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MCU’s 10 Most Underrated Supporting Characters | ScreenRant

The MCU is full of a huge cast of characters. Because of this, it’s easy for many of the supporting characters to get pushed aside or forgotten in the story as well as in fan circles. There are many main characters in the MCU, too. With so many characters in general, it’s difficult to focus on everyone and give them all their due. Many of the MCU supporting characters have interesting backstories and were brought to life in exciting ways. But, many fans wish they could see more of some of these underrated characters.

We’ve put together a list of the 10 most underrated supporting characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

10 MARIA HILL

Maria Hill was definitely one of the most underrated characters in the MCU for a long time. Luckily, there has been some effort to integrate her more into the story once again. This is definitely a good thing as she’s one of the first female characters in the MCU, and she deserves to be more than just a side character. Hill is definitely a capable agent and instrumental in helping Nick Fury and others.

9 SHARON CARTER

Sharon Carter is a character who has unfortunately been sidelined due to being made mostly just a love interest. While Agent 13 has a lot to offer the world of the MCU, her backstory and skills haven’t really been explored. She was mostly just included as a love interest for Steve Rogers. However, given that Steve went back in time to be with Peggy Carter, Sharon’s great aunt, this storyline has ended. Hopefully, this will open her story up for bigger and better things when she appears in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

8 M’BAKU

M’Baku is a side character that many fans have loved and been drawn to. While he started off in Black Panther as a rival character to T’Challa, he grew to be supportive and like a brother to him. When we see him in Avengers: Infinity War, it’s definitely heartwarming to see him working with T’Challa and the rest of Wakanda. Of course, there are already plans in place to create Black Panther 2, so this means the MCU will hopefully give us more of this character going forward.

7 KORG

Korg is another minor character that fans have attached themselves to, and it’s easy to see why. The character, played by Thor: Ragnarok director Taiki Waititi, is really hilarious. His obvious humor and matter of fact attitude, plus his friendship with Thor, makes him a fan favorite. Since he did get a cameo in Avengers: Endgame, there is some hope that he might appear in future movies alongside Thor. If not, he does have many funny moments in Ragnarok fans can rewatch.

6 HEIMDALL

Heimdall is another character from the Thor trilogy who never really get his due. Heimdall was often a key character in Thor’s journey and helping him. This is especially true in Ragnarok when he keeps the people of Asgard safe while Hela is taking over. When he died at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, it was definitely rough to watch. Thor was obviously devastated by the loss of his best friend. There is some chance he could appear in the Loki series for Disney+ which would definitely be deserved.

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5 LUIS

Some of the best supporting characters in the MCU are the humorous ones, and this is the case with Luis. Fans love him in a similar way to how they love Korg. As Ant-Man’s best friend, he always had his back. While they might have met each other as cellmates, this doesn’t mean they aren’t the best of friends. Luis was also instrumental in creating X-Con Security Consultations. If there is a third Ant-Man movie, there definitely needs to be more of Luis.

4 NED LEEDS

Ned Leeds is one of the best parts of the Spider-Man movies in the MCU. Ned is definitely one of the best friends that anyone can have. When he learned that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, he takes it upon himself to keep the secret and guard it fiercely. His appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home was even better than his first. He continued to support his best friend while also being a hilarious and caring high schooler doing his best in his first relationship. Ned definitely provides a lot of humor as well as heart.

3 OKOYE

One of the best things about Black Panther is how all of the characters were extremely fleshed out and interesting. Even the supporting characters were given distinct personalities that made them likable. Many fans loved the character of Okoye. While she did have brief appearances in both Infinity War and Endgame, many were disappointed that her role in those movies wasn’t larger. However, given her popularity and role in Black Panther, she will likely appear in the sequels.

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2 WONG

Wong is another side character who deserves more love than he gets. The character of Wong is definitely essential as without him Doctor Strange wouldn’t be the hero he is. Wong was essential in helping to train Doctor Strange and to teach him the ancient books. Unfortunately, his character is included in Infinity War and then basically dropped without much explanation. He definitely deserves more than this.

1 PEGGY CARTER

Peggy Carter is another character in the MCU who had a lot of potential but wasn’t completely given her due. While she was more than just a love interest in earlier films, and in her own series Agent Carter, Endgame reduced her to a non-speaking character. She was made to seem more like a romantic prize for Steve Rogers than anything else. Peggy Carter is definitely an extremely capable and interesting woman, and it’s a shame that she and so many other women in the MCU don’t get featured more. It’s a good thing that has been changing with new main characters such as Captain Marvel.

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2019-07-12 03:07:15

Amanda Steele

Stranger Things: The 10 Best Supporting Characters, Ranked

Few shows have totally taken the world by storm in the way that the hit Netflix series Stranger Things has since the summer of 2016. When the show premiered, there was truly nothing else like it out there. Combining the perfect balance of 1980s nostalgia and homage with unique storytelling and vibrant characters it’s impossible not to love, Stranger Things filled a void in the television landscape that audiences all around the world didn’t even know needed filling.

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Much of the attention the series has received has – rightfully – been focused on its cast of incredibly talented youngsters. With young talent like Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp literally growing up on screen right before our eyes, and delivering powerhouse performances all the while, it’s not hard to focus only on our main group of kids and nothing else.

But doing so is a real slight to one of the series’ other real superpowers: the strength and depth of its cast of supporting characters. Boasting newcomers and television and film veterans alike, Stranger Things has one of the best rosters of supporting talent on all of television. Here are the ten best of them.

10 Barb Holland

Honestly, it’s kind of surprising how much of a cultural impact Shannon Purser’s Barb Holland had after the release of Stranger Things‘ first season. Barb is barely a character in the series, offering a few judgmental remarks about her friend, Nancy’s, choice of social scene and romantic life. And then, as soon as we get to know Barb, she’s gone – one of the Demagorgon’s first victims.

For some viewers, Barb’s lack of focus – and sudden demise – struck a real nerve, spawning the global social media Justice for Barb movement. This viral outcry online would even become translated into the series’ second season storylines, when Jonathan and Nancy commit themselves to learning just what happened to Barb – no matter how difficult it may be. Barb may not have done much in the series, but there’s no way of denying her impact all the same.

9 Holly Wheeler

It may not seem like little Holly Wheeler has contributed much to Stranger Things overall, besides being a source of adorable blink and you miss them moments whenever she’s sitting in a high chair in a scene. But you might forget the key role that Holly once played early on in the series’ first season, when she was one of the first people to communicate – however inadvertently – with the Upside Down.

