神途下载我知道很多人都感觉这样神途神途所以通过击中怪物之后战士就无疑是玩轻变神途手游最好的选择天王神途战士在一个骷单职业神途手游单机版髅洞很常见——刚体洞-石墓-雅各布？祖马基本上2天时间左右 (Photo by Claudette Barius/Universal Pictures)The SXSW Conference has announced its features lineup, adding to the previously announced opening night film US, Jordan Peele s follow up to his winning mega-hit Get Out. Film, interactive, episodic, and immersive media all converge during the 10-day film conference, known for Texas-sized crowds and raucous reactions, in March. Last year s opener, A Quiet Place, parlayed a glowing SXSW reaction into a 0 million juggernaut, and Us, we would assume, hopes for the same. This initial release of films is already stacked with a number of festival favorites like Seth Rogan and Matthew McConaughey and new offerings from first-time filmmakers Olivia Wilde and Logan-Marshall Green.In the documentary section, lookout for Stuffed, which chronicles the surprising world of taxidermy, and Running with Beto, a behind-the-scenes look at Beto O Rourke s 2018 breakaway campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. Not to be overlooked is the impressive Episodic slate, which has become a premier stop for new and continuing series. A highlight this year is Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement s hotly anticipated What We Do in the Shadows series, an episodic continuation of their cult feature of the same name. Last year, HBO built an entire town to recreate Westworld in the Lone Star State, and with the final season of Game of Thrones premiering in April, don t be surprised if a larger-than-life installation pops up in the streets of Austin. The Headliners section and the Narrative Spotlight section include new films featuring Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, Lupita Nyong o, and Winston Duke, and those titles are joined by SXSW regulars Jay Duplass, Ethan Hawke, and Robert Rodriguez.Films screening in Festival Favorites, Midnighters, Shorts, Virtual Cinema, Episodic Pilot Competition, Title Design Competition, Music Videos, and late-breaking Features will be announced on February 6. Read up on the full of SXSW Film Slate below:NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITIONAliceDirector/Screenwriter: Josephine MackerrasCast: Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloe BorehamShe did everything right until it all went wrong. (World Premiere)Extra OrdinaryDirectors/Screenwriters: Mike Ahern, Enda LoughmanCast: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia DohertyRose, a mostly sweet and mostly lonely small-town driving instructor, must use her supernatural talent to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely), from a washed-up rockstar who is using her in a satanic pact that will reignite his fame. (World Premiere)Go Back to ChinaDirector/Screenwriter: Emily TingCast: Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen, Kelly Hu, Kendy Cheung, Aviva WangAfter spoiled rich girl Sasha Li (Anna Akana) blows through half of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father (Richard Ng) and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business. (World Premiere)Mickey and the BearDirector/Screenwriter: Annabelle AttanasioCast: Camila Morrone, James Badge Dale, Calvin Demba, Ben Rosenfield, Rebecca HendersonFaced with the responsibility to take care of her addict, veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck keeps her household afloat. When she has the opportunity to leave for good, she must choose between familial obligation and personal fulfillment. (World Premiere)Ms. White LightDirector/Screenwriter: Paul ShoulbergCast: Roberta Colindrez, John Ortiz, Judith Light, Carson Meyer, Zachary SpicerLex Cordova s business is dying. She has a unique ability to connect with her clients that are terminally ill. It s just everyone else that she has a problem with. Valerie is a no bullshit woman who loves living her life. Her only way out is thru Lex. (World Premiere)(Photo by Sam Probst)Pig HagDirectors: Sam Probst, Colby HoltScreenwriter: Colby HoltCast: Anna T Schlegel, Tony Jaksha, Pete Zias, Michael Henry, Nate Stoner, Maxwell Esposito, Amanda DeSimone, Alex Myerchin, Andrew KudlaJodie, a woman in her mid-thirties, struggles with the pressure to find a partner and have children. When she attends a Guns N Roses concert, she thinks she may have met a potential match — until he immediately ghosts on her. (World Premiere)PornoDirector: Keola RacelaScreenwriters: Matt Black, Laurence VannicelliCast: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Robert Tann, Bill Phillips, Katelyn Pearce, Peter ReznikoffWhen a group of naive teens working at a movie theater in a small Christ
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(Photo by Courtesy of IFC Films.)As a genre, the music documentary is premised on the promise of access. A concert doc hopes to bring audiences the immediacy of a live performance they may have missed (or wish to relive). A biographical doc, meanwhile, aims to take us past public personas and appearances and into the private world of a music act. Except, as Annie Clark – better known as the ever-alluring St. Vincent – found out when watching a whole slew of them, these promises are only ever illusory. There may be a semblance of access, but everything offered has been highly curated; any hint of authenticity is neutered by the very confines of the genre.The Nowhere Inn, a new film that finds Clark playing a heightened version of herself as she sets out to film a concert documentary, was first conceived as a concert doc meant to document St. Vincent’s Masseduction tour. But, as the meta-approach of this bare-bones synopsis suggests, such a straightforward tact was never going to work. Or rather, it wouldn’t have been as much fun as an all-out deconstruction of the genre and the very pop/rock stars it so often exalts.“Well, I didn t really want it to be just a straight concert,” she told Rotten Tomatoes recently, recalling the origins for this scripted project. “So I asked Carrie Brownstein if she would help me make some interstitials to go in between songs; have some cute way of framing it, I guess. And then that kind of dovetailed into conversations that Carrie and I have been having for years about authenticity and performance.”It was during those early talks about music docs that the two friends realized the genre at large (exceptions notwithstanding) was stuck in a rather rigid schema. You’d hear about humble beginnings and tragedies that marked an artist’s early life. You’d get a requisite going-home sequence and the attendant “I’m just a regular person, but I also happen to be massively famous” sensibility that couldn’t help but ring hollow.“Well, why don t we just make a crazy, meta-scripted, psychological absurd horror that deals with all of it?” Clark recalls asking herself. “And in a way that, oddly enough by scripting it, would make it more authentic than if I had tried and failed to perform authenticity?”The film begins like a straightforward mockumentary wherein Carrie tries to get Annie to make her backstage life less boring (less video games and more anything else, really). But soon, as Annie begins to take her St. Vincent persona off of the stage and into her real life, hoping to create more exciting footage, The Nowhere Inn takes a turn for the absurd. That Clark describes that turn – which finds Annie hiring a fake family out in the country to visit and later making Carrie and Annie twinned images of each other – by invoking the likes of Bertolt Brecht, David Lynch, and Peter Greenaway hints at the twisted, near-nightmarish logic that eventually overtakes The Nowhere Inn.(Photo by Courtesy of IFC Films.)But even before the Bill Benz-directed film all but splinters out into its Rubik’s cube of an ending, it cements itself as a probing satire that artfully skewers the performance of authenticity that so constitutes contemporary celebrity culture. Even the moments that supposedly humanize artists in music docs, to Clark, feel not just alien but outright disturbing. “I get confused because I see things celebrated that seem to me like just really terrible behavior – like inhuman-like narcissism to the next level,” she says. “But it s sort of lauded. And I wanted to do that in this movie and play with it.”Clark points to what is, in her mind, the funniest scene in the film. It’s a moment where a fan, having been brought backstage to meet with Annie, pours her heart out and tells the artist how her music helped her cope with a personal tragedy. There’s such a naked vulnerability on display that the sudden tears that overtake Annie at first feel not just earned but necessary. But there’s no empathy at work here. Just another instance of an artist unwilling (or unable) to let other people center themselves when she’s around. “I have to hijack it and make it about myself,” she explains. “Because I m so narcissistic that I can t even allow her the space to tell this heartbreaking story. And then she ends up consoling me, and it s just like – what a monster!”As Clark found out firsthand when attending a Sundance screening of the film back in 2020 (no one had the foresight to tell her or Brownstein that talent rarely sit in on these premiere screenings), the scene didn’t quite land with the raucous laughter she expected. That was an early sign that The Nowhere Inn may be more unintentionally baffling than she’d first anticipated. Or that the humor she finds in this narcissistic monster she created out of the on-screen Annie she plays may rightfully keep audiences in a sense of unease.(Photo by Courtesy of IFC Films.)“I needed to go down the complete narcissism rabbit hole for it to pan out,” she adds. “And not just down the narcissism rabbit hole, but also into this inkling that I was in control of the narrative the whole time. That s certainly a nod to the fact that really rock stars and pop stars, they are in control of the narrative the whole time. Make no mistake.”As Annie puts it late in the film when she’s become a laughably terrifying prima donna: “Ok. Let’s only document the things I can control.” It’s a line that epitomizes the fine line The Nowhere Inn walks, existing at the intersection of a comical threat and an existential joke.“It s a funny one because I think music is so intimate. And I ve talked about my whole life, all my fears and loves and concerns and tragedies through music. And so that is really deep. I just think that s a really deep connection that, even if you don t know what I ate for breakfast, it’s a kind of a deeper part of me. I really believe in that.”If The Nowhere Inn revels in poking fun at the very possibility of music documentaries offering any kind of authentic appreciation of the artists they profile, Clark doesn’t discount the way in which its outré tone may in fact give her fans newer insights into her own person – and persona.“I think they might get a better sense of my appreciation of absurdity – like that I don t take myself very seriously. And that identities are very malleable and we re just all playing with it all the time. That reality feels increasingly illusory.”The Nowhere Inn is in theaters and available on-demand from Friday September 17, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.Thumbnail image: © IFC Films / Courtesy Everett Collection
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0.13.0 9月喜迎Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: One of the things that struck me about The Flood is that we re watching someone basically go to work; she s kind of a cog in this bureaucratic machine. We don t really see a lot of stories about people just doing the work and the sort of dilemmas that come up with that.Lena Headey: It s just basic. Do you know what I mean? What I love about it is there s no frivolity in the film, and it doesn t shove any message in anyone s face. It s like: This is it. Obviously, we ve dramatized moments, to make it kind of cinema-worthy, but you re just watching someone on the grind, you know what I mean?I like that you said that the movie doesn t deliver this strong message on either side. I was reading a review that took a dig at the movie for not having a view, and I thought to myself that kind of misses the point, because this is a complex and nuanced situation. Headey: It s so complicated, yeah, so complicated. There were so many opinions, so many opinions, you know what I mean? It s just like, watch this. This is what s happening daily, and we kind of just brush over it.I know that you ve done some work with International Rescue Committee, and obviously you EPed this project. Was there a moment that shook you out of whatever it was and made you get more actively involved or interested in this cause?Headey: Yeah. Yep. I d been reading, obviously, and listening to everything happening in Syria, and then it was Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shores of Bodrum, dead. It just moved me. Then I kind of got more involved, and I started watching more stories, and I saw this woman who had a child who [was near an officer] at a border. She was just like, “Take my child so he can live.” Then, it sort of opened the floodgates, as it were. There s no returning for me after that.You went to the camps, right, at Lesbos?Headey: Mm-hmm, yeah. I went to about five different camps over the time I ve been working with them, yeah. Watching this film and how it turned out, do you feel like what we see of the The Jungle refugee camp will give people who have no concept of what life could possibly be like there some insight into it?Headey: Yeah, I think it gives you a tiny it s sort of a swallowable thing to see. It s just moving enough, hopefully it ll anger people enough. But, of course, there are far worse things going on. We concentrated on Ivanno s character, Haile, so the film s really about his journey.What is something that s surprised you that you ve learned about the refugee crisis since becoming involved?Headey: Human resilience. How people with absolutely f k all, who ve lost every possible thing, can still smile and offer you a cup of tea when they ve got nothing. I think that s something we can all learn right now.I m going to pivot a little bit, back a few years, if you don t mind. The RT staff and audience are all huge fans of The Sarah Connor Chronicles. With so many series reboots happening, if someone came to you and asked you to play her again, would you consider it?Headey: I would totally do it if it was on like a cable channel, so we could be more dirty with it. Yeah, yeah, make it a bit more grungy, do you know what I mean? As it would be, yeah, and not bring any men in. Maybe an actor or two, but I think she needs to be able to handle herself.One reboot of sorts you re a part of is Netflix s upcoming animated Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Have you started recording yet?Headey: Yeah, we ve done a few episodes. I did a session with Mark Hamill, which was great. He s really wonderful to watch and a lovely guy. We ve got a bit more to do. I think this whole thing has shut down so many things.You play Skeletor s [Hamill] second-in-command, Evil-Lyn. What can we expect from your take on the character?Headey: I think she s pretty loyal to the original material, character-wise. I m not doing any sort of grand, strange voice, no. It s more about her, who she is, and her relationships. She s quite a weirdo.The Flood is available on VOD from Friday, May 1, 2020.
Season 4 opens with Dean Fogg (Rick Worthy) having wiped the memories of several series leads, including Quentin, Penny (Arjun Gupta), Margo (Summer Bishil), Kady (Jade Tailor), and Josh (Trevor Einhorn), which gives them new identities and no knowledge of magic. Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) still has her memories, but she’s imprisoned by the Head Librarian (Mageina Tovah) for breaking her deal with the Library. With the help of Dean Fogg, the Library has harnessed magic and is now portioning out its use – an arrangement that no one else is happy about. Meanwhile, Eliot (Hale Appleman) picked up a dark passenger in the season 3 finale: He’s now possessed by a childlike, sociopathic ancient being whose idea of play involves murder as sport.We got a fix on TV and streaming’s favorite magical millennials during our visit. Here’s what they and McNamara had to say about the characters and season 4.Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice“At the beginning of the season we pick up where we left off: Alice is in the Library Jail for the first few episodes, and she is locked away, and is miserable. It s not a good place to be and Alice is the only one of the main cast who doesn t have a glamour, and she doesn t know that they do. So, she s in there with zero information; last she knows she may have killed all of her friends — she s not sure!“So, she s kind of losing her mind in this little jail cell … The only other person I got to work with was my cellmate across the way who we don t even get to see — we re just talking through air vents in the ceiling.“It was some of my favorite scenes, actually as an actor the exercise of working alone in a cell and having a ton of dialogue with someone on a different wall was really fun … The first few episodes is Alice just trying to escape and trying to figure out if her friends are alive. Then the rest of the season — I ve been calling this season Alice’s redemption tour; she s going on a journey to gain her friends love and trust back, and it s not necessarily easy for most of them — especially Quentin, who takes the longest and — everyone has their feelings about what she did at the end of last year.“Alice still stands by it — or at least I do, maybe Alice doesn t, but Olivia does! Because in her mind she s just a very practical, smart woman, and she concluded at the end of the last season that magic is hurting and killing everyone she loves, so let s get rid of it! But what happens is one person can t make the decision for everybody; as we know, it doesn t work out well. So, she tried to save everybody and it backfired, so this year she s kind of sitting back, and I m trying to take her back to a little bit more of season 1 Alice — quietly thinking, plotting, and planning instead of just acting, because even she knows she s smart and has the power now. So, this year was really fun for me in making her a little bit softer than she s been the last two seasons. Niffin Alice really rubbed off on her, a lot, so now she s trying to get rid of that edge and just be with her friends, and she falls in love with magic again this year which was one of my favorite things about this season.”Jason Ralph as Quentin“That sort of ‘Avengers assemble’ vibe is very true, I think, to this group. It took a while to figure out what everyone s strengths were, and what everyone s purpose was in the group, and those lanes have now been defined, and so the way we make decisions is quicker. We don t have to sit down and figure everything out. It s like when a problem arises, we know that Quentin is going to be the idiot, and Penny is going to travel us, and Margo is going to beat the shit out of someone.“I think Quentin s always considered himself sort of a leader. I notice that there s that internal conflict, where he feels not good enough, and maybe not. I think he wants to be the person meant to be the leader, and is at odds with the fact that sometimes that s not true, or when the opportunity to be the leader presents itself, that he s maybe not up for it. That, I think, has been his conflict through all of this. I don t know that that goes away. I think he would definitely want to be, and sometimes he was, and sometimes he s not. Like all of us, right? That s what s so lovely about the characters and about the world: no one is one thing, and we do fail all the time, and we want to be things that we re not, and the grass is always greener.”Stella Maeve as Julia“She grapples with [her loss of powers] in season 4 … The way the writers described it to me was like a weird purgatory. So I think she s kind of just trying to figure that out throughout the season: What am I doing? What is this meaning? Is this a message, and what is my purpose?“This is the most fun I have in a long time. It s awesome. I got to hang out with Hale which is really cool … I ve never had really any dialogue with Margo, and this is the first season I ve had any dialogue with Eliot — it s not really Eliot, it s monster Eliot, so it s kind of wild.”Arjun Gupta as Penny“I was unique in the situation where my character, my glamour character was completely different from Penny. He s DJ Hansel. He s the dude that went to India for two weeks and came back enlightened. And like wants to share and wants everybody to know how enlightened he is. Like always wears clothes from Thailand even though he went there once. Like that kind of person who s very ungrounded. Very like loose and free. Very free in his body which is different from Penny. So actually it was really fun. It was incredibly exciting.“I have to shout out Tarun Keram who was also with me. Because it s not just myself playing Hansel, Tarun was there playing him as well, because there are definitely shots of the scene where it s not me at all. It s like a different person. So basically the point of view of what like anyone outside of us in the world of The Magicians would see, wouldn t look like me, Penny, at all. It was a different human. So that was really cool and it was fun to work with him and he was amazing. It s an awkward situation for him because it s my character but also I wanted him, he wants to put in his own input. And he was really lovely and we just had a blast doing it, yeah.”Jade Tailor as Kady“I loved this season, for so many reasons. From a character standpoint, Kady had a huge t
After saving the City from the reign of The Terror last season, Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) and Arthur (Griffin Newman) are now free to kick some new villain butt. That tail, in this case, belongs to a dastardly crustacean named Lobstercules. The do-gooding duo encounter the crusty fiend during a bank deposit gone very, very wrong in season 2 of The Tick.About the new season:Tick and Arthur must now defend the City from new villains and old enemies —that is, if they can convince AEGIS, the government agency in charge of superhero regulation, that they deserve the job. But now that the City is safe enough to protect, Tick and Arthur begin to see they’ve got competition.Meanwhile, vigilante Overkill (Scott Speiser) is struggling to adjust to the “no killing” policy Tick ordered, and Arthur’s sister Dot (Valorie Curry) begins to embrace the realities of the world around her. Ms. Lint (Yara Martinez) returns with an eye on creating a new image for herself, and Superian (Brendan Hines) learns what happens when a superhero is not always perfect. And, through it all, Dangerboat (voiced by Alan Tudyk) tries to keep the team safe — while continuing to harbor strong feelings for someone special.The Tick season 2 premieres Friday, April 5 on Amazon Prime Video
New Star Trek Series Focusing on Captain Christopher Pike Ordered by CBS All Access(Photo by James Dimmock/CBS)CBS All Access has ordered Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which will focus on the years Captain Christopher Pike helmed the USS Enterprise. Three Star Trek: Discovery season 2 actors will reprise their roles: Anson Mount as Captain Pike (pictured), Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy, CBS All Access said in a statement.Akiva Goldsman wrote the series premiere based on the story by Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet. Strange New Worlds is the fourth Star Trek series in the franchise developed for CBS All Access after Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. A CG-animated Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences is also in the works for Nickelodeon.New Trailers: Jordan Peele s The Twilight Zone Returns for Season 2 in JuneSeason 2 of CBS All Access anthology series The Twilight Zone guest stars include Tony Hale, Chris Meloni, Gillian Jacobs, and Billy Porter. Executive producer Jordan Peele returns as the narrator.More trailers:Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet will launch a quarantine-themed episode on May 22 (Apple TV+)Fuller House, final season, starring Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber (Netflix)Adventure Time: Distant Lands, animated limited series (HBO Max)The 100, seventh and final season (The CW)Hannah Gadsby: Douglas, a stand-up special (Netflix)Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, a documentary featuring celebrities’ anecdotes about recreational drug experiences, starring Sting, Sarah Silverman, and Ben Stiller (Netflix)Sleeping With Friends, a reality competition series about sleep (YouTube)Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, a docuseries produced by Emmy winner Joe Berlinger and author James Patterson (Netflix)Trackers, season 1, a South African crime thriller (Cinemax)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting News: Reese Witherspoon Signs Deal to Star in Two Movies at Netflix(Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage)Netflix has made a deal for two movies that will star Reese Witherspoon. In Your Place or Mine, she will play a woman who pursues a lifelong dream while her male best friend agrees to keep an eye on her teenage son. Witherspoon, via her Hello Sunshine production company will produce the movie along with Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films, and screenwriter/director Aline Brosh McKenna. Witherspoon will also star in and produce The Cactus, an adaptation of Sarah Haywood’s bestselling novel about a woman whose life is changed dramatically by an unexpected pregnancy at age 45. (Deadline)Will Forte and James Brolin are attached to star in the eight-episode Netflix adaptation of the DC Comics drama Sweet Tooth. The live-action series is produced by Robert Downey Jr. and his producing partner and wife Susan Downey, and revolves around a half-deer/half-boy who leaves his family in the forest to examine the outside world, where he finds it in an apocalyptic state. Christian Convery (Beautiful Boy), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), and Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick) star with Forte, while Brolin will serve as the series narrator.Hilary Duff will be the star of an in-development spin-off of the TV Land comedy Younger. Sex and the City creator Darren Star is creating the series, which will revolve around Duff’s book editor character Kelsey. The new series may air on Paramount Network or another network or platform. (THR)Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen will star in Santa Inc., an HBO Max adult animated series set at the North Pole at Christmas, where Candy Smalls (Silverman) tries to become the first female Santa Claus. Rogen is also a producer on the series, which is created by Shrill creator Alexandra Rushfield.Development News: National Treasure TV Series in the Works from Jerry Bruckheimer(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures)Jerry Bruckheimer is developing a TV series adaptation of the movie franchise National Treasure for Disney+. No cast attached yet, but Bruckheimer, who also produced the Treasure films, has confirmed the series cast will be new (that means no Nic Cage).Food Network star Guy Fieri, who has already raised an incredible million to help restaurant employees out of work because of the coronavirus shutdown, is going to raise some more via a nachos-making contest with Bill Murray. On May 15 at 5 p.m., Fieri and Murray will face off in The Nacho Average Showdown, on Food Network’s Facebook page. Carla Hall is the host, and Shaquille O’Neal and Terry Crews will judge the event, which will add more funds to Fieri s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) and put more 0 grants in the hands of restaurant workers across the country. (EW)Ryan Murphy announced via Instagram an American Horror Story spin-off called American Horror Stories. The new show will feature one-hour, contained stories, and will apparently feature some AHS stars who participated in a Zoom reunion with Murphy, including Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, and Dylan McDermott.There’s a Tiger King sequel on the way at Netflix, but Joe Exotic is being dethroned for the follow-up. Instead, THR reports the new episodes will revolve around the story of Vegas showmen Siegfried Roy, whose long-running act was ended after Roy – Roy Horn – was mauled by one of the duo’s tigers in 2003. Horn and Siegfried (Fischbacher) had reportedly been working on a movie about their careers, but Horn died on May 8 from coronavirus complications.Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence is teaming with HBO Max for a remake of the 1986-91 ABC high school comedy Head of the Class. The streaming service has order a pilot and five scripts for the series, which starred WKRP in Cincinnati alum Howard Hesseman as a teacher who tried to make sure a group of gifted students balanced grades with emotional development and outside interests.Netflix has acquired the rights to The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed the World, the book by New York Times reporter Jere Longman, to adapt as a movie. The book tells the story of the 1999 U.S. women’s soccer team, which defeated China to win the World Cup.Ridley Scott, who directed the iconic “1984” Super Bowl commercial for Apple that introduced the first Macintosh computer, has signed a first-look TV deal to create projects for the company, via his Scott Free Productions. Scott Free is behind TV projects including The Good Wife, The Good Fight, and The Man in the High Castle.Ridley Scott is also re-teaming with Tom Hardy and Steven Knight for a second Charles Dickens adaptation with FX and BBC. Following last year’s A Christmas Carol adaptation, Scott and company will next produce a six-part limited series of Great Expectations, Dickens’ 1861 book about orphan Pip, for FX and BBC.Sofia Coppola is developing an adaptation of the 1913 Edith Wharton novel The Custom of the Country as a limited series for Apple TV+. The book, which has never been adapted for a screen project, revolves around a young Midwestern woman named Undine Spragg, who tries to marry into New York society, but then spends the rest of her life trying to climb social ladders around the world.ABC will follow the season finale of American Idol in May 17 with Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert, which was filmed last year in Paris, and featured performances of songs from her seventh studio album, Lover. The special will be available on May 18 on Hulu and Disney+.Game of Thrones star Hafthor Björnsson, who played Ser Gregor Clegane (aka, The Mountain) on the HBO series, will star in a new reality series called Beat the Mountain. Strong men from around the world will compete for the chance to compete against Björnsson, who recently set the world deadlifting record (1,104.52 pounds). No network is attached to the series yet. (THR)(Photo by HBO Max)HBO Max announced the second wave of original programming it will launch in June, and it includes Adventure Time: Distant Lands – BMO, the first of four hour-long breakout specials resurrecting the Emmy and Peabody award-winning animated series Adventure Time, on June 25. Other original series to be launched include Expecting Amy (July 9), a three-part documentary series following Amy Schumer on her comedy tour as she experiences a difficult pregnancy; and season 2 of the DC Universe favorite Doom Patrol (June 25), following the adventures of Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane/Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Victor Stone/Cyborg (Joivan Wade).RELATED: Everything We Know About HBO Max Streaming ServiceThe Roots founders Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Tarik Black Thought Trotter have signed a three-year first-look deal with Universal Television to create scripted and unscripted programming across all platforms, via their Two One Five Entertainment company. The deal expands their relationship with Universal, as The Roots continue their gig as the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where Questlove is also the show’s musical director. Two One Five has already produced music-themed programming like the docuseries Hip Hop Songs That Shook America and the documentary feature Black Woodstock.Whether we want it or not, TV is giving us a second scripted series shot from castmates’ homes and totally coronavirus-themed. On the heels of the announcement of Jenji Kohan’s Social Distance, Freeform is planning Love in the Time of Corona, a scripted comedy about people trying to find love during quarantine, whether its roommates who decide to take their relationship in a romantic direction or a woman who begins to regret her decision to quarantine with her ex. The series will debut in August, and comes from The Fosters producer Joanna Johnson.Peacock, the NBC Universal streaming service, is launching a month-long variety series, The At-Home Variety Show, that will be introduced by Seth MacFarlane. Featuring celebs like, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Hart, Amy Poehler, Chris Meloni, D’Arcy Carden, and Elizabeth Banks, the show will raise funds for Feeding America, Americares and the United Way. The At-Home Variety Show launches on May 18, and will stream every weekday for the first weeks on Peacock, which is currently available for Xfinity X1 and Flex customers. The 10-minutes episodes will also be available on Peacock s YouTube and Facebook pages.Investigation Discovery is making its popular IDCON fan convention virtual this year, with IDCON: Home Together, a free Zoom event on May 21 (6-8 p.m. ET) during which fans are “welcome to pour their favorite beverage, cuddle up with their cat and join ID for a network fan event that takes you behind the scenes of your favorite TV channel – right from the comfort of your own couch.” Though the event is free, fans are encouraged to make donations to nonprofits supported by the network, including the National Center for Missing Exploited Children (NCMEC), National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) , and One Love. Sign up for the event is at IDCON2020.And another TV fan fest going virtual this year: the ATX Television Festival. ATX TV … From the Couch will take place online June 5-7 and include panels with casts from The Bold Type, New Amsterdam, Nancy Drew, Scrubs, and Cougar Town, plus conversations about “Physical and Mental Health,” “Election Year Issues,” “Latinx Representation,” and “Creating During a Pandemic.” More panels will be announced in the coming weeks, and fans can register HERE.
Gregg was doing double-duty while filming Captain Marvel and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6, but team Marvel was good at working out his schedule.“Luckily it’s all under the giant powerful Marvel umbrella so the coordination was really good,” Gregg said. “I was shooting some of Captain Marvel during our season, some after. Some quite recently.”We won’t see Gregg’s return to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. until this summer, but Gregg has been teasing his new character. He confirmed to Rotten Tomatoes that he will have a new name.“I do have a new costume and a new name apparently,” Gregg said. “They will call me something else.”(Photo by ABC/Image Group LA)Gregg knows his new character name. His costars know it, too, but no one is telling.“I do, yes. Really, the only person who doesn’t know is you,” he teased.The season premiere will see Gregg direct his second episode of the series. Like all Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season premieres, it resets everything.“They were kind enough to give me the first episode of this season which is huge, the huge return they always do which is tear everything down to the studs and start over basically,” Gregg said. “People are grieving the loss of Phil Coulson. There’s mysterious non human entities suddenly manifesting on Earth so the Earth crew has to deal with that. Meanwhile, the team’s divided by a whole nother group combing the galaxy for the frozen time traveling iteration of Fitz.”Fitz (Ian De Caestecker) was another casualty of season 5. Fortunately, the way time travel works means there is an earlier version of Fitz out there somewhere. Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) is determined to bring him back.“Simmons is not really grieving for Fitz, because she is convinced that she will find him,” Henstridge said. “So we have a little team doing that and then a team back on Earth too.”Daisy (Chloe Bennet) is helping Simmons and the duo are traveling the galaxy.“It’s been a fun season for Simmons and Daisy, because we got to be partners in crime a little bit on our journey trying to find Fitz,” Bennet said.Gregg added: “Daisy’s got her back and they are going to every different kind of species and culture and planet in the galaxy, meeting the species there. And then Daisy’s going to kick their ass until they give up Fitz.”Henstridge also said that the lighter side of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would return after a few seasons of dark drama.“It’s also funny this season,” Henstridge said. “There are some episodes that are really funny that we haven’t been able to do comedy for quite a while. It’s been very serious.”Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been off the air since Avengers: Infinity War opened. The subsequent film Ant Man and the Wasp addressed Thanos’s snap wiping out 50 percent of the universe (at least in its closing moments). Will Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. be affected by the snap?“I don’t know how that fits into our timeline,” Gregg said. “That’s not something we’re allowed to discuss. If we even say snap, we might vanish.”Henry Simmons did not attend the ABC party, but Gregg also wanted to shout out his character, Mack, becoming director of S.H.I.E.L.D.“One of the other storylines that I find really compelling has to do with Mack, played by Henry Simmons, who has really had a slow journey into the heart of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Gregg said. “He really puts his ass on the line when he’s there, but I think at times he’s wanted to be out. Now that he’s the Director, watching just the gravity with which he takes that job and how difficult it is on his relationship with Yo-Yo and how dedicated he is to finding a way to pull off what this team needs to pull off, he does an amazing job.”Captain Marvel opens March 8 and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC this summer.
As the notion of January, February, and March being a cinematic wasteland begins to fade away, big movies are starting to hit theaters earlier and earlier every year. This month, for example, the two most anticipated movies by far are a pair of blockbuster animated sequels, one of which presumably marks the end of a wildly popular franchise trilogy, and early reviews indicate they re both likely to be just as successful as their Certified Fresh predecessors. After that, we ve got an effects-driven sci-fi adventure, an unusual horror-comedy-satire, and a tie between a remake of a Norwegian thriller and the sequel to a recent surprise horror hit. Read on for the Most Anticipated Movies of February, as decided by Want-to-See votes on RT and polls on our social media channels.1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) 90%(Photo by Universal Pictures)45,112 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Twitter fans, #2 pick by our Facebook fans, #3 pick by our Instagram fansOpens February 22The third and presumably final entry in the How to Train Your Dragon series tops the list for February, garnering the most Want-to-See votes on RT proper by a hefy margin more than doubling runner-up The LEGO Movie 2. The primary voice cast, which includes Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, and Cate Blanchett, all return for the sequel, which finds Hiccup (Baruchel) seeking out a rumored dragon sanctuary to help alleviate the overpopulation problem on his home island, Berk. Along the way, he and his friends encounter a white Night Fury and its fearsome dragon-hunter owner (voiced by F. Murray Abraham). So far, early reviews are declaring The Hidden World another triumph, so fans hoping for another winning tale are in for a treat.Watch Trailer2. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) 84%Ryan Fujitani21,853 Want-to-See Votes#2 pick by our Instagram and Twitter fans, #4 pick by our Facebook fansOpens February 82014 s The LEGO Movie was a risky endeavor that paid off, thanks to its stunning animation, wacky sense of humor, imaginative storytelling, and infectious soundtrack. This month, Warner Bros. attempts to pull it off again, reuniting original voice cast Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett with new characters played by Tiffany Haddish and Stephanie Beatriz. The story follows Master Builder Emmet (Pratt) as he embarks on a mission to rescue Lucy (Banks) and his friends from an evil queen from the Systar System. Early reviews say that while The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part doesn t feel quite as fresh as the first film, it s still a hilarious, heartfelt movie the whole family can enjoy.Watch Trailer3. Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 61%(Photo by 20th Century Fox)1,110 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Facebook fans, #3 pick by our Twitter fans, #5 pick by our Instagram fansOpens February 14James Cameron has been fascinated by the Japanese manga Battle Angel Alita for a long time, and it s taken almost 20 years since he first became interested in adapting it into feature film for us to finally get it. That said, it s Robert Rodriguez, not Cameron himself, behind the camera for this sci-fi tale that centers on a reanimated cyborg with no memory who slowly discovers the truth of her violent past. Reviews have been flowing in since its premiere, and while critics are split on the film s storytelling, most are enthusiastic about the special effects work, in true James Cameron tradition.Watch Trailer4. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) 61%(Photo by Netflix)266 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Instagram fansPremieres February 1Director Dan Gilroy re-teams with stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, who powered his acclaimed thriller Nightcrawler, for this dark, Netflix-produced takedown of the art world. Gyllenhaal and Russo star as an art critic and a gallery owner, respectively, who become enamored with a series of paintings left behind by an undiscovered artist who died a mysterious death. Soon, the paintings begin taking on a life of their own, and the bodies start piling up. While Velvet Buzzsaw didn t get a lot of attention from our Twitter or Facebook fans, the horror-satire was the #1 most anticipated film for our Instagram users, and it garnered the fourth highest number of Want-to-See votes on the site. Critics have been divided but mostly positive on the film, but you can see it for yourself on Netflix on the first of the month.Watch Trailer5a. Cold Pursuit (2019) 68%(Photo by Summit Entertainment)109 Want-to-See Votes#4 pick by our Twitter and Instagram fans, #5 pick by our Instagram fansOpens February 8Lastly, we have a tie between two thrillers, starting with the latest entry in Liam Neeson s late-career vigilante phase, which managed to earn #4 placement in our Instagram and Twitter polls and #5 in our Facebook poll. Here, he stars in a remake of 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, playing a snowplow driver who takes matters into his own hands when his son is murdered by a local drug lord. Reviews have already begun to come in for Cold Pursuit, and so far they say it not only delivers on its promise of action but also has a fair amount of humor and a more sophisticated storytelling than might be expected.Watch Trailer5b. Happy Death Day 2U (2019) 71%(Photo by Universal Pictures)161 Want-to-See Votes#3 pick by our Facebook fans, #5 pick by our Twitter fansOpens February 13The other film to tie for fifth most anticipated film of February is this sequel to the surprise hit from 2017 that effectively mixed horror elements into a Groundhog Day-style narrative. Set two years after the first film, Happy Death Day 2U once again follows college coed Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) as she is thrust back into the time loop she escaped in the first film. This time around, however, she discovers that her original killer has herself been murdered, and now Tree must figure out who the new killer is before it s too late. It earned the fifth most Want-to-See votes on RT and entered the top 5 in both our Facebook and Twitter polls, but it s the only film on this list that doesn t already have a Tomatometer score. You ll just have to wait until it comes out to find out how good a sequel it is.Watch Trailer
索斯机械兽游戏 What Can We Expect from Marvel s Phase 4?A Doctor Strange horror movie, Mahershala Ali as Blade and more there s so much to be excited about for the MCU s Phase 4.Posted by The Rotten Tomatoes Channel on Monday, July 22, 2019On Saturday, July 20, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con to present what would amount to a whopping TEN titles the studio has scheduled over the course of 2020 and 2021. This included both theatrical feature film releases and the new MCU series that have been announced for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Here s a rundown of everything we learned during the course of the densely packed hour-and-a-half presentation. [Editor s note: With the confirmation that the schedule Marvel revealed at its panel is the entirety of Phase 4, we have updated this article accordingly.]AVENGERS: ENDGAME OFFICIALLY TOPPLED AVATAR FOR #1 BOX OFFICE RECORDRyan FujitaniNow that Disney owns the various Fox film properties, the studio finds itself in a situation where it regularly competes against itself at the box office. Having said that, James Cameron s Avatar was very much an old school 20th Century Fox release (having been released 10 years ago), so its position as the #1 box office champion of all time might have been something Disney was okay with ending, even if the Avatar sequels are still a long-term high priority (Avatar 2 is scheduled for December 17, 2021). To that end, in late June, Marvel Studios did a special push on Avengers: Endgame, with an extra scene, in the hopes that it would top Avatar, but recent speculation was that it fell just short. Not so fast, Disney seemed to say at their Marvel Studios panel Saturday, as they announced that Avengers: Endgame will earn the 0,000 needed to beat Avatar on Sunday, July 21st, 2019. The next question: will Avatar 2 be able to beat .79 billion in early 2022?SCARLETT S JOHANSSON S BLACK WIDOW CONFIRMED FOR NEXT MAY(Photo by Marvel Studios)The downside of Marvel Studios holding back certain announcements until late July is that their fans read movie news columns, so many of them already knew that they had cast the solo Black Widow movie and started filming in late May of this year. Marvel has had an untitled movie scheduled for May 1, 2020 for well over a year, which seemed very obviously to be Black Widow since they have no other movie in the works in between Spider-Man: Far from Home and Black Widow. Having said that, there were things to show off for Black Widow, such as a first look at footage from the film (which isn t online yet), and at least one casting update. English actress Florence Pugh (Lady MacBeth; Midsommar; Amy March in Greta Gerwig s upcoming Little Women) will co-star as Yelena Belova, who in the comics is the second Black Widow after Scarlett Johansson s Natasha Romanoff. We also learned that Stranger Things David Harbour will be playing Alexei Shostakov, a.k.a. Red Guardian, and Marvel villain Taskmaster will appear in the film, though we don t yet know who is playing him.THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER TO BE FIRST MARVEL SHOW ON DISNEY+(Photo by Marvel Studios)Marvel Studios mixed things up a bit this year by giving as much time and attention to their various TV shows on the upcoming Disney+ app as they did for their feature films. Although the Disney+ app is still confirmed to launch on November 12, 2019, one surprise is that we will have to wait nearly a year before the first of the new Marvel shows appears on the service. That show will be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles from various Captain America and Avengers movies. The big reveal for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier came in the form of German actor Daniel Brühl, who will not only return as Baron Zemo (from Captain America: Civil War), but in a brief video was shown sporting his character s iconic purple mask. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut on the Disney+ app sometime in the fall of 2020 (before November 6th). It s also worth noting that all of the Disney+ titles that were announced during the panel appeared in a timeline graphic labeled as PHASE FOUR, implying that the TV series will factor into the ongoing MCU narrative.THE ETERNALS CONFIRMED FOR 2020, WITH CAST REVEALED(Photo by Marvel Studios)Ever since Angelina Jolie was the first star cast in The Eternals, there has been an assumption that she would be playing long-time Avengers member Sersi. At the panel this weekend, however, it was revealed that Jolie is instead playing Thena, the inspriation for the Greek goddess Athena. (In the comics, Thena is also Thanos cousin, but it s possible Thanos connection to The Eternals may not remain the same in the movies.) Kumail Nanjiani is also not playing the character people suspected (the speedster Makkari), but will instead play Kingo, who is a samurai Eternal in the comics, but might be interpreted differently in the MCU. The Eternals will also have a few gender swaps, as both Ajak and Makkari, who are men in the comics, will be played by women instead (Salma Hayek and Lauren Ridloff, respectively). Although Sersi seems to be absent, another 1990s Avengers member will be in The Eternals instead, with Train to Busan star Don Lee (a.k.a. Ma Dong-seok) cast as Gilgamesh, a.k.a. The Forgotten One (best known for joining the Avengers when Reed and Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four did). Marvel Studios has scheduled The Eternals for November 6, 2020.THE REAL MANDARIN WILL DEBUT IN SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS(Photo by Marvel Studios)In the comics, one of Iron Man s most iconic villains since the 1960s has been the Mandarin, which is why he was teased in the first Iron Man, and ostensibly why The Mandarin was in Iron Man 3. Except, of course, he really wasn t. The decision to not include the Mandarin in his classic depiction may have been a fortuitous one for Marvel, however, as that means the villain was available for the Shang-Chi movie, now called Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. (Shang-Chi also needed a new villain, as his original arch-nemesis, Fu-Manchu, has not aged well at all.) Relatively unknown Canadian actor Simu Liu will star as Shang-Chi, with acclaimed Hong Kong actor Tony Leung playing the real Mandarin. Awkwafina was also announced in an unknown role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which will leap into theaters on February 12, 2021.WANDAVISION TV SHOW WILL TIE INTO CAPTAIN MARVEL (AND POSSIBLY THE BIGGER MCU PICTURE)(Photo by Marvel Studios)Once you get past that title, the second Marvel Studios show on Disney+, WandaVision, has a lot of promise. In the comics, the relationship (and eventual marriage) between Scarlet Witch and the Vision has been one of the sweetest in Avengers history, but it s also had a dark side that, in the early 2000s, changed the entire Marvel Universe for a while. We re trying not to be too spoilery here, but the ways in which Scarlet Witch changed things tie directly into one of the ways in which the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expected to change later in Phase 4 (we ll just let that tease sit, and comics fans know what we re talking about, anyway). WandaVision will also directly tie into the next Doctor Strange movie (more below on that) and Captain Marvel, as Teyonah Parris will co-star as Monica Rambeau, who in Captain Marvel was the young daughter of Carol s friend Maria Rambeau. (In the comics, Monica Rambeau also becomes a superhero and Avengers member known first as Captain Marvel, and then later as Photon and Spectrum.) WandaVision will debut on Disney+ sometime between February and May of 2021.MARVEL S FIRST HORROR FILM WILL BE DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS(Photo by Marvel Studios)Doctor Strange is a character whose adventures often take place amidst dazzling color and lots of eye candy (something the first Doctor Strange movie depicted well), but there are also a lot of darker themes and concepts (one of his main villains is Nightmare, for example). With that in mind, it absolutely should not be surprising that his next film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, was revealed at SDCC as being the first scary MCU film. This movie might also be the best example of a film that Marvel Studios really had to wait to reveal until after people had seen Spider-Man: Far from Home, because otherwise, it might have ruined one of that film s biggest secrets. Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined in his sequel by Elizabeth Olsen, as a follow-up to her Disney+ show, WandaVision. In the comics, Scarlet Witch s powers are much more expansive than we ve seen so far in the MCU, but her involvement here suggests that ll change. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on May 7, 2021, and Scott Derrickson who appropriately has some serious horror films on his resume will return to direct.FAN FAVORITE TOM HIDDLESTON WILL RETURN AS LOKI ON DISNEY+ IN 2021(Photo by Marvel Studios)Time travel is so much fun. Since Avengers: Infinity War came out over a year ago, we re going to guess that it s no longer a spoiler that Loki met a very bad end at the beginning of that movie. That was, however, until Avengers: Endgame introduced time travel elements. (Is that a spoiler? Then in no way did Avengers: Endgame have time travel.) Having said that, it s also possible that Hiddleston s Loki show on the Disney+ app might come about in some unrelated way. Of all the Disney+ shows, Loki is probably the one we know the least about, but we ve got plenty of time to speculate away on it. Loki won t debut until 2021 (probably between May and July).WHAT IF JEFFREY WRIGHT VOICED THE WATCHER IN THE FIRST DISNEY+ MARVEL SHOW?(Photo by Marvel Studios)Arguably, one of the best things Marvel Comics ever had going for it over DC Comics when it came to defining its continuity was that DC Comics did not have the long-running series, What If?, in which stories could be told outside continuity, for a stronger sense overall. In the summer of 2021, Marvel Studios will be able to experiment with that sort of storytelling in the MCU when the animated series What If ? debuts on the Disney+ service. Right now, we only know the premise of the first episode ( What If Agent Peggy Carter Became Captain America Instead of Steve Rogers? ), but the massive voice cast revealed at the panel suggests What If ? will touch nearly every corner of the MCU. Several familiar faces or voices, as it were will be reprising their roles in the show, from Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Josh Brolin as Thanos to Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger and Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster. As for Uatu the Watcher, the long-running narrator of the What If ? comics, he will be the narrator here as well, with Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, HBO s Westworld) supplying his voice.KATE BISHOP TO JOIN JEREMY RENNER IN DISNEY+ S HAWKEYE(Photo by Marvel Studios)You might notice that the general theme to these Disney+ shows (besides What If ?) is that they feature various Avengers members who aren t otherwise likely to get their own movies (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision, specifically). Another example of that is Jeremy Renner s Hawkeye, who has been around the MCU since 2011 s Thor. Comic book history is littered with attempts at bringing in new blood to aging superhero premises, but comic book writer Matt Fraction was able to do just that in 2012 when he launched a new Hawkeye series about Clint Barton s friendship with Kate Bishop, a young archer who had appropriated the Hawkeye nom du heroic. We don t yet know who will be cast as Kate Bishop, but Hawkeye will indeed be about their generational exchange when it debuts on Disney+ in the fall of 2021.NATALIE PORTMAN WILL WIELD THE HAMMER IN THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER(Photo by Marvel Studios)Even if you re not a regular comic book reader, you may recall how much media attention Marvel attracted in 2014 when they introduced a new female Thor (who was eventually revealed to be his long-time human love interest, Jane Foster). Jane Foster was also the character that Natalie Portman played in the first two Thor movies, so when Portman seemed to step away from playing Foster, some fans thought that meant we d never see a female Thor in the movies. That s partly why one of the biggest surprises to come out of Marvel s SDCC panel was that Natalie Portman will be playing the title character in Thor: Love and Thunder when it s released on November 5, 2021. Chris Hemsworth will still be in the movie too, as will his Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson, who said of her character, I think first of all as king, she needs to find her new queen. Returning director Taika Waititi revealed that the new film was inspired by Jason Aaron s The Mighty Thor storyline from the comics, which might provide some clues as to where the story will go.THE FANTASTIC FOUR AND THE MUTANTS ARE IN THE MCU S FUTURE(Photo by TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Ever since Disney acquired the Fox film and TV properties, fans have been wondering when characters like Deadpool, Fantastic Four, and the various X-Men would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Indeed, some fans apparently not familiar with what a Mysterio is even thought that we might see them introduced in Spider-Man: Far from Home. As the panel neared its end, Kevin Feige alluded to the fact that, yes, finally, Fantastic Four and the mutants (however one wants to interpret that) are now in active development for inclusion at some point. Having said that, we now know which five films are scheduled for Phase 4 in 2020 and 2021, so the earliest we might see Fantastic Four, Deadpool 3, or X-Men would be in 2022.MARVEL S PHASE 4 WILL ALSO BLACK PANTHER 2, CAPTAIN MARVEL 2, AND GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3(Photo by Marvel Studios)At one point, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was considered to be in such active development that it would be filmed this year and then released in the same slot next year that is now going to Black Widow, but that was before James Gunn was temporarily fired (he s back in Disney s good graces again). With only five movies announced for Phase 4, one might wonder about some of the obvious sequels. Well, Marvel confirmed that three of them are indeed still in the works: Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. For both Black Panther 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, the delays until no sooner than 2022 might have to do with cast scheduling, as they re both ostensibly team movies with big stars who are in high demand for other projects.TWO-TIME OSCAR WINNER MAHERSHALA ALI WILL REPLACE WESLEY SNIPES AS BLADE(Photo by Marvel Studios)When Marvel Studios put their new calendar up on the big screen at their SDCC panel this year, the last date was in 2021, indicating that Phase 4 will conclude with Thor: Love and Thunder. One new film that we now know Marvel Studios is actively developing (possibly for 2022 or 2023) is their reboot of Blade. The argument can be made that the original 1998 Blade, starring Wesley Snipes, was the first Marvel Comics adaptation to have any sort of box office success, so a new Blade movie, probably close to 25 years later, might be long overdue. For their new daywalker vampire slayer, Marvel Studios has cast two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, who co-starred as both the villain Cottonmouth in season 1 of Netflix s Luke Cage and the villain The Prowler in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As the panel came to a close, Kevin Feige coyly introduced Ali, who walked on stage and put on a baseball cap with BLADE emblazoned across the front before the hall went dark and the title treatment appeared on the big screen. Pretty dramatic way to end the panel, and fans went wild.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Stranger Things returns July 4 to a warm reception from critics for its new season. The first reviews out propelled the season 3 to Certified Fresh status within the day on Sunday, in one of the fastest designations in Rotten Tomatoes history.The series sets its third season in the summer, starting out all warm breezes, sunny skies, baking skin, splashing pools, and young romance. But this is Hawkins, Indiana, and stranger things lurk beneath that veneer of 80s suburban normalcy.Cue the Netflix series Goonies-like crew: supernatural Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Will (Noah Schnapp), Max (Sadie Sink), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), and Steve (Joe Keery).Parents and other siblings also return, including scene-stealing Priah Ferguson as Lucas sister Erica, Dacre Montgomery as Max s bully brother Billy, and, of course, Winona Ryder as Will and Jonathan s mom Joyce and David Harbour as police chief Jim Hopper, who last season adopted the role as Eleven s father in attachment if not legally. In season 3, their bond is stronger than ever.See what critics had to say about Stranger Things: Season 3 (2019) 89% below.Something Old(Photo by Netflix) Reliable, durable and comfortable, ST3 is what you d expect and certainly what you want, if what you want is seasons 1 and 2, with a few big twists along the way. — Verne Gay, NewsdaySomething New(Photo by Netflix) Our heroes are not the goofy young kids they used to be. The third series realigns and reconfigures them in new combinations and allegiances. — Suzi Feay, Financial TimesSomething Borrowed Though there are signs that Stranger Things is on the verge of slowing down (one-note villains, the missing feeling of an unearthed 80s treasure), that s not happening yet in Season 3. — Tim Surette, TV Guide Stranger Things finally becomes the sort of extravagant, exceedingly ambitious adventure spectacle that would have ruled the theaters during the 80s, instead of a TV series merely obsessed with films from that decade. — Kevin Yeoman, ScreenRantSomething True?(Photo by Netflix) On the evidence of this plodding and predictable third season, the Duffers can t skip town soon enough. — Ed Power, Daily Telegraph (UK) It harnesses a Big Summer Mood, a healthy heap of nostalgia and has plenty of fun references. But its story is also convoluted and far too scattered. — Allison Keene, Paste Magazine It s a thin imitation of what we used to have, who could blame anyone for clinging to it? — Judy Berman, TIME MagazineFinal Verdict? (Photo by Netflix) Season 3 balances good-natured laughs with charming nostalgia through likable characters doing battle against looming horrors. Yet it feels like it s propping up its past to justify its present. — Brandon Katz, Observer Despite its rocky start, the creators and performers find a way to pull off the impossible and deliver the best season yet, all while honoring their loyal fan base and challenging them to want more from a series known for playing it safe. — Patrick Cavanaugh, ComicBook.com By doubling down on relationship stories, Season 3 of Stranger Things delivers an oft-charming, deeper-than-expected, and ultimately enjoyable new chapter. — Ben Travers, indieWireLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week. Stranger Things: Season 4 (Netflix) Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Noah SchnappRelease Date: TBDWhile David Harbour s Hopper did not meet his end in the climactic battle of season 3, “It’s not all good news for our ‘American’; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human… and other,” creators the Duffer Brothers revealed in a press release announcing the start of season 4 filming. “Meanwhile, back in the States, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything.” Read more: Everything We Know about Stranger Things Season 4. Y: The Last Man: Season 1 (FX on Hulu)Starring: Diane Lane, Ashley Romans, Ben Schnetzer, Olivia Thirlby, Amber Tamblyn, Marin IrelandRelease Date: TBDBased on DC Comics series of the same name, Y: The Last Man explores a world in which an apocalyptic event has wiped-out every mammal with a Y chromosome, except for one human male and his pet monkey.Law Order Organized Crime: Season 1 (NBC)Starring: Christopher MeloniRelease Date: TBDMeloni reprises his Law Order: SVU role as Elliot Stabler, who returns to the NYPD to lead a new task force following a major personal loss. After a decade away, he must adapt to a changed city, police department, and criminal justice system as he takes on powerful crime syndicates.
索斯机械兽游戏 Zack Snyder confesses that he’d still be working on Zack Snyder’s Justice League if HBO Max’s release date didn’t put a hard deadline on the project – he’s a perfectionist! – but when he did finally put “pens down” on the film and characters that have been with him for so many years, it was a moment of catharsis. (And a time to open a few bottles of wine.) In an extended interview with Rotten Tomatoes Editor-in-Chief Joel Meares, Snyder went deep on his journey to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, recalling the most moving moments of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign, why it was so important to put Ray Fisher’s Cyborg at the center of his story, the joy writing and directing Jared Leto and Ben Affleck for a new Joker/Batman scene, and what he wants the world to know about the passionate DC and Snyder fans who made the #SnyderCut a reality.Watch the interview above and read it below.(Photo by HBO Max)Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: You ve been with this project for so long, in so many different ways, and with these characters for even longer than that. And I m wondering, with that in mind, what was the “pens down” moment where you were like, Okay, this is it. This is the finished product. And how did you feel in that moment?Zack Snyder: We all had a glass of wine and toasted each other, the whole group – Debbie and I, and my visual effects team and my editorial team. I called a bunch of my friends who have worked on it, and we all just kind of had this cathartic moment where we said, Okay, it s done. It was funny because it was kind of a schedule [thing] – the schedule made it happen, thank God. If the pandemic… or if this movie was due to release in another month or two, we d still be working on it, I m sure. Thank God because they put us up against the clock; it was cool, it was a nice way to stop.Rotten Tomatoes: So you were tempted to keep going and tinkering?Snyder: Oh my god. I don t think we ever would ve stopped if we [didn’t have that deadline].(Photo by HBO Max)Rotten Tomatoes: I want to take you back to another moment – when you got the call from Toby Emmerich and the studio said, It s a go. We re going to do this. Can you talk a little bit about that call and what the feeling was to know that it was finally going to happen?Snyder: There was an initial call that said, Do you want to release the movie right off of your laptop, just as it is? I was like, Yeah, I don t think I want to do that. That doesn t really seem like it s going to be good for anybody. And then I said, Hey, let me just come into the studio and tell you what I would do. I went in and I just told them about the scope and scale and what I thought I could achieve. And then they all came over to the house and watched the movie that I had, down in my theater. And they were like, Okay, let s do it. First of all, it was a huge undertaking – it was a moment of dread and a moment of adulation. We had definitely reached a kind of cathartic tipping point where we felt like healing could start for all of us.(Photo by HBO Max)Rotten Tomatoes: “Scope and scale” – it s huge. What was it like to paint on this size of canvas and with this length to give the room to tell these stories as fully as you wanted to, and have – I don t know about complete artistic freedom – but to really stretch that muscle?Snyder: I mean, not to say we didn t have any oversight – we had the budget, we had these other things, constraints of COVID, there s a lot of things that did kind of keep us in the box, thank God. But as far as just me doing what I thought was cool, it s a hundred percent that. This is the cut that I completed in January of 2017 – give or take a little bit of squishing, but essentially that s it. So, to come back to it and sort of re-experience it was also quite a sort of reunion, if you will. And to see how it was going to – with all the visual facts and the design and everything – really be realized.(Photo by HBO Max)Rotten Tomatoes: You’ve said that Cyborg is really the heart of the movie, and you do absolutely get that sense watching it – to the extent that the title lands on this beautiful shot of Ray. And you get so much of this story about this man. Why was it important for you to really center Ray s character, Victor, in your story?Snyder: Chris Terrio and I, we had long conversations about it when we were getting ready to write the script for Justice League. When we were banging out the story, we felt like Cyborg as a character was really the one we wanted to focus on. We felt like he s an incredible character in the DC universe, he s an important character in the DC universe, and he just really needed his story told in a way that – in context of these other Gods – that established him in that pantheon. And that was really a thing we just, we really focused on from the beginning, and then it s really fun to see it realized because Ray does an incredible job.Rotten Tomatoes: Have you spoken to Ray and the others? I assume some of them have seen the film in its complete form – what s the reaction been like to seeing this vision?Snyder: Ray hasn t seen it yet, he s seeing it hopefully the next couple of days. But yeah, they ve been really supportive and incredibly enthusiastic about the film and about me being able to get it finished.(Photo by HBO Max)Rotten Tomatoes: So, we wouldn t be here without the fans and the huge campaign that brought us to this point. There are so many amazing stories of what happened during that campaign, and I m wondering, is there a moment, an interaction – I don t know if it s the retweets or it s the billboard or what it is – that really stands out to you as the thing that you ll take with you from this #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign?Snyder: Yeah. So many memories really, to be honest. I remember when there was the Comic-Con bus stops, that kind of started it. And then there was that big, gigantic billboard in Times Square. I think that made me really start to go, Wow, I don t know what these guys are up to, but this is legitimate caring. And whether it be the airplanes flying around Warner Bros. towing banners, or the million fruit baskets delivered to Ann Sarnoff when she became president of Warner – I think it was a combination of all those things really.But I really think in the end, it s just how supportive they ve been of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and mental health awareness. Really that is the jewel in the crown of what they ve accomplished. For me, it s better than any movie – the persistent campaign that these guys have mounted in regard to suicide prevention and mental health awareness. That s really it. I mean, they ve saved lives with their campaign and that s the bottom line. It’s fun to make a movie, but that s really cool stuff.(Photo by HBO Max)Rotten Tomatoes: Yeah. And that probably bleeds into what I assume you might say about the next question. But a lot of the discourse around fandom does, recently at least, tend to focus on “toxic” or negative fandom. And I m talking to you from Rotten Tomatoes, and we are part of the story in some ways – some fans don t like the scores on some of the films, etc. But for those who only focus on the negative side of fandom, what do you want people to know about fans of DC and fans of yours and what they ve been doing?Snyder: Listen, I think the fans… and, of course, you can t throw a blanket over the entire thing because this is a bunch of individuals. These people aren t professionals they re not paid to do anything they re just fans of the movies and, in my case, they just want the movie out there that I had designed and created originally. Then, along the way, they got involved in my cause for whatever reason; they had some sort of empathy or they had an experience themselves. And it s a combination of those things that I think has made the fans, this community that I interact with, what they are.Are there occasions of fandom where it gets out of control? Absolutely. We all know that. But the reality is that these fans used their voices to change the course of a giant corporation and to basically get a movie released that [might never have been released]. Someone would say, Oh, are you ever going to make a sequel? I m like, Well, there s no plan and Warner Bros. really has no interest in making a sequel with me. But is it more likely that a sequel to this movie would have been made than what happened? And the answer to that is yes. It just speaks to their actual power and I m proud to be associated with them.(Photo by HBO Max)Rotten Tomatoes: One of the scenes that s going to really impress fans, I think, is one at the end, towards the end… but I don’t know are we allowed to talk about this in context at this point, or…Snyder: I don t know. You tell me.Rotten Tomatoes: Okay, so you bring together two iconic characters. You ve obviously dropped the hints of what s happening. As a fan and as somebody who s worked on this for a long time, what was it like to put them together and write that script and shoot something new for this film?Snyder: The scene was important to me because I felt like, if this is the last gasp of Zack Snyder s DC universe, which is fine –Rotten Tomatoes: It s more than a gasp. It s a booming shout!Snyder: The last “booming shout,” then, fair enough. I really wanted to say, I have a little bit of unfinished business and that is to bring these two characters together. And also I m a fan of, and very excited by, the Knightmare post-Darkseid world and love it. I have always loved the concept and was working my way here as best I could with these movies. It’s always fun to sort of dabble in that world – really fun to get to write and do a little scene setting.(Photo by HBO Max)Rotten Tomatoes: I want to talk to you about director s cuts in general and how important you feel it is for directors in your position to be able to get their vision out into the world. You ve had a few instances where you ve been able to give us alternative cuts and things, and there are rumors of other cuts of DC movies and other movies flying around. For you, who has a fandom that’s really interested in your vision, why is it important they get to see get to see a film as intended?I ve made director’s cuts of almost every movie I ve ever made, except for, I think, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and Man of Steel. And I would argue that the Sucker Punch director s cut isn t really the full movie – that s the one movie I would say, Oh yeah, there s a cut of that movie that no one s ever seen. But otherwise… Watchmen director s cut, I prefer the BvS Ultimate Edition, which is the director’s cut; I prefer it because I just feel like it s less encumbered by the studio and by the notes and just by the constraints of what they think a movie has to be and its length. “Nobody wants to see a three-hour movie” – I don t agree with that a hundred percent.As far as other filmmakers go and their experience with director s cuts, I can t say exactly. It s personal to me, the way I ve dealt with it, it s a way I kind of justified making changes to the movies that I worked on – it’s knowing that I can always just release a director’s cut and at least these feel like, Okay, well, there s the real movie. (Photo by HBO Max)And I understand the balance between art and commerce – that you do have to strike a balance sometimes. The theatrical cut of Watchmen is based entirely on the maximum running length of film in IMAX. The film could be no longer than two hours and 20 minutes, or it would have fallen off the spool. That s where you see the sort of two things coming together, and you have to accept that if you want the movie that way [in IMAX]. And I did, so I m fine. My point is only that it is a business and so, “What will the market bear?” is a real question.Is it my hope that this movement might generate a little bit more power for some directors that are in a situation where they re not sure if they re going to get their movie completed? That d be great. But this is a very particular situation, I think, in that the breadcrumbs lead directly to a narrative that the fans were able to put together and turn into a rallying cry. It was a perfect storm of all those things. And the charities and their cause and the whole thing has a kind of blended reality that I think would be hard to duplicate. But would I hope that someone benefits from this? Absolutely, that would be great.Rotten Tomatoes: Finally, will you be going to Rotten Tomatoes when the reviews are posted?Snyder: I m only human.Zack Snyder s Justice League is available on HBO Max from Thursday, March 18, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.