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Adria Arjona (True Detective) has become the latest casting addition for Pacific Rim 2, joining the previously announced John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000), Levi Meaden (Aftermath) and Jing Tian (Police Story: Lockdown).
Arjona will soon be seen in the lead role of Dorothy Gale in NBC’s Wizard of Oz retelling Emerald City, which gets underway in January, and is also set to appear in the James Gunn-produced horror The Belko Experiment and the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party.
- Gary Collinson
After his Broadway hit Hamilton became a cultural phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda became quite the in-demand performer. He collaborated with Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams on a new cantina song. Most recently, he signed on to star in Mary Poppins 2 for Disney, while also coming aboard to compose new songs with Alan Menken and oversee the writing on the studio's live-action Little Mermaid remake. The actor/writer/composer/singer recently shared new details on both projects, confirming that Mary Poppins 2 is a "straight-up sequel." Here's what he had to say, explaining that his character grew up as an apprentice to Dick Van Dyke's character Bert from the original Mary Poppins.
"Michael and Jane Banks have grown up, and they find themselves in their own spot, and Mary Poppins comes back to take care of Michael's kids. I play a lamplighter named Jack who sort of grew up apprenticing to Bert. »
One of the big rising stars in today's pop culture-sphere is hot off the heels of his highly successful musical, Hamilton. Before this year, Lin-Manuel Miranda wasn't a name most mainstream audiences knew. Yes, the singer/songwriter/actor had already been in his fair share of productions, films, and TV shows, but as far as a recognizable asset, he wasn't quite there yet.
Now, things have all changed. In addition to Hamilton, Miranda seems to have nurtured a pretty profitable relationship with Disney, helping J.J. Abrams to create the new cantina song for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and more recently working on the Moana soundtrack. In addition to those films, he's also signed on to the film Mary Poppins Returns, a continuation of the story told in the original classic musical.
Speaking with Variety, Miranda discussed the upcoming film, clarifying that it is not a remake:
“It’s a straight up sequel. »
- Joseph Medina
Ahead of its October 2nd TV premiere on Starz, Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2's first episode will be available to watch for free in its entirety on IGN's Facebook page beginning tonight at 7:00pm Pt, with co-stars Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless taking part in a live Q&A following the groovy episode.
In addition to being available to view early on IGN's Facebook page, the full first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 will also be released early on Starz.com starting this Wednesday, September 28th through October 9th. The IGN Facebook page will also host the premiere episode through October 9th.
For more details, we have the official press release from Starz, and in case you missed it, check out our previous Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 coverage, including our special Evil Dead issue of Deadly Magazine:
Latest Promo Videos Bloody Behind-the-Scenes Video Tour Ash's »
- Derek Anderson
Lately I've been hearing murmurs about Westworld. People are saying the new series will be HBO's "next Game Of Thrones." In short, people are getting very hyped about this show and the way it seems to blend genres while being made with the finest quality ingredients. Similar to Game Of Thrones which is equal parts political period drama and sweeping fantastical adventure saga, Westworld is going to combine science fiction and western motifs.
When you look at the team of people attached to Westworld, it's easy to see why HBO may have another massive hit on its hands. From stars like Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, to a production team that includes Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, Interstellar) and J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) the talent involved with the production is truly staggering.
HBO knows there's a large »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
With Disney's surprise purchase of LucasFilm for a whopping $4 billion in 2012 came the announcement that Star Wars 7 was finally happening. There had been rumors that George Lucas was developing a third trilogy for several years, but when George Lucas sold his empire, he relinquished all control to Disney, and he was not involved in any way in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or its upcoming sequels and spinoffs. A new video surfaced today which delves through interviews and other archived information to piece together what George Lucas' version of Star Wars 7 may have featured.
This extensive 10-minute YouTube video comes from Mr. Sunday Movies, which delves through a number of old interviews to try and piece together what George Lucas' version of Star Wars 7 may have been about. Producer Gary Kurtz said in a 1999 interview at a sci-fi expo that the original ending of Return of the Jedi »
It was revealed last month that James Corden and Rose Byrne had landed two of the lead roles in Sony Pictures’ upcoming live-action/CGI adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, and now the cast has made two impressive casting additions in the form of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy […]
- Josh Wilding
Columbia Pictures and Frederick Warne & Co. have announced that Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) have joined the upcoming live-action/CG hybrid Peter Rabbit movie, which is based upon the beloved book series by Beatrix Potter.
