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They may be on opposing sides in their movie, but the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 proved they stick together in real life, when Pedro Pascal, who plays the villain of the film, recently celebrated his birthday with his fellow castmates. A photo from the celebration was posted on Gal Gadot's Instagram account, along with the following caption.'Happiest birthday @pascalispunk !! We love you so much! It was definitely a new way to celebrate but even when we're not together we're always close at heart! love you.'
With a nationwide lockdown in full effect, the cast had to get creative in order to get together for the celebrations. To that end, they took the help of social media to have a group video call during which Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Patty Jenkins, and Kristen Wiig helped Pedro Pascal celebrate his special day. Gadot also had four cupcakes and two candlesticks laid out in front of the callers to make the occasion more festive.
Pascal, who turns 45 this year, has been working steadily in films for many years. His breakout role came in Game of Thrones, where he played Oberyn Martell, whose memorable fight with the Mountain, Ser Gregor Clegane, ended in one of the most brutal moments from the series, with Clegane bursting Martell's skull with his bare hands.
Recently, Pascal was lauded for his leading role in Disney+'s The Mandalorian, as Din Djarin, a bounty hunter who takes it upon himself to save the life of a young and outrageously adorable Baby Yoda.
Wonder Woman 1984 will see both Pascal and Kristen Wiig playing the villains opposite Gadot's Wonder Woman and Pine's Steve Trevor. While fans are already aware that Wiig will at some point in the movie transform into the villainous Cheetah, Lord's role is less clearly defined. In the comics, the character often plays the role of the secret mastermind, who pulls the strings behind sinister plots with the help of his genius intellect, and an ability to control the minds of his enemies.
As the followup to the original blockbuster Wonder Woman, its sequel was one of the most anticipated films of the summer. But with theaters in disarray, the release of the film has been put on hold indefinitely. Not long ago, a rumor was doing the rounds of the internet that Warner Bros. was planning on releasing the film to digital streaming, bypassing a theatrical release entirely. But the company has since personally shot down the rumor.
For Gal Gadot, posting the photo on her social media accounts might also be a way to get past the recent controversy surrounding a post she made with a bunch of other celebs singing a cover of 'Imagine'. The tone-deaf rendition about imagining a world without material possessions was considered insensitive in these times of great hardships for ordinary people when sung by millionaire stars sitting in their luxurious homes. Hopefully, this latest birthday post from the actress will garner a more positive response from the...
Ant-Man 3 has found a writer.
Jeff Loveness, who currently serves as a writer and co-producer on Adult Swim’s sci-fi comedy series Rick and Morty, has been hired to write the continuing adventures of Ant-Man and the Wasp for Marvel Studios. Get more details below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, Marvel hired Loveness “in the early days of Hollywood’s shutdown,” so writing has already begun on the sequel, which will presumably reunite Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/The Wasp, Michael Douglas as science whiz Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, and Michael Peña as the fast-talking Luis. I say “presumably” because even though Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed has been brought back on to direct this third movie in the franchise, the studio has yet to officially acknowledge that it’s happening. But Marvel has proven time and again that they’re interested in trilogies as starting points, having used that formula for characters like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor so far with at least one more Thor movie on the way.
Loveness has experience with a different branch of Marvel; THR says he’s written comics centering such characters as Spider-Man, Groot, and Nova, among others. He’s also written jokes for the Emmys and the Oscars broadcasts, was a writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for several years, and in addition to his Rick and Morty credits, he wrote an episode of the TBS comedy series Miracle Workers, which stars Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi.
Since Marvel has not officially announced Ant-Man 3 yet, it’s tough to tell exactly what the timeline is for it getting underway. And obviously, the coronavirus pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the entire movie industry, not just the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney and Marvel shifted almost all of the upcoming MCU release dates earlier today, and it’ll be very interesting to see if they end up delaying any of the Disney+ shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, etc. because of the way those shows are supposed to tie into the larger story they’re trying to tell now across multiple platforms.
Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan already has ideas for a sequel. Although a direct Birds of Prey follow-up has not yet officially been confirmed, Yan has already started plotting out where she would take Harley Quinn on her next adventures — and with whom. And that character will be very familiar to longtime fans of Harley Quinn in both her animated and comic book forms.
In an interview with The Wrap, Cathy Yan said that if she were to direct a Birds of Prey sequel, she would focus on the fan-favorite dynamic of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy:
“I would love to see Poison Ivy and I would certainly love to see the relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.”
A Harley and Poison Ivy romance — or at least a criminal team-up — seems to be on everyone’s minds, as Margot Robbie also recently said that she has also been pushing for the eco-friendly supervillain to appear alongside her Harley Quinn. “One [character] been pushing for as long as I’ve been pushing for this film is Poison Ivy,” Robbie told /Film. “I mean, there’s two versions of that, you know, with some comics, it’s friendship, some comics, it’s romantic. Either way, I want to explore that because I just I love their relationship so much in the comics.”
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have long been paired together, first becoming partners in crime in Batman: The Animated Series during one of Harley’s breaks with the Joker. Their gleeful chemistry and Thelma and Louise-inspired dynamic in the animated series became so popular that their friendship was soon integrated into the comics. Harley and Ivy would appear as allies and maybe more in the comics and more animated shows, but their romantic relationship only became canon recently, becoming official in 2015. The second season of DC Universe’s animated Harley Quinn series, in which Poison Ivy is a recurring character and Harley’s sardonic best friend, will see Ivy finally become Harley’s romantic partner.
A Birds of Prey sequel is still unconfirmed, but Yan doesn’t dismiss the possibility, despite the film’s somewhat disappointing box office returns. “I think people aren’t ready to let go of Harley Quinn quite yet and you know, Margot I don’t think is ready to let go of Harley Quinn yet either,” she said.Source: Slashfilm.com
Kevin Feige is already the master of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but soon he’ll be the star of a major comic book movie franchise within the animated world of The Simpsons.
An upcoming episode of the 31st season of FOX’s animated family sitcom will lean into superhero movies in a big way when Bart Simpson ends up seeing an early screening of the latest sequel in the Vindicator comic book movie franchise. Instead of playing the shepherd behind the scenes of this superhero franchise, Kevin Feige will be playing the Vindicator’s villain Chinnos, a riff on the Avengers villain Thanos and his massive, bulbous chin. Before the episode premieres this weekend, you can get a tease of Kevin Feige voicing Chinnos in The Simpsons Avengers parody clip below.The Simpsons Avengers Parody Clip
Chinnos has gotten ahold of some kind of doomsday mobile app that allows him to destroy the planet and restart it as a utopia. It’s not a far cry from Thanos’ plan to use the Infinity Stones to wipe out half the universe’s living creatures in order to bring balance to the universe. In fact, you can even see a reference to the stones in a quick glimpse of the phone screen in Chinnos’ hands.
This weekend’s episode of The Simpsons, titled “Bart the Bad Guy,” will also make a villain out of Bart Simpson. After seeing the new Vindicator movie, he decides to be the ultimate troll and threatens to reveal spoilers from the movie in order to blackmail others. However, the studio executives behind the movie aren’t going to let that happen, and they just so happen to be voiced by Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony & Joe Russo. They try to hush up Bart and keep the movie’s secrets intact. Chinnos demands your silence.
Marvel movie star Cobie Smulders will also make a guest appearance as the voice of the superhero Hydrangea, and she’ll be joined by her real-life husband Taran Killam as the hero Airshot in the Vindicator movies. Famous YouTube personality Tal Fishman lends his voice to the episode as well, and Joe Mantegna even returns as Fat Tony. There may even be some other surprise voices making an appearance.
Between this and the recent news of a Simpsons animated short playing before Pixar’s Onward, it would appear the synergy between Disney and Fox is quite strong. How long before Disney pushes another Simpsons movie into existence?
“Bart the Bad Guy” airs this Sunday, March 1 at 8pm ET on FOX. Here’s the epic Avengers-inspired poster:...