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The Merc Raises A Glass To Betty White With New Deadpool-Themed Photo

At 96 years young, Betty White is a true living legend. And that’s not a phrase we use lightly.

The Golden Girls actress has been a cornerstone of the entertainment industry for almost a century, and in honor of that unprecedented success, the Merc With a Mouth has raised a glass to Betty White on this, her 96th birthday.

Over on Twitter, the official Deadpool account Tweeted out a photo (with the caption: “Happy Birthday to the one and only @BettyMWhite. Cheers to another year of ‘Tinis and Weenies!”) of Wade Wilson suited up and doing what he does best: celebrating the life and legacy of Betty White. It’s by no means the first time that Reynolds has honored the pop culture icon, as fans will know that the Merc’s twin katanas are named “Bea” and “Arthur” after Beatrice Arthur, another member of the Golden Girls ensemble. We’re sensing a pattern here…
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John Wick 3 Will Reportedly Bring Back Fishburne, Ruby Rose & More

The third film in the John Wick franchise reportedly has a director and an expected start date for principal photography. What’s more, several cast members from the past films may return for the latest chapter.

According to That Hashtag Show, Chad Stahelski — who co-directed John Wick: Chapter 1 with David Leitch and helmed John Wick: Chapter 2 — will return to direct the third installment in the franchise. Lawrence Fishburne, Common and Ruby Rose will allegedly return as well, reprising their roles as the Bowery King, Cassian and Ares respectively.
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‘John Wick’ TV Series Confirmed

John Wick is one of those films that surprised audiences with just how good it was. Before the release, actor Keanu Reeves’ career had been on somewhat of a downward trajectory after a myriad of his films bombed at the box office. Then John Wick saved it, bringing Keanu back into the spotlight, and back into our hearts along with it. It wasn’t just Keanu that made the film however, it was the fictional world dreamt-up by writer Derek Kolstad; a world populated by secret assassins who trade in gold coins and have their own dedicated chain of hotels – The Continental. As the films have been so popular, and with the forthcoming John Wick: Chapter Three being the final film, Lionsgate and Starz are now working together to bring a television show based on the hotel to small screens worldwide.

The series will be set within the John Wick
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5 Superhero Movies Everyone’s Waiting To See In 2018

This Year’s Most Anticipated Superhero Movies

When it comes to superhero films, 2018 appears to be the year where this category truly dominates the attention of moviegoers. From the long-awaited release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War to the wildly anticipated Black Panther, there’s a lot to look forward to. So what does this year have in store? Below, you’ll find a list of the most anticipated superhero blockbusters scheduled for release in 2018.

Black Panther

Staring Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa, Black Panther is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is set to release in the U.S. on 6 February 2018. First introduced to audiences in Captain America: Civil War, we saw the character driven by his desire to avenge the death of his father. In this stand-alone film, Black Panther along with his allies stand together to protect Wakanda from an impending threat and
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John Wick TV show: more details emerge

David Crow Kirsten Howard Jan 16, 2018

A few bits of new info on the John Wick TV series, The Continental, have sprung forth. Ian McShane is in talks to reprise his role...

How far can a delightful joke be stretched? We’re about to find out, because the amusing five-star hotel in John Wick, which grew into being a whole underground franchise with its own governing bylaws and multiple, unique-to-assassins currencies by John Wick: Chapter 2, is about to be the basis of its own TV show!

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Yep, we're all set to check into The Continental on Starz (UK broadcaster Tbc, but we'd confidently bet a quid or two that it'll be Amazon Prime), and now we have a few very intriguing extra tidbits via Slashfilm, who scored a post-announcement interview
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John Wick spin-off TV series The Continental picked up by Starz

Fans of the John Wick franchise have more to look forward to than John Wick: Chapter 3 and the potential female-led spin-off Ballerina. Last year Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first film and directed the second, revealed plans for a television spin-off called The Continental and now it has found a home at Starz.

Starz President & CEO Chris Albrecht announced at the Television Critics Association today that it has picked up the series, developing it with Lionsgate. The Continental will focus on the exclusive Continental Hotel seen in the films that serves as a neutral refuge for the world’s assassins and high class criminals. Rather than being set in New York City, the series will instead take place in Los Angeles.

“This series is truly unlike anything else on TV,” said Albrecht. “The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their
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John Wick TV Series Lands at Starz with Keanu Reeves Producing and Appearing

The badass action film franchise John Wick is now in active development as a TV series and it's being produced by Starz. The series will be called The Continental and it will put the focus on the host of hitman hotels that are set up around the world and their inner-workings. As you know, the hotel serves as a refuge for assassins. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht had this to say in a statement:

"This series is truly unlike anything else on TV. The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world."

Sounds good to me! The series will be written by Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, Man in the High Castle) and he will serve as showrunner.
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Bob Odenkirk To Star in The Action Thriller, Nobody, From The John Wick Producers

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk is teaming with Stx Films to star in, and produce a new action thriller called Nobody. He will be joined by John Wick directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski who will be producing the project. This is going to be a very different kind of role for Odenkirk. 

It's explained that the actor will play an "everyday man who gets pushed past his limits" and this man ends up coming "to the defense of a woman being harassed by thugs, only to learn later that one of the men he put in the hospital is the brother of a drug kingpin, now out for vengeance."

There's no doubt that we're going to see Odenkirk thrust into some crazy and intense action-packed scenarios. It will be interesting to see Odenkirk in this kind of situation and see him rise to the occasion and kick some ass!
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Mutant Updates: ‘Deadpool 2’ moves forward, ‘The New Mutants’ moves to 2019 & ‘Gambit’ loses another director

Today’s news is something of a mixed bag if you are a fan of the X-Men franchise. While there are plenty of titles on the horizon, we may have to wait a little longer than we initially anticipated to welcome in new entries in the expanding X-verse.

One film we won’t have to wait longer for is the Untitled Deadpool Sequel. The David Leitch-directed sequel is moving its release from June 1st to May 18th, 2018, meaning we’ll all be able to catch up with our favourite Merc with a Mouth a whole two weeks earlier than planned. Plot details are thin on the ground for the hotly anticipated sequel, but we do know that Ryan Reynolds will be back in the red and black get-up, joined by returning cast mates Morena Baccharin, Brianna Hildebrand and T.J. Miller as well as new additions Josh Brolin and Zazie
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Bob Odenkirk to Star in Action-Thriller from ‘John Wick’ Writer

Bob Odenkirk to Star in Action-Thriller from ‘John Wick’ Writer
Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk will produce and star in the action thriller “Nobody” for STXfilms.

Odenkirk will produce with producing partner Marc Provissiero through their Odenkirk-Provissiero along with Braden Aftergood.

Derek Kolstad, who wrote “John Wick,” is attached to write the screenplay about an ordinary man who comes to the defense of a woman being harassed by thugs, then learns later that one of the thugs is the brother of a drug kingpin and is out for vengeance.

Executive producers on the project are Kolstad, “Deadpool 2” director David Leitch, Chad Stahelski and Kelly McCormick of 87eleven. Stx’s’Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee production.

Odenkirk is best known for portraying lawyer Saul Goodman on the AMC crime drama series “Breaking Bad” and its spin-off “Better Call Saul.” He’s currently starring in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” in which he portrays journalist Ben Bagdikian.

His other credits include “Nebraska,” “The Disaster Artist” as well
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Ryan Reynolds Honors Deadpool 2’s Release Date Change With Awesome New Pic

“I’m gonna’ do this the old-fashioned way: with two swords and maximum effort.”

In case you missed today’s announcement, Deadpool 2 will be with us earlier than expected – two whole weeks early, as Fox’s R-rated sequel has officially relocated to May 18th. That’s good news for fans of the Merc, then, but it comes at the expense of The New Mutants and Gambit, both of which have slipped into 2019. Hell, the latter is once again in search of a director after losing Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) to scheduling conflicts.

However that may be, David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 has become the priority for 20th Century Fox, who will soon be competing against Marvel (Avengers: Infinity War) and Lucasfilm (Solo: A Star Wars Story) for box office supremacy. On the ground level, though, is Ryan Reynolds, and at least based on the actor’s latest Tweet, he
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New Release Dates for Deadpool Sequel and The New Mutants

While fans of the Merc with a Mouth will have two less weeks to wait to see Deadpool 2, horror fans looking forward to The New Mutants will have to wait nearly one year longer to see it on the big screen.

According to THR, 20th Century Fox is shaking up the release dates on their schedules by moving Deadpool 2 from June 1st to May 18th and The New Mutants from April 13th to February 22nd, 2019.

A horror film set in the X-Men cinematic universe, Boone's The New Mutants has paid tribute to A Nightmare on Elm Street on its poster, and its trailer featured more than a few scares among its cast of young superhero characters trying to control their burgeoning powers.

The cast for The New Mutants includes Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin aka Magik, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball,
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Fox Moves ‘Deadpool 2’ Forward Two Weeks, Pushes Back ‘New Mutants’ and ‘Gambit’

Fox Moves ‘Deadpool 2’ Forward Two Weeks, Pushes Back ‘New Mutants’ and ‘Gambit’
Fox has moved the release of Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool 2” forward by two weeks to May 18, when it will open a week ahead of Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

The action-comedy sequel will open against against Sony’s horror film “Slender Man.” Fox’s move leaves the June 1 date without a film opening.

The move comes less than a month after Disney agreed to buy Fox’s entertainment assets, including the movie studio. “Solo” stars Alden Ehrenreich in an origin story that’s been directed first by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were replaced last summer by Ron Howard.

Fox also announced Thursday that it’s moving its X-Men movie “New Mutants” back by 10 months from April 13 to Feb. 22, 2019. “Mutants” stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, and Charlie Heaton,

Additionally, Fox has decided to move Channing Tatum’s “Gambit” back by four months from Feb. 14, 2019, to June 7, 2019. Gore Verbinski exited Thursday and has not
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Charlize Theron Stars In First Trailer For Tully

(l to r.) Mackenzie Davis as Tully and Charlize Theron as Marlo star in Jason Reitman’s Tully, a Focus Features release. Credit: Kimberly French / Focus Features

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Tully starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston.

Focus Features will release Tully in theaters on April 20, 2018.

A new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

Reitman, Cody and Theron previously worked together on 2011’s Young Adult.

Theron has starred in recent critical and box office hits Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious
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Valiant Comics' Bloodshot Movie Targets Vin Diesel

Sony Pictures has found their leading man for the studio's Bloodshot comic book adaptation, with Vin Diesel entering talks to star in the movie. Sony announced in September 2016 that they are working on a Valiant Comics movie universe which will span five movies, two Bloodshot movies, and two Harbinger movies, concluding with a Harbinger Wars event movie. There has been no indication as to whether Bloodshot or Harbinger will actually move forward first, but since Bloodshot has found its leading man, it wouldn't be surprising if this project starts production soon.

There was a report back in August that Dave Bautista was eyed for Eternal Warrior in this new Valiant Comics universe, while Jared Leto was being eyed to play Bloodshot. While the Jared Leto report was not confirmed, now the studio is going in another direction with Vin Diesel coming aboard to play Bloodshot. This new report also claims
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‘Deadpool 2’ Not Expected to Recast T.J. Miller Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

‘Deadpool 2’ Not Expected to Recast T.J. Miller Following Sexual Abuse Allegations
“Deadpool 2” won’t be following in the footsteps of “All the Money in the World” and removing an actor accused of sexual misconduct. Lauren Shuler Donner, who has produced all the “X-Men” movies to date, has told Rotten Tomatoes that the Ryan Reynolds-starring superhero film is currently in its final editing stage and will probably not be removing T.J. Miller from the picture. The actor and comedian plays Wade Wilson’s foul-mouthed best friend and bar owner Weasel in the superhero franchise.

