Month: March 2018

Jack Whitehall joins Dwayne Johnson for Disney movie

British comedian and actor, Jack Whitehall, will join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for Disney’s upcoming movie, “The Jungle Cruise”.

Whitehall will play the key role of Blunt’s brother in the movie which is based on the classic theme park attraction.

Disney plans to make the movie in a similar vein to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, with Jaume Collet-Serra directing and Logan writer, Michael Green, penning the latest draft.

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Legendary director takes huge swipe at Netflix

Let’s face it, Netflix is slowly taking over the world.

More and more movies and TV shows are streamed through the vastly popular website and it is gradually having a huge effect on cinemas and moviegoers.

This is a least the view taken by Steven Spielberg, who is currently promoting his latest masterpiece, Ready Player One, which hits UK cinemas this week.

Speaking to ITV News, the legendary director suggested that film was currently facing its biggest threat from TV, primarily because of streaming. He went on to suggest that any movie using a streaming website, such as Netflix, should not be allowed to win an Oscar.

He said: “I don’t believe that films that are given token qualifications, in a couple of theatres for less than a week, should qualify for Academy Award nominations,

“Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. If it’s a good show, you deserve an Emmy. But not an Oscar.”

Spielberg went on to suggest that he would still have made his previous film, The Post, for theatre goers as opposed to a Netflix audience.

Check out the full interview below and let me know if you agree with the legendary director:

Tom Hardy to play famous mob boss in biopic

Having played both notorious London gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in 2015’s Legend, Tom Hardy is set to get back to the crime scene – this time to play Al Capone in the upcoming biopic ‘Fonzo’.

The movie follows the life of legendary mob boss Capone as a 47-year-old following his 10 year stint in prison and his problems with dementia and the demons of his violent past.

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Chronicle and Fantastic Four (2015) director Josh Trank is helming the project which will also star Matt Dillon and Linda Cardenilli.

Hardy was the best thing about Legend and it’s no surprise that he is the go to man when casting a violent gangster. That said, he will need to seriously alter his image and body shape if he in order to accurately portray the porky Capone.

But hey, if Hollywood can turn Gary Oldman into Winstone Churchill and win him an Oscar, anything’s possible!

Chris Evans to leave role of Captain America

Chris Evans looks set to be hanging up his shield after claiming that he wants to leave the Captain America role before being axed from it.

The actor recently told the New York Times that he plans to leave the Marvel Universe after ‘Avengers 4’, which is set to be released next year.

In a profile piece for the newspaper, Evans said: “You want to get off the train before they push you off.”

Marvel co-star, Robert Downey Jr, had previously suggested that he will feel lost when Evans left the project.

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He said: “I feel like my instinct would be to bust his jaw.

“All I know is that there’s something about being on camera with Evans. I hate to say it, but I don’t know what I’m gonna do when he’s not Cap anymore.

“I look at him and think this is the truest, most down moral psychology I’ve ever seen and then they go, ‘Cut!’ and Chris is like, ‘Hey buddy, I gotta get out of here’.”

Evans filmed Avengers 3 & 4 back to back last year and he admitted that this autumn’s reshoots will be his last outing in the red, white and blue suit.

So long, Cap.

WATCH: Wands at the ready in first trailer for Fantastic Beasts sequel

The first full-length trailer for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has finally dropped.

The Crimes of Grindelwald sees Eddie Redmayne return as Newt Scamander in the second of the projected five films in the JK Rowling-scripted Harry Potter spinoff series.

Jude Law, playing a young Albus Dumbledore, locks horns with Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald in a wizarding showdown.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits cinemas this November – check out the first trailer below:

Christopher Nolan predicts surprise Best Picture nomination at next year’s Oscars

Sunday’s Oscar ceremony produced a number of positive talking points on an otherwise successful night celebrating the best of everything film.

One movie that was mentioned on the regular throughout the night and indeed for the last few months, is Black Panther.

The latest Marvel release received incredible critic reviews and fan reaction as well as offering a voice for diversity in film.

Furthermore, legendary director Christopher Nolan offered his thoughts on the movie on Deadline’s Oscar round-up, claiming that he believes “Black Panther will among the Best Picture nominees in 2019”.

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Although a superhero movie has never been nominated for an Oscar outside of the technical awards before, Logan broke that duck this year when it was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Additionally, there was plenty of suggestion that Wonder Woman would be nominated for a big prize, though that never surfaced.

Deadline claimed that a Disney executive had spoken about how hard they were pushing for Black Panther to be nominated, while another Disney contender comes in the shape of Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt.