From what we've been hearing, the fourth film in The Conjuring cinematic universe, The Nun, is going to be the scariest of them all. That is yet to be seen, however, what we recently learned is that there may be more connections to The Conjuring films than we originally thought.
In The Conjuring 2, the nun is the big baddie of the story. Much like Annabelle, it was inevitable that the nun would get her own story. What we didn’t expect is that Taissa Farmiga, the younger sister of Vera Farmiga who plays Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring films, plays the younger version of the nun in this origin story. Here is what The Nun director Corin Hardy had to say in an interview with SFX about the casting of the younger Farmiga:
"Originally we were looking at casting an English actress. But Taissa was so good I couldn't not cast her. My concern was, if I cast her is it going to be, 'Oh, it's the easy option', but it wasn't! She's so right for the role, she possesses something extraordinary."
She was clearly cast because of her acting prowess, but is it going to mess with everyone’s head due to the distinct similarities in their appearance? Here is what Taissa had to say about it:
"To be honest, I thought, 'Oh, it's going to be weird if they cast me', because of the physical appearances.
Hardy went on to tease that we'll have to "wait and see" about any further connections between the films, but Taissa teased that there were things that were shot that would connect the films.
"Y'know, I'm not sure what they're going to do in editing. We filmed a few things, and we'll have to see what makes it into the final cut."
I am sure they will tweak some things to make the striking resemblance of the actresses not as striking. No matter what they do, I hope this movie is as scary as they are advertising it to be.
For all of you who are excited for the upcoming Star Wars Resistance, we still don't know very much. Just a few little things here and there that we've gotten. But just the thought that showrunner Dave Filoni (Star Wars: Clone Wars) is going to bring us another show helps boosts its awesomeness. Then here lies the rub. Filoni isn't going to be involved very much with the project.
In an interview with IGN, this is what Filoni says concerning his role in the upcoming series:
"Resistance is a bit different, in that I’m not on that day-to-day. I created and set it in motion, but I’ve given that to other people to raise up, people that I’ve worked with a long time, who I think deserve the opportunity to tell stories and I think it’s exciting, and I give them my thoughts and notes – I was just doing that this morning, like George would give me. So that’s fun."
There will be touches of Dave’s work in the series, but he is leaving most of the heavy lifting to his trusted co-workers. He also goes into how jumping back into Clone Wars is going:
"With Clone Wars I’m very in the weeds on that and will have to be, because I myself have had to go back and watch a whole bunch of stuff that I had done, and I went back and watched Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones in depth again. I’m like, 'I have to upload this whole timeline.' Just the intricacy of how the clones got made and where Dooku was and all of those things were stuff that I was just doing from memory at the time, because I was in it. Then I switched time periods and went on and did Star Wars Rebels, so to go back into Clone Wars, I have to remember, “Wait – where was everybody? How did that work?” And I had charts and figured all this stuff out, but I’ve uploaded the chip now, so I’m good."
When the show was first announced, we learned that it would revolve around a character named Kazuda Xiono, who is described as "a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order." We also knew that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) would be a part of this new Star Wars adventure. We also have a synopsis for the series:
Resistance fighter Poe Dameron tasks young pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono with spying on the First Order. At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength.
In order to fulfill his mission, Kaz travels to the space station Colossus, which is being used by many ships as a port to refuel and do repairs. However, there are also dangerous races taking place there. After Kaz bragged with his piloting skills at his arrival there, he is soon drawn into one of the races…
To be honest with you, there has been a hole in the Star Wars universe for me since Rebels ended. The last few episodes were very emotional for me, but we can talk about that later. For now, it is good to know that there are more stories to come. What do you think?
Fans of the Bill and Ted films can breathe a collective sigh of relief, kind of. As you know, the progression of Bill and Ted Face the Music has been a rollercoaster of extreme highs and lows. Whenever we feel like we are making progress someone involved in the project comes out to put on the breaks and rain all over our happiness.
