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Eternals: Millie Bobby Brown Shoots Down Rumors Of Being Cast

Millie Bobby Brown has shot down speculation that she has been cast in The Eternals. Although it wasn’t her first foray into television, the teenage actress became a household name courtesy of her breakout role as the super-powered Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things. The third season of the nostalgia-filled science-fiction series recently dropped in its entirety on Netflix, once again drawing in record-breaking numbers. In recent years, Brown has also made the jump to the big screen, most recently starring in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Marvel, meanwhile, made its big screen return earlier this month with Spider-Man: Far From Home. The latest MCU outing is not only a standalone Spidey sequel but, directly following up Avengers: Endgame, also closes the last chapter of Phase 3. Even before the film’s equally record-breaking release, however, fans had already been looking ahead to the future of Disney’s billion-dollar franchise. Though the official slate has yet to be revealed, a number of Phase 4 films are already known to be in various stages of development, including a Black Widow prequel, Marvel’s first Asian-led film Shang-Chi, and the highly anticipated introduction to The Eternals.

Related: Every Marvel Movie Coming After Spider-Man: Far From Home

One of the rumors most prominently circulating is that Brown had reportedly been cast. Live-streaming on her personal Instagram, however, Brown addressed those reports directly. Between bouts of singing the theme from The Neverending Story and discussing her range of Converse, the young actress was asked about her potential Marvel role. Here’s what she had to say in response: “OK, guys, this is the problem. Everybody thinks that I’m going to be in a Marvel movie. Not that I know of. My family and I have no idea. So, I just want to let everybody know that I’m not… as of right now.”

The Eternals will reportedly begin filming in September. With Chloé Zhao already attached as director, and a cast that looks set to include Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden as Ikaris, the film could span thousands of years, even prior to the present MCU. As such, it would present a perfect opportunity to explore Thanos’ past. The most recent word is that Salma Hayek is also in talks for a role. Disney and Marvel Studios also remain eager to bring Keanu Reeves on board, be it for this film or another.

Brown has been rumored as being attached to the MCU as far back as the simultaneous filming of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. It was believed that she may turn up in a cameo or a post-credit scene setting up The Eternals. With the film eschewing the usual Marvel formula, however, it never came to be. Regardless, fans still hoped that she would ultimately join the franchise. As such, hearing her shoot down the idea will no doubt be a huge disappointment to many.

There is a chance, though, this could be another classic case of Marvel’s penchant for secrecy at work. After all, the young actress also cast doubt on the possibility of Stranger Things season 4 – despite the fact that many of the cast are officially contracted through a fourth adventure. With Marvel set to host a panel at SDCC, official details regarding their Phase 4 slate and official casting announcements – for The Eternals and beyond – may only be a short wait away, whatever the case regarding Brown herself ends up being.

More: Stranger Things Season 3: 5 Theories Which Turned Out To Be True (And 5 Which Were Debunked)

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2019-07-11 05:07:02

John Atkinson

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Is Being Hurt By Its Bad Romances

Game of Thrones is nearly halfway through its final season, and its emphasis on romance has become somewhat of a problem. While there have been some amazing moments so far – Jon Snow riding a dragon and Brienne being knighted – the first two episodes of Game of Thrones season 8 have contained lots of exposition and not a lot of action.

There have been no major losses, and almost nothing has been seen of the Army of the Dead so far (with the exception of several White Walkers showing up at Winterfell). Instead of great fight scenes and shocking deaths, there has been a lot more comedy than fans are used to… and a lot more romance, as well.

Related: Game of Thrones Theory: Daenerys Is The Final Villain Of Season 8

Of course, Game of Thrones has never shied away from romance – since the beginning, sex scenes and partnerships have been just as important as battles. Issues of marriage and birth are central to the story, and weddings have made some of the most shocking scenes in the entire series. However, this season, the romance is starting to feel a lot less organic and a lot more problematic.

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Incest is something of an issue with Game of Thrones – and Jon and Daenerys’ relationship is definitely causing some consternation in the fandom. While it’s not the only incestuous pairing, it’s the only one that the viewer is supposed to like; Jaime and Cersei, from the start, were shown as incestuous to show how terrible they were. And now, as Jaime has grown to become a good guy, he’s left his sister (and their creepy family) behind. With Jon and Dany, though, fans have been encouraged to root for the aunt/nephew romance from the start… and while many will argue that this is simply the Targaryen way, or common to royals throughout history, there is no escaping the bad taste it leaves in the audience’s mouth.

This relationship is now in jeopardy, of course, because Jon has revealed his true Targaryen name to Danerys. However, even this potential split is not because Daenerys was shocked to find herself a little too close to her nephew, but because it gives him a stronger claim to the Iron Throne than hers. Rather than seeing him as a lover or a family member, Daenerys’ reaction was all about Jon being a rival – which, even for a Targaryen, is surely not the only thing that would be shocking about this kind of reveal. Throw in a lack of real chemistry between Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington (especially compared to their chemistry with Jason Momoa and Rose Leslie, respectively), and this relationship just isn’t all it should be.

The other relationship that has been a big focus in the first two episodes of the season is a brand new one, between Arya and Gendry. Some fans are thrilled about this (not least because a Stark and a Baratheon finally got together), but others are less pleased about how it has been handled. Arya and Gendry were only reunited in the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere, after a considerable amount of time spent apart. While they may have both grown up considerably in that time, it’s difficult to forget that the last time Gendry saw Arya, she was very much still a little girl – and one posing as a boy, as well.

Related: Why Arya & Gendry Should End Up Together

Taking these two from a fairly casual friendship that arose because they were thrown together, straight to a romance after only a couple of scenes together, feels very forced. This relationship hasn’t been given time to develop, and Arya hasn’t been developed as a character ready for a relationship, either. Since the very first season, her role has always been emphasized as that of a little sister (whether literally or metaphorically), and while she’s certainly old enough for a relationship by the standards of Westeros, it’s jarring to see her take this leap so quickly – even taking into account the way that imminent death might speed things up.

Page 2 of 2: Game of Thrones Needs To Learn From Its Past

While Jon/Dany and Arya/Gendry are hardly the first romantic pairings in Game of Thrones, they are the first to feel quite so problematic – and to take Game of Thrones closer to soap opera than fantasy. In the past, relationships have either come out of necessity (plenty of marriages take place for political reasons), or they have seemed to appear organically. There have even been plenty of relationships that have simply been hinted at for multiple episodes, or even seasons, and have been more satisfying for it.

Brienne and Jaime (even Brienne and Tormund) have been slowly building for years, and should this come to fruition, it will be so much better than if the two had got together at the start. Missandei and Grey Worm, and Sam and Gilly, are also couples that grew slowly into being, so that by the time they actually happened, it worked. This is the kind of relationship that Game of Thrones does best – a slow burn to a triumphant romance, and the final season of the show seems to be moving away from that, and onto something more melodramatic than truly satisfying.

Now that the big battles are starting with the Battle of Winterfell, it’s time for Game of Thrones to ditch the romances – or at least, move them to the back burner. Thankfully, this is almost guaranteed to happen, even if it breaks the heart of every viewer along the way.

Jon and Daenerys are almost guaranteed to split following the big Aegon Targaryen reveal, which may well be setting Dany up as the villain for the final episodes. And while it may disappoint some to lose the possibility of Jon and Daenerys sitting atop the Iron Throne together, this schism will (thankfully) mean that there are no more incestuous pairings to watch. Arya and Gendry are also unlikely to get a happy ending – although it’s certainly possible, Game of Thrones is exactly the kind of series that will set up a new happy couple only to tear them apart. Should both survive the Battle of Winterfell, they may actually go the distance, but fans are expecting a bloodbath, so it’s unlikely.

