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Mission: Impossible 6 Set Photos Reunite Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames

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As production continues on Mission: Impossible 6, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie has shared yet another photo from the set, reuniting the franchise's two longtime stars, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames. The photo features both stars wearing large black coats, each holding up six fingers, signifying the amount of Mission: Impossible movies they have each done. While these movies often have a cast that is continually evolving, both Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames are the only two actors who have been on board for each and every movie.

The photo surfaced on Christopher McQuarrie's Instagram today, along with another shot that features a close-up of one of the cameras he's using, with what appears to be a military helicopter in the background. The director would not divulge further details about either shot, but we've gotten plenty of photos from the director since filming started back in April. It has not been »


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Tranformers 5 Scores Huge Opening Day Box Office in China

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While Paramount's Transformers 5 just suffered its worst opening day in franchise history, there may be a silver lining because it's looking to open huge in China. The action-packed sequel directed by Michael Bay has pulled in $41 million on its opening day Friday in China, and when factoring in Thursday sneak previews, the first-day gross is at $47 million. That figure is far below the domestic opening day tally of $15.5 million, a franchise low, and the $23 million two-day tally from Wednesday and Thursday combined. This huge debut in China could certainly mean that Transformers: The Last Knight will follow in the box office footsteps of its predecessor, 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction, which had a franchise low domestic total but flourished overseas, particularly in China.

Variety reports that Transformers: The Last Knight represented 89% of the entire Chinese market in its opening day, according to the Chinese box office tracking service China Box Office. »


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Bumblebee to Become a Vw Bug in 80s Set Transformers Spin-Off?

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The recently announced Transformers spin-off Bumblebee will be set in the 1980s and it appears as though the popular Transformer may be getting back to his roots with the classic Volkswagen Bug. The Bumblebee spin-off will give fans of the Autobot a peak into what his life is like without Optimus Prime, which is a good choice because Mr. Prime doesn't seem to be bringing too many viewers into the theaters these days. The spin-off is already getting comparisons to The Iron Giant which is definitely a good thing, especially when compared to the last few Michael Bay directed Transformer movies.

Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the Bumblebee spin-off. After talking about the movie taking place in the 1980s, Bonaventura revealed that Bumblebee might possibly be going back to his roots. He says this.

"You might even see a Vw Bug. You never know. »


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Han Solo Star Is Responsible for Getting Directors Fired?

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The story of the young Han Solo movie continues to unravel from behind-the-scenes. In case you only just now woke up from a brief coma, or haven't had internet for a few days, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were recently fired from directing the upcoming Star Wars movie, just three weeks before principal photography was set to wrap. Ron Howard has been hired to finish the movie, which will include several weeks of reshoots. Kathleen Kennedy and the directing duo were clashing for a long time and things eventually came to a head. Interestingly enough, it looks like Alden Ehrenreich, the man tasked with playing the iconic smuggler, was actually the first one to voice his concerns.

Fan site Star Wars News Net recently published a pretty lengthy, in-depth piece about the Han Solo movie drama. Much of it has been more or less confirmed by other sources, but »


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Star Wars 9 Story Will Keep Princess Leia's Soul Alive

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Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars 9 is set to officially begin shooting in January of 2018, and the director promises that the final installment in the sequel trilogy will honor and pay respect to the late Carrie Fisher. Fisher, who returned to the role of Princess Leia for The Force Awakens in 2015 passed away from a heart attack in December of 2016 after filming all of her scenes for The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Trevorrow have said that Fisher was going to have a large role to play in Star Wars 9.

The recently released Vanity Fair article shed some light on Carrie Fisher's involvement in Star Wars 9. It is well known that Luke Skywalker was barely in The Force Awakens and that he will have a larger part in The Last Jedi. The Force Awakens was more of Han Solo's movie and apparently it was assumed, even by Fisher, »


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Baby Driver Review #2: A Turbo-Charged Action Classic

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Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) shifts the summer box office into fifth gear with Baby Driver, a turbo-charged action flick that runs like a two hour music video. Star Ansel Elgort (Carrie, The Fault in Our Stars) breaks out from his teeny bopper past with high-octane gusto. He emerges as a bonafide leading man. Not too shabby in a film with heavyweight actors like Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm. I got a bit tired of the frenetic camera work, but a minor critique as Baby Driver dazzles with energy and creativity.

