(Click to enlarge.)The Force was with Obi-Wan Kenobi through every round of the Star Wars Showdown, and RT users ultimately championed the Light Side in the final battle between the Jedi master and the preeminent villain of the franchise, Darth Vader. It was a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one, as Obi-Wan defeated his final three opponents all by the same margin: 53% to 47%. Conversely, Darth Vader had a much easier route to the final, trouncing every one of his opponents even Emperor Palpatine himself before he met his match in Old Ben Kenobi, whose victory is something of an upset here.As always, thanks to everyone who voted in every round over 500,000 votes were cast across all of the match-ups, proving just how passionately Star Wars fans feel about their beloved characters. Click below to see all the results from the previous rounds, and keep your eyes open for the next RT Showdown.Round 1 Results | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Results | Round 4 ResultsFinal RoundRound 1 Results | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Results | Round 4 ResultsLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe storms into theaters this weekend, helping to bridge the gap between last year s Avengers: Infinity War and next month s Avengers: Endgame. Writers across the internet have speculated what Captain Marvel might mean for female moviegoers especially young ones since it s the first MCU movie to be centered on a sole female superhero, but how kid-friendly is it, exactly? Christy Lemire breaks it down for families looking to take their kids to the theaters this weekend.NOW IN THEATERS
past roles might have gone to Reeves (Ant-Man? Doctor Strange? Thanos?), and whether Feige might be getting ahead of an upcoming announcement for a film like The Eternals or Shang-Chi (Keanu Reeves is partially of Chinese descent). In other Marvel news, Feige also revealed that Avengers: Endgame will return to theaters next week (6/28/2019) with new scenes as part of an effort to pass current box office record holder Avatar. As for Marvel s plans for 2020, British actor Ray Winstone (Noah, Sexy Beast) joined the cast of the Black Widow prequel this week in an unspecified role.4. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA TO EXPLODE ON NETFLIX WITH TICK, TICK BOOM!(Photo by Lev Radin/Everett Collection)We may still have to wait for a while yet for the inevitable Hamilton movie, but 2020 is still going to be a big year for its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The long-in-development adaptation of his musical In the Heights will be released on June 26, 2020, and Sony Pictures Animation also has Vivo, featuring eleven new songs by Miranda, scheduled for release on November 6, 2020. A third project (which doesn t have a release date yet) is called Tick, Tick Boom!, and this week it was picked up by Netflix. Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his feature film directorial debut with Tick, Tick Boom!, which will be an adaptation of a stage musical by the late creator of Rent, Jonathan Larson. Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) is reportedly the choice to star in the musical as an aspiring theater composer and waiter living in New York City in 1990.5. DISCO ERA BIOPIC SPINNING GOLD ATTRACTS SAMUEL L. JACKSON AND OTHERS(Photo by Zade Rosenthal/Marvel Studios)Some movies manage to get developed, produced, and released in just a few years, but there are others that date back decades. One such example is Spinning Gold, the biopic of 1970s record company executive Neil Bogart, whose Casablanca Records was the home of acts like the Village People, Donna Summer, Parliament, the Isley Brothers, and KISS. Following the box office successes of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, Spinning Gold is finally going to start filming on July 16, and this week, the film s large ensemble cast was announced. Parliament will be represented by Samuel L. Jackson (as George Clinton) and D.L. Hughley (as Bootsy Collins), Jason Derulo will portray Ron Isley, Neil Patrick Harris will play KISS manager Bill Aucoin, and Kenan Thompson will portray Motown s Berry Gordy. Neil Bogart himself will be played by relative-unknown Jeremy Jordan, who s best known for stage musicals like Newsies, Bonnie Clyde, and Waitress.6. VIOLA DAVIS AND CHADWICK BOSEMAN TO LEAD MA RAINEY S BLACK BOTTOM FOR NETFLIX (Photo by Dee Cercone, Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Starting with Jitney in 1982, playwright August Wilson wrote a series of ten films set in Pittsburgh during each of the 20th Century s decades, including the 1950s-set Fences. Denzel Washington directed and starred in the film adaptation (Certified Fresh at 92%), which received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and a win for Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress. Now, Davis has signed on with Netflix to star as the famous titular blues singer in their adaptation of the 1920s entry in Wilson s Pittsburgh Cycle, the jazz era drama Ma Rainey s Black Bottom, and she ll be joined by Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. Ma Rainey s Black Bottom will be produced for Netflix by Denzel Washington, who has stated a commitment to eventually getting all ten plays in August Wilson s Pittsburgh Cycle adapted as feature films.7. CLASSIC GHOST STORY BLITHE SPIRIT GETTING REMADE (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)Although British director David Lean eventually became famous for epics like Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and The Bridge on the River Kwai, earlier in his career, he produced more intimate films like Brief Encounter and 1945 s Blithe Spirit. The latter was a comedy about a ghost based on a play by British actor and playwright Noël Coward, a new version of which started production this week in England. Dan Stevens (of TV s Downton Abbey and Legion) will star as a struggling writer who becomes haunted by the ghost of his first wife (Leslie Mann). Isla Fisher will play his second (still living) wife, and Dame Judi Dench will play the medium whose seance accidentally summons the ghost.8. DAVE BAUSTISTA AND ICE CUBE LIKELY TO PLAY THE KILLER S GAME (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has starred or co-starred in a few different successful franchises, including Friday, Ride Along, Barbershop, and 21 Jump Street, but future sequels either aren t planned (21 Jump Street, Barbershop) or are delayed (Friday, Ride Along). For 2020 and 2021, Ice Cube is instead looking at two new projects. The first is a comedy called Covers set in the music industry, with Dakota Johnson and black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross already attached to star. Ice Cube is also in negotiations to star in an adaptation of the hitman novel The Killer s Game, along with Dave Bautista, who has two different action movies out this summer (Stuber and My Spy).