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Watch ‘Westworld’ Panel at Tribeca Film Festival Awkwardly End Right After Cringeworthy Fan Question (Video)

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Watch ‘Westworld’ Panel at Tribeca Film Festival Awkwardly End Right After Cringeworthy Fan Question (Video)
The “Westworld” panel at the Tribeca Film Festival took itself offline Thursday after its very first question from the audience.

The hit HBO sci-fi series’ slot at Tribeca’s 2018 gathering saw co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and cast members Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and James Marsden, discuss the upcoming Season 2 with a moderator.

It was followed by a Q&A session that included exactly one question, which ended up being a fan’s request for Nolan — who co-wrote “The Prestige,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “Interstellar” with his brother, Christopher Nolan — to read his screenplay.


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“We love the show and how it’s able to keep the audience captivated by, in a way, the human potential, but in the same regard, it’s pretty amazing to see how you are able to have a certain idea and to be able to put it on screen for us to be able to see where your mind is. And it’s an unbelievable thing for us to see it and understand it,” the audience member said. “We love the show. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us. And just a side thing for Jonathan — first of all, the cast, every single one of you is amazing. But for Jonathan, especially, my brother and I right here, we’re huge fans of ‘Interstellar.’ If anybody else is as well? I think a lot of us are. You wrote that, and we’re actually aspiring screenwriters as well and that inspired us a lot. And you’ve touched something within us and we hope that one day we can actually show our screenplay to you.”

Nolan thanked him before the fan could continue, and then the moderator said it was getting late and shut that thing down.

While it’s obvious that the majority of the room was not thrilled that was the only query the group answered before things wrapped up —- as they audibly groaned in unison in the video — the festival said the panel didn’t end because of the nature of the question.

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“The moderator portion of the panel ran long and we had time for one question during the Q&A and that was the question,” Tribeca’s Executive Vice President of of Communications & Programming Tammie Rosen told TheWrap Friday.

Watch the clip below. The awkward part starts around the 50:00 mark.

Westworld” Season 2 premieres Sunday at 9/8 c on HBO.

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‘Westworld’ Audience Q&A Ends Abruptly After Fan Asks to Share Script With Jonathan Nolan — Watch

‘Westworld’ Audience Q&A Ends Abruptly After Fan Asks to Share Script With Jonathan Nolan — Watch
Updated below. Anyone who has attended a film festival and sat through a post-screening audience Q&A knows that fan questions can been hit or miss. The audience at the “Westworld” Season 2 event at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on April 20 learned this fact the hard way after the audience Q&A session ended abruptly after only one question.

The first fan chosen to ask the “Westworld” panel a question was a male who proceeded to use his time with the microphone not to ask a question but to tell co-creator Jonathan Nolan that he one day hopes to get a screenplay in front of him. Nolan co-wrote the films “The Prestige,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “Interstellar” with his brother, Christopher Nolan.

“We love the show and how it’s able to keep the audience captivated,” the audience member said. “We love this show. We can’t
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The Batman: Matt Reeves Reveals His Favorite Batman Comics

The Batman director, Matt Reeves, has revealed his favorite Batman comics. The status of Batman in the world of cinema is somewhat unclear at present. After Christopher Nolan’s ground-breaking, self-contained The Dark Knight trilogy, Warner Bros. cast Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader to appear in their DC Extended Universe. But after appearances in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League and a cameo in Suicide Squad, fan reaction to “Batfleck” remains decidedly mixed and reports began to emerge questioning whether the actor would continue in the role.
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2019 Oscars: Best Picture Predictions

Last year, Petty Jenkins’ DC comic-book movie “Wonder Woman” far exceeded expectations of quality, critical acclaim, and box office, but was shut out of the Oscar race. That won’t happen with Marvel’s “Black Panther,” which should ride the swells of worldwide acclaim and blockbuster status to become a Best Picture Oscar contender. But it will be a challenge for Disney to push this Marvel superhero success beyond the technical categories. They will need to convince critics, guilds, and Oscar voters that Ryan Coogler’s achievement rises to the level of art.

Comic-book epics rarely yield major Oscar nominations.Heath Ledger’s posthumously win as Supporting Actor for Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” entry “The Dark Knight” in 2008 was an anomaly; if superhero movies are in the running, it’s usually for VFX and technical nods. They even win some, especially with the original iteration, before it’s a full-fledged franchise.
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All These Movies Are Turning 10 This Year, Because We're Old Now

It may not seem like 2008 was that long ago, but guess what? As of 2018, it's been 10 years since the New York Giants came out of nowhere to upset the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl; since we said goodbye to Boston Legal, Passions, and The Wire; and since we said hello to Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, and Fringe.

So let's take a look back at movies that are turning 10 years old in 2018, including Cloverfield, The Dark Knight, and Iron Man.

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The Batman’s Matt Reeves Reveals His Favorite Dark Knight Comics

While we await any concrete news on The Batman – who’s going to be starring in it would be nice to know, for one – director Matt Reeves has engaged with fans on Twitter and revealed what comic books from the Caped Crusader’s 79 year history he rates as his favorites.

Taking to the social media platform, here’s what he shared:

There are many… I love Year One, The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Ego… Many others… Neal Adams is awesome… Love the original Kane and Finger… I could go on…!

Most of Reeves’ choices will be very familiar to Bat-fans, as they’re often cited as being amongst the best Batman comics in the character’s long history. Several of them have also previously served as loose inspirations for the Dark Knight’s on-screen adventures. For instance, Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One informed parts of Batman Begins, while the
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Katie Holmes Showers Daughter Suri with Love (and a Tiara!) on Her 12th Birthday

Katie Holmes Showers Daughter Suri with Love (and a Tiara!) on Her 12th Birthday
Happy birthday, Suri Cruise!

Proud mom Katie Holmes dedicated a sweet post on Instagram Wednesday in honor of her daughter turning 12. The actress, 39, shared a new black and white photo of Suri wearing a celebratory tiara and flower crown on her head. Holmes simply captioned the picture of her child with six pink double heart emojis.

The mother-daughter pair has been celebrating all week as Holmes most recently shared a photo of herself with an assortment of balloons. “Happy,” she wrote.

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Cap Charges Into Battle In Yet Another Infinity War Teaser

With exactly 10 days left until D-day, the Avengers: Infinity War promos are beginning to arrive thick and fast.

First up was this morning’s blistering TV spot that had Spidey go toe-to-toe with Thanos (Aka Marvel’s Mad Titan), before Marvel Studios rolled out an extensive featurette to commemorate 10 years of the McU.

That’s right, it’s going on a decade since Kevin Feige and Jon Favreau first rolled the dice on Iron Man, a plucky superhero underdog that debuted in the same year as The Dark Knight, so it’s fair to say that Tony Stark’s cinematic debut didn’t garner much interest leading up to release. And yet, once the lights went down on May 2nd, 2008, viewers soon realized that Feige and Favreau had struck gold. And the rest is history.

Speaking of history, it’s that legacy and unprecedented scope that serves as the lifeblood of Avengers: Infinity War,
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Infinity War Now on Track for Biggest Box Office Opening of All-Time

Infinity War Now on Track for Biggest Box Office Opening of All-Time
Last week, early box office tracking numbers came in for Avengers: Infinity War, putting its opening weekend between $175 million and $200 million, but new numbers indicate it'll be much higher. The initial projections surprised many fans, since it came in under Black Panther's impressive three-day debut of $202 million, but a new report puts its opening weekend between $235 million and $255 million. If it reaches the high end of this projection, it would eclipse the $247.9 million record set in December 2015 by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With less than two weeks to go, and anticipation growing by the minute, it may be possible for Avengers: Infinity War to break The Force Awakens' three-year box office record.

These new tracking numbers come just days after ticket retailer Fandango reported that Avengers: Infinity War was out-selling the past seven Marvel Cinematic Universe movies combined, and that its ticket sales were already double what Black Panther
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Katie Holmes Has Batman Déjà Vu at Six Flags As She Rides Coaster with Daughter Suri Cruise

Katie Holmes Has Batman Déjà Vu at Six Flags As She Rides Coaster with Daughter Suri Cruise
Katie Holmes got in touch with her Batman roots at Six Flags with her daughter Suri over the weekend.

