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Bryan Singer’s Red Sonja Is Now On Hold

Following the success of Wonder Woman in 2017, Millennium Media announced that it would finance and produce a reboot of Red Sonja, which is a project that has been in some stage of development for many years. Then last year, director Bryan Singer became attached to direct the film and a new Red Sonja looked closer than it’s ever been to actually happening. But now Bryan Singer’s Red Sonja is officially on hold.

In comments to Deadline, Millennium Films stated that Red Sonja is not on its slate at the moment and that the film is not for sale at the European Film Market, the trade fair that is currently going on during the Berlin International Film Festival. This move comes after Red Sonja was on Millennium Films’ slate just last November at the American Film Market where director Bryan Singer pitched his vision for the film to international buyers.

But a few months time clearly changed things for Millennium and now the project has been pushed to the back burner. No reason was given for why Red Sonja has been put on hold or when we might expect to hear more about the project’s future.

While it might be easy to assume that this move has to do with the various allegations made about Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer, who was set to helm the film, he has not been officially removed from his role, for which he is reportedly commanding a huge payday.

Although the cast for Red Sonja had not been set, the film was expected to shoot this year in Bulgaria after languishing in development hell for a decade. Now Red Sonja’s stay in development hell has been extended. We are left to once again wait and see what happens. and if this current iteration of Red Sonja makes it to the finish line someday or undergoes behind the scenes reshuffling before trying again.

This is a big move for Millennium Films, because the studio clearly envisioned Red Sonja as a title with a lot of potential. In an age where female-led films are not only more accepted, but have proven lucrative, a movie about a vengeful badass redheaded heroine could really connect with audiences. Red Sonja would also be a big-budget action-fantasy movie, exactly the type of thing audiences might be thirsting for after Game of Thrones wraps up.

Red Sonja is based on a character that first appeared in Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian and made her big screen debut in a 1985 film starring Brigitte Nielsen. In her original story, Red Sonja suffered the murder of her family and a sexual assault before rising up to seek revenge thanks to some powers granted to her by a goddess.

We’ll keep you updated about what the future holds for Red Sonja as news becomes available. In the meantime, check out all the movies you can look forward to this year in our 2019 Release Schedule.

Zombieland: Double Tap, An Updated Cast List

It’s been almost a full decade since Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland first surprised the hell out of us, becoming one of the best horror comedies in recent memory and a box office smash. Because of this success, the last 10 years have seen incessant calls for a sequel, but both the filmmakers and stars have been busy with other huge endeavors. Now, however, the wait for the follow-up is almost over, as Zombieland: Double Tap is in the works and preparing to make its way to a theater near you this year.

The Zombieland sequel is currently on track to hit its October 2, 2019 release date, with Ruben Fleischer back in the director’s chair, and Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick once again penning the script. We have not heard a great deal about what’s going on in regards to the plot, but one thing we do know is that the cast is totally stacked. Not only are the principal stars of the first movie coming back, but they will be joined by a number of other great talents in Zombieland: Double Tap. So without further ado, let’s take a look at who is on-board so far:

Jesse Eisenberg

The first Zombieland introduced us to Columbus as a nebbish-y, loner college student with a serious fear of clowns, but his journey through the story opened him up in a big way and he became a great deal more brave and adventurous. Of course, he still has his rules to live by, and presumably they’ve helped him survive in the last 10 years.

For Jesse Eisenberg, Zombieland notably debuted almost exactly a year before The Social Network, which was a performance that earned him his first Academy Award nomination. In that time he has also starred in three franchises – Rio, Now You See Me, and the DC Extended Universe – and has continued his work in a significant number of impressive independent films.

Emma Stone

Speaking of Academy Awards, Emma Stone has also had a great deal of Oscar success in the time since Zombieland, not only being nominated for her turn in Birdman, but winning the Best Actress prize for La La Land. She is actually up for another statute this year thanks to her amazing The Favourite performance, and since 2009 has unquestionably has become one of the brightest stars in Hollywood.

She will reprise her role as Wichita in Zombieland: Double Tap – bringing back the character who was notably an at-all-costs survivor. The friends she made in the first movie did a lot to soften her edges – we even learned her first name is Krista – but we’ll have to wait and see what consequences rise from the stakes of the sequel.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson was the notable veteran of the first Zombieland principal cast, but he kicked more ass than all of them put together. Tallahassee is a man who is very at home in the zombie apocalypse (minus the lack of Twinkies), as he has a lot of rage to get out, and does so by killing the undead by any means necessary. We know he has a tragic backstory involving the loss of a son, but finding a new family by the end of the first movie seemed to fill the void in him.

Harrelson just recently worked with Ruben Fleischer again, appearing in the post-credits scene of Venom as serial killer Cletus Kasady, but has also been quite ubiquitous in recent years. He earned a great deal of praise for his part opposite Matthew McConaughey in HBO’s True Detective, but has also been making huge movies like War For The Planet Of The Apes, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Hunger Games and the Now You See Me features with Jesse Eisenberg. He also just earned his third Academy Award nomination last year for his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, so, all in all, he’s in a really great place.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin will long be remembered for her wonderful breakout performance as the diminutive Olive Hoover in 2006’s Little Miss Sunshine (a part that earned her first Oscar nod) – but the first Zombieland was one of her most mature roles, and she has continued growing as an actress with a lot of film and television work in the last 10 years. In addition to features like August: Osage County and Final Girl, she’s also been active on the small screen with a season of Scream Queens.

As for her part in Zombieland: Double Tap, it’s worth noting that Little Rock was only 12 when we last saw her – so it will be interesting to see the results of maturity through the zombie apocalypse. She could always look after herself, but presumably now she’ll be extra equipped to do so, with extra skills learned over the years.

Rosario Dawson

While we know absolutely nothing about the plot of Zombieland: Double Tap, we do know that the main cast has grown, with one of the new additions being Rosario Dawson. The actress doesn’t have a great deal of horror experience – with Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof being the standout title – but she has proven comedy chops, so hopefully she’ll get a lot of opportunity to make us laugh in the upcoming movie.

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch was one of the first new additions to Zombieland: Double Tap, having signed on to star in the movie in November 2018, though sadly the time since then has not provided any insight to what her role will be in the film. The daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch, the actress is probably still be described as an up-and-comer, though she has been in some notable movies like Richard Linklanter’s Everybody Wants Some!! and James Franco’s The Disaster Artist. In addition to her work on the Zombieland sequel, she also has a part in Ryan Murphy’s new series The Politician.

Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch is certainly better known for his TV work, being the star of the beloved HBO series Silicon Valley, but he’s set to have a big year in cinemas in 2019. It starts in the summer with his part in Mike Dougherty’s monster blockbuster Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, but he’ll follow that up in the fall with a role in Zombieland: Double Tap. We don’t know who he will be playing (following the pattern here?), but we will definitely update this article as we learn more.

Who would you like to see join the cast of Zombieland: Double Tap? Hit the comments section below with your thoughts and suggestions, and come back periodically to see who else will be joining the new horror-comedy!

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Killing Eve Season 2 Details: Jodie Comer Says It Will Have ‘A Lot More’ Deceptions

Before season one of Killing Eve started filming, creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and star Jodie Comer met at a restaurant to work out a backstory for Comer’s character, Villanelle, a deadly (but stylish!) assassin. “We created a timeline and just threw ideas out there of what she could have gone through,” Comer tells Glamour. “Why she is the way she is, or what may have happened.” They decided she was in a home at some point, but got kicked out for her behavior. And then, “We were like, ‘Yeah, and she kills someone!'” Comer laughs at the memory. “We were throwing the craziest stuff at each other—I’m sure people were wondering [what was going on at our table].”

Now, those diners would be leaning in, hoping to hear more about what’s next for Villanelle. After the Emmy-nominated series debuted on BBC America last year, it became a hit with critics and fans alike. That’s thanks to a winning combo of witty, genre-pushing writing and next-level performances by Comer and her costar Sandra Oh. Based on Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle series, Oh plays Eve, a refreshingly normal M15 officer, who becomes obsessed with finding Comer’s Villanelle, a wildly confident, often petulant, probably psychopathic killer.

Their cat-and-mouse dynamic is what makes the show so unexpected and fun to watch. And as season two approaches, it feels like there’s still so much more to unpack about the women and their many complexities. Comer says that Waller-Bridge always had a clear vision, especially for Villanelle. “She was always going on about her naughtiness, her childishness, which I love—that mischief and fearlessness and lack of caring for what people think,” Comer says. “But then, she’s a woman and extremely talented and good at her job. There’s this side of her that’s like, ‘Do not fuck with her.'”