While there was no way for the youngest member of the Wheeler family to understand what she was doing, Holly nevertheless managed to communicate in some way with the creatures beyond the wall when she wandered away from her mom and Joyce Byers, following the flickering lights down the Byers family hallway. At the end of her journey, she reached Will’s bedroom, and came face to face with the otherworldly entity trying to come through the bedroom wall. Holly may have been none the wiser, but Joyce saw it all happen, and it made her all the more convinced that something seriously off was going on.

8 Terry Ives

We may not know very much about Terry Ives, or hear very much from her directly, but make no mistake: the events of Stranger Things would never have been possible without her. When she was younger, Terry took part in a series of experiments led by Dr. Martin Brenner – which turned out to be a terrible mistake. During the experiments, she became pregnant with a daughter, Jane, whom Dr. Brenner would abduct and rename as Eleven. To the rest of the world, the story was that Terry miscarried.

But after all these years, Terry always knew the truth, even if no one believed her. A particularly badass flashback montage finds her trying to break into Hawkins Lab to take her daughter back, but sadly, she was ultimately unsuccessful. Taken hostage by Dr. Brenner and his associates, Terry was subjected to mind altering electroshock treatments that would render her mostly mute – unable to say much more than the few mnemonic device words she used to find her daughter in the first place.

7 Benny Hammond

When we’re first introduced to the now iconic character of Eleven, she’s an almost entirely silent young girl in a hospital gown on the run, who takes refuge in a diner. It’s in that diner that she meets the human embodiment of a teddy bear, albeit a scruffy and grumpy one, in Benny Hammond. Benny is the first person to help Eleven, the first person to get her out of her shell if only by a little bit – and the first person to introduce her to one of her great loves: junk food.

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Benny doesn’t get to hang around for very long, unfortunately, as his attempts to do the right thing and help Eleven out only wind up in his being assassinated by some of Dr. Brenner’s nefarious friends. But Benny’s impact still lingers, as he was Eleven’s first form of contact with the kinder side of humanity. Plus, Chris Sullivan would go on to star as Toby Damon in the hit NBC series This Is Us, showing that maybe Benny’s sacrifice was for the best.

6 Florence

Sometimes, some of the best characters a series has to offer are the ones who are almost always on the sidelines of the action, but have to deal with most of the annoyances that we take for granted. Florence, or Flo, is the elderly secretary at the Hawkins Police Station, who often has to deal with one of Hawkins’ most fearsome threats: Chief Hopper with a hangover. She’s on the receiving end of some of Hopper’s wittiest barbs, such as the iconic “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation,” but she also knows that he needs help taking care of himself, too.

She’s also one of the first people to see what’s really going on between Jonathan and Nancy, even before either of them are willing to admit it to themselves, noting that “only love makes you that crazy, and that damn stupid” when Jonathan gets in a fight to defend Nancy. That alone promotes her to the status of a legendary character. Flo sees all, and Flo knows all.

5 Dr. Sam Owens

The second season of Stranger Things introduces viewers to many new characters, of whom is the new scientist and investigator Dr. Sam Owens. The role marks a decided change for Mad About You‘s Paul Reiser, who is definitely much more familiar to the general audience for his work in comedies. At first, when Dr. Owens is introduced, we’re not entirely sure that we can trust him. We’ve dealt with other doctor characters so far on this series, who have been far less than trustworthy.

But by the end of the season, all doubts as to Dr. Owens’ trustworthiness are definitely put to bed. After all, it’s Dr. Owens who nearly sacrifices his life to help the gang escape the Demodogs, and it’s also Dr. Owens who helps make it possible for Chief Jim Hopper to legally adopt Eleven. This allows her to become Jane Hopper, with the possibility of living a normal, integrated life, and therefore secures Dr. Owens’ status as a fixture in the extended Hawkins family, too.

4 Erica Sinclair

Little sisters may often get portrayed as the villains in their big brother’s stories, but if there’s anything that season two taught us, it’s that Erica Sinclair is the hero we all deserve. We didn’t get to know much about either Dustin’s or Lucas’s home lives in Stranger Things‘ first season, but the second season quickly resolves that in a big way for both characters. In the case of Lucas, this is done most successfully – and most hilariously – in the form of his little sister, Erica.

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A few years younger than the main gang of kids, Erica has absolutely zero patience for her brother’s and his friends’ antics, giving her open and honest opinion even when it’s the last thing that anyone wants to hear. She steals her brother’s action figures to make romances with her own dolls, snarks to her brother’s friends over his walkie talkie, and, if season three’s promo is to be believed, she’s about to get involved in some pretty badass adventures, too.

3 Murray Bauman

We’ve already discussed some of the many characters that season two introduced, but we haven’t yet touched on the subject of the most bizarre of them all. Arguably one of the series’ quirkiest characters, investigative journalist Murray Bauman is one of the first people to really believe what’s going on in Hawkins – and one of the first people to give these kids the chance they deserve to have their stories told.

While Murray has been discredited for some of his investigative tactics, some of which include driving Hopper insane with his questioning, Murray provides Jonathan and Nancy with a chance to team up with someone with the contacts and stature to make it possible to reveal the truth about what’s been going on at Hawkins National Laboratory. He also unabashedly contributes to the progression of Jonathan and Nancy’s romance, and wholeheartedly roots for it, which is another good thing in our book, too.

2 Bob Newby

Sean Astin’s adorably dorky Bob Newby is introduced at the start of the second season primarily as a love interest for Winona Ryder’s Joyce Byers – but by the end of the season, he’s not just a boyfriend anymore. He’s Bob Newby: Superhero. Always portrayed as a good guy with a big heart and with a keen knowledge of maps, Bob finds himself sucked into the adventures of trying to take down Hawkins Labs and the Demogorgon once and for all.

Through his relationship with Joyce, as well as his total belief in the impossible things that the Hawkins boys tell him all about, Bob proves himself to be one of the only trustworthy adults in the entire series. It’s what makes his tragic, heroic sacrifice all the more heartbreaking. Bob gives his life so that Joyce, Hopper, and Will can live – and from that moment in, through Will’s artwork and everyone’s memory, he’s immortalized as Bob Newby: Superhero. As he should be.

1 Mr. Clarke

With much of the action of Stranger Things taking place at school, whether during school time or after hours, it goes without saying that one of the series’ most important supporting characters would have to be the one teacher who’s connected with the kids – and helped to make most of their adventures possible.  Mr. Clarke is the coolest teacher the boys have, and he gives them access to the A/V room and equipment that defines so much of their first season adventures. He also teaches them about multiverse theory, and gives them instructions on how to create their own sensory deprivation tank at the drop of the hat. How many teachers can say that they’re that dedicated?

Honestly, Mr. Clarke is the MVP of this series. Without some of his contributions and lessons, much of Stranger Things would never have been possible. Hats off to teachers that make a real difference in their students’ lives, and to the many curiosity doors they’ve unlocked.

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2019-04-15 11:04:37

Katerina Daley

Oscars 2019: Best Supporting Actress Predictions

The Oscars will name their 2019 nominees in a few weeks (as of this writing), so it’s time to take a look at who the leading contenders for Best Supporting Actress are. Even though awards season has come into greater clarity recently with various precursors weighing in, there’s still a long way to go before the race is settled. One group that is starting to come into greater focus, however, is the acting categories, by virtue of the Screen Actors Guild recently unveiling their own nominations. While organizations like the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards can provide some insight, the guilds are the ones cinephiles follow most closely when trying to prognosticate the Oscars.

Like every year, there’s no shortage of outstanding performances in the running – many of whom are names quite familiar to awards voters already. In the months leading up to the Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actress looked like it would be one woman’s trophy to lose, but some twist and turns along the way have muddied up the picture a bit. Here are Screen Rant’s predictions for the 2019 Best Supporting Actress nominations.

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Amy Adams – Vice

Much like Leonardo DiCaprio prior to The Revenant, Adams is an Academy darling, but can never seem to secure the win. Over the course of her career, she’s amassed a total of five nominations, most recently for her performance in David O. Russell’s 2013 crime film American Hustle. Not only that, she has some notable snubs on her résumé as well (including 2016’s Best Picture nominee Arrival). The Oscars love rewarding an overdue veteran for their body of work, and with six-time nominee Glenn Close competing in the Best Actress field, Adams may finally take home her elusive Oscar in the Supporting category. In Adam McKay’s Vice, she delivers a strong turn as Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynne.

Vice itself turned out to be one of the more polarizing offerings of awards season, but it’s finding traction with voters. Adams has been a beneficiary of that reception, seeing that’s she’s secured nominations from the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, and the all-important SAG. While Christian Bale’s incredible, eerie transformation into the former U.S. Vice President has (understandably so) generated most of the media attention for Vice, Adams is as great as she’s ever been as Lynne, channeling her determined, steely demeanor. It feels like it’s inevitable Adams will win an Oscar one day, and it could be for this turn. If she starts picking up some major wins, it’ll be no contest.

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Earlier in the season, King looked like the one to beat in this category. She won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Sharon Rivers from the National Board of Review and scored additional nominations from the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards. On top of that, she earned a plethora of other nods and wins from multiple film critics associations, making it seem as if she had the Oscar on lockdown. Nobody would have argued with that turn of events, especially since King is one of Beale Street’s most acclaimed aspects. But a funny thing happened on her way to the Oscar stage; she was snubbed by SAG. Five names were nominated in the guild’s Best Supporting Actress category and King was not one of them.

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It’s borderline impossible to overstate how significant the SAG miss is. Statistically speaking, it virtually eliminates King’s chances of winning. The last time the Oscar’s Best Supporting Actress winner did not score at least a SAG nomination was 2001, when Jennifer Connelly won for her performance in A Beautiful Mind. It’s something that’s only happened twice in history since the SAG Awards began in 1994 (Marcia Gay Harden in 2000’s Pollock is the other outlier), so King has history working against her. This isn’t to say she won’t be nominated for the Academy Award (Beale Street does have a lot of support), but King will have to buck a trend to come out on top on Oscar Sunday.

Emma Stone – The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos might be an acquired taste for some, but awards voters happily ate up his period costume drama, which chronicles a rivalry between Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail (Stone) for the affections of one Queen Anne (Best Actress candidate Olivia Colman). The collected efforts of that main trio deserves a lion’s share of the credit for why the film works as well as it does, so it isn’t surprising all of them are in the running. Stone, already a winner for La La Land (and another nomination for Birdman) was afforded an opportunity to display more of her range, gleefully sinking her teeth into a darkly comedic role – and she more than rose to the occasion. With The Favourite set to be a major player across the board, Stone’s in line for another nomination.

Stone’s already been recognized for her efforts by the Golden Globes, SAG, and Critics’ Choice Awards, checking off the big boxes en route to Oscar Sunday. It’ll be interesting to see if she can pull a Christoph Waltz and win two statues relatively close to each other (Waltz won Best Supporting Actor in 2009 and 2012), which is a pretty rare feat. Since Stone earned Best Actress just two years ago, voters may decide to go a different route – especially with the long overdue Adams waiting in the wings. There’s also something else that hurts Stone’s prospects: her own co-star.

Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Much like Stone, Weisz was also nominated for the Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics’ Choice Award for her performance as Lady Sarah. Coincidentally, she is also a former Academy Award winner, taking home Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for The Constant Gardner. Once again, Weisz finds herself back in the race, but she’s facing some stiff competition – including her plucky co-star. It seems all but guaranteed Stone and Weisz will go up against each other this year, but what does that mean for either of their chances?

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In Oscar history, 34 films have been double-nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category (two of them, Come to Stable and Pinky, were released in 1950). In 22 of those instances, the Academy Award went to someone from a completely different movie, which is roughly a 65 percent clip. Those are not insurmountable odds for the Favourite ladies to overcome, but this is still somewhat difficult to pull off. To be fair, in the two most recent occurrences of this happening, the double-nominated film did win the Oscar (Melissa Leo topped Amy Adams in The Fighter; Octavia Spencer beat out Jessica Chastain for The Help), so it’s possible someone from The Favourite emerges victorious. But voters will need to truly love one performance over the other. It’ll be fascinating to see what happens.

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Claire Foy – First Man

Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic entered the season as one of the on-paper frontrunners, but it didn’t live up to those lofty expectations. Floundering at the box office and failing to connect with general audiences, the film is no longer seen as a legitimate Best Picture contender and may only find itself contending in the technical categories. One of its few realistic hopes for love in the major fields is Foy’s performance as Janet Armstrong, Neil’s wife. Foy is responsible for several of the movie’s more emotional and heart-wrenching moments, particularly when she confronts the fact her husband may never come home from his incredible journey. Due to Foy’s talent, the role of Janet rises above the typical “concerned wife” cliché and stands out.

Foy was one of two Golden Globe nominations for First Man (the other being for the musical score) and also got a nod from the Critics’ Choice Awards and other film critics associations. The big miss, of course, is SAG, meaning that even if Foy finds her way into the Oscar field, she won’t be winning. It’ll all depend on how much support First Man can get from the actors branch, but Foy has gotten enough love so far to make a nomination feasible.

Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place

Blunt may find herself a double-nominee this year, given the buzz surrounding her Mary Poppins Returns performance. In A Quiet Place, she portrays Evelyn Abbott, mother of the main family trying to protect her young children. Blunt rose to the challenge of the limited dialogue and still found a way to craft a multi-faceted portrayal; she’s humorous and light-hearted in certain scenes with the kids, but will let her vulnerabilities shine through when discussing their trying ordeal with her husband, Lee (John Krasinski). Acting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about A Quiet Place, but Blunt was excellent.

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SAG was extremely fond of Blunt’s work, making her a surprise nominee in their Best Supporting Actress category. That’s one of only a handful of nominations Blunt’s received, but it’s definitely the biggest (no offense, Fright Meter Awards) and an impressive addition to her résumé. Since history dictates one of the SAG nominees will take home the Oscar, it means one needs to seriously consider Blunt for an Academy nomination. The one thing working against her is the Academy’s perceived genre bias; it’s unknown how much support across the board A Quiet Place will receive. But after Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for Best Actor in a horror movie last year, perhaps the voters are broadening their horizons.

Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots

After scoring a Best Actress nomination for I, Tonya last year, Robbie seemed poised to get more awards love with her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in this period costume drama. And that feeling was justifiable, since this is a genre the Academy tends to go for and Robbie’s a very talented actress showcasing another side of her range. Unfortunately, Mary Queen of Scots was one of the duds of the season, never gaining traction as it was hit with lukewarm reviews. Saoirse Ronan, fresh off her acclaimed turn in Lady Bird, was bypassed by every awards organization thus far, giving one an idea of how futile Mary’s chances of winning anything are.

Outside of hair & makeup and costume design (its two Critics’ Choice Awards nods), Robbie represents the film’s best chance for a nomination. Like Blunt, she was a surprise SAG nominee in Best Supporting Actress, but that remains the movie’s only high-profile nomination. It was ignored entirely by the Golden Globes, NBR, and American Film Institute, putting Robbie at a clear disadvantage when compared to the rest of the competition. It’s fair to wonder how many voters will even bother watching Mary Queen of Scots given how small its buzz is. Fortunately for Robbie, she’ll be right back at it in 2019 in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, so maybe she’ll have better luck there.

More: Screen Rant’s 2019 Best Supporting Actor Predictions



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2018-12-27 01:12:09

Godzilla Vs Kong Movie Casts Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry

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

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

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

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

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

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Source: Variety



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2018-10-10 05:10:45 – Cooper Hood

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Review – A Pretty Slappy Sequel

Goosebumps 2 lacks the charm and inventiveness of its predecessor, but still has a reasonable amount of spoopy entertainment value to offer.

R.L. Stine’s beloved 1990s children’s horror book series makes its way back to the big screen in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, a sequel to the live-action film adaptation of Stine’s novels that came out in 2015. While Jack Black starred as a fictional version of Stine in that movie, Sony didn’t even confirm the actor’s return for the followup until a few weeks before its release. Similarly, neither the director, writer, nor supporting cast of the (generally well-received) first Goosebumps film worked on the second installment. While Haunted Halloween certainly suffers for it, the sequel isn’t an entirely hollow continuation of the franchise either. Goosebumps 2 lacks the charm and inventiveness of its predecessor, but still has a reasonable amount of spoopy entertainment value to offer.

Goosebumps 2 picks up in the small town of Wardenclyffe, New York, as its residents prepare for the fast-approaching Halloween Night festivities. Meanwhile, in the Quinn household, high school senior Sarah (Madison Iseman) is trying to finish her college application and her younger brother Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) is struggling with his science class project – a miniature replica of an experimental wireless transmission station in Wardenclyffe that was built and designed by Nikola Tesla, but never finished (aka. the Tesla Tower). The Quinns are joined by Sonny’s best friend Sam Carter (Caleel Harris), who is staying over at their house while his parents are away for the Halloween holiday.

After some prodding from Sam, Sonny agrees to take a break from his project and clear out an abandoned local house, as part of the duo’s ongoing efforts to launch a (successful) junk cleanup business. While there, however, the pair stumble upon an incomplete manuscript for a Goosebumps novel, unaware that the building was once owned by R.L. Stine himself. Not knowing any better, Sam and Sonny unlock the book and inadvertently unleash the Goosebumps villain Slappy the Dummy back into the real world. While the living ventriloquist dummy seems (sorta) friendly at first, it’s not long before he reveals his true evil plan, with only Sam, Sonny and Sarah to stand in his way.

If the original Goosebumps movie was a throwback to the popular family-friendly spooky adventures of the 1990s (think Hocus Pocus), then Haunted Halloween is closer to being the 2018 equivalent of a direct-to cable scary movie for kids from the ’90s – that is, noticeably cheaper and more generic, yet otherwise harmless and playful in its own right. The Goosebumps 2 script by Rob Lieber (Peter Rabbit) likewise carries over the first movie’s imaginative premise and conceit (e.g. Stine’s Goosebumps novel manuscripts are really enchanted objects which contain and prevent his “demons” from entering the real world) and includes references to its story, yet never really tries to build on its concepts, much less its themes and lore. Instead, Haunted Halloween offers helpful, if unchallenging, life lessons for kids and a serviceable narrative that doesn’t exactly push the envelope for the larger Goosebumps brand.

At the same time, Goosebumps 2 is perhaps more successful than its predecessor when it comes to being genuinely menacing and scary for the juice box crowd, yet still light-hearted enough to avoid traumatizing them (hence, “spoopy”). Much of the credit for that goes to director Ari Sandel (The DUFF), who does a commendable job of combining suspenseful and creepy storytelling with comedic moments here, much like Stine did so well in his original Goosebumps novels. Haunted Halloween, as indicated earlier, feels like a lower-budgeted affair than the first Goosebumps, yet Sandel and his creative team – including, DP Barry Peterson (Game Night) and production designer Rusty Smith (Get Out) – still manage to deliver a movie that’s a proper cut above a comparable TV film, in terms of overall craftsmanship. That also goes for the CGI and creature effects in the sequel’s first half (more on the second half later).

The actual setting of Haunted Halloween is mostly populated by stock types, be they the film’s young heroes or the local bullies that Sonny and Sam have to deal with (not to mention, Sarah’s dishonest would-be boyfriend). While their characters are fairly two-dimensional in the Goosebumps sequel, Harris, Iseman and Ray nevertheless have the same affable screen presence that’s allowed them to stand out in films and TV shows past and, thus, make their protagonists all the easier to root for. That also goes for the adult supporting players here, as Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) and Ken Jeong (Community) mostly channel their famous small screen personas as Sarah and Sonny’s adorkable mother Kathy and their eccentric neighbor Mr. Chu, respectively. As for Black as R.L. Stine: his own role in Goosebumps 2 is pretty superfluous, which is disappointing considering the energy that he brought to the proceedings as the first Goosebumps‘ co-protagonist (not to mention, his vocal performance as Slappy, which Black didn’t reprise in the sequel).

All in all, Haunted Halloween is a passable if derivative sequel – but not because the Goosebumps books themselves are incapable of sustaining multiple films. Rather, the problem is that the sequel recycles too much from the first movie and struggles to make creative use of the fresh elements (like the real-world Tesla Tower) that it brings into the mix here. It’s too bad, seeing as Goosebumps 2 had a wealth of different monsters and horror genres in Stine’s source novels to draw from, yet elected to continue simplifying the author’s mythology by making Slappy the big bad (again) and skimping on giving the other creatures much in the way of personality. As a result, the second half of the movie plays out as a watered down version of what happened in the original Goosebumps, albeit with lower production values and emotional impact.

Still, Goosebumps 2 should go over best with its young target demographic and provide them with enough silly scares and fun adventure to keep them engaged for its brisk runtime. Moreover, much like your average comic book movie these days, Haunted Halloween delivers its fair share of Goosebumps easter eggs and nods to the real Stine’s source material (right down to a Stan Lee-esque cameo from Stine himself), to further serve the property’s youngest fans. As for those who prefer their family-friendly fantasies with Jack Black starring front and center – The House with a Clock in Its Walls is still playing in theaters and ought to fulfill your own needs for some spoopy entertainment this Halloween season.

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween begins playing in U.S. theaters on Thursday evening, October 11. It is 90 minutes long and is rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language.

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2018-10-10 01:10:58 – Sandy Schaefer

Sony Confirms PSN Name Change Option Coming in 2019

PlayStation has confirmed that the ability to change a user’s PSN Online ID is coming in early 2019. The company did not specify exact launch date specifics, but did stated that testing the new functionality will be getting underway soon.

The saga regarding PSN name change functionality is one that has gone on for years now. Seemingly almost every year, reports would surface that the rumored functionality was finally in the works for Sony, only for those rumors to be shot down by an official spokesperson shortly after. For a company that has had a stranglehold on the current-gen console market for the better part of the PlayStation 4’s entire existence, not having the ability to change your user ID on the PlayStation Network was a bizarre oversight that had never been corrected.

Related: Sony Boss Says A Next-Gen PlayStation Console is Necessary

Now, however, the official PlayStation Twitter‘s post suggests that the company has finally recognized the need to allow gamers to change their online user names. The announcement also specifies that the rollout of PSN name change options will begin in early 2019, meaning that it won’t be a long wait – at least, not compared to the wait Sony supporters had just to have the company acknowledge the need for such a function.

The decision to allow users to change their PSN names comes not long after Sony made another key, crowd-pleasing announcement. Towards the end of September, Sony announced that the company was finally caving in to the demands of players around the world and allowing cross-play functionality for its PS4 system, most notably supporting Fortnite in the decision. Sony had been the last of the major gaming companies to acquiesce to the trend of cross-platform play, and it did not happen quickly. That’s why the decision to allow PSN Online ID changes happening in a span of months is such a surprising, yet welcome, announcement.

Now that Sony has made back-to-back gigantic announcements regarding its online service, it’s fair to wonder what’s left for the PS4 this year. Sony recently committed to the fact that there would be no PlayStation Experience in 2018, citing that the company simply had a lack of upcoming things to feature and that it would be better served skipping this year’s show altogether. It’s possible that because of this relative lull in PS4 offerings Sony has suddenly decided to make some heavily requested changes to its PSN service – and if so, it’s a deft move from the company, keeping its name in the spotlight even when it isn’t churning out a bunch of appealing exclusives.

More: Best Video Games According To Metacritic (And 10 Worst)

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2018-10-10 01:10:48 – Cody Gravelle

Charlie Cox Thinks The Defenders Was Too Slow, Still Wants Season 2

Marvel’s The Defenders miniseries had its issues, but Charlie Cox thinks there’s potential for a second season. The Daredevil star, who’s currently doing promotion for the third season of the Netflix Marvel universe’s flagship show, discussed the possibility of bringing all the New York heroes back together, and what needs to be different this time around to ensure it doesn’t continue to be the least-viewed Marvel series on the streaming service.

Cox isn’t the first actor to speak out about season 2. In March, prior to the release of Jessica Jones season 2, Krysten Ritter shared that if the opportunity came about, she would do another season, but that she didn’t think there were any plans to go down that path. However, more recently, at Baltimore Comic-Con, Mike Colter (who stars in Luke Cage) joked that the crowd didn’t cheer enough in response to a mention of The Defenders season 2, but then replied to the increased applause, “Alright, alright, maybe we can do something.”

Related: The Defenders Season 2 Probably Isn’t Happening

Now, Cox is adding his two cents, and he’s even more positive. Speaking with Metro, Cox revealed how much he enjoyed working on The Defenders. He said he got “a little kick out of” seeing how the four unique heroes came together, and worked side-by-side. The issue, Cox believes, was the format, agreeing with many fans that the season “felt too slow,” but that he thinks this is because there was an emphasis on setting things up naturally, and then they ran out of time to put a focus on the actual team-up.

