With the second to last season of Game of Thrones recently wrapping up, the stage is now set for what will hopefully be an epic six-episode finale. But, don't hold your breath for spoilers about who will wind up on the Iron Throne, that's because there seem to be plans in place to shoot multiple endings for the finale.
In a recent interview with The Morning Call, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys talked about that very subject while speaking at Bethlehem’s Moravian College last week.
"I know in ‘Game of Thrones,’ the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens. You have to do that on a long show. Because when you’re shooting something, people know. So they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that there’s no real definitive answer until the end."
It must be said that HBO has neither confirmed nor denied the report, but it would not be that surprising to learn this considering how big of a deal the Game of Thrones finale will be. We do know that producers are taking precautions to protect secrets of the finals.
Recently Dan Weiss said, "We don’t even want to tell you because if we do then somebody will figure out how to circumvent the things that we’re doing." Production on the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones starts up again in October, which means that the final season may not debut until late 2018 or 2019.
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has another drama coming to cable television. NBC/Universal's Syfy is near a deal to pick up Martin's Nightflyers to series. THR reports that Universal Cable Productions is negotiating with Netflix for a streaming deal.
The network picked up the pilot back in June after being put in development since May. Production on the pilot is already underway but the cast has not yet been determined.
The Nightflyers series is based on Martin's 1980 novel and the 1987 film. Here is the synopsis:
It is the future, on the eve of Earth's destruction and follows a group of explorers on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.
Jeff Buhler (Jacob's Ladder) wrote the script and executive produces alongside Gene Klein (Suits), David Bartis (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and Doug Liman (Suits) of Hypnotic.
Martin is not involved in the series because of his overall deal with HBO. Now he is currently co-writing two of the four potential Game of Thrones spin-offs that are in the works.
Alec Baldwin has officially signed on to play John DeLorean, the man best known as the founder of the DeLorean Motor Company. The DeLorean is most famously known as the time-traveling car used by Marty McFly and Doc Brown in the Back To The Future trilogy. Variety reports that Baldwin will appear in a series of scripted scenes that will be added to the untitled documentary about Delorean.
Baldwin will bring with his hair and makeup team from Saturday Night Live with him to transform him into DeLorean.
The film is being directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce and production is under way right now.
The untitled DeLorean documentary is scheduled to be released in 2018. The movie will follow the automaker’s rise to stardom and fall from grace. Complete with interviews with colleagues, employees, lawyers, friends and family who knew him best.
It seems that Nicolas Cage is doing more movies than ever, and that is saying a lot, as the man has an already extensive resume. Now he will star as a big-game hunter in an independent action movie Primal. The movie was announced at the Toronto Film Festival and production is scheduled to start on October 23 in Puerto Rico.
Primal will be directed by Nick Powell, who is a veteran stunt coordinator that worked on The Bourne Identity, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Resident Evil. The script is written by Richard Leder, and it centers on a hunter for zoos who has booked passage on a Greek shipping freighter with a fresh haul of exotic and deadly animals from the Amazon. A political assassin who is being extradited to the U.S in secret also happens to be on the boat. Things get interesting on their voyage when the assassin escapes and releases the captive animals, throwing the ship into chaos.
The movie sounds like a pretty interesting concept, but it also sounds like B-Movie material. But I'm sure we will have a better idea what the movie will be like once we get a trailer.
By now it goes without saying that Stan Lee is pretty much expected to appear in every marvel movie from now on, so it comes as no surprise when Lee confirms that he has already filmed five more Marvel Cinematic Universe movie cameos, including one for the not-yet titled Avengers 4.
Now that Lee is 94 years young, many fans are starting to wonder just how much longer he will be able to show his smiling face on the big screen. He has already scaled back on the amount of time he spends on the convention circuit. But for now, it looks like Lee’s beloved MCU cameos will be around for at least for the next couple of years.
During Lee's recent appearance at Wizard World Nashville 2017, his personal manager revealed that Stan has already filmed his cameos for five upcoming MCU entries, up to and including 2019’s Avengers 4:
“What we can say about Avengers: Infinity War is that he filmed both parts, one and two. We did Ant-Man, we did Black Panther. We did Thor too.”
It was already known that Lee had done a cameo for Thor: Ragnarok, even Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth calling Lee’s cameo his greatest to date. But this is the first time we've heard that Lee has already filmed cameos for Black Panther,Avengers: Infinity War,Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers 4 though.
They didn't mention Captain Marvel, which is only odd seeing that it hits theaters on March 2019, that's before Avengers 4’s release. One can only assume it is already planned and has become one of the requirements for every MCU script from this point on.