For Comer, the most important thing was to make Villanelle, a contract killer with a closet full of couture, relatable. “Assassins always seem, to me, to be portrayed as superheroes that you can’t really access,” she explains. “There’s a wall up, where you’re like, ‘I’d like to see what’s going on underneath all of this.’ There’s a lot of redeemable qualities about her, which I think enables the audience to be on her side sometimes. Strangely, sometimes you respect her.”

“I think sometimes what is charming about these characters is their looks,” she continues. “Like, he’s a psychopath or a murderer, but he’s so…the only thing you like about him is that he’s really good-looking. Villanelle is so much more than that. Her charm is not just in the way she looks, but the way she acts and carries herself.”

This is true, though her insanely gorgeous fashion sense helps. Comer agrees. “She completely expresses herself through her clothes. You know she gets paid well for what she does, and that’s how she likes to spend her money,” she says. “She very much dresses based on where she is in the world, which is influenced by how she feels. I don’t think she has a set style. She would probably try to wear everything and anything, but because she wears it with confidence it works. That’s probably the key to her: her confidence.”

Comer says season two will keep unlocking more of Villanelle’s many contradictions, but you won’t be seeing a young actress play “baby Villanelle” in flashbacks: “What we really explore is these flickers of moments, where we feel like we’re getting in there of who she was and is. She is forced into situations where she has to try and be honest, and I think that’s really interesting for the audience to see.”

This Decorating Puzzle Almost Stumped the Pros

From left: Queen Cane Bed, $3,200, industrywest.com; Bubble Bureau, from $12,800, stevenbukowski.com
From left: Queen Cane Bed, $3,200, industrywest.com; Bubble Bureau, from $12,800, stevenbukowski.com
This Decorating Puzzle Almost Stumped the Pros
Solution 1

Bring in a lamp that is itself both restrained and wild. New York designer Lindsey Coral Harper recommends this Bunny Williams Home light. Energetic brush strokes a la abstract expressionist Franz Kline modernize the familiar double-gourd form and plain shade. “Like the bed’s caning, parts of the lamp are traditional, but its unconventional twist speaks to the bureau,” said Ms. Harper. Brush Stroke Lamp, $950, bunnywilliamshome.com

This Decorating Puzzle Almost Stumped the Pros
Solution 2

Echo the dresser’s stripy form with a piece in a conciliatory muted hue. Of the beechwood credenza he picked as a supporting act, San Francisco designer Leo Cesareo said: “It has the ribbing of the bureau and natural wood finish of the bed, so it’s speaking both languages.” The semicircular curves of the credenza’s silhouette allude to the bed’s rounded corners and to the dresser’s cylindrical forms. Bonus: Extra storage. RIMA Credenza, $3,250, 1stdibs.com

This Decorating Puzzle Almost Stumped the Pros
Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas
Solution 3

Unfurl bedding with a unifying pattern. “I like the beauty of the bed in its simplicity, and the dresser is very bold,” noted Toronto designer Brian Gluckstein, who proposed embroidered Liana Bedding in Coral as a bridge. “That subtle geometric honeycomb border reminds me of the bed’s cane, which is like a pattern itself, and the stitching’s color ties in with the dresser,” said Mr. Gluckstein, who avoided an over-the-top pattern that might gang up against the bed with the bullying bureau. $275 for queen flat sheet, matouk.com

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Cardi B Sends A Message To Mac Miller After Her Grammy Win: ‘I’m Sharing This With You’

Cardi B isn’t keeping her Grammy for Best Rap Album all to herself.

The Bronx MC made history as the first female solo artist to ever win in that category, but after her flustered acceptance speech, she revealed she’s sharing the award with the late Mac Miller. In a backstage video from Sunday night (February 10), Cardi ecstatically thanked her family and fans before shouting out Miller, whose fifth and final album, Swimming, was nominated against her breakout LP, Invasion of Privacy.

“You wanna know something? I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win, they wanted me to win, so I’m sharing this Grammy with you, motherfucker,” Cardi said. “Rest in peace! And thank you, everybody.”