The latest naysayer seemed to be the one and only Keanu Reeves. Reeves came out and said that he didn’t know if it was a reality. And I mean, when John Wick says something, who are we to second guess it? The one person who can is Bill S. Preston Esq. himself, Alex Winter. He recently said:
“We’re still in pre-production. It’s still the same. Early 2019 is still the same. I’m still being told to hold those dates. That’s all I know.
He went on to explain:
"What I keep telling everyone is I don’t trust a movie as being made, frankly, until, literally, I’m watching it on cable two years after it’s done. Not even while we’re shooting it. To be fair to Reeves, his point is just anything can go wrong at any point. We made the first movie and it was shelved for a year and a half. We were like it’s done, never going to come out, no one’s ever going to see it. It’s a pain in the ass. It’s not ever not a pain in the ass. Nothing has changed in a radical way. If it is, that’ll be news."
There is always a lot of mire that movies have to go through before they make it to the public. I hope they can weather the storm and get this movie out to us. I don’t care what anyone says, I can’t wait for this to happen. What are your thoughts on Face the Music? Do you think it will happen or do you think stupid people in Hollywood will ruin it for everyone?
Amazon Studios has hired two writers to take on their new Lord of the Rings Series. According to Deadline, JD Payne and Patrick McKay will develop the latest adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, which was previously brought to life on the big screen by Peter Jackson.
Payne and McKay are rising feature writers who recently worked on the script for Star Trek 4 for producer J.J. Abrams. I hear Abrams was one of a number of high-profile filmmakers and producers who recommended the duo for the LOTR job.
This ends a lot of speculation on who will be doing the job of bringing this story to the small screen. Unfortunately, there is no real information on what the series will be about. We do know that it will be set in Middle Earth and that it will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. This is what Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke had to say about the show:
"We are really excited to move right into the next phase of the development process, which is building the world.
"I think you can know that we’re not remaking the movies, but we’re also not starting from scratch. So, it’ll be characters you love."
Payne and McKay added:
"The rich world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is filled with majesty and heart, wisdom and complexity. We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Amazon to bring it to life anew. We feel like Frodo, setting out from the Shire, with a great responsibility in our care — it is the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime."
It was recently rumored that the series could focus on a young version of Aragorn, which would be incredible! I love that concept, and I hope that's the direction they take the series.
The character is the last Chieftain of the Dúnedain and a direct descendant through many generations of Isildur, the last High King of both Arnor and Gondor. Aragorn would become the greatest man of his time, leading the Men of the West against Sauron's forces, helping to destroy the One Ring, and reuniting the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor.
The series is expected to premiere sometime in 2021. There are plans for five seasons and they will be made on a budget of over $1 billion.
I am excited that we will get more adventures in Middle Earth. I just hope it does well because I always have been and always will be a Tolkien fan.
Up until this point, I was hoping that everything that I have seen for the upcoming DC Universe series Titans was all a joke. Unfortunately for all of us, it is real and it looks stupid. Here are the 5 reasons why the new Titans trailer sucks.
1) Brenton Thwaites, the actor who plays Robin, just doesn’t do it for me. The guy is a decent actor. To me, he looks like one of those idiots from The Dark Knight running around trying to be Batman when clearly they are not. He is running around trying to be Robin when clearly he is just constipated. I am not a fan.
2) Starfire’s costume design is ridiculous. On a positive note, I love the costume design of Raven and Beastboy. Don’t get me wrong, I like the choice of Anna Diop for the role. I just think they made her look like a 1970’s groupie. Yes, I know that she doesn’t wear the most modest of clothing in the comics, but give the girl a chance before you make her look like Penny Lane from Almost Famous.
3) The song that they chose. I don’t know what it is and I don’t care. All I know is they are trying to capture the haunting melodies similar to Gary Jules remake of Mad World, but it was just CRAP!
4) I am going to say it. This just feels like a Freeform series with bad language. I mean seriously people. It is filled with all of the teen angst and “No one can help us but us” attitude that you can find on any Freeform show out there but you can say Fuck in this one. Oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh! Edgy!
5) Speaking of Fuck, when Robin drops his “Fuck Batman” line it is like the first time he said that word ever. It was uncomfortable and juvenile. This transparent attempt to bring more edge to the show fell flat. All of us here at GT watched this trailer together and let out a collective laugh when this scene came and went.
Okay, let me have it. Am I wrong? Am I looking too far into this and I should just leave it alone? Or is this going to be another miss by DC?
This whole thing makes me sad because I love a lot of DC properties and I would love to see them succeed. Do you think this will bring them out of their slump?
With the full Glass trailer premiering tomorrow, we get the final teaser before the event. This one features the one and only Mr. Glass/Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson). From what we hear in this little clip, Glass is still in pursuit of making his superhero/supervillain dynamic a thing.
I have been a fan of this franchise since Unbreakable hit the big screen oh so many years ago. I am happy with the way Spilt took us all by surprise and I can't wait for the conclusion of the series with Glass!
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series).
Even with no director attached to it, it appears that Sylvester Stallone's Rambo 5 is going to start production on September 1st. Omega Underground was able to get the inside scoop. Here's what we know about the story so far:
John Rambo ended with Rambo returning stateside to his family ranch in Arizona. The fifth film will have a neighboring rancher/friend see his daughter kidnapped by sex-traffickers who turn out to be members of violent drug cartel and the older Rambo agrees to find/rescue her.
His brother seemingly runs the family ranch now and it’s unknown if his niece is also kidnapped, as it could make it a more personal story including his family members into the mix.
It's being reported that the film is looking to shoot in Spain/Spanish Canary Islands. Tim Miller’s Terminator movie is also currently filming in Spain as the area is doubling for the Arizona-Mexico border.
I can’t help it, I loved the last Rambo. It had everything that I love in action flicks. Hopefully, Sly steps in and directs this one too. If not, I am sure he will find someone with the same passion for the project. What do you think? Are you excited for more Rambo?
I feel like I just saw Deadpool 2 in the theater, how can it be that they are announcing the Digital/Blu-ray release!? Well, it's happening so hold on to your butts.
On August 7th DP2 will be released digitally, and on August 21st the Blu-ray will be released. Do you think that's all? Of course not! Of course, you can get the theatrical cut... if you're lame. Or you can get the "Super Duper $@%!#& Cut" which will include 15 minutes of extra footage! That cut of the film will be screened at Comic-Con this year. It will also include deleted scenes, alternate jokes, and extended takes. Here's what will be found in the new extended version, courtesy of io9:
Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes
Deadpool’s Lips are Sealed: Secrets and Easter Eggs
The Most Important X-Force Member
Deadpool Family Values: Cast of Characters
David Leitch Not Lynch: Directing DP2
Roll with the Punches: Action and Stunts
The Deadpool Prison Experiment
Chess with Omega Red
Swole and Sexy
Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds, David Leitch, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Theatrical Version Only)
Deadpool’s Fun Sack 2
Stills (28 Images)
I can’t wait for this to come out. I am also going to try my hardest to get into the screening at SDCC. I will keep you posted. Keep an eye out for GT at Comic-Con. We will have some pretty amazing stuff for you.
With Avengers: Infinity War bringing in $640.9 million globally over its opening weekend, we have a new opening weekend champion. It ended up taking the domestic opening record from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Like any good former champion would, Lucasfilm has relinquished the title to Marvel Studios with grace:
We have received news this week that Nickelodeon is rebooting their classic game show Double Dare! This is great news. I loved this show as a kid, and dreamed of being a contestant on the trivia game show. The show was like Jeopardy for kids, but played in teams, and included crazy and messy challenges that got the kids to slide around and beat the clock in physical fetes. The winning team got to then take their chance to try and successfully run an obstacle course that was like the board game Mouse Trap, but included a lot of food and slime and fun stuff like that.
It looks like we will get 40 new episodes sometime this summer! We will get some of the throwback challenges and set design, with lots of fun new improvements as well. The show was originally hosted by Marc Summers. We have no word on the new host(s) yet, but we will keep you posted! I know my three kids will be crazy for this show! Are you guys excited to watch, and show this blast from the past to your own kids?!
Here's a promo video for the return of the series: