The Hilarious Big Lebowski Scene John Goodman Was Nervous To Shoot

Jeff Bridges may have been the star of The Big Lebowski, but John Goodman was quite the scene stealer playing unstable Vietnam War vet/bowling enthusiast Walter Sobchak. One of Walter’s funniest moments in the 1998 movie was when he smashed up a sports car with a crowbar to show what happens when “you fuck a stranger in the ass.” But recently Goodman revealed that he was initially nervous about yelling out all those obscenities in what he thought was a crowded neighborhood. Goodman recalled:

I can’t blame John Goodman for feeling this way. It’s one thing to angrily yell and drop f-bombs on a movie set with only the cast and crew around, but to do it a residential area at night, when people are winding down or even asleep, is another matter entirely. Fortunately, as Goodman soon realized, those houses were empty, so he didn’t need to feel self conscious at all about letting out the rage.

In case you need a refresher on why John Goodman’s Walter decided to take a crowbar to a car in The Big Lebowski, you can watch the scene unfold in the clip below.

Of course, this is just one of Walter’s many hilarious moments in The Big Lebowski, with others including him pulling a gun on someone over a bowling game, declaring to The Dude that he can get ahold of a toe easily to repeatedly telling Donny to “shut the fuck up.” Walter is definitely unhinged, but if you’re looking to be entertained and don’t mind a little danger, he’s worth having around.

The Big Lebowski celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and remembering how the Corvette shoot went down was one of the many things John Goodman brought up when speaking to Today about the movie alongside Jeff Bridges and Steve Buscemi. Although The Big Lebowski initially earned mixed reviews and was a box office disappointment, its reputation improved significantly and is now considered to be one of the Coen brothers‘ best films, to the point that it was added to the National Film Registry in 2014.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest and greatest movie updates. The Coen brothers’ next movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, will hit Netflix on November 16. As for what’s heading to theaters over the next year, browse through our 2018 and 2019 release schedules for that information.

What The Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 Delay Might Mean For Marvel’s Phase 4 Plans

After being indefinitely delayed, it appears that Marvel doesn’t expect to get around to making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for several years. On the face of it, this is only a problem if you’re a serious Guardians of the Galaxy fan and were looking forward to the third installment. However, in the broader scope of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is potentially a much bigger deal. While Marvel has said little about what Phase Four was going to be all about, the studio had said Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was going to set the stage for the entire next phase, so if the movie isn’t going to be out until 2022 or later, what does that say about Phase Four?

In short, it says that Phase Four probably isn’t going to be what we’ve expected it to be. We certainly don’t expect the MCU to go on a hiatus until 2022, so we’ll likely see several Marvel movies released in between Spider-Man: Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Phase Four will be well underway before we see Star-Lord, Rocket and the rest again.

However, if that means Guardians Vol. 3 won’t be there to launch to the MCU into Phase Four, then the cosmic focus that we’ve been told the new phase will have may not become a reality at all. There hasn’t been any indication that we’ll get another Thor movie anytime soon and it’s equally unlikely we’ll be jumping that quickly into a Captain Marvel sequel. There just aren’t a lot of other cosmic heroes available to take the place of the Guardians.

The thing is, if Marvel wanted to, they could almost certainly get Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 off the ground at or near its original release date if they made that a priority. They have a script, written by James Gunn before his unceremonious dismissal, and all indications have been that the plan was to use that script. Finding a director shouldn’t actually be that hard. This is Marvel. There’s likely a line out the door of people interested in being part of the MCU.

Even if Marvel decided to go back to formula, get a new script, hire a new director, and recast an angry Dave Bautista, it still wouldn’t take them two and a half years to be ready to go into production. This extensive delay seems odd. Why would Marvel know, right now, that Guardians wasn’t going to begin shooting until 2021? It would seem this is an intentional decision the studio has made to wait. So why are they doing it?

Just today, it was announced that Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie was essentially taking over a release window where an Untitled Marvel movie had been set. That film has been taken off the calendar and not given a new date, so the current MCU schedule isn’t just being shifted around, it appears to be going through real change. Jungle Cruise is an untested property that has now been given a prime summer release date. It could be that Disney is just very high on Dwayne Johnson’s new movie and wanted to give it a bigger date than next October, or it could be that Disney needed to fill that hole with something because the Marvel movie needed to be pulled, and it was available.

The issue isn’t just that Phase Four may be changing because Guardians Vol. 3 has been delayed, It’s that Guardians Vol. 3 may be delayed because Phase Four is changing.

