Friday, June 14, 2024

Alexander’s Midweek Movie News

Spider-man cutie Tom Holland was NOT allowed to have a script for Avengers: Endgame due to his penchant for revealing spoilers on social media.  Girl just can’t keep quiet.  All he was allowed to know was what time to show up and that his tights would be tight…no secrets between sailors!  Wink wink.

I reported last week that Ralph Fiennes wanted to come back as Voldemort for Fantastic Beasts 3, not sure why, Fantastic Beasts 2 should have been called Craptastic.  Well, Voldemort was cast but the role was given to Jacob Tremblay from the film Room.  Now before everyone starts freaking out, he will be playing Voldemort as a boy so Fiennes may still be making a comeback.

US and Get Out director Jordan Peele says he’s not going to cast any white actors as leads anytime soon.  Is that racist?  In other news, I’m still only getting called in for Taco Bell commercials.

So we’ve had so many false reports as to who is going to be the next Bond.  Well – now producers are stating they are looking for a Scottish actor to play Bond.  The sexiest ones I can think of are Ewan McGregor and James McAvoy.  Gerard Butler is also Scottish but we can never tell what weight he’s going to be in his next film.

Rosario Dawson is returning to the Jay & Silent Bob reboot, filming wrapped this week.  Ben Affleck is still waiting for his call.

So we know there’s been some Chucky drama with the reboots.  There will be a new Chucky TV series with the original creator and Chucky’s voice behind it.  There’s also the film version which has totally stepped away from the original creative team, and Star Wars’ Mark Hamill will be Chucky’s voice.  Now we know that Hamill does great voice work, having played the Joker in the Batman animated series.  AND one of my favorite actresses, Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Rec, will be playing the mom.  So maybe there’s hope it will be good.

Don Rickles, legendary comedian who passed away in 2017, will still be the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 4, even though he had not recorded any of it before he passed away.  Break out the tissues.

The new version of Charlie’s Angels with Elizabeth Banks and Kristen Stewart changes its release date so it won’t compete with the new Terminator film.  I swear we are stuck in some Hollywood time warp hole where the future movies are all about reboots from the past.

In really odd casting news, Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand will star in a new version of Macbeth, directed by Big Lebowski’s Joel Cohen.  I honestly don’t know what to think about this casting.  This will probably get all the award nominations and we’ll have to watch them both act so odd at the awards shows.  Denzel is in a constant state of constipation, especially when he doesn’t win and Frances always looks like she just woke up in the middle of it all.

Moulin Rouge and Romeo & Juliet’s Baz Luhrman is returning to the screen with his next film, not yet titled, about Elvis Presley with Tom Hanks playing Presley’s manager.  Should we just announce the Oscar award nominations now?

Chris Evans wants to take home a full suit he wore as Captain America (as of now he has a Captain America shield at home).  Girl, I wouldn’t mind owning his tights either.

John Krasinski’s Quiet Place sequel is moving ahead and actor Cillian Murphy is the latest name to be added to the cast.  He is SO weird and ungodly sexy in a psychotic way.  Maybe he’ll play a sexy version of one of the monsters.  I wouldn’t be able to stay quiet with that monster around!

Cloverfield 4 is coming and will be directed by Arrival, Blade Runner: 2049 and the new Dune director Denis Villeneuve.  This should be interesting, his pacing and artistic vision is a bit different than the Cloverfield style.

First look with Kevin Hart as Mushu in the Disney live action remake of Mulan came out this week.  Eddie Murphy played the original in the animated version.  My take?  He looks pretty gay.  I see you Kevin Hart…or shall I say LGBT “Heartless”?

Tom and Jerry live action film is possibly eyeing Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage as one of the leads.

The Craft reboot is moving ahead and just hired director/actress Zoe Lister-Jones (who is hilarious in Life in Pieces) as the film’s director.  Yaaassss.

Fun fact:  Matrix producer was thinking of making Neo a female and casting Sandra Bullock.  Who knew?  The producer must have been a huge fan of the film Speed.

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Alexander Rodriguez

Alexander is the host of iHeartRadio/Here TV's 'On the Rocks Radio Show: Where Celebrities & Cocktails Mix' - Academy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy, Tony and Razzie Award winners, he's drank with them all! Twitter/Instagram: @ontherocksonair or visit for more fun!

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