Dafne Keen Punched, Ultimately Bruised, Hugh Jackman During 'Logan' Audition

Logan might have brought an end to Hugh Jackman’s reign as Wolverine, but it did introduce the world to Dafne Keen, who portrayed X-23 in the comic-book adaptation. Logan’s writer and director James Mangold has now admitted that he actually had serious concerns that they wouldn’t be able to find an actress that could portray X-23, as it was such a challenging role for a teenage actor. James Mangold made this admission to Comic Book Resources, revealing that there was only a handful of actors in the world that could do it justice. I felt like I had written with my writing partners a stool with three legs. I knew one leg was Hugh Jackman and one leg was Patrick Stewart, but I had no idea who was going to be this third leg and they needed to be between 10 and 12 years old, bilingual, physically talented and an amazing actress. [Image by 20th Century Fox] James Mangold’s concerns were immediately quashed when he saw a video audition featuring Dafne Keen as X-23, which involved her traipsing across furniture as the mutant. The first introduction was this tape I got of her climbing around on bookshelves at their house and prowling around lounge chairs and doing a somersault or two. After seeing this video Dafne Keen was flown out to New York City with her parents for a face to face audition alongside Hugh Jackman. The scene in question was particularly gruelling, too, as it saw her getting extremely frustrated with Logan, who retaliates himself. It also just so happened to involve Dafne Keen punching Hugh Jackman in the face repeatedly, something that writer and director James Mangold encouraged her to do. Clearly she did quite a good job, too, because not only did she get the role, but her efforts also resulted in Jackman receiving numerous bruises. That was one of the scenes we did in New York and I kept encouraging [Dafne] to get crazier and crazier in that scene. And I think Hugh ended the day with a giant bruise on his shoulder. [Image by 20th Century Fox] Clearly working on a Wolverine film is quite an arduous task. That’s because as recently as yesterday The Inquisitr revealed that Hugh Jackman had repeatedly injured himself during production on the X-Men films. This even saw him stab himself a number of times with Wolverine’s claws, as well as other people on set, too. I can’t tell you how many people I stabbed, how I stabbed myself. They were killing machines… I used to have to practice so I wouldn’t hit people [with the claws]. And one thing I neglected to practice was the follow-through. … I’ve got a number of scars on my thighs, and it’s really not cool. Got pretty close to some sensitive areas, but everything’s fine At one point it also included Hugh Jackman stabbing the stunt-double for Mystique right in the arm, too. Something that left the Australian actor aghast. I stabbed the [stunt] double for Mystique right in the arm. Of course I freaked out a little bit. It’s not every day you stab someone. But it turns out that the woman who was stabbed by Hugh Jackman was nowhere near as furious as he assumed she would be. That’s because rather than immediately suing the actor for all he is worth, or seeking the medical attention that she almost certainly required, the stunt double instead celebrated the incident. She said, ‘I’ve been stabbed by Wolverine!’ That was one of the first days of shooting. That’s when you realize this is not a normal character, when people are really happy to be stabbed by your character. [Featured Image by 20th Century Fox]

Alia Bhatt's 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' Gets Rave Reviews Ahead Of Release

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan could have another mega hit movie on her hands. Just days away from its release, her upcoming film Badrinath Ki Dulhania is already getting glowing reviews from Hindi actors and producers. According to IE Entertainment, the film was screened in front of a group of Bollywood insiders and their reactions were very positive. The audience included Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan, David Dhawan and his wife, and Alia’s co-star Varun’s girlfriend. “Both Alia and Varun are so natural and comfortable with each other that it’s a pleasure watch them. It was so charming and fun,” Sonia Razdan said. RELATED POSTS ON INQUISITR Priyanka Chopra And Deepika Padukone Bring A Taste Of Bollywood To The Oscars Priyanka Chopra Offers A ‘Baywatch’ Teaser And Promises Her Return To Bollywood [Video] Is Aishwarya Rai Dead? Viral Death Hoax Claims Bollywood Actress Committed Suicide Shah Rukh Khan: Top 5 Scandals That Rocked SRK’s Bollywood Career Shah Rukh Khan Talks Gay Rumors, Sleeping With Bollywood Co-Stars In New Interview With ‘Cosmopolitan’ Magazine As you can expect, Sonia Bhatt’s father, Mahesh Bhatt, was even more exuberant in his praise. “Concealed in the heart of this romantic comedy is a poignant social message,” the Hindi film director, producer, and songwriter said on Twitter. “Varun & Alia r wonderful. It’s a triumph for Shashank Khaitan.” Concealed in the heart of this romantic comedy is a poignant social message. Varun & Alia r wonderful. It’s a triumph for Shashank Khaitan. https://t.co/nYuO6Dfjjv — Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) March 7, 2017 Sonia Razdan continued her praise on Twitter. BKD : heartwarming heartbreaking and completely surprising @Varun_dvn @aliaa08 charm the socks off ShashankKhaitan is a superb story teller — Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) March 7, 2017 Badrinath ki Dulhania stars Alia Bhattt and Varun Dhawan as two unlikely people from small towns who fall in love despite diametrically opposite views on gender and love. Badri (Dhawan) has dropped out of school but Vaidehi (Bhatt) is a studious young woman with lots of ambition. The film was directed by Shashank Khaitan and was produced by Karan Johar, according to IMDb. As Gulf News notes, the movie is part of a franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. In an interview with Gulf News, Dhawan was hesitant to reveal too much about the storyline. “I don’t want to say much about the story because I want people to be surprised when they watch the film,” said Dhawan. “[Humpty and Badri] are poles apart. Badri is a boy from Jhansi in the state of Uttar Pradesh and she’s playing a girl from Kota, Rajasthan. It’s a story of two people who have very different ideologies, who make a world together… actually, they don’t really make one together. I’m playing a man who is chauvinistic to a certain degree, which I wasn’t in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.” Alia Bhatt also found that her character in Badrinath ki Dulhania and the previous film are completely different. “Kavya was naive who’s only ambition was to get married in a Kareena Kapoor-Manish Malhotra designed lehenga She was very simple, very childlike,” Bhatt said. “Vaidehi is way more mature. She has strong ambitions, she’s way more level-headed and a little bitter because of her past experiences,” Un/seen stills from #BadrinathKiDulhania ❤️
RT if you can’t wait for BKD! @Varun_dvn @aliaa08 ???????? pic.twitter.com/lNmQwaAxuN — Alia Bhatt ♡ (@VarunsMahi) March 7, 2017 As for the music, the film’s second song, “Tamma Tamma Again,” is adapted and updated from a 1990s Bollywood hit movie Thanedaar, featuring Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt. According to the Hindustan Times, the song uses some of the original vocals from the song but remixes it with a sound that feels very 2017. It even has a rap verse that’s performed by Badshah. Badrinath ki Dulhania is expected to be released on March 10. [Featured Image by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images]

Millie Bobby Brown Wants To Play Princess Leia In A 'Star Wars' Spinoff

Millie Bobby Brown’s acting career has really only just begun. Considering she’s just 13-years-old, it’s fair to say that her life has only really just begun, too. But despite her short time on this Earth, the English actress has already amassed an impressive CV. Not only has she appeared on Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, Intruders, NCIS, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy, but she shot to fame last year with the role of Eleven in Stranger Things. A part that she will reprise in the show’s upcoming second season. Things are going to get very busy for Millie Bobby Brown over the next few months, because as well as filming the second season of Stranger Things she is also currently in pre-production on Godzilla: King Of Monsters, in which she’ll take a leading role. [Image by CBS] But Millie Bobby Brown has already got her eyes on an even bigger role. That’s because during her attendance at the Emerald City Comic-Con over the weekend, Millie Bobby Brown announced her intention to star as Princess Leia in a Star Wars spin-off film. Bleeding Cool were in attendance at the event, where they heard Millie Bobby Brown announce her plans after being quizzed about roles she desired. Princess Leia. I love Carrie Fisher and it would be amazing to carry on her legacy. This isn’t the first time that Millie Bobby Brown has announced this intention, though. In fact, it’s quite clear that the actress has had the role of Princess Leia ear-marked for a while. As The Inquistir previously reported, Millie Bobby Brown made the same declaration during her attendance at the Rhode Island Comic-Con, insisting that she wouldn’t be daunted to take on such an iconic role. Princess Leia. If they made – I think they are making another Star Wars – I would love a role like that. Because I want to do something far from Eleven or Madison. Following the death of Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars films A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, and The Force Awakens, there is likely to be an increased interest in a Princess Leia film. Fisher died on December 27, 2016, while audiences will get to bid farewell to her and Princess Leia when Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released on December 15, 2017. Discussions regarding the future of the Star Wars franchise, which might or might not include a Princess Leia prequel film, actually took place rather recently, too. [Image by Lucasfilm] That’s because, before the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy revealed to Entertainment Weekly that they would be ironing out the Star Wars universe and its future films in January, 2017. That’s a conversation going on right now, too. I have to honestly tell you, could we [do nothing but standalones]? Sure. But I don’t know. We are looking at all of that. There are [possible movies] that we have been talking a lot about. But we are planning to sit down in January, since we will have hadThe Force Awakens released, now Rogue One, and we’ve finished shooting Episode VIII. We have enough information where we can step back a little bit and say, ‘What are we doing? What do we feel is exciting? And what are some of the things we want to explore?’ Who is making this decision? Kathleen Kennedy also used the above interview to reveal that it will be quite a crack team, which will include The Force Awakens’ J.J. Abrams, The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson, and Episode IX’s Colin Trevorrow. The story team and the trust, and the visual effects team that we have been working with. We always pull in the directors and the writers that have been a part of these other three movies. We create pretty much a very collegiate group of people to share ideas. [Featured Image by Netflix]

DC Films Want To Make An R-Rated Movie, Could It Be 'Batman'?

The huge financial and critical success of both Deadpool and Logan over the last 13 months has led to an increased desire from audiences to see R-rated films of a similar ilk across the comic-book genre. Studios will undoubtedly be more curious about making R-rated films, too, since the recently released Logan is set to rival Deadpool’s $783.1 million box office total from last year. In the past there has been speculation that the likes of the DC Extended Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe might follow 20th Century Fox’s approach. We’ve now had our first indication that such plans are already afoot at DC Films, after an insider for the company confirmed to The Wrap that they will 100 percent make an r-rated superhero movie. But only if it’s for the right character, though. One hundred percent yes. With the right character(s). [Image by Warner Bros] This wouldn’t actually be the first time that Warner Bros and DC Films have released an R-rated superhero film in recent years. That’s because an extended cut of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice was released shortly after the blockbuster, and it was given an R-rating because it included more violent and bloody scenes featuring Ben Affleck’s Batman. Because of this version of the film, there will undoubtedly be speculation that DC Films might be considering an R-rated Batman film, which could even be in development right now over at Warner Bros. after Matt Reeves replaced Ben Affleck as The Batman’s director. That’s purely speculation at this point, though. Man Of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and Justice League director Zack Snyder previously opened up to The Hollywood Reporter back in March, 2016, about the impact of Deadpool and its R-rated success, insisting that it didn’t worry him or the DC Extended Universe. It doesn’t worry us because that’s what we do every time, so I think that I’m excited that a movie like that could do so well. Look at a movie like Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight. That’s a $500 million domestic movie. It’s about the way the movie’s made. No one goes to a movie and generalizes it in such a giant way that the movies are being generalized now. You could say Dark Knight is too serious. But it’s a great movie. A lot of the early stuff on Deadpool, everyone was like, “Oh, it’s too silly” or “too violent.” But apparently, that was the valve that needed to be turned and released. That’s encouraging to me because I love the idea that the individual filmmaker point of view is the thing that people want. [Image by 20th Century Fox] During the same interview Zack Snyder also insisted that there is no mandate for a specific tone in the DC Extended Universe, explaining that their only mission and intent is to make as good a movie as possible. The mandate is that we try and make the best movies we can. If you’re making a Flash movie with Ezra Miller, it’s like millennial Flash. It’s going to be a little lighter than making a World War I epic with this feminist icon like Wonder Woman. The films do live in a united universe. I feel like the danger is — and I think that the studio would acknowledge this — when you start to mimic things like tone. Then, when you go to the movie, you pretty much know the experience you’re going to have. But what about the Marvel Cinematic Universe? That doesn’t look like it will happen any time soon. According to the Los Angeles Times, Disney chairman Bob Iger previously told a shareholder’s meeting back in March, 2016, confirmed they had no such plans to follow Deadpool and Logan with R-rated movies. We don’t have any plans to make R-rated Marvel movies. [Featured Image by Warner Bros]

