Back when "Logan" was filming, there were many rumors circulating about who would be in the film. With a slew of X-Men characters to choose from, many thought we would see a few of the classic cinematic characters make an appearance. One of the biggest names rumored was Sabretooth, played by Liev Schreiber. but he ultimately didn't make the cut, and now we know why.
“There was an invitation early on from Hugh and [Mangold] and I would have loved to work on it,” Schreiber told Variety in an interview for his film Chuck. “It was very difficult given Ray Donovan’s schedule, and I think they went a different direction as well with story.”
While the movie was amazing as is, one can't help but wonder how Wolverine's most familiar foe would have fared in the movie. Would he have been tracking Logan, or maybe he would have aided his "brother" in the end, Either way we no know why it wasn't meant to be.
If you thought that the eighth installment from the Fast and Furious franchise couldn't possibly match any of the previous films, you would be very wrong. Not only did The Fate of the Furious break open to huge numbers in the United States, but it broke records worldwide. As of Saturday, the movie has pulled in an estimated $532.5 million worldwide, that's $3.5 million more than previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
While the numbers are looking great for Fast 8, it should be noted that the domestic box office is coming in at just over $100 million which is below the last installment, Furious 7, which brought home $147 million it's opening weekend.
As a whole, the Fast and Furious franchise has made over $4 billion worldwide which puts them in elite company with the likes of the Batman and Harry Potter franchise.
The official trailer for the Thor 3:Ragnarok has dropped an it looks out of this world. The trailer introduces us to a new villain Hela (Cate Blanchett) as well as new characters Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). We also get to see familiar characters in action like Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleson) and Heimdall (Idris Elba). We even get tease with a bit of a Thor/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) showdown.
Check out the trailer below:
If you ever wanted to take classes at Hogwarts, shop on Diagon Alley or visit the Leaky Cauldron, this summer you may be in luck. The town of Aurora will be transformed into a Harry Potter Wonderland this July for it's first ever Harry Potter Festival.
On July 30, Aurora will transform their downtown area into a world filled with wizard of all ages and types (muggles are welcome too). Visitors will be able to explore the magically shops of Diagon Alley, take Hogwarts classes ( Potions, Herbology, and Care of Magical Creatures), and sample wizard favorites like butterbeer and Bertie Bott's Every Flavored Beans. You can even dress up and take a ride on the Hogwarts Express.
Those interested in attending the Potter Fest should know that admission is free but there may be some activities that charge a fee. For more information visit their Facebook page here.
Marvel's popular comic book series New Warriors is coming to the Disney owned youth centric cable channel Freeform, complete with fan favorite Squirrel Girl. The live-action 30-minute comedy will launch in 2018 with a 10 episode run and will mark the second straight-to-series Marvel show on Freeform, joining Cloak and Dagger.
New Warriors revolves around six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the they want to make a difference in the world...even if the world isn't ready.
For Freeform, New Warriors joins a slate that includes Baby Daddy, The Fosters, Shadowhunters, Stitchers, Switched at Birth, Young and Hungry, Beyond, Famous in Love, Alone Together and The Bold Type.
So Adult Swim was successful on pulling the ultimate April Fool's Day joke by airing a new episode of Rick and Morty without telling anyone it was coming. Once people caught wind of it social media was going crazy with joy as their favorite show was back. Now, some three days later, Rick and Morty is causing a stir again, but this time it's all about the sauce.
In the episode, Rick goes back to 1998 in a memory, while there he visits a McDonald's to get Szechuan sauce which was part of a promotion with the Disney movie "Mulan". To drive home the point of how important the sauce is, Rick goes on a rant about how his life goal is to get more Szechuan sauce. That's when the internet decided to help.
Twitter has been going nuts with people asking for Mickey-D's to bring back the sauce, memes have popped up everywhere and then there's the petition which has over 30,000 signatures.
It is unknown if any of this will help bring back suddenly beloved sauce, but a live-action 'Mulan' is in the works so there's always hope.
Every year around the start of April. there are three things that many look forward too; the NCAA Final Four, MLB Opening Day and if your like me WrestleMania. While this year the card didn't excite me very much, I can't say that I was not looking forward to Sunday night. Mania has changed a lot over the years, the first WrestleMania didn't even feature a match for the World Title, only ran for 114 minutes (1 hour, 54 minutes) and only had 19,121 in attendance. Last night's WrestleMania 33 featured seven championship matches, ran for 302 minutes (5 hours, 2 minutes) which doesn't include the 2-hour pre-show, and was attended by 75,245 people. One thing that hasn't changed is the spectacle of it all. WrestleMania has always been the "Showcase of the Immortals" and last night was no different. Below is my take on the matches:
Match 1: Cruiserweight Championship
"King of the Cruiserweights" Neville (c) vs Austin Aries
The lucky match to kick of the show was for the Cruiserweight Championship. It was a great match-up between a savvy veteran in Austin Aries and a guy in Neville who's comeback from injury is nothing short of remarkable. If you went into this match thinking you would get a ton of breathtaking, high-flying moves you would walk away disappointed. What we got was great wrestling and an appropriate amount of high risk. The match had a great pace and had you believing that Aries was about to when his first WWE title. But Neville was not about to give up so easily as he use an eye poke to break up Aries' Last Chancery, giving Neville just enough of an opening to hit the Red Arrow and pick up the win.
Rating: 7 out of 10
Great way to start the Mania day. Competitive match. Neville winning came as a surprise, but it was done well. Looking forward to him continuing his dominance in the division,
Match 2: Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The next match on the card is what we call filler. Lets put everyone we don't have a spot for in this match and watch them not win. I fully expected this year's Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal to mean something, but after seeing the match I guess I was wrong. There were so many great names who should have walked out victorious; Sami Zayn, Luke Harper, Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler or a parting gift for Big Show, but instead the glory went to Mojo Rawley who is as green as they come inside the ring. Mojo's win did allow the WWE to use New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski in a spot, but I can't see any push Mojo will receive from this win going anywhere. There was a great spot win Strowman threw off 12 other guys before single-handedly eliminating the Big Show, but overall it was kind of a let down.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
Rating: 4 out of 10
Wrong guy pushed, could have done more Braun was still the best.
Match 3: Intercontinental Championship
Dean Ambrose (c) vs Baron Corbin
For a match that was supposed to be on the main card, this was a let down. Dean Ambrose is an excellent worker, Baron has come a long way, but the match felt like I was watching SmackDown Live not WrestleMania. In any case, I was looking forward to seeing Corbin take the next step but instead we got a last second win via Dirty Deeds version 2 and the continuation of a dry existence for the IC Champ,
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Rating: 5 out 10
I still feel Ambrose will drop the belt soon. It is time for him to get back to main event status. As far as Corbin is concerned, he is still the future so gold should be coming his way soon.