In case you didn’t know Dune: Part Two will start filming soon and that means the cast for the remaining slate of important characters yet to be revealed has been announced over the last few months. So yes, now we know exactly who will be playing Feyd-Rautha, Princess Irulan, and Emperor Shaddam the IV. Here they are.
In the 80s’ rock-and-roll star Sting portrayed Paul’s rival, Feyd. Now Villeneuve has cast Austin Butler who will be portraying Elvis Presley in a film this year starring alongside Tom Hanks to be this generation’s Feyd and I am here for it.
I have not seen any of Butler’s work, but he looks like the guy to play Feyd in a way we won’t forget. I can’t wait to see his transformation into the character.
Loki has changed the scope of the MCU forever with a chance for Marvel Studios to take this story in any way it wants thanks to the multiverse being created. With the arrival of the multiverse it seems like anything is possible.
Have you ever wanted to know what Emily Blunt would’ve been like as Black Widow? Or John Krasinski as Captain America? The multiverse could make it happen.
Do you want to see Chris Evans return as Captain America? There’s been rumors that he’s eyeing a return to the MCU and I’m pretty sure after what’s happened with Loki that’s going to happen. Hugh Jackman may have even teased a reprisal of his iconic role as Wolverine in the MCU via his Instagram page a couple of weeks ago.
Or do you want Deadpool to meet The Avengers? We’re in the multiverse now. Anything could happen.
So yes, the Multiverse is open and that means Kevin Feige can run wild with his imagination but there are some things that need to remain permanent and one such instance is Iron Man’s death.
I can’t believe I’m writing this. I’ve been watching Will Smith for years. In fact, I like nearly all of his movies and yes, there are even some that I love. “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” is even one of my favorite summertime songs. And I think Will Smith is hilarious.
When I heard Smith was going to do a movie about the Williams sisters I thought to myself, “Well, that’s a terrible idea.” And then the movie started premiering at the festivals and was met with immense praise. There was even talk about Smith being a favorite for the Oscar win.
Fast forward to now and tonight may finally be the year that another Black man receives a win for Best Actor. If he doesn’t, the outcry is going to be tremendous. He’s swept all of the awards; Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, the SAGs, even the BAFTAs! It’s his Oscar to lose and I absolutely cannot wait to see this monumental moment this evening.
Who or what movie are you rooting for during tonight’s Oscars? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Yesterday Matt Reeves, out of the blue, dropped the official five-minute-long deleted scene featuring none other than Barry Keoghan’s take on the Joker and it was fascinating, to say the least. Here it is.
After watching the scene it was obvious why it had, in fact, been deleted, and yet it’s one of the greatest deleted scenes I’ve seen in a while.
I know. The Batman just came out two weeks ago so I shouldn’t be worrying too much about the lack of announcements for a spinoff or a comic book series featuring Kravitz’s iteration of Catwoman…and yet…I’m getting fidgety. Why? Well, I just saw this on Twitter today.
And suddenly I’m getting Finn erasure flashbacks all over again.
Finn, next to Rey, was the most important character in the Sequel Trilogy when The Force Awakens first came out. I mean, he was a stormtrooper who turned good! And there was the possibility of him having the Force too? What isn’t more fascinating than that?!
Instead of continuing to broaden his storyline through novels and a comic book series they gave the spotlight to Poe Dameron who suddenly became far more important than Finn ever would be. He got a 31-issue comic series, a novel detailing his story before he joined the Resistance, and when The Rise of Skywalker came out, he was larger than Finn on the poster, cementing the notion that he was more important than Finn.
Meanwhile, Finn only got two comic books:
The left one was a standalone issue which came out in 2019. That’s four years after The Force Awakens! And then the issue on the right also came out in 2019 but as you can see Finn is now placed behind Poe Dameron because Lucasfilm slowly but surely diminished Finn’s place in the storyline.
It feels like the same thing is happening to Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman.
There are only a few comic book characters that are often recast over and over and over again; Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, The Joker, and Catwoman. These characters have transcended generations for their appeal with new actors adding a little something extra to the table. The Batman is the latest in a long line of comic book movie reboots focusing on the Dark Knight and the feline femme fatale, Selina Kyle.
And of course, that leads to debate; is Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Zoe Kravitz’s the best iterations of the characters yet? The short answer is yes and no. Here’s the long answer to why.
Robert Pattinson is undoubtedly a GREAT Batman, in fact, his take on the caped vigilante is my favorite of all the live-action Batman portrayals. He’s the first Batman who actually feels like a detective, his intimidatingly mysterious presence felt so perfect for the character, and the way Pattinson carried himself in the role was utterly magnetic.
However, he needs a bit more development on the Bruce Wayne side of things for him to really cement his place as my favorite iteration of Batman definitively. I understand that this version of Wayne is darker like a goth teenager but until we start seeing Bruce embrace his family legacy and become a bit of a polished businessman I still can’t say he’s the best.