After Ed Skrein dropped out of Neil Marshall's Hellboy reboot after it reignited Hollywood's whitewashing controversy, Lionsgate went on the hunt for a new actor to replace him. According to Variety, the studio is currently in talks with Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) to take n the role of Major Ben Daimio. the character is described as a rough-and-tough military-type and member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. His character also has the ability to turn into a jaguar when he gets angry or his hurt. The character is also of Asian heritage in the source material.
Kim recently made headlines when he dropped out of Hawaii Five-O following a controversy involving his salary. The actor wanted equal pay with stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, but they were unable to reach a deal, so he bailed.
Kim is a solid actor and it's not hard to imagine him in the role at all. If cast, I'm sure he'll make a great addition to the cast! Kim would join David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Hellboy, Ian McShane asProfessor Broom, Milla Jovovich as the Nimue, Blood Queen, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, a witch who has decided that the Blood Queen's wrath has gone on for too long.
This will be a dark R-rated version of Hellboy that is said to play out more like a horror film. I think that's one of the things that excites me most about this new adaptation.
Hellboy will hit theaters sometime in late 2018. For more details on the Hellboy reboot and to catch up on all our previous news for it, click here.
Apparently Jim Carrey didn't want to be at New York Fashion Week, but for some reason or another found himself there and started to act like a fool! What you are about to see is the actor walk the line between a hilarious bit, and a nihilist rant about the meaninglessness of everything. Personally, I think he was hoping for E! to cut the cameras when he started getting crazy, and when they didn't stop he started to run dry on things to say and just started trying to push the envelope further.
Watch this video and try to explain what happened below.
In the early 1990s, Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage teamed up to give us a Superman film called Superman Lives. The movie never made it to production and was ultimately canceled by Warner Bros. I remember when the first photo of Cage dressed up as Superman surfaced. The fan community exploded with all kinds of emotions. That was followed by more photos and even test footage. There was even a documentary made about the unmade film called The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?!
The unmade movie is the stuff of legend and fans wonder how the finished product would have looked. At this point, the movie only lives in our imaginations and according to Cage, that is the reason what Superman Lives is better than any other Superman film that has ever been made.
"I would offer that the movie that Tim and I would have made, in your imagination, is more powerful than any of the Superman movies. I didn’t even have to make the movie and we all know what that movie would have been in your imagination. That is the Superman. That is the movie. Even though you never saw it—it is the Superman."
Ok. So there you have it folks! "Even though you never saw it—it is the Superman." That has got to be one of the greatest statement ever. Cage had a similar thing to say about the film in a previous interview with Yahoo in which he said:
“I would’ve loved to have seen it, but I feel that in many ways, it was sort of a win-win because of the power of the imagination. I think people can actually see the movie in their minds now and imagine it and in many ways that might resonate more deeply than the finished project.”
I get the whole imagination thing, and how it's limitless, but let's be honest, it probably would have been so much better to see the finished film up on the big screen. It could have turned out to be amazing, it could have turned out to be a piece of crap, either way, the movie was destined to go down in history in some way.
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YouTube superstar, PewDiePie is once again under hot water after saying the n-word during a live game broadcast. During the controversial livestream of PUBG, the YouTube star whose real name is Felix Kjellberg said, "What a f**king n*****! Geez! Oh my god! What the f**k? Sorry, but what the f**k!"
Now, PewDiePie is facing major backlash as, Sean Vanaman, the co-founder of Firewatch developer, Campo Santo is filling a DMCA takedown notice on PewDiePie’s videos about Firewatch, and all future games under them, Vanaman explained on Twitter.
We're filing a DMCA takedown of PewDiePie's Firewatch content and any future Campo Santo games.
This is not the first time that PewDiePie, the most subscribed channel on YouTube, faced similar accusations. In February this year, he faced criticisms for a “Death to all Jews” sign that he later apologized for. However, the apology came too late as Disney and YouTube Red severed ties with him. As of now, PewDiePie is yet to comment on the controversy.
It's been a great year of actors and directors sharing behind the scenes peeks of their movies on social media. Now, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot is sharing a funnier side of the blockbuster smash.
Over the weekend she tweeted a blooper reel from the making of Wonder Woman and revealed that Chris Pine had given her the nickname "Giggle Gadot!" Gadot wrote in her Twitter post that she "enjoyed every second of filming" and by watching the clip below it definitely shows.