Cox went on to praise showrunner Marco Ramirez for his ability to meld the very different heroes into one show, calling it a “mammoth undertaking” that “he did fantastically.” But moving forward, he sees the benefit in keeping things on a smaller scale. “I would like to see a story that is more in keeping with the show’s that we make, which is a little bit more grounded, a little more boots on the ground. I don’t want to see us try and compete with the Avengers in terms of the scope.” However, though he clearly has hopes for a season 2, Cox isn’t aware of any progress made toward making more of The Defenders.

Frankly, despite how cool it is to see worlds merge and superheroes team up, it’s hard to see the benefit of another season. The various loose ends from the final episode will (hopefully) be all tied up by Daredevil season 3, and it’s undeniable that the show was fraught with mistakes and plot holes. But that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in some capacity. Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel TV, made some intriguing comments last month, hinting that perhaps another season could involve a different group of heroes as the Defenders. Considering the wealth of captivating supporting characters the connected series have offered, this could be an idea worth exploring for Netflix.

More: The Defenders Season 2 Probably Isn’t Happening

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2018-10-09 05:10:32 – Becca Bleznak

20 Storylines Shameless Wants Everyone To Forget

With the announcement that Emmy Rossum and Cameron Monaghan will leave the series following the ninth season of Shameless, the Gallagher household is prepping for a major shake-up on the casting front. The creator of the Showtime series John Wells has remained open about a future Fiona return, though he has also stated that there are many more dysfunctional tales left to be told for the Gallagher clan.

For eight seasons, Shameless has remained consistent in the deplorable decision-making skills of its characters, though the series’ depiction of a low-income family living below the poverty line has always been at the forefront. As the strong matriarch who single-handedly raised her siblings while her father wasn’t around, Fiona’s absence is sure to shift more focus towards the show’s younger stars as writers hope fans will soon forget her. Ian’s storyline in season 9 drove much of the action, so Monaghan’s exit will surely leave a whole as well.

Whether they’re dealing with the changing gentrification of their community or watching as another beloved character takes their leave, the Gallaghers have proven time and again that they can adapt better than anyone. From the show’s debut back in 2011 until now, the stars of the series have been forced to mature, sometimes faster than they wanted to. Along the way, there have been many entertaining or even head-scratching subplots which have since been left behind. Although the changes are nothing new to the Gallaghers, they have left many questions up in the air for fans.

Join us as we take a look back at 20 Storylines Shameless Wants Everyone to Forget.

20 Frank and Bianca

After Sammi shoots Frank in the arm to teach him a valuable lesson about courtesy, she forces him to visit the hospital to have his wound checked. During his stay, he begins bonding with his distraught doctor Bianca, whose diagnosis of stage three pancreatic cancer has left her with a new lease on life. Attempting to persuade her to live life to the fullest, Frank offers to teach her how to live carelessly, which includes a copious amount of substance abuse.

Although Frank’s time with Bianca was intended as a heart-wrenching moment which left him reeling the following season, it was never clear why the successful, young doctor would choose to spend her remaining days with him. With her money, she could seemingly spend her days anywhere. There’s little reason to believe Frank would appear as an enticing option.

19 Lip’s Sports Gambling Internship

With an exceptionally high IQ, Lip isn’t the standard member of the Gallagher household, though his self-sabotaging personality has prevented him from achieving a legitimate career. Accepted into the University of Chicago, he threw away his future after an assault on a campus guard led to his expulsion. Following a stint in rehab, Lip secured an internship with a tech start-up, thanks to his friend, Professor Youens.  Soon, however, he discovered the truth behind the company. His co-workers were using proxy servers to hide illegal sports gambling activities.

Although the crooked start-up appeared as a perfect match, nothing would come of it.

He temporarily used a wire fraud scheme to steal cash from the company, but in due time, the start-up went under and Lip was left without a career goal once again.

18 Kevin Discovers His Kentucky Heritage

Season eight concluded with a strange hodgepodge of storylines for Kevin, which included a search for self-identity as he tracked down his biological parents and found himself in Kentucky. Once he arrived, he was introduced to Aunt Ronnie and the rest of the family, immediately settling in and recalling his past as Little Barty. Unfortunately, V immediately sensed something wrong about the group, apart from their offhanded racist remarks.

As a small child, the low-income family struggled to properly raise Kev, resorting to abandoning him at a roadside gas station. He eventually learned to accept his heritage, although he seemed to quickly forget all about it soon after. Kev would have other moments of a self-identity crisis in season eight, including exploring his possible attraction to men, but his Kentucky lineage would ultimately become an afterthought.

17 Fiona Marries Gus, Then Immediately Cheats on Him

Speaking of his character on Shameless, star Steve Kazee said Fiona’s former husband Gus Pfender “got a really raw deal” over the way his storyline ended. After meeting the eldest Gallagher sibling, the two went from strangers to married seemingly overnight.

When Jimmy’s return visit catches Fiona off guard, she’s faced with an ultimatum.

Either run away with Jimmy or stay with Gus, whom she’s known for a few days. Her reaction is to throw away her newfound relationship for the temptation of her ex-boyfriend. She cheats on Gus then immediately regrets it, but by then it’s too late. Her marriage to Gus is over and any remnants of it are completely forgotten by the writing staff.

16 Debbie Steals a Baby

Before Debbie was doing crazy things like stealing expensive baby strollers to support Frances or having Liam amputate her toes to avoid undergoing a pricey surgery on her crushed foot, she was just a lonely girl looking for a playmate.

In the episode “Casey Casden”, Debbie grows tired of playing with a sack of potatoes decorated to look like a baby.

Rather than asking for a new doll, she takes matters into her own hands when she lures a three year old boy back to the Gallagher residence. The Gallaghers then spend the episode concocting a plan to call in false sightings of the child with the cops finally finding him with Debbie, who acts like she found him wandering around Chicago. Needless to say, it was a crazy storyline that the show’s producers haven’t attempted since.

15 Anything Involving Sammi or Chuckie

Frank’s estranged daughter Sammi is first introduced in season four after Frank discovers his liver in failing. Posing as a Good Samaritan, he begins dating her to grow closer before dropping the devastating bombshell. Oddly enough, however, she’s not disgusted at all by the news and even embraces her new father figure, despite his countless shortcomings.