Plenty of the less problematic love stories are also unlikely to make it to the second half of the series, as many fans believe that Jorah Mormont, Sam or Gilly, and Grey Worm are going to be on the chopping block in episode 3. Grey Worm, especially, seems to have sealed his fate by talking about his plans for the future with Missandei – the Game of Thrones version of going into the basement to find out what that strange noise was in a horror movie.

All of which means that should the Battle of Winterfell go the way that fans expect, it looks like the issues that the series is having with romances in the first two episodes are due to be wiped out, and everyone can get back to regular scheduled politics and tragedy. However, Game of Thrones has definitely been doing something different with this season so far, so all we can do is hope.

Next: Game of Thrones: 13 Unanswered Questions After Season 8, Episode 2


2019-04-25 04:04:47

Rose Moore

The Avengers’ Next Gay Couple Being Teased By Marvel?

Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for West Coast Avengers #10

Marvel‘s next gay couple might be one that fans never saw coming… even if the movie universe is still keeping fans waiting for LGBTQ representation in the MCU.

In the pages of West Coast Avengers, two teammates have been getting close. Johnny Watts AKA ‘Fuse,’ current boyfriend of Kate Bishop AKA the second Hawkeye, and Noh-Varr AKA ‘Marvel Boy,’ ex-boyfriend of Kate Bishop have finally confessed their mutual attraction. Not just to the reader, but to Kate, eachother, and the entire Avengers team.

RELATED: Kevin Feige Says LGBTQ Characters Are Coming To The MCU

If readers aren’t familiar with this comic series, the West Coast Avengers is written to resemble a reality television show, with each member of the team recording confessionals throughout the books (thanks to a literal camera crew understood to be filming their adventures). Kate’s ex Noh-Varr joined the team recently, and her current boyfriend Johnny has been less than jealous. Well actually, more than jealous, with a few hints of some kind of attraction drawing the two together (that definitely isn’t their feelings for Kate). Working closely alongside each other has brought up feelings, and both men have decided to admit them–just as West Coast Avengers comes to a close.

In their last confessionals of the series, Noh-Varr and Fuse both express how “hot” they think the other one is. The body language these two have had throughout several issues has hinted at this well enough, but their responses to having the “hotness” comments called out shows it’s more than just a passing observation (responding by stammering and blushing, respectively). When Kate heads to her own confessional, the filming team can’t help but ask her about the potential for a love triangle. It would seem this news isn’t a total surprise to Kate, at least where Noh-Varr is concerned, since she responds by asking if she has “ever dated anyone straight?” The whole team knows the answer is an emphatic “NO!” suggesting this confessed attraction is something that nobody involved, including Kate, would actually object to.

While Fuse and Noh-Varr would certainly not be the first same-sex couple to grace the pages of Marvel Comics, they might be the newest. The Young Avengers had Wiccan and Hulkling, while Shatterstar and Rictor became a thing in X-Force. They wouldn’t even be the first same-sex couple in this series – also dating in West Coast Avengers are America Chavez and Ramone Watts, who recently embraced the powers of Wolverine AND Venom as ‘Alloy.’ A confessed attraction may suggest nothing more than Noh-Varr and Fuse’s sexual preference being something other than “straight,” but the series began with tension between Kate and Johnny… so Kate may let them have their shot.

West Coast Avengers has now ended, but we are hoping this is not the last time we see these two. Perhaps they will get their own series, or we might see them pop up in another run. And what about Kate? Will she ever find a straight guy to date? Only time will tell.

West Coast Avengers #10 is on sale now from Marvel online and at your local comic shop.

RELATED: Marvel Comics Outs X-Men’s Iceman as Gay


2019-04-22 02:04:19

Tessa Smith

10 Things That Pointed To Jon Snow Being A Targaryen (That Most Fans Missed)

Warning: Spoilers for Season 8 episode 1 ahead

In the recently aired first episode of the last season of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow (finally) finds out his true lineage, after living his entire life under the shame and judgment of being a bastard. He is not the son of Ned Stark and a mistress, but rather, the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Not only is he not the bastard son of Ned Stark, but he is not a bastard at all, having been conceived within wedlock following a secret marriage between Rhaegar and Lyanna.

RELATED: Game of Thrones: 14 Unanswered Questions After The Season 8 Premiere

Show watchers have known, in confirmation, of this secret since the conclusion of Bran’s trips to the past to witness the Tower of Joy sequence, back in season 6. Fans have also known that Jon was not Rhaegar’s bastard, either, since last season. But before these events were played out on screen, A Song of Ice and Fire readers were already theorizing that Jon could be a “secret” Targaryen. One of the first hints of this is a thread in a discussion forum from back in 2006, five years before Game of Thrones made its HBO debut – some of the first rumblings of R+L=J. Those early book readers found clues within George RR Martin’s series that led them down this path, but show-only fans had plenty of breadcrumbs to pick up on, as well. Here are some of the biggest hints that the television show gave us that Jon Snow was a Targaryen.

10 The Name: Jon Snow

We know now that the name Jon Snow was given to him by Ned Stark, who is actually his uncle. The name that Jon’s true parents chose for him was Aegon Targaryen. We know that the surname “Snow” is a default for bastards conceived in the north, but why did Ned pick the first name Jon? The answer may have been our first clue.

When breaking down the sons of Ned Stark, their name choices all appear significant. Robb is named after Robert Baratheon, Bran after Brandon Stark,  Rickon after Rickard Stark. That means his sons were named after his best friend, brother, and father. A theory that has gained significant traction since pointed out by Reddit user /u/duh_metrius back in 2017, is that Jon was named after Jon Arryn. As a refresher, Ned and Robert served as wards to Jon Arryn during their teenage years, and Jon Arryn treated Ned as if he was his own son, even though he was not. Sound familiar?

9 “My Blood”

Back in season one, before Ned and Jon say what will ultimately be their final farewells, Ned says a couple of really important things to Jon. One of those is a “promise” that the next time they meet, Ned will tell Jon about his mother. The other is a nice little easter egg for us to spot on re-watches, as we shame ourselves for not picking up on it then.

RELATED: Game Of Thrones Theory: Jon Snow Isn’t The Only Secret Targaryen

“You may not have my name, but you have my blood,” Ned tells Jon. Why the vague wording here? If Ned were the actual father of Jon, he surely would have said “…but you are my son.”

8 Wood Carved Easter Egg

In episode four of season one, Jon is at Castle Black discussing how anonymous his mother is in his mind.

“I never met my mother,” Jon says. “My father wouldn’t even tell me her name. I don’t know if she’s living or dead. I don’t know if she’s a noblewoman, or a fisherman’s wife, or a whore.”

Behind him is a wooden beam, that looks like it has two letters distinctly carved into it: R and L. R+L=J. It was right there before our eyes.

7 Oberyn Martell’s Words To Tyrion Lannister

Season four presented us with a new character in the show, Oberyn Martell, whose sister, Elia, was married to the late Rhaegar Targaryen. Up to this point, the only narrative that we had been presented with was that Rhaegar left Elia, and took Lyanna against her will. Even though he is Elia’s brother, Oberyn gives us our first taste that this story may not be as we have heard.

RELATED: Game of Thrones: 16 Things You Need To Know About Rhaegar Targaryen

“Another wedding – my sister Elia and Rhaegar Targaryen, the last dragon,” Oberyn said to Tyrion Lannister. “My sister loved him…and beautiful, noble Rhaegar Targaryen left her for another woman.”

It is fleeting, but this description of Oberyn’s sounds much more like an affair than an abduction.

6 Littlefinger Knew Something

In season five, Petyr Baelish and Sansa Stark had an interesting conversation with each other in the Crypt of Winterfell, right in front of Lyanna Stark’s grave. Petyr told Sansa of what he witnessed from Rhaegar at the tourney at Harrenhaal.

“…[Rhaegar] rode right past his wife, Elia Martell, and all the smiles died,” Baelish divulged. “He rode past his wife and lay a crown of winter roses in Lyanna’s lap, blue with frost. How many tens of thousands had to die because Rhaegar chose your aunt?”