The fact that the Disney/Fox merger may be finalized by the first of the year can’t be ignored here. When James Gunn originally said he was hanging around after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to make a third film and work on Phase Four as well, the idea of getting back the X-Men and the Fantastic Four was far from being a reality. However, when Marvel Studios had to sit down and figure out what to do after letting James Gunn go, it was a real thing that was happening. If there was a time to reconsider the way forward, this was it.

Perhaps, after looking at the situation, Kevin Feige and company decided that with the future of the Guardians franchise in question, they needed to just shift gears entirely. Keeping the MCU more Earth based, at least for a while, would be safer, but with new characters on the way, it could still be made to feel fresh and new, something distinct from the previous phase.

If the decision was made to include mutants or the Reed family in Phase Four, then at that point you actually want to move Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 further down the line. You want the first films of the new phase to set this stage and Guardians isn’t necessarily the franchise you want to do that.

While there’s a lot we don’t know regarding the films that Marvel is planning to put out in Phase Four, the ones that have been strongly rumored so far are a Black Widow movie and Black Panther 2. Neither is particularly cosmic.

There is another reason that you might want to move Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to as late as possible. If any of the rumors were true that there were some within Marvel who wanted to give James Gunn a second chance, the odds of that actually happening go up the longer we wait. After a few years, it could be announced that James Gunn has “learned his lesson” and he and Disney have reconciled. I don’t honestly believe that will happen, but it could happen.

Of course, all this is supposition that is based on a rumor, so it’s possible the premise is faulty. If it is true, however, that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is no longer going to be the launchpad it once was, then clearly something else will be, and it will likely send us someplace entirely different within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The Murder On The Orient Express Sequel Has Been Delayed, Here’s Why

After the sneaky success of the 2017 film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, a sequel announcement soon followed. Kenneth Branagh is returning to direct and star as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in Death on the Nile, with an entirely new star-studded cast to accompany him on another mystery to solve. The sequel was originally set to brave Star Wars: Episode IX with the same release date on December 20, 2019, but in light of the Disney-Fox merger, Death on the Nile has just been moved to hit theaters on October 2, 2020 instead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has recently been discreetly rearranging its release calendar to coordinate with its new partner studio. In addition to the delay of Death on the Nile, Fox also pushed space thriller Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt from January to May 24, 2019 and action-comedy Stuber starring Dave Bautista from May to July 12, 2019. Ad Astra‘s shift to share an opening with Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake seems a bit counterproductive to the coordinating strategy, but with both the studios having packed schedules, releases were bound to face off at some point anyway.

While federal regulations prohibit Disney and Fox film executives from directly working together to complement the other’s schedules, here we are seeing the effects of the merger already taking flight. The new $70 billion marriage between the studio giant will officially be in place on January 1, 2019, so more shifts and strategies will likely continue to take place between the paired studios as they prepare their budding partnership.

While 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express received mixed critical reviews and never quite made it to No. 1 at the box office, the movie was among the quieter hits of the year. It stirred up $352 million worldwide on a budget of $55 million, making it quite the success. The film is based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name, and its star-studded cast, including Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad and Michelle Pfeiffer, likely drew in the big crowd.

Death on the Nile is aiming to replicate the success of its predecessor with an entirely new cast, except for Kenneth Branagh’s return as the main mustachioed Detective Poirot and Tom Bateman reprising Bouc. Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot was the first new actor to join the sequel, and she will play Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, a rich heiress who approaches Poirot to help her. Armie Hammer has also signed on to Death on the Nile. The project is reportedly set to begin production in mid-2019.

Considering the rocket-high anticipation for Star Wars: Episode IX, Fox’s decision to move Death on the Nile‘s release date isn’t a half bad one. If the sequel replicates or surpasses the success of Murder on the Orient Express, the studio could have an Agatha Christie franchise on their hands after it comes out on October 2, 2020.

Black Ops 4 Opens Black Market, Offers Double XP This Weekend

Treyarch Studios has announced that, not only is Black Ops 4 launching its first Double XP weekend, but also another update boasting the game’s Black Market, which is full of extra loot to unlock. If you’re looking for some extra reasons to play the latest Call of Duty through the weekend, faster leveling and swag aplenty should probably do the trick.

The above tweet rolled out through the Treyarch twitter feed heading into the weekend. In it, the developer announced that the next several days will offer additional reasons to pop into the Multiplayer, Zombies or Blackout modes in Black Ops 4, beginning with twice as many experience points as you’re used to earning. No matter what platform you’re playing on, you’ll earn double XP through Sunday evening or, if you’re playing Zombies, double “Nebulium Plasma,” which is used for upgrading your loadouts in that particular mode.

