• ‘Mighty Ducks': Emilio Estevez to Reprise Gordon Bombay Role for Disney+ Reboot
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    ‘Mighty Ducks': Emilio Estevez to Reprise Gordon Bombay Role for Disney+ Reboot

    Emilio Estevez has joined Disney+ “The Mighty Ducks” TV series, reprising his iconic role as the beloved Coach Gordon Bombay from the hit ’90s film franchise.He will star alongside previously announced series regulars Lauren Graham and Brady Noon. Also joining the cast are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De’Jon Watts.In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode show, which is set to premiere later this year on Disney’s streaming service.Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot Set at Disney+ With Lauren Graham as the New CoachHere’s the official description for the reboot series:In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” Estevez said in a statement, “and after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot Set at Disney+ With Lauren Graham as the New Coach“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” Agnes Chu, Disney+ senior vice president of content, said. “For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three “Mighty Ducks” films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “13 Going On 30”) are co-creators and will serve as showrunners. Estevez, James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing. Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.“The Mighty Ducks” TV series hails from ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios.Read original story ‘Mighty Ducks': Emilio Estevez to Reprise Gordon Bombay Role for Disney+ Reboot At TheWrap

  • Quentin Tarantino on What Happened to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character After ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’
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    Quentin Tarantino on What Happened to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character After ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’

