Today s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles such as Morbius, a Baby Driver sequel, and a new female-led Fast Furious spinoff.This WEEK S TOP STORYJAMES GANDOLFINI S SON WILL PLAY YOUNG TONY SOPRANO(Photo by Jason Smith/Everett Collection)HBO s The Sopranos obviously had a single lead, but James Gandolfini was supported by a large ensemble cast, so the prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark is likely to have a large cast as well. The main character in this story about the 1967 Newark race riots will be Dickie Moltisanti (played by Alessandro Nivola), the father of Christopher Moltisanti from The Sopranos. ( Moltisanti translates from Italian as many saints. ) We ve also learned recently of the casting of first Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) and Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), rumored to play Tony Soprano s parents, and then Corey Stoll (Ant-Man) and Billy Magnussen (Game Night). We know from The Sopranos that Tony Soprano was around during this era, and now we also know that young Tony will be played by James Gandolfini s actual son, Michael Gandolfini, who was also in HBO s The Deuce. Gandolfini won the opportunity to reprise his father s most famous role following an extensive audition process [and] his screen presence, mastery of Tony’s mannerisms, coupled with his resemblance to the elder Gandolfini made him the standout choice for the role because no one there understood the character better. New Line Cinema is expected to open The Many Saints of Newark in wide release theatrically, in either late 2019 or sometime in 2020.Fresh Developments1. BIRD BOX REUNION: NETFLIX AND SANDRA BULLOCK ARE REBORN(Photo by Netflix)Netflix famously does not disclose viewership numbers for most of their shows and movies. (Very often, pundits are left to guess at numbers based on social media reactions.) That s why it was significant a few weeks back when the streaming giant confirmed that over 45,000,000 accounts had viewed the thriller Bird Box, breaking the company s first seven days record. Just after Bird Box celebrated the end of its first month on Netflix, the news broke that the company and its Bird Box star are reuniting for another genre-based book adaptation. Sandra Bullock, Netflix, and the producers of IT are teaming up to adapt Mark Millar s comic book Reborn, which will be directed by Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie, Certified Fresh at 90%). Reborn joins a busy slate for Chris McKay, who is also developing adaptations of Jonny Quest, Nightwing (AKA Dick Grayson), and Dungeons Dragons, all for Warner Bros. Bullock is expected to star as an 80-year-old woman who dies in a Manhattan hospital to find herself Reborn in the afterlife world of Adystria, a magical land of monsters and dragons where good and evil are waging an eternal war. Reborn was written by Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator Mark Millar, who signed a lucrative deal in 2017 that also includes Netflix shows based on Millar s American Jesus and Jupiter s Legacy.2. EDGAR WRIGHT WORKING ON BABY DRIVER SEQUEL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR FILM(Photo by Wilson Webb/TriStar)It has now been over 18 months since the release of Baby Driver, the long-in-development heist movie from director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), following his high profile departure from Ant-Man. Wright continues to move forward on a sequel, a script for which he says exists in a first draft. In the meantime, he s now preparing to direct another original project this summer. We don t know a title or any casting yet, but Edgar Wright s next film will reportedly be a psychological horror film with a female lead set in the Soho district of contemporary London. Exact story details aren t available, but Wright has cited both Don t Look Now and Repulsion as inspirations, which suggests a film filled with hallucinations and paranoia.3. RON HOWARD TO ADAPT BESTSELLING HILLBILLY ELEGY FOR NETFLIX (Photo by Jaap Buitendijk/Universal Pictures)Netflix currently has their most ambitious project to date, Martin Scorsese s 5+ million mobster epic The Irishman, in post-production, aiming for 2019 s awards season, and is showing little signs of slowing down in their pursuit for major productions. The latest example came this morning with the news that Netflix is committing million to produce director Ron Howard s adaptation of the bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy. J.D. Vance s book is a memoir about his childhood growing up in a small town in Ohio after his family moves there from the Appalachian area of Kentucky. Howard and his Imagine Entertainment have a long relationship with Universal Pictures, so the move to Netflix is a major development, with the budget Netflix was willing to put up reportedly being the deciding factor. Ron Howard is coming off last year s Solo: A Star Wars Story and is currently working on a documentary about opera star Luciano Pavarotti. Hillbilly Elegy is being adapted by screenwriter Vanessa Taylor, who co-wrote The Shape of Water and is also working on the Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos movie Bad Blood.4. NICOLAS CAGE WILL FREAK OUT WHEN HE SEES THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE(Photo by RLJE Films)Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) may have been one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, but big budget Hollywood has largely ignored his works (although there have been dozens of independent movies). If there s a single story that best exemplifies the difficulty in adapting Lovecraft to film, it just might be the 1927 short story The Colour Out of Space. That s because the premise revolves around what scientists call an impossible color (basically, a color that humans can t perceive). Put another way, you can t very well film a color which your human audience can t see. Well, that story is indeed getting its own movie, Color Out of Space, with Nicolas Cage reuniting with the producers of Mandy (Certified Fresh at 92%). Cage will play a New England small town farmer whose life is turned topsy-turvy following the crash of a meteorite that brings the titular color to Earth. Color Out of Space will be directed by South African director Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil) as his first feature film in over 20 years since he was (reportedly) fired from directing 1996 s The Island of Dr. Moreau.5. VIN DIESEL CONFIRMS PLANS FOR FEMALE-CENTRIC FAST FURIOUS SPINOFF (Photo by Scott Garfield/Universal Pictures)As of next Friday, we will be within six months of Fast Furious Presents: Hobbs Shaw, the spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Filming of the next entry (Fast Furious 9) of the main Fast Furious franchise will reportedly begin in April, but Vin Diesel confirmed this week that a third branch of the family tree is now being officially developed. Diesel and his producer sister Samantha Vincent took to Instagram to reveal that they have hired three screenwriters to work on a female protagonist-led Fast Furious spinoff. Lindsey Beer co-wrote next year s post-apocalyptic thriller Chaos Walking (starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley), and is also working on reboots of Short Circuit and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Geneva Robertson-Dworet co-wrote Captain Marvel and last year s Tomb Raider. As for Nicole Perlman, she co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy (co-starring Vin Diesel), and is also working on Detective Pikachu, the Labyrinth remake, and Marvel Studios Black Widow. We don t know yet who will star in the spinoff, but Michelle Rodriguez is probably at the top of the list.6. THIS WEEK IN RELEASE DATES: THE CRAWL, JOHN CENA S PLAYING WITH FIRE, BAD NEWS FOR THE LOUD HOUSE(Photo by Mary Cybulski/Universal Pictures)Paramount Pictures announced release dates for two films this week and yanked another project from their schedule completely, signalling that the project has probably been cancelled. The Crawl is a natural disaster horror film about a young woman who becomes trapped in a flooding house during a Category 5 hurricane and must battle against Florida’s most savage and feared predators, and it s now scheduled for August 23, 2019, up against Angel Has Fallen (the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen). Playing with Fire is a family comedy about three orphaned kids sent to separate foster homes, with wrestler-turned-actor John Cena starring, along with Judy Greer, John Leguizamo, and Keegan-Michael Key. Playing with Fire is scheduled for March 20, 2020 (the week before Disney s Mulan remake, and Paramount s G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes). Finally, Paramount has pulled a movie based on the Nickelodeon animated series The Loud House from their slate, where it had formerly been scheduled for February 7, 2020.7. FORMER DOCTOR WHO MATT SMITH JOINS JARED LETO IN SONY/MARVEL S MORBIUS(Photo by BBC courtesy Everett Collection)Following the box office success of Venom (5 million globally as #6 for 2018) and the acclaim and awards given to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony Pictures is moving forward confidently with their plans to adapt their share of Marvel s properties. Jared Leto has been attached to star as the vampire anti-hero Morbius for a while now (with July 10, 2020 speculated to be the film s target date). The second actor to join Morbius will be Matt Smith, who is still best known to American audiences for playing the 11th incarnation of BBC s Doctor Who. Smith s role is currently unknown, but Collider is speculating that he may play Loxias Crown, a friend of the scientist Michael Morbius who takes the same serum but is transformed into a more evil bloodthirsty creature. In related news, we also learned this week that transgender actor Zach Barack has been cast in this summer s Spider-Man: Far from Home (7/5/2019) in what is a groundbreaking first for a superhero movie of this scale.8. GINA RODRIGUEZ TO STAR IN LONG-IN-DEVELOPMENT BOBBIE SUE (Photo by John Castillo/Indomina Releasing)The fifth and final season of the CW series Jane the Virgin is set to debut in March, and its star Gina Rodriguez is continuing to seek more movie roles (like last year s Annihilation) to expand her career past television. With that in mind, Warner Bros. has cast Rodriguez to star as Bobbie Sue, which has been in development since 2008. (At one point Cameron Diaz had been attached to star.) Rodriguez will play a young woman from South Boston who is a scrappy, headstrong young lawyer who lands a career-making case with an upper crust law firm, only to realize she’s been hired for optics and not her expertise. Bobbie Sue will be directed by Charles Stone III, whose most recent film was last year s Uncle Drew (63%), and who also directed Drumline (Certified Fresh at 82%) and the baseball comedy Mr. 3000 (54%).Rotten Idea1. KEVIN HART JOINS BODY-SWAP COMEDY BLACK FRIDAY(Photo by Warner Bros.)Put simply, a movie star s box office status is not defined simply by being in very successful films, but also by their ability to ensure that people will buy tickets for films they might not otherwise. The million opening weekend for The Upside was not itself huge, but significantly more than one might otherwise think a remake of a French movie from 2011 might be. In the last two weeks, Hollywood has been making deals quickly with Kevin Hart s people, which last week alone included signing Hart to star in the Monopoly movie and a tragic drama called Fatherhood. This week, STXfilms signed Hart for two comedies, the first of which will be a body swapping fantasy called Black Friday, which will be followed by an untitled international romantic comedy. No other details were revealed about Black Friday, but the title suggests it might the body swapping might be racial in nature. 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The most anticipated big Disney remake yet, The Lion King, arrives in theaters Friday, promising fans a visually stunning reimagining of one of their favorite tales. Ahead of the movie s release, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley sat down with director Jon Favreau and the cast to talk about how they put a new spin on the classic film as well as their favorite scenes from the original movie. Want to know which Lion King moments make Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Alfre Woodard, and Chiwetel Ejiofor laugh, cry, and drop their jaws? Check out the video interview above.The Lion King is in theaters July 19.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.亚博投注官网因此，魅儿在直播中除了玩辅助走下之后，还会选出露露这样的英雄，单走上路，并且效果相当的不错。而这样的玩法，对于很多女生玩家来说，也是拓展了一个新思路：辅助是可以单走上的！有颜值又有创新的玩法，相信国服LOL手游上线之后，魅儿定然会迎来更好的发展。
early part of the century with The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones opened an opportunity for fantasy to migrate from the page to the screen. And as the genre s prestige rose thanks to GoT, Pullman came to view television as a better place for his material to reach an audience. In 2015, BBC One commissioned an eight-episode adaptation of the trilogy. Expected to arrive in 2017, little else happened besides writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure) telling the press that the program was still on its way.It suddenly burst to life the following year with Logan’s Dafne Keen signing on to play Lyra, The Danish Girl s Tom Hooper agreeing to direct the first two episodes, and Lin-Manuel Miranda taking on a role later revealed to be aeronaut Lee Scoresby. Soon after, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, and Ruth Wilson joined the ensemble. After these announcements, HBO signed on as a co-producer and BBC One ordered a second season before the first had even been filmed.According to producer Jane Tranter — who is responsible for bringing Doctor Who back to TV and is now founder of Bad Wolf Production company — that decision was made to prevent Keen and the other child actors from aging out of the characters too quickly. There is a great thing in His Dark Materials of a girl going through puberty and we wanted to be able to pace that story out age-appropriately, she explained to reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in August. And so, that’s why everyone — HBO and the BBC — went with us for 16 episodes. Wilson plays Mrs. Coulter while McAvoy plays Lord Asriel, two characters whose shared history will no doubt surprise viewers. Peters plays the Master of Jordan College, who also serves as Lyra’s guardian as the story begins. Other cast members include Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, the witch played by Eva Green in the film; Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa; Ariyon Bakare as Carlo Boreal; Will Keen as Father MacPhail; Georgina Campbell as Adele Starminster; Lucian Msamati as John Faa; Lewin Lloyd as Lyra’s best friend, Roger Parslow; Tyler Howitt as Billy Costa; Amir Wilson as key character Will Parry; and Andrew Scott as his father, Col. John Parry. Lending their voices to the various dæmons are Kit Connor as Pantalaimon; Helen McCrory as Stelmaria; David Suchet as Kaisa; Cristela Alonzo as Hester; and the show s lead puppeteer, Brian Fisher, providing sounds for Mrs. Coutler s otherwise mute — and unnamed — golden monkey dæmon. Joe Tandberg will voice Iorek Byrnison, the polar bear Lyra meets in the North.READ ALSO: Upcoming TV Fantasy Series That Could Be the Next Game of Thrones(Photo by HBO)HBO s plot description closely resembles that of the early Northern Lights chapters. Lyra’s search for a missing friend leads her to learn about Dust and the alternate worlds. It also goes out of its way to mention Will Parry, who