Well, Naomie Harris is in good company, as not knowing what is going on with Bond 25 has seemingly been the prevailing state of everyone following 2015’s Spectre. Seriously, it isn’t entirely surprising that Naomie Harris isn’t yet sure if Eve Moneypenny will be in the film. These are still early days, with the film not scheduled to hit theaters until fall 2019. The script is currently in development, with Danny Boyle planning to begin shooting Bond 25 at the end of the year, so there is still plenty of time for Moneypenny to come aboard. Based on her comments on The Graham Norton Show (via Digital Spy) Naomie Harris sounds up for reprising her role.
The Fast and Furious franchise is about to get a hell of a lot faster and more furious with the hiring of John Wick director David Leitch to helm the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff. Leitch has become a hot commodity in the action movie realm recently, delivering the Charlize Theron-fronted Atomic Blonde last summer, and he’s currently gearing up to release Deadpool 2 with Ryan Reynolds next month. Now it looks like Reynolds wants to keep working with him. In fact, ever the smartass, Reynolds took to social media to informally campaign for his Deadpool 2 director let him in on the Fast and Furious action, writing:
In Rampage, based on a script by Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse, and Ryan Engle, Claire and Brett Wyden develop Project Rampage at their company as a special chemical that alters a subjects’ DNA. Because it is illegal work, their scientists have to do their experiments in space, but this becomes a problem when a test creature causes all kinds of havoc. As a result, canisters of Project Rampage crash land on Earth and wind up infecting three different animals: a gorilla, an alligator, and a wolf. It’s basically coincidence that this happens, as the canisters wind up landing in locations all across the country, but Claire’s affection for the Rampage video game makes one wonder if it all was really unintentional.
As one of the competitors runs the elaborate obstacle course, their four opponents will be at their respective “battle stations.” Their goal is to fire an onslaught of projectiles, in the hopes of knocking off the competition and/or slowing them down. The top two players will then go head-to-head for the final showdown, which will see one of the contestants victorious over the other, and walk away with the prize money.
But Gabriel Luna wasn’t the only Terminator 6 casting announcement that came in today. It was also announced that Colombian actress Natalia Reyes has joined the movie, and THR reports that she will play the main protagonist, who is a young woman named Dani from a working class neighborhood who finds herself caught in the battle between humans and machines. Luna and Reyes join a cast that, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, consists of Blade Runner 2049‘s Mackenzie Davis, who is playing a soldier-assassin from the future, and Scream Queens‘ Diego Boneta, who is reportedly playing Dani’s brother. Linda Hamilton is also reprising Sarah Connor nearly 30 years after Terminator 2, though her and Schwarzenegger’s roles are said to be “relatively brief.” James Cameron, the man who created this sci-fi property, is attached as an executive producer, and Deadpool‘s Tim Miller is directing.
In the increasingly interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther was unique. Unlike other Phase Three films, Black Panther didn’t really address the wider MCU, feature a lot of other heroes or even set up the missing Soul Stone. However, Black Panther did feature a fun cameo in its mid-credits scene with the Winter Soldier. Bucky Barnes awakened from cryosleep and in Wakanda, with the Wakandan children calling him “White Wolf”. This nod to the character from the comics was a fun twist, teasing a possible future for Bucky Barnes. Actor Sebastian Stan liked the twist and it actually made him want to revisit the comics, as he explained:
This is actually bringing back a mode that was present in the original Pandemic version of Star Wars: Battlefront II from back in 2005. It was called “Hunt Mode” and it featured several different stages where players would face off against native inhabitants of certain planets in order to complete the challenge. One stage saw Stormtroopers battling against the giant monster-like creatures from Felucia, while another map saw Snowtroopers taking on Wampas on Hoth, another option featured Imperial troops versus Wookies, and, finally, there were Stormtroopers versus Ewoks.
Given that not everybody may have the free time to just veg out on the couch for ten or so hours and binge through Season 1, Xfinity has made it easy for customers to watch at their convenience. Users will have the options of watching from home on Xfinity X1, while out and about by using the Xfinity Stream app, or by simply using the internet on their laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Basically, Xfinity is making it very easy for customers to watch Westworld for free just in time for the new season.
Like Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) showing up in The Batcave after the Knightmare scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, an adaptation of Geoff Johns’ Flashpoint would simply be “too soon.” There are several storylines involved in the core Flashpoint arc, but the basic gist is that Barry goes back in time to prevent the murder of his mother (something briefly touched upon in Justice League) and saves her. As a result of his actions, he wakes up in a dystopian future in which Thomas Wayne is a gun-toting Batman, Superman is a prisoner in a government facility, Cyborg is the lone protector of America, and Aquaman and Wonder Woman are engaged in a bitter war threatening to destroy the world. This arc isn’t just a Flash story; it’s a sprawling DC crossover, and we haven’t lived in the current version of the DCEU nearly long enough to understand each character’s role in the affair.
When we last saw Thor in Thor: Ragnarok, he had suffered a number of losses, and while he was able to save Asgard’s citizens before their civilization was destroyed, he didn’t get much of a breather, as his ship ran into a much larger and intimidating vessel. From what’s been shown in the Avengers: Infinity War previews so far, the Guardians of the Galaxy will run into Thor (literally) after the God of Thunder’s encounter with Thanos. The Guardians already have some experience with saving the universe, so despite Peter Quill’s initial refusal (at least that’s how it’s framed in this TV spot), they will help fight back against the Mad Titan and his minions, which will eventually take them to Earth; the battle in Wakanda, specifically. Beyond that, it’s unclear what’s in store for this group, though they are primed to return for Avengers 4 next year.