Actor Mustafa Shakir, who played Bushmaster/John McIver in Season 2, has , and he’s not happy. Shakir posted an angry image of his character from the show on . “They cancelled LC and well, I got a little upset,” he wrote. “I’ll be ok guys….But they might not be!!! #mewe #impissed #rawwwr #lukecage” RELATED: A post shared by (@_mustafashakir_) on Oct 20, 2018 at 6:09am PDT Netflix cancelled Luke Cage on Friday, with creative differences reportedly being the reason for the choice. The streaming service cancelled Luke Cage just a week . Although a report later surfaced would return in some way in the future, it’s unclear whether Luke Cage will reappear. Some fans have speculated that the cancellation of the two shows indicates Marvel and Netflix are intending to go forward with a Heroes for Hire series. RELATED: Petitions to bring back both and have surfaced since the two shows were cancelled. Streaming now on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 stars Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Mustafa Shakir, Gabrielle Dennis, Rosario Dawson and Reg E. Cathey. The post appeared first on .
October 21, 2018
Following news that on Netflix, fans of the Marvel show have begun a petition to have it renewed. The is well on its way to its 500 target and is expected to overshoot that due to the show’s popularity. While it may not have been well-received as Daredevil or Jessica Jones, the series surely has a couple thousand fans who’ll make their voices heard. This follows Iron Fist getting canceled as well, although The Punisher and Jessica Jones will feature in solo shows next year on the streaming service. RELATED: “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful,” Marvel said in its statement on Luke Cage’s cancelation, “to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.” The decision caught fans off-guard, as the last season ended with Luke becoming a criminal kingpin. Iron Fist actor Finn Jones , while the actor who plays Luke, Mike Colter, as Power Man. That said, with , fans are holding out hope all these vigilantes will be reunited there for at least one final hurrah. KEEP READING: The post appeared first on .
October 21, 2018
won’t hit theaters until later this year, but that hasn’t stopped the film’s star Jason Momoa from pitching the first scene of a potential sequel. “I definitely have an opinion,” Momoa told TotalFilm about the direction of the series going forward. “Even when we were shooting Aquaman, I have the opening of Aquaman 2 ready. I went in and pitched it to [producer Peter] Safran, and I pitched it to [Warner Bros. chairman] Toby Emmerich. They loved it. It’s awesome…But yeah, I have plans for Aquaman 2.” RELATED: In the same interview, director James Wan explained how Aquaman lays the groundwork for other stories, saying, “There’s definitely stories, even within the world we’ve created, that you can actually see other storylines [spinning off from] as well. There’s the Aquaman story, but then there’s the stories of the seven different kingdoms as well. I think those would be very fun to explore.” An Aquaman sequel is by no means a foregone conclusion at this point. The film’s performance at the box office later this year will play a major role in how DC Films chooses to go forward with its DC Extended Universe. has been positive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that fans will turn out to see it. However, Momoa seems confident in the chances of Warner Bros. greenlighting a follow up movie, and the the positive reactions of Safran and Emmerich to the actor’s pitch mean that his idea might just make it into the film. RELATED: From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry and Dolph Lundgren as Nereus. The film opens on December 21. (via ) The post appeared first on .
October 20, 2018
Star Wars creator George Lucas recently paid a visit to the set of Jon Favreau’s upcoming live-action series. According Favreau’s post on , the visit took place on Favreau’s 52nd birthday, which was on Friday. The photo appears to have been taken in one of the show’s cantinas, and a bottle of Skywalker wine sits on the table in front of the two men. RELATED: A post shared by (@jonfavreau) on Oct 19, 2018 at 2:10pm PDT Lucas’ set visit didn’t end there. Favreau with both Lucas and Star Wars Rebels co-creator Dave Filoni. It’s not clear at this time why Lucas was on set. However, Filoni is reportedly , so production is likely starting on one of those two episodes. A post shared by (@jonfavreau) on Oct 19, 2018 at 6:25pm PDT the Return of the Jedi and before The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian will “follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” Though the most well known Mandalorians are Jango and Boba Fett, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series provided more insight into the Mandalorian culture. The Clone Wars featured multiple storylines centered around the planet and its eventual siege, and Star Wars Rebels saw the planet’s rescue from the Empire thanks to Sabine of Clan Wren and Bo-Katan. RELATED: The Mandalorian will arrive on the Disney streaming service sometime in 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 20, 2018
Another Netflix MCU series bites the dust, as will not be returning for a third season. Despite the return of Daredevil this weekend for its third season, the Hero of Harlem wasn’t so lucky. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful,” said Marvel in a statement, “to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.” RELATED: Luke Cage’s second season arrived this past summer and introduced Bushmaster as the primary antagonist, along with a team-up between the title hero and Iron Fist and the debut of Misty Knight’s robotic arm. The reason for the cancellation, supposedly, boils down to creative differences, though showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker had previously said he had plans for the series if it returned. The series’ second season saw Luke become a crime boss after Mariah Dillard died and gave everything she owned to him in her will in the finale. This is the second cancellation for Marvel, as last week saw the surprise axing of Iron Fist, which had its own Season 2 debut last month. Though Daredevil’s future is uncertain, Jessica Jones and The Punisher will both return for new seasons next year. (via ) The post appeared first on .
