Jungle Cruise: Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt Troll Each Other With Posters

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt troll one another with their new posters for Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie. This summer, the pair will team up for Jungle Cruise, a film adaptation of the beloved Disney theme park ride in which guests take a small 1930s riverboat down major rivers in Africa, Asia, and South America and pass by a variety of audio-animatronic animals, all while their captain cracks groan-worthy jokes. For the big screen, the Adventureland attraction has been re-imagined as, fittingly, a Pirates of the Caribbean-style action-adventure full of dangers both everyday and supernatural in nature.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, The Shallows), Jungle Cruise stars Johnson as Frank, an Amazon riverboat captain who hoodwinks his customers by taking them on tours full of fake threats like pretend hippos and actors masquerading as dangerous natives. However, Frank gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to take British scientist Lily Houghton (Blunt) on a journey in search of a mystical tree said to exist somewhere in the jungle, only to find himself battling a rival expedition and finding out the hard way just how real the legends are. Now, with the film entering its next stage of marketing, Johnson and Blunt continue to do their part to generate hype for the movie, ahead of its release.

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In a new video posted to Johnson’s Twitter account, he and Blunt troll another by revealing Jungle Cruise posters that comically favor one of them over the other. The clip concludes by announcing the new Jungle Cruise trailer will drop online tomorrow. You can watch the video and check out the posters (which are real) below, ahead of the trailer and official official one-sheet’s arrival.

This isn’t the first time Blunt and Johnson have promoted Jungle Cruise by playfully ribbing one another, either. The trend started with a production video released back in 2018, with Blunt and Johnson pretending to give one another a hard time and behave inappropriately. The pair similarly presented dual trailers for Jungle Cruise at D23 last summer, with one emphasizing Lily as the hero and the other focusing on Frank. The strategy has paid off so far, allowing the Jungle Cruise marketing to make bigger waves than a more cut-and-dry promotional campaign would’ve done. It’s also a nice reflection of their characters’ dynamic in the movie; as Johnson and Blunt have said many times over by now, Frank and Lily have an oil and water relationship inspired by those from classic jungle action-adventures like The African Queen and Romancing the Stone.

Reactions were generally positive to the first Jungle Cruise trailer when it dropped last fall. In addition to a pair of charismatic A-listers yucking it up, the preview hinted at plenty of exciting set pieces in the film, along with some darker elements more in line with Collet-Serra’s earlier work as a horror-thriller director. (Nothing too edgy, of course; this is still a Disney movie.) On top of all that, it’s been three years since the Mouse House released a tentpoles along these lines – in the form of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – and audiences seem all the more eager for a fresh take on another beloved Disney theme park ride for it. We will see if that remains the case when the second Jungle Cruise trailer launches on Tuesday.

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Source: Dwayne Johnson/Twitter

2020-03-09 02:03:06

Sandy Schaefer

Bachelor’s Ben Higgins Defends GF When Troll Says She Looks Like Teen

Former The Bachelor star, Ben Higgins clapped back at a troll who commented that his girlfriend, Jessica Clarke, looks like a teenager. Ben went to his girlfriend’s defense and showered her in compliments while he was at it.

Ben was first brought to Bachelor Nation’s attention as a contestant on the 11th season of The Bachelorette and then later on The Bachelor in season 20, where he proposed to Lauren Bushnell at the finale. The couple had a brief spinoff of their lives, but after the couple split up in 2017, it was soon canceled. Hopeless romantic Ben was still looking for “the one” when he spotted Jessica while looking on Instagram for Nashville hockey game posts. He slid into her DMs and the rest is history. 30-year-old Ben revealed that he and 24-year-old Jessica were officially a couple in January of this year.

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Ben posted a Boomerang video his Instagram of him and Jessica walking together hand-in-hand, dressed up for a Bachelor Nation wedding. His Almost Famous Podcast co-host and Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti wed The Bachelorette’s Jared Haibon, and Ben and Jessica were some of the Bachelor Nation stars there to support them. Ben captioned the video, “Come on @jessclarke_ let’s run got a wedding to get to!’ That sure was something else… #whenjaredmetashley” After posting the Boomerang, there was a comment from an Instagram user, reading: “She legit looks like she’s in high school.” The comment, referring to 24-year-old Jessica, had nearly 200 comments, one of which was from Ben himself. Check out the post below:

Ben clapped back at the user’s comment by writing about Jessica, saying, “I think she looks like a beautifully spry, youthfully joy-filled, optimistically wise 24 year old….but that’s just me.” The former Bachelor star went on to add, “And I think she [is] smoking hot.” One of Bachelor Nation’s fan favorites hinted at getting the wedding bug himself as he hinted a few months back that he is considering proposing to Jessica.

After Ben and Jessica attended Ashely and Jared’s wedding, there is definitely speculation that Ben and Jessica are going to be the next couple down that path after seeing his podcast co-host happily walking down the aisle. Even though the couple has only been together for eight months, it’s never too early to have another Bachelor Nation proposal – seeing as that’s literally the whole point of shows like The Bachelor in the first place.

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Source: Ben Higgins

2019-08-16 05:08:53

Julia Odom

Dave Bautista Calls Out Disney With Video of Troll That Targeted James Gunn

Actor Dave Bautista is calling out both Disney and the professional troll responsible for getting James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3, by sharing a video in which the troll confesses to orchestrating fake smear campaigns. While all of Guardians of the Galaxy‘s core actors have voiced their support for Gunn in recent weeks, Bautista has become the director’s most vocal advocate online, repeatedly slamming both Disney and the “Cybernazis” who led the movement to see Gunn fired.

The controversy started at the height of Comic-Con 2018, when several conservative bloggers wrote pieces about a series of tasteless jokes Gunn had made about pedophilia and rape on his personal social media over a decade earlier. Gunn was quick to apologize formally, saying that while he once employed shock humor in his comedy, he had turned over a new leaf and deeply regretted his past comments. Disney still fired Gunn immediately, despite the exact same type of jokes stirring up controversy among liberal and feminist groups – and Gunn formally apologizing for them – when he was originally hired by the company in 2012. Since that time, many have come to believe that Gunn was made a target because of his outspoken disapproval of President Donald Trump, and that Disney overreacted due to a fear of appearing unbalanced following the firing of conservative comedian Roseanne Barr over a racist comment on her Twitter account.

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This is certainly the belief of Bautista, who criticized Disney once more in a recent Tweet, which can be viewed below. Bautista shared a video in which Michael Cernovich – one of the bloggers behind the targeted right-wing effort that saw Gunn fired – boasts about his skill in engineering hit pieces. Sensitive viewers should be warned that this video contains graphic language.

The original video was posted by Officer Vic Berger IV – a Twitter user who chronicles the offenses perpetuated by Cernovich against various targets. “Nobody does a hit piece like I can do,” boasts Cernovich, before going on to describe how he intentionally crafts fake stories about people and doesn’t care what damage he does. Cernovich then invites one particular user to try and sue him for slander, saying that the the truth won’t matter once public opinion is turned against them.

Cernovich is a noted conservative conspiracy theorist and antifeminist, most famous for serving as a guest host on The Alex Jones Show. He’s also noted for his authorship of Gorilla Mindset – a self-help book for men based around the idea that all women really want to be controlled by a man. Since going after Gunn, many of Cernovich’s past writings have come back to haunt him. Comedians like Patton Oswalt have shared several of Cernovich’s recent tweets – many of which contain homophobic, racist and sexist slurs far worse than anything Gunn ever said as a joke.

While Bautista’s defense of his friend and willingness to call out bullying is admirable, it’s unlikely to change Disney’s attitude, much less get Gunn rehired as director on Guardians of the Galaxy 3. For good or ill, Disney seems to have made their choice.

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Source: Dave Bautista

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