    This story first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine.This might be a shorter, more accelerated awards season than usual, but don’t try to tell that to Quentin Tarantino. “It doesn’t feel short to me, because we’ve been talking about this movie since May,” he said of “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and then began its theatrical run in late July.“My last couple of movies came out at Christmas, so I was stuck in this logjam that happens at the end of the year. But this one was a pleasure, because it opened in summer and played like a summer movie, and people were talking about it and arguing about it for weeks after the movie came out. It didn’t even matter if they hated it or made fun of me — it was great to be part of that conversation. And now, to me, this feels like it’s about the end of March. I can’t even imagine talking about this movie for two more months.”As he said this, it was mid-January, four days after his film received 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Tarantino and producer Shannon McIntosh sat in a secluded patio at the Chateau Marmont, an appropriately classic Hollywood location to talk about a movie that re-creates the town in 1969 in a blend of fact, fiction and deliriously bloody wish-fulfillment.The two have been working together since McIntosh did some behind-the-scenes work on “Pulp Fiction” for Miramax, meeting Tarantino on his birthday in 1995 — which also happened to be the day he won the screenwriting Oscar for that film. She began producing his films with 2012’s “Django Unchained,” and first heard about “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” when it was simply an idea Tarantino was kicking around about a fading cowboy actor named Rick Dalton.Also Read: Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': How the Stars Compare to Real-Life Characters (Photos)jQuery(document).ready(function($){ var img = $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-2 .aesop-parallax-sc-img') , setHeight = function() { if ($('aesop-parallax-component-4911537-2').height() > img.height()) { $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-2').css('height',img.height()); $('aesop-parallax-component-4911537-2').css('height',img.height()); } } $(window).load(function(){ setHeight(); }); $(window).resize(function(){ setHeight(); }); var img = $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-2 .aesop-parallax-sc-img'); img.parallax({speed: 0.3}); }); // end jquery doc ready “It was never like, ‘This is the next one I’m going to do,'” he said. “It was sort of like my own little hobby project. I don’t think I ever read Shannon anything, but I would mention it from time to time, and tell her the titles of the phony movies: “Kill Me Quick Ringo, Said the Gringo,” stuff like that. I don’t think it was until she read the script that she actually got it.”“That was three years ago,” McIntosh said. “I went up to Quentin’s house and got to read it. In the initial read you’re just relishing and loving the read, but right away the big priority became making this in Hollywood, making sure we could qualify for the tax incentive, making sure we could make this movie where it needed to be made. We met with a few different studios, and Sony was the one that wanted it the most.”The production cost just under $100 million — and, McIntosh said, it came in under budget. “We got to make it the full-on way,” Tarantino said. “There’s a different version of this movie where we don’t have this much money, and we’re having to cut corners. We’re having to do more CGI, we’re having to build less and just build it around one building that still exists from that time period.“And look — that movie would be good, too. But to actually be able to do it old-school style was wonderful, That’s a luxury in today’s Hollywood.”Also Read: 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' Viewer Arrested for Pummeling Another Moviegoer for Cellphone UseBut if the money hadn’t been there, was he committed enough to the idea to have done the cheaper version?“God, that’s an interesting question,” Tarantino said, and then paused for a long time. “I’m glad I don’t have to answer it. It literally was not my situation, because we had a couple of different studios that were interested in it at this budget. So to ask me that is like saying, ‘If your career was vastly different, how would you feel?’ I don’t know. I imagine that of course I would make it — I would probably put it together that way if that was the only recourse that I had.”Another pause. “At the same time, I don’t know. I don’t know if a cut-rate ‘Sorcerer’ is better than no ‘Sorcerer.’ I don’t know what the cut-rate ‘Apocalypse Now’ or cut-rate ‘Blade Runner’ is. Now, I’m not trying to say that my movie is on the canvas of ‘Blade Runner’ or ‘Sorcerer’ or any of those movies. But a cheapie version of that is not necessarily what I would want to see.”The full-on ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,’ on the other hand, is exactly what Tarantino and McIntosh wanted to see — and, for that matter, something he’s still obsessing over, particularly the lead characters of a mostly washed-up TV Western actor and his longtime stunt double played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.“If you’ve seen it a couple of times, especially if you’ve lived with it since it opened in the summer, it almost feels a bit like Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth are real guys,” he said. “They blend into the atmosphere, into the time period. I think part of that was committing 100% to a whole Rick Dalton career and filmography. Recently I’ve been imagining the career he had after the movie. And I’ve gotten really, really, super into it.”And with that, Tarantino was off, enthusiastically telling tales (spoiler alert!) of what happened to Dalton after he whipped out his flamethrower and finished off a few Manson family members that fateful night.“The whole incident with the flamethrower and the hippies got a lot of play,” he said. “No one quite knows what a big deal that was, but it was still a big deal. And it’s a big deal that he killed ‘em with the flamethrower, with the prop from one of his most popular movies. So he starts becoming in demand again. I mean, not in demand like Michael Sarrazin at that time was in demand, but he’s got some publicity and now all of a sudden “The 14 Fists of McCluskey” is playing more on Channel 5 during Combat Week and stuff. And so he gets offered a couple of features — low-budget ones, but studio ones.Also Read: Meet Julia Butters, the 10-Year-Old Scene Stealer From 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood'jQuery(document).ready(function($){ var img = $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-3 .aesop-parallax-sc-img') , setHeight = function() { if ($('aesop-parallax-component-4911537-3').height() > img.height()) { $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-3').css('height',img.height()); $('aesop-parallax-component-4911537-3').css('height',img.height()); } } $(window).load(function(){ setHeight(); }); $(window).resize(function(){ setHeight(); }); var img = $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-3 .aesop-parallax-sc-img'); img.parallax({speed: 0.3}); }); // end jquery doc ready “But the thing is, on the episodic-TV circuit, he’s a bigger name now. He’s not quite Darren McGavin, all right? Darren McGavin would get paid the highest you could get paid as a guest star back in that time. But Rick’s about where John Saxon was, maybe just a little bit higher. So he’s getting good money and doing the best shows. And the episodes are all built around him.So as opposed to doing ‘Land of the Giants’ and ‘Bingo Martin,’ now he’s the bad guy on ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and it’s his episode.”He began talking even faster than usual and banging on the patio table for emphasis as he detailed a filmography that he submitted to IMDb but they declined to use. “Oh, and he does a Vince Edwards show, ‘Matt Lincoln.’ Or a Glenn Ford show, ‘Cade’s County.’ And that’s a big deal, ’cause he did ‘Hell-Fire Texas’ with Glenn Ford and they didn’t really get along. But now they bury the hatchet and they make a big deal about the two guys doing it together. And then he does a couple of Paul Wendkos’ TV movies.”He paused and grinned, happy with the imaginary career of his imaginary star. “And you know, he’s doing OK.”To read more of the Down to the Wire issue, click here.Read original story Quentin Tarantino on What Happened to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character After ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ At TheWrap

  • Ricky Gervais Reveals What He Said in His Censored Joke at the 2020 Golden Globes
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    Ricky Gervais Reveals What He Said in His Censored Joke at the 2020 Golden Globes

    The comedian took to Twitter to set the record straight on what he really said about Judi Dench.

  • Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
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    Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

    Christian Bale is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and join Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” TheWrap has confirmed.Bale last wore superhero spandex in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.Taika Waititi will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Also Read: 'Ford v Ferrari' Film Review: Christian Bale and Matt Damon Drive Steady Through Underwritten Le Mans TaleThe plot remains under wraps, but in “Avengers: Endgame,” as the film is wrapping up, one moment of sorely-needed levity after so many gut-punches comes when Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) about who really leads the team. So we know at least where Thor might be when he returns.“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its debut in November of 2017, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.A four time Oscar nominee who won a best supporting actor Oscar for 2010’s “The Fighter,” Bale can currently be seen in “Ford v Ferrari.” Bale is repped by WME.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Marvel had no comment.Collider first reported the news.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Read original story Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ At TheWrap

  • 'Knives Out' Sequel Focused on Daniel Craig's Character in the Works
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    'Knives Out' Sequel Focused on Daniel Craig's Character in the Works

    Writer-director Rian Johnson is hoping to make the film in the next year.

  • Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy’s Body Double on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies in His 30s
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    Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy’s Body Double on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies in His 30s

    Andrew Dunbar, who worked as a body double for Alfie Allen’s Theon Greyjoy and a background actor on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has died. He was in his 30s.Dunbar died suddenly at his home in East Belfast, Ireland, on Christmas Eve, according to the Daily Mail. No cause of death was made public.“To say we are shocked and saddened at the passing of Andrew Dunbar is an understatement,” the Ireland-based talent agency The Extras Dept. said in a statement. “We have so many fond memories of the years Andrew worked with us. He was so versatile we could cast him in anything, he was such a talented performer he would always end up being featured, and he was so adored that he was always requested by productions again and again.”Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Is Most-Tweeted-About Show of 2019, 'SNL' - Last Year's No. 1 - Falls Off Top 10 ListDunbar appeared on the final three seasons of “Game of Thrones,” beginning with Season 6’s “Battle of the Bastards.” In addition serving as a body double for Allen’s Theon and as a background performer in other “GOT” roles, he also appeared “Line of Duty,” “Derry Girls” and SYFY’s “Krypton.”In an Instagram story, Allen noted Dunbar’s passing, writing, “Extremely shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. To lose a loved one so young, I can only imagine what his family are going through. RIP Andrew xxx.”Pamela Smyth, who oversaw crowd makeup for “Game of Thrones,” also remembered Dunbar in a statement to Belfast Live. “Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out,” she said. “Always professional and mannerly with a big broad beaming smile. A beautiful soul – he will be missed by all the GOT family.”Read original story Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy’s Body Double on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies in His 30s At TheWrap

  • Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans
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    Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans

    Judi Dench said that her character in “Cats,” Old Deuteronomy, is actually transgender.In an interview with Out magazine, Dench recalled how she was forced to drop out of a stage production of “Cats” from 1981 in London’s West End.When the interviewer, who is transgender, pointed out that her character is traditionally played by a man on stage, Dench noted that the male actor Brian Blessed played the role in the 1981 production.“[It was] nerve wracking, because all I can hear is Brian Blessed all the time in the production that I wasn’t able to be in,” Dench said. “Totally unexpected, it was. I kind of call it ‘trans Deuteronomy,’ is the part for me. But it was lovely to be led about and be an aged, old cat.”Also Read: 'Cats' Poor Reception Prompts Universal to Send an 'Improved,' Updated Version to TheatersDench’s character is a wise, older cat who judges other cats in the annual Jellicle Ball. The cats have a chance to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn in a new life if they are chosen.Dench was meant to portray the characters Grizabella the Glamour Cat and Jennyanydots the Old Gumbie Cat in the 1981 production in London, but she was forced to leave the play after she snapped an Achilles tendon.“Cats” is in theaters now. Check out video of Dench’s interview via Out.Read original story Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans At TheWrap