According to a new rumor that originated at SuperBroMovies, who has a decent track record when it comes to DC movie news, Warner Bros. and DC have offered Lady Gaga two roles in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie. They want her to play either Black Canary or Huntress.
Apparently, she turned down an offer they made her three months ago but according to the report, the studio isn’t giving up on her and they've made another offer with a lot more money involved.
Lady Gaga recently starred in WB's upcoming film A Star is Born, and I assume they liked her performance so much that they thought she would be the perfect fit for one of these characters in Birds of Prey.
Again, this is just a rumor at the moment, but if it is true, let us know which character between Huntress and Black Canary you think would suit her best. Personally, I'd go with Black Canary.
The movie is being developed by Margot Robbie, director Cathy Yan and writer Christina Hodson (Bumblebee). It's being developed as an R-rated film that Robbie previously described as a "girl gang film". She explained;
"I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.’ Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."
This is the rumored plot synopsis that found its way online:
After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord."
And here's a breakdown of the characters that will be in the film in case you need a little refresher:
Black Canary, aka Dinah Laurel, is a fantastic hand-to-hand combatant who comes from a family of crime fighters. Her father, Larry Lance, was a police officer, while her mother (also named Dinah) was the original Black Canary.
Helena Bertinelli, aka Huntress, is a vigilante operating out of Gotham City.
Cassandra Cain is one of the world’s greatest martial artists, and also a vigilante who becomes Batgirl.
Renee Montoya is a detective working for the Gotham City Police Department. Montoya is openly lesbian, and during The New 52 comics she takes on a costumed identity, becoming the Question.
It was reported earlier this month that WB had a shortlist of actresses they wanted to cast in the film that included Vanessa Kirby, Alexandra Daddario, and Blake Lively.
There's been talk of a sequel to The Goonies for years. At one point director Richard Donner and Steven Spielberg actually made us believe that it was really close to happening. Unfortunately, I doubt it will happen at this point. But that doesn't mean the fans can't have some fun playing around with the possibility of a sequel, and that's exactly what the gang at Movie Nerds did.
They created a Goonies II fan film that gives us one of many options of how the story could play out. This is a a new web series that they've started called "Sequeled", which "takes a look at what could be! Sequels to some of the greatest movies ever made that truly deserved one more story. We pitch our idea of what we think could make a fun sequel in 3 scenes!"
The first episode is The Goonies II. Watch how the short film plays out and let us know if you like the direction that they take the story. There are elements presented in it that I do like, especially the reveal of a second pirate ship that is manned by the dead. Check it out!
Eminem surprised everyone early this morning when he dropped his new album "Kamikaze". That album contains a track that he created for the upcoming Tom Hardy film Venom and you can listen to it below. I'm a fan of Eminem and he's delivered another great album for his fans to enjoy and his Venom song also turned out pretty awesome. The chorus of the song is:
"Venom, (I got that) adrenaline momentum. Not knowing with 'em, ready to snap at any moment-um, thinking it's time to go get 'em, they ain't gonna know what hit 'em, when they get bitten with the Venom."
Eminem is super freakin' talented. I don't know how he does what he does, but damn. Listen to Venom below and tell us what you think!
Netflix is moving forward with their plan to start releasing some of their original films theatrically. According to Deadline, they set release dates for the Coen Brothers’ western The Ballad of Buster Scruggsfor November 6th; Alfonso Cuaron’s Romawill be released on December 14th; and Paul Greengrass’ Norway political thriller 22 Julywill arriveon October 10th.
These are all films that I am excited about seeing, and it's great that we will be able to have the opportunity to watch them on the big screen if we want.
Here's the information on the films in case you need a reminder:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggsis a Western anthology film that will consist of three separate stories about the American wild west. The film stars Tim Blake Nelson as the title character Scruggs, along with Zoe Kazan, Liam Neeson and Tom Waits.
Roma chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world. Filmed in luminous black and white, ROMA is an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife.
22 July will tell the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack. On July 22, 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. 22 July uses the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country’s path to healing and reconciliation.
By releasing these films in theaters this year, they will be eligible to be nominated for Academy Award nominations next year and that is the kind of prestige that they hope to gain.
What are your thoughts on Netflix starting to release some of their movies in theaters?
While we don't really know what to expect from J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode IX in terms of the direction that the story will go, Oscar Isaac offered some insight into the state that the Resistance could be in. He also likens aspects of the film to the Revolutionary War and explains how the film is about warriors.
"(They) are guerrilla fighters, adhering closer to something like the Revolutionary War fighters or even the guerrillas in Cuba with Che and Fidel and all these guys living in the mountains, coming down to do some attacks, and going back and trying to hide from the ’empire’ of the United States. It’s that kind of ragged at this point.
"You hear about stories with (George) Washington as a general, where lots of people died based on their orders, but that is part of leadership and that push-and-pull in the fight for figuring out what’s the way to move forward. It is a war movie. I mean, above and beyond, it is a movie about warriors."
With Episode IX being the final film in the Skywalker saga, I think it's safe to assume that the movie is going to feature some heavy, gritty, and intense action sequences. After all, this could very well be the final showdown between good and evil in this saga.
I like Isaac's explanation of how the Resistance will be operating in the story and it's going to be interesting to see how exactly that's going to be portrayed in the movie.
The movie also Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo,Billie Lourd, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackie, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher. Dominic Monaghan and Matt Smith were also recently cast in the movie.
The movie is shooting at London’s Pinewood Studios, and it's scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.
We've got a new poster to share with you for the highly anticipated upcoming remake of Suspiria. As you can see, it's a bloody and eye-catching poster. All of the eyes are giving off a very mischievous vibe because witches are mischievous. I really hope that this movie turns out as dark and disturbing as director Luca Guadagnino says it is. He previously said:
“I hope that the movie comes across as a relentless experience that’s going to go deep into your skin all the way down into your spine. I want the movie to perform as the most disturbing experience you can have. The movie is about being immersed in a world of turmoil and uncompromising darkness.”
The director also teased a post-credits scene. While talking to Deadline, he says the scene follows a certain character that he doesn't name:
“The character is looking forward towards something. I think it would be interesting to know what that is."
When talking about a possible sequel, he said:
At the beginning we were going to title the movie Suspiria: Part One but we didn’t want to give the impression of something that couldn’t stand alone. Truthfully, I’d be interested to explore the origin of Madame Blanc and Helena Markos and also the future of Susie Bannion in the world. So maybe. We’ll have to see how the movie goes.”
Hell yeah! Suspiria is set in Berlin, and the story follows a young dancer who joins a dance company. That dance academy happens to be run by witches, and as you might imagine, weird and horrifying things begin to happen as the terrifying mystery behind the school and its teachers unfolds.
In the film, a darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Here's another photo from the film:
The movie has an impressive cast that includes Dakota Johnson as Susie, Tilda Swinton, Lutz Ebersdorf, Chloe Moretz, Mia Goth, Renée Soutendijk, Jessica Harper, Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler, Malgorzata Bela, and Ingrid Caven.
Suspiria will be released in New York and Los Angeles theaters October 26th, expanding nationwide November 2nd.
Fox has released the final red-band trailer for Shane Black's The Predatorand it's packed with all kinds of crazy fun new footage! I think this trailer gives us our best look yet at the overall vibe of the film. There's a good mix of fun comedy and bloody predator violence. It looks like Black really wanted to have fun with this movie and personally, I think it looks like it's going to be a blast! Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
The movie stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson, This is Us), Keegan-Michael Key, and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica).
Black co-wrote the script with his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker, and it will be released in theaters on September 14, 2018.
Blizzard fans may want to perk up a bit. There is a rumor going around thanks to Revenge of the Fans that a Diablo series is in the works for Netflix. This, of course, wouldn’t be the first game that the streaming service adapted. They already adapted Castlevania to much praise and they are currently developing a series based on The Witcher.
Not only is the rumor that Diablo is getting its own series, but it may already have a writer with Andrew Cosby. You know, the guy who wrote the Hellboy remake that’s being made right now. Cosby has also written for Eureka and Haunted, and he co-founded BOOM! Studios. He may not be a household name yet but being given the chance to develop a Diablo series would help change that.
Remember, this is only a rumor at the moment, but one I know a lot of fans would like to see be true. Who would you like to see star in and direct it, though? Would you rather see a Diablo live-action series or animated?
A young actress by the name of Kyliegh Curran has been cast in the role of Abra Stone in director Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's Shining sequel Doctor Sleep.
Abra is a major character in the story. She is the granddaughter of Jack Torrance and the niece of Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor). She becomes the main target of Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and the True Knot because of the powerful psychic abilities that she has. Here are some additional details on the character:
Abra was born with a very powerful psychic abilities, like her uncle Dan. Her abilities are even greater than Dan's were at his peak, to the point where she was able to generate a small earthquake with her mind. She physically meets Dan in her teenage years, though she begins psychically communicating with him almost from the moment she was born.
She ends up working together with her family, Danny, and his friends, to try and stop True Knot. Doctor Sleep takes place several years after the events that took place at the Overlook Hotel. It focuses on Jack's son Danny who is now a middle-aged man. He is still traumatized by what happened at the hotel all those years ago, and he throughout his life has had to deal with anger management and alcoholism issues. However, in an effort to get his life back together, he gives up drinking and settles down in a small town in New Hampshire. It is at this point in his life where his psychic abilities start to resurface and he develops a psychic link with Abra Stone whose life is being threatened by the True Knot, who are a tribe of paranormals that suck the energy from people.
Curran ended up beating out 800 other young girls for the part of Abra, so she must be talented! She is best known for her work on Broadway playing the young Nala in The Lion King. She also starred in the independent film I Can I Will I Did.
Doctor Sleep is set to hit theatres in January of 2020.
We've still got a long way to go before we see how the story of the Avengers will continue in Avengers 4. But directors Anthony and Joe Russo have been hard at work developing the next chapter in the story. In a recent interview with Deadline, Anthony offered an update on where they are in the process of completing Avengers 4:
"We’ve worked on the edit all summer and we’re excited to finally get these missing pieces in the film and then we expect to be in post through the fall and winter. We hope to be done by March."
He went on to talk about what is so gratifying about working on these final two Avengers films, saying:
"It was so gratifying that in a movie with this scope and scale and that wide of an audience, that we were able to end with a gut punch and yet the audience stayed with us and found value and kept coming back.
"It’s a rare thing to find in commercial filmmaking and we know it had a lot to do with the capital that’s been built up around these characters for the last ten years of Marvel filmmaking. The audience is so invested in these characters that they’re willing to stick with them even through the hard stuff. It has been our great pleasure as storytellers to take them through that hard stuff and have it be a cathartic and even entertaining experience at times."
Avengers: Infinity War was certainly filled with all kinds of emotional gut-punch moments and I imagine as the surviving Avengers attempt to save the day in Avengers 4, there will be other sacrifices that need to be made. Joe Russo went on to talk about Spider-Man's death, saying:
"It was probably when a 10-year old boy at a Q&A was crying as he asked us why we killed Spider-Man. From the time we came to Marvel, our goal was to surprise the audience and not give them the same thing but rather to challenge them."
And, obviously, they wanted to make ten-year-olds cry. That's got to be the most gratifying part for them! They go on to explain that with every Marvel film they make, that want to bring some kind of controversy to it. They want to push the audience and make things emotionally complex for us.
"That the audience has shown up wanting more is a testament to the hard work everybody has put in over those last ten years of films."
What are your thoughts on what the Russo Bros. had to say here? Avengers 4 opens May 3, 2019.