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Disney’s Deadpool 3 Is Reportedly Rated R

Disney’s Deadpool 3 Is Reportedly Rated R

Deadpool 3, which is currently in development at Disney and Marvel Studios, will reportedly be rated R. While Ryan Reynolds first appeared as the character in 2009’s much-derided X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the Merc with a Mouth truly became a household name with the debut of the character’s first proper solo movie in 2016. Deadpool was released to widespread critical praise and broke box office records, grossing $782.6 million worldwide. Its success led to Deadpool 2, a lucrative sequel that earned $785.7 million.

One of the reasons why the Deadpool movies were such big hits was their R rating, which allowed them to stand apart from a majority of comic book adaptations. This approach gave the creative team plenty of leeway and allowed them to depict over-the-top violence, raunchy comedy, and other adult-orientated topics to make the films feel fresh and exciting. That’s why there was some concern when Disney acquired 20th Century Fox’s entertainment assets, which moved the Deadpool franchise under the Mouse House umbrella. However, it seems like the series is remaining R-rated. As news of Deadpool 3 scoring a new writing team broke, Deadline’s Justin Kroll noted sources have told him the new movie will be R-rated like its predecessors.

Disney, of course, prefers to keep things family-friendly; all MCU installments to date have been rated PG-13. So, ever since the Fox acquisition, there have been conversations about Deadpool’s future on the big screen. That said, this latest update shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, seeing that former Disney CEO Bob Iger stated last year the Deadpool franchise would remain R-rated. It’s clearly a formula that works, so there’s little reason to change it and risk upsetting fans by watering the property down. This isn’t to say it’s impossible to make a successful PG-13 Deadpool movie, but the filmmakers would needlessly be hamstringing themselves when audiences have shown there’s a demand for R-rated comic book films.

Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how future Deadpool movies fit into the ongoing MCU continuity. The first two films were adjacent to Fox’s X-Men franchise, but largely operated as their own entity. It wouldn’t be surprising if Disney and Marvel did something similar with their Deadpool movies, allowing them to be separate from the core MCU storyline. That sounds easier than trying to find a way to fit Deadpool’s fourth wall-breaking shenanigans into the larger franchise. Tonally, the Deadpool movies are different from the MCU’s usual fare (even works like Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok), so it’d probably be for the best if Deadpool 3 was its own thing.

Ryan Reynolds Free Guy Movie Removed From Release Schedule

Ryan Reynolds Free Guy Movie Removed From Release Schedule

Ryan Reynolds’ video game comedy Free Guy has officially been delayed indefinitely. The Shawn Levy-directed film stars Reynolds as an unassuming bank teller named Guy who frequently gets attacked and held up by gun-toting criminals. Why? He’s a non-playable character in a video game similar to Grand Theft Auto. When Guy learns the truth behind his existence, he’s plunged into a journey of self-discovery as he fights to keep the game alive. Free Guy also stars Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi.

Free Guy was originally slated for release in July of this year, but the coronavirus pandemic led to Disney pushing it to December. For some time, the studio remained committed to this time frame, though it was always likely the film would be delayed once more. In fact, the Free Guy cast came together to make a video poking fun at their preparedness for a possible delay. Now, it turns out that video was on the right track.

As of today, Disney has officially delayed Free Guy. Instead of giving it a new release date, the studio has removed it from its release calendar entirely, leaving it unclear as to when Free Guywill actually be released. Disney has also pulled Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile off the calendar.

Free Guy‘s latest delay doesn’t come as much of a surprise, seeing as most major end-of-year films have already fled to later dates. The only tentpole to remain on the release calendar for 2020 is Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 on December 25, but many are expecting it to be delayed as well. At this point, most studios have decided it’s smarter to wait until more movie theaters are open and more customers are willing to return. This doesn’t help those theaters that are in fact open and are in need of some fresh content, but studios are more interested in giving their films the best shot at financial success.

This leaves the question: When could Free Guy be released? The lack of a new date at this time leads one to wonder if Disney is considering a straight-to-Disney+ release, just like MulanArtemis Fowl, and Soul. Right now, it’s hard to say what the studio is planning, but that could be an option. Another avenue is Free Guy waiting for summer 2021, which would once again cement it as a potential summer blockbuster. Odds are, Disney is waiting to see how the coming weeks and months play out before they decide what’s best for Free Guy.Hopefully, though, it’ll be released in a way that gives it the audience it deserves, whether it’s through streaming or theaters.