October 20, 2018
Director Gareth Evans has several surprising sources of inspiration for his planned solo film. While promoting his Netflix original film Apostle, Evans revealed that his take on the DCEU project would be influenced by Korean neo-noir films including Park Chan-Wook’s universally acclaimed 2003 film Oldboy and Kim Jee-Won’s 2011 thriller I Saw the Devil. RELATED: “I was interested in following a sort of Korean new wave of noir films as a sort of influence and touchstone for the kind of style and tone the film could take,” explained Evans in an interview with . “We were really interested in origin stories that could be told.” A Deathstroke solo film was reportedly greenlit by Warner Bros. following the character’s appearance in the post-credits scene for last year’s Justice League with Joe Manganiello expected to reprise his role as the villainous DC Comics mercenary. Evans has since clarified that while he has spoke to the studio about the project, to helm it. RELATED: “It’s been a good, good, good while since I’ve had any conversations about that project. I don’t know what’s gonna happen, or when, with me or without me,” Evans reiterated. “I had a follow-up call with Joe Manganiello, who is the most dedicated and passionate person you could hope for to play Deathstroke. But in terms of my involvement, it never went further than that. I haven’t heard anything since.” The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
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October 19, 2018
With the principal photography on EPIX’s live-action DC Comics adaptation expected to begin next week, the prequel series has just cast the principal antagonist for its debut season. Paloma Faith (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) has been cast as Bet Sykes, a sadistic and sharp-tongued villain for the former SAS soldier. RELATED: The ten-episode first season is expected to begin principal photography on Monday in London for a premiere sometime next year. Showing the untold early days of Bruce Wayne’s future butler Alfred Pennyworth, the upcoming series takes place in 1960s London and follows the titular character fresh out of the British military and forming his own private security company with Bruce’s eventual father Thomas Wayne. RELATED: Produced by Warner Horizon Television, the Warner Bros. Television division behind such dramas as Krypton, Animal Kingdom and Longmire, Pennyworth will reunite Heller with Gotham‘s Danny Cannon, who will executive produce and direct the pilot. Heller will write and executive produce. The series stars Jack Bannon as its title character with Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne, Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza. The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of , “Inmate 4587,” which aired Monday October 15 on The CW. Not long after Season 6 of Arrow concluded, it was announced that Colton Haynes was returning to the series as a regular member of the cast for Season 7. Haynes had departed the CW series midway through its third season, and had made sporadic guest appearances throughout subsequent seasons. However, this marked the first time in four years that the actor was now back to series regular status — something that obviously had a lot of fans excited for his return. What was even more intriguing was the fact that no one in the Arrow production team would tell us what Roy’s role in Season 7 would be. Even more mysterious, the character was nowhere to be seen in the trailers, promos and posters hyping the premiere of the season. Finally, the mystery was put to bed last Monday when the new season of Arrow premiered. At the close of the episode, we discovered that part of the story was now being told in flash-foward form — Oliver Queen’s son , and he has traveled to the island of Lian Yu where he meets . RELATED: In the episode itself, we only caught a brief glimpse of Arsenal in the dark, but what little we saw confirmed that he was still skilled in archery and wearing a superhero costume. Well now, thanks to a new picture from the set of Arrow, we have a clear look at future Roy’s costume. just cast Older William as a series Regular this year. And the showrunner said the new "Flash Forwards" will be a thing in every future season of the show until it goes off the air — Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency) As we can see, Arsenal’s costume still looks like the old one he used to wear back when he was the Arrow’s partner fighting crime in Star City. However, it looks considerably worn and torn, and the added presence of a black combat vest makes us wonder how long Roy has been sequestered on the island. When Roy left town in Season 3, he bequeathed his uniform to Thea Queen, who has since left the series. This means that, somehow, in the future, Roy gets his old costume back, and finds himself on Lian Yu. But why? We’ll just have to keep watching to find out. RELATED: Airing Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary and Katie Cassidy as Black Siren. The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
Tom Holland has officially revealed what appears to be his main costume in , the sequel to 2017’s Marvel/Sony cinematic collaboration, . It all took place on the October 18 edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. During the host’s opening monologue, the head of his security detail, Guillermo (Rodriguez), ran out wearing what appeared to be a movie-accurate Spider-Man mask, while inexplicably shouting “pew pew” rather than the trademark “thwip” noises most commonly associated with Spidey’s web-shooters. RELATED: Guillermo was followed in short order by another individual, dressed in the rest of the new suit from Far From Home, thus making its official debut outside of leaked on-set photos. The New York City traffic cone on his head, which has not not been confirmed to appear in the film, was removed to reveal Tom Holland, in character as Spider-Man. RELATED: When Kimmel pressed Holland’s Spider-Man about how Guillermo could possibly sneak up on the hero to steal his mask, citing his spider sense, he revealed that the lovably buffoonish guard was “not really all that threatening” and wouldn’t trigger the power. This, of course, confirms the long-debated fan theory that Guillermo is actually Venom. Kimmel also asked whether the new Spider-Man movie would be a prequel, noting that the character was turned to dust at the end of Infinity War as a result of Thanos’ universe-halving snap. Feigning a superhero emergency — Thanos robbing a bank — Holland’s Spidey made a speedy exit, making one of his now trademark flips on his way out. Holland, of course, is infamous for his tendency to — accidentally or otherwise — leak unreleased elements about his films and those within the wider MCU, as he did with the title of the Spider-Man sequel and certain elements of Infinity War. Spider-Man: Far From Home, starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, is scheduled for release on July 5, 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Halloween, in theaters now. director David Gordon Green has revealed that the film’s final shot was deliberately left open-ended to make you question yourself as to the fate of Michael Myers. When asked about the scene, which leaves it obscure as to whether or not Myers’ body is seen being burnt to death in Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) death-house, Green said to , “In that shot that you’re referring to, if you [could] linger it for another three seconds, you see him.” RELATED: “Or you don’t see him, you’re more confident in what you’ve seen,” he teased. “I’ll say, it’s a two second shot, which is not enough for you to be confident in what you saw.” This final shot is overlaid to the audio of someone breathing, which fans assume to be , as they left the compound, barely alive after a brutal final showdown. However, Green indicated the breathing could well be , hinting that he does survive, paying tribute to the ending of John Carpenter’s original film from 1978. RELATED: ”That, to me, is the fun. When you see the original film, you hear him breathing and you know that he lives on,” he emphasized. “Here, when we see the burning house, we actually hear Allyson breathing from the truck where she’s flagged off of a truck driver and she’s breathing heavily, turns, and then we go into the answer to that house and it’s burning, but we’re hearing her breath over it, which depending on what theater you hear it, it’s super subtle.” Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, Toby Huss and Haluk Bilginer is currently in theaters. The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
The latest Arrowverse crossover event, titled “Elseworlds,” is currently in the midst of shooting, and we’ve recently been literally swarmed with set pictures hinting at not only the scope of this latest superhero extravaganza, but also the rather unexpected twists that will unfold in the three-part event. From Superman in a black version of his costume to Barry Allen and Stephen Amell assuming the identities of the Trigger Twins and Green Arrow and The Flash swapping superhero identities, there seems to be a whole lot of different threads unfolding in “Elseworlds.” And if all that weren’t enough, yesterday brought our first official look at Grimm actress on what appeared to be a classic location from the Superman mythos, the Kent farm. RELATED: More pictures later surfaced, revealing that Amell and Gustin were both also on the set of Clark Kent’s Kansas homestead. And now, it appears we have confirmation that this location is, in and of itself, a bit of a crossover with the fan-favorite teen Superman series, Smallville. In fact, it was confirmed on Twitter that, if the location seems familiar to fans, it’s because it is the exact same farmhouse that was featured in the Tom Welling-starring series. fans: It looks like a familiar house will be seen in this year's crossover… they're going to the "real" Kent Farm! — KryptonSite (@KryptonSite) Does this mean that the Arrowverse will finally be crossing over with Smallville, something that fans have been hoping for for a long time? Probably not. But it’s still interesting to note that the Smallville Kent house itself is so iconic that there was no need to find another to replace it. Whatever is going on in “Elseworlds,” it should be an unexpected treat for fans to see the full breadth of the Arrowverse superheroes, from Green Arrow and The Flash to Supergirl, pay visit to such an iconic location. RELATED: DCTV returns to The CW this fall with The Flash leading the charge on Tuesday, October 9 with its Season 5 premiere at 8 PM ET/PT, followed by Season 2 of Black Lightning at 9 PM. Supergirl will follow the next week on Sunday, October 14 at 8 PM, with Arrow the next day on Monday, October 15 at 8 PM. Finally, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return on Monday, October 22 at 9 PM. The highly-anticipated “Elseworlds” crossover will air over three nights, from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11. The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
