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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WATCHING DEADPOOL 2

1. Son of Cyclops? WHAT!?

Nathan Summers is the nonmutant name of Cable which is very much familiar with the X-Men Universe. Right? According to the comic books, Cable is the son of Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). Now, we've already a much younger version of Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse and we can be certain that the studio will at least leave a hint or detail about their relationship in the upcoming films.

2. Wolverine x Domino x Cable x Colossus - A Fatal Four-Way?

Domino, who is played by Zazie Beetz in the movies is romantically involved with Cable and Wolverine in the comic books. Domino and Cable are teammates in the X-Force and developed feelings for each other and ended up with a kiss or two over the years.

In regard to Wolverine, they first meet when she gets mixed up with the Assassin’s Guild and Wolverine tries to help her deal with them. Although a true relationship never develops, according to the comic books a sexual intercourse did happen between them. Also, Domino and Colossus got together as well — and with Colossus returning for the Deadpool 2, does this mean we're going to see a potential love angle?

3. The X-Force

In order to fight the evil supervillain Thanos Cable, Deadpool is going to form the X-Force in this film, including Zazie Beetz as Domino, Terry Crews as an unidentified strong man, Bill Skarsgård as Zeitgeist, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Shiori Kutsuna as Psylocke or Surge (yet to be revealed).

Here's a fun fact, Back in the comics, Cable formed the team out of the remaining members of the New Mutants and his earlier mercenary company the Six Pack. One of those mercs is Domino.

4. The Love Machine

We are well aware of the adoring romantic relationship between Wade Wilson and his lovely fiancée Vanessa from the first movie. Continuing the tradition of love, the working title for Deadpool 2 while it was in production was, appropriately, Love Machine.

5. Domino and Cable on Demand

After the humongous success of the first film, acclaimed actress' like Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Ruby Rose, Mackenzie Davis, Kelly Rohrbach, Eve Hewson, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, Sylvia Hoeks and Janelle Monáe were being considered and screen tested for the role of Domino. But, eventually, the role went to the German actress Zazie Beetz.

As far as Cable, actors like Brad Pitt, Michael Shannon, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Pierce Brosnan and David Harbour were all considered for the role which later went to Josh Brolin.

Sources - Cinemablend, Screenrant, Rotten Tomatoes, Mental Floss and IMDB. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

1. The Infinity Stones: Where Are They Now?

As of the release of Thor: Ragnarok (2017), five of the six Infinity Stones have surfaced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Space Stone (also known as the Tesseract) was first revealed in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and now resides with Loki. The Mind Stone, which was housed in Loki's staff until Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and now is in the possession of Vision. The Power Stone, first seen in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), is under control of the Nova Corps. The Reality Stone (also known as the Aether) was first seen in Thor: The Dark World (2013), and was placed in the care of the Collector. With the destruction of the Collector's Vault in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), its whereabouts are unclear. The fifth and final known stone, the Time Stone (also known as the Eye of Agamotto), was revealed in Doctor Strange (2016) and is under his protection in Kamar-Taj. The whereabouts of the sixth stone, the Soul Stone, is unknown and may appear in this movie.

2. A Little Context Before You Watch the Movie 

It has been confirmed by the Russo brothers that what happened in Captain America: Civil War (2016) will still continue in this movie where the teams will still be divided. The film will conclude the Thanos and the Infinity Stones story arc, and the plot will follow the Avengers joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from destroying the universe with the six Infinity Stones.

3. The Dope New Shield: Made in Wakanda

Steve Rogers wields a new shield in this film, made from Wakandan Vibranium, that splits apart into two arm guards. This is based on two different shields Rogers wielded in the comics: one shield was provided by the Black Panther, and the other split apart into two guards. The tech reflects his surroundings, apparently made of vibranium — the same rare naturally occurring meteoric ore that Black Panther’s suit is made of — which derives from the African nation. And according to the recent reveal that Shuri is the tech genius behind her brother’s superhero gadgetry, it’s pretty safe to say that Cap’s new gauntlet shield was invented by the Princess of Wakanda herself.

4. Hey Thor! How About a New Hammer!?

Having lost his hammer Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor constructs a new hammer in this film, known as Stormbreaker. Stormbreaker is named for the Asgardian hammer given to Thor's comrade Beta Ray Bill. It is a war hammer-ax, based on the Marvel Ultimate Mjolnir.

5. The White Wolf < The Winter Soldier

Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Bucky Barnes will go by the code name 'White Wolf' in Avengers: Infinity War, as he was referred to by the children of Wakanda in the after credit scene in Black Panther (2018). White Wolf in the comics was T'Challa's adopted brother Hunter who was the leader of Wakanda's secret police: The Hatut Zeraze.

Sources and Writing Credits - IMDB and Nerdist. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 BOLLYWOOD MOVIES RELEASING THIS SUMMER

5. Meghna Gulzar's - 'Raazi'

Release Date - May 11 | Starring - Vicky Kaushal and Alia Bhatt

Making a remarkable mark with her début film Talvar, Meghna Gulzar is preparing for the release of her upcoming film Raazi. Starring Vicky Kaushal (Raman Raghav 2.0 fame) and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, the film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat, about a Kashmiri spy married to a Pakistani man during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film will be a period-thriller and Meghna's is pretty good at directing edgy subjects and the addition of Kaushal and Alia seems to be exciting. Let's hope for the best!

4. Abhishek Sharma's - 'Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran'

Release Date - TBA | Starring - John Abraham and Diana Penty

Directed by Abhishek Sharma (The Shaukeens fame), the film is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998 and will feature John Abraham and Diana Penty as Army Officials. Previously starring in Shoojit Sircar's sleeper-hit film Madras Cafe, John Abraham is no stranger when it comes to real life and army based films and him starring in another film which looks very similar to Madras Cafe is exciting. Also, Abhishek Sharma proved his mettle in the comedic genre and it should be interesting to watch how he handles action and drama. Altogether, sooner than later, this film will get a definite release date and hopefully, it will impress and do well.

3. Shoojit Sircar's - 'October'

Release Date - April 13 | Starring - Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu

Talking about Shoojit Sircar, his upcoming film October is creating a positive buzz all around the internet soon after the trailer dropped. Touted as a romantic-drama, this film looks unorthodox and unlike anything Sircar had done before. Varun Dhawan is another positive for the film cause I believe he's a well-rounded actor and dramatic roles suit him very well as we've seen him excel in Badlapur. Nevertheless, this film has all the potential to be great and exceptional, but, you never know!

2. Rajkumar Hirani's - 'Sanju'

Release Date - June 29 | Starring - Ranbir Kapoor

Directed by the critically acclaimed director Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role is a biopic on the life of the legendary actor, Sanjay Dutt who is an interesting personality in the film industry. Also starring Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor as the supporting cast, this film should be very compelling to watch, not only because of Hirani directing but also because of the controversial life of Sanju Baba who spent his time in jail a few years back.

1. Remo D'Souza's - 'Race 3'

Release Date - June 15 | Starring - Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez

Coming off the blockbuster success of the previous two Race films, Race 3 is easily the most anticipated of the Summer. Starring Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles, this film should be a high-octane ride with amazing action sequences and breathtaking car stunts like we've never seen before. My only concern is with Remo D' Souza directing the film, who has an unimpressive track record as a storyteller.

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES RELEASING THIS SUMMER

5. Christopher McQuarrie's - 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout'

Release Date - July 27 | Starring - Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson

'Mission Impossible' is always exciting and amazing franchise to watch because of its superior quality and the breathtaking action sequences. With Christopher McQuarrie who previously directed 'Rogue Nation' and 'Jack Reacher' returning to the director's chair, 'Fallout' looks promising and will no doubt be another highly successful film in the franchise.

4. J. A. Bayona's - 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Release Date - June 22 | Starring - Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

With the earlier film in the franchise 'Jurassic World' grossing over 1.6 billion worldwide, fans were really excited about the sequel until they've watched the promos which received a mixed reaction. But, Jurassic World has a larger appeal from the worldwide audience and will surely be a blockbuster. But, will it succeed its predecessor in terms of story, screenplay, action, and box-office? We just have to wait and see.

3. Ron Howard's - 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Release Date - May 25 | Starring - Alden Ehrenreich and Emilia Clarke

With numerous rumors, suspicions, and overall a negative vibe surrounding the film, 'Solo' should be a very interesting film to watch primarily because of the difficulties it went through during production. Moreover, Han Solo is the most beloved hero in the Star Wars Universe and his backstory is something I'm excited to watch. Hopefully, the film doesn't disappoint!