RELATED: Game of Thrones: 16 Things You Need To Know About Rhaegar Targaryen

When Sansa quipped back at him with what she believed to be true, that Rhaegar took her aunt Lyanna against her will, Baelish gave the sliest of smirks, insinuating that he knew this not to be true.

Both the remarks of Oberyn and Littlefinger do not necessarily show that they knew of Jon’s lineage, per se, but they were definitely signs for us to pick up the scent.

5 Stannis Baratheon’s Doubts

In the same episode of Littlefinger and Sansa’s exchange, Stannis Baratheon has a pivotal one of his own, with his wife Selyse.

The two are discussing each other’s opinions on Jon Snow, who had just become Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Selyse senses that Stannis has grown to feel fond respect for Jon, and attempts to discredit him as merely an illegitimate bastard. When she says this, Stannis retorts with, “perhaps, but that wasn’t Ned Stark’s way.

4 Maester Aemon’s Words To Samwell Tarly

Just one episode later, in episode five of the fifth season, Maester Aemon has some conveniently timed words of “prophecy.”

RELATED: Every Season Of Game Of Thrones Ranked

When speaking with Samwell Tarly about a letter they received about Daenerys Targaryen, Maester Aemon, her uncle, says “A Targaryen alone in the world. It’s a terrible thing.”

Immediately after these words leave Maester Aemon’s mouth, Jon Snow walks though the doorway, a tool of cinematic foreshadowing.

3 Blood Stain

After the assassination of Jon Snow by the coward Alliser Thorne, Jon’s body is left in the snow for some time. When his body is moved at the beginning of season six, a large puddle of blood-soaked snow is left behind. Glancing down at the ground, Davos Seaworth pauses, eyes fixated on the blood, and holds them there for some time. Why the longing stare? Some theorists took aim at the shape the blood seemed to make to explain it: a dragon.

2 The Kingsguard At The Tower Of Joy

Season six brings us our first glimpses at history, as Bran and the three-eyed raven use their sight to peer back to the happenings at the Tower of Joy. Before the ultimate reveal of baby Jon being delivered by Lyanna in the tower later in the season, there were plenty of hints to let us know what was soon to come.

“Our prince wanted us here.” – Arthur Dayne

Perhaps the biggest tip was the fact that the Targaryen Kingsguard were even there, at all. Most notable of which, Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning and greatest swordsman of Westeros. With a literal war for the kingdom going down, Rhaegar would have only stationed these two Kingsguard elsewhere for something extremely important; guarding his new wife and son.

1 Jon’s First Interactions With A Dragon

In season seven, episode three, Jon has his first real-life experience with a dragon. Technically, at this point we have had the big reveal at the end of season six, but as far as we know the only thing that changed was his last name: from Snow to Sand (Sand is the last name given to bastards of Dorne). When walking up the steps of Dragonstone, Jon asserts to Tyrion that he is not a Stark, and immediately Drogon swoops by over their heads, causing Jon to duck out of the way.

Later on in season seven, Jon has an intimate moment with Drogon, where the dragon of Daenerys looks into Jon’s eyes, and allows him to rub his hand against his head. Both of this were nice subtleties to show us that Jon was more than Snow and Sand, but a Targaryen.

NEXT: What HBO Will Do After Game of Thrones Ends


2019-04-19 07:04:46

Dustin Jayroe

5 Actors Who Regretted Being Disney Channel Stars (And 15 Who Adored It)

Ah, Disney Channel. Whether giving us teen idols to admire, stellar cartoons that rival the likes of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, or quality films that can’t be found in theaters, the network has been a hit for decades and doesn’t seem to be slowing down today. So, being one of the main forces behind our childhoods, surely Disney Channel has been a great place to work for all of its up-and-coming actors, right? Well,…that depends on who you ask.

Disney Channel is no doubt one of the most influential platforms for younger audiences. If a person didn’t grow up watching Kim Possible, Lizzie McGuire, or The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, they’ve no doubt heard of them before. Plus, audiences today are frequently exposed to many actors and singers who gained worldwide fame thanks to the network, including Zac Efron (High School Musical), the Jonas Brothers (Jonas), and Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana).

Unfortunately, like several Hollywood actors, Disney Channel celebs haven’t always kept up the wholesome image they were known for on the network. Because of this, following Disney Channel stars’ “graduation,” audiences are waiting to see what they will do once they’re outside of Disney’s radar. Today we look at the simple reasons why ex-Disney Channel stars loved or disliked their time with Disney.

So, get ready to see which of these shows and stars helped make up your childhood (or that of someone you know) as we look at 5 Actors Who Regretted Being Disney Channel Stars (And 15 Who Adored It).

20 Regretted: Cole Sprouse

For six years, we watched real-life twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse portray the troublesome-but-well-meaning brothers Zack and Cody Martin across two different shows before the twin actors headed off to college. However, while we weren’t prepared to see them go, it seems like Cole was all-too-ready for a break.

While attending an EW and People Upfronts Party in 2016, Sprouse discussed his time with the Disney shows as “a feeling of machination,” going as far as to say that he could “enjoy” acting from then on out.

“I needed a dose of reality and I needed to see myself in a more objective point of view,” he said.

Let’s hope Sprouse has finally found said “dose of reality” with Jughead Jones in Riverdale.

19 Adored: Zendaya

One of the finest examples of a Disney-Channel-star-turned-super-celebrity, Zendaya Coleman is making a big name for herself in Hollywood. However, from 2010 to 2018, she was already making waves in two Disney Channel shows.

Whether dancing alongside Bella Thorne (more on her later) in Shake It Up or utilizing spy skills in K.C. Undercover, Zendaya will never forget her original fame with younger audiences, as evidenced by her tweets following K.C.‘s end. One read, “The end of an era. On to the next. Thank you for continuing to grow with me,” while the other read, “Relax…there’s still re-runs.”

While her career is only just beginning, Zendaya has already accomplished so much, including a Billboard-charting album, a published book, and a steady movie career in films such as The Greatest Showman and the Spider-Man series.

18 Adored: Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff has stayed busier than most people are aware following her departure from Disney Channel, with several albums, a book series, and two People’s Choice Award nominations for Favorite Cable TV Actress on TV Land’s Younger. But to us, she will always be teen idol Lizzie McGuire, a klutzy-but-caring girl with an animated alter-ego.

Holding a special place in many teenage girls’ (and guys’) hearts, it’s no wonder Lizzie McGuire (which ran for two seasons and spawned a theatrical movie) ranks in the top Disney shows we believe deserve a remake. And, while we’re unsure if Duff will get to revisit the character, she certainly feels the same way as fans do about her.

“I’m really appreciative for that role, and I loved her, too,” Duff told PopSugar. “She was me.”

17 Adored: Aly Michalka

While known by modern audiences as Peyton Charles on iZombie, we remember the days when Aly Michalka was a Disney Channel star. And while her roles in Disney Channel Original Movies Cow Belles and Now You See It… are memorable, we’d rather take a time machine to her days on Phil of the Future any day.

Michalka shared the spotlight with futuristic teen Phil Diffy as Keely Teslow, Phil’s energetic best friend from this era, a role she seems to like enough to consider revisiting in the future.

“There’s this newfound love and appreciation for old things of the past – kind of now more than ever, and I think that’s great,” Michalka told myNewOrleans.com. “I think that embracing that is actually really cool, especially when it was a place that kind of brought you to where you are now.”

16 Regretted: Shia LaBeouf

It’s not very often that an actor wins an Emmy Award for a Disney Channel show, but Shia LaBeouf did just that with Even Stevens. Honestly, it isn’t hard to see why, with LaBeouf being the perfect choice to play the youngest and most mischievous sibling of the Stevens family.

