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This ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Theory About the ‘Coven’ Witches Is Spot-On

The highly-anticipated Murder House and Coven crossover season of American Horror Story premiered last night, and it was, well, confusing. Don’t get me wrong: The episode was good. Called American Horror Story: Apocalypse, this season kicked off right at the end of the world. As everyone prepares for their imminent demise, a group of people in Santa Monica, California—including Leslie Grossman, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd and Joan Collins (I know!)—escapes to a safe shelter run by a woman named Wilhemina Venable (Sarah Paulson). This candlelit bunker supplies them and some new characters the food and resources needed to survive 18 months.

They’re soon intercepted, though, by Michael Langdon (yes, from the Langdon family in Murder House, who arrives to evaluate which people in Wilhemina’s bunker are worthy enough to go to his more robust shelter. They’d be under the close eye of the Cooperative: a mysterious group that’s overseeing and financing all these survival efforts. The question that remains now is who gets to live, and who will be left to die?

Actually, that’s not the only question the premiere left fans with. Save for Michael Langdon—who has a loose connection to Murder House, at best—people are wondering how season one and three of AHS will work into this story. We know from photos and Ryan Murphy updates that all the witches from Coven are slated to return. Jessica Lange will even make an appearance as her season one character, Constance Langdon. However, it’s still unclear how these worlds will seamlessly collide.

This fan theory bubbling up on Twitter might explains things, though. Many people who tuned into last night’s episode are convinced the Coven witches are the Cooperative, and it makes sense. We know from episode one that the Cooperative is an all-powerful group of people who strikes fear, panic, and blind loyalty in everyone they encounter—including Wilhemina, who’s quite scary herself. In this post-apocalyptic world where all bets are off, who ‘s more equipped to set things straight than women who cast literal spells? Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts) can throw someone across the room with just her mind. Nan (Jamie Brewer) is clairvoyant. Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) is the friggin’ Supreme! That type of power, combined, could absolutely rule the world. Don’t be surprised if your Coven favorites wind up calling all the shots this season.

Here are just a few fans on Twitter who are on this train:

Looks like we’ll have to keep watching to find out. AHS: Apocalypse airs Wednesday nights at 10 P.M. ET on FX.

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This ‘American Horror Story: Apocalyps’ Theory About the ‘Coven’ Witches Is Spot-On

The highly-anticipated Murder House and Coven crossover season of American Horror Story premiered last night, and it was, well, confusing. Don’t get me wrong: The episode was good. Called American Horror Story: Apocalypse, this season kicked off right at the end of the world. As everyone prepares for their imminent demise, a group of people in Santa Monica, California—including Leslie Grossman, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd and Joan Collins (I know!)—escapes to a safe shelter run by a woman named Wilhemina Venable (Sarah Paulson). This candlelit bunker supplies them and some new characters the food and resources needed to survive 18 months.

They’re soon intercepted, though, by Michael Langdon (yes, from the Langdon family in Murder House, who arrives to evaluate which people in Wilhemina’s bunker are worthy enough to go to his more robust shelter. They’d be under the close eye of the Cooperative: a mysterious group that’s overseeing and financing all these survival efforts. The question that remains now is who gets to live, and who will be left to die?

Actually, that’s not the only question the premiere left fans with. Save for Michael Langdon—who has a loose connection to Murder House, at best—people are wondering how season one and three of AHS will work into this story. We know from photos and Ryan Murphy updates that all the witches from Coven are slated to return. Jessica Lange will even make an appearance as her season one character, Constance Langdon. However, it’s still unclear how these worlds will seamlessly collide.

This fan theory bubbling up on Twitter might explains things, though. Many people who tuned into last night’s episode are convinced the Coven witches are the Cooperative, and it makes sense. We know from episode one that the Cooperative is an all-powerful group of people who strikes fear, panic, and blind loyalty in everyone they encounter—including Wilhemina, who’s quite scary herself. In this post-apocalyptic world where all bets are off, who ‘s more equipped to set things straight than women who cast literal spells? Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts) can throw someone across the room with just her mind. Nan (Jamie Brewer) is clairvoyant. Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) is the friggin’ Supreme! That type of power, combined, could absolutely rule the world. Don’t be surprised if your Coven favorites wind up calling all the shots this season.