The film takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. A cherub faced getaway driver, codenamed Baby (Ansel Elgort), works at the beck and call of a ruthless crime boss (Kevin Spacey). Afflicted with tinnitus after a childhood accident, Baby rarely speaks and wears headphones to drown out the ringing. He ferrets ruthless gangsters from their high »


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Jurassic World 2 Easter Egg Revealed, New Dinosaur Breeds Confirmed

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Jurassic World 2 is shaping up quite nicely. A year away from the sequel's release, Universal has unveiled the official title, which we now know to be Fallen Kingdom, which was revealed on the first official poster. However, some more important news relating to the Jurassic World sequel slipped through the cracks in all of the discussion and excitement about the new title. Looks like we are going to be seeing a classic Jurassic Park vehicle in the new movie, as well as some new dinosaur breeds.

Just hours before the reveal of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom poster reveal, director J.A. Bayona posted a photo from the set, and fans with a sharp eye were probably pretty quick to recognize what it is. By the looks of it, seems like he is teasing the appearance of the Ford Explorer from Jurassic Park showing up in Jurassic World 2. After J.A. Bayona posted his photo, »


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Dazzler Will Be Introduced in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which is going to arrive in theaters on November 2, 2018, just got a whole lot more dazzling. Prior to the release of X-Men: Apocalypse last year, it looked like the pop star mutant Dazzler was going to be joining the X-Men movie universe, possibly played by Taylor Swift. That never came to pass, but those who were looking forward to seeing the relatively obscure but unique character on screen are in luck because Dazzler has been confirmed to be making an appearance in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

The news comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly who say that they have learned, though a source of the information was not given, that Dazzler will indeed feature in X-Men 7. However, EW does note that Dazzler will only have a small role in the movie, so don't expect her to be setting up shop at the X-Mansion or anything like that. EW was also able to confirm that, »


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Warner Bros. Wants to Avoid Auteur Directors in the Future?

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Many industry insiders are predicting that Warner Bros. will start avoiding auteur directors in favor of cheaper directors who can't demand final cut. These predictions stem from the announcement that New Line's Toby Emmerich would become Warner Bros. new president, which was made late last year. Insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that many have been watching closely to see what changes that Emmerich will attempt under his new position. Many insiders are concerned that Emmerich will "New Line-ization" Warner Bros., in other words, slash costs wherever possible and avoid auteur directors altogether.

Toby Emmerich ran Warner Bros.' New Line label for over 8 years, overseeing The Conjuring and We're the Millers, which were moderately budgeted projects that became hits. It has been said that Emmerich has "a real strong loyalty to New Line," which is understandable. It is also understandable for a studio to try and cut costs wherever they can to maximize profits. But since he has such a strong loyalty to New Line many are wondering if he will be moving a lot of movies down to New Line, which might not necessarily be a negative thing. It has been reported that Emmerich is looking to possibly move away from franchises to find a way to make cheaper movies that generate more profits.

Warner Bros. has seen its fair share of bombs lately, most notably Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword, which was estimated to be at least a moderate success and maybe go on to an extended universe. Another recent failure was Ben Affleck's Live by Night. The critical and box office failure of that project may have actually lead to Affleck being removed as director of The Batman, but that is pure speculation at this point because it was made to look as if Affleck walked away from the director's chair to focus on acting.

Whether any of Emmerich's reported plans will come into fruition is not clear at this time, but the news comes at an interesting time for the relationships between studio brass and directors. The recent news of Chris Miller and Phil Lord being fired from Disney and Lucasfilm's untitled Han Solo movie for apparent creative differences, leading many to believe that directors aren't allowed much creative freedom while working for Lucasfilm. Edgar Wright recently spoke out about being a director for hire on Marvel's Ant-Man and ultimately leaving that project because Marvel didn't want an "Edgar Wright" movie. Wright also took the sides of Miller and Lord, speaking from personal experience from his time working with Marvel.

An interesting piece of information from the so-called studio insiders is that apparently Warner Bros. still intends to give final cut to Christopher Nolan and Clint Eastwood. Also Harry Potter, Lego, and the Dceu would remain intact, which kind of goes against what has been speculating. Maybe Emmerich is just going for a more cautious plan of attack instead of green lighting just about everything without considerable research. Emmerich's first green light is rumored to be The Goldflinch, which is based off of a novel by Donna Tart, with John Crowley set to direct, so we'll have to wait and see what he does with his new position. »


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Is Donald Glover Playing the Prowler in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

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Last week, a Reddit user claimed that Donald Glover is playing a criminal character called Alex, but it seems that may not be accurate. Earlier today, a report surfaced that Jennifer Connelly has been added to the IMDb page for Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that page also revealed that Donald Glover's character is actually Aaron Davis, who fans of the Marvel Comics will also know as The Prowler. While we likely won't know for sure until Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, these new details could set up some interesting developments in future Spider-Man movies.

