News from every universe! Thor Ragnarok! Leto talks Joker, Jennifer Lawrence talks Mystique and X-Men and more!
Blade Runner 2048 Clip
Dennis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2048 is the long awaited return to Ridley Scott's second most well know science fiction universe, where replicants are dangerous and unicorns are made out of paper.
In the decades in the making sequel, Ryan Gosling takes over the ridiculously awesome handgun from Harrison Ford, as a Blade Runner who is on the hunt for replicants! Check out the newest clip for the movie above!
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Jared Leto Talks Joker
Jared Leto was a guest on the videogame launch event for Destiny 2 and was asked about his role as the Joker and especially what he thinks about the Joker solo movie, which WON'T star him in the role, while the Joker vs Harley movie starring him is also in development.
"Yeah, I think so [that they're both being developed]. I’m a little confused too. Yeah, there are a couple of things happening in the DC world."
He did have a lot of nice things to say about the role as well, which makes fans of his Joker, like me, hope that he will still stay with the role in the future.
"I love the Joker. He’s a great character and really fun character to play. But it’s a big universe and when you play the Joker, there’s no ownership there. You have the honor of holding the baton for a little while and then passing it off. There are other films that are in development and I’m excited to see what comes from them."
I really hope he gets another chance at the role, as I really loved what he did in Squad, but wished for a lot more screentime.
Jennifer Lawrence Talks X-Men Dark Phoenix
Jennifer Lawrence did seem very unsatisfied after the last two X-Men movies and made no bones about not wanting to return. Now, she is scheduled to star again in the next one, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Talking to Digital Spy, she revealed why she decided to come back after all:
"My contract was up, I didn't have to do another one, but if I didn't do another one, what would her story be? I felt like I owed it to the fans, and I owed it to the character to follow her journey, to be fair to the movies, and not be like, 'I don't want to do another X-Men!' And then I just never show up and everyone's very confused about the Mystique they've been following for the last three films."
As someone who disliked to see Mystique as an actual X-Man in the movies (and quite honestly the closest thing they have to a team leader), this isn't good news to me. I was very excited to maybe have more screentime with characters like Cyclops and co. which now will be eaten up again by and oscar winning actress, who is barely interested. This coming on the heels of the news that the movie adapting the most galactic X-men story of all time, WON'T actually be all that galactic in scope, doubles my worries about the next mainline X-movie. We'll see.
Thor Ragnarok Clip
Check out the newest clip from the next, upcoming MCU movie, Thor Ragnarok!
Next to that, Screen Rant asked producer Brad Winderbaum if we might see Hela from Ragnarok show up in Infinity War next year, as rumors have told of a possibility of Hela taking ove rthe role of Death next to Thanos side.
"Obviously we always think about the movies as standalones, even if they do set up a movie down the road or pay off something from a previous film. What we hope, if we do our jobs right, is that Hela is one of the best villains we’ve had – maybe the best, hopefully. Cate has been delivering an incredible performance. She’s really scary and really charming. She’s very easy to watch, very fun to be around. But very murderous and horrible at the same time. You’re right that those are things that Thanos values. But when and how she plays into the future of the universe is uncertain now.”"
So we have to wait and see on the Infinity War front.
In Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok," Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok - the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization - at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger - the Incredible Hulk!
Star Wars Episode 8 Director Fired
Disney recently announced that Lucasfilm and director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) have parted ways over the production of Star Wars Episode 8.
Vulture now followed up on these news, with some inside sources that claim to know that this wasn't a mutual split but actually a firing, caused by Trevorrow's personality.
"During the making of Jurassic World, he focused a great deal of his creative energies on asserting his opinion. But because he hed been personally hired by Spielberg, nobody could say, ' You're fired.' Once that film went through the roof and he chose to do Henry, [Trevorrow] was unbearable. He had an egotistical point of view - and he was always asserting that. When the reviews for Book of Henry came out, there was immediatey conjecture that Kathy was going to dump him because they weren't thrilled with working with him anyway. He's a difficult guy. He's really, really, really confident. Let's call it that."
"There's one gatekeeper when it comes to Star Wars and it's Kathleen Kennedy. If you rub Kathleen Kennedy the wrong way - in any way - you're out. You're done. A lot of these young, new directors want to come in and say, 'I want to do this. I want to do that.' A lot of these guys - Lord and Miller, Colin Trevorrow - got very rich, very fast and believed a lot of their own hype. And they don't want to play by the rules. They want to do shit differently. And Kathleen Kennedy isn't going to [frick] around with that."
Sounds there is as much confusion within the Star Wars film productions, than there is with DC films, as this is already the second director that has been fired from a Star Wars movie during production this year! I really hope this only means that young directors are way more arrogant than they should be and not that Disney is pushing for a safe and boring Star Wars film future. We will know in the coming years.