Once Upon a Deadpool's Post-Credits Scene Is Surprisingly Emotional

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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Fans of Deadpool and his movie series no doubt love the character in part because of just how crude and foul-mouthed he can be. So when it was announced that a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 was being released in theaters, even some of the character's biggest fans weren't immediately sold on the idea, since it seemed like it would simply be a toned down version of the original sequel.

But when promos for the reedited film, titled Once Upon a Deadpool, arrived, people's opinions began changing.

The Once Upon a Deadpool trailers promised a new version of the film that would see it set up in the style of The Princess Bride, with Ryan Reynolds's character telling a grown-up Fred Savage about his escapades.

While the trailers made it clear that Once Upon a Deadpool would offer a whole new way to see the sequel, nothing we saw quite prepared audiences for the film's post-credits scenes.

(Spoilers Ahead)

According to GamesRadar, instead of simply censoring the epic post-credits scenes from Deadpool 2, the new film has all new footage, beginning with Deadpool and Fred Savage talking about how awesome post-credits scenes are. The original (albeit edited for a PG-13 audience) Deadpool 2 post-credits scenes then play, and then things take a turn toward the emotional.

The final scene is a tribute to the late Marvel mogul Stan Lee. We get to see Lee’s outtakes from his Deadpool 2 teaser cameo, which then lead into an interview where Lee is asked what he wants to be remembered for. His answer? As someone who "wrote some really good stories."

Harry Potter Fans Are Waiting 10 Hours or More to Ride Hagrid’s Roller Coaster

Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando

Muggles will do anything to be a part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal Orlando opened up its newest ride this week at its version of Hogsmeade, the village that surrounds Hogwarts castle. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure takes wannabe wizards and witches on a twisting, high-speed flight through the mystical Forbidden Forest.

Diehard fans began waiting overnight outside the park in anticipation of the ride, and it looks like just about everyone had the same idea. At 8:30 a.m. on opening day, the line was already eight hours long, and quickly stretched to 10 hours long by 10:30 a.m., CNN reports.

The line is worth the wait for many fans of the franchise. As Potterheads already know, Rubeus Hagrid, beloved friend of Harry Potter and the gang, has a special affinity for mysterious creatures. So who better to see the beasts of the forest with than the half-giant?

Participants on the ride can choose to sit in Hagrid’s sidecar or in the driver’s seat. The winding track includes appearances by some of our favorite wizards, like Arthur Weasley, and creatures benevolent and otherwise, such as Cornish pixies, massive spiders, and the three-headed dog, Fluffy.

Fans aren’t the only ones wanting to experience the ride. Some of the stars of the film series had a little reunion in Orlando this week to celebrate the opening, including Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).

Unlike the fans, however, they have magic (fame) to keep them from having to wait in 10-hour lines.

Happy riding, Potterheads!

[h/t CNN]

Chernobyl Creator Craig Mazin Urges Visitors to Treat the Exclusion Zone With Respect

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Following the success of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, one tour company reported that bookings to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone located in Ukraine rose 35 percent. Now, series creator Craig Mazin is imploring the new wave of tourists to be respectful when snapping selfies at Chernobyl, Gizmodo reports.

A 2500-square-kilometer exclusion zone was established around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant shortly after its reactor exploded in 1986 and flooded the area with harmful radiation. The abandoned towns are still too radioactive for people to live there safely, but they have been deemed safe to visit temporarily with the supervision of a guide.

Chernobyl has supported a dark tourism industry for years, but thanks to the miniseries, photographs taken there are gaining new levels of attention online. News of influencers posing for irreverent selfies at the site of the nuclear disaster quickly went viral. Mazin tweeted:

Regardless of why people are visiting the site, being respectful in the presence of tragedy is always a good idea. It's also smart to resist leaving a tour group to snap the perfect selfie in some abandoned building: Tour companies warn that breaking rules and wandering off approved paths can lead to dangerous radiation exposure.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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