2. David Leitch's - 'Deadpool 2'

Release Date - May 18 | Starring - Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin

'Deadpool (2016)' is a game-changer, the Rated R humor, action, and the execution inspired many Comic Book Films like 'Logan' and the audience responded to the film remarkably as it wreaked havoc at the box-office grossing over 780 million worldwide. 'Deadpool 2' already started to make a mark in the film community with its amusing promos and trailers with Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Josh Brolin as Cable. Even though Tim Miller didn't return to direct the second installment, this film still looks fun and will surely be an entertaining ride.

1. The Russo Brothers' - 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Release Date - April 27 | Starring - Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans

Here comes the big dog, the mothership of all Comic Book / Superhero films, 'Infinity War' is tracking to make over 200 million dollars in its opening weekend and with all the hype 'Black Panther' is carrying right now, 'Infinity War' will no-doubt become the biggest Superhero film of all time with major developments in its storyline and characters. Let's hope the film delivers the way we anticipated.

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT 'AIYAARY'

1. Heart of 'Aiyaary'

“Aiyaary is a spy thriller at the heart of it,” Sidharth Malhotra summarizes the film’s concept.

More than being just a thriller, it seems as though the movie depicts the themes of patriotism, loyalty, and morality. In particular, it shows a mentor and his protégé: two Indian Army officers with a patriotic heart who suddenly have a fallout.

The mentor, Colonel Abhay Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) has intelligence par excellence and has complete faith in the system of the country. Protégé Major Jai Bakshi (Sidharth Malhotra) thinks otherwise because of what he has witnessed in his recent stint in surveillance. Jai Bakshi turns rogue and Abhay has 36 hours to find Jai, as Jai withholds a secret that can bring down the Government.

Whilst the story seems very intriguing, one wonders what ‘Aiyaary’ really means and how it is relevant to the film.

Talking to the media, Neeraj Pandey explains: “The title of the film explains the term as a person who is a chameleon in character and works towards mastering in all given situation. It means master of Behrupiya.”

2. The Initial Title of 'Baby'!?

Did you know that Pandey had initially decided upon the title 'Aiyaary' not for the upcoming film, but for his hit film 'Baby' starring Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, and Taapsee Pannu? The 2015 film which was an espionage thriller was initially titled 'Aiyaary' but later changed to 'Baby', which refers to a covert operation in the film.

3. Shot in Real Locations

A self-confessed fan of the thriller genre, Malhotra is thrilled to don the uniform for the first time and reveals that this is “one of the most real films” he has worked on, so far. “There are no sets as we shot in real locations. This is probably the closest depiction of real-life spies who are invisible to common man. They’ve been taught to merge in the crowd, not get noticed and get relevant information. You won’t see us in glamorous roles or with James Bond-like characters,” he says while explaining the film’s title, which means ‘the ultimate trickery’.

4. Real Reason Behind the Postponement 

The movie refers to a real-life scam surrounding the army and the government that looks to have bothered the officials. If you have seen the trailer, you know that Aiyaary deals with the corruption in certain sections of the army. The movie, it seems, takes inspiration for one of its subplots from the real-life land scam of the Adarsh Housing Society, that's located in Colaba, Mumbai.

In the movie, there are scenes where Sidharth Malhotra and Pooja Chopra's characters are heard referring to a plot in 'Colaba'. Naseeruddin Shah's (who has a cameo in the movie) character is linked to this subplot, where he is playing the watchman of the said plot. He mentions that the property reserved for widows of martyred soldiers will be taken over by politicians and their cronies.

This was something that happened in real-life as well when in 2010, the scam was revealed where several politicians, bureaucrats, and top military brass were involved in grabbing flats in Adarsh society, which was at below-market rates, that were reserved for the army widows. The reveal of the scam led to the resignation of the then Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan, while the late Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushilkumar Shinde and Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil, two former urban development ministers, Rajesh Tope and Sunil Tatkare, were also said to be involved in the scam. The CBI is currently investigating the claim.

5. The First

This will be Sidharth Malhotra's first collaboration with Neeraj Pandey, his first army based film and also his first film with Manoj Bajpayee.

Sources and Writing Credits - Desiblitz, Times of India, The Hindu, Times Now and IMDB. (Thanks)

Edited By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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