Deadpool 3: David Leitch Hasn’t Heard From Disney Yet

David Leitch hasn’t heard anything about Deadpool 3 yet following the finalization of the Disney/Fox deal earlier this year. At one point deemed a risk due to its vulgar, adult-orientated content, the Deadpool franchise became the most popular films in Fox’s X-Men series, combining to gross $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. It’s for that reason the Mouse House has no plans to reboot the Deadpool character; the current iteration is doing phenomenally well, so there’s little incentive to change things up.

Still, the future of Deadpool on film remains uncertain. Deadpool 2 ended in a way that essentially set up the X-Force spinoff (which had Drew Goddard onboard to direct), but X-Force was one of multiple Marvel-based Fox films that were shelved indefinitely back in January, months before the Fox/Disney deal became official. And while Marvel Studios is hard at work ironing out Phase 4 of the MCU, there’s been no word on what’s next for the Merc With a Mouth. Right now, all remains quiet on that front.

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Speaking with ComicBook at the premiere of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Leitch was asked about upcoming Deadpool projects, including a Deadpool 3. According to the director, he’s still waiting for a call:

“In everybody’s world, everybody wants to make it. So, if I was ever approached to make Deadpool 3, my answer would be, ‘Hell yes,’ but I think there’s a lot of things going on in the shake up with Fox and Disney and where that whole Marvel world after Endgame is gonna be. When the dust settles, let’s hope that Deadpoool lives. That’s kind of ironic, right?”

In all likelihood, more Deadpool movies will happen at some point. Earlier this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger went on record to state he wants to keep the property R-rated, but may keep it separate from the larger MCU (which would honestly be for the best). The trick is finding the opportune time to move forward with them, and it’s understandable why nothing’s been officially announced yet. Disney only inherited X-Men and Deadpool in March and have had a full plate on their hands dealing with everything associated with the Fox deal. As Leitch indicates, once the dust settles there might be some real discussions about what’s next for Deadpool. The franchise is very popular, so Disney will surely look to continue it in one way or another.

Leitch isn’t the only one associated with the Deadpool franchise curious to see where things go. Earlier this month, Josh Brolin (who plays Cable) revealed he’s called Marvel Studios to talk about the character’s future, so there’s widespread interest on making something happen soon. There probably won’t be any hints during Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated Hall H panel during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but hopefully soon Deadpool fans find something out – whether it’s for X-Force, Deadpool 3or something else entirely.

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Source: ComicBook


2019-07-15 01:07:48

Chris Agar

Dwayne Johnson Thinks A Black Superman Will Happen Soon

Dwayne Johnson states his belief that one day cinematic comic book adaptations will see a version of Superman played by a black actor. The action star is next to be seen in The Fast and the Furious spin off Hobbs & Shaw, which features a line where Idris Elba’s villainous super soldier Brixton Lore declares himself “black Superman.”

Recent years have seen POC characters from comics begin to receive greater prominence in movie adaptations, with the likes of Black Panther and Miles Morales’ Spider-Man headlining their own movies, while the likes of Falcon, War Machine and Captain Marvel’s Maria Rambeau have played important supporting roles. It’s also worth noting that the film often seen as the first Marvel movie of the modern age, the pre-MCU Blade, has a black protagonist.

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The subject came up when Johnson was interviewed by Variety at the world premiere for Hobbs & Shaw. When asked about how he believes Hollywood is handling inclusion and diversity in its superhero output, he was optimistic, stating that Marvel has done a “tremendous job.” Regarding DC, he has a more personal perspective – Johnson is of mixed race descent, with a black Nova Scotian father and a Samoan mother – from his upcoming starring role in the standalone film of Shazam villain Black Adam. A for the subject of a black Superman specifically, he finally quips, “You’re looking at him!” You can watch the whole statement below.

A precedent for a black Superman already exists in DC Comics canon, in the shape of Kryptonian refugee Val-Zod on the New 52’s version of Earth 2. After spending most of his life inside his escape capsule he developed agoraphobia, and had only started to overcome it with the help of Lois Lane’s Red Tornado when he was called upon to battle Kal-El, who had been revealed as a clone under the control of Darkseid for an invasion of Earth by the forces of Apokolips. Ultimately victorious over the mockery of his planetary brother, he subsequently took on the mantle of Superman and began reclaiming the world from the invaders.

From his inception, Superman has largely been portrayed as white, but such a skin tone is often seen as a ‘default’ with little bearing on who the character is, meaning that should an adaptation see them played by an actor of a different ethnicity, it would not alter the character’s fundamental nature. Such a change was recently seen in the DCEU’s Aquaman, where a character historically depicted as a pale blonde man was portrayed by the Hawaiian Jason Momoa. Having a black actor play Superman would certainly cause a stir and possibly an internet outcry even bigger than any other time a similar announcement has been made, such as recently regarding Halle Bailey as The Little Mermaid or Lashana Lynch in the next James Bond movie. The very purpose of Superman as a character is to embody everything that is good and admirable about humanity, something for which a pale skin tone is not specifically required, meaning that anyone with merely the right kind of presence, charisma and physicality would suit the role. Perhaps Idris Elba isn’t so short of the mark after all.

Next: Dwayne Johnson Likens His Black Adam Character’s Powers To Superman

Source: Variety



2019-07-15 01:07:47

Andrew Marshall

Avengers: Endgame Star Dave Bautista Wishes Drax Killed Thanos

The entire universe was gunning for Thanos in Avengers: Endgame and Dave Bautista reveals that Drax will be left unsatisfied by the fact that he did not finish off Thanos himself. Drax the Destroyer was introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy as someone who sought revenge on Ronan the Accuser for the death of his family. It’s revealed at the end of the movie that Drax’s real target is Thanos.

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Drax fought Thanos (and was originally going to have a one-on-one fight with him) but he was snapped away along with half of all living beings in the universe by the Infinity Gauntlet. The present-day version of Thanos was beheaded by Thor at the start of Avengers: Endgame and the time-traveling version of Thanos was destroyed by Tony Stark, who used the Infinity Gauntlet to erase him from reality.

Related: Agents of SHIELD Mocks Avengers: Endgame’s Time Travel?

Thanos might be gone, but Drax is due to return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The question of Drax’s future in the MCU was brought up in an interview with Bautista in GQ. The actor believes Drax will need a new foe to focus on in the next movie, as he will have been left unsatisfied by the fact that he wasn’t personally responsible for the demise of Thanos. Bautista said:

“I don’t know. I think he’s going to be a little unsatisfied he didn’t kill Thanos himself. I thought about that a long time ago. James [Gunn] is super creative, and he’s also a fan so he will dig through and come up with a new villain and something for Drax that I’m sure people will appreciate. He’s a genius.”

The role of Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies is similar to that of his comic book counterpart, with the exception of the comic version of Drax originally hailing from Earth. The comic version of Drax has actually succeeded in his goal of killing Thanos in the past, as he tore Thanos’ heart out of his chest during the Annihilation crossover. Drax’s entire story arc has revolved around his mission to avenge his family, but the sacrifice of Tony Stark was too important to the story of the MCU going forward to allow Drax to finish off Thanos himself.

The question now is where the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie will take the character. Bautista believes that writer-director James Gunn might come up with a new villain for Drax to face in the future, but the drive for vengeance won’t be the same as it was when Thanos was the villain. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still in the early stages of development and isn’t expected to be released until 2021, but it’s possible that more information about the film will be revealed during the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. 

Next: Every MCU Reveal We Expect At Marvel’s Comic-Con 2019 Panel

Source: GQ


2019-07-15 01:07:30

Scott Baird

Greta Gerwig to Cowrite Barbie Live-Action Movie, May Also Direct

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are set to cowrite the live-action Barbie movie, with Gerwig also being eyed to direct. A live-action film based on Mattel’s immensely popular Barbie fashion doll-turned multimedia brand has been in development for just short of ten years now. The project has changed studios a few times along the way, but is currently set up at Warner Bros. and is expected to serve as their first collaboration with the recently-formed Mattel Films production company.

While Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway were attached to star in previous iterations of the film, they’ve since moved on and been replaced by Margot Robbie (who’s also producing through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner). There’ve been even more changes in screenwriter than lead actor during the movie’s development, with names like Oscar-winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully) and Bert Royal (Easy A) among those who’ve turned in a draft at some point. More recently, Wonder Woman helmsman Patty Jenkins was reportedly being considered to direct the film. However, she shot down that rumor herself near the beginning of this year.

Related: Margot Robbie Confirms DC’s Birds of Prey is Less Male Gaze-y

According to The Wrap, real-life partners and fellow filmmakers Gerwig and Baumbach have now closed a deal to write a new live-action Barbie movie script. The former isn’t set to direct just yet, but she’s said to have dibs on the job if she ultimately decides she wants it.

In terms of their film collaborations, Gerwig and Baumbach have worked together on such acclaimed projects as Frances Ha and Mistress America (both of which they cowrote, with Gerwig starring and Baumbach directing). Gerwig went on to make her directing debut with 2017’s Lady Bird, a much celebrated and (very) loosely autobiographical coming of age dramedy that was nominated for Best Picture and snagged Gerwig Oscar nods for both her writing and directing. Her sophomore feature, an adaptation of the beloved Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women, is due to reach theaters this December, and is expected to become an Oscar contender in its own right.

The prospect of Gerwig and Baumbach working on a live-action Barbie movie is unexpected, but more than welcome, especially with Robbie starring and Gerwig potentially directing. What could’ve easily been a lazy attempt to cash-in on the enduring popularity of the Barbie brand is currently shaping up to be a creatively worthwhile adaptation of a best-selling toy instead. (Dare we say, even the next LEGO Movie?) The film is technically scheduled to arrive in May 2020, but it’s safe to assume at this point that WB is planning to delay Barbie to give its future director – be it Gerwig or not – the time that they need to avoid having to rush things.

NEXT: Little Women First-Look Photos Reveal Greta Gerwig’s Adaptation

Source: The Wrap


2019-07-15 01:07:07

Sandy Schaefer

Fan Art Imagines Ludi Lin as the MCU’s Shang-Chi | ScreenRant

Fans can now get an idea of how Ludi Lin would look as Shang-Chi, courtesy of some new fan art. Known as The Master of Kung Fu, Shang-Chi debuted in 1973 and was created by Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin in the wake of Bruce Lee’s surging popularity. In the comics, Shang-Chi is the son of Fu Manchu, and was molded by his father to be a “living weapon.” How much of that will translate from the page to the screen, however, remains unknown – with some believing that instead of Fu Manchu, Shang-Chi’s father should the REAL Mandarin.

Shang-Chi was actually part of the original ten-movie line-up that Marvel had planned out in 2005, but fell by the wayside along with other projects. Kevin Feige ultimately resurrected the project, however, with Wonder Woman 1984 co-writer Dave Callaham penning the script and Destin Daniel Cretton signing on to direct. This will mark the first ever blockbuster Asian superhero film made by the American studio, and it will make Phase 4 onwards of the MCU an extremely diverse affair. As a result, the potential casting of the character has been the subject of much suggestion and speculation.

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Lin is reportedly one of the actors on the shortlist for the role. Now, thanks to a digital artist by the name of ApexFormMarvel fans get a sense of how the Chinese-Canadian actor would look in the role. Adorned in a comics-accurate costume, and with the character’s traditional weaponry, the artist renders the character with the kind of fittingly Asian backdrop only seen briefly in such MCU films as Black Panther and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Check out the image below:

Lin was most recently seen demonstrating his martial arts skills alongside the established MCU alum Pom Klementieff in the ‘Striking Vipers’ episode of Black Mirror. He has also made his mark on the big screen, courtesy of roles in such films as Power Rangers and, more recently, Aquaman. As proven by James Gunn now being set to direct both The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, his inclusion in a DC outing won’t prove much of a hindrance towards joining the MCU. He faces some stiff competition for the role, however, with 13 Reasons Why star Ross Butler also said to be in contention. Donnie Yen (from Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan) is also in talks for a prominent role.

