When we first met Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there was plenty of mystery surrounding just who she was. Flashbacks showed her family deserting her on Jakku, and then there was the fact that she was able to yield the Force with great ability and strength. Immediately, fans began speculating: was she secretly a Skywalker? Of course, now we know the answer: No. She wasn’t. She was actually a Palpatine – a twist that still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. But was that always the plan? There are plenty of indications that the new Star Wars trilogy was assembled bit by bit, without a clear map indicating where the story would go. But according to the new art book The Art Of Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, there was definitely some early discussion about Rey’s lineage.
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Update: Ben Stiller has weighed in on this report, shooting it down by saying it is “not at all true, sadly.”
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According to a new report from Page Six, actor/director Ben Stiller is joining the cast of Fast and Furious 9, aka F9.
Before we go any further, it’s important to acknowledge that Page Six is a tabloid, so we can’t take this story as seriously as we would if the news came from a more respected outlet. But that being said…Ben Stiller? Potentially appearing in a Fast and Furious movie? We can’t NOT talk about this. Crack open a Corona and let’s run down some possibilities of what this possible casting could mean. Read More »
It looks like Martin Scorsese is missing his pals at Netflix. The streaming giant essentially gave Scorsese a blank check to make The Irishman, and now that the legendary filmmaker is back working with a regular studio, he’s reportedly getting nostalgic for that Netflix freedom. Scorsese is currently working on Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars both Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. The movie already has a budget over $220 million dollars, which is rumored to be giving studio Paramount more than a few sleepless nights.
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Update: Variety confirms ComicBook.com’s original report that Owen Wilson has been cast in Loki. Unfortunately, they don’t have any details about his character, either. Our original article follows.
Here’s a fun rumor to send you into the weekend. According to ComicBook.com, the producers of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ streaming series Loki have apparently hired Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Wedding Crashers) to star in the show opposite veteran Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Tom Hiddleston. Prepare your best Owen Wilson impression and read on to learn more.
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According to a new rumor, a secret Star Wars show centered on the comic character of Doctor Aphra has not only been given the greenlight, but it’s apparently already filming. The production is supposedly a collaboration between Lucasfilm and Marvel, and it will be debuting on Disney+ potentially within the next year. Read More »
There have been rumors swirling that Andy Serkis was on the verge of landing the Venom 2 director gig, and we might have just gotten confirmation. Quickly deleted confirmation, that is. Venom himself, Tom Hardy, posted a pic of Serkis on his Instagram last night – and then immediately took it down. Was this Hardy accidentally letting the symbiote out of the bag too soon? Or is he just a really big fan of Andy Serkis pictures?
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Yesterday, James “Still Making Those Avatar Sequels” Cameron accidentally (?) revealed that Edward Furlong was coming back as John Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate. This news hadn’t been revealed before, and it caught all of us completely off guard. So what’s the deal? Was Cameron correct? Was he just having a bit of fun? Or has the strain of making back-to-back Avatar films broken his brain? Some new details have surfaced, revealing that Cameron was mostly telling the truth – with a catch.
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It’s that time again – time for Quentin Tarantino to bring up his potential Star Trek movie and also his possible retirement. Tarantino has teased both his Trek film and his plans to retire after making ten movies. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is being billed as Tarantino’s ninth, which begs the question: is Star Trek going to be his last movie, or does he count that as something separate, and do we still have one more original Tarantino movie on the horizon as well? The filmmaker has weighed in, and it looks like he might just call it quits after Trek. Maybe.
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Hot on the heels of last week’s revelation that Christoph Waltz would be back as the villainous Blofeld in the upcoming 25th installment of the long-running James Bond franchise, we have a wild rumor that has come to light about Lashana Lynch’s role in the sequel. However, unlike some rumors, this one actually makes some sense. Since the report does potentially include some possible spoilers for James Bond 25, we’ll have to dive into the details until after the jump. So proceed to read at your own risk! Read More »
Update: We’ve heard from a source close to the production that some of this rumored information is inaccurate. Read on for the details.
Last year, we found out that David Koepp, who wrote Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was being replaced by Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Jonathan Kasdan as the Indiana Jones 5 writer. Kasdan reportedly started from scratch on a new draft, bumping the film’s release date back in the process. (Director Steven Spielberg is busy with his West Side Story remake anyway.)
Now a new rumor says This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman is the latest writer to come on board, and that his new script will have an entirely different premise than Kasdan’s. Find out what Kasdan’s story was going to be about below. Read More »