It’s incredibly clear to see that fans have put a lot of thought into Rey’s lineage, and there are valid points to be found within all of these takes. While official Star Wars canon will always recognize Rey as the granddaughter of Palpatine, it’s interesting to wonder what could have been had she been the child of the great Obi-Wan Kenobi.
After directing X-Men and X2: X-Men United, Bryan Singer left to work on Superman Returns, resulting in Brett Ratner taking over helming duties on X-Men: The Last Stand. Singer and Halle Berry collaborated one more time on 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, although Storm’s role wasn’t nearly as nearly as prominent compared to her prior three appearances. Alexandra Shipp took over as a younger Ororo Munroe in X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix.
Today there’s no question that Pat Morita was destined to play the role of Mr. Miyagi, the handyman and martial arts trainer in The Karate Kid. But you might be surprised to hear that, as he approached the role, no one wanted to hire him, according to co-star Ralph Macchio. Here’s the full story.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become an entertainment behemoth over the past decade and change of filmmaking. Kevin Feige continues to grow and expand the franchise, adapting more iconic characters in live-action. There are a number of highly anticipated movies coming down the pipeline, including Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man movie. Fans are eager for any indication as to which villains will go to battle with Peter Parker, and new fan art imagines John Cena as the iconic Sandman.
When I was a kid, I was raised on the sci-fi classics anyone can call out, with Back to the Future and Star Wars being the huge notables. But even in a household practicing the ways of the geek, there’s bound to be knowledge gaps. Much as I wasn’t familiar with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in my childhood, Frank Herbert’s Dune saga escaped me. Even with one of my parents’ best friends being a professed lover of the David Lynch adaptation, I had never dove into the story of Paul Atreides until seeing that very film, once, as an adult.
Such a thing is especially common when working within the superhero genre. Jeff Goldblum’s fellow Marvel actor, Paul Rudd, found himself starstruck when he arrived on the set of Captain America: Civil War and got to shoot with the likes of Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. And in the DC universe, even an A-list celebrity like Will Smith quickly transformed into a fanboy when he saw Ben Affleck’s Batman using the Batmobile on the set of Suicide Squad. Needless to say, audience members aren’t the only ones who turn into wide-eyed children when meeting big stars.
Short, sweet, with the classic Rick Moranis’ look, like he has no idea what’s going on, this ad is everything I needed for today. The real mystery is how Ryan Reynolds was able to convince Rick Moranis to agree to the ad in the first place. After all, he’ll be noticeably absent in the next Ghostbusters movie.
Whether major theater chains AMC, Regal and Cinemark will reopen their locations in Orange County this weekend remains to be seen. However, the former two, as well as Cinepolis, got their theaters running in San Diego less than a week after that city’s reopening order, so it wouldn’t be surprising if a similar plan was followed for Orange County. Still, we’re not out of the woods yet with this pandemic, so it’s important to keep exercising caution when going out, especially if you’re in the mood for the theatrical experience.
As many already know, movie scripts aren’t static things and are often changed throughout the filmmaking process. The new Disney live-action film Mulan was no exception, with earlier reported reshoots being done to rework the battle scenes, among many other changes. Now, we’ve discovered another big alteration the team made to the script later on.
At this moment, WB is still aiming to have Denis Villeneuve’s Dune in theaters in December. The epic sci-fi adaptation boasts an impressive cast, as Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya will be joined on screen by Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgard and Javier Bardem. More on the movie as we get closer to release!