Shortly after it was discovered that Jennifer Connelly was listed as "Karen/Suit Lady" on IMDb, she was removed from the page entirely, while the character listing of Aaron Davis was removed after Donald Glover's name. This could certainly hint that the listings were valid, with Marvel possibly asking IMDb to remove them, but it's also possible that they could be completely fabricated, since anyone can edit a film's IMDb page. Then again, it has been mentioned before that Donald Glover is playing Aaron Davis.

Just a few days before the original report on Donald Glover, Disney Xd aired a Fan's Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming, a 22-minute special chocked full of new footage, where Donald Glover's character was referred to as Aaron Davis. It's also worth noting that the Spider-Man: Homecoming novelization only covers the first act of the movie, so it's possible that Aaron Graves was using Alex as a fake name, perhaps to hide his identity from the characters he's buying the weapons from, Herman Schultz (Bokeem Woodbine) and Jackson "Montana" Brice (Logan Marshall-Green).

In the Marvel Comics, Aaron Davis was also the uncle of Miles Morales, the character Donald Glover voices on the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, and the character that he also lobbied to play for some time in a live-action movie. Aaron Davis was a career criminal, who used to be partners with his brother Jefferson Davis, before Jefferson reformed his life and had a family, including his son Miles Morales. After stealing some technology from Oscorp, a spider that was genetically enhanced with the Oz formula crawled into Miles bag and eventually found and bit Morales, giving him the Spider-Man powers. In the comics, Aaron Davis was also associated with The Tinkerer, a character played by Michael Chernus, so perhaps this movie will set up an alliance between those characters for future Spider-Man movies.

Sony has confirmed that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 is already in the works, with the studio setting a July 5, 2019 release date. It was recently announced that this sequel will not feature Iron Man or the Vulture, although no other specific plot details were given. If Donald Glover is in fact playing Aaron Davis, then it's possible that this movie may also introduce his nephew Miles Morales, but that may not happen since Sony is also putting out a Spider-Man animated movie, with Shameik Moore voicing Miles Morales, with that movie following his origins. Regardless, we'll find out what happens when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters nationwide on July 7. »


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Star Wars 9 Director Was Shocked by Book of Henry Hate

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Colin Trevorrow's The Book of Henry came out last week and the reviews from critics and moviegoers have been less than stellar to say the least. In fact, the movie has been publicly torn apart from just about every major news outlet, leading some to question Trevorrow manning the helm for Star Wars 9, which is completely ridiculous. Colin Trevorrow has been mostly silent about the negativity that his latest project has received, but did tease a little tongue in cheek jab on the movie's release date. The director said "Be proud of everything you paint, even if Mom doesn't put it on the fridge" through social media. It's important to note that audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes is at 70%, which is not terrible by any means.

The Book of Henry has been described as "catastrophically awful", "a flaming mess," and "the worst movie of the year" by various critics. Star Wars fans (who probably have not even seen The Book of Henry) have even started an online petition to remove Colin Trevorrow from Star Wars 9 because that's what's important in the world right now and it's fun to jump on the negativity train. The negative reviews have come as a complete shock to Trevorrow and the cast and crew.

Colin Trevorrow sat down with Empire Magazine to discuss The Book of Henry and all of the hate surrounding the movie. The director admitted that the negative reaction was "a little heartbreaking." Read Trevorrow's thoughts below.

"It came to us as a bit of a shock. We did not anticipate that level of vitriolic dislike for the film. In the end, do I want to be somebody who pleases both audiences and critics? Absolutely. Is it hugely disappointing? It is."

Trevorrow obviously still stands by his movie and the performances within the movie. He explains.

"I do stand by the movie. I know it's something I'm very proud of, and everyone who made it is very proud."

The director's wife pointed to an online form where a fan said that he should be removed from the project entirely and Trevorrow just laughed it off. What else can you do?

In the end, Trevorrow thinks that a lot of the very negative public response stems from his past and present projects that have thrust him further into the public eye. He directed Jurassic World and production is about to start on Star Wars 9 and fans of the franchises are watching his every move, waiting for the director to take the wrong step. Trevorrow admits that he hadn't taken his new found visibility into account while making the indie movie The Book of Henry.

The extreme criticism will ultimately have zero effect on the outcome of Star Wars 9. The Book of Henry will be 2 years old and a distant memory by the time that Star Wars 9 hits theaters. Who knows, maybe The Book of Henry will be looked upon as a cult classic, an underrated gem by the time of the release of the next project. There are fans of the movie out there, they're just a little silent at the moment. »


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Blade Runner 2049 Finally Reveals If Deckard Is a Replicant

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There are very few, if any movies, in the history of science fiction that are as iconic and influential as director Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, which is based on the novel Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Now, 35 years later, we are getting a sequel in the form of Blade Runner 2049. The many fans of the original movie have had a burning question on their minds for years that still needs to be answered: is Rick Deckard a Replicant? According to Ridley Scott, that question will be answered in Blade Runner 2.

Ridley Scott, who is only producing Blade Runner 2 and is not in the director's chair, recently spoke with IGN and talked a bit about the highly-anticipated sequel. When asked about the whole "is Deckard a Replicant?" thing, he gave a pretty solid little rant about it. The main takeaway, according to him, is that director Denis Villeneuve will address the issue in Blade Runner 2049. Here's what he had to say about it.

"Oh, it was always my thesis theory. It was one or two people who were relevant were... I can't remember if Hampton agreed with me or not. But I remember someone had said, 'Well, isn't it corny?' I said, 'Listen, I'll be the best f***ing judge of that. I'm the director, okay?' So, and that, you learn , you know, by then I'm 44, so I'm no f***ing chicken. I'm a very experienced director from commercials and The Duelists and Alien. So, I'm able to, you know, answer that with confidence at the time, and say, 'You know, back off, it's what it's gonna be.' Harrison, he was never, I don't remember, actually. I think Harrison was going, 'Uh, I don't know about that.' I said, 'But you have to be, because Gaff, who leaves a trail of origami everywhere, will leave you a little piece of origami at the end of the movie to say, 'I've been here, I left her alive, and I can't resist letting you know what's in your most private thoughts when you get drunk is a f***ing unicorn!'' Right? So, I love Beavis and Butthead, so what should follow that is 'Duh.' So now it will be revealed [in the sequel], one way or the other."

So Ridley Scott is sticking to his guns and thinks Deckard is a Replicant. Since he directed Blade Runner, one would think that is the final word on the matter. But that isn't the case. Harrison Ford has talked about his Blade Runner character's actual identity in the past and he believes that Rick Deckard is a human. Considering his current age, it might make more sense if he were a human in Blade Runner 2049. The other big thing to consider is that, as far as Blade Runner revealed to us, Replicants were built to last just four years. So, if Deckard is one, how is he still alive in the sequel?

Blade Runner 2049, which comes out on October 6, may very well address the Deckard issue, but don't expect it to be laid out nice and clean. Denis Villeneuve was asked about if the movie would address the issue a while back and he said that Blade Runner 2 will "not necessarily" clear that up. Luckily, the wait is almost over and we won't have to wait that much longer to get some answers. »


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Did Jennifer Connelly Secretly Join Spider-Man: Homecoming?

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With exactly two weeks left until Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters, it seems that a new mystery cast member has been unveiled. The IMDb page for Spider-Man: Homecoming has added Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly to the cast, with the actress portraying "Karen/Suit Lady." This casting has yet to be confirmed by Marvel Studios or Sony Pictures, but this certainly wouldn't be the first time that news of a surprise casting addition happens just before a Marvel movie is released.

When Marvel announced the red carpet premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the studio made a list of cast members that have been confirmed to attend, as part of the tip sheet sent to members of the press covering the event. That tip sheet included two cast members who had not been previously announced, Julie Delpy as Madame B, who trained a young Natasha Romanoff to become the Black Widow, and Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton, the wife of Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). When production began last year on Captain America: Civil War, fans were surprised to find William Hurt as part of the cast, reprising his role from 2008's The Incredible Hulk as Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross. It remains to be seen if Marvel plans on confirming this casting as we get closer and closer to the July 7 release date of this Spider-Man movie.

Aside from the IMDb listing, no further details about this character have been given, but if it is true, this won't be her first time starring in a Marvel movie. Five years before the Marvel Cinematic Universe started with Iron Man, Universal Pictures released Hulk, which starred Eric Bana as Bruce Banner and Jennifer Connelly as Betty Ross. When Marvel Studios released The Incredible Hulk in 2008, just months after Iron Man, Liv Tyler portrayed Betty Ross alongside Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, who was replaced by Mark Ruffalo in 2012's The Avengers. The actress is also married to Paul Bettany, who plays the iconic character Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It's worth noting that anyone can edit a film's IMDb page, so it's possible that this could have been added by someone who was given some inaccurate information. On the other hand, the movie has already started screening for members of the press, so it's also possible that someone could have seen the movie and then added Jennifer Connelly's character into the movie's IMDb page. Regardless, fans will find out in exactly 14 days whether or not Jennifer Connelly is part of this highly-anticipated Spider-Man movie. There has already been one Spider-Man: Homecoming early reaction, which claims its the best Spider-Man movie ever.

If Jennifer Connelly is part of Spider-Man: Homecoming, she joins a diverse cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as Michelle, who has been rumored to be the daughter of Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), a.k.a. The Vulture, but that report was shot down. The cast also includes Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, Michael Cherus as The Tinkerer, Kenneth Choi as Principal Morita and Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds. Jon Watts, who made his directorial debut with the indie hit Cop Car, directs from a script by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Jon Watts, Chris McKenna, Christopher Ford and Erik Sommers. Hopefully we'll find out more about Spider-Man: Homecoming as we get closer to the July 7 release date. »


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The Goofiest Star Wars Toy of All Time According to Mark Hamill

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Star Wars star Mark Hamill was recently asked what the goofiest Star Wars toy was and his response is pretty awesome. The goofiest Star Wars toy or merchandise is quite a difficult question since there are so many weird toys and pieces of merchandise over the years. The George Lucas family action figures certainly come to mind, so does the Darth Vader/Death Star Transformer, the somewhat sexual C-3P0 tape dispenser, or maybe the Darth Vader toaster. There's honestly too many to count, but Hamill has a definitive answer on the subject.

Mark Hamill was asked by Scott Weinberg on Twitter which is the goofiest Luke toy or merchandise that he's ever seen. Luke Skywalker himself responded promptly that the winner was the Tauntaun with the open belly to sleep inside of. Hamill says this.

"Too many to choose just 1, but the Luke that could be removed from a disemboweled Tauntaun certainly comes to mind."

To be clear, Luke Skywalker didn't come with the toy Tauntaun, he was sold separately. But the ads on television and print definitely show Luke Skywalker chilling in the belly of a Tauntaun. The toy from The Empire Strikes Back let kids reenact the scene where Han Solo rescues Luke from freezing to death, and cuts open the belly of a Tauntaun so that Luke can keep warm in the snow. It's a very vivid and graphic scene and Kenner thought it would be an excellent idea to capitalize on the cutting open of an animal for survival. As children played with the bizarre toy over the months, the rubber belly of the Tauntaun started to turn to a yellow color, adding to the overall creepiness. Many years later a Tauntaun sleeping bag was manufactured for adults and children alike to reenact the gross scene in real-life, allowing people to sleep in the carcass of a Tauntaun.

Recently Star Wars fans have been able to buy a Lando Calrissian disguise kit, which consisted of an oversized fake mustache and even a Darth Vader burger from Burger King. The dark burger was only available in Belgium, but it consisted of a burger bun that was dyed black. If you were thinking of ways to make Burger King any less appealing, a black bun would be a good start. Another star to get many different types of toys and merchandise was R2-D2. There were action figures, remote control toys, cookie jars, t-shirts, coolers, and even an aquarium. Yes, an aquarium.

Next up, somebody should ask what Hamill's favorite Star Wars toy or merchandise is. In fact, it would be interesting to hear what most of the cast thinks of this question. While we wait in suspense for those answers to come in you can check out Kenner's original 1981 commercial promoting the Tauntaun as well as the Hoth Wampa. One of the kid actors says Wampa over and over and then you can see the Tauntaun toy in its full glory. Check out the video and Hamill's tweets below.

This one?? pic.twitter.com/fjeFM5cwuK

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Marvel Unchains Its Wolverine Hulk Hybrid in New Comic

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Marvel has officially unleashed an unholy mega-mutant monster of epic proportions. Back in February, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso posted a pretty crazy photo that featured what looked to be Hulk in a tank with Wolverine claws. Turns out, that is exactly what was in that tank and now, the insane Wolverine/Hulk hybrid, named the Hulkverine, has been unleashed on the world of Marvel Comics. And no mutant is safe.

Warning: spoilers ahead for the current Weapon X series and Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha. Marvel is currently in the middle of a crossover event that is dealing with this Wolverine and Hulk hybrid, which has officially been set loose in the Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha comic. Combine all of the best elements of Hulk with the healing power and Adamantium skeleton (claws included) of Wolverine and what do you get? A monster capable of killing all mutants on Earth. And that is exactly the goal. Here's the synopsis for the event.

"Their goal is a simple one...Eradicate All Mutants! And they're starting their hunt with the most dangerous group of mutants on planet Earth, Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath and...the Hulk?! But with an army of genetic cyborgs at their disposal, this may just be the beginning..."

