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Outlander: 10 Jamie & Claire Quotes That Prove They Are Relationship Goals

Outlander is one of the most romantic shows on television. Not only is the backdrop of Scotland in the 18th-century sweepingly romantic, but so is the love story that is featured at the core of the show between Jamie and Claire.

The WWII time-traveling nurse who falls for the 18th-century Highlander Scotsman has a story for the ages. And throughout both the series and the books, the two have poured their hearts out to one another about their love for each other.

We will be going through the two lovers’ most romantic quotes of all time about one another. Here are the 10 Jamie And Claire Quotes That Prove They Are Relationship Goals.

10 Jamie: “I Can Bear Pain Myself, But I Couldna Bear Yours. That Would Take More Strength Than I Have.”

If there is one thing everyone should look for in a partner, it’s their unflinching support in every circumstance. Particularly when talking about going through something such as childbirth.

Here, Jamie lays it all out on the line while they discuss their future during their trip to Jamie’s home — Lallybroch — in season 1. Claire believes she cannot provide Jamie with any children. We know now that isn’t true, but since that was what she believed, he reassured her it was okay.

But he also thought it might be for the best, since he literally couldn’t take seeing her in any pain. That in itself is beyond romantic.

9 Claire: “He Had Called Me That From The First; The Gaelic Word For Outlander, A Stranger. An Englishman. First In Jest, Then In Affection.”

I think we all are well aware what pet name Jamie gave Claire from the start of their friendship turned relationship: Sassenach. In actuality, the term is typically used in a negative connotation. It is meant to make someone feel unwelcome, particularly if they are English and in Scotland.

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Jamie always called Claire this from the very beginning, as Claire states here. But it quickly turned into a term of affection that he only used for her and her alone. It is evident from this quote that she very much enjoys being referred to in this way by her Highlander husband.

8 Jamie: “Does It Ever Stop? The Wanting You? Even When I’ve Just Left Ye. I Want You So Much My Chest Feels Tight And My Fingers Ache With Wanting To Touch Ye Again.”

There’s no doubt that Jamie and Claire were experiencing strong lust for one another even before they became fully intimate. Whether they wanted to admit or not. But once they crossed that line and were now husband and wife, Jamie shared his feelings on the matter.

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It literally pained him to not be touching her. All he wanted was her and to be with her intimately every chance he got. This is when it was becoming clear that the two shared a one-of-a-kind connection and that their love story was merely beginning. They were destined to be together, that much is obvious.

7 Claire: “That Amount Of Time Doesn’t Exist.”

One of the most heart-wrenching parts in Claire and Jamie’s love story on Outlander was when the two were parted — for twenty years. During this time, Claire was technically with Frank again and raising her and Jamie’s daughter, Brianna, with Frank.

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They ended up arguing one night and Frank asked Claire if she might have forgotten Jamie, “with time?” She replied, “that amount of time doesn’t exist” with zero hesitation. As hard as that must have been for Frank to hear, it was the truth. Claire and Jamie are obviously soulmates and there isn’t a way for one to forget about the other.

6 Jamie: “Ye Werena The First Lass I Kissed, (…) But I Swear You’ll Be The Last.”

Any fan of the Outlander books will immediately recognize this famous Jamie Fraser quote from the first book. See, while Jamie may have gone into his marriage with Claire as a virgin, while she was not, he did have his fair share of experiences kissing women.

Claire comes to find this out when they first kiss, of course. But Jamie makes sure that Claire knows how deep his feelings for her go, and that he only wants to be with her from this day forward, when he utters this line to her.

It’s a sentiment he meant wholeheartedly, to be sure.

5 Claire: “I Longed For Jamie, In A Visceral Way That Had Nothing To Do With Thought Or Reason.”

Much like Jamie felt he could not stand to be even on second away from Claire and her embrace, she, too, felt these strong emotions for Jamie. That is made perfectly clear with this swoon-worthy quote.

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Most times, with love, there is not a lot of logic when it comes to how someone feels about another person. Especially when they have as deep of a connection as Jamie and Claire have with each other.

So it makes sense that Claire would have these incredibly strong feelings for Jamie, even if she couldn’t explain them fully herself.

4 Jamie: “When The Day Shall Come That We Do Part, If My Last Words Are Not ‘I Love You’ — Ye’ll Ken It Was Because I Didna Have Time.”

This quote comes from Jamie in The Fiery Cross. It is one of the most romantic lines we’ve heard from him, and definitely makes us emotional just thinking about the day he’d have to part from Claire — forever.

Everyone wants a love like Jamie and Claire’s. A love that is so pure and warm and unconditional. And that is exactly what this quote encompasses.

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Jamie would be most concerned with Claire knowing how much he loved her rather than meeting his fate, and if that isn’t the most romantic thing you’ve ever heard, I don’t know what is.

3 Claire: “To Be With Jamie Was Bliss, Adventure, And Absorption.”

For anyone who has been in love, they probably know exactly what Claire is talking about in this quote about Jamie. Being with the one you love makes you feel as if you’re alive for the first time.

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Yes, it makes you feel blissful, and with a man like Jamie, clearly there is a lot of adventure involved in that life. But absorption, that is the feeling of love that is nearly indescribable.

Claire feels as though they not only complete one another, but like Jamie is the one for her. In every way imaginable.

2 Jamie: “Your Face Is My Heart, Sassenach And The Love Of You Is My Soul.”

If only all men had a way with words the way Jamie Fraser does. It’s lines like these that make us realize how easy it must have been for Claire to fall in love with him, regardless of her first husband, Frank.

Jamie looks at Claire’s face and immediately feels his love for her in his heart. And the love she has for him gives him life and lives on in his soul.

That is the purest form of romanticism and would make any woman swoon. Claire is very lucky to have found a man as great as Jamie.

1 Claire: “Jamie— I Won’t…I Can’t…I Bloody Won’t Live Without You, And That’s All!”

Claire and Jamie were brave to live apart from one another for two decades, especially since they thought they never would see each other again. But the thought of Jamie and Claire actually having to live without the other is too much for even us fans to bear.

Which is why we completely understand where Claire is coming from in this passionate quote. She refuses to live a life that doesn’t have her husband in it and we can’t exactly blame her for that.

To actually hear Claire refusing to live without Jamie and making that her final statement shows how deep her love for him goes.

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2019-07-13 05:07:52

Alyssa Avina

Outlander: 5 Reasons Why Claire Should Be With Jamie (& 5 Reasons Why Frank Is A Better Choice)

Outlander first debuted in 2014, and ever since then, fans haven’t been able to get enough of the historical time travel show, based on the books by Diana Gabaldon of the same name. Perhaps the most appealing part of the show is the heart-wrenching love triangle. The story follows Claire, a former WWII nurse, as she mysteriously finds herself 200 years in the past.

Before travelling to the past, Claire had already gotten married to Frank Randall, a handsome army veteran and historian. After being separated for five years because of the war, the newly reunited couple go to Inverness, Scotland for a vacation. It’s there that Claire is then transported back in time. During her adventures in the past, Claire unexpectedly falls for someone else: Jamie, a tall and dashing Highlander. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the two ended up having to get married, but it doesn’t take them long before they fall in love.

Granted, fans of the show already know who Claire ends up with (and if you don’t, then stop reading because this article has spoilers!). But the hard part about this love triangle is that both Frank and Jamie make excellent partners for Claire. It’s painstakingly clear just how much both of them love her, which is why many fans are divided over who they think is her best match. Keep reading to discover five reasons Claire belongs with Jamie and five reasons why she belongs with Frank.

10 Jamie: He Married Claire To Save Her Life

Given that it happened all the way back in season one, many fans might forget the real reason Jamie and Claire got married in the first place.

Captain Randall had told the Highlanders they had to deliver Claire to British troops since she was a British citizen. But Dougal knew Randall’s reputation and that Claire would be in danger in his hands, which is how he came up with the bright idea for her to marry one of them (they wouldn’t have to turn her over if she was a Scot).

Dougal then explains to Jamie what must be done, and being the heroic character he is, Jamie doesn’t bat an eyelash before saying ‘yes.’ Claire later thinks her lack-of virginity might be a deal breaker. But Jamie kept fans swooning by telling her he couldn’t care less.

9 Frank: Believed Claire When She Said She Time Travelled

Fans weren’t sure how things were going to play out between Frank and Claire come the beginning of season three. The previous season, Claire had time travelled back to the future after her life was put at risk in the past. But she wasn’t sure if she’d have a husband to come back to or if he’d believe her incredible story.

The fact that Frank not only listened to Claire’s entire tale but subsequently believed her shows just how much he loved her. He trusted her enough to believe that time travel was possible, despite having no proof other than his estranged wife’s word. He was also surprisingly okay with the fact that Claire had married someone else while she was away.

Alright, “okay” might not be the right word. But the fact that Frank wanted to pick up where they left off despite everything that had changed was a testament to how deep his feelings really ran for Claire.

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8 Jamie: He Didn’t Care About Claire’s Infertility

Having kids is a big deal now. But it was an even bigger deal in the 1800s when having a son was even more important to produce an heir to carry on the family name. Claire thought she was infertile after years of trying with Frank to start a family but with no success.

Our hearts broke for her when she told Jamie her secret during an emotional scene. However, it was Jamie’s reaction that was the most memorable. Rather than getting upset or feeling bad, he told Claire that it was fine and all that he ever could want was her.

The audience could tell by Jamie’s face that he was disappointed. But the fact that he went out of his way to comfort and reassure Claire was testament to just how much he loved her.

7 Frank: Raised Claire’s Daughter As His Own

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If you didn’t think Frank believing Claire’s time travel story was proof of his love for her, then this certainly is.

Along with admitting she’d married Jamie while in the past, Claire also told Frank that she was pregnant with his child. This would’ve been even more difficult for Frank to accept given that he and Claire had tried to have their own child but with no success.

Still, despite what a shocker this must’ve been for Frank, he didn’t take him long to decide that he wanted to raise the child with Claire as his own. Frank stayed true to his word, and the couple raised Brianna as their own child. It was clear just how much Frank loved Brianna, despite her not being biologically his, and that was only possible because of how much he loved her mother and wanted a family with her.

6 Jamie: Gave Himself To Randall To Protect Claire

Our skin still crawls when thinking of the things Black Jack Randall did to Jamie when he had him locked up in season one finale. For a time, it appeared Claire and her friends were on the path to save Jamie. During one scene, Claire finds Jamie in his cell and is about to unlock him just as Randall walks into the room.

Despite having already been tortured by Randall, Jamie agreed to give himself fully to the Captain in return for the safe release of his wife. Randall stayed true to his word and released a defiant Claire before coming back to the cell and having his way with Jamie.

Season two explores the difficulties Jamie had in getting over what Randall had done to him, which shows just how much he sacrificed to ensure his wife’s safety.

5 Frank: Never Gave Up Hope She Would Return

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Many fans wish we could’ve seen more of Frank’s life during the years that Claire was in the past. The brief moments we did see showed him travelling around Scotland trying to get answers about his wife’s disappearance.

One thing we love about Frank is that he never gave up hope Claire would return. It’s not just the fact that he didn’t move on with someone else. It’s that he was adamant something happened to her. When the police told him their theory was Claire ran off with another man, Frank couldn’t believe his ears. He knew his wife didn’t leave him willingly, which was the truth.

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4 Jamie: Forced Claire To Go To The Future To Protect Her

If you thought season one had a gripping finale, then you clearly haven’t watched season two. In one of the most heartbreaking scenes from the show, Jamie takes Claire to Craig na Duhn ahead of the Battle of Culloden, which they knew they weren’t going to win thanks to Claire’s time-travelling ways.

In the scene, Jamie tells Claire that the only way he can guarantee her safety is if she went through the rocks and back to the future. Claire then starts protesting and tells Jamie she’s pregnant, to which he replies by saying he already knows. He says this is why it’s even more important for her to go, which she ends up doing.

The fact that Jamie could send pregnant Claire away, knowing he might never see her or their child again, shows how much he loves her. Time and time again he’s proven he’d do anything to ensure her safety.

3 Frank: He Never Moved On From Claire

One of the most appealing qualities about Frank was how loyal he was to Claire. Whether it was when they were separated due to the war or because she travelled back in time, Frank never moved on from Claire while they were apart.

He waited five years during World War II until they were reunited and couldn’t wait to pick up where they left off. Even during the years Claire was missing, Frank never remarried or had another love interest. He was completely consumed with trying to find out what happened to his wife.

Unlike Frank, Jamie did end up moving on when he and Claire were separated. Mind you, most fans could accept that given that they were apart for decades if he didn’t end up marrying Claire’s arch nemesis. Yep, we’re still not over that twist.

2 Jamie: Things Went Right Back To Normal After Decades Apart

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You know a couple is a solid match if things can go right back to normal after so much time apart!

Many fans were curious as to if things would be awkward between Jamie and Claire when they eventually reunited after two decades apart. But one sign that this couple is meant to be together is how easily things went back to normal after all that time away.

It wasn’t a question for Jamie if he would take his wife back (even though he technically had remarried). The two lovers were back in each other’s arms just like old times. We loved seeing Jamie hear intently about his now-grown daughter, and him telling Claire about all of their friends that she hadn’t seen in years.

1 Frank: Tried To Give Claire Her Own Space

It was painful watching Claire and Frank’s marriage play out in the third season. All we wanted was for her to be reunited with Jamie and finally have happiness again. Likewise, it was difficult watching Frank be so miserable knowing how much he’d wanted a family with Claire, only to be disappointed when it came true.

However, we’ve got to give credit where it’s due. Frank knew how much Claire loved Jamie and he tried to do his best to give her space, especially when they first moved to the States together. He had no problem with his wife pursuing a medical career, despite that being against the norm for the time.

Even though we know how unhappy Claire was with Frank, he’s not the bad guy in this situation. He did everything in his power to make things work between them. It wasn’t his fault her heart belonged to someone else.

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2019-04-19 01:04:46

Alexandra Sakellariou

Game of Thrones Star Explains Jamie Lannister’s Reaction to Seeing [Spoiler]

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau shares what Jamie Lannister thought upon seeing Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) waiting for him in Winterfell during the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere. HBO’s juggernaut series is back after a long hiatus, and with its final season underway, lingering plot points that have yet to be addressed are finally getting the attention they need. Cue the parting moments of this year’s first episode, where the Kingslayer is reunited with the Lord of Winterfell who was waiting for his arrival –  a callback to the final scene in the show’s pilot.

Game of Thrones season 8 premiere is light on the death toll compared to previous openers, but it got some things out of the way. For instance, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is now aware of his real lineage courtesy of Sam (John Bradley). Whether or not he’s the one to deliver the news to Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke) remains to be seen, nonetheless, that’s already out in the open. Khaleesi is now in Winterfell and have met the Starks as they gear up for the battle against the Night King and the White Walkers. Meanwhile, Jon and Khaleesi’s love affair continues with a tender moment between the two. But as the episodes roll, fans expect heightened drama and tension similar to how the latest outing ended.

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In the aforementioned scene, the Kingslayer didn’t have any line, instead, fans can only decipher what his reaction was thanks to the amalgamation of different facial expressions from the actor. Speaking with EW following Game of Thrones season 8 premiering, Coster-Waldau revealed what Jamie’s thinking was upon seeing Bran. His answer was initially humorous, but he previews how this reunion will effect how he operates moving forward.

“First of all, I don’t think wheelchairs are a normal thing in Westeros. I think it’s like: ‘What the hell?’ and then, ‘Oh my god, that’s the kid.’ I think he knows Bran didn’t die, but he doesn’t expect to meet him.”

“His mission changes once again. It goes from: ‘I know my brother Tyrion is there and I’m going to fight the good fight’ to ‘I’m in deep sh– now.’ Because this is the Lord of Winterfell that I tried to kill and I’m sure he wants revenge. That’s what Jaime expects.”

The promotional photos and teaser for next week’s Game of Thrones continue Jamie’s narrative in Winterfell. From the looks of it, he’ll quickly be discovered and presented to Khaleesi, and since he was the one credited for the murder of her father, it doesn’t seem like it’ll be an easy journey for him to convince them of his allegiance after learning that Cersei’s (Lena Headey) troops won’t be helping the North. It’s uncertain if he’s already had his one-on-one with Bran prior to his appearance before the Queen, but fans can rest assured that they’ll have their moment together.

At this point, it’s hard to gauge what Bran wants from Jamie. One might think that he might seek revenge as Coster-Waldau mentioned, but now that he’s already the new Three-Eyed Raven it’s curious how he’s going to handle this secret link between him and the Lannister sibling. Reading into Coster-Waldau’s comments, it seems like he’s ready for his imminent confrontation with Bran, but whether or not this assumption changes his original intentions for being in Winterfell is something that fans will find out as Game of Thrones season 8 continues. Perhaps a love-scorned Tyrion steps up for his brother, and saves him from what’s shaping up to be an unpleasant fate in the North.

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Game of Thrones continues Sunday, April 21 at 9pm on HBO.

Source: EW


2019-04-17 09:04:59

Ana Dumaraog

Outlander: 25 Things Wrong With Jamie We All Choose To Ignore

When the name Jamie Fraser comes to mind, most of us immediately think of the romantic 18th-century Highlander who stole Claire’s heart in Outlander. There is plenty to enjoy about the hero of our favorite time-traveling heroine’s love story. He is fiercely loyal and loving, he is unbelievably romantic, he cares about those he loves more than anything in the world, and on top of all of that, he is quite possibly the most gorgeous Scotsman to ever exist. Plus, he is quite the warrior on the battlefield.

While there are many, many things to love about Jamie Fraser, there are things about his personality and character that is not as perfect as he seems to be. It’s understandable that it would be difficult to spot these flawed traits of his, being that he is the swoon-worthy man of our dreams.

But the flaws are indeed there. Whether it’s his tendency to be hot-headed, or the fact he got involved with Laoghaire after what she did to Claire, there are real problems here that we definitely choose to ignore because we can’t help but see the best in him. It’s understandable, though, when we’re talking about Jamie Fraser.

Buckle your seatbelts Outlander fans, because this is going to be a bumpy ride. Here are the 25 Things Wrong With Jamie We All Choose To Ignore.

25 Jamie Is Incredibly Stubborn

One of Jamie’s biggest flaws has to be his stubbornness. It tends to get in his way more often than not and actually gets him in trouble on several different occasions, especially with his wife, Claire.

Granted, Claire is just as stubborn which is why they have a tendency to clash over small things. But Jamie’s inability to sway his own thought process in any situation does him, and those around him, more harm than good. It’s a trait that is not easily broken for him.

24 He Punished Claire After She Ran

After Claire was attacked in the Highlands, she decides to go back to her own time and runs to Craigh Na Dun. Before she gets there, she is taken by Redcoats. Then, Jamie must save her from Blackjack Randall’s clutches. They barely make it out with everyone’s lives intact.

In a questionable move after the fact, Jamie decides to punish Claire for running away and putting the lives of him and his men in danger. He does learn that is not how to treat someone thanks to Claire, but it was not his finest moment.

23 Jamie Is Jealous Of Frank

Regardless of Claire’s utter love and devotion that was shown to her Jamie time and time again, he always still seemed to feel immense jealousy of Frank that he could not rid himself of, no matter how hard he tried.

Whether it was over Frank getting to raise Jamie’s daughter, Brianna, or over the relationship he shared with Claire, to begin with, his insecurities rose to the surface on more than one occasion. This would only cause further issues with him and Claire.

22 He Married Laoghaire Even After She Accused Claire Of Witchcraft

In the books, this went down much differently, but on the Starz series, Jamie knew fully well that Laoghaire was behind Claire being accused of witchcraft.

Yet, he still married her when he and Claire were apart for those two decades.

At least in the books, we could say that he was in the dark about Claire and Laoghaire’s past, but on the show, it was harder to ignore this grave mistake he made. Luckily, he and Claire got past it…eventually.

21 He Believed Claire’s Time-Travel Story Almost Too Quickly

Jamie’s love, loyalty, and trust in Claire were exemplified perfectly when she told him the truth about her falling through time and being from the future. He believed her nearly immediately. And while that definitely helped their love grow stronger, it was an odd occurrence for a man from his time to be so trusting.

This is especially true since the story should have been far-fetched to a logical man like Jamie. This may not be a serious flaw of his, but it was a strange turn of events.

20 He Had Primitive Views Before Claire

It makes sense that a Highlander from 18th-century Scotland would have differing views about, well, literally everything when up against a modern-era war nurse who turns his world upside down.

But those “traditional” values of Jamie’s made their dynamic off-kilter at the beginning of their marriage. He felt it was his duty to punish Claire, for example, because he’s her husband and his father would do the same thing. It took Claire teaching him that it doesn’t need to be that way for him to change.

19 He Was Inexperienced Before Claire

From the start of their marriage, Claire knew going into it that she was more experienced than Jamie was. He had, in fact, never been with anyone before her. This wasn’t necessarily a fault of Jamie’s, but it was odd how he went from being inexperienced to rather knowledgeable in that area literally overnight.

Sure, Claire helped him along the way, but it’s hard to ignore that impracticality of him learning so much in such a short amount of time.

18 Jamie’s Scarred Back

This isn’t something Jamie did wrong, but rather a flaw all who can’t help but love him choose to ignore. He’s undeniably gorgeous, romantic, and an all-around great man, but the large scars marring his back would typically be hard to not notice.

Yet, we all seem to let it go – and some even find it very attractive – because he is our Jamie Fraser, the fictional man everyone wishes were real. It’s really fascinating what you can get past when someone is as swoon-worthy as Jamie Fraser.

17 His Unenthused Reaction To Seeing Bree’s Photos

In yet another instance where the book was remarkably different than what occurred on the show, a creative choice left fans puzzled during an important moment in season 3.

When Jamie and Claire reunite at his print shop, she shows him photos of their daughter, Brianna. In the books, he weeps as he looks at them due to his overwhelming emotions. But Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie, decided to have a more subtle reaction.

This just seemed like an odd reaction from Jamie, who has always wanted to raise his daughter with Claire and never got the chance. You’d think his emotions would be all over the place upon seeing her face for the first time.

16 Did He Really Need To Spend So Much Time Away From Claire In Season 2?

In season 2, when Jamie, Claire, and Murtagh were in Paris, Jamie had to frequently meet with Bonnie Prince Charlie at a local grown-up establishment. But on one of these occasions, Jamie fantasized a bit more than he should have. They hadn’t been together since the events at Wentworth Prison with Blackjack Randall. It bothered Claire immensely to learn he needed to be at this establishment to be with her again, though they did makeup shortly after.

15 Jamie Dueled With Blackjack Randall When Claire Begged Him Not To

While in Paris in season 2 of Outlander, Jamie and Claire came across their nemesis, and the vilest man in the history of Outlander, Blackjack Randall. Jamie and Randall agreed to a duel, but Claire was steadfastly against it.

She didn’t want Randall’s end to ultimately destroy the lineage of Frank’s ancestral roots and inevitably make Frank cease to exist.

He ended up dueling with him, anyway, because of Randall’s attack on Fergus. But this caused Claire to lose their first child, Faith.

14 His Attitude With Jenny When They First Got Back To Lallybroch

When Jamie brings Claire to his home in Lallybroch, he reunites with his older sister, Jenny, and her husband, Ian. Things quickly get heated between the siblings, and Jamie shows a different pompous side to him that we had yet to see.

Jenny may be just as stubborn as her brother, but Jamie should have realized his sister had been taking care of their home while he was gone for those years, and he should appreciate everything she and her husband had done in his time away.

13 The Way He Reacted To Bree’s Assault

Initially, when Jamie learned of what happened to his daughter, Bree, which was unbeknownst to him, at the hands of Stephen Bonnet, he was angry and just wanted to help Brianna through this difficult time.

But when miscommunications led to misunderstandings, he thought she had lied about her attack and said some unsavory things to his daughter. She fiercely corrected him, but the damage was done, and he spent the rest of season 4 trying to right his wrong. It is going to be a difficult road to get them back on track.

12 He Attacked Roger

Roger Wakefield bravely went through the stones to follow his love, Brianna, when she went back to find her mother and biological father, Claire, and Jamie.

But after an argument with Bree, they were separated, until Roger decided to find her again. When he finally reached Fraser’s Ridge, a misunderstanding with Lizzie led to Jamie thinking Roger was the one to assault Bree. He ended up attacking Roger up in a fit of rage. This only made his reunion with Brianna that much more delayed.

Poor Roger hadn’t even done anything wrong.

11 Staying To Fight In Culloden Instead Of Running Away With Claire

One of the most dramatic and heartbreaking moments was when Jamie sent Claire back through the stones at Craigh Na Dun before the Battle of Culloden. They felt they had no other options but was the really the case?

He stayed to fight with his fellow Highlanders due to loyalty and seeing no way out. But why couldn’t he run away with Claire and their unborn child instead? They had surely been through tougher times, so what’s to say they couldn’t have made it on their own?

10 Jamie Didn’t Tell Claire He Married Laoghaire Right Away

The way Claire found out that Jamie had married Laoghaire during their time apart was quite possibly the worst way she could have. His two step-children walked in, one calling him their father. It didn’t help that she had red hair.

Then Laoghaire walks in to confront her estranged husband and the woman she despises. It would have saved them a lot of turmoil if Jamie had just been upfront with Claire about what had occurred during their twenty years spent apart from each other.

9 He Ended Dougal (His Uncle’s) Life

Dougal was one of those characters that was so larger than life that he commanded each scene he was in. He also had moments where you genuinely liked him, but most of the time, he was only focused on his own agenda rather than the greater good.

He was so dedicated to the Jacobite Rebellion, that when he overheard Claire and Jamie plotting to end Prince Charlie to avoid the war, he attacked them both.

The Uncle and Nephew got in a heated fight that was only going to end with one man coming out alive. That man was Jamie. While we understand he had no choice, it was a surprising moment that Jamie actually ended Dougal’s life once and for all.

8 He Kept The Truth From His Son Willie And Left

In season 3, we saw what Jamie had been up to in his time away from Claire. He was blackmailed by a woman of nobility to have a relationship with him before she entered an arranged marriage.

This resulted in her pregnancy, and they had a son before she passed during childbirth. His name was Willie, but Jamie never told him that he was his father. In fact, he left when Willie was still a young boy, which greatly upset the child. At this point in the story, Willie is still unaware of who his real father is.

7 He Somehow Always Lives Lavishly No Matter What

For a Scotsman who is nearly always on the run in the Highlands and doesn’t have hardly anything to his name, he sure knows how to find a way to live lavishly everywhere he goes.

It is not necessarily a huge flaw but is rather puzzling seeing as he doesn’t have a lot of money or property himself. Whether it’s in Paris, or Jamaica, or even in Fraser’s Ridge, he and Claire always end up doing quite well for themselves miraculously.

6 He Became A Criminal In Season 3

Jamie Fraser becomes an actual criminal, Claire finds out, in season 3 of Outlander. It turns out he’s a smuggler and his illegal dealings make him a man wanted by The Crown.

This is a bit of a departure from the honorable man with traditional values that we know Jamie to be. But it does show that he has changed in the twenty years he and Claire were not together, yet he still loves her just as much as the day she went back through the stones.

5 He Reacts Negatively To Bree Dressed In 20th Century Clothing

Sure, this may be looked at as pretty normal for a father to not want his daughter wearing a bikini like the one Bree was wearing in the photos Claire brought. But his reaction was so strong and negative, that it initially caused Claire to be taken aback and angry.

He may be from the 18th-century and not used to clothing such as that, but his main focus should have been seeing his daughter for the first time instead of her lack of clothing.

4 He Jumps To Conclusions Constantly

Jamie has a really bad habit of jumping to conclusions before getting all of the facts. This has gotten him in trouble on more than one occasion. One notable example is when he assumed that his sister, Jenny, had been intimate with Blackjack Randall when he and other Redcoats invaded their home in Lallybroch.

She was furious that he would assume such a thing, and he should have been more sensitive to the situation before jumping to such a big conclusion.

3 He Didn’t End Randall’s Life When He First Had The Chance

When Blackjack Randall took Claire in season 1, he took her to Ft. William, where Jamie and the other Highlanders hatched a plan to help her escape.

During Randall’s terrorizing tactics he was using on Claire, Jamie came in to save the day. After a scuffle, Jamie actually had the opportunity to end Randall’s life right then and there. He chose not to, which could be looked at as admirable.

But it actually set off many horrible events down the line for not only Jamie but many others at the hands of Randall.

2 Jamie Can Be A Hot Head

This goes back to Jamie’s inherent stubbornness and need to always be right. When this stubborn mentality of his kicks in, he can tend to be a hot head, especially if things aren’t going his way. This has made he and Claire have many arguments that got out of hand.

But this has also been an issue with other people he comes across, like his sister, or foes that get in his or Claire’s way. It rarely works in his favor.

1 Jamie Is A Fantasy Not A Reality

The thing about Jamie is that in spite of all of his flaws, he is still an incredible man that anyone would be lucky to have in their life. He is beyond romantic, completely gorgeous, and a true hero.

The only problem with all of this is he is fictional and gives women – and men – everywhere an unrealistic expectation of what a husband should be like. That’s not to say we shouldn’t still hold out hope for our own Jamie Fraser, but the chances of getting one are highly unlikely.


2019-04-04 04:04:56

Alyssa Avina

Strike Back Season 6: How Jamie Bamber’s Commanding Officer Changes The Team

Cinemax’s Strike Back continues its trend of bringing in new characters each season, with Jamie Bamber joining the cast in season 6 as Section 20’s new CO, Alexander Coltrane. Bamber’s one of three new additions to the core team — the other two include a covert Russian agent Katrina Zarkova (Yasemin Allen) and LCpl. Manisha Chetri (Varada Sethu), but he’s probably the most recognizable face to North American audiences thanks to his role as Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama in the reboot of Battlestar Galactica. 

But Bamber’s Coltrane has his work cut out for him when it comes to the surviving members of Section 20. After the events of last season, not only did the covert group find themselves without a commanding officer, but they also found themselves with blood on their hands after being betrayed by the very same person. Those experiences have made the core team of Sgt. Thomas ‘Mac’ McAllister (Warren Brown), Sgt. Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson), and LCpl. Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata) much closer, but it’s also made them leery of authority. 

More: The Other Two Premiere Review: Like A Spiritual Successor To Difficult People

An aversion to authority is one of the defining characteristics of MacPherson’s Wyatt, which is why, during a recent interview with Screen Rant, he was asked about how the team, and his character in particular, would respond to Bamber’s new CO. Here’s what MacPherson had to say: 

Alin Sumarwata Jamie Bamber Warren Brown and Daniel MacPherson in Strike Back Season 6 Cinemax

“Obviously, through the course of last year Warren, Alin, and myself became incredibly close to be the only three that survived out of last season. It probably made us even closer. But us three we are like family, it is like a cliché. We say to Alin, “We’re like the big brothers that you never wanted, but you’re stuck with us anyway.” So going back into the section… we’ve got new team members that we have to trust. Jamie, offscreen, is a wonderful addition to the cast, he’s a wonderful human, he’s a wonderful actor, he’s a great energy, and he is as much a CO offscreen as he is onscreen. He has a wonderful kind of calming and commanding influence on us.

Section 20, is very weary of any new CO. These guys have been to battle together before, they do have a shorthand, they have a trust. And it takes the course of the series for the section to really build the trust of Coltrane, and to trust Coltrane themselves. And Wyatt… he’ll do things his own way, he’ll choose what he believes and what he doesn’t believe. I think there’s an underlying selfishness to Wyatt that he’s only gonna put his allegiance to Novin and Mac first, for the most part, and we see when that gets tested later in the season. But like any new CO, particularly a well-to-do English CO, that’s not Wyatt’s cup of tea. He’s probably not rough and dirty enough for Wyatt. And it takes Wyatt probably a good three quarters of this season to build up a rapport and build up a trust. Wyatt probably thinks he’s a little bit soft.”

Whether Coltrane is soft or not remains to be seen, but Strike Back doesn’t waste any time in introducing the character or seeing him prove his mettle for the team. At any rate, Bamber (and Coltrane) make for a welcome addition to the show’s ever-changing cast of characters. 

Next: The Magicians Season 4 Premiere Review: A New Beginning Kicks Off A Dark Adventure

Strike Back continues next Friday @10pm on Cinemax. 



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2019-01-25 07:01:30

How Game of Thrones Prevented Set Photos From Spoiling the Series Finale

When it comes to avoiding spoilers for Game of Thrones, filmmakers are taking no chances for season 8. The story of Game of Thrones started in 1996 when author George R.R. Martin published his book titled A Game Of Thrones, which stands as his first entry in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. His series of novels is what HBO decided to adapt into Game of Thrones which came on the air in 2011.

The show has been running for seven seasons, but Game of Thrones very quickly became one of HBO’s most popular TV shows. The series has a truly ensemble cast including actors like Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and Lena Headey. All of these characters survived the end of season 7, but it is up in the air whether they will survive the eighth and final season. Thankfully, spoilers for the upcoming season haven’t leaked yet, which is because HBO is taking special precautions to ensure that doesn’t happen.

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

According to EW, HBO is using new high-tech instruments to make sure drones cannot fly over filming locations called a “Drone Killer“. Previously, Game of Thrones has had leaks due to flying drones and even actual photographersAs explained by actress Sophie Turner at New York Comic Con, “If a drone flies above sets, there’s a thing that can kill the drones, which is really cool. It creates a field around it and the drones just drop. It’s very X-Men.” While this new development will no doubt help contain spoilers on the highly anticipated season, the show has still had trouble in the past keeping elements of the plot a secret.

Last August, hackers stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO which contained Game of Thrones scripts as well as the cast’s personal information. The leak was a big blow to HBO as people were less inclined to tune in if the episodes had been spoiled. The filmmakers behind the newest season seem to not be playing games when it comes to season 8. In addition to this, the Game of Thrones scripts now supposedly vanish after the scenes have been filmed. It was also rumored that the show would film multiple endings, but those rumors have since been debunked by the cast.

Even though Game of Thrones is still quite a ways away, the eighth season is looking to be the biggest one yet (despite being the shortest in number of episodes). After all, this season will feature the biggest battle in Game of Thrones history. The series will also have to effectively tie up each of the characters storylines and finally reveal who will sit atop the Iron Throne. Regardless of what HBO has in store for fans, they are doing everything they can to ensure that this season doesn’t get spoiled early.

More: Game of Thrones’ Jamie Lannister Didn’t Think He Would Live to Season 8

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on HBO in 2019.

Source: EW



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2018-10-11 05:10:42 – Christopher Fiduccia

Jamie Lee Curtis Responds to Halloween Gun Rights Controversy

Jamie Lee Curtis responds to criticisms about her character in this year’s Halloween movie using a gun despite she being a gun control activist. It’s been several years since Curtis reprised her iconic role as Laurie Strode in a Halloween movie, but she decided to come back for the franchise’s 40th anniversary and continue the story that left off with John Carpenter’s original film from 1978, while also introducing a new generation of characters to potentially continue the story if she chooses not to return again.

In David Gordon Green’s sequel, Curtis’ Strode is no longer the victim – or the horror franchise’s designated scream queen – but rather she goes on the hunt and plans to take on Michael Myers this time around. In doing so, she has become quite adept at handling all sorts of firearms, which has been shown in Halloween‘s trailers. Strangely, Curtis’ character using guns in the movie seems to have sparked a controversy online, since she’s been a staunch advocate of gun control. But Curtis has something to say about the sudden kerfuffle.

Related: Halloween Director Explains The Reason Behind 2018 Movie’s Title

Speaking with USA Today, Jamie Lee Curtis addressed the recent article from Fox News that questioned why Curtis’ character uses a gun in the Halloween movie despite the actress being for gun control, saying that while she’s not anti-gun – in the sense that she supports every part of the U.S. Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment – she does support gun restriction laws. But she ultimately hit the nail on the head when she said that’s she’s an actress for hire, and she has a responsibility to the role.

“It was just silly, because they were trying to make a point without ever asking me what I really think. And what I think might surprise them. I am vocal about common-sense gun safety and gun laws. For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban. I fully support the Bill of Rights. And fully support the Second Amendment. And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles – which are weapons also.

