Big Little Lies Season 2 Was Heavily Re-Edited Without Director

Big Little Lies season 2 was substantially re-edited during post-production without director Andrea Arnold’s involvement, according to a new report. Fans were naturally wary when HBO ordered a second round of Big Little Lies after its highly-decorated freshman run. After all, season 1 had already covered the entirety of author Liane Moriarty’s source novel and was originally designed to function as a limited series. Fortunately, the series’ new slate of episodes have gone over exceptionally well with critics and general audiences since season 2 began airing in early June.

In addition to series newcomer Meryl Streep’s efforts as Mary Louise Wright – the mother of Perry (Alexander Skarsgård), the abusive husband who was killed at the end of season 1 – and the work from the returning cast, reviewers have taken well to Arnold’s direction and the way the show has committed to fully wrestling with the fallout of its first season’s finale. However, according to a new report, season 2 doesn’t actually represent Arnold’s creative vision. Far from it, she was allegedly locked out of the season’s editing altogether, despite being praised by her cast, crew, and HBO throughout production.

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The news hales from IndieWire, which has learned from multiple trusted sources close to the production that Arnold was granted free rein by HBO and the show’s producers to shoot Big Little Lies season 2 in the same style as her critically acclaimed films like Fish Tank and American Honey. Once filming had wrapped, though, the network and showrunner David E. Kelley brought Jean-Marc Vallée (who helmed season 1) into post-production to rework her footage and make it feel more like the show’s original season. IndieWire‘s sources also allege that this was the plan from the start (to eventually have Vallée take over, that is), and that Arnold was – for (currently) unexplained reasons – not told this ahead of time.

Ultimately, Arnold was unable to finalize a complete cut of a single episode before Vallée came in and essentially took over. The latter, who had initially passed on season 2 because he was preoccupied with HBO’s Sharp Objects adaptation at that time, subsequently scheduled seventeen days of reshoots and additional photography in order to help further reshape the season. And while HBO has now issued a statement claiming that they and Big Little Lies‘ executive producers are all “extremely proud” of Arnold’s contributions to the series, IndieWire‘s article indicates that she had little actual input on season 2 after Vallée returned to the fold.

Frankly, assuming that this report is accurate, it’s a pretty bad look for HBO. It suggests that Arnold was told that she would be free to shape Big Little Lies season 2 in her own style, but that the series’ producers never really intended to uphold that promise and didn’t actually explain their greater plans to her. At the same time, they continued to play up her creative involvement throughout production and editing in order to benefit from the positive publicity that came with having hired a celebrated female director to work on a show that has long prided itself on being a drama that features women in major capacities on both sides of the camera. However one feels about season 2’s actual quality, these behind the scenes issues are a mess to unpack.

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Big Little Lies season 2 continues this Sunday on HBO.

Source: IndieWire


2019-07-12 02:07:35

Sandy Schaefer

Disney Shuts Down FX Plus Streaming Service | ScreenRant

FX’s short-lived ad-free streaming service FX Plus is getting shut down by Disney, following the Mouse House’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s various assets. The closure of the streaming service puts a question as to whether or not the cable network’s acclaimed series will be folded into Disney Plus when it launches later in 2019. It’s not the first casualty to result from Disney’s efforts to obtain Fox assets, but it does hint at how FX Networks will operate under the Disney umbrella moving forward. 

For its part, FX Plus was an effort on behalf of network CEO John Landgraf to keep the network’s programming from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, and to help generate revenue for the acclaimed network. The service was available for $5.99 monthly fee, which made the entire FX library of shows, including Atlanta, The Americans, Terriers, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, and more available to stream. Unlike Hulu or Netflix, however, it worked through an existing pay-TV subscriber model, making it more like an add-on to an existing cable package, similar to AMC Premiere. 

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As reported by Variety, FX Plus subscriptions will cease automatically on August 21, 2019, without any additional steps to cancel from existing subscribers. The decision may well rankle some subscribers, but given the service’s nominal footprint in the ever-expanding world of streaming content, it’s unlikely to generate a response similar to that of WarnerMedia’s shuttering of FilmStruck. Where FX’s content will end up, then, becomes the likely next big question to be answered by the network’s new parent company.

The answer to that question is almost certainly Disney Plus, though no official statement has been made to that effect. However, because Disney has already announced that The Simpsons will be available on the streaming service when it launches, it stands to reason FX’s other series will follow suit. Whether that will happen when Disney Plus is finally available to consumers or sometime down the road remains to be seen, however. 

It would make sense for Disney to consolidate its various assets under one streaming shingle, and since Disney Plus is being constructed to compete with not only Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, but also WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max and Apple TV Plus, having as much content as possible to attract subscribers will be a must. Whether or not that proves to be the case, will have to wait until Disney Plus launches later this year. 

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FX Plus will remain active for subscribers until August 21, 2019. 

Source: Variety


2019-07-12 01:07:47

Kevin Yeoman

The Flash Battles Godspeed In New Season 6 Set Photos

The Flash has been spotted battling Godspeed in season 6 set photos. The season started filming earlier this month; and while the show’s latest season concluded two months ago, it will be returning this fall in time for Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Perhaps one of the most interesting episodes of The Flash season 5 was “Godspeed.” Here, viewers got to see what Nora was up to prior to arriving in the present during the events of season 4. In this episode, Nora battled Godspeed, another sinister speedster. The character is a very recent creation in the comics, so fans were looking forward to seeing him adapted. Unfortunately, he lost in his debut episode. That seemed to be the end, but it looks like Godspeed will be making a comeback in the upcoming season.

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Set photos from filming of The Flash’s sixth season have made their way online via Hollywood.buzz, highlighting a conflict with Godspeed. This time, it appears the Flash himself will be colliding with the villain. Check out the images below:

It’s not known how the conflict will occur in the story. Based on the photos, fans may come away with the the assumption that Godspeed will serve as the season’s antagonist. However, it was reported in June that the show’s producers were looking for diverse actors for the role of the big bad. So, it’s possible that Godspeed battles Flash during Crisis on Infinite Earths, then a new villain will later pop up. Or, Godspeed could be the villain of the first few episodes, or a secondary antagonist throughout the season. It could also be that a new person will portray Godspeed. The Flash will likely get a season 6 trailer next week at Comic-Con, so some details should be revealed then.

Many fans were disappointed with how Godspeed was handled last season. The antagonist was very notable when he made his debut in the comics, so it was odd to see him being portrayed as a one-off character. That wasn’t the first time a character was treated like this. Shade, a notable villain from the comics, wasn’t given any development whatsoever in his episode back in season 3. Unlike Shade, Godspeed looks to be coming back with a vengeance. With Reverse Flash already appearing to have a big role coming up in Crisis on Infinite Earth, it will be interesting if Godspeed is included as well. Of course, if Godspeed ends up being a big antagonist outside the crossover event, not many fans would complain.

The Flash season 6 is set to premiere on the CW Tuesday, October 8.

Next: What To Expect From The Flash Season 6

Source: Hollywood.buzz


2019-07-11 04:07:51

Daniel Alvarez

Netflix’s Another Life Full Trailer | ScreenRant

Netflix prepares for a new outer space adventure with the full trailer for the upcoming sci-fi series Another Life. The streaming giant’s latest foray into science fiction brings Katee Sackhoff back to space as well, as she’s likely best remembered for her portrayal as the fearless pilot Starbuck in Ron D. Moore’s reboot of the classic sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica. Of course, this is not Sackhoff’s first time back in the unforgiving reaches of space, as she also joined Vin Diesel in Riddick in 2013, and she has also lent her voice to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 

But unlike the other programs, Another Life puts Sackhoff in a starring role, this time as the very TV named spacecraft pilot Niko Breckenridge, who is assigned to lead a potentially dangerous mission investigating the origins of a mysterious alien artifact that landed on Earth months earlier. Complicating Niko’s mission is an unruly crew of CW-ish actors (including Tyler Hoechlin, The CW’s own Superman), as well as the husband (Justin Chatwin) and daughter (Lina Renna) she left behind back home. But that’s just part of the story, as Niko’s journey will be fraught with danger at every turn, as she struggles not only to complete her mission, but to return home safely to see her family again. 

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While the first teaser trailer for Another Life played up the show’s seemingly creepy atmosphere, the full trailer is more about the work-life balance facing Niko, as well as the life-altering event of an extraterrestrial civilization making first contact with humankind. Check out the full trailer for Another Life below: 

The trailer also plays up Selma Blair’s role as Harper Glass, a media personality caught up in the world-wide event, but mainly it seems intent on establishing the series’ science fiction bona fides. There are plenty of influences on hand in the full trailer, suggesting Another Life will have pieces of everything from Independence Day to Arrival to Interstellar in its DNA. Whether or not that will add up to a show worth bingeing remains to be seen, but thankfully viewers won’t have long to wait to find out. 

Another Life has the chance to be a mid-summer hit for Netflix, one that comes just a few weeks after the world binged Stranger Things 3. While most subscribers will likely be on their second or third re-watch of that series, Sackhoff’s return to space may be enough to get some to give the kids from Hawkins a break. 

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Another Life streams Thursday, July 25 exclusively on Netflix.


2019-07-11 01:07:46

Kevin Yeoman

The Mandalorian is Getting a Panel at D23 2019 | ScreenRant

The Mandalorian is officially getting a panel at the D23 2019 expo in Anaheim next month. Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming show is both the first live-action Star Wars series and one of the Originals set to premiere when the Disney+ streaming service launches in November, so there’s understandably a lot of interest surrounding the project right now.

Created by actor-filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book), The Mandalorian picks up a few years after the events of Return of the Jedi, but takes place far away from the reaches of the New Republic and follows the adventures of a lone Mandalorian gunslinger (who’s played by Pedro Pascal). Lucasfilm debuted the first Mandalorian footage at Star Wars Celebration in April and has unveiled some high-res photos, but has yet to release a trailer online and is otherwise keeping the show’s details close to the chest for the time being. However, the studio will pull back the curtain a little further when this year’s D23 gets underway on Friday, August 23.

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StarWars.com has now announced that The Mandalorian‘s D23 2019 panel will take place on August 23 at 3:30 p.m. in Hall D23. Favreau will be attending the presentation with Dave Filoni – who’s both the head of Lucasfilm Animation and director of The Mandalorian‘s premiere episode – as well as some “special guests” that could include cast members like Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and/or Giancarlo Esposito, among others.

This December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is expected to receive a D23 panel a day after The Mandalorian on Saturday, August 24 (which is when Disney plans to spotlight their upcoming films in general). And as anticipated as J.J. Abrams’ conclusion to the Skywalker Saga is, in some ways there’s just as much – and maybe even more – excitement around The Mandalorian right now. After all, in addition to being the first live-action Star Wars series ever, it will be the first live-action Star Wars project that explores life in a galaxy far, far away after the fall of the Galactic Empire, but well before the subsequent rise of the First Order. It further promises to examine the criminal underbelly of the Star Wars universe in greater depth than last year’s spinoff movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, managed to do.

While The Mandalorian‘s D23 panel will surely include footage (either the Celebration clips and/or brand-new material), it will be interesting to see if it’s released online shortly after. After all, D23 footage is traditionally exclusively shown to those in attendance and isn’t made available to the public until much later. Then again, Disney + is set to launch less than three months after D23, so the expo might be the perfect time to get the ball rolling on the next phase of The Mandalorian‘s marketing.

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Source: StarWars.com


2019-07-11 01:07:08

Sandy Schaefer

Hilarious Fan Edit Casts Stranger Things’ David Harbour as Hopper P.I.

SPOILERS for Stranger Things 3

Stranger Things has received a fan edit in the style of 1980s television show Magnum P.I., featuring David Harbour’s Hopper and titled Hopper P.I. The short, trailer-like edit features a lot of Hopper’s pivotal scenes in season 3 in his Hawaiian shirt accompanied by Magnum P.I.‘s theme music. Season 3 of Stranger Things saw Hopper take on a more outright aggressive role, which the edit happily takes advantage of.