However, LaBeouf wanted to set himself free from his Disney persona and try darker things, according to his interview with MTV.

“I never really felt like I fit in there,” he said. “From the moment I got there, all my friends were [making fun of me], like, ‘Dude, you’re at the Disney Channel!’ It was kind of embarrassing.”

Looks like LaBeouf got his wish, as he has since headlined several blockbusters and showed the world new forms of mischief with his unpredictable personality.

15  Adored: Alyson Stoner

It’s hard to deny that Alyson Stoner was one of the most involved actors on Disney Channel. Whether co-hosting Mike’s Super Short Show, competing on The Disney Channel Games, or acting on Phineas and Ferb and in the Camp Rock films, Stoner established herself as a Disney Channel icon (yes, we are aware she retains her Disney voice work in Milo Murphy’s Law, but that’s on Disney XD).

While Stoner continues voice acting, she has also become a strong advocate, expressing her wishes to Seventeen.com that Disney Channel further progresses in its representation. However, she made it clear that she has no ill will toward the channel.

“I remember doing the Disney promos where everyone was invited, and that felt like I got to be at the Oscars,” Stoner said. “I think those were some of my favorite times…”

14 Adored: Maria Canals-Barrera

Another Camp Rock alumnae, Maria Canals-Barrera played Connie Torres, the mother of Demi Lovato’s character, Mitchie. However, she was more widely known for playing another famous Disney Channel mother: Theresa Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place. This Emmy-winning show (which spawned an Emmy-winning movie) also starred Selena Gomez and David Henrie. However, since Canals-Barrera portrayed the only non-magical person in a family of wizards, she was bound to be a scene-stealer (and she was).

When it came time for the series’ finale (which still ranks among the highest-watched Disney Channel finales of all time), Canals-Barrera was quick to discuss her time on the show, and she had nothing but good things to say about it.

“It was a tremendous blessing,” she told HuffPost. “I just can’t believe that it happened.”

13 Adored: Will Friedle

When we saw our first episode of Kim Possible and realized the sheer genius of having Kim’s sidekick named “Ron Stoppable,” we knew we had something special. Casting the actor behind Boy Meets World‘s Eric Matthews and Batman Beyond‘s Terry McGinnis only sweetened the deal.

Through four seasons and two TV movies, we watched Ron evolve from Kim’s awkward childhood friend to Kim’s awkward boyfriend, all while dealing with the dangers of worldwide missions and high school. While Will Friedle didn’t appear in this year’s live-action reboot film, he revealed to Page Six that he was offered a cameo but turned it down.

“…It’s one of those things where Kim Possible was very important to me,” he said. “It really is a very important show in my past, and I hope they do it justice.”

Booyah, Ron!

12 Regretted: Bella Thorne

Zendaya may be grateful for her time on Disney Channel, but Bella Thorne (her co-star in Shake It Up and the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies) seems to have happily moved on.

In an interview with Nylon (via Seventeen.com), the actress and singer said that after finishing her time with Disney Channel, she “stopped listening to people telling me that I needed to be this and that.”

“I literally would talk with a higher voice in interviews because that was the whole innocent Disney appeal,” she added.

Currently working on her debut rap album and starring in theatrical films, Thorne definitely looks like she’s making more of her own decisions and enjoying it, too.

11 Adored: David Henrie

Disney has a long line of goody-two-shoes characters, and Justin Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place certainly ranks among the top. However, while he may get into his fair share of siblings quarrels with his sister Alex, he deeply cares for her and is driven to do better with his wizarding abilities. This makes Justin one of the show’s prime reasons for success, which actor David Henrie is no doubt aware of.

“…Our chemistry was good together, and the creators were very enabling in allowing us to find freedom within the characters and to identify with them,” he told Smashing Interviews Magazine. “It was just a great environment.”

Thankfully, Henrie hasn’t left Disney completely, as he portrayed Warner Bros. and MGM animation studios co-founder Rudy Ising in the 2015 Walt Disney biographical drama Walt Before Mickey.

10 Adored: Stefanie Scott

Playing a narcissist may not be the most desirable job for actors (even though many actors have held successful careers by playing villains), but Stefanie Scott definitely went all-out on Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm, which saw her portray the rival of China Anne McClain’s musically gifted lead character, Chyna Parks. And she is “nothing but thankful” for her time on the hit show.

“I’m especially forever grateful for the fans of that show, who have and also now play such an even more important role in my life and career,” she told Just Jared.

Scott has since got to expand her acting career with lead roles in 2015’s Insidious: Chapter 3 and Jem and the Holograms.

9 Adored: Shane Harper

If Disney Channel fans decided to make a list of the channel’s sweetest shows, many would no doubt have Good Luck Charlie listed somewhere. Centering on teenager Teddy Duncan and her production of video diaries for her younger sister Charlie to look back on, the show focused less on silly escapades (like some shows do) and more on meaningful situations relatable for both kids and adults. And, while Shane Harper’s Spencer Walsh was only a recurring character on the show (Teddy’s on-again, off-again boyfriend), he was happy to be involved in whatever capacity he could.

“I loved working for Disney,” he told My Devotional Thoughts. “It’s always a very positive environment on set. I’m grateful for all the exposure and the amazing fans that came from working for Disney.”

8 Regretted: The Jonas Brothers

Many people probably weren’t expecting the Jonas Brothers to get back together this year, considering the brother’s separate career paths since their breakup. However, it’s happened, and many Disney fans are rejoicing due to their fond memories of the brothers’ time on Disney Channel. Unfortunately, the brothers don’t feel the same way.

While appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the band discussed Disney’s control over them, which gave new meaning to the purity rings they wore.

“I took pride in it, until I watched those interviews back years later and was like, ‘I sound like a robot,'” Nick Jonas told Corden.

Judging by the band’s new chart-topper “Sucker,” it looks like they can expect a bright future, even without Disney’s help.

7 Adored: Cameron Boyce

One of Disney Channel’s latest franchises is Descendants, which centers on the teenage children of popular Disney villains. And while Cameron Boyce is best known for playing “ladies man” Luke Ross on Jessie, he has proven great as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil. He is expected to take his final bow in this year’s Descendants 3, and he is definitely ready for something different.

“I want to find my breaking point and what I’m made of,” he told DuJour in 2017. “Whatever I do next will probably be very [alarming] for the people that follow me.”

However, Boyce remains grateful for his Disney career.

“…The fact that the first movie came out two years ago and our faces are still in the store—it’s crazy,” he said. “It’s exciting to have that kind of impact on a global fan base.”

6 Adored: Calum Worthy

Dubbed the “pint-sized” version of Entourage, Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally centered on the relationship between two different musicians, outgoing singer Austin Moon and introverted singer-songwriter Ally Dawson.

Actor Calum Worthy, who is expected to star as Speedball in Marvel’s New Warriors (despite its questionable future), co-starred as Austin’s dim-witted best friend and music video director Dez. He may have got the gang in all sorts of sticky situations, but he nonetheless proved an enjoyable character to watch. And, based on Worthy’s interview with Just Jared Jr., we can tell he had the time of his life with the series.

Austin & Ally was such an incredible experience for everybody, and it really changed our lives,” he said. “I am so thankful (for) every single fan that helped us get the fourth and final season. It meant the world to me.”

5 Adored: Monique Coleman

Arguably Disney Channel’s most popular film series, High School Musical not only propelled the careers of actors like Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, but also gave us a likable collection of colorful characters and unforgettable songs. However, while an announcement was made for a fourth film (not counting Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure), nothing has been said about it for a while.

Thankfully, actress Monique Coleman, who played Taylor McKessie, is up for it if it ever happens.

“Honestly, I would do that movie!” she told AfterBuzz TV when discussing a fake HSM 4 trailer that surfaced online.

Coleman further proved her dancing skills on Dancing with the Stars in 2006, finishing in fourth place. With the announcement of a HSM TV series, perhaps Coleman can journey back to East High School to show new Wildcats how it’s done.

4 Regretted: Billy Ray Cyrus

Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus probably never expected to be a Disney star alongside his daughter (who’s had her own thoughts on her Disney past). However, those who have talked to him post-Disney Channel will tell you that he wishes his family was never involved with them.

In an interview with GQ, Cyrus described the show as the thing that “destroyed my family” (in reference to Miley’s change in behavior following the abandonment of her good-girl persona).

“I’d take it back in a second,” he said. “For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic.”

Talk about having an “achy breaky heart.”

3 Adored: Kimberly J. Brown

“Halloween is cool.” Those were the words spoken by Marnie Piper in Halloweentown, and today, after three sequels and 20 Halloweens past, they still ring true. Unfortunately, Kimberly J. Brown, who originated the role of Marnie, was not brought back for the fourth and (so far) final film, 2006’s Return to Halloweentown, and Brown is always quick to say she would’ve been down for it without question.

“I was disappointed for the fans,” she told Seventeen.com. “And I guess a little disappointed in general just because I love Marnie and love the series and just would always love to continue to play her.”

Brown also admitted that she would be down for a fifth film or even a reboot, which further proves her adoration of the character and the Halloweentown universe all these years later.

2 Adored: Kevin Quinn

After seeing him as a contestant on American Idol in 2013, fans were probably expecting Kevin Quinn to start making music (which he later did). And, while Quinn did end up a star, it was from being a main cast member on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d.

A talented musician and head counselor of Camp Kikiwaka’s Cabin Grizzly, Quinn’s character Xander becomes the love interest of main character Emma Ross. And, while Quinn left the show after two seasons, he has nothing but good things to say about his time with Disney.

“Honestly, I can’t speak highly enough of (Disney), they were great to work for, and it ended up giving me a solid foundation for a career,” he told Blended.

1 Adored: Steven Anthony Lawrence

While Shia LaBeouf’s Louis Stevens was the star of Even Stevens, a certain recurring character tended to steal the spotlight from him from time to time, annoying the Stevens family and winning over fans. Yep, we’re talking about Bernard “Beans” Aranguren, the Stevens’ bacon-obsessed neighbor who was known for coming over unannounced. And, while actor Steven Anthony Lawrence has since moved on to teaching, people still recognize him for his beloved role, not that he has a problem with that.

“(Even Stevens) was so fun,” Lawrence told HuffPost. “Every day, it honestly was. It was like a family.”

He also admitted that he cried when the show ended (something Beans probably never would’ve owned up to) but that a reunion show isn’t necessarily out of the cards. Here’s hoping Disney Channel puts “Beans” back on the menu in the future.


2019-04-15 07:04:22

Tyler Hargett

10 Things In Broad City That Are Too Real About Being A 20-Something Woman

Broad City is one of the few shows on TV that accurately portrays women in their 20’s. According to Amy Poehler (aka Broad City’s executive producer), “Women always have to be the eye rollers, as the men make a mess. We didn’t want that. Young women can be lost, too”. We could not be more thankful for a show that provides an honest look into the lives of young millennial women who don’t always have it together. It’s a refreshing break from the glitz and glamour of shows like Friends and Gossip Girl, which portray young people who have everything they could ever want in New York City without lifting a finger.

So let’s further appreciate one of the most realistic TV shows of all time, one that finally manages to accurately portray women in their 20’s.

10 ROOMMATE HORROR STORIES

Your 20’s are all about finding yourself, yet sometimes it can be difficult to do this when your roommate is hogging up all your personal space. Funnily enough, Bevers isn’t even Abbi’s roommate, he’s Abbi’s roommates’ boyfriend who spends all his time prancing around her apartment in his underwear and claiming ownership over all of Abbi’s stuff. He’s constantly eating all of Abbi’s food, invading her personal space, and throwing away all her Bed Bath and Beyond coupons that she has been saving up for a lifetime. In our 20’s, we all will experience the “Bevers”-style roommate at least once in our lives.

9 THE IMPORTANCE OF NAPPING

Many of us end up working odd jobs that we aren’t necessarily passionate about in order to make ends meet, especially in our 20’s. After late nights of partying and marathoning our shows, some of us will look for creative ways to do the absolute bare minimum to get through our day or shift. In Ilana’s case, this includes taking much-needed naps as often as possible, including a daily snooze in the bathroom stall. Hey, it takes a lot of energy to be a full-grown adult, there’s no shame in sleeping in until 5 pm every once in a while… right?

*Ilana slowly wakes up while sitting at her office desk*

Ilana: What a way to start the day!

Nicole: It’s 5 pm…

RELATED: Broad City: Top 10 Ilana Wexler Quotes

8 HAVING A SERIOUS CASE OF #FOMO

FOMO, otherwise known as “Fear Of Missing Out”,  is a condition that is sweeping the nation, especially for 20-something women. We will jump from party to party until we find the right club that will change our lives as we know it. Unfortunately, having a bad case of FOMO will sometimes stand in the way of being able to be fully present. Sometimes the pressure we put on ourselves to have the most epic night of our lives will put a damper on the whole experience. This is certainly the case for Abbi and Ilana in the season 2 episode “Hashtag FOMO” where Abbi fakes having a tapeworm in her butt so she can leave a party with Ilana in order to search for the next best thing.

“Val” to Ilana: You’re always so worried about missing out on life, that you never bothered to actually live!

Speaking of Val…

7 ALTERNATE PERSONALITIES WHEN DRUNK

When Abbi gets blackout drunk, she becomes a completely different person named “Val”, a beloved jazz singer at an underground bar. Everyone praises Val as she waltzes around the place, greeting everyone by name. The funniest part is, she doesn’t remember any of this the next day, despite the fact that she has been drunkenly becoming this Val character for at least three years in the making. Everyone gets a bit wild when they go out for a drink with their pals, but some of us become completely different people who are pretty much the opposite of our everyday personas.

RELATED: 10 Best Abbi Jacobson Quotes From Broad City

6 INSANELY AWKWARD DATES, COURTESY OF BUMBLE/TINDER

We’ve all powered through impossibly awkward Bumble/Tinder/Ok Cupid dates, yet perhaps nothing is as excruciating as watching Abbi and her old high school professor attempt to have relations. As Ilana and Lincoln experience relationship milestones, Abbi and Mr. Miller engage in a cringe-worthy roleplay fantasy that ends up to be a total disaster. Luckily, Jaime and Ilana are there to save the day from the impossible awkwardness because that’s what friends are for, right?

5 FEELING OLD AF EVEN THOUGH WE’RE BASICALLY CHILDREN

In “Witches”, Abbi gets her first gray hair and begins to feel old and shriveled up. It triggers her anxiety about losing her youth. While Abbi sees it as a nightmare, Ilana sees it as a blessing. According to Ilana, Abbi is finally transforming into a witch, which is basically the best thing that could ever happen to a woman. As the episode progresses, Abbi starts to strongly identify (to her horror) with an elderly lady played by Jane Curtin. Sometimes in our 20’s, we mistakenly think we’re getting super old when, in reality, we are still fetuses in the world. Broad City brilliantly embraces the beauty of getting older and encourages viewers to cherish aging rather than frown upon it.

4 FINDING ODD WAYS TO MAKE MONEY

Broad City is filled with hilarious scenes where Abbi and Ilana suffer in order to make the cash necessary to pay rent and save up for concert tickets. You know, equivalent priorities for 20-something women. In the season 2 episode “Kirk Steele”, Abbi is determined to figure out how to make a thousand bucks in a short period of time so she resorts to snorting Chex Mix in an attempt to further her ideas (but only the rye chips, of course).

In the pilot, Ilana and Abbi clean a man’s house while in their underwear to score Lil’ Wayne tickets, but what they don’t know is that this man (played hilariously by Fred Armison) has a fetish where he likes to pretend to be a baby. He offers to pay them in blocks because he’s “Just a little baby”. This is just one of the many examples of the two trying to score money, including dog walking several K-9’s at a time, playing the role of “the queen of mean” waitress at a sushi restaurant run by Ru Paul, and cleaning the toilets at a gym where your boss is utterly obsessed with the movie “Garden State”. But hey, we all gotta make a living somehow, right?

RELATED: The Myers-Briggs® Types Of Broad City Characters

3 FREAKING OUT WHEN PEOPLE ASSUME WE’RE MOMS

Some women in their 20’s make excellent mothers, while others aren’t even thinking about kids. In fact, some women in their 20’s still consider themselves to be kids. This is clearly the case for Abbi, who freaks out when a woman assumes she is a mother. The concept of having that much responsibility makes Abbi go nuts and even causes her to kick a cardboard cutout man in the face, as she screams that she’s “NOT A MOM!!!”

We know Abbi… We know.

2 DREAMING SMALL

When we’re little kids, we want to be mermaids. When we’re a bit older and more realistic, we want to be famous pop stars. When we’re in our late teens, we want to be artists. When we’re in our twenties, we’d be just fine working as a waitress as long as it will give us some extra cash. In the episode “St Mark’s”, Ilana turns 23 and she and Abbi discuss what they hope to accomplish in the next year of their lives. In our 20’s, we learn to take pride in ourselves for the simpler things, including finishing a book, (reading one, not writing one), doing one legit pull-up (for real this time), and keeping a plant alive for more than two weeks.

If we can accomplish these small goals, then honestly what CAN’T we do?

1 ACTING LIKE A FOOL IN FRONT OF OUR CRUSH

One might think the awkwardness of being around a person you’re smitten for would subside after middle school, but this is far from the truth. Abbi’s interactions with the men she is attracted to are pure proof that you can take the girl out of her awkward middle school stage yet you can’t take the awkward middle school stage out of the girl. That stuff stays. Abbi will do literally anything (and we mean anything *cough cough* pegging) to get the attention of her crush Jeremy. She literally breaks the shelf in her room just so Jeremy could come over and fix it in a hilarious fantasy sequence. She even sends him a 23-minute long voicemail filled with Drew Barrymore impersonations when she gets her wisdom teeth taken out.

This all just goes to show that getting by as a woman in your 20’s is a hilariously awkward, uncomfortable, but beautiful thing.

NEXT: 10 Most Iconic Quotes From the Girls of Broad City


2019-04-13 11:04:15

Simone Torn

Luke’s Lightsaber Is Back In Star Wars 9 (Despite Being Destroyed)

UPDATE: Read our full Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker trailer breakdown.

In Star Wars 9, titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber lives on, despite being destroyed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The story of the Skywalker Saga is coming to an end this year with the debut of J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker. As the ninth film in the main franchise, the upcoming movie will look to tie up loose ends not only from the new trilogy, but from George Lucas’ Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy. And, considering the title of the overarching narrative is the Skywalker Saga, it makes sense for the story to tie directly into the family’s lineage.

One particular relic that has been a staple of the Star Wars movies is Luke’s lightsaber, and fans were excited to see it return in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, even if Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself didn’t appear until the very end of the movie. At the end of Star Wars 7, Force-sensitive protege Rey (Daisy Ridley) returns the lightsaber to him on Ahch-to, though that moment isn’t paid off until Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In that film, Rey trains with the lightsaber and eventually takes it with her when she goes to try to recruit Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) away from the Dark Side. During a clash with Kylo, though, the lightsaber cracks in two and Rey takes it with her as she returns to the Rebels. Now it’s revealed that may not be the end of this particular Star Wars relic.

Related: Ian McDiarmid Returns As The Emperor In Star Wars 9

During the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker panel at Star Wars Celebration 2019, a photo of Rey was revealed and it appears she’s carrying the pieces of the lightsaber on her belt. Further, Ridley teased, “the lightsaber Rey inherited from Luke lives.” See the photo of Rey below.

Further, the first Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer that screened during the movie’s Celebration panel shows Rey using a lightsaber very similar to Luke’s, indicating she somehow finds a way to fix it. Whether Rey melds the two pieces of the lightsaber back together, or repairs it in some other way remains to be seen. But unless the sequence of Rey using the lightsaber in the trailer is from later in the movie, it’s likely to be something that occurs early on or even offscreen. However, an offscreen repair would be a little too easy considering how massive of event it was when the lightsaber broke apart in the first place.

Other tidbits about The Rise of Skywalker were revealed during the panel at Celebration, including a first look at Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) in the movie, along with a first look at the new character Jannah, played by Naomi Ackie. The rest of the new generation trio were heavily featured as well, with new images of Rey, Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) being revealed on screen. Still, though we know more about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker now than ever before, fans will undoubtedly have to wait until the movie hits theaters in December to learn everything about the ending of the Skywalker Saga.

Next: Who Is Laughing At The End Of The Star Wars 9 Trailer? (It’s Not Snoke)


2019-04-12 10:04:21

Molly Freeman

How Joker Returns In Injustice 2 (Despite Being Dead)

Here’s how the Joker returned for Injustice 2 despite his literal heartbreaking death in the original game. The Joker is arguably the most famous comic book villain of all time and steadily evolved from his original appearance as a comical prankster to becoming Batman’s ultimate nemesis. His true name and backstory remain a mystery and he exists seemingly to create total chaos for his own amusement.

There have been a number of famous portrayals of the Clown Prince of Crime over the years, from Mark Hamill’s voice-over work in Batman: The Animated series, Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning turn in The Dark Knight. Joaquin Phoenix will be adding to that legacy with 2019’s Joker.

Related: Why Gotham Season 4 Episode 11 Was Important For The Joker

The Joker also played a pivotal role in 2013 fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The premise behind the game sees Superman turn evil after the Joker tricks him into killing Lois Lane and setting off a nuclear device that wipes out Metropolis. Superman later interrupts an interrogation of the Joker by Batman and after the supervillain taunts him some more, the Man Of Steel punches a hole through his chest. This action leads to Superman setting up a tyrannical world order and the other members of the Justice League having to band together to stop him.

Fans might be wondering how the very, very dead Joker could thus return for 2017’s Injustice 2. The sequel again finds Batman and his team attempting to restore some kind of order after defeating Superman and having to face a new supervillain group. The Injustice 2 Joker is revealed to be an hallucination brought on when the Scarecrow uses his fear toxin on Harley Quinn. During this hallucination, Joker appears and tries to sweet talk Harley into abandoning her new superhero persona and embrace her past, but she finds the strength to fight him instead and break free of the vision – and Joker’s legacy.

This also explains why the Injustice 2 Joker is a little hunkier than usual. While some fans were disappointed the villain was only brought back for one scene in the game’s story mode, it’s a still a fun cameo and a good moment of character building for Harley. The hallucination aspect also recalls how the character was used in Batman: Arkham Knight and plans for a Jack Nicholson cameo in Joel Schumacher’s unmade Batman Unchained.

Given some fan disappointment over the Injustice 2 Joker feeling somewhat forced into the story, the inevitable Injustice 3 will probably find a way to keep him around in a more concrete way. Injustice 2 also implies that Nekron – the embodiment of Death – is somehow responsible for bringing the Joker back too, so that’s one possible way his return could be justified.

Next: Shazam: The Suicide Squad/Joker Connection You Missed


2019-04-08 06:04:23

Padraig Cotter

2 Actors Who Regretted Being On Marvel And DC Shows (And 18 Who Adored It)

Marvel and DC shows are very popular. Many people love watching their favorite superheroes and villains battle in a TV format. Most of the actors also love the shows, though there are some who don’t. Overall, though, most actors seem to have had a good experience on Marvel and DC shows. And that bodes well for the future of both franchises. If actors are enjoying their roles, other actors are likely to notice. And most actors, we think, would love to be in a Marvel or DC show. It would be considered a lot of fun to play a hero or a villain on one of these shows.