Ryan Reynolds Jokes He and His Look-alike Kate Beckinsale Are Remaking an Olsen Twins Movie

Ryan Reynolds Jokes He and His Look-alike Kate Beckinsale Are Remaking an Olsen Twins Movie

Ryan Reynolds has a movie pitch — and it casts Kate Beckinsale as his inseparable twin.

After Beckinsale, 46, attested that the Deadpool actor is without a doubt her definite doppelgänger on a recent Tonight Show appearance, Reynolds was quick to respond with an idea for a project the supposed look-alikes could join forces on.

“We already have a script!” he joked on his Instagram Story Monday night, tagging Beckinsale and pasting the pair’s faces onto marketing materials from Double, Double Toil and Trouble, a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Halloween movie from 1993.

Beckinsale explained how she sees an uncanny resemblance with Reynolds, 43, while on Jimmy Fallon‘s show. The host remained unconvinced, saying he doesn’t “really see it.”

“I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds,” Beckinsale said. “Like in a shocking way. Like, when sometimes, I see a bus going by with a poster on it I think, ‘Damn, I look hot. Oh, wait, that’s not me. Also, I’ve never done that movie.’ ”

She continued, “I’ve wrestled with how, obviously, he’s not even like a sort of slightly girly-boy-bander type. He’s like a big Canadian man and I really see myself in him.”

Don’t buy your tickets to the Olsen twins reboot yet, however, as Beckinsale jested that she wouldn’t even be able to work with Reynolds. “I can’t be in the same room as him because one of us, I think, would explode or something would happen,” she said. Reynolds again poked fun at their similarities, commenting on one of Beckinsale’s Instagram posts, pointing out that the actors both appeared in big-screen vampire series, Blade for him and Underworld for her.

“I’ve never been in the same room with Kate. But I have raised her child while starring in the biggest vampire franchise on earth. So, you do the math,” he wrote.

Blake Lively Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No. 3 With Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No. 3 With Ryan Reynolds

And baby makes five! Blake Lively gave birth earlier this summer, welcoming her third child with her husband, Ryan Reynolds, Us Weekly exclusively confirms.

A source tells Us that the baby is “about 2 months old.” The Gossip Girl alum, 32, revealed in May that she and the Pokémon Detective Pikachu actor, 42, were expecting when she attended the movie’s premiere. The then-pregnant star rocked a bright yellow Retrofête dress on the red carpet that hugged her baby bump.

Later that month, the actress visited Reynolds on the set of his new movie Free Guy. She was all smiles in a gray T-shirt and jeans with her budding belly on display. Her daughters, James, 4, and Inez, 2, tagged along.

Although Reynolds often jokes about his little ones, saying he’d “rather drink a piping hot bowl of liquid rabies than get on a plane” with them and they love explosive devices, the couple have kept personal details private since starting their family.

That being said, Reynolds revealed something sweet about his brood in April. “When they decide to go away to college, I’m going to be that guy, ‘That’s so funny, I’m going to NYU, too!’” the Golden Globe nominee told Extra at the time. “I’m going to be so needy. I love being around them — it’s the best thing in the world.”

The Simple Favor star gushed about her girls in 2016, telling Marie Claire at the time, “All my eggs are in one basket, and that’s my family. That’s where my heart is. That’s where my everything is. That’s the thing that I feel most protective of and the thing that I feel is the most exposed when I feel exploited.”

Lively and Reynolds tied the knot in 2012. The Vancouver, Canada, native was previously married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011.

Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds to Star in Musical Reimagining of ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Exclusive)

‘Daddy’s Home’ filmmakers Sean Anders and John Morris are writing and directing the project.

Christmas is coming a little early. Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds are developing a musical reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.

Sean Anders and John Morris of the Daddy’s Home films are writing and directing the project, and Ferrell and Reynolds will star, though details of who they will play are being kept in Scrooge’s bank vault.

The package is currently being shopped around town. Multiple studios are currently bidding, according to insiders.  

Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella — about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge being visited by ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future — has been adapted numerous times, with a number of productions taking creative license with the property, such as Bill Murray’s 1988 comedy Scrooged and 1992’s The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez, Reynolds’ Maximum Effort and Mosaic are producing the musical take on A Christmas Carol, along with Anders and Morris.

Reynolds recently appeared in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and has Netflix’s Michael Bay action film 6 Underground, Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and Shawn Levy’s Free Guy upcoming. Ferrell’s recent credits include The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, and he is set to star in Downhill, Fox Searchlight’s remake of the 2014 Swedish film Force Majeure

Reynolds is repped by WME; Ferrell is with UTA. 

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