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Jason Momoa Talks ‘Aquaman’ Plans, Confirms ‘Justice League’ Appearance – Hollywood Reporter
“I don’t know the director [of the 2018 Aquaman solo movie]. I know about as much as you guys know,” the actor said during an appearance at the Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta. “I know the Justice League will come first. That’s really what we’re going to focus on.”
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Momoa went on to say that he wasn’t sure if the solo movie “will be [set] prior to Justice League or post. I don’t know too much about it. It will probably be where he came from. It will probably be his whole origin story, I would think.” Underscoring the in-process nature of the process, Momoa responded to a question about a possible Aquaman romance by saying “I don’t think there will be a romance any time soon in Justice League. I think we’re going to be kicking some ass. But I don’t know for sure, because there’s no script yet.”
The actor did manage to explain why he’d denied being connected to the role prior to Warners’ announcement last week. “LYou know, you audition and stuff like that, but the fact is you’ve just got to keep it quiet,” he said. “You know what I mean, I was just trying to respect Warner Bros. and everyone’s wishes. I’m really, really happy that I don’t have to be quiet anymore, because that’s really hard for me.”
Justice League Part One is scheduled for release Summer 2017.
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What does J.K. Rowling do with all her hundreds of millions of dollars? Build real-life structures straight out of her Harry Potter books of course.The Telegraph reported on Thursday that the famed writer has submitted plans to build a stone-built summer house on the grounds of her Scottish estate, and the plans for the building bear a rather striking similarity to Hagrid’s hut from the Harry Potter universe.Hagrid, played by Robbie Coltrane, is a teacher and gamekeeper in the Harry Potter series. Like Hagrid’s hut, Rowling’s planned version will also be built on the edge of a forest that is part of her 162-acre estate, that also includes a small loch, or lake.Rowling’s Scottish estate is not far from Castle Menzies, which many have likened to Hogwarts.Read more J.K. Rowling Drops Harry Potter Hints to Send Twitter CrazyTwitter: @gentlemanabroad
David Fincher’s Gone Girl has raced past the $200 million mark at the global box office, where it will soon overtake the filmmaker’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ($232.6 million) and The Social Network ($224.9 million).Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, even has a shot at approaching $300 million worldwide, although that won’t be enough to match The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($333 million) or Seven ($327.3 million), which rank as Fincher’s top-grossing movies, respectively, not accounting for inflation.Read more David Fincher Cast Ben Affleck in ‘Gone Girl’ After Googling His SmileFor the weekend, Gone Girl took in $20.2 million from 58 markets overseas for a foreign total of $94.7 million for a global total of $201.6 million. While the 20th Century Fox and New Regency film is doing best in Europe — the U.K. leads overall with $23.2 million — it has surprised in many Asian markets.New Line and Warner Bros.’ horror prequel Annabelle likewise remains a strong global player, finishing Sunday with an impressive $166.1 million in total ticket sales, including $95 million overseas. Annabelle, costing just $6.5 million to make, earned another $19.2 million internationally for the weekend.Still, it was neither of those films, nor Dracula Untold, that topped the weekend box office chart offshore. Instead, the crown went to Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The quirky superhero tentpole, still playing in China and a smattering of other territories, took in $23.1 million to jump the $400 million mark internationally for a worldwide total of $732.6 million.Read more ‘Annabelle’ Director John Leonetti Talks About Shooting on a Haunted SetBetter yet, Guardians became No. 3 Marvel title of all time behind The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion).Universal and Legendary’s origins pic Dracula Untold came in No. 2 overseas, earning $22.5 million from 58 markets for a foreign total of $95.7 million, more than double its early North American take of 40.7 million (Dracula Untold fell 58 percent in its second weekend domestically). Its global cume is $136.4 million.Thanks to a late rollout in Europe, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came in No. 4 internationally behind Guardians, Dracula Untold and Gone Girl (Annabelle rounded out the top five). TMNT took in a hearty $20 million from 33 territories for a foreign total of $185.4 million and global haul of $375 million. In Europe, the U.K. led with an impressive $7.9 million, followed by France ($4.1 million), Germany ($3.8 million) and Spain ($1.5 million).Read more ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Debuts Wiz Khalifa-Led Rap Single, TV Spot (Video)TMNT has yet to open in China and Japan.
