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Here’s All of the Models Walking in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The beginning of fall might herald the return of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, but it also signifies the countdown to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. With T-minus two-ish months until the big event—it usually films at the end of November, though no official date has been announced—models have begun taking to Instagram to confirm their casting as models in the iconic show.

While we can’t yet say for sure yet if some of the star-powered angels from the past—like Gigi and Bella Hadid, Martha Hunt, and Karlie Kloss—will be strutting their stuff on this year’s runway, Victoria’s Secret has confirmed a number of models who will be making an appearance in the show. Forever favorites, like Devon Windsor and Herieth Paul, will be donning their wings this year, as well as a number of new faces. For many of them, this is a lifelong dream come true, which means there’s no shortage of adorable videos on Instagram of their reactions to the news.

Winnie Harlow

In an emotional video posted by Elsa Hosk, Winnie Harlow can hardly handle the fact that she’s getting her wings for the first time.

Herieth Paul

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Matt Winkelmeyer

“I watched my first vs show when I was 13 years old. I am so beyond excited to be walking my third @victoriassecret fashion showI am so grateful for this opportunity,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @ed_razek1 and my amazing team @womenmanagementny @angiesmodels Ya’ll dreams do come true ❤️ #3”

Grace Bol

“Happy to be back @victoriassecret #victoriafashionshow @ed_razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer Thank You…♥️💋”

Sadie Newman

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“I am so excitedhappyproudemotional to announce that I am going to be in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!!!!!,” She shared in an Instagram post. “10 years modeling and this has always been a dream of mine AND I DID IT. Keep grindin’ and being kind 💥So much love to @luke_simone and @women360mgmt who put up with me being an emotional wreck. THANK YOU SO MUCH to @ed_razek, @johndavidpfeiffer, @monica.mitro and @10magazine for giving me this opportunity, I won’t let you down. 💥❤️💥❤️💥❤️💥❤️LESGOOOOOO #VSfashionshow”

Georgia Fowler



“When you get the call that it’s going to be round three! 📞,” she captioned her celebratory ‘gram. “Honored to be walking the @VictoriaSecret show for the third year 💛🧡💛 It means more and more each year, THANK YOU for seeing my dedication and realizing my dream once again @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @insta_bobb and to all my friends family and agents for your ongoing support through this journey. Feeling full of love and oh so blessed 💛🧡💛 #VSFS2018”

Estelle Chen

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Presley Ann

“💗 #2 ALL SMILES! So happy to announce that I will be walking the @victoriassecret #VSFashionShow for the second year 😭,” Chen wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro @johndavidpfeiffer for believing in me and for making my dreams come true once again ✨ Thank you to my agents, family and friends for the continuous support, wouldn’t be here without you! 💗Feeling honored, blessed, thankful, grateful for everything that’s happening to me 🌌 And big congrats to ALL the girls who worked so hard for this 💥”

Barbara Palvin

“Wooowww!! Im speechless. So happy to share the news with you all that i’ll be walking the Victoria’s Secret fashion show this year. Thank you @victoriassecret for making my dream come true!! ♥️ @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro @johndavidpfeiffer”

Cheyenne Maya Carty

Victoria's Secret Casting Sightings

PHOTO: Timur Emek

“Dreams do come true. Lost for words right now,” Carty wrote on Instagram. “I’m just a normal girl from Tottenham who’s been given the opportunity to show the world who I am. So excited to announce that I will be in the Victoria Secret’s show 2018!!!! Forever grateful to everyone who has helped me on this journey so far! Onwards and Upwards ❤️❤️❤️ #vsfs2018”

Maia Cotton

“This is my face permanently for a little while!!! ✨✨✨ I am so ecstatic to say that I’ll be walking this years VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW!! I used to think about what this moment might feel like, and it is simply indescribable. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I would get the opportunity to cast, let alone confirm the show of a lifetime. A big thank you to my amazing agents for all that you have done. I LOVE YOU ❤️❤️ @alikavoussi @andreaplowright @thelionsny @62management and lastly to @ed_razek @10magazine @monica.mitro and @johndavidpfeiffer THANK YOU for making my dreams come true! I am on a cloud right now!!! 💖💖💖💖”

Lorena Rae

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PHOTO: Nicholas Hunt

“Smiling from ear to ear and couldn’t be happier about finding out I get to be in the @victoriassecret Fashion Show this year !! I’m absolutely thrilled and keep pinching myself every 5 minutes!!” she captioned an Instagram announcing her casting. “Thank you so so so much @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine and Ed Razek 💛😇💛 and of course to everyone else who believed I could do this and was sending supportive messages my way 🙏🏻 #VSFashionShow2018”