The film is being directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) and will feature James Corden (Into the Woods) as the voice of Peter, while Rose Byrne (X-Men: Apocalypse) is portraying the live-action female lead of Bea. Details on Ridley and Debicki’s roles are being kept under wraps.
“I am delighted to be teaming up with Frederick Warne,” states Gluck. “Their expertise and stewardship is absolutely critical to making a film that honors the legacy of Beatrix Potter.”
Production on Peter Rabbit is due to commence in January 2017, with the film set for worldwide release in April 2018.
- Gary Collinson
Alright film fanatics. It’s that time of year again when the temperatures start to cool, but the movie scene heats up, and this fall and holiday season promisse to bring with them a slew of non-stop action, laughs and drama. This time of year is notorious for jaw-dropping, heart-wrenching, Academy Award-winning films, from the action-packed, extremely enticing drama The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starring Rooney Mara back in December 2011 to December 2015’s family – and geek – favorite Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the winter months rarely fail to entertain when it comes to the silver screen. Now
Winter Movies We’re Gearing Up to Watch »
- Nat Berman
The film will be directed by Will Gluck from a screenplay by Rob Lieber with revisions by Gluck. The adaptation will be made at Animal Logic, the Sydney-based animation and visual effects production studio behind the global blockbuster “The Lego Movie.”
Gluck and Zareh Nalbandian are both attached to produce the feature, with Doug Belgrad serving as executive producer. Jodi Hildebrand of Olive Bridge and Jason Lust will also serve as executive producers.
Corden will voice Peter and Byrne will star in the live-action female lead role of Bea.
With this film, Columbia and Frederick Warne will bring Beatrix Potter’s beloved character Peter Rabbit to a new family audience. Warne has been Beatrix Potter’s publisher since its publication of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” in »
- Justin Kroll
One of the biggest movies last year was Jurassic World, which had the highest domestic total for most of the year, until Star Wars: The Force Awakens started shattering box office records. The movie was set 23 years after the events of the original blockbuster Jurassic Park, although only one character from the original, B.D. Wong's Dr. Henry Wu, returned for this sequel. With production starting on Jurassic World 2 in early 2017, hopefully we'll hear about casting news soon, but today we have word that original Jurassic Park star Sam Neill will not be back for this Jurassic World sequel as Dr. Alan Grant.
Over the weekend, Sam Neill confirmed that he will be reuniting with original Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum and his The Hunt For the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi on the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel Thor: Ragnarok. During an interview with Short List that surfaced on YouTube, the »
Legendary Pictures has announced a couple of casting additions for Pacific Rim 2, with Levi Meaden (Aftermath) set to play “an irreverent and offbeat” cadet and Chinese actress Jing Tian (Police Story: Lockdown) signing on for an as-yet-unrevealed role.
The follow-up to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 action sci-fi is being directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) and will star John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost alongside Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) and Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000).
Filming on Pacific Rim 2 is slated to get underway in November, so expect more casting announcements over the coming weeks. The film will open in cinemas on February 23rd, 2018.
- Gary Collinson
It had to happen. It was only a matter of time. One of next year's biggest blockbusters has gotten the mashup treatment with one of this year's box office hits. That's right, in a special fan made video, The Joker and Harley Quinn go all Fifty Shades Darker. And it's pretty spectacular.
The relationship between The Joker and Harleen Frances Quinzel was already dark. But if you thought it couldn't go any darker, you were wrong. Because it just went pitch black. This Suicide Squad mashup comes from Youtube user Nerdy Hero. He calls this little piece of fan erotica 'Fifty Shades of Joker'. And apparently, it has been a long time coming. He explains.
"Crazy Never Looked So Bad! Honestly I've had this Idea for a Mashup for almost a year and glad to finally be able to make it and show you all!"
The first Fifty Shades Darker trailer dropped earlier this month, »
Fear not, Star Wars fans because Maz Kanata will definitely be returning for Star Wars Episode 8. After reports circulated that Lupita Nyong'o hadn't shot scenes in the movie, according to the actress herself, she has indeed shot as Maz Kanata for the follow up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That being said, let's try to sort out some of the potential confusion.