Lin previously spoke to Screen Rant regarding his desire for the role. If that and some beautifully realized fan art was all it took to win the role, Lin would be a shoo-in. As it stands, the official casting remains very much in the air. With Marvel Studios hosting a panel at SDCC, however, and said to be fast-tracking their search for the right actor, it could be sooner rather than later that fans receive an official confirmation and new details regarding their Shang-Chi adaptation and its casting of the characters. All supporters of Lin can do is enjoy the image and keep their fingers crossed.

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Source: ApexForm

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2019-07-14 08:07:38

John Atkinson

US Air Force Warns Against Storming of Area 51 | ScreenRant

Social media users have been absolutely inundated in a river of Area 51-related memes as a Facebook-organized raid of the secretive military installation nears, but the US Air Force warns that anyone who actually goes through with storming the base will face harsh consequences.

While nearly everyone knows that the tongue-in-cheek Area 51 raid, whose rallying slogan is “let’s see them aliens,” is just for laughs and is no way intended to actually happen, there is still some risk that a small portion of the near-million Facebook users claiming to be attending the event will actually follow through with the plan. Others have joked that their actions, though netting them with neat extraterrestrial friends and technologies, will likely result in their deaths at the hands of Edwards Air Force Base personnel. The titular plan of the event is “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” but if a tiny fraction of the pledged users show up and things turn violent, the odds that the safety and wellbeing of real-life attendees will be secured fall drastically.

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Speaking with The Washington Post about the proposed September 20 raid of Area 51, US Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews ominously warned, “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.” Informing potential participants that Edwards Air Force Base, of which Area 51 is one small, well-guarded part, is “an open training range for the U.S. Air Force,” she issued the firm warning that the military “would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where [they] train American armed forces.” As for specific consequences and legal penalties that could be meted out there at Area 51 or in a court of law for the ill-advised few who go through with the scheme, McAndrews provided nothing concrete.

It can be hoped that McAndrew’s solemn words will dissuade anyone brash enough to actually trespass on military property, but that doesn’t mean that her warning – nor others – should kill the hilarious meme that the Area 51 raid has spawned. Having seeped from Facebook into other social media platforms, celebrities, influencers, and popular independent accounts of all types have joined in on the hyperbolic fun. Comedy YouTuber Gus Johnson mulled over the prospects that “some government guy” might actually be poring over Area 51 raid memes for up-to-date intelligence in a tweet, while cosmetics mogul Jeffree Star turned the prescribed joke formula on its head, insinuating that he is an alien resident of Area 51 fearing “human invasion.”

With the Facebook event that spawned nearly a million people to jokingly agree to take part in a massive act of rebellion being scheduled for more than two months away, it’s all but guaranteed that this sudden online sensation will die down well before its time to free captive aliens and pilot UFOs. The sarcasm of the plan has surely been lost on some small fragment of that group, however, and it can only be hoped that any would-be Area 51 trespassers don’t make headlines come September.

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Source: Washington Post, Gus Danger Johnson Jeffree Star



2019-07-14 05:07:45

Phillip Tinner

Avengers: Endgame $7 Million Away From Breaking Avatar’s BO Record

The ongoing battle for all-time box office supremacy between James Cameron’s Avatar and this year’s Avengers: Endgame is nearly at a close, as Avengers: Endgame is now just $7 million away from breaking Avatar‘s decade-old record as the highest-grossing film in history.

Projected to have already surpassed Avatar at the worldwide box office by this point back during its first couple of weeks in theaters, Avengers: Endgame has snaked its way towards its coveted goal a bit more slowly than anticipated. Though it beat James Cameron’s sci-fi epic in the domestic box office ring during its initial run earlier this summer, Avengers: Endgame has still yet to top Avatar in the worldwide market, despite getting a theatrical re-release late last month. Avengers: Endgame is by no means a disappointment for Disney by any means, however, as the thought of coming so close to Avatar’s incredible $2.787 billion figure – let alone exceeding it – likely seemed unthinkable prior to Avengers: Endgame’s premiere.

Related: Every Upcoming Avatar Movie (2021-2027)

According to VarietyAvengers: Endgame scored another $2.8 million at this weekend’s box office, inching it’s all-time gross revenue to $2.78 billion and putting the film just $7.2 million away from finally shattering Avatar’s long-time record. Reasonably, this most recent injection of moviegoer money can be traced to Spider-Man: Far From Home’s second weekend in theaters, especially when adding the weight of the deep, intrinsic plot connections between the films.

Because its not known how much longer Disney will keep the Avengers: Endgame re-release in theater, things have really come down to the wire in this battle of the ages of this and last decade’s biggest blockbusters. Avengers: Endgame co-director Anthony Russo has previously implied that it ultimately won’t matter to him whether or not the film surpasses Avatar’s previously untouchable success, but one has to wonder if he and the rest of Avengers: Endgame’s filmmakers will change their tune if the movie suddenly comes out on top in the coming days. Of course, even if Avengers: Endgame achieves this impressive milestone, the coming storm of Avatar 2 still looms on the horizon of 2021.

The odds of film history being made by Avengers: Endgame over the course of the next week or so are looking quite likely, and the newly set bar stands to potentially be near-unconquerable, with Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it having each only been able to climb past the $2 billion mark. Of course, the list of history’s highest grossing films is considerably top-heavy with newer films, so it’s likely only a matter of time before Avengers: Endgame’s likely throne is taken by another, even more wildly successful movie.

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Source: Variety


2019-07-14 03:07:35

Phillip Tinner

Bond 25: Lashana Lynch Reportedly Playing Female 007 Agent

In Bond 25, the next installment in the long-running James Bond franchise, Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch will reportedly be assuming 007’s license to kill. However while Lynch’s character will hold the 007 agent number, she’s not playing the character of James Bond himself. That role remains with Daniel Craig, who’s played the iconic British secret agent in the most recent four Bond films.

When Craig announced that he’d be hanging up his Walther PPK after Bond 25, speculation began swirling around what kind of person might be next tapped to step into the role and continue the venerable series. It’s been wondered about since even before the announcement of his impending retirement, especially the question of if the next actor to take over leading the franchise would be a woman rather than a man, or be a non-white performer.

Related: Bond 25 Theory: Lashana Lynch Is Playing The NEW 007 Replacement

A Bond 25 production insider reportedly told UK’s The Daily Mail that the film opens with Craig’s Bond retired, while back at the MI6 offices, agency director M welcomes 007 into her office, and Lynch enters the room in response. The insider commented that, “Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning.

It’s unclear how much Lynch’s character of Nomi is as it was in the original version of the Bond 25 script, as BBC’s creator and star of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, at the request of Craig himself, was brought in as a script doctor to help do a polish as well as to make sure that the franchise evolves with the times. When asked during a previous interview if Bond was still a relevant character in the modern 21st century era, Waller-Bridge said, “I think he’s absolutely relevant now. [The franchise] has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to. He needs to be true to his character.

It seems that Bond 25 is striving to find its balance between the classic Bond stories and villains, as we’ve seen with the news of the character of Blofeld returning to the big screen, and more contemporary gender perspectives. The insider commented that within the Bond production offices, the term Bond Girls is no longer being used, but rather Bond Women. It’ll be a classic Bond, finding his way through a world with women fighting alongside him rather than hiding behind him.

More: Bond 25 Reportedly Halts Production Due To Daniel Craig Injury

Source: The Daily Mail


2019-07-14 01:07:45

Bill Watters

Bond 25: Lashana Lynch Reportedly Playing Female 007 Agent

In Bond 25, the next installment in the long-running James Bond franchise, Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch will reportedly be assuming 007’s license to kill. However while Lynch’s character will hold the 007 agent number, she’s not playing the character of James Bond himself. That role remains with Daniel Craig, who’s played the iconic British secret agent in the most recent four Bond films.

When Craig announced that he’d be hanging up his Walther PPK after Bond 25, speculation began swirling around what kind of person might be next tapped to step into the role and continue the venerable series. It’s been wondered about since even before the announcement of his impending retirement, especially the question of if the next actor to take over leading the franchise would be a woman rather than a man, or be a non-white performer.

Related: Bond 25 Theory: Lashana Lynch Is Playing The NEW 007 Replacement

A Bond 25 production insider reportedly told UK’s The Daily Mail that the film opens with Craig’s Bond retired, while back at the MI6 offices, agency director M welcomes 007 into her office, and Lynch enters the room in response. The insider commented that, “Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning.

It’s unclear how much Lynch’s character of Nomi is as it was in the original version of the Bond 25 script, as BBC’s creator and star of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, at the request of Craig himself, was brought in as a script doctor to help do a polish as well as to make sure that the franchise evolves with the times. When asked during a previous interview if Bond was still a relevant character in the modern 21st century era, Waller-Bridge said, “I think he’s absolutely relevant now. [The franchise] has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to. He needs to be true to his character.

It seems that Bond 25 is striving to find its balance between the classic Bond stories and villains, as we’ve seen with the news of the character of Blofeld returning to the big screen, and more contemporary gender perspectives. The insider commented that within the Bond production offices, the term Bond Girls is no longer being used, but rather Bond Women. It’ll be a classic Bond, finding his way through a world with women fighting alongside him rather than hiding behind him.

More: Bond 25 Reportedly Halts Production Due To Daniel Craig Injury

Source: The Daily Mail


2019-07-14 01:07:45

Bill Watters

Bill & Ted 3 Adds Kristen Schaal, Holland Taylor | ScreenRant

The cast of Bill & Ted Face the Music continues to grow, with both Kristen Schaal and Holland Taylor signing on. The titular pair, played by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves – and known collectively as the rock band Wyld Stallyns – first debuted in 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. On the verge of failing high school, they were aided by a man from the future named Rufus (George Carlin) who reveals that they were destined to write the music upon which a peaceful, utopian world would one day be formed. Gifted with a time-traveling phone booth, Bill and Ted journey through history in order to guarantee they pass their final test and ensure they weren’t separated. The film was a surprise hit, prompting the 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

A third installment has been a cult film fan’s pipe dream for many of the years that followed. Despite occasional signs of hope from the film’s stars, the prospect of continued Bill & Ted adventures – outside of the animated series – seemed destined to remain in limbo. An announcement in March, however, revealed an official release date for the film. And, if that wasn’t proof enough for fans of the films, the new installment officially began filming at the end of June. Original Bill & Ted screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon returned to write the script, and Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) has been confirmed to direct.

Related: Bill & Ted 3 Photo: The Wyld Stallyns Are Back in Action

According to EW, Schaal and Taylor have officially joined the cast and will play key roles in the sequel. Taylor (the upcoming To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You) will play The Great Leader, who is described as “the most powerful person in the universe – the center of which is San Dimas, Calif., 700 years in the future.” Schaal (Toy Story 4), meanwhile, will play Kelly, a messenger from the future, likely serving a similar function to Carlin’s Rufus in the original installments.

The two actresses won’t be the only new faces on the cast. The film recently cast Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving as the duo’s grown-up daughters, Billie and Thea, respectively, and Barry’s Anthony Carrigan was also recently confirmed to be playing the main antagonist. Jillian Bell, meanwhile, will play the families’ therapist; and alongside Reeves and Winter, the third outing will also see the return of William Sadler as Death, as well as Hal Landon Jr. and Amy Stoch as Ted’s father (police chief Chet Logan) and both character’s one-time stepmom, Missy, respectively.

Little is known regarding the adventure the iconic pair (and their new families) will find themselves on. With the world starting to unravel, however, and on the verge of collapse, it will be up to them to finally live up to their long prophesied destiny. It also remains to be seen how large of a role both Schaal and Taylor play in the film. Whatever the case, Schaal has proven her comedic abilities time and time again, in both animation and live-action outings, including Bob’s Burgers. Equally, Taylor has numerous acclaimed performances to her name and is no slouch in the comedic department, appearing in such classics as The Truman Show and Legally Blonde. As such, the already stellar cast just grew even more and will surely have fans even more excited to see Bill & Ted Face the Music finally hit theaters.

More: Everything We Know (So Far) About Bill And Ted Face The Music

Source: EW


2019-07-13 09:07:55

John Atkinson