Kelsey Merritt

“WE DID IT PHILIPPINES!!!!!! 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 What an honor it is to be the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t believe this!! Thank you soooo much @johndavidpfeiffer, @monica.mitro, @10magazine, and @ed_razek for making my dream come true!! ❤️❤️❤️ And to my agents at @suprememgmt @nomadmgmt @romanyoung @david_kimm @marissasurmenkow thank you for believing in me and being there for me throughout this journey!! 💕🙏🏼 But most of all thank you to all my followers you guys are my rock!!! I couldn’t have done this without you guys. Thank you for your never ending support I LOVE Y’ALL para sainyo to!!!💕🇵🇭🙏🏼 #VSFashionShow”

Alexina Graham

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“This 🦊 is going to be STRUTTING her stuff this November!!!!!! 💥 💥 💥 💥 ArGhHhHh!!!!!!,” Graham wrote on Instagram. “I am so so excited and so happy to announce that I will be walking the @victoriassecret runway this November 2018!!!!. Thank you to Monica, Ed, Sophia & John for believing in me and making my dreams come true. This red head is coming for you Thankyou to my agents @womenmanagementny for believing and trusting in me. ❤️❤️#redhead #vsfs2018 #dreamscometrue #workhardforyourdreams”

Lesha Hodges

“💗💗💗O M G 💗💗 This is the moment I’ve been praying for! Beyond Speechless!!! Thankyou all from the bottom of my heart 💕💕💕 .”

Yasmin Wijnaldum

FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 Collection - Backstage + First Looks

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“Super excited to announce that i am going to be walking in the VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW 2018 !!! 🎉,” the model captioned her casting announcement on Instagram. Thank you to everyone who believed in me (and who didn’t) @ed_razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @victoriassecret for giving me this insane chance, forever grateful💗💗💗”

Shanina Shaik

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“I had a few visitors turn up to my photoshoot today. It was my amazing agent @lisamariebenson & my bestie @jastookes … a little confused 🤷🏽‍♀️ then began to realize I’m going to receive the most outrageous news!! I WILL BE WALKING IN THE @victoriassecret FASHION SHOW!!!! 💘💘✨✨🤗🤗🤗🤗📸📸🙈🙈!!,” Shaik wrote on Instagram. “A challenge for me because I couldn’t cry … I was in makeup for 4 hours. I’m overjoyed and so beyond grateful . Thank you so very much @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @ed_razek 🙏🏽💘 I’m excited to make this 2018 #VSFS an unforgettable show !!”

Isilda Moreira

“I DID IT OMG 💗if words could make justice to what i feel right now i would try to find a thousand of them and to describe what i am going through right now. as time rushes by i can only feel more and more overwhelmed by having one of my lifetime dreams coming true. every step i took with alongside all these amazing beings who have believed in me have brought me to simply tell you: I WILL BE WALKING FOR @victoriassecret 2018 SHOW #vsfashionshow thank you soooo much @victoriassecret ❤️🇵🇹”

Devon Windsor

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Presley Ann

“Wow. I’m not honestly sure what to say, or how to begin, to thank these people who have come and forever changed my life for the better. Thank you to all my friends, family, agents and the people from VS who have believed in me 6 years in a row!!!!!,” Windsor captioned her announcement post. “I think people think it gets easier every year, and I can honestly say that is not true. Every year gets more and more difficult and I find myself wanting it even more ! I have never worked so hard or wanted anything in my life so badly. So, to be rewarded for that is a feeling I cannot describe! Congrats to all of the other girls walking as well, I know you all have been working your booties off for this, and I can’t wait to share this incredible moment with you! #VSFashionShow2018 #Number6 ❤️🙏🏼💋”

Sofie Rovenstine

“I am so so excited and honored to be able to announce that I will be walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018. Still don’t think it’s quite hit me yet but this is such a dream come true. Thank you to all of you who have supported and believed in me along the way. So incredibly grateful to @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro and @10magazine for the opportunity to be in the show of my dreams. God is good ⭐️ @victoriassecret @jagmodels #vsfashionshow”

Leomie Anderson

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Matt Winkelmeyer

“The face you make when you find out you’ve bagged @victoriassecret show for the fourth time in a row!,” Anderson wrote on Instagram. “Big thank you to @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @fusionmodelsnyc for believing in me and everyone else for the constant support and encouragement, this achievement means EVERYTHING to me 🤧❤️🤯 #VictoriasSecretFashionShow”

Myrthe Bolt

“I’m soooo excited, I WILL BE WALKING THE VICTORIA SECRET SHOW!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I still can’t believe it! Big big thanks to @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine @mrs_k_chow @victoriassecret for giving me this chance! ✨🦋✨🦋I also want to thank my sweet Natascha @modelsrockagency and @nextmodels for their ongoing support 💓”

Megan Williams

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Matt Winkelmeyer

“Very proud and honoured to be back on this legendary runway for my 3rd year ✨” Megan captioned her Instagram post. “Thankyou @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine @monica.mitro for believing in me to represent the @victoriassecret brand once again 💛 can’t wait to share this experience with all the other dedicated ladies in the #VSFashionShow”

Gizele Oliveira

“Thank you everyone that believed in me since the beginning, thank you for always rooting for me and making me feel the luckiest girl in the world! I’m so so so happy to announce that I’m gonna be walking at the @victoriassecret fashion show 2018 ♥️♥️♥️ thank you @ed_razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer for trusting me one more year 🤗 thank you thank you thank you thank you”

Barbara Fialho

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Matt Winkelmeyer

“N 7 ! Thank you my loving @VictoriasSecret family for this amazing gift! It gets more special each year. I love you with all my heart!,” Fialho wrote on Instagram. “I know how hard you all work to make this dream possible for us. Forever grateful for our beautiful journey together. 💘🎀💋💕💝🌷🌸🌺 N 7 Obrigada minha família linda @VictoriasSecret por esse presente! Cada ano fica mais especial! Eu amo vocês com todo meu coração, e sei o quanto trabalham para tornar esse sonho possível para nós. Gratidão eterna por nossa linda jornada juntos. Lucky 7🍀 @Ed_razek @Monica.Mitro @JohnDavidPfeiffer @10magazine Love 💕”

Mélie Tiacoh

After attending casting calls for the VS show for four years in a row, model Mélie Tiacoh has her wings.

Maggie Laine



“This feeling will never get old it just keeps growing and growing!! I’m so excited to announce I’ll be walking my 3rd @victoriassecret fashion show! Thank you so much!! @ed_razek @mrs_k_chow @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine,” Laine wrote on the ‘gram.

Toni Garrn

“IM BACK B*****s💃🏻 Here’s some of my favorite looks on the most fun runway ever❤️ Excited to be back and let’s make 2018 the best one yet @victoriassecret”

Frida Aasen

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Matt Winkelmeyer

“I got the best surprise today at work – I’ll be walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the second time!✨😍🙏🏻💕,” Aasen captioned an Instagram post. “I couldn’t be happier! Thank you for believing in me once again @10magazine @monica.mitro Ed Razek @johndavidpfeiffer @victoriassecret @womenmanagementny ❤️”

Alanna Arrington

“I FINALLY GET TO TELL YALL I’LL BE WALKING IN THE 2018 VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW!!!!!! 💗💗💗💗💗💗 I can’t even put into words exactly how amazing this feels to be coming back for my 3rd year. From growing up and prancing around in my moms heels, to being a lil 10 year old girl watching Adriana walk out on that runway and only dreaming of doing it myself… It always felt like it was meant to be so when i finally got the “congratulations call” in 2016, and again 2017, AND AGAIN 2018 ALLLLLL of my dreams came true…….. I’m so thankful to the team at @victoriassecret @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer and Ed for bringing me back to rock the runway once again! And thank you to @nextmodels @mothermodel & my trainer @john_benton_model_fitness for being the most supportive team of people during the months of prep for the casting… Now starts the real training!!!! SEE YALL ON THE RUNWAY!!!!!”

Josie Canseco

Victoria's Secret Casting Sightings

PHOTO: Daniel Zuchnik

“literal MOOD because IM WALKING IN THIS YEARS VICTORIA SECRET FASHION SHOW!!!!” Canseco captioned a smiley shot on Instagram. “I can’t believe I’ve been given this opportunity thank you SO much to the team @10magazine @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro for seeing something special in me and an even bigger thank you to the team behind all my work @nextmodels. You guys constantly push me and never gave up on me no matter how many ups and downs we went through. forever grateful for the chance to prove to everyone that I’m meant to be here. I won’t let you guys down!! I love each and every one of you that have followed me and supported me and we’re just getting started❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #VSFashionShow”

Kelly Gale

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Theo Wargo

“Woooohoooo!!!!💥😍👏🏽 Yaaayyy, so thrilled to let you all know I’ll be walking in the Victorias Secret Fashion Show for my 5th(!!!) year!,” Gale wrote on Instagram. “Its a dream come true every single year and I’m so thankful to everyone who make it happen!❤️✨🙏🏽Forever grateful Ed Razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @fordmodels Thank you @jasminejaye_ @bethjnicely @kirkmyersfitness for always kicking my🍑 LET’S DO THIS @victoriassecret 😍🔥 #VSFashionShow”

Cindy Bruna

“2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 !!! I still can’t believe it ! I feel so blessed and forever grateful to this amazing family 🙏🏽 Merci Merci Merci @ed_razek @monica.mitro @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer for believing in me for 6 years now, you guys changed my life ! ❤️ @victoriassecret”

Jourdana Phillips

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai - Show

PHOTO: Matt Winkelmeyer

“Words can not express how I feel right now but I’m going to try lol. 😬Thank you @victoriassecret for giving me the opportunity to walk for a THIRD time!!,” Phillips wrote of the news. “I’ve been in and out of the modeling industry for aaaaaaaminute ⏱, and didn’t get my first break till I was 25🙀 I would literally be in a classroom teaching first graders right now if it wasn’t for some really amazing people in my life that encouraged me to give modeling one more shot (i still love the kiddies tho 👶🏾 lol). I hope my journey encourages you to never give up, to trust, to believe in your dreams. To always remember what is for you is always for you. Follow your heart and trust me you will always be abundant. Thank you so much @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine @monica.mitro @ed_razek not only for believing in me but being kind, genuine, sweet, loving people in the processs. Every girl that leaves the VS casting has the biggest smile on their face because you all are so loving and positive. It’s such a joy to have the privilege to work with you all. I’m so lucky!! I feel so alive on the VS runway because you are truly able to be 100% yourself. You can be sexy, laugh, sing, cry, fall, dance whatever because it’s not about being perfect, it’s about letting the real you shine for the world to see. #3 #thankyougod #victoriassecret2018 Thank you @suprememgmt for always havin ya girls back! And thank you @rjathayde for getting my booty right! 😜”

Mayowa Nicholas

Victoria's Secret Casting Sightings

PHOTO: Gotham

“Words cannot describe how happy and honored I am announcing that I will be walking the Victoria secret fashion show this year, Looking forward to sharing the runway with all the powerful and beautiful women in the show,” Nicholas wrote on Instagram. “Thank you so much to the entire Victoria secret team @10magazine @monica.mitro @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @victoriassecret for believing in me again ❤️ Indeed God’s time is always the best🙏🏽”


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Chicago Fire Showrunner Reveals How Gabby’s Absence Will Impact Casey

Gabby is off in Puerto Rico and won’t be returning to Chicago Fire anytime soon, if ever. The exit of actress Monica Raymund has fans wondering just how the new job will affect Gabby’s husband Matt Casey in the upcoming season, especially since the show will most likely have to prepare for her never to return. Showrunner Derek Haas has teased a bit of what we can expect Casey to go through throughout Season 7, and recently dropped the bombshell that an upcoming episode will see him struggling with it in the midst of a fire call.

Obviously, this is not great news for Casey. A distracted mind leads to mistakes, which of course, can be a matter of life or death while putting out a fire. Derek Haas’ revelation to TVLine seems to indicate the captain might find himself in more trouble than his marriage currently has out in the field, which could result in injury to himself or others. Matt has been known to engage in reckless behavior that’s resulted in his injury in the past, so perhaps Season 7 of Chicago Fire could see him throwing caution to the wind as he heads into the flames yet again. There was also mention of Station 51’s newly crowned CFD commissioner Grissom who “will be looking for any mistake,” he can find, meaning it’s more likely than not he’s going to take notice of Matt’s distracted mind.

The good news is that whatever results from Matt Casey’s distracted fire call isn’t so bad that Chicago Fire is going to kill off the fire captain or anything. At least, that’s what we’re speculating, considering Derek Haas stated in a previous interview that Casey’s going to be coping with Gabby’s leaving for more than one episode in Season 7. Additionally, Chicago Fire is already down one star (but gained two) for Season 7, so it feels very unlikely the writers would do anything that would seriously jeopardize Jesse Spencer’s presence on the show. Even if Monica Raymund’s leaving complicated his storyline a bit.

Chicago Fire will likely keep a lot of post-Gabby sadness in Matt’s storylines, although Derek Haas revealed he’s not the only one who’s going to be missing her in Season 7. Haas also specifically mentioned Stella is going to be one of the people missing her old friend, although didn’t go too deep into how much it will play into what she has going on over the course of the season.

Chicago Fire is headed back to NBC for Season 7 Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET. For a list of all the other shows coming before and after that, be sure to visit and bookmark our handy fall premiere guide.

Why DC’s Titans And Swamp Thing Won’t Be Connected Right Away

The debut of DC Universe is looming, which means television will soon have more DC Comics-inspired shows than ever before. With that debut comes expectations from interested viewers, many of which have been spoiled with The CW’s constant Arrow-verse crossovers. As such, fans want to know if DC Universe has the same crossover plans for upcoming shows Swamp Thing and Titans, and we now have an answer. Swamp Thing pilot screenwriter and executive producer Gary Dauberman recently spoke about the possibility of the two shows linking up, and explained why they won’t connect right away:

Gary Dauberman didn’t exactly say a Titans and Swamp Thing crossover wasn’t going to happen, but his statement shows it’s not a top priority for anyone involved. Dauberman revealed there’s no mandate from the DC Universe head honchos that these shows need to be connected in any way, but also implied it’s something they can make happen provided all parties want it. For the moment, the Swamp Thing crew sounds more concerned with establishing its own universe and getting the inaugural seasons underway before invading any Titans territory.

Dauberman told Slashfilm he thinks it’s possible Swamp Thing and Titans could come together down the road, but only if they could organically make it happen. He added a bulk of this season is told through the eyes of Crystal Reed’s Abby Arcane, which may be why a crossover wasn’t even discussed for Season 1. Granted, a non-super-powered human hanging out with a ton of heroes on a regular basis isn’t exactly uncommon in superhero television these days, but Dauberman could be hinting that the show would like to further establish Swamp Thing Alec Holland before throwing more heroes into the mix.

Swamp Thing may not have time for Titans in Season 1, but that doesn’t mean crossovers are out of the question on all DC Universe shows. It’s already been teased the cast of Doom Patrol will be introduced via Titans in episode 5, which seems to be a way of introducing the team ahead of the show’s 2019 release on the platform. Perhaps if each series is successful and still running down the stretch, Swamp Thing will eventually jump on board and the three can have a mega-crossover that’ll maybe even give The CW’s efforts a run for its money?

Titans premieres on DC Universe Friday, October 12, and Swamp Thing is scheduled to air sometime in 2019. Keep up with all that’s happening in the meantime via our fall premiere guide.

Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Evangeline Lilly Shares Glimpse Of Deleted Scene

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the third movie Marvel released this year. And though it’s hard to escape the shadow of Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, that didn’t stop the sequel from being a fun and entertaining adventure. The movie has racked in a not-at-all-shabby $600 million worldwide, outperforming the first movie in the process. The sequel is still playing in certain theaters, but it won’t be long before it arrives on shelves filled with extras and deleted scenes. Maybe one of those scenes will be what Evangeline Lily teased earlier this week, which you can see below.

Nowadays, after movies release in theaters, it takes all about five minutes before they make it on Digital HD. So, you really won’t have to wait much longer before the lastest MCU movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp, is available for purchase. It’ll no doubt have a bunch of behind-the-scenes extras like cast and crew interviews, featurettes, and the always delightful gag reel. And, of course, there will be deleted scenes– those that just weren’t up to snuff to make it into the finished movie. It’s anyone’s guess as to what those scenes would be, but one of them might involve a trip to a taco truck.

Evangeline Lily played Hope van Dyne aka the Wasp in the superhero sequel, finally getting the chance to get in on the action. Lily has been engaging with fans on social media about her role, and teasing various elements of the sequel for a while. Her latest post shows off a still of some raw footage from Ant-Man and the Wasp that never made it into the movie. It involves Hope and Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang walking together after stopping at a taco truck. Given their romantic history, they could be ironing out their feelings while dealing with the whole intangible lady wanting to kill them thing. If the scene was cut, it likely wasn’t that important for the movie. Even Lily, perhaps jokingly, commented that the scene was bad.

The romance between Scott and Hope wasn’t a significant focus of the movie, so it would have been interesting to see a scene that fleshes their relationship out a bit more. Most of their relationship happened offscreen, so it’d be nice to see what they are actually like when dating. There’s always Ant-Man 3!

The release date for Ant-Man and the Wasp on Blu-ray and Digital HD isn’t officially confirmed yet, but we’ll be sure to keep a lookout for new details. For those MCU cinephiles, adding one more movie to the collection is a must, so be sure to stick with CinemaBlend, and we’ll keep you updated on the latest information as soon as it’s available.

Ryan Reynolds Apologizes To Comic Creator Rob Liefeld For Deadpool 2 Joke

While superhero movies have become commonplace in the past decade, there are certain franchises that stand out from the crowd. Chief among them is Deadpool, as its fourth-wall breaking protagonist continually addresses the audiences, pokes fun at the superhero genre, and makes any assortment of shocking and hilarious jokes. Wade Wilson takes particular aim at the comic book world, including his creator Rob Liefeld. Because during Domino’s awesome lucky sequence in Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson goes on a rant about Domino’s creator (also Liefeld), being a “coked out glass pipe sucker freak show comic book artist”, also joking that he can’t draw feet. Liefeld recently posted this clip, which was followed up by a quick apology by Ryan Reynolds himself.

While Rob Liefeld definitely has a good sense of humor about his Deadpool 2 joke (I mean, he created the wise cracker himself), Ryan Reynolds actually issued a rare apology. Still messing around, Reynolds posted one quick word to Liefeld’s Instagram:

While Ryan Reynolds isn’t one to apologize for his jokes, especially those used in Deadpool, the guy is extremely active on social media. Reynolds has basically become synonymous with his Marvel character at this point, and seems hyper aware of any Deadpool-related conversation happening online. So when Rob Liefeld sets up the opportunity for joke, Reynolds is going to take it. And just like that, hilarity ensues.

Of course, Rob Liefeld isn’t the only comic book figure that Wade Wilson took aim at during the course of Deadpool 2. And since that joke was during Domino’s absolutely breathtaking action sequence, it was likely lost on audiences at first. More obvious were the jokes about DC’s extremely dark Snyderverse, Deadpool‘s lack of famous X-Men, and the like. But Liefeld got his own share of licks, as is customary in the beloved property.

It should be interesting to see what the future holds for the Deadpool franchise. The original movie was almost solely focused on its title character, while Deadpool 2 became much more of an ensemble project. While the original X-Force roster met a grisly end, there was an increased presence for Colossus and Negasonic, as well as newcomers Domino, Cable, and Firefist. Ryan Reynolds has teased that the X-Force movie would be coming soon, possibly before Deadpool gets a proper threequel. And with the Disney and Fox merger still looming in the background, there’s also the possibility that Deadpool and his buddies could eventually show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper.

