JUSTICE LEAGUE Adds GAME OF THRONES Actor Kristofer Hivju as a King of Atlantis

Kristofer Hivju's work as wildling warrior Tormund Giantsbane has been one of the most enjoyable elements of Game of Thrones for the past few years, so it's cool to see him branching out and getting some big opportunities because of his work on the show. He'll appear in the upcoming Fast 8, and now The Tracking Board reports that he'll also have a role in Zack Snyder's Justice League.

The outlet says that Hivju will play "an ancient Atlantean king who is in possession of one of the three alien Mother Boxes," one of which we saw the villainous Steppenwolf and Lex Luthor messing with in a deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It sounds like this movie will contain different eras of Atlantean residents, with Hivju playing an "ancient" king and Willem Dafoe's Vulko being from a generation older than Jason Momoa's Aquaman. If he survives the events of Justice League, I wouldn't be surprised to see Hivju's mysterious character pop up again in James Wan's Aquaman solo movie.

Comic readers: which Atlantean king do you think Hivju will be playing here? Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

Forest Whitaker’s STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Surprise CLONE WARS Character Revealed

Lucasfilm has revealed that Forest Whitaker will be playing Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you're a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this should really get your blood pumping with excitement! You will find a full photo of him in costume below along with some additional information.

Saw Gerrera made his debut in the universe on The Clone Wars animated series and he was featured in Season 5, Episode 2, which was titled "A War on Two Fronts." In the show, he was a young man on the planet Onderon who unleashed a guerrilla war on the droid army of Separatists who took over his world. He also fought alongside Anakin Skywalker with his sister Steela before Anakin succumbed to the dark side and became Darth Vader. Saw and Steela were part of an insurgent group who were being trained by Anakin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Captain Rex, and the padawan Ahsoka Tano. 

How freakin' awesome is that!? I absolutely love that Lucasfilm brought a character to life in the film from the animated series. In Rogue One, Gerrera is described by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy as a "battered veteran who leads a band of Rebel extremists. He's on the fringe of the Rebel Alliance. Even [they] are a little concerned about him." EW went on to say:

Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera is bulkier, more battle-hardened with the years, and maybe a little shellshocked. He has continued to fight; and, as he suggested in the trailer, he has become something — and it’s not quite a hero. Rather, he’s a man who has tried to do the right thing by occasionally doing questionable things.

Kennedy also added that Gerrera is an ally to the Rebel squad in Rogue One, but he’s not really one of them, “He’s off on his own.” Kiri Hart, Lucasfilm’s head of story development, also chimed in with some information, explaining:

"The Death Star is the event that sort of pulls everybody [from various Rebel groups] into a place of unity, and prior to that it’s a little bit more divided. Who are at the different ends of that spectrum?" 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in theaters on December 16, 2016. For more information on the film and to catch up with more recent news involving details on several of the other characters we'll see in the movie, click here.

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HBO’s ’70s Rock Series VINYL Cancelled

HBO has decided they will not be moving forward with the second season of their new series Vinyl after all, Variety reported today. The show was initially renewed for a second season shortly after its premiere, but it appears that decision has been nixed after replacing Terence Winter as showrunner.

Ultimately the decision came down to money, and the budget for revamping the show in its second season was too high for HBO execs' likings. To be fair, I'm sure the show already had a huge budget recreating New York City to its '70s glory, paying for Winter to be the showrunner, and all the music licensing and likeness fees that had to be shelled out.

I liked the show, but the two-hour premiere was far too long for my friends and wife who tried to watch alongside me. It's a shame because I was really looking for Ray Romano to get a win and he was awesome in that show! Hopefully HBO does right by him.

PIXELS Honest Trailer Rips Adam Sandler Apart

There's a subset of online writing happening right now where people write hot takes and thinkpieces about movies they haven't even seen in order to get clicks based on the larger points the movie makes, or the premise, or whatever the case happens to be. This is a crappy tactic — if you want to have any sort of meaningful conversation about a movie, you should at least take the time to watch it. I have no intention of having a meaningful conversation about Pixels, so I'm glad to say I skipped seeing this one altogether. At a certain point, my time becomes more valuable than being able to say I've sat through a certain movie, especially if I don't plan to write about it or if it's a movie I'm almost certainly going to outright despise. Most of Adam Sandler's recent filmography falls into that category for me, and considering the absolute spanking this Honest Trailer gives the movie (and particularly Sandler himself), I probably made the right choice with this one.

LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE Gets Teaser Posters and Shrine of The Silver Monkey

I'm still in shock that this is a thing. A movie about Legends of The Hidden Temple has to be near the top of the list for things '90s kids never knew they wanted but are now getting! Today Collider has shared three posters promoting the film. See them all and continue below:

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Of course, we have THE SHRINE OF THE SILVER MONKEY on display in the first one. I never understood how difficult it was to construct a 3-piece figure, although having 90 seconds to get through a temple would be rough.

We also see the pendants used to ward off the temple guards and OLMEC himself on their own posters. Here's an official synopsis for the TV movie:

The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature many elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking head who greets cast members Noah, Sadie and Dudley, and launches them on the adventure of a lifetime; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and appearances from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.

It sounds unbelievably corny, but I don't have to pay for a movie ticket to see it, so I'm in! Who else is pumped for this movie?

GAME OF THRONES Star Rejects That Sansa Pregnancy Fan Theory

Since this season of Game of Thrones has, in many storylines, moved past the events of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, an insane number of fan theories have popped up online and gained traction as some fans desperately grasp to figure out future plot points. One of these was a theory about how when Ramsay Bolton raped Sansa last season, he impregnated her and she's been carrying his child within her ever since.