Justice League is only two months from hitting theaters which means the studio will start ramping up marketing campaigns and press events. With the behind-the-scenes director shuffle from Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon, the question arises... who will be the one to promote the film to the press. Well, it looks like SuperbroMovies got the answer we were all wondering.
SuperbroMovies reached out to Snyder’s publicist to ask if Snyder would be speaking with the press in promotion of the new movie, and received this answer:
“Zack will not be doing any press for Justice League, but thank you for asking.”
Snyder left the production of Justice League in May following a family disaster, announcing he was spending more time with his family. His daughter Autumn took her own life a few months earlier and Snyder said the tragedy took a major toll on his family.
Whedon took over the film after that and ever since there have been many reports and rumors regarding just how much of the movie was being reshot. Now Whedon is also receiving credit as a co-writer on the film’s script alongside Chris Terrio.
Reshoots are still underway with only two months before the film premieres in theaters. But some reports say the reshoots are taking so long because the schedules of these high profile actors are difficult to line up.
A fan-shot video popped up online showing Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek rocking out while shooting scenes for the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. In the video, you can see Malek recreating Queen's legendary Live Aid performance while portraying the late singer Freddie Mercury. We got our first look at the actor in the role last week.
In the video, Malek takes the stage just like Wembley Stadium in 1985. Malek shows some very Freddie Mercury-esque dance moves before taking a seat at the piano.
Malek announced the role last November. Several actors and directors came and left the biopic over the last few years. At one point Sacha Baron Cohen was cast as Mercury but dropped out over disagreements on how the film would cover the more obscene details of the Queen singer's life. New life was breathed into the project when actor Ben Winshaw and director Dexter Fletcher came on board, but that also fell apart due to creative differences.
Bohemian Rhapsody will cover Queen's rise from the 1970s through Live Aid, six years before Mercury died of complications from AIDS. The film is expected to open December 25th, 2018.
Over the last few months, Michelle Rodriguez has been speaking out for better roles for women in the Fast & Furiousfranchise. But now, Rodriguez told The Hollywood Reporterthat its not likely she will leave the blockbuster franchise anytime soon, even as she advocates for it to evolve. Even saying that Vin Diesel who is also a producer on the F&F films would push for her to stay.
This new revelation from Rodriguez comes after a passionate Instagram post in June where she said “I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise.” She then followed that up with a friendly appearance on Diesel’s Instagram a week later, clarifying their friendship and their interest in the same issues.
“Yes, you’re there to entertain people, but when you’re on that scale you also have a responsibility. I won’t accept anything else, and Vin won’t accept anything else. He knows, he gets it.”
Fast & Furious 9 is set to be released on April 19, 2019.
In many ways, Michael Keaton can be credited for the massive resurgence of Batman, for some fans he stands as their definitive Batman. Back in 1989, Keaton donned the hero’s cowl under Tim Burton’s direction, but he did not give the hero a third installment of the "Bat-chise." Now, the star is speaking out on why he left Batman behind him.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Keaton explained why he didn’t return for a third Batman film, and Keaton said his decision boiled down to the movie not being any good.
“[The film] just wasn’t any good, man. I tried to be patient, but after a certain point, I was like, I can’t take this any more, this is going to be horrible.”
“There was some really horrible taste in the 90s, and I probably contributed to that, unfortunately. It was a time of nouveau riche excess – everyone was known for their jets and their stuff. And I thought, I’m in this job for the long run, I don’t want this. And the truth is, I’m not boasting, but I was correct. There are a whole load of people who ran things that are long gone.”
Since Keaton walked away a long list of big Hollywood names have played the caped crusader. Val Kilmer, George Clooney [and his nipples] had brief stints as the hero before stars like Christian Bale and Ben Affleck swore to protect Gotham. Affleck will soon reprise the iconic role in DC's upcoming Justice League this November.
A lot of people hit theaters this weekend to catch a showing of It. And its already breaking records and making its way into the realm of instant classic. That also means that a lot of people saw Bill Skarsgard portray the iconic clown Pennywise. But, what you haven't seen is why Skarsgard likely got the part in the first place, his Pennywise smile. Skarsgard recently appeared on a Swedish Radio series PP3, and the radio series shared a look of Skarsgard doing it without any makeup on.
Director Andy Muschietti reportedly cast Skarsgard because felt he embodied the character, bringing in two traits that were necessary to bring Pennywise to life. Those traits were none other than unpredictability and madness, which you can see here: