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Tom Hardy and Dame Judi Dench beat Sean Connery and Olivia Colman to claim the title of Best Film Stars of the 21st Century.
Following a high-profile trial, the former police officer was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
Emilia Clarke is in final negotiations to join Marvel Studios’ “Secret Invasion,” the hot original series quickly coming together at Disney Plus. The “Game of Thrones” headliner’s role is naturally under wraps, and marks her first foray into the Marvel universe. She joins previously-reported cast Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Olivia Colman. […]
There’s a moment that every child who aspires to movie stardom dreams about. They practise it in front of the mirror: graciously thanking their parents, their first drama teacher, their favourite hamster; smiling; waving; trying valiantly to cry. No, it’s not an Oscar’s acceptance speech – at least, not anymore; it’s the moment that super-producer Kevin Feige offers you his hand across a conference table and tells you you’ve landed a Marvel movie. Yesterday came the first reports that Olivia Colman is in talks to slip into full-body lycra and join the MCU, via the studio’s next small-screen series Secret Invasion. The news follows a recent clutch of arrivals of actresses of a similar age and calibre to Colman to other Marvel projects, including Kathryn Hahn’s show-stealing turn in WandaVision, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ surprise appearance in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Such casting choices may once have sounded insane. Why would the woman who just two years ago won an Academy Award for her grief-stricken, crumbling performance as Queen Anne in The Favourite, and who is up for another one this weekend for The Father, choose to submerge her pristine brand as the reigning monarch of British acting, both on-screen and off-, in a barrel of brightly-coloured, pop-sountracked, quippy-scripted comic bookery? Secret Invasion sounds even more deranged than the average Marvel project: it will likely focus on the race of green, reptilian aliens called Skrulls (Ben Mendelsohn will reprise his role as Skrull commander Talos from Captain Marvel), as they invade earth by shapeshifting to imitate superheroes. Colman as an alien reptile? It’s hard to think of a more unlikely piece of casting since Judi Dench dressed up in a catsuit. But over the last decade, a foundational piece of Marvel’s strategy has been signing-on not just fresh-faced stars like Chris Evans and Tom Holland, but some of the world’s most serious performers: inde darlings (Mark Ruffalo, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson), BBC-drama-grown Brits (Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch) and awards-laden powerhouses (Annette Bening, Scarlett Johansson, and even Anthony Hopkins, Colman’s co-star in The Father, who is also up for an Oscar) have all rocked up in the MCU. Much as the Harry Potter franchise once was, the films have become a who’s who of Oscar after-party invite lists.
Gemma Chan called the story — which referred to the late royal as "an often crotchety figure, offending people with gaffes about slitty eyes" — "irresponsible" amid the surge of anti-Asian attacks
Producer Scott Rudin will “step back” from his film and streaming projects in addition to his Broadway productions in the wake of allegations about his abusive workplace behavior. Rudin, whose upcoming films include Netflix’s “The Woman in the Window” and A24’s “The Humans,” said he will “take the time to work on personal issues I […]
Anthony Powell, the three-time Oscar-winning costume designer known for helping shape the looks of Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones and Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil, has died. He was 85. The Costume Designers Guild confirmed Powell’s death on Monday night on Facebook, writing: “Legendary English costume designer Anthony Powell passed away last weekend. He will […]
A new directing team has joined the Spider-Verse. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers (a current Oscar nominee), and Justin K. Thompson have been tapped by Sony Pictures Animation to direct the sequel to the Oscar-winning animated feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Although Dos Santos’ directing role had been previously reported, the trio have been working […]
Michael Keaton’s talent agency, ICM Partners, has confirmed the actor will return as Batman in “The Flash.” The superhero film officially kicked off production in London on Monday, as revealed in an Instagram post from director Andrés Muschietti. As TheWrap first exclusively reported, Keaton was in talks to return to the role of Batman after nearly 30 years, to appear alongside Ezra Miller in Warner Bros.’ “The Flash.” Also Read: Ben Affleck to Return as Bruce Wayne in Ezra Miller's 'The Flash' Movie But Keaton set the fandom on fire last month when he hinted in an interview with Deadline that he might not do “The Flash” because of his concerns about COVID-19. “To be honest with you, you know what worries me more than anything about all this stuff? It’s COVID,” Keaton said at the time. “I’m more concerned. I keep my eye more on the COVID situation in the UK than anything. That will determine everything, and so that’s why I’m living outside the city here on 17 acres, staying away from everybody, because the COVID thing has got me really concerned. So, that’s my first thing about all projects. I look at it and go, is this thing going to kill me, literally? And you know, if it doesn’t, then we talk.” Keaton first played Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster of the same name, which was a critical and financial success that changed how superhero films were viewed and paved the way for the genre’s future box office domination. Keaton’s casting was initially controversial among fans, as he was primarily known for broad comedies. But his performance — particularly how he used his comedic background in his portrayal of Bruce Wayne to differentiate it from Batman — was widely praised and is now recognized as a seminal moment in comic book films. Also Read: 'The Flash': Ron Livingston to Play Henry Allen in Superhero Movie Keaton last played Batman in 1992’s “Batman Returns,” but quit the role during development of a third film after Burton was pushed out as director and replaced with Joel Schumacher, who took the series in a campier direction with 1995’s “Batman Forever” and its reviled 1997 follow-up, “Batman & Robin.” “The Flash” will disregard the latter two entries entirely and explore what Keaton’s version of Batman has been up to since we last saw him. Loosely based on the 2011 DC Comics crossover event “Flashpoint” — previously announced as the film’s title at Comic-Con 2017 — the story sees Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent the death of his mother. The result? Allen inadvertently creates another universe protected by Keaton’s Batman, now 30 years older. “The Flash” will be released on Nov. 4, 2022. Read original story Yes, Michael Keaton Really Is Playing Batman in ‘The Flash’ At TheWrap
Mattel, the popular toy company, intends to turn yet another children’s game into a big-screen extravaganza. The company’s film division has announced plans to develop Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em, the tabletop game featuring battling robots, as a live-action movie starring Vin Diesel. “To take the classic Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em game, with Mattel as my […]
Olivia Colman is in negotiations to join the “Secret Invasion” series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed with sources. Should Colman join the series, she would join previously announced cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kingsley Ben-Adir. Reps for Colman and Disney Plus did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment. Jackson will reprise […]
Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West will join the cast of the new film.
John Cameron Mitchell will play Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel, the Oklahoma zoo owner made infamous in the Netflix docuseries 'Tiger King.'
Dwayne Johnson is gearing up for his superhero debut as Black Adam, but, for now, his youngest daughter is more of an Aquaman fan.
The first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has been revealed on star Simu Liu’s birthday. On Monday morning, Liu gifted Marvel fans the first look at the “Shang-Chi” poster and his superhero costume. “Whoever said that you could only RECEIVE presents on your birthday? Today, I’m giving […]
Oscar winner Kate Winslet reveals all about returning to TV as a hard working single mum detective for HBO murder mystery Mare of Easttown