Eiza Gonzalez Joins Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham in ‘Hobbs and Shaw’

Eiza Gonzalez has joined Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the “Fast & Furious” spinoff film, “Hobbs and Shaw,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

David Leitch is directing the film that will hit theaters on Aug. 2, 2019. Johnson and Statham are reprising their roles as former rivals turned unlikely allies, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

Longtime “F&F” writer Chris Morgan returns as writer and producer on the project, marking his seventh go-around in the series.

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Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz is producing alongside Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions partners, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, Jason Statham, and Chris Morgan for his eponymous production company. Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith executive produce.

Executive vice president of production Mark Sourian and vice president Jay Polidoro will oversee the project at Universal.

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Gonzalez most recently starred in “Baby Driver” opposite Ansel Elgort and in “Almost Thirty.” She will next be seen in ‘Welcome to Marwen,” “Alita: Battle Angel” and “Paradise Hills.”

Gonzalez is represented by CAA and Management 360.

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Eiza Gonzalez has joined Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the “Fast & Furious” spinoff film, “Hobbs and Shaw,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

David Leitch is directing the film that will hit theaters on Aug. 2, 2019. Johnson and Statham are reprising their roles as former rivals turned unlikely allies, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

Longtime “F&F” writer Chris Morgan returns as writer and producer on the project, marking his seventh go-around in the series.

Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz is producing alongside Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions partners, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, Jason Statham, and Chris Morgan for his eponymous production company. Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith executive produce.

Executive vice president of production Mark Sourian and vice president Jay Polidoro will oversee the project at Universal.

Gonzalez most recently starred in “Baby Driver” opposite Ansel Elgort and in “Almost Thirty.” She will next be seen in ‘Welcome to Marwen,” “Alita: Battle Angel” and “Paradise Hills.”

Gonzalez is represented by CAA and Management 360.

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Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Kirby Look Bloody Great in First ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Photo

Vanessa Kirby is going from Princess Margaret to “badass MI6 operative” in “Hobbs & Shaw,” the “Fast & Furious” spinoff starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. And in this first image of Kirby shared by Johnson on Instagram, she certainly looks the part.

In the film directed by David Leitch (“Deadpool 2,” “Atomic Blonde”), Kirby plays Hattie Shaw, friends to Johnson’s Hobbs, but also the sister to Statham’s Deckard Shaw, a detail that “tortures” Shaw as the two battle as rivals.

“Hattie loves the following,” Johnson said in an Instagram post accompanying the photo. “Longs walks on the beach. Being a bad ass MI6 Operative. Drinking tequila with Hobbs. And not in that order.”

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Johnson added that he’s thrilled to be working with Kirby, who previously starred as The White Widow in the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film, this year’s “MI6: Fallout.”

“His pain makes me very happy,” Johnson said about Statham’s character. “But what makes me happier is welcoming this crazy talented actress and cool chick to our movie. Havin’ a blast together. Building out the franchise step by step.”

See the picture below via The Rock. “Hobbs & Shaw” opens on Aug. 2, 2019.

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Building out our Fast & Furious franchise step by step. In our spin-off, HOBBS & SHAW, I have a nice new friend. Meet “Hattie Shaw” played by my homegirl, @vanessa__kirby. Hattie loves the following/ Longs walks on the beach. Being a bad ass MI6 Operative. Drinking tequila with Hobbs. And not in that order. Hattie also happens to be the sister of Deckard Shaw, who’s played by @jasonstatham. It tortures him that his sister Hattie is kickin’ it with Hobbs. His pain ???? makes me very happy. But what makes me happier is welcoming this crazy talented actress and cool chick to our movie. Havin’ a blast together. Building out the franchise step by step. #HattieShaw #MI6BadAss #TequilaDrinkerWithHobbs HOBBS & SHAW ????

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Vanessa Kirby is going from Princess Margaret to “badass MI6 operative” in “Hobbs & Shaw,” the “Fast & Furious” spinoff starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. And in this first image of Kirby shared by Johnson on Instagram, she certainly looks the part.

In the film directed by David Leitch (“Deadpool 2,” “Atomic Blonde”), Kirby plays Hattie Shaw, friends to Johnson’s Hobbs, but also the sister to Statham’s Deckard Shaw, a detail that “tortures” Shaw as the two battle as rivals.

“Hattie loves the following,” Johnson said in an Instagram post accompanying the photo. “Longs walks on the beach. Being a bad ass MI6 Operative. Drinking tequila with Hobbs. And not in that order.”

Johnson added that he’s thrilled to be working with Kirby, who previously starred as The White Widow in the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film, this year’s “MI6: Fallout.”

“His pain makes me very happy,” Johnson said about Statham’s character. “But what makes me happier is welcoming this crazy talented actress and cool chick to our movie. Havin’ a blast together. Building out the franchise step by step.”

See the picture below via The Rock. “Hobbs & Shaw” opens on Aug. 2, 2019.

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Building out our Fast & Furious franchise step by step. In our spin-off, HOBBS & SHAW, I have a nice new friend. Meet “Hattie Shaw” played by my homegirl, @vanessa__kirby. Hattie loves the following/ Longs walks on the beach. Being a bad ass MI6 Operative. Drinking tequila with Hobbs. And not in that order. Hattie also happens to be the sister of Deckard Shaw, who’s played by @jasonstatham. It tortures him that his sister Hattie is kickin’ it with Hobbs. His pain ???? makes me very happy. But what makes me happier is welcoming this crazy talented actress and cool chick to our movie. Havin’ a blast together. Building out the franchise step by step. #HattieShaw #MI6BadAss #TequilaDrinkerWithHobbs HOBBS & SHAW ????

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Evan Peters, Jon Bernthal Team Up for ‘Snow Ponies’

Evan Peters, Jon Bernthal, Charlie Plummer and Josh Gad will star in Darrin Prescott’s dark comedy “Snow Ponies,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Pat Healy wrote the script that was featured on the 2006 Black List. 87Eleven, Nickel City Pictures and Entertainment One are producing the film. Kelly McCormick is producing via the 87Eleven banner, and Tobias Weymar and Mark Fasano are roducing for Nickel City. Nickel City’s Ankur Rungta and Vishal Rungta, and 87Eleven’s David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are executive producing the film.

In “Snow Ponies,” seven men travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Along the way, they are met with bandits and brutal obstacles, which makes them face the difficult decision of choosing survival, or honor and loyalty.

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Sierra/Affinity is re-launching international sales on the film at the 2018 American Film Market after it was first launched in Berlin in 2017, when Gerard Butler was still attached.

Bernthal is currently filming “Ford v. Ferrari” and will next be seen in “Widows” as well as season two of “The Punisher.” His past films include “Wind River,” “Baby Driver” and “The Accountant.” He is represented by WME.

Peters’ most recent film is “American Animals,” and he also recently starred in Ryan Murphy’s “Pose” and “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” He will next be seen in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” and “I Am Woman,” and he is represented by CAA.

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Gad most recently starred in “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Marshall” and “Beauty and the Beast,” and he will next star in “Frozen 2,” “Artemis Fowl” and “A Dog’s Journey.” He is represented by WME.

Plummer was most recently seen in A24’s “Lean on Pete,” as well as Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.” His upcoming films include “The Clovehitch Killer,” “Spontaneous” and “Gully.” He is represented by CAA.

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Evan Peters, Jon Bernthal, Charlie Plummer and Josh Gad will star in Darrin Prescott’s dark comedy “Snow Ponies,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Pat Healy wrote the script that was featured on the 2006 Black List. 87Eleven, Nickel City Pictures and Entertainment One are producing the film. Kelly McCormick is producing via the 87Eleven banner, and Tobias Weymar and Mark Fasano are roducing for Nickel City. Nickel City’s Ankur Rungta and Vishal Rungta, and 87Eleven’s David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are executive producing the film.

In “Snow Ponies,” seven men travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Along the way, they are met with bandits and brutal obstacles, which makes them face the difficult decision of choosing survival, or honor and loyalty.

Sierra/Affinity is re-launching international sales on the film at the 2018 American Film Market after it was first launched in Berlin in 2017, when Gerard Butler was still attached.

Bernthal is currently filming “Ford v. Ferrari” and will next be seen in “Widows” as well as season two of “The Punisher.” His past films include “Wind River,” “Baby Driver” and “The Accountant.” He is represented by WME.

Peters’ most recent film is “American Animals,” and he also recently starred in Ryan Murphy’s “Pose” and “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” He will next be seen in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” and “I Am Woman,” and he is represented by CAA.

Gad most recently starred in “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Marshall” and “Beauty and the Beast,” and he will next star in “Frozen 2,” “Artemis Fowl” and “A Dog’s Journey.” He is represented by WME.

Plummer was most recently seen in A24’s “Lean on Pete,” as well as Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.” His upcoming films include “The Clovehitch Killer,” “Spontaneous” and “Gully.” He is represented by CAA.

Endeavor Content is representing the film’s domestic rights.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’: Dwayne Johnson Shares First Look Staredown With Jason Statham (Photo)

Dwayne Johnson has shared the first look of an onscreen staredown between him and Jason Statham in the upcoming “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw.”

“We either gonna get along or we gonna get it on,” said Johnson on his Instagram account.

“Great first week of shooting our Fast & Furious spin-off, ‘HOBBS & SHAW’ with my ace @jasonstatham. We’re havin’ a blast disrupting the norm to deliver something fresh, cool, fun and bad ass for the fans.”

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David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”) is directing the new movie with Johnson and Statham reprising their roles as former rivals turned unlikely allies Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

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Dwayne Johnson has shared the first look of an onscreen staredown between him and Jason Statham in the upcoming “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw.”

“We either gonna get along or we gonna get it on,” said Johnson on his Instagram account.

“Great first week of shooting our Fast & Furious spin-off, ‘HOBBS & SHAW’ with my ace @jasonstatham. We’re havin’ a blast disrupting the norm to deliver something fresh, cool, fun and bad ass for the fans.”

David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”) is directing the new movie with Johnson and Statham reprising their roles as former rivals turned unlikely allies Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

Longtime “F&F” writer Chris Morgan returns as writer and producer on the project, marking his seventh go-around in the series.

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Does Deadpool Kill Baby Hitler In a ‘Deadpool 2’ Deleted Scene, or Not? Ask Cable

(Note: This post contains spoilers for “Deadpool 2” and the extended “Super Duper Cut.”)

“Deadpool 2” ends with one of the best post-credits scenes in all of movies, but the home video edition improves on it by taking the time travel joke to its logical conclusion.

The unspoken rule of time travel is that if you can go back in time, you should try to kill Adolf Hitler as a baby, before he can rise to power, start World War II, and commit genocide against millions of Jews and other marginalized peoples in Europe. And in the “Super Duper Cut” of “Deadpool 2,” Mr. Pool takes his time-traveling duties seriously in an extended version of the film’s end-credits scene.

The theatrical cut of “Deadpool 2” ended with end-credit scenes in which Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) travels back in time to stop the deaths of his girlfriend, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), and X-Force member Peter (Rob Delaney). He also “cleans up the timelines” by killing the version of his alter-ego, Wade Wilson, who appears in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and assassinating Reynolds himself before he has a chance to star in “Green Lantern.”

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But in a deleted scene included in the “Super Duper” cut on the film’s home video release, Deadpool then heads back to 1880, where he stops by the hospital Hitler was born in, where Baby Hitler waits in a crib. After grappling with the situation for a few minutes — it’s way harder than he thought to kill a baby, even if it will grow up to be Hitler — the scene ends with Deadpool reaching into the crib and implies he did the deed.

That’s not the end of Deadpool’s time-traveling meta joke adventure, though. The home video release of “Deadpool 2”  also has an extended version of the Baby Hitler scene — and it reveals that Deadpool isn’t quite the monster as the original version would have fans believe.

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In that version of the scene, Deadpool reaches into the crib and the shot ends on a fade to black. A second later, though, it finds Deadpool holding Baby Hitler.

“You just never had anyone give a s–t about you, did ya?” Deadpool asks as he bounces the baby. “That’s the real problem here isn’t it.”

In another shot, Deadpool realizes Baby Hitler issue is that he needs changing — badly.

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“That’s why you’re such a little bastard, no one’s ever changed you!” Deadpool says. “Kind of smells like Hitler’s anus — which would make sense, wouldn’t it.”

Deadpool winds up changing Baby Hitler, but just because can’t bring himself to hurt a baby doesn’t mean he doesn’t use time travel for the good of all mankind. As Deadpool notes, he knows someone who’s perfectly fine with the concept of traveling back in time to kill bad guys as children: Cable. After all, that’s the entire plot of “Deadpool 2.”

“I don’t have what it takes to do this, so I’m just going to change your diaper real quick, and I’m going to come back with my friend Cable,” Deadpool tells Baby Hitler. “He has a real way with kids.”

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“Deadpool 2” ends with one of the best post-credits scenes in all of movies, but the home video edition improves on it by taking the time travel joke to its logical conclusion.