Here are just a few fans on Twitter who are on this train:

Looks like we’ll have to keep watching to find out. AHS: Apocalypse airs Wednesday nights at 10 P.M. ET on FX.

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Dua Lipa Is ‘Horrified’ That LGBTQ-Supporting Fans Were Ejected From Her Concert

Dua Lipa, in addition to riding high on a wave of pop-song guest spots in 2018, is currently making her way around the world on The Self-Titled Tour. But her stop in Shanghai on Wednesday night (September 12) was marked by an incident directly affecting a group of her fans.

Social media footage from the show reveals venue security members removing certain fans from their seats; these same concertgoers were reportedly waving pro-gay rights flags before their ejection, The Fader points out.

From the stage, Lipa appeared to address the situation through tears. “I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun,” she said, according to fan-captured video. “I want us all to dance. I want us all to sing. I just want us all to have a really good time.”

After the show, she took to social media to address the incident directly in a lengthy statement, saying she was “horrified” at what she saw at the concert.

“I will stand by you all for your love and beliefs and I am proud and grateful that you felt safe enough to show your pride at my show,” Lipa wrote. “What you did takes a lot of bravery. I always want my music to bring strength, hope and unity. I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved. I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows.”

Lipa has spoken out in support of LGBTQ rights in the past, telling the U.K.’s Gay Times in 2016, “I think artists should really use their power and presence on social media to just put it out there and show support. It’s important because different people look up to them, and they should use that voice to their advantage.”

Insatiable Renewed For Season 2 At Netflix Despite Controversy

Netflix’s teen revenge comedy Insatiable got off to a rough start, as many subscribers petitioned for the show to be canceled before it even premiered on the platform. Netflix held strong and released the somewhat controversial series anyway to a thorough bashing from critics, primarily for being a comedy that many didn’t find all that funny. The streaming service has decided to renew Insatiable for Season 2 in spite of all that, though, so Patty’s revenge story will roll on regardless of her biggest naysayers’ wishes.

Details on Insatiable Season 2 are currently scant, but we do know the streaming comedy will return for its sophomore season at some point in 2019, so don’t expect any major delays. But do celebrate the show’s renewal with this mostly straightforward Twitter announcement, which possibly wasn’t filled with more typical show-referential humor due to Insatiable‘s already polarizing nature.

Insatiable, a joint collaboration between Netflix and the generally less risky CBS TV Studios, stars Debby Ryan as a teenager transformed by weight loss who is hell-bent on destroying the lives of her classmates who bullied her when she was overweight. The show caught loads of criticism for its general premise and offensive storylines, including the use of fake sexual assault allegations as a way to ruin careers and blackmail others. But as it often goes, the bigger the backlash, the more awareness is drawn to the project overall.

Perhaps Insatiable‘s renewal isn’t all that surprising, then, with unofficial streaming data showing strong viewership for the show in its early release window. Popularity among customers often appears to trump criticism in the eyes of Netflix, which has renewed similarly controversial offerings like 13 Reasons Why. It’s widely known at this point that Netflix doesn’t factor critical reviews too heavily into its renewal process, and after the service recently dropped its user reviews feature, some speculated the decision was made to mask the fact that the overall quality of original content on the platform is diminishing on average as the content pool gets bigger.

Now, Netflix may have played it low-key with the Season 2 renewal on its See What’s Next account, but the official Insatiable account celebrated with a somewhat raunchy video of cast members making jokes about their Season 2 returns.

The Insatiable cast served as a line of defense prior to the premiere by trying to calm everyone down before anyone had a chance to view it. Debby Ryan, Alyssa Milano, and Christopher Gorham all spoke out in support of the show and tried to assure potential viewers that while the program was indeed offensive, there was a deeper message in the satire that would justify the nature of the jokes. Critics almost universally agreed that the show failed in that mission in Season 1, and it’ll be interesting to see if and how the creative team’s approach changes for Season 2.

As mentioned, Insatiable will arrive on Netflix for Season 2 at some point in 2019. For all the excellence coming to television before that, be sure to visit and bookmark CinemaBlend’s fall premiere guide.

The Predator Could Actually Set A Box Office Record This Weekend

Predator as a franchise has been pretty successful at the box office, but the brand new installment might leave them all in the dust. The current box office estimates are that The Predator will see an opening weekend total of somewhere between $25 and $50 million. Even at the low-end estimate, a $25 million opening weekend will be the best in franchise history, sneaking ahead of 2010’s Predators which currently holds the record.

Technically, Alien vs. Predator has the best opening weekend of all movies that have Predators in them, as it scored an opening weekend just short of $40 million, but not everybody would count those as part of the main Predator franchise. Regardless, if The Predator is able to bring in a box office on the high side of the estimates Variety is reporting, then the new film could set the record for the wider franchise as well.

These estimates also indicate that The Predator will likely take the top spot at the box office this weekend, though if it does come in at the low end of expectations, it could have a serious battle with the second weekend of The Nun, which saw the best opening for a Conjuring franchise movie last weekend and is expected to do another $20 to $26 million this weekend.

A franchise-record opening weekend is certainly a good start for The Predator. The other thing going for the film is that there really isn’t another studio tentpole release coming for the next couple of weeks, meaning that The Predator will be in a good position to rake in some box office dollars, assuming that the audience wants to throw money at it. We’re hitting a point in the release calendar where the big budget movies take a bit of a break, at least until we get closer to the holiday season. Venom will hit theaters in early October but that’s the next wide release movie that is likely to put up big box office numbers.

The response to the film’s premiere was mixed, and most of the official reviews have been negative, so it’s hard to guess how the audience will respond. The audience and the critics are at odds frequently, so the generally negative response isn’t a definite indication of anything. We could very easily see The Predator do $50 million, or even exceed those expectations if the audience has been waiting for a movie like this.

The Predator opens for preview screenings this evening before hitting wide release tomorrow. By Sunday we’ll have an idea just how the movie did. If it does well, expect talk about the next Predator movie to follow shortly after.

First Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Trailer Is All Kinds Of Dark And Creepy

Whenever Netflix stepped up to take control of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV adaptation, which was originally expected to join its comic book sister property of Riverdale on The CW, it spoke to the material potentially being far more adult and horrific than anything allowed on broadcast networks. And while the supernatural drama’s first trailer below doesn’t max out on gore and sex, there are dark forces at play here, and Kiernan Shipka’s Sabrina Spellman is keen to keep smiling right through it all, no matter how weird or disturbing. Check it out below!

The trailer plays up the previously released image of Sabrina lit up by her birthday cake candles, and where the poster gave Sabrina a pair of demon horns, we see the demon here as an entirely separate entity, although one that may still actually be quite comfortable within the confines of the teenager’s mind. After all, Sabrina is going through some biological changes that open her up to the practice of witchcraft and sorcery, and those feelings would certainly be comparable to suddenly having a hellspawn as a new mental bestie. So we can probably expect her to have a ton of new and weird feelings rearing their awkward heads as she continues her education at Baxter High.

Something tells me this sumbitch would not be Baxter High’s most lauded English teacher. Or history teacher. Or coach.

Lots of fast and fun details pop up during the promo, such as the sign for the Spellman Mortuary owned by Hilda and Zelda Spellman, as portrayed by Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto, respectively. Sabrina has a lot to learn from her aunts, even if some of it may not be to her liking. (Unfortunately, the aunts themselves apparently skipped out on attending that part of the birthday party.) But we definitely do see Tati Gabriell as the witch leader Prudence, and we get a small glimpse of Ross Lynch as Sabrina’s love interest Harvey, who will presumably be a tad less goofy in live-action. I guess it’s easy to not be goofy when a Beelzebub understudy is sitting at the head of the table. Or isn’t sitting at the head of the table, depending on whether Sabrina is loopy or not.

And while the trailer may not be as lengthy and plot-heavy as fans may have hoped, it does end on a moment that no doubt had plenty of people hooting and hollering (and possibly purring), as the promo teased the 2018 introduction of Sabrina’s beloved pet cat Salem, who also happens to boast the ability to talk. Unfortunately, it was only a shadow-cloaked Salem who walked out just as the date was shown, so we didn’t actually get to see the talking feline carrying on any deep convos with his owner about the weird shit happening in town. We know he’ll be around, and we hope he gets his voice back before the show starts up in earnest.

No, Kit Harington Isn’t DC’s Next Batman

The DC live-action universe has had its share of peaks and valleys, as projects are announced, delayed, and often cancelled as a result of negotiations. And while Justice League arrived only just last year, both Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman have been heavily rumored to be departed the shared universe in the near future. If that’s the case, then new actor will likely need to be cast– as Warner Bros. won’t want to abandon iconic characters like the Man of Steel and Dark Knight. Affleck has been rumored to be departing the role soon, and his current stay in rehab is only adding fuel to the fire. A new rumor indicated that Game of Thrones star Kit Harington may be up to take on the mantle of The Bat, but now that’s being refuted.

Find a Wine That’s More Than a Passing Fad

A FRIEND AND I recently had a debate over whether rosé is a fashionable or a popular wine. My friend contended that rosé is both, while I argued it’s only the latter.

Popular wines, often the product of clever marketing campaigns, usually appeal to enthusiastic neophytes, not seasoned oenophiles. Fashionable wines, by contrast, attain their status over years, even decades, and are favored by amateurs and pros alike. By fashionable I mean wines that are perennial favorites, not a grape or region tied to a particular moment.

Another popular pink wine, White Zinfandel, long stood in the way of rosé’s popularity. For decades after the White Zin years of the 1980s, wine buyers presumed all pink wine was sweet. That only changed a few years ago, when dry rosé began to be relentlessly hyped. Now Drew Barrymore, John Legend and Jon Bon Jovi all have brands of their own.

Some wines achieve popularity with an eye-catching label. The leaping wallaby of Yellow Tail Shiraz raised the profile of an entire country’s wines in the early 2000s—cheap copycat “critter” brands as well as pricey small-production Aussie Shirazes. But when the popularity of Yellow Tail faded, the market for Australian wines in general dried up as well.

A fashionable wine doesn’t rise and fall thanks to a cute label. Champagne has been fashionable virtually since its creation centuries ago; quality houses like Louis Roederer, Bollinger and Krug likely always will be.

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Some might peg Pinot Noir’s popularity to the (execrable) 2004 movie “Sideways,” but I’d counter that Pinot has been fashionable since well before that—in its native Burgundy as well as in California and Oregon, where longtime producers have been joined in recent years by winemakers from Burgundy. Time has only burnished the reputations of Oregon Pinot pioneers St. Innocent, Brick House and Domaine Drouhin, while newer wineries such as Lingua Franca, Nicolas-Jay and Lachini Vineyards make use of Burgundian talent.

Another fashionable wine, Brunello di Montalcino, was long made by only one winery, Biondi Santi, but now other notable Montalcino producers such as Sassetti Livio, Poggio Antico, Siro Pacenti and Altesino make this all-Sangiovese varietal. A decade ago some producers were caught blending in other grapes, but this infraction didn’t have a lasting effect on sales. Perhaps a fashionable wine can bear a frisson of scandal?

My fourth fashionable wine, Sancerre, might surprise wine snobs. Like an Hermès Birkin bag, this Sauvignon Blanc is regularly knocked off, by winemakers all over the world. But few equal the Loire Valley original, which can range from powerful and rich to thrillingly mineral in style.

Napa Valley Cabernet has alienated some wine drinkers, but only when overblown in price and style. Napa Cabs from established producers like Corison, Philip Togni and Chappellet remain in fashion, perhaps because fashion is the last thing on their makers’ minds. When I called Cyril Chappellet to talk fashionable wines, he was surprised. “We’re kind of staid,” he said. “We make the wine as well as we can and hope we are fashionable enough to keep going.”

Oenofile // Five Fashionable Bottles

1. Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, $40 A well-made, rich and textured non-vintage Champagne from the house that produces the fabled luxury cuvée Cristal.

2. 2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino, $47 This wine from the highly regarded Altesino estate and much-heralded 2013 vintage is elegant and well-structured.

3. 2017 Domaine Bailly-Reverdy Sancerre Chavignol, $22 From some of the best soil in Sancerre, this is a crisp and lively wine with a lovely citrus note and a mineral edge.

4. 2014 St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, $55 From a terrific vintage, vineyard and winemaker, this Pinot is bold, ripe and densely layered.

5. 2015 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, $60 One of Napa Valley’s most sought-after vineyard sites produces fruit for this lush, powerful wine.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse Premiere – All The Freakiest And Funniest Moments

Major spoilers below for anyone who hasn’t yet watched the American Horror Story: Apocalypse premiere.

As it went with the found-footage-esque Roanoke season, American Horror Story: Apocalypse kept fans guessing about everything from the plot line to the timelines to the crossover element between Murder House and Coven, and everything else slithering between the cracks. The premiere episode, “The End,” certainly didn’t answer every single question, and possibly created even more than fans might have started off with, but at least we finally know how it all starts: with an apocalypse and a bunch of people who probably aren’t worthy of survival.

While any major bewitching crossover moments were limited, the premiere still had all the classic trademarks of an American Horror Story opener: big stars, big laughs, big shocks, and some disturbing moments you’d only want to watch between a dead person’s fingers. (I assume that would be a highly questionable form of aversion therapy.) So without further a-don’t, let’s hunker down with some of the best moments from American Horror Story: Apocalypse‘s season premiere.

Cold-Pressed Poison: “Are you trying to fucking poison me? This tastes like turtle shit. You’re supposed to be my personal assistant, Mallory. Do you even know me?” In less time than it takes someone to show anything approval on social media, Leslie Grossman’s alpha-snob Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt proves her boundless lack of empathy with this brilliant reaction to a rancid-tasting beverage. She can influence people, but not her own taste buds.

A Dismaying Message From Coco’s Father: Coco’s absurd cruelty is cut short by her father’s sobering message confirming the nuclear attacks sending the planet back into pre-civilization. Why he paid so much money to put Coco on a plane that wasn’t rigged to explode, I’m not sure. But his showed more compassion on that phone screen, alongside his wife and son, than we’re likely going to see from his daughter throughout the season. Unless there’s a sect out there that sees any positives in “turtle shit” comparisons.

That Reporter’s Final Words: Similar to Coco’s father, the news anchor’s announcement was not only played for further exposition, but also to introduce the catastrophic chaos spanning the globe, thanks to the final acts for many a nuclear ICBM. As heartbreaking as it was to hear his last words as a loving father, more intriguing for plot purposes was the way he said, “This is it, ladies and gentlemen. I can’t believe we actually did it.” Who’s the “we” there, and what was done? The fact that the episode plays that same newscaster’s speech during two different scenes no doubt makes it all the more important.

Coco Lacks Some Worth: “Mallory, you know I’m worthless without you. I’m worse than Elton John. I don’t even know how to work a dishwasher or open a door.” When I laughed at this line, part of it was because I could easily picture Coco getting cripplingly flummoxed by a deadbolt.

The Public’s Reactions To The News: There will always be something so deeply haunting about watching mass groups of people that are guided by nothing but panic and self-preservation. Or even a distinct non-preservation, as was the case with the guy who took his own life before the bombs could do it. If I was anyone on that plane before it took off, I would have spent many of those following months troubled by the sights of all those desperate people getting shot as they descended upon the plane. Something very “Titanic life boat scene” happening there, just without the snazzy tunes.

The Entirety Of Joan Collins’ Evie Gallant: Shame on anyone who didn’t anticipate pure television gold as soon as Joan Collins was announced as the latest icon to join American Horror Story‘s ranks. I dare say her professionally affluent Evie Gallant was the best part of the episode each and every time she got a line, as they all hit. “You know I pay you for ten hours a day.” “Let’s have some burnt champagne!” “No stewardess? Oh, I guess I won’t be ordering the fresh cut fruit.” And even though her grandson is just like her in most respects, Evan Peters’ character rubs me in all the opposite ways, but that can change. Let’s bring Evie back in time and make her one of Cult‘s leaders, if that’s possible.

The Breakup: Last season, Leslie Grossman and Billy Eichner played a monstrous couple whose marriage was built on both legal and emotional shams. This season, their characters’ courtship lasted all of a phone conversation, when it became clear Coco wasn’t keeping the private plane around for Brock, who was stuck in the deadlocked traffic. It’s unclear if he’ll return in the season somehow, since he was probably a goner without any interference from The Cooperative, but if he is indeed gone for good in Apocalypse, he got to leave on the best final lines: “No, no, no, Coco! Do not fucking leave me in Santa Monica!” and “You bitch!”

The Opening Titles: As it usually goes with a season of American Horror Story, the Apocalypse opening titles were chock full of bizarre visuals laid over a super buzzed-out version of the theme song. The explosive symbolism is there in full, usually in the form of mushroom clouds and the like, though the melting candles also represent a much slower form of extinguishment. Beyond some creepy crawlies like scorpions and babies with glowing eyes, the rest of the iconography was mostly religious in nature. Lots of devils and snakes and angel statues and whatnot, all presumably tying into the almighty anti-Father that pops up in the closing minutes.

Timothy’s Selection Process: Whenever agents suddenly bullied their way into the Campbell family household to announce the genetic superiority of Kyle Allen’s Timothy, it seemed like their motivations would have been based on some dead-to-rights information that absolutely confirmed he was mankind’s biological savior. Instead, it’s amusingly tossed out there that they discovered Timothy’s genetic prowess because he’d signed up for an ancestry-tracking website. Perhaps another way to keep the survivors tied to the digital realm of their former lives. But was there something to Timothy’s dad being so willing to let his son go, despite not having any real reason to trust those people?

The Outside World: While many post-apocalyptic dramas and horrors spend a lot of time in the outside world in searches of shelter and sustenance, American Horror Story: Apocalypse is currently trapped indoors due to the surface being contaminated by nuclear radiation. Which gives the exteriors their own very special aesthetic that’s full of smoke and smog, with a Terry Gilliam and Ben Wheatley feel to the way those scenes are shot and framed. Of course, the abject violence and unconquerable disease and the rest certainly squash the hopes of seeing African swallows carrying coconuts around, so it’s the life of a hermit for everyone.

Head to the next page to see all the other hilariously bizarre moments from the horror anthology’s premiere.

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Warner Bros. Responds To Henry Cavill Superman Departure Rumors

DC’s live action universe has had an absolutely fascinating journey, as Warner Bros. quickly attempted to catch up and compete with Disney’s MCU. It all started with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, which was not originally meant to kickstart a shared universe. Starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Snyder told a decidedly darker origin story for the beloved character, and Supes he was expanded through the use of ensemble films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. The entire DCEU started with Cavill’s last son of Krypton, which makes his rumored departure from the role all the more shocking. Warner Bros has finally responded to the report, albeit vaguely. The statement reads as follows:

Looks like the studio is being a bit cagey about Henry Cavill’s possible exit from the Superman mantle. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, as his departure would have grave affects on the greater universe. So what’s next?

Warner Bros.’ statement, which comes to us from THR, may indicate that negotiations are still happening to keep Henry Cavill in the DC universe. Considering the current state of the behemoth franchise, this would make sense. Ben Affleck has been long rumored to be leaving his role as Batman, and now with the actor back in rehab, that seems all the more likely. The shared universe was built upon Batman and Superman’s shoulders, so can it survive without DC’s most iconic characters?

Henry Cavill’s possible departure from the DCEU is just the latest in a line of missteps for the still budding franchise. While the MCU is mostly a well oiled machine, Warner Bros. and DC are still very much figuring out their rhythm. There have been a ton of projects and directors announced, before promptly being retracted by the studio. Most recently, Alec Baldwin was cast as The Joker’s father in Todd Phillips’ origin movie, before dropping out just a few days later.

Man of Steel may have started the DC Universe, but it’s unclear if the franchise will ever get a proper sequel. Zack Snyder seems to have largely washed his hands clean of the universe– although he’s got an EP credit in James Wan’s Aquaman. Now if Henry Cavill hangs up his iconic red cape and steps away from Superman, we should kiss any possible Man of Steel sequel goodbye. We’ll just have to wait for an official announcement regarding Cavill’s fate.

The next installment in the DC Universe will be James Wan’s Aquaman on December 21st, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.