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On the March 19, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, //Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.
At The Water Cooler:What we’ve been Doing: Peter is getting a little stir crazy in self-isolation and it’s only been like 6 days. Jacob has doubled down on exercise and miniatures painting during the quarantine. Ben finally finished editing his video of his trip to Ireland/Northern Ireland. What we’ve been Reading: Jacob has started reading Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel. Hoai-Tran has started reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. What we’ve been Watching: Peter and Chris watched Westworld Season 3. Peter watched The Skywalker Legacy documentary on the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker home release, the first couple episodes of Amazing Stories on AppleTV+, I Am Not Okay With This on Netflix. Jacob started the new season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive and has been binge-watching Jeopardy. Hoai-Tran watched Dr. Strangelove, Beastars, Lu Over the Wall, rewatched Shaun of the Dead, has been watching bad animal-led movies on Disney+ like The Cat From Outer Space and The Shaggy DA. Ben rewatched Goldeneye, Lady and the Tramp, Back to the Future, and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and watched the HBO basketball documentary Women of Troy. Chris watched Tarzan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Big Hero 6, and In the Cut. What we’ve been Playing: Jacob beat XCOM 2 again and recommends Ring-Fit Adventure more than ever. Ben started playing The Last of Us again.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out how to make Harley Quinn‘s beloved egg sandwich from the man who made it in Birds of Prey. Plus, watch as a fan recreates the Back to the Future theme park ride from Universal Studios at home., and listen to a Star Wars story read by Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein, better known as Ahsoka Tano.
First up, Variety had Bruno Oliver, who plays the cook Sal in Birds of Prey, reveal how to make the eff sandwich that Harley Quinn loves so much in the movie. Now is the perfect time to give yourself the perfect breakfast from the comfort of your home without having to worry about other criminals or police officers ruining it.
Next up, since Disney and Universal theme parks are closed, some fans are taking matters into their own hands by recreating theme park rides from the comfort of their home. In this case, Kevin Bosch recreated Back to the Future: The Ride, a now-defunct attraction from Universal Studios. It’s basically a sweded version of the ride, and it’s a lot of fun. There’s even a gift shop!
Finally, give your kids some storytime with Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein, who reads from the Star Wars children’s book The Galaxy Needs You. Not only is it a wonderful way for kids to connect with Star Wars who may be too young for the movies, but it also has a good message in it.
Chris Evans wished Robert Downey Jr. a happy birthday with a classic line from Avengers: Endgame. Downey Jr. is more than likely celebrating his 55th birthday indoors and practicing social distancing with a few family members. There will not be a huge party with dozens of people, though he could do so digitally through the use of social media. Regardless, the former Captain America actor is making sure Downey Jr.'s birthday does not go unnoticed.
Robert Downey Jr. started the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first Iron Man movie in 2008. Chris Evans later followed in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and the two had instant chemistry together on the big screen when it came time for 2012's The Avengers. Now, Chris Evans is wishing Downey Jr. a very happy birthday. He posted an image of the two in character at Avengers HQ and captioned it with, 'Happy birthday to one of my absolute favorites! Love you 3000,' which is now a classic line from Avengers: Endgame.
Happy birthday to one of my absolute favorites! Love you 3000, @RobertDowneyJrpic.twitter.com/xkJmOivAdw— Chris Evans @ChrisEvans April 4, 2020
'I love you 3000' is what Tony Stark tells his daughter early on in Avengers: Endgame. Stark has seemingly given up on the idea of returning to the superhero world after the events of Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War. So, he starts the movie out as a somewhat content family man out in the country. However, when Earth's Mightiest Heroes try to get the band together, Stark, begins to get pulled back into the world, despite denying it early on. Before we know it, he's looking for ways to work with the Pym Particles to get the time heist plan going.
From there, MCU finally see Steve Rogers and Tony Stark bury the hatchet after years of strife. It was the closure that many felt the characters needed and it was inevitable. In real-life, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. also needed some closure with the superhero world. Both actor frontloaded fans by teasing that Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame could be the end of the line for their days within the MCU, which wasn't exactly what everybody wanted to hear. After years of training and intense shooting days, Evans and Downey Jr. were ready for a much-needed breather.
So, Avengers: Endgame gave Steve Rogers and Tony Stark proper send offs. Stark went from the billionaire, self-involved brat to the hero who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the universe from Thanos. Rogers, who has always done what he thought was best for others, finally did what was best for himself as he went back in time to spend his remaining years with Peggy Carter. While Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. may not share scenes on the big screen again together, they, along with the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, remain friends off the screen. You can check out Chris Evans' Twitter birthday message to Robert Downey Jr. below....
Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony's long-gestating Uncharted movie was delayed yet again. The adaptation of the popular video game franchise seems to be cursed at this point. Though this particular project is far from the only one being affected by the situation at hand in Hollywood currently. Now, star Tom Holland has revealed that they were literally on set for the first day of shooting when the plug was pulled.
Tom Holland, known best for his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently did an Instagram live chat with Justin Bieber. During the conversation, Bieber asked Holland if any of his projects were affected by the shutdown. At that point, Holland revealed just how close Uncharted was to finally becoming a reality. Here's what he had to say about it.'Yeah, we went to work day one. I'm doing this movie called Uncharted, which is based on a video game. And we showed up for our first day of shooting and then they shut us down. I was in Berlin, so I had to come home and now I'm back in London.'
This is a heartbreaking thing to hear. Uncharted has been in the works for years and has been met with one roadblock after another. A revolving door of stars and filmmakers have been attached at various points to bring the adventures of Nathan Drake to life on the big screen. Tom Holland has been attached to the lead role for several years, with Mark Wahlberg on board to play his trusty partner Sully. At one point, Wahlberg was attached to play Nathan Drake himself before Sony shifted gears. Antonio Banderas is also set to star.
Recently, directors such as Dan Trachtenberg 10 Cloverfield Lane and Travis Knight Bumblebee spent time developing the project. Ruben Fleischer Venom was the filmmaker who was finally going to make it happen when the shutdown happened. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight wrote the most recent draft of the script. Speaking further, Tom Holland explained that his preparation wasn't overly intense, so it wasn't quite as soul-crushing in that respect.'I played the video games and I got into shape, but that's about it. It wasn't heart and soul on the line for it.'
The Uncharted series debuted in 2007 for the PlayStation 3 with Drake's Fortune. To date, the games have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful video game series of the modern era. The movie had been set for a March 5, 2021, release. However, Sony moved Ghostbusters: After life to that date. Uncharted is now set to arrive in theaters on October 8, 2021. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. Feel free to check out the video from Justin Bieber's Instagram for yourself.