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Arnold Schwarzenegger & Linda Hamilton Return In Terminator: Dark Fate Images

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton are back together in brand-new images from the upcoming Terminator sequel, Terminator: Dark Fate. It’s been thirty-five years now since Schwarzenegger and Hamilton first shared the screen as the T-800 and Sarah Connor in James Cameron’s 1984 sci-fi action-thriller classic, The Terminator. Where Hamilton has only reprised her role once in the decades since then (for Cameron’s 1991 sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Schwarzenegger has playing a leading role in three of the four Terminator films released over that same period of time.

Following Terminator Genisys‘ failed attempt to kick-off a new trilogy back in 2015, the franchise is going back to the drawing board with Dark Fate. The film will ignore the events of the previous three Terminator sequels and serve as a direct continuation of Judgement Day, complete with Hamilton playing a nearly thirty-years older version of Sarah. It will also introduce a fresh set of characters who could potentially carry the franchise forward from here – all of whom are featured in the latest promotional stills from the movie.

Related: What ‘Dark Fate’ Reveals About the Terminator Sequel’s Story

Paramount released half a dozen fresh images from Dark Fate online today, including photos of Schwarzenegger and Hamilton in the film. The pair are joined in these stills by their costars Natalie Reyes (2091), Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Diego Boneta (Scream Queens), and Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). You can check all six of them out in the space below.

Schwarzenegger is believed to be playing the human model for the T-800 in Dark Fate (hence his grey-haired appearance in these photos), with Genisys actor Brett Azar reportedly bringing the T-800 itself to life again. Meanwhile, Reyes is playing Dani Ramos, a young woman who finds herself being hunted by a new Terminator model (Luna) that’s traveled back in time from the future to kill her. Boneto is also playing a human by the name of (again, reportedly) Miguel Ramos, which begs the question of whether his character is related to Dani in some way (a la her brother, husband, or perhaps even her future son). Lastly, Davis is playing Grace, a soldier-assassin from the future who’s heavily speculated to be a cyborg of some kind.

It’ll be interesting to see if Dark Fate is the sequel that finally reaches the bar set by Judgement Day, when it comes to both critical and commercial success. Deadpool director Tim Miller’s involvement here is certainly encouraging, as are the talented cast and Cameron’s contributions as both a producer and a cowriter on the screen story. Paramount isn’t short-changing the film when it comes to budget, either, and is supposedly spending upwards of $200 million to get things right this time (according to Schwarzenegger, anyway). We will see if this time’s the charm when Terminator: Dark Fate reaches theaters this fall.

MORE: Everything You Need to Know About Terminator: Dark Fate

Source: Paramount Pictures


2019-04-04 09:04:20

Sandy Schaefer

Young Justice: Outsiders Return, Swamp Thing Premiere Date Announced

DC Universe has revealed when Young Justice: Outsiders will return, as well as set a premiere date for Swamp Thing. The streaming platform launched last September, with the announcement that DC’s upcoming slate of original programming would be exclusively available to subscribers. Titans was the first live-action show to air, with Doom Patrol close behind. DC Universe also revived beloved cartoon Young Justice for another season, titled Young Justice: Outsiders. Next up is Swamp Thing, but the service also has plenty more in store for viewers with both a live-action Stargirl show and an animated Harley Quinn series on the way as well.

Young Justice ran for 2 seasons, beginning in 2010 and has maintained an incredibly passionate fanbase since its untimely cancellation. The series was given new life on DC Universe when the service picked it up for season 3, which began airing back in January. Young Justice: Outsiders took a break after 13 episodes and fans have been eagerly awaiting its return. Another one of DC’s most highly anticipated upcoming projects is its live-action Swamp Thing adaptation. The series will be produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster, with Underworld helmer Len Wiseman directing the pilot. Much of the show will center on Abby Arcane, who will be portrayed by Teen Wolf actress Crystal Reed. In the comics, Abby is the close confidant and sometimes love interest of Alec Holland, aka Swamp Thing.

Related: Every Original TV Show Coming To DC Universe

DC Universe unveiled several new developments at WonderCon this year, some of the most exciting being a premiere date for Swamp Thing, as well as when Young Justice: Outsiders will return to wrap up season 3. The first episode of Swamp Thing will hit the streaming service on Friday May 31, and the remaining 13 episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders will begin airing on Tuesday July 2.