Deadpool 2 is currently available for home purchase. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

All The Jersey Shore Family Vacation Craziness That Went Down After Jen And Ronnie’s Huge Fight

Warning! The following contains spoilers for the latest episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation! Read at your own risk!

Jen Harley and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro had their first major throwdown on Jersey Shore Family Vacation, and it wasn’t pretty. News of the hotel room fight and a warrant being requested for Harley’s arrest had leaked to the media at the time of filming, but it wasn’t until now that the full details of the encounter were made public. Here’s a breakdown of all the craziness that happened after Jen left the hotel, which includes lawyer talk, Mexican food, and an operation called “Gym, Tan, Where’s the baby?”

After the fight, Ronnie was trying to reach Jen but couldn’t get her to respond or get any information about the whereabouts of his daughter Ariana Sky. The police arrived, and while MTV stated they were not allowed to film the investigation, Ronnie recapped that the officers said that under Nevada law they had to request a warrant for her arrest. Ronnie told the rest of his Jersey Shore Family Vacation castmates he tried to dissuade them, but ultimately, there was nothing they could do.

Ronnie didn’t seem too concerned about Jen getting arrested, but he was afraid that his daughter would get caught up in whatever craziness would result from that. The last thing Ronnie knew was that Jen had plans to board a flight to Oklahoma to visit family with the baby, which would end in her arrest provided she had an active warrant. Ronnie was fearful about his daughter ending up with an officer or somewhere he didn’t know, so he requested the aide of his tired (and possibly still drunk) castmates to go on a mission to find her. Operation “Gym, Tan, Where’s the baby?” (as The Situation called it) was put in motion, and the gang was out on the town on a high-stakes Vegas adventure.

Ronnie called an officer to request a wellness check on Jen at their house and settled down with the rest of the Jersey Shore Family Vacation crew at a Mexican restaurant near his house in case they needed to intercept Ariana Sky. Sometime later, Ronnie received a call from the officer in charge of the wellness check and learned that Jen was at the house with the baby and that she was not arrested. As it turns out, the warrant was not active at that time, so the best the officer could do was ensure her safety and tell Ronnie to talk to a lawyer and get a custody agreement worked out. The situation cooled down, and Ronnie saddled up with the rest of the cast to enjoy the rest of his day and made sure he kept in touch with that custody lawyer.

Things are looking up for Ronnie on Jersey Shore Family Vacation, although viewers shouldn’t get too excited for where this whole thing is headed. We already know another big incident between he and Jen is coming, and as of writing, the two are still together and fighting. It’s still unknown whether or not the couple has a formal custody agreement worked out at the moment, and if not, what changed Ronnie’s mind when he seems so adamant about getting one in the current episodes.

The Walking Dead Showrunner Explains A Notable Change For Season 9

The Walking Dead is entering a whole new era when the ninth season premieres next month. Not too many details about what exactly Season 9 will entail have released just yet, although the intensity of the first trailer and the new looks of the characters (including a bonkers update for Eugene) following the time jump indicate that the zombie apocalypse will certainly look different. Interestingly, one of the recent images to be released was a new version of the show’s title card, and it’s quite a bit cleaner than most of the show’s title cards and logos in the past. New showrunner Angela Kang revealed why the logo got such a notable update for Season 9:

The zombie apocalypse has been getting steadily worse for the survivors as the seasons pass, and the main title card logo became progressively run down and crumbling. The logo that didn’t look all that intact to start looked like it was practically written in sawdust by the end of Season 8. The Season 9 title card (seen up top) shows The Walking Dead title looking solid and complete. The only imperfection is that the stone of the letters is partially covered by overgrown greenery, but that’s really a kind of bountiful imperfection that Rick and Co. probably would have (and did) kill for in seasons past. Angela Kang’s explanation of the new logo (via Insider) bodes well for the survivors, at least in the beginning of the season.

Given that this is The Walking Dead we’re talking about, nothing that starts out smoothly for the survivors is going to keep on going smoothly. Even if we didn’t know that the Whisperers are on the way in and Rick is on the way out, it would be safe to guess that all hell would break loose before midseason. Unfortunately for the survivors who have thrived throughout the long time jump even despite anger at how Rick handled Negan in the Season 8 finale, the Whisperers are on the way and Rick is on the way out, and those two may be connected. Could the reason Rick probably doesn’t meet Alpha be that he bites the dust courtesy of some of the other Whisperers? It’s not the wildest of wild theories for how Rick will leave the show.

We’ll have to wait and see how exactly The Walking Dead handles all the major changes. A new trailer for Season 9 may indicate that we should expect the unexpected. Check out the trippy new footage:

Season 9 of The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC, to be followed by a new episode of Talking Dead with the reinstated Chris Hardwick. If you’re looking for some non-zombie apocalypse viewing fare, take a peek at our fall TV premiere schedule.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Finally Revealed Their (NSFW) Couple Nickname

It seems like we’ve been waiting forever to find out what Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra‘s celebrity couple nickname is (Niyanka? Jopra?). Now, it’s finally been revealed by the couple themselves… and it’s just a little, uh, NSFW.

Jonas sat down with Jimmy Fallon for Friday night’s episode of The Tonight Show, and at one point in the interview, Fallon asked him the question we’ve all been wondering about: What is their couple nickname?

Before Nick could answer, Priyanka piped in from off-stage with a cheeky response: “Prick!”

“She likes ‘Prick,'” Jonas confirmed with a shrug—which Fallon was vehemently not on board with. “No, absolutely not,” the host joked.

Safe to say, that’s not the couple’s actual nickname—and although they might still be workshopping their portmanteau, Jonas revealed that some of the other milestones in their relationship are going decidedly well. He opened up about the Roka ceremony they shared with their families in India shortly after they got engaged.

“After we got engaged, we went to India, to her home country, to Mumbai, and my parents came along,” he said. “We did this beautiful Roka ceremony… It’s a confirmation from both sides of the family that they approve of the engagement. There’s some beautiful prayers and a connection just for the family to have a chance to meet and hang out. It’s really incredible.”

“We both left that ceremony so full of joy,” Jonas continued. “For she and I, I think it was just nice to have that time with the family first. Have that private moment then be able to share with the world afterwards.”

According to an interview Chopra’s mom, Madhu Chopra, gave to Daily News and Analysis India, Jonas and his family have been embraced by the Chopras. “Nick enjoyed the prayers during the puja,” she told DNA. “It was a new thing for him, and he took it seriously. He followed what our panditji said and chanted the Sanskrit mantras accurately. Both he and his parents did it beautifully. They are nice people.”

Jonas and Chopra were first linked romantically earlier this year, and news of their engagement broke in July (he reportedly shut down the entire Tiffany store—à la Sweet Home Alabama—to pop the question!). Though they haven’t confirmed any details about when or where the wedding will take place, you can be sure we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears out if the couple decides to share them. For those—and also for a slightly less NSFW couple nickname—stay tuned.

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Why The New Mutants Reshoots Are A Good Thing, According To Anya Taylor-Joy

While comic book movies are everywhere, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise was largely ahead of the game. The Marvel mutants have been occupying the silver screen since the 2000 original, and the property is showing no signs of slowing down. Aside from the main franchise installments, there’s also the Deadpool movies, and the upcoming superhero horror flick The New Mutants. Directed by Josh Boone, the film will follow a group of young superpowered kids, as they fight for survival in a shady facility. After the first trailer premiered, fans are eager to see more of the movie, which has been delayed over a year to facilitate reshoots and Fox’s release schedule. Actress Anya Taylor-Joy will play Illyana Rasputin / Magik in the upcoming blockbuster, and recently revealed what the reshoots are focusing on.

Well, this is exciting. Despite a later release date and some reshoots, it appears that The New Mutants is working hard to deliver what it promised: a bonafide horror movie set in a comic book universe.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s comments to Collider will likely be a relief for the X-Men fans out there. Because while the franchise preceded the MCU and DC universe, the results have been a bit of a mixed bag. Projects like Logan and Deadpool were appreciated by critics and comic book fans, but installments like X-Men: The Last Stand and Apocalypse prove that the X-Men franchise is a bit hit or miss. Now let’s hope that The New Mutants doesn’t end up becoming the latter.

Excitement about The New Mutants began before it even began filming, mostly due to its cast of familiar faces. Fans are eager to see Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, as well as Stranger Things‘ Charlie Heaton and Anya Taylor-Joy herself. And rather than a fun and scrappy tale of young X-Men, The New Mutants will follow as its superpowered protagonists struggle with their mental health, mutants abilities, and the forces that keep them trapped in the facility. This ain’t Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters, that’s for sure. So bring on the jump scared and unsettling imagery– the fans are ready.

As far as Anya Taylor-Joy’s Magik goes, there are definitely exciting places to take the character in the future. She’s actually the sister of X-Man Colossus, who has become a bigger character thanks to his role in the Deadpool franchise. It should be interesting to see if the siblings ever get a chance to meet on the big screen. And with Fox and Disney’s merger looming in the background, it’s also possible that she could eventually show up in the MCU.

The New Mutants will finally arrive in theaters on August 2, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Paul Feig Keeps Filmgoers Guessing

“A Simple Favor” comes with the tagline “From the Darker Side of Director Paul Feig.” It turns out that even the filmmaker’s dark side has a comic streak.

The genre-bending movie opening on Friday has all the red herrings, twists and deceptions of a psychological thriller. Anna Kendrick plays Stephanie, a mousy suburban widow whose sophisticated friend Emily (Blake Lively) suddenly vanishes.

But Mr. Feig has infused the suspense with humor that comes from touches like Stephanie’s chipper video blog that starts, “Hi, Moms!” and Emily’s ennui. “You are so nice,” she tells Stephanie. “I have no idea how you’ve survived so long.”

Mr. Feig’s last four films—in different genres but all starring women—have made more than $100 million apiece. The raunchy wedding comedy “Bridesmaids” was followed by “The Heat,” a buddy-cop movie with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, then “Spy” with Ms. McCarthy as an unlikely international espionage agent, and the rebooted “Ghostbusters.”

