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Pom Klementieff is probably best known as Guardian of the Galaxy Mantis from the MCU, but it looks like she’ll be joining another big box office franchise.
Just in, Mission Impossible director Chris McQuarrie has confirmed Klementieff’s casting via this Twitter post:
.@PomKlementieff, How do you spell femme fatale? #MI78 pic.twitter.com/OYnPYxGOZM
— Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) November 19, 2019
Klementieff also replied with:
Mischief: Accepted https://t.co/faRvtIL0QQ
— Pom Klementieff (@PomKlementieff) November 19, 2019
We don’t have any details on who Klemtieff is playing yet, but seeing that her character is teased as a femme fatale, we should expect her to be part of some action scenes. While Mantis doesn’t really get to do much fighting in the Guardians films, Klementieff did play a virtual fighter in the Striking Vipers episode of Black Mirror. Knowing how action-heavy these MI movies can get, we can only expect Klementieff to up the ante when it comes to the fight scenes.
Again, this is just my speculation based on the tweet. I would love for her to be a supporting character or a tech specialist in the same vein as Simon Pegg’s character.
Besides Klementieff, the film has also cast co-Marvel star Hayley Atwell in the film. We don’t really know anything about her character as well, but I’m sure the movie would want to give Ethan Hunt someone else to pair up with, seeing as he’s finally let go of his wife in the last movie.
For now, Mission Impossible 7 is set for a 2021 release with the 8th film set to come out in 2022.
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While the Avengers films only treated the romance between Wanda and Vision as a footnote, the two will actually make the spotlight in Disney+’s upcoming WandaVision series. The show promises to be a bizarre dive into Wanda’s powers, and rumor has it that they will have children on the show.
This comes from MCU Cosmic that reports that the show has already cast infants to play twins , and now they have twin eight-year-old boys cast to play characters codenamed Adam and Timmy. It’s said that the twins will gradually grow throughout the show, being infants during the 50s sitcom setting, children in the 70s/80s backdrop, then teenagers in a modern comedy format.
In the comics, Wanda and Vision couldn’t conceive properly since Vision was an android, so Wanda got kids through magic. Their sons in the comics are named Thomas and William, and they both grow up to be members of the Young Avengers, Speed and Wiccan.
We don’t know what to expect with WandaVision yet, but I’m ready for a trippy reality-altering show that’s a step above Doctor Strange. After all, Scarlet Witch is known to be one of the most powerful mutants, and so far the films have just delegated her into moving things with her mind. I would love to see her go absolutely nuts for the show. It’s likely this will also lead into her partnership with Strange in the upcoming sequel, Multiverse of Madness.
For now, WandaVision is set to come out in the spring of 2021.
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We’re getting a lot of great Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reveals today. Besides the new stills and poster, we also have a new TV spot that gives us a lot of great footage.
While we’ve already seen C-3PO do his “one last look” line in the final trailer, we have the resurgence of Vader’s burnt mask from The Force Awakens. We never really got to see it return in The Last Jedi, and the shot in the spot kind of confirms that this is what Kylo and Rey destroy together.
We also have shots of the First Order troopers in landspeeders, and a shot of Rey brandishing her lightsaber on what looks to be the planet Kijimi. The “money shot”, however, is Rey jumping from a Star Destroyer into the Falcon, with Kylo using the Force to hold himself down while troopers around him are blasted off the ground.
I have to say, Lucasfilm is trying really hard to market this film without giving anything away. They’ve always been secretive when it comes to these movies, so it’s definitely tricky to get everyone excited about a film that they can know very little about. Hopefully, this will be all worth it in the end. I’m sure fans (and most likely everyone else involved) will love not having the spoiler cap on and just going wild online talking about the movie.
Catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it hits theaters Dec. 20.
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While Paramount Pictures was able to save the Sonic the Hedgehog film after all the fan backlash, it looks like Universal has nothing to do but double down on their upcoming Cats movie. The film has just dropped a new trailer, and it pretty much feels like the first one.
Probably the newest thing about the trailer is the clip of Idris Elba without the coat, with a full-on cat body. While some people may think that it looks weird, I think the CGI is fantastic; look at the way Elba’s fur shines in the light like an actual cat.
While a lot of people were expecting elaborate costumes like the Broadway play, I think director Tom Hooper was trying to be ambitious, bringing us these anthropomorphic cat people in a way that only a movie can. While the film definitely has its haters, I think it’s cool how the movie was able to make the actors feel like actual cats when they moved on the screen.
Speaking of movement, the choreography also looks to be a major draw for the film. Admittedly, the story of Cats is kind of weird to me, but the music continues to have its level of prestige in pop culture. Add to that some amazing dance choreography, and we could have an interesting musical in our hands.
If anything, I’m just trying to approach the movie in a more optimistic lens. I mean, who wants films to be bad?
Catch Cats when it hits theaters Dec.20.
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Poe Dameron may have lost his black X-Wing in The Last Jedi, but The Rise of Skywalker has given him a new X-Wing with BB-8’s orange and white colors. We haven’t seen the ship in the trailers yet, but we do have a new Dolby Cinema exclusive poster pits Poe against the entire Sith Fleet.
Check it out:
I say Sith Fleet because these look to be Original Trilogy era Star Destroyers; the big difference is that they have the red flare on them—all of the ships, by the looks of it.
We don’t have any official description of the Sith Fleet, but rumors suggest that this was a secret army that Palpatine had built while he was still the Emperor. It’s said that Kylo will try to harness the fleet’s power himself, but instead ends up opening a Pandora’s Box, and he now has to team up with Rey to take down a revived Emperor.
Personally I would love a story that no one is able to predict, but with the film supposedly ending a story that spanned 8 films, this kind of callback seems pretty plausible. How funny would it be if Palpatine dies in the first half of the film, and the Sith Fleet was just a small threat? That would probably be devastating to a lot of fans.
Catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it hits theaters Dec. 20.
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There was a lot of love for #ReleaseTheSnyderCut last weekend, and though most of the main stars of Justice League have come out to show their support, Henry Cavill was oddly quiet about it on social media. What’s interesting is, he just did an interview talking about Justice League, and confirms that he hasn’t left the role of Superman.
Talking to Men’s Health, Cavill says, “The cape is in the closet… It’s still mine.” He goes on to say, “I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on… I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”
This should come as good news for fans, seeing that a lot of outlets have said that Cavill has left the role for good. With Cavill onboard, and the rest of the other League members still very supportive of Snyder’s vision, I’m crossing my fingers that Ben Affleck decides to come back for Batman. I mean, I’m all up for Robert Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight, but with that taking place in an alternate timeline, I would love for the DCEU’s Batman to stick around.
We don’t know when the next Superman film will come out, but you can catch Cavill in The Witcher which hits Netflix on Dec. 20.
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The last episode of Watchmen has given us a full backstory for Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson), and it’s been revealed that he’s one of the victims of trauma from Adrian Veidt’s Giant Squid attack. We get to see his “Squid Shelter” in the episode, and apparently there are a lot of details missed in the bunker that aren’t evident on the show. Thanks to HBO, we have a new sneak peek, and a better look at LG’s shelter.
Check it out:
The bunker is basically a play on the nuclear bomb shelters that people were infamously putting up during the Cold War. With the original comic illustrating the paranoia of the bombs falling, the series has given us another version in which people watch out for the next squid attack.
Probably the most interesting character detail about the bunker is that it doesn’t have any mirrors. If you watch the episode, Looking Glass is all about mirrors, with him being stuck in a hall of mirrors during 11/2 and wearing a mirror for a mask. It’s interesting to think that he relies on people using mirrors, but he himself can’t look at his own reflection. We even watch him retreat to his mirror mask after he gets Angela arrested.
Looking Glass has come out to be one of the fan-favorite characters of the show, and a lot of people can’t wait to see what happens to him before the season ends.
Catch Watchmen Sunday nights on HBO.
