Arnold Schwarzenegger defined what it was to be The Terminator in the original film back in 1984. Since then, other actors have joined the franchise and created different kinds of Terminators, but Arnold is still the gold standard. Arnold plays one of two Terminators in the new film Dark Fate, but as the expert he also had a significant influence in how Gabriel Luna played the brand new Terminator.
Luna recently told Men’s Health that he looked to Arnold for advice on how to play the role of the emotionless killing machine, and while Schwarzenegger mostly wanted Luna to create the new role himself, he did offer some tips, make everything look easy, and don’t blink. According to Luna…
The simple fact that a Terminator doesn’t need to aim a gun in a traditional way, because the machine is able to do the aiming internally, makes perfect sense, and goes a long way to explaining all the other things that a Terminator can do without it ever looking like it’s working hard.
However, the minor detail that the Terminator doesn’t blink while firing was apparently a much bigger deal for Arnold than you might expect. It was apparently one of the rules set out in the very first Terminator film that the machine would not blink. Though Arnold admits that it’s actually difficult to pull off.
Apparently, if you go back and look at the first movie and the scene where Arnold kicks in a door before shooting one of the other women named Sarah Conner, you’ll see that he does blink, though he doesn’t in the rest of the film. Maybe that’s why he spends so much of the movie in sunglasses.
It’s this dedication to getting the Terminator just right that ultimately is what led to Arnold Schwarzenegger getting the role in the first place. Originally, Arnold was going to play the hero Kyle Reese in the first movie, but director James Cameron realized the actor had given such thought to playing the machine that it’s the role he should be playing. According to Arnold…
It was certainly the right call. The fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger looks like a walking brick wall made the Terminator that much more terrifying. It’s unlikely anybody else would have felt that way up against Arnold as the hero.
Arnold returns as the Terminator, though also one of the good guys, in Terminator: Dark Fate November 1.
Following the release of Colin Trevorrow’s Battle at Big Rock short film, many of us are extra excited to see what the director has in store for audiences with Jurassic World 3. We have a long time to wait though because the sequel to last year’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the third film in the Jurassic World franchise isn’t set to arrive in theaters until 2021. It’s on the way though and it looks like Jurassic World 3 is actually beginning filming soon.
According to HN Entertainment, Jurassic World 3 is expected to shoot at the legendary Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England. This would be a return for the franchise, as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also shot scenes at Pinewood Studios UK, as have other entries in massive franchises, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, No Time to Die and Eternals.
This report is unconfirmed as of yet and should be taken with a grain of salt until we hear more. But if accurate, this could be a sign that the pieces are being put in place to go before cameras. With the production locking in its filming locations, it seems that Jurassic World 3 could be ramping up its pre-production process so that it can begin filming in the near future.
Jurassic World 3settled on a release date before Fallen Kingdom had even hit theaters and all signs are looking good that it will actually hit that release date. And after the events of Fallen Kingdom and the taste we got of things to come in Battle at Big Rock, there is a lot to look forward to in Jurassic World 3.
With the dinosaurs being released on the mainland at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, this threequel could have an entirely new dynamic than what we’ve seen before from this franchise. Director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow has promised Jurassic World 3 thankfully won’t have dinosaurs attacking cities and that it will be a celebration of the entire franchise.
To that end, there is a hope shared by many fans and vocally championed by actress Bryce Dallas Howard, that Jurassic World 3 see the return of the actors from the original Jurassic Park. Jeff Goldblum appeared briefly as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Fallen Kingdom, but as of yet we haven’t seen Laura Dern’s Ellie Sattler or Sam Neill’s Alan Grant.
We don’t know if the original trio will be returning for Jurassic World 3 yet, but with all the talk surrounding the possibility, it certainly seems likely. With Jurassic World 3 potentially shooting soon, hopefully we’ll begin to hear more about the story and perhaps some casting news as well.
Jurassic World 3 is directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Trevorrow and Pacific Rim Uprising’s Emily Carmichael. Jurassic World 3 opens in theaters on June 11, 2021. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to know what movies are coming this fall and for all the latest movie news, stay tuned to CinemaBlend.