will seemingly debut earlier than he does in the novel series. Based on the most recent trailer, Lyra s journey will closely mirror the one described in The Golden Compass. But with its emphasis on Asriel s conflict with the Magisterium, the preview also suggests viewers will become privy to certain motivations and issues far earlier than readers, who spend the entire first novel alongside Lyra and learning about the world(s) with her.Curiously, the controversies that dogged the film production have not returned with the series — or, at least, they have not resurfaced yet. Considering Pullman’s views on the church, it is only a matter of time before old quotes end up back in print and old opponents try to take the television series to task. If that proves to be the case, Tranter has a ready reply: [The series] is not an attack on religion. It is an attack on a particular form of organization. Which could always be true, but it is also easy to imagine HBO wants to court the controversies, which may lure viewers to watch this lavishly-produced rendition of the story. The new trailer even seems to poke at the beehive with its mentions of the Magisterium as a regressive organization.The Release DateThe long-awaited series will debut Monday, Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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4.80.0 6月喜迎What the 91st Academy Awards lacked in hosts, it certainly made up for in surprises – at least at the tail-end of the night. (Yes, your ears and eyes were working: that was Julia Roberts naming Green Book as Best Picture and not Roma.) It was also a night for history to be made, with the likes of Spike Lee winning his first Oscar, and Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler becoming the first African Americans to win awards for Costume and Production Design, respectively. Read on for our picks of the night s biggest moments, and check out our full list of the 2019 Oscar winners.Adam Lambert and Queen Open the Show(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody may be lowest on the Tomatometer among the Best Picture nominees, but the band was top of the night. Joined by Adam Lambert, Queen opened the show performing “We Will Rock You” and then “We Are the Champions,” forcing all actors caught on camera to rock out enthusiastically/awkwardly (Javier Bardem for the win).Fey, Rudolph, Poehler Show they Would Have Made the Perfect HostsSome viewers got their hopes up that perhaps we would get hosts after all when Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, and Amy Poehler entered the stage following a montage of moments from the year in film. And while they did not stick around to guide us through the night, their introduction to the Best Supporting Actress showed the Academy might be wise to let them next year. Particular highlights: Rudolph’s sultry “Wakanda plans you got later?” to Chadwick Boseman, and her perfect Gaga wail.Regina King Wins Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) 95%If Beale Street Could Talk co-star Regina King was named Best Supporting Actress, and – after an assist getting to the stage from Captain American himself – delivered a heartfelt speech, celebrating her mother, who accompanied her to the awards. “I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone,” said a teary King. She is the first winner in any acting category to win the Oscar without being nominated for a SAG or BAFTA since Marcia Gay Harden in 2000.Brian Tyree Henry and Melissa McCarthy Wear All the CostumesBrian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) introduced the Best Costume Category wearing outfits inspired by all five nominees. We will never forget the image of McCarthy opening the envelope with a rabbit puppet.Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler Make History With Wins for Black Panther (2018) 96%Black Panther costumer Ruth E. Carter became the first Black woman to win an Oscar for Best Costume Design, beating out favorite Sandy Powell who was nominated twice for Mary Poppins Returns and The Favourite. The 30-year veteran began her acceptance speech by thanking fellow nominee Spike Lee; the BlacKkKlansman director gave Carter her first job on School Daze, and they later collaborated for her Oscar-nominated work on Malcolm X. Next up was the award for Best Production Design, and in back-to-back historic Black Panther wins, Hannah Beachler became the first Black woman to win for Production Design. The production designer behind Beyonce’s Lemonade and all of director Ryan Coogler’s movies gave an emotional speech during which she thanked Coogler for believing in her.Mahershala Ali Wins Second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Green Book (2018) 77%Some pundits thought Can You Ever Forgive Me? co-star Richard E. Grant was set to cause an upset here, but favorite Mahershala Ali took home the prize for his portrayal of pianist Don Shirley. The win makes Ali only the second ever Black actor to win two acting Oscars (the other being Denzel Washington). Ali dedicated his award to his grandmother, “who has been in my ear my entire life telling me, if at first I don’t succeed, try, try again.”Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Generate Jackson-Ally Magic with “Shallow”(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)They didn’t even need an intro… The Best Song favorites performed the final song of the night, semi-recreating A Star Is Born’s memorable concert scene: camera lingering behind them, epic build, that wail. “Shallow” – of course – went on to win Best Song.Spike Lee – Finally – Wins His First OscarBOOM-SHAKA-LACKA! Spike Lee won his first competitive Oscar after five nominations. (He was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2016). Accepting the Best Adapted Screenplay award for BlacKkKlansman – along with Kevin Willmott, David Rabinowitz, and Charlie Wachtel – the Brooklyn native stayed on brand: bombastic and honest. During his speech, he drew attention to the date of his historic win, 400 years almost to the day since the first slaves arrived in the United States. In February, Black History Month, the country s most celebrated Black filmmaker was handed the award from Brie Larson and his longtime friend Samuel L. Jackson. It is the third year in a row that a Black writer has won for screenwriting: Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out last year and Barry Jenkins won Best Adapted Screenplay in 2017 for Moonlight.A Best Actress Mega SurpriseThe Oscars proved it still has the capacity to surprise, saving one of the biggest shocks of the night to almost the very end: The Favourite star Olivia Colman upset favorite Glenn Close in the Best Actress category. Less of a shock: Colman gave arguably the best and funniest speech of the night, opening with “It’s genuinely quite stressful” and ending by simply exclaiming, “Lady Gaga!”Alfonso Cuarón Continues Hot Streak for Mexican DirectorsAlfonso Cuarón’s win for Best Director means that Mexican directors have won the category five times since 2014: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman and The Revenant, Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, and Cuarón for Gravity and, now, Roma.Green Book (2018) 77% Beats Out Favorite Roma to Win Best PictureIf the Best Actress win was one of the biggest wins of the night, it’s closest competition was in the Best Picture category, where Green Book won ahead of favorite Roma. Some pundits had a feeling this could happen, particularly given the Oscars’ preferential voting system, but it was inconceivable to others that any film could stand in the way of Cuarón s masterpiece. Netflix will have to wait another year, at least, before it can take the top honor.Thumbnail image courtesy Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesWhat were your biggest highlights of the night? Tell us in the comments.