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Damon Lindelof has done a fantastic job with HBO’s Watchmen, and the latest episode could be the best one yet. We’ve known for a while that Adrian Veidt has been trapped in some kind of surreal prison, but Lindelof himself has confirmed his location.
Talking to Collider, Lindelof has said that Veidt is trapped on Europa, a moon of Jupiter. He said, “I think that if Adrian Veidt is trying to escape from prison, that’s not a good challenge for him. He’s going to do that very easily — there’s no prison that’s going to hold Adrian Veidt unless that prison is on Europa, a moon of Jupiter. Then it might be a little more challenging. I kind of felt like, if we’re going to lock this guy up somewhere—and by Episode 5 we still don’t know who locked him up and why—it’s gonna have to be quite an overwhelming challenge for him to escape, so that felt like this was a good place to put him and throw away the key.”
Though Lindelof has given us a solid answer on where Veidt is, we still don’t know who trapped him there. A lot of people guess it was Dr. Manhattan who was behind everything, but my money is on Lady Trieu being the mastermind. We know that she can be quite devious based on what we’ve seen of her so far, so I wouldn’t put it past her to try and “punish” Veidt for the events of 11/2.
Watchmen has turned out to be a really great show, and every episode has been a solid entry. Though it gets a lot of hate from the alt-right, I think it’s a faithful follow-up to Alan Moore’s original Watchmen comic; and it manages to be relevant to today’s social climate as well.
For now, all we can really do is keep guessing until the next episode. Catch Watchmen Sunday nights on HBO.
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With Joker having come out, the next DCEU film set for a release is Birds of Prey next year. We don’t know when the next trailer is going to be released, but we do have some new promo material featuring Harley that just came out online.
Check it out:
New Images of Harley Quinn from #BirdsOfPrey (Sent to me from @bestofjurnee ❤️) pic.twitter.com/v14pnQENn6
— Harley Quinn Updates (@HarleyMovieNews) November 18, 2019
More Harley posters for #BirdsOfPrey (sent to me by @bestofjurnee)?♥️ pic.twitter.com/7x6Xm4Co8A
— Harley Quinn Updates (@HarleyMovieNews) November 18, 2019
While the movie does have the main group of the Birds on the title, Harley Quinn has admittedly become the face of the film and all of the promotion material. It’s likely because Harley is the most recognizable character of the group, and the studio is banking on her popularity to sell the film.
If anything, I’m sure the rest of the Birds will get the spotlight after the movie comes out or when the release date draws nearer. Maybe the next trailer can give us a better look at everyone else, now that Harley’s presence has been cemented by the first teaser.
With DC having a solid win with Joker, I’m sure the hype is on for Birds of Prey to keep the ball rolling. After the serious stumble with Justice League, it definitely looks like the DCEU is back on track. Let’s just hope they don’t lose their footing in the next few years.
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord, Black Mask in Gotham City.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is set to come out Feb. 7, 2020.
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Colin Trevorrow was originally set to direct Star Wars Episode IX, but after some disagreements with Lucasfilm (and a bomb in the form of Book of Henry), Trevorrow was removed from the project and hastily replaced with J.J. Abrams. With the film set to come out in a month, it’s been revealed that Trevorrow will still get a credit in the film.
According to Collider, the film credit J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio for the screenplay, but the film has the credit “Story by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow” meaning that some elements of Trevorrow’s version may have indeed made its way to the final movie.
Though Trevorrow had been removed from the project, it would make sense that he would still get credit. Phil Lord and Chris Miller may have been fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story, but the movie still had them credited as executive producers. Another director shake-up had Tony Gilroy take over reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but Gareth Edwards still got solo director credit.
For now, it looks like Lucasfilm has a bit of a problem when it comes to picking out their directors. While they seem to be pleased keeping Rian Johnson onboard, they have just lost Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; at least with that project, D&D left before they could start shooting anything expensive.
If anything, Trevorrow is still on the job being hired to direct Jurassic World 3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes out Dec. 20.
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