spider-man into the spider-verse peter parker

A major part of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is about the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man we’ve known and loved for the past two decades, Peter Parker, passing the mantle to the younger Miles Morales (Shameik Moore). So wouldn’t it have been fitting for Peter Parker to be played by the first actor to bring the character to life on the big screen? Well, it turns out that Tobey Maguire, who played the webslinger in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy from 2002 to 2007, was considered for the part that ultimately went to Jake Johnson.

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The Dolls

Younger millennials may not remember Cabbage Patch Kids, but the cuddly dolls were all the rage when they hit shelves in the 1980s. The toys were in such high demand that riots broke out at some stores across the United States when stores didn’t have enough to sell to customers who waited in lines for hours, resulting in behavior that would embarrassingly become all too familiar around Black Friday decades later.

Now Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Issa Rae (Insecure, The Hate U Give) are teaming up to make an HBO limited series called The Dolls which tells the story of mothers fighting through the chaos to get a Cabbage Patch Kid for their children. Read More »

sesame street movie cast

Anne Hathaway might soon be asking, “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” The actress is being eyed for the lead role in the Sesame Street movie being produced by Warner Bros. Hathaway will be playing a human character, so don’t expect to see her running around in puppet-form. Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel is directing the film inspired by the classic educational children’s television series that’s been on the air since 1969.  Read More »

true detective season 3 main character

Mahershala Ali won an Academy Award for his amazing work in Moonlight, but he still had to fight to land a lead role recently. The actor is the star of the upcoming True Detective season 3, playing a part that was originally written as a white person. As Ali reveals, he was offered a supporting role on the show instead, but fought hard to convince series creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto to cast him as the main character instead.

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the french dispatch

Contrary to popular belief, Wes Anderson‘s next movie won’t be a musical. But it will be a love letter to one under-appreciated group of people: journalists. Anderson’s newest film, titled The French Dispatch, will also star some of his favorite frequent collaborators as well as a few notable newcomers to the Anderson-verse including Timothee Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, and Jeffrey Wright.

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bumblebee voice actor

For 10 years and four Transformers movies, Bumblebee was charmingly mute, only able to communicate through the radio. It was a fun quirk that suited the iconic character, but it all changed in last year’s Transformers: The Last Knight when we heard Bumblebee’s voice for the first time. In that film, Optimus Prime says he hasn’t heard Bumblebee’s voice (voiced in The Last Knight by sound designer Erik Aadahl) since Cybertron fell, and now it sounds like audiences are going to have the chance to hear what the big yellow Autobot used to sound like.

That’s right – Bumblebee is going to speak in the upcoming Bumblebee movie. And he’s going to sound a lot like that guy from Maze Runner.

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kingsman prequel cast

Four more actors are suiting up for the upcoming Kingsman prequel.

According to a new report, The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Rhys Ifans is in talks to join the Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson-led Kingsman prequel as the potential villain. Joining alongside him are several other genre vets: Game of ThronesCharles Dance and Captain America: Civil War‘s Daniel Brühl, while Watchmen‘s Matthew Goode is reportedly being eyed for a role.

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The Star Wars series has always been a home for wizened older actors with a talent for lending gravitas to sometimes silly situations. Just to name a few: Alec Guinness, Ian McDiarmid, and Max Von Sydow. Now, that tradition will continue on the small screen, as three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV series.

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Hobbs and Shaw Cast

After feeling a little speed as a bank robber in Baby Driver, rising star Eiza Gonzalez has landed a last minute role in the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw. She’s been popping up all over the place lately, and this is a great step for her career. Read More »

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Tom Hanks Playing Pinocchio

Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for The Lion King remake raking in millions of views over Thanksgiving weekend, Disney is plotting a big move to make another upcoming remake quite the anticipated affair.

Pinocchio is a classic tale brought to life in animated form by Disney in 1940, and it’s getting remade by Paddington director Paul King. It’s the story of a master woodcarver named Geppetto who longs for a son of his own. His dream suddenly comes true when he makes a wish upon a star for a wooden boy puppet he crafted to become a real boy. While the titular role is yet to be cast, a new report says Tom Hanks is in early talks to play Pinocchio’s surrogate father Geppetto. Read More »