Devotees of this theory have pointed to several things as "proof" that they're correct: lines in earlier episodes about how Sansa can still feel what Ramsay did to her, Sansa sewing herself a new dress, Sansa not eating the food at Castle Black, etc. And in last week's "Battle of The Bastards," Ramsay uttered a line that those fans latched onto as the latest example of a hint of proof: "You can’t kill me, I’m part of you now." Now, thankfully, one of the show's actors — Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth — has spoken out and rejected this theory in an interview with The Huffington Post:

“Unless [Ramsay's] got one of those ‘Game of Thrones’ pregnancy sticks, he’s not gonna know,” said Cunningham. “I think, I would imagine, it’s open to whatever you want it to be, but I think he’s saying he’s put himself into her head. That’s what I took from it. She’s never gonna get rid of him because of what he’s done to her. He knows what he’s done to her. It was off camera, what he was doing to her, but we all know what it was. But I think he’s placed himself in her soul for all the wrong reasons.”

Over at Vanity Fair, Joanna Robinson has an excellent breakdown of why this theory doesn't hold any water:

Let’s apply a little logic: at the end of Season 5, Sansa took a huge tumble from the walls of Winterfell, then plunged her traumatized body into an icy Northern river. Let’s say a fetus did survive that. Even accounting for the sped-up travel time on the show, it’s now been months since Theon left her side. (It takes a long time to travel from Winterfell to the Iron Islands to Volantis to Meereen. Here’s a map; see for yourself.) Even if she’s a late shower, after all this time, she would certainly know if she were pregnant. And, given Sansa’s boiling hatred for Ramsay, I’m pretty sure she would have availed herself of the Westerosi version of the morning-after pill: Moon Tea.

Sounds like this is one fan theory that can finally be put to bed. What are your favorite/most ridiculous fan theories about Game of Thrones this season?

BROOM-HILDA Rights Purchased For Big Screen Adaptation

What can I say? This is like reporting that Ziggy is getting his own movie. It's not often that comic strip characters transition to the big screen, and even more rare for one as obscure as overweight alcoholic witch Broom-Hilda. Granted, a lot of cities do still run the comic strip, but I don't believe it has nearly the reach of Garfield or Marmaduke. Still, Deadline reports the rights to the character have been purchased by producers Gilbert Adler and Jason A. Rosenberg, who are hoping to kickstart a film franchise.

Adler is the same guy who was behind the successful run of Tales From The Crypt on HBO and has produced films like Tales From The Crypt on HBO and has produced films like Superman Returns and Constantine. In regards to the film he wishes to make, Adler had this to say:

When you look at the comic strip, it looks like maybe it’s for a young audience, but we look at it differently. This is about a witch who has varying powers, but has a problem with weight. And if you look around, doesn’t everyone? And we thought, well that’s it.

Adler went on to say he'd like to create a film that's both for a wide audience as well as heartwarming. For whatever reason, I can't stop picturing Melissa McCarthy dressed as a witch.

I'll be honest, I had to look Broom-Hilda up as it's been a good while since I've read the Sunday comics. I found this cartoon, which seems a little raunchy for its time, but it has its moments. Check it out below.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Trailer: Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot Kick Ass as a Spy Couple

The idea of seeing Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot teaming up as a pair of spies sounds pretty damn intriguing to me...but add Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher as their goofy neighbors who are trying to figure out their secrets, and it suddenly becomes a different movie entirely. Instead of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Superbad director Greg Mottola's new comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses looks like something more along the lines of the Tina Fey/Steve Carell movie Date Night.

Motolla is a solid director with a nice resume, and I'm guessing he didn't have any problem pulling some excellent comedic moments out of this talented cast. We'll see how it all comes together when the movie hits theaters on October 21, but in the meantime, check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments.

JEEPERS CREEPERS May Be Based On An Episode of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

Thanks to this video by Marko Polo, I may have trouble sleeping tonight. Turns out there is strong evidence to support the idea that the movie Jeepers Creepers was based on a true murder that happened in Michigan in 1991. If you believe the video, the film is based on the story of Dennis Depue, who murdered his wife Mary and then fled the state. The event was covered by Unsolved Mysteries and Depue was caught the night the episode aired after his girlfriend and friends reported him to authorities. Depue ended up committing suicide in his car after the pursuit came to a halt.

What makes the stories similar is the way the killers were discovered, which involves investigating an abandoned building. Why the hell anyone would do that in real life is beyond me, but I guess it had a happy ending in Depue getting caught so all's well that ends well. Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for giving me nightmares!

Character Names and More Details Leak For Syfy Show KRYPTON

We have more information for you regarding Syfy's Superman prequel Krypton via TV Line. We already knew the series would be starring Seg-El, who is the father of Jor-El and the grandfather of Superman. Today we learned that Superman's great-grandfather Ter-El and his great-great-grandfather Val-El will also be in the show. Val-El apparently alludes death by escaping into the Phantom Zone, so that's interesting...

Other characters of note show that the House of Zod will be present, with the character Alura Zod making an appearance. We also learn that Dev-Em will be in the show. For those not familiar, Dev-Em becomes the rival to Superboy and eventually transitions into a good guy in the 30th century on Earth.

I'm really curious as to how this show will turn out! Right now I'm hoping I'll be pleasantly surprised, but it seems like a tall order for Syfy to fill. Then again, they surprised me earlier this year with The Expanse, so I do have some hope reserved for the series.