The Dawson’s Creek alum, 39, was spotted on Batman: The Ride, a five-loop suspended coaster, at the park’s New Jersey location on Saturday. Holmes famously starred as the Caped Crusader’s love interest Rachel Dawes in Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins. Maggie Gyllenhaal played the character in the 2008 sequel The Dark Knight.

Holmes, who attended the park with her daughter Suri Cruise, 11, also rode other Batman themed-rides including The Joker, Bizarro, Harley Quinn’s Crazy Train and The Dark Knight,
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Jake Gyllenhaal denies that he’s been lined up as Ben Affleck’s Batman replacement

Among the many rumours that’s been circulating about The Batman is that Jake Gyllenhaal has been waiting in the wings to replace Ben Affleck, should the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League star ultimately opt against reprising the role of The Dark Knight for the Matt Reeves-helmed solo movie.

Well, it seems that may not be the case after all, as Gyllenhaal has offered a simple and straightforward denial when asked by Cna Lifestyle (via Batman-News) if he’s going to be the next Batman, responding: “Wow, that’s a very difficult question. The answer to that question is ‘no’.”

Watch the video here, with Gyllenhaal’s response around the 1:30 mark…

Affleck has previously confirmed that he’s yet to make a decision on whether he’ll be returning for The Batman, and reports have suggested that it is unlikely, although he may return
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Joaquin Phoenix Won't Be Intimidated By Heath Ledger‘s Version of The Joker if He Takes on The Role

As you all know, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are currently developing a Joker origin film with director Todd Philips and producer Martin Scorsese. They want Joaquin Phoenix to take on the role of the Crown Prince of Crime. We know that the actor is interested and is in talks, regardless of him saying that he has no idea he's involved with the film.

I'm actually pretty fascinated with the idea of this team of talent coming together to develop a standalone Joker movie. It very well could turn out amazing. Phoenix still isn't officially saying that he's going to be in the movie or not, but in a recent interview with Collider, they talked Phoenix about what Christopher Nolan and Heath Ledger did with the Joker in The Dark Knight. When asked if that might intimidate actors from wanting to play the Joker in a future movie, Pheonix explained
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Joaquin Phoenix Wouldn’t Be Afraid To Follow In Heath Ledger’s Footsteps As The Joker

Warner Bros.’ untitled Joker origin film is perhaps the most exciting production presently gestating. When it was announced last year that The Hangover director Todd Phillips would helm the picture, news that Martin Scorsese had signed on as co-producer soon followed, and a casting decision seemed imminent with Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio being eyed for the titular role.

While Phillips and Scorsese remain attached, the rumours about DiCaprio’s impending casting dispersed and have since been replaced with hearsay surrounding another A-lister, Joaquin Phoenix. Granted, nothing’s been confirmed just yet and making things more confusing is the fact that the actor refuses to comment on it.

That continues today, as in a recent interview with Collider, the 43-year-old maintained that he doesn’t know anything about the film. Still, he did say that following in Heath Ledger’s footsteps wouldn’t be a big deal as his take
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Apple To Adapt Isaac Asimov’s Seminal Sci-Fi ‘Foundation’ Book Series For TV

Apple has made the latest addition to an ever-mounting heap of high-profile television series.

The hardware giant is set to be weighing a straight-to-series order of an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s early and celebrated sci-fi book series Foundation, Deadline reports. The novels, which began as a collection of short stories in 1942 and have subsequently inspired classic films like Star Wars, are being adapted for the small screen by Skydance Television, which inked a deal with Asimov’s estate last June. Screenwriters David Goyer (The Dark Knight) and Josh Friedman (Avatar 2) are said to be writing the project, while Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross will serve as executive producers.

Foundation follows humans scattered across different planets who are all living under the rule of a Galactic Empire, per Deadline. The mathematician protagonist of the series, Hari Seldon, can read the future and foresee the empire's imminent collapse,
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Heath Ledger’s Iconic Joker Performance Wouldn’t Scare Joaquin Phoenix From Playing the Role

Heath Ledger’s Iconic Joker Performance Wouldn’t Scare Joaquin Phoenix From Playing the Role
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Phillips’ Joker movie is being produced and distributed by Warner Bros., but it is being conceived as separate from the DC Extended Universe. Jared Leto is the current Joker in the Dceu, having played the character in “Suicide Squad.” The standalone Joker film is an alleged prequel film that chronicles the Joker’s rise to mafia king. The film is expected to be in the vein of a Martin Scorsese gangster film.

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Apple Lands Long-Developing Isaac Asmiov Adaptation ‘Foundation’ from David S. Goyer

Hollywood has been trying to adapt Isaac Asimov’s seminal sci-fi trilogy Foundation for years, but it finally looks like one is coming to fruition. Deadline reports that Apple has landed the rights to a TV series adaptation of the books, and has put the Skydance Television production into development with a straight-to-series order. David S. Goyer, who co-wrote The Dark Knight trilogy and created and ran the Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons, will serve as showrunner alongside Avatar 2 writer and The Sarah Connor Chronicles alum Josh Friedman. The book trilogy, originally published as …
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Gotham Season 4 Episode 17 Review – ‘Mandatory Brunch Meeting’

Martin Carr reviews the seventeenth episode of Gotham season 4…

Plot threads are two a penny in Gotham right now, as long running character interests jockey for position alongside fledgling sub-plots. Audience attentions are split, narrative focus seems scattershot while news of series cancellation is rife. Story development is veering into the realms of doppelgangers, unrealistic love consummation and underworld team ups which seem jaded. If ‘Mandatory Brunch Meetings’ were anything like this people might not turn up and accept the consequences.

My chief concern with episode seventeen is the lack of urgency which pervades proceedings. With Jerome you have a Joker with flashes of Ledger, board room pastiche by way of The Dark Knight and what appears to be an embodiment rather than performance. Elsewhere extravagant costumes and personality quirks pass for menace and character depth which is disappointing. Nathan Darrow as Freeze is wasted, Firefly, Scarecrow and Tetch appear perfunctory,
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It Happened: Black Panther Just Crushed Titanic's 21-Year-Old Box Office Record

The Black Panther train is showing no signs of slowing down. The Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest superhero story ripped through the box office following its Feb. 16 debut, bringing in hundreds of millions and even earning Oscar buzz. Naturally, the film has also been demolishing box office records previously held by pop-culture juggernauts such as The Dark Knight and Marvel's The Avengers. Now, Black Panther has taken down the Titanic.

As of Thursday the Ryan Coogler-directed McU film pulled in a grand total of $654.2 million at the domestic box office, which put it ahead of the $652.3 million Jurassic World earned in 2015 and made it the number four highest-earning movie ever in the Us. But it didn't stop there. On Friday, Black Panther finished with a domestic total of $659.3 million, just shy of Titanic's $659.5 million gross in 1997. On Saturday, it officially became the third highest grossing movie of all time in North America.
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Gotham Review: The Joker Reveal Sort Of Begins In ‘Mandatory Brunch Meeting’

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The Russo Brothers Share Bts Infinity War Pic In Honor Of Robert Downey Jr.

April 4th is a very special day for those who trade in comic book movies.

For one, it marks Heath Ledger’s birthday, the late actor immortalized for his truly unforgettable turn in The Dark Knight, where he played the dreaded Joker to Christian Bale’s brooding Batman.

In the Marvel camp, April 4th is also the day of Robert Downey Jr.’s birthday, and sure enough, the Russo Brothers posted a new behind-the-scenes image from the set of Avengers: Infinity War to honor the actor. This pic, which was presumably taken in the midst of production, appears to be lifted from the scene involving Star-Lord, Iron Man, Spidey and the dazed Drax, who looks on at his squabbling allies with a mixture of confusion and indifference (“let’s talk about this plan of yours. I think it’s good…except, it sucks”).

Truth be told, viewers can expect plenty
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