Although many fans were hesitant to shell out more money for yet another streaming service, DC is certainly putting a great deal of effort into their slate of original programming. Titans was renewed for season 2 before the pilot even aired, indicating that DC was feeling very optimistic about the series. Although some viewers had misgivings about the darker tone of Titans, the show’s popularity only increased as the season unfolded. Doom Patrol has been quite well-received, likely because DC chose to embrace all of the wonderful weirdness of that particular team. Young Justice: Outsiders was a big hit with viewers as well.

There was worry that a Swamp Thing adaptation would be difficult to pull off and this may yet prove true. However, writer Gary Dauberman promised that the series will be dark, violent and mature-rated, even stating they were taking their cues from Alan Moore’s seminal run on the title. Aside from the fact that those behind-the-scenes will be taking the character very seriously, the way that DC successfully adapted a team as outlandish as Doom Patrol should ease the minds of at least some fans. With excitement for the series quickly mounting, Matt Ryan has even stated that he’s hoping to reprise his role as John Constantine, should the DC Universe series eventually choose include the character – which would make sense, since it was Moore’s run on Swamp Thing that introduced Constantine.

With so many streaming services vying for viewers’ attention, DC Universe is certainly doing its best to separate itself from the pack. The sheer volume of original programming, especially considering the characters that DC has chosen to focus on, is undeniably awesome. As for Young Justice: Outsiders, it’s unclear if season 3 will be the end for the team or if DC will give the green light for the cartoon to continue. Fans won’t have to wait too long for Swamp Thing’s debut, but learning the fate of the animated series will likely require some patience.

More: When Young Justice: Outsiders Returns (& What To Expect)

Swamp Thing season 1 premieres Friday May 31 on DC Universe. Young Justice: Outsiders returns Tuesday July 2 on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe


2019-03-29 06:03:27

Jamie Gerber

Shazam! Director & Producer Both Plan to Return for Sequel

Shazam director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran both plan on returning for a hypothetical sequel. After the critical and commercial failure of Justice League, the DCEU rebounded very nicely with last year’s Aquaman, which crossed the $1 billion mark and became the highest-grossing DC film of all-time. Warner Bros. is definitely looking to continue that forward momentum with Shazam, which is only a few weeks from hitting theaters. Taking cues from classics like Big, it promises to be a refreshing superhero movie.

Early word is that Shazam lives up to its on-paper potential, as it’s generated enthusiastic word-of-mouth following the first screenings. If the movie lands with the larger public (including general audiences), then it’ll follow the footsteps of Wonder Woman and Aquaman by being a strong introduction to a new character. Assuming it all goes according to plan, people will be craving future adventures with Billy Batson – including the filmmaking team that brought this movie to the big screen.

Related: Shazam’s Trailer Has A Captain Marvel Joke

In an interview with ComicBook, the duo was asked if they’d be interested in coming back for a followup. Safran responded first by saying, “It’s easy for me to say, ‘I’m on board.” Sandberg followed suit by stating “Let’s do it.”

It has to be mentioned that at this point in time, WB has yet to officially confirm a Shazam sequel. That being said, the odds of one coming into fruition are high. Though the film is projected to have the lowest box office opening weekend in the DCEU, its reported $80 million budget ensures Shazam does not need to rewrite the record book in order to turn a profit. Even if it only makes $40 million in its first three days, it’s difficult to envision a scenario where it doesn’t become a commercial success. Shazam may be sandwiched between Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, but there’s enough space between all of those projects where it shouldn’t hurt Shazam’s financial prospects too much.

It’s not surprising Safran and Sandberg are game to return. Last year, the former confirmed there had already been sequel discussions, including talk about how to deal with Asher Angel (who plays Batson) getting older. Hopefully, Shazam becomes a major hit and the filmmakers are able to play out some of their ideas on the big screen. One would have to imagine any future Shazam followups would involve the titular hero doing battle against Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, who has yet to make his DCEU debut. Regardless of where the story goes in possible sequels, it would be great if WB/DC had a trio of characters they could build around for years to come.

