HBO has a complicated ownership history. The network was owned by Time Inc., until the latter merged with Warner in 1989. Just over 3 years ago, Warner then became the pawn in this Agar.io like accumulation of capital, when bigger fish AT&T devoured them for a handy $108.7 billion. What does any of this have to do with Harry Potter, though?
Over the last few days, a lot of fresh details about Colin Trevorrow’s original plans for Star Wars: Episode IX have surfaced online. As everyone knows, the director left the Sequel Trilogy finale due to “creative differences” with Lucasfilm, meaning J.J. Abrams was asked back instead and the result was The Rise of Skywalker. There are several drafts of Trevorrow and co-writer Derek Connolly’s script going around, but the latest one has reportedly been uncovered by Making Star Wars.
Cats & Dogs 3, a second sequel to the 2001 animal-led spy spoof, is now on its way, with production kicking off this month.
The character may have never gotten his own solo movie, but over the last decade, Colonel James Rhodes has turned out to be one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most important supporting players. Outside of acting as Tony Stark’s friend, confidant and conscience in the Iron Man franchise, Rhodey has also featured in three Avengers movies, played a pivotal role in Captain America: Civil War, and even popped up in Captain Marvel’s mid-credits scene.
If like me, you loathe the prospect of exercise, and would much rather spend your time sat in the comfy confines of your home cinema, queueing up your seventeenth biannual Beverly Hills Cop marathon, and you love sentences of infuriatingly numerous commas and unreadably absurd lengths (OK, I made that one up), then like me you’ll be delighted to hear this latest bit of news.
Though it’s yet to be officially confirmed, all the signs are pointing to the Young Avengers forming in the MCU in the near future (which WGTC first told you was happening last year). Many projects coming over the next few years will start scattering members of the teen super-team into the franchise, so it stands to reason that they’ll unite in their own vehicle at some point. And now, another adolescent hero is reportedly being cast.
Gwyneth Paltrow has a lot on her plate these days. She’s an Oscar-winning actor, mother, businesswoman and produces a line of candles that smell like her vagina. Even so, for someone who’s appeared in multiple MCU movies over the last ten years, you’d think she would remember them a bit better. Last summer she forgot she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming, she couldn’t remember who Sebastian Stan was, forgot that Samuel L. Jackson was a big player in the MCU and, despite having quite a sizeable role in it, didn’t see Avengers: Endgame.
It seems incredible to think, but the first Bad Boys was released so long ago that Will Smith was still starring in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air at the time. Not only did it mark the actor’s ascent to the very top of the Hollywood A-list throughout the rest of the decade, but it was also the feature debut of Michael Bay, and it would be fair to say that the two have done pretty well for themselves over the last quarter of a century.
A new TV spot has been released for Disney’s remake of Mulan and it continues to highlight the action-oriented focus of the movie.
Given how little we learn about his resurrection and what exactly his deal is, there has been a lot of talk about the mysteries of Emperor Palpatine since we saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. However, in our fervour to find out answers for Darth Sidious, we’ve been overlooking an even bigger plothole in the movie. Who the heck are the villain’s legion of loyalists, those hooded weirdos depicted as worshipping Palpatine his temple on the planet Exegol?