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McU: 10 Ways To Fit Deadpool Into A PG-13 Movie

With the Fox/Disney merger going through, the X-Men are set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the coming years, and Kevin Feige has said that the studio plans to reboot every single character – except for Deadpool. Ryan Reynold’s R-rated outings as the Merc with a Mouth have really struck a chord with audiences.

Related: Deadpool 3: 10 Characters We Want To See Return

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has said that the character’s big-screen adventures don’t necessarily have to be rated R, fueling speculation about how the character might fit into one of the McU’s PG-13 movies. Here are 10 Ways To Fit Deadpool Into A PG-13 McU Movie.
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Does ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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Does ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
For the “Fast and Furious” franchise it’s been a long and weird journey to “Hobbs & Shaw,” it’s first spinoff movie. What was once merely a marginal action series turned into a global juggernaut after its first decade — it’s not a path many franchises have ever taken to major success.

The films that make up the “Fast and Furious” franchise have generally not rolled with the standard franchise behavior of tossing in mid- or post-credits scenes that tease future installments. Out of the eight movies prior to “Hobbs & Shaw,” only three have included any kind of bonus scene during or after the credits.

The most notable example related to “Hobbs & Shaw” came when Jason Statham’s character, Deckard Shaw, made his first appearance in the mid-credits scene on “Fast & Furious 6,” when it revealed that he was actually responsible for Han’s death in “Tokyo Drift.” There
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Birds of Prey Reshoots Will Add New Action Scenes from John Wick Director

Warner Bros.' latest DC movie Birds of Prey is heading in for reshoots and John Wick director Chad Stahelski has been brought on board to help pump up the action. Stahelski got his start in the stunt world, having worked on major blockbusters like The Matrix as a stuntman, before eventually transitioning into directing. Now, he's being called in by the studio to assist on the Margot Robbie-fronted comic book flick.

According to a new report, Chad Stahelski is helping director Cathy Yan craft some new actions scenes that will be part of the Birds of Prey reshoots. Stahleksi's work will go uncredited, however, his company 87 Eleven has been working on the production since the very beginning, so this is just a way for him to take a more active role in ramping up the action as the DC Comics adaptation works its way through the post-production process.
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John Wick Director Taking Over Birds Of Prey For Upcoming Reshoots

Birds of Prey (or to give it its full title, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)) has had a rocky few weeks. A leaked plot report indicated that Ewan McGregor’s take on Batman villain Black Mask may play into homophobic stereotypes, with the story apparently revolving around the character’s stolen dick pics.

That came on top of reports that Warner Bros. are concerned about how the project is shaping up. Now, this concern may have taken another step forward today, as we’re hearing that John Wick director Chad Stahelski is reshooting some of the film’s action sequences with Birds of Prey‘s credited director, Cathy Yan, on second unit duties.

Reports say that Stahelski is busy reworking the action scenes to improve them, using the skills he displayed to winning effect across the John Wick trilogy. He has an astonishing track
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Struts Into Korea With ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise-Best Opening; WW To Top $400M This Weekend

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Exclusive: Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw zoomed into Korea on Wednesday, scoring the biggest opening day for the franchise, and through Thursday surpassed 1M admissions. Korea is the last market to release before China welcomes the spinoff next Friday, August 23. Through Thursday, the international box office cume on H&s is $267.5M with domestic at $119.6M for a global running total of $387.1M. It will top the $400M worldwide threshold this weekend.

Despite competition from two strong local holdovers in Korea, H&s secured the biggest screen count of the F&f series at 1,270 versus The Fate Of The Furious’ 1,238. On Wednesday, it grossed $2.4M to top the previous Fast title by 81% and F7’s debut by 176%.

Thursday was Korea’s National Liberation Day holiday which helped put another $4.1M in the tank. Today, the Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham-starrer added another $2.1M for a running cume of $8.7M.

As we’ve noted all along,
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‘Angry Birds Movie 2’ Flies To $4.2M Running Total On Wednesday – Box Office Update

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Updated, Thursday Am: Sony’s Angry Birds 2 ranked 4th yesterday with $1.6M, -36% for a running two day total of $4.2M. Disney’s Lion King and Universal’s Hobbs & Shaw are currently fighting over No. 1 Wednesday with $2.3M a piece. CBS FilmsScary Stories to Tell in the Dark took third place with just under $2M and six-day total of $28.5M. Paramount’s Dora and Sony’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are wrangling over 5th with $1.5M a piece.

By the way, this whole flooding of the early August marketplace with several wide releases was going on last year at this time, however, it was four wide entries each for the first and second weekend, not five like this year. The only difference is that we had powerful pics like Meg and Crazy Rich Asians rising to the top last August while distributors are largely delivering low budget fare.
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Third phase of Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw event series starts on Csr Racing 2

The third phase in the series of special in-game events based off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw for Csr Racing 2 is now live. Titled Hattie’s Folly, this latest event gives players the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of the all new Veilside Mazda Rx-7 and take part in a 75 race ladder with characters from the film.