Also noted in the recent tweet was that an update is expected this weekend boasting stability fixes and additional improvements, with additional details to be revealed “soon.” Well, this morning we found out what a big portion of that update includes, so long as you’re playing on the PlayStation 4. If you’re gaming on that particular platform, the Black Market is officially up and running as of Friday, Oct. 19, with support rolling out to the Xbox One and PC starting seven days later. Yes, we agree that’s lame, but that’s how things are done these days.

The Black Market is being billed as the “one-stop shop for awesome gear,” where players can spend currency on things like new emotes, weapon skins and the like. There’s also a new feature called the “Contraband stream,” which pretty much operates like a Battle Pass in Fortnite. In short, you earn extra cosmetics simply by playing the game and leveling up. Also like in other games, the Contraband list will change by “seasonal Operations,” which are expected to last for a couple of months. During each of these operations, you can unlock even more weapon skins, character skins and the like.

The full announcement explains that each season of Operations will include brand new characters for Blackout, new Signature Weapons, new outfits for the Multiplayer mode’s Specialists, as well as new Tags, Stickers and Gestures to make your characters more unique. Given how successful this type of system has been in other games, it’s no surprise to see it pop up in Call of Duty and will likely serve as a solid tool to keep dedicated players coming back for more.

As if that’s not enough, Special Event streams are also coming to Black Ops 4, beginning Oct. 20 on PlayStation 4 and seven days later on other platforms. This stream includes even more gear based on a given them and, considering the season, it should come as no surprise that the first one is based on Halloween.

As if that’s not enough, Blackjack’s Shop is launching in November that will allow players to flat-out purchase additional cosmetic gear with the stock refreshing on a weekly basis.

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The First Happy Death Day 2U Poster Calls Back To Happy Death Day

Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for Happy Death Day!

We talk a lot about the massive horror hits in recent years like IT, Get Out and A Quiet Place, but there are other horror movie successes that flew under the radar. Among them was 2017’s Happy Death Day, a darkly comedic Groundhog Day-like tale which did well enough to warrant a sequel, the aptly titled Happy Death Day 2U. The first poster for the sequel has arrived and it calls back to the original film and a specific plot point. Take a look.

The poster for Happy Death Day featured a birthday cake with a kitchen knife stabbed into it, teasing the premise of the horror flick, while also cluing audiences in to a story that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This poster for Happy Death Day 2U is in much the same vein, maintaining the birthday theme with the ‘2’ candle, fitting perfectly with the obvious, but still appropriate title of the film.

The candle on the poster rests on a red velvet cupcake, and if you’ve seen the first film, you know that the cupcake has major significance. In Happy Death Day, Jessica Rothe’s Tree Gelbman is going about her birthday generally being a terrible person when she is killed on her way to a party. Over the course of the film, she dies and dies again, each time gathering information to try and discover the identity of her killer, stop him, survive and break the loop.

Eventually Tree discovers that the killer is in fact her roommate, Lori, played by Ruby Modine, who tries to kill her with a poisoned cupcake. At the end of the film, Tree stuffs the poisoned cupcake in her roommate’s mouth and kicks her out a window, delivering sweet justice, saving her life and breaking the loop.

The cupcake on this poster for Happy Death Day 2U is the perfect way to remind audiences of the danger lurking in the most unexpected of places in this film. We don’t know too much about the plot for Happy Death Day 2U, but it will again follow Jessica Rothe’s Tree Gelbman as she discovers that her countless deaths in the first film were easy compared to what she now faces.

The first Happy Death Day was a sneaky success at the box office, earning $122.6 million on a $4.8 million budget. The film also did fairly well critically, earning decent reviews for Jessica Rothe’s performance and the film’s dark humor despite its seemingly overdone premise. Happy Death Day 2U once again stars Jessica Rothe, and director Christopher Landon returns to write and direct the sequel.

Stats Show Jack Ryan Is The Huge Hit That Amazon Has Been Hoping For

Jack Ryan made its debut well over a month ago, and we already have a picture of its success. As turns out, numbers show the action drama is a huge hit for Amazon. It could be the success story the streaming platform has been waiting for.

The stats come to us by way of 7Park Data. The company has also tracked viewership metrics for both Hulu and Netflix. According to their data, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan garnered interest from nearly 40% of Prime Video users, per The Wrap.

To drill down a bit, 7Park reported that 37% of Amazon Video’s viewers watched the series in September. What makes those numbers all the more remarkable is that it puts Jack Ryan well-ahead of its peers. The average audience share is 9%. These numbers come as part of Jack Ryan‘s first month on the streamer. It debuted at the tail end of August.

