Director of the upcoming horror film The Grinch suggests a sequel is already in the works.

The filmmaker of the Grinch parody horror film The Mean One, Steven LaMorte, has dropped indications that he may have finished the script's framework for a sequel. 

The Grinch, portrayed by David Howard Thornton, in The Mean One 

The forthcoming Grinch-inspired horror thriller The Mean One has a plan for a sequel, according to the film's director. 

The planned film joins a growing trend in modern horror of reimagining beloved children's characters in a slasher context. 

The Mean One may be ushering in a new, very weird, horror subgenre with 2019's The Banana Splits Movie and 2020's Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (which transforms famous A.A. Milne characters like Pooh and Piglet into homicidal villains now that they have entered the public domain). 

Before the December 9 release of The Mean One, EW conducted an interview with the film's director, Steven LaMorte. 

During their discussion, he dropped several hints that the sequel's full outline is already finalized on his end. 

Though he wouldn't confirm it outright, he did say that "if there was to be a second Mean One, the narrative would be insane." 

See the rest of his words below: 

Can I offer any suggestions for expanding The Mean One? 

All the characters, most or all of the settings, and several sketches are planned out, and I may or may not have written many pages of the outline. 

Honestly, I'm not sure. 

As of right now, I have no idea what, if anything, I actually possess. 

It would be a crazy narrative if there were a second Mean One, though. 


If it exists. 

And I'm not claiming that it does! 
Since the premiere of The Mean One, the fourth film version of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, has not yet occurred, LaMorte is unable to discuss his plans for future installments. 

So far, what is known about the narrative of the first film is that it follows Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin) as she returns to the town of Newville after seeing a terrible murder on Christmas Eve when she was a youngster. 

Now that she's returned, the murdering has began anew, and she sets out to stop the huge green murderer, who has come from the mountains above the town. 

Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Flip Kobler, and Amy Schumacher also feature in the movie. 

David Howard Thornton, who played the renowned indie horror villain Art the Clown in Terrifier 2, will take on the role of The Mean One in this film. 

In addition to being directed by LaMorte (who previously experimented with existing IP in the 2018 live-action short Powerpuff Girls: The Long Way Back), the film was co-written by Finn and Flip Kobler. 

Flip started his career writing screenplays for Disney sequels like "Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World," whereas Finn has less experience writing. 

One thing that may limit The Mean One from receiving a sequel is the box office success of the original picture, which doesn't debut in theaters for two more days. 

Even though indie horror films seldom succeed at the box office, Terrifier 2 showed that it may be worthwhile to take a chance on a smaller production like this. 

If it does well at the box office this weekend, a sequel will appear more plausible, and LaMorte will have to finally start working on that outline. 

Explaining why Luke Skywalker finds Dagobah to be so "familiar" in Return of the Jedi

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke hints at his connection to the Force and Yoda by telling R2-D2 that Dagobah seems familiar to him. 

Yoda and Luke from Empire Strikes Back on Dagobah 

Luke's comment to R2-D2 that Dagobah looks and sounds familiar is one of the most out-of-place moments in all of The Empire Strikes Back. 

He has already mentioned that their current situation resembles a dream. 

Even though Dagobah is immense, Luke feels instantly at home there, and he also manages to land close to Yoda. 

As so, it seems like something—aside from Obi-Wan’s ghost—guided him to where he needed to be. 

Luke has a stronger connection to the Force than other Jedi because of his family's lineage. 

Since the planet Dagobah has significant links to the Force, it seems natural that Luke gets a curiously familiar feeling while there that he can't quite identify. 

Yoda tells him that via the Force he can see the past, which is presumably why he gets a sense of déjà vu when on the planet. 

Dagobah heightens his senses in a way that is natural to someone powerful with the Force—which is one of numerous reasons why Yoda opted to exile himself on the odd planet. 

In episode 6 of The Clone Wars, Qui-Gon Jinn brought Yoda to Dagobah for the first time. 

According to Qui-Gon, Dagobah has a stronger Force connection than any other planet since it is one of the cleanest locations in the galaxy. 

All living things have some measure of the Force, but Dagobah serves as a very potent channel for the Force compared to other planets in the galaxy. 

To understand why Luke sees himself confronting Darth Vader in a cave on Dagobah, we must first understand why Luke gets this vision. 

This is also the reason why, many years earlier, during a trip to Dagobah, Yoda had a premonition of the destruction of the Jedi Order. 

The cave on Dagobah is more attuned to the Force than any other location on the island since it lies deeper below and closer to the island's very center. 

In Rebels, Ezra Bridger experienced a similar sensation when he was attracted to a Jedi Temple on Lothal. 

The Lothal temple, like the Dagobah cave, is located under the surface. 

Similar to Luke's experience on Dagobah, Ezra got a vision of his greatest fear while in the temple. 

The two may feel an instant bond, and Luke may begin to sense his connection to Yoda. 

Luke's feelings of closeness on Dagobah might also have been the result of his relationship with Yoda. 

Due to Yoda's presence during both Luke and Leia's births, their encounter on Dagobah was not their first. 

Yoda's desire for Luke to remain on Dagobah and finish his Jedi training makes sense, given that he has witnessed Luke's whole trip. 

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke decides to leave Dagobah and Yoda despite their importance in his life. 

All the Latest Information about Transformers 7

The year 2023 will see the release of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, often known as Transformers 7. 

Learn all we know about the film adaptation of Beast Wars so far right here. 

Here is all we know about the upcoming Transformers film, Rise of the Beasts, including its cast, release date, plot specifics, and continuity with the other Transformers films. 

Paramount started the Transformers film series based on Hasbro's renowned toys in 2007 with Michael Bay directing and Shia LaBeouf's Sam Witwicky in the lead. 

There have been five films in the main franchise, the last two of which Mark Wahlberg has led, and now the Autobots have a new path that will be continued in Transformers 7. 

The next Transformers film will, for the first time, incorporate elements from the Beast Wars animated series. 

After the disappointment of Transformers: The Last Knight, Paramount employed Bumblebee as a soft relaunch for the Transformers franchise. 

With a tiny budget and emphasis, the movie was a smash, with Hailee Steinfeld recognized as a brilliant new star. 

Bumblebee provided the company confidence to push the brand forward, with numerous prospective movies created simultaneously before Joby Harold's script was picked, and Creed II's Steven Caple Jr. was tapped to helm. 

Paramount hopes that the addition of Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the Transformers franchise in Transformers 7 will provide new life to the film franchise, much as Beast Wars did for the original animated series. 

Everything we know about the next Transformers movie, Rise of the Beasts, and the message it intends to convey is outlined here. 

The sequel's title, "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts," was revealed alongside the news of the film's production. 

The title alludes to the film's adaptation of the Beast Wars tale from the Transformers mythos. 

Originally, this term alluded to a fictional future set 300 years after the events of the original Transformers animated program, in which the Autobots and Decepticons no longer existed and animal-themed Transformers called Maximals and Predacons dominated. 

These Transformers and the Terrorcons first appear in the 1994 storyline of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which has its origins in Brooklyn, New York. 

Brooklynites Noah and Elena, archeologists, will play a significant role in the tale as they become entangled with the new Transformer factions of Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons. 

However, beyond this concept, much of the tale of Rise of the Beasts is still shrouded in obscurity. 

Preview for "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" Now Available 

The latest trailer for Transformers 7 has dropped, and it tells a lot about the film. 

Optimus Prime meets Optimus Primal, a massive mechanical gorilla, at the beginning of the Rise of the Beasts trailer. Optimus Primal warns the Autobot that a danger from both their history and their future is looming. 

Following the revelation of Bumblebee, the video cuts to Noah's car, Mirage, which has taken over and is leading him on a high-octane police pursuit replete with dummy holograms. 

Once Cheetor, Airazor, and Arcee are introduced, audiences may see them in action. 

Last but not least, we witness the Maximal Rhinox transform into a beast for a showdown with the new major antagonist dubbed Scourge. 

The teaser concludes with an all-out battle between the Transformers, promising the same heart-pounding action scenes fans have come to expect from the Transformers franchise. 

Here, at last, comes Elena, who has been trying to convince herself the whole time that this is really happening. 

Performers in "Transformers: Rise of the Beast" 

The human cast of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is headlined by Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), who portrays an ex-military family guy named Noah. 

Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah) is the second main human character, and she'll portray an artifact researcher named Elena. 

And Dexter's Luna Lauren Vélez (in a part we don't yet know) will also be appearing. 

The human cast for Transformers 7 is rather small, with just a few minor parts being officially confirmed at this time. 

Nonetheless, the number of new Transformers is impressive, and several old favorites are included. 

Many brand-new Transformers make their big-screen debut in Rise of the Beasts. 

Robots in disguise: Optimus Prime and Primal from Transformers: Rise of the Beasts 

Autobots, both new and old, will be featured alongside the human characters that have been mainstays of the Transformers series. 

Of course, Bumblebee is back, and Peter Cullen is back to voice Optimus Prime in his G1 form. 

Mirage, voiced by Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson, has returned with a stunning new look that's more faithful to his G1 days. 

As for Arcee, she's back, too, with voice work by Liza Koshy (Work It). 

And Cristo Fernández, who voices Wheeljack, is coming back, too (Ted Lasso). 

There are also several new Transformers, in addition to the classic ones. 

The Terrorcon forces will include Michaela Jaé Rodriguez's (Pose) Nightbird and the new supervillain Scourge (Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones). 

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) will portray the Maximal Airazor, while the Maximal Cheetor has been unveiled, although no voice actor has been confirmed. 

Along with the Terrorcon Battletrap, David Sobolov lends his voice to the Maximal Rhinox. 

Finally, the commander of the Maximals, Optimus Primal, will be voiced by none other than Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) (Sons of Anarchy). 

Can Michael Bay's Films Be Linked to Transformers 7? 

Given the extensive changes made for Transformers 7, it is unclear how the film relates to Michael Bay's previous five installments. 

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is confirmed to expand on Bumblebee's storyline, although Michael Bay's Transformers movies are also still regarded official. 

Since the new picture takes place more than a decade before Bay's initial Transformers movies, it should have the opportunity to avoid immediately linking itself to prior entries in the franchise. 

Even though Bumblebee retconned some of the narrative he constructed, Michael Bay's Transformers movies might undergo more revision in the upcoming seventh installment. 

Release Date Announced for "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" 

A look at the similarities and differences between Optimus Prime's appearance in the first two Transformers films and in Rise of the Beasts. 

The release date of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, a prequel/sequel to the original film, has been scheduled for June 9, 2023. 

The original release date for Transformers 7 was the summer of 2022, which seemed reasonable given that development was set to begin in the middle of 2020. 

Paramount later revealed the movie's release date was postponed, with Transformers: Rise of the Beasts now set for June 9, 2023. 

After five years have passed since the release of Bumblebee, fans may be eager to see another Transformers film, especially one that promises as big of a departure from the established template as the Beast Wars movie does. 

The Star of "Mad Max: Fury Road" Discusses the Harsh Environment of Filming


Charlize Theron, who played Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), said that making the movie was one of the most challenging experiences of her life. 

Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron in "Mad Max: Fury Road," 

Charlize Theron, who plays Furiosa in the film Mad Max: Fury Road, muses on the difficult conditions in which the movie was shot. 

Tom Hardy plays Max in the 2015 George Miller action/adventure picture, while Charlize Theron plays Furiosa, a new character in the series. 

Most of Mad Max: Fury Road takes place during a single extended vehicle pursuit, and it follows Furiosa as she tries to aid the wives of a cruel warlord by leading them to safety. 

The movie did well at the box office and with critics, so the producers decided to make a prequel called Furiosa. 

In a recent interview with THR, Theron reflects on her time filming Mad Max: Fury Road, which she called "one of the toughest of my career," as excitement grows for the upcoming Furiosa prequel starring Anya Taylor-Joy. 

The actor acknowledges that the difficult filming conditions may have been exactly what was required for the movie to turn out as well as it did. 

Read on for the rest of Theron's commentary: 

Even though I stated, "Oh, as an actor, you want to be pushed," you don't want it to be that horrible. 


The filming took a very, very long time. 

I don't believe I'll ever accomplish anything again that requires that kind of stamina. 

I have no idea how intensive the making of the prequel was, but I hope it was not too much like the original. 

I feel terrible saying this because I never want any young actor or storyteller to think they need tragedy or sacrifice to be successful, but there was something about the circumstances around that film that I think gave it the magic. 

This doesn't mean that similar circumstances will always present themselves, but I believe that the elusive "lightning in a bottle" actually occurred with that film. 

However, it was really difficult. 

Although Mad Max: Fury Road has received widespread praise as not just the finest in the genre, but also one of the best action pictures of all time, a genuine sequel has yet to be realized. 

Mad Max: The Wasteland was said to be in production after the success of the original film, but there have been no official updates on the project in years. 

Miller is currently in the post-production phase of Furiosa, but the plot he began in 2015 should be continued with Theron and Hardy reprising their roles. 

When Max and Furiosa first meet, they are antagonists. 

Due to their shared motivations, they form a hesitant alliance, but at the film's conclusion, they've amicably parted ways and Max has decided to pursue a nomadic existence. 

Though many have speculated that Hugh Keays-Immortan Byrne's Joe would reappear in the prequel, played by Chris Hemsworth, the villain is actually killed off at the conclusion of the 2015 film. 

Max and Furiosa may have to work together again to defeat a new enemy in the sequel, deepening their friendship in the process and giving fans a chance to learn more about Furiosa's rise to power inside Immortan Joe's society. 

Hardy's straight-faced, man-of-few-words is perhaps best served when he is partnered with another more expressive character, however it would be intriguing to see a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel that instead focused on Max's life on the road in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. 

A sequel would benefit from exploring how each character has developed in the previous seven years, putting their on-screen cooperation to the test once more, despite the real-life conflicts between Hardy and Theron. 

The Future of DC's Black Adam 2 Is Questionable


Black Adam 2 is unknown at DC Studios despite Dwayne Johnson's promotion of Superman's return and his position in the DCU. 

Black Adam features Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Teth Adam, who floats far above the city (2022) 

There is some doubt that DC Studios would greenlight a sequel to Black Adam due to reservations about the film's financial performance and the fact that Dwayne Johnson failed to win over management. 

On October 21, Black Adam debuted, making Johnson's Teth-Adam (a.k.a. Black Adam) casting official after the character had been linked to him since 2014. 

Furthermore, Superman (Henry Cavill) returned to the big screen for the first time in five years in the film's post-credit sequence. 

For this reason, many saw this as a setup for a Black Adam sequel in which Superman would finally have his revenge. 

According to THR, DC Studios is no longer considering making a sequel to "Black Adam." 

The success of the picture at the box office is a primary factor. 

Despite generating $385 million at the box office, the picture featured a costly budget of $190 - $230 million. 

With the budget, the extra expenses, and the profit split, Black Adam will, at most, only generate a little profit, certainly not enough to warrant a sequel. 

Also, Johnson's attempts to take matters into his own hands by disputing Black Adam's box office reports and maintaining that his and Cavill's future positions in the DC are a done thing, supposedly haven't been well-received by management. 

Many changes are on the horizon for DC, including the possibility that a sequel to Black Adam won't be made. 

Fans had been promised a Black Adam versus. Superman film by Johnson after the release of Black Adam, since the concept behind the character, was to battle Black Adam against Superman. 

But there are some disturbing changes in Black Adam 2 and Man of Steel 2. 

Wonder Woman 3 has apparently been canceled, and many speculate that DC's new plan under co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran would also result in the cancellation of Man of Steel 2. 

After Black Adam, it was speculated that a sequel will be made. 

Black Adam vs. Superman seems even less likely if the rumors about Black Adam 2 being cancelled and Cavill's Superman not being a part of DC's new future are accurate. 

Reasons Why The Black Adam 2 Can Still Work In The New DCU 

Black Adam stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. 

In Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson plays the title role. 

The DCU is experiencing radical changes, and one of them may be the retirement of several heroes from the previous administration. 

Black Adam 2 may still operate within the parameters, though. 

Despite the fact that Superman and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) haven't played prominent roles in the DCU in years, Black Adam is still new and exciting to viewers. 

Another element that might lead to Black Adam 2 is Safran's status as co-CEO. 

He not only serves as co-CEO but also as the film producer, for Shazam! 

Deity-level wrath. 

This might suggest that Shazam (Zachary Levi) will continue to be a part of Safran's long-term plans. 

With Shazam and Black Adam being bitter enemies, it's possible that a Black Adam sequel will be made if both Shazam 2 and Safran's plans for the future of the DCU pan out. 

Finally, Johnson's dedication to the project is encouraging since it means he won't give up on Black Adam 2 easily. 

The fate of Black Adam is still up in the air; nevertheless, it is currently being seen as unlikely. 

Superman's cameo in The Flash movie, played by Henry Cavill, has already been filmed.


Henry Cavill has filmed his appearance as Superman in The Flash, but it may not end up in the movie due to a reorganization inside the DCU. 

Superman (Henry Cavill) with the Flash (Ezra Miller) 

Henry Cavill's cameo as Superman in the forthcoming DC picture The Flash has already been shot. 

Man of Steel (2013) marked Cavill's debut as Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe; subsequent films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), both saw him return to the character. 

For years, Cavill's future with the Man of Steel was in question until he made a cameo appearance in the after-credits sequence in Black Adam this year. 

However, James Gunn and Peter Safran, the new co-CEOs of DC Studios, have recently revealed intentions to make some substantial changes to the DC Universe. These changes might involve a significant re-tooling of the DC heroes cast in the early days of the DCEU. 

The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, will be the next solo Justice League movie to hit theaters on June 16. 

Cavill has reportedly already shot his appearance as Superman for The Flash. 

In addition to Jason Momoa's Aquaman making a cameo, Henry Cavill shot his scene back in September. 

Studio executives are allegedly debating whether or not to keep Cavill's appearance in the film, given that Gunn and Safran plan to make significant changes to DC in the coming weeks. 

Superman's appearance may be scrapped if Gunn and Safran decide to completely remove Henry Cavill's version of the Man of Steel from the DCEU, with the goal of preventing DC from making promises it cannot keep. 

No decisions have been made on whether or not Cavill's cameo will be included in The Flash's final edit. 

DC still plans to release The Flash, a film that has been in development since 2014, despite the fact that the Justice League's future is unclear at the present. 

Though Miller's legal difficulties have caused some concern for the film and Miller's character, and the film's release date has been pushed back multiple times, the June 16 premiere is still still set in stone. 

The cameos of Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa, as well as Ben Affleck's Batman, firmly anchor the picture in the present continuity of the DCU and the Justice League. 

DC fans were pleased to see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman in Black Adam, and his cameo appearance at the film's conclusion was welcomed with much enthusiasm. 

Although this might build up Superman's eventual showdown with Black Adam in future DC films, Superman's presence in The Flash could be more comedic in nature. 

In Justice League, Clark Kent and Barry Allen had a lighthearted rapport, and the film ended on a comedic note with the two of them racing across the United States. 

To What Extent Will Henry Cavill Be Used in Future DC Films? 

In Zack Snyder's Justice League, Superman looks up and back in bewilderment. 

Due to the publishing of Cavill's Black Adam cameo before Gunn and Safran took over, it should not be seen as a guarantee that Cavill will remain a part of the DCU, especially in light of the several future changes that have been speculated upon. 

Despite the excitement around Cavill's comeback, DC's future is unclear due to varying reports about the financial success of Black Adam. 

In spite of The Flash's June premiere, viewers may not have to wait long to find out what the new DC Universe will look like, since Gunn and Safran are scheduled to meet with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav next week to lay out their new DCU strategy. 

John Wick 4 Has 3 Very Surprising Influences Reveals Director

The director of John Wick: Chapter 4 has disclosed that the film was inspired by three unexpected sources.
The first film in the John Wick series, released in 2014 and starring Keanu Reeves as the title character, followed his quest for vengeance against a criminal organization responsible for the death of his dog and the theft of his automobile.
This expanded universe of assassins has been explored in two sequels, with a third installment scheduled for release on March 24, 2023, and many spin-offs now in production.

Chad Stahelski, who has directed every John Wick picture since co-directing the first with David Leitch, was interviewed by Empire for their most recent edition.
Chapter 4 was inspired by an unexpected trifecta, as he said in our conversation: "if you took The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, combined it with Zatoichi, and put a Greek story into the mix."
He spoke enthusiastically about how much he enjoyed directing the series since it gave him the chance to blend so many different styles.
Here is the entirety of his words:

You may get something like this by crossing The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Zatoichi and tossing in a Greek story.
What other f—- says phrases like that?
You've finally figured out my secret passion for John Wicks.

When compared to the typical style of a contemporary action movie, Stahelski's common influences are somewhat shocking.
The first is the spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from 1966, in which Clint Eastwood plays the Man with No Name, one of three bandits looking for buried Confederate riches in New Mexico during the Civil War.
But zatoichi is a whole other form of creative expression.
The Blind Swordsman is a fictional character who was originally developed by Japanese writer Kan Shimozawa in 1948 and has since appeared in over two dozen films and one hundred episodes of television.