Thanks to the collaboration between Zynga, Universal Games and Digital Platforms, players will be able to participate in a huge 75 race ladder divided into five phases which concludes in October with an exclusive event for the Toyota Supra Aerotop, including a 30 race ladder with a leaderboard.

During these events players will have the opportunity to race in a number of epic cars such as the Toyota Supra Aerotop, Nissan Skyline Gt-r (R34 Nismo S-tune), Veilside Nissan Fairlady Z and Veilside Mazda Rx-7. There will also be a variety of
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"Hobbs and Shaw"

Take a look at more footage from the comedy action feature "Hobbs & Shaw", directed by David Leitch, showcasing 'Luke Hobbs' and 'Deckard Shaw', starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby and Helen Mirren:

"...two years after the events of 'The Fate of the Furious', federal agent 'Luke Hobbs' and former-British military turned mercenary 'Deckard Shaw'...

"...must join forces in order to stop a new threat emerging from the cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist known as 'Brixton'..."

Cast also includes Eddie Marsan, Eiza Gonzalez and Cliff Curtis.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"...
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Bo Report: ‘Palm Beach’ squares off against ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan’

‘Palm Beach.’

The head-to-head clash between Universal’s Palm Beach and Transmission Films’ Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan last weekend was far from ideal, but both films are positioned to have leggy runs thanks to word of mouth.

Rachel Ward’s Palm Beach opened in third spot behind the fourth weekend of Disney’s blockbuster The Lion King and the second lap of Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Scripted by Ward and Joanna Murray-Smith, the comedy-drama about a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday rang up $1.14 million on 250 locations and $1.23 million with previews.

Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi, Richard E Grant, Jacqueline McKenzie, Claire van der Boom, Aaron Jeffrey, Heather Mitchell and Matilda Brown, the film opened 3 per cent ahead of Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding, which finished with $5.2 million, and at the same level as Jeremy SimsLast Cab to Darwin,
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Pumps Up $333M Global; ‘Toy Story 4’ Nears $1B WW; Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ Stars In Russia – International Box Office

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Pumps Up $333M Global; ‘Toy Story 4’ Nears $1B WW; Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ Stars In Russia – International Box Office
Update, Writethru: Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw put another $60.8M in the tank during its second frame at the international box office. The Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham-starrer pumped up its overseas cume to $224.1M in 66 markets through Sunday, and global to $332.6M. The drop in offshore markets that opened last session was 52% when comping standard weekends and excluding previews.

Overall, H&s is tracking in line with Fast & Furious 6 and about 40% lower than Furious 7 and The Fate Of The Furious. By way of comparison, although it was coming off a record opening during Easter 2017, the latter film dipped by 60% in its second offshore frame.

H&s added five new markets this session, which are tracking about 30% ahead of Mission: Impossible – Fallout combined. Despite a big holiday travel weekend, France was the best opener at $6.9M for No. 1. The UK is currently the lead H&s
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Behind The Scenes Of Hobbs & Shaw: Hear From Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, David Leitch And Vanessa Kirby On The Making Of The Fast & Furious Franchise Spin-off

Hobbs & Shaw - a spin-off of Fast & Furious franchise + the unstoppable Dwayne Johnson + the action figure/icon Jason Statham + cool enough to have a James Bond rumor Idris Elba + stunt director turned action flick director David Leitch + Netflix's The Crown's Vanessa Kirby = summer blockbuster perfection. The behind-the-scenes footage tells us of the closeness of the cast and crew, Johnson and Statham’s chemistry as friends and the cast’s trust on the director David Leitch leading to the mantra that was very well known on set “In Dave Leitch We Trust”.
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Dwayne Johnson & Ryan Reynolds Show Off Matching Tattoos in Behind-the-Scenes Hobbs & Shaw Photo

Dwayne Johnson & Ryan Reynolds Show Off Matching Tattoos in Behind-the-Scenes Hobbs & Shaw Photo
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Although Ryan Reynolds‘ brief cameo in Hobbs & Shaw was a complete surprise to audiences at first, now that the Fast & Furious spinoff film has been out for over a week, the cat’s out of the bag.

In the film, Reynolds plays Locke, a CIA agent who used to work with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character, Hobbs. Proving just how much of an impression their time together had on him, during the film, Locke shows Hobbs that he got a tattoo on his chest that matches one of Hobbs’ own.

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Dwayne Johnson: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Has Its Own Unique Spin

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is poised to win the box office battle for a second consecutive weekend, so it’s obvious that Fast & Furious fans wanted to see more of these characters, and they like the way they’re presented in the spinoff. Dwayne Johnson thinks the cast, crew, and director David Leitch [...]

