Still, considering Margot Robbie’s star power, from her time as Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe to starring in accoladed fare like I, Tonya and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, she certainly has what it takes to anchor her own corner of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. So far, all we know about this spinoff is that it will be a “a wholly original story with new characters under the Pirates moniker.” In other words, while it will presumably be set in the same world that Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and their ilk have been running around i, we probably shouldn’t expect any of those familiar faces to pop up in the Robbie-led movie.
Past Midnight – TBD
Keanu Reeves has made a career out of playing badass heroes, and if the Anthony and Joe Russo-produced Netflix superhero movie Past Midnight ever sees the light of day, he’ll add another name to his list of ass kickers. When the project was first announced in March 2018, Deadline described it as a new type of vigilante superhero movie, but had nothing else to add about the plot or other actors who may be attached. It was revealed at the time, however, that Past Midnight would be written by TJ Fixman, a longtime writer for the Ratchet & Clank video game series, and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, whose credits include The Wood and Dope.
Judging by comments made by Joe Russo during a joint interview alongside his brother, Anthony, with Inverse in 2019, it sounds like we won’t see much of Past Midnight for quite some time. During that conversation, Joe Russo said the project was still in a “very formative stage” but did note it had a fascinating script.
That sounds like a lot of work! As Vanessa Hudgens explained, in any given scene that more than one of her characters are in, she has to do double (sometimes triple) acting to get the classic movie magic trick in. She told us that she did not play off her own performance on set, but rather tried to remember what she just did and rely on her stand-ins to provide the chemistry she has to create with herself when you see Hudgens with Hudgens on Netflix. One unique part of doing a movie like Princess Switch is she got to work with all of the cast and have more than one love interest. As the actress said:
Most importantly of all, though, is the fact that the confusion is ultimately not just limited to those casual movie-goers, and has a detrimental effect on fan discourse and engagement in the internet age. Remakes already create enough of a pain in the ass when you’re searching for a specific film online, such as when you’re looking for where it’s available streaming or for purchase, and adding sequels with cloned names only needlessly exacerbates the problem. It further creates issues on social media, message boards, and comments sections, as sequels need to be differentiated with mentions of director, release year, or some other signifier. It’s a dumb burden that can be entirely averted by just applying a little bit extra creative energy when titles are being brainstormed.
Promoting his role in the new Melissa McCarthy fronted comedy Superintelligence, some good natured fun and games came up with the folks at Fandom, involving whether Ms. McCarthy herself would end up in the MCU one way or another. And along the way from those remarks came the big question of whether Cannavale, a two time Marvel vet in the Ant-Man series, would be along for the ride one more time. While he’s not so sure about his place in Ant-Man 3, Bobby Cannavale is hopeful, as seen his answer below:
The last time we saw a Pink Panther movie was in 2009 via the Steve Martin franchise that lasted two movies. Pink Panther 2 was a commercial disappointment for MGM, grossing just $76 million worldwide on a reported $70 million production budget. Its earnings were split more than half from 2006’s Pink Panther, also starring Jean Reno, Beyoncé and Kevin Kline. It comparatively made $164 million.
Just like in the original source material, the new Dune movie depicts Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho as House Atreides’ swordmaster and a mentor to Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, the main protagonist. Along with the previously mentioned actors, the cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Chang Chen. Rather than squeeze all of the original Dune story into one movie like David Lynch did in the ‘80s, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will adapt the first half of the novel, and the sequel covering the remaining half is in development.
The actor also given more details about his struggle with Parkinson’s disease. In 2018, Michael J. Fox discovered there was a benign tumor on his spine. After it was removed, he struggled to walk and went through physical therapy to regain his strength. But, he said that time was one of the “darkest moments” of his life. Yet, despite the struggle, he’s maintained his optimism about life and the future. Check out his interview below:
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As far as film franchises go, there are few quite as beloved as Star Wars and James Bond. Entire generations were brought up on these properties, so they have a special place in moviegoers’ hearts. Actor John Boyega became a household name thanks to his tenure playing Finn in the galaxy far, far away, and now some moviegoers are hoping the 28 year-old actor might be considered to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond. And now a piece of stunning fan art imagined what Boyega might look like as 007.
Since a Lethal Weapon movie hasn’t released in over twenty years, there’s always been a healthy dose of skepticism from fans that a Lethal Weapon 5 would actually happen. Of course, there’s always hope in the air that perhaps Richard Donner, Mel Gibson, and Danny Glover will have one last ride. Now, Mel Gibson gave Good Morning America an update when asked if it’s possible there will be a Lethal Weapon 5: