are thankful that’s the mistake, and not that the writers decided to name him “Captain Deadpool” like the protagonist wanted.

19 Francis Shouldn’t Heal so fast

Ajax, or as many Deadpool fans like to call him, Francis, has his own form of mutation. The English supervillain, played by Ed Skrein, does not feel pain.

Francis is the antithesis of Deadpool, who can heal quickly but feels pain. Francis can’t heal abnormally fast yet doesn’t feel any sort of agony. This is tremendously contradicted when Francis survives numerous events that should have taken out a man without accelerated healing powers.

Hee falls from what looks to be nearly 50 meters, gets stabbed by Deadpool’s sword, and explodes in a building, only to recover in nearly no time at all. He’s not the only mutant in the film who’s defined powers are pretty unreliably treated.

18 Deadpool’s Inconsistent Healing Speeds

Deadpool goes through some pretty gnarly injuries throughout the course of the two film. Severed limbs, getting torn in half, multiple gunshot wounds, and being quite literally blown to smithereens. Never do we get to know, though, just how quickly he’s able to regenerate.

When he’s shot or stabbed, he seems to heal pretty instantaneously, but after his oil drum experiment at the beginning of Deadpool 2 (more on that in a bit) he seems to be a normal, intact person soon after.

When a hand or half his body is missing, it takes a good while for the healing process to complete.

Spelling out someone’s powers on the screen isn’t always the best idea, but giving a bit more info will leave the viewers a lot less puzzled and less likely to count the confusion as error.

17 The Wrong Oil Drum Goes Boom

Editing is hard, but when you spend so much of your time examining every frame of a film, it’s pretty difficult to forgive such egregious errors.

Deadpool is laying on a collection of oil drums, smoking a cigarette in the early parts of the second film. He throws the tobacco in the air, then we cut to an oil drum opening and the cigarette falls in, then we cut to the oil drums exploding. When we see the cigarette fall in the opening, the drum in attention is on the right side of Deadpool, we can see his right shoulder and profile out of focus. When we cut to an aerial view of the drums with Deadpool on top of them, we see the one right behind his head explode first.

16 Wade Reveals Himself To Francis, Twice

After Wade slams Francis into a truck, he gives a bit of dramatic preamble before his next attack. Wade lines up a kick, much like a soccer player would during a free kick, with Francis’ head as the ball.

Wade jokes to Francis about how the new rookie, “Wade Wilson, from Regina, Saskatchewan,” lines up his shot.

After a few kicks and a sword through the shoulder later, Wade jogs Francis’ memory by revealing himself to be Wade Wilson, to the surprise of Francis. Sure, Francis was being beaten and may not have heard DP’s monologue about the free kick, but the man doesn’t feel pain, so he shouldn’t have been preoccupied with the pounding.

15 Deadpool’s Unscarred Baby Legs

One of the biggest laughs in Deadpool 2 came from a more exaggerated gag from the first film. After trying to save Russell, Deadpool goes against Juggernaut, who literally rips the Merc with a Mouth in half. Deadpool’s regenerating powers come in, and begin to grow his bottom half back, little by little. Thus, Deadpool is left with “baby legs” for a bit of time, of course just as everyone and their brother barges into his apartment.

The only issue with the scene, other than not being able to hear the dialogue because of the audience laughter, is that Deadpool’s legs aren’t scarred like the rest of his body. Maybe the scarring only occurs after a body part is fully grown, but until it’s explained, many think the filmmakers just thought the smooth legs were funnier.

14 Two Very Different Drawings

During the freeze frame at the beginning of the film, we see a picture of Deadpool cutting off Francis’ head with a speech bubble coming from the Merc reading, “Hi! I’m Deadpool.” Yet when we see Deadpool drawing this image later in the film on the bridge, it’s a completely different rendition.

We see Deadpool shooting Francis, with the speech bubble switching to Francis, who is saying “Hi! I’m Francis.”

The drawing was a very important part of the test footage that was leaked (potentially voluntarily), which was an integral part in making the film happen. There’s not much reason for the change, especially since both drawings seem to be CGI and could have been fixed in post-production, meaning no extra money to film another scene.

13 Disappearing Debris

We see Deadpool toss Francis into the underpart of a car that has been turned on its side. Francis slides into the truck, along with his bike beside him and a few pieces of metal that land right in front of him. Then we see Deadpool walking towards the injured Francis– even though Francis shouldn’t feel injured– and the debris is nowhere to be found.

It’s a simultaneous cut, meaning no time was missed between the edits, yet two pieces of metal have curiously vanished. More than likely it was a mistake on the crew’s part, or they removed the debris for a better vantage point of Francis and hoped no one would notice the error.

12 Wade Heals, His Suit Doesn’t

Early in the film, we see Deadpool get stabbed in the side of the head by Francis. After, Deadpool takes out the knife and we see a hole in the suit as well as the wound. Then in the next shot, there’s no hole, and then the hole appears again.

This can probably once again be chalked up to bad editing.

More than likely, they had a shot of Deadpool pre-stabbing and accidentally placed it in the wrong spot– not an uncommon occurrence. In the new age of computer graphics, mistakes like this are more often covered up digitally, but sometimes they sneak by.

11 Wade and Colossus Teleport

Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead are more or less responsible for Francis’ escape from Deadpool’s bondage. They distract the Merc, and thus let the bad guy get away. Deadpool has issue with this, and starts a losing battle with the metal giant, and has to go to drastic measures to escape. The way he escapes has its own flaw, which we’ll discuss shortly, but the blocking of the scene already doesn’t make sense.

Wade severs his arm and launches himself off of Colossus. In the shot when Wade flies from the bridge, the big guy is standing right next to the edge of the bridge, though when they’re walking, they’re a good five to ten feet from it. The cut, again, is simultaneous. Poor blocking is hard to catch, but sticks out like a sore thumb when noticed.

10 Vanessa’s Tattoo Moves

During Wade and Vanessa’s (Morena Baccarin) year of physicality (to put it mildly) we see a good portion of both of their bodies, including Vanessa’s various tattoos. During their first date to the arcade we see that Vanessa has a tattoo of a rose on the left side of her chest.

The tattoo stays in place throughout the beginning of their relationship montage, but then moves.

When we see their relations (to put it mildly, again) during Halloween, the ink has moved to the other side of her chest, and the left side is now bare. It’s a pretty flagrant error.

9 The Magic Staple

The first film comes to a close: the bad guy’s defeated, the good guy wins, and his girl stays with him forever. This is supposed to be what happens for Wade, until he remembers that he’s still quite deformed by his mutation. Before he lets Vanessa see what’s under his mask, he warns her of his new condition. She lifts his Deadpool mask, only to find one of Hugh Jackman. She removes that one, which is stapled on, to reveal his true face.

We see a staple hanging from Wade’s chin. The staple is vertical, hanging by one end. Then we see Vanessa, then cut back to Wade, and the staple is now horizontal with both sides intact. The staple went from falling off, to perfectly in place, just like that. The magic of movie-making!

8 Deadpool’s exploding oxygen chamber

Quick science lesson: there’s something called a fire-triangle which consists of heat, fuel, and oxygen. No combustion can take place when missing any three of these substances.

In the first film, when Deadpool steals Angel’s match and lights it in his pod (which is pumping oxygen) an explosion occurs. Now remembering our previous lecture, we know that one substance is missing: fuel.

No explosion would occur without some type of fuel.

The chamber is only meant to withdraw and then add oxygen, so there’s no reason any fuel of any sort would be in there with him. If anything, the flow of oxygen would more likely put the match out then cause a blast.

7 Angel Can Take Colossus Punches’ But Not A Head-Butt From Wade

Angel’s powers are never clearly defined in the first film, but in the comics she’s able to increase her adrenaline levels, thus gaining super strength and increased speed. We see the character (played by American Gladiator veteran Gina Carano) take numerous hits from the man of metal, Colossus, and barely flinch.

Her strength allows her to go toe-to-toe with Colossus, but when she receives a shot from a newly mutated Wade, she flies backwards.

Varying degrees of powers is a constant issue for mutants in the film, but to see Angel take on Colossus after such a simple defeat by Deadpool is a pretty silly sight to witness.

6 The Sun Jumps Around in the sky

After Deadpool pins Francis to the side of the bridge and Colossus comes into the picture, the Sun seems to be in a different spot in the sky every time the camera cuts to a new shot.

Of course, different shots are filmed at different times in the day, but making sure the sun isn’t seen, or that shadows are relatively similar is an important thing to notice and to make sure and not have a continuity error. For those who are scientific-minded, it’s obvious, but perhaps only so much time can be put towards fixing such a minute issue that many viewers won’t notice.

5 Blind Al Draws The Same Gun Twice

It’s so hard to criticize Blind Al. She’s sweet, despite the fact that she swears like a sailor, has a substance problem, and packs firearms. When Cable comes into Al’s apartment, everyone draws their weapons, including Al, Wade, Dopinder, Domino, and Weasel.

First we see Wade and Al draw, then the three sidekicks, then Al draws the same weapon again as if she hadn’t.

Again, this an issue with editing; but the question remains as to why not just cut the first shot of Al and Wade drawing, and just keep the second? It looks like we will never know.

4 Deadpool’s Infinite Swords

Remember how Deadpool pinned Ajax to the side of the bridge with one of his swords? Well, he never got that sword back, even going as far as to sever his arm with a smaller knife. He then launches off Colossus and lands in the garbage truck. While in the garbage truck, we see him lying there, swordless. Then, miraculously, his swords reappear immediately after leaving the truck and getting into the conversation with Blind Al about the Kullen.

Odds are that it was necessary for the plot that Wade have his blades back, but necessity will never be an excuse for lazy writing, regardless of the level of absurdity of the film.

3 The impossible brake fluid

After the unfortunate demise that plagued most of X-Force, Domino and Deadpool still try and save Russell from Cable’s wrath. Domino is driving the convoy, which is holding the young man as well as many other prisoners. Cable shoots at it, disconnecting the tube that is holding the hydraulic fluid, more commonly known as brake fluid.

A truck of that size wouldn’t have a brake fluid line, because it shouldn’t have any brake fluid.

A truck that large (let’s say it’s similar to a garbage truck) would weigh about 50,000 lbs. Any truck that weighs more than 26,000-33,000 would use air brakes, not hydraulic brakes. Leaking air isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as leaking hydraulic fluid, understandably, so the change was made.

2 Blind Al Finishes The Furniture With Pieces Missing

No one talks about Swedish furniture quite like the Merc with a Mouth. After swapping out their Hurdal for the Kullen, Blind Al is tasked with building it. She asks for a screw, to which Deadpool makes a crude joke, of course. Then, after not receiving the screw from Wade, she declares the piece finished. It’s obviously not, since it falls to pieces, but there’s no reason for Al to believe it to be done having not received the screw from Wade.

Still, the Kullen is nice; an improvement over the Hurdal. Take it from the man himself: “Please. Anything is an improvement over the Hurdal. I’d have taken a Hemnes or a Trysil over the Hurdal. No, I didn’t get excited till I saw the Kullen.

1 Wade’s disappearing hand

Don’t you hate when you cut off an arm, then it magically reappears and the other one’s missing? Happens to everyone, right? Let’s go back to the bridge scene, when Deadpool cuts off his left hand to escape.

When the camera cuts and we see Wade falling to the truck, it’s now his right hand that’s missing.

This is arguably the most blatant continuity error in the film, as the FX team had to CGI an image of Deadpool missing his left hand, and then immediately did the same effect, on his right; and no one caught it. It’s possible they mirrored one of the shots, but did they think viewers wouldn’t notice?

What’s the craziest mistake you saw in the Deadpool movies? Let us know in the comments!

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DEADPOOL 2 Extra Footage Blu-Ray Trailer (NEW 2018) Ryan Reynolds Movie HD

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Deadpool’s Movie Sidekick Gets Killed By Marvel Comics

Warning: SPOILERS for Deadpool: Assassin #5

A world famous character seen in Deadpool 2 just found out that in Marvel’s comic universe, death waits around every corner. Time to pour one out for Weasel, Wade Wilson’s best friend and superhero sidekick.

The Deadpool: Assassin series is hurtling towards its finale, as the fifth issue of the six-part comic finds Deadpool taking on the entire Assassins Guild. Along with a little help from allies Weasel and Threnody, he has a plan. But but in Deadpool: Assassin #5, things go horribly wrong.

Related: Deadpool Finally Retiring From Marvel’s Universe?

As the issue begins, Deadpool has split up from his trusty sidekicks and enlisted a small army of other mercenaries to take the fight to the Assassins Guild HQ. The mercs slaughter the lower ranks of assassins with relative ease, and then are taken down themselves before Deadpool faces off against the best of the best.

Elsewhere, Weasel and Threnody are holding out against another contingent of killers, and it looks like they are all going to make it out alive. Of course, this is a comic book universe (and a Deadpool series, at that) meaning something must go wrong. Although Deadpool is able to take down the entire Assassins Guild, and Threnody deals with the ones pursuing her, Weasel, and Weasel’s wife… the merc’s right hand man is stabbed from behind while trying to keep the assassins at bay.

He’s only able to hold out until Deadpool arrives, before dying in his arms. It’s a surprisingly touching moment for Wade, made more heartbreaking with the revelation that Weasel’s wife was pregnant, and Threnody has kidnapped her for (presumably) nefarious purposes. The final issue of Deadpool: Assassin will undoubtedly see the Merc With A Mouth head out to save his dead friend’s wife and unborn child – which should make a fantastic conclusion to the miniseries.

Of course, fans of Ryan Reynold’s big screen Deadpool will be familiar with Weasel from the films, where he is portrayed by T J Miller. In the movie universe – just like the primary Marvel comics universe – Weasel is still alive and kicking… but who knows how long that will last. Especially given accusations leveled against T J Miller that led to his abrupt departure from Silicon Valley.

Could this be foreshadowing of Weasel’s death before that X-Force movie as well? There’s officially no connection between the two, since the versions of the characters are about as different as can be (what with Weasel’s wife, and child). But history has proven that comic books can parallel the real world in some uncanny ways. And with Deadpool, nothing is off the table.

Deadpool: Assassin #5 is available now from Marvel Comics.

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Deadpool 2 Honest Trailer Is An Honest Trailers Honest Trailer By Deadpool

With the Digital HD release of Deadpool 2 a few weeks ago, and the Blu-ray and DVD debuting today, the timing is perfect for a new Honest Trailer. The Deadpool Digital HD release was full of goodies, from the Super-Duper Cut that included 15 minutes of extra footage not seen in theaters, to director’s commentary and even a brand new post-credit scene. Now that fans have delved through all of the bonus footage and special features, the Honest Trailer has arrived to put this foul-mouthed sequel in its place, so to speak.

You may recall that, around two years ago, when the Screen Junkies team put together the Honest Trailer for the original Deadpool, there was even an appearance from the Merc With the Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) himself. Given how “meta” Deadpool is in the movie, and how Reynolds has no problem whatsoever making fun of himself, or his wife, or anyone really, it’s not surprising that Reynolds is back for seconds, so to speak. This time, much like Deadpool 2 itself, the Honest Trailer sequel gets taken up a notch, and takes a deep-dive into meta hilarity.

Related: Deadpool 2: Every Reveal From the Director’s Commentary

The above Honest Trailer (via Screen Junkies) starts out in its usually snarky fashion, with narrator Jon Bailey poking fun at the fact that this fun sequel hit theaters three weeks after a funeral, i.e. Avengers: Infinity War. But, before the narrator can really dive deep into the sequel, DP himself chimes in, accurately guessing what aspects of Deadpool 2 Bailey would try to poke fun at, including the Disney merger, T.J. Miller and, “pretending to give a s–t about Shatterstar.” DP then goes on to wonder why they’re even doing this at all (a sound argument, given how critically and financially successful the film was), instead imploring Bailey to, “rip Coco a new one.” When Bailey refuses to comply, DP then proceeds to make his own Honest Trailer, for Honest Trailers.

The remainder of the video proceeds to trash Honest Trailers, including their opening segment where they show some of the fans who have wanted them to rip on a particular movie, while also poking fun at YouTube movie stalwarts like Red Letter Media, Mr. Sunday Movies and the React channel, as Reynolds himself asks for an Honest Trailer on The Proposal. The Merc then bashes the numerous different owners of Screen Junkies, while stating that they peaked with Frozen and that all they do is find one logic hole and pretend like it ruined the whole movie. It’s always been clear that Reynolds has a good sense of humor about himself, and, in allowing the Merc to roast them, it seems the Honest Trailers crew can take it as well as they can dish it out.

One of the big reasons both Deadpool movies were such big box office hits was that neither one took itself too seriously, and the fact that Reynolds would take time to appear in his own Honest Trailer (twice) only adds to the fun. It’s hard to imagine anyone in the MCU or the DCEU actually taking time to skewer themselves in the name of fun in an Honest Trailer (well, maybe Robert Downey Jr.), which is one of the reasons why the Merc is so special.

More: Ryan Reynolds Reveals His Wild Deadpool 2 Pitch

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