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“We’re in the final editing,” Donner said when asked about Miller’s involvement. “I don’t think so.”

Miller was accused of sexual abuse by an anonymous woman who gave an interview to The Daily Beast that was published December 19. The woman described being the victim of assault and physical
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We Tried It: Learning to Fight Baddies Like Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde

We Tried It: Learning to Fight Baddies Like Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde
What it is: Learning fight choreography inspired by Charlize Theron‘s kickass super agent in Atomic Blonde.

Who tried it: Kara Warner, People magazine staff writer

Why we tried it: Who doesn’t want to look/be like Charlize Theron? Especially the cool-as-a-cucumber, insanely fit and oh-so-chic super agent Theron plays in Atomic Blonde (out now on DVD/Blu-ray). When the opportunity arose to learn some of the fight choreography inspired by the David Leitch-directed action thriller, in which Theron kicks major ass as undercover MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton sent on a deadly mission to investigate a murder and
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Deadpool 2 Title Confirmed?

Deadpool 2 Title Confirmed?
It looks like we may finally know the actual title for Deadpool 2. In recent weeks, Fox and Ryan Reynolds have officially started the early marketing efforts for the highly-anticipated sequel, which doesn't currently have an official title. At least maybe not one that's been announced. However, a post that Reynolds recently shared for the movie may have revealed the actual title for Deadpool 2 and most of us just didn't realize it.

Right as the Disney/Fox merger was taking place, Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to share the latest poster for the untitled (or maybe not untitled) Deadpool sequel. The poster is a take on Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam, one of the most famous and recognizable paintings in the world. Though, this version of it features Deadpool and Cable. There's a lot going on, with Wade putting the tip of his finger in Cable's gun and the time portal opening up,
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Deadpool 2 Title Revealed?

It’s rather fitting that the Deadpool 2 marketing campaign is as cheeky and unpredictable as its titular lead.

From Thanksgiving treats to Bob Ross-inspired trailers (“and remember, hugs and drugs”), the Powers That Be have wholeheartedly embraced the Merc’s irreverent style, which, in turn, has allowed Ryan Reynolds to do what he does best: serve up funny and often deadpan tweets to his legions of followers. And the actor’s latest post certainly honored that tradition.

Via Twitter, Reynolds unveiled a striking piece of artwork earlier this week that imagined Deadpool and Cable in the Creation of Adam, Michelangelo’s biblical painting that’s etched into the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. But this is not the Vatican City. And let’s face it: neither Wade Wilson nor Nathan Summers are terribly religious. Instead, the tongue-in-cheek promo is designed to drum up excitement for the second coming, as
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10 Best Uses of Music in Movies in 2017

10 Best Uses of Music in Movies in 2017
Music and film formed a potent partnership over the past 12 months, whether it was Hans Zimmer’s jarring score for Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” which served as another character in providing the on-screen tension, or the choreographed mayhem of Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” and David Leitch’s “Atomic Blonde,” or Iggy Pop’s sepulchral presence in Oneohtrix Point Never’s stunning soundtrack for the Safdies’ “Good Time.”

Here is a countdown of the individual songs — some original, others re-contextualized — which provided those magic cinematic moments where sound and vision perfectly meshed to become seamlessly part of a greater whole.

1. The Damned, “Neat Neat Neat” (“Baby Driver”): Wright’s heist movie re-genrefication is a feature-length music video choreographed to the nines with a decibel-raising soundtrack of ‘70s and ‘80s new wave, none better than this revved-up speed-punk blaring in star Ansel Elgort’s ubiquitous headphones as he gets set to put pedal to the metal. “Wait
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