Stranger Things season 3 has been one of Netflix’s most popular releases yet, setting viewing records with over 40 million people watching at least some of the show since its debut. It also features some of the most shocking moments of the entire show, including the apparent death of Hopper, Winona Ryder’s Joyce Byers and family moving out of Hawkins, and Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven seemingly losing her powers. This sets up what could very well be the show’s most vitally different season yet in 4 (should it be renewed). Still, despite potentially being dead, it hasn’t stopped fans from imagining what Hopper could look like in his very own show.

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Posted on Twitter by user Eddie Spuhghetti, Hopper P.I. imagines Harbour’s Hopper as his very own private investigator. The intro was recorded on VHS to add more of a time period-appropriate feel and features many of Hopper’s scenes in season 3 of Stranger Things. Also tagging along is Joyce Byers as Wheelbarrow and Brett Gelman’s Murray Bauman as himself. Check out the fan edit below.

While Hopper is most likely dead in Stranger Things (unless he proves to be “the American” that the Russians are holding captive), it’s still really fun to imagine the character getting his own spinoff in the same style as Magnum P.I. This is made even more fun because of the character’s far more erratic and angry nature in the latest season of the show. And given the high popularity of season 3, it seems almost a waste for Netflix not to at least consider pursuing spinoffs, especially if the show is nearing the end of its run. Given Netflix’s penchant for canceling high profile shows lately, it’s not a stretch to imagine Stranger Things ending sooner rather than later (though there are reports that people are rejoining Netflix just to watch the show).

Regardless, this is a fun fan edit that captures the 1980s nostalgia feel that Stranger Things has become known for throughout its 3-season run. Even if nothing actually happens in the spinoff area, fans can probably expect more of these fan edits to pop up over the coming months. Perhaps even a buddy comedy edit centered around Steve Harrington and Dustin Henderson. Only time will tell.

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Source: Eddie Spuhghetti‏/Twitter



2019-07-10 09:07:57

Corey Hoffmeyer

James Holzhauer Returning to Jeopardy! for Tournament of Champions

James Holzhauer is set to return to Jeopardy! for the Tournament of Champions. Legendary and perdurable Jeopardy!, consisting of host Alex Trebek and blue box panels, has sported a fair share of champions over the years. Former contestant Holzhauer took Jeopardy! by a storm with his dominating gameplay and snagged 32 consecutive wins – putting him on track to surpass Jeopardy!’s all-time champion, Ken Jennings.

Earlier this year, Trebek revealed in a somber message that he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek’s announcement coincided with the game-changing antics of Holzhauer, and viewers of Jeopardy! became enthralled by Holzhauer’s winning streak and Trebek’s hosting performances. In April, Holzhauer became the second person ever to surpass $1 million in non-tournament play. He attributed his vast array of knowledge to children’s literature – claiming those books were easier to mentally digest than adult reference books. However, Holzhauer’s time on Jeopardy! came to an end when he lost a game to librarian Emma Boettcher, albeit with the correct answer. Ultimately, Holzhauer walked away with $2,462,216 in earnings, and a steadfast reputation on America’s favorite game show. Now, the Jeopardy! podiums will feature Holzhauer behind them once again.

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According to EW, Holzhauer has a guaranteed spot on the upcoming Tournament of Champions. The special-edition of Jeopardy! has also added Boettcher to the slate, setting up the two former champions to potentially face-off for a second time. Vying for a grand prize of $250,000, the 15 players are compiled from contestants who won the most games since the previous tournament. The game will also feature winners from the College Championship and Teacher’s Tournament. Holzhauer is the most recognized contestant, and tops the list with 32 games under his belt – the second highest is Josh Hill with 7 games. The ten-day event is set to air in syndication from November 4 to 15.

Trebek has since revealed that his cancer is nearing remission. Despite speculation of Jeopardy! seeking out a replacement host, Trebek is still under contract with the show for the next three years. Trebek and Holzhauer appear to have formed a unique bond from their time together on the show. Recently, Holzhauer donated a portion of his game show earnings to battle cancer in Trebek’s name. A seemingly odd amount, the $1109.14 donated is attributed to Holzhauer’s daughter’s birthday – November 9, 2014. Since the Tournament is set to air during that time, perhaps an honorable mention will be given to the date if Holzhauer is still competing.

Trebek’s battle with cancer and Holzhauer’s winning streak made season 35 of the seemingly docile game show a hot commodity. Fans are eager to see Holzhauer compete against Boettcher, however, the tournament would generate more buzz if Jennings were attached – especially after his comments regarding Holzhauer’s streak. Nevertheless, Holzhauer returning to the platform will provide a new level of excitement and entertainment for Jeopardy! – and further boost talk of Holzhauer replacing Trebek as host.

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Source: EW


2019-07-10 06:07:19

Bethany Guerrero

Third Walking Dead TV Series Casts Three Key Roles | ScreenRant

The planned third Walking Dead TV series has reportedly cast three of its major roles. Robert Kirkman kicked off the whole Walking Dead phenomenon in 2003 with the original post-apocalyptic zombie comic book, and in 2010 the comic made the jump to television, as AMC debuted the first season of what would go on to become one of the most successful series in cable history.

With The Walking Dead proving that television fans had a hunger for ongoing post-apocalyptic zombie mayhem (mixed with a big helping of soap opera), AMC in 2015 debuted the spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead. Even though the original show has seen its ratings dip in recent years, and Fear itself has never entirely found its footing, AMC still plans a third series in the franchise, this one featuring two young female protagonists and focusing on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse. Scott Gimple is developing the new series along with Matt Negrete, the latter of whom will act as showrunner, with an eye toward kicking off production this summer.

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With production set to commence soon, that third, as-yet-untitled Walking Dead series has now begun putting together its young group of apocalypse survivors. As reported by Variety, the show has added actors Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu and Hal Cumpston to the cast. Sources say Mansour’s character is a “a good-natured rule breaker who lives for today. She is likable and funny on the outside but sad on the inside.” Cantu’s character is described as “small for his age” and is a black belt in karate. Cumpston’s character is “big for his age” and a “shy loner that scares some kids.” AMC has yet to confirm the report.

Of the three above actors, Alexa Mansour has the most experience, with previous credits that include Madame Secretary and the horror film Unfriended: Dark Web. She’ll be playing one of the show’s two female protagonists, with a second actress yet to be added. Mansour’s new TWD universe co-star Cantu previously appeared on The Good Place, and had a voice role on the animated series The Amazing World of Gumball. Cumpston meanwhile has just one prior credit, the 2019 Australian comedy Bilched.

Given the flagging ratings for The Walking Dead, many were surprised to learn AMC was going back to that well for a third series. But, TWD continues to be a money maker for the network despite the dip in ratings, and the network obviously has faith that Scott Gimple can deliver a successful series (even though Gimple is widely blamed for having driven the flagship series into the ground during his showrunner tenure). Considering the problems TWD has had depicting kid characters, Carl Grimes being the most notable case of a young protagonist whom fans became increasingly annoyed with, it’s fair to wonder if it’s really wise for them to make a whole series focusing mainly on younger characters.

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Source: Variety


2019-07-10 05:07:39

Dan Zinski

HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie Trailer Promises a Most Violent Reunion

HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie trailer teases the many character reunions (and violence) to come in the film. It’s been over fifteen years since David Milch’s gritty, foul-mouthed western series premiered on the network, making stars out of then lesser-known actors like Timothy Olyphant and Kim Dickens in the process. While the TV show was a critical darling in its time – winning multiple Emmy awards and taking home a Golden Globe for Ian McShane’s performance as saloon owner Al Swearengen – its ratings were never all that massive and it ended up being cancelled after three seasons.

However, over the decade that followed, it was reported many times over that Milch was working on the script for a Deadwood movie that always seemed to be on the verge of securing a green-light. It finally succeeded in the summer of 2017 and entered production about a year and four months (or so) afterwards, with most of the original series’ cast reprising their roles. The big exception, of course, is Powers Boothe, who (sadly) passed away before he could return as Al’s rival Cy Tolliver in the film.

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After dropping some first-look images late last year, HBO began marketing Deadwood: The Movie in full near the beginning of 2019. The network has since released a teaser that confirmed the film’s May premiere date and offered at glimpse at the ten years’ older versions of characters like Al and Deadwood sheriff-turned U.S. marshal Seth Bullock (Olyphant). HBO has since unveiled a full-length trailer for the movie, as you can see in the space below.

Written by Milch and directed by Daniel Minahan (who worked on the original series), Deadwood: The Movie picks up with the show’s leads as they return to Deadwood to commemorate South Dakota’s newly-established statehood. The trailer highlight the many character reunions that take place along the way, including that between Bullock and his former lover Alma Ellsworth (Molly Parker), as well as Charlie Utter (Dayton Callie) and his old pal Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert). On the not so happy end of the spectrum, though, we have George Hearst (Gerald McRaney) – who, in keeping with his power hungry nature (and real-life history), is now a state senator whose return to Deadwood bodes poorly for people like Al and Trixie (Paula Malcomson). After all, lest we forget, Trixie did shoot and try to kill him, before Al covered for her.

Judging by the trailer, the Deadwood movie has the makings of an enjoyable, if potentially heart-breaking reunion with the original show’s characters, including supporting players like Doc Cochran (Brad Dourif), Dan Dority (W. Earl Brown), Sol Star (John Hawkes), and Dickens back as Joanie Stubbs. Unfortunately, it comes with a tinge of melancholy, in light of this week’s news that Milch has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The writer-producer intends to keep working for the foreseeable future, though, and we’re glad to have him around while we do.

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Deadwood: The Movie premieres Friday, May 31 on HBO.

Source: HBO


2019-04-25 12:04:35

Sandy Schaefer

Elizabeth Olsen Teases 1950s Setting For WandaVision Disney+ Series

Actress Elizabeth Olsen revealed that WandaVision will be set in the ‘50s. Based on the Marvel characters Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) and Vision, the Disney+ limited series will begin filming in the fall and will reportedly be six hours long. Earlier this month, Disney and Marvel officially announced WandaVision.

In the MCU, Olsen made her franchise debut as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Olsen later reprised the superhero character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. In the new MCU film Avengers: Endgame, Olsen will once again reprise her character, along with numerous others who were previously manipulated by the big baddie Thanos. For WandaVision, Olsen will co-star with her MCU love interest Paul Bettany, who will reprise his franchise role as the android Vision. On April 16, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that WandaVision will intersect with the MCU’s Phase 2 “in a very big way.”

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Per Variety, Olsen recently teased WandaVision by revealing that the Disney+ series will take place in ‘50s. This information is based on the streaming platform’s launch chat, with Olsen noting “There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision… they showed a photo of us in the ’50s.” For WandaVision, Captain Marvel co-writer Jac Schaeffer will serve as the writer, producer, and showrunner. She also co-wrote the upcoming comedy The Hustle starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway, along with the upcoming MCU film Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson in the title role. As for Olsen’s WandaVision co-star Bettany, he previously received a Saturn Award nomination for his supporting performance in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Most recently, he portrayed Dryden Vos in Ron Howard’s space western Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Olsen is the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, both of whom famously starred in the late ’80s/early ‘90s ABC sitcom Full House. After delivering an acclaimed performance in 2011’s Martha Marcy May Marlene – her feature film debut – Olsen has since appeared in films like Silent House, Godzilla, and I Saw the Light.

Based on Elizabeth Olsen’s MCU character arc, franchise fans will undoubtedly be curious to see how she’s incorporated into Avengers: Endgame. But, as the saying goes, the writing seems to be on the wall given the existence of WandaVision, and Marvel seemingly has plenty of surprises on the way. Disney+ will also produce a limited series focused on the MCU’s Loki, along with a separate series about Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

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Source: Variety


2019-04-25 10:04:46

Q.V. Hough