We know when Disney+ arrives next month that launch day will bring the first episode of The Mandalorian along with it. The live-action Star Wars series is probably the most anticipated part of the streaming service, and now we know when each of the episodes in the show’s first will arrive. But that’s not all.
Even though the general public hasn’t seen a single episode of The Mandalorian, the second season is already moving forward. In addition to executive producer Jon Favreau taking a step behind the camera this time, one of the show’s cast members will hop in the director’s chair too, and it’s none other than Carl Weathers. Find out more below. Read More »
Over in Los Angeles, Lucasfilm held a press junket for the upcoming series premiere of the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. The show will debut on the new Disney+ streaming service when it launches on November 12, but some lucky members of the press at the junket were treated to 27-minutes of footage from the series. Thankfully, any surprises have been held back, but the first reactions to the footage are all over the moon, claiming this is an exciting return to the style of the original Star Wars trilogy. Read some of The Mandalorian early reactions below. Read More »
Joker may end up taking the #3 spot at on the box office charts this weekend, but it stayed at the top for two weeks before that, and it’s already raked in over $619.5 million worldwide. People can’t stop talking about Todd Phillips‘ grimy, twisted origin story for Batman’s arch nemesis, for better or worse, and the awards buzz for the DC Comics movie is high. But if Suicide Squad star Jared Leto had his way, no one would have seen the movie at all.
Reportedly, when news broke of a Joker origin story in the works from Todd Phillips at Warner Bros. Pictures, Jared Leto tried to stop the movie from getting made. Not only did he ask his agents at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to stop the movie before it ever got off the ground (his agents just so happened to represent Phillips too), but he even went so far as to ask his 30 Seconds to Mars music manager Irving Azoff at Full Stop Management to call the head of TimeWarner/Warner Media and pull the plug on the movie. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Watch the trailer for the final season of Vikings.
- Josh Hartnett will star in the Southern gothic drama Paradise Lost.
- See a poster for Castle Rock season 2.
- The trailer for the 15th and final season of Supernatural is here.
- Black Monday adds new cast members for season 2.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will debut on ABC, Disney Channel & Freeform before Disney+.
- The Stand has added even more cast members.
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Casting for director Matt Reeves‘ new take on Batman is currently underway. Robert Pattinson has been locked in to star in The Batman for a little while now, but recently Zoe Kravitz was added as Catwoman, and Paul Dano just came on board to play The Riddler. Plus, Jeffrey Wright is also supposed to play Commissioner Gordon. But The Batman is also getting some of the names behind the scenes sorted out as well.
Michael Giacchino, composer of scores for The Incredibles, LOST, Cloverfield, and the rebooted Star Trek franchise, has accepted the task of providing The Batman score for Matt Reeves. Find out more below. Read More »
Just a couple weeks ago, Netflix showed off the production of their live-action series adaptation of the massively popular anime series Cowboy Bebop with a behind the scenes featurette straight from the set in New Zealand. Unfortunately, that’ll be the last glimpse we see of the production for awhile, because it’s now halted for seven to nine months after John Cho sustained a knee injury in a freak accident that happened “on the last take of a routine and well-rehearsed scene.” Find out more about the Cowboy Bebop production delay below. Read More »
Though critics didn’t seem to care for Gemini Man much, one of the consistent compliments among many have been with regards to the visual effects used to create a young Will Smith that faces off with an older version of Will Smith. The team behind this amazing technological achievement in visual effects has consistently touted the fact that they didn’t simply de-age Will Smith’s face, but instead, they created a completely digital model of young Will Smith that was informed by a motion-capture performance. Now a Gemini Man visual effects breakdown reveals how it was accomplished. Read More »
A new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer has been confirmed to debut during ESPN’s Monday Night Football on October 21 during the halftime show of the game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. There have been rumblings of this new trailer in the past couple weeks, but Disney and Lucasfilm officially confirmed the rumors with a press release today.
Immediately following the new trailer, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tickets will officially be on sale at all participating theaters and online ticket outlets like Fandango. But if you’re looking to have the ultimate Star Wars experience to send the Skywalker saga out with a bang, AMC Theatres will be hosting a marathon of all of the trilogies leading up to the debut of The Rise of Skywalker, and it’ll debut for those hardcore fans a little earlier than the other Thursday night preview screenings. Read More »
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Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: The Prowler (1981).
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Why was Nightwing held back until the second season of Titans? What comedian has a secret role in the second season of The Boys? What does Watchmen have on Rotten Tomatoes from critics at this time? Is Jesse Eisenberg still interested in coming back as Lex Luthor? Will any deleted scenes from the Joker get released? What reason did James Gunn give for Joker not being in The Suicide Squad? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »