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Warner Bros. might have to digitally replace the Tyson Hangover 2 tattoo

06.09.2011

Many of you have probably heard about the lawsuit that Mike Tyson's tattoo artist filed over Ed Helm's facial ink from THE HANGOVER PART II. It didn't do anything to the release of the film, but the lawsuit is still ongoing, and if a settlement isn't able to be reached, Warners says they'll actually go and digitally change the tattoo for the DVD release.

“If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute, Warner Bros. does not intend to makeany use of the allegedly infringing tattoo after the film ends its run in theaters because Warner Bros. will digitally alter the film to substitute a different tattoo on Ed Helms’s face."

"The home video release is currently scheduled for early December 2011, which would allow Warner Bros. sufficient time to make the change if it becomes necessary."

The crux of the joke is that the tattoo in fact the one Mike Tyson has, but I'm not sure if they actually put in a line stating that in the film. It seems like something that should have been mentioned, but I have a hunch it was maybe a scene that was cut after the lawsuit was filed.

So what are they going to replace it with? Just another weird tribal squiggle, or will they try to make it an entirely new joke. How about in the theatrical cut it's a butterfly, and in the Unrated version it's a giant dong?

Extra Tidbit: What deformity will Stu endure in the third film? Why will Phil go to the hospital? What tiny creature will Alan befriend?
Source: THR

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