The unspoken rule of time travel is that if you can go back in time, you should try to kill Adolf Hitler as a baby, before he can rise to power, start World War II, and commit genocide against millions of Jews and other marginalized peoples in Europe. And in the “Super Duper Cut” of “Deadpool 2,” Mr. Pool takes his time-traveling duties seriously in an extended version of the film’s end-credits scene.

The theatrical cut of “Deadpool 2” ended with end-credit scenes in which Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) travels back in time to stop the deaths of his girlfriend, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), and X-Force member Peter (Rob Delaney). He also “cleans up the timelines” by killing the version of his alter-ego, Wade Wilson, who appears in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and assassinating Reynolds himself before he has a chance to star in “Green Lantern.”

But in a deleted scene included in the “Super Duper” cut on the film’s home video release, Deadpool then heads back to 1880, where he stops by the hospital Hitler was born in, where Baby Hitler waits in a crib. After grappling with the situation for a few minutes — it’s way harder than he thought to kill a baby, even if it will grow up to be Hitler — the scene ends with Deadpool reaching into the crib and implies he did the deed.

That’s not the end of Deadpool’s time-traveling meta joke adventure, though. The home video release of “Deadpool 2”  also has an extended version of the Baby Hitler scene — and it reveals that Deadpool isn’t quite the monster as the original version would have fans believe.

In that version of the scene, Deadpool reaches into the crib and the shot ends on a fade to black. A second later, though, it finds Deadpool holding Baby Hitler.

“You just never had anyone give a s–t about you, did ya?” Deadpool asks as he bounces the baby. “That’s the real problem here isn’t it.”

In another shot, Deadpool realizes Baby Hitler issue is that he needs changing — badly.

“That’s why you’re such a little bastard, no one’s ever changed you!” Deadpool says. “Kind of smells like Hitler’s anus — which would make sense, wouldn’t it.”

Deadpool winds up changing Baby Hitler, but just because can’t bring himself to hurt a baby doesn’t mean he doesn’t use time travel for the good of all mankind. As Deadpool notes, he knows someone who’s perfectly fine with the concept of traveling back in time to kill bad guys as children: Cable. After all, that’s the entire plot of “Deadpool 2.”

“I don’t have what it takes to do this, so I’m just going to change your diaper real quick, and I’m going to come back with my friend Cable,” Deadpool tells Baby Hitler. “He has a real way with kids.”

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Ryan Reynolds Shares His Real Thoughts About ‘Green Lantern’ & ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ – Comic-Con

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Vanessa Kirby Joins ‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoff ‘Hobbs and Shaw’

Hot off her BAFTA-winning performance as Princess Margaret in “The Crown,” Vanessa Kirby is taking her career in a very different direction as she enters final negotiations to join Universal’s “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs and Shaw.”

David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”) is set to direct the new movie with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their roles as former rivals turned unlikely allies Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

Longtime “F&F” writer Chris Morgan returns as writer and producer on the project, marking his sixth go-around in the series.

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“The Fate of the Furious” grossed $1.2 billion worldwide, bringing the franchise’s all-time box office total to $5.1 billion since the first film’s release in 2001.

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Leitch and Statham have worked together on four previous projects, including “The Mechanic” — on which Leitch served as fight designer and second unit director — and “Parker.”

Kirby will next be seen opposite Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” She won a BAFTA for her role as the troubled sibling to Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s “The Crown.” She is currently on stage performing in National Theatre’s “Julie” in London.

Kirby is repped by WME, Hamilton Hodell and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Variety first reported the news.

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Hot off her BAFTA-winning performance as Princess Margaret in “The Crown,” Vanessa Kirby is taking her career in a very different direction as she enters final negotiations to join Universal’s “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs and Shaw.”

David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”) is set to direct the new movie with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their roles as former rivals turned unlikely allies Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

Longtime “F&F” writer Chris Morgan returns as writer and producer on the project, marking his sixth go-around in the series.

Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz will produce alongside Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions partners, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, Jason Statham, and Chris Morgan for his eponymous production company. Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith executive produce.

“The Fate of the Furious” grossed $1.2 billion worldwide, bringing the franchise’s all-time box office total to $5.1 billion since the first film’s release in 2001.

Leitch and Statham have worked together on four previous projects, including “The Mechanic” — on which Leitch served as fight designer and second unit director — and “Parker.”

Kirby will next be seen opposite Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” She won a BAFTA for her role as the troubled sibling to Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s “The Crown.” She is currently on stage performing in National Theatre’s “Julie” in London.

Kirby is repped by WME, Hamilton Hodell and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Variety first reported the news.

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‘The Division’ Director David Leitch on Breaking the Video Game Movie Curse

“John Wick” and “Deadpool 2” director David Leitch recently signed on to helm a movie adaptation of the online action-role-playing game “Tom Clancy’s The Division.” Video game movies are notoriously lousy. So, …

“John Wick” and “Deadpool 2” director David Leitch recently signed on to helm a movie adaptation of the online action-role-playing game “Tom Clancy’s The Division.” Video game movies are notoriously lousy. So, is Leitch worried? Yes and no, he told Collider in an interview published on Thursday. “They’re two different experiences,” he said. “Obviously the […]

‘Deadpool 2’ Director David Leitch on That Surprising Vanisher Cameo: ‘It Was One Take’

(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven’t seen “Deadpool 2.”)

Fans all over the nation were surprised when a familiar face popped up for three seconds in “Deadpool 2.” But did he, or didn’t he, actually film the sequence?

When the X-Force is coasting through the air on their mission to rescue the young mutant Russell (Julian Dennison), an empty backpack is seen soaring through the sky. It’s none other than Vanisher, a mutant whose superpower is invisibility. However, when Vanisher meets his end with a live electrical wire, we see Brad Pitt sizzle on the screen.

“We did have him on set for about eight minutes,” director David Leitch told TheWrap.

“We had sort of locked him in and we made a window for him, and shot him on the lot during postproduction,” Leitch said. “He drove in, went to touch-ups, came out, hung on the wires and did his little face and that was that. We were just like, ‘Thanks man, great job.’ It was really fun. He had this instinct of the face he wanted to make, and it was one take.”

See Video: ‘Deadpool 2’ Star Josh Brolin Roasts Ryan Reynolds Over ‘Green Lantern’ in Insult War

But how was the character of Vanisher even filmed? Leitch said there was no actor involved that was digitally removed after — it was all CGI.

“We never had anyone there at all, and that’s the joke in the interview in the end,” Leitch said. “It’s just the backpack. We had a great CGI team, headed by Dan Glass.”

Speaking on the Empire podcast on Monday, Reynolds joked that they paid Pitt with a latte.

