Mark Hamill Talks About Recasting Leia in EPISODE IX

2016 was a rough year for geeks. So many pop culture icons were lost that year. For Star Wars fans, the biggest loss came in December 2016 with the passing of Carrie Fisher. Fisher was our princess, our hero, and our general. Her passing came after filming for The Last Jedi finished but before its premiere. This has left many wondering what will happen with Leia in Episode IX. We were all lead to believe that she would play an integral role in the film, but now that will most likely be different.

J.J. Abrams has a tough task ahead of him in writing Episode IX with Chris Terrio and having to figure out what to do with Leia. Kathleen Kennedy has already said that they will not digitally reconstruct Leia similar to Tarkin in Rogue One. This leaves an off-screen death with an explanation in the opening crawl or recasting Leia. Neither of those options will be very satisfying for fans.

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The Film Adaptation of RED SONJA Moves Forward with the Writer of THOR and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

After the success of Wonder Woman, Millennium Films was excited about moving forward with their feature film adaptation of Robert E. Howard‘s Red Sonja. The production company has now hired screenwriter Ashley Edward Miller to write the screenplay. Miller has worked on projects such as Thor, X-Men: First Class, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the upcoming remake of Big Trouble in Little China.

Red Sonja made her comic debut in Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #23 back in 1975 from writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith. She was loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard‘s 1934 short story “The Shadow of the Vulture.”

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Steven Spielberg: Indiana Jones 5 Will be Harrison Ford’s Last

Steven Spielberg: Indiana Jones 5 Will be Harrison Ford's Last

The Sun reported that Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg thinks that Indiana Jones 5 will be Harrison Ford’s last movie in the franchise.

“This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure, but it will certainly continue after that,” he said.

Spielberg also discussed the possibility of Indiana Jones being played by a female. Despite knowing that fans would be outraged over the character’s gender changing, he thinks it is time for the change to happen.

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Actress Andie MacDowell Says A GROUNDHOG DAY Sequel Is Never Going To Happen

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Groundhog Day is a film someone can watch again, and again, and again, but don’t ever expect the film to have a sequel. That’s what actress Andie MacDowell said anyway, as she told THR the chances of the film ever getting a sequel are incredibly slim due to the fact that Bill Murray would never go for it:

“People always say, ‘Let’s do Groundhog Day again.’ First of all, Bill Murray’s never going to do it, so you can forget that. I know him. He’s not going to do it.”

I’m more surprised at the news there are still people clamoring for a Groundhog Day sequel than I am that Bill Murray isn’t down to do another film. It’s a good film, don’t get me wrong, but why would we need a sequel for it? That said, in the rhetorical scenario that one was made, would you see it in theaters?

Woody Harrelson is Reportedly Playing Carnage in The VENOM Movie

When Woody Harrelson was cast in Venom, there was speculation among fans that maybe he could end up playing Carnage in the film. Well, according to a new report from Bleeding Cool, he actually will be playing Carnage. The entertainment news site has been hit or miss with their movie scoop intel, so even though they say they can confirm it, we are going to treat it as a rumor for now.

However, if Woody Harrelson is playing Carnage that would be awesome! He is a great actor, who has played some wicked cool villains, and I’m sure he would do some great things with bringing the character to life on the big screen.

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Stephen King’s THE STAND Will Now Be a 10-Hour CBS All-Access Series

Director Josh Boone has been developing an adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic post-apocalyptic novel The Stand since 2014. He’s been developing it for the big screen and at one point we heard that it could have been adapted into four films. Well, according to The Tracking Board he is now developing it as a 10-hour limited series at CBS. The good thing about this is that the story, which is super long, will actually get a proper full adaptation.

Boone was initially hired to write a script for a single film and he ended up turning is a 3-hour long script that everyone, including Stephen King, loved. The studio then asked him if he wanted to make multiple films, to which he said:

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The AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Hot Toys Version of Thanos Has Collected All The Infinity Stones

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Hot Toys has unleashed their Avengers: Infinity War collectible action figure and this thing is big! He stands so much taller than the other Avengers Hot Toys action figures! On top of that, as you can see, he has all of the Infinity Stones! If this is any indication of what happens in the film, the MCU and most of the characters that fill it are screwed. As you know, once the infinity gauntlet is locked and loaded with the stones, all it will take is a snap of his fingers to destroy half of the universe.