Lupita Nyong'o recently made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in order to promote her new movie Queen of Katwe. During her chat with Ellen DeGeneres, the subject of Star Wars Episode VIII came up. The actress assured us all that she has shot her scenes for the movie and that she doesn't know where the rumor that she hadn't, or that she wasn't going to be in the movie, came from. Here is what she had to say.
"I don't know where this rumor came from! »
Power Rangers: In case Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks don't make the Power Rangers reboot sound fun enough for you, now Bill Hader has joined the cast as the voice of the team's robot technician, Alpha 5 (pictured above in the old show). Hader, whose voice can be heard in a number of this year's animated features, also lent his speech for Bb-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Power Rangers is out on March 24, 2017. [/Film] The Equalizer 2: As his latest movie, The Magnificent Seven, hits theaters, director Antoine Fuqua has been confirmed to be helming the sequel to his own 2014 hit The Equalizer, based on the classic TV series. The Equalizer 2, which is set to start shooting in a year, will be his...
- Christopher Campbell
Power Rangers: In case Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks don't make the Power Rangers reboot sound fun enough for you, now Bill Hader has joined the cast as the voice of the team's robot technician, Alpha 5 (pictured above in the old show). Hader, whose voice can be heard in a number of this year's animated features, also lent his speech for Bb-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Power Rangers is out on March 24, 2017. [/Film] The...
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Bill Hader’s exuberant and flexible voice has just landed him another role in a major upcoming motion picture, following his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Finding Dory. According to a tweet posted recently on the film’s official Twitter account, Hader will lend his voice to the character of Alpha 5 in Dean Israelite’s 2017 Power Rangers reboot. See the post, which references the character’s catchphrase, for yourself below…
Aye-yi-yi! Welcome #BillHader as #Alpha5 to the #PowerRangersMovie – Coming in 2017! pic.twitter.com/tEeJqEPISE
— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) September 22, 2016
For those of you who need a bit of a refresher on your Power Rangers lore, Alpha 5 is a robot, originally introduced in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, who serves as a reliable ally to the team of teenage superheroes and assistant to Zordon (played by Bryan Cranston), the Rangers’ mentor.
Seeing as how Alpha 5 has been a source of »
- Justin Cook
Hader is no stranger on performing voices in films, as he was sort of the voice for Bb-8 on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and he can also be heard in Sausage Party, The Angry Birds Movie, The Bfg, and Finding Dory.
Aye-yi-yi! Welcome #BillHader as #Alpha5 to the #PowerRangersMovie - Coming in 2017! pic.twitter.com/AyHjn3uQy0
— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) September 22, 2016
Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. »
- Kellvin Chavez
When the Power Rangers reboot was first announced, it was made clear that Lionsgate’s plan was to cast a group of newcomers as the lead heroes and some more familiar faces in key supporting roles. So far, that’s included choosing Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and the latest addition is now Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader.
The actor will lend his voice to fan-favourite character Alpha 5, the team’s technician who calls the Command Centre home alongside Zordon. As well as constructing weapons for them, the quirky hero is also a friend and mentor whose well-known catchphrase is, “Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi!” when he finds himself overwhelmed by what the Power Rangers are getting up to.
It may all sound a bit daft, but fans of the franchise love the character enough that Saban once released a surprisingly popular direct to video Christmas »
- Josh Wilding
Exactly two months after Power Rangers director Dean Israelite confirmed that the fan-favorite character Alpha 5 will return, Lionsgate has revealed who will voice this character. The studio announced on Twitter that Bill Hader has come aboard to provide the voice for the beloved robot. It's possible we may get our first look at Alpha 5 next month, when the first footage is unveiled.
Lionsgate announced earlier this week that Power Rangers cast and crew will descend upon New York Comic Con for a special Q&A and panel presentation Saturday, October 8 at 2 Pm Et at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The studio hasn't confirmed which cast members will be present at the panel, but they also revealed new posters that feature each of the main characters' Dinozords, the massive robots each Power Ranger can pilot.
Unfortunately, the Twitter post only included a photo of the actor, and not what this »
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