Still, there are those who are not fully happy with their roles. However, this should not be taken as a bad thing for shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Arrow. Both shows are loved by fans, and no doubt most of the actors feel the same. And if they don’t, there are always understandable reasons. We have to remember that actors are not necessarily fans of the material they’re acting in. Often, they can be, but sometimes they’re not and that’s OK. As long as they’re doing their job and entertaining us, we have no reason to complain. And we’re not saying that these actors absolutely hated their roles, after all. Just that they did not enjoy them as much as other actors did.

Welcome to 2 Actors Who Regretted Being On Marvel And DC Shows (And 18 Who Adored It.) 

20 Regretted: Chloe Bennet (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Say it isn’t so. That’s right, Chloe Bennet, Daisy Johnson herself is one of the actors who isn’t entirely happy with her role. But, she has a good reason for it. So no need to panic. According to Bennet, Marvel does not care enough about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Certainly not enough to let the Avengers regularly guest star in the show or bring characters from the show into its movies. This is a fair complaint. After all, the show often includes movie plot lines, yet the movies don’t have to include show plot lines. Not really fair for the actors on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If Marvel wants to avoid actors feeling this way, the solution is simple: make the TV shows, such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, more a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then actors will have no reason to feel left out.

19 Adored: Clark Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

That’s right. Coulson loves being on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s even talked to Screen Rant about it before. He describes his colleagues as “a really smart bunch of actors.” According to Gregg, “ninety percent of the time, if they have an idea about something, it’s going to help the scene.” Sounds good to us! We’re sure that Clark Gregg feels lucky to act with such a talented group of actors. And we’re sure that this this talented group of actors feels lucky to act with an equally talented actor such as Gregg. No wonder Coulson is so beloved by fans! The actor loves his role and it definitely shows in his acting. Keep up the good work, Clark Gregg!

18 Adored: Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter)

Agent Peggy Carter herself loved her role in the show. She thanks the fans for loving Peggy so much, saying that “the feedback. Especially on social media” is what brought the character back to life. Atwell also discusses the humor in the show, especially when Peggy goes undercover, and says that “they’re the kind of dream moments that you love coming into work for.” Sounds great! No wonder fans love Peggy Carter so much. The actress does as well, and it definitely shows in her acting. To take a character that was only ever meant to be in one movie, and bring so much life to her that fans are begging for more, means you’re doing something right as an actor.

17 Adored: Olivia Holt (Cloak And Dagger)

Tandy Bowen loves the show and her role in it. In an interview with Collider, she describes her audition with Aubrey Joseph. According to Holt, they “hit it off, right off the bat.” The audition was “magical.” She feels “really lucky to have Aubrey [Joseph], as not just a scene partner, but a friend and somebody who’s just as passionate about this story and these characters as” she is. No wonder the on-screen chemistry is so good! The actors get along well off screen. Holt also speaks about the importance of the show. She says that “not only does this show entertain… but [she] also [thinks] it impacts people and moves people.” And many fans would likely agree.

16 Adored: Aubrey Joseph (Cloak And Dagger)

Tyrone Johnson loves the show and his role in it. Aubrey Joseph, in an interview with Vulture, describes being cast on the show as “one of the best moments of [his] life.” Many fans would likely understand that feeling. After all, Marvel is a beloved franchise, between the movies and the shows, and fans appreciate when the actors share their enthusiasm for the characters. Joseph also shares Olivia Holt’s opinion that the show is more than just entertainment. It is also an “important story.” Fans would likely agree with Joseph and Holt. The story, even though it is about two teenagers with superpowers, is rooted in reality. It deals with a lot of real life issues.

15 Adored: Cress Williams (Black Lightning)

Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning loves the show and his role in it. In an interview with Variety, he talks about how his role as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning deals with themes of justice and social order. He quotes Edward R. Murrow, who said that the media should “entertain, illuminate, educate, and inspire.” Because of this, he was excited for his role in Black Lightning since “it checked off all of those other boxes, too.” Not only is Black Lightning an entertaining show, but it is also illuminating, educational, and inspiring. Fans would likely agree with that assessment of the show. The show deals with real life issues respectfully and in an educational and inspiring manner.

14 Adored: Nafessa Williams (Black Lightning)

Nafessa Williams, who plays Anissa Pierce/Thunder on The CW’s Black Lightning, also loves the show and her role on it. In an interview with The Verge, she discusses the importance of media representation, agreeing with her TV dad that the media should do more than entertain. She says that “we all need representation. When we watch TV, we want to see ourselves and we want to become inspired by the characters we’re seeing. We want to be moved and empowered.” That all sounds good to us. And in this role, Williams definitely represents many groups of people who are underrepresented in the media. Not only is Anissa Pierce/Thunder a young black woman, but she is a lesbian as well. According to Williams, she can relate to fans’ desire to see themselves reflected in the media. She says, “that’s what I’m most honored about to play this character…I can understand wanting to see yourself, needing to be inspired.”

13 Adored: Matt Ryan (Constantine/Legends of Tomorrow)

After the show Constantine was cancelled, all hope seemed lost. Luckily for fans and for actor Matt Ryan, that could have been the end for the live-action version of the character of John Constantine. Yet it wasn’t. Ryan describes the character’s continued revival, first on Arrow, and then on Legends of Tomorrow as “pretty amazing.” He mentions that fans “won’t let him [go]” which is always good for an actor. When asked what stands out about the character, Ryan mentions that Constantine is “the ultimate antihero” and is also “a real guy.” Sounds like a winning combination to us! Fans love Constantine and with that combination you can definitely see why. He’s real and human but with an edge. Sounds like the perfect character!

12 Adored: Stephen Amell (Arrow)

When asked why fans love the hit show so much, Stephen Amell says that fans can “tell that [the cast and crew] care. They can tell that we’re protective over the script.” That protection pays off, as the show is currently in its seventh season and is still as popular as ever. Fans are most likely glad that the cast and crew are so protective over the material, as comic book fans are quite a protective bunch themselves. According to Amell, “once you get on [the fans’] good side, they become your fiercest defenders.” Sounds good to us! No wonder Amell loves working on the show. Having a passionate bunch of fans is always good for an actor.

11 Adored: Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones)

The titular character of Jessica Jones absolutely loves the show and her role. She describes the part as a unique one. According to Ritter, “booking Jessica Jones was a really big job for [her].” And fans would likely agree. Leading a Marvel show is no small feat. And Krysten Ritter did it with style. She states that “roles like this don’t come around every day,” which many fans would also agree with. The role of Jessica Jones is a special one. The character is beloved by fans and is also a very well-written, three-dimensional character. No wonder Krysten Ritter loves the part. She also discusses some of the actors she gets to work with and gushes about them all.

10 Adored: Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash & Legends Of Tomorrow)

Wally West loved the shows and his role in them. When he announced that he was not going to be a series regular on either The Flash or Legends of Tomorrow, he specified that it was not “a total goodbye” or a “‘see ya never’ situation.” That makes us think that he may be around occasionally on either one of the shows or perhaps even both. Lonsdale also mentions that he is “grateful to both shows” for respecting his desire to leave. He also says that he “love[s] Kid Flash… love[s] the family [he’s] made and [he’s] absolutely in love with the invaluable lessons [he’s] learnt along the way.” This sounds like the actor had a good experience playing the part and acting on both shows. That he was able to learn and grow and have a good time.

9 Adored: Caity Lotz (Arrow And Legends Of Tomorrow)

Our Sara Lance absolutely loves her role in both shows.  In an interview with Collider, Lotz describes her role as “an amazing experience,” not only because of how much fun she likely has on set but because she knows she is representing the LGBT+ community since Sara Lance is bisexual. When talking about her character’s sexuality, she states that “it’s always been [her] favorite part of playing Sara. Not only because it makes [Sara] more complicated and layered, but also because [she feels] like [she’s] actually doing something good by being able to be that representation on TV.” So Sara’s sexual orientation not only makes her a more three-dimensional character, but it also provides much-needed representation for bisexual people. Sounds like a win-win situation to us.