Modern action movies like Zatoichi also owe a lot to the samurai culture of Japan.
Considering that the subgenre also include the culturally seminal 1977 film Star Wars and more recent works like 2007's Sukiyaki Western Django, it's clear that projects fusing samurai and Western themes aren't all that rare.
The addition of Greek mythology, however, suggests that John Wick: Chapter 4 will take a very different approach to these themes than the previous installments.

John Wick: Chapter 4 has the potential to reach the pinnacle of the action franchise's already colossal nature if it takes the risk of turning its plot into true myth.
The film already has a massive scope as it follows Wick as he strives to overthrow the High Table as his worldwide alliances alter unpredictably due to the appearance of a new adversary.
However, these factors suggest that John Wick's universe will not only grow; instead, it will merge into a world of gigantic characters who are duty-bound to opposing groups, therefore bringing them into unprecedented confrontation with one another. 

Shuri & Namor Romance Possibility Addressed By Black Panther 2 Star

Tenoch Huerta, who plays Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, discusses the potential romance between his character and Letitia Wright's Shuri. 

With the death of King T'Challa, the country of Wakanda must contend with Namor and his underwater realm of Talokan in this sequel to Ryan Coogler's critically acclaimed 2018 film, Black Panther. 

Shuri assumes the Black Panther mantle in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and she soon comes into conflict with Namor and his forceful methods for protecting Wakanda. 

The film has been well received by reviewers and moviegoers alike, with many praising Huerta's nuanced turn as the MCU's newest foe. 

Huerta addresses whether or not there are romantic undertones to the relationship between Shuri and Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. 

Despite being at odds for the most of the film, Namor and Shuri appear to finally understand one other during a scene in which they go to Talokan. 

It's been speculated by fans that these two characters have love affections for one another, but Huerta isn't persuaded. 

Read Huerta's whole remarks down below: 

"My impression is that it wasn't a romantic gesture on their part. 

More of a human, personal touch, if you ask me. 

I mean they have the same origin in the history of their kingdoms and their peoples, and the same source of danger. 

Vibranium, a natural resource, puts them both in danger from Western powers like the United States and France. 

They're similar in that respect, at least, my opinion. 

If you meet someone and hit it off, it doesn't matter if they're your preferred gender or not; your connection with them will always be unclear. 

This occurs naturally. 

We may safely assume that it is human. 

Consequently, I believe that this is what transpired with both of them. 

If it's possible for it to develop into something romantic. 

To be honest, I have no idea. 

Nothing of the kind was intended. 

Something like that might occur, but it might not. 

The best aspect about this connection is that it doesn't have to be romantic to be meaningful. 

Beautiful, bright, and intimate may exist without romance. 

An intimate relationship isn't the only possible outcome of a man and a woman connecting on several levels. 

That's so lovely, you have any idea? 

Simply put, I can't stand romantic love. 

If I had to guess, I'd say it's poison. 

There's something they make up with these people... 

I have no idea. 

Even though it was enchanting, I wouldn't call it romantic." 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's success raises hopes for a Black Panther 3, but whether or not that film will actually be made remains to be seen. 

Given that the film ends with Shuri accepting her loss and becoming the new Black Panther, it's possible that she'll find love in one of her future appearances. 

Namor's future in the MCU is up in the air, but his relationship with Shuri, whatever its nature, could be explored further in either Black Panther 3 or another MCU film entirely. 

Henry Cavill's Superman Is Essential To DCU's Growth, Says The Rock

According to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who plays Black Adam, Henry Cavill's Superman is crucial to the expansion of the DC Cinematic Universe.
Cavill reprised his role as his version of Superman in the Black Adam film after being missing from the DCU (previously known as the DCEU) since 2017.
Despite the fact that it was a last-minute addition, the British star dressed up as Superman for a key moment after the credits rolled, in which he confronted Johnson's antihero.
Cavill has stated that this is only the beginning of his interpretation of the DC icon.

Soon after the unexpected digital release of Black Adam this week, Johnson rushed to Twitter to give a video message on the future of his series.
Johnson praised Cavill's Superman, but he didn't reveal any upcoming plot details or give any suggestions about what to expect in the next several years.
The actor who plays Black Adam, who said that Superman's presence in the film was a major battleground, said the following about Henry Cavill's portrayal of the character:

"It is imperative that we restore the universe's most potent and unstoppable force.
Yes, I'm speaking of Superman, a figure well-known to you all.
Henry Cavill, to be precise.
This has been years in the making, getting Henry Cavill back with strategic dialogues, and we weren't going to take no for an answer when the studio said they weren't bringing him back.
Without the most potent force and the greatest superhero of all time sitting on the sidelines, it is impossible in our opinion to construct the DC Universe as we would like it to be.
Where is Superman? is the question that will remain unanswered no matter how many times you draw a Venn diagram of the situation.
We pushed hard to get Superman reinstated because he is an essential element of the DCU."

While Man of Steel (2013) starring Henry Cavill as Superman was the catalyst for the DC Cinematic Universe, the franchise has continued without him with Justice League (2017).
Although Cavill's future involvement in the DCU remained unclear for very some time, the franchise continued to use Superman by having faceless body doubles perform the role in Shazam! and Peacemaker.
Despite the DCU's expansion with the introduction of new characters throughout the years, Superman has been severely underutilized, even going without a starring role in a standalone film since 2013.

Superman has always been the shining star of the DC Universe, whether in comic books or any other medium.
The DC Cinematic Universe (DCU) as a film series, and much of what DC has been and is now, would not exist without Superman.
In recent years, however, Superman has played a more prominent role on television because to Tyler Hoechlin's portrayal in The CW's Arrowverse franchise, where he serves as one of the series' main protagonists in Superman & Lois.
Superman's importance to the films is greater than ever, especially if a future Justice League film is to be included in James Gunn and Peter Safran's 10-year plan for the DCU.

There has been no official word from Warner Bros. Discovery or DC Studios, but development has begun on Man of Steel 2, and Cavill's contract is still up in the air.
Although Gunn and Safran have not yet revealed their specific plans for the DCU, Superman is clearly a major priority for their road map, so it is only a matter of time before more is revealed about Cavill's future.
In the latter days of 2022, we can only hope that the wait until 2023 to find out what the future holds for Superman and Cavill's involvement in the DCU is short. 

Black Panther 2's Ryan Coogler Writes Moving Letter Thanking Fans

Ryan Coogler, co-writer and director of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," writes an impassioned open letter to the movie's audience.
On Rotten Tomatoes, an aggregation of critics' opinions, the film has been given the designation Certified Fresh.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has received an 84 percent approval grade from reviewers and has made over $300 million at the domestic box office and roughly $561.7 million globally as of this writing.

Director Ryan Coogler has publicly thanked moviegoers and anyone who have helped spread the word about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. His letter was released by Marvel Studios.
He then expresses gratitude to the audience for bearing with the film's long running duration, its use of many languages, and its dark subject matter, all of which he acknowledges may have alienated some viewers.
Here is a copy of the open letter that Coogler wrote:

Given the personal connection that Coogler established with Chadwick Boseman, it's difficult to picture anybody else directing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The choice to honor Boseman's off-screen death with T'Challa's demise was a strong indicator that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would be a fitting sequel to the first film.
Coogler's personal experience with losing Boseman served as inspiration for one of the film's central themes.
Just like he had hoped in his open letter, the movie was a great way to get his feelings out.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever benefited from Coogler's direction because to both his thematic understanding and his familiarity with the Creed movies' impressive combat choreography.

For Black Panther 3, will Coogler be back?

Actress Letitia Wright as T'Challa in "Black Panther"
Black Panther: Always and Forever a Wakanda Man

Given his work on Wakanda Forever, Marvel Studios will probably make an effort to have Coogler return for Black Panther 3.
The studio will want to draw on his capacity for emotional nuance, which he shown in the first two films, because Nakia and T'Challa's son Toussaint's grieving journeys haven't been explored to their full potential, despite their intimate link to the character.
They don't appear to have any issues with Coogler's directorial or creative vision, so it's doubtful that they'll make any major changes to the formula for the third feature if it gets the go-ahead.
It's not official yet, but Black Panther 3 might be in the works in the near future.

Coogler and his creative team surmounted significant obstacles to deliver a fitting homage in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
As a fan, it warms my heart to see that Coogler is willing to share even more of his vulnerable side with his supporters.
Coogler was the perfect choice for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and he is the right option for future sequels, as evidenced by his expressing thanks and acknowledging the movie's many difficulties. 

Avatar 2 Will Release In China

Chinese theaters have started showing Avatar: The Way of Water. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, China has been intensifying its control of American films. 

Many blockbuster movies, including every MCU film released in 2019, have avoided the area as a result, losing out on significant potential earnings. 

According to Variety, James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water, the long-awaited sequel to 2009's mega hit Avatar, will be one of the few American productions to play in China during the epidemic. 

On the same day that it debuts in the United States and many other countries around the world (December 16), the film will also open in that region. 

The original was a big financial success, in no little part due to its IMAX release. 

There is little doubt that Avatar: The Way of Water will be a huge financial success when it is released in 2022. 

One thing that helps is that it is the long-awaited sequel to the picture that made the most money of all time. 

In addition, early projections show that it will have an opening weekend that is twice as successful as the debut of the first Avatar in 2009. 

While Avatar: The Way of Water's prospects are bright, the film will need to perform exceptionally well at the box office if it is to generate a profit. 

The epic science fiction project has a price tag of around $400 million, making it one of the most costly films of all time; this does not include the massive publicity and advertising costs that a picture of this magnitude would incur. 

According to the general rule of thumb for estimating a film's entire cost, the reported budget must be doubled, which in this case would bring the film's initial cost to roughly $1 billion. 

Cameron has stated that the next Avatar sequel must become the "third or fourth highest-grossing film in history" to be profitable. 

Although the first Avatar did well at the domestic box office, it has since been surpassed by other films like Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens, Avengers: Endgame, and last year's smash hit Spider-Man: No Way Home; the only reason it remains on top is the success it had overseas, particularly in China. 

The territory's decision to allow Avatar: The Way of Water in is a major victory for the film, as China is a large market for American tentpole blockbusters. 

