In the end, Maul was noticeably missing from the sequel trilogy, which George Lucas wasn’t involved in at all. J.J. Abrams directed two of those installments, creating a slew of new characters in the process. And rather than focusing on Maul, the main antagonist of the trilogy was Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren. Of course, The Rise of Skywalker would also include another iconic Sith in the form of Palpatine.
People Mostly Sort Of Follow The Social Distancing Rules In Line
I would describe the behavior of guests at Disney World as mostly fine. Sadly, the world is not filled with exclusively thoughtful people or even just those with self-awareness. Because of that, individual line experiences will vary a lot. I stood in some lines where every single person around me behaved exactly as Disney intended. People calmly waited in the designated spots and only moved forward when the group in front of them did so. Then again, I also stood in lines where the people behind me would absent-mindedly walk past the line and then sorta stop when they realized they’d gotten too close. For the most part, I think people were trying to behave. Everyone takes Covid different amounts of seriously, though, and that’s certainly reflected in people’s behavior.
Pinocchio – TBD
Another long forgotten Robert Downey Jr. project that once looked very promising is the actor’s adaptation of Pinocchio, which would see the Dolittle star take on the role of Geppetto as sets out to build a son to keep him company. The project was first announced years ago and bounced between directors with everyone from Paul Thomas Anderson to Ron Howard being attached at various points in pre-production.
There hasn’t been much as far news goes for the Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the classic tale, but there is another Disney production in the works. Deadline announced in January 2020 that Robert Zemeckis would direct and co-write the Disney production at some point in the near future. Where this leaves the Robert Downey Jr. version of Pinocchio remains to be seen, but there’s plenty of room in Monstro’s stomach for two wooden boys and an elderly toymaker.
As always, a lot can change with these Robert Downey Jr. movies in the weeks, months, and even years ahead, so make sure to check back for all the latest here at CinemaBlend.
Watching this trailer, Wild Mountain Thyme seems like a sweeping, lovely Ireland-set tale about two star-crossed lovers, and it seems delightful. The colors are vibrant and pretty, the humor is silly, and while the story seems a tad familiar, it looks like there is plenty here to captivate an audience.
Strangers doesn’t presently have a release date, as Netflix doesn’t typically reveal those until just a few weeks before a project is set to launch, but stay tuned for more updates on the production (it wouldn’t be too surprising to see the production aim for some notable talent to play the story’s antagonists).
This goes to show that even if you score a high-profile role on a TV show getting a lot of buzz, that doesn’t necessarily translate to financial success. Around that time, Momoa was also scoring attention for playing Conan the Barbarian. However, that reboot, which also starred Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang and Rose McGowan, failed to impress critically and commercially, and plans to produce a sequel fell through.
By comparison, Disneyland Resort is two theme parks, three hotels and Downtown Disney, and you can walk from the theme park entrance plaza to the Disneyland Hotel at the far end of Downtown Disney in just a few minutes. Everything is up against everything else. This means that whatever limited number of people are allowed into Disneyland Resort when the theme parks open up, they’ll be found within a relatively small geographic space, making social distancing that much more difficult. Certainly, a Disneyland at, say, 20% capacity will have fewer people in than a Walt Disney World of the same size, but those people will still need to be managed more closely.
Nowadays, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known in Hollywood for things like the Fast & Furious franchise, the Jumanji movies and his upcoming gig as Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe. However, Johnson made his first big splash in the cinematic realm when he appeared as Mathayus, a.k.a. the Scorpion King, in 2001’s The Mummy Returns, with that character going on to lead his own film series. Now word’s come in that Johnson is working on a Scorpion King reboot.
There are a lot of people who are suckers for Christmas movies, particularly of the romantic variety, and I am no exception. In fact, networks from Lifetime to Hallmark and streamers from Amazon to Hulu and even Netflix have all tried to capitalize on the trend. Recently, Netflix released Holidate, one of its more unusual ventures into the holiday space. It’s earning a lot of views, but unfortunately hasn’t dominated quite as hard in reviews.
In the kind of movies that Jamie Lee Curtis is most worshipped for, the villains are the typically the ones whom the crowd tends to cheer on the most. However, the Halloween star is a special case because the way she takes on infamous killer Michael Myers makes her a bonafide superhero of the horror genre. That being said, she could be a tremendous addition to the Marvel movies, even this far into her career.
Her star-making performance in her feature film debut as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic earned the now 61-year-old the title of the ultimate Scream Queen, as far as I am concerned – not to mention the fact that she was already horror movie royalty as the daughter of Psycho star Janet Leigh. Of course, the actress did not earn her two Golden Globe wins for horror films (and rarely does one achieve such an honor from said genre anyway) but for the comedy series Anything But Love and James Cameron’s comic action thriller True Lies, in which she played the unsuspecting wife of secret agent Arnold Schwarzenegger.