Today s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles like The Eternals, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and Tomb Raider 2.This WEEK S TOP STORYSHAZAM! SEQUEL ALREADY IN THE WORKS (Photo by Warner Bros.)The DC Comics movie Shazam! has only been in theaters for a week, and a sequel is already in development. Shazam! opened much lower ( million domestically) than similar movies like Aquaman (.8 million) and Captain Marvel (3 million), but its 0 million budget was also (presumably) lower than those films. Screenwriter Henry Gayden, who wrote Shazam!, will also return to write its sequel. We don t know the premise of the sequel yet, but the mid-credits tease gave us a clue about the possible villain. One has to guess that the Shazam! sequel will probably also tie in to the long-planned Black Adam movie, and this week, that film s star revealed via an Instagram video that Black Adam will likely start filming sometime in 2020.Fresh Developments1. STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER TRAILER REVELATIONS After months of waiting, we finally learned the title of Star Wars Episode IX via the first teaser trailer, which revealed that the ninth episode s title will be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That last word is a curious choice, given what we seemed to learn at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it s possible that Skywalker in the context of the final installment of the nine-film saga could mean something other than a family name. In the teaser trailer, we see the return of two familiar faces: Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa. Although the teaser trailer appeared on various sources instantaneously, the official location of the reveal was at a panel at this weekend s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, which you can watch here. We also hear the voice of Mark Hamill narrating as Luke Skywalker, and at the end of the teaser, what appears to be this actor s sinister laugh. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for December 20, 2019. You can read our full trailer breakdown here.2. THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PART 1: THE ETERNALS, BLACK WIDOW, SHANG-CHI (Photo by Marvel Studios)As often happens nowadays, there were several stories this week related to Marvel movies, but in the interest of saving time, we re going to bundle together into just two Weekly Ketchup entries. Let s start with next year s The Eternals, for which Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, HBO s Silicon Valley) is now in talks for a role. We don t have any idea what character Nanjiani might play, except that he s the second name attached to The Eternals, after Angelina Jolie from a few weeks back. The other movie that Marvel Studios is filming this year is Scarlett Johansson s Black Widow solo movie, and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid s Tale) is now in talks for an unknown role. Fagbenle is the fourth new actor in talks for Black Widow after Florence Pugh, David Harbour (Hellboy), and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite). There was also news this week of a deal between Marvel Studios and the government of Australia for a subsidy for the filming of an upcoming movie, which people are speculating will be Shang-Chi (AKA Master of Kung-Fu).3. THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PART 2: FIVE YEAR PLAN POST-AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Photo by Marvel Studios)We know that Black Widow and The Eternals are the next two films Marvel Studios is shooting, and that they are also developing films for Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel, as well as the sequels Black Panther 2, Doctor Strange 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (plus, presumably, Captain Marvel will probably get a sequel too). That, however, is only eight films, and this week we learned that Kevin Feige is saying that they have a five-year plan, which, given Marvel s recent three-movies-a-year schedule, means they re going to come up a bit short. It s possible that Marvel Studios is including their recent acquisition of Deadpool, Fantastic Four, and X-Men from Fox, but Feige seems to be saying that the five-year plan comes first. We also probably won t get official announcements of this plan until after this summer s Spider-Man: Far from Home. In the meantime, we also learned this week of Jeremy Renner starring in a Hawkeye series for the Disney+ app, plus confirmation of the Disney+ shows WandaVision, Loki, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and the animated What If? You can read about all of the Disney+ updates in our roundup here.4. OSCAR-WINNING BLACK PANTHER COSTUMER TAPPED FOR COMING TO AMERICA 2(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Marvel s Black Panther won three Academy Awards this year for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design. That last Oscar went to Ruth E. Carter, whose film work has also included Amistad, Selma, and several of Spike Lee s joints, including Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X. On Black Panther, Carter adapted the comic book costumes of the royalty of Wakanda, the citizens of Wakanda, and the related tribal leaders, and now she s going to give us the attire of another fictional African nation. Ruth E. Carter will be the costume designer of the long-awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy s Coming to America, which is scheduled for August 7, 2020, the week after Sony/Marvel s vampire movie Morbius, starring Jared Leto.5. CAMILA CABELLO TO STAR IN JAMES CORDEN S TAKE ON CINDERELLA (Photo by Steve Mack/Everett Collection)It was just four years ago that Disney released their live action remake of their classic animated film Cinderella. This week we learned that Sony Pictures is now developing their own take on the tale that is based on a story idea from late night host James Corden. The star of Sony s Cinderella will be singer-songwriter Camila Cabello, who will also be involved with the film s music (and the movie will be more of a musical than Disney s 2015 version). Sony s Cinderella musical will be written and directed by Kay Cannon, who made her feature film debut last year with Blockers (Certified Fresh at 84%).6. DAVE BAUTISTA JOINS ZACK SNYDER S ZOMBIE MOVIE ARMY OF THE DEAD (Photo by JA/Everett Collection)Dwayne Johnson is still the busiest wrester-turned-actor right now, but Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is getting close. In addition to his likely appearance in Avengers: Endgame, Bautista will also star in Stuber (7/12/2019), My Spy (TBA 2019), Escape Plan: The Extractors (TBA 2019/2020), and as Glossu Rabban in the Dune remake (11/20/2020). In addition to those five films, Bautista signed on to two more this week. The first one we heard about this week was Army of the Dead, the zombie heist movie that Zack Snyder will be directing for Netflix. Although Snyder did earn a Certified Fresh 75% for his previous zombie movie, Dawn of the Dead, his last four movies have all received Rotten Tomatometer scores. Meanwhile, Bautista is also attached to star in an action/thriller called Killer s Game for STXfilms and D.J. Caruso, who is likewise coming off a five-film Rotten Tomatometer streak.Rotten Ideas3. KEN JEONG TO VOICE DYNOMUTT IN SCOOB (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)A few weeks ago, we learned that the beloved animated character Captain Caveman will be making his feature film debut next year in Scoob (5/15/2020). Tracy Morgan will be voicing Captain Caveman, and the main Mystery Inc. gang will be voiced by Zac Efron (Fred), Amanda Seyfried (Daphne), Gina Rodriguez (Velma), Will Forte (Shaggy), and Frank Welker (Scooby). This week, we learned that Captain Caveman won t be the only classic 1970s character making his debut in Scoob, as Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Crazy Rich Asians) will be voicing Dynomutt, the co-star of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour from 1976 to 1977. Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) has also joined the voice cast as Dee Dee Skyes, one of Captain Caveman s Teen Angels, who were basically a Saturday morning cartoon spoof of the popular Charlie s Angels primetime series.2. TOMB RAIDER GETTING A SEQUEL AFTER ALL (Photo by Warner Bros.)When the Tomb Raider reboot opened in second place last year under the box office juggernaut that was Black Panther, many pundits probably presumed that the would-be franchise for Tomb Raider would be a non-starter. And critically, like most video game adaptations, the Alicia Vikander version of Tomb Raider also received a Rotten Tomatometer score of 52%. As it turns out, neither of those details is holding back Lara Croft s cinematic future, as MGM is now developing a sequel. Possibly hoping to increase the chances of a Fresh score, MGM has hired screenwriter Amy Jump, whose Tomatometer is mostly Certified Fresh, with her one Rotten score for High-Rise being just one point off at 59%. But considering the history of video game adaptations and the lackluster first film, the Tomb Raider sequel will have a pretty steep hill to climb.1. TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE, SUMMER LOVING SOUNDS LIKE A DRAG (Photo by Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)By 1978 standards, Grease was a fun, nostalgic musical and a favorite for two different generations. By other standards, the lyrics of some of the songs (like, say, Greased Lightning ) have not aged well at all. One such example is Summer Nights, the lyrics of which include what seem like references to attempted sexual assault (or at least a tell me more inquiry about one). So, obviously, a major movie studio would never consider developing a Grease prequel in 2019 called Summer Loving, right? Of course they would, and they are. Frequent Tim Burton collaborator John August has been hired by Paramount Pictures to work on the prequel, which will show how greaser Danny Zuko first met Australian exchange student Sandy Olsson on the beach during summer vacation. John August s next film will be next month s Aladdin (5/24/2019), and he also worked on Guillermo del Toro s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (8/9/2019).Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Marvel released a TV spot for Captain Marvel during the Grammys on Sunday night and though we didn t spy much in way of new footage with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), we are now able to grasp a bit more on the tone and tenor of the character s defiance. The Ready trailer intermixes echoes of the tagline, Higher. Further. Faster. with male voices imposing limitations: They ll never let you fly, This isn t a game of little girls, and Give it up. In the trailer, our heroine battles back in every way imaginable, fists clenched every time she s knocked down, and ends with her spouting a final rebuke, I m kinda done with you telling me what I can t do. A mic-drop moment, to be sure.When we spoke to Larson on set, she clued us in to the fact this would be an in-your-face girl power movie, which was always Marvel s intention. “I had a meeting with Marvel. They wanted to make a big feminist movie. It was at that moment that the Oscar-winning actress knew she couldn t turn it down, adding, It’s kind of everything that I’ve wanted. Alongside Carol in her journey on earth is Maria Rambeau, an Air Force pilot and the mother of Monica Rambeau, who, let s just say, is a major figure in the Captain Marvel canon. Played by Lashana Lynch (who some may remember from the short-lived ABC Romeo and Juliet continuation Still-Star Crossed), Maria is Carol s best friend. Here s our chat with Lynch on the set of Captain Marvel, where she told us about her relationship with Brie, 90s nostalgia, and why Maria s everywoman status is what makes her great. Where does her character fit in the story?(Photo by Marvel Studios) We are going from the beginning. We’re going from before Carol Danvers got her powers. We have us being set in the mid- 90s, which are nice because we have lots of flashbacks, memories that we all know and love, and wish we were still in, personally, especially the music. Carol Danvers [and I] are Air Force pilots. You catch a lot of us being the strong, driven, bold females in the workplace, in a male-oriented environment. It’s nice to see flashbacks and see how women can burst through that environment and still hold their own not having to have a man telling them what to do, tell where to stand, tell them how to look, not to be glamourous at work, not having to wear heels and the pencil skirt, and be on their Ps and Qs. Just being a complete badass going to work. We just wanna rule the world and feel fly doing it, and I feel that’s what my character does, as well as being a mom. What was her preparation for the role? My first film was a film called Fast Girls, where I had to play an Olympian and a hurdler. From that, I’ve changed my diet and changed my perspective on athletes, and how they approach their work, physically. Food and fitness literally go hand in hand. For Captain Marvel, we do a hundred squats a day, or three hundred abs a day. I’m trying to see if life is still existing whilst doing these abs. Being a fighter pilot is enough to set the bar high. Being a female fighter pilot is more than just being strong and being able to do a good job. It’s a whole life. It means moving around a lot; it means training with only men, especially in the 80s. It means pulling Gs. Like, your eyeballs are in your skull. It’s [a] whole thing. What s in store for Monica (her daughter) in the MCU? At the present time, she’s 11. Most of the time, she’s 11, so I honestly don’t know. I feel like there’s, there’s always some things in the works when it comes to the MCU, and there’s always things changing. They go by the comics, but they also switch things up sometimes to keep us on our toes, to keep us excited, and as a Marvel fan, I’m always excited why they didn’t go by the comics with that particular detail, and then how it unravels down the line. Carol and Maria s Relationship(Photo by Marvel Studios) They are best friends in the beginning, absolute best friends. They were in and out of each other’s houses; Carol was very close with Monica. She almost, I would say, helped raise her. I’m a single mother, and she was just in her house a lot. What happens to Maria when Carol gets her powers? When Carol gets her powers, it’s kind of like she doesn t have a friend anymore. It’s hard for her to deal with that, being a single mom and being left at home to be a different type of superwoman, which she loves and respects. But there is a little bit of something when your friend goes off to do something amazing out of the country. You just wanna be in their space constantly, all the time, and maybe she isn’t there or even in the world anymore, is frightening. She feels abandoned in the most strengthening way, because then it helped her to raise her child in a way that no other person would be able to raise their child. Maria is just a mom and a badass who happens to be a Woman of Color I’m glad. That’s why Marvel is great, because they literally just tell the story, and I’ve worked my whole career to just be able to tell a story. And if I can walk into a room and get a job, and have the casting director not care about or even mention [my race], and still [give] me the job, then I feel like I’ve already won. So we don’t talk about it. Her long journey to join the MCU I’ve been a Marvel fan for 10 years, but I’ve been aiming to be in a Marvel film for two years. And when I say aiming, I mean, like, every single time there’s an audition, I’m like, I’ve gotta get in the room. I [was] in London; they’re trying to send tapes to L.A., which is a whole other crazy thing, as well, because every single film is individual and amazing. I’m playing a new character. It started with Black Panther. I looked too young for one and too old for the other, and that didn’t happen. But I’m really happy Letitia Wright got it. She is bombastic, and a fellow Brit. With this, I went in not knowing what it was. It went in not knowing who it was, if it was one line or a lead character. Nothing. Her relationship with Brie(Photo by Marvel Studios) Brie’s been incredible from the jump, literally from the test with her. The reading with her was amazing. She was very giving and very supportive, and any actor reading with another actor just knows that it’s nerve-wracking, and you just wanna do a good job. And then [after] the table read, we had a lot of conversations about making sure that the female is the center. The female gets to be a female instead of an accessory. I don’t want any female to feel like they’re sidetracked by a man’s journey. She was really vocal about just telling the truth through our stories and being and being bold, and I realized through that, Marvel can be collaborative in this process. And every actor that’s gotten on board that had an idea. It starts as one thing, and every single day, the characters build into something else that makes you feel like you are really a part of this world, which is quite exciting for me. How will her character deal with all the Alien weirdness? She weirdly gets used to it. I think being a fighter pilot, you are exposed to so much weirdness, like pulling Gs casually. She is prepared for any eventuality. It’s nice that she has that background to face these weird creatures. She’s not scared. She’s not scared at all. Neither is Monica. She’s definitely here for taking in the experience and contributing her expertise to these situations instead of using it as a way to kind of retreat out of it. There are little touches of the 90s everywhere(We notice Maria s throwback 90 s Necklace ) The necklace says Monica. That was my idea. It says Monica because it’s the 90s, [and] I am here for that. Captain Marvel opens everywhere March 8.