This latest figure is awesome and I would love to get my hands on one! It’s probably not going to be cheap, though.

“Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.” – Thanos

In less than a month, fans will witness the Avengers assemble again in Marvel Studios Avengers: Infinity War, who are brought face to face with the cunning, intelligent, and fierce warlord, Thanos, a ruthless cosmic threat consumed with saving the universe from itself. To stop him, the Avengers must join forces to bring down this villain who will stop at nothing to collect the six Infinity Stones.

Hot Toys has dedicated its great effort to create the latest Avengers: Infinity War collectibles based on the most up-to-date details, and today Hot Toys is ecstatic to officially introduce the highly movie accurate 1/6th scale Thanos collectible figure that Marvels fans eagerly sought after!

The spectacular 1/6th scale Thanos collectible figure is meticulously crafted with impressive likeness based on the main appearance of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. The collectible figure features two newly developed and sophisticatedly crafted interchangeable head sculpts inspired by Thano’s serious and angry expressions respectively. It also comes with two styles of LED light up metallic gold-colored Infinity Gauntlets with all six Infinity Stones and weathering effect, an additional interchangeable non-articulated left arm with great muscle details for Thanos’ iconic and intimidating clenched fist pose, a newly sculpted and tailored armored costume with intricate details, and a specially designed figure base and backdrop.

This astonishingly detailed collectible figure of the mighty Marvel Cinematic Universe super villain will surely put a smile on your face when you add him to your incredible Marvel collection!

IT Director Andy Muschietti is Ready To Get The Losers Back Together For IT: CHAPTER 2

It looks like director Andy Muschietti is ready to start getting into the meat of the work on IT: Chapter 2! He recently posted an image on social media which calls for the Losers Club to “wake up” because “Darry is calling”. As a huge fan of the first movie, I can’t wait to see how the second part of the story is handled!

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Director Matt Reeves Offers a Brief But Optimistic Update on THE BATMAN

Matt Reeves has been deep into the development of The Batman for Warner Bros. and after a fan recently asked how it was coming along, the director offered a brief but enthusiastic response.

Elijah Pierson @elijahPierson

I’m sure people ask you all the time about The Batman, who will be in it, what it’s about, etc. But I bet no one asks HOW it is going on The Batman. So, how is it going on The Batman?

Matt Reeves

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Really, really well, thanks! I could not be more excited! ?

The last we heard from Reeves, he said, “I am outlining, I have the story worked out and I am outlining.” It was then revealed later that the studio was looking to start shooting the film in 2019, which means we won’t see the next Batman movie in theaters until 2020 or 2021.

As we’ve previously reported, he’s looking to do a dark noir-style film that will focus on the detective side of the Dark Knight, which I’m excited about seeing! If all goes well, Reeves has an idea for a story arc that would span over the course of a trilogy of films.

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15 G.I. Joes That Would Never Fly in today’s culture

G.I. Nope: 15 G.I. Joes That Would Never Fly Today

Cobra is a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule over the world. Who will stop them? G.I. Joe, of course! The Joes had a giant roster that consisted of people with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Some specialized in hand-to-hand combat, others piloted vehicles, and as the series expanded from toys to comics, cartoons, and live action series, the tone became less militant and more fantastical. G.I. Joe started with such Joes as Stalker and Grunt, but now you have characters like Sci-Fi and Crazylegs. There are however some characters from the early days of G.I. Joe that would be better forgotten about.

There are G.I. Joes that feel like they were created during different times. Some of the Joes that we have on our list are here due to cultural insensitivities that in hindsight could have been done with much greater care. Other Joes are mentioned because the logic is way off and it insults our intelligence as a(n adult) viewer.  Some made the list because they were odd choices that were too either too silly or too serious to be played with. You’ll cringe, you’ll laugh, and you’ll wonder where it all went wrong as we take a look at 15 G.I. Joe characters that would never fly today.

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