5 Characters We Want To See Return In Jurassic World 3 (& 5 We Don’t)

After both Jurassic World and its sequel Fallen Kingdom grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, it wasn’t long before Universal was asking for a third one. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to reprise their roles, but Colin Trevorrow, the writer of all three Jurassic World movies and director of the first and third ones, has also promised that there are some characters in Fallen Kingdom who “you’ll realize are major characters” in the third movie.

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But just like Jeff Goldblum returned to the role of Ian Malcolm last summer, we could also see the return of some gone-but-not-forgotten characters from the original series. So, here are 5 Characters We Want To See Return In Jurassic World 3 (And 5 We Don’t).

10 Don’t want to see: Dr. Henry Wu

B.D. Wong was the only actor from the original Jurassic Park movies to appear in 2015’s Jurassic World. He was joined by Jeff Goldblum in Fallen Kingdom when he returned again. Although Dr. Wu is one of the series’ best characters, let’s face it: he’s been the villain enough times now.

There’s only so many times we can watch this scientist betray everyone. And in a world infested with dinosaurs, the plot will likely revolve around the effort to contain them, rather than make money out of them, so there won’t be room for Dr. Wu in the story anymore.

9 Want to see: Ian Malcolm

Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm made a reappearance in Fallen Kingdom that was brief, yet well-received by fans. Pretty much anything you can get Jeff Goldblum to appear in is going to get an enthusiastic response from moviegoers, because he’s staggeringly popular, especially since playing the Grandmaster to hilarious effect in Thor: Ragnarok.

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If he’s back in Jurassic World 3, it would be great to see a more fleshed-out role with more memorable quips like, “When you gotta go, you gotta go.” His line, “Welcome to Jurassic World,” that closed out Fallen Kingdom was intriguing and unforgettable, particularly with Goldblum’s spot-on delivery, but we need to see Ian Malcolm being Ian Malcolm again. We need to see him face off with fellow quipper Owen Grady, too, since Chris Pratt didn’t share any scenes with Goldblum in last year’s dino sequel.

8 Don’t want to see: Nick Van Owen

In the years between The Lost World: Jurassic Park (the second one) and today’s Jurassic World trilogy, Vince Vaughn went from obscure dramatic actor to mega-famous comedic actor and back to obscure dramatic actor again with movies like Brawl in Cell Block 99.

However, Vaughn’s Jurassic Park character Nick Van Owen didn’t make enough of an impact in the movie in which he appeared for his return to be a monumental moment. Fans won’t gasp at the sight of him in the same way they did for Jeff Goldblum in Fallen Kingdom (well, they might, but that would be because Vince Vaughn made a surprise appearance in the movie, not because Nick Van Owen has returned to the big screen).

7 Want to see: Zia Rodriguez

Although Fallen Kingdom was met with mixed reviews from critics (and fans weren’t too pleased either), Dr. Zia Rodriguez – played by Daniella Pineda – was an excellent addition. She was a strong and fearless former Marine who always did the right thing and got plenty of laughs along the way.

There was a scene in Fallen Kingdom that revealed Zia to be a lesbian that was cut for time. It would be interesting to explore this part of her character in the threequel instead. She showed real promise in Fallen Kingdom and has the potential to become a fan favorite with a larger role in Jurassic World 3.

6 Don’t want to see: Franklin Webb

Justice Smith is a fine young actor. It looks like he’ll be the only thing grounding the new Detective Pikachu movie. But his character in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was just annoying.

He was supposed to be the comic relief, but he was too whiny to be funny. Everything frightened him and he was barely competent. He didn’t like stepping out of his comfort zone and going to Isla Nublar took him out of his comfort zone. That’s about as far as this character can go with his development. He didn’t make much of a splash and if he’s not in the threequel, he won’t be missed.

5 Want to see: Sarah Harding

Steven Spielberg’s initial sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World, was not as well-received by audiences or critics as its predecessor. Pretty much the entire original cast was replaced, the runtime dragged on a little bit, and the third act was silly.

However, the movie did have a lot of incredible action sequences, and it gave us a great new character addition: Julianne Moore’s Dr. Sarah Harding. Moore’s star has only continued to rise in the couple of decades since her Jurassic Park appearance, so if there’s any way to fit her into the new sequel, fans will be very pleased.

4 Don’t want to see: Maisie Lockwood

The human cloning subplot in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was an interesting way to expand the franchise’s fictional universe, and it explored – or rather, scratched the surface of, but still – what else could be done with the technology used to bring back the dinosaurs.

But Maisie Lockwood made a really stupid decision at the end of the movie when she pressed the big red button to unleash all the dinosaurs into the world. She felt a sort of kindred spirit with the legions of prehistoric beasties, having just found out she’s a clone and therefore feeling like they were her brethren. It was pretty lame.

3 Want to see: Ellie Sattler

Laura Dern has already made an appearance in one rebooted sci-fi franchise with her role as Vice Admiral Holdo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it’s high time she returned to the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler. It makes sense that she wouldn’t want to return to Isla Nublar, explaining her absence in the first Jurassic World movie and its sequel.

RELATED: What Happened To Ellie Sattler After Jurassic Park (& Will She Return)

But now that the dinosaurs have come to mainland America, she won’t be able to avoid the action. The plot could concern every dino expert from the previous Jurassic Park movies joining together to try to contain the dinosaur invasion.

2 Don’t want to see: Billy Brennan

While no movie in the Jurassic Park franchise has been truly acclaimed by critics since the first one, it’s arguable that Jurassic Park III is the worst one of the bunch. Fans might be open to William H. Macy returning to the franchise after debuting in Jurassic Park III, since he’s a popular actor and he’s even more popular now due to his performance in Shameless, but not the Billy Brennan character.

He was the token dinosaur egg thief who supposedly redeemed himself later when he saved the missing kid’s life. He was an eager, annoying grad student and the movies are better off without him.

1 Want to see: Alan Grant

Sam Neill is as known to a modern audience as anyone, thanks to his role in Peaky Blinders, so it’s about time we saw Dr. Alan Grant return to action in the Jurassic World trilogy. Director Colin Trevorrow hinted at the return of both Sam Neill and Laura Dern to the franchise when he was told that audiences might feel cheated if their characters didn’t show up.

He said, “I totally agree with that. I would feel robbed too, yeah.” It seems like it’s all a matter of whether or not he can work them into the story organically, but hopefully there’s room for them.

NEXT: How Jurassic World 3 Can Perfectly End The Trilogy

2019-04-20 01:04:28

Ben Sherlock

What Happened To Ellie Sattler After Jurassic Park (& Will She Return)

What happened to Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) after Jurassic Park and will she return for a future sequel? The original Jurassic Park was based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, who also wrote and directed the original Westworld. The 1993 movie version would prove to be a groundbreaking blockbuster, and in addition to featuring a great cast and setpieces, it pioneered the use of CGI effects.

Steven Spielberg would return to direct The Lost World: Jurassic Park, based once again off a Crichton novel. Unfortunately, the sequel suffered in comparison to the original and Spielberg later admitted he felt bored making it. Jurassic Park III was helmed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), which started filming with an unfinished script and was met with mediocre reviews. The series went into hibernation for a period while numerous scripts were developed until Colin Trevorrow co-wrote and directed the enormously successful Jurassic World. Trevorrow would return as writer and executive producer on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Ellie Sattler was introduced in Crichton’s original novel, with Laura Dern (Twin Peaks: The Return) playing the character in Spielberg’s adaptation. The movie changes her relationship with Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) from the novel, with the two now being romantically involved. After being invited to inspect the park by owner John Hammond, Ellie becomes part of the group stranded on the island when the dinosaurs break loose. After run-ins with the T-Rex and being stalked by Velociraptors, she, Alan and the others are rescued.

Jurassic Park ends with the suggestion Grant has overcome his aversion to having a family after saving Hammond’s grandchildren Lex and Tim. Sadly, Jurassic Park III reveals things didn’t work out between Ellie and Alan, with Grant remaining committed to his work. Instead, Ellie married someone else and had two children, though she and Alan remained friends. The movie also reveals she became a children’s author, and in the finale, she’s responsible for sending the Marines to rescue Alan and the group stranded on Site B.

While Ellie Sattler was once rumored to make a return for Jurassic Park 4 during its decade-long development process, the character hasn’t reappeared since the third movie. Colin Trevorrow has spoken of resisting the urge to include characters from the original trilogy since he couldn’t picture Ellie or Grant returning to dinosaurs under any circumstances. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) briefly returned for Fallen Kingdom to testify before the Senate on the ethics of leaving the cloned dinosaurs to die, but he wasn’t involved in the main action.

Jurassic Park fans hoping for an Ellie Sattler return may get their wish, however, since Fallen Kingdom featured the dinosaurs escaping captivity. Jurassic World 3 will feature the world having to deal with the fallout of their escape and the rise of cloning technology, and Trevorrow has spoken of including original trilogy characters to close out the final Jurassic World film. Trevorrow has even spoken of Laura Dern never having a Jurassic Park adventure where she was the focus, and Chris Pratt mentioned during a February 2019 interview that he’d spoken with her about the upcoming third movie.

While nothing has been confirmed, it feels very likely Ellie Sattler, and perhaps Ian Malcolm and Alan Grant will play some kind of part in Jurassic World 3. The team behind the film want it, the fans definitely want it and it feels like the best way to round off the series.

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2019-04-08 08:04:27

Padraig Cotter

Universal Studios’ Jurassic World: The Ride Details Revealed

Universal Studios’ Jurassic World: The Ride details have been revealed. The Jurassic Park franchise has grown and evolved over the years, reimagined as Jurassic World with the release of 2015’s mega-blockbuster of the same name. The new series is intended as a trilogy, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom having been released in 2018 and a third film due for release in June of 2021.

From the moment Jurassic Park was released in 1993, the film’s excitement and groundbreaking CG effects blew audiences away. Universal had a bona fide blockbuster on its hands, though there was no way of knowing at the time just how big the series would become. Three years after the film made its mark, however, Jurassic Park: The Ride was opened at Universal Studios Hollywood. Construction began on the ride during the film’s production and by 1996, Jurassic Park was well entrenched in the cinematic zeitgeist, allowing Universal to open similar variations of the popular attraction at its theme parks in Japan, Singapore, and Florida.

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With the birth of a new Jurassic Park series in 2015, Universal realized that their theme park ride was also in need of being re-imagined. The end result is Jurassic World: The Ride, which is set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer. According to a Universal press release, the new attraction is being overseen by a host of key players, including the award-winning crews at Universal Creative and Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), as well as Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World series producer Frank Marshall, and director Colin Trevorrow.

The new and improved ride boasts new jungle environments, as well as some new animatronic dinosaurs that fans will remember from the Jurassic World films. Describing the aesthetics of the revamped attraction as “dramatically enhanced,” Universal has updated the entry to the ride, redesigning the park’s stone pillars – complete with billowing flames – and adding a large Jurassic World logo. Plenty of video information on the dinosaurs in the park will be broadcast to guests lining up, and the ride itself features redesigned rafts that will transport guests through the park’s lush environments. As the journey progresses, various dinosaur inhabitants turn menacing, before an angry T-Rex and one of Jurassic World’s new dinosaurs begin to do battle with one another. At this point, guests’ rafts will plummet down an 84-foot waterfall in order to escape. The park also contains a “Raptor Encounter” area and an interactive “Dino Play” educational area for children of all ages.

From the sound of things, this new take on Universal’s dino-centric ride will continue to delight fans and adventure seekers. If there is an issue to be raised with the updated attraction, it’s that it perhaps hasn’t changed enough. The original Jurassic Park ride also culminated with an 84-foot drop and offered numerous animatronic dinosaurs from the first film. Some might feel slightly let down by the fact that the ride wasn’t given a complete concept overhaul to match the expectations of a new generation of fans and dinosaur lovers. Still, the new animatronic dinosaurs and environments could feel far more immersive and real than those of its predecessor, so for that reason alone, Jurassic World: The Ride might end up offering some highly unique and fascinating thrills.

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Source: Universal Studios

2019-03-22 04:03:39

Mike Jones

Netflix May Have Accidentally Revealed New Jurassic World Project

Netflix may have just accidentally revealed a new Jurassic World project, according to a new title that popped up temporarily as a related title when a fan searched for “Jurassic World.” It’s already been taken down, but not before the title, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, was screenshot and tweeted to the public.

The as yet uncompleted Jurassic World trilogy has already spawned a decent amount of supplementary content in the form of video games and two separate LEGO series, LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape and LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nubar. The franchise itself is basically bulletproof – Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom weren’t exactly critical darlings, and no sequel has come close to the quality of the 1992 original, but Jurassic anything is an undeniable cash cow for Universal. Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom both grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and are currently the 6th and 12th highest-grossing films of all time, respectively. It would make sense that Universal has already made moves to pump out even more content from what’s been such a lucrative premise.

Related: The Biggest Unanswered Questions From Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

So, when Twitter users nsjstuff and derekzrncic posted their screenshots of the mysterious new Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous showing up after searching Netflix for “Jurassic” and “Jurassic World,” it begged to be taken a little seriously. Fan site Jurassic Outpost picked up on the news and did some investigating of its own. They discovered that despite the title disappearing from Netflix the same day as its discovery, Universal had already taken out trademarks on “Camp Cretaceous” and “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous” in December of 2018. Phantom search results are one thing, but trademarks are quite another.

