We all know that past attempts to turn Owen Wilson into an action hero have fallen flat. But what this news about the Loki actor’s next project presupposes is…maybe they didn’t. Wilson has signed on to star in Paramount’s Secret Headquarters, a family action movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and helmed by Project Power directing duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.
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Owen Wilson, an actor most commonly seen in arthouse indies or comedies, is not the kind of actor you’d expect to see in a Marvel TV series. But the actor makes his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Loki, an intriguing new offering from Disney+, playing a character that even he doesn’t seem to know much about. In fact, he didn’t know anything about Marvel until his Loki co-star Tom Hiddleston gave him a crash course.
“They were almost like the Loki lectures,” Wilson said, before giving us the tiniest, most miniscule tease about his cryptic Loki character.
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Did you know that Mike Cahill, the director behind 2011’s excellent indie feature film Another Earth, was making a new movie? And that it’s already finished? And coming to Amazon next month? I sure didn’t!
Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris) and Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) star in Bliss, a science fiction romance which, like the rest of Cahill’s work, explores big, heady concepts from a grounded, human level. Check out the first Bliss trailer below. Read More »
After receiving career-high acclaim for her performance in Hustlers (for which she was rudely snubbed at the Oscars), Jennifer Lopez has earned a renewed interest in her acting career. And she’s using that hype to star in a rom-com with one of the strangest-sounding premises yet. Lopez is playing a music superstar who marries a stranger (Owen Wilson) in the aptly-titled Marry Me, which Universal has set for a Valentine’s Day release. See the Marry Me teaser and the details below.
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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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Even though 20th Century Fox isn’t exactly doing The Walt Disney Company any favors with their box office performance this year, Fox Searchlight is still operating like it’s business as usual. The more indie-focused and award-driven arm of Fox has just secured the worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson‘s next film, The French Dispatch. This comes after Fox Searchlight released Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited. Learn more below. Read More »
It’s been over two years since we’ve gotten new episodes of the mockumentary comedy series Documentary Now! Thankfully, our wait for documentary spoofs is nearly over. The third season (or 52nd season) of the series returns in February, and the first trailer for the new slate of episodes has arrived, showing off the incredible line-up of guest stars, including Cate Blanchett, Michael Keaton, Owen Wilson, Michael C. Hall, Bobby Moynihan, John Mulaney, Taran Killam and more.
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Adding to the ever-growing array of Funko POPs honoring characters from movies of all kinds, the collectible toy company has released a new collection of really, really, really, ridiculously good looking vinyl figures inspired by the movie Zoolander. Unfortunately, Derek Zoolander literally only has one look, but it’s hard to be upset when he still has chiseled abs and stunning features.
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cult favorite comedy Office Space. The movie bombed spectacularly at the box office with just under $11 million made in its entire domestic run. That was barely enough to cover the film’s budget. But against all odds, the movie found a big audience on home video and cable and has since become one of the most quoted and beloved comedies of the ’90s.
Since this year is a milestone anniversary for Office Space, writer/director Mike Judge, cast members Ron Livingston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole and some key crew members sat down for an oral history of the film to discuss how it came together, who nearly starred in the movie, why Madonna finds Michael Bolton sexy and much more. Find out everything we learned from the Office Space oral history below. Read More »
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, a video essay explains why Star Wars: The Last Jedi is great for those who haven’t caught on yet. Plus, relive every time Owen Wilson gives his signature “Wow” from 1996 through 2017, and listen as Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »