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The Most Hilarious Shrek Memes The Internet Has Given Us

Shrek has pretty much become one big meme in itself. What started off as a popular Dreamworks series consisting of four films has slowly become an internet sensation for people who have a very distinct sense of humor. This humor is specifically known as “troll humor”. While many people scoff at the low-brow comedy that is derived from this brand of comedy, most people would consider “trolling” to be an art in itself. Shrek has become the ultimate muse for internet memes, and we’re so glad this is the case. While our world can barely agree on anything, what we can all seem to agree on is the fact that Shrek Memes are freaking iconic.

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So in honor of the brilliant phenomena that is Shrek memes, let’s take a look at some of the funniest Shrek memes of all time.

9 Shrek 2 Live Action Cast

With the enormous amount of live-action movie remakes coming out in 2019, it seems surprising to all of us that there hasn’t yet been a live-action version of Shrek. So far we’ve gotten Dumbo, Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and The Jungle Book, but where the hell is the Shrek live-action remake? It is clear by this meme that there is a perfect set of beloved actors who would absolutely crush these epic roles. It could be Meryl Streep’s most iconic movie role yet. She might even win an Oscar for it.

Who else wants to start a petition demanding a Shrek live-action remake?

8 You’ll Never Shine If You Don’t Glow…

This meme originally comes from the “Roll Safe” image where it usually is captioned with jokes that mock poor decisions with positive outcomes as a result. The song lyrics come from All-Star by Smash Mouth, the most amazing Shrek song of all time.

Who doesn’t remember blasting the song with their friends while singing along at the top of their lungs? It’s pretty much the staple of our childhood. Smash Mouth probably had no idea that it was creating a song with lyrics that would go down in history as  philosophical genius.

7 Profile Pic vs. Tagged Photo

Those of us who are active on social media have all experienced this before. We have all of our gorgeous profile pictures stored and we look through them thinking about how flawless we are, only to be tagged in a photo where we look like we just got ran over by a truck. It’s a common meme to put two pictures of the same person side by side, one where they look flawless and the other where the look like a total wreck. In this case, Shrek would of course be considered the “tag photo” and “looking like Shrek” has been used as an insult since the movie White Chicks came out back in 2004 when one of the main characters claimed that she “looks like f***ing Shrek!”

It’s okay, Shrek. We think you’re cute.

6 Guys Only Want One Thing…

This is a hilarious tweet because it’s kind of true. What men and women really want at the end of the day is to have Shrek 2 come out on Netflix. It’s not like we’re asking for a lot! It’s simple, really.

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It is widely assumed that the human population is greedy and that we want everything in the world to be handed to us, yet all we are really asking for is one little movie to be placed on Netflix. It would probably solve a lot of our worlds issues if we all had instant access to the cinema classic that is Shrek 2.

5 The Face You Make After A Terrible Presentation

While most people learned how to solve the quadratic formula in school, a good majority of us learned how to BS an assignment. We would figure out little ways to pretend we read the assigned book when in reality, we didn’t even bother to read the Spark Notes version. Sometimes though, our BS approach fails to work. When we give out a presentation where we have zero idea what we’re talking about, this is the exact face of guilt we make.  Shrek can be so relatable sometimes…It’s like he gets us on a personal level.

4 That’s an interesting order of movie titles…

Sometimes signs are written out in an unfortunate order. In this case, the list of movies are put in an order that suggests a band of kinky pirates decided to get groovy with a giant green ogre. To each their own! We can’t help but crack up at this poorly planned order of films listed. Or was it poorly planned? Did the people who formed this list know exactly what they were doing? Maybe they were trolling moviegoers into putting the films in this order. If it involves Shrek, they were probably trolling if we’re gonna be honest…

3 Father John Misty is Shrek?

Father John Misty and Shrek come from two completely different worlds. Although they are both All-Stars in their own right, Shrek fans tend to see the world in a humorous and trollish light while Father John Misty fans usually are named after a fruit and have a guitar that they named after some dead bearded poet.

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These fandoms pretty much come from separate universes, one that is high-brow and one that is low-brow. Placing Shrek in the Father John Misty section of the record store was likely to annoy some people!

2 Is Human Shrek a total Babe?

Shrek humor is a big part of a lot of friendships. Sending each other Shrek memes is the staple of a lot of relationships, and rightfully so. A shared sense of humor is what brings people closest together, and here is a hilarious example of that. This generation is brought together with laughter, and asking your buddies whether or not Human Shrek is a straight-up hunk is just a part of growing up in this day and age. (Our stance? We think he’s a royal hottie.)

1 Shrek’s outfits are Goals

The internet is flooded with “Steal her look” images and so are magazines. If you want to look like a certain actor or actress that you admire, you search their name and add “steal their look” next to it. Usually, it lists stores and prices where you can get their exact outfit, yet no one would think to steal Shrek’s look unless they were a freakin’ GENIUS. Fashion icons better look out, because Shrek is clearly the most fashion-forward out of anyone in the land.

What are your favorite Shrek memes? Let us know!

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2019-04-03 05:04:30

Simone Torn

The Internet’s Best Reactions And Memes To The New Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Pictures

The initial reaction to the Sonic poster released a few months back raised a few eyebrows to say the least. But, things have been kicked up a notch since Paramount’s advertising agency supposedly leaked promotional photos for their Sonic The Hedgehog movie. Like any film based on a beloved property or long standing franchise, it’s ultimately going to have a fair share of defenders and naysayers. However, it looks like majority of fans are not too happy about Sonic’s new design.

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The general reaction has gotten to a point where it’s become somewhat of an internet phenomenon. Check out the very best reactions to the new Sonic photos!

8 Sonic The Cereal Mascot

Although there are only so many different ways to pose Sonic in a promo image, it’s undeniable that the pose the film’s promotional campaign ended up going with provides material for all kinds of parodies. Why even pose Sonic like this? Out of context, what is such a cheeky side smirk and a fist raised in the air supposed to tell us? Such an image could only lead itself to one thing – a cereal ad.

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The greatest aspect of this edit is how seamless Sonic fits onto the cereal box cover. Fans are divided on Sonic’s new look, but maybe they can agree that he makes a fun General Mills mascot.

7 Creating Challenges

At the very least, Sonic’s new design is inspiring creativity around social media. Since a lot of fans are going all #notmyhedgehog across the internet, they have decided to take matters into their own hands. One way they’ve done this is by creating a challenge to “fix” Sonic. The idea into take the pre-existing images and photoshop them so that they look closer to Sonic’s video game design. Their results have both been impressive and hilarious.

6 Sonic Works At Sonic

The joke just writes itself. For better or worse, what can be said about fan culture’s disapproval towards something they hold so dear is that it takes on a life of its own. Sometimes it sheds light on people’s irrational behavior, but other times it can turn into a source of harmless comedy for a lot of people to enjoy.

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It’s kind of amazing how so much of the disappointment surrounding Sonic’s design has also become an internet sensation. That’s the only way a photo of Sonic dressed as a female Sonic employee named Kiara could ever exist in the first place. After seeing this, Sonic should really consider doing a cross promotional campaign with Sonic.

5 Tails

An audience’s reaction to their most beloved franchises can range anywhere from overly brutal to genuinely funny. Yet, what’s nice is that not everything has to be soaked in irony. Even better is that it can inspire some truly talented fans to envision what their other favorite characters might look like. Enter Sonic’s best friend, Tails. Although the character hasn’t been definitively confirmed for the movie, it has nonetheless not stopped fans from using the Sonic photo as a means to create their own interpretation of Tails. The coolest part of this fan rendering is that it looks like it fits within what has already been revealed of the movie’s aesthetic.

4 Quick Fixes

One of the biggest complaints from fans is that Sonic’s face looks different compared to his video game counterpart. Specifically, his eyes seem different. It’s always interesting to see how the mileage varies with fan reactions. Thanks not wearing his signature helmet in Avengers: Infinity War? Fans shrug their shoulders. Sonic having wide set eyes? Sorry Sega, you’ve simply left you fans no choice but to riot. All jokes aside, there is a legitimate argument to be made about how seemingly small changes can alter a character’s appearance.

This particular tweet attempts to give credence to such a notion. The photo shows how much more Sonic looks like his video game persona when hisses are slightly altered. Adapting popular franchises can be a tricky task. So, it’s important for filmmakers find the right balance of what makes the fans happy while also changing enough for it to make sense for a movie.

3 Everyone’s Gotta Chill

Yes, it’s always good to see people express their passionate opinion (even if it skews more negatively) about their favorite franchise. However, it’s also nice to see someone voice a more positive take on a character. This user in particular is reminding everyone that we just need to relax a little bit. Is this Sonic design really all that bad? He’s blue, wears red shoes, and looks like a hedgehog.

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Admittedly, the positive outlook on Sonic’s movie appearance is definitely the less popular opinion. But, this reaction is a helpful reminder to not always judge a book by its cover.

2 Nearly Unrecognizable?

This might be a bold claim, but some users are claiming that this Sonic looks so off that people aren’t even able to recognize the character.

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Case in point, this user says that their own family confused Sonic for a Pokemon’. To e be fair, any other layman would most likely confuse on furry creature for another. However, this notion speaks to the larger idea that Sonic’s movie design has been altered so much that people can’t even recognize a well known character when they see one. People want Sonic the icon. They want to stan a legend.

1 Sonic The Genie

The internet is often a bit too mean when responding to something they’re passionate about. But, there’s other times when it gives us a gift like Sonic Genie. The funniest part of this picture is how it completely encapsulates the communal aspect of fan culture. Recently, audiences got their first look at Will Smith’s Genie. People’s reactions were less than enthusiastic to the say the least. Sonic’s new designs gotten very similar reactions. So much so that both characters have now resulted in an inside joke worthy of this photoshop crossover.

Although audiences won’t get a chance to see Sonic in action until later this year, it still hasn’t stopped them from forming some early impressions about the character design. Did we miss any other great reactions? Let us know in the comments!


2019-03-09 09:03:02

Nathaniel Vanderpoort

Making A Murderer Part 2 Trailer: The Conviction Was Just The Beginning

Part 2 of Netflix’s true-crime docuseries Making a Murderer is set to stream on October 19, according to the first trailer. The new season is an anticipated follow-up to one of the most talked-about true-crime series in recent memory. The original series, which premiered in 2015, joined the likes of Serial and HBO’s The Jinx, as not only captivating television (or podcasts), but also highly influential series with real-world implications. The two subjects of Making a Murderer, Steven Avery and his newphew Brendan Dassey, had their convictions investigated — and in Dassey’s case, overturned before being upheld again — by a lengthy and fraught legal battle that is now the subject of the series’ second season. 

That Netflix would want to capitalize on the fervor of the first season is no surprise, but given that the follow-up was announced soon after the first season became a sensation, it is rather surprising the streaming service was willing to wait as long as it did for more. That certainly works in favor of the new episodes, as not only does it feel less opportunistic, but it also presents a greater likelihood that there will be more new information viewers were perhaps unaware of. 

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The trailer for Making a Murderer Part 2 plays out less as a follow-up to season 1 than a response to the furor it caused. The new season focuses its attentions on the efforts by attorney Kathleen Zellner to overturn the conviction of Avery and Dassey, and there’s plenty of seemingly compelling evidence presented to make is seem as though Zellner, her team, and Avery have a fighting chance. Check out the trailer below:

“Netflix presents the highly-anticipated second chapter of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning original documentary series Making a Murderer, which followed the unprecedented journey of Steven Avery from DNA exoneree and reformer to convicted murderer. Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest where they have exclusive access to Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf.  Over the course of 10 new episodes, Making a Murderer Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.”

Of course, with all true crime documentaries, the news and the internet will beat them to the punch, so what they offer will be a more in-depth look at the process of overturning a conviction and, presumably, the evidence that will once again get viewers creating petitions to overturn a murder conviction. Whether Making a Murderer Part 2 will be the phenomenon season 1 was remains to be seen, but true-crime obsessives won’t have to wait long to get their fix. 

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Making a Murderer part 2 will stream on Netflix on Friday, October 19.



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2018-10-09 01:10:40 – Kevin Yeoman

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, otherguysasedwardcullen-blog.tumblr.com, 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

Tyrion Lannister Will Get a Beautiful GoT Ending, According to Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage promises that Tyrion Lannister will get a beautiful ending on Game of Thrones. Viewers will just have to wait to find out if it’s a happy one. Dinklage has been portraying the fan favorite character for the show’s entire run, beginning in 2011.

Based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, Game of Thrones is set to conclude when the show returns for its 8th season next year. The show originally hewed closely to the source material, but diverged in later seasons as it began to outpace Martin’s novels. With his sixth installment no closer to release, showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have decided that the upcoming six-episode season will also be the show’s last. Martin, certain Thrones could continue on for many years, was stunned by this revelation.

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According to ET, Peter Dinklage had only positive things to say about next year’s finale. He stated, “There are no better writers in television than Dan Weiss and David Benioff. They ended it brilliantly. Better than I could have imagined and you people are in for it. It ends beautifully for my character whether it be tragic or not.”

Martin wasn’t the only one surprised and saddened by the news that Thrones would be ending its run so soon. Fans are already going through withdrawal, counting the days until the show returns. Season 7 ended in August 2017 and all viewers know for certain is that “winter is coming” sometime in 2019.

Dinklage’s statement may not be entirely comforting, but it’s not exactly shocking either. Both the series and Martin’s novels have never been shy about killing off major characters, regardless of how beloved they may be. This is not to say that Tyrion won’t survive the finale, but Dinklage’s comments certainly leave room for that to be the case. Without Martin’s novels as a blueprint, little is known about how the series will wrap up. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, feels that the ending may prove divisive among fans.

The show’s final details have been shrouded in secrecy, with the scripts disappearing as soon as the episodes are shot. Fans have been scouring the internet for clues and some feel that Turner’s direwolf tattoo and Maisie Williams’s cryptic Instagram post both point to the survival of at least some of the Starks. The rampant speculation is to be expected. Game of Thrones has become a worldwide phenomenon and most viewers will be sad to see it go, regardless of whether the ending is satisfying or not. At least a prequel series was ordered earlier this year, so audiences won’t have to completely bid farewell to Westeros just yet.

More: Emilia Clarke Commemorates Game Of Thrones Ending With New Dragon Tattoos

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on HBO in 2019.

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2018-10-05 07:10:24 – Jamie Gerber

Batfleck: The Internet’s Craziest Reactions To Ben Affleck’s Casting 5 Years Ago



It’s been five years since Ben Affleck joined DC Films’ shared universe (unofficially titled the DC Extended Universe) as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman – and we’re now looking back at the craziest reactions to his casting. Affleck made his debut as the iconic DC superhero in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and then he briefly reprised his role later that year in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, before making his latest appearance in 2017’s Justice League.

While all three movies were critically panned, many people have praised Affleck’s depiction of Batman (and Bruce Wayne, for that matter), while many other people have lamented it. At the moment, there’s a lot of uncertainty regarding the actor’s role in the ongoing shared universe as the Caped Crusader. Affleck still has one more DC movie on his contract, which may or may not be for Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie. If it’s not, then he could potentially appear in The Flash movie, but even that seems unlikely as the studio is reportedly moving away from the Flashpoint story arc.

Related: Screen Rant’s Thoughts On Ben Affleck’s Batman

Nevertheless, with one cameo and two main roles down, Affleck has had time to prove himself as the Dark Knight (based on the scripts he was given). While there are plenty of people who truly laud his portrayal of the character, it didn’t start out that way back in 2013, when he was first cast as Batman in the follow-up movie to Snyder’s Man of Steel.

General Outrage Over Ben Affleck as Batman

Needless to say, there were a variety of reactions to Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman, many of which were just general outrage. Of course, people picked apart Affleck’s acting career, his accent, his body, and more, the vast majority of social media users who opposed Warner Bros.’ decision expressed anger, shock, and disbelief. And it wasn’t just from the general public either, quite a few professional journalists got involved as well. Here’s one example (Source: @JillPantozzi):

What’s interesting – but not so surprising, all things considered – is that the official Twitter account for Comedy Central also chimed in on the news, saying that casting Affleck as Batman is something that only the Joker would come up with… but as a distraction. Take a look (Source: @ComedyCentral):

Since Warner Bros. ultimately cast Affleck in the role, quite a few people called out the studio for incompetence and recommended that they, perhaps, pick up a comic book every once in a while. At the time, they were still known as the studio that had just completed producing Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which should’ve given them at least some clout in the matter. (Source: @BrianLynch, @ChaseMit)

There Were Plenty Of Ben Affleck Body Shamers

When it comes to playing a superhero like Batman, being able to physically embody the characters is just as important as getting the gravitas down. Affleck’s towering height helped him in that regard, and there’s no doubt he spent a lot of time training to not only play Batman but also look like Batman. That much can be seen on display in Batman V Superman. But long before the movie came out, one of the first things his detractors did when he was cast in the role was body-shame him. (Source: @IbrahimMuqsit, @GeorgeWarnock, @AnjunaMiami)

Some people specifically pointed out Affleck’s chin as the reason he shouldn’t play Batman, especially since that’s one of the few facial features they would see while he’s in the Batsuit. Interestingly, other people used the chin as a reason for why Affleck should play Batman. (Source: @OnlyOneLuff)

Related: Wonder Woman: The Craziest Reactions To Gal Gadot’s Casting

Ben Affleck’s Filmography & Acting Skills Weren’t Up to Par

Immediate reactions to Affleck’s casting as Batman, of course, drew comparisons to his portrayal of Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil. Over the years, several actors have managed to play multiple superheroes and/or roles in rival comic book movies. For instance, Chris Evans played both Johnny Storm and Captain America, and Ryan Reynolds played both Green Lantern and Deadpool. While some actors have been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to superhero redemption, Affleck wasn’t awarded the same courtesy by his vocal detractors. (Source: @benshapiro, @jarpad)

Even though Affleck had, by this point, starred in several acclaimed films as well as directed an Oscar-winning movie, he was still being judged on a relatively small timeframe from the early 2000s, particularly his involvement in Gigli – which is considered one of the worst movies ever made, not to mention one of the biggest box office bombs of all time. No matter how much time passes and how much Affleck tries to redeem himself, it appears that film may follow him around for the rest of his career. At least, it did come back to haunt him when he joined the DCEU.

Nobody Wanted a Batman With a Boston Accent

Bruce Wayne/Batman has been played by numerous actors over the years, each with different accents – but a Batman with a Boston accent was taking things a bit too far, apparently. And what’s interesting about that is Affleck’s accent isn’t even prominent. Everyone’s okay with Englishmen playing Batman (Christian Bale) and Superman (Henry Cavill), but someone from Boston playing Batman was an automatic no-go. (Source: @kissmycassidy)

To conclude things, a Change.org petition even launched, demanding WB remove Ben Affleck as Batman because his acting skills weren’t “even close to being believable as Bruce Wayne,” not to mention there was the idea that he wasn’t “intimidating enough” for the role, to strike fear into the hearts of his enemies. Given Batman’s not-so-subtle introduction in Batman V Superman, it’s fair to say Affleck had that part down from the get-go. But, after all this time, the question remains, is Ben Affleck a good Bruce Wayne and a good Batman?

More: What’s Going On With Ben Affleck’s Batman?





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