The fact that Universal has taken out trademarks indicates that there’s at least been discussion of a new Jurassic project, and the fact that the title popped up as a Netflix search tag points to the two partnering together. Universal’s already working with the streaming giant to produce the animated series Fast and the Furious: Spy Racers, and considering how stupidly lucrative the Jurassic World franchise is, it’s not unbelievable that the two would partner together on such a project.

But it’s also possible that this is a project in development that, like so many others, will never see the light of day. Or if it does see the light of day, it’ll be under a different title and not feel remotely related to what we’ve seen today. It’s far too early to tell, but just the idea of Netflix and Universal working together to produce Jurassic World content when there are so many different ways it could possibly manifest itself feels worthy of a little excitement. In the meantime, Screen Rant has reached out to Netflix for comment.

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Source: Jurassic Outpost

2019-03-20 08:03:39

Alexandra August

Star Wars Rumor: Taika Waititi & Bryce Dallas Howard Star in Mandalorian

Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard may pull double duty with The Mandalorian, as they’re both now rumored to have roles in the series. Disney is investing heavily in their upcoming streaming service. It will include new movies, original Marvel TV series, and even the first ever live-action Star Wars show. The latter will be written and produced by Jon Favreau, but he doesn’t appear to be directing. It’s confirmed that the series will be called The Mandalorian, and fans recently got a look at what the main character looks like, just not who’s under the mask.

While there has been casting rumors pointing to Pedro Pascal possibly headlining the series, the official announcements have, instead, focused on who will be behind the camera. Lucasfilm already announced an impressive list of directors for The Mandalorian, which includes Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, Waititi, and Howard – but directing may not be the only thing the latter two are doing.

Related: Pedro Pascal Will Reportedly Star in The Mandalorian

According to a new rumor from Discussing Film, Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard may also have acting roles in The Mandalorian. This is just a rumor for the time being and should be taken with a heavy pinch of salt. If this report is accurate, Waititi will be providing the voice of a droid in The Mandalorian, while there’s no potential details on who Howard could play. Neither will be leading roles, but instead minor ones if this is confirmed.

Waititi may be best known now as the director of Thor: Ragnarok after impressive indie comedies What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, but he’s also spent time as an actor. He’s starred in or at least been featured in almost everything he’s directed, and a voice role is nothing new either. He did the voice for Ragnarok‘s scene-stealing Kronan, named Korg. It’s easy to imagine the sound of Waititi’s voice coming from a droid, whether it’s capable of speaking fluently or just using beeps and noises.

Howard is an accomplished actress, having recently taken a leading role in the last two Jurassic World movies. Her history as an actress makes it particularly believable that she would also take a supporting role in The Mandalorian, while also directing an episode. Since there aren’t any character details for her potential part yet, there really isn’t any telling what type of character she could play, if she plays one at all. Regardless, the possibility of including Waititi and Howard in The Mandalorian‘s cast is exciting nonetheless, so, hopefully, this can be confirmed (or debunked) soon.

MORE: Star Wars Theory: The Mandalorian Already Exists In Canon, And Has a Fett Connection

The Mandalorian is now filming and expected to launch on Disney’s streaming service in 2019.

Source: Discussing Film

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2018-10-08 08:10:39 – Cooper Hood

World War Z Sequel Begins Production in June, Confirms Producer

It seems World War Z 2 will finally begin production next June, according to one of the movie’s producers. Getting the first movie – which was directed by Marc Forster and based on a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof – onto the big screen was a long and arduous journey. While it wasn’t a direct adaptation of Max Brooks’ acclaimed novel of the same name, it was still a different take on the zombie subgenre.

However, that doesn’t mean it revolutionized the horror genre. World War Z received generally positive reviews from critics and earned a whopping $540 million at the worldwide box office against an estimated production budget of $190 million, which was more than enough for Paramount Pictures to commission a sequel. But development on the follow-up installment lagged for years until the studio’s new chief came on board in 2017 and started to push it forward. Now, it’s slated to start filming next summer.

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In an interview with Variety on the red carpet for Beautiful Boy, producer Dede Gardner confirmed that World War Z 2 will begin production in June 2019. She also reaffirmed that Brad Pitt would be reprising his role from the first movie as Gerry Lane, with David Fincher on board to direct. Furthermore, producer Jeremy Kleiner provides an update on the script, saying that screenwriter Dennis Kelly is still working on it, but they’re quite happy with what they have so far.

It’s interesting that Paramount Pictures, especially under new leadership, still sees potential in this story despite it being more than five years since the first movie released. Sure, it performed well at the box office, but the zombie genre is even more crowded now than it was then. After all, Paramount recently and briefly started to develop a reputation for offloading properties they thought wouldn’t perform well in theaters, primarily to streaming giant Netflix. That’s why movies like Annihilation and The Cloverfield Paradox suddenly found themselves streaming online. But in the midst of all the apparent turmoil was World War Z 2, which kept on trudging forward.

Fincher started filming the second season of Netflix’s Mindhunter this past summer, so, given how adamant Gardner is about the June production start time frame, it seems the filmmaker has set aside time next summer to get the ball rolling on the long-awaited World War Z sequel. Whether they actually make that production start date remains to be seen, but at least fans can rest assured knowing the studio hasn’t forgotten about the movie.

Next: World War Z Horde Gameplay Trailer Recreates Movie’s Zombie Tsunami

Source: Variety

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2018-10-08 08:10:30 – Mansoor Mithaiwala

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

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

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

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

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

20 Rosie Huntington-Whitley As Rosalie Hale

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

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

19 Tom Sturridge As Edward Cullen

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

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

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

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

18 David Harbour As Charlie Swan

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

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

17 Angelina Jolie As Victoria

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

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

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

16 Ben Stiller As James

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

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

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

15 Millie Bobbie Brown As Jane

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

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

14 Shiloh Fernandez As Edward Cullen

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

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

13 Liv Tyler As Esme Cullen

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

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

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

12 Hugh Jackman As Garrett

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

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

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

11 Anton Yelchin As Mike Newton

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

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

10 Lily Collins As Alice Cullen

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

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

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

9 Hugo Weaving as Aro

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

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

8 Alexander Skarsgård As Emmett Cullen

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

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

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

7 Rachel McAdams As Rosalie Hale

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

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

6 Henry Cavill As Carlisle Cullen

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

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

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

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

5 Amber Midthunder as Leah Clearwater

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

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

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

4 Steven Strait As Jacob Black

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

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

3 K.J. Apa as Edward Cullen

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

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

2 Emily Browning As Bella Swan

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

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

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

1 Millie Bobby Brown As Renesmee Cullen

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

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

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

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

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

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2018-10-05 08:10:45 – Mark A. Silba

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Honest Trailer – Dumb Finds A Way

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gets the Honest Trailers treatment. After the record-breaking Jurassic World brought the franchise back in a big way back in 2015, Universal quickly confirmed plans for a full trilogy in the revived series. This past summer, the story continued with Fallen Kingdom, which was decidedly a mixed bag. Though the sequel managed to join the $1 billion club during its theatrical run, reviews were mostly negative, with critics finding very little enjoyment to be had and genuine thrills few and far between.

Despite the mixed reception, Universal is still moving forward on Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World 3, which is already scheduled for a 2021 release. It’ll be interesting to see how the grand finale performs, especially since some people didn’t mince words when it came to criticizing Fallen Kingdom. With the film now available on home media, the folks at Honest Trailers are here to go through some of the major issues viewers had.

Related: Is There Any Chance Jurassic World 3 Is Any Good?

Today, Screen Junkies released the latest episode of their popular web series, which takes aim at Fallen Kingdom and its various shortcomings. You can watch it for yourself in the space below:

After the original Jurassic Park proved that bringing dinosaurs back to life was most definitely a bad idea, the storylines of the sequels have puzzled audiences. Many find the characters’ actions to be dumb, which is true in Fallen Kingdom. The parody takes aim at some of the movie’s most egregious logical gaps, such as the revelation the theme park was built on an active volcano, the whole concept of the Indoraptor hybrid, and the fact a paleo-veterinarian never thought she’d see a dinosaur in real life. Those aspects were enough to frustrate viewers, but a close examination of the plot illustrates how Fallen Kingdom is basically a retread of The Lost World, just switching out the characters and locations, of course. Overall, the sequel is bad enough in some eyes to spoil the property, as it ruins the awe-inspiring spectacle of the first movie.

Hopefully, the third film can find a way to recapture the magic, with Trevorrow promising a return to the brand’s science thriller roots. On the other hand, Trevorrow has been the common denominator throughout the Jurassic World series so far, and not many are inspired by what they’ve seen. There was even a fan petition to have Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona replace Trevorrow at the helm, which doesn’t bode well for Jurassic World 3’s prospects. However, there’s always a chance it could surprise and conclude the trilogy on a high note.

More: The Highest-Grossing Movies of 2018 (So Far)

Source: Screen Junkies

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2018-09-18 01:09:20 – Chris Agar

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