Cardi is referring to Us Weekly‘s report that Miller’s family was rooting for Cardi B to win if he didn’t. A source close to the family told the outlet in January that they were “so moved when his nomination was announced. They are really hopeful that the Recording Academy will honor what they believe to be the most important and impactful rap album of the year. It will be a bittersweet moment for them if Malcolm wins. And if he doesn’t, they’re rooting for Cardi B.”

On Twitter, Cardi reiterated the love for Miller by sharing a screenshot of the article and writing to him, “WE WON A FUCKIN GRAMMY.”

Though he didn’t win, Miller was honored during the show’s In Memoriam segment. Even so, his ex Ariana Grande expressed her disappointment that the Recording Academy did not award the rapper, especially after his parents were invited to the show. In a series of since-deleted tweets, she wrote “trash” and “literal bullshit,” adding that she was “very upset” Miller lost while his parents were in attendance.

The thank u, next singer later clarified that she had nothing against Cardi B winning the award. In more now-deleted tweets, she said that her vulgar reaction was not directed to Cardi but to the Academy, who she already butted heads with over her own performance. “Nothing to do w her. Good for her. I promise. I’m sorry,” she wrote.

But don’t worry: Ari ended her night — which saw her win a Grammy of her own — on a “super grateful” note:

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV Is Massive—and Will Not Be Ignored

HIGH ROLLER The Cullinan SUV stands 6 feet tall, 17.5 feet long, but offers just 21 cubic feet of cargo—too measly for a family trip.
HIGH ROLLER The Cullinan SUV stands 6 feet tall, 17.5 feet long, but offers just 21 cubic feet of cargo—too measly for a family trip. Photo: BMW Group

BACK WHEN TIGERS were plentiful and Rolls-Royces were rare, the rajahs of India would commission special hunting cars, from which their owners could comfortably blast away at charismatic megafauna. The most famous such car is a 1925 Barker-bodied Phantom I, owned by Maharajah of Kotah, Umed Singh II. His Highness’s Roller was built on a raised chassis and was powered by an 8-liter inline-six and four-speed gearbox, with a low-speed ratio for off-roading. It towed an antiaircraft machine gun for extra big game. Nice.

And so in a way Rolls-Royce has returned to form with the 2019 Cullinan, the British firm’s new SUV for a new generation of dead-eyed aristocracy.

Built at the home sheds in West Sussex, the Cullinan—named for the largest rough-cut diamond ever found, or whatever—will be limited to about 2,000 units annually, of which the U.S. market will take about one-third. Officially, the Cullinan starts at $325,000, but buyers can spec one out unto the seven figures, depending on how many sharks you would like in the aquarium.

Our test vehicle was priced at $406,225 and it did not include two of the most gotta-have box-tickers: the motorized foldout tailgating seats; or the splendid picnic set with china and crystal. Rolls-Royce doesn’t put that gear in test cars because people keep nicking the silverware.

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Photo: BMW Group

Base Price: $325,000

Price as Tested: $406,225

Powertrain: Twin-turbocharged direct-injection 6.75-liter DOHC V12; eight-speed automatic transmission; permanent all-wheel drive

Power/Torque: 563 hp at 5,000 rpm/627 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm

Length/Width/Height/Wheelbase: 210/85/72/130 inches

Curb Weight: 5,864 pounds

0-60 mph: 5 seconds

EPA Fuel Economy: 12/20/14 mpg, city/highway/combined

Cargo Capacity: 21 cubic feet

Some might be appalled that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, owned by BMW Group, would build such a vehicle, but that’s only because they’ve seen it. As a car person, I have a lot of warm feelings toward the Cullinan. For one thing, it’s not a Bentley Bentayga. The Bentayga, the other ultraluxury British SUV, was designed over a shared VW Group architecture. This expedience cursed it with mass-market proportions and anonymous silhouette, within the same dimensional/visual template as the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7. Meh is the technical term.

What was lost in the Bentayga’s conception was retained in the Cullinan: the special, the sense of occasion, the arrival of audacity. The Cullinan is, first, titanic: 210 inches long, 85 inches wide at 72 inches high in its standard ride height, poised over an immense wheelbase, 130 inches. Under that decadent hood is a bi-turbo 6.75-liter V12, thrumming as through a mahogany deck.

Again, as someone who appreciates classic Rolls-Royces, I salute the profiling of the Cullinan SUV’s rear tailgate, reminiscent of 1949 Hooper-bodied Silver Wraith’s boot. The grille form, formerly known as the temple grille, is set like a bauble in the prongs of the raised hoodline, peeling apart amid two vestigial wings. I see what you did there.

While the Cullinan discretely uses modified components with BMW offerings—the eight-speed transmission, the four-corner air suspension with active anti-roll bars, the infotainment software—it has its own, quite peculiar architecture. You are looking at a vehicle with an all-aluminum space-frame, hung with mostly aluminum body panels, and it still weighs nearly 6,000 pounds.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Photo: BMW Group

Why? Well, it does have a V12 engine (also aluminum). But a big part is due to the structural reinforcement and safety systems required by the rear coach doors. These doors are hinged at the rear, which means there is no conventional B-pillar between the doors for stiffness or side intrusion. This feature, unique to Rolls-Royce, dominated the design-engineering of the company’s new space-frame architecture, which will underpin all future models.

You may ask, “Why go to the trouble of engineering these elaborate coach doors?” Why does Rolls-Royce get up in the morning? The coach doors are the company’s sine qua non, its brand, its jam. I adore them myself and think they are way cool.

But on an SUV? The doors are insane and impractical, a stuffy British version of Tesla’s top-hinged falcon wing doors. For one thing, as I discovered when I took the Cullinan for some soft-roading in the mountains, the motorized, push-button coach doors won’t activate if the vehicle is tilted or leaning more than about 5 degrees. In that case, the occupants must reach out and close their own doors, like bloody peasants.

For another, packaging: There are some magnificent thrones aboard the Cullinan, wrapped in couture-quality leather upholstery. The rear cabin can be ordered in three-seat configuration, like our tester; or owners can opt for the private-jet vibe with two reclining seats and amenities installed in the center armrest: crystal decanter and glasses, refrigerator, tea set, gun safe. Rolls can hook you up.

‘What’s lost in the Bentley is found in a Cullinan: the sense of occasion, the arrival of audacity.’

However, between the epic styling, the coach doors, and the overstuffed furniture inside, there is almost no room for anything else. The Cullinan has an impoverished 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, barely enough for a weekend trip with a family of four. Except this family has two standard poodles who had to ride in the back with the kids. This required that I cover the entire interior of the test car with blankets, like the Mr. Wolf scene in “Pulp Fiction.”

Asking “How’s it drive?” is naive. First, the average owner isn’t driving. That person is an employee. It rides wonderfully, though, a big old cloud on auto-leveling air suspension. At low speeds and on fine-grain road imperfections, I could feel a touch of transient oscillation from those immense 22-inch wheels and all-season tires. The chassis engineers probably would have been happier with smaller wheels but they would have been dwarfed in the wheel wells. The wheels, not the engineers.

The Cullinan does have a low-speed off-road mode and three-stage air suspension affording a maximum 21 inches of, um, fording. I’m sure it works as advertised. But I was terrified to take it to the grocery store, never mind off-roading it. The tigers are safe from me.

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Pixar’s New Short Film Purl Takes on Toxic Bro Culture at Work

Pixar movies have long been as popular with adults as they are with the children they’re created for. Who didn’t bawl their eyes out during Inside Out or Up, regardless of how old you are? But the first offering from Pixar‘s new SparkShorts program, Purl, was made specifically with us adults in mind. The animated short is a searing takedown of toxic bro culture in the workplace.

The film centers on Purl, a talking ball of pink yarn, who is the newest hire at the aptly-named B.R.O Capital. We follow Purl through her first day at work, and watch as she navigates a sea of white men clad in suits. These dudes make dirty jokes, love happy hour, and act more like they’re pledging a frat than conducting a business meeting. After she’s consistently ignored at the water cooler, talked over, and shut out of drinks with her coworkers, Purl decides to conform to her office’s culture to fit in. She changes her appearance, parties with the boys, and tells borderline misogynistic jokes.

While Purl’s wise-cracking, one-of-the-boys persona makes her a hit at the office, it doesn’t take long until she’s confronted by the fact that she’s only further perpetuating their harmful behavior. When a new hire—another ball of yarn—shows up on the floor, Purl’s first instinct is to ignore her and stick with the boys. But she soon realizes that she must stand in solidarity with the new yarn ball, in order to make her transition to B.R.O Capital easier than Purl’s.