This actually isn't the first time that a Hulk/Wolverine hybrid has shown up in Marvel Comics. In the Secret Wars: Civil War series back in 2015, a gray Hulk who turned out to be Logan that was able to deploy his adamantium claws at Captain America's command did show up, but this is completely different. This was engineered with a purpose, and that purpose is to kill all mutants. Author Greg Pak, who is writing a lot of the comics in this crossover event, spoke a bit about just how powerful this Hulkverine is.

""That's like a machine gun with a bazooka, some hand grenades and a bunch of knives thrown in; and then the Hulk is a nuke," explains Pak, "He's the strongest entity in the Marvel universe so if anyone has that power they're a huge threat. They could wipe out all mutants."

Marvel faithful probably won't be surprised to find out that the man behind the Hulkverine is none other than Reverend William Stryker. This is the man responsible for creating Wolverine and, under the new Weapon-x program, he is asserting his hatred for mutant kind in all new ways. It is now up to a team that consists of Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath and Hulk to defeat the Hulkverine and save mutant kind. There are still a lot of secrets behind the creation that need to be revealed, and some of them will be next month in Weapon X number 6. For now, you can check out some of the Hulkverine images for yourself below and, if you feel so included, you can read Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha, as well as Totally Awesome Hulk 19, which is the official prelude.

What’s cooking in the Weapon X lab? We asked writer @GregPak to spill the beans: https://t.co/oZu5uKhOcG

Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) June 23, 2017

#MarvelComics#AxelAlonso nos da otra probadita de #Hulkverine como parte del crossover de #TheTotallyAwesomeHulk y #ResurrXion de #GregPakpic.twitter.com/fj42AKb0eO

— Mr Mosh (@MrMrmosh) March 31, 2017

Edge boy wet dream Hulkverine emerges...........................just clean up your keyboards after okay. pic.twitter.com/ieU382blih

— Alexis Sergio (@TransComics) March 21, 2017

screenrant: Marvel's Wolverine/Hulk Hybrid Has Arrived - https://t.co/yZLWiTvI5Tpic.twitter.com/7FfvrMGSbq

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Pitch Perfect 3 Poster Announces Last Call, Trailer Coming Tomorrow

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Just a few days after Pitch Perfect 3 wrapped production, Universal Pictures has unveiled the first poster, which reveals the tagline "Last Call Pitches." The studio also revealed that the first trailer will debut during VidCon's "Night of Awesome" live stream. It remains unclear if the studio will debut the trailer online after the live stream, although it certainly seems likely, as we get closer and closer to the December 22 release date.

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas Uso tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all return and are joined by additions including John Lithgow and Ruby Rose in this Universal Pictures sequel. Pitch Perfect 3 is again produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions, and is directed by Trish Sie (Step Up All In). Elizabeth Banks was originally slated to direct Pitch Perfect 3, after making her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2.

The first Pitch Perfect movie was a surprise hit when it debuted in 2012, earning $65 million domestically and $115.3 million worldwide, from a $17 million budget. The soundtrack was also a huge hit as well, becoming the highest-selling soundtrack of 2013, selling 1.2 million copies, while the single "Cups" landed on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts, along with two other songs from the soundtrack. This success spawned Pitch Perfect 2, which brought back the main cast and introduced new characters such as Hailee Steinfeld's Emily and Katey Sagal's Katherine. The sequel was an even bigger hit, earning $184.2 million domestic and $287.5 million worldwide, from a $29 million budget.

Pitch Perfect 3 is set for release on December 22, which puts it in the midst of a competitive holiday season, where eight new films open in wide release, over a 10-day span. Disney rolls out what will likely be the biggest movie of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, along with the 20th Century Fox animated movie Ferdinand, with Sony debuting their highly-anticipated Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on December 20. This Pitch Perfect sequel will go up against Paramount's Downsizing, Warner Bros.' Bastards and The Weinstein Company's The Six Billion Dollar Man on December 22, with 20th Century Fox's The Greatest Showman on Earth arriving on Christmas Day. Take a look at the new Pitch Perfect 3 poster below, and check back tomorrow night for the new trailer. »


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Spaceballs 30th Anniversary Secrets Revealed by Bill Pullman

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Spaceballs is now officially 30 years old and Bill Pullman, aka Captain Lone Starr, is taking a trip down memory lane. Spaceballs was director Mel Brooks' first movie in 6 years and wasn't exactly going to be a Star Wars parody at first. Rumor has it that the idea for the movie came from an annoyed Brooks when somebody asked what the name of his next movie was going to be. When asked, Mel Brooks yelled out "Planet Moron!" in an annoyed tone, which then ignited the idea to start working on a space adventure.

Bill Pullman recently talked with the Hollywood Reporter about working with Mel Brooks, blue screen blindness, and the comedic brilliance of Rick Moranis, as well as the late John Candy. Pullman admits that he never saw the original Star Wars trilogy before taking the role of Captain Lonestarr, who is based off of Han Solo. He explains.

