Jojo Rabbit: Taika Waititi Shares Meme of Hitler Reacting to the Movie
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There are so many theories out there about Rey but it seems like none of them will ever be confirmed. But is it possible that Star Wars has just confirmed Rey's connection to an old prophecy from The Empire Strikes Back?
In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker decided to abandon his training under Yoda in Dagobah to set out and help his friends. As Luke leaves, Obi-Wan Kenobi's Force ghost appears to Yoda and says, "That boy is our last hope." Yoda immediately answers, "No, there is another." At the time, people believed that he may have been referring to Leia Organa but a new Star Wars comic book may have confirmed that it was about Rey.
The new comics Star Wars: Age of Resistance — Rey #1 actually features a similar exchange between Leia and Poe Dameron where the latter questions whether Rey will find Luke. When Leia insists that Rey can complete her mission, Poe answers that "Luke may be our only hope." As expected, Leia answers, "No, I believe...there is another."
It's an awesome throwback to a line that kickstarted a theory about Leia's role in the Skywalker Saga. However, Tom Taylor's decision to use it again in the comic book might confirm that Yoda had foreseen Rey's arrival a long time ago. Will Rey be the one to finally bring balance to the Force? We'll find out for sure in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: Age of Resistance — Rey #1 will be released on September 18. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will premiere on December 20.
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We already know that there will be several bad guys who will be returning in Supernatural Season 15. But what are the chances that some good guys will be back as well? A new social media post from Jensen Ackles may have confirmed the return of the angel Gadreel in the final season.
Ackles shared several photos from a charity event on his official Instagram account. The pictures showed the Bloody Valentine actor along with former Supernatural co-stars Tahmoh Penikett and Teach Grant playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club. Make sure to swipe through the post to see all the images.
View this post on Instagram Thanks to the @whitecapsfc for hosting us today. Had a blast playin and raisin money for all the charities. Good to hang with a bunch of @cw_supernatural alumni. Now I’m gonna have an ice bath! ? A post shared by Jensen Ackles (@jensenackles) on Sep 14, 2019 at 8:28pm PDT
The post immediately had fans wondering if Penikett and Grant will be back in Supernatural Season 15. After all, the final season is bringing back several deceased characters so it wouldn't be a stretch to bring an angel back, right?
Penikett played Gadreel, the angel who originally allowed Lucifer into the Garden of Eden and has been trying to do something right ever since. His season-long stint concluded in the Season 9 finale when Gadreel ultimately sacrificed himself to free Castiel from Heaven.
If Grant looks familiar, he played Deputy Donnelly (or let's just call him the werepire) in Season 11. His more recent acting roles were in the first season of Netflix's Altered Carbon and as the adult Henry Bowers in It: Chapter Two. Either way, he'd be an awesome face to see again in the final season of Supernatural.
Although we're hoping that both Penikett and Grant will be back in the CW series, it's important to point out that their return has not yet been confirmed.
Supernatural Season 15 premieres on The CW on October 10.
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We're still not sure if Solo: A Star Wars Story will be getting a sequel, but it looks like there's a spin-off series being planned for Disney+.
A new report from Star Wars Unity suggests that a Solo series is currently being discussed for the Disney streaming service, which is already working on the Rogue One spin-off show that will explore Cassian Andor's origins. Interestingly, the report points out that the planned series will not focus on Han Solo or any of the protagonists in the Ron Howard movie. Instead, it could highlight the mysterious Crimson Dawn and the other criminal gangs around the galaxy.
As the report suggests, the series might be an offshoot of the Mos Eisley film that was initially planned at Pinewoods Studio. On the other hand, the idea of a gang war series fits in quite perfectly with Jon Kasdan's previous tease about what should happen in Solo 2.
Back in May, the hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen began trending and Kasdan was quick to pick up on the news. The screenwriter hinted at what could happen in the Solo sequel by sharing the logos of the Hutts, the Pykes, and of course, Crimson Dawn.
Beyond grateful & galvanized by the #MakeSolo2Happen energy on Twitter today. Means so much to everyone involved & ur enthusiasm makes it possible for us to keep advocating for it! 'Cause, the Maker knows, there's a WAR story set in a Galaxy Far Far Away that's yet to be told... pic.twitter.com/8Y3YEhC4SU— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) May 23, 2019
So is it possible that Kasdan's idea may have been altered slightly to become a Solo spin-off series? A gang war show would be in line with something like The Mandalorian so it's an exciting possibility. However, this is currently based on rumors so it's best to take it with a grain of salt.
The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney+ on November 12.
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There is little doubt that everyone is unhappy about Spider-Man being taken out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony and Disney failed to make a deal on how to move forward with the character's future projects. Interestingly, Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo has spoken up about the situation and he believes that Sony is making "a tragic mistake."
Joe and his brother Anthony Russo recently spoke to Toronto Sun about the whole Spider-Man thing. Anthony pointed out that they "had a wonderful experience with" first working with Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War but stated that it "isn’t really that surprising" that the marriage between Sony and Marvel fell apart. Joe then shared his thoughts on the situation.
"It was a tenuous, fraught union throughout the whole process. But, I will say, stepping back and trying to be objective as possible, that I think it’s a tragic mistake on Sony’s part to think that they can replicate Kevin’s penchant for telling incredible stories and the amazing success he has had over the years. I think it’s a big mistake," he said.
Most people would probably agree with Joe on this one. Spider-Man already had an amazing storyline in the MCU and things are set to fall apart now that the webslinger isn't a part of that comic book universe anymore. Nevertheless, it looks like Holland is ready to take on new Spider-Man movies that will be solely produced by Sony.
The Russo brothers are set to work with Holland again on the new film Cherry, which is expected to begin production soon.
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The people have spoken. Jojo Rabbit has just been awarded the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019. Not surprisingly, Taika Waititi has the best reaction to the good news.
The report comes from Variety, which confirms that the black comedy was given the People's Choice Award at TIFF 2019. The first runner up was Noel Baumbach's Marriage Story, which is closely followed by Bong Joon-ho's own black comedy Parasite.
It's a surprising win for Jojo Rabbit, which received mixed reviews at the film festival. Nevertheless, it looks like the movie is now a strong contender for the Oscars.
But what does Waititi have to say about his film's victory? As usual, it's perfectly Taika. Check out his tweet below.
I want to meet these people. They seem nice. And intelligent. ?#JojoRabbit https://t.co/49aotQ5ilN— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) September 15, 2019
"I want to meet these people. They seem nice. And intelligent," Waititi wrote.
We're truly happy to Waititi on his win. Now, the only thing that the Thor: Love and Thunder director has to worry about is keeping his Suicide Squad character a secret.
The synopsis for Jojo Rabbit reads as follows:
"During the Second World War, lonely German boy Jojo "Rabbit" Betzler has his worldview turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother Rosie is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend in the form of an idiotic version of Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind Ethnic Nationalism."
Jojo Rabbit is scheduled for release on October 18.
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Never give up on your dreams, kids. After more than two decades of failing, Ash Ketchum has finally won a Pokemon League Championship, and Pikachu was with him every step of the way.
The long-awaited victory happened in the anime Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon where Ash entered the Alola Pokemon League. It was a truly unexpected win considering that Ash himself couldn't believe what happened. Nevertheless, fans all over the world immediately celebrated the beloved protagonist's victory.
ASH FINALLY DID IT GUYS!!!
HE WON HIS FIRST POKEMON LEAGUE AFTER 20 YEARS!! #anipoke pic.twitter.com/Tws4N1F42b
— 東の雨 (@Higashinoame) September 15, 2019
You're looking at ALOLA'S FIRST CHAMPION
YES THIS IS NOT A DREAM#anipoke pic.twitter.com/tyFSpgl6qI
— Sour (@Sourcastic25) September 15, 2019
Ash has been the protagonist of several Pokemon shows and games but had yet to win a Pokemon League. It's so unexpected that even Ash himself couldn't believe it happened.
Satoshi still can't believe that he won the league.#anipoke pic.twitter.com/OtzRRkIGje
— サトセレ (@AshandSerena) September 15, 2019
Same energy. #anipoke #サトシ優勝 #Pikachu pic.twitter.com/lDM6qAAK2p
— Shadao (@rex_shadao) September 15, 2019
Of course, the win came with questions. For one, some wanted to point out that Ash won the Orange Island League.
I get Ash won his ‘first league’
But he’s won literally three time,
Unless people wanted to forget that Orange League doesn’t exist? pic.twitter.com/IJFa7FXB5m
— ً (@MrAloofTempShit) September 15, 2019
So does that count? Here's what one fan has to say about that.
Just to be clear & not have anyone confused; Ash won “A” #Pokémon League; not “The” Pokémon League. There’s no such thing as THE Pokémon League since each Region has their own League. Orange Island and Battle Frontier don’t count; Orange is not a region and BF was a Challenge. pic.twitter.com/A9H9xZp4oi
— Ralfington @ New track OUT NOW!! (@ralfington) September 15, 2019
As it turns out, Orange Island probably doesn't count since it isn't an official region. In addition to that, the Battle Frontier win was a challenge and not an actual championship.
Perhaps the best thing about Ash's win is that he immediately celebrated it with his longtime best friend Pikachu. Although his other friends are not with him in the anime, his most loyal companion was still present for the momentous occasion. It's an amazing moment and we're truly proud of this guy. Congratulations, Ash and Pikachu!
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Some people are still not over the cancellation of The Punisher after its second season. For one, Ben Barnes couldn't help but reminisce about the fun times he had on the set with Jon Bernthal. Barnes has just shared a deleted scene from the cancelled Netflix series that shows Frank Castle and Billy Russo actually working together.
Barnes shared the video on his official Instagram page and confirms that the scene is from Season 1. We don't know why it was deleted from the series but it confirms that both Frank and Billy are really good at working together to take down some thugs. Check it out below.
View this post on Instagram Deleted lost flashback scene of Frank & Billy fighting together from @thepunisher Season One. @jonnybernthal #stunts #bts #ninasimone A post shared by Ben Barnes (@benbarnes) on Sep 15, 2019 at 8:03am PDT
Interestingly, the flashback fight scene also features the music of Nina Simone. It would have been an awesome sequence to watch on The Punisher. Unfortunately, this is just another scene that we won't be able to see in the future.
The Punisher was a fan-favorite for Marvel fans who love action sequences and interesting storytelling. Unfortunately, the series had to be cancelled along with Marvel's other Netflix shows Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist. There is no word yet on whether any of these shows will be continued on Disney+. I the meantime, we're hoping that Disney might want to revisit the characters in the future.
Barnes is expected to return as Logan Delos in the third season of Westworld. He has also completed work on the new BBC One miniseries Gold Digger, which also stars Julia Ormond.
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We're still waiting for the first trailer for Birds of Prey but it looks like there's something to make the wait a little easier. DC Comics has just announced a set of new trade paperbacks that offer our best look yet at Harley Quinn, Huntress, and Black Canary.
DC Comics will be releasing the three trade paperbacks in January 2020 and it all has gorgeous covers illustrated by Tula Lotay. Check out the images and details below.
BIRDS OF PREY: THE HUNTRESS TP
written by GREG RUCKA
art by RICK BURCHETT
cover by TULA LOTAY
In these stories from Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood #1-6, the Huntress is framed for murder, and while avoiding the G.C.P.D. and the Bat-Family, she revisits her childhood in hope of discovering the true culprit. But as she and the Question seek clues to prove her innocence, more murders implicating her are committed, forcing Batman and Nightwing to confront her in a showdown with unexpected results!
BIRDS OF PREY: BLACK CANARY TP
written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
art by ANNIE WU, PIA GUERRA, SANDY JARRELL, and MORITAT
cover by TULA LOTAY
Rock star. Public menace. Martial artist. Superhero. Dinah Drake is all these things and more—and she’s got the legions of fans, friends, and foes to prove it. But there’s a part of her life she’s never been able to get a handle on, a role she’s never been able to play: daughter. Her mother went missing, and took the secrets of Dinah’s own past with her. Now a mysterious cult is determined to dig them up, and Dinah must go on a whirlwind tour from Gotham City to the nightclubs of Europe. Collects Black Canary #1-12 and Black Canary Sneak Peek #1.
BIRDS OF PREY: HARLEY QUINN TP
written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
art by CHAD HARDIN and STEPHANE ROUX
cover by TULA LOTAY
When Gotham’s favorite sociopath inherits a building on the famous Coney Island boardwalk, she feels right at home in the (literal) freakshow. Unfortunately, the legion of bounty hunters after the price on her head seem to know it, too. Who else but Harley Quinn could handle all that Brooklyn’s criminal underbelly has to offer—Russian spies, senior citizens, and rival roller derby teams included—and still have time for a double chili dog! Collects Harley Quinn #1-7 and Harley Quinn: Future’s End #1 and a story from Secret Origins #4.
The Huntress paperback drops on January 1 and will be followed by Black Canary on January 15. Harley Quinn's paperback will be released on January 22.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is scheduled for release on February 7, 2020.
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Bob Iger is no longer a part of the Apple Board of Directors. The Disney CEO has officially resigned from his position and is no longer associated with Apple.
The report comes from the Securities and Exchange Commission filed by Apple (via The Hollywood Reporter). It was revealed that Iger stepped down on September 10, which happens to be the same day that Apple revealed new details about its Apple TV+ streaming video service.
Iger released a statement about his resignation.
“I have the utmost respect for Tim Cook, his team at Apple and for my fellow board members. Apple is one of the world’s most admired companies, known for the quality and integrity of its products and its people, and I am forever grateful to have served as a member of the company’s board,” Iger said.
In turn, Apple addressed Iger's departure.
"Bob has been an exemplary board member for nearly eight years, and for as long as he has led Disney he has been one of Apple’s most trusted business partners," Apple said in a statement. "He is a dedicated, visionary CEO and a role model for an entire generation of business leaders. More than anything, Bob is our friend. He leads with his heart and he has always been generous with his time and advice. While we will greatly miss his contributions as a board member, we respect his decision and we have every expectation that our relationship with both Bob and Disney will continue far into the future."
Iger's exit is somehow in line with Apple becoming a direct competitor to Disney, which is set to launch its own streaming service on November 12.
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In case you missed it, James Gunn has just confirmed that Taika Waititi is part of the cast of The Suicide Squad. But did Marvel Studios know that the Thor: Love and Thunder director will appear in the DC Extended Universe flick? Waititi commented on his upcoming role.
Waititi and Jojo Rabbit star Sam Rockwell recently spoke to MTV News where Waititi was asked if Marvel was aware that he was "double-dipping" in the two different comic book universes.
"Well, they didn't know until now, mate," Waititi said. "I don't know, I don't know what's going on with that. I don't know anything about that."
Although Waititi is understandably keeping quiet about his role in The Suicide Squad, he did address the possibility that Rockwell might return as Justin Hammer in Love and Thunder.
"Everything and anything is possible in Marvel," he teased.
.@TaikaWaititi confirmed that @chrishemsworth will be at the forefront of #LoveAndThunder alongside Natalie Portman's #LadyThor. But when it came to more details on #Thor and #SuicideSquad, he was tight-lipped ? #TIFF19 pic.twitter.com/5BVhAKMA0E— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) September 13, 2019
Rockwell had previously appeared in Iron Man 2 where his arms dealer tried to get rid of the competition (Tony Stark) by employing Ivan Vanko to create similar weapons. It didn't end too well from Hammer but it would be interesting to see Rockwell trying to sell the Asgardians some weapons.
Waititi is just one of several names added to the cast of The Suicide Squad. Michael Rooker, who played Yondu Udonta in the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, has also been confirmed in a yet-undisclosed role.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 6, 2021. Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to premiere in Fall 2021 as well.
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