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Elizabeth Debicki made her mark in the MCU by playing the Sovereign leader Ayesha, and it looks like she’s going to be starring in the next big film from Hollywood legend Christopher Nolan.
According to Variety, Debicki has been cast as the female lead for Nolan’s upcoming (yet unnamed) movie. She’ll be joining a cast which will be led by both John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight).
The movie is set for a 2020 release and is described to be a “massive, innovative, action blockbuster,” so we should expect something a bit different from Nolan’s latest fares like Interstellar or Dunkirk.
There’s actually speculation going around that Nolan is actually working on the Green Lantern Corps movie. The two male leads could easily be Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart with Debicki playing Star Sapphire a.k.a. Carol Ferris. There’s also word that the movie is looking for an older male co-star and who could that be but Sinestro?
Then again, the movie is set to start production soon and is aiming for a 2020 release date. With a superhero film that is expected to have a lot of CG, they should at least be aiming for a 2021 premiere—not unless Nolan is working on a low-budget, practical GL movie that is.
For now, everyone’s speculation is as good as anyone’s. Personally, I’m just waiting for a project to top Inception which was easily the last cinematic high for Nolan. I mean, Interstellar and Dunkirk were great, but who even talks about those films anymore?
Catch Nolan’s next project when it comes out July 17, 2020.
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It was just recently announced that master director Christopher Nolan would be directing his next movie and it will be set for a release sometime next year. What’s crazy is, some people think it’s actually the Green Lantern Corps movie—and the theory makes a lot of sense.
This comes from The GWW’s Thomas Polito:
Coincidence? I think not! #GreenLanternCorps pic.twitter.com/LgNd0wCprv
— Thomas Polito (@thomasp0003) March 20, 2019
To recap, Nolan’s film will have Robert Pattinson and John David Washington as the leads, and they could very well be playing Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart. The film is also said to be looking for an ‘age-appropriate female lead’ (Star Sapphire) and an older male co-star (Sinestro).
There's also another thing: the movie is being described as a “massive, innovative, action blockbuster,” which could very well describe any upcoming superhero film.
Of course, it’s very likely that this isn’t the Green Lantern movie, but unless we get any official announcements, this is probably my favorite piece of speculation that’s currently online.
As for the factors going against it, you would think that DC would have made an official announcement about the film seeing that it’s one of the biggest heroes (with one of the biggest directors) of DC. Plus, if the movie is going to start production this year, it would need at least an extra year to work in all that superhero CG—unless Nolan is making a low-budget, practically shot Green Lantern movie.
If any case, they could be holding off on the GL news to give focus to Shazam!, but what are the odds?
For now, expect Nolan’s next movie to come out July 17, 2020.
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Game of Thrones is officially ending this April, and this will be the last we see of characters Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, and more. Speaking of Sansa though, actress Sophie Turner has found herself going viral as a short appearance in Madison Square Garden had her chugging down a glass of wine like a champ.
Check her out:
View this post on Instagram Send it for the starks 🐺 @22cory_anderson @barstoolsports @nyrangers A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Mar 19, 2019 at 6:01pm PDT
While Sansa is known to be the timider of characters in the show, Turner is known to have more fun offscreen. She’s also known to be close with co-star Maisie Williams, and you can often catch them fooling around in some videos online.
For now, we don’t know exactly what’s in store for Sansa in Game of Thrones 8. We know that she’s grown from being Ned Stark’s spoiled princess to the Lady of Winterfell over the past seven seasons. Fans are just waiting for sparks to fly once she runs into another queen of the show—Daenerys Targaryen. Will Sansa bend the knee, or will she stand her ground?
Besides Game of Thrones, we’re also set to see Turner star in X-Men: Dark Phoenix which comes out in June. The movie is said to be closing down the main X-Men timeline for Fox, and it’s likely we’re going to see a whole revamp of the universe moving forward with the MCU. One thing’s for sure though, Disney is definitely keeping Ryan Reynolds on as Deadpool. That’s not even up for debate.
Catch Sophie Turner’s last hurrah as Sansa Stark when the final season of Game of Thrones premieres April 14.
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It’s been more than 20 years since we last saw a Bill & Ted movie, but now Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are coming back for Bill & Ted Face the Music. The movie has been long gestating in pre-production, but now we have an announcement video from both the lead stars marking the start of production.
