I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I love this world that J.K. Rowling has created and these Fantastic Beasts films are telling an intriguing story filled with fantastically wonderful characters!
If you’re excited for the upcoming film as well I’ve got two new TV spots for you to watch along with a featurette called “ The Adventure Continues”. They all offer new footage from the film and the featurette dives a little deeper into the story and the characters, especially Credence (Ezra Miller) who is at the center of the story. It’s explained by Rowling that things get darker and more intricate with this next chapter of the story.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling. The film will be released on November 16, 2018.
Ant-Man franchise director Peyton Reed seems to be excited about playing with Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie in future MCU films. For those of you who don’t know, in the comics, Cassie becomes a superhero named Stature or Stinger, who is also a member of the Young Avengers.
He and Marvel have been planting the seeds for her future in the two Ant-Man films that have been made, which will eventually lead to future stories that heavily involve her. While talking to CB in an interview, the director said:
“Well, I think one of the things that we've set the seeds for in both movies — and I think particularly in Ant-Man and the Wasp — is Cassie Lang, Scott's daughter. In the comics, she goes on to be a hero in her own right, so I love the idea that in this movie we see that moment where she covers for Scott and stands up to the FBI agent. We see a little bit of her father's personality in her. I'm intrigued to kind of see what the future holds for Cassie.”
The director goes on to talk about the comic stories that have caught his attention, and they involve Cassie teaming up with her dad as she becomes the ant-themed, size-changing heroine, Stinger. When asked about bringing these stories to the big screen, Reed said:
“It's possible. I mean, it really is. There's some interesting stuff in the Nick Spencer Ant-Man comics where I think they're living in Miami in the comics, but Cassie is in high school, and she's having typical sort of issues that high school girl might be having, and I like the idea of Scott Lang sort of having to deal with Cassie at almost any age. I like that dynamic a lot.”
I would love to see Cassie Lang become Stature or Stinger in the MCU. There are rumors that she is already being set up to appear in Avengers 4, but those rumors haven’t been confirmed.
Do you hope to see Cassie Lang become the hero she is destined to be in the MCU? Do you think it will lead to a Young Avengers movie?
I’ve actually been enjoying the ninth season of The Walking Deadso far. I really like that it feels like a fresh start, and I’m curious to see where the story is headed for the characters. But, the ratings for the show have dropped to an all-time low.
The last episode, which is the second of Season 9, drew a 2.0 rating in the key 18-49 demographic with 4.9 million total viewers in Live+Same Day numbers. The previous series low was a 2.4 rating in its first season. The series low total viewers is 4.7 million, which also came during an episode from the first season. It is a 20% drop from week to week. Also, the Season 9 premiere of the series was the lowest premiere episode since its first season.
Yikes! With the ratings for the show constantly dropping like this, will AMC and the show’s creative team be able to really keep it going for another decade? That’s their plan. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapanpreviously said:
“The Walking Dead is a universe…and we have a plan to manage over the next decade, plus. That plan is a careful plan to respect the world of the fans of that world.”
I don’t know if AMC is concerned about these numbers or not, but it’s definitely not looking good for the series. A drop in ratings is never a good thing, and if they keep dropping, I don’t see how their ten year plan is going to work. I think this is interesting because the quality of the show has gone up, but previously audiences just aren’t tuning in to watch anymore.
If you’ve stopped watching The Walking Dead, what is it that made you give up in the show?
For those of you who are into crazy conspiracy theories, I’ve got a trailer here for a new documentary called Beyond Majestic. The film is offers us a "shocking and provocative look at what it takes to hide a multi-trillion dollar Secret Space Program from the public and the implications this has for humanity."
As you’ll see in the trailer, this film is referred to as “the red pill that wakes you up to what is really going on in the world.” There are some pretty far-out and wild stories teased in this trailer that sound like they would make great movies!
Look, I know some people really believe in this stuff. I personally find conspiracy theories fascinating. There’s a lot of wild stuff out there and this one focuses on the secret space programs that some people believe exist because we need to continue alien investigations without informing the public.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think about some of the crazy stories and theories that are brought up!
With Annabelle 3 centering around the demon possessed doll at Ed and Lorraine Warren’s home, it only makes sense that Ed and Lorraine Warren would be in the film. We all just assumed that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga would reprise their roles, but now it’s been made official.
Captain Marvel and Gifted star Mckenna Grace was previously cast in the role of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s young daughter Judy. She is the one who becomes the target of the demonic doll in the story.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star Madison Iseman was also cast in the film. She will play a babysitter who will be watching over Judy. As you might expect, Judy and the babysitter will both be terrorized by Annabelle as they are alone in the house.
The third installment of the Annabelle franchise “picks up with the Warrens bringing Annabelle to the place where it can really no longer wreak havoc, which is their artifact room. But, of course, it turns out she can also wreak havoc there. And she really awakens the evil within that room and they target the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter, Judy.”
It was also teased that “Annabelle basically activates all the other haunted artifacts in that room. So, it’s basically A Night at the Museum, with Annabelle!”
The film will be directed by Gary Dauberman, from a script that he wrote. He will make his directorial debut with the film and James Wan will produce.
Kazuki Takahashi is most well known as the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!. VIZ Media has now partnered with Takahashi for a new manga called THE COMIQ. Other than the name all we have is the following picture and the fact that it will premiere this fall in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Announcement: THE COMIQ, from Yu-Gi-Oh! creator, Kazuki Takahashi, premieres in Weekly Shonen Jump this fall! pic.twitter.com/cjQqscMwzP
My guess, and call me crazy, is that it will be about a boy who wants to make comic books. Probably as the artist who draws the comics, but who could the mysterious, totally evil, white-haired person’s role? Of course he’s the antagonist, but how? Will he just mock our main character, or will he just ruin our main character’s life in other ways because he’s jealous?
John Cena is joining a new film project called Playing With Fire. It’s a family comedy in which we will see Cena meet his match. According to Variety:
The family comedy revolves around a group of rugged wildfire fighters who meet their match when they rescue a trio of rambunctious children.
Yeah, that seems like the kind of movie that John Cena would sign up for. I can already imagine how the story is going to play out. The actor seems to like being a part of these silly family comedies. I personally think he could and should be making better films, but I guess this is the stuff that he gravitates towards. Hey, he’s a working actor making lots of money, so if he’s content with it… great!
Paramount Players bought the spec script for the film from screenwriter Dan Ewen and the script will be re-written by Matt Lieberman (The Christmas Chronicles).
Cena recently starred in the comedy Blockers and he also co-stars in the upcoming Transformers spinoff film Bumblebee. He was also recently hired by Dwayne Johnson to star in The Janson Directive.
Trinkets is a YA novel from author Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Netflix wants to adapt it into a series. Also, we have some casting information for the series to share with you! The three female leads will be played by Deadpool co-star Brianna Hildebrand, Kianna Madeira (Bad Hair Day), and newcomer Quintessa Swindell.
Smith will be writing the adaptation along with Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer and here’s a synopsis:
Butler will be portraying Brady, Georgiadis will play Noah, Moore will be Vicky, Oleynik will portray Shawn, Sullivan will be Doug, and Zaga will be playing Luca. Andelson, Meyer, and Smith will executive produce alongside Linda Gase who will also serve as showrunner, Rebecca Glashow, Brin Lukens, and Shelley Zimmerman.
The first two episodes will be directed by Sara St. Onge and the series will also star Brandon Butler, Odiseas Georgiadis, October Moore, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Sullivan, and Henry Zaga.
Gina Rodriguez, who is best known her role in Jane The Virgin is being built up to be the next big female action star. She recently had a role in the sci-fi thriller Annihilation, and now there’s Miss Bala. She takes on the lead role in the movie in which she plays a young woman who is forced to become a mole for the DEA in a drug cartel. As the story progresses she is forced to take the situation into her own hands when her family is threatened. Here’s the synopsis that was released:
Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.
Miss Bala is actually based on a Mexican film of the same name, which was inspired by the true story of a former pageant queen who was arrested transporting military weapons with suspected gang members.
If the movie actually turns out to be good, Rodriguez’s career is probably going to blow up and we’ll see her cast in a bunch of action films that need a female badass.
The movie was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen,Twilight) and it also stars Ismael Cruz Córdova, Matt Lauria, Ricardo Abarca, and Anthony Mackie.Miss Bala hits theaters on February 1st.
John Carpenter recently revealed he didn’t contribute much to the story of the new Halloween film, although he did prevent director David Gordon Green and Danny McBride from killing off Dr. Loomis. Carpenter told Collider he told the duo that was a mistake, and that doing so might anger a lot of fans:
Originally they were going to have Donald Pleasence’s character get killed. And I thought, ‘That’s a mistake. The audience won’t like that. That’s a revision I don’t think we should do. So that was my one big contribution… I thought the fans are gonna get pissed off at that. I don’t think you have to even deal with the ending of my movie; just start the movie where they did. I think that [director Green] did great.
Actor Donald Pleasence is the most prolific actor in the Halloween franchise next to Jamie Lee Curtis, which is why Carpenter was hesitant to sign off on Green and McBride having him killed off. Pleasence died in 1995 before reshoots could be completed on Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, which resulted in his off-screen death and a disappointing end to the character.
I’m not sure I would’ve been so upset to see Dr. Loomis die in the Halloween sequel, what are your thoughts on this? Do you think the character is as beloved as John Carpenter thinks?