In December 2016, Illumination Entertainment continued its momentous run at the box office with the arrival of the animated jukebox musical comedy Sing. With a star-studded cast that included the likes of Matthew McConaughy, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, and dozens of other famous actors and singers, a great story, and excellent execution, the movie became a quick hit with fans of all shapes, sizes, and species. And, just like other Illumination projects, like the Despicable Me franchise for example, Sing will soon have a sequel of its own.
As it stands there’s a lot we know about the upcoming animated sequel from the Sing 2 release date, its expansive cast including new additions Bono, Bobby Cannavale, Pharrell Williams, and Latitia Wright, and much, much more. So, while we look toward the arrival of the anticipated musical comedy, let’s break down everything we know about Sing 2 before it’s released in theaters…
John Cena definitely has a unique perspective on The Suicide Squad, as he says it’s neither a reboot nor a sequel. Instead, he simply believes it to be a movie from the brain of one James Gunn, making it a unique and creative entry that falls outside of the aforementioned categories. So The Suicide Squad is something else entirely, it seems, and Cena seems excited for people to check it out.
A Quiet Place Part II has been a major hit for director John Krasinski, who has, whether he expected to or not, spawned one of the biggest franchises in movies right now. Funny enough, Krasinski initially didn’t want to make a sequel to A Quiet Place but, now, the franchise is has proven to be so successful that a third film has been given a release date by Paramount Pictures. Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s wife and the star of the films, has implied that there are many ideas where the franchise could go, so there are a number of possibilities for the film. But Krasinski won’t be directing this particular project, and he’s now commented on handing off the movie to a new director.
But for Avatar, the character is achieved through motion capture performance, making the time in the makeup chair significantly less – aside from a bunch of dots being placed on her face. It’s pretty ironic that Zoe Saldana’s biggest roles have her completely transforming her look, but their different looks definitely allows for the actress to disappear into these alien characters.
We all know the true villain of the Devil Wears Prada is Andy’s unsupportive boyfriend Nate, but does actor Adrian Grenier see things the same way?
The 2008 film centered on Andy Sachs’s (Anne Hathaway) descent into the big bad fashion world after taking an assistant job with powerful magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). But if you ask anyone on Twitter, they’d say the real antagonist was not the one wearing Prada, but the guy who shames his girlfriend every step of the way. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Devil Wears Prada star opened up about the discourse inspired by the film—and how he came to change his mind about his character.
“I didn’t see some of the subtleties and the nuance of this character and what it represented in the film until the wisdom of the masses came online and started to push against the character and throw him under the bus, and I got flak,” he told EW. “All those memes that came out were shocking to me. It hadn’t occurred to me until I started to really think about it, and perhaps it was because I was as immature as Nate was at the time, and in many ways he’s very selfish and self-involved, it was all about him, he wasn’t extending himself to support Andy in her career.”
While Hathaway came to Nate’s defense over the whole birthday fiasco during the reunion interview, Grenier is officially Team Andy. “At the end of the day, it’s just a birthday, right? It’s not the end of the world. I might’ve been as immature as him at the time, so I personally couldn’t see his shortcomings,” he continued. “But after time to reflect and much deliberation, I’ve come to realize the truth in that perspective.”
Hathaway pointed out that Nate wasn’t completely in the wrong. “Nate was pouty on his birthday because his girlfriend wasn’t there,” she said. “In hindsight, I’m sure he wishes he made a different choice, but who doesn’t? We’ve all been brats at different points. We all just need to live, let live, do better!”
Still, Grenier has a message for all the would-be Nates still holding their girlfriends’ back. “[Andy] needed more out of the world than Nate, and she was achieving it,” Grenier added. “He couldn’t support her like she needed to because he was a fragile, wounded boy. There’s a selfishness and self-centeredness in that, and I think Andy needed to be held by a man who was an adult. On behalf of all the Nates out there: Come on! Step it up!”
Of course, the point of Easter Eggs is that they’re usually subtle. They offer the chance for filmmakers to get a bit tongue-in-cheek, and see how much audiences are paying attention. In the Heights‘ reference to Hamilton definitely falls under that category, as looking down at your phone or focusing on Jimmy Smits’ performance could result in missing it altogether. Another fan expressed this, revealing they had to rewind to make sure they didn’t miss the quick nod to “You’ll Be Back.” As they put it,
It’s easy enough to imagine a reality where Marvel Studios greenlit Black Widow in the early 2010s, resulting in it being part of the Phase Two slate. And yes, this would have been quite a different story from what we’re getting with the actual Black Widow movie, as it either would have been set post-Avengers or perhaps explored Natasha Romanoff’s pre-Iron Man 2 life more in-depth. I’ll leave it up to your imagination on how that would have changed the flow of the MCU as a whole, but evidently Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Feige’s conversation during the press tour for The Avengers wasn’t enough to properly move that creative ball forward right away.
Namor Has Had An On-And-Off Affair With Invisible Woman
There was a time when Namor was shell of himself – stricken with amnesia and suffering from PTSD due to memories of his World War II service. The Atlantean prince remained a derelict for years while away from his home until he was discovered by Johnny Storm, who shaved off his beard with his flame and dumped him in a river, restoring his memories of who he is. Unfortunately, this also was what triggered Namor’s signature hate for the surface, putting him at odds with the Fantastic Four, but also triggering a certain attraction to one of the superhero team’s members.
Namor’s crush on Sue Storm has never truly faltered and, to make matters worse, the wife and crime fighting partner of Reed Richards, has expressed feeling the same way and even left Mr. Fantastic for the Sub-Mariner at one time. This display, ranging from playful flirting to undeniable romance still lasts to this day, last showing signs in Marvel Comics’ King of Black storyline in December 2020.
But opening up about her personal life has never been easy for the star, who is an Emmy frontrunner again for her starring role as therapist Dr. Brooke Taylor in the HBO drama series, In Treatment. “It’s hard because even though I talk a lot, I’m not much of a sharer,” she tells Glamour. “So that’s been a challenge.”
But it’s also been cathartic, especially after a traumatic year. Aduba’s mother, Nonyem, passed away in November from cancer, and to know Aduba is to know how close the two were, and the influence she had—and still has—on her daughter’s life.
“Talking about her has been a really healthy reminder that you don’t have to suffer in silence in this life, that there’s people in this world who are standing in support of you, who want to know how you are, and are genuine when they ask that question,” she says. “So that’s been great, and the show has also been a great reminder of what suffering in silence and losing track of your pain can look like; what happens when you don’t reach out. It’s a healthy reminder to talk about what you’re going through.”
It’s also an important lesson in finding the small things that bring Aduba joy, whether it’s an at-home facial or a Real Housewives marathon. “It’s OK to not be OK,” she says. “When someone asks, ‘How are you?,’ you don’t have to say, ‘I’m great’ if you’re feeling sad or low or whatever. Don’t invalidate your feelings.”
So in the spirit of self-care, we asked the 40-year-old to tell us what she finds comfort in now, for Glamour‘s latest edition of Your Fave’s Faves.
The TV series that always helps me relax
Real Housewives! All of them! When we were filming In Treatment, I was behind on Real Housewives of New York, but I caught up on that when we first started; and then when we were filming, Salt Lake City premiered. I’m currently watching Beverly Hills. When I would come home from filming—and this is true for quite a few projects—I take a break by finding out what the ladies are up to and what’s happening in their world.
My go-to essentials for a DIY facial
During the pandemic, I realized how much I really loved facials, so I bought a little steamer on Amazon that I could set on a table prop. It looks like R2D2 and cost about $40-$50. I just put it on a stool that I have with some books piled on top of it and I lay on my couch, put on a clay mask, and do a facial! Sometimes I use the Queen Helene mask, the green kind. Now I use Linda Ross, a facialist in LA. I love her entire line, but she has this colostrum mask that you put that’s also like a clay one that you let dry. She also has a micro-dermabrasion scrub to take a layer off. I love her moisturizer too. It’s just so good. And then I put on some super chill music like Sade or H.E.R.
Queen Helene Mud Pack Masque
My favorite way to find inner peace
I love to take walks. Whatever conversation I’ve been avoiding with God, I’ve had it by the time I’ve come back from a walk. I really do enjoy it. And I love flowers. Ordering flowers, picking up flowers, rearranging flowers, all of it.
The most comfortable loungewear
I have this white linen, knee-length nightgown from La Cera. It’s so beautiful. It’s lounge-about-the-house-wear. I also love a robe. I have numerous robes! And especially one that has pockets and an inside and outside tie. Then you can get real comfortable in it. I really like the waffle robes. And I love this rainbow onesie that my entire family has. I originally got them over Christmas the year before last.
The books currently on my nightstand
The Alchemist. That’s a book that has followed me since college; every time I read, it comes right into my consciousness, like when there’s a big transition about to happen in my life or a big life-change. It just recently came into my space, and I like that it’s getting really simple and clear about the journey and what I’m seeking and why. And my dear friend, Esther, gave me this book called Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter. I haven’t started it, but it’s supposed to be really catching. It’s on my nightstand right now.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Grief is the Thing with Feathers: A Novel by Max Porter
The most soothing body cream
I love Nivea Créme. I’ll use the lotion if it’s there, but I love the cream because it works, full stop. It will take care of dry skin in all climates. It smells incredible, and my mom loved it, too. It immediately transports me back to when I was a little girl and I’d be in my mom’s room watching her get ready to go somewhere. She was huge into skincare and fashion and beauty, and I loved having that time together. She was a big Lancôme girl, which is probably why I love their skincare as well.