After initially declining to return to write or direct the sequel to this year’s critically acclaimed horror film , filmmaker John Krasinski confirmed he is indeed returning to pen the screenplay while explaining what brought him back to cinematic property. While at a Q & A at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles, Krasinski explained he initially turned down offers from the studio to sign on for a sequel because he had intended the first film to be a special project between him and his wife and co-star Emily Blunt and preserve that experience rather than revisit it. RELATED: “Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else,'” revealed Krasinski during the Q & A. “They heard some pitches, and I told [producer] Drew [Form] about this little idea. And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.” Immediately upon its wide release this past April, the horror film earned universal acclaim and went on to earn $334.5 million on a reported production budget of $21 million. Krasinski turned down offers from Paramount to return to the franchise but eventually changed his mind and . While there is currently no director officially attached to the project, Krasinski is expected to return to helm the upcoming film. RELATED: Written by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place 2 is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2020. (via ) The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
With coming to a close next year, one of Batman’s most dangerous enemies, , played by actor Shane West. So far, however, no full body pictures detailing the show’s portrayal of “the Man Who Broke the Bat” have surfaced thus far, but a tweet from West gives fans a small peek at how the show may approach the character. In a post on his Twitter, West showed off a script for Gotham on his desk with the word “Savage” written across a big black smudge at the bottom of the series logo. The actor’s morning repast, meanwhile, sits in a container with the words “Shane (or shall I say…Bane)” covering the lid. RELATED: But the true eye candy of the picture is a black glove next to the container, with a metal contraption on the back of the hand, indicating that the show will keep the source of Bane’s terrifying strength, the addictive drug known as Venom. Got a little message yesterday with my brekkie….
October 18, 2018
As both a producer and a director, James Wan has given fans new reasons to fear the dark over the past few years. After birthing The Conjuring shared universe of horror movies, Wan is now producing first-time director Michael Chaves’ The Curse of La Llorona, a film based on the frightening Mexican legend of La Llorona, the Weeping Woman. The first trailer for the New Line Cinema film was released earlier today, giving fans a taste of the ’70s-set film, and a first, frightening look at its titular monster. RELATED: Here is the full synopsis for The Curse of La Llorona: “La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.” Chaves first impressed with his short film “The Maiden,” which, in 2016, won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film. Now, the director is at the helm of a full movie, and it looks like he will deliver plenty of scares with his first film. RELATED: Directed by Michael Chaves, The Curse of La Llorona stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, and newcomer Roman Christou. The film hits theaters April 19, 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 18, 2018
Fresh off the surprise cancellation of , Netflix has assured investors that the streaming service is pleased with the performance of the other Marvel superhero drams and in control of their futures. In a quarterly earnings call, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos briefly touched upon the status of the Marvel series — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Punisher — in the wake of the . RELATED: “Those shows are for us to cancel,” explained Sarandos. “And we’re super happy with their performance so far.” The statement confirms earlier statements by Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb that on whether the dramas would be renewed or canceled. RELATED: In the meantime, the inaugural Marvel Netflix series, Daredevil, returns for its third season on Friday, while principal photography on Season 2 of The Punisher concluded this summer with an anticipated premiere in early 2019. Similarly, the third season of Jessica Jones is filming, and while Luke Cage has not been officially renewed, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has reportedly to develop a new season. (via ) The post appeared first on .
October 18, 2018
Coming hot off the heels of yesterday’s , The CW has now revealed even more photos from the upcoming Breakfast Club-inspired flashback episode of Season 3, during which the show’s young cast will play teenage versions of their characters’ parents. One of the most noteworthy takeaways from these photos is all the apparent flirtations and flings that were happening among Riverdale‘s parents when they were in high school, many of which have been alluded to in the show thus far. RELATED: Young Fred Andrews can be seen having moments with Hermione and Alice (which would explain a lot about Archie.) Speaking of Hermione, she can also be seen having a close encounter with one F.P. Jones. Moreover, it appears that the love affair between Sheriff Keller and Mayor McCoy may have started much earlier than previously thought. On that note, this photoset also marks the first look at Casey Cott as young Sheriff Keller. Additionally, Trevor Stines, who played Jason Blossom in Season 1, will return to play a younger version of Jason’s father (and murderer) Clifford when he and Penelope were still dating. Finally, these images continue to emphasize the Breakfast Club influence, making it clear that the parents of Riverdale were vastly different from one another during their schooling days in terms of their social archetypes, from a biker gang member like Alice to F.P. the football star. RELATED: Airing on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Miller, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick and Luke Perry. The post appeared first on .