In a masterful move, Amazon released it over Labor Day Weekend in a strategic decision that gave viewers an extra day out of their work week to binge the series. Netflix employed the same strategy with the second season premiere of its crime drama, Ozark. That start clearly worked its desired magic for Netflix’s rival service, with Amazon subscribers choosing to spend time with the television adaptation of Tom Clancy’s popular book character throughout September.

In a sign that Amazon was expecting this kind of result, the streamer got out in front of the show. Before Season 1 could even premiere, Amazon ordered a second season of the thriller. The series’ ratings success comes as good news for Amazon, which has struggled to find a trademark series.

While it boasts a lot of high-quality content, none have notably risen to pop culture prominence. Jack Ryan may be the show to change that. Led by The Office‘s John Krasinski, the series received a lot of favorable critical notice.

As for the Jack Ryan franchise, news of the series’ hit status is an overall positive sign for it. Before the television series, the last movie released featuring the character was 2014’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The movie starred Star Trek‘s Chris Pine and Keira Knightley, as well as Yellowstone‘s Kevin Costner.

Despite the installment’s star power, it failed to dazzle enough to warrant a sequel. Fast forward four years and the character is back, this time with a considerable credit of success to the franchise’s name. Can this renewed interest in a character that has been adapted time and time again last?

Jack Ryan Season 1 is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. A release date for the show’s second season has not been announced yet. Thankfully, there is a lot of new fall television to keep TV fans busy in the meantime.

Days Gone Has Been Delayed

Asad Quizilbash, VP of Marketing for Sony Interactive Entertainment America, dropped by the PlayStation Blog heading into the weekend to give a quick update on some launch dates for upcoming PlayStation 4 games. These are the types of announcements usually saved for the December PlayStation Experience but, since Sony has decided to can the event this year, it looks like blog posts will be serving as a substitute. And before you ask, games like Dreams, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part II were not included in the update. Quizilbash explains this is because they are not yet ready to talk about launch windows for those games at this time, which only strengthens my suspicion that all of those will be very late in 2019 at the absolute earliest.

What Sets Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot Apart From Other Superhero Movies

It’s no secret that Marvel (whether it’s from Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox or Sony) and DC have the superhero movie market cornered, but every now and then we’re treated to an offering in this genre that’s not from the Big Two. For 2020, that honor will belong to Bloodshot, with Vin Diesel playing the eponymous Valiant Comics character. It’s become more difficult for these superhero movies to stand out from one another, but producer Dinesh Shamdasani believes Bloodshot won’t have any difficulties in this area because Diesel emits an everyman quality with the character. Shamdasani explained:

Sometimes it’s difficult to make a character who’s been given/obtained special powers, technology or enhanced skills relatable, but evidently that’s not an issue with Bloodshot. Rather than start out exceptional and become even more so once he’s became a superhero, Bloodshot, real name Ray Garrison, was a normal guy before he was injected with nanites that gave him abilities like super strength, regeneration and shapeshifting. Throw in Vin Diesel being able to keep this character down to Earth even with all the craziness going on, and Dinesh Shamdasani thinks that audiences will have an easier time connecting with Bloodshot.

Ahead of Dinesh Shamdasani comments, Vin Diesel told Comicbook.com that among the reasons he signed on for Bloodshot was because the comic book of the same name was a New York Times bestseller and he was attracted to how the character “doesn’t abandon his humanity.” Diesel already has some superhero movie experience under his belt by voicing Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Bloodshot affords him the opportunity to finally contribute to the genre in front of the camera.

No official Bloodshot story details have been revealed yet, but along with Vin Diesel, the cast includes Toby Kebbell, Lamorne Morris, Guy Pearce, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Talulah Riley, Alex Hernandez and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson. Bloodshot is intended to be the first installment of a Valiant cinematic universe, with Harbinger, Shadowman, Faith and Archer and Armstrong movies also in development.

Directed by Dave Wilson and written by Eric Heisserer, Bloodshot will be released in theaters on February 21, 2020. For movies arriving a little sooner, check out our 2018 and 2019 release schedules.

Don’t Expect Castle-Style Humor From Nathan Fillion In The Rookie

There are many things fans of Castle can fondly recall about the series. One of them was the sharp-witted humor of one Richard Castle. Nathan Fillion’s new role in the cop drama The Rookie is arguably more serious than his one as Castle. What challenges has he faced with a more dramatic series? Here is what Fillion had to say:

Fans worried they will not get to see Nathan Fillion show off his funny side should rest a little easier now. The actor’s answer to THR clears that up considerably. While the premise of The Rookie seems like it would not leave room for humor, Fillion guarantees its existence. Albeit, in a different capacity than the cult caper. The Rookie follows Fillion’s John Nolan, a divorced construction worker with a son in college.