“They knew that Laurie was going to be someone who used firearms. And I think there were myriad types of firearms that could have been used in the movie. I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons (that) were intended for self-defense for her and her family. I’m an actress who’s in slasher movies. I have to be responsible for my own personal choices in my own personal life. But I am an actor for hire. And honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, ever. But I have always been proud to represent women who fight back and fight back with intelligence, cunning and creativity, and who fight for their lives and their families’ lives.”

Just like Curtis says at the end of her response, she’s an actress who has a role to play – and the character that appears in this year’s Halloween movie is one that is significantly different than the one that appeared in the first movie all those years ago, not to mention the Laurie Strode that she’s played in the various Halloween movies since. Regardless of this seemingly emerging controversy, it does appear that it will have much of an impact on the film’s box office performance when it hits theaters later this month.

Halloween is already earning rave reactions from critics, and it’s on track for the best opening weekend in the franchise’s history, which is quite impressive for a series that has been around for decades. And Blumhouse already sees the potential in continuing the story, for they are reportedly developing a Halloween sequel that could possibly hit theaters next October – but whether that happens or not remains to be seen.

More: 2018 Fall Movie Preview: The 30 Films to See

Source: USA Today



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2018-10-11 04:10:30 – Mansoor Mithaiwala

New York Comic-Con: 26 Biggest Announcements (And 4 Weirdest Possibilities)

It might not be as big as San Diego Comic-Con, but New York’s pop culture celebration is just as eventful. This year’s New York Comic-Con was littered with scoops. Whether it’s juicy rumors or brand new trailers, there was plenty to see and talk about. Of course, the convention weekend can get a bit overwhelming — the onslaught of news, panels, and footage seems endless. Thankfully, we’ve collected all of this biggest topics for those of you who are lost amidst all of the comic book news.

For this list, we’re going to cover the most important stories of this year’s New York Comic-Con, including some big ones that just happened to drop during the week rather than at the convention itself. The list will even feature a few big rumors that have come out of the con for some good measure — or for those of you who just like some gossip. Even those who attended the convention might have missed some of the major stories, so use this as your post-NYCC guide to recap the weekend as things begin to wind down.

We know it’s difficult to keep track of all this news, especially after the convention weekend. This list should make things a bit easier. Even if you didn’t attend, the bombardment of news is probably still filling your news feed. So after you’re finished watching trailers all day and unpacking your NYCC hauls, settle in and we’ll break everything down for you.

Here are the 26 Biggest Announcements From NYCC (And 4 Weirdest Possibilities).

30 Aquaman’s New/Old Armor

The new Aquaman trailer was the highlight of the weekend for many. It revealed a surprising amount of footage — some would say too much. The extended look — roughly five minutes long — featured a plenty of unseen footage.

Audiences were treated to a sequence involving Arthur and Mera in desert ruins, another look at Atlantis, and even an extended action sequence between the two leads as they are chased by Black Manta. Perhaps the biggest spoiler in the trailer was the reveal of Aquaman’s iconic orange and green outfit.

29 Hellboy First Look

While no footage from the Hellboy panel has been released to the public, convention-goers were treated to a poster reveal and an exclusive first look at the upcoming film.

The panel footage wooed many fans in attendance and featured a tone that balanced the movie’s violence and gore with humor. It saw Hellboy receive his iconic handgun and show off the Hand of Doom, and it highlighted his especially shaky relationship with his ally Ben Daimio.

The trailer’s money shot had Hellboy in all-out demon mode, rising out of a pit sporting a flaming sword and crown.

Hopefully it won’t be long before this footage is released to the public.

28 Bullseye in Daredevil Season 3

Daredevil’s new trailers suggest a return to the grounded crime-noir tones of the first season with some big new developments. The first trailer reveals that not only is Kingpin out of prison, but he appears to design a smear campaign to turn New York against Daredevil.

One of the ways this may be happening is through a Daredevil impostor, who is none other than the hero’s most famous villain, Bullseye. Bullseye is the subject of the second new trailer, exploring his life as a government agent-turned-assassin under the employ of Kingpin.

27 Titans Is Grittier Than The DCEU

Titans has already received flak for the marketing’s seriously dark tone. Now, after the first two episodes were screened for viewers at NYCC, it is getting the same criticism.

Not only does Titans sport the DCEU’s same dark tone, but apparently the show is even more violent than the films.

The footage featuring Robin displayed some extremely violent and lethal combat, complete with the same amount of gore and disrespect for human life one might find in — well, anything but a comic book show. With that said, the show did receive a warm reception from the audience, so maybe Titans has potential after all.

26 Possibility — Will Rick Grimes Survive?

The Walking Dead is losing its lead character this season, with the confirmed departure of Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln. His impending exit has been talked about for months now, but fans still don’t know how his character will be written out of the show. In a new rumor, it seems that Rick Grimes might meet a brutal end.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Andrew Lincoln joked that he might not “make it through the credits sequence” teasing Rick’s potential demise. Fans don’t want to say goodbye to Rick, but it will be even harder to do so if he is torn apart by walkers. Can’t somebody get a happy ending on this show?

25 Spock On Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek fans weren’t left out of the fun this year, with a new trailer for season two of Star Trek: Discovery. The trailer promises a ride that might be just as intense as the first season, with plenty of action, character beats, and visuals so gorgeous that one would think the show had the budget of a feature-length film.

Amidst the sizzle of the trailer is a big reveal — the inclusion of a young, bearded Spock.

The character is supposedly connected to the “Red Angel” visions that Burnham is experiencing, though details on his appearance in the season are still under wraps.

24 First 35 minutes of new Spider-Man movie

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still a few months out but panel attendees were treated to the first 35 minutes — and apparently what they saw was incredible. Reactions to the NYCC footage is overwhelmingly positive, citing the stylish animation and and lighthearted tone as some of the film’s standout elements. These early reactions come off the back of a new trailer for the film, which shows off several more of the alternate universe versions of Spider-Man.

Of course, this was only the first 35 minutes. Much of the movie is still under wraps and it has a long road ahead of it, being only one of many tentpole releases hitting theaters this December.

23 Deadly Class is coming in 2019

SYFY’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed Deadly Class comic series made a big showing this year. Between the close collaboration with series writer Rick Remender, the promise of intense action, and the Russo brothers at the helm (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers Infinity War), this long-awaited series has the potential to be a household name.

Not only does the show seem like a contender for the “next big thing” in comic book television, but it finally has a release date.

This was revealed to be January 16 in a new trailer that focuses on the coming-of-age aspect of the anarchic action series.

22 Star Wars’ The Mandalorian

The first image of Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series was released on Thursday, getting fans hyped for the first real TV show in a galaxy far far away. The photo was released alongside new details about the show, namely its title: The Mandalorian.

Set between Return of the Jedi and The Force AwakensThe Mandalorian centers on a warrior from Mandalore travelling across the galaxy. The title character wears the iconic armor that the planet is known for — a costume shared by fan-favorite character Boba Fett. Plenty remains unknown about the series, though it is set to premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

21 Possibility — Kingpin and Spider-Man Crossover

Marvel fans will rejoice if this rumor comes true — during all of the Daredevil buzz over the convention weekend, Vincent D’Onofrio made a very reassuring tweet.

When a fan tweeted that the world will never see the him as Kingpin in an MCU film, D’Onofrio responded with “Who says?”

Marvel’s Netflix shows have been especially vague in their references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but having Kingpin show up in a Tom Holland Spider-Man film would be the perfect connection. The chances are slim, but at least there’s hope.

20 Bane On Gotham

Gotham‘s fifth and final season was revealed in a trailer this weekend, promising quite the grand finale. The trailer hints that Gotham will be adapting the classic No Man’s Land comic book story this season, and also teased another big bad.

Actor Shane West has been cast as Bane, one of Batman’s greatest adversaries and one of the only major rogues that the show hasn’t yet adapted. Bane’s appearance so early in Bruce Wayne’s life has been met with mixed reactions among fans, but at least that suggests a bombastic end to the pre-Batman series.

19 The X-Men Go To Space

New York Comic-Con got an extended look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, despite being subject to what seems like endless delays. The exclusive footage, which still has not been revealed to the public, gave fans a look at the fully-formed X-Men team and their upcoming cosmic adventure.

Highlights of the footage included an argument between Mystique and Professor X, Jean Grey absorbing a solar flare, and the team going on a rescue mission in space.

While most of the movie likely takes place on Earth, it’s nice to know that the movies aren’t above digging into the spacebound shenanigans that the comics do.

18 Penny from The Big Bang Theory is Harley Quinn

Among the many DC Universe announcements this weekend was the trailer for the Harley Quinn animated series, which has taken many fans by surprise. The show looks like a quirky adult comedy with Harley breaking the fourth wall and using foul language.

The show is already being compared to the likes of Deadpool, with positive reactions coming out of NYCC. It also features a great cast, with Kaley Cuoco, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, and Wanda Sykes among the voice talent. It is set to release late in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service.

17 Umbrella Academy’s Big Debut

Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way’s superhero darling The Umbrella Academy came to play during NYCC, with a handful of new images and even a trailer exclusive to the folks at Comic-Con. An Umbrella Academy movie has been in the works for many years, but after the switch to television and some time in development freefall, it finally seems right around the corner.

The series — which consists of a dysfunctional family of superheroes — seems to be maintaining its gothic comic book aesthetic.

The show looks like surreal than its counterpart on the pages, but it already has people excited. Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on February 15, 2019.

16 Doctor Who First Reactions

Those who attended the Doctor Who panel were in for quite the event. The attendees got to see the premiere of the new season as well as have an in-depth talk with the season’s Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. The audience’s response to the episode was ecstatic to say the least, and that sentiment seems to be shared by viewers around the world.

Not only was the show a critical hit, but its viewer ratings were record-breaking. The premiere episode “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” peaked at 9 million viewers, which the highest the show has ever had! Sounds like the new season of Doctor Who is off to a fantastic start.

15 Odin’s true form in American Gods season 2

Last year’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was a massive hit and the trailer for the new season looks just as enticing.  Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday are back on their surreal fantasy roadtrip, accompanied by even more colorful characters and bizarre, unsettling visuals.

The footage teases a war between Mr. Wednesday and Mr. World, with an especially striking shot of Wednesday in his true form: Odin. 

American Gods is a trippy, gorgeous series that many may have missed last year, and with such a great-looking sequel on the way, now might be the time to go back and binge. The second seasons drops in 2019.

14 Possibility — Sabrina/Riverdale Crossover

A full trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hit the web early last week, revealing a spooky-yet-fun adaptation of the comics, as well as a revival of the late ’90s sitcom. Sadly, Archie fans will be disappointed to hear that Sabrina is not currently attached to the hit CW series, Riverdale.

While the Sabrina was originally set to appear on the CW as Riverdale’s companion show (much like CW’s Arrowverse), the move to Netflix seems to have stifled the idea. Still, Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is holding out hope for a potential crossovers so that the original plan can come to fruition.

13 George R. R. Martin’s new show

Those of you eagerly awaiting Game of Thrones… well, we don’t have any good news for you. But, if you want more content from the mind of George R.R. Martin, an adaptation of his book Nightflyers has received a new trailer and a first-episode premiere at New York Comic-Con.

The sci-fi thriller follows a crew they struggle to survive on their space mission.

Not everything is as it seems on the vessel, as the show promises some solid horror scares as well as a character-driven story. The show doesn’t officially premiere until December 2nd, but at least sci-fi horror fans have something to look forward to.

12 She-Ra And The Princesses’ LGBT rep

Dreamworks Animation has been launching hit after hit lately — between shows like Trollhunters and Voltron: Legendary Defender, their work has earned them much success on Netflix. The newest series from the studio, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, dropped a poster and teaser trailer at New York Comic-Con that looks like promising fun for young viewers.

The reboot of the ’80s television show sports new cartoony visuals, witty humor, and a diverse cast of characters — even including a same gender couple. While the show’s initial reveal was met with some backlash, the trailer seems infectiously pleasant and fun.

11 Matt Bomer stars in DC’s Doom Patrol

While Titans got plenty of attention at NYCC, the next DC Universe original series got a brief first look. Doom Patrol is set to release next spring, but panel attendees were show some exclusive photos of Brendan Fraser’s character, Robotman. Fraser appeared at the panel and talked through the first look.

Seeing as Doom Patrol is currently filming, it shouldn’t be long before official footage hits the web.

The Robotman design look remarkably accurate to the comics, which has gotten many fans even more excited for the obscure property’s TV adaptation. Supplementing this news was the casting of Matt Bomer as Negative Man — another big name

10 The Spawn Trilogy

Fans hoping for a Spawn trailer at NYCC were out of luck this weekend, but series creator Todd McFarlane spoke at length about his plans for the newly rebooted movie. McFarlane explained that he envisions an ambitious trilogy of Spawn movies, with each one visually and tonally distinct from the last.

The first film might be described as a kind of existential horror-superhero film, with characters wondering if what they see is even real. While the project is still a ways off, the Jamie Foxx-led vehicle is going to emphasize the dark tones of the book with a hard R-rating, as well as cater to the now-older readers of the comic series.

9 DC Universe Streaming Plans

DC Comics and Warner Bros wanted to spotlight their DC Universe streaming service at this year’s NYCC, several small news breaks on he various related properties. Not only did they show footage of Titans, Doom Patrol, and Harley Quinn, but they also revealed the service’s content release schedule over the coming year.

While no specific dates were given, the timeline depicts various release windows for the service’s different original series.

While Young Justice: Outsiders seems to have been split into two parts, Doom Patrol will drop next spring followed by Swamp Thing in the summer, with both Stargirl and Harley Quinn dropping next fall.

8 Pet Sematary First Look

Horror fans might not have had much to talk about at Comic-Con, but during the convention some promo images dropped for the reboot of a Stephen King classic. The first images of the Pet Sematary remake were released, featuring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, and Amy Seimetz.

The best image of the bunch comes in the form of the Creed family cat, Church, looking meaner and mangier than ever.

While an evil cat may not be the scariest thing you’ll find in Pet Sematary, it’s a nice preview of the Stephen King spookiness to come, especially after the success of 2017’s It. Pet Sematary is set for release on April 5, 2019.

7 Runaways Season 2 Footage

A new trailer for the second season of Runaways shows that the series has moved way past high school drama, and further into superhero action territory. The trailer features the Runaways’ comic book hideout, huge action set-pieces, and plenty of superpowers to go around.

Highlights of the trailer include a kiss between Nico and Karolina, a battle on an airport runway, and a glimpse at Gert’s pet dinosaur Old Lace. The first season of the show was a quiet hit among the newer Marvel properties, but this season promises a much deeper dive into the superhero genre that fans of the series are have been waiting for.

6 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

One reveal snuck in towards the end of Comic-Con — a very short trailer for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Although very brief, the trailer is made up of all-new footage.

The trailer consists of baby Hiccup in his father’s arms as he is told about the legendary world of dragons.

During his father’s narration, the titular Hidden World is given a brief tease as hundreds of dragons flutter across a cavernous landscape. It ends with a shot of Hiccup and Toothless overlooking a town covered in dragons. It’s not as extensive as the film’s last trailer, but it might hold fans over until the film’s release on February 22, 2019.

5 Good Omens Trailer

It’s a great year for Neil Gaiman lovers as they got not one, but two different Gaiman projects revealed at NYCC. First was the second season of American Gods, and now Amazon’s adaptation of Good Omens. 

The trailer for the new series pits Michael Sheen and David Tennant against each other as an angel and a demon who must join forces in order to prevent the apocalypse. The dark subject matter is contrasted by the show’s whimsical tone and David Tennant’s devilish charisma. It sets up what looks to be a very fun buddy comedy about he end of the world.

4 First 25 Minutes Of Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines

Fans of director Peter Jackson were treated to the first 25 minutes of his next project, Mortal Engines, at this year’s New York Comic-Con. Mortal Engines is another expansive world, like the Tolkien material that Jackson has worked with before, but with a post-apocalyptic twist.

The most talked about elements of the footage were the massive scale of the world and the jaw-dropping visuals.

The Mortal Engines footage introduces viewers to Hester, a girl who lives in a world that was ravaged by the “60 Minute War” that destroyed civilization. Now the world consists of giant cities on wheels that fight each other. Audiences won’t see it for themselves until December 14.

3 The Boys Teaser Trailer

Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis’s hyper-violent superhero comic The Boys has finally been revealed with a brief teaser trailer . The teaser features a public service announcement from Vought International, a company that facilitates the operation of the Seven, this world’s league of superheroes. At the end of the PSA, the titular Boys can be seen sitting on a couch, rudely gesturing to their televisions.

The Boys is already setting itself apart from the traditonal superhero fare, and with good reason — the series is about a team of people who keep out-of-control superheroes in check– by blackmailing them, stealing from them, and beating them up. It’s extremely adult-oriented and it already looks like fun.

2 Voltron Ends in December

The release date and synopsis for the eighth and final season of Voltron was revealed at New York Comic-Con, finally bringing the critically acclaimed Netflix series to a close.

The last season will feature the final battle between the Paladins and Witch Haggar.

A few promo images were released as well — one featuring the villain Honerva and another depicting the Voltron Paladins in a control room with Shiro commanding the gang in a background role. While no footage was shown at NYCC, the release date was confirmed to be December 14. The show’s final season will premiere on Netflix.

1 Possibility — Avengers 4 Titled “Avengers: Annihilation”

This rumor went viral during the weekend of NYCC — “Avengers: Annihilation” may or may not be the name of the still untitled Avengers 4. Speculation over the film’s name has driven fans mad in recent months, with “Annihilation” being yet another choice amidstthe rumored titles titles like “Avengers: Forever”, “Avengers: Endgame”, and “The Last Avenger”.

Annihilation comes from the name comic storyline of the same name, though it bears few similarities to the Infinity Gauntlet story that the films are adapting. Seriously, Marvel, just call it “Avengers: Assemble” and get it over with already. Don’t keep us waiting!

What announcements from New York Comic-Con excite you the most? Make sure to leave a comment before you go to share your thoughts!



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2018-10-08 07:10:26 – Jonathan Figueroa

30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles

Landing a part in the latest major superhero movie release represents the pinnacle of many an acting career. Michael Keaton, Hugh Jackman, Chris Evans and, to some extent, Robert Downey Jr might not be the household names they are today were it not for their comic book exploits.

However, while headlining the latest cinematic effort involving a caped crusader of some kind represents a dream come true for many, it’s proven to be something of a nightmare for a rare few. Bad scripts, difficult directors and a toxic work environment are just some of the many myriad reasons cited by the actors and actresses in this list – yet that’s really only the tip of the iceberg. Studio politics, stalled contract negotiations or issues around costume, make-up and iffy computer effects have also played a role in making these superhero movies not-so-super for the stars involved.

More often than not, the resulting movie has been forgettable at best and downright terrible at worst – but there are exceptions to the rule. Sometimes, an actor ended up enduring a miserable time on an otherwise enjoyable project. Other times, far sinister things were going on, unbeknownst to many involved in the finished movie.

Plenty of flops feature on this countdown but some major moneymakers can be found too, with comic book movie properties tied to Marvel, 2000AD, DC and Titan Comics all present and not very correct. Yes, landing a part in the latest superhero movie blockbuster has represented the pinnacle of many an acting career down the years but for this lot, it represented the pits.

Here are 30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles.

30 Hugo Weaving – Red Skull

Hugo Weaving originally signed a multi-picture deal to play the Red Skull across various future Captain America movies. However, when the character returned in Avengers: Infinity War the character had been recast with The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand taking Weaving’s place. It wasn’t a huge shock.

A few years prior, The Matrix actor told Collider playing the Red Skull was “not something I would want to do again.”

“It’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by,” he said. “I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”

29 Ryan Reynolds – Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds has made no secret of the fact things didn’t exactly go to plan with 2011’s Green Lantern. He even went as far as to include a gag, poking fun at the project, in Deadpool 2. Though it’s something he is able to laugh about now, it’s clear the actor regrets signing on that particular dotted line.

“When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script because the script didn’t exist,” Reynolds told The Hollywood Reporter. The experience did at least teach him some valuable lessons about making superhero movies which was good news for Deadpool fans.

28 Jessica Alba – Invisible Woman

Jessica Alba’s experience playing Sue Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was so bad it left her considering a career change. “I wanted to stop acting. I hated it. I really hated it,” Alba told Elle [via SyFy].

“I remember when I was dying in ‘Silver Surfer’. The director [Tim Story] was like, ‘It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.’ He was like, ‘Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.'” She continued: “It all got me thinking: Am I not good enough?”

27 Ben Affleck – Daredevil

Ben Affleck doesn’t just regret starring in the 2003 movie adaptation of Daredevil, he hates it. Affleck let his feelings be known to TimeTalks [via NME] during a discussion about why he signed on for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck said: “Part of it was I wanted for once to get one of these movies and do it right – to do a good version. I hate Daredevil so much.”

“The Netflix show does really cool stuff,” he added.

“I feel like that was there for us to do with that character, and we never kind of got it right. I wanted to do one of those movies and sort of get it right,” Affleck stated.

26 Terrence Howard – War Machine

Terrence Howard has always blamed Robert Downey Jr for the fact he never got to reprise the role of James Rhodes in the Iron Man sequels. “It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out,” Howard told Watch What Happens Live [via Vulture].

Howard claims the studio offered to pay him “one-eighth of what we contractually had” and when he tried to call Downey Jr to talk about it “he didn’t call me back for three months.”

25 Idris Elba – Heimdall

Idris Elba’s experience working on Thor: The Dark World was so bad the actor described parts of it as “torture” to The Telegraph. In the interview, Elba recalled how he was forced to complete reshoots in London for the Thor sequel just days after return from filming the prestige biopic Mandela, in South Africa.

“In between takes I was stuck there [hanging from a harness], fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this fucking helmet, while they reset, he said. “And I’m thinking: ‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela.’ … Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.”

24 Ryan Reynolds – Wolverine: X-Men Origins

Ryan Reynolds’ appearance as Deadpool in Wolverine: X-Men Origins was plagued with problems, starting with the character’s appearance. “He wound up being this abomination of Deadpool that was like Barakapool, with his mouth sewn shut and weird blades that came out of his hands and these strange tattoos and stuff like that,” he told GQ.

Though Reynolds objected, the studio pressed on.

“The conversation at the time was ‘If you want to play Deadpool, this is your chance to introduce him. And if you don’t want to introduce him in this fashion, we’ll have someone else play him.'”When the film leaked online and fans reacted angrily, Reynolds response was simple: “told you so”.

23 Ed Norton – Hulk

Ed Norton clashed with producers behind the scenes on The Incredible Hulk, having only agreed to play Bruce Banner on the proviso he could have a say on the script and direction of the film. Replaced by Mark Ruffalo in the MCU, Norton couldn’t resist having a dig at the film during an appearance on Comedy Central’s Roast of Bruce Willis.

“I tried to be like you,” he told Willis [via Indiewire]. “I did a big action movie called The Incredible Hulk. You know what went wrong? I wanted a better script…I thought we should make one Marvel movie as good as the worst Christopher Nolan movie, but what the hell was I thinking.”

22 George Clooney – Batman

Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin may have fallen flat with critics and fans alike but it proved to be a serious career wake-up call for its star, George Clooney. “Up until that moment, I was an actor only concerned with finding work,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “After the failure of that film creatively, I understood that I needed to take control of the films I made, not just the role.”

Clooney successfully banished memories of his time as Batman with next three films: Out of Sight, Three Kings and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

21 Tommy Lee Jones – Two-Face

Tommy Lee Jones hated working on Batman Forever or, rather, he hated working with co-star Jim Carrey. “I was the star and that was the problem,” Carrey explained on Norm MacDonald Live [via THR].

The situation came to a head when Carrey ended up in the same restaurant as Jones during filming.

“I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how are you doing?’ and the blood just drained from his face,” Carrey said. “He went to hug me and he said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ And I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'”

20 Topher Grace – Venom

Topher Grace never felt entirely comfortable in the role of Eddie Brock/Venom having bagged the role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. “I was a huge fan of the character of Venom when I was a kid when Todd McFarlane brought him into the comic,” he told Michael Rosenbaum on the Inside of You podcast [via Cinemablend]. “And I was surprised and a little bit like ‘Huh?’ when they wanted me to play it.”

Not only does Grace accept he was miscast, but he also agrees Tom Hardy is perfect for the role. “When I look at it now… [at Tom Hardy’s Venom movie] I go ‘That’s the guy.'”

19 Mickey Rourke – Ivan Vanko

Micky Rourke trashed the bigwigs over at Marvel Studios for what they did to his character Ivan Vanko, in Iron Man 2. Rourke told Syfy that he had worked hard with writer Justin Theroux and director Jon Favreau to flesh out his Russian villain and turn him into a three-dimensional character. Someone behind-the-scenes had other ideas though.

“I wanted to bring some other layers and colors, not just make this Russian a complete murderous revenging bad guy,” he said. “Unfortunately, the [people] at Marvel just wanted a one-dimensional bad guy, so most of the performance ended up the floor.”

18 Alicia Silverstone – Batgirl

Alicia Silverstone was on the receiving end of some serious body shaming while working on Batman & Robin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Silverstone, who was a huge star following the success of Clueless, was under intense scrutiny over her weight with one critic reportedly observing she “looked more Babe than babe.”

When rumor got out on set that she was having issues with her costume fittings, a storyboard artist ever put together a joke cartoon of Batgirl, mocking Silverstone’s issues.

The fake poster for Clueless 2: The Casting of Batgirl might have gone down well with the guys in the film’s art department but studio bosses were far from impressed.

17 Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider

Nicolas Cage has previously spoken of his disappointment at his two Ghost Rider movies, which he felt played it too safe. Speaking to JoBlo [via Bloody Disgusting], Cage explained that he and writer David S. Goyer had always envisioned the films as being gritty and, most importantly, R-rated.

“Ghost Rider was a movie that always should’ve been an R-rated movie,” Cage said. “David Goyer had a brilliant script which I wanted to do with David, and for whatever reason, they just didn’t let us make the movie.” Though he believes there is the potential for someone else to take on the role and go down that dark path, Cage is done with the character.

16 Jim Carrey – Colonel Stars And Stripes

Jim Carrey stunned social media ahead of the release of Kick-Ass 2 by denouncing the film and its “level of violence” in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Carrey, who is an outspoken advocate for increased gun control, took to Twitter following the incident to explain that he could no longer support the film.

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he wrote [via The Guardian]. “My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

15 Michael Jai White – Spawn

He may have been among the first African American actors to portray a major comic book superhero but Michael Jai White has little love for his sole outing as Spawn. In fact, White is a much bigger fan of his small but powerful role as the gangster Gambol in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

He even went as far as to conduct an interview with The Hollywood Reporter revisiting his performance alongside Heath Ledger.

During the interview, White couldn’t resist having a dig at Spawn: “There is no footage of me ever saying that I liked Spawn. I have never said that I thought that was a good movie.” Ouch.

14 Jared Leto – The Joker

Jared Leto was left far from happy with the version of Suicide Squad that made it to the cinemas. Asked by IGN whether any scenes involving the Joker were cut from the film, Leto let rip.

“There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start. I think that the Joker… we did a lot of experimentation on the set, we explored a lot. There’s so much that we shot that’s not in the film,” he said. “If I die anytime soon, it’s probably likely that it’ll surface somewhere. That’s the good news about the death of an actor is all that stuff seems to come out.”

13 Halle Berry – Catwoman

Halle Berry’s regret at signing up for Catwoman was clear to see when she decided to make an appearance at the annual Razzie Awards back in 2005. A celebration of the year’s worst films and performances, Berry ‘won’ the Worst Actress gong for her efforts in Catwoman and, in a surprising turn of events, was on hand to deliver a memorable acceptance speech.

“I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-sh**, god-awful movie,” she said [via MTV], going on to mock the rest of her cast. “I’d like to thank the rest of the cast. To give a really bad performance like mine, you need to have really bad actors.”

12 Alan Cumming – Nightcrawler

Back when Alan Cumming was still in the frame to reprise his role as Nightcrawler in X-Men: The Last Stand, the Scottish actor shocked journalists with his response to the news Bryan Singer would not be returning for the third installment.

“I’m not disappointed, I can’t deny it,” Cumming said [via Movieweb]. “I think he’s really talented. I’m very proud of the film. I think it’s a great film. I didn’t enjoy working with him on the film.”

Evidently, Singer and Cumming didn’t see eye to eye on X-Men 2 though the source of their fractious relationship has never been divulged.

11 Ellen Page – Kitty Pryde

Ellen Page took to Facebook in 2017 to accuse director Brett Ratner of harassment during their time together on 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. According to Page, Ratner mocked her sexuality during promotional work for the film. Page was only 18 at the time.

“‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He said this about me during a cast and crew ‘meet and greet’ before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand,” Page wrote. “He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’”

10 Michael Fassbender – Magneto

Back in 2016, during the Toronto Film Festival’s pre-opening-night fundraising event, honoree Michael Fassbender surprised those in attendance by laying into his performance as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. According to Vulture, during a segment in which clips from several of Fassbender’s films were shown, Fassbender started “cringing and rubbing his face with embarrassment”.

“I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest,” Fassbender said after the highlights reel finished. “I just think it’s me shouting. It’s just like [making a face and flailing his arms around] some dude shouting.”

9 Jamie Bell – Thing

Rumoured unrest on the set of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, coupled with the movie’s bad reviews left a bad taste in the mouth of its star, Jamie Bell. “There were several things on that movie I was clearly not privy to because I’m just an actor and I just do my stuff on set,” Bell told the Los Angeles Times.

“Everything starts with the best of intentions. A production begins with the idea to make something that’s unique and original and with integrity,” he said.

“I don’t know what happened between the launch of the voyage and the arrival. I think we were all bitterly disappointed with that film,” stated Bell.

8 Josh Brolin – Jonah Hex

Production delays, directorial changes, script rewrites, reshoots, and some pretty heavy-handed editing helped make Jonah Hex one of the most disappointing comic book movies of all time. It’s something the film’s star, Josh Brolin, is only too aware of. In fact, he revealed in an interview with the Nerdist that he hates it just as much as everyone else.

“Oh, ‘Jonah Hex,’ hated it. Hated it,” he said [via Collider]. “The experience of making it — that would have been a better movie based on what we did. As opposed to what ended up happening to it, which is going back and reshooting 66 pages in 12 days.”

7 Jennifer Garner – Elektra

While Ben Affleck bounced back from his Daredevil movie, Jennifer Garner never quite got going again after her spin-off effort, Elektra, bombed. Though Garner has never spoken openly about the film, her ex-boyfriend and close friend Michael Vartan revealed to Us Weekly [via SFGate] that the Alias actress was very unhappy with how the film turned out.

“I heard [Elektra] was awful. [Jennifer] called me and told me it was awful,” Vartan said. “She had to do it because of Daredevil. It was in her contract.” Garner has never denied Vartan’s claims.

6 Edward Furlong – The Crow

The Crow: Wicked Prayer is an absolute stinker of a comic book movie and currently boasts a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s star, Edward Furlong, struggled to show much in the way of enthusiasm for the role during an interview with Movieweb.

Asked about how he prepared for the film’s starring role, Furlong said: “It’s sort of like a really slow process that Lance Mungia, the director, and I went through. Initially, I was just attracted to the script because it was The Crow and I got to put on some leather pants and kick people’s ass.” Given how it turned out, he must be regretting signing up for such flimsy reasons.

5 Chloë Grace Moretz – Hit-Girl

Chloe Moretz made her name as Hit Girl in Mark Millar’s original Kick-Ass but, despite the first film holding a special place in her heart, she’s always been less enthusiastic about the sequel.

During an appearance on a panel at the Provincetown Film Festival in 2018, Moretz made those feelings crystal clear. “I love the franchise, I think the first movie was really, really special. I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way,” she said [via Cinemablend]. “Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all.”

4 Kate Mara – The Invisible Woman

Kate Mara played Sue Storm in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie and, in an interview with The Times[via Yahoo] revealed the negative aura surrounding the film made her “a little gun-shy” about seeing the finished film.

“You don’t always have to learn some incredible life lesson when making a s*** movie. Sometimes it’s just what happens,” she said. “[Fantastic Four] was a tricky shoot but you know when you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be? That was not the case at all.”

3 Jamie Kennedy – The Mask

Son of the Mask saw Jamie Kennedy replace Jim Carrey as the franchise’s star, with almost unwatchable results.

Though the movie is widely regarded as one of the worst ever made, Kennedy’s biggest regret may boil down to the make-up he had to wear on the film.

“I wore it 6 days in a row, and after that it gets rough,” he told Movieweb. “I had ears in this one, and Jim Carrey didn’t in the first one, so they would like press against my real ears and cut the circulation, so I would have to like rub my ears a bit after having on the makeup to get the blood flowing again.”

2 Sylvester Stallone – Judge Dredd

Despite starring in such turkeys as Over The Top, Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot and Oscar, Sylvester Stallone’s biggest regret was reserved for another movie. “The biggest mistake I ever made was with the sloppy handling of Judge Dredd” he once declared [via Den of Geek]. “The philosophy of the film was not set in stone – by that I mean, ‘Is this going to be a serious drama or with comic overtones’, like other science fiction films that were successful? So a lotta pieces just didn’t fit smoothly.”

“The design work on it was fantastic, and the sets were incredibly real, even standing two feet away, but there was just no communication,” he stated.

1 Lori Petty – Tank Girl

Lori Petty had a very particular gripe with the way things turned out for her Tank Girl movie: it was given an R rating. “There is nothing about that movie that is R. Nothing. Except there’s a woman talking s***. That’s why they rated it R. If they were going to rate it R I should have been butt-naked all the time, running around,” she told AV Club.

Tommy Boy came out that weekend, too, which is a hysterical movie, but it was rated PG-13. Do you know how many people bought Tommy Boy tickets and went to see Tank Girl? A billion.”

Are there any other superhero actors who regretted their roles? Sound off in the comments!



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2018-10-08 03:10:25 – Jack Beresford

Todd McFarlane’s Halloween NYCC Poster Features Michael Myers’ Iconic Mask

Comic book legend Todd McFarlane has created his very own Halloween poster, which features Michael Myers’ iconic mask. McFarlane has worked as a writer and illustrator on many comic books, but is mostly known for his work on the Spawn comics, and for co-creating the Spider-Man character Venom.

Much like Venom and Spawn, Michael Myers has been a popular character for many years. Michael was first depicted in John Carpenter’s famous horror film Halloween in 1978. Many other directors have made films featuring the iconic serial killer over the last 40 years. There has been a total of ten Halloween movies since the character was created in the ’70s, including Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which had nothing to do with Myers. The most recent entry into the Halloween franchise was in 2009, when Rob Zombie made a sequel to his divisive 2007 Halloween remake. 40 years after Michael terrorized Haddonfield, Illinois, the character is returning to the big screen thanks to director David Gordon Green. A Halloween poster was previously revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, and now McFarlane has revealed his revamped poster at New York Comic Con.

Related: Halloween Reboot Prevented Baby Driver Using Michael Myers Mask

McFarlane’s exclusive New York Comic Con poster was revealed by Halloween’s official Twitter account. Following the trend from other Halloween posters, McFarlane’s poster is quite simple, and just features Michael Myers’ iconic white mask. As well-known as the character is, not a whole lot else is needed in a poster promoting the film, yet McFarlane gives his poster incredible detail when it comes to making the mask look old and worn. He also gives Myers completely black voids where his eyes should be, referencing Dr. Loomis’ famous speech about his former patient in Carpenter’s original.

While there have been multiple Halloween installments over the years, the upcoming film will actually be a direct sequel to only Carpenter’s original.  The last seven sequels and Zombie’s two films are now considered non-canon; however, the new Halloween will still reference those past entries. Even though most of the previous Halloween sequels have been anything but great, the upcoming film has a lot of potential, since it’s not only retconning the past movies, but original star Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising her role of Laurie Strode as well. It’s also important to a lot of horror fans that Carpenter himself is heavily involved in the new film, even once again composing the score.

Even though the comics legend is in no way involved with the sequel, it’s interesting to see McFarlane’s take on the Halloween property. McFarlane previously released a toy line called “Movie Maniacs” which featured Michael Myers, but this is one of the first times fans have seen Michael come to life via McFarlane’s artwork. Hopefully it won’t be the last.

More: Watch Todd McFarlane Edit Tom Hardy’s Venom Suit to Look Comic Accurate

Source: Halloween/Twitter





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2018-10-06 06:10:04 – Christopher Fiduccia