The world is about to get a lot more excellent. Watch this special announcement from your two favorite dudes! 8.21.20 ?⚡️ pic.twitter.com/miOtBhinlC
— Bill & Ted 3 (@BillandTed3) March 20, 2019
The world is about to get a lot more excellent. Watch this special announcement from your two favorite dudes! 8.21.20
As far as the story goes, it’s said that the middle-aged duo will be once again hopping through history to look for the ‘greatest song ever written’ with the hopes that it will restore order to the universe. Bill and Ted’s daughters are said to be coming along for the ride, and we’re expecting to see some historical faces when it comes to music.
While the likes of Beethoven or Mozart are likely historical figures in music, I would love to see some classic rock stars be brought back to screen for the film. I would love to have the Beatles show up or maybe Kurt Cobain. What about Rami Malek reprising his role as Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody?
Personally, my only worry about this film is that it will be coming out a bit too late. If Dumb and Dumber To and Zoolander 2 taught us anything, this movie will have to update its humor for more modern audiences.
Bill and Ted Face the Music on Aug. 21, 2020.
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If you were a kid growing up in the early 2000s, chances are high that you watched Drake & Josh on Nickelodeon; the chances are even higher that you were into the Star Wars prequels. Who’d have thought the two would go hand-in-hand in this clever mash-up from KeenBeen?
Despite having their climactic battle in Revenge of the Sith, Anakin and Obi-Wan have always had this ‘buddy’ dynamic that was evident in the Attack of the Clones as well as the Clone Wars series. Now add all that with the feel-good tunes of the Drake & Josh intro, and you get internet gold.
While Drake & Josh may be long gone, we still have a bright future ahead for Star Wars. The Clone Wars is coming back this year with what looks to be the final season, and a lot of fans are still holding out on that solo Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. Hopefully we get some relevant update come Star Wars Celebration this month.
For now, the biggest project we have down the Star Wars pipeline is Episode IX, and the movie is set to bring the conclusion of the sequel trilogy that started with The Force Awakens back in 2015. We also have Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian which is set to debut alongside Disney’s streaming service; no release date has been set but it’s expected to premiere sometime later this year.
Catch Star Wars Episode IX in theaters Dec. 20.
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When it comes to bringing Spider-Man to the big screen, we have Sam Raimi to thank for his original trilogy of Spidey films. He may have put the character behind him already, but producer Avi Arad is open to having Raimi take on an animated version of the wallcrawler.
Talking to Deadline, Arad leaves this message for Raimi: “I would love to see what kind of animated Spider-Man movie we’d get from Sam Raimi so if he sees this, ‘Call me Sam!'”
With movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introducing us to a whole multiverse of Spider-People, I think a lot of fans would be on board to see what Raimi has to bring to another Spider-story. Sure Spider-Man 4 never got to happen, but what if Raimi could finish that story through the animated medium?
During the early stages of Spider-Verse, it was even said that they were considering that Tobey Maguire plays the role of older Peter Parker, but it was said that it would be too complicated when it came to the continuity. At least the movie was fun enough to have some very clear references to the Raimi films.
For now, Sony is working on multiple Spider-Verse spinoffs including a sequel and an all-woman team-up with Spider-Gwen. We don’t know if Raimi would ever be open to working on an animated movie, but I’m sure a lot of people would want him onboard one way or another.
The next Spider-Man film is Far from Home which is set to come out July 5.
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Remember Aquaman? The nerd who talks to fish? Well, he’s gone from zero to hunky hero. Watch as the pure charisma of Jason Momoa supercharges the character, transforming him into a sexy, undersea Superman who’s super fast, super strong… a lot of the time, and… mostly invulnerable?
Besides Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman came out as one of the biggest films from last year. Now Screen Junkies has released their Honest Trailer take on the film that officially brought the DCEU franchise back from the dead.
Admittedly, the movie isn’t perfect, despite all the praise it got when it came out. Besides the terrible wigs they got for Mera and Atlanna, there was also a lot of inconsistencies when it came to Arthur Curry’s skill set. I also couldn’t unsee it after it was mentioned that the movie has a lot of surprise explosions in it.
Aquaman was such a huge film for the DCEU, and it went to so many places that a lot of people are wondering how a sequel would be a faithful follow-up. Admittedly, director James Wan will be taking his time when it comes to the next movie, seeing as the release for Aquaman 2 has been set for 2022.
For now, DC is at an all-time high with Aquaman, and the pressure is on for Shazam! to deliver another great film. The trailers do look great though, and Zachary Levi is just so fun to watch as a young kid trapped in a superhero’s body.
Catch Shazam! in theaters April 5.
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Zachary Levi had to do some serious bodybuilding after he got cast for the lead role of Shazam!, but as it turns out, the suit still had some major augmentations to make him look more ‘super’ than humanly possible.
Talking to The One Show, Levi confirms when asked if the muscles were real:
“Sure… I have busted my butt. I’ve been in the gym six days a week for a year and a half, and eating tons of chicken and broccoli, supplements and all that… I’ve never been healthier and stronger in my life, but certainly, the suit has some augmentation… my shoulders look like Dwight Howard... I think that’s partly because they wanted to make sure that it was somewhat a manifestation of the imagination of a kid as a kid would believe they’d look as a superhero.”
'Ever since I was a little boy I dreamt about being a superhero.' ?@ZacharyLevi tells us about what it was like to land his dream role in the new @WarnerBrosUK movie #Shazam pic.twitter.com/fHzZq8blvd— BBC The One Show (@BBCTheOneShow) March 19, 2019
No doubt when it comes to these superhero films, there’s always going to be some form of augmentation or another. I guess the only real way to show off the actors’ bodybuilding work is when they do a shirtless scene—which Superman, Batman, and Aquaman have already done for the DCEU. While I’m not opposed to it, I think there won’t be a shirtless scene when it comes to Shazam!, seeing that Billy even says he doesn’t know how to pee in the suit. Then again, I’m sure Levi would have loved to show off the body he worked a year and a half for.
Shazam! is looking to be a great new addition for the DCEU, and everyone can’t wait to see what Billy Batson has to bring to the universe.
Catch Shazam! in theaters April 5.
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Netflix has just dropped their new trailer for Stranger Things Season 3, and with it also comes a batch of new still shots that give us a better look at the upcoming season.
Check them out:
#StrangerThings Season 3 — NEW PHOTOS: pic.twitter.com/0Oy2Vi7MVt— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) March 20, 2019
And that’s not all! Here are some more brand new photos from #StrangerThings Season 3! pic.twitter.com/iXTsuC507g— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) March 20, 2019
Also here are some stills from the latest trailer:
Have you already gone frame-by-frame on the #StrangerThings Season 3 trailer? Cuz I have: pic.twitter.com/AqKqXSvIoQ— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) March 20, 2019
What’s interesting is, the show seems to be leaning in on the growing child actors and it looks like we’re going to be seeing the try to handle puberty. We also have the teens from the first season going through their transition to adulthood with Jonathan and Nancy seemingly looking for jobs and Steve landing one as an ice cream vendor at the Starcourt Mall.
It also goes to mention that it looks like the show is slowly building up to a romance between Chief Hopper and Joyce Byers. Ever since the first season we’ve been shown that the two have a rapport with each other, and with Season 2 promptly offing Joyce’s love interest, the door is pretty much open for single dad Jim Hopper to jump in.
There are also a bunch of new characters in the show, but one that’s been getting the spotlight is Robin who will be working with Steve at the ice cream shop. While I’m guessing she’s going to be a potential love interest for Steve, I’m hoping that the showrunners do something more unpredictable with her.
Catch Stranger Things 3 when it premieres on Netflix July 4.
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Christopher Nolan is a master of modern cinema, and after Dunkirk, everyone is waiting to see what kind of project he has down the pipeline. As it turns out, he’s just cast the two leads in his next movie.
According to Collider, John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight) will be starring in Nolan’s next film which has been described as a “massive, innovative, action blockbuster.” No other details have been said about the film, but it’s said that the movie will also include an age-appropriate woman lead as well as an older male co-star.
While it’s no mystery that Nolan is a beloved filmmaker, I’m still waiting for him to top the cinematic high that was Inception. Sure Dunkirk was still pretty cinematic, but it didn’t have the same adrenaline or intrigue that we would expect from a Nolan movie. Don’t even get me started on that whole ‘Love’ explanation from Interstellar.
Some are actually speculating that Nolan is working on the Green Lantern Corps movie. Pattinson and Washington could very well be playing the roles of Hal Jordan and John Stewart, and a superhero film could very well be described as an ‘innovative action blockbuster’. I’m not too keen on that being the actual project, but Nolan did wonders with Batman. Who’s to say he won’t be able to do the same with this upcoming film?
Nolan’s next film is set to come out July 17, 2020.
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