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‘Jungle Cruise’ Star Jack Whitehall on Playing Disney’s First Major Gay Character: “We Totally Understood the Significance of It”

Over the past few years, Disney has attempted to be more inclusive by creating more progressive characters compared to their famous films dating back to the ’40s. Their latest film, Jungle Cruise, takes a huge step towards representation by featuring its first outwardly gay character. In Jungle Cruise, a live-action adventure film based on the theme park ride of the same name, Jack Whitehall plays McGregor Houghton. The younger brother and assistant to his sister Lily (played by Emily Blunt)...
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YouTube Deepfake Expert Who Adjusted ‘Mandalorian’ VFX Hired by ILM

You’d think that a huge company like ILM would bristle at a YouTuber “correcting” their work, but it turns out it’s quite the opposite. Instead of being angry at a content creator who deep-faked a better version of Luke Skywalker‘s surprise return at the end of Season 2 of The Mandalorian they hired them. Shamook has made a name for himself for implementing deepfake technology in his videos, with the Luke glow-up being one of the bigger hits, racking up over 2 million views. Shamook let slip...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Indiewire, Luke, Patty Jenkins, Rogue Squadron, Shamook


Is The New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy a Very Bad Idea in the Making?

We’ve known for a while now that David Gordon Green was set to make a new Exorcist movie. But today word broke that there are actually three new Exorcist movies on the way – a new trilogy that will bring back original star Ellen Burstyn. Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr. is also on board, playing the father of a possessed child. This news was met with a heavy dose of skepticism, and that’s not really surprising. The original Exorcist was a huge hit and remains an all-time classic, but the sequels – qu...
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Superhero Bits: John Constantine Leaving ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Lucifer’ Final Season Teaser & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition of Superhero Bits: The roster for a rumored Marvel fighting game may have leaked DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is losing John Constantine soon Get a sneak peek at the final season of Lucifer, co...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, BBC News, Features, Netflix, Reddit, John, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Deadpool, Stan Lee, Marvel Studios, Ava, Lucifer


‘Parable of the Sower’ Adaptation Coming From ‘Time’ Director and A24

Director Garrett Bradley, who garnered attention last year for her Oscar-nominated documentary Time, is set to direct Parable of the Sower. The film is an adaptation of the 1993 Octavia E. Butler sci-fi novel of the same name, about a fifteen-year-old with Hyper-Empathy Syndrome. Bringing Butler’s Work to Life According to Deadline, Bradley will direct the adaptation of Butler’s novel for indie powerhouse A24. While Bradley has become best known for her documentary work on Time and the thr...
Tags: Movies, News, Time, Netflix, Ava Duvernay, Bradley, Butler, Naomi Osaka, Lauren, Garrett Bradley, Lauren Olamina


Where You Can Stream or Buy Every Studio Ghibli Movie

Not too long ago, streaming a Studio Ghibli film was impossible. Wide availability wasn’t on the horizon, leaving fans with two options: buying the DVDs or revisiting the films in theaters when they’d return to North America for “Ghibli Fest” or with Fathom Events. But that changed in 2020 when, literally two days after declaring they had no intention of getting involved in the streaming wars, Studio Ghibli’s entire collection was acquired for streaming by HBO Max. Now, lucky for us, all 21 wor...
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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 7 Clips Tease What’s Next For the Zombie Spin-Off Series

There’s more walking deadness coming your way. During this weekend’s [email protected], the Fear the Walking Dead panel announced that the show’s seventh season is coming back October 17 and dropped two teaser clips to tide us over until then. Morgan and Grace Things blew up (literally) at the end of season 6 when a bunch of nuclear weapons detonated near Fear’s characters. Now the survivors not only have to deal with zombies walking around trying to eat them, but with the ramifications of...
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‘Parks and Recreation’: Here’s Where You Can Stream or Buy Every Season

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, “Hey, where can I watch this thing?” In this edition: Parks and Recreation .) Parks and Recreation has been over since 2015, and that’s the woooooooorst. Sure, there was a special that came out during the pandemic that brought some of the charm of the workplace comedy back, but that’s just not good enough. So the only way to get a fix of our favorite friends from Pawnee, Indiana is to go back and watch the en...
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Will Film This November, Script the Same as It Was Three Years Ago

Long ago, in the faraway time of 2017, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy got its long-awaited sequel. To be fair, not that much time has elapsed between the second and third movie, but time has been moving slower and this movie was originally supposed to arrive a lot sooner. Regardless, we come bearing good news: James Gunn‘s next Guardians film is officially on the way, with a completed script and set filming dates. Here’s What We Know James Gunn spent the last two years making The Suicide...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Marvel, Atlanta, Suicide Squad, Thor, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Avengers, James, Gunn, Quill, Karen Gillan, MCU, Pom Klementieff


‘The Shawshank Redemption’ 4K Will Tunnel Its Way to Freedom This September

The Shawshank Redemption, a great movie that got a bad wrap after playing on cable 24 hours a day for five straight years in a row, is coming to 4K. The Stephen King adaptation from director Frank Darabont opened in 1994. While the movie would go on to score some Oscar nominations, it was actually a box office disappointment. Thankfully, Shawshank eventually found its audience on home video. At some point, I feel like it became cool to declare disdain for The Shawshank Redemption. I don’t ha...
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Daily Podcast: Michael B. Jordan’s Black Superman Project, A New Exorcist Trilogy, and More

On the July 26, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior writer and weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news, including a new Exorcist trilogy, Michael B. Jordan’s rival Superman project, James Gunn’s hopes for a DC/Marvel crossover, and a Pokemon live-action series. Opening Banter :  In The News :  Ben (OG Jeremy): Michael B. Jordan is Making His Own Black Superman Movie For HBO Max Brad (OG Danielle): James...
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‘Evil’ Star Michael Emerson Keeps Playing Sinister Characters, and He Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way [Interview]

When you speak with Michael Emerson, you spend the the first few minutes of your conversation marveling at how…normal he sounds. If you’ve seen him as Leland Townsend in Evil on Paramount+ or as Benjamin Linus in the medium-shaking masterpiece Lost, you’re just waiting for the other shoe to drop. For him to talk you into a sinister plan. To construct a terrifying scheme before your very eyes. But Emerson laughs more than the people he plays on TV. He’s thoughtful, clearly thinking through each ...
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‘Horror Noire’ Teaser: Black Horror Filmmakers Assemble for a New Anthology Film

The official teaser for Shudder’s Horror Noire anthology has dropped. The series is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. It will feature six stories from both emerging and acclaimed creators, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. The Best and Brightest The series released its conceptual teaser during its [email protected] panel, moderated by writer/editor/speaker Ashley C. Ford and featuring so...
Tags: TV, Movies, Amc, Trailers, Black, Barnes, Ashley C Ford, Al Letson, Ezra C Daniels, Black Horror Filmmakers Assemble, Steven Barnes Victor LaValle, Edwards Sleepy Hollow TV, Scatman Carruthers


‘Slasher: Flesh & Blood’ Trailer: David Cronenberg Leads Shudder’s New Horror Series

Slasher, the anthology series that originated on the now-dead horror cable channel Chiller, is headed to Shudder, and bringing the legendary David Cronenberg along with it. Cronenberg is part of the cast of this new season, titled Slasher: Flesh & Blood, which follows a wealthy family being stalked by a masked killer. The new season will premiere on Shudder this September, and you can check out a trailer below. Slasher Flesh and Blood Trailer Slasher: Flesh & Blood “follows a wealthy bu...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Netflix, David Cronenberg, Trailers, John Carpenter, Galloway, Cronenberg, Guilty Party, Alex Ozerov, Craig Engler Shudder, Christopher Jacot, Paula Brancati, Carrie Patrice Goodman Sunnyside Sabrina Grdevich, John Carpenter Slasher


‘Pokemon’ Live-Action Series in the Works at Netflix from ‘Lucifer’ Co-Showrunner

