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Jon Snow Series Being Developed at HBO

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is in early development for its first sequel for Game of Thrones, A live action spinoff series of Jon Snow. If the series moves forward Kit Harington is attached tot he role, he has been nominated twice for an Emmy of his character Jon Snow. There is also potential for other characters that were still alive when the show ended to reappear in the sequel, such as Arya Stark. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a Game of Thrones stage play being developed in an attempt to revive iconic characters from the show, as well as, three different animated projects that are in development. In total there are seven different Game of Thrones projects being worked on currently, if you are a fan of the show, you have a lot to look forward to.

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Tom Hanks on Whether He’d Be Able to Star in ‘Philadelphia’ Role as a Straight Actor

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hanks would likely not be able to play in the Oscar winning roles he once played in both Forrest Gump and Philadelphia in modern times. While Hanks was speaking with The New York Times about his roles in the films, hanks was advocating that in modern times straight actors should not be playing gay characters in films. Hanks is quoted in saying,  “the whole point of Philadelphia was don’t be afraid and that part of how audiences of that time were able to engage with that movie was because its leading character wasn’t played by a gay actor.” Today, Hanks says times have changed, “with the authenticity of a performance more important. One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that movie is that I was playing a gay man. We’re beyond that now, and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy,” He stated. He went on to explain that doing so is not a crime, however, the modern audience is looking for something more authentic then they used to look for in films.

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‘Joker 2’ Lady Gaga in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix

The 2019 film The Joker which grossed over $1 billion dollars, is set to be coming back, and this time is rumored to be a musical. At the moment, Lady Gaga is negotiating to join Joaquin Phoenix in the musical sequel of the film. However, Phoenix also hasn’t came to a deal yet with the film makers so far. Nevertheless, Gaga has shown interest in playing the part of Harley Quinn in the new film, although this version would be different from the version portrayed in The Suicide Squad just last year. Details of the character so far have been well hidden, however the complicated relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker has a twisted and abusive past. The producer of the new movie Todd Phillips, also produced A Star Is Born, which featured Lady Gaga in it. Phillips will be looking to repeat the success of the first Joker film which reached the number four spot for the highest ranking rated R movie of all time, along with receiving 11 Oscar nominations, and grossing over $1 billion dollars.

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“Movies Opening This Week”

According to IMDB, There are three films coming out on June 17th, the first being “Lightyear” a PG rated Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi that runs 100 minutes in length with a Metascore of 59. The film features director Angus MacLane alongside stars Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, and Taika Waititi. IMDB’s quick summary of the film states, “While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.”

The second film being released on June 17th is, “Spiderhead”, a rated R Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller with a 54 Metascore rating and runs approximately 106 minutes long.  The film has stars Chris Hemsworth, Charles Parnell, Miles Teller, and Jurnee Smollett working alongside director Joseph Kosinski. IMDB summarizes it in saying, “In the near future, convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentence. One such subject for a new drug capable of generating feelings of love begins questioning the reality of his emotions.”

The third and final film to come out this week is, “Brian and Charles” a rated PG Comedy film  with a Metascore of 65 and running 90 minutes in length. With director Jim Archer  and stars David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, and Jamie Michie. The quick summary on IMDB states, “After a particularly harsh winter Brian goes into a deep depression; completely isolated and with no one to talk to, Brian does what any sane person would do when faced with such a melancholic situation. He builds a robot.”

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Paddington 3 Title and Director Named

Dougal Wilson, the Award winning commercials filmmaker has been picked to direct the newest family friendly Paddington film from StudioCanal and Heyday Films. They have also landed on a title for the newest installment of the Paddington film series, ‘Paddington in Peru’. The film is anticipated to start its principal photography in 2023 and its filming is said to take place in both London and Peru. Paul King the director of the previous two Paddington films was quoted in saying “After ten years of working on the Paddington movies, I feel absurdly protective of the little bear, and I’m delighted that Dougal will be there to hold his paw as he embarks on his third big-screen adventure,” He went on to say, “Dougal’s work is never less than astounding: funny, beautiful, heartfelt, imaginative, and totally original. Aunt Lucy once asked us to ‘Please Look After This Bear.’ I know Dougal will do so admirably.” StudioCanal CEO Anna Marsh confirmed Dougal Wilson’s position as director of the film while expressing excitement about what is to come. Wilson will have big shoes to fill with the Paddington series so far grossing over $500 million dollars in the worldwide box office.


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