It's possible that this boost will be the only thing standing between the sequel and box office ruination, and it could help the film become the highest-grossing American film of 2022, giving it an edge over huge tentpoles without Chinese releases like Top Gun: Maverick and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

Black Panther 2 Director Told Us That Chadwick Boseman Was Excited About Playing Namor

Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has said that Chadwick Boseman was enthusiastic about bringing Namor into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has said that late franchise star Chadwick Boseman was excited about the inclusion of the kingdom of Talokan.
In 2016, Captain America: Civil War marked Boseman's first appearance as T'Challa/the Black Panther.
The 2018 standalone film he headlined, Black Panther, was a smashing success that established Boseman as a major player in the MCU and landed it at the sixth slot in the domestic box office's all-time list.
Boseman tragically passes suddenly in 2020 from colon cancer, and the focus of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has switched to be on mourning the loss of the actor and the character.
When Namor (Tenoch Huerta) and his people find themselves at conflict with Wakanda in the sequel, they become a new franchise character.

Coogler shared Boseman's reaction to the Talokanil people's entrance in Black Panther 2 during an interview with Entertainment Weekly's Around the Table video series.
The filmmaker claims that Boseman knew about the plans to incorporate Namor and his realm into the MCU and that he was "blown up about" the opportunity for Indigenous representation.
You can read what Coogler had to say about it down below:

"I had already talked to Chad [Boseman], and he was quite enthusiastic about that part of the screenplay [introducing Talokan].
To put it mildly, he became excited about it.
The first time we discussed include Native Americans in the movie, we were at a restaurant in Los Feliz.
He beamed broadly, as if to say, "They have no idea what hit them.
I can only describe it as "amazing.""

Each film in Phases 1 and 2 of the MCU has been led by a white hero, and the few characters of color who have appeared have been used mostly as supporting cast.
Along with this, the storyline of Captain America: Civil War relied on the suffering of Black individuals and communities (T'Chaka's death, Rhodey's paralysis, the Lagos bombing) which is a worn and problematic cliché.
That's why the release of Black Panther was such a game-changer for the series.

Black Panther achieved a lot of things well: it had a largely Black cast with a lot of ability, it showed off Wakanda's technological accomplishments, it broke stereotypes left and right, and it showed that the Black community is not a homogenous whole.
Since then, the MCU has made great steps in redressing past wrongs, giving more characters of color starring roles and promoting earlier supporting characters to the forefront.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier featured Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson as Captain America, whereas Armor Wars will focus on the life of Rhodey (Don Cheadle).

With the exception of Disney+, the audience for MCU features has shifted substantially with the release of Black Panther.
America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) made her MCU debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduced the first Asian superhero to the fold with Simu Liu's eponymous character.
To that end, the MCU has made significant progress with its diverse representation, and it certainly intends to continue that in the next films and shows.
Boseman's dedication to continuing that legacy by supporting the introduction of historically overlooked indigenous cultures in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is remarkable, as is the likelihood that any of these uplifting stories would have been feasible without the popularity of Black Panther. 

As far as we can tell, Black Adam's producer has confirmed Atom Smasher's place in the DCU.

Hiram Garcia, producer of Black Adam, seems to affirm that Noah Centineo's Atom Smasher has a future in the DC Universe.

Without his mask, Noah Centineo stars as Atom Smasher in Black Adam.

Hiram Garcia, producer of Black Adam, appears to have confirmed Atom Smasher's future on DC Universe.
Several characters from DC Comics were introduced to the DCU in the debut episode of Black Adam on October 21.
Black Adam, aka Teth-Adam, played by Dwayne Johnson, was formally brought into the DC universe and given the title of the film when he attracted the notice of the Justice Society of America, a new superhero squad in the DCU (JSA).
Aldis Hodge's Hawkman, Pierce Brosnan's Doctor Fate, Quintette Swindell's Cyclone, and Michael Rosenbaum's Atom Smasher made up the squad (Noah Centineo).

Garcia recently posted a series of behind-the-scenes images from the set of the smash movie Black Adam to Instagram, including one of Centineo in his Atom Smasher suit on a staircase.
The caption appears to guarantee Atom Smasher's future in the DCU, with Garcia expressing excitement for spectators to learn more about the character.
Read on for more information:

Although Garcia's post shouldn't be seen as official confirmation, it does seem to indicate that the Atom Smasher from the JSA will return to the DCU.
Given the ambiguity of the JSA's fate at the end of Black Adam, this is great news, but it does beg the issue of when and where fans could next see Garcia.
More plausible than a cameo in one of the known forthcoming DCU films like The Flash or Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a cameo in a Black Adam spinoff or sequel.

A sequel or spinoff to Black Adam has not been officially announced as of this writing, but the film certainly laid the groundwork for more than one.
The DCU might create a JSA spinoff in the form of a program or film now that the JSA has been presented, giving them a chance to not only better establish the team in the DCU but also to extend it and examine characters like Hawkman, Cyclops, and Atom Smasher.
Both Garcia and Johnson have spoken publicly about wanting to make a sequel to Black Adam, so there is reason to believe that a sequel may be greenlit even if a spinoff isn't.
If so, that's the most likely way we'll see Atom Smasher again.

The Atom Smasher might also make an appearance in a Suicide Squad sequel.
Though it hasn't been officially announced, it's possible that the remake directed by James Gunn may receive a sequel, especially since Gunn is now co-heading the renamed DC Studios and the first picture was a critical success.
After getting into some issues with Black Adam, Atom Smasher was imprisoned and enlisted into The Suicide Squad in the comics.
Given that Centineo's Atom Smasher is so young and playful in Black Adam, it's unclear whether the DCU would continue this storyline, but there's plenty of room for the DCU to work in Atom Smasher's return, whether in a sequel to The Suicide Squad, another Black Adam project, or something completely different. 

New Images of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd Appear on BTTF Merchandise

Brand new photos of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd promote the release of Back to the Future apparel, such as shirts, vests, and more.

It starred Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox.
The Future Is Here! Merchandise

Back to the Future actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd have reunited to promote a new line of gear.
Since its debut in 1985, the science fiction adventure film has become a beloved Hollywood staple, inspiring a trilogy and new generations of moviegoers.
Lloyd is a veteran actor who has starred in several films throughout the course of his career, such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Clue, and The Addams Family.
Fox, who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s with shows including "Family Ties," "Teen Wolf," and "Spin City," was just 30 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
But both actors have reunited throughout the years to celebrate the franchise's continued success as it embarks on an exciting new chapter.

Following rumors of a franchise announcement, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd have debuted their own line of Back To The Future products with an official web store.
Fox and Lloyd created the line of merchandize, which includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, baseball hats, posters, and mugs, with images of the actors modeling the items.
In a message posted on the website's front page, Michael J. Fox thanks the audience for their support.
"After hearing again and over that customers wanted additional merchandise to honor their Back to the Future fandom, we decided to make them available.
View a selection from the archive down below:

Although it's been over 40 years since the debut of Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd have reconnected on several occasions in recent years to celebrate the film's history.
In the wake of their emotional reunion at New York Comic-Con, the Back to the Future cast rushed to Instagram to tease a special surprise in the works, but they were careful not to give any specifics, eventually revealing it to be the exciting new merchandise.
Fans have shown a lot of interest in the reunions and posts, and celebs like Justin Long and Rob Lowe have added their voices of support and favorite lines from the movie.
Fox and Lloyd are both enthusiastically participating in the prank by citing the film in each other's social media postings in advance of the release.

The sequels to Back to the Future have been less well received over time, but the first film is still widely recognized as a classic of the genre and a showcase for its performers.
Fox's sarcastic sense of humor and Lloyd's frantic performance as Marty McFly and Doc Brown have aged nicely alongside each other, adding warmth and fun to the crazy and convoluted adventure storyline.
The film's "butterfly effect" message of transformation and optimism is universal, and the movie's quotable language and brilliance ensure that it will be enjoyed by people of all ages.
And in a time when '80s nostalgia is all the rage thanks to shows like Stranger Things, Glow, and The Goldbergs, Back to the Future looks to be quite at home.

Fox and Lloyd, now in their 60s and 70s, respectively, are wearing graphic tees and bright vests in these images, proving without a doubt that the spirit of Back to the Future has kept them youthful at heart.
Many people, from those who watched the film when it originally came out to those who haven't seen it yet, are likely to be thrilled by the new, massive collection of items celebrating the legendary science fiction adventure.
Whether it's via Huey Lewis's rousing 1980s theme song or Marty McFly's deft maneuvers on a skateboard, Back to the Future is a timeless classic that successfully transports viewers to another era.

Henry Cavill Discusses His Aspirations To Play James Bond

In light of Daniel Craig's exit from the role of James Bond, Henry Cavill discusses if he would be interested in taking it over.

This unique artwork has both Henry Cavill and Daniel Craig as James Bond.

Even if the fate of the James Bond film series is uncertain, Henry Cavill has spoken up on whether he still wants to play the part.
After debuting in cinemas in the 1960s, the Bond series has seen several actors, including Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and most recently, Daniel Craig, play the iconic character of James Bond.
With last year's No Time to Die, an explosive entry that, for the first time in history, concluded with the death of 007. Craig played in a total of five Bond films before saying goodbye to the character.

After the release of No Time to Die, the next actor to play James Bond is still up in the air.
Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Madden, and Henry Cavill are just some of the actors that have been mentioned as possible future Bonds.
The actor recently admitted that he was almost cast as James Bond in Casino Royale, despite fan pleas for him to play the role instead of Daniel Craig.
It is still unknown whether or not Cavill will be cast as James Bond given that Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have stated that the next installment of the renowned British superspy would be a full reworking of the character.

Cavill discusses his interest in reprising his role as James Bond in a recent interview with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via CinemaBlend).
The actor is much busier now than in the early 2000s when he was initially considered for the part of James Bond, but he says he would be open to at least having a conversation about returning to the position.
Read on for the rest of Cavill's commentary:

This is a really hectic time for me, so please excuse my absence.
I adore Mike G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

I have no idea whether I am even being considered for the part.
To have that discussion, though, would be a lot of fun.
I hope I am, but if I am not, I am still interested in seeing what they do with it.

In many respects, Cavill was the ideal choice to play James Bond, but the actor's career has progressed so much since he was initially considered for the part that it may no longer be a suitable match.
Although he had some notoriety in the early 2000s, he became a global superstar after the release of Man of Steel in 2013 and his subsequent performances as Superman.
Broccoli and Wilson have said they want an actor who can commit to the part for at least a decade, so it's feasible that taking on Bond might interfere with his ability to portray Superman.

Although Cavill has many of the characteristics that make up a more classic Bond, Broccoli and Wilson's intention to redefine the brand with James Bond 26 signals a departure from some of the more conventional parts of the role.
It's possible that the next Bond film would benefit more from a lesser-known actor who hasn't been widely fan cast in the part already if certain features were changed.
As for the future of the James Bond series and whether or not Cavill will be a part of it, that is still up in the air. However, he doesn't seem ready to completely rule out playing 007 just yet.