What we have here is a classic good news / bad news situation. First, the bad: Rosario Dawson has parted ways with New Mutants, Josh Boone’s highly-anticipated X-Men spinoff. But before you go blasting that sad trombone, here’s the good: She’ll be replaced by Brazilian actress and Queen of the South star Alice Braga. See? Everything works out.
Just this morning we learned some interesting new details about New Mutants, the upcoming X-Men spinoff from The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone, who describes the project as a “full-fledged horror movie.” If you’re anything like us, then that bit of intel made you anxious to hear more about the latest film in Fox’s Marvel-ous mutant universe — looks like we didn’t have to wait long for another update, as the studio is reportedly eyeing two more actors to join the lineup.
The Punisher wasn’t part of Netflix’s original Defenders plan, and as such, won’t get to join the Claire Temple club. Rosario Dawson confirms that her Marvel-ous fan-favorite nurse won’t make the requisite crossover with Frank Castle’s spinoff.
Sure, maybe April is early to declare a movie that hasn‘t even been screened for the public yet to be the best of the year. (It’s only the third of the month, so who knows, it might be early to declare anything the best of April.) And yet, watching the latest trailer for the upcoming Katherine Heigl/Rosario Dawson erotic thriller Unforgettable, I feel secure in my convictions. The first trailer was a whirlwind of psycho ex-girlfriend-sploitation, replete with darkly surreal home invasions, laptop-assisted masturbation, and Heigl’s super-serious killer-face. The final trailer has surfaced today, and if you weren’t convinced that this film will be an unassailable masterpiece — for people obsessed with low-rent suspense pieces about sexual obsession, such as myself — then Heigl’s got six words for you: