Jessica Chastain in talks to play villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix
UPDATE: Following this news, filmmaker Bryan Singer posted a photo on Instagram of “passing the torch” to Kinberg for the next film. You can find it below along with the original story.
Deadline reports longtime X-Men series writer and producer Simon Kinberg has officially signed on to write and direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will bring back the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, including James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler).
Kinberg will also produce the film alongside Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker.
(DISCLAIMER: The following was originally written by Jerry Skids back in 2009. He is a big Disney fan. He has his own WDW-themed podcast, which you can find here, or here. This is 100% Jerry’s words, completely unedited, out of respect to Jerry. I have not fact-checked any of this information. Obviously the prices have definitely changed since 2009 , and should be used for comparative purposes only, not as actual real-time price quotes. And many attractions have come and gone since the time this was written. However, that does not invalidate his suggestions one iota. This is still useful, and I think this is so amazing, that I want to share his knowledge and wisdom. Thank you Jerry! Posted with his permission. – Editor)
WDW For The Single Guy: an experiment
A Brief Introduction
Welcome to Walt Disney World! All together, WDW comprises 43 square miles! That’s two times the size of Manhattan, or roughly the size of Boston. Within the confines of this vast are four theme parks: (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom), two water parks: (Blizzard Beach, and Typhoon Lagoon), 34 hotels (see later), two nighttime-entertainment areas (Downtown Disney, and The Boardwalk), five golf courses, campground, over 100 restaurants, four interconnected lakes, a sports complex, three convention venues, a nature preserve, and a transportation system consisting of four-lane highways, elevated monorails, and a network of canals. PHEW!
They have 60,000 employees – well they had 60,000 employees … also known as “cast members.” That makes them the largest single-site employer in the United States!
If this were a real book, I’d go into more, but instead, I’ll go right ahead and start talking about the best times to go – so, here we go! Continue reading →
“Very, very reliable sources” have informed the White House that Hasbro, the current owners of the classic board game “Clue,” will announce a new, revised version of the game. According to White House Press Secretary Melissa McCarthy, the new edition will be “tremendous.” Sales will be, “Yuge. Bigly yuge.” There are some tweaks to the game mechanics, which we will go into detail after the jump. Continue reading →
The Winter Classic will likely make its New York debut on New Year’s Day 2018, with an outdoor game at Citi Field between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres close to being finalized, two sources confirmed to Newsday on Wednesday. Continue reading →
A few months ago, a teaser trailer of sorts appeared online for a Knight Rider project called Knight Rider Heroes. We know something is brewing, we just don’t exactly know what it is. One thing is for sure, David Hasselhoff wants a revival series, and he talks about what he’d like to see happen during an interview with Variety. Continue reading →
The release of one of the most highly anticipated movies of all time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is almost here! Featuring a cast of new and familiar faces, the epic sequel takes Star Wars fans on a very exciting journey in a galaxy far, far away! Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are very thrilled to officially present a special sixth scale collectibles set of Rey and the lovable droid BB-8!
Our new heroine Rey is a resilient survivor, a scavenger toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the harsh desert world of Jakku. We are sure Star Wars fans are anxious to see where the journey will lead for Rey and her newfound droid.
The highly-accurate Rey collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Daisy Ridley in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with fine hair sculpture, two interchangeable looks, meticulously tailored outfit, highly detailed accessories, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem.
The highly accurate BB-8 collectible is specially crafted on the image of the uniquely designed droid in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. BB-8 features a newly developed spherical body embedded with self-balancing mechanisms, LED light-up eyes, and a specially designed Jakku desert-themed figure base attachable to Rey’s hexagonal figure stand. Continue reading →
As a GenXer, I find it difficult, and sometimes frustrating talking about music to Gen Y-ers and Millenials. They are perfectly content to remain blissfully ignorant of anything before their time. But at least those conversations are cut short. Those with a sense of history, tend to dismiss the 1980’s culture as a whole. (Any argument given against the 80’s can also be applied to the 90’s, the aughts (’00’s), and even the 70’s.) But beneath its glitzy surface, and beyond the burning neon lights, were some hidden gems that have aged remarkably well. In fact, if they were remade today, many millennials would be hard pressed to believe the lyrics were more than double their age. I previously mentioned 5 such songs in a previous post.
By now, you’ve probably already watched the new Captain America: Civil Warteaser trailer a few dozen times.
One thing we don’t get to see in the new Civil War trailer is any sign of the new Spider-Man, who returns to the screen under the Marvel Studios aegis with Peter Parker played by 19-year-old Tom Holland (The Impossible). Continue reading →
Deadpool footage is finally here, and it is looking awesome. But we’re not just here for the violence and the fourth-wall-breaking—we’re here to find out what secrets we can uncover from Fox’s new take on the merc with a mouth. “Everyone hates what they did to Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but nobody blames Ryan for it.” So says Tim Miller, director of Deadpool, in which almost uniquely, Ryan Reynolds has doggedly pursued the opportunity to revisit the character and do it right. All indications are that he and his team have absolutely nailed it this time. And with the trailer for the long-developed and much-rumoured Deadpool finally with us, we dragged Miller away from the editing suite long enough to talk us through it. (POTENTIAL SPOILERS ALERT!!!)Continue reading →