Warner Bros. and S. Victor Whitmill have finally settled their differences of The Hangover: Part II. For those just joining us, Whitmill is the tattoo artist who copyrighted Mike Tyson's famous facial ink. The uber-successful The Hangover: Part 2 used the exact same tattoo throughout the entire film on Ed Helms's face, without actually securing the rights to the design. Whitmill sued Warner Bros., although he failed in his initial attempts to block the release of the film. A new court date had been set for February, leading Warner Bros. to seriously consider altering the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of the film to alter the offending design.
Now, it turns out they won't have to. Warner Bros. and Whitmill have just settled out of court. What happened? Here's the quote Whitmill's attorney gave to Hollywood Reporter: "Warner Bros. and Mr. Whitmill have amicably resolved their dispute. No other information will be provided."
In other words, we'll never know. We can probably guess that a butt load of money changed hands, but beyond that it remains a mystery.
At least we can all move on with our lives now.
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