The horror genre was built on long-running franchises, and there are few quite as beloved as Halloween. Starting with John Carpenter’s 1978 original slasher, Michael Myers has served as the thing of nightmares through decades of filmmaking and a whopping ten sequels. The most previous was 2018’s Halloween from Blumhouse, which was a direct sequel to the original and started a new timeline. Two more movies are coming, and Jamie Lee Curtis teased that the upcoming Halloween Kills is going to be deeply connected to Carpenter’s classic.
Jamie Lee Curtis is returning for Halloween Kills, alongside OG Michael Nick Castle and co-stars Judy Greer and Andi Matichak. Casting announcements show that characters from the 1978 Halloween are going to come back up in the upcoming sequel, and Curtis recently teased how that original movie’s contents will be fleshed out. As she put it:
Do you hear that sound? It’s Halloween fans everywhere jumping for joy. Because in addition to continuing the narrative begun with Blumhouse’s Halloween, next year’s Halloween Kills will also really focus on the events of the original movie. It seems that Laurie Strode wasn’t the only Haddonfield resident who was affected by Michael Myers’ first rampage through the town.
Casting information for Halloween Kills has slowly been trickling out, and certainly hints at a focus on John Carpenter’s Halloween. Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is reprising her role as Lindsey Wallace, and Anthony Michael Hall will be playing the adult version of Tommy Doyle. Lindsey and Tommy were the kids that Laurie and her friends were tasked with babysitting, and were witness to Michael’s original reign of terror. Additionally, Robert Longstreet is playing Lonnie Elam, Tommy’s bully from Halloween.
Blumhouse’s Halloween introduced a Laurie Strode who was still struggling everyday to deal with the trauma of her assault. But it looks like she’s not as alone as that movie hinted, and it’ll be interesting to see how Tommy and Lindsey were affected by their near death experiences.
Later in her conversation with Collider, Jamie Lee Curtis further teased what Halloween Kills will be about, saying:
It looks like 2020 and 2021 will have some very exciting Octobers, at least where movies are involved. Halloween Killswill be followed up by Halloween Ends, creating a bonafide trilogy in the process. The story has already been crafted by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, and it’s something that Jamie Lee Curtis seems thoroughly excited about. And considering how long she’s been playing Laurie Strode, that’s really saying something.
Our questions will be answered when Halloween Kills arrives in theaters October 16th 2020, followed by Halloween Ends on October 15th 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Marvel Studios broke new ground in cinematic storytelling when it took the continuity driven model behind comic books and brought it into the movie theater. The way the various films have connected to each other, have made the MCU the biggest film franchise in the world and recently made Avengers: Endgame the biggest box office movie in history.
However, continuity can be a tricky thing. There are a lot of things to get right and movies frequently get called out when they make a mistake. While the MCU may be getting all the broad strokes right, it turns out it’s letting some of the smaller details falter. Somebody recently discovered an error with Tony Stark‘s elevator as it is seen in Avengers versus how it was seen more recently in Avengers: Endgame.
In Marvel’s The Avengers, known as Avengers Assemble in some other countries. Agent Coulson hijacks Tony Stark’s elevator in Stark Tower at the beginning of the movie in order to talk to Stark about the Avengers Initiative following the theft of the Tesseract. He’s seen here in the top of the two images shared to imgur, getting out of the elevator, with simple wood paneling and a horizontal metal crossbar.
In Avengers: Endgame, we get a scene that is set not more than a couple of days after this scene. The Battle of New York is over and the Avengers are victorious. The team is taking Loki,down to hand him over to S.H.I.E.L.D. and they pile into the same elevator, except this time we see a few differences. The interior wall of the elevator is quite different as is some of the set around it
This is, of course, the smallest of details. It’s hardly important. It’s actually more shocking that somebody discovered the difference than it is that the error was made. Enough of the set looks similar to make it pretty clear this is supposed to be the same elevator, but enough is different that it’s clear that Endgame missed the mark.
The crew of Avengers: Endgame almost certainly spent a lot of time looking at The Avengers in order to properly recreate the necessary scenes in Endgame. Knowing that it is a bit surprising that this piece is off. Considering how much of the film was created in a computer, it seems like, if rebuilding the set to look exactly like the earlier film wasn’t an option, the changes could have been made via CGI.
This is what happens when the highest grossing movie in the world comes out on Blu-ray. People pour over it ways you likely never expected. This isn’t the only continuity issue that Avengers: Endgame has. When you’re making a three hour long epic that’s a culmination of a decade’s worth of movies, you’re likely going to miss a few things here and there.
Sylvester Stallone remains one of our industry’s most recognizable stars, a force in the action-movie world with titles such as First Blood, Cobra, Cliffhanger and Demolition Man on his resume. But casual movie fans who love going to Stallone’s sagas might not realize that he’s actually responsible for directing a handful of the most important films in his storied career.
Stallone took over directing duties on the Rocky franchise, his signature property, with Rocky II in 1979. He went on to helm the next three Rocky movies, and also helmed The Expendables and the most recent Rambo film, 2016’s Rambo.
Stallone did NOT decide to direct Rambo: Last Blood, however, and his reason was simple enough. Though in giving it, he opened up about what he saw in Last Blood director Adrian Grunberg as a collaborator. When asked by CinemaBlend why he didn’t helm this new movie, Stallone explained:
There is something to be said for that continuity. The Rocky franchise certainly stayed true to tone. That’s probably why casual fans might not even have known that Stallone took over the directing reigns. The same can’t necessarily be said for the Rambo franchise, as the sequels significantly ramped up their ’80s-inspired action, which was totally different from Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood.
However, as Sylvester Stallone elaborated on the hiring of Adrian Grunberg, he stated:
The past few years have been very exciting for filmmaker Rian Johnson. He was given the golden ticket to sci-fi with the chance to helm Star Wars: The Last Jedi, making a ton of risky changes to the canon in the process. Lucasfilm appreciated his vision enough to grant the filmmaker his own trilogy of upcoming Star Wars flicks, but not before he brought his murder mystery movie Knives Out to life. Johnson recently explained his upcoming schedule, and when he might return to the galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will end the nine-film narrative that began with A New Hope, so the Star Wars franchise will soon go into uncharted territory. The future seems to be in the hands of Game of Thrones creators DB Weiss and David Benioff and Rian Johnself, as two separate series of films will be developed. The timing is what seems to be unclear, even for Johnson himself. As he recently explained:
The truth is they’re still figuring out their schedule, their game plan, so if it’s possible for me to squeeze in another film before or while working on that, I will.
Well, that’s intriguing. Knives Out has gotten some excitement and positive attention from its early debut at TIFF 2019, and we might be getting another Rian Johnson original before kicks it to lightspeed and returns George Lucas’ colorful space world.
Rian Johnson’s comments to Evening Standard may illicit a mixture of emotions from moviegoers. While some cinephiles are eager to see what unique stories the filmmaker could bring to theaters, The Force is strong with the Star Wars fandom. And those generations of fans will want more Star Wars content sooner rather than later, especially with The Rise of Skywalker arriving so soon.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is perhaps the most divisive film in the long-standing franchise, with Rian Johnson taking plenty of risks and creative liberties with the beloved space opera. He purposefully subverted fan expectations, especially when it came to long theorized plot points like Supreme Leader Snoke and Rey’s parentage. He also granted Leia a deeper connection with The Force, manifesting in her controversial float through space.
Rian Johnson has a clear love for the Star Wars franchise, and his type of storytelling might translate especially well to stories outside of the Skywalker Saga. This gives him the creative freedom to tell new stories, without facing backlash from fans who had been waiting decades, and therefore have sky high expectations.
For now the fans will have to focus on the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which sees J.J. Abrams returning to the director’s seat to wrap up the current sequel. The pressure is on, as it is truly the end of an era.
Rian Johnson’s Knives Out will hit theaters November 27, and The Rise of Skywalker follows on December 20. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
We’re still about two full months away from what is going to likely be one of the biggest movies of an already big box office year. Frozen II is the sequel to one of the most popular movies ever, and there’s every indication the sequel is going to be just as big.
Frozen wasn’t only a hit in North America. It was a massive international hit as well. The original movie made nearly $50 million in China, and the second largest nation in the global box office is likely expected to be a strong source of ticket sales for the sequel as well. And that’s where Frozen II‘s newest poster comes in. Josh Gad himself was blown away by the beautiful new image, and you probably will be as well.
In celebration of China’s Mid Autumn Festival, which was this past weekend, Disney released the poster. The lighting of paper lanterns is a popular part of celebrating the occasion, and the poster is done entirely in the style of paper art, and it includes Elsa and Anna lighting a paper lantern themselves which can be seen at the top of the poster floating into the air. Perhaps Tangled and Frozenreally are connected.
It really is a well designed poster that doesn’t look like anything we see very often. This would look good on any wall and would almost certainly draw your attention if you walked past it at your local theater.
While we may not have the cultural connection to a poster like this, that doesn’t make it less beautiful. Movie posters are an art form that doesn’t get enough credit in general, but this piece specifically wouldn’t be out of place in an art gallery. The only thing that would look better would be seeing this image recreated in actual paper art.
Frozen II itself is looking equally beautiful when it comes to animation. Disney raises the bar with every subsequent release. It’s been two years since we’ve seen a feature film from Walt Disney Animation, so the studio has had more time than usual to up the game.
As far as what the new poster says about Frozen II, it doesn’t tell us much. We do see the diamond shaped crystals floating in the air which we have seen in the trailers, and are clearly part of the plot, but it has yet to be officially revealed what they mean.
Frozen II will follow Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf as they leave home to go on an adventure to learn the origin of Elsa’s magic powers.. Possibly related, we’ll be learning a lot more about Anna and Elsa’s family history. Even Rachel Wood will be joining the cast as Elsa and Anna’s mother in flashback sequences.
The first Frozen made $1 billion at the global box office and so Frozen II certainly has a solid chance to be Disney’s sixth billion dollar movie of the year. It will hit theaters November 22.
Superhero movies have become the most profitable and popular genre in filmmaking over the last decade, with plenty of studios getting in on the action. Warner Bros. did this by creating the DC live-action universe, kickstarted by Zack Snyder’s first two blockbusters. The DCEU has changed quite a bit since then, with the next release being Todd Phillips’ Joker, which will give the clown prince of rime an origin story. But should we expect the highly anticipated movie to get a sequel?
Rumors about a Joker sequel began swirling around about a month ago, when Todd Phillips was doing press for the movie’s release. When doing an interview about Joker‘s contents, he seemingly hinted that he’d be down to return for a sequel if Joaquin Phoenix returned with some amazing story. But he’s since clarified those comments, saying:
Well, that certainly seems cut and dry. Despite early comments and reports about a possible Joker 2, Todd Phillips maintains there were never any plans to bring back Arthur Fleck for another big screen adventure. And we shouldn’t expect this to change anytime soon.
Todd Phillips’ comments to IGN might be disappointing to DC fans who are eagerly awaiting the release of Joker. The footage has teased a comic book adaptation like nothing we’ve seen before, with Phillips crafting a psychological drama set in 1981 Gotham City. The movie will give the Clown Prince of Crime a real origin story, one separate from the serialized storytelling of the larger shared universe.
With a Joker sequel seeming like more and more of an impossibility with every given day, it should give the upcoming release’s contents all the more storytelling power. The events we’ll follow when Joker hits will have a sense of finality, as the movie isn’t doing any set up for the future. It’s a complete capsulated story and given the subject matter, the consequences of Arthur Fleck’s descent into madness should be killer.
The lack of sequel plans for Joker further highlight Todd Phillips’ unique approach to the genre. His movie will have no connection to the DCEU, which has another Joker in the form of Jared Leto. Phillips wanted his movie to be separate from the larger franchise, and crafted a story that wasn’t adapted from the comics. New characters were crafted, and its a narrative choice that seems to have really paid off during Joker‘s advanced screenings.
Todd Phillips assembled a stellar cast to bring the movie to life, with Joaquin Phoenix being joined by Robert De Niro, Six Feet Under‘s Frances Conroy, Deadpool 2‘s Zazie Beetz, and GLOW‘s Marc Maron. And the wait is nearly over, as Joker arrives in less than a month.
Joker will gets its wide theatrical release on October 4th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
After more than 50 years there are a few elements that you can pretty much always count on in a James Bond film. An actor who looks good in a suit in the lead role, beautiful women, equally beautiful locations, interesting gadgets, and diabolical villains can always be counted on. Oh, and the car. While James Bond himself changes over time, but is always James Bond, the same is also true of Bond’s ride.
James Bond (nearly) always drives an Aston Martin, and the James Bond Twitter account just gave us our best look so far at the newest model that Daniel Craig will be driving in No Time To Die, the DB5. Check it out.
As per usual, the new Aston Martin looks great, like an absolute classic. Of course, in this case that’s because it is. The Aston Martin DB5 has been James Bond’s vehicle of choice since Sean Connery first drove one in Goldfinger in 1963.
Whether this Aston Martin has machine guns built in or other cool gadgets we’ll have to wait and see.
The DB5 may not even be the only model of Aston Martin being used in No Time to Die. A promotional image released of Craig a few moths back showed him in front of a V8 model, though that may have only been staged for the specific shot.
James Bond has had the occasional fling with BMW and other vehicles, but the Aston Martin has always been the car most closely associated with the character, and it’s been a big part of the franchise under Daniel Craig.
No Time to Die is currently filming in Italy and that appears to be where the Aston Martin will feature in the film. There are at least three models apparently on hand. That’s probably pretty standard for a movie of this type, so it doesn’t necessarily mean that Bond’s car is going to get utterly destroyed in the movie, though it certainly doesn’t mean that’s not going to happen.
What is going to happen in No Time To Die is largely anybody’s guess. Most of the plot details are being kept under wraps. We only know that the movie will open with James Bond having retired from service, before being drafted to help his old friend Felix Leiter. Rami Malek will play the film’s villain, but we know essentially nothing about the character.
This may be Daniel Craig’s last time behind the wheel of an Aston Martin. For a long time it looked like he wouldn’t be returning to the role of James Bond and, as such, it seems quite likely this will be his last appearance on screen as the super spy. Hopefully, the next James Bond will still drive an Aston Martin. While change is a good thing in a film franchise, there are some things that are just timeless and perfect.
Last night, after days of buzz and hype surrounded its existence, Battle At Big Rockfinally debuted for all Jurassic World fans to finally enjoy. While it wasn’t attached for a theatrical release as initially planned, the fact that director Colin Trevorrow and writer Emily Carmichael’s teaser for their work on the upcoming Jurassic World 3 was still a sight to see. And it has me even more excited to see where the 2021 release is going to take the series.
With just an eight minute story, Battle At Big Rock shows a lot of promise for what’s going to happen next in the world where dinosaurs and humans collide. And I’d like to go over some of the reasons why this mini-movie has me so hyped for Jurassic World 3. But if you haven’t seen the short just yet, feel free to check it out for yourself, as it’s included for your viewing below:
Alright, now let’s get to why I’m more excited for Jurassic World 3 because of this short film.
This Short Sets Up Jurassic World 3 As The Greatest Nightmare Of Jurassic Park History
All throughout the Jurassic Park/World franchise, the worst case scenario has been the same: what happens if these genetically-created dinosaurs escape captivity and start to eat the tourists? However, by the time Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rolled around, the stakes became even higher, as a new question was put into play: what if the dinosaurs escape captivity in more densely populated areas?
With Battle At Big Rock, we’re starting to see the greatest nightmare of Jurassic franchise history realized, and it looks pretty chilling. This time, we saw dinosaurs having a fight in at a state park. But migration is going to change things pretty quickly, with both herbivore and carnivore headed to the big city. Nature no longer has an island or an enclosure to stop these creatures from doing their thing, and the possibilities for Jurassic World 3 are endless.
The Lost World Is Definitely Going To Be An Inspiration For Jurassic World 3
All throughout Battle At Big Rock, the influence of director Steven Spielberg’s sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, was felt in the DNA of this new short. The end credits really lean into those hallmarks, with a Compsognathus attack involving a little girl feeling just like the opening to the 1997 follow-up to Jurassic Park, and John Williams’ main theme for the film playing into the soundtrack. But the greatest giveaway was the harrowing sequence in the family’s camper, where a vicious Allosaurus overturns the trailer and smashes its way inside.
Colin Trevorrow is certainly a fan of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as he and composer Michael Giacchino referenced its theme previously when they worked together on Jurassic World. With the references growing stronger this time out, Trevorrow’s next turn at bat may see teams of humans trying to recover the dinosaurs in the wild, with hopes of sheltering them or making a profit, depending on which side you follow. And if we’re lucky, this will mean at the very least a lot more Jeff Goldblum, if not the entire cast of the classic Jurassic Park roster, being involved in the process.
Jurassic World 3 Now Has The Best Excuse To Bring Back The Classic Cast
It’s always a question when it comes to a franchise that introduces a legacyquel like Jurassic World: when, if at all, is the original cast going to make an appearance? It’s certainly not out of the question, as members like Laura Dern and Sam Neill have expressed interest in reprising their Jurassic Park roles of Dr. Sattler and Dr. Grant, respectively. Jeff Goldblum already opened the door a crack on the whole thing by bringing Dr. Malcolm back in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Between their various fields of expertise, as well as their experiences on Isla Nublar in Jurassic Park, Battle At Big Rock has now given Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael the best excuse they could ever need in order to bring Sam Neill and Laura Dern to the table, right alongside Goldblum. Cue the quippy dialogue, and a reunion with one very familiar Tyrannosaurus, and you have a Jurassic World 3 that could potentially win over the most diehard fans in one fell swoop.
The Family From Battle At Big Rock Are Fantastic New Protagonists
As delightful as it would be to see cast members from Jurassic Park getting into dino trouble with Chris Pratt’s Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire, there’s also a family of new characters that Battle At Big Rock introduces us to that have quite a story of their own. As we open on this new short, we find out that André Holland and Natalie Martinez’s young family is still adjusting to being together – even after two years of being joined together.
So, of course, in the time honored tradition of Jurassic quests before it, Battle At Big Rock uses dinosaur peril to bond a family together better than any therapy session ever could. In eight minutes, we’re given the lowdown on the family, and the we see them observe and fight their way through a dinosaur encounter. These characters are so good, they could totally carry a movie of their own; and it’s a sincere hope that this family will be at the heart of Jurassic World 3. Especially since their daughter, Grace, played by Melody Hurd, is already proficient with handing herself around dinosaurs, with just a crossbow for defense.
Jurassic World 3 Could Be A Great Finale To The Jurassic Series Of Films
The conflict of humanity versus dinosaurs is something Jurassic World 3 can’t avoid. With the twists and turns the story has taken in this particular franchise, it always felt like everything was either returning to an island, or just barely evading disaster with a limited quantity of dinosaurs released on the mainland. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom changed all of that by releasing the dinosaurs of the park into the custody of various bidders, as well as into the wilds of North America.
There’s no turning back from this point, but it also feels like there’s not many other places to go when it comes to Jurassic World’s story. Battle At Big Rock is setting up a world that’s going to be dangerously exciting to explore, but it also feels like an endgame. It’s one last gigantic adventure where humanity has to either step up or step back in the face of the dinopocalypse. Maybe there’ll be some sort of plot twist that keeps things fresh and open for more Jurassic World stories. But if all involved want to play it smart, as a true celebration of the franchise, then Jurassic World 3 should be the final entry, unless a really good idea presents itself.
There’s plenty of time for the third, and possibly final, adventure in the Jurassic World saga to take shape, as it’s not due in theaters until June 11, 2021. In the meantime, keep it tuned here to CinemaBlend, as we’ll be breaking all the latest Jurassic World news as it develops.