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Disney CEO Confident That Han Solo Movie Will Be Alright

25 June 2017 8:22 PM, PDT

It’s been a bit of a tumultuous week for Disney’s Han Solo spinoff. After losing directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who were later replaced by Ron Howard), it was revealed that there were some major behind the scenes issues going on with the project. Stories of creative clashes between all parties involved surfaced and painted a bit of a worrying picture. Granted, the studio’s pulled through this sort of thing before (remember the Rogue One reshoots?), but there’s still reason to be concerned here.

At least, that’s how the fans feel. If you ask Disney CEO Bob Iger though, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. When questioned on if Han Solo could be saved, he told TMZ the following: “Yes, of course. Ron Howard’s in charge. Yes, of course.” The outlet then asked if there’s anything to be concerned about, and »

- Matt Joseph

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8 Film Franchises That Really Need To Die

25 June 2017 6:40 PM, PDT

As a fan of film, there’s nothing sadder than watching flailing franchises spew out uninspired efforts to keep the box-office numbers ticking over. When the property becomes an obligation rather than a privilege, this is where courageous conversations need to be had. You know, the “it’s time to say goodbye because you suck” speech.

We’re living in the era of franchises. All the studios know they’re quick wins and where the money is to be found, but the audiences are rapidly developing fatigue to these types of movies, questioning if the final chapters will really be so final after all. It’s like Ric Flair telling us that he’s retiring, but we know he’ll be back for a big payday next year. Woo!

Now, I’m not saying all franchises are bad – some of them have legs and actually become better over the years »

- Sergio Pereira

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Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Will Lead Into The “Next Incarnation Of The McU”

25 June 2017 5:57 PM, PDT

Now that Spider-Man‘s part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s clear that he’s going to become more and more important to the franchise going forward. After debuting in Captain America: Civil War and with his solo movie Spider-Man: Homecoming coming up, the wall-crawler will next team up with the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War. After that two-part extravaganza though, Spidey has his most important job yet – launching the next phase of the McU.

Speaking to Io9, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige explained the role that the Homecoming sequel will play in the wider scheme of the cinematic universe. Apparently, it’ll guide the audience into what fans call Phase 4 of the McU, with the movie dealing with the aftermath of Infinity War just as the first Spider-Man deals with the fallout of Civil War. 

“So much happens in [the 3rd and 4th Avengers movies], as you can imagine, »

- Christian Bone

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Gwyneth Paltrow Has A Cameo In Spider-Man: Homecoming

25 June 2017 5:54 PM, PDT

Something Marvel fans have been wondering about for a while now is where the heck has Pepper Potts disappeared to? Over the three Iron Man movies, Tony Stark and Pepper seemed to have grown into an unbreakable couple, but then Captain America: Civil War dropped the bombshell that the pair had separated. After that, we thought we’d seen the last of Gwyneth Paltrow in the McU. As it turns out, though, we thought wrong.

That’s because the actress has a cameo role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. GeekTyrant‘s got a hold of the full cast list for the movie and it reveals that Paltrow is reprising the role of Pepper, marking her first appearance in a Marvel film since 2013’s Iron Man 3.

Her part in Homecoming makes a lot of sense from what we know about it. The trailers have revealed that Stark will play a »

- Christian Bone

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Power Rangers Star Rj Cyler Wants To Play Miles Morales

25 June 2017 5:39 PM, PDT

The future of the rebooted Power Rangers movie franchise might be in doubt, but one of its stars has already got his sights set on a different kind of superhero role.

R.J. Cyler, who played Billy Cranston Aka the Blue Ranger, in this year’s mighty morphin blockbuster from Lionsgate has said that he would love to portray Miles Morales in a future Spider-Man film. While talking to Screen Rant in a recent interview, here’s what he had to share on the subject:

“I’d definitely want to be Miles Morales in Spider-Man. That’s my dream role, to be honest, to play Miles Morales, because for one, I know that I would totally geek out the entire time, because Spider-Man is my favorite superhero.

I have a Spider-Man steering wheel, Spider-Man floor mats, that’s just me. So that’s my perfect role, that’s my ideal role for the future. »

- Christian Bone

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Cinemaholics #20: Transformers: The Last Knight Review

25 June 2017 5:27 PM, PDT

Is there more than meets the eye when it comes to Transformers: The Last Knight? The Cinemaholics are back this week to discuss, along with special guest C.J. Mellon from That Kind of Nerd. Directed by Michael Bay for (perhaps) the last time, The Last Knight made a less-than-stellar impression on audiences and critics this weekend, but the Cinemaholics are ready to dish out their own take on the fifth entry of the franchise.

Later in the show for mini-reviews, the Cinemaholics talk about Glow on Netflix, starring Alison Brie in a show about the “gorgeous ladies of wrestling” during the height of WWE in the 1980s. They also review Friends from College, another new Netflix show coming out on July 14th and starring Keegan Michael Key and Cobie Smulders. Finally, the third season of iZombie gets a quick review and recommendation.

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- Jon Negroni

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