Crime and punishment have long occupied David Fincher. With varying degrees of scalpel-sharp precision and gruesome indulgence, in films ranging from Se7en to Panic Room to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, he’s trafficked in dark and pulpy fare. His masterpiece, Zodiac, turns an unsolved real-life crime story into an existential inquiry into truth and obsession. It’s a movie that deepens with every viewing. In comparison, there’s little reason to revisit his latest feature; once the missing-person mystery has delivered its jolts, Gone Girl is a closed circuit of a story.And yet the think-piece culture won’t leave it alone, plumbing the postmodern whodunit for discussions of gender politics, the power dynamics of heterosexual marriage and, in an incisive left-field thesis, the rising distrust of evidence among so-called truthers. The box-office topper, arriving two years after the source novel by Gillian Flynn, clearly hits a zeitgeist nerve. But while it touches on a number of thorny issues, including the downward-spiraling economy, its main draw is that of a juicy premise that’s more than a little bonkers and, for the most part, solidly told. It’s a well-crafted piece of entertainment dressed up as social commentary.Flynn’s page-turner, with its fluent prose and audacious plotting, undeniably has something to say about the war between the sexes and the roles that both women and men still conform to — notably in its clear-eyed explication of the Cool Girl phenomenon. This much-commented-on passage of the book (excerpted in the film) zeroes in on the ways that female compliance has morphed but hardly disappeared: The Cool Girl likes everything that straight men supposedly like (sports, beer and more), never gets angry or complains and above all is sexually available and “hot” by male standards. And it’s all an act, as phony as the 1950s Happy Homemaker.The main character’s pathology increasingly eclipses such sharp observations and the story’s more subtle shadings, though, and the book’s social critique grows muddled. That’s even more true of the movie. And neither would draw such ardent op-ed dissection if the maniacal protagonist weren’t a woman. Female villains are still, somehow, stop-the-presses material. People insist that they stand for something beyond their individual villainy.Read more ‘Gone Girl’ Trumps Flood of New Films with $26.8M FinishAs conceived by Fincher and Flynn (who adapted her novel for the screen), and as played by Rosamund Pike, Amy Elliott Dunne, the mastermind of the story, is a Hitchcock blonde with agency, updated from resourceful victim to master manipulator. She’s supersmart, ultra-narcissistic and emotionally unhinged, and she’s no more representative of womanhood than Kim Novak in Vertigo or Tippi Hedren in Marnie.Even so, Amy and her golden-boy-turned-pariah husband, Nick (Ben Affleck), are ultimately arguments more than people. As a rage-fueled sociopath with an extravagant zeal for destruction, she’s a direct descendant of Gene Tierney’s character in Leave Her to Heaven, but only half the woman — less a full-blooded person than a fascinating construct.It’s worth noting that in a procedural with not one but two unreliable narrators, the most grounded and compelling characters are single women: Nick’s sister, Margo (Carrie Coon), and the detective (Kim Dickens) who leads the investigation into Amy’s disappearance. Refreshingly, neither woman’s unpaired state is treated as a problem in need of remedy — but then again, that would distract from the central notion of marriage as a terminal disorder.With its stylized, icy approach and late-in-the-proceedings burst of Grand Guignol, Fincher’s film isn’t particularly interested in the “Cool Girl” thesis (which he presents in a way that undermines its meaning). His main concern is Amy’s brilliantly perverse reverse-engineering of a crime and the mutability of truth: the idea of a “perfect story” versus what really happened. The glances at the media circus that surrounds Nick are hardly fresh, but they supply the movie’s strongest through-line.Read more ‘Gone Girl’: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike on Spousal Deceit and “Becoming Batman” on SetIn one of the latest posts to hit the blogosphere on the meaning of Gone Girl, Vulture contributor Adam Sternbergh argues convincingly that the film taps into the paranoia of a certain subset of conspiracy theorists. Whether the topic is the JFK assassination, the moon landing or the attack on the Boston Marathon, many skeptics assert that the official story isn’t just incomplete, but a carefully plotted lie, complete with fictitious film footage. Indeed, the most chilling aspect of Gone Girl is the perfect fit between Amy’s insanely elaborate planning — her false clues and bogus documentation — and the media’s role in spreading her lies. Journalists’ hunger for eyeball-grabbing, click-generating headlines feeds off the public’s need for that perfect story.Gone Girl riffs on those domestic drama memes that crime-story consumers and writers have come to expect: the victimized wife, the cheating husband. Mainly, though, it uses them to spin a domestic drama. For all the fine-toothed analysis that Gone Girl has spurred, its thrills are, essentially, the stuff of genre, filtered through a distancing lens.