8 Adored: Dominic Purcell (Legends of Tomorrow)

Our Mick Rory also loves the show and his role in it. Describing Legends of Tomorrow, he says that the actors “legitimately have a lot of fun doing the show.” It definitely comes across well to the fans. Legends of Tomorrow is probably the most fun show in the Arrowverse. Purcell also mentions the “creativity and… authenticity” with which the actors approach their roles. This definitely comes across to fans as well. No one could argue that the show is not creative or that the actors are not authentic in their roles. He also mentions his love for the show in general. He says that “[he thinks] Legends [of Tomorrow] is the best of the Arrowverse… It’s a never-ending creative possibility.” Fans of the show would likely agree. Fans love the show’s creativity and fun nature.

7 Regretted: Willa Holland (Arrow)

Apparently Willa Holland wanted to leave Arrow for a while. In an interview with TV Line, the show runner Marc Guggenheim mentions that the actress, during season four of the show, requested to be in less episodes. She also mentioned that she would like to leave after the sixth season of the show. At the beginning of season 6, Guggenheim revisited it with Holland, who still wanted to move on. According to the show runner, the writers “wanted to do right by [Holland]” since the actress had always “done right by [them].” It seems like there was respect on both sides, but ultimately Holland decided the role wasn’t for her anymore. Which is fair. Sometimes actors feel the need to move on to different roles and no one can fault them for that.

6 Adored: Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Legends Of Tomorrow)

The actress loves the show so much, in fact, that she played not one but two parts on it. For quite a while she portrayed Amaya Jiwe, who was eventually returned to her own timeline. Now she portrays Charlie, a shapeshifter who wears Amaya’s face, and has a vastly different personality. Richardson-Sellers describes the character as “the opposite [of Amaya]” and states that the two “would never get along.” Though she adores both characters, she describes Charlie as a character who “really shakes up the energy on the ship.” No doubt that’s fun to play. Charlie is also described as “snarky… cheesy… a bit of a rebel… a massive troublemaker.” Sounds like loads of fun to us. No wonder Richardson-Sellers wanted to portray her.

5 Adored: China Anne McClain (Black Lightning)

Jennifer Pierce/Lightning loves the show and her role on it. According to McClain,one thing she loves about the show is how realistic it is. The show “tackles the family life first and the realness, and then the superhero stuff. It’s very realistic, and there’s a character for everyone to latch onto and be able to relate to.”  Sounds good to us! Fans likely agree with McClain that the reality of the show is what grounds it. In a world of fantastical superheroes, it’s good to have some reality as well. The show’s realism also does make the characters easier to relate to, so it’s a win-win situation for fans. Good for the writers! They’re doing a great job for both the actors and the fans.

4 Adored: Virginia Gardner (Marvel’s Runaways)

Karolina Dean loves the show and her role in it. When talking about it to Elle, she mentions how good the fan reaction has been to her character. She also talks about what it’s like to be the first gay Marvel superhero. She says that she has “always looked for roles that are standing for something, roles that we need for today.” And Karolina is definitely one of those roles. Gardner also mentions that she feels a sense of responsibility to represent the LGBT+ community and that “that’s why [she loves] it.” She hopes that “[Marvel and Hollywood] keep going in that direction, because it’s so important to have characters that people can look up to and learn from, especially superheroes.”

3 Adored: Marvin “Krondon” Jones (Black Lightning)

Though his character is a villain, Marvin “Krondon” Jones still loves his role on Black Lightning. One thing that he mentions about his character, Tobias Whale, is that “there is a little bit of him inside of all of us, whether we admit it or not. Whether we give in to it, or not.” And that’s probably true. All of us have our dark sides. Jones also states that “because of our pain and our past, some may try to justify it… but that’s what [he thinks] makes [Tobias] relatable.” And fans likely agree. Though many of us wouldn’t like to think we’re anything like Tobias, we all have our flaws and our dark sides. So we’re probably more like Tobias than we’d like to think.

2 Adored: Christine Adams (Black Lightning)

Lynn Pierce absolutely loves the show and her role in it. According to the actress herself, she is “basically not wearing any makeup in [her] scenes and that speaks to the authenticity of the show.” Fans likely agree that the show is very authentic and realistic. In fact, that’s one thing that fans love about the show. Adams also states that “the impact [of her natural look] has been huge.” Fans regularly come up to her and talk about how much they love her hair in the show, because of how natural and realistic it is. This bodes well for the series. It is inspiring fans everywhere, and that’s something that only truly great art can do.

1 Adored: Ariela Barer (Marvel’s Runaways)

Gert Yorkes absolutely loves the show and her role in it. In an interview with Teen Vogue, she states that “just existing and taking up public spaces when you have any identity other than… cis white male is powerful in itself.” And many fans are likely glad for the representation that Gert and Barer provide. Not only is Gert representation for women and people of color, but she is also representation for those with anxiety. In fact, Barer herself had an impact on the plot line because she “wanted to address a way for her to live without her meds for a while, just because for a homeless teenager, it’s not really likely that you would have access to medication.” Fans are likely grateful for the realistic portrayal of the character and Barer likely enjoys having an impact on her character’s plots.

Do you know any other actors on Marvel or DC shows who either adored or regretted their roles? Let us know in the comments!



2019-04-08 06:04:02

Ann Darcy

Avengers: Endgame Tickets Are Being Sold On eBay

Tickets for Avengers: Endgame are being sold on eBay, and some sellers are actually asking thousands of dollars. Coming one year after the universe-shattering Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame promises to raise the stakes even higher, resulting in the biggest and most epic Marvel movie of all.

It may seem impossible that the Russo Brothers could actually top Infinity War for pure spectacle, but the three-hour running time of Endgame seems to indicate that they’ve done just that. The new movie’s biggest secrets are of course being kept under wraps, but early Avengers: Endgame trailers have given away a number of developments, including the expected arrival of Captain Marvel (coming on the heels of the Captain Marvel movie, which has itself surpassed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office). Naturally, the new film will see the remaining heroes left after the Snap banding together to fight Thanos, and this time they may have discovered the secret to bringing down the all-powerful Mad Titan.

Related: Avengers: Endgame Special Look Trailer Breakdown

Given the anticipation level for Endgame, it’s no surprise that websites offering tickets on the first day of availability crashed from the volume of traffic. It is however perhaps somewhat of a surprise that some who managed to score those coveted tickets are now offering to sell their seats on eBay. As reported by CBR, some of these sellers are asking huge prices for their tickets. The highest price seen so far is $15,000 using eBay’s buy-it-now option, with others going for everywhere from $5,000 to $9,000. Some of the high-priced tickets are not even for opening night.

Huge pre-release sales for Endgame are not much of a surprise when you consider that fans are extra-eager to see the movie opening weekend to avoid spoilers. Because of this race to see the movie as early as possible and not have it spoiled by the internet, Endgame is in line for opening weekend box office numbers of historic proportions.

What is new is the idea of third-party ticket sellers snapping up seats to a movie with the intention of turning around and selling them. Such things happen all the time with seats at concerts and sporting events, where tickets to the very biggest events can often fetch prices well into five figures, but movies are normally not on that level. It remains to be seen if the hype for Avengers: Endgame is really high enough that people will shell out thousands of dollars for the privilege of seeing the movie as early as possible. It’s a good gamble for third-party sellers either way, as they paid normal prices to acquire the tickets in the first place.

More: Here’s Why Captain Marvel Didn’t Help The Avengers Sooner

Source: CBR


2019-04-04 10:04:47

Dan Zinski