October 18, 2018
Trouble has hit the franchise as the spinoff has been hit with a lawsuit. According to , franchise producer Neal Moritz filed a lawsuit against Universal for breach of oral contract and promissory fraud after he was booted from the franchise’s first spinoff. Attorney Dale Kinsella called it a “classic example of Hollywood greed.” RELATED: Filming kicked off early last month with a behind-the-scenes look at Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the characters of Hobbs and Shaw respectively, as well as the first look at Idris Elba’s new villain. The lawsuit says Moritz was removed from the project just days before cameras began rolling. Moritz is currently seeking to be reinstated as lead producer on the film, or to be paid “tens of millions dollars in damages in lost compensation.” According to the complaint, which can be read by going , Universal presented Moritz with the chance to either amend his oral producer deal and, in doing so, accept substantially inferior financial terms or be cut from the project altogether. Because Moritz refused to amend his contract, Universal forced him off the project. “Remarkably, despite Moritz having complete Pay-or-Play protection on all of his last several deals on the FF Franchise and having relied on Universal’s oral promises, Universal also took the extraordinary position that it was free to exploit Moritz’s ideas for Hobbs and Shaw, and his work product over an approximately year-and-a-half period, without honoring its oral producer agreement,” the filing states regarding Universal’s blockbuster franchise. RELATED: Universal is said to have made its new offer to Moritz over the summer and then officially acted on its decision on September 7, when it cut Moritz out of Hobbs and Shaw. Per the filing, Universal has reportedly claimed it can move forward on the project without Moritz’s inclusion. And as we’ve seen courtesy of those behind-the-scenes photos, filming is still very much underway and has been since Moritz’s ousting. The decision to amend his contract was said to be due to an “increased budget” on the film, although Moritz and his legal team refute those claims, stating that at the time of the offer the budget on the flick was actually $15 million under budget. We’ll have to wait and see if the lawsuit heads to trial, or if both parties will settle. As it stands right now, Hobbs and Shaw is still slated set to hit the big screen next summer. Directed by David Leitch from a script by Chris Morgan, Hobbs and Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The film will be released on Aug. 2, 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 18, 2018
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for “Inmate 4587,” the Arrow Season 7 premiere. Actor Ben Lewis has been cast as the adult version of Oliver Queen’s son William for the flash forward sequences of Season 7. He made his first appearance in “Inmate 4587,” the season premiere. “Thanks, dad! Humbled and proud to be your (TV) son,” Lewis told Arrow star Stephen Amell in over Twitter. “Especially after watching that premiere!” RELATED: Thanks Dad! Humbled & proud to be your (TV) son… especially after watching that premiere!
October 18, 2018
The Conners showrunner Bruce Helford has explained why the series chose to kill off Rosanne Barr’s character with a prescription drug overdose. Roseanne returned to television in 2017 to strong ratings, but Barr’s racist statements on Twitter in May of 2018 got the show canceled by ABC. The series was eventually revived as The Conners, returning to television screens earlier this week. While almost the entire cast and crew have returned, Roseanne (and the character heavily based on her) have been written off the show. In the first episode of The Conners, the character of Roseanne is revealed to have died of a painkiller overdose. This actually played off the character’s growing addiction to the drugs following surgery, which was a minor subplot of the Roseanne revival. RELATED: Writing an op-ed for , Roseanne and The Conners showrunner Bruce Helford elaborated on his decision to ultimately kill off the character instead of just writing her off the show. “There was a lot of chatter in the ether about how we should explain Roseanne’s absence,” said Helford. “Should she have a sudden heart attack, a mental breakdown or go off into the sunset on a boat with her son Jerry Garcia? But back in the writers room, we firmly decided against anything cowardly or far-fetched, anything that would make the fierce matriarch of the Conners seem pathetic or debased.” Helford also saw the decision as an opportunity to explore a serious topic; the rise of opioid-related deaths in America. “I wanted a respectful sendoff for her, too: One that was relevant and could inspire discussion for the greater good about the American working class, whose authentic problems are often ignored by broadcast television,” said Helford. “If you watched the first episode, I hope you’ll agree we did that.” RELATED: For her part, Roseanne Barr for the way her character was written off the show. The actor and comedian has spent the last few months defending herself and the sense of humor that got her fired from the ABC series. She released a statement after the episode aired, decrying the death. The statement reads in-part that “[the death] was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show.” Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, The Conners stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey and Maya Lynne Robinson. The post appeared first on .
October 17, 2018