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Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise is expanding on Apple TV+ with a new Godzilla series and it has secured a casting coup. Both Kurt Russell and his son, Wyatt, will join the show. It'll be the first time the two act together (Wyatt played a younger version of Kurt's character in 1998's Soldier) and share the same screen.
It's no coincidence there's so much crossover among the biggest franchises in the world. From Star Wars to Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, the actors are often the same. That rings especially true for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies and the world of Marvel. Here's a look at the actors who've done both.
In 2012, The Dark Knight Rises attempted to live up to one of the greatest sequels ever made and the greatest action film of the 2000s — The Dark Knight. To do it, director Christopher Nolan needed a villain who could one-up the Joker. So he picked Bane, the hulking beast who breaks Batman's back in the comics. Tom Hardy was cast in the role and he brought with him a unique choice of speech. Now, a decade after the film's release, it's Hardy's portrayal that's most memorable — and it's because o
Over the weekend, Bruce Willis and his wife, Emma Heming Willis, took a trip down memory lane for the 34th anniversary of Die Hard. The Willises visited the roof of the Fox Plaza building — aka Nakatomi Plaza, on Saturday. And Mrs. Willis made a tribute video of the moment cut with highlights from the 1988 action (and Christmas) classic. "On top of Nakatomi Plaza 34 years later," she captioned the clip.
In 1983, The Outsiders brought 18-year-old author S. E. Hinton's 1967 novel to the big screen. Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma where warring gangs of "greasers" and "socs" battle for respect, the movie speaks for young generations of Americans. And it still does. The cast turned out to be legendary. Everyone became stars, some more than others. Decades later, let's catch up with Ponyboy, Dally, Johnny, and the rest.
The story is fantastic. In 2018, Where the Crawdads Sing became an international bestseller, topping charts and winning the praise of Reese Witherspoon, who bought the movie rights. Author Delia Owens was 70 years old and suddenly a literary star. However, there's a dark history behind Where the Crawdads Sing. Owens was mixed up in a murder while living in Africa in 1996. Here's how the incident may have inspired her novel, and the movie based on it, which premieres tomorrow on Netflix.
Will Smith won't be going to the Oscars for 10 years after the infamous slap, but it won't stop the Bad Boys franchise from expanding into a fourth installment, at least according to co-star Martin Lawrence. He brushed off any notion that Bad Boys 4 would be canceled and told Ebony, "We got one more at least."
How it started: Martin Short and Steve Martin met on the set of Three Amigos in 1986. How it's going: Martin Short and Steve Martin are taking their act on the road again and their HBO show Only Murderers in the Building just got renewed for a third season — and they both scored Emmy nods in the same category for their roles. They've been BFFs and co-stars for nearly 40 years and it's quite possibly the best bromance in Hollywood (sorry, Ben and Matt). To celebrate their friendship, here's a loo
Top Gun: Maverick continues to be a boffo juggernaut for Paramount Pictures. And now, it's the studio's number one film all-time at the domestic box office. The sequel recently passed $601.9 million, surpassing a little movie called Titanic. Impressive, but record-breaking is getting to be old hat for TGM.
Everyone hates remakes and sequels. At least, they claim to. The box office receipts tell another tale. The truth is we love the familiar. It makes us feel all safe and warm. That's why studios don't make original movies anymore. It's too easy to slip into the warm embrace of a remake or reboot. Here are some future examples you won't believe.
Harrison Ford's led a charmed life. Plucked from obscurity by George Lucas and thrown in American Graffiti before Star Wars made him a household name, Ford's been a huge star for over 40 years now. His choices have made him one of the highest-grossing actors ever. But he could've been even bigger, if that's possible. Like every in-demand actor, Ford's passed on some plumb parts over the years — including a few that became Oscar winners. Here's a look at the roles that could've been.
Ever since Hugh Jackman hung up his adamantium claws, fans have speculated as to which actor might replace him as Wolverine. The next iteration of the X-Men will be produced within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So Wolvy will meet Spider-Man, Thor, and everyone else at some point. The role will be highly sought-after. Luckily for Marvel, these actors have shown interest, or been nominated by scores of fans.
The Emmys are just like the Oscars — true-life roles lead to nominations. It's an easy path to judgment when voters can compare a performance to an actual person. In 2022, al dozen actors were nominated for playing historical figures, con artists, murder suspects, tech CEOs, and Pamela Anderson. See them all ahead...
The Primetime Emmy nominees have been announced. HBO's Succession led the way with 25 nominations, including outstanding drama. The White Lotus, also from HBO, and Apple's Ted Lasso collected 20 nods each. Those were the big winners. But what about the forlorn, the cast-asides, the SNUBS? These are the contenders who should've been nominated but weren't.
Chances are you've seen Thor: Love and Thunder. The latest Marvel flick just raked in $302 million worldwide in its opening weekend. And, if you did, you might be wondering what happened to some beloved Thor characters from past films who didn't make it into this one. To wit, scenes featuring both the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and Eitri (Peter Dinklage) were shot, but left on the cutting room floor. And they weren't the only stars left behind. So why were they cut?
Somehow, it's already been 15 years since Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (AKA the fifth Harry Potter movie) hit theaters. The year was 2007 and there were jeans on the red carpet, Rupert Grint really liked his "keep calm and carry on" shirt, and a shaggy-haired Robert Pattinson even made an appearance.Behold, the most glorious photos from the events surrounding the movie, which grossed $942 million total that summer.
Chris Hemsworth has so completely captured the character of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's hard to imagine anyone else in the role. But, once upon a time, there was a casting battle, and it came down to Chris and his younger brother Liam. The elder Hemsworth remembered his origin story in a recent interview with MensXP.
Each new Marvel movie has buried treasure hidden in it. And Thor: Love and Thunder is no exception. It helps that co-writer/director Taika Waititi is an actual comic-book fan. He's one of the best at inserting knowing references in his films. Here are some of our favorites from Love and Thunder, along with explanations for the post-credits scenes. **SPOILERS** ahead!
Welcome to Zimbio’s Summer Movie Cocktail Guide, where every Friday we’ll offer a drink recreated from your favorite films and TV shows — from the 400-year-old recipe for Harry Potter’s Butterbeer to Doc Brown’s Wake-Up Juice from Back to the Future III. Each of which comes courtesy of viral mixologist Greg Titian of YouTube’s How to Drink channel. So kick up your feet and enjoy a cold one on the house.It’s illegal throughout the United Federation of Planets. Its stench is so strong that it “for
Kurt Russell was on the fast track to the Majors in the early '70s despite also being a successful child actor. Russell was an all-star minor leaguer in the (then) California Angels farm system when an injury derailed his career. He'd have to settle for being a movie star. However, Russell could've been both — kinda. Bull Durham director Ron Shelton recently wrote an article for The Ringer in which he talks about recruiting Russell, his first choice, for the role of Crash Davis (which would even
James Caan, the New York City-bred actor with the ferocious screen presence, passed away July 6 at the age of 82. Caan was a force, to be certain, capable of the most masculine roles. But he also displayed a tenderness that belied his strength and made him a well-rounded actor. While his script choices sometimes left critics scratching their heads, Caan left behind a stellar filmography. His early career is especially impressive. These are his five greatest roles.
We all know and love the original animated Beauty and the Beast. Then Emma Watson gave us the magical live-action version, which was the most expensive musical ever made. Now, come this holiday season, we're getting a mix of both animated and live-action for an ABC special to celebrate the beloved Disney movie's 30th birthday (a year late, but who's counting).So what is it, really? From the few details released so far, it seems like the animated movie will play, then yet-to-be-announced stars wi