Deadpol 2 archive footage

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Previously Hugh Jackman's listing was deleted from Deadpool 2 (2018), however recent reexamination of rules regarding archive footage for that thread gave me the impression that this case might actually merit the listing, so I would like to elaborate on that. 

Guidelines for archive footage attributes include "The Forrest Gump rule": "If archive footage is an integral part of the film's narrative, it's eligible." Example given is The Limey (1999) which uses footage from an unrelated movie with a cast member, Poor Cow (1967) as a flashback. 

On the one hand, Jackman's appearance might fall under the hammer of "movielink" rule: "If someone's appearance is uncredited and covered by a movielink entry (i.e., footage from a film is recycled as a "prologue" or flashback in a sequel or subsequent film in a series) it does not qualify as "archive footage”". But on the other hand, a) Deadpool 2 (2018) is not a direct continuation as it is a sequel of a spin-off and b) footage is not recycled as a prologue or flashback, it was a time travel sequence which involved numerous alterations of the shot and insertion of new footage. I really wonder which of the two rules prevails in this case. 

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I agree with you
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Wouldn't a time travel sequence be considered a flash-forward and be treated the same as a flashback. Flash forwards probably weren't considered when that rule was written.

One additional point. Film series are no longer directly linear. So, showing scenes that may happen in the future but be contained by a previous film, should be treated as flashback/prologue scenes in sequels. Also, there's a whole concept of "universes" now. Should scenes from one Marvel movie be considered differently if they are a direct sequel than they are if they just exist in the same universe?

Also, I think this is one of the things that makes IMDb contributions so frustrating. I really see no reason to treat the Poor Cow footage in The Limey as any different from a movielink. You could argue endlessly on what is considered "integral the film's narrative." My contributions of Rodney Dangerfield to The Kids Are Alright were deleted under the no rules of separation policy but the scenes were pretty integral to the episode as one of the kids was doing Rodney Dangerfield style standup.
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Hi all,

This is already covered by the movie connection on the title.