This month, Netflix and Dreamworks are releasing the third season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, an animated spin-off of the popular Jurassic Park franchise that focuses on a group of kids trying to survive in Isla Nublar. And in April, the fourth season of Fast Furious Spy Racers premiered on Netflix — another show that took a huge live-action franchise and made it more accessible for younger audiences.This is not unlike a trend in the ’80s and ’90s that saw all kinds of live-action franchises turned into kid-friendly cartoons, no matter how not-for-kids the movies were. Everything from RoboCop to Godzilla were turned into a toy-churning machine that entertained, and baffled, kids on Saturday mornings. To celebrate the release of the new season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, grab your favorite cereal because we re looking at the weirdest animated spin-offs of blockbuster franchises originally aimed at adults.Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: Though no Godzilla movie has been rated R, the films still feature a story about a giant monster rampaging through the city and sensationalize the horrors of nuclear power. The much-maligned 1998 film unleashed a giant monster (which basically treated Godzilla like a dinosaur) on the Big Apple and caused all kinds of chaos. This year’s Godzilla vs. Kong scored better on the Tomatometer but is still rated PG-13.What the Cartoon Changed: For many ’90s kids, this was their definitive Godzilla story. It helped that the cartoon actually had its titular monster go up against other amazing monsters, from mutated animals to mythological beings like Quetzalcoatl and the Loch Ness monster. Though not really a violent show, there was a lot of cool monster action, creature designs, and even homages to horror films like The Thing.Rambo: The Force of Freedom (1986)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: An R-rated franchise about a Vietnam war veteran suffering from PTSD who kills, maims, and otherwise obliterates dozens of people wherever he goes, Rambo is a franchise that doesn t really scream Saturday morning cartoon. And yet, a 65-episode show graced our screens in the ’80s.What the Cartoon Changed: Well, to the surprise of no one, Rambo: The Force of Freedom ( The Animated Series ) severely toned down the violence from the original movies. Rather than being dropped into a war zone or sieging a small town while struggling with his PTSD, this Rambo leads a team of heroes from around the world to fight an evil organization called S.A.V.A.G.E. This is basically G.I. Joe but with more muscular men. Rambo never mentions the Vietnam war, nor does he ever kill anyone, but he certainly does take the time to teach kids about morality, doing the right thing, and even the environment. He even dressed up as Santa Claus at one point!Police Academy: The Animated Series (1988-1989)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: Though later films would tone down enough to get even a PG rating, the franchise started life as an R-rated comedy with everything from foul language, to nudity. The franchise is known for its low-brow humor, sexual innuendo, and physical comedy. Still, that didn t stop it from becoming a cartoon made by Warner Bros. that lasted two seasons and 65 episodes.What the Cartoon Changed: Taking place between the fourth and fifth films in the franchise, the cartoon focuses on the cast getting into trouble, some slapstick comedy ensues, and the mismatched group of cops learning to be a team and solve crimes ends up saving the day. Some episodes start featuring a recurring villain in the form of a crime boss nicknamed Kingpin, whose stature and intelligence really resembles that of the Marvel villain of the same name.Beetlejuice (1989-1991)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: Out of the films in this list, Beetlejuice is the only one rated PG, but that doesn t mean it was kid-friendly. After all, there is a lot of talk about suicide, and the eponymous Beetlejuice is a depraved and devious poltergeist who tries to force a teenage girl to marry him.What the Cartoon Changed: The ABC animated show brings back Tim Burton to executive produce, and only loosely adapts the movie into a long-form series. The scares and gore are gone, as is the sexual innuendo. Instead, the show turns Beetlejuice into a lovable goofball who goes on journeys with his friend Lydia across the Neitherworld. Beetlejuice usually tries to scam the residents of this afterlife realm, and the duo goes on adventures with monsters, ghouls, and other creatures. The show was praised for its mix of traditional 2D animation along with CGI, and it won an Emmy for best animated show.RoboCop (1988)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: Alongside Rambo, this is arguably the weirdest film to have been adapted into a kids cartoon, but like most Paul Verhoeven films, RoboCop got severely misinterpreted and turned into a franchise that glorified what the first film criticized (as we ll see later). A film that barely avoided an X rating because the titular character constantly blows heads and genitals off feels very much unsuited for a Saturday morning cartoon, but that didn t stop Marvel from producing one anyway.What the Cartoon Changed: Rather than a scathing indictment of capitalism and militarization of the police, RoboCop is also turned into a superhero who fights everything from polluters to a KKK-like gang. At one point, RoboCop even plays a part in Middle East peace processes. Of course, the character doesn t kill anyone, with his deadly weapons turned into non-lethal lasers that later are added to the main live-action franchise.Conan the Adventurer (1992-1993)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: In case it hasn t been clear so far, most of these cartoons were adapted from popular live-action movies that had a lot of merchandising potential, they just needed a way to market directly to kids, even if they could not watch the original film. Even if a kid was not allowed to watch Conan the Barbarian crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and hear the lamentation of the women, they might still want a muscular Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure that brandishes Conan s cool sword.What the Cartoon Changed: Rather than a child slave, Conan is — you guessed it — kind of a superhero now. Like in the film, he s on a quest for vengeance against a villain, but this time he embarks on the journey with more naïveté and sensibility than the film suggested. He does not rip a vulture s throat out with his teeth, he s more like He-Man, honorable and with a strong sense of morality. Despite this, the cartoon stayed strangely accurate to the original works of author Robert E. Howard.Toxic Crusaders (1991)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: The Toxic Avenger is an early attempt at a superhero comedy. The story of a man who is dumped into a vat of toxic waste and becomes a hideously disfigured monster with superpowers, the film is hyper violent, full of sexual references, and incredibly gory.What the Cartoon Changed: Toxic Crusaders takes a cue from other environmentally conscious cartoons of the time like Captain Planet and Swamp Thing and focuses squarely on the toxic waste part of the Toxic Avenger. Now part of a superhero team, the Crusaders combat pollution and a lot of aliens.Little Shop (1991)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: Whether you enjoy the original Roger Corman film or the Frank Oz–directed musical from the 80s, Little Shop of Horrors has something for everyone — except children. The film versions are full of sexual innuendo as well as a ton of darkly comedic murders, which the musical takes a step further by having the man-eating plants conquer the entire world and eat everyone.What the Cartoon Changed: The early ’90s saw a lot of films turned into short-lived animated shows, especially those with environmentalist messages. Little Shop takes Audrey II and turns the man-eating plant into the prankster and hip rapper, Junior, who gets into all sorts of whimsical trouble with its friend, the de-aged Seymour. The plant can still hypnotize, but rather than hypnotize people, Junior can control other plants to aid in mischief. There are still a lot of musical numbers, but they are paired with moral lessons.Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999-2000)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: Though not as hyper-violent as RoboCop, this is another franchise Paul Verhoeven touched that got its political aspect diluted with the years. The original Starship Troopers film was a poignant sci-fi satire about fascism and military-led nationalism. There is a ton of graphic violence involving soldie
With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker touted as the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, it has more to do than typical trilogy-wrapping films like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Matrix Revolutions, or, indeed, Return of the Jedi. It is designed to be the culmination of a nine-part saga told across 40+ years and has a lot to accomplish in less than 180 minutes. Even LOTR author J.R.R. Tolkien would sweat at this writing prompt.Nonetheless, there are questions the film definitely needs to answer, even if only in a glib way, before the curtain falls on the Skywalkers and their role in galactic affairs. The following are the 10 questions we think the The Rise of Skywalker must answer.Who Are Rey’s Parents?(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)We’ll be honest, we really like the idea that Rey (Daisy Ridley) comes from nowhere. The Star Wars galaxy gets a little too small sometimes and you need an outlier to shake things up. That was the solution seemingly given to us by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it is perfectly satisfactory. Unless, of course, you consider the way Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams set up the issue of her parents in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It requires some sort of resolution, even if it s just an independent confirmation that her parents were, in fact, dirt farmers who sold her to Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg) for beer money.Did Palpatine Will Anakin Into Existence?(Photo by TM and ©copyright Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved courtesy Everett Collection)In one of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’s best scenes, Sheev Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) suggests to the audience that he learned a way to force the midichlorians to create life. By implication, he is Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) father. Well, from a certain point of view, anyway. Was he really that skilled in Sith powers? Or was it all a happy accident he used to his advantage? Considering Anakin was central to his scheme, greater clarity about his birth may be in the offing. Granted, answering this question means confronting the existence of midichlorians, something a lot of Star Wars fans would rather avoid.Who are Finn’s Kin?(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)Perhaps more interesting than Rey’s parents is the lost heritage of former First Order stormtrooper FN-2187 (John Boyega), A.K.A. Finn. Press-ganged into service as a child, there is a lot of unacknowledged terror in Finn’s past, but there’s also a lost world he might call home and a family he has never known. Considering The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi saw him running from things, maybe The Rise of Skywalker will offer him the chance to run toward something – the kin the First Order stole from him. And like our preferred answer for Rey s ancestry, we d like Finn to derive from a world and bloodline heretofore unseen.Was This Palpatine’s Plan All Along?As Emperor, Palpatine reached his zenith with the completion of the first Death Star, even if that apex of power was short lived. But even into his arrival in the Endor system during Return of the Jedi, he believed everything was proceeding as he had foreseen. We’re disinclined to believe his powers of prognostication were that absolute. For one thing: would he really allow himself to appear defeated for 30 years and allow a New Republic to establish itself? One imagines he will have the chance to explain his long absence in The Rise of Skywalker, and the true shape of his plan is something he might finally reveal.Will Leia Survive?(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)Because of Carrie Fisher’s untimely death in 2016, this question is more of a minefield than it would otherwise be. Had she lived, Episode IX was to be her movie, much the same way The Force Awakens was Han s (Harrison Ford) film and The Last Jedi was about Luke (Mark Hamill). And in that paradigm, we would expect her to sacrifice herself for the good of the next generation like her brother and her child’s father. But now, it’s all different. There are pros and cons to both killing Leia off and letting her survive into the last iris-out. Hopefully, it will be satisfying either way.Can The Republic Ever Be Restored?(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)This is one of the bigger-level questions Star Wars movies may not be equipped to answer. The sequels showed us a Republic so corrupt that Palpatine could use a meaningless trade dispute to slip into power. The sequel trilogy has revealed a New Republic so tolerant of wannabe Imperials that it led to the Republic s destruction. Both were wiped away by more aggressive forces. Can the Resistance prove to be better at restoring government than the Rebel Alliance? This may be a question for tie-in novels after the film’s release, but it has to give us some inkling Poe (Oscar Isaac), Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), and the others can do better.What The Poodoo Was The Real Prophecy?(Photo by TM and ©copyright Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved courtesy Everett Collection)In our recent rewatch of the prequels, we were struck by how ill-defined the prophecy really is. When it is confronted directly, we’re only told a chosen one will emerge to bring balance to the Force but the actual wording of this prophecy is nowhere to be found in the films. Now, there is something poetic about the Jedi failing to see it as a warning, but it is never framed as such in Episodes I-III. Was it a textual hand grenade left in the Jedi library by an older Sith Lord, or was it something Palpatine himself planted? He was fond of using the truth as a weapon and skilled at obscuring his presence from the Jedi.Who Was Snoke?(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)The two halves of his corpse may still be rotting aboard his broken and abandoned Star Destroyer, but Snoke’s (Andy Serkis) identity finally matters now that Palpatine is back in the picture. Was he the last surviving Inquisitor? A cover identity for the disembodied Palpatine? Or just a hapless Force-sensitive seduced by the Dark Side? Like some of the other questions we need answered, this one just needs a brief word from Darth Sidious about his role in the formation of the First Order, but even in that brevity, he needs to slot into place.Are The Jedi Worth Saving?