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.

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2019-07-11 05:07:02

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Marvel’s The Eternals Has Reportedly Cast Millie Bobby Brown

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown may have secretly booked a role in Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 movie The Eternals. Now that Spider-Man: Far From Home is out in theaters, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially over. Audiences around the world may still be checking out the latest solo outing for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, but Marvel Studios is hard at work on what will come next. That includes the first several weeks of production on Black Widow, as well as gearing up for The Eternals‘ production this fall.

The new potential franchise is based on the ancient, cosmic, and superpowered race of the same name created by Jack Kirby, with Chloe Zhao tapped to direct the movie. In the months since she was hired, Marvel has been doing a stellar job at adding recognizable names to an otherwise unknown property. Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden are currently (unofficially) set to lead the ensemble cast of The Eternals, and now it appears Eleven is joining them and recent addition Salma Hayek.

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News of Millie Bobby Brown potentially joining the cast of The Eternals comes from a recent article by Variety detailing what Marvel Studios could announce during their San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel. Included in their rundown of the reported cast members, they included the Stranger Things star among Jolie, Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani. This piece of casting is still not confirmed, and has yet to be reiterated by another reputable source, so take this with a grain of salt for the time being.

If Brown is joining the cast of The Eternals, it’s a move that many have been waiting to see. Ever since she visited the set of Avengers: Infinity War and shared some time with Anthony and Joe Russo, fans have hoped that Brown would join the MCU sooner rather than later. While there are no details on who she could play if she’s part of The Eternals cast, we’ve long had her pegged as the perfect fit for the character of Piper.

The timing of such a potential announcement couldn’t come at a better time, as season 3 of Stranger Things received great critical acclaim and Brown’s performance there (and in Godzilla: King of the Monsters earlier this year) further proved her ability as an actress. If her deal with The Eternals goes through, then it’ll likely be the next project she does following the filming of Enola Holmes this summer. This would, of course, mean that production on season 4 of Stranger Things couldn’t begin until late 2019 at the earliest. Either way, between Stranger ThingsEnola Holmes, a role in Godzilla vs Kong, and a possible role in The Eternals, there will be no shortage of Millie Bobby Brown on the big and small screens for the next few years.

MORE: Marvel’s Eternals Movie Is A Perfect Chance To Explore Thanos’ Past

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2019-07-10 05:07:15

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2019-04-23 13:13:51

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2019-03-28 11:03:27

Talladega Nights: The 10 Funniest Ricky Bobby Quotes

Talladega Nights is the underrated gem of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s many collaborations. The pair have gone on to Oscar glory and Razzie shame, but this remains one of their best films.

Though it may not be as popular as Anchorman or Step Brothers, Talladega Nights provides plenty of laughs. The story of an arrogant NASCAR driver who needs to learn some humility is packed with laugh-out-loud moments and hilarious one-liners.

While there are many funny performances, Ferrell’s Rick Bobby is obviously the star of the show. He has some of the funniest lines that people still quote today. Revisit some of the hilarious moments with Ricky Bobby’s funniest quotes.

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10 Inspiring Words

“Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said…”I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.””

Something that the Adam McKay-Will Ferrell collaborations excel at is totally random humor. This quote is a prime example of how they can make us laugh by saying something completely unexpected and unrelated to anything.

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While intellectual Frenchman Jean Girard quotes William Blake, the less intellectual Ricky Bobby is forced to break out a more obscure quote. Although it is possible Colonel Sanders did say this at some point in his life.

9 Dangerous Advertising

“This sticker is dangerous and inconvenient, but I do love Fig Newtons.”

It could be a fair accusation to say that Ricky Bobby is a sell-out. As a famous NASCAR racer, he will promote absolutely anything on his car. He even goes so far as to sell ad space the windshield of his car, making driving a bit difficult.

Though it is a reckless and stupid action made entirely out of greed, it’s also nice to see a celebrity who really cares about the product they’re selling.

8 There Can Only Be One

“It won the Academy Award… Best movie ever made.”

The rivalry between Ricky Bobby and Jean Girard unfolds as many classic sports rivalries do. With two massively successful athletes competing with each other, only one can be declared the victor. It also reminds Ricky Bobby of a film he apparently has a lot of love for, Highlander.

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Ricky doesn’t seem like much of a cinephile, but it is good that he has at least seen this classic. And for anyone wondering, Highlander did not win any Academy Awards.

7 A Modest Man

“Here’s the deal I’m the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence.”

Will Ferrell excels at playing obnoxiously arrogant men. Though Ricky Bobby may have started out as a somewhat timid pit crew member, his quick rise in the sport helps him develop a pretty big opinion of himself.

This declaration of his greatness is a perfect display of why Ricky needed a little humbling. Again, it doesn’t really mean anything, but he sure says it with a lot of confidence.

6 Going Too Far

“I hope that both of you have sons… Handsome, beautiful, articulate sons, who are talented and star athletes and they have their legs taken away. I mean I pray you know that pain and that hurt.”

Once Ricky Bobby’s downfall does come, it comes hard. After a terrible accident on the race track, Ricky convinces himself that he is paralyzed. His friends visit him to try to show him this is all in his head, but Ricky attacks them in a hilariously over-the-top manner.

RELATED: Will Ferrell Reprising Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy for New Podcast Series

The misguided anger sells the moment but is made even funnier by Michael Clarke Duncan’s even angrier reaction.

5 The End Of Shake N’ Bake

“From now on, you’re the Magic Man and I’m El Diablo.”

Talladega Nights will forever be remembered for Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr’s iconic catchphrase, “Shake’n’Bake”. The phrase helped to solidify the friendship and bond between these two dim-witted racers. However, when the friendship dissolved, Ricky put an end to Shake’n’Bake and came up with this replacement.

It might not be as catchy and makes even less sense than the original version, but Cal seems to like it, especially since Ricky insists “El Diablo is Spanish for “fighting chicken”.

4 Saying Grace

“Dear 8 pounds 6 ounces… newborn infant Jesus, don’t even know a word yet.”

One of the funniest scenes in the movie is Ricky’s long and utterly ridiculous blessing at the dinner table. Ricky decides he can say grace to whichever version of Jesus he likes best and for him, that’s Christmas season’s baby Jesus.

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The prayer goes on to hilarious lengths as Ricky describes this infant version of Jesus he sees in his head. The scene only gets funnier when Ricky also insists Jesus had blonde hair and blue eyes.

3 Looking For Help

“Help me Jesus! Help me Jewish God! Help me Allah! AAAAAHHH! Help me Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise, use your witchcraft on me to get the fire off me!”

Despite his crash being pretty horrific, Ricky escaped with little injury to his body. However, his mind is a different matter. Ricky emerges from the wreck thinking he’s on fire and proceeds to run around the race track in his underwear screaming to any god he can think of to save him. And the movie can’t help but get a little Tom Cruise jab in there. We doubt he saw the humor in it though.

2 Passionate Spokesman

“Hi, I’m Ricky Bobby. If you don’t chew Big Red, then *bleep* you.”

Another highlight of the movie comes with the many ads Ricky churns out and how they get increasingly more ridiculous as it goes on. By far the best and most outrageous ad comes from Ricky’s blunt selling of Big Red chewing gum.

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As crazy as the previous ads were, this one still takes you by surprise. Ferrell’s deadpan delivery sells it even more. It’s a wonder why more companies don’t take this sort of approach in their marketing.

1 Interview Etiquette

“I’m not sure what to do with my hands.”

Ferrell and McKay love making their characters look stupid. Though he may be a good driver, Ricky is a screw-up with basically everything else. His funniest blunder comes when he does his first on-camera interview as a racer.

It’s such a funny moment, not only because of the ridiculousness, but also how it’s relatable. Anyone who has had the spotlight on them and becomes a bit self-conscious can relate to Ricky’s awkward moment.

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2019-03-02 01:03:45

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Godzilla Vs Kong Movie Casts Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry

Brian Tyree Henry is set to join the cast of Godzilla Vs Kong. Legendary is getting into the cinematic universe game with the MonsterVerse and are building towards their big crossover in style. Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla launched the universe in 2014 and was followed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ ’70s-set Kong: Skull Island. They’ve now established the two monsters, but are giving Godzilla a sequel next year to further set up their upcoming confrontation. That will happen in the appropriately titled Godzilla Vs Kong, directed by Adam Wingard.

The crossover movie has been getting itself into position to start filming, which was previously reported to start at the beginning of this month. There’s so far been no indication that this has actually happened and it would be difficult to do so without the entire cast set. The biggest star so far is Millie Bobby Brown reprising her role from Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

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Variety now reports that Emmy-nominated Atlanta actor Brian Tyree Henry is joining the cast of Godzilla Vs Kong. There’s no details about who he will be playing, only that it is described as a “significant” role. This could make him either a hero or a villain in the larger story, both of which Henry’s shown the ability to succeed in.

Henry is best known and recognized for his work in FX’s Donald Glover comedy/drama, and has only continued to line up future projects. He was already seen this year in smaller roles in Hotel Artemis and White Boy Rick, but has three more movies coming out by the end of the year. Supporting roles in Widow and If Beale Street Could Talk have already put him on the receiving end of great critical praise, while he’s also providing the voice of Miles Morales’ dad in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He still has a third season of Atlanta, Amy Adams’ drama The Woman in the Window, Melissa McCarthy’s comedy Superintelligence, and the Child’s Play reboot in his future as well. Now that we can add Godzilla Vs Kong to his upcoming filmography, Henry will continue be someone audiences become very familiar with.

The cast of Godzilla Vs Kong extends beyond just Henry and Brown, though. The movie also brought Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Deadpool 2 star Julian Dennison on board earlier this year. There were even rumors that Black Panther‘s Danai Gurira was being eyed for a major role in the movie, but that has yet to be confirmed. Even if that doesn’t pan out, the movie is off to a great start with its casting. None of the stars may be certifiable box office draws just yet, but that’s why a battle between Godzilla and King Kong is at the center of the film. And, who knows, by the time Godzilla Vs Kong arrives in theaters, the constant exposure Henry is getting could make him a major selling point.

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20 Twilight Fan Castings Better Than What We Got In The Movies

Casting perfectly for a single film is important; casting perfectly for a film that will spawn a five-film saga is vital. Not every casting decision for a film franchise is going to be perfect. Even renowned franchises such as the MCU, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings have actors in roles that didn’t quite suit them or where there was an even more perfect casting decision staring them in the face.

Finding the perfect cast for a film is much harder than most people give these casting director’s credit for. All they have to go off of is the script, the director’s vision, and possibly (luckily for many big blockbusters) the source material. It’s even harder when adapting a book series whose fans have been picturing the characters in their heads for years.

Finding the perfect cast after a film’s complete is much more fun, even if it has no real impact. Though films are often recast when remade (A Star is Born) or when sequels are released and the original cast doesn’t return (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) it’s fun to still find that perfect cast when there’s no remake/sequel in sight. The Twilight Saga’s cast has been ridiculed and spoofed more than most franchises; some criticism warranted, some not. Fans took to the internet, as they’re known to do, with their ideal picks for who they think the cast of The Twilight Saga should have been.

Without further ado, here are 20 Twilight Fan Castings Better Than What We Got.

20 Rosie Huntington-Whitley As Rosalie Hale

Rosie Huntington-Whitley is more known for her runway walks and magazine covers than for her filmography, but she has three acting entries under her IMDb page; a 2009 short, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Mad Max: Fury Road.  Her resume  may be short, but it surely consists of some prominent movies. Her modeling career on the other hand, is one of the most prestigious and fruitful in the world.

While Nikki Reed may have been fine in retrospect for the character’s lack of screen-time in comparison to the other Cullen members, a woman with the following of Huntington-Whitley could added a higher profile cast member for the film.

19 Tom Sturridge As Edward Cullen

Robert Pattinson may be one of the few casting decisions the original filmmakers made that most fans are pretty okay with. A certain fan had a different actor they thought could have played the part a little bit better; Tom Sturridge.

Casting him with a certain actress who we’ll touch on a bit later, the On the Road and Far from The Madding Crowd actor has a lot in common with Pattinson himself.

Both men were born in London, both were in the 2004 drama Vanity Fair, and birth dates are less than six months apart.

Sturridge’s career never quite took off the way it should have, something that a leading role in a billion-dollar franchise surely could have helped.

18 David Harbour As Charlie Swan

Since his role as Eleven’s guardian in Stranger Things, Harbour has been branded as one of the best character actors to play a loving and concerned father. Billy Burke is one of the few who many fans actually thought fit the role well, but Harbour would have been such a fun and comedic addition. Many may think that Harbour would be too old to play Bella’s dad; those fans would be hard-pressed to learn that Burke is actually nine years Harbour’s senior.