As a boy growing up in Michigan, Mr. Feig’s interest in writing, directing and performing was sparked when he saw Woody Allen’s “Take the Money and Run.” “I found out that the guy who’s funny in it actually wrote it and directed it, too,” Mr. Feig says. “I didn’t know that was possible.”

Several years later, a Time magazine cover called Mr. Allen a comic genius. “I remember thinking—wait! You can actually be a funny person and be considered a genius? It didn’t make any sense to me. I thought comedy was just something I loved because it was goofy,” Mr. Feig says.

He is about to work in yet another genre. His next film, “Last Christmas,” is a holiday movie he calls “a romantic comedy that’s also a big love letter to London,” with a screenplay by Oscar winner Emma Thompson.

Mr. Feig spoke with the Journal about why his movies play with genre and why laughter to him seems like hard-core realism. Here are edited excerpts:

Why did you decide to mix comedy and suspense in “A Simple Favor”?

I love genres because there are all these established tropes you can subvert and reorder, so you can bring the audience something unexpected. I’ve been dying to do a thriller, because those are my favorite movies, but I’m not drawn to do a straight thriller because I just can’t make a movie without putting something funny in it. It doesn’t feel like real life to me if there’s not levity and humorous moments. I’m also very influenced by old Hitchcock movies. They’re dark and have all this danger, but they have really funny side characters.

How did you balance the comedy and the darkness?

The key is that it’s a thriller first and foremost, and anything comedic has to be in service of that. You have to treat it dead serious. Occasionally people will refer to one of my movies as a spoof, and I’m hugely insulted because I try to make real movies that happen to be funny. “Spy” is not a spoof, it’s a real spy movie that has funny, quirky characters, and the same with this.

The soundtrack for “A Simple Favor” has a lot of 1960s French pop, including a bouncy, obscure song, “Ca S’est Arrangé,” under the opening credits.

My wife and I are giant fans of Italian and French pop. That is the most fun song. I remember thinking I’ve got to get that in something, before I even saw the script for “A Simple Favor.” When we were putting the movie together, I wanted to be serious on the thriller aspect but also let the audience know upfront that it’s OK to laugh. You can’t hear that song and not think it’s OK to actually have fun in this movie.

You’ve done spies, detectives, even a comic sci-fi series, “Other Space.” Are you deliberately trying to run through every genre out there?

Pretty much. I’m dying to do a musical. I’m dying to do a big sci-fi epic, a western, a gangster movie, it goes on and on. I’m a commercial filmmaker. My movies are for studios because I want to make sure they get distributed, and I want people to see my movies and have fun. Genres provide that because they’re inherently entertaining, sort of comfort food. I come to all my genre films basically going, “I love this genre, but what are the things in it I don’t like?” I love thrillers, but sometimes they’re too mean-spirited for my taste.

Early in your career you directed “I Am David,” about a 12-year-old boy in Bulgaria who escapes a labor camp. Do you ever want to do a straightforward drama again?

I almost consider my movies to be funny dramas. The mistake I see in a lot of comedy people, both performers and behind the camera, is this desperation to be taken seriously, then they eliminate the thing that makes audiences love them. When comedic actors take on dramatic roles, I feel them fighting so hard to not be funny. But funny people—it’s in their DNA, they can’t help it. You walk across the room funny sometimes, it’s just who you are. I get so sad when I see somebody desperately trying to not use the gifts they naturally have.

You started out as a stand-up and an actor. Was acting your main goal at first?

I started doing stand-up when I was 15 in Detroit because Steve Martin was my hero, and I was always working towards writing and directing and starring in my own stuff. But I came out to L.A. just wanting to be in showbiz. I called all the studios to see if they needed actors, and obviously they said, “No, we need accountants.” When I called Universal, they said, “We need tour guides.” I’d taken the tour as a kid, so to me that was showbiz. How could you not get discovered being on the lot, being funny on the microphone, driving around? And I found out you can’t.

Who Is He?

  • Name: Paul Feig
  • What He Does: Director, writer, producer
  • How He Got There: Moving to Los Angeles from the Midwest after his first year of college, performing as a stand-up and getting small roles in TV comedies, including a stint on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
  • His Big Break: Creating the 1999 television series “Freaks and Geeks,” about high-school misfits. The show, which lasted less than a season, quickly gained cult status and is now considered among the best comedies of its time. “I wrote ‘Freaks and Geeks’ just as a spec because I’m always writing something. Without it I would probably be out there trying to get acting jobs or be the sixth lead on a sitcom.”
  • His Obsession: Travel and food. His mother’s cooking was bland, he says. As a boy, “I was walking around going, ‘I don’t like food, that’s such a weird thing.’ ” He credits a Mexican restaurant in suburban Michigan for waking up his taste buds, and his wife for leading him out of his safety zone to travel. “Now my whole life is this quest for great food experiences and great travel experiences.”