Hello again pop culture fans! This time around for our “Versus” segment, we have some of the toughest kids in American animation, with some of the most devious minds at play. We give to you, and don’t dare ever to challenge them alone: Cartman from “South Park”; Louise From “Bob’s Burgers”; and the original bad boy, Bart from “The Simpsons”. We have a rough tough all out brawl of the minds here – one for the books. Who will be the last genius to stand? We let you decide. We have provided some details about each character, and in the end, we let you, the fans, decide who should win. Let’s get this started… Continue reading
One of the many things that I love about Ryan Reynolds is that the guy has a heart and he took time during his busy schedule to hang out with a bunch of kids on the set of Deadpool 2. The actor recently shared some photos on social media of when the production welcomed Make-A-Wish America and Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada to the set. Reynolds said:
“One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jackass is welcoming Make-A-Wish America and Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada onto set. Deadpool kicked Cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day. These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions.)”
J.J. Abrams seems to be enjoying his Cloverfield franchise and the mystery that surrounds it. The Cloverfield Paradox made a surprising debut on Netflix after the Super Bowl. The movie was met with a lot of mixed reviews. Some people downright hated it. A lot of people wondered what the fate of the fourth Cloverfield film would be after Paradox was released.
That film is tentatively titled Overlord and it’s already done shooting. As of right now, the plan is to release it on the big screen. Abrams recently spoke with Digital Spy about the project, but first explains that it was fun to release The Cloverfield Paradox without anyone knowing:
“It didn’t really feel like it was any fun to release [The Cloverfield Paradox] with everybody knowing that it was coming. Could we possibly do this and keep it a secret and release the thing in the way we did? That felt to me like that’s the spirit of these movies, that’s the spirit of the series. So to talk about what the next one is and what’s going to happen sort of feels counter intuitive.”
Black Panther is a fun film. I liked how it turned out. It told a great complex story with dramatic layers and it was also fun. But… is it the best Marvel movie ever made? Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige says it is! During an interview with ABC, that you can watch below, Feige said:
“The movie finished, and I looked over at Ryan [Coogler], I said, ‘that’s the best movie we’ve ever made.'”
That’s quite a bold statement from Kevin Feige, but… I have to respectfully disagree. Everyone is going to have their own opinion on this matter because everyone has different tastes. There’s really no right or wrong answer to this.
After watching Black Panther I went back and watched The Winter Soldier and Civil War, and those films are still so amazing. Those along with Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy films I think are better Marvel films than Black Panther. That’s just my opinion, though.
It looks like Lucasfilm might be farther along on the development of their Obi-Wan Kenobi movie than previously thought. It seems they are looking to shoot the film in Belfast at Paint Hall studios in the Titanic Quarter. This is where HBO’s Game of Thrones series is shot. According to the Belfast Telegraph, once production on Game of Thrones comes to an end, Lucasfilm will be moving in to start work on the Obi-Wan solo film. Apparently, they’ll start shooting in 2019. Oh, and George Lucas even visited Belfast to check out the shooting locations for the new film.
Movie mogul Lucas was pictured eating out in swanky Holywood restaurant Noble during his short Belfast visit. The snap led to frenzied speculation as to why he was visiting the city.
It’s understood that it was to give his seal of approval to the latest Star Wars spin-off being shot in Northern Ireland – a move that will pump millions of pounds into the local economy.
Lucas spent part of his time here last November being given a guided tour of the Paint Hall studios. Paint Hall sources said Lucas was hugely impressed by the Belfast studio.
When it was announced that Zack Snyder would be stepping down as the director of Justice League due to a family tragedy, fans were heartbroken. As you know, his daughter committed suicide and it was completely understandable for him to walk away to deal with things.
As sad as it was, as time went on there was something else about all this that didn’t seem right. Then I started to get information from people I know at Warner Bros. about what was really going on. I have tiptoed around this stuff in many of the articles I have written regarding Snyder and Justice League, but I was asked not to come right out and say anything. Well, now someone has said something.
It seems as if Snyder may have actually been fired from the film three months before the official announcement was made. That’s around the same time that Joss Whedon was brought on board to start working on the script. The news comes from veteran entertainment reporter Josh L. Dickey, who posted the following on Twitter:
Here’s an interesting bit of Star Wars trivia that I didn’t know until today! Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Lawrence Kasdan recently revealed in an interview with EW, that he was actually developing a standalone Han Solo film with George Lucas before Disney bought Lucasfilm.
If George Lucas wouldn’t have sold Lucasfilm to Disney, there’s a good chance that he was on the road to launching his own Star Wars expanded cinematic universe, which is pretty cool. According to the report:
Even before Lucasfilm was sold to Disney in 2012, launching a renaissance of galactic storytelling, Lawrence Kasdan had signed on to put together a Han Solo-centric movie.
ABC has cast The New Girl‘s Hannah Simone in the lead role of their upcoming reboot of the classic 80s series Greatest American Hero.
It was previously revealed that the new version of the series would center on a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland named Meera. It’s explained that her talents include tequila drinking, karaoke and… not much else. “Then some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet, and the world has never been in more unreliable hands.”
I liked Simone in The New Girl and I hope that this new series turns out to be a good project for her. Rebooting a fan-favorite classic of anything is a rough and dangerous business these days. Most of the time these types of projects end up not working out.
Todd McFarlane is on the hunt for the next actor to play Spawn in his reboot. The director took to Instagram to confirm the news that he was on the hunt, as he posted a picture with the original film’s director Mark Dippe:
Marvel is currently prepping up for production on The Punisher Season 2 and thanks to some recently revealed character breakdowns, it looks like we might know what the story will entail. The information in those character breakdowns points to the second season possibly adapting Garth Ennis’ acclaimed “The Slavers” story arc from the comic book in the mid-2000s.
In a recent report from That Hashtag Show, Marvel is looking for two actor to take on the role of a couple of characters who will be series regulars. Those characters are Annie Bier and Kim Davis.
For Annie, they want to cast an 18-year-old female to play a 16-year-old and the character is described as, “someone who is used to the streets and is both scrappy and aware of her environment.” As for Kim, they want and actress in her mid-30s of any ethnicity and she will be a therapist.
Following the release of The Cloverfield Paradox, J.J. Abrams hopped on Facebook Live for a Q&A regarding the franchise and fielded questions from fans about what’s coming up for the future. When asked about the possibility of the film’s characters crossing over with each other in a future film, Abrams guaranteed nothing, but said it’s something they’ve discussed (via Dread Central):
“We’ve talked about versions of things like when we did 10 Cloverfield Lane, we were thinking Michelle – the character Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays – it’s such a sort of weird origin story of this kind of incredibly, I think, awesome heroine, that idea of following her story is really cool. And then at one point, we were like, ‘You know what would be really cool? What if they crossed paths with Gugu [Mbatha-Raw]’s character Ava?’ You start to think of ‘what ifs.’ And I think the bigger ideas that we’ve had about where this thing goes haven’t necessarily been those ideas, but they’ve kind of been fun theoretical offshoots.”
I’d say that’s too unrealistic to have characters like Michelle and Ava team up, but I gotta remember what franchise we’re talking about here. Ultimately, I’d say it comes down to what the fans want…so I want to hear your opinion. Should the Cloverfield films have crossover elements?