More: Shazam’s Origin Story, Powers, and Movie Changes Explained

Source: ComicBook


2019-03-18 03:03:19

Chris Agar

8 Possible Reasons For Steve Trevor’s Return In Wonder Woman 1984

At the end of 2017’s hit superhero blockbuster Wonder Woman, the title character is driven to defeat the villain Ares by the sacrifice made by her new friend Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine. He delivers a strong message about the power of love over hate right before giving his life, and that’s what motivates her to win the final battle.

RELATED: 10 Facts We Already Know About Wonder Woman 1984

But then when the first images of the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 were released with Pine all over them, fans had a lot of questions. How is he alive? How does he look the same in 1984 as he did in 1918? Well, here are 8 Possible Reasons For Steve Trevor’s Return In Wonder Woman 1984.

8 The plane crash didn’t really kill him

Steve Trevor is expected to “come back to life,” but that’s contingent on the idea that he actually died in Wonder Woman. We didn’t see him die. We just saw him fly off with some poison and blow himself up to save the world.

As we’ve seen from other comic book movies, if we don’t actually see them perish (and even then, that’s no guarantee), then they’re probably still alive. Red Skull got sucked into a beam of light in the sky, but we didn’t see him actually die, so he showed up on Vormir seven years later. Maybe the blast didn’t kill Steve – it might have sent him forward in time or imbued him with immortality.

7 The gods intervened

What differentiates Wonder Woman from other superheroes is that she’s a goddess. In that sense, she is the Thor of the DC universe. She’s the daughter of Queen Hippolyta and Zeus. So, maybe the gods will simply intervene to resurrect Steve Trevor, or one of them decided to come down to Earth in Steve’s body to help Diana in her battle against the supervillain Cheetah.

RELATED: Wonder Woman 1984: Chris Pine’s Return As Steve Trevor ‘Makes Sense’

Maybe one of the gods has been watching Diana and simply feels like doing her a favor. Either way, we know that this is a fictional world containing actual gods, so godly intervention almost definitely has something to do with Steve’s return.

6 It isn’t Steve Trevor at all; it’s his son (or grandson)

In the old Lynda Carter Wonder Woman TV series, Playgirl model Lyle Waggoner played Steve Trevor in the initial World War II setting. But then when the show leaped forward in time, Waggoner still starred in the show. He just played Steve Trevor’s son, Steve Trevor, Jr.

This was a convenient way to keep the show’s cast intact, but it could also explain how Chris Pine makes an appearance in Wonder Woman 1984. Maybe Steve did die at the end of Wonder Woman, but he had a son, and maybe that son (or the son’s son) will be the character Pine plays in Wonder Woman 1984.

5 Steve was cloned

The DC Extended Universe is a very fantastical franchise with both magical elements and futuristic technological advancements, so there’s every chance that the Steve Trevor we see in Wonder Woman 1984 is just a clone – or a cyborg. That seems to be the only way to truly explain how a guy we saw die in 1918 is alive and well, and looking exactly the same, in 1984.

There might be a surprising scene in which Diana notices Steve has no belly button and the whole ordeal is revealed in monologue form. There’s any number of ways this could be expressed on film, but either way, it’s very exciting.

4 It’ll just be another inexplicable comic book resurrection

There’s a running joke in the comic book community that characters who die don’t stay dead for very long. Superman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Batman – they’ve all died and come back to life a bunch of times.

We saw the Man of Steel get killed and buried in Batman v Superman, and then he was brought back to life in Justice League with the help of a generic MacGuffin called a Mother Box. Maybe in Wonder Woman 1984, Steve Trevor’s return will be quickly brushed over and explained by some other generic MacGuffin that has the power to bring people back to life.

3 He’s part of some experiment by the U.S. government

The Wonder Woman sequel isn’t just set during the 1980s – its action is directly linked to the Cold War, the battle of wits between the U.S. government and the Soviet Union. Back then, as Americans feared an invasion by Russia, the government was pretty much willing to do anything to keep the homeland safe.

RELATED: Rumored Wonder Woman 1984 Plot Details Explain Steve Trevor’s Return

With that in mind, there’s a chance that Steve Trevor’s reappearance in Wonder Woman 1984 is due to him being part of some experiment by the U.S. government. They could be copying the DNA of their best fallen soldiers to create the perfect army to fend off the Russians.