(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)This is another philosophical question the movie may not have the bandwidth to address, but considering the scenes of Rey training in the Jedi arts featured in trailers and commercials, we have to ask if the Jedi are worth saving. True, The Last Jedi ultimately makes a case for their restoration, but it was the rigidity of their philosophy that led the galaxy to Sith rule. Players of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games will recognize this question, as it lurks at the heart of its narrative, but it also seems to matter here, as Rey holds the future of Force-wielding in the Galaxy. Like the others in the Resistance, can she do better?Outside of the film, there are big financial reasons for the Jedi to be restored past the Skywalker Saga at least a few people have not made their own saber at Star Wars: Galaxy s Edge but the soul of the order is as important to the overall saga as Anakin s soul. And for that reason, Rey must make a definitive choice.When Will We See Episode X?(Photo by TM and ©copyright Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved courtesy Everett Collection)Long, long ago, Star Wars creator George Lucas let slip an initial plan for the series to be 12 parts. At the time, it was envisioned as more of a James Bond-style serial with fewer overarching plots. When the ongoing plot became important, he revised this number to nine (and then to six during the prequel era). We fully expect this original plan to be Lucasfilm’s excuse when Episodes X-XII inevitably happen. But how long will we have to wait? It’s a question The Rise of Skywalker can actually answer if it gives the audiences an authentic and complete ending.And the chances of that happening are about as good as Palpatine meeting his true, final fate.Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens on December 20.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
mation: The medium has long opened eyes to whole new worlds, like Disney s underseen Treasure Planet. Or the trippy French classic Fantastic Planet. And even the full-length Daft Punk cosmic fantasy Interstella 5555, produced by Leiji Matsumoto, godfather of the animated space opera. His epic movies like Arcadia of My Youth and the two Galaxy Express films don t have Tomatometers so we didn t include them, but they re currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
亚博投注官网 Movement on the She-Hulk front gives Marvel fans another hero to look forward to, big changes are ahead for CBS All Access and DC Universe, Starz doubles-down on 50 Cent, and more of the week s top news, trailers, and other TV and streaming developments.TOP STORYThe Orphan Black Star Lined Up to Star as the Marvel Attorney/Superheroine (Photo by Marvel Comics; Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)The MCU’s TV wing just got a little more badass: Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has been tapped by Marvel to star in its Disney+ She-Hulk series, playing the leading lady who snagged super powers after sharing some of cousin Bruce Banner’s — a.k.a. The Hulk’s — blood.She-Hulk is attorney Jennifer Walters in her regular life, but she grows green and large and super strong and powerful as She-Hulk. She-Hulk, unlike Bruce, usually maintains her personality and intelligence when she Hulks out. The character was set to be featured in a live-action movie played by Brigitte Nielsen in the 1990s, but the film was never made.In addition to Maslany’s casting, which was first reported by Deadline, Kat Corio, who has directed episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Modern Family, and Dead to Me, was announced as the director of the She-Hulk pilot and several additional eps, as well as an executive producer on the series, which will be under the showrunner leadership of Rick and Morty Emmy winner Jessica Gao.Maslany, an Emmy winner for Orphan Black, most recently starred with Matthew Rhys in HBO’s Perry Mason remake.CBS All Access To Become Paramount+ and Making an Offer We Can’t Refuse with New Godfather Making-Of Series(Photo by Paramount Pictures)Goodbye, CBS All Access, hello Paramount+ and some new programming to be excited about. The Viacom-owned streaming service that is currently home to all things new in the Star Trek series world will revamp and rename itself Paramount+ early in 2021, and will add a lineup of additional series that, like Trek, will be new versions of old favorites.The service, which will offer TV programming from Viacom networks like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and Nickelodeon, as well as movies, is combining both genres for The Offer, a 10-episode limited TV series from writer and executive producer Michael Tolkin about Al Ruddy’s experience producing The Godfather. Ruddy won the Best Picture Oscar for The Godfather, and was presented with the statue by Clint Wastwood. He later shared his second Best Picture Oscar with Eastwood (and Tom Rosenberg) for the Eastwood-directed and starring drama Million Dollar Baby.Also in the lineup for Paramount+, which will boast more than 30,000 TV episodes and movies:• A revival of Mara Brock Akil’s The Game, the 2006-15 CW and BET sitcom now streaming on Netflix• The Real Criminal Minds, a true crime docuseries based on the CBS procedural• A reboot of the classic VH1 musical biography series Behind the Music that will now focus on the top 40 artists of the last 40 years• Lioness, a new spy drama from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan, about a Marine who is tasked with befriending the daughter of a terrorist to help destroy the criminal organization• The SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off Kamp KoralParamount+ will also be the home of continuing CBS All Access original series like The Good Fight, The Twilight Zone, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. DC Universe To Evolve into Digital Comic Book Subscription Service(Photo by DC Universe)As HBO Max takes over streaming DC premium video content, including classics and originals, the DC Universe will evolve into DC Universe Infinite, a digital comic book subscription service scheduled for a January 21 relaunch. Subscribers to the service will get digital-first comics, exclusive access to DC fan events, as well as recently released comics six months after the physical versions hit store shelves.Along with the news, HBO Max announced it has ordered a third season of Warner Bros. Animation’s critically acclaimed DC Universe adult animated comedy series Harley Quinn, starring Kaley Cuoco.Power Producer and Star 50 Cent Developing More Starz Dramas, Including One About 50 Cent(Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)Starz might want to consider renaming itself The 50 Cent Network, because the rapper, producer, and star of the cable network’s hit drama Power (which has already launched a spin-off and has three more in the works) is loading another pair of dramas into the Starz development lineup.50 Cent’s G-Unit Film and Television company is developing a series about a female sports agent, based on real-life agent and attorney Nicole Lynn (who will be an executive producer on the series). The project is from writer Tash Grey, who is also writing Power Book III: Raising Kanan, the upcoming second Power spin-off, a prequel that will focus on the character played by 50 Cent.50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) is also developing an anthology series about hip hop, Moment in Time: The Massacre, with plans for the first season of the show to revolve around Jackson’s feud with fellow musician The Game, which included a murder-for-hire plot and music executive Jimmy Rosemond going to prison for life. The series will be written and produced by Abdul Williams, writer and producer of BET’s fantastic The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story miniseries.And Jackson is an executive producer on the first Power spin-off, Power Book II: Ghost, which debuted on Starz on September 6. Picking up right after the series finale of Power, the sequel is already a big hit for Starz. New subscriptions rose 42 percent in the week after the premiere of the series – created by Courtney A. Kemp – and viewership was up 36 percent versus the season premiere of the final season of Power.
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