Another cameo in the film was also questionable to fans. At the beginning of the movie, Wade Wilson jumps out of a casket at a funeral in Sicily, and in the front row, there’s a man that looks like strikingly like Robert Downey Jr

Also Read: Hugh Jackman Congratulates Frenemy Ryan Reynolds on ‘Deadpool 2’

Sorry to have to break it to you, but it wasn’t the “Iron Man” star doing another Marvel crossover.

“It’s actually a veteran stunt performer, Pete Antico,” Leitch said. “It wasn’t supposed to be a nod to Robert Downey Jr. — he just looked like him when he got into the costume. It was like, wow!”

“Deadpool 2” stars Ryan Reynolds as the Merc With a Mouth, as well as Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller and Morena Baccarin. The Fox sequel opened to $125 million domestically this weekend.

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(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven’t seen “Deadpool 2.”)

Fans all over the nation were surprised when a familiar face popped up for three seconds in “Deadpool 2.” But did he, or didn’t he, actually film the sequence?

When the X-Force is coasting through the air on their mission to rescue the young mutant Russell (Julian Dennison), an empty backpack is seen soaring through the sky. It’s none other than Vanisher, a mutant whose superpower is invisibility. However, when Vanisher meets his end with a live electrical wire, we see Brad Pitt sizzle on the screen.

“We did have him on set for about eight minutes,” director David Leitch told TheWrap.

“We had sort of locked him in and we made a window for him, and shot him on the lot during postproduction,” Leitch said. “He drove in, went to touch-ups, came out, hung on the wires and did his little face and that was that. We were just like, ‘Thanks man, great job.’ It was really fun. He had this instinct of the face he wanted to make, and it was one take.”

But how was the character of Vanisher even filmed? Leitch said there was no actor involved that was digitally removed after — it was all CGI.

“We never had anyone there at all, and that’s the joke in the interview in the end,” Leitch said. “It’s just the backpack. We had a great CGI team, headed by Dan Glass.”

Speaking on the Empire podcast on Monday, Reynolds joked that they paid Pitt with a latte.

Another cameo in the film was also questionable to fans. At the beginning of the movie, Wade Wilson jumps out of a casket at a funeral in Sicily, and in the front row, there’s a man that looks like strikingly like Robert Downey Jr

Sorry to have to break it to you, but it wasn’t the “Iron Man” star doing another Marvel crossover.

“It’s actually a veteran stunt performer, Pete Antico,” Leitch said. “It wasn’t supposed to be a nod to Robert Downey Jr. — he just looked like him when he got into the costume. It was like, wow!”

“Deadpool 2” stars Ryan Reynolds as the Merc With a Mouth, as well as Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller and Morena Baccarin. The Fox sequel opened to $125 million domestically this weekend.

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‘Deadpool 2’ Is Right: That ‘Frozen’ Song Does Sound Like ‘Yentl’

(Note: This post contains some light spoilers for “Deadpool 2.”)

“Deadpool 2” definitely knows its audience. That’s why it rattles off jokes about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC movie universe with abandon — it knows the folks who like superhero movies will be able to follow along. But one of the weirder pop culture jokes in the movie is the one about two more unlikely references: Barbra Streisand’s “Yentl,” and Disney’s “Frozen.”

The joke runs throughout the movie, starting in the scene in which Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) celebrate their anniversary. The couple decides to start a family. “Let’s put on some porn and you can pump a baby into me,” Vanessa says, and the pair presumably head to another room to get it on.

Also Read: ‘Deadpool 2’: Every Joke Dunking on the DC Movie Universe

Cut to Wade and Vanessa watching a movie, but not the one you might expect: It’s “Yentl,” the 1983 musical starring Streisand, in which she pretends to be a man so she can enroll in a Jewish religious school. Whether the couple is watching Streisand after their baby-making session or they have a non-standard definition of porn is up to the audience.

The use of “Yentl” is funny on its own, but it goes a lot further as it becomes a running gag. The movie pops up again later, after Wade goes through some tough emotional moments. As he wallows in sadness, wishing he was dead, he also ponders some of the mysteries of the universe — specifically, whether he’s the only one who thinks the song “Papa, Can You Hear Me?” from “Yentl” sounds like “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from the 2013 animated movie “Frozen.” He makes the observation a couple of times, always when the emotional chips are down.

You can compare the two songs below for yourself.

Also Read: Yes, Stan Lee Did Have a Very Brief Cameo in ‘Deadpool 2’

Unlike “Yentl,” “Deadpool 2” doesn’t include a direct reference to “Frozen” on-screen, so one might wonder why Wade might be thinking about a children’s movie (apart from the fact that knowing everything about pop culture could be considered one of his superpowers).

Also Read: ‘Deadpool 2’: Did You Catch Deadpool’s Jared Kushner Joke?

The answer is that “Frozen” isn’t on Wade’s mind, but on Reynolds’. As USA Today reports, Reynolds and wife and actress Blake Lively have two young daughters, James and Ines. It’s become something of a truism in America that all small children are obsessed with “Frozen,” and it seems that’s true for Reynolds’ kids, too.

The “Yentl” joke is just a long road to give Reynolds a chance to make a dadly observation about the two songs — and maybe kick off a copyright battle between Streisand and Disney.

What’s less clear is where the inspiration came from for the joke that “Yentl” might be Deadpool’s porn. That one is left to fans’ imaginations, apparently.

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‘Deadpool 2’: Every Joke Dunking on the DC Movie Universe

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Yes, Stan Lee Did Have a Very Brief Cameo in ‘Deadpool 2’

‘Deadpool 2’: Did You Catch Deadpool’s Jared Kushner Joke?

(Note: This post contains some light spoilers for “Deadpool 2.”)

“Deadpool 2” definitely knows its audience. That’s why it rattles off jokes about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC movie universe with abandon — it knows the folks who like superhero movies will be able to follow along. But one of the weirder pop culture jokes in the movie is the one about two more unlikely references: Barbra Streisand’s “Yentl,” and Disney’s “Frozen.”

The joke runs throughout the movie, starting in the scene in which Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) celebrate their anniversary. The couple decides to start a family. “Let’s put on some porn and you can pump a baby into me,” Vanessa says, and the pair presumably head to another room to get it on.

Cut to Wade and Vanessa watching a movie, but not the one you might expect: It’s “Yentl,” the 1983 musical starring Streisand, in which she pretends to be a man so she can enroll in a Jewish religious school. Whether the couple is watching Streisand after their baby-making session or they have a non-standard definition of porn is up to the audience.