2 His resurrection is part of the bargain that gets Diana involved in the action

Pedro Pascal’s role in Wonder Woman 1984 has yet to be disclosed, but some fans have predicted he’ll be playing the rich and powerful businessman Maxwell Lord. He’ll team up with Kristen Wiig’s archeologist character Barbara Ann Minerva in the search of an ancient artifact that can give him the powers of a god.

Things go awry when Minerva stumbles upon the artifact that gives her the powers of the Cheetah goddess and she turns against Lord. So, Lord asks Diana Prince to protect him and, in return, he resurrects Steve Trevor. That’s just one theory, but it’s a popular one among fans.

1 He’s not really there

Just because Chris Pine is in Wonder Woman 1984, it doesn’t necessarily mean his character somehow came back to life. One leading fan theory about his role in the sequel is that, while Chris Pine appears in the movie and Steve Trevor appears alongside Diana Prince, he isn’t really there.

Maybe Diana is having visions of him, as her latest mission reminds her of her time fighting in the First World War. Steve helped her get through the last adventure, so maybe he’ll help her get through this one – even if he’s still dead and only appears to her as a hallucination.

NEXT: Patty Jenkins Hypes Wonder Woman 1984’s Best Scene


2019-03-18 01:03:35

Ben Sherlock

CW Superman Won’t Return to Supergirl During Season 4

Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman won’t be returning in Supergirl season 4. Introduced in Supergirl season 2, Hoechlin’s version of the Man of Steel has become a firm fan-favorite. This latest season has seen The CW expand his world significantly, introducing Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane and Jon Cryer as Superman’s arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor.

The “Elseworlds” crossover saw Superman and Lois Lane announced their engagement – and revealed that Lois is pregnant. They headed offworld to visit Argo City, the last surviving Kryptonian city, so that Lois could give birth under a red sun. Superman asked Supergirl to take over and protect the Earth in his absence. Fans remained convinced that he’d be returning sooner rather than later, though, especially with the news that Cryer would be playing The CW’s Lex Luthor.

Related: The Arrowverse in Chronological Order (So Far)

According to ComicBook, during a screening of this weekend’s episode of Supergirl, producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller were asked whether Superman would be returning. Both Queller and Rovner answered, “not this season.” The precise wording presumably indicates that – unsurprisingly – they are planning for Hoechlin to appear in Supergirl season 5.

While this news will disappoint viewers who were hoping to see Superman face off against Lex Luthor, it does make sense; Supergirl has always been wary of using Kara’s cousin as a plot device to resolve overarching story arcs. The introduction of Lex Luthor is sure to be a major part of Supergirl season 4, and there’s even been speculation that Luthor is the true mastermind behind the problems that have plagued Supergirl. If that’s the case, it’s a far more effective plot for Kara to face Luthor without Superman’s help.

Meanwhile, assuming Superman will return to Earth in Supergirl season 5, it’s reasonable to assume enough time will have passed for Lois to have given birth. That will propel the Man of Steel into a fascinating new place as a character, one that’s never been explored in a DCTV series before. More concerning, though, is the fact that Superman will presumably be arriving in time to participate in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” event. This promises to be the biggest event in the history of the Arrowverse; it’s been foreshadowed since the pilot episode of The Flash. In the comics, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” led to the death of Supergirl; it’s possible that the Arrowverse version of that story will see Superman pay the ultimate price in order to save the Multiverse, leaving Lois to bring up her baby without a father.

More: Arrowverse Theory: Superman Green Arrow Die In Crisis On Infinite Earths

Source: ComicBook


2019-03-17 06:03:25

Thomas Bacon

Lori Loughlin Won’t Return to Fuller House After Scandal

Embattled actress Lori Loughlin will not be returning for Fuller House‘s upcoming fifth and final season. After playing Aunt Becky in the ’80s/’90s family-oriented sitcom Full House and then reprising the role in the revival, Loughlin is currently facing charges in light of the massive college admissions bribery case that broke earlier this week.