"I missed it the first time around, I just needed Mel to tell me what was going on. I didn't need to see Star Wars to know what the whole thing was."

Pullman said that Brooks had a hard time with the Lone Starr character because there was no obvious "shtick" or something that was easy to pull from, so they collaborated on the character together. Pullman also mentions that Mel Brooks is the master of the 5-minute power nap and that the director was always fool of energy after said nap.

Bill Pullman recalls that everybody on set had to wear sunglasses in between takes to supposedly protect their eyes from the blue screen. It was 1987 and apparently there was a "belief that the blue screen was bad for your eyes," so the actor remembers everybody on set wearing the sunglasses for a time, but ditching them midway through the production because "it was so hard to work the comedy in between takes when everybody was wearing sunglasses."

Spaceballs also starred Rick Moranis, John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, and Joan Rivers. Pullman remembers the comedic timing and patience of John Candy (Barf) who had to wear animatronic ears and an animatronic tail. Candy was forced to adapt his style of acting to his costume. Pullman had this to say.

"He wanted to play it a certain way, Mel wanted it a different way and then he had to deal with the mechanical issues of the ears and tail. John's sense of comedy was so ephemeral, it was these shy, short moments and there was real difficulty delivering that while trusting the ears and wanting more control over the tail."

Pullman also spoke about Rick Moranis who portrayed Dark Helmet and his ability to improvise his lines and how Brooks and Moranis worked together.

"Rick really pushed the envelope more than Mel would. I think it was a part of him being younger and edgier. Mel's style was more "let's refine the line," but he would let Rick riff. Rick and John had a more conceptual style. Sometimes it would be tense. No one wants to say "that's not funny" when you're working."

Mel Brooks originally wanted Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks to play the role of Captain Lone Starr, but in the end he went with Bill Pullman who had only been in one movie up until that point and was relatively unknown. The choice worked well for both Pullman and Brooks as the movie has become a cult classic and regarded as one of Brooks' best movies. 30 years later and the demand is still there for a sequel, which Brooks is reportedly talking about doing, but no other information has been given at this time of writing. Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money? The Schwartz Awakens? Hopefully we find out sooner than later. »


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Batman and Harley Quinn Is Coming to Theaters for One-Night Only

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The Dark Knight is back for a one-night cinematic event with the all-new animated DC Universe original movie, Batman and Harley Quinn on August 14. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment team with Fathom Events to present nationwide theatrical screenings, including a First Look at Harley Quinn Featurette.

Following successful big screen presentations of Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders in 2016, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Entertainment and Fathom Events are proud to announce a special, one-night cinema event for the latest DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, on August 14, 2017 in movie theaters nationwide.

One night prior to the Digital release and 15 days in advance of its arrival on Blu-ray and DVD, Batman and Harley Quinn will screen Monday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. local time. In addition to seeing the film, audiences at the one-night screening will be the first to experience an exclusive featurette spotlighting the film's star character, Harley Quinn.

Tickets for Batman and Harley Quinn can be purchased beginning Friday, June 30, 2017 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (Dbn). A complete list of theater locations will be available June 30 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation from an original story spawned by animation icon Bruce Timm, Batman and Harley Quinn finds Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embarking on an ecological quest to save the planet, and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley's Bff and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman's patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batman fan has seen before. Said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family and Animation Marketing.

"Fans of DC Universe Original Movies are a devoted legion, and never was that so evident than with the enthusiastic embracing of our 'Batman: The Killing Joke' Fathom Events presentation. Audiences nationwide turned the screenings into true interactive experiences, and we believe 'Batman and Harley Quinn' will inspire a similar night of celebration."

The film boasts a stellar voice cast topped by The Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch in her first turn as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. The fan favorite voices of Batman: The Animated Series - Kevin Conroy as Batman, Loren Lester as Nightwing - take the protagonist leads, while Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) provide the voices of the villainous duo of Poison Ivy & Jason Woodrue, respectively.

Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke) directed the film from an original story by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) with a teleplay written by Timm & Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Co-Producer is Alan Burnett (The Batman). Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers. Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said.

"Seeing 'Batman and Harley Quinn' on the big screen and among fellow fans is truly the best way to experience it. There's only one opportunity to do this and it's on August 14. On that night, we're expecting audiences to pack theater auditoriums just like they did for 'Batman: The Killing Joke.'"