By season five, Sammi has acquainted herself enough with the Gallaghers to move into the household, though she was never invited. When her son Chuckie is later arrested and sent to juvenile detention for possession, she blames Carl, later ratting him out to the authorities. As a result, a dispute breaks out which ends with Mickey locking her inside a shipping container and Sammi later shooting at him, presumably leading to her arrest and the end of her story.

14 Fiona Cheats on Mike with His Brother

With her recent investments in Patsy’s Pies as well as a laundromat and an apartment complex, Fiona’s newfound entrepreneurial spirit has only recent become a central part of her storyline. Prior to becoming a property owner, she was a down on her luck South Side girl who constantly found herself in failing relationships.

In season four, Fiona’s downward spiral of relationships hit another low.

She was in desperate need of a rebound following Jimmy’s disappearance. After securing a job at Worldwide Cup, she began having a fling with her boss Mike. When Mike’s brother Robbie comes into the picture after his release from rehab, Fiona’s attraction to danger takes ahold. Putting her career in jeopardy, she has an unwise affair which culminates in her arrest at the end of the season.

13 Frank Uses Liam as Collateral

Scouring Chicago for enough money to support his many dirty habits, Frank has attracted the attentions of enough bad guys that it’s a miracle that he’s manage to run around carelessly for so long. In the season two premiere, he again backed himself into a corner when he drunkenly bet a bar patron at the Alibi Room that he couldn’t remain conscious after two taser blasts. After the customer manages to remain on two feet, Frank’s $10,000 gamble comes at the expense of the Gallagher household.

Unable to come up with the dough, the patron threatens Frank with a blowtorch, to which he responds by offering up Liam as collateral. Luckily, the Gallagher clan rallies together to get him back. Frank would later develop a bonding relationship with his youngest son, completely erasing all memory of the incident.

12 Kevin and Veronica’s Foster Child

With twins Amy and Jemma, Kevin and Veronica finally settled down to have children of their own after V became pregnant in season four. Prior to having their own kids, the couple were experimenting with parenthood in the form of a money scheme which saw them taking in a foster child in order to collect money from the government.

In season one, Kev and V welcome Ethel, a teen saved from a polygamist colony where she was married to an elderly man named Clyde.

They also took in Ethel’s son Jonah, who was born as a result of the marriage. Over the course of her stay, she struggles to grow accustomed to the modern world, but eventually settles in, until she runs away with her boyfriend Malik in season two, disappearing forever.

11 Anything Involving Sheila

Remember Sheila? The agoraphobic housewife with a proclivity for cooking was a former love interest of Frank’s, who welcomed him into her home to take advantage of her disability checks. For five seasons, she played the picture-perfect example of a housewife, though her repressed emotions would occasionally rear their ugly head.

Throughout the series, Joan Cusack would receive considerable acclaim for her turn as the wacky, subservient Sheila, earning an Emmy nomination for each season she appeared in. Although she would never receive more than a guest credit, her most memorable storylines would include dealing with her troubled daughter Karen, having an affair with Karen’s boyfriend Jody, and marrying Frank. Her storyline came to a rather abrupt end after her house exploded in season five, resulting in her driving off in an RV, never to be seen again.

10 Frank Hires a Hitman

Always the deadbeat father, Frank experienced a slight morality check when he wasn’t invited toFiona’s wedding to Sean in season six. As a way to make up for all his shortcomings, he offered to pay for all of Fiona’s wedding expenses. Everything came to a head, however, when Sean began sleeping over at the Gallagher residence, resulting in a brutal confrontation between Fiona’s fiance and the lousy patriarch of the household. After days of Frank wearing Sean’s underwear and drinking his milk, Sean’s frustration boiled over, resulting in a fight between the two.

Frank is seen on a train attempting to pay a random guy to dispose of Sean permanently.

Although nothing would come of the exchange, the attempted assassination was out of the ordinary, even for the lowly Frank.

9 Debbie Purposely Gets Pregnant

The third youngest Gallagher, Debbie began the series as the well-intention, younger sister who still held high hopes for Frank and cared for her family, though she often found it difficult to socialize in school. In due time, she transformed from the innocent girl wise beyond her years to one of the most troublesome characters on the show, using her hardened attitude to deceive her way to whatever she desired.

In season five, Debbie’s manipulative personality crossed a line when she became enamored with Derek, a boy who taught her how to box. Wanting a perfect life with her newfound boyfriend, she purposely lies to him about being on birth control in order to become pregnant and force him into a marriage. Unfortunately, her plans fall through when Derek leaves to live with his grandmother, leaving Debs a single mother.

8 Frank Tells Carl He Has Cancer

As the delinquent troublemaker whose interests include weapons, explosives, and various money-making schemes, Carl has proven to be the most like his dear deadbeat father Frank. As a faithful member of the Gallagher family, he’s the unfortunate product of a dysfunctional upbringing, but none of his regrettable actions were deserving of the scare Frank gave him in season five.

After seeing a cancer patient receive an autographed Bulls basketball on television, Frank decides to extort the Make-A-Wish Foundation by giving them a sob story.

Shaving Carl’s head, he convinces him that he has cancer and tries to get him an autographed basketball of his own, that he can later sell for a profit. Instead, Carl is offered a free summer away at a camp for cancer patients, ruining Frank’s plans and giving Carl his own mini vacation.

7 Carl Marries Kassidi

As a way of coming up with enough cash for military school in season eight, Carl sets up his own rehabilitation center in the basement of the Gallagher home, hosting neighborhood addicts for days of withdrawal. It’s here where he first encounters Kassidi, a seemingly sociopathic teen who concocts a plan to extort money from her rich father to pay Carl’s expenses.

Soon after sparking a relationship, Kassidi’s wildly chaotic personality begins threatening Carl’s career goals. As she wanders about Chicago’s South Side doing things like Snapchatting drive-by shooting victims, Carl becomes more wary of her actions, which makes it all the more confusing that he marries her at the end of the season. The season nine premiere seems to have ended her story, however, as the character’s recent disappearance suggests that she may now be deceased.

6 Mandy Hurts Karen

As the manipulative former girlfriend of Lip, Karen was the incessantly rude daughter of the agoraphobic Sheila, who would go to extreme lengths to get her way. After she stops seeing Lip due to her marriage to Jody as well as the birth of her down syndrome son Hymie, Karen decides to start things back up with her former lover, only for Lip rejects her for Mandy.

After brazenly attempting to meddle with Lip and Mandy’s relationship, Karen receives a rude awakening when she receives a text from Lip, which is later revealed to be Mandy using Lip’s phone. Showing up to a park to meet, Karen is struck by an SUV driven by Mandy, leaving her permanently brain damaged, effectively ending her story on the series.

5 Frank Has a Twin Brother

With so many siblings running around and Frank constantly inviting himself in with his various trouble-making shenanigans, it’s impossible for the Gallaghers to keep track of everyone’s comings and goings. That’s why the existence of more Gallaghers seems completely absurd, but as the early seasons have shown, there are more family members out there.

Of all the odd Gallagher members forgotten from the early seasons, none were crazier than Jerry, Frank’s twin brother.

Ian and Lip visit Jery after their grandmother Peggy claims he owes the family $5,000. Looking just like Frank, he threatens to shoot his nephews shortly after realizing they’re after money. Since his appearance, little mention has been made of Frank’s twin or of Frank’s other siblings Clayton and Wyatt.

4 Jimmy’s Return

First appearing as Fiona’s love interest in season one, Jimmy introduced himself to the Gallagher household as Steve, a hotshot businessman who comes from money. Soon afterward, his real personality begins to shine through as Fiona discovers that he makes his money through various illegal activities. In due time, he gets engaged to the daughter of a crime lord, which leads to his supposed demise in the season three finale.

Jimmy returns at the end of season four, becoming a recurring cast member for a brief time.

In an attempt to flatter Fiona, he tries to persuade her to leave her husband Gus for him. Although his return answered questions about his fate, it still left his future up in the air, leaving many to believe his story should have ended with the season three cliffhanger.

3 Frank Lies to Butterface About Her Heart Transplant

Of all the lowdown plans Frank has concocted, perhaps nothing is more despicable than the time he began hanging out with Dottie, a former good-time girl with a heart condition. Nicknamed Butterface for her less than stellar looks, Frank discovers that Dottie is in serious need of a heart transplant, rewarding him the opportunity to weasel his way into her good graces and work his way into her will before she passes away.

Although Frank’s decision proves to be flawed, he fully commits to the scheme. While Dottie is in the shower, she gets a phone call telling her a new heart has arrived which could save her life, only Frank decides to tell the hospital that Dottie has already passed away. Later, Dottie loses her life during an intimate moment with Frank, making his actions even more awful.

2 Kev has a Baby with Veronica’s Mother

As the Gallaghers’ longtime friends, Kevin and Veronica are often the supporting comic relief of the series, though they have also proven to be the strongest lasting couple. In season three, after repeatedly failing to have a baby, V enlists her bubbly mother Carol to act as a surrogate. When Carol also fails to become pregnant, Veronica to suggests her mom and Kevin actually get intimate with each other to possibly improve their results.

In due time, Carol warms up to the idea, becoming pregnant with Kevin’s child. By happenstance, Veronica soon discovers that she too is pregnant, with twins. Nine months later, the couple are the proud parents to three newborns, only Carol decides to single-handedly raise her child on her own. After a few brief appearances, Kevin and Carol’s child is forgotten and never shown again.

1 Everything Positive About Ian and Mickey’s Relationship

As a violent street thug, Mickey Milkovich is the antithesis of the gay stereotype. Ian, whose storied history with Mickey makes up a large portion of his story in the early seasons, is the more sensitive of the couple, but his rebellious nature and struggles with bipolar disorder make him an equally multi-dimensional character.

As one of the best-written gay relationships on television in recent memory, Ian and Mickey’s story was at times chaotic. 

After his imprisonment at the end of season five, Mikey escaped from prison and fled to Mexico, tearfully leaving Ian behind. Since then, the positives of their relationship have been largely dismissed and Mickey’s absence has left a void on the show which has yet to be filled.

What other storylines does Shameless want to bury? Let us know in the comments!



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2018-10-09 03:10:17 – Turner Minton

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

Avengers 4 Reshoots: Tom Holland Traveled to Atlanta Earlier This Week

Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) flew to Atlanta earlier this week, presumably to join the ongoing Avengers 4 reshoots. Starting last month, additional work for the Marvel Studios blockbuster has been going on for several weeks now, with some actors coming back to the set to finish their respective parts. The latest update from the set came from Chris Evans, who announced he had wrapped up with an emotional social media post.

Not much is known regarding the movie, especially since Marvel Studios has been actively trying to keep any kind of information about it tightly under wraps. The reshoots are mainly being done inside a sound stage, so no set photos have come out since the first batch last month. However, since news of actors coming and going in Atlanta tends to make its way online, fans at least know the characters (aside from those who survived Thanos’ snap) appearing in the film, like Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis. The latest MCU cast member to apparently join the reshoots is Holland.

Related: Avengers 4 Reshoots Casting EMS Workers for Possible City Battle Scene

A Twitter user with the handle goldenclosetboy shared an image of Holland on a flight from Atlanta to New York on October 5, giving fans the impression that the actor was in town to participate in the ongoing reshoots for Avengers 4. Holland – who’s also in the middle of filming Spider-Man: Far From Home – had just come back in the U.S. to continue shooting the Phase 4 film, following months of production around Europe. And while Spider-Man: Homecoming filmed at Pinewood Atlanta back in 2016, its sequel isn’t scheduled to use the facility, further backing up the idea he was in town for Avengers 4. Check out the photo below.

It’s uncertain in what capacity the currently dead MCU heroes will be involved in Avengers 4. While Thanos claimed that the genocide would be random, Marvel Studios brilliantly picked out the original Avengers and several important supporting characters to survive the purge, giving them one last mission before some (or most of them) bid goodbye to the franchise. Heroes like Captain America and Black Widow who didn’t have much to do in Avengers: Infinity War are expected to play a pivotal part in the Phase 3 capper, and chances are that the focus of the film will be on the principal heroes.

Having said that, Avengers 4 is both the end to a 22-film arc, and the beginning of a new one, so fans can expect that there will be some sort of passing of the baton between the MCU’s old guard and new faces. Considering that Spider-Man is Iron Man’s protege – with Stark playing the role of Peter’s mentor since his introduction in Captain America: Civil War – a reunion between the two is a fitting way to end Iron Man’s arc should he die in the upcoming film, and a great setup for Peter’s future journey as a superhero.

More: Spider-Man & Nick Fury Go Boating in New Far From Home Set Photo

Source: goldenclosetboy





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2018-10-07 09:10:42 – Ana Dumaraog