Britt Hayes is a writer, movie lover, and sensible sweater enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. She watches too much TV and never eats her vegetables. Her mom is worried about her.
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Sigh, Hasbro. Come on. It wasn’t long ago that Hasbro got the ball rolling on an all-woman Transformers team, with new cartoons and toys to follow. That’s great and all, but two steps forward, one step back, right? The latest gender-biased toy screw-up is pretty ridiculous — not necessarily just because it’s sexist, but because it’s so petty and dumb.
Captain America: Civil War is currently in production, and we just saw Avengers: Age of Ultron, but rumors are already swirling about who’s involved in Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel’s two-part conclusion to Phase 3 is going to be bigger than big (obviously), and will see Earth’s mightiest heroes engaged in the ultimate showdown with Thanos. But according to the latest rumor, Thanos might not be the only big bad the Avengers have to deal with.
Will Smith returning for an Independence Day sequel seemed like a real no-brainer: director Roland Emmerich’s original film, released in 1996, established Smith as a legitimate blockbuster star and helped earn him the nickname Mr. July. So why didn’t the actor return for Independence Day: Resurgence? Rumors have swirled about scheduling and pay, but Emmerich has the real answer, and it’s kind of…anticlimactic?
One of the quirkier aspects of Guardians of the Galaxy was Benicio Del Toro’s role as Taneleer Tivan, aka The Collector, a delightful eccentric who spends his time collecting various artifacts and life forms. With James Gunn hard at work completing the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 script, we’ve been wondering who will — and won’t — return for the sequel. According to Del Toro, it might not happen, but he may return to the MCU again pretty soon.
The cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is really shaping up to be something special. Eddie Redmayne was the first to join the cast in the lead role, with Inherent Vice breakout star Katherine Waterston recently joining him in one of the two leading women roles. And now another excellent name is circling the project: Ezra Miller, who is also set to play The Flash on the big screen for WB.
Not much is known at this point about Fast and Furious 8 — we do know that Vin Diesel will return, and it’s assumed that much of the main cast will return to reprise their roles from the franchise as well. Diesel also teased a location change to New York City, but that’s about it. But now we have another piece of information about the eighth installment in the franchise: Jason Statham will also return.
If you were hanging around the internet for even a few minutes the other day, then you undoubtedly saw reports that Selma director Ava DuVernay had been officially hired by Marvel to helm Black Panther. Those reports were unsubstantiated and unconfirmed by Marvel — little more than a rumor that was reported without a source to back it up. But at least one related report has now been officially confirmed by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige himself.
Previously set to star Alicia Vikander alongside Tom Hanks, The Circle has been in the market for a new leading lady since Vikander’s scheduling conflicts forced her to bow out. But good news for director James Ponsoldt’s latest: Emma Watson has signed on to replace Vikander in the upcoming dramatic thriller, which she will film right after she’s done with Beauty and the Beast.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about a possible crossover between Fox’s new Fantastic Four and the well-established X-Men franchises. Producer and writer Simon Kinberg himself has hinted at the possibility, and given his lengthy contract with Fox, it seems plausible. A new report makes that possibility seem more like a reality, and rumor has it the crossover may hit the big screen as soon as 2018.
It was reported last year that Korean director Park Chan-wook had signed on to direct his second English-language film, but it seems that project will have to wait a little longer. The director has begun production on his next film, Fingersmith, based on the 2002 crime novel by Sarah Waters. Although that novel is written in English, Chan-wook’s film will be in Korean.