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (known collectively as AC Jv, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like "Canelo &#193lvarez vs. Julio C&#233sar Ch&#225vez, Jr.," concerts with artists like Michael Bubl&#233, Rush and M&#246tley Cr&#252e, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events' live digital broadcast network ("Dbn") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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Ron Howard Promises to Honor Han Solo Work Already Finished

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Just one day after Ron Howard officially signed on to direct LucasFilm's Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, the filmmaker speaks out about taking this coveted job for the first time. Howard appeared at the Cannes Lions advertising and media conference in France today, after officially coming in to replace departing Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were fired by LucasFilm over vast creative differences. Here's what Ron Howard had to say at the conference earlier today.

"It's a little opportunity that came my way. I've been a fan forever. It's gratifying to be asked to lend my voice to the Star Wars universe."

Variety reports that Ron Howard has already started working on the Han Solo spin-off, with production scheduled to resume on July 10. There are already five weeks of reshoots built into the schedule that will take place later on this year at an unspecified date. Here's what he had to say about the material that has already been shot for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.

"So many people involved in the Star Wars franchise are friends. It's already been in production, and there's a lot of really great work there."

The director also spoke about how director George Lucas discussed his plans for a "fun sci-fi film," while he was starring in the filmmaker's American Graffiti alongside the actor who would go on to become Han Solo, Harrison Ford. The director added that, when the first Star Wars movie came out on May 25, 1977, he waited in line for over two hours to see the film with his wife. Since they were both so inspired after seeing the movie, they got back in line and waited another 90 minutes to see the movie again. Ron Howard also took to Twitter last night, to release a statement about taking over on this highly-anticipated project.

"I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77. I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film."

Aside from "creative differences," no further explanation was given for Lord and Miller's departure, although there were reports that the directors were portraying Han Solo as a "comedic personality," which didn't sit well with Kathleen Kennedy. Other sources claimed there was friction immediately between the filmmakers, who were reportedly surprised they weren't given the same level of creative freedom they have enjoyed throughout their careers. Regardless, Ron Howard now has to step in and try to put together a movie that will make Star Wars fans proud, with LucasFilm keeping the May 25, 2018 release date.

After it was announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be leaving the project, with reportedly just a few weeks left in production, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that a director would be announced soon. Ron Howard was mentioned as the front runner within hours of Lord and Miller's departure, while other candidates were mentioned such as Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote the Han Solo: A Star Wars Story script with his son Jon Kasdan, and Joe Johnston, who started his career working on visual effects for the first three Star Wars movies. Take a look at Ron Howard's tweets below, as we wait for more details on Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.

I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017

I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017 »


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J.K. Rowling Reveals Who Harry Potter Is Named After

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You would be hard-pressed to find a creator more dedicated to the fanbase of the thing that they created than author J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter fans. The book series ended a decade ago and the movies were completed in 2011. Yet, she still continues to tell stories in that universe, and she recently made quite the big reveal. It turns out that Harry Potter was actually named after his grandfather.

J.K. Rowling made this pretty significant reveal in a recent post on Pottermore. She pretty regularly posts new stories and content that take place in the wizarding world, and this time, she decided to give us a little insight into the Potter, originally "Potterer", family tree. At one point, she was discussing wizards from his family who spent time in London. One of these wizards happened to be Henry Potter, or "Harry" Potter, as his friends knew him. Here's what J.K. Rowling had to reveal about Harry's grandfather, the man from whence he got his name.

"Occasionally, a Potter made it all the way to London, and a member of the family has twice sat on the Wizengamot: Ralston Potter, who was a member from 1612-1652, and who was a great supporter of the Statute of Secrecy (as opposed to declaring war on the Muggles, as more militant members wished to do) and Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates), who was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913 - 1921. Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War. His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family's exclusion from the 'Sacred Twenty-Eight.'"

For more casual Harry Potter fans, this may not be that big of a deal, but for those who really get into this stuff, it's pretty significant. Not only is this where the most famous wizard in the history of wizards got his name, but he also contributed to the Potter's exclusion from the Sacred Twenty-Eight. In case you need a refresher, the Sacred Twenty-Eight is a compendium of truly pure bloodlines within the world of Harry Potter. But there is also something pretty significant here when you consider the timeline that J.K. Rowling establishes. Could we be seeing Henry Potter in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2?

Since the Fantastic Beasts sequel will be taking place in the U.K. and is going to be taking place around the time that Henry Potter would have been around, it doesn't seem at all difficult to imagine him at least popping up. J.K. Rowling did write the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, which is set to arrive on November 16, 2018. Maybe that's what made her really think about all of this Potter family tree stuff? Even if Henry Potter doesn't show up in the next movie, this is a pretty interesting bit of information for die-hard fans. »


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