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    Censored in PRC

    Headlines from China: ‘Deadpool 2’ Hasn’t Passed The Chinese Censorship
    BY CHINAFILMINSIDER MAY 21, 2018



    ‘Deadpool 2’ Made Strong Debut in the U.S. But Hasn’t Scored China Release

    American superhero film Deadpool 2 opened in the United States last Friday and had a successful opening weekend box office, raking in 125 million domestically. In South Korea, the film has been viewed over 1 million times in theater within four days. In Hong Kong, it also set new box office records as an R-rated film. However, it’s still unclear if the film will be released in Chinese theaters. According to sources familiar with the matter, 20th Century Fox, which has successfully released several R-rated films, including Logan, Alien: Covenant, and The Shape of Water, in China, hasn’t managed to make the film pass the Chinese censorship.
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    Once Upon A Deadpool

    This is brilliant marketing. I'm sorely tempted to see this, even though the holiday rush keeps my movie-in-theaters dance card pretty full.

    FUDGE CANCER!

    ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’: Ryan Reynolds (and Fred Savage) On Franchise’s PG-13 Plunge
    by Geoff Boucher
    November 5, 2018 11:48am


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    EXCLUSIVE All Fox wants for Christmas are 12 more days of Deadpool — that’s certainly one valid interpretation of the studio’s plan to revamp, rename and re-release the year’s biggest R-rated hit, Deadpool 2, as a PG-13 film called Once Upon A Deadpool. There’s more to it than that, however. Deadline has all the details about the studio’s unconventional plan — a plan that may have intriguing relevance when viewed through the prism of the Disney-Fox merger and the future of the red-hot Deadpool franchise.

    First some of those details: Once Upon a Deadpool will have a limited-engagement that begins Dec. 12 and concludes on Christmas Eve, positioning it as a box-office play aimed at young teens on holiday break from school. The lion’s share of Once Upon Deadpool is footage from Deadpool 2 that has been edited to meet PG-13 thresholds of violence and language. There’s also new footage in the form of a framing sequence that was conceived by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Working with a small film crew, Reynolds and his cohorts filmed all the framing scenes in a single hectic day of guerrilla-style filmmaking.


    **** Cancer

    There’s a major charity component to the limited-engagement release, too, as Reynolds explained to Deadline that for every ticket sold $1 will go to the audaciously named F-ck Cancer campaign, which will be temporarily renamed “Fudge Cancer” for the purpose of tie-in fundraising effort.

    It’s funny to note that Deadpool is such a native of hard-R filmmaking that even its charity partner has an f-bomb name that requires editing to soften it for a PG audience. Reynolds famously championed the idea of a Deadpool movie for a decade and maintained his position that the scabby, subversive superhero from the pages of Marvel Comics could be a commercial winner — but only if it bravely bucked the Hollywood mindset that superhero franchises naturally belong in the PG-13 pack.

    The actor was right and Fox’s faith in the formula was rewarded with a history-making franchise. The February 2016 opening weekend of Deadpool ($132.4 million in domestic box office) stands as the biggest bow by an R-rated film in Hollywood history. Second on that all-time list? The May 2018 opening of Deadpool 2 (S125 million). The sequel finished its 22-week theatrical release in October with a global haul of $734 million.

    Even with that success, Hollywood has been reluctant to release R-rated superhero films. Sony’s Venom, for instance, was scrubbed to a PG-13 level after considerable internal debate about the best balance between content and audience reach. When Venom set a new record for an October opening weekend it likely added considerable steam to Fox’s interest in taking Deadpool to a younger audience. The masked mutant mercenary character was one of the top-selling Halloween costumes this year and is popular among grade-school fans that know him from toys, video games, comics, Slurpee cups, etc.

    “Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Reynolds told Deadline on Monday. “I’ve said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said ‘Yes’ on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining…”



    Savage, of Wonder Years fame, co-stars with Reynolds in the framing sequence for Once Upon A Deadpool, which hijacks its bedtime-story set-up from The Princess Bride, the 1987 classic that also famously featured Savage as a child actor. In eight scenes were filmed that will be used as interstitial additions to the existing sequel’s footage. The running time of Once Upon A Deadpool is abut three minutes shorter than Deadpool 2 but Fox declined to be more specific about the new footage duration.

    Reached last week by Deadline, Savage was still playing along with the spoof concept and the irreverent meta-spirit of the franchise: “While my participation in this film was anything but voluntary. I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab.”

    For hit-hungry Fox, Deadpool 2 was the studio’s biggest bright spot this year. The sequel ranks as the fifth highest grossing film of 2018 but no other Fox release cracked the Top 30. The reconstituted PG-13 version of the hit offers the studio a chance of a “Christmas bonus” and could also be repurposed as the franchise’s first viable play in China. The response to the PG-13 repackaging is also being watched closely by the leadership at Disney and its Marvel Studios and may inform the way they incorporate Deadpool into their plans.

    With wall-to-wall violence and relentless profanities, the Deadpool films present a tricky fit for Disney, which is banking on the cache of Marvel’s brand not just for feature films but as a core piece of its ambitious subscription streaming service. That service launches next year as a family-safe gateway to Disney’s content. Will Disney keep Deadpool at arm’s length (as a discrete Fox brand, for instance), tame him down for duty in PG13 fare or find some hybrid of those approaches? Time will tell.

    The hollow-point humor of Deadpool is the cinematic superhero equivalent of an Eminem album (adult in its content, gleefully sop****ric in its tone) or Beavis and ******** (retooled, perhaps, as Beaten and Headbutt). “We’ve driven a wedge between parents and their tweens and we hear about it all the time,” Reese said. “This [PG-13 revamp] is a way to try to appease those parents.”

    Reese and Wernick hatched the idea of using the Princess Bride motif and Reynolds made the call to Fox to pitch the idea to executives who eagerly embraced the notion as a way to test the flagship franchise in PG-13 waters. Still, the writers know the challenge facing the project is one of their own making. “Deadpool has been a unique property and, by definition, what’s in a Deadpool movie is all the stuff that can’t be in any other superhero movie.”

    That’s about to change, one way or another, on Dec. 12. (The same weekend as Aquaman from Warner Bros. and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from Sony.) There’s not much in the way of historical precedents that lend themselves to comparison but the closest may be Saturday Night Fever. The December 1977 hit drama earned its R-rating with drug use and prominent sexual assault and abortion themes but appealed to younger moviegoers with its hit soundtrack and cultural cache. A PG version was released in 1979 and added $8.9 million on top of the film’s original haul of $85.2 million.

    On Monday, the always-witty Reynolds embraced the Saturday Night Fever history as a good omen for Once Upon A Deadpool. “Eighty percent of Deadpool 3 takes place at a 1970’s disco so it only makes sense we’d find a connection to Saturday Night Fever.,” the actor joked. “Plus, Deadpool loves Stayin’ Alive. It’s literally his only superpower.”
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    Once Upon A Deadpool | Official Trailer

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    $784m - prc ftw

    Anyone see Once Upon a Deadpool? I'm very curious about that.

    FEBRUARY 03, 2019 1:18pm PT by Pamela McClintock
    Box Office Surprise: 'Deadpool 2' Overtakes First Pic With $784M Globally


    Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox
    'Deadpool 2'

    The unexpected feat comes after the PG-13 cut of the film was allowed to play in China.
    In another happy ending for the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool 2 — including its family-friendly version — has crossed $784 million at the worldwide box office to become the highest-grossing title in 20th Century Fox's stable of X-Men movies.

    The previous champ in the X-Men universe was the first Deadpool (2016), which collected $783 million in global ticket sales to become the top-grossing R-rated pic of all time, not adjusted for inflation.

    Deadpool 2, produced by and starring Ryan Reynolds in the titular role, first hit theaters in May 2018.

    In early December, Reynolds and 20th Century Fox unleashed a family-friendly version of the sequel, Once Upon a Deadpool, which is rated PG-13 instead of R. The move, although it was unorthodox, paid off.

    Grosses for Once Upon a Deadpool have been added to Deadpool 2's running total, in keeping with the traditional practice for rereleases. Before the rerelease, Deadpool 2's global earnings stood at roughly $738 million.

    The rerelease has generated north of $45 million in ticket sales. The vast majority of that has come from China, where Deadpool 2 took in north of $40 million in its first 10 days. The first Deadpool was never allowed to play in China; the sequel was allowed in because of the family-friendly version.

    Last month, Reynolds traveled to China to promote the film's Jan. 25 debut.
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    Deadpool 3

    As if the mouse would kill this cash cow...

    Disney confirm Deadpool's future following Fox merger
    'You'll be seeing more of Deadpool in the years to come'
    Jack Shepherd @JackJShepherd
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    Disney has confirmed that Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool has survived the company's merger with Fox.

    Despite the Merc with a Mouth being the antithesis to the family-friendly films Disney are known for releasing, they confirmed at CinemaCon that the current iteration of Deadpool will live on.

    Alan Horn, the studio's chairman, was midway through their presentation when tweets from Reynolds' social media account, poking fun at the merger, were shown on screen.

    "You'll be seeing more of Deadpool in the years to come," he reportedly said.

    Part of the presentation also included a video of various Disney properties intermixed with Fox ones, including a shot of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine.



    "The truth is I'm excited for all of them," he said. "And it's not just the marquee names, you know. There are hundreds of names on those agreements and the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters is something I've been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel. It's very exciting."

    Also during the Disney conference, new footage from Avengers: Endgame debuted, as did footage of Will Smith's Gennie in Aladdin.
    Hey, that's not how you spell "Genie"
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    Fox errors with Joi Harris

    I copied some posts from the Deadpool 2 thread about Joi over to the Stunts - injuries & deaths, so you'll find that info on both threads now.

    OCTOBER 2, 2019 3:45PM PT
    Fox Safety Errors Contributed to Fatal ‘Deadpool’ Crash, Report Finds
    By GENE MADDAUS
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    CREDIT: COURTESY OF PORSCHE TAYLOR

    Twentieth Century Fox committed several safety errors that contributed to the fatal motorcycle crash on the set of “Deadpool 2,” according to a British Columbia workplace safety investigation.

    Joi Harris, a stunt rider, was killed on Aug. 14, 2017, when she lost control of her motorcycle and crashed into the side of a building in downtown Vancouver.

    Investigators from WorkSafe B.C. allege that the studio made a long list of errors, including failing to assess the risks of the stunt, failing to allow her to wear a helmet, and failing to set up barriers that would have kept her motorcycle inside the film set.

    The agency said it is now considering what penalty should be assessed.

    In a statement, a Fox spokesperson took issue with the report, and said that the studio had stepped up its safety measures in the wake of Harris’ death.

    “Safety is our top priority, and while we respectfully disagree with some of the report’s findings, Fox thoroughly reviewed its stunt safety protocols immediately following the tragic accident and has revised and implemented enhanced safety procedures and enforcement,” the spokesperson said.

    Michael Buckley, an attorney representing Harris’ family, confirmed in April that the family had settled all claims against the studio. “The folks at 21st Century Fox were very professional and responsible in the manner in which they addressed our client’s claim,” Buckley said at the time.

    Harris had experience as a motorcycle track racer, but had not done film stunts before. The accident report alleges that Fox failed to give her a new worker orientation, which would have covered safety measures such as wearing a helmet.

    According to the report, several other stunt performers saw Harris’ “stabbing” or “grabbing” at the motorcycles brakes during rehearsals, causing the bike to skid unsafely. An additional ramp was added to give her more room to brake safely, before the fatal stunt occurred.

    The report cites a regulation that mandated that riders wear helmets. Following the crash, all stunt performers wore helmets during motorcycle shots.
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    Dayum. I need to upgrade my iPhone.

    John Wick director shoots epic snowball fight entirely on iPhone
    BY BUSTER HEIN • 1:20 PM, DECEMBER 2, 2019


    Our snowball fights were never this amazing.
    Photo: Apple

    David Leitch, the visionary director behind John Wick and Deadpool 2, teamed up with Apple for the latest “Shot on iPhone” ad that takes snowball fights to an all-new level.
    The 90-second ad, titled Snowbrawl, follows a young girl who teams up with her friends in a sprawling snowball fight against her older brother and his cronies. Packed with tons of action stunts and gorgeous slow-mo shots you wouldn’t expect to be shot on a phone, the new ad will have you hyped to shoot your own winter videos.
    Prepare to be blown away:

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    Deadpool 3?

    Deadpool 3 Is In Development at Disney, Ryan Reynolds Announces
    by L.D. Nolan – on Dec 27, 2019 in Movies, Movie News



    Deadpool 3 is in the works at Marvel Studios.

    During an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Reynolds was asked about a potential third film. "Yeah we're working on it right now with the whole team," Reynolds replied. "We're over at Marvel [Studios] now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It's kinda crazy. So yeah, we're working on it."

    Reynolds two Deadpool films are among the highest-grossing R-rated films ever made. The first movie made over $782 million worldwide at the box office and currently holds am 85% among critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The sequel, released in 2018, earned $785 million and has an 84% on the aforementioned review aggregator.

    The future of Reynolds' Deadpool film was left in doubt after Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which saw the former regaining the rights to many of Marvel's most popular heroes, including the X-Men and Fantastic Four. However, this announcement leaves unclear just what Deadpool's future at Disney and with the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be. Disney CEO Bob Iger previously indicated Deadpool's films could remain R-rated at Disney. There's no indication at this time what the merger might mean for the X-Force film that was in the works prior to the acquisition.

    No potential release date was given or Reynolds Deadpool 3 with Disney.
    Not going to split this into its own indie thread just yet. Still waiting on more confirmation.
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    Hugh Jackman Confirmed To Return As Wolverine For Deadpool 3!

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