Steven Stamkos scored two goals and added an assist, and Ben Bishop made 30 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and hand the Canucks their first loss of the season.Ryan Callahan added a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay (3-1-1), and Alex Killhorn also scored. Ondrej Palat had two assists.Chris Higgins and Alexander Edler scored for Vancouver (3-1), which had 20 saves from backup goalie Eddie Lack in his first start of the season. The Canucks were the last NHL team to lose this season.Vancouver opened with two wins against Edmonton — including Friday night’s road victory — and one over Calgary, but ran into trouble against one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams.The Canucks had a home sellout streak snapped at 474 games. The previous non-sellout in Vancouver was Nov. 12, 2002.Down 2-1 after 20 minutes, the Canucks tied it 2:42 into the second when Edler took a pass from Daniel Sedin off the rush on a power play and ripped a shot past Bishop for his first goal.After Vancouver failed to score on three straight power plays later in the period, the Lightning retook the lead at 16:48 just after a 5-on-3 advantage expired. Stamkos shattered his stick on a one-timer, went to the bench to pick up a new one, and promptly fed Callahan, who scored his third goal past a helpless Lack.Tampa Bay stretched its lead to 4-2 at 6:04 of the third when Lack made a great save off Tyler Johnson in front, only to have Killhorn shovel in the rebound for his second.Vancouver had a chance to get closer on a power play midway through the third, but Bishop scrambled to keep a shot out that deflected off a skate in front before hitting the post.Starting in place of Ryan Miller, Lack called Stamkos one of the three best players in the world Saturday, and the Tampa Bay sniper showed why.Palat jumped on a turnover by Canucks captain Henrik Sedin in the neutral zone and found a streaking Stamkos, who beat Lack with a slick backhand on the first shot the goalie faced this season just 53 seconds in.The Canucks were looking to open with four consecutive wins for the first time since 1992. They got even when Higgins followed his own rebound and scored his first goal at 7:15.But Stamkos netted his second of the night and fifth of the season just 1:11 later. NOTES: Lightning D Victor Hedman left in the second period with an upper-body injury and didn’t return. … The Canucks will start a three-game trip on Tuesday against Dallas. … The Lightning will continue their five-game trip on Monday against Edmonton. … The Canucks will visit the Lightning in their only other meeting on Jan. 20. … Vancouver D Ryan Stanton sat out after sustaining an injury in Friday’s game. Yannick Weber took his spot in the lineup.
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A neutral arbiter is expected to decide early next week whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.Goodell said last week he’d leave the decision to former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones. She was picked by the commissioner and the players’ union to hear Rice’s appeal earlier this month. The hearing is tentatively set for November.”I think Judge Jones is the one who ultimately is going to make the rules and determinations,” Goodell said at the owners’ meetings in New York.The person who informed the AP of the timing spoke on condition of anonymity because details about the hearing haven’t been released.The union is appealing Rice’s suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The former Baltimore Ravens running back was suspended after video of him hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator was publicly released.Union officials said in announcing the appeal that Goodell and his staff’s testimony is a central reason why it pushed to jointly select an outside arbiter.Goodell said in appointing Jones that she would have “our full co-operation as she hears and decides this appeal.” Jones is a partner in a private law firm and is also a former Department of Justice attorney.One month after Rice was initially suspended two games, Goodell said he didn’t get things right and announced tougher penalties for future domestic violence incidents. But the penalties didn’t apply to Rice. Once the video was released, the Ravens cut Rice and the league banned him indefinitely, with the league saying it considered the video new evidence.
Andrew Wiggins, Zach Lavine create new nickname
Rookie duo call themselves the ‘Bounce Brothers’CBC Sports Posted: Oct 16, 2014 4:42 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014 4:42 PM ETZach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins have given themselves the nickname, the “Bounce Brothers.” (David Sherman / Contributor)Related StoriesAndrew Wiggins: Will he be the saviour?
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With the NBA season about to begin, Canadian Andrew Wiggins and his Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Zach LaVine have named themselves the “Bounce Brothers.”The rookie duo has only just begun their careers but have already decided that their combined talent is worthy of a nickname. Wiggins and LaVine say they were inspired by the Golden State Warriors’ “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.Can’t see this on mobile? Click here
The “Bounce Brothers” could bring a lot of excitement to the Timberwolves this season leaving Minnesota fans hoping these two rookies can help the team bounce right into the playoffs.
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