“Very twisty,” as a certain inquisitive Pikachu would say. It wasn’t that long ago that Hollywood finally got in on the Pokemon phenomenon with Detective Pikachu, and now it’s Netflix’s turn. The streaming giant is gearing up for an original Pokemon live action series that’s described, fittingly, as “akin” to the Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith-starring film that released to much fanfare (and memes) in 2019. According to Variety, Netflix regular Joe Henderson will be writing and executive pr...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, News, Netflix, Pokemon, Ryan Reynolds, Smith, Hulu, Henderson, Variety, Pikachu, Joe Henderson, Variety Netflix, Lucifer Co Showrunner


‘Old’ Spoiler Review: Shyamalan Playfully Embraces Being the Heel

It’s usually poor form when filmmakers attempt to respond to either critics or audiences (or both!) through their own movies. M. Night Shyamalan did exactly this with a certain side character in 2006’s Lady in the Water, one who just happened to be a film critic and who just happened to be the snobby, unlikable, misanthropic little jerk who singlehandedly prevented the good guys from accomplishing their goal for much of the runtime because of how confidently wrong he was. Not very subtle, eh? I...
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‘The Suicide Squad’ Featurette Promises a Lot of Characters Are Going to Die

Get ready to see every single character in The Suicide Squad die! Okay, that’s clearly an exaggeration. But the upcoming film really is leaning hard into the fact that seemingly everyone is expendable. In a new The Suicide Squad featurette, director James Gunn talks about how the studio gave him carte blanche to kill pretty much any character in the flick, and that was a type of freedom he relished. The Suicide Squad Featurette Who will survive The Suicide Squad, and what will be left o...
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The Flash Season 8: Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) The CW’s long-running superhero series The Flash just wrapped up its seventh season last week, but it won’t be long until season 8 sprints back onto the network. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming eighth season. The Flash Season 8 Release Date and Where You Can Watch It The Flash season 8 will speed onto yo...
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Who is the Main ‘The Suicide Squad’ Villain? Starro Explained

There’s no other way to say this: Starro is a giant alien starfish that can absorb nukes and shoot lasers from its tentacles. If you really think about it, who better to face off against the Suicide Squad? The upcoming movie directed by James Gunn is already jam-packed with an insane variety of villains, so if they’re gonna team up against a single force, it better be a memorable one. And Starro’s so incredibly odd that it requires an entire explainer. So here it is — everything you need to kn...
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‘The Flash’ Set Photos Reveal the Return of Ben Affleck’s Batman, and a Sweet Batcycle

Batfleck is back, baby! Ben Affleck will take some time off from worshipping J.Lo‘s curves to reprise the role of the caped crusader for the upcoming The Flash movie. New set pictures reveal that not only is Affleck’s Batman back, but he’s in the chunky Batsuit and has his sweet Batcycle, too. The pictures actually feature a stunt double in the costume, but that chiseled jaw looks just enough like Affleck’s to me. The booty, too. Two Batmen, One Movie Director Andy Muschetti (It) is bri...
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Old’ Shows Some Youthful Vigor While ‘Snake Eyes’ Bombs — What a Twist!

After Space Jam: A New Legacy took the top spot at the box office away from Black Widow last weekend, a new champion has been crowned yet again. The thrills of director M. Night Shyamalan were in demand by movie-going audiences with the filmmaker’s new movie Old winning the weekend. However, it was hardly a record-breaking performance, making a little more than half of what the Space Jam sequel raked in a week ago. New Releases Top Charts with Dismal Numbers Variety has the box office repor...
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New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy in the Works, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. With Ellen Burstyn Returning [Updated]

Update: Universal has sent over an official press release, which includes a few clarifications. Read our original article with the updates pointed out below. A brand new Exorcist trilogy is in the works at Universal. Recent Oscar nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami) will star, and Ellen Burstyn, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1973’s original Exorcist, is returning to the franchise after skipping the subsequent sequels and prequels. David Gordon Green is set to dir...
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‘The Green Knight’ Review: A Mesmerizing, Sexy Epic That Feels Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

Nature will have its way, one way or another. Whether it’s by some natural disaster or by the inevitable passage of time, nature will conquer and return all things to the dust from which it came. In The Green Knight, the infinite mysteries of the natural world are reframed in an Arthurian retelling so strange and so seductive that it’s hard to stop the film from taking hold inside your brain and burrowing itself underneath your skin until your veins turn into roots and your blood changes to wat...
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‘No Time to Die’ Teaser Offers a New Glimpse of Daniel Craig Back in Action

Okay, let’s try this again, shall we? No Time to Die, one of the very first movies to have its release date moved at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, will arrive in theaters this year. Unless it doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong – I hope it does! But as the COVID Delta variant starts to gain traction – especially overseas – there’s still a chance that the latest James Bond adventure misses its release date. For now, though, Daniel Craig‘s final outing as 007 is set for October – and there’s a ...
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‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Trailer: Revisit the World of Future Los Angeles in This Animated Series

In time we’ll all fade away like tears in rain, but at least we’ll have a chance to see more Blade Runner first. Adult Swim and Crunchyroll dropped the trailer for their new anime series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus at their [email protected] panel. The series was created by the some of the folks behind Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, The Animatrix, and Appleseed, so it already has some serious cyberpunk cred. Blade Runner Black Lotus Trailer “Los Angeles, 2033.” There’s no more ico...
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‘The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’ Trailer Shows Off What It’s Like to Play as the Saddest Villain in Middle-earth

Did you ever wonder what Gollum was up to when he wasn’t onscreen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy? If so, you’re in luck —  a new video game, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, sheds light on the decrepit doings of the once-holder of the ring, and we’ve got a trailer to show us what playing Gollum will be like. The Lord of the Rings Gollum Gameplay Trailer In the game from Daedalic Entertainment, we see Middle-earth from Gollum’s twisted point of view. And as the trailer reveals, Gollum ge...
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James Gunn Has Talked to Marvel and DC About a Harley Quinn and Groot Crossover Movie

In the best crossover concept I’ve heard since last week’s Blade/Underworld idea, James Gunn wants to make a Harley Quinn and Groot crossover movie. I’m always a fan of crossing the streams and mixing up IPs, and Gunn has plenty of experience with both of these. The director has worked on both Marvel’s The Guardians of the Galaxy and DC’s The Suicide Squad. Apparently he likes the idea of mixing the two so much that he’s even spoken to the honchos in charge of both franchises. If anyone woul...
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Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ Arrives Early on Digital Next Month, Blu-ray and DVD Shortly After

Marvel’s Black Widow can currently be seen in theaters on the big screen or from the comfort of your own home on Disney+ Premier Access. Since the box office numbers dwindled fast for the movie that sends off Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, Disney and Marvel have decided to release the movie to digital platforms and Blu-ray/DVD much earlier than anticipated. Marvel and Disney have announced that Black Widow will arrive on all major digital platforms starting on August 10, 2021. That’s...
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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 11 Trailer: AMC’s Flagship Series Shuffles Toward the Endgame

The beginning of the end is upon us. At this week’s Comic-Con at Home panel, fans finally got a sneak peek of what lies ahead for The Walking Dead, telling us a little more about how the series will end. Check out the first trailer for the final season below. The Walking Dead Season 11 Trailer It’s no surprise that in a series about an apocalyptic world, all our favorite characters are haunted by their pasts. Even as we look to their futures and wait to discover where this finale will t...
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‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Season 2 First Look: The Story Comes to an End

This weekend’s virtual San Diego Comic-Con (AKA [email protected]) was full of teasers for The Walking Dead franchise. For the most recent spinoff show — the limited series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond — we got a whole scene from the upcoming second and final season. Check out the first look from the upcoming season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond below. The Walking Dead The World Beyond Season 2 First Look If the clip is any indication, the Civic Republic Military (CRM) remains the m...
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