Harbour has for many years been a supporting actor in films like Suicide Squad, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and End of Watch; another supporting role such as Charlie Swan would have been just perfect for the actor.

17 Angelina Jolie As Victoria

Victoria had already been replaced once, so why not do it again? Rachelle Lefevre played the red-haired vampire who was part of the coven that homes James and Laurent in the first two films, but then was blindsided when recast and portrayed by future Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard for Eclipse.

The books characterize Victoria as a beautiful and strong woman, adjectives that describe Angelina Jolie quite perfectly.

As of late, Jolie has focused her time more behind the camera then in front of it, but having her play the part would have been quite exciting, especially standing next to a vampiric Ben Stiller.

16 Ben Stiller As James

James, while not the most important figure in the saga, was the main antagonist of the first film. When his coven stumbles upon the Cullen’s and Bella playing a pretty athletic game of baseball, he decides that the human will be his next meal, causing Edwards and his family to go to vast lengths to protect her.

While Cam Gigandet may have had the physique for James, Ben Stiller’s rendition of the vampire would have given the character new depth.

Stiller’s dramatic work is pretty scarce, but having acted in film like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Brad’s Status prove he’d be able to handle it. Stiller’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world, so getting him would have been no easy task, but could have brought something unique to the film.

15 Millie Bobbie Brown As Jane

Some might say that Millie Bobbie Brown is far too young to play the millennia old vampire, but the character was turned at the age of 12. Brown would have been far too young during the original films– she was five during Jane’s first appearance in New Moon– but she would be perfect now.

The young actress has obtained fame from her portrayal as Eleven in Netflix’s Stranger Things, though look for her soon in the Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of Monsters and its crossover event Godzilla vs. Kong. Jane’s supposed to be a mysterious character with an old soul, something that Brown portrays brilliantly throughout the first two seasons of Stranger Things.

14 Shiloh Fernandez As Edward Cullen

Shiloh Fernandez may not be the most well-known actor out there, but then again, neither was Rob Pattinson when he was cast as Edward more than a decade ago. As featured on one of the greatest website names of all time,, Shiloh would have made a great Edward, after some make-up work done to make him look a little less alive.

The Utah-born actor is roughly the right age, and as seen in the picture above, looks quite convincing as a vampire when his eyes are brightened and yellowed, with his skin a bit paler, like most of the Cullen’s.

13 Liv Tyler As Esme Cullen

Though she’s been rather absent from the big screen since playing Ed Norton’s love interest in the MCU’s The Incredible Hulk, she’s still etched in cinephiles minds for her roles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Strangers, and (less so) Armageddon.

Tyler looks like she was born to play a vampire, and it’s a shame she’s never been given the opportunity.

Esme is a pretty small role in relation to the other Cullens, but  Tyler could have maybe brightened up the role a bit, or at the very least, given the family a more familiar feel for viewers.

12 Hugh Jackman As Garrett

The second best cast role in the saga– we’ll talk about the first in just a bit– is none other than a small character named Garrett played by the brilliant Lee Pace. Garrett is vampire who joins the Denali coven at the end of Breaking Dawn when he and Kate begin to form a relationship.

The only way that Lee Pace could be outdone is if one of the most beloved actors of our time replaced him: Hugh Jackman.

Jackman spent a movie hunting vampires back in 2004 with the critically berated Van Helsing, so maybe joining them would be more his suit. Classy as all could be, the Jackman above (provided by Nocuus) would have been perfect for Garrett, a man who was changed in mid 18th century New England.

11 Anton Yelchin As Mike Newton

This one, awfully unfortunately, will never be able to come to fruition because of a tragic accident which resulted in Anton Yelchin losing his life at the age of 27. Mike was played by Michael Welch, but Yelchin would have been the perfect age, and perfect casting for the role. Welch actually auditioned for the role of Edward, but ended up being cast as Mike after Pattinson was brought aboard.

The nice guy from high school is more or less exactly who Yelchin was born to play, and imagining him trying to hold Bella’s hand at the movies is textbook teenage romance that feels just right with Yelchin. Yelchin, like Jackman, isn’t a stranger to vampire films, having starred in the remake of Fright Night. Yelchin’s untimely passing came right at the height of his fame, and a Twilight film would have added right to it.

10 Lily Collins As Alice Cullen

Lily Collins actually auditioned for Twilight, but for the role of Bella; “I think everything happens for a reason and everyone who gets the roles they get were meant to.”

Collins has the flowing movement that Greene brought to the performance, but could have come off a bit more authentic in her compassion.

Greene was not been the worst actress in the franchise, but Collins would have potentially been a step up from the unexperienced performer. Greene’s career never took off quite like Collin’s did, which makes the films down the line seem a bit more dated when new viewers can’t recognize the fourth-billed lead; something that casting Collins could have changed.

9 Hugo Weaving as Aro

Michael Sheen wasn’t just the best casting of any of the actors in the franchise with his turn as Aro, but he gave the best performance from anyone, and even liked the source materia, Sheen may have been flawless, but another actor could have the potential to have done better; that man is Hugo Weaving. Though Aro is much younger than both Sheen and Weaving in the novels, both actors are very similar in age.

Like Liv Tyler, Weaving is famous for his part in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as the Wichowskis’ Matrix trilogy. Hugo’s vampire transformation above is a very reminiscent of his Elvish lineage in LOTR, but also extremely similar to Aro’s Volturi attire in the Twilight Saga.

8 Alexander Skarsgård As Emmett Cullen

Either it’s a coincidence that so many of the fan casting decisions were previously in vampire films/TV shows, or there is just an abundance of vampire films/TV shows. Alexander Skarsgård played Eric Northman on HBO’s cult vampire drama True Blood. Though he initially played the show’s antagonist, he was the favorite amongst fans and had far and away the most successful career after the show.

Standing at 6′ 4”,the Stockholm born actor has a much more towering physique than Kellan Lutz, who played Emmett in the films.

As he already plays brooding and mysterious extremely well, letting Skarsgård show a comedic soft side would have given the actor the chance to stretch his wings.

7 Rachel McAdams As Rosalie Hale

Rising to fame four years before the first films release with her starring role in The Notebook and near-perfect teenage antagonist in Mean Girls, McAdams has had an incredible career in the 15 years since; including an Oscar nomination for Spotlight. The inclusion of a renowned thespian like McAdams would have been a welcome addition for the filmmakers as well as the fans.

McAdams may be, and have been back in 2008, a little old to play a vampire who was turned at the age of 18. However she played a high schooler at the age of 26 for Mean Girls, so just a few years more later wouldn’t have been much more of a stretch.

6 Henry Cavill As Carlisle Cullen

Henry Cavill may not have been the household name back then that he is now due to his DCEU fame, but Twilight could have been that jumpstart he needed.

Though Cavill may have had a hand in pretty huge blockbusters with Man of Steel, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Mission Impossible: Fallout, he had been in only one mainstream film pre 2010; Stardust.

Had they stayed faithful to the books, Cavill would have been a perfect casting.

With Carlisle being the make-shift patriarch of the Cullen coven, the filmmakers wanted to go with someone a bit older than the character in the books.

5 Amber Midthunder as Leah Clearwater

Leah is the only female shapeshifter in Quileute history, and played by Native actress Julia Jones. Jones is an incredible actress, but newcomer Amber Midthunder has thrusted onto the scene after appearing in Hell or High Water and FX’s Legion.

Leah is 21 in the books, thus Midthunder is the perfect age to play the young woman, if the film were to come out today.

Acting in both Sunshine Cleaning and Swing Vote in 2008, the actress was already in high profile films the same year of the first film’s release. Midthunder’s a fan favourite on Legion, so expect the young lady to take off in the future; who knows, maybe even in a remake of Twilight.

4 Steven Strait As Jacob Black

Taylor Lautner became an overnight sensation with the success of the Twilight films, but no one could deny that the actor’s performance lacked authenticity. Steven Strait may not be any more of a household name than Lautner was, but the actor had already starred in his own film, something Lautner hadn’t done when first cast.

Strait starred in the Roland Emmerich vehicle 10,000 BC, which didn’t get rave reviews but gave the actor the experience of being first billed. Strait may be a bit older than Lautner, but that maturity and experience surely would have helped the character command a scene.

3 K.J. Apa as Edward Cullen

Riverdale may be a new show, but the Netflix series is a refreshing and original way to adapt a beloved medium. K.J. Apa shines as Archie, the title character of the original comics and his personality and way he carries himself on the show would be downright perfect for the sensitive and loving vampire.

Apa is still a relative newcomer to the scene, but with Riverdale under his belt and a role in the new drama The Hate U give he’s turning himself into a familiar face. Pattinson was a fine Edward and his career has surely taken off since ending his tenure as a vampire, but he may have been a bit happier had someone else taken the role.

2 Emily Browning As Bella Swan

Emily Browning was infamously author Stephanie Meyer’s first choice to play the role of Bella, though it obviously didn’t come to fruition. The young actress who appeared in A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sucker Punch, and Sleeping Beauty has had a very successful career by anyone’s standard, though has never been in a film quite as popular as Twilight.

The actress had this to say during a 2011 Indiewire interview: “The author at one point stated that I would be her ideal Bella, but I chose not to audition because I was at a point in my career where I wasn’t sure I wanted to work, I definitely didn’t want to sign onto a trilogy so I didn’t audition.”

Of course her wishes were respected, but one could only wonder what a Twilight saga with Browning at the helm could have looked like.

1 Millie Bobby Brown As Renesmee Cullen

That’s right, Millie Bobby Brown’s on here twice. She’s just that good!

This bit of casting could have potentially happened, with Brown being just six when Breaking Dawn: Part 2 was released.

Mackenzie Foy has matured into a great actress, but her performance in the film was a little flat. Renesmee in the book seemed to be smarter than her age; more advanced than she should be. This is something Brown would excel at, having done it for two seasons in Stranger Things.

Let’s be honest, anything would have been better than the CGI Renesmee at the beginning of her the last film.

Which actor do you wish could have had a major role in The Twilight Saga? Let us know in the comments!

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2018-10-05 08:10:45 – Mark A. Silba

Stranger Things Season 3: Millie Bobby Brown Wants Eleven to Lose Her Powers

Millie Bobby Brown wants to see Eleven lose her powers in the next season of Stranger Things. In the show’s first two seasons, fans have watched Eleven escape a corrupt science facility, reclaim her past, and battle both humans and the supernatural alike with her psychokinetic powers. But Brown is hoping the writers take some or all of her character’s abilities away in the next season so Eleven can explore how strong she really is without her powers backing her up.

Netflix’s Stranger Things first appeared in 2016, introducing audiences to the not so quiet town of Hawkins, Indiana. The show was a hit, thanks to a combination of ’80s nostalgia, tense storytelling, and a compelling cast centered around a group of relatable, geeky misfits. Despite the lighthearted teaser released earlier this year, season 3 promises to be even darker, an ambitious feat considering how the previous seasons were already pretty grim. Along with a grittier plot, the show will keep the ’80s references coming with numerous nods to films from 1985.

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At a Q&A following an FYC screening of Stranger Things (courtesy of Variety), Brown expressed her hope that Eleven’s arc could include her losing her powers, stating:

“I think Eleven should sacrifice herself in some way. That’s how I kind of want that situation to go. I want to have her really sacrifice her powers. If Eleven loses her powers, is she as powerful just as a character? I think that would be very cool. I want to build her to be a strong person without her powers…But right now it’s very about her powers and I think taking that away slowly would be cool.”

Brown has previously teased that Eleven will experience her “coming of age” story in the next season. At the end of season 2, Eleven’s trajectory hinted that the character will get the chance to live the life of a regular teen by getting a new identity as Jane Hopper and attending the Snow Ball at Hawkins Middle School with Mike. A storyline following Eleven at last becoming her own person after growing up as an abused test subject would be an interesting one to follow. The arc would feel natural after season 2 where she struggled to become part of a family. Eleven losing her powers could easily tie into that narrative, allowing her to find her inner strength outside the shadow of Hawkins Lab.

Eleven without her superpowers would be shocking considering how closely tied they are to her as a character. But that might be just what the show needs. Taking Eleven’s abilities away will force her to grow as she learns how to deal with problems she previously could have fixed with a thought. A powerless Eleven will ratchet up the tension when both the audience and the characters realize they can no longer rely on Eleven’s psychokinesis to keep the Upside Down out of Hawkins. Eleven sans powers is currently just a suggestion, not a sure thing for season 3 but it is certainly a direction Stranger Things should consider.

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Stranger Things season 3 premieres on Netflix in summer 2019.

Source: Variety

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