Second Opinion – Once Upon a Deadpool (2018)

Once Upon a Deadpool, 2018.

Directed by David Leitch.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Fred Savage, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.

Synopsis:

“To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.”

Ho! Ho! Ho! Wait, can you get away with that in PG-13 rating? If Once Upon a Deadpool is anything to go by, it seems like you can get away with quite a bit of insanity. Yes, the once-graphic Rated R superhero film tries to lessen the violence and language in a fun attempt at making the film more family-friendly. This new retelling of Deadpool 2 not only gains a new younger audience, but it finds a way to make a cash-grab seem like something more. Take
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Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame trailer gets two Lego remakes

Following its release last week, the teaser trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has been given the Lego treatment with two recreations of the trailer from Huxley Berg Studios and Brick Force Studios; check them out here…

See Also: Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame trailer shatters records to become most viewed of all time

Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow
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Once Upon a Deadpool Review: PG-13 Cut Adds Big Laughs and More Heart

Once Upon a Deadpool Review: PG-13 Cut Adds Big Laughs and More Heart
Once Upon a Deadpool is a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2. The film hilariously recreates The Princess Bride with Deadpool reading the story to a grown-up Fred Savage in bed. It's a shameless box office grab that actually works. Once Upon a Deadpool skewers itself mercilessly. The film pokes fun of its obvious plot loopholes, Deadpool 2's success, and Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox. The studio will donate a dollar for every ticket to the F**k Cancer Charity, which has been renamed Fudge Cancer to keep up with the wholesome new theme. The blood, cursing, and drug use is mostly cut, but the film is still insanely violent. The wholesomeness comes with a bullet.

Fred Savage wakes up to find Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) at his bedside. It seems our foul-mouth hero loves The Princess Bride and wants to tell a more family friendly Deadpool 2. Fred Savage,
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Movie Review – Once Upon a Deadpool (2018)

Once Upon a Deadpool, 2018.

Directed by David Leitch.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Fred Savage, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Eddie Marsan, Stefan Kapicic, Bill Skarsgård, Terry Crews, Shioli Kutsuna, Lewis Tan, Jack Kesy, Hayley Sales and Rob Delaney.

Synopsis:

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (Aka. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow rogues to protect a young boy from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.

Hoping to capitalise on mid-December Christmas cheer and milk the kiddie market for some easy superhero box office bucks, Fox has re-released Deadpool 2 in a re-edited PG-13 format for a special limited theatrical engagement, festively titled Once Upon a Deadpool.

Somewhat amusingly, despite the violence, profanity and general lewdness being significantly toned down from the original May theatrical release, the new edit still received a “15” rating in the UK, matching the rating granted by the
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Avengers directors the Russos would work with Marvel again in “any capacity”

Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, say they will work with Marvel again in “any capacity”.

After directing Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame pretty much back to back, one might think that the Russos have had enough of Marvel. However, the two directors want to come back for more, expressing their love for the company.

Speaking to Business Insider (via ComicBook.com) in a recent interview, Joe Russo said: “We love Marvel, we’ve had an incredible experience with them. It’s why we’ve made four movies in six years with them. They’re like family to us. I think they do a great job of separating ‘church and state,’ where we’re focused on the projects we’re focused on, and someone else will focus on those other projects. We’d work with them in any capacity moving forward, and we value
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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Is Proof This Weird, Twisted Franchise Needs Its R-Rating

‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Is Proof This Weird, Twisted Franchise Needs Its R-Rating
The numbers should speak for themselves: over the course of just two films, the burgeoning “Deadpool” franchise has made Fox over $1.5 billion. It’s a cash cow! A strange, twisted, violent, weird cash cow that manages to exist both inside of and wholly removed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men’s own convoluted cinematic canon. No other current superhero franchise is as invested in its own meta machinations, its own foul-mouthed digs at its place in the superhero world, or its adherence to violence that could only come with an R-rating.

And yet, apparently, a billion and a half bucks is just not enough. That’s why “Deadpool 2” has been edited down, chopped up, and stuck inside a strange (though not entirely unlikable) framing device, all the better to earn a PG-13 rating and get served right back up to an audience that presumably liked it just fine the first time around.
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Avengers: Infinity War actor Ross Marquand hopes he can return as Red Skull

Ross Marquand, the actor behind Red Skull in Avengers: Infinity War, hopes he can return as the character one day.

Red Skull was the last person people were expecting to see during Thanos’ quest to collect the last stone during Infinity War. The character returned to the big screen for the first time since Captain American: The First Avenger, this time played by Ross Marquand.

