Brie Larson Auditioned for Star Wars, Terminator and The Hunger Games

Brie Larson has been established as one of the strongest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Captain Marvel. But she’s been auditioning for a number of other major studio blockbuster franchises that just didn’t pan out for her.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Brie Larson started her own YouTube channel in order to allow her to bolster “deep conversations, anti-racist rhetoric, inclusive content.” But the actress will also use the outlet to express herself personally, not to mention talking about her career. When addressing the latter in her inaugural video, Brie Larson revealed that she auditioned for some major franchises, including The Hunger Games, Terminator, and at least one of the Star Wars movies.

UPDATE: Brie Larson clarified that she auditioned for not just one, but all of the new Star Wars films in a recent video where she went into further detail about her biggest audition “failures.” We’ve added her new revelation to our original story from July 5 below.

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The Terminator film franchise has been a mess for years. James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day was such an incredible flex – a stone cold action/sci-fi classic and a franchise-redefining powerhouse that pushed visual effects to the brink of what was possible at the time – that all other Terminator sequels have paled in comparison. Each of the sequels have little moments that shine, but overall, Judgment Day simply casts too large a shadow for them to escape. Even when Cameron was directly involved with crafting a sequel’s story, as was the case with the recent Terminator: Dark Fate, audiences just didn’t seem interested. So the franchise continues to sputter along.

But in an alternate timeline, it could have sputtered down an entirely different path. Patrick Lussier, who co-wrote 2015’s Terminator Genisys, was recently interviewed and explained the direction the unmade Terminator Genisys sequels (yes, plural) would have gone, with a focus on the time loop angle and more of Doctor Who star Matt Smith‘s portrayal of Skynet. Read More »

Life-Size Terminator Statue

As the future looks more and more bleak, you’re gonna want some kind of protection. So why not buy one of the future’s deadliest weapons?

Chronicle Collectibles is teaming up with Cinemaquette to offer an updated life-size T-800 Endokseleton statue inspired by the cyborg’s look in Terminator: Genisys. It stands at an intimidating 6-foot, 5-inches, has chrome plating, and even comes with glowing LED eyes, and a removable brain chip. Check out the life-size Terminator statue below. Read More »

Sequel Bits MIF

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout receives 9 character posters
  • Emilia Clarke was “relieved” she didn’t have to return for a sequel to Terminator Genisys
  • The next Jumanji sequel gets its first poster
  • Rob Zombie shares images from his movie Three From Hell
  • A new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set photo
  • Zachary Quinto talks more about Star Trek 4
  • And more!

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Terminator Genisys Sequel

Remember Terminator Genisys? The Terminator sequel no one liked? Well, there were originally plans for a direct sequel to that 2015 film – plans that have since been abandoned. Those plans involved a story focused on the cyborg version of John Connor (Jason Clarke). Keep reading to hear all about the abandoned Terminator Genisys sequel.

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The Terminator reboots are zero for two. This series (creatively) stalled about 14 years ago with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which is a mostly forgettable action movie with one fine chase scene and a refreshingly bleak ending. The next two attempts at reviving the franchise, Terminator: Salvation and Terminator: Genisys, failed to generate much excitement among fans and audiences. Of course, we’ve already caught wind of another reboot, but the news that the sequel to Genisys is finally has arrived.

Let’s look at what we know about the canceled Terminator sequel and what’s going on with the next reboot.

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VOTD: The Evolution of CGI Faces in Movies

CGI Faces in Movies

Visual effects in movies have advanced in a spectacular way in the relatively short history of cinema. What once was thought to be impossible to create in post-production has become a mainstay in blockbuster tentpoles. More recently, visual effects companies have become quite skilled in creating human faces entirely with computer generated imagery, and a new video essay shows us how this part of movie magic has evolved in a small window of time.

Watch the evolution of CGI faces in movies after the jump. Read More »

Terminator sequels

When an actor or actress joins a big blockbuster franchise, they’re pretty much on board for whatever the future holds, if only because it’s a near-guarantee for a few paychecks that they won’t have to fight for elsewhere. Therefore, if an actor thinks that it’s a better idea to not proceed with sequels in a given franchise, then things must be pretty hopeless.

That’s where a recent conversation with Terminator Genisys star Jai Courtney (promoting his role in Suicide Squad, opening this week) comes into play. The actor was asked about the future of the Terminator franchise, which has been up in the air since Terminator Genisys underperformed last year. First any sequel was said to be canceled, but then Arnold Schwarzenegger said it was still happening. But if Jai Courtney has his way, he thinks the franchise should pack it up for awhile. Read More »

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Terminator Genisys might never get a big-screen sequel, but Skydance isn’t ready to give up on the sci-fi action franchise. Instead, a new clan-based massively multiplayer online strategy game is being planned based on the Terminator Genisys franchise.
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Here’s how you know the Terminator series is in a rut: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation, and Terminator Genisys were all announced as the first film in a new trilogy, only for those direct sequels to never materialize. Each of the past three sequels in this once-untouchable series has been an attempt to reboot the whole thing, to build the foundation for the future of the franchise, only for the entire enterprise to end in tears.

Terminator Genisys was critically reviled, shrugged off by audiences, and a box office disappointment, grossing less than $100 million at the domestic box office. And despite a major cliffhanger and the promise of more films to follow, star Emilia Clarke says she will not be back for any future sequels.

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