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Please Don’t Let Deadpool Turn into a PG-13 Franchise

Some things just need to be left the way they are. If Disney has such an issue with it then perhaps they should have thought twice about which properties they were buying in the first place, hmm? Reading what Ryan Scott from MovieWeb has to say it would almost seem as though Deadpool’s director, David Leitch, is on board with the idea of making the merc with a mouth into a PG-13 movie, which seems like one of the worst ideas to come along since, well, ever. One thing about Deadpool is that he’s never really been much of a

Please Don’t Let Deadpool Turn into a PG-13 Franchise
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Tyrese Gibson slams Dwayne Johnson over Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Back in 2017, Universal announced that it was pushing back the release of Fast & Furious 9 in order to squeeze in the series’ first spinoff, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, prompting Tyrese Gibson to share some rather harsh words for his franchise co-star Dwayne Johnson.

Well, it seems Tyrese is still a little upset over the whole situation, as he’s now decided to slam The Rock again, stating in a series of now-deleted Instagram posts that Hobbs & Shaw’s $180 million global opening weekend “is not a win” and once again accusing him of breaking up the Fast & Furious family.

“I have to show my respects for one thing…. He tried… Folks called me a hater…. Attacked me for speaking out…..Breaking up the family clearly doesn’t have the value that one would assume it does. Hobbs & Shaw Has Lowest Fast & Furious Box Office Opening Since Tokyo
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Disney’s Deadpool doesn’t need to be R-rated, says Deadpool 2 director David Leitch

David Leith, director of Deadpool 2, says that Disney’s Deadpool doesn’t need to be R-rated to work.

Now that Deadpool belongs to Disney, many people are wondering if the franchise will retain its R rating. We don’t know anything concrete at this point or when we can expect a new film but does it matter what the age rating is?

Not according to Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. Speaking with Yahoo! Movies during the press tour for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the director said: “It’s rated R so that’s not necessarily the [McU] brand but he doesn’t necessarily need to be R and [Disney] don’t necessarily need to only make PG-13 movies. I think we’ll find a happy ground.”

That’s certainly a diplomatic stance to take, and we will simply have to wait and see what happens. Leitch is right
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How Marvel Stars Reacted To Mahershala Ali’s Casting As Blade

“When Mahershala calls, you answer.”

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige there, recalling how the casting of two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as Blade came about – just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, no less.

Ali, star of Luke Cage, Green Book, and Alita: Battle Angel, essentially called up Feige and asked for a status report on Blade, and how he may fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fast forward to Sdcc 2019, and Mahershala Ali was on stage being introduced as the new-fangled daywalker, sending the Internet into a giddy state of pandemonium.

Turns out that excitement wasn’t limited to Marvel’s fanbase; all across the McU, everyone from Chris Pratt to Scarlett Johansson celebrated the casting of Mahershala Ali as Blade.

It was undoubtedly one of the coolest moments of Sdcc 2019, especially when Hall H fell into darkness as Ali unveiled the by-now iconic Blade baseball cap.

Alas, this
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Deadpool sequel might not be R-Rated anymore

Ryan Reynolds starrer Deadpool has always been one of the loved characters and now we have something very interesting to tell our deadpool fans. Speaking on the Deadpool, the hero or better known as anti-hero has always been associated with humor and action. The Deadpool has always been associated as one of the R- Rated movies of all time. But now the Deadpool sequel will not be R-Rated anymore.

Unlike its prequels, Deadpool and Deadpool 2, as per reports, for the very first time we see that a sequel of Deadpool having a PG 13 tag. As per reports David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2 stated that Deadpool 3 might not be R-Rated anymore.

Also speaking on Deadpool, what fans dont know is that he has been associated as one of the strongest heros of all time. He has a similar resemblance to the DC Comics' Deathstroke and like Deathstroke,
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Hobbs & Shaw director gives an update on The Division movie adaptation

It’s been over three years now since Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain first signed on to star in a feature film adaptation of the video game Tom Clancy’s The Division, and it seems it may still be some time away from reaching the screen judging by the latest comments from director David Leitch (Deadpool 2), who has shared an update on the project during the press tour for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

“We have The Division, which is an incredible property,” Leitch tells Collider. “Two great actors and producers on it—Jake and Jessica—we’re awaiting a script on it, and there’s a lot of people involved with that one, creative producers and actors, who have input on the script and then they have schedules, so we’ll see how that’s all going. For things to come together when these attachments happen it
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The Flickering Myth Podcast #112 – A Summer Film & TV Retrospective

Listen to the latest episode of The Flickering Myth Podcast…

In this episode, Allen Christian, Tori Brazier and Ej Moreno look back at all the summer release window had to offer: the positives, the disappointments, and the underwhelming. Allen discusses his feelings on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (no spoilers), and Ej grumbles about Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Email in your questions, feedback etc. to podcast@flickeringmyth.com.

Listen to the podcast on Acast, follow us on Stitcher or subscribe to us on iTunes.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is directed by David Leitch and sees the return of Dwayne Johnson (Luke Hobbs), Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw) and Helen Mirren (Magdalene Shaw) alongside franchise newcomers Idris Elba (Luther), Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), and Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver).

The Flickering Myth Podcast is part of The Flickering Myth Podcast Network.

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