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New Aquaman Poster Sets Up His Classic Costume

When Jason Momoa was announced as the DCEU’s Aquaman, it gave fans an impression that the ruler of the Seven Seas was going to be a lot less comic book-y and a lot more badass. Best known for his portrayal of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, the decision to cast Momoa swims much further from the chipper blonde-haired superhero who rocks a bright orange and green scaly suit. But when director James Wan signed on to Aquaman, he knew exactly what he was getting into and wanted to feature the iconic seafaring superhero suit and all. With the release of Aquaman just under three months away, Wan has shared a brand new poster of the upcoming film, and it teases some of that green and orange. Check it out:

What a beautiful poster! The sneak peak of Aquaman’s iconic suit has the hero in emerald green gloves and an orangey-gold suit as he holds up a sparkling trident. James Wan tweeted it out with a little rhyme that goes “A Son of the Land, A King of the Seas, He’s the Protector of the Deep,” along with announcing that something is arriving tomorrow (possibly a new trailer that will reveal his suit completely?) For longtime fans of the comic book character, this is an exciting teaser that promises them that a genuine Aquaman is swimming into theaters come December. Jason Mamoa’s previous get-ups have included a muted green, brown and gold costume in his full Justice League appearance and a simple pair of denim jeans (worn underwater for some reason?) in the first poster released for Aquaman.

The DC superhero has long been a member of the Justice League, though he’s also plagued with the most jokes and not given the same stature as Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman. James Wan and Jason Mamoa are hoping to change perceptions of the king of the seas with Aquaman while also telling a story of the hero that sticks to the source material. Based on the first footage within the first trailer, Aquaman looks to be taking a fun approach to the character, as Momoa delivers amusing quips while also bringing strength to the Aquaman name. The upcoming movie will be a unique underwater spectacle, including the beautiful sea creatures of the deep along with showcasing a city in the depths of the ocean.

While the DCEU had it start with muted portrayals of its iconic superheroes, the franchise seems to be taking note from the massive success of the MCU and breaking away from brooding installments. Following the blockbuster Wonder Woman, Aquaman will likely be taking a similar tone. The tide is coming to theaters on December 21.

Re-Releasing Jaws With A CGI Shark Is A Good Idea, According To Richard Dreyfuss

For a movie about a shark attacking beachgoers at a summer resort town, there’s actually not that much shark footage within Jaws. This came out of necessity rather than by design since the mechanical sharks constructed for the movie kept malfunctioning, but it actually ended up working in Jaws‘ favor, as it gave the story a much more ominous, Hitchcockian-like tone. 43 years later, movie-making technology has leaped to previously unimaginable heights, and Richard Dreyfuss, who played oceanographer Matt Hooper, believes it would be a good idea for Jaws to be re-released and have the terrorizing shark be a CGI creation. As Dreyfuss put it:

As we’ve seen with the original Star Wars trilogy, it’s easy enough to go back into an older movie and add current effects, though that doesn’t come without criticism. But Richard Dreyfuss doesn’t see updating Jaws with a CGI shark as a problem, a realization he came to after Deadline brought up the idea when interviewing him at the Catalina Film Festival. Dreyfuss also acknowledged that director Steven Spielberg managed to work wonders with Jaws, but given what can be created for the big screen now, it’d be wise for Jaws to get an update so that the shark feels more realistic. In the actor’s words:

Given how Jaws remains one of the most popular movies of all time, it being re-released certainly would be “huge,” and maybe Richard Dreyfuss is right that making the shark all CGI would be more appealing to younger moviegoers who might not have otherwise have checked it out. However, as mentioned earlier, it was the fact that we don’t see that much of the shark in Jaws that makes the movie more terrifying. Audiences have to imagine how big this monstrosity is, and sure there a few moments where the shark pops up and it’s obvious the thing is man-made, but those don’t take from how scary the movie overall. It’s one thing to go in and touch up parts of the shark with CGI, but to completely erase the original, practical version is a questionable decision, and one that would almost certainly anger a lot of movie buffs.

If the Jaws franchise is ever rebooted, maybe the new take could feature a CGI shark to fit in among the other blockbusters, but when it comes to the original Jaws, such a decision would be incredibly divisive. In any case, keep up to date with what’s heading to theaters over the next year with our 2018 and 2019 release schedules.

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Watch Lady Gaga Tear Up While Surprising Fans at A Star Is Born Screening

With the release of A Star Is Born inching closer, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are deep in the throes of one of the most extensive press tours in recent memory. In other words, these two really want you to see their movie. So much so, in fact, that they might even drop in on a screening, which is exactly what Gaga did in New York on Wednesday, October 3.

Decked out in a shimmering red turtleneck dress, the singer turned actress greeted the audience after a brief introduction from Tyler Oakley. “I love you so much,” she said, per a clip from Good Morning America. “Thank you so, so much from the bottom of my heart for being here tonight.”

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Then, as she’s done throughout the whirlwind press circuit, Gaga heaped praise on her costar and director, Bradley Cooper. “All you need is just for one person to believe,” Gaga told the audience. “So, I have to say thank you to my incredible director, Bradley Cooper. This is the moment that Bradley gives the film over to you and to the world. I am so grateful and so humbled that it is moving people and that’s all that matters. So, this our gift to you. We love you.”

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Unless you’ve recently signed a year-long lease for a sensory-deprivation tank, it’s been impossible to ignore the enormous hype surrounding this movie. It currently sits at a sparkling 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and is considered by many to be the front-runner at this year’s Oscars. Beyond the merits of the film itself, Gaga’s ultra-devoted fan base has been crucial in elevating A Star Is Born to the top of the pop-culture pyramid. So naturally, she also thanked her Little Monsters for helping to get her to this point.

“It would be a lie to not think each and every one of you who has supported me over the years, I would not be here without you,” she said. She added, per E! News, that she will “never forget when I looked into the eyes of my fans for the first time and I saw myself,” and added that “you are fighters. You are beautiful, and I love you.”

That’s going to be one helluva an Oscars acceptance speech.

See the video, below:

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Caitlyn Jenner’s Partner Opens Up About Relationships, Says It’s Not Romantic

During a recent interview, Sophia Hutchins opened up about her relationship with Caitlyn Jenner. As she discussed on a podcast appearance, Hutchins holds a close bond with Jenner, and they share the same house and interact with each other on a daily basis. But Hutchins doesn’t consider themselves to be “romantic.” Rather, Sophia Hutchins claims they simply “share a life together,” along with everything that comes with a close-knitted correspondence. Here’s how Sophia Hutchins described her day-to-day life with Jenner, and how she would describe the work they do together and the lives they share.

Sophia Hutchins’ recent comments about her relationship with Caitlyn Jenner were made during her appearance on the podcast, Hidden Truths with Jim Breslo. During this ongoing conversation, Hutchins wanted to stress that, while she maintains a relationship with Caitlyn Jenner, she doesn’t consider it to be a romantic one. Rather, she views the bond she shares with Jenner as a partnership, above all else. While she considers herself “inseparable” to Caitlyn Jenner, Hutchins doesn’t consider believe it’s extra romantic. And she doesn’t believe that conversation needs to be a public one. That’s a private manner, and Hutchins would prefer if it was kept that way. Here’s how Sophia Hutchins described her relationship with Caitlyn Jenner on the episode.

While Sophia Hutchins is open about how close she is with Caitlyn Jenner, she doesn’t want their relationship to be labeled. They hold a tight bond together, where they spend a lot of time together in the same workplace and under the same roof– but she believes other matters should be kept to themselves, at least as far as the media is concerned. And that’s certainly understandable. Even though Jenner is a public figure, privacy is something everyone wishes to have. If Sophia Hutchins and Caitlyn Jenner want to keep a part of their lives separate from the world, that’s their choice to make.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on the latest celebrity developments and updates right here at CinemaBlend.

Gareth Evans Praises Joe Manganiello’s Dedication To DC’s Deathstroke

As far a cinematic universes goes, there is no place quite as unique as DC’s live-action universe. The DCEU has already had plenty of peaks and valleys, with projects regularly announced, and then promptly cancelled. As such, it’s unclear when many of the franchise’s favorites might return to the silver screen. This includes Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke, who had a brief cameo in the final moments of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. After originally being set to appear as the villain in the Batman movie, it now looks like a Deathstroke movie may also be in the works for Manganiello, with Gareth Evans recently rumored to be helming the project. While revealing he’s only had a few quick phone calls, Evans praised Manganiello’s dedication and knowledge of the DC villain, saying:

Well, that seem pretty clear. It looks like, despite the characters’ myriad setbacks, Joe Manganiello is still very much committed to playing the DC’s live action version of Wilson Slade aka Deathstroke. Now the question is: when will that be?

Gareth Evans’ comments to Comic Book will likely elicit a mixed back of emotions from the DC fandom. On one hand, they’ll be pleased to learn just how seriously Joe Manganiello has taken his Deathstroke research. Comic book fans look very closely to film adaptations, and expect each actor to have done a fair amount of homework ahead of performing. Manganiello does just that, and apparently knows more than most of his peers in the superhero genre.

But there’s also a downside to Gareth Evans’ Deathstroke update: it doesn’t seem like he’s actually attached to direct a spinoff. Edwards is mostly known for his contributions into the horror world, and therefore seems like a fascinating choice to helm a DC project. The horror genre has been on a serious upswing as of late, and plenty of directors have made their way to superhero movies, including James Wan. A fresh take might be just what the DCEU needs, as Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is still the only critical success to come from the shared universe.

Seemingly anything can happen in the DC’s still growing universe, so perhaps Gareth Edwards will work out a deal with DC after all. If he’s taken so many calls, he’s at least somewhat interested– especially if it links him with Joe Manganiello.

The next installment in the DCEU is Aquaman on December 21st, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Did Chris Evans Just Say Goodbye To Marvel For Good?

You have to hand it to Chris Evans, eight years is a hell of a run. Having already left his mark on the superhero movie world as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch, in 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Evans made an even bigger impact as Captain America, leading three of his own movies, co-starring in all the Avengers movies and even popping up briefly in Thor: The Dark World and Spider-Man: Homecoming. But eventually every actor must leave a role, and Evans has been strongly hinting that Avengers 4 will be his last outing as Captain America. Again, officially we don’t know this for sure, and even if this is what’s happening, there’s always the chance that years down the line, an opportunity could arise where he’d be interested in reprising the role. But for now, fans should make peace with the idea that he’ll soon be departing from the MCU.

Krypton’s New Villain Lobo Looks Ready To Tour With Rob Zombie In First Image

Well, now. Let’s see…Guns a’poppin? Check. Muscular, exposed torso? Check. White skin? Check. Long, dark, voluminous hair? Check? Scowl? Check. Chain wrapped arm? Check. Red eyes? Check. Face paint and attitude that would have him fitting right in on stage at a Rob Zombie concert? Check, check, check! You might have also noticed that Scanlan is outfitted in Lobo’s signature fanged skull decorative pant ornament. While this is usually shown as being a belt buckle of sorts, it appears as though Krypton has decided to switch things up a bit and have the character use it as more of a cod piece. What can I say? I can’t complain about it. Though, I do feel like he needs a more impressive layer of white all over to really make his Kiss-like eye adornment pop, but I can withhold full judgement until I actually see Lobo in action on the drama.

Why Disney Hated Johnny Depp’s Pirates Of The Caribbean Performance

With Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald soon approaching theaters, audiences will soon get to see the unconventional Johnny Depp make his mark on yet another beloved franchise as the film’s sinister villain. Although the 55-year-old actor has roots as a rebellious indie favorite in the 90s, he is best known as the leading high-earning family friendly franchises that he has twisted on its head with his unique performances. Depp’s shift into super-stardom began when he first played Jack Sparrow in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. The Disney character became so iconic that Depp was added to the classic Disney park ride dating back to 1967. However, Depp said when he first introduced his interpretation of the pirate on set, the studio had quite a bit of criticism about it. In his words:

Johnny Depp’s comments come from a completely unfiltered interview with GQ. It’s no secret that Depp and Disney had their differences. The actor has previously how he expected the studio to fire him because he wasn’t following its wishes. He reminisced how he would get on set and go completely “rogue”, tearing up the script and muttering what he felt was best for the drunken scoundrel. After working in a collaborative environment on independent films, working under a big studio was a new experience for him. And Depp felt that if he wasn’t challenging the values of Disney and making them unhappy, then he wouldn’t be doing his job as an actor right. Depp continued by divulging another conversation with a Disney executive:

Johnny Depp’s unhinged name drop is regarding former Disney executive, Nina Jacobson who was president of Buena Vista until 2006. Jacobson is a gay woman herself, who currently helms her own production company– best known for producing the Hunger Games franchise. Despite Disney’s alleged comments to Depp, his controversial performance became a huge success and he went on to make four Pirates sequels along with working with Disney again with the new Alice in Wonderland franchise. You can see Depp next in Crimes of Grindelwald, coming to theaters on November 16.

Modern Romance: State-of-the-Art Spindle Beds

SPARE SPIRES Designer Kerry Joyce’s bed adds soul to a Manhattan apartment featured in his coming book, ‘The Intangible,’ (Pointed Leaf Press).
SPARE SPIRES Designer Kerry Joyce’s bed adds soul to a Manhattan apartment featured in his coming book, ‘The Intangible,’ (Pointed Leaf Press). Photo: Joshua McHugh

IN A MODERN Manhattan apartment, Los Angeles designer Kerry Joyce was faced with a blank-slate bedroom sadly lacking in architectural charisma. He had introduced vintage pieces in other rooms, so Mr. Joyce decided to design a bed that recalls the past without bowing to it. His cast-bronze, finely articulated four-poster bed rekindles the charm of wooden spindles and, said Mr. Joyce, “anchors the room with a little bit of heart.”

After a decade or so of minimalist beds that forgo any draping but delineate volume with the barest of posts and rails, decorators are returning to the romance of the canopy bed without resorting to the festooning you’d encounter at a doily-dotted bed-and-breakfast. The reimagined four-posters replace overwrought Victorian spindles with unconventional, totem-like columns.

As the unnerving theory goes, canopied beds appeared in 13th-century Europe to keep rats from dropping upon the slumbering well-to-do, said Wolf Burchard, furniture research curator for London’s National Trust. Americans in the sweltering South dispensed with the insulating canopies and draperies in the early 20th century, said Alexis Barr, instructor of design history at the New York School of Interior Design, to minimize germiness. The canning of canopies also reflects the general “stripping down of the American interior.”

Yet today’s designers wistfully admire the four-posters’ suggestion of cocooning. Under a client’s soaring exposed-beam ceilings, Jessica Helgerson, who works in Portland, Ore., recently installed a bed by Los Angeles’s Noir furniture, with stanchions like upended polygraph-test lines. “It creates the feeling of a room within a room without closing things in,” said Ms. Helgerson, who avoids canopied beds as too fussy and “decorator-y.” Los Angeles-based Jeff Andrews, who stationed a similar bed in reality-TV star Kylie Jenner’s former bedroom, finds approachable whimsy in these newfangled posts. Without a shrouding canopy, he said, they work with most décor styles and don’t look “over-the-top or too commanding.”

New woodcarving technology, namely computer numerical control (CNC) routers, make possible fanciful beds like London designer Geoff Hawkes’s for Restoration Hardware, a svelte take on Baroque hardwood spindles. “It’s trying to catch people’s imagination,” Mr. Hawkes said. “People walk in and go, ‘That’s interesting.’”

From left: QS Ferret Bed by Noir, $3,540 for queen, Mecox Gardens, 212-249-5301; 18th C. Spindle Turned Bed, from $3,395, RH.com
From left: QS Ferret Bed by Noir, $3,540 for queen, Mecox Gardens, 212-249-5301; 18th C. Spindle Turned Bed, from $3,395, RH.com

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Gisele Bündchen Cried Before Her First Major Runway Show—And It Wasn’t Out of Happiness

Gisele Bündchen has walked down 600-plus runways throughout her 20-year career as a model. But in her new memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, she reveals that her first major fashion show was far from a positive experience. In fact, she broke down crying before stepping on the runway.

Back in 1998, Bündchen recalls being set to appear in an Alexander McQueen show—her first ever international gig, according to Cosmopolitan—and “couldn’t believe” that she had been chosen. But that excitement would melt away when she saw her look for the first time, the day of: a skirt—and nothing else.

“Where’s the top?” Bündchen remembers asking someone, who informed her that there wasn’t one. The model then started to cry, as she was afraid that coming down the runway topless would disappoint her family. “I was a good girl. I was a tomboy. I was someone whose big breasts had embarrassed her since she’d hit puberty,” she writes, per Cosmopolitan. “I was a girl gripped by the fear that my family would feel so embarrassed they would never speak to me again. I was terrified.”

Thankfully, someone backstage had her back: “As soon as Val, the makeup artist, saw the situation, she said she would paint a top on me using white makeup… Val told me how beautiful it looked and said that the runway was so dark nobody would know,” Bündchen recalls. Because the show took place in the rain, “no one could tell what was rain and what was tears.”

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Bündchen writes that her family never saw the photos from the show. And according to Cosmopolitan, she credits that Alexander McQueen show as one of the most important jumping-off points of her career. Still, she’s not the only model to speak out about the pressure of going topless, especially when you’re starting out: Kate Moss recently opened up about a similar experience at a photoshoot, saying “there was pressure… I worked with a woman photographer called Corinne Day, and she always liked me with no top on. And I did not like it at all when I first started.”

In the wake of the #MeToo, the fashion industry has been taking steps to protect models in these types of situations, through programs and even legislation, to give support and offer them resources.

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