Jason Sudeikis Punched Baby Yoda

In the first season finale of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+, the asset officially referred to as “The Child” and lovingly referred to as Baby Yoda was kidnapped by Imperial Scout Troopers. The little guy is being held in a satchel, and he keeps wiggling around inside of it, trying to get out. So one of the Scout Troopers just punches the bag, and fans were not having it.

One of the Scout Troopers was portrayed by Jason Sudeikis, and he was surprised to find himself trending on social media last year when it was revealed that he was the one who dared to lay a finger on the galactic treasure known as Baby Yoda. Weirdly enough, it had been so long since he shot that scene, it didn’t register to him that the combination of Baby Yoda becoming a pop culture phenomenon and him punching the character would turn into such a big deal. So until he started trending on Twitter, he had kinda forgotten about it. Read More »

Just Shoot Me Virtual Reunion

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the virtual reunion of the cast of the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me, including David Spade, Wendie Malick, Laura San Giacomo, George Segal, Enrico Colantoni, and more. Plus, take a look back at the weird animated series Biker Mice from Mars from the 1990s, and watch a remotely produced edition of Seth MeyersSecond Chance Theatre featuring an unaired Saturday Night Live sketch with Jason Sudeikis and Mike O’Brien. Read More »

ted lasso

Holy crud! Lock the doors, hide the kids, turn off all the lights, because here comes Ted Lasso! The new Apple TV+ comedy series stars Jason Sudeikis as a college football coach from Kansas who is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England. Comedy ensues! Have I mentioned this cool cat’s name is Ted Lasso?! Far out! Apple revealed a Ted Lasso first look today, and you can see it below.

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Ted Lasso Series - Jason Sudeikis

Since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2013,  Jason Sudeikis has kept pretty busy on the big screen. But now he’s headed back to television with a series regular role in a new comedy set up at Apple TV+.

Ted Lasso will star Jason Sudeikis as the title character, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club even though he has no previous experience with the sport at all. However, this isn’t the first time Sudeikis has played the character. But the only way you’d probably know that is if you watched NBC Sports programs from time to time. So let’s introduce you to the coach before the Ted Lasso series gets underway. Read More »

Jason Sudeikis interview

Jason Sudeikis has a real talent for making characters more likable than they probably are on paper. In the case of his new movie, Driven, he plays John DeLorean’s buddy, Jim Hoffman, a guy with a knack for bullshitting. He frequently lies, and yet there’s something oddly charming about the F.B.I. informant – maybe his honesty about being a bit of a phony. That’s not a level of self-awareness DeLorean, who’s basically Jim Hoffman if he achieved great success, shows in the movie.

The two friends are two sides of the same coin in director Nick Hamm‘s critically well-received drama, which shares no relation to the 2001 Renny Harlin movie co-starring Burt Reynolds. Based on a true story involving cocaine, DeLorean’s iconic car, and the F.B.I., it’s a wild true story about friendship and facade. It’s also a bit of a buddy movie with Sudeikis and Lee Pace playing close but distant friends, both comical in their own ways.

Recently, we had the chance to briefly talk to Sudeikis about playing Hoffman and figures from history, lessons learned from SNL and Second City, and his take on the long-gestating Fletch reboot.

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fletch update

Another Fletch movie has been in the works for around 20 years now. Based on Gregory McDonald‘s novels, the investigative journalist first hit the big screen back in 1985 with Chevy Chase giving one of his most sincere and career-defining performances. Since 2011, a reboot and origin story, titled Fletch Won, has been kicking around in development.  Warner Bros. envisioned a comedy franchise when SNL alum Jason Sudeikis signed up to star, but a year later, the reboot landed at Relativity and seemingly never picked up momentum. Since then, Relativity went bankrupt and we’ve heard very little about the project. There are no new major developments to share, but Sudeikis did recently tell us the reboot is still possible and what he has in mind for the role.

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Driven trailer

Hollywood suddenly seems interested in John DeLorean, the charismatic creator of the DeLorean Motor Company and the car that became iconic after appearing in Back to the Future. Earlier this year we saw the release of Framing John DeLorean, a blend of fact and fiction that cast Alec Baldwin in the lead role. Now we have a trailer for Driven, which puts actor Lee Pace in the shoes of the infamous auto magnate. But this isn’t a traditional biopic – it’s a story of how DeLorean’s career basically came to an end during a drug sting orchestrated by the FBI through DeLorean’s neighbor (Jason Sudeikis). Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Men in Black International Prank

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Men in Black International scares the hell out of some unsuspecting car dealership customers with an impressive practical alien effect. Plus, Booksmart co-star Jason Sudeikis gives some life advice to cute little kids, and The Secret Life of Pets 2 voice actor Kevin Hart answers several interview questions while hooked up to a lie detector test. Read More »

Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer Fixed

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a new version of the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer fixed with an infinitely better version of the titular hero. Plus, get a recap of the entire X-Men film franchise before Dark Phoenix comes out this weekend, and go on a Lyft undercover with Jason Sudeikis driving around Los Angeles with directions from his significant other and Booksmart director Olivia Wilde. Read More »

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Kit Harington Hosted Saturday Night Live

Everyone is so used to Kit Harington as Jon Snow that it was a little jarring to see him without a beard when he made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live. But even more startling was his normal voice, which is surprisingly different from the way he speaks as Jon Snow. It was almost distracting, but then Kit Harington made you forget about it by doing some goofy characters. Plus, some of his Game of Thrones co-stars stopped by during the monologue. The result was a decent episode with a smattering of great sketches Read More »