The use of “Yentl” is funny on its own, but it goes a lot further as it becomes a running gag. The movie pops up again later, after Wade goes through some tough emotional moments. As he wallows in sadness, wishing he was dead, he also ponders some of the mysteries of the universe — specifically, whether he’s the only one who thinks the song “Papa, Can You Hear Me?” from “Yentl” sounds like “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from the 2013 animated movie “Frozen.” He makes the observation a couple of times, always when the emotional chips are down.

You can compare the two songs below for yourself.

Unlike “Yentl,” “Deadpool 2” doesn’t include a direct reference to “Frozen” on-screen, so one might wonder why Wade might be thinking about a children’s movie (apart from the fact that knowing everything about pop culture could be considered one of his superpowers).

The answer is that “Frozen” isn’t on Wade’s mind, but on Reynolds’. As USA Today reports, Reynolds and wife and actress Blake Lively have two young daughters, James and Ines. It’s become something of a truism in America that all small children are obsessed with “Frozen,” and it seems that’s true for Reynolds’ kids, too.

The “Yentl” joke is just a long road to give Reynolds a chance to make a dadly observation about the two songs — and maybe kick off a copyright battle between Streisand and Disney.

What’s less clear is where the inspiration came from for the joke that “Yentl” might be Deadpool’s porn. That one is left to fans’ imaginations, apparently.

Related stories from TheWrap:

'Deadpool 2': Every Joke Dunking on the DC Movie Universe

'Deadpool 2' Perfectly Mocks the Worst Moment in 'Batman v. Superman'

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Yes, Stan Lee Did Have a Very Brief Cameo in 'Deadpool 2'

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‘Deadpool 2’ Director David Leitch on Overcoming Sequelitis, Franchise’s Future

David Leitch admitted he was reluctant to step into the director’s chair for “Deadpool 2” after Tim Miller’s 2016 original became a global phenomenon.

“I never really thought I would want to do a sequel because I like to create worlds,” he told TheWrap, noting that Ryan Reynolds’ R-rated superhero film breaking various records and capturing the hearts of fans all over the world.

But the star himself persuaded the “Atomic Blonde” director to come on board. “Ryan told me it would be most fun film to work on. That was a lie,” Leitch said, before he started laughing. “Just kidding — it was great!”

Also Read: ‘Deadpool 2’: Here Are All the Pop Culture References, From ‘Frozen’ to ‘Sharknado’ (Photos)

While Reynolds previously teased “Deadpool 2” might be the end of the franchise, Leitch hopes the team will come up with something “unconventional” for any follow-up films.

“Deadpool,” starring Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin and T.J. Miller, hit theaters on Friday.

Read TheWrap’s Q&A with Leitch below.

Did you feel any pressure with this film, given the trend of “sequelitis” and the fact that the first one did so much for so many people?
Yeah, I mean the first one was a global phenomenon. I was a huge fan, I respect the film so much and the world that Tim [Miller] and Ryan [Reynolds] re-created, and it was daunting to be approached.

I never really thought I would want to do a sequel because I like to create worlds. I like to have my own voice. The thing about this “Deadpool” world, it’s so fast and creative, you can go anywhere, and with this, I believed I could have my imprint as a filmmaker and include the DNA of the film at the same time.”

Also Read: Yes, Stan Lee Did Have a Very Brief Cameo in ‘Deadpool 2’

What did you do to amp up the second film to make it different from the first?
Everybody tried to take it to the next level. The script was great, we wanted to amp up the pop culture references, Deadpool’s character development, expand the world. Adding these X-Force characters in the film allowed us to expand the universe and set pieces to open in the summer landscape. It was, on all fronts, us just thinking, “Let’s make the movie breathe and be bigger.”

Are there any scenes you cut from the script or in the editing room you wish you’d kept?
During the process of editorial, it’s always those “tortured artists” moments. You’re like, man, you know how hard it was to get that scene. You imagine all the logistics to make that happen. But the movie ends up speaking to you and becomes what it’s supposed to be. You sometimes just have to let things go.

There are things I love that didn’t make it in the film — maybe they’ll be on Blu-ray or the extended version. This was what the movie was supposed to be. We trimmed and tightened, some scenes get dropped, but it gave us the opportunity to polish out character arcs.

Also Read: ‘Deadpool 2’ Film Review: Ryan Reynolds Gives His All to a Joke Told the Second Time

Ryan Reynolds recently said he doesn’t know if there will be a third “Deadpool.” What are your thoughts and what would you do if you had the opportunity to direct it?
Well, I always say… I would love to be involved and I hope I am and I hope Ryan makes “Deadpool” movies until he’s not happy making them anymore. The thing that’s cool about “Deadpool” is, it can go anywhere. I would hope they make the unconventional choice and surprise the audience and do something out of the norm with “Deadpool.” Like the Celine Dion video but a 90-minute version. No, just kidding. Just something we’re not expecting.

You are working on next year’s “Fast & Furious” spinoff  “Hobbs and Shaw,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Do you feel like it’s going to be an extension of the “Fast” universe or it’s own entire entity?
It’s more of its own entity than an extension. We have to be respectful to the canon of “Fast” and what we’ve learned about these guys. The plan with [writer] Chris Morgan and the creators and Dwayne and Jason is to bring in the “Fast” fans and have them enjoy the relationship but give them a lot more characters to connect with. It will circle around the same focus of family that’s all “Fast” DNA. We are in prep and it’s approaching fast. No rest!

Also Read: ‘Deadpool 2’ Stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin Call James Corden ‘Ugly’ for Like 5 Minutes (Video)

Dwayne Johnson said it was always the idea to take Hobbs and go in another direction. Do you feel there is enough material there to make an entire franchise just focused on him or those two characters?
Definitely. Again — we’re starting something new. It lives in this “Fast” universe, with these characters having interesting lives and sort of families and we’re going to meet great characters and build out the universe.

I think it’s great. The chemistry between Dwayne and Jason was something I responded to in the films, and when presented with this opportunity, I thought it’d be fun.

We have been scouting different locations, and Sunday we leave to find some more and then I think it’s happening. Dwayne has already said we start shooting in September. He is a machine — his work ethic is off the charts. It comes from pure passion.

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David Leitch admitted he was reluctant to step into the director’s chair for “Deadpool 2” after Tim Miller’s 2016 original became a global phenomenon.

“I never really thought I would want to do a sequel because I like to create worlds,” he told TheWrap, noting that Ryan Reynolds’ R-rated superhero film breaking various records and capturing the hearts of fans all over the world.

But the star himself persuaded the “Atomic Blonde” director to come on board. “Ryan told me it would be most fun film to work on. That was a lie,” Leitch said, before he started laughing. “Just kidding — it was great!”

While Reynolds previously teased “Deadpool 2” might be the end of the franchise, Leitch hopes the team will come up with something “unconventional” for any follow-up films.

“Deadpool,” starring Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin and T.J. Miller, hit theaters on Friday.

Read TheWrap’s Q&A with Leitch below.

Did you feel any pressure with this film, given the trend of “sequelitis” and the fact that the first one did so much for so many people?
Yeah, I mean the first one was a global phenomenon. I was a huge fan, I respect the film so much and the world that Tim [Miller] and Ryan [Reynolds] re-created, and it was daunting to be approached.

I never really thought I would want to do a sequel because I like to create worlds. I like to have my own voice. The thing about this “Deadpool” world, it’s so fast and creative, you can go anywhere, and with this, I believed I could have my imprint as a filmmaker and include the DNA of the film at the same time.”

What did you do to amp up the second film to make it different from the first?
Everybody tried to take it to the next level. The script was great, we wanted to amp up the pop culture references, Deadpool’s character development, expand the world. Adding these X-Force characters in the film allowed us to expand the universe and set pieces to open in the summer landscape. It was, on all fronts, us just thinking, “Let’s make the movie breathe and be bigger.”

Are there any scenes you cut from the script or in the editing room you wish you’d kept?
During the process of editorial, it’s always those “tortured artists” moments. You’re like, man, you know how hard it was to get that scene. You imagine all the logistics to make that happen. But the movie ends up speaking to you and becomes what it’s supposed to be. You sometimes just have to let things go.

There are things I love that didn’t make it in the film — maybe they’ll be on Blu-ray or the extended version. This was what the movie was supposed to be. We trimmed and tightened, some scenes get dropped, but it gave us the opportunity to polish out character arcs.

Ryan Reynolds recently said he doesn’t know if there will be a third “Deadpool.” What are your thoughts and what would you do if you had the opportunity to direct it?
Well, I always say… I would love to be involved and I hope I am and I hope Ryan makes “Deadpool” movies until he’s not happy making them anymore. The thing that’s cool about “Deadpool” is, it can go anywhere. I would hope they make the unconventional choice and surprise the audience and do something out of the norm with “Deadpool.” Like the Celine Dion video but a 90-minute version. No, just kidding. Just something we’re not expecting.

You are working on next year’s “Fast & Furious” spinoff  “Hobbs and Shaw,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Do you feel like it’s going to be an extension of the “Fast” universe or it’s own entire entity?
It’s more of its own entity than an extension. We have to be respectful to the canon of “Fast” and what we’ve learned about these guys. The plan with [writer] Chris Morgan and the creators and Dwayne and Jason is to bring in the “Fast” fans and have them enjoy the relationship but give them a lot more characters to connect with. It will circle around the same focus of family that’s all “Fast” DNA. We are in prep and it’s approaching fast. No rest!

Dwayne Johnson said it was always the idea to take Hobbs and go in another direction. Do you feel there is enough material there to make an entire franchise just focused on him or those two characters?
Definitely. Again — we’re starting something new. It lives in this “Fast” universe, with these characters having interesting lives and sort of families and we’re going to meet great characters and build out the universe.

I think it’s great. The chemistry between Dwayne and Jason was something I responded to in the films, and when presented with this opportunity, I thought it’d be fun.

We have been scouting different locations, and Sunday we leave to find some more and then I think it’s happening. Dwayne has already said we start shooting in September. He is a machine — his work ethic is off the charts. It comes from pure passion.

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‘Deadpool 2′: Here Are All the Pop Culture References, From ‘Frozen’ to ‘Sharknado’ (Photos)

DC Universe
Not only does Deadpool mention Superman, Green Lantern and Batman, but he asks Cable: “You’re so dark — are you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”
Marvel Superheroes
Deadpool mentions Black Widow, Hawkeye, …

DC Universe

Not only does Deadpool mention Superman, Green Lantern and Batman, but he asks Cable: “You’re so dark — are you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”

Marvel Superheroes

Deadpool mentions Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thanos and Black Panther — in some form. Deadpool also tells a character, “The Sun is Getting Low,” a clear reference to The Hulk.

“John Wick”

In the opening credits, director David Leitch is described as “one of the guys who killed the dog in ‘John Wick.'” Leitch directed several scenes in the Keanu Reeves film.

In a state of utter sadness, Wade Wilson compares “Frozen” to Barbra Streisand’s 1983 film “Yentl.”

“Fox & Friends”

In the movie, Deadpool uses “Fox & Friends” as an insult.

“RoboCop”

Colossus does something that reminds the rest of the X-Force gang of the movie “RoboCop.”

“Harry Potter”

In the movie, the Merc with the Mouth makes a joke about the Sorting Hat from “Harry Potter.”

“The Human Centipede”

Which other Marvel character would openly (and happily) talk about the 2009 Dutch horror film “The Human Centipede” mid conversation.

“Cool Runnings”

Deadpool mentions “Cool Runnings” in a moment he talks about hitting rock bottom.

“Sharknado”

When Deadpool is speaking to Cable, he asks about the future and what “Sharknado” film we are on.

Dub-step

Dub-step and how much Cable seems to hate it gets mentioned throughout the film.

“The Proposition”

During a group scene, one of the X-Force members mentions the film, when another pipes up adding that it has a really good Guy Pearce performance.

“The Academy”

In a particular dramatic scene, Wade Wilson hopes “The Academy is watching.”

Ford

A Ford truck is front and center in the film

‘Deadpool 2’ Shoots to $18.6 Million at Thursday Box Office, Smashing Record for R-Rated Film

“Deadpool 2” shot to $18.6 million at the Thursday box office, surpassing its predecessor which earned $12.7 million in previews two years ago.

The sequel also broke the R-rated Thursday box office record that was previously held by “It.” The horror film grossed $13.5 million last September in previews.

Independent trackers expect the film to at least match the $132 million opening weekend scored by the first “Deadpool” in 2016, which was then a record for February releases.

Also Read: ‘Deadpool 2’ Film Review: Ryan Reynolds Gives His All to a Joke Told the Second Time

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For more comparisons, “Black Panther” grossed $25.2 million in previews, while “Thor: Ragnarok” thundered to $14.5 million. The former took in a total of $202 million its opening weekend, while “Ragnarok” grossed $122.7 million.

“Deadpool 2” sees the titular antihero start a new mutant team called X-Force to protect a young, surly mutant named Firefist (Julian Dennison) from falling into the clutches of Cable. In addition to starring as Deadpool, Reynolds shares writing credit with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with David Leitch directing. Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy also star. After early reviews, the film has an 84 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, nearly identical to the score earned by its predecessor.

As counter-programming, Paramount is rolling out “Book Club,” which earned $625,000 in previews. It stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as a group of lifelong friends who decide to jumpstart their sluggish love lives after reading “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Tracking has the film only making $10-12 million from 2,800 locations, with Paramount projecting a $9 million start.

Also Read: ‘Deadpool 2’ Will Continue Marvel’s – and Josh Brolin’s – Death Grip on Box Office

“Book Club” is directed by Bill Holderman in his directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with Erin Simms. Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, and Richard Dreyfuss also star. The film holds a score of 61 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Finally, there’s Global Road’s “Show Dogs,” a kids’ action-comedy developed by Open Road Films prior to its acquisition by Tang Media Group. The film is expected to open to $7 million from 3,145 locations. The film stars Will Arnett as a human detective who must go undercover at a dog show with his canine partner (voiced by Ludacris). Raja Gosnell directed the film from a script by Max Botkin and Marc Hyman.

Related stories from TheWrap:

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“Deadpool 2” shot to $18.6 million at the Thursday box office, surpassing its predecessor which earned $12.7 million in previews two years ago.

The sequel also broke the R-rated Thursday box office record that was previously held by “It.” The horror film grossed $13.5 million last September in previews.

Independent trackers expect the film to at least match the $132 million opening weekend scored by the first “Deadpool” in 2016, which was then a record for February releases.

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For more comparisons, “Black Panther” grossed $25.2 million in previews, while “Thor: Ragnarok” thundered to $14.5 million. The former took in a total of $202 million its opening weekend, while “Ragnarok” grossed $122.7 million.

“Deadpool 2” sees the titular antihero start a new mutant team called X-Force to protect a young, surly mutant named Firefist (Julian Dennison) from falling into the clutches of Cable. In addition to starring as Deadpool, Reynolds shares writing credit with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with David Leitch directing. Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy also star. After early reviews, the film has an 84 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, nearly identical to the score earned by its predecessor.

As counter-programming, Paramount is rolling out “Book Club,” which earned $625,000 in previews. It stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as a group of lifelong friends who decide to jumpstart their sluggish love lives after reading “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Tracking has the film only making $10-12 million from 2,800 locations, with Paramount projecting a $9 million start.

“Book Club” is directed by Bill Holderman in his directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with Erin Simms. Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, and Richard Dreyfuss also star. The film holds a score of 61 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Finally, there’s Global Road’s “Show Dogs,” a kids’ action-comedy developed by Open Road Films prior to its acquisition by Tang Media Group. The film is expected to open to $7 million from 3,145 locations. The film stars Will Arnett as a human detective who must go undercover at a dog show with his canine partner (voiced by Ludacris). Raja Gosnell directed the film from a script by Max Botkin and Marc Hyman.

Related stories from TheWrap:

'Deadpool 2': Every Joke Dunking on the DC Movie Universe

'Deadpool 2' Perfectly Mocks the Worst Moment in 'Batman v. Superman'

Here's What's Going on in That Brilliant 'Deadpool 2' Mid-Credits Scene

Does ‘Deadpool 2’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

Though it is itself a superhero movie, “Deadpool” and its sequel are full of meta-jokes that make fun of other superhero movies. The first movie even had a post-credits scene specifically designed to make fun of post-credits scenes. It riffed on the post-credits scene of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in which Ferris (Matthew Broderick) comes out of the bathroom in a robe, to find the audience still watching him, and tells them to go home.

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) does a similar joke, robe and all. He jokes that there wasn’t enough money to do a post-credits teaser for “Deadpool 2,” so he just explains that it’ll include Cable.

So is there another funny potential teaser at the end of “Deadpool 2?”

Also Read: How Will ‘Captain Marvel’ Play Into That Wild ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Ending?

Without spoiling too much, we can tell you that yes, there’s something to stay for when the “Deadpool 2” credits role. In fact, it’s not a post-credits scene, but a mid-credits scene. You’ll want to stick around at least until after the portion of the credits that includes a number of hand-drawn “Deadpool” characters to see everything the movie has to offer.

Spoilers beyond this point!

The mid-credits scene for “Deadpool 2” is part plot point, part massive joke about star Ryan Reynolds.

It concerns the time travel device that Cable used to come back in time early in the movie. At the end, Cable uses its last charge in order to prevent Deadpool from dying, but in the mid-credits scene, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) is able to repair it, and she hands it over to Wade.

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Deadpool first uses the time travel device to go back to the beginning of the movie and save Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). Then, he goes a little further in time to the X-Force’s ill-fated attempt to parachute onto the convoy carrying Russell (Julian Dennison), where he stops Peter (Rob Delaney) from getting zapped by acidic vomit from Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgard).

Next, Deadpool goes ahead and makes some changes to his corners of the superhero movie world. He travels back to 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” where Reynolds first played Deadpool alter-ego Wade Wilson. That movie shows Wade in the Weapon X program with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), and at the end, Wade is turned into a mutant monster bad guy with his mouth sewn shut and controlled by a computer. In “Deadpool 2,” Deadpool visits “X-Men Origins” and quickly murders the universally panned version of the character.

Deadpool then cleans up one other issue in the most meta joke in the movie. He travels ahead and finds the actual Ryan Reynolds reading the script for 2011’s “Green Lantern.” Rather than let himself take part in another badly received superhero project, Deadpool shoots the actor version of himself.

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Though it is itself a superhero movie, “Deadpool” and its sequel are full of meta-jokes that make fun of other superhero movies. The first movie even had a post-credits scene specifically designed to make fun of post-credits scenes. It riffed on the post-credits scene of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in which Ferris (Matthew Broderick) comes out of the bathroom in a robe, to find the audience still watching him, and tells them to go home.

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) does a similar joke, robe and all. He jokes that there wasn’t enough money to do a post-credits teaser for “Deadpool 2,” so he just explains that it’ll include Cable.

So is there another funny potential teaser at the end of “Deadpool 2?”

Without spoiling too much, we can tell you that yes, there’s something to stay for when the “Deadpool 2” credits role. In fact, it’s not a post-credits scene, but a mid-credits scene. You’ll want to stick around at least until after the portion of the credits that includes a number of hand-drawn “Deadpool” characters to see everything the movie has to offer.

Spoilers beyond this point!

The mid-credits scene for “Deadpool 2” is part plot point, part massive joke about star Ryan Reynolds.

It concerns the time travel device that Cable used to come back in time early in the movie. At the end, Cable uses its last charge in order to prevent Deadpool from dying, but in the mid-credits scene, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) is able to repair it, and she hands it over to Wade.

Deadpool first uses the time travel device to go back to the beginning of the movie and save Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). Then, he goes a little further in time to the X-Force’s ill-fated attempt to parachute onto the convoy carrying Russell (Julian Dennison), where he stops Peter (Rob Delaney) from getting zapped by acidic vomit from Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgard).

Next, Deadpool goes ahead and makes some changes to his corners of the superhero movie world. He travels back to 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” where Reynolds first played Deadpool alter-ego Wade Wilson. That movie shows Wade in the Weapon X program with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), and at the end, Wade is turned into a mutant monster bad guy with his mouth sewn shut and controlled by a computer. In “Deadpool 2,” Deadpool visits “X-Men Origins” and quickly murders the universally panned version of the character.

Deadpool then cleans up one other issue in the most meta joke in the movie. He travels ahead and finds the actual Ryan Reynolds reading the script for 2011’s “Green Lantern.” Rather than let himself take part in another badly received superhero project, Deadpool shoots the actor version of himself.

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‘Deadpool 2’ Score Album Is First Ever to Receive a Parental Advisory Warning

Here’s a novel way to sell a soundtrack album: the score for “Deadpool 2” is being ballyhooed as the first score album ever to receive a parental advisory warning. It is certainly a first for Sony Classical, the label that saw huge su…

Here’s a novel way to sell a soundtrack album: the score for “Deadpool 2” is being ballyhooed as the first score album ever to receive a parental advisory warning. It is certainly a first for Sony Classical, the label that saw huge success with such Oscar-winning soundtracks as “Titanic,” “The Red Violin,” and “Crouching Tiger, […]

‘Deadpool 2′ Review: Ryan Reynolds’ Wild R-Rated Sequel Delivers the Subversive Goods the Original Didn’t

The first sequel to 2016’s smash hit delivers all the subversive goodness long promised by one of the Marvel universe’s craziest heroes.

The first “Deadpool” — a long-gestating labor of love shepherded by star Ryan Reynolds — was a foul-talking, genre-bucking superhero alternative. Yet for all its f-bombs and flying limbs, the 2016 smash remained beholden to many tropes it tried to avoid, thanks to an origin story ripped from the comic-book movie playbook and a big final battle that tried to distract from its paint-by-numbers approach with lots of swear words and an obvious affection for its R-rated freedom. Like so many franchise-starting first films, “Deadpool” had to push through some necessary evils to get to the good stuff, fortunately, all that subversive goodness is on wild display in “Deadpool 2,” which delivers on the promise of the first film (and more).

David Leitch’s film establishes its franchise bonafides early on, digging into some classic Wolverine jokes (no one is more ticked off than Deadpool that he’s got another R-rated superhero movie to contend with), showing off Deadpool’s burgeoning mercenary skills (he was always good, but now he’s mutant good), and unspooling an already-convoluted timeline that requires the film to flip back six weeks earlier before it’s even finished its first 10 minutes (it will get even more complicated from there, and that’s before Josh Brolin’s time-traveling Cable shows up). The opening credits alone are stuffed with gags, sending up the look and feel of a classic James Bond opener, set to the dulcet tones of a Celine Dion jam written for the film and only crediting talent by wacky jokes (Leitch is “one of the guys who shot the dog in ‘John Wick'”).

“Deadpool” had a sense of humor about itself, but its sequel finds a way to make those jokes truly funny.

Still, it’s rough going at first. The first act rips by at a frenetic, uneven pace, hopscotching through at least four different set-ups that could spawn its own full-length feature. As soon as it seems that Deadpool has settled into one path — high-stakes mercenary work, gunning for revenge after a shocking tragedy, wallowing in his self-pity, even joining up with another famous mutant crime-fighting team — “Deadpool 2” zings off on another tangent. By the time the film settles into its primary storyline, the narrative suffers from a certain amount of whiplash, and it’s only after about another 20 minutes that the audience has some sense of where the hell this is going.

It starts to come together with young mutant Russell (Julian Dennison, proving his scene-stealing performance in “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” was no fluke), who has his own rage and daddy issues to spare. Deadpool sees something similar in the kiddo, and after a categorically bad run-in involving X-Men Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapičić) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool and the flame-throwing Russell end up in the maximum security “Icebox” prison, where very bad mutants go and presumably never return. And then Cable shows up.

Wisecracking and fourth wall-breaking as ever, Deadpool implores his viewers to not worry too much about the big baddie’s background — something about time travel? — and he emerges on the scene ready to tear some stuff up, including poor little Russell. A decidedly different villain than Brolin’s other big mean superhero, Cable has personal reasons for what he’s doing, and that’s perhaps where “Deadpool 2” stands out from the pack. Everyone in the film — from wild Deadpool to freaked-out Russell to crazy Cable to even Deadpool’s trusty taxi driver Dopinder (Karan Soni) — have clear objectives and motivations, wrapped in alluringly nutty packaging. “Deadpool 2” is outsized and absurd, but it also understands that the key to any good story is caring about the people within it. From there, you can do anything.

For “Deadpool 2,” that “anything” involves Deadpool putting together his very own X-Force, a motley crew of wannabe superheroes eager to get into a fight for no other reason than it sounds kind of fun. The standout is franchise newbie Zazie Beetz as the butt-kicking Domino, whose primary superhero skill is luck (“not very cinematic,” says Deadpool, just as Leitch unspools an on-screen representation of Domino’s gift that giddily upends that assessment). The film is rife with cameos of every stripe — not just famous faces showing up for unexpected gags (including one blink-and-you’ll-miss-him bit with one of Hollywood’s biggest stars), but also famous characters rolling out in ways that are earned (plus one tongue-in-cheek appearance in the X Mansion that’s just wild) — that add humor and forward movement to the film’s narrative.

The film is as violent as its predecessor — at some point, someone needs to count how many bones are broken during the film’s running time; my guess is triple digits — but now there’s a refinement to the bloodshed. The film’s action sequences run from large-scale, city-smashing adventures to hand-to-hand combat inside an apartment. Former stuntman Leitch knows his way around a challenging sequence, and it shows, even in a final stand-off that requires a ton of moving pieces (and people) and a maximum of time (it’s one of the few bloated bits in a fast-moving feature).

Need more proof that “Deadpool 2” pushes way past its genre into actual subversion? Look no further than its bonkers mid-credits scene, one littered with references and cameos and callbacks that also, gasp, genuinely impacts (and maybe even forever changes) the entire movie that played before it. It’s not just a dumping ground for tossed-off gags and vague references as to what’s coming next, it’s a world-changing dash that could easily have fit inside the film itself. Now that’s different.

Grade: B

“Deadpool 2″ hits theaters on Friday, May 18.

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