Netflix’s Dolemite is My Name is writer-director Craig Brewer‘s first movie in eight years. Before this, Brewer, who made his debut with The Poor & Hungry and broke out with Hustler & Flow, last directed the 2011 Footloose remake. Since then, he’s written scripts that never got the green light and directed several episodes of Fox’s Empire. But after eight years away from a film set, Brewer returned sharper, not rustier, with a true story championing artists like comedian, actor, and filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore (played by Eddie Murphy).
Together, Brewer and Murphy returned with a bang. “Dolemite Is My Name makes it official: Eddie Murphy is back,” /Film’s own Chris Evangelista wrote in his review. “Here’s hoping he doesn’t go away again.” Murphy will be back next year in another Craig Brewer movie, Coming 2 America. After speaking with the filmmaker, it sounds like we could see even more from them in the future. Brewer told us about the joys of working with Eddie Murphy, his career leading up to Dolemite is My Name, and plenty more during a recent interview.
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Coming 2 America has already been filming for a couple weeks, but Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes took a break from production for the world premiere of the upcoming Netflix comedy Dolemite Is My Name. During quick red carpet appearances, the two briefly discussed working on the movie, but it was Wesley Snipes who offered up intriguing details about his character and the film’s story. Find out what he revealed about the Coming 2 America plot below. Read More »
Eddie Murphy hasn’t had much luck on the big screen for the past couple decades. With the exception of Shrek and Dreamgirls, he’s produced and starred in some truly dreadful movies. But it looks like we’re on the verge of a return to form for the once-thriving comedian, because along with the forthcoming comedy sequel Coming 2 America, we’ll see Eddie Murphy back as a real-life character who was truly larger than life.
Dolemite Is My Name stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a real-life comedian known as the “Godfather of Rap” who reinvigorated his struggling career by turning himself into a wild 1970s blaxploitation character called Dolemite. And along with Murphy, the film features an incredible ensemble cast that includes Tituss Burgess, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, and even Wesley Snipes, looking like he’s having the most fun he’s had in a long time. Watch the Dolemite Is My Name trailer below to see for yourself. Read More »
Wesley Snipes joined the cast of the comedy sequel Coming 2 America earlier this week. Now it seems the full supporting cast has been revealed thanks to several different reports. They not only reveal new and returning cast members, but also give us some plot details about the movie starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Read More »
It’s been a long time coming for the Coming to America sequel, but now that it’s on its way, Eddie Murphy is assembling quite a cast. Wesley Snipes has joined the Coming 2 America cast in a new role, joining Murphy and original cast member Arsenio Hall in Paramount’s sequel to the classic 1988 comedy.
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Even though X-Men started the modern comic book movie craze in 2000, and Iron Man pioneered the idea of a massive shared cinematic universe for superheroes, Blade deserves some credit for digging into Marvel Comics before both of them. The half-vampire, half-human character played by Wesley Snipes delivered some solid action and plenty of blood, and it still has some very passionate fans who were not very pleased when Marvel Studios announced Green Book star Mahershala Ali would be the new Blade.
Thankfully, Wesley Snipes has chimed in to tell all the Blade fans out there to “chillaaxx,” and he couldn’t be more supportive of the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving on with a new actor in the role. Read More »
Have you been watching the What We Do in the Shadows series on FX? If not, then last night you missed out on an incredible assembly of cameos from celebrities who have played famous vampires over the years, including Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and Jonathan Brugh as the original trio of vampires from the mockumentary film that inspired the series. But they’re not even the biggest names who make an appearance. Find out all about the What We Do in the Shadows cameos below. Read More »
The Conjuring director James Wan is making his first foray into superhero movies this month with Aquaman. But long before he dove under the sea with Jason Momoa, Wan hoped to make a completely different superhero picture: a Blade reboot.
Wan revealed his hopes to reboot Blade in a recent interview, but also clarified that this happened so long ago he can’t really remember what the idea was.
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We all want to see Wesley Snipes play Blade again, right? That’s a foregone conclusion? Well, we might get our wish. Snipes is teasing multiple projects that might see him returning to the role of everyone’s favorite Daywalker. What could they be? Blade 4? TV shows for Netflix? Snipes is vague on the specifics, but at least we can take solace in the fact that these projects are probably happening. Maybe.
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Add this to the “What Could Have Been” file: at one point, producer Joel Silver came up with a great idea for a Demolition Man sequel. This proposed sequel would find Sylvester Stallone‘s cop from the past trapped in the future reuniting with his daughter – who is now older than he is. And that’s not all. Silver wanted none other than Meryl Streep to play Stallone’s long-lost offspring.
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