The Blu-ray of Wonder Woman hits store shelves on September 19th, but if you can't wait until then, it is available on digital HD right now!
Marvel's MCU is pretty cool, but having such a wide universe can cause some problems. One of those problems being that audiences feel they have to watch all of movies in the cinematic universe to be able to get what is going on in the newest film. But that isn't something that director Taika Waititi wants you to worry about with Thor: Ragnarok.
Taika Waititi recently made a statement regarding the movie and how it's supposed to fit into the larger universe that makes up the MCU. In short, he's not concerned with it at all.
"My job is to make a film that can sit alone as a standalone piece that obviously I’ll be proud of. But I want it to be a film that, if it’s the only Marvel film you see, that it’s a great film and it’s a great story in and of itself. The lucky thing is that there are a bunch of geniuses who run Marvel who make sure that it even if it’s a standalone piece, it is part of a great big jigsaw puzzle that could be appreciated as a whole as well."
I think that's awesome. Too many films worry about fitting in. I'm glad to hear Taika is doing his own thing with this, and even more happy that Marvel is letting him. In the past, Marvel has taken issue with directors wanting to make their own movie with the characters in their own way. To hear that they have eased up on Ragnarok's director has shown that maybe they are starting to understand the point of creative freedom.
This especially gives me hope for future films made by Marvel. I now can at least believe that future directors won't be kicked off their own project because it doesn't fit quite right. Hooray for Marvel! Hooray for Taika! Hooray for this new IMAX poster that was released as well. Pretty cool.
As we get closer to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi we are learning more and more about director Rian Johnson's next chapter in the Star Wars saga. While appearing at a press event in Japan this week to promote theupcoming film Johnson shared new information about a cameo that fans can look for when The Last Jedi hits theaters this December.
Johnson said that actor Joseph Gordon Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) will voice an alien character in a brief scene in Episode IX. Johnson has previously worked with Levitt in both Brickand Looper.
You can see Johnson make the announcement below. Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedihits theaters on December 15th.
We all knew that Patty Jenkins would be back to direct Wonder Woman 2. Warner Bros. would be stupid not to have brought her back! But today it's been announced the deal is officially done and she will reteam with Gal Gadot, who previously signed on to reprise the title role.
Jenkins has already been working on the script with Geoff Johns, who oversees all of the DC films for Warner Bros. Their goal is obviously to make a great Wonder Womansequel.
There have been rumors that the sequel could possibly be a spy film that would see Wonder Woman fighting during the Cold War in the 1980s. It's an interesting premise that I hope turns out to be true.
Jenkins did such an incredible job with that first film and I can't wait to see what exactly she is planning for the sequel. I'm happy that she will be back to work on the sequel, and there's no doubt she ended up getting an epic pay increase in the process. After all, she did make the most successful DCEU movie.
Wonder Woman 2 is set to be released on December 13th, 2019.
Destiny 2 found its way to the top of the charts on the U.K. sales list last week, although it's physical sales numbers were substantially lower than Destiny. Destiny 2 sold 175k copies in its first week, where the original game had 417k physical copies sold.
There's plenty of reasons why this could've happened. Destiny did launch on a Tuesday while its sequel launched on a Wednesday and that one day extra definitely had an impact on purchases for week 1. It's also worth mentioning that digital sales are not tracked, so for all we know that 300k that's missing could've purchased the game digitally.
Bungie doesn't seem to be all that worried as they proudly tweeted 1.2 million players were online over the weekend:
Thank you all so much for playing, Guardians! Right now Destiny 2 has over 1.2 Million concurrent players online. We'll see you in the wild.
Time will tell if the Destiny community has really shrank that much between titles, until then we can only take this information and speculate. Is it really possible that Destiny lost that many fans between games? Why would that happen?
In case you missed the news from a couple weeks back, the voice of the old Kermit is out, and Matt Vogel has stepped in to voice the iconic Muppet from here on out. The actor has already proven he has a great Kermit voice, but can he sing? I'll let you check out this video below and judge for yourself before I share my opinion. Check it out and continue on below:
I'm not sure if it was the live performance, Paul Williams, or Vogel's singing, but I had chills. Then again, "Rainbow Connection," is such a great song it's hard not to get chills when someone sings it. What did you think of Vogel's performance?