After he ends up acting bravely during a bank robbery, he is inspired to move to Los Angeles. His goal? It is to become a police officer with the LAPD. Hence, his being “the rookie.” While room for humor seems a bit difficult to find given the scenario, Nathan Fillion is an expert in tapping that vein.

So much of what drove Castle‘s humor was Nathan Fillion’s upbeat character. With John Nolan arguably being a more emotionally-solemn protagonist, that side is missing. While it does not seem so at first glance, there are some parallels between The Rookie and Castle. Besides Nathan Fillion starring in both series, there are some plot connections. For one, both characters are drawn outside of their regular work.

In Castle, Nathan Fillion’s character shadows the police for his work as an author. While he writes about solving mysteries, he must adjust to solving them up-close. His interactions with Becket and others while making that happen infused a lot of the show’s humor.

On The Rookie, Nathan Fillion’s John Nolan finding his footing as a rookie police officer also involves a learning curve. That seems primed for comic moments. Both characters are also underestimated. Conversely, Castle solved a mystery during a single episode. The Rookie is more like a medical drama as it involves multiple moving parts.

While Castle‘s humor was easier to define, The Rookie‘s is “reality-based,” according to Nathan Fillion. So, expect something different yet still funny. What Fillion pointed out about the difference in making people laugh is an adept observation. He is a pro, and he knows what he is doing.

For Castle fans, there is a lot to anticipate. While John Nolan is different than Richard Castle, the two shows share something else in common: Alexi Hawley. He was a producer on Castle and is an executive producer on The Rookie. With Nathan Fillion and the executive producer having collaborated before doing this show, the new ABC drama should put off some Castle vibes. Just not in the humor department.

New episodes of The Rookie air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Nathan Fillion’s new series is a part of the fresh slate of fall premieres hitting the airwaves.

Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise Has Been Delayed

Head to the Fastpass line, because the wait time for Disney’s Jungle Cruise is going to taking longer than we thought. The Amazon-set adventure movie based on the classic Disneyland ride starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt has just been pushed back nine months from its original release date on October 10, 2019 to a prime summer date on July 24, 2020.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, fans are going to have to visit quite a few other Disney attractions before Jungle Cruise comes to theaters almost two years from now, but it’s uncertain as to why the release skipped down the release calendar. The cast and crew celebrated wrapping production on the project in September, so delays on its development don’t seem to be why, unless some reshoots have been decided on. Its previous October release was packed with other titles on and around its date, such as the Charlie’s Angels reboot, Joaquin Phoenix as Joker, Zombieland 2 and best-selling novel adaptation The Goldfinch.

Jungle Cruise does seem to be a perfect summer release, and the film will likely benefit from this date push. It’s only rivaled by two untitled projects from the Warner Bros. DCEU and Sony Animation. The coming attraction has The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra leading the project and stars two actors no stranger to a blockbuster. After his successful stint in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017, Dwayne Johnson will play a boat captain in the 1930s. His passengers are sister and brother Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall on a journey to find a tree believed to have healing powers.

Jungle Cruise will follow Emily Blunt’s other role with Disney as Mary Poppins in a long-awaited sequel coming this December. Her character is a scientist who isn’t the only seeker of the wondrous tree, as the movie also promises the adventurers will be running into wild animals and a competing German expedition. Her brother in the film will reportedly be Disney’s first openly gay character at a time when LGBT rights were basically non-existent. The studio’s decision to cast a straight actor for the role has been met with some backlash from the community.

Jungle Cruise follows a string of Disney films based on their classic ride attractions over the years, Pirates of the Caribbean being the most successful that became a highly-successful franchise for the studio. Other entries include 2002’s The Country Bears, 2003’s The Haunted Mansion and 2015’s Tomorrowland, which haven’t been able to replicate the success of Pirates and are titles Disney fans try to forget about for the most part.

While Jungle Cruise is a classic ride that has been a part of the parks’ history since Disneyland’s opening day in 1955, the ride isn’t currently a massive favorite in the parks. Jungle Cruise could either make way for the ride to see a new life or could prove that Pirates was a one-hit wonder for ride attraction movies. Considering those involved, Jungle Cruise could have a big opening when it’s released on July 24, 2020.