Ryan Reynolds is reportedly in talks to make a cameo in the Snyder Cut of Justice League. And the cameo would see him reprise his role as Green Lantern, a part he hasn’t played since 2011’s poorly received film of the same name. At least, that’s according to insider Grace Randolph.
With the news that Warner Bros. are also talking to Michael Keaton about his Batman potentially returning for the DCEU, it looks like the studio have chosen to vigorously purse callbacks – and with good reason. Mining the past for nostalgia generally plays well with fans and in the case of Keaton as Batman, it could actually make storytelling sense, too.
With regards to Green Lantern, enough time has passed for the film to be viewed with good-natured embarrassment for all involved – a perception helped greatly by Reynolds’ continued lampooning of it (see: the end of Deadpool 2). On the back of the DCEU’s recent successes, and the actor’s Marvel-propelled superstardom, it looks like the right moment to step back into those blue-green CG shoes.
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Tarantino, who is heavily influenced by the legacy founded by spaghetti western films, once said: “I’ve always said that Pulp Fiction was a modern-day spaghetti western” in reference to his most well-known film to date.
It’s clear that Tarantino’s love for Sergio Leone has heavily impacted his opinion of the genre, a filmmaker who pioneered spaghetti western’s with a series of groundbreaking films that set the tone for what was to come next. “The movie that made me consider filmmaking, the movie that showed me how a director does what he does, how a director can control a movie through his camera, is Once Upon a Time in the West,” Tarantino once wrote in The Spectator about Leones’ film. “It was almost like a film school in a movie,” he added.
Tarantino continued: “It really illustrated how to make an impact as a filmmaker. How to give your work a signature. I found myself completely fascinated, thinking: ‘That’s how you do it.’ It ended up creating an aesthetic in my mind.”
So when Tarantino was asked to compile a list of the 20 greatest spaghetti western films, it should come as little surprise that his personal selections come with four films by Leone himself.
1) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Sergio Leone, 1966
2) For a Few Dollars More – Sergio Leone, 1965
3) Django – Sergio Corbucci, 1966
4) The Mercenary – Sergio Corbucci, 1966
5) Once Upon a Time in the West – Sergio Leone, 1968
6) A Fistful of Dollars – Sergio Leone, 1964
7) Day of Anger – Tonino Valerii, 1967
8) Death Rides a Horse – Giulio Petroni, 1967
9) Navajo Joe – Sergio Corbucci,1966
10) The Return of Ringo – Duccio Tessar, 1965
11) The Big Gundown – Sergio Sollima, 1966
12) A Pistol for Ringo – Duccio Tessari, 1965
13) The Dirty Outlaws – Franco Rossetti, 1967
14) The Great Silence – Sergio Corbucci, 1968
15) The Grand Duel – Giancarlo Santi, 1972
16) Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead – Giuseppe Vari, 1971
17) Tepepa – Giulio Petroni, 1968
18) The Ugly Ones – Eugenio Martin, 1966
19) Viva Django! – Ferdinando Baldi, 1967
20) Machine Gun Killers – Paolo Bianchini, 1968
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Adult film star Ron Jeremy has been charged with “forcibly raping three women and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents dating back to 2014,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced on Tuesday.
According to a release sent from the District Attorney’s office, Ronald Jeremy Hyatt was charged “with three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count each of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery.”
Hyatt is accused of forcibly raping a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood in May 2014, as well as sexually assaulting two women, ages 33 and 46, on separate occasions at a West Hollywood bar in 2007. Additionally, he is accused of forcibly raping a 30-year-old woman at the same bar in July 2019.
The D.A.’s office also declined a case against Hyatt due to insufficient evidence from an incident in 2016.
If Hyatt is convicted as charged, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 90 years to life in state prison.
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Oscar winner Charlize Theron was on the Howard Stern Show Monday. And now that she considers herself to be a top action star she for some reason decided to attack Steven Seagal, a man she has never worked with.
“When I make a movie at night I’ll go online to watch fighters or watch people fight and you always come across that odd Seagal video of him ‘fighting’ in Japan, but he really isn’t. He’s just incredibly overweight and pushing people. I have no problem talking s—t about him because he’s not very nice to women so ‘Fuck you!‘ He’s overweight and can barely fight look it up, it’s ridiculous, he’s shoving people by the face, it’s a whole setup.”
I agree, much like Stern did that Seagal has gained weight, but I'm really not sure why she decided to target him.
Cobra Kai star Ralph Macchio has revealed the craziest pitch he ever heard for a sequel to The Karate Kid, which would have been a Rocky crossover. For many years, Macchio had no interest in ever playing the role of Daniel LaRusso again since his final performance in 1989's The Karate Kid Part III. Every time someone would pitch him a sequel, Macchio's reaction was to always say no. In an interview with Business Insider, however, Macchio shared the story of the wackiest idea he'd gotten, with the idea of revealing LaRusso and Rocky Balboa are actually related.
"Everyone would come up with the pitch of 'You have a kid, and you become the Miyagi to your kid.' Everyone thought that was the brilliant continuation. But an executive once came up to me and John Avildsen, the director of Karate Kid, and took it a step further. It was very off the cuff, but he said, 'Hey, what if Rocky Balboa and LaRusso had kids and they are related in some way?' Because Avildsen directed Rocky, so that's the connection. This guy wanted to combine Rocky and Karate Kid in some way. Taking these two major hits - this guy thought it would be a huge movie. So the concept was to go back to the Balboa and LaRusso lineage in Italy and find that we were somehow related and that our kids would now team up in some way"
Of course that never happened.
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Halloween Kills producer Jason Blum says Blumhouse is close to revealing its first trailer, adding the "hope, dream, and plan" is for the Halloween sequel to meet its scheduled October 16 theatrical release date. Director David Gordon Green's continuation of his 2018 film, a direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 original Halloween, the canonical third installment in the slasher franchise once again pits hardened survivalist Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) against masked serial killer Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney) some time after her family — daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) — narrowly escaped the Shape's first killing spree in 40 years
"We're trying to get that trailer out and trying to get that movie out before the end of the year," Blum told Entertainment Weekly while promoting Blumhouse's latest, haunted house movie You Should Have Left. "That's our hope, dream, and plan. We'll see."
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After nearly 30 years, Michael Keaton is in talks to return to the role of Batman, to appear alongside Ezra Miller in Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie “The Flash,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. Talks with Keaton are in the very early stages, it is far from a sure thing, and can go either way. No details are currently available about how big or small Keaton’s role is.
That plot will introduce general audiences to the idea of the multiverse, one of the of core concepts underpinning DC Comics. For the non fanboy set, the multiverse refers to a shifting number of alternate universes that coexist within the larger reality depicted in DC comics. Originally created to explain various contradictory changes the company’s characters experienced over decades, it allows several different versions of the same characters to simultaneously exist and, occasionally, interact. Matt Reeves upcoming “The Batman” will not be affected and Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is still viewed as the future of the franchise.
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Joel Schumacher, costume designer-turned-director of films including “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Lost Boys” and “Falling Down,” as well as two “Batman” films, died in New York City on Monday morning after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 80.
Schumacher brought his fashion background to directing a run of stylish films throughout the 1980s and 1990s that were not always critically acclaimed, but continue to be well-loved by audiences for capturing the feel of the era.
Schumacher was handed the reins of the “Batman” franchise when Tim Burton exited Warner Bros.’ Caped Crusader series after two enormously successful films. The first movie by Schumacher, “Batman Forever,” starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey and Nicole Kidman, grossed more than $300 million worldwide
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It’s time for a new generation of justice! Get ready for nonstop action with the release of DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride with all 13 episodes from the first season of the original series on DC UNIVERSE & The CW. DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray, which includes a Digital Copy. DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
Focusing on the character that started creator Geoff Johns’ career in comic books, when he created her, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a plane explosion, new DC drama series, DC’s Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to take up the legacy of a long-lost Super Hero team – The Justice Society of America – and stop the Super-Villains of the past.
“There is nothing like watching a Super Hero suit-up for the first time,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. “In only its first season, the critically acclaimed series continues to gain momentum, and we are eager to make this outstanding series available on all formats – Digital, Blu-ray and DVD – for fans and newcomers to enjoy.”
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 13 episodes from the first season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).
DC’s Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger (Bella & the Bulldogs, All Night), Yvette Monreal (Rambo: Last Blood, Faking It), Anjelika Washington (Tall Girl, Young Sheldon), Cameron Gellman (Heathers, 20th Century Women), Trae Romano (Robbie, 555), Jake Austin Walker (Rectify, Fear the Walking Dead), Hunter Sansone (Safety), Meg DeLacy (The Fosters), Neil Jackson (Absentia) and Christopher James Baker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ozark), with Amy Smart (Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect) and Luke Wilson (Old School, Roadies). Based on the DC characters and created for television by Geoff Johns, DC’s Stargirl is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with Geoff Johns (Titans, Wonder Woman), Greg Berlanti (Batwoman, The Flash, Supergirl), Melissa Carter (Queen Sugar), Greg Beeman (Timeless, Falling Skies) and Sarah Schechter (Riverdale, Blindspot, Katy Keene) serving as executive producers. The series airs Mondays on DC Universe and Tuesdays on The CW at 8 pm ET/PT.
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Cobra Kai has found its new home.
With YouTube now officially out of the scripted space, Netflix has acquired the first three seasons of the Karate Kid sequel starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. The first two seasons, which aired on YouTube in 2018 and 2019, will make their debut on Netflix later this year. A premiere date for the third season of the drama from Sony Pictures Television will move to Netflix at a date to be determined. YouTube had previously picked up the comedy for a third season before changing its business model from a subscription to an ad-supported platform.
With Cobra Kai's move to Netflix now completed, YouTube is officially out of the scripted business. Cobra Kai is the third YouTube scripted original to find a new home amid its shift away from the pricey genre. Starz last month picked up Lionsgate-produced Step Up, while fellow premium cable network Showtime added Sony-produced On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Cobra Kai landed at Netflix after Sony shopped the series after YouTube informed the indie studio that it had no plans to pursue a fourth season amid its shift to unscripted fare. Sony took the series out and drew interest from the likes of Disney-owned Hulu. Other outlets were said to have kicked the tires on the series as such "gently used" programming remains of interest to both broadcast, cable and streaming outlets alike given the uncertainty around when production can resume amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Sony also sold the first two seasons of Spectrum's L.A.'s Finest to Fox, which slotted the Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba drama on its fall schedule, for example.)
Cobra Kai, which stars Machio and Zabka as they reprise their beloved roles as Daniel and Johnny, respectively, is created by exec producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.
"We are so proud of Cobra Kai and are overwhelmed by the massive fan response to the series. Josh, Jon, Hayden, Ralph, William and the entire cast have done such a brilliant job with this sensational series and the huge audience reaction and sentiment for it is a testament to that," said Sony TV president Jeff Frost. "We are very thankful to our partners at Netflix and couldn’t be more elated that they have become the new home for this epic saga."
Cobra Kai launched strong out of the gate on YouTube. The streamer said the pilot had collected 20 million views in less than a week since its launch, prompting a speedy season-two renewal.
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