Marquand is a big comic book fan and getting to play the character was a dream true. Speaking at San Jose Fest (via ComicBook.com), the actor says that he hopes it isn’t the last time:

“I loved playing Red Skull, I hope I can come back and play him again. We’ll see. That’s one of the characters that I drew the most as a kid. I would draw Sabretooth, I would draw Omega Red — a lot of Omega Red, surprisingly — Mephisto,
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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Film Review: Ryan Reynolds Cleverly Milks Cash Cow a Second Time

‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Film Review: Ryan Reynolds Cleverly Milks Cash Cow a Second Time
Rereleasing old films in new packages has been a popular practice throughout the history of cinema; B-movie distributors used to send features out on the drive-in circuit multiple times under various titles (this practice is the source of several jokes in “Grindhouse”), and 20th Century Fox once tried to recoup losses on the megabomb Julie Andrews musical “Star!” by trimming the running time and retitling it “Those Were the Happy Times.”

Fox is at it again with “Once Upon a Deadpool,” a trimmed-down-to-pg-13 version of “Deadpool 2” that will be in theaters from Dec. 12-24, with one dollar from every ticket sold going to the charity F— Cancer.

The real selling point is the new interstitial sequences, in which Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) takes a page from “The Princess Bride” and reads the film as a story to Fred Savage — only it’s 2018 Fred Savage, playing himself, kidnapped and strapped to
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The Flickering Myth Podcast #81 – Avengers: Endgame trailer, Golden Globe nominations and more

Allen Christian, Gerald James and Red Stewart welcome co-host Tori Brazier to discuss the week’s entertainment news including the Golden Globe nominations, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel trailers, The Game Awards, and the UK release of Sorry To Bother You.

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

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Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket
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Deadpool defends Nickelback in Once Upon a Deadpool clip

20th Century Fox has released an extended clip from Once Upon a Deadpool which sees Wade jumping to the defence of the world’s 11th best-selling musical act of all time Nickelback, when Fred Savage has a few unkind words about the band. However, following an apology, the pair quickly make up and rock out to the bands biggest hit, ‘How You Remind Me’; watch it here…

See Also: Fred Savage asks the tough questions in Once Upon a Deadpool promo

To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.

Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind
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New Once Upon a Deadpool Trailer Celebrates the True Power of NIckelback

We've got two words for you: Nickel. Back 20th Century Fox has released a new video that finds Deadpool and his kidnapped sidekick Fred Savage rocking out to 11th best-selling musical act of all time. "This is how you remind me" that Once Upon a Deadpool opens in theaters this week on Wednesday, December 12th.

Audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth's reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence. One dollar of every ticket sold in the United States from December 12-24, 2018 will be donated to F Cancer, who have graciously changed their name to Fudge Cancer to be more PG-13 friendly for the 12 days of Once Upon a Deadpool's release.

Once Upon a Deadpool opens in theaters for a limited engagement this holiday season from December 12 through December 24, 2018! The entire Deadpool 2 cast will return with Ryan Reynolds,
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"Avengers: Endgame" - Leaked Set Images

Take a look at leaked set images from Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame", directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, opening April 26, 2019 :

From a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely...

...the new film is a sequel to "Avengers: Infinity War".

The film is intended to be the direct sequel to "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018)...

...as well as the sequel to Marvel's "The Avengers" (2012) and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015). 

Filming started August 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Fayette County, Georgia...

...with additional filming taking place in the Downtown and Metro Atlanta areas.

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo...

...characters include 'Captain America', 'Iron Man', 'Ant-Man', 'Thor', 'Hawkeye', 'Wasp', 'Black Widow'...

...'Loki', 'Hulk' and a whole lot more.

Cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Josh Brolin, Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston...

...Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany,
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Once Upon a Deadpool promo offers a PG-13 recap of the first movie

With Once Upon a Deadpool set to unleash a festive-themed PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 upon audiences this week, 20th Century Fox has released a family friendly recap of 2016’s first Deadpool movie to bring any younger fans up to speed with the Merc with a Mouth’s story.

See Also: Fred Savage asks the tough questions in Once Upon a Deadpool promo

All caught up? Good. #OnceUponADeadpool, in theaters December 12th. pic.twitter.com/axUeVl90BF

Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) December 8, 2018

To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.

Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind
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McU Stars React To First Avengers: Endgame Trailer

The first trailer for Avengers: Endgame arrived at long last on Friday morning and naturally, Marvel fans everywhere have been talking about nothing else on social media for the last few days. But it’s not just the fans who’ve reacted to the trailer, as the cast and crew of the McU have also been posting about it.

First off, the Russo brothers used the opportunity to share a message to the McU’s fans, apologizing for the long wait for the trailer and dedicating it to them. Aw, guys, you shouldn’t have.

For those who have been here since the beginning.

For those who have joined along the way.

For the best fans in the Universe.

This trailer is for you…

With much love and gratitude for your patience,

The Rb’s pic.twitter.com/8hZF9FPFAZ

— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) December 7, 2018

Bruce Banner himself, Mark Ruffalo,
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Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame trailer shatters records to become most viewed of all time

Considering all of the hype and anticipation that’s built up over the past few weeks for its arrival, it will come as little surprise to hear that yesterday’s Avengers: Endgame trailer managed to shatter the record for most views in its first 24 hours.

As announced on the official Marvel Twitter account, the Endgame teaser was viewed 289 million times, which puts it well ahead of the previous record of 238 million set by Avengers: Infinity War to make it the most-viewed trailer ever.

To the greatest fans in the world, thank you for being there from the beginning til the endgame and making Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame the most viewed trailer in history with 289M views in 24 hours! pic.twitter.com/Fe0MA2Gfqy

Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 8, 2018

See Also: The Flickering Myth Reaction to the Avengers: Endgame trailer

Be sure to check out Ej Moreno’s thoughts on the trailer
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Avengers directors would like to tackle Star Wars

Given the enormous box office they’ve generated for Marvel with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War (plus another billion or two coming in next year with Avengers: Endgame), directors Anthony and Joe Russo will have their pick of the projects when they finish up with Avengers 4 and turn their attention outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As yet, there’s been no indication as to what their next movie may be, but during a recent Q&A with Collider, the filmmakers have expressed their interest in exploring another Disney mega-franchise in the Star Wars saga:

“We grew up on Star Wars like everyone else did. I went to the theater when I was 11 years old to see Empire Strikes Back and sat in the theater from 11:30 in the morning until 10:00 at night and watched it back to back to back.
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Avengers: Infinity War’s snap is officially named The Decimation

Yesterday, Marvel Studios unleashed the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, giving us our first glimpse of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the devastating conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War where Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half of all life in the universe.

Said event has been referred to by fans as ‘The Snap’ or ‘The Snappening’, but now thanks to the new book Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Volume Two: Aftermath, we have its official name – The Decimation.

Marvel has previously used the name ‘Decimation’ before as the title of a 2005 comic book event which explored the ramifications of ‘M-Day’, where Scarlet Witch used her powers in an attempt to rid the world of the mutant gene, depowering the vast majority of the mutant population.

Interestingly, the book also reveals that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have chosen to keep the truth about The Decimation quiet from the surviving members of the population,
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Once Upon a Deadpool trailer gets a Lego remake

Once Upon a Deadpool has been given the Lego treatment with a recreation of the trailer for the PG-13 recut of Deadpool 2 in brick form from Huxley Berg Studios; watch it here…

See Also: Fred Savage asks the tough questions in Once Upon a Deadpool promo

To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.

Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Bedlam, Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgard (It) as Zeitgeist,
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Avengers: Endgame, Kevin Hart Oscar Drama – Flickering Myth Fridays #1

Ej Moreno rounds up the week in pop culture in the first episode of Flickering Myth Fridays…

In this first episode of Flickering Myth Fridays, Ej Moreno recaps the week in pop culture, including the trailers for the Marvel blockbusters Avengers: Endgame (a.k.a. Avengers 4) and Captain Marvel, the Kevin Hart Oscar drama, and the Golden Globe Award nominations. Check it out here…

Be sure to subscribe to Fmtv on YouTube for more content and let us know your thoughts on this week’s news in the comments below…

Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision
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Mib: International First Look Has the Men In Black Ready for Action

Mib: International First Look Has the Men In Black Ready for Action
No Raybans, no ties, no problem. Earlier this week we passed along the news that director F. Gary Gray's upcoming reboot of Men in Black starring Thor: Ragnarok dynamic duo Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson had snagged an official title, and will henceforth be referred to as Mib International. The title is fitting and really just comes right out and tells us all we need to know about the upcoming revamps, now doesn't it? Yep, glad we can all agree that it's a sound title.

Good job, Hollywood. The film is obviously a spin-off of the massively successful original trilogy of films that starred Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and even Josh Brolin on occasion. But a bit less well-known is the fact that this film is also a reboot of the original Malibu/Marvel comics series of the same name by Lowell Cunningham.

And if you're excited to
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