Emily Blunt in My Little Pony

While you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks Emily Blunt is poorly cast as the title character in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, the actress herself has been given an important stamp of approval. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Blunt revealed that director Rob Marshall had told original Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews about the casting and she has responded positively:

Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins,’ And she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’ I felt like I wanted to cry. It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure.

Blunt also explained that her take on the character will be closer to the version seen in the original books rather than the 1964 Disney film. However, she is well aware that she is walking on sacred ground:

I enjoy the challenge to be versatile… [but] I want to find the silliness again. I feel a little more trepidation with this [character] because she’s so emblematic of people’s nostalgia. It’s such an important character in people’s childhood.

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An accident on the Budapest set of the currently filming Blade Runner sequel has claimed the life of a 28-year old Hungarian construction worker, THR reports. Specific details are unknown, but the man was dismantling a set when a platform collapsed on top of him. Here is an excerpt the official statement on the matter:

The worker was underneath a platform, upon which the set was constructed, when it suddenly collapsed. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

The production was filming in another location at the time of the accident.

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The first Jack Reacher was as good as its posters were painfully mediocre, so hopefully Jack Reacher: Never Go Back will follow suit! Other than the mere presence of Tom Cruise, this could belong on the cover of any direct-to-DVD action movie. You’ve got your floating heads hovering over a seemingly random action beat (complete with fiery explosion, of course), with every empty bit of space field with…lens flare? Will this replace “swirling debris” as the go-to filler nonsense of major movie posters? Oh, and Cobie Smulders is there, but we aren’t even allowed to see her face. Man, what’s up with this thing?

Just another day on the Transformers set. #transformers #markwahlberg

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We now know that Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight will take its title very literally now that it has actually cast someone to play King Arthur (yes, the King Arthur) in the film. So it’s only appropriate that the sequel will bring a blast of Bayhem to the United Kingdom. Bay himself teased one explosive stunt on Instagram and whether you like these movies or not, this video is fascinating for just how much insanity it contains. Just when you think the car stunt can’t be topped, an aerial drone flies overhead.

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And just in case you were worried that Scotland was going to be spared the chaos and mayhem that accompanies a Transformers movie, here’s Bay standing amongst rolling green mountains, yelling at his camera while a helicopter hovers behind him. You know, as you do.

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