Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a massive hit, so a sequel wasn’t exactly a huge surprise. However, considering the major ways the film updated the premise of the original Jumanji from over 20 years earlier, it was far from clear how the third Jumanji film would differentiate itself. While we still don’t have many of those answers, we do know one thing, our heroes will end up in new costumes in the upcoming film, and that’s something. Check out Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan’s new outfits in the image below.
While new costumes might not be massive breaking news, it would seem to tell us something about the new movie. A recent image of the cast from Karen Gillan had shown the main cast in the same clothes that they wore in the first film. It’s unclear if this image was actually from the new movie or the previous one, but either way, it implied that we’d be getting the actors in the same outfits we got before. Although, it did promise things were not as they seemed, so perhaps this was part of the reason. When we actually saw the characters in the new film, they would look a little different.
Since they’re playing video game avatars, it would make sense that the characters would end up in the same clothes, and it’s possible they may start out that way, but at some point things will change, as the Rock’s Instagram picture reveals.
Based on the outfits, it looks like Jumanji 3 may be taking our characters into a colder environment, as they’re clearly dressed for keeping warm. Even Ruby Roundhouse as left her Lara Croft inspired shorts and crop top behind for fuzzy boots and long sleeves.
Shifting the setting of the new Jumanji from the tropical jungle to something colder is certainly one way to change things up. The “ice level” is a tried and true element of many great video games, so it would certainly be fitting to have the video game inspired Jumanji 3 use the idea as part of its premise.
The Rock’s comment on his Instagram post also appears to confirm that Jumanji 3 will continue the story of the romance between the characters of Spencer and Martha. The teenagers inhabiting the two video game avatars began a relationship in Welcome to the Jungle and it seems the pair are no less awkward even though some time has passed since they got together.
Jumanji 3 is filming right now with a release date already set for this December. It will once again go up against the newest Star Wars movie at the box office, though that battle wasn’t a major problem for Jumanji the last time around. With a fan base already looking forward to this sequel, it seems highly likely another big box office hit is on the way.
Alita: Battle Angel went to great lengths to get some aspects of Yukito Kishiro’s manga series correct on the big screen, including the way Rosa Salazar’s eyes were enhanced for the flick. However, other details were changed, including the setting of the story, and as it turns out there’s a reason Alita: Battle Angel got switched from Kansas City, Missouri to Panama City, Panama.
In fact, it’s a really cool reason. According to Director Robert Rodriguez, the change of locale had to do with the science behind the space elevator and the best location it would have worked. He said:
Per Robert Rodriguez, it was James Cameron who figured out that Zalem and the Iron City would be better off set in a warm location near the equator rather than in a temperate one. Then Rodriguez decided Panama City would be the best place to build the 23rd century world, set several hundred years after a great war left the Earth in ruination.
With Avatar and even Titanic, James Cameron has had an avid interest in the scientific components of those properties. (Although he notably may have gotten the Titanic sinking wrong.) So, it’s not shocking to me that if he was working on a movie with a space elevator that he would have wanted to make sure the details were at least somewhat feasible.
In addition, although the story is based on a manga novel written in Japan, Robert Rodriguez also revealed to Complex that Jim’s vision was always “more of a melting pot,” meaning setting the story in a specific place wasn’t that important to the final vision of the film.
It took a long time for Alita: Battle Angel to come together. Robert Rodriguez previously revealed that James Cameron had approached him with the idea a long time ago, specifically back when he was working on Sin City, which was released back in 2005. That’s a long time for a project like this to gestate, but it also assumedly means that people like James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez had plenty of time to think about details like space elevators and temperature.
If you haven’t caught it yet, Alita: Battle Angel is still in theaters now. We’ll of course let you know if the flick does end up getting a sequel. For now, take a look at what else is coming up with our full movies schedule.
It’s been nearly 100 years since the entity that is now The Walt Disney Company was founded and over 80 years since the studio began to produce theatrical length animated films. Thanks to consistent re-releases and the advent of home video and DVD, those movies have remained in regular circulation for that entire time, which means several generations have grown up with these great animated movies and have taken advice from many of them.
While many pop culture fads have come and gone, Disney has remained, and while we all might have different particular favorite movies, we’ve all seen the classics, probably countless times. Since we saw many of them as impressionable children, these films may have had more of a profound impact on us than many of the other movies in our lives. Disney movies aren’t immune to giving advice either; in fact, a single piece of dialogue can sometimes be enough to inspire people for years to come. With that in mind, we’ve compiled just a few of the quotes that have stuck with fans through thick and thin and that over the years we haven’t been able to forget. Take a look.
“Always let your conscience be your guide.”
These words were spoken by the Blue Fairy as an instruction to Pinocchio that came along with him being transformed into a living puppet and began his quest to become a real boy. Jiminy Cricket gets drafted into surface as Pinocchio’s conscience, and remarkably, for a homeless insect, he’s well-suited to the job. It’s a good lesson for all of us to take to heart, even if we’re not always that great about following it.
“Just keep swimming!”
Dory is one of those Disney characters that you can’t help but love simply because she is so unabashedly optimistic. She deals with a pretty severe disability, but she never lets it get her down. Instead, she focuses on the future and simply repeats her mantra, “just keep swimming.” It’s something to keep in mind when you come up against any obstacle. Sometimes you just have to put your head down and keep moving forward.
“Think happy thoughts.”
In order to learn to fly, you need to think happy thoughts. In Peter Pan it allows you to literally fly through the air. Unfortunately, in real life happy thoughts won’t let you actually fly, but they will help you feel like you could. Maybe thinking about Peter Pan is your actual thought, maybe it’s something more real, but we should all think happy thoughts as often as possible.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
The Emperor of China has been around the block a few times and so he knows the lesson Li Shang needs to learn when he very nearly lets Mulan go without letting her know how he feels. So often we all feel that the difficulties we deal with weaken us, but this quote reminds us that we’re all actually stronger because of it.
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”
As much as we might love the song “Hakuna Matata,” The Lion King is very clear that the tune’s message about forgetting the past is the wrong way to go about things. As Rafiki tells us, the past is there for each of us to learn from. This line is what drives Simba to face his past after so many years away.
“I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.”
Of course, Edna Mode might not necessarily agree with Rafiki, but that doesn’t make her any less fun or her quotable lines any less memorable. Edna is the most quotable of the entire Incredibles franchise and this is probably the line that we all think of when we think of her.
“Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind.”
For a movie that starts out as a science fiction movie about a destructive alien, Lilo and Stitch gets remarkably emotional This is best exemplified by this line, which is spoken a few times throughout the film. It’s a reminder that family isn’t always the people we’re related to. It’s also about the people that we choose to make a part of our lives. Like little blue destructive aliens.
“Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.”
Questions of fate and destiny are often at the heart of Disney stories. In Brave, Merida fights against the idea that she has no control over her own life. While things don’t exactly go the way she planned, she does come to realize that, whatever you call it, her life, as well as all of ours, are only what we make them. However, taking that responsibility in our own lives isn’t always as easy as it seems.
“Some people are worth melting for.”
Frozen’s Olaf has many great lines throughout the movie, but the most beautiful is probably this one. Anna is worried that Olaf will melt as he attempts to warm her. While one might have assumed that the childlike Olaf might not have realized what he was doing, he makes it clear that he’s a bit smarter than we’ve given him credit for, and he’s willing to do what must be done to help a friend, even if it harms him, because friendship is worth it.
“Like so many things, it’s not what’s outside but what’s inside that counts.”
The peddler opens Aladdin with these words, giving us the smallest hint of the story we have yet to come. It’s not exactly an original idea, that who you are inside is what truly matters, but that’s part of why it works so well. The peddler himself acknowledges that we already know this, but that only reinforces its importance. Also, the line is spoken by Robin Williams so you can’t go wrong there.
“There’s no one I’d rather be than me.”
Wreck-It Ralph may be a bad guy, but he’s not a bad guy, know what i mean? This line, part of the bad guy affirmation from the beginning of the film, comes back at the end as Ralph does what he can to save the world of Sugar Rush and his friend Vanellope. He accepts himself and all of his qualities that are beyond his control.
“Take her to the moon for me, okay?”
Of all the things that Pixar has done to tear our hearts out over the years, none may have been quite as powerful as introducing Bing Bong in Inside Out. His final words to Joy are a request to do the one thing with Riley that he had never been able to do. It tore our hearts out, but we never forgot it.
“Success doesn’t come for free. You have to do whatever it takes to seize your moment.”
Sometimes, even bad guys have something useful to say. Ernesto de la Cruz may have taken this idea to an extreme in Coco by literally killing somebody in order to seize his moment, but the ultimate idea, that you have to work for success and take the opportunities that come along, is certainly one that we can’t forget.
“The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work”
While Disney is frequently known as the company that cashes in on the idea of dreams and wishes, not every Disney Princess would believe you’ll ever get what you want from life if all you did was wish for it. She believed in hard work and that’s something we can certainly all take to heart.
Of course, this list really only scratches the surface of the great Disney quotes that have become memorable and important to all of us. Is there a quote not listed here that means a lot to you? Let us know about it in the comments below.
Before you do your weekly groccery run, take note: A voluntary avocado recall has been issued due to concerns over potential listeria contamination.
Henry Avocado Corporation issued a voluntary recall of whole avocados over the weekend after a routine government inspection tested positive for listeria bacteria at one of their packing facilities. It’s bad news for avocado lovers, but before you freak out, there’s no evidence of a listeria outbreak yet—so far, no cases have been reported, according to the company.
Still, it pays to be cautious. The avocado recall so far includes avocados (both organic and regular) that have been shipped to six states: Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. (Avocados from Mexico that were packed by Henry Avocado are reportedly okay to eat, according to CNN.)
Listeria monocytogenes can be a dangerous bacteria—especially for pregnant women. Like most of the bacteria that causes food poisoning, listeria typically causes fever and diarrhea but for pregnant women, a listeria infection can manifest more like the flu, with muscle aches and fatigue occurring on top of the fever and digestive distress, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An infection during pregnancy can have really serious consequences: miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or possibly a serious infection for newborns.
Luckily, cases of listeriosis aren’t super common. The CDC reports an estimated 1,600 cases each year, resulting in 260 annual deaths.
So, what should you do? CNN reports that Henry Avocado is contacting retailers directly to make sure the at-risk avocados are being pulled from shelves. But you should also inspect the avocados you have at home. The recalled avocados come from California and may have a “Bravocado” sticker. The company cautions that these stickers are not on the organic avocados that came from the facility—those simply have “organic” and “California” on the sticker. If you have either of these avocados at home, err on the side of caution and throw them out or bring them back to the store for a refund ASAP.
There are certain film genres that always prove to entrance audiences, and chief among them is the biopic. Moviegoers delight in seeing celebrity’s stories played out on screen, usually with a touch more drama for good measure. Most recently, Bohemian Rhapsody entranced moviegoers, as Freddie Mercury’s life and music was portrayed onscreen. That project ultimately resulted in a ton of award nominations, taking home an impressive four Academy Awards in the process.
The next musical biopic coming down the line is Rocketman, which will tell the story of Elton John’s career and personal life. Kingsman‘s Taron Egerton is highly anticipated as the starring role, although there have been some rumors about the film’s editing process. Namely, that Paramount was trying to edit down the gay content and nudity. Now director Dexter Fletcher has addressed these reports on Twitter. Check it out.
Well, that seems to put the kabosh on those rumors. Rocketman will reportedly feature all the content that Dexter Fletcher wants. And this should hopefully include Elton John’s same-sex relationships being shown honestly onscreen.
Dexter Fletcher’s tweet should be a relief to the Elton John fans that took umbrage with reports of Rocketman‘s censoring. From the start, Rocketman has been billed a holds-no-bar approach to John’s life and career. While the legend is a producer on the project, the upcoming biopic was supposed to show the less flattering side of his time in the public eye. And his sexuality will likely be a major aspect of that characterization.
Rocketman‘s inclusion of queer content and same-sex romance has been a selling point of the movie ahead of its release. Following insane performance of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Elton John biopoc is expected to build off the success film. For instance, Taron Egerton is singing all of the musical numbers from Elton John’s catalogue. Meanwhile, Rami Malek’s Oscar winning role as Freddie Mercury only required him to lip synch the music.
Bohemian Rhapsody also got some backlash for not including enough scenes related to Freddie Mercury’s sexuality. Instead, Mercury’s girlfriend Mary Austin was the subject of most of his attention and affection. So if Rocketman goes full tilt and offers are more authentic view into Elton John’s coming out process and personal life, then it could succeed where Bryan Singer’s massively successful movie stumbled.
Taron Egerton recently spoke to how Elton John’s romantic life would be handled in the upcoming biopic. He told Variety:
Rocketman has been developing for a number of years, so there’s a certain level of anticipation and excitement for the upcoming biopic. And with Elton John currently on his goodbye tour, the timing is perfect. Generations of fans already have their focus on the legendary singer, so moviegoers will likely rush to theaters to see Rocketman. At least, that’s what Paramount Pictures and Dexter Fletcher are likely hoping.
All will be revealed when Rocketman arrives in theaters on May 31st. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Whatever your view of Zack Snyder‘s DC superhero movies, there’s little argument that his particular take on Batman and Superman would qualify as “non-traditional.” One specific way that Snyder broke with previous versions of the character was when he made a version of Batman who had no problem with actually killing people, a line that the character traditionally would not cross in modern films and comics.
However, at a recent Q&A following a screening of Snyder’s earlier comic book movie, Watchmen, the director made it clear that he has little sympathy for people who took issue with his version of the classic DC characters, as seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as he feels they made sense for a modern comic book movie. According to Snyder…
Snyder’s comments at least make it clear where he was coming from in creating his version of the DC Universe. His earlier film Watchman, and the comic it was based on, argued that if superheroes were real, they would not be the paragon of virtue we’re used to seeing in comic books. Snyder believes this idea so strongly that he carried it over to characters like Batman and Superman. He thinks viewing any sort of hero with that sort of idolization is akin to living in a dream world. Everybody has flaws and that should be understood.
While many might agree, the response on Reddit, where Snyder’s comments were posted, is largely negative. Many feel that while a story like Watchmen has its place, Batman is something quite different and should be treated as such. Batman’s decision not to kill his enemies is a key aspect of the character, and if you change it, he’s simply not Batman anymore.
Of course, there’s really no right answer to questions like these. There will always be fans of the traditional view of any character with a history as long as the one Batman has. Changes and new interpretations will always happen, but exactly what aspects of the character are immutable won’t always be agreed upon. A Batman willing to kill certainly opens up interesting ideas to be explored that wouldn’t be there with a more traditional iteration of the character.
What do you think about Zack Snyder’s perspective on Batman? Let us know in the poll below.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever expanding place, and the stakes couldn’t be higher at the moment. Captain Marvel has finally arrived, and has made a ton of money in theaters. After years of waiting, Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers has joined the massive shared universe, and she’ll crossover with the rest of The Avengers when Endgamearrives next month.
Captain Marvel’s brief scene in the final Endgame trailer shows her interacting with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, with the two powerful heroes having a silent standoff of some kind. He eventually says he likes her, and some Marvel fans have been hoping that the duo might have a romantic connection in the upcoming blockbuster. But Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige recently addressed the lack of a love story in Captain Marvel, saying:
It looks like Carol Danvers was always going to fly solo in Captain Marvel. Instead of navigating a romantic connection on top of her memory loss, Captain Marvel focused on its title character’s interpersonal relationships with her friends, and her former Kree allies.
Kevin Feige’s comments to ScreenRant show that Captain Marvel was never going to be a love story. Kevin Feige previously promised that the movie would be a new type of origin story, and the project ultimately did just that. Carol’s fractured memory served as the backdrop behind her journey on Earth, and she had a unique family unit with Maria and Monica Rambeau. Their connection was the heart of the movie, so there was no need to get Captain Marvel all dewey eyed about a boy.
If Carol Danvers was given a love interest in Captain Marvel, the movie would have been closer to the origin stories from back in Phase One. Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America: The First Avenger all saw the title character fall in love, while also becoming a superhero. It would have been too by the numbers to have Captain Marvel follow suit, especially when Phase Three has been such an ambitious and artistic set of films.
But just because Carol Danvers doesn’t have a love interest yet doesn’t mean that it can’t occur sometime in the future. Captain Marvel has had romantic storylines in the comics, after all. As for those rumors about Thor in Endgame, the God of Thunder has been single for a while now. So who knows?
Captain Marvel is in theaters now, and she’ll return to the MCU when Avengers: Endgame arrives on April 26th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
After seven seasons and countless fan theories, winter is here: The end of Game of Thrones is in sight. We don’t know much about the final six episodes, save for their air dates and length. (Though, we can watch the trailer for the umpteenth time to try to unearth new Easter eggs.) Fans of the show can, however, support their favorite House in the battle for the Iron Throne with footwear, thanks to Adidas’ epic new sneaker collection.
Ahead of its sure-to-be-mind-blowing conclusion, Adidas joined forces with Game of Thrones to design a line inspired by the Houses and major players of the Seven Kingdoms. House Stark, House Targaryen, House Lannister, the Night’s Watch, and the White Walkers all got their own Ultraboost sneakers, in colors matching their respective emblems and wardrobes. (The Night’s Watch got black-on-black, White Walkers got an icy blue and white combination, and so on.)
A tag on the back of each shoe bears the house motto, like “Fire and Blood” for the dragon-wielding Targaryens and “Hear Me Roar” for the lions of House Lannister.
Each pair retails at $180, and they’re selling fast: Some of the House Stark and House Targaryen sneakers have already sold out. (Game of Thrones fans are as quick with their online shopping as they are with their theories.) There are still plenty of styles available for purchase, though… for now.
This being Adidas, the collection isn’t just about wearing your favorite House’s colors. The Ultraboost sneaker is, ultimately, built for performance. As such, all pairs feature a cushioned sole and lightweight knit upper designed for extra support while running.
You might not see Dany or John Snow running from the White Walkers in Adidas sneakers on Game of Thrones, but don’t be surprised if someone shows up to your Sunday night watch party wearing these kicks.
Blackpink are back, and they’re more lethal than ever.
It’s been nine months since the release of their last single, and now the K-pop quartet are ready to take the world by storm with their forthcoming album, Kill This Love. South Korean entertainment company YG Entertainment made it official on Sunday (March 24) with a teaser image of youngest member Lisa — and a release date announcement.
The mini album is set to drop on April 5, which is already less than a month away.
The teaser features a sultry image of Lisa front and center with glossy hair, striking pink lipstick, and a navy blue pinstripe blazer adorned with white diamonds on a blood red background — possibly a nod to the title track’s upcoming music video.
According to a report by YG’s CEO Yang Min Suk, Blackpink have already filmed the music video, and now we just have to wait for it to drop alongside the new album in April — before Blackpink kick off their U.S. tour.
“Blackpink’s new song is a song that is even more powerful than ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU.’ Blackpink worked with four world-class choreographers for this comeback, so the choreography for this comeback will be more dynamic than any other Blackpink song before,” said YG Entertainment in a statement.
That’s all we know so far; the number of tracks and their titles have yet to be released.
But we do know that the new album will drop just in time for the group to descend upon Coachella on April 12, so it’s likely that Kill This Love will make the festival set list. Following Coachella, the girls are also set to embark on their first North American tour on April 17, which kicks off in Los Angeles. From there, they’ll stop at Chicago, Newark, and Atlanta.
Jordan Peele has been compared by many to Alfred Hitchcock for the way has manages suspense in his films. However, it appears that Peele is similar to the famous director in one other major way, he likes to appear in his own films.
Alfred Hitchcock was known to cameo in most of his major motion pictures. Usually he would just walk across the screen at some point or otherwise appear in a fairly innocuous role. However, Jordan Peele has taken that idea to an even greater extreme. You never actually see Jordan Peele in Get Out or Us as it’s actually only his voice that appears in his two directorial efforts. In both movies, he apparently creates the sounds of dying animals. According to Peele…
At the beginning of Get Out, the characters of Chris and Rose are on their way to Rose’s parents house when their car strikes a deer. Chris goes to investigate and finds the animal slowly expiring in the woods just off the road.
For those of you who have seen Us, you know that rabbits play an interesting role in the story, apparently Peele voices one of them as they die.
It’s certainly an interesting and unique way to cameo in your own films. Many directors have followed the lead of Alfred Hitchcock and made appearances in their own movies from time to time. You can be sure M. Night Shyamalan will appear in his films, sometimes in a sizable supporting role. Joe Russo has also appeared in his Marvel movies from time to time.
However, I can’t think of a time a director has made a point to appear in two films, but in a way that he would almost certainly never be recognized. It wasn’t until somebody asked him about the idea of appearing in his own films that we learned that he actually had.
Check out the interview with Fandango below to hear exactly what Jordan Peele sounds like in his cameos.
We don’t know what’s next for Jordan Peele when it comes to the director’s chair. He’s working as a producer of an upcoming remake of Candyman as well as the newest iteration of The Twilight Zone so he may not be directing another movie soon. If and when Peele makes another feature film, I suppose we should all look for a scene in which an animal dies, at that appears to be the place we’ll hear Jordan Peele cameo in the future.