Loughlin and husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli were among 50 people indicted with regard to said scam, which involved them paying bribes to get their kids accepted at high-profile schools such as the University of Southern California (USC), Stanford, and Yale. Apparently, the couple paid half a million dollars to have their two daughters get accepted into USC. Aside from the Giannulllis, Desperate Housewives actress and wife to Shameless star William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, is also embroiled in the scandal. Loughlin was taken into custody on Wednesday, but is now currently out on bail. Despite this, it doesn’t seem like there’s much of her career left, as she’s getting dropped from projects that she had lined-up, including her most memorable role.

Related: Fuller House: Stephanie’s Baby Can Lead To A Better Season 5

THR is reporting that Netflix is not bringing back Loughlin for Fuller House season 5 which will debut this fall. Filming has yet to start, but the actress’ legal issues won’t have an impact on the production schedule. The streaming giant and producer Warner Horizon Television have declined to comment at this point. This news comes on the heels of the Hallmark channel ending its working relationship with the actress and removing her from the ongoing series, When Calls the Heart.

The question now is: how can Aunt Becky be written out of the show – or, at least, how can her absence be explained? With Fuller House preparing to wrap things up, chances are that the veteran cast will be more prominently featured in the upcoming season to further evoke nostalgia from fans. At the end of season 4, Danny (Bob Saget), Joey (Dave Coulier), Jesse (John Stamos), and Rebecca all moved back to San Francisco to be closer to the family. Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) having her own baby will be enough reason for them to hang around the house more. Considering that Rebecca is not only married to Jesse, she’s also back working with Danny co-hosting the revival of Wake up San Francisco, it will be interesting to see how Becky’s absence is accounted for.

Like the older cast of Saget, Coulier, and Stamos, Loughlin only plays a recurring role in Fuller House, with the narrative focus more on the Tanner sisters, DJ (Candace Cameron Bure) and Stephanie, along with their eccentric friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). So, while it’ll be odd not seeing Aunt Becky on the show (especially in its final season), there are definitely ways to explain her absence. Since the show doesn’t shy away from subtly breaking away from the fourth wall from time-to-time, it’s possible that Loughlin’s real-life scandal will even be referenced in some way. Either way you cut it, Fuller House is going to a little less, well, full in its final season.

More: What To Expect From Fuller House Season 5

Source: THR


2019-03-16 07:03:29

Ana Dumaraog

Avengers: Endgame Poster Spoils the Return of Three Major Characters

Avengers: Endgame‘s recently-released poster confirms the appearance of Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), and Wong (Benedict Wong). The ensemble-one sheet was surprisedly dropped Friday morning by directors Joe and Anthony Russo alongside the movie’s second full trailer. It wasn’t without any controversy, however, after fans noticed that Danai Guriria’s name wasn’t at the top even though Okoye appears in it. Several hours later after the backlash, Marvel Studios re-released the amended poster to the delight of the public.

The culmination of a 22-film arc, Endgame is, for many people, their most-anticipated movie of the year. Set to pick up after Thanos (Josh Brolin) wiped out half of all lifeforms in Avengers: Infinity War, the movie will reunite Earth’s (original) Mightiest Heroes after they splintered off in both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. It will also see Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) join the fight against the Mad Titan after sitting out the initial bout. But aside from the heroes prominently featured on the poster, the Avengers will have a few more allies on their side, as confirmed by the latest one-sheet.

Related: Avengers: Endgame Trailer #2 Breakdown

Upon closer inspection of the poster, ComicBook.com spotted Paltrow, Favreau and Wong in the billing. This suggests that Tony Stark/Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) fiancee, Pepper, as well as his right-hand man Happy, may play a sizeable role in Endgame. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) fellow sorcerer, Wong, who fans last saw during their battle against Black Order members Corvus Glaive and Cull Obsidian, will also be back to play a (potentially, significant) role in the film.

Prior to this, it had already been all but confirmed that Paltrow, Favreau and Wong are reprising their respective roles in Endgame. Paltrow previously posted an image hinting at her return in the film and was spotted wearing armor in a leaked photo, giving fans the impression that Pepper will be suiting up in Endgame. Favreau, meanwhile, previously claimed he would appear in Endgame, and Wong shared a photo of himself back in the make-up chair, as he prepared to get into character during the movie’s reshoots late last year.

Aside from said three actors, there are other MCU actors that are expected to appear in Avengers: Endgame, but have not yet been officially confirmed. For example, leaked photos have suggested Loki (Tom Hiddleston) will return, while Paul Bettany (Vision) and Zoe Saldana (Gamora) have both said they will appear in the sequel. It’s also not surprising that Marvel Studios decided to confirm Paltrow, Favreau, and Wong’s return ahead of time. After all, we didn’t actually see them die during Infinity War, so it’s technically not a spoiler to say they avoided being “dusted”. Then again, Shuri and M’Baku also survived The Decimation, but have yet to appear in the marketing for Endgame. Fortunately, with the movie only a month away now, fans won’t have to wait long to learn what fate has in store for them.

More: Avengers: Endgame Theory – Thanos Will Reverse The Snap Himself

Source: ComicBook.com


2019-03-16 06:03:12

Ana Dumaraog

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista Recently Hinted at Gunn’s Return

James Gun may have just been rehired by Disney to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hinted at Gunn’s return before anything was made official. Among many others – including actors involved with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise – Bautista has stood in Gunn’s defense ever since he was let go.

Last summer, some crude tweets from Gunn’s now-deleted Twitter account surfaced that painted the filmmaker in a negative light. As a result, Disney fired him from his directing duties on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, causing a major uproar among fans and members of the film industry alike. Over the past seven months, there have been open letters in support of Gunn, speculation as to who might be his replacement, and a persistent hope that Disney might change their mind and rehire him. As it turns out, Disney had a change of heart and finally  brought him back on board as director, and the rest is history. That said, Bautista might have known well before the public did.

Related: Best Online Reactions To James Gunn Being Re-Hired For Guardians Of The Galaxy 3

During an interview with EW’s Anthony Breznican (via: ComicBook), Bautista mentioned that Gunn had been getting calls from Marvel, saying, “His phone was ringing the day after with Marvel.” He then all but confirmed Gunn’s return to the MCU, saying, “He’s bouncing back, big time. In the next 6 to 8 months, next year, you’re gonna see James Gunn bounce back in a huge way, which is gonna be a huge statement and real vindication.” Bautista even added that Disney “realized they made a harsh, rash decision that was probably not the best decision.” So, even though he didn’t outright confirm the fact that Gunn would be returning to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he offered up a considerable amount of hints.

Despite the major fallout that Gunn had with Disney, his career was hardly in trouble after leaving the MCU seeing as he was quickly hired by Warner Bros. to helm The Suicide Squad. In fact, as if there had to be further proof just how strong the relationship between Bautista and Gunn actually is, Gunn revealed that he is even considering Bautista for a role in the upcoming sequel. Whether or not a role in both The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ends up causing any conflict for Bautista remains to be seen.

As exhausting as the entire Gunn/Disney debacle might have been over the past half-year, the unyielding support paid off. And considering how enthusiastic the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 cast has been about Gunn’s return, fans can be fairly certain that the final payoff will have been well worth all the months of uncertainty and drama.

More: James Gunn Issues Statement On Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Rehiring

Source: Anthony Breznican, ComicBook



2019-03-15 08:03:53

Danny Salemme

A Quiet Place 2: Noah Jupe & Millicent Simmonds In Talks To Return

Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are set to return for A Quiet Place 2 along with Emily Blunt. Paramount found a surprise hit last year with the release of the John Krasinski directed and led A Quiet Place. The semi-post-apocalyptic film took away sound to amplify the horror and thrills that silence can generate, especially when any sound immediately gets the attention of deadly monsters. The movie grossed over $340 million worldwide on a $17 million budget and the movie rode the financial and critical success all year to remain part of the awards conversation.

A sequel appeared likely to come thanks to this acclaim, and it only took a matter of weeks for Paramount and Platinum Dunes to confirm that A Quiet Place 2 was in the works. However, with the attention Krasinski received for both his performance and direction, it was not clear in what capacity he would return. It was eventually confirmed that he was helping write the script of the sequel and it was just recently confirmed that he will indeed direct.

Related: A Quiet Place 2 Reportedly Filming This Summer

The news of his return as director also came with word that his wife (both on screen and in real life) Emily Blunt will reprise her role as Evelyn Abbott, and she won’t be the only familiar face to return. THR reports that the two kids from A Quiet Place, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, are also in talks to return as Regan and Marcus, respectively. If their deals close, then A Quiet Place 2 will focus on the Abbott family once more.

This is a welcomed development for A Quiet Place 2, as it would be odd (and possibly tragic) to have Blunt return as Evelyn but not be with her kids. A Quiet Place ended with the Abbott family together (minus Krasinski) defeating one of the creatures in the  basement of their farmhouse. They also figured out how to harm the creatures through high frequency sound, and were getting ready for an attack by a few others.

As somewhat unsurprising as it may be, the likelihood of the main cast returning for A Quiet Place 2 is a tad more interesting given Krasinski’s previous comments. He’s said that he is more interested in the world than focusing on the same family over and over, so a compromise in the story may have been struck. If Krasinski does want to explore the other nearby families, then the sequel could potentially focus on the Abbott family helping equip their neighbors with the necessary tools and knowledge to survive and defeat these creatures. This could make A Quiet Place 2 more of an ensemble piece with new cast members possibly set to join Blunt, Simmonds, and Jupe. Whatever the case may be, hopefully more details on A Quiet Place 2 will come soon.

MORE: Emily Blunt Knows ‘The Basics’ Of A Quiet Place 2

Source: THR



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2019-02-22 02:02:41

Star Trek: Discovery Photos Confirm Georgiou & Klingons Return

Star Trek Discovery - Mirror Universe Georgiou

Fresh images from Star Trek: Discovery season 2, episode 3 highlight the return of the Mirror Universe’s Philippa Georgiou and the Klingon Empire. Since Discovery premiered its second season earlier this month, the narrative has been firmly focused on establishing the overarching plot of this run: the mysterious red angel signals that are popping up all over the galaxy. Anson Mount’s Christopher Pike has been introduced and installed as the temporary captain of the Discovery and while he is yet to fully appear, Spock has been set up as a character currently in crisis.

One absentee so far this season is Mirror Georgiou, the former leader of the Terran Empire. Accidentally plucked from her own universe, Mirror Georgiou helped the Federation defeat the Klingons at the end of season 1 and was consequently set free under strict instructions not to cause too much trouble. Also taking their leave in Discovery‘s season 1 finale were Ash Tyler and L’Rell, who departed on a mission to restore order to the Klingon Empire. This duo are also yet to feature in Discovery‘s sophomore season.

Related: Star Trek: Discovery May Be Explaining Spock’s Original Series Mutiny

Newly released images from CBS now confirm that Georgiou, Tyler and L’Rell will all feature in the forthcoming episode “Point Of Light.” The stills show L’Rell and Tyler among other Klingons, while also revealing a renewed romantic relationship between the two. Georgiou, meanwhile, is seen in a snazzy black uniform with a new character, Alan Van Sprang’s Leland. The collection also includes a picture of Sonequa Martin-Green’s Burnham with her adoptive mother, Amanda.

Mary Chieffo as L'Rell and Shazaf Latif as Ash Tyler in Star Trek Discovery

Mary Chieffo as L'Rell in Star Trek Discovery

Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou and Alan Van Sprang as Leland in Star Trek Discovery

Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou in Star Trek Discovery

Shazaf Latif as Ash Tyler in Star Trek Discovery

Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham and Mia Kirshner as Amanda Grayson in Star Trek Discovery

L’Rell’s new long hair Klingon look was revealed prior to the season 2 premiere and will evidently be on full display in this week’s episode. Interestingly, Ash Tyler has also grown out his locks into some kind of mini ponytail that The Walking Dead‘s Jesus would be proud of. L’Rell was romantically involved with Tyler when he was still known as the Klingon Voq, and it’s interesting to see that spark rekindled, since Ash and Burnham previously developed feelings for each other during their time on the Discovery. These images perhaps suggest that Ash is over his relationship with Starfleet’s first mutineer.

It’s also fascinating to see Georgiou return to the Discovery fold, as CBS have already announced that the character will be getting her own spinoff series in the near future. The Georgiou solo series is confirmed to focus on the former Emperor’s recruitment into the Section 31 clandestine squad, but it appears that the nucleus of that story will first be explored in Star Trek: Discovery.

More: Star Trek Theory: Discovery Is Why The Original Series Klingons Look Different

Star Trek: Discovery continues with “Point of Light” January 31st on CBS All Access and February 1st on Netflix internationally.

Source: CBS



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