Amy Adams & Ron Howard Teaming Up For Netflix Film Hillbilly Elegy

Amy Adams has signed on to star in the Ron Howard helmed Netflix film Hillbilly Elegy. Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir of the same name by venture capitalist J.D. Vance, the film is described as a modern exploration of the American Dream that chronicles three generations of an Appalachian family through the eyes of its youngest member, a Yale Law School graduate forced to return to his hometown.

The film has been in development since 2017 when Ron Howard and co-owner Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment secured the rights to adapt Vance’s memoir for the big screen. Soon after, Imagine Entertainment hired Oscar-nominated The Shape of Water screenwriter Vanessa Taylor to adapt the book into a script, and following a heated bidding war earlier this year, Netflix picked up Hillbilly Elegy in a cool $45 million deal.

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Shooting was expected to start later this year and now Variety is reporting that Amy Adams is set to star in Hillbilly Elegy, and it looks like the production is finally moving forward. Alongside Howard directing and Vanessa Taylor on screenwriting duties, Adams joins others attached to the film including Karen Lunder who will produce and Julie Oh and J.D. Vance who are on board as executive producers.

What role Adams will play in Hillbilly Elegy isn’t known just yet, but the casting comes on the tail of several successful projects for the actress including her Oscar-nominated performance as Lynne Cheney in Vice and her Golden Globe-nominated role in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects, which was without a doubt one of 2018’s best TV shows. Adams has also recently signed on to star in Darkest Hour director Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window and Disenchanted – the sequel to 2007’s Enchanted, in which she’ll reprise her role as Princess Giselle. Ron Howard’s last big project was, of course, Solo: A Star Wars Story, which, despite underperforming at the box office, was warmly received by critics.

With the talents of Adams, Howard, and Taylor on board, Hillbilly Elegy could shape up to be a quality film. Considering the trio are no strangers to the Oscars, perhaps Hillbilly Elegy could even be destined for the kind of greatness of another Netflix film, the multi-Academy Award-winning Roma. Predicting possible Oscar glory for Hillbilly Elegy may be a little premature, however. The film is still in the early stages and beyond the current debate about whether Netflix movies should even be Oscar-eligible, there may be something else standing in the way of Hillbilly Elegy’s path to success.

Though Vance’s memoir was a bestseller and got plenty of rave reviews, many critics objected to how his rags-to-riches tale promoted a “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality for the working class that overlooks the historic and social circumstances that may lead to working class poverty. Having said that, Howard has experience in adapting real-life stories for the big screen and in the process creating movies with a lot of heart – see Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, or Rush for proof – and Adams is an actress of obvious talent. With Howard and Adams’ sensitive handling, Hillbilly Elegy the film might just sidestep the criticism Hillbilly Elegy the book got.

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Source: Variety

2019-04-04 08:04:45

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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Trailer Hints At Mothra & Rodan Teaming Up

Iconic kaiju Mothra and Rodan may team up with each other in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, according to the latest trailer. Shortly after Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot released in 2014, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. confirmed plans to expand the film into a new shared universe, later dubbed the MonsterVerse. And then it was announced that the movie’s sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, would include Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah – three of the most iconic kaiju in Toho’s film library.

After a number of delays, Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters is finally going to hit theaters five years after the first movie released – in May 2019 – and it will not only continue the story that left off with the previous film but also set the stage for Adam Wingard’s highly anticipated monster mash-up film, Godzilla vs. Kong, which releases the following summer, in 2020. But before Godzilla takes on the king of the primates, he will first have to face several new kaiju.

Related: Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Breakdown: 30 Story Details and Secrets

It’s unclear how every kaiju – who are officially known as Titans in the MonsterVerse – factors into Godzilla: King of the Monsters, aside from Godzilla taking on Ghidorah at two points in the film. However, it seems that the second Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer hints at Mothra and Rodan teaming up together.

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Godzilla 2 Trailer Hints At Mothra & Rodan Teaming Up

While the first Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer that debuted during San Diego Comic-Con this past summer offered glimpses of the franchise’s new monsters/Titans, and aimed to set up the story surrounding the latest MonsterVerse installment, the movie’s second trailer put all of that aside to give audiences a look at all the monster action that awaits them; it was a smart move since Edwards’ 2014 movie was criticized for focusing too much on the humans and holding back on Godzilla himself. But that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore, at least in this forthcoming movie. And among the many details shown in the trailer, there’s one scene that may reveal Mothra and Rodan teaming up.

Related: Godzilla 2 Makes Ghidorah’s Alien Origin Canon In The MonsterVerse

At the 1:46 mark in the second Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer, viewers can see Rodan’s claws trying to grab a hold of a plane. Then, a few moments later, viewers can see Mothra flying in what appears to be the same area. The gust and wind would indicate that they are flying together, an observation that appears to be proven when the trailer is paused at 1:48. In just a few frames, Rodan can be seen in the background, flying right next to Mothra. Since they are flying together, it would seem that the two monsters have found a way to team up in Godzilla: King of the Monsters – and that wouldn’t be something out of the ordinary for them.

Mothra & Rodan Have Teamed Up Before

In Toho’s movies, Mothra and Rodan haven’t always been on the same side, but they have worked together before in order to defend the planet against another, bigger kaiju, such as Ghidorah. Perhaps the most notable team-up between Mothra and Rodan – and Godzilla, for that matter – was in the 1964 movie Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. It was the first appearance by Ghidorah, and it saw three of the world’s most powerful monsters put aside their differences for a short while in order to defeat Ghidorah. In that film, it was Mothra who approached Godzilla and Rodan (at the request of the Shobijin, aka the twin Fairies who can communicate with Mothra), who were in the middle of a battle with each other, and attempted to convince them to join her in her fight against Ghidorah.

Another time the two monsters teamed-up was in the 1968 movie Destroy All Monsters. Whereas Mothra and Rodan fought to protect Earth in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, they actually worked together to destroy most of the planet in retaliation for being captured by the United Nations Science Committee and imprisoned on an island called Monsterland. So, while the MonsterVerse is still finding its footing in the world of shared universes, there’s a precedent in Toho’s old movies for Mothra and Rodan teaming up, albeit temporarily.

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Are Mothra & Rodan “Bad” In Godzilla 2?

It’s unclear where all the monsters’ allegiances lie in the new film – with Godzilla, Ghidorah, or themselves – but the latest trailer for Godzilla 2 doesn’t make the situation any clearer. According to Monarch, every titan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters is vying for supremacy, and they aim to dethrone Godzilla as the planet’s alpha predator. Taking that into account, as well as the fact that Rodan is considered an enemy of humanity in Godzilla 2 (as proven by the Monarch Sciences website), it stands to reason that Rodan starts off as a villain before turning to Godzilla’s side – and the same might happen for Mothra. Although Mothra is typically an ally to Godzilla, that doesn’t mean she has to start off that way. It would be interesting to see Godzilla win them over in the film.

Related: Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Reveals Two More Titans

It’s also safe to assume that Godzilla: King of the Monsters won’t be an exact adaptation of Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, but will rather take elements from that film and incorporate them into the MonsterVerse. One of those elements may surely be the three monsters – Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan – teaming up to take down Ghidorah in the final act, presumably after Godzilla, who is believed to be the king of the monsters by the humans, loses to Ghidorah when the three-headed dragon breaks out from his containment facility in Antarctica and takes on the iconic kaiju (as shown in the second Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer).

What This Means For Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Considering that Godzilla: King of the Monsters sees multiple Titans come out of hiding and/or hibernation to seek dominance and to defeat Godzilla, it would make sense that Mothra and Rodan could potentially team-up to take down the supposed king of the monsters before the film’s main opponent (Ghidorah) enters the ring. Several movies such as this one tend to either have multiple battles or fake-out villains; it’s something that’s commonly seen in superhero movies and can even be used in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. After all, the official synopsis for Godzilla 2 even states that Godzilla “collides” with Mothra and Rodan at some point in the film.

Given what’s shown in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it seems likely that Mothra and Rodan will team-up together to fight Godzilla at first, something that may be a rematch of the Titans’ ancient fight that was teased in the film’s marketing materials, before ultimately aligning with the iconic kaiju to take on Ghidorah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters‘ final act. It doesn’t seem reasonable to kill off either Mothra or Rodan before the movie’s final battle, but that doesn’t mean one of them can’t die at some point in the movie either. Of course, audiences will have to wait and see what happens, but right now, it certainly looks like Godzilla will have his work cut out for him with Mothra and Rodan potentially teaming up.

More: Godzilla 2 Trailer, Cast, Every Update You Need To Know

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2018-12-16 01:12:06

The Flash Confirms [SPOILER] Still Happens In Barry’s Future

Warning! SPOILERS for The Flash season 5 premiere ahead!

The Flash season 5 premiere just revealed the full impact of the Crisis of 2024 – the future event from which comes the newspaper headline, “Flash Missing, Vanishes in Crisis” – and it’s not good.

As far back as season 1, we’ve known thanks to the future edition of The Central City Citizen stored in Gideon’s archive that come April 25th, 2024, The Flash would disappear. Some details have changed with the various timeline shake-ups, but that fact remains the same – during a battle with the Reverse-Flash, Barry disappears. We also know that when they disappear they actually travel back to March 18th, 2000, where the Reverse-Flash attempts to kill a young Barry but instead kills his mother. The Reverse-Flash then tries returning to his own time but can’t because he’s been disconnected from the Speed Force, and what follows leads to season 1 of the show.

Related: The Flash Fixes Plot Hole By Secretly Changing Arrowverse History

As for The Flash, it’s been assumed that after saving his past self, but not his mother, Barry returns to 2024 to face whatever new timeline awaits him. But as we learn in tonight’s season 5 premiere, that isn’t at all what happens. Nora, Barry’s daughter from the future, shares with 2018’s Barry a newspaper headline dated April 25th, 2049 which reads: “25 Years Later – Flash Still Missing.” So The Flash did not return home after chasing the Reverse-Flash to 2000, and by the time Nora travels to the past to spy on her parents, he has yet to return.

Nora’s behavior makes a lot of sense now that we know her father has been missing since she was a toddler. All throughout the premiere, she’s spouting off factoids she learned by studying every single one of his adventures, and when it comes time for their first attempt at sending her back to the future, she hugs Barry like she’s never going to see him again. Nora has clearly grown up not knowing her father so she’s spent a lot of time trying to learn everything she can about him. It’s why she travels back in time – to see her dad in action as The Flash. Of course, with traveling back in time comes the risk of changing the future – something Nora may have already done.

But the more distressing news is what happens to The Flash of the future? Why after following the Reverse-Flash to the year 2000 did he not return for at least another 25 years? The Flash season 5 is absolutely going to explore this, possibly even flashing-forward to that future date and showing what really went on – which, according to Iris’ original article, should see The Flash teaming up with Green Arrow, The Atom, and Hawkgirl to fight the Reverse-Flash as well as the ominous red skies and the immense destruction of Central City.

What The Flash season 5 may also do is explore how it is the future Flash comes back. We know that he must return because in 2056, a future Barry sends a message to Rip Hunter in 2016 warning him of Savitar. So he isn’t gone forever, just a lot longer than we initially thought. Nora’s newspaper has Barry gone for 25 years, and that isn’t exact but it’s very close to how long Barry is gone in the comics after Crisis on Infinite Earths – possibly DC Comics’ most famous storyline and in where The Flash sacrifices himself to save the world. He returns 23 years later in Final Crisis, revealing he had been stuck in the Speed Force. The CW’s The Flash has already done the whole ‘stuck in the Speed Force’ thing, so hopefully it won’t repeat itself, but it does appear as if they are preparing for The Flash of the future to finally make his return after being gone for a quarter-century.

Next: The Flash Season 5: New Cast & Character Guide

The Flash season 5 continues next Tuesday with ‘Blocked’ at 8pm/7c on The CW.

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2018-10-09 07:10:13 – Sarah Moran

Dwayne Johnson & Netflix Team Up For John Henry Movie

Dwayne Johnson and Netflix are teaming up on a folklore-inspired film titled John Henry and the Statesmen. This will mark the first collaboration between The Rock and the streaming giant, as well as the third project overall for Johnson and director Jake Kasdan. The latter duo previously joined creative forces on 2017’s smash box office hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and will reunite to begin shooting Jumanji 3 near the end of this year.

In addition to joining lucrative properties like Jumanji and Fast & Furious, Johnson has spent the last ten years expanding his “brand” to encompass everything from movie adaptations based on a variety of IPs (ex. video games, popular toylines) to original ventures (like this summer’s Skyscraper) and even his own HBO TV series in the form of Ballers. Interestingly enough though, The Rock really stepped up his franchise-building efforts a few years ago, around the same time that Netflix started to ramp up its own original movie and TV show content production. As such, it was probably inevitable that the pair would eventually find a project that they could develop together.

Related: First Look at The Rock’s Fast & Furious Spinoff Hobbs and Shaw

Per Netflix’s press release, Johnson will star in John Henry and the Statesman as the eponymous steel-driver and lead “an ensemble cast of the most popular figures from folklore and legend from all around the world” in the film. You can check out the teaser for the movie below, along with The Rock’s comments on what the John Henry folk story means to him, personally.

John Henry is based on a pitch that Johnson and his Seven Bucks Production team developed with screenwriter Tom Wheeler, who will (naturally) further write the movie’s script. Wheeler is already in the Netflix business, as it were, and is serving as the showrunner for the company’s upcoming Frank Miller-backed TV series Cursed (an origin story for the Lady of the Lake, essentially). The writer is also far from a stranger to fairy tales and legends, having previously written the Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots – among other films with broad, crowd-pleasing appeal.

Indeed, “crowd-pleasing” is the name of the game for Johnson and there’s fair reason to believe that he will deliver the goods again with John Henry, especially if the results of his efforts on Jumanji with Kasdan are any indicator. Moreover, John Henry is another movie that (like his upcoming Kamehameha biopic The King) is something of a passion project that holds a personal meaning to Johnson, by the sound of it. Good things tend to happen when The Rock really pours his heart and soul into his productions, so that certainly bodes well for his very first Netflix movie.

And, of course, if the film is a success, then don’t be surprised if Johnson and Netflix try to turn this one into a full-blown superhero-style franchise revolving around popular folklore figures from around the world.

MORE: Dwayne Johnson Wraps Filming on Jungle Cruise

We will bring you more details on John Henry and the Statesmen as they become available.

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2018-10-09 01:10:07 – Sandy Schaefer

All The Spider-Villain Movies Coming After Venom

Venom is the first Sony-Marvel film in a planned Spider-Man villain universe – and there’s a lot more on the way. If all goes well for Sony then Venom, in theaters this weekend, will set the ball rolling for a darker version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Once The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox is complete, the world of Peter Parker and friends will be the only major segment of the Marvel canon not exclusively under their control. And, although Spider-Man is already part of the MCU, Sony has high hopes for creating their own franchise that can both stand on its own two feet (albeit with the possibility of tying it into the MCU down the line). Spider-Man remains one of the most iconic characters in comic book lore, and his most infamous foes are equally as popular with audiences thanks to the cartoon series and Sam Raimi trilogy.

Related: Is Venom In The MCU? Marvel/Spider-Man Movie Rights & Shared Universes Explained

Their current plans, which are reportedly being referred to internally as Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, or SUMC for short, involve expanding the world of the Spidey villains into their own saga. Venom, the human-symbiote who has become one of the series’ most beloved anti-heroes, is only the starting point in these plans. Sony has a whole host of other Spider-villain movies planned. Here are the titles that are either in pre-production or are currently part of the studio’s Spider-verse strategy.

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Morbius, the Living Vampire Is The Next Spider-Man Villain Movie

In an unexpected step, Sony has confirmed that the first film to follow Venom would be one centered on Morbius, the Living Vampire, and that the lead role would be played by Jared Leto. The character was created in the 1970s when the Comics Code Authority, the industry’s censorship board, lifted its ban on depictions of vampires and the supernatural. His true identity is that of Michael Morbius, a biochemist whose experiment to cure his rare blood disorder goes awry and gifts him with vampiric abilities.

The Morbius film will be directed by Life‘s Daniel Espinosa, based on a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (writers of Gods of Egypt). on screenwriting duties. Morbius is also one of the favorite comic book characters of Avi Arad, who told Screen Rant at a Venom press junket:

We are excited about Morbius. Morbius was always one of my favorite characters. I love the story about the healer that becomes a killer, and how do you deal with it.

Audiences may get Morbius sooner than expected; Sony was last said to be eyeing a November start to production, making a 2019 release possible.

Read More: Morbius the Living Vampire: Who Is He, and What Are His Powers?

Venom 2 Is Likely Going To Happen

WARNING: Spoilers for Venom in this entry.

While we still have to wait for news of Venom’s success before sequel talk begins at Sony for real, it’s clear from the film itself that the studio is eager to establish follow-up films. In one of the two end-credit scenes, Eddie goes to San Quentin prison to interview a prisoner and comes face to face with serial killer Cletus Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage. The part is played by Woody Harrelson, who had previously worked with director Ruben Fleischer on Zombieland.

Like Eddie and Venom, Kasady becomes a host for the Carnage symbiote and proves to be far more powerful and deadly than Venom; in the comics, Carnage leads to Venom teaming up with Spider-Man to take on his uncontrollable rage. Introducing Carnage to their Spider-Man universe would be a strong way for Sony to bring Peter Parker together with Eddie Brock, or otherwise make him more of a hero in his own right.

Silver Sable & Black Cat Are Getting Individual Movies

Originally, Sony had announced plans for a Silver Sable and Black Cat team-up movie, to be titled Silver and Black and released in February 2019. Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Love and Basketball as well as the pilot for Cloak and Dagger, was attached to helm the project. Now, the two characters will be given their own films and Prince-Bythewood is no longer directing, although she will still receive a producer credit.

Silver Sable (real name Silver Sablinova) is a mercenary and leader of the Wild Pack, a title she inherited from her father, who ran a Nazi-hunting team. Given the character’s roots as a Nazi hunter, it would be difficult for Sony to overlook this crucial part of her backstory. However, it could also open up many storytelling possibilities. Sony are hoping to bring on another female director for the project, but other than that, little else is known about production.

Felicia Hardy, the infamous cat burglar with the ability to produce bad luck in her enemies, is one of Spider-Man’s most popular adversaries as well as a collaborator and on-again, off-again romantic interest. Felicia was previously played by Felicity Jones in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, where she served as Harry Osborn’s assistant, but none of her extra-curricular activities fit into the stuffed movie. Black Cat will reportedly be a re-worked version of the Silver & Black script and Prince-Bythewood will remain a producer.

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Spike Lee Was Reportedly In Talks For Nightwatch

While no other films have gone as far in development, Sony has several other Spider-Man villain films in the works. Earlier this year, it was reported that Spike Lee had been in talks to direct a Nightwatch film, with a potential script from Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, although both Sony and Lee declined to comment.

Doctor Kevin Trench watched a costumed man die while battling terrorists armed with invisibility devices. When he unmasked the dead men, he was shocked to realize that it was an older version of himself. Afraid for what this meant for his future, he stole the costume and fled to a deserted island in the hopes that, if he just never wore the suit, he could avoid his own death. In more recent comics, including She-Hulk, Trench is portrayed as a wealthy philanthropist who secretly spent most of his career as a supervillain and retconned everyone’s memories of his nefarious past.

Kraven The Hunter Has A Script From The Equalizer’s Writer

One character who’s long been eyed for a solo movie is Kraven the Hunter. A Spider-Man villain who’s been rumored for inclusion in movies for years – including the MCU side – it now looks like he could be getting a solo movie at Sony. In August, it was reported that a Kraven script was being written by The Equalizer‘s Richard Wenk, although there’s been no talk of the project since then.

Kraven is one of Spider-Man’s well-known villains, remembered best for the Kraven’s Last Hunt arc which saw him travel to New York in a bid to hunt down and kill Spider-Man, then taking over as a more brutalized version. An involving story, it’s one that would definitely lend itself well to a big screen adaptation.

Read More: Who Kraven Can Hunt In His Movie Instead Of Spider-Man

Jackpot & Silk Have Movies In Development

A couple of other movies have been reported recently. First there’s Jackpot, a more recent addition to the Spider-verse, created by Dan Slott and Phil Jimenez, who only got her own mini-series in 2010. The character also has two aliases: Sara Ehret, a scientist who accidentally gives herself superhuman strength; and Alana Jacobson, who uses performance-enhancing drugs like Mutant Growth Hormone to mimic Jackpot’s powers. A Jackpot movie could open new ground for Sony and the superhero genre: Sara is a 40-something woman with a daughter while Alana is a lesbian, which could bring some much-needed diversity to the field.

There’s also Korean-American superhero Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk. Cindy first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 in April 2014. Her own powers, similar to Spider-Man’s, manifested when the same radioactive spider bit her after biting Peter Parker. Unlike Peter, Silk has the ability to create organic webbing, something she has trouble controlling. She is later approached by businessman Ezekiel Sims, who offers to guide her in her newfound abilities. Cindy briefly appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming as a classmate of Peters and is portrayed by Tiffany Espensen, although the in-development Silk movie is more likely to recast.

Next: Sony’s Marvel Universe May Already Have A Spider-Man Replacement

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2018-10-08 03:10:27 – Kayleigh Donaldson

Cate Blanchett Open to Returning as MCU’s Hela, Teaming Up With Thanos

Cate Blanchett is open to returning to the MCU as Hela, and possibly even teaming up with Josh Brolin’s Thanos. With the fate of the universe in the hands of the remaining heroes following Thanos’ deadly snap in Avengers: Infinity War, many are looking forward to what happens next in Avengers 4. And although most are banking on the core Avengers to save the galaxy from the predicament it’s currently in, it might be a bit difficult to do that if the Mad Titan gets another powerful ally in Hela.

The first female main villain in the MCU, the Goddess of Death was the big bad of Thor: Ragnarok. Revealed to be Odin’s secret first-born child, Hela attempted to take over Asgard following the former king’s death. Her plans were foiled, luckily, by the God of Thunder teaming up with Loki. In the end, she was defeated, but It’s not clear what happened to her after Surtur destroyed Asgard. With no definitive fate, it’s certainly possible that a being as formidable as Hela somehow made it out of the destruction alive.

 Related: Ragnarok Truly Did Save The Thor Franchise

During a recent interview with FANDOM for her newest film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Blanchett was asked about the possibility of reprising her MCU villain role. Before she could even respond, her co-star Jack Black pointed out that people “never actually saw her die. You just saw her go down in a giant ball of flame,” although the actress countered him saying that she “looks pretty dead. That looks pretty dead.” Despite that, she added that “there’s always a way back, but I’m sure there’s always a way forward, who knows? Sure. I never say no to anything.” When asked for her thoughts on Hela potentially teaming up with Thanos to take on the Avengers if ever she made her MCU return, she said “that would be good,” but it would “not [be] nice” for the MCU heroes.

While many fans would love to see Blanchett back in the role, one wonders how she would fit in the current MCU narrative, especially since Thanos’ reasons for wanting to wipe out half of life in the universe were significantly changed. In the comics, the literal personification of Death played a major role in the Mad Titan’s quest to collect all six Infinity Stones, serving as his main motivation. While not the same character, Hela – being the goddess of death – could have easily taken over that part in the plot. But since MCU Thanos’ reasons were far more complex than just wanting to court Death, inserting Hela into the picture becomes a lot harder.

That said, that doesn’t mean that she can’t make a cameo of some kind. Last year, Mark Ruffalo (who has accidentally revealed MCU spoilers in the past) shared that he worked with Blanchett (as well as Tilda Swinton, who played the Ancient One in Doctor Strange). While both Hela and Bruce Banner appeared in Ragnarok, they didn’t share the screen, giving fans the impression that Blanchett may be up for a surprise appearance somewhere in the franchise’s future films.

More: MCU Fan Theory Suggests Odin Once Possessed All 6 Infinity Stones

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2018-09-07 10:09:41 – Ana Dumaraog