After The Last Jedi killed him off, Luke Skywalker only had a minor role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, with Mark Hamill turning up for a cameo during the scene when Rey returns to Ahch-To. In the original version of Episode IX, however, the legendary Jedi Master would have had a much more significant role.
The reveal that Rey is actually Palpatine’s granddaughter is arguably the most controversial narrative choice in The Rise of Skywalker. It’s often said that this doesn’t line up at all with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which featured Kylo Ren telling Rey her parents were “nobodies.” The retcon gets even harder to swallow with the later clarification from Luke’s Force ghost that he and Leia knew all along who the heroine’s evil ancestor was.
To say the reaction from fans over the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot was a low point for the internet would be an understatement. Even before its release, folks were outraged that a new iteration, starring women and ignoring the original two, was being made. And the fans certainly took out their anger on the stars and in particular, Leslie Jones. So much so that Jones quit Twitter briefly due to the harassment.
Eyebrows were raised when it was announced that Robert Downey Jr would appear as Tony Stark in Black Widow. The character had an incredible send-off in Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr’s contract had expired and he has repeatedly and firmly claimed that he’s done everything he could with the character (though he’s not ruling anything out). So what gives? Well, at least Black Widow isn’t resurrecting him – as a film set in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War Stark would be alive and a prominent figure in the world.
Now that we’ve all had time to process Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, with many deeming it to be an underwhelming finale to the Sequel Trilogy, attentions are being turned to what the original vision for Episode IX was back when Colin Trevorrow was in the director’s chair instead of J.J. Abrams. This week has seen a flurry of fresh information about Trevorrow’s movie, too, as leaked plot details have surfaced online.
In retrospect, it seems surprising that Robert Downey Jr.’s blackface in Tropic Thunder passed without controversy. Released in 2008, the same year that Downey Jr. made his career-defining debut as Tony Stark in Iron Man, the movie sees him playing Kirk Lazarus, who’s the epitome of a method actor, donning blackface to play an African-American soldier named Lincoln Osiris.
The sequel to hit thriller Don’t Breathe is now gearing up for production as its found its director and also has an official title.
There once was a man from across the pond. Him and his animals had a glorious bond. They would sit and converse, and for better or worse, now all of you can see.
Did you like my little ditty there? I made it up. You know what I thought was made up the first time I saw it? Dolittle, Robert Downey, Jr.’s first film in a post-snap universe. The trailer looked like a joke, a fast one pulled on me by Marcus Theaters before I saw that god damn Star War or that amazingly under-awarded Uncut Gems. But, nope, it’s real, terrible CGI and awful cover of “It’s a Wonderful World” and all! And ya know what? Most other people seem to agree with my takeaway, as Dolittle is gonna do very little, box office-wise.
The Mandalorian director Taika Waititi is being eyed to help an upcoming Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The reveal of the filming locations for Spider-Man 3 may offer a clue as to who the movie’s villain could turn out to be.