Cyclone Is The Granddaughter Of An Original JSA Member
Indeed, Cyclone is actually a legacy superhero who, like a few other modern members of the Justice Society of America, followed in the footsteps of a family member by joining the legendary team. In this case, it was Maxine Hunkel’s grandmother, Abigail Hunkel – who was also known among friends as “Ma” and even better known among superheroes as Red Tornado.
First debuting in All-American Comics in June 1939 and created by Sheldon Mayer, Ma was originally an average New York housewife who, despite her clumsiness, was skilled enough in hand-to-hand combat to earn a spot as a founding member of the JSA and, later in life, the team’s caretaker. Red Tornado also had a pair of young sidekicks (much like Robin to Batman) known as the Cyclone Kids, which inspired the alias of Maxine Hunkel who, unlike her grandmother, actually is a hero with superhuman abilities.
Efron has been living in the five-bedroom and bath, 5,455-square-foot Los Feliz property since 2013. The immaculate living space, which has a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline, was sold to the actor for $4 million at the time, per Page Six. The property has a gym, media room, game room, wine room and security cameras, along with a chef’s kitchen and one bed and bath guesthouse. It’s unclear if Efron’s still planning on holding a home near Hollywood, but these plans do seem to provide further evidence that Efron is further committing to being Down Under.
Of course, he’s also ventured into television through his acclaimed Netflix horror anthology series. The Haunting of Hill House became an internet sensation, earning Flanagan multiple award nominations for his direction and writing, and its follow-up, The Haunting of Bly Manor, yielded similar success for the streaming service. His next series, Midnight Mass, recently finished up production, and another series, The Midnight Club set to follow. Like many of his projects, Mike Flanagan will direct, produce and write on both series.
During their conversation, Kevin Hart and Ric Flair discussed a number of topics and, of course, the comedian wanted to get the veteran wrestler’s views on how the industry runs today. Flair also gave his thoughts on The Rock, but not before Hart gave his own hilariously brutal assessment of the entertainer:
El Tonto – TBA (Post-Production)
What’s going on with El Tonto, the feature screenwriting and directorial debut of Charlie Day? The upcoming comedy finished production back in late 2018, and since then, it’s been left idling on the shelf. There’s no word yet on when it’s expected to come out or which studio might pick it up for distribution. But, one would think that it’s a project of interest, based on the talented cast involved.
Alongside Charlie Day, El Tonto will also feature Kate Beckinsale, Edie Falco, John Malkovich, Jillian Bell, Ray Liotta, Ken Jeong, Adrien Brody, Dean Norris, Glenn Howerton, Randy Orton, and Jason Sudeikis, to name only a few notable stars attached. It’s unclear what roles the supporting cast will play in the forthcoming film, but El Tonto follows a silent character known as The Fool (Day), i.e. “El Tonto,” who becomes an accidental celebrity, only to lose it all thereafter. Certainly, that’s a promising concept, as demonstrated by the high-profile talent involved in Day’s cinematic passion project. When it will come out, though, is anyone’s guess.
While talking on the CultureBlast podcast, Emma Thompson was teasing her work on an upcoming film called Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, which will have her playing a 55-year-old widow who seeks out a 20-something sex worker after realizing she’s lived a life devoid of good sex. She shared her interest in how the film might be received once it comes out because, while it’s common for older men/younger women relationships to play out in movies, there is a double standard and taboo around the roles being reversed.
Also, that’s only if you want to see the newest of new movies. Say you’re looking to watch an older movie like The Big Lebowski, or maybe The Karate Kid after finishing Season 3 of Cobra Kai. In that instance, you’re only paying $99. That’s about the cost of taking a family of six to the movies, and, of course, it’s completely affordable when split between a few people or more. It’s a good deal, and one that, with a little planning and friends willing to share the bill, is totally worth the price of admission.
It’s an exciting time to be a DCEU fan, because for years, we’ve been hearing about Zack Snyder’s expanded vision for the film, thinking we’d never get a chance to see it. Now, it’s become a reality and, ahead of the release, Snyder is going back to the man who started it all — his Superman and our Man of Steel, Henry Cavill. Check out this black and white photo of the actor in a classic suit:
Before starring in Hamilton, Phillipa Soo was one of three leads in the off-Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Luck was on her side, as she gained the role fresh out of Julliard. Since leaving Hamilton, the actor has starred in both Broadway and off-Broadway productions such as Amélie, The Parisian Woman and Tumacho.