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Pacific Rim was a movie that found relatively modest success for a blockbuster of its size and scope in 2013, but luckily for fans, it was enough for Legendary Pictures to justify a sequel. It may have taken a few years, but Pacific Rim 2 is happening and it seems like nobody is more excited about that than Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega. Sure, he probably loves the first Pacific Rim, but he is playing one of the leads in the sequel and has been regularly sharing teases for Pacific Rim: Uprising on social media. His latest tease gives us a glimpse at one of the Jaegers set to appear in the movie.
After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.
Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!
First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.
The film also boasts »
- Ben Read
It’s looking less and less likely that Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond in the next installment of the long-running spy franchise, and speculation about who might succeed him has run rampant in recent months. Among the presumed contenders is Tom Hardy, who may or may not have just confirmed that he’s in the running by not actually speaking about it.
“There’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race,” he says during an interview with the Daily Beast. “So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.” Hardy, whose FX series “Taboo” premiered last week, will next be seen in his “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises »
- Michael Nordine
The latest James Bond movie, Spectre, which was the fourth to feature Daniel Craig as 007, came out more than a year ago. Nothing about the next movie in the long-running franchise has been revealed at this time. It isn't even clear if Daniel Craig is going to return, though Sony really wants him to. With that in mind, there have been a lot of names thrown around when it comes to who may replace Craig as the next Bond. Tom Hardy's name has regularly been mentioned, and now it seems like he has personally dumped some fuel on that fire.
The actor recently spoke with The Daily Beast in order to promote his new show Taboo. The subject of those James Bond rumors did come up. Surprisingly, while not actually saying much, he seemed to confirm that he is at the very least interested, but seemingly implied that some »
Continuing his relationship with Discovery Networks UK, Idris Elba will move from pushing his body, mind and engineering know-how to the limit for the four-part series “Idris Elba No Limits” (which aired last year), to pushing mostly his body and mind… Continue Reading → »
Ever since Daniel Craig began hinting that he’s ready to pack it in as James Bond, rumours have been rife about who will be chose to become the next 007, with actors ranging from Idris Elba to Tom Hiddleston, at various times, reported to be up for the coveted role. Another name that is now […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has taken to Instagram to share a candid photo of Thor Odinson, taken by his New Zealand roommate Darryl Jacobson! Waititi posted the image, complete with the caption “Fact: Asgardians love pumpkins and gourds. #GourdofThunder #ForAsgourd #GourdiansoftheGalaxy #PensiveActing #ExpensiveActing #DeepInThort”…
We got our first glimpse of Darryl Jacobson with the special Comic-Con mockumentary last year [watch it here], and he’s set to return for Team Thor: Part 2 as a special bonus feature on the Doctor Strange Blu-ray release.
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him »
- Gary Collinson
With the next film in the James Bond franchise set to be the 25th outing, there’s a certain pressure on the producers to deliver an unforgettable adventure. The series has had its ups and downs over the years, to be sure, but for such a milestone like this one, they really need to hit it out of the park. Unfortunately for them, however, everything seems to be very much up in the air at the moment.
Daniel Craig hasn’t officially departed the franchise, but he’s also not terribly keen on returning. Sam Mendes, meanwhile, has also said that he probably won’t be coming back for more. As such, the rumor mill has been piping hot with names who could possibly replace those two and one actor who keeps popping up again and again to step in for Craig is Tom Hardy. Alongside Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston, »
- Mark Cassidy
Two films opening in the USA this weekend to make note of… First, Samuel Goldwyn Films premieres the British drama “A Hundred Streets” (“100 Streets”), an ensemble feature that stars Idris Elba (who is also a producer). Jim O’Hanlon directed the film from… Continue Reading → »
100 Streets tells three different interlocking stories that take place in the same London neighborhood. Two of those stories fuse pretty well while the other is fine on its own but really doesn’t connect at all and feels out of place. All is rendered inconsequential, however, in a doozy of a last twenty minutes. Each story culminates in a barrage of conveniently laid occurrences leading to overly melodramatic outcomes for all characters that will have you throwing your hands up in the air and possibly even letting out a giggle.
The first story deals with Kingsley (Franz Drameh), a bright young man from a broken home that’s mixed up in street crime. Not unlike Drameh’s character Firestorm on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Kingsley spits fire as well. Or rather, he likes to write and recite poetry. While performing community service at the local cemetery for his most recent arrest, »
- Joseph Hernandez
The Weeknd (né Abel Tesfaye) may be a “Starboy,” but he’s not letting fame get to his head.
Rising from humble beginnings, living in a one-bedroom apartment with his mom in Toronto, the 26-year-old singer, who appears on the latest cover of GQ, shot to pop music fame in 2015 with his chart-topping album Beauty Behind The Madness.
“Listen, I’m not walkin’ around like f—— Idris Elba, know what I mean?” he says in the cover interview. “I’m not gonna walk into the club and be like, ‘I’m the sexiest guy in here.'”
His lyrics and sound, »
He's good, he's good, he's great....
The Weeknd, fresh off his Pda-filled outing with Selena Gomez, released a new video for "Party Monster" off his album, Starboy, on Thursday, which even has one seemingly telling lyric that has fans going wild.
Watch: The Weeknd Opens Up About Marriage, His Sex Appeal As Selena Gomez Kissing Pics Emerge
While many were quick to assume that it's a shout-out to Gomez, who just so happened to be photographed baring her booty after the Pda pics were released, several pointed out that The Weeknd is most likely referring to the late Latin pop star Selena in the song, including one (slightly Nsfw) tweet that has garnered a lot of traction on social media.
As for the video itself, it stars Swedish model Zoe Mantzakanis, and the trippy tone serves as a backdrop to another one of The Weeknd's characteristically hedonistic anthems.
Watch: Selena Gomez Poses Topless After Pda-Filled Night Out With »
The Weeknd is opening up about his thoughts on love and fame.
The notoriously private 26-year-old singer -- whose real name is Abel Tesafaye -- covers the February issue of GQ along with Chance the Rapper, and gets candid about the notion that he's being constantly propositioned by women.
"I don't think that's real," Tesafaye tells the magazine, reflecting on his own sex appeal. "Listen, I'm not walkin' around like f**kin' Idris Elba, know what I mean? …I'm not gonna walk into the club and be like, 'Oh sh** I'm the sexiest guy in here.' The reason why they want to f**k with me is because of what I do [in the studio]. So I'd rather just focus on doing that."
Watch: Selena Gomez Spotted Kissing The Weeknd Two Months After His Split With Bella Hadid
Though Tesafaye clearly has no problem with the ladies judging by his dating history. The "Starboy »
Though they were once held up as humanity’s last line of defense against the invading Kaiju, by the time Pacific Rim: Uprising opens in 2018, those towering Jaegers will no longer be considered indispensable; in fact, according to director-turned-producer Guillermo del Toro, the Pan Pacific Defense Corps and their prized assets have essentially succumbed to corruption, with the Powers That Be utilizing the WMDs against one another, rather than fighting off monsters from another dimension.
That places our hero, in this case John Boyega’s gifted Jaeger pilot, in quite the predicament. As the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, Boyega’s protagonist faces a tall order if he really is to step out of his father’s shadow, but when the Kaiju stage a resurgence from the murky depths of the Pacific ocean, the Jaeger program suddenly regains its sense of urgency. And so, John Boyega’s pilot »
- Michael Briers
It's no secret that I hated Pacific Rim with every fibre of my being, but even I'm pretty intrigued by the upcoming sequel. Directed by former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, the movie stars John Boyega as the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost, and as you can see from the new set photos below, it appears as if he's going to be a Jaeger pilot. He's certainly rocking the right sort of costume anyway! Beyond that, they don't reveal much, but there's a lot of blue screen being used. Pacific Rim: Uprising also stars Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Nick E. Tarabay, and Rinko Kikuchi. It was recently reported that Karl Urban had joined the cast, but the actor later took to Twitter to deny those claims (though we've heard that before). The movie is currently set to be released on February 23rd, 2018. »
The new Guerrilla TV show premieres on Showtime, Sunday, April 16 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Watch a trailer, after the jump. John Ridley's new six-part limited event series stars Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay. Idris Elba co-stars and executive produces as well, under his Green Door Pictures banner. Rory Kinnear, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, and Nicholas Pinnock also star.Showtime describes Guerrilla as, "a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London." Learn more, after the jump. Read More… »
Idris Elba is an extremely good-looking man. He’s also a pretty sexy tiger, and a reasonably hot cape buffalo. So, he’s putting his assets to to good use and offering his presence, his visage, his probably intoxicating scent to one lucky person this Valentine’s Day. As USA Today reports, it’s part of a charity fundraising campaign devised by the California-based internet company Omaze, with the proceeds going to W.E. Can Lead, a charity that aims to help young women in Sierra Leone gain access to quality education.
According to the official details, the winner and a friend will be flown to undisclosed (but presumably romantic) city to spend the evening with the 44-year-old actor and share “a meal at his favorite restaurant.”
“We’ll get things started off with cocktails or perhaps champagne. And once we’re feeling comfortable, we can order whatever your heart »
- Dennis DiClaudio
He’s got his fair share of female admirers and now, Idris Elba is setting hearts aflutter with a Valentine’s Day date proposal. The suave Brit is offering a chance to be his Valentine and it’s all for a good cause. Elba, 44, has released a hilarious – and smooth – video detailing how one lucky […] »
- Rachel West
It turns out spending hours daydreaming about your future life as Mrs. Idris Elba wasn't a waste after all. In a collaboration with Omaze, the Thor: Ragnarok star is offering one lucky winner the chance to be wined and dined by him and put up in a four-star hotel on Valentine's Day. "Just you and me. No one else around. Just us," he promises in the video. "We'll get things started out with cocktails. Or perhaps Champagne. And once we're feeling comfortable, we can order whatever your heart desires. And for dessert, you can have whatever you want. And I mean whatever you want." Further sweetening the deal (as if that was possible) is the fact that each entry into the contest donates to nonprofit charity W.E. Can Lead, which raises money to provide young girls in Africa with education opportunities. Donating to a worthy cause and getting to see those soulful eyes Irl? »
- Quinn Keaney
Rob Leane Jan 11, 2017
Guerrilla - a Sky Original commission also airing on Showtime over in the Us - arrives on Thursday the 13th of April, with a lot of hype behind it.
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The show originates from the pen of John Ridley, the Oscar-winning scribe of 12 Years A Slave (who's also working on a mystery Marvel project). It's set in London in the 1970s and charts matters romantic, race-related, political and personal.
Here's the first trailer....
And here's the synopsis...
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