In a flash forward, we see the office has become a much more inclusive place thanks to Purl. There are now just as many yarn balls as men in suits, and they work in perfect harmony. The ending can feel like an oversimplification of how to combat men behaving badly in the workplace—if the 2017 criticism of Pixar’s own “boys-club” work culture is any indication, this is extremely difficult terrain to overcome—but the film is still a powerful example of what it feels like to be an outlier at work. Whether you’re a woman, trans, a person of color, or a ball of yarn, Purl is an extremely relatable symbol for the need for diversity in the workplace.

Kristen Lester, the first-time filmmaker of Purl, wrote the film for this very reason. “A few times during my career in animation, I would be in situations similar to those in the short and I would feel very alone,” she tells Glamour. “I hoped that by making the short people would watch and know that they are not alone and that being accepted for who you are is possible.”

Many women have already taken to Twitter to share how much the film resonated with them. “I feel so seen by this Pixar “Purl” short about diversity! I even have girly desk decorations too, and it took me years to feel comfortable putting them out. Purl could be any woman in tech, we all know that feeling of trying to fit in with the boys,” one wrote. Another tweeted, “#PURL is all of us girls trying to fit in a man’s world. Pixar has done a lot but nothing hits me as close as this short.”

You can watch the film in its entirety, here.

Samantha Leach is an assistant culture editor at Glamour. Follow her on Twitter @_sleach.

See What Daniel Radcliffe Could Look Like As Marvel’s Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has hung up his claws for good, and the X-Men appear destined for the MCU. That means that sooner or later, someone new will likely play the most popular and recognizable X-Men character. But who? One surprising actor who could actually look the part is none other than Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Take a look below to see what the Boy Who Lived could look like as Weapon X:

The notion of Daniel Radcliffe as Wolverine seemed to be out of left field before seeing the image, but this fan art from Omelete shows that the idea isn’t as strange as it sounds. He may have played an innocent kid fighting evil in the Harry Potter movies, but Daniel Radcliffe certainly looks the part here of the grizzled mutant, no transfiguration required. He’s even got one of Wolverine’s favorite cigars to go along with his butterbeer.

It’s clear from this image how easily Daniel Radcliffe could adopt Wolverine’s look. The actor would have no problems rocking Wolvie’s hairstyle and his muttonchops or a full beard. He may be best known for his clean-shaven look in Harry Potter, but as he showed in Jungle, Daniel Radcliffe can grow a solid beard. And who needs the sword of Godric Gryffindor when you have adamantium claws?

If you still need more convincing of Daniel Radcliffe’s Wolverine candidacy, check out BossLogic’s interpretation of the actor in the role below:

Yeah, I could definitely see it. BossLogic’s Daniel Radcliffe as Wolverine fan art looks a little closer to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine than his fan art of Keanu Reeves in the role did. I also really like the lightning bolt-shaped cut, revealing the adamantium below, a very cool homage to another iconic character.

The one thing that these bits of fan art convey that could hold back Daniel Radcliffe as a potential candidate is that even with a beard and a grizzled look, the actor still has a youthful looking face. We are probably a long ways off from knowing what Marvel might be going for with an MCU Wolverine, but Logan is really old so you would think whoever plays him should be a bit older or at least older-looking than the rest of the team.

But as longtime X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner said, it is easier to do the bulking up the role requires the younger someone is. Also, these franchise movies like younger actors so they can play a role for a long time. Daniel Radcliffe is only 29, and that could theoretically allow him to be Wolverine for a few years. That is of course if he would even want another franchise role after spending so many years on Harry Potter.

The one thing these fan art images don’t convey is that Daniel Radcliffe is also rather short. The actor is only 5 feet 5 inches tall. That makes him much closer to the 5-foot 3-inch Wolverine from the comics, than the 6-foot 3-inch Hugh Jackman. So if Marvel wanted to hew closer to the comics, Daniel Radcliffe is about the right height. Of course, as we learned from Hugh Jackman, the right actor is more important than how well he physically fits the part.

Who will be the next Wolverine is probably the most speculated fan casting for a comic book movie, eclipsed only by who will be the next Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ Batman movie. No doubt there will be lots of fan casting and rumors before Wolverine shows up in an MCU movie, but for now you can add Daniel Radcliffe’s name to the list of intriguing possibilities.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest movie news and check out our release schedule to see what movies are headed your way in 2019.

How The LEGO Movie 2’s Meta Plot Particularly Influenced Stephanie Beatriz’s General Mayhem

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part**. If you haven’t seen the film yet, continue at your own risk!**

In The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, the role played by Stephanie Beatriz’s General Mayhem is very much tied into the film’s big twist. While audiences spend most of the movie believing her to be an antagonist agent, the reality is that she is a harbinger of peace, essentially representing young Bianca (Brooklynn Prince) reaching out to her older brother Finn (Jadon Sand) in hopes they can play together in the real world. It’s a big reveal in the new release, and one that very strongly influenced Beatriz’s performance:

I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Stephanie Beatriz late last month during the Los Angeles press day for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and one subject that I raised was the important connection between General Mayhem and Bianca. In her response, the actress noted that what was going through the mind of the pre-teen girl was something that very much influenced her approach to her character – someone who is torn between two outward visions of herself.

We first meet General Mayhem early in the movie as an alien invader from the Systar System who arrives in Apocalypseburg with the intent of kidnapping a few heroes – and while this looks totally malicious at first, we eventually get a fuller picture of what’s going on. In reality, General Mayhem is an attempt by Bianca to reach out to her brother so that they can play together – with the girl hoping to appeal to her more mature sibling by using a mini-doll who looks like a badass space ninja and has a gruff voice.

When General Mayhem’s helmet is removed by Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), however, we start to understand what’s really going on with her. Featuring a pink smiling face and a pair of blue pigtails, she clearly isn’t the intergalactic pirate we thought she was, and even her voice goes up an octave or two. In an instant we start to get a more complete idea of who she is and what she represents, and understanding all of that was clearly very vital in Stephanie Beatriz’s performance – even on beyond what it literally means for the story in The LEGO Movie 2.

You can watch Stephanie Beatriz discuss the link between General Mayhem and Bianca in The LEGO Movie sequel by clicking play on the video below:

In addition to the aforementioned Stephanie Beatriz, Brooklynn Prince, and Elizabeth Banks, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part also stars Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, and more. The film is now playing in theaters everywhere.

How The Rumored New Universal Studios Park Will Differ From Its Other Parks

New details are emerging about the rumored new third gate theme park at Universal Orlando Resort and it’s looking to be quite different from other Universal parks. Some leaked documents have revealed more about the upcoming park including its name, Fantastic Worlds, and its physical layout, which will apparently look more like a Disney park than anything Universal has designed before, utilizing the classic hub and spoke design.

According to multiple leaked images obtained by Orlando Park Stop, the new Fantastic Worlds park will use a hub and spoke design similar to Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom, where a central plaza area will lead off into different themed worlds in multiple directions. Most of Universal’s more recent theme parks use a circular design that simply has the guests walk through each themed area one after the other while circling back to the park entrance.

While Disney doesn’t use the hub and spoke design in all its parks, it’s the layout that is most associated with the Disney experience. Standing at the hub of Disneyland you can go off in any direction and find an entirely different world. It seems Universal will borrow this method for what is apparently going to be one of the biggest theme parks the company has ever built.

As far as what those different themed lands will be. Several of them have been previously rumored. Nintendo and Universal entered into an agreement several years ago to bring Nintendo’s great properties like Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, into the parks, and while the initial announcement led us to expect that a new land would be added to the existing Universal Orlando, it now appears that the land will be a major part of this new park.

New areas dedicated to Harry Potter (or possibly Fantastic Beasts) and Jurassic Park are also expected. However, one trademark note on the leaked images also seems to indicate that Universal’s classic monsters, the ones that were meant to launch the Dark Universe film franchise, might also begetting their own land. Perhaps the Dark Universe will have more success in the theme parks.

The other major change that Fantastic Worlds will apparently have in store is a level of theming that we rarely see from Universal. Everything from the attractions to the restaurants to the bathrooms will reinforce each area’s theme. It seems the lessons Universal learned with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter are being carried over to this entire park.

It appears that as part of the hub and spoke design, each land in the park will have it’s own special entrance that will block the land from view while in the hub, only allowing it to be seen once you enter. In the case of the Nintendo themed world, that entrance will apparently be a Super Mario Bros. green warp pipe.

Everything we hear about this new park makes it sound all the more exciting. The only down side is that since it has yet to be officially announced, we’re still years away from the new park.