‘Moana’ Now Out In Store: How Animators Were Inspired By Other Disney Cartoons

Walt Disney Picture’s 56th animated movie, Moana, is now available on both Blu-ray and DVD and each come with many special features depending on which version of the film you purchase, including short films about the making of the feature, deleted scenes, music videos, and audio commentary. Moana is the tale of a brave and adventurous teenager (voiced by Auliʻi Cravalho) who feels led to leave the safety of her island to go on a crazy journey to save her people with the help of demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). While an original film based on Hawaiian legends and stories, various scenes of the movie were inspired in part by previous Disney films. Maui from “Moana.” [Image by Walt Disney Pictures” Maui’s body is covered with tattoos which were inspired by Marquesan tattoos from French Polynesia, says production designer Ian Gooding. “And although that part of the world had not yet been populated at the time Moana is set, it’s possible to theorize that Maui is a demigod—he’s immortal—maybe he provided the inspiration.” One of Maui’s tattoos, nicknamed “Mini Maui,” is considered to be a two-dimensional representation of Maui and serves as his conscience much like Jiminy Cricket served as the conscience for the puppet who wanted to become a boy in Pinocchio. “It’s alive; it’s really cool,” says Johnson. “He’s called ‘Mini Maui’ and he’s a small version of Big Maui. He’s there to stop Maui from doing something that he might later regret.” Mini Maui is also a nod back to traditional hand-drawn animation and was created by Eric Goldberg who had worked on Aladdin. “Eric Goldberg, who’s one of the world’s greatest hand-drawn animators, served as animation supervisor, helping to create these vignettes that play out like billboards on Maui’s chest,” continues director John Musker. “Logically, all tattoos are hand-drawn, so it made sense to use that medium. So all of the animation for Mini Maui is done traditionally on paper, allowing a more stylized look; it’s very graphic…And then that animation was placed on the 3D character. It was a wonderful marriage of hand-drawn and CG animation.” Most of the voice talent used in Moana are new to animation with one major exception. Alan Tudyk (who voices the crazy rooster Heihei) has voiced numerous Disney cartoon characters before including King Candy in Wreck-It Ralph, Alister Krei in Big Hero 6, and most recently Duke Weaselton in Zootopia, playing off his role of Duke Weselton from Frozen. Even the ocean featured in “Moana” was considered a character and was inspired by another film. [Image by Walt Disney Pictures] The ocean itself was considered a character in Moana and the creative process creating the look was borrowed from Rapunzel’s hair in Tangled. RELATED REPORTS FROM INQUISITR:
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Is ‘Tron 3’ A Possibility? Jared Leto In Talks To Star In New Movie Lyricist and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda says that when he was 9 years old, he was “profoundly” inspired by The Little Mermaid and even named his firstborn son Sebastian (although Disney cannot confirm that the name was actually inspired by the crab in the film). Years later, he got a chance to work with John Musker and Ron Clements who worked on the mermaid movie. The song “Shiny” sung by Tamatoa the 50-foot crab was inspired by some of Disney’s greatest villains. Tamatoa’s theme song was inspired by other Disney villains. [Image by Walt Disney Pictures] “Disney has some great villains like Jafar, Scar, Cruella and Ursula,” says Miranda. “Tamatoa is mean and ostentatious, so we really wanted to create the anti-lesson of the movie. If Moana’s journey is listening to her inner voice, Tamatoa is there to say, ‘It doesn’t matter. Who cares? It’s really about how you look.’ He’s from the deepest, darkest part of the sea and feels his armor is important. You got to be shiny.” The minds and hands behind Moana also revealed their inspirations for their craft. Eric Goldberg says that it was Dumbo that inspired him to become an animator. For John Musker, it was Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio. [Featured Image by Walt Disney Pictures]

Ryan Reynolds Epically Burns Hugh Jackman Following 'Logan' Success

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s online friendship is one that constantly delights the world wide web. The duo have repeatedly turned to Twitter to joke with one another over the years, especially after both Deadpool’s huge success back in February, 2016, and Logan’s recent triumph at the box office. It was in the wake of Logan’s superb reviews and its opening weekend haul of $254.6 million across the world that Ryan Reynolds decided to continue his exchanges with the Australian actor. It all started when Jackman posted an innocent picture of the crowds at the Beijing premiere for Logan. Thanks for an amazing visit Beijing! @WolverineMovie @20thcenturyfox pic.twitter.com/FsbuNpXMQ1 — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) March 5, 2017 Upon seeing this picture, Ryan Reynolds, who previously shared the screen with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine as Deadpool in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a comment about the image. Pretty sure those are protesters. https://t.co/URNGDCg0cO — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 5, 2017 This provoked Hugh Jackman to respond to Ryan Reynolds’ barb, and their back and forth immediately had the internet entranced. Really…Guy … Really?!@VancityReynolds https://t.co/HL0bv16rhC — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) March 5, 2017 These messages between Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds immediately ignited hopes that the duo will once again share the screen again as Wolverine and Deadpool in the very near future. This is something that Ryan Reynolds himself is very, very keen on. Not just because he thinks they would make a terrific cinematic pairing, especially in their most recent guises, but because he wants to spend more time with Hugh Jackman. Ryan Reynolds explained as much to Entertainment Weekly. I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together. What we’re gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I’m going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line. Hugh Jackman is one of the best human beings. Part of the reason I want to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie is not just because I think the two would light the screen on fire but I genuinely love the guy. Screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who previously wrote Deadpool and have been tasked with scribing its hugely anticipated sequel, are both hopeful that, if the public can join up with Ryan Reynolds to try and convince Jackman to reprise the character, he won’t be able to resist. They explained as much to The Playlist, while also confessing that there still aren’t any actual plans to do so. It would be amazing to have Hugh resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe, and again, Ryan’s making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time… I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it, it’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines. [Image by 20th Century Fox] But Hugh Jackman has some bad news for the above individuals, though. That’s because during a recent Facebook Live discussion to promote Logan, Jackman insisted that he has no intention to reprise the superhero for another film, as he once again declared that Logan will be his farewell to the character of Wolverine. No, and Ryan is currently sleeping outside my house. Look, if that movie had appeared 10 years ago, probably a different story, but I knew two and a half years ago that this was the last one. The first call I made was to [Logan director James Mangold]. I said, ‘Jim, I got one more shot at this,’ and as soon as Jim came up with the idea and we worked on it, I was never more excited. But, it feels like the right time. Deadpool, go for it man, do your thing. You don’t need me. [Featured Image by YouTube]

Brad Pitt Is Back In New Netflix 'War Machine' Trailer [Watch]

Brad Pitt is donning a full head of George Clooney-ish grey hair in his new movie, War Machine. Netflix has released a new trailer for the film, which features Pitt going full silver fox in the highly-anticipated war satire. According to Us Magazine, the short teaser trailer doesn’t show Pitt’s face until the end, and the actor surprised everyone with his new look. The clip starts with a man telling Pitt’s General Stanley A. McMahon that everyone hopes he’s “the man who will get the job done.” “You’re the leader of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and you have spoken to the president once in 70 days,” a journalist played by Georgina Rylance explains to Pitt. “That, General, you must know, is a war you will never win.” War Machine is a satirical piece that follows the rise and fall of a general of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Pitt plays the four-star general who quickly finds his power being compromised by the journalist’s exposé. According to the Huffington Post, the new trailer ends with Pitt uttering a hilarious line, “Finish your phone call. The war can wait.” Between Pitt’s new hair color and the absurdist nature of the movie, it looks like Netflix is on par with another big hit. Brad Pitt received a warm welcome from Hollywood at the Golden Globes. [Image by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal/Getty Images] Starring alongside Pitt are Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Topher Grace, Lakeith Stanfield, and Meg Tilly. The film is scheduled for release on May 26, 2017. The new trailer comes after news broke that Pitt might get back with Jennifer Aniston. The Daily Beast reports that Pitt reached out to Aniston following his divorce from Angelina Jolie. An insider claims that Pitt finds solace texting Aniston and that he tracked down her number after all these years. Aniston and Pitt divorced in 2005. Pitt quickly moved on to Jolie while Aniston has been linked to a number of different men over the years. She is currently married to Justin Theroux. Pitt and Aniston’s marriage ended in the midst of his rumored affair with Jolie. Brad Pitt met Jolie while working on the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. That same year, Pitt and Aniston divorce and he started dating Jolie soon after. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt split in 2005. [Featured Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images] While Pitt and Aniston are texting each other, it doesn’t sound like anything romantic is going on. In fact, an insider revealed that Theroux has no problems with the two communicating and Aniston just wants to be friends. “Brad told her he’s having a hard time with his split and they exchanged a few texts reminiscing about the past,” the insider added. The Allied star has certainly been through a lot of drama over the past six months. Not only did he deal with rumors of child abuse, but Pitt is also in a heated custody struggle with Jolie over their six children – Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (12), Shiloh (10), and twins Vivienne and Knox (8). While Pitt enjoys his time in the limelight, Elite Daily reports that Jolie just released a new ad with the fragrance company Guerlain. The actress looks as stunning as ever in the new commercial, which features her doing a bunch of sexy stuff. The ad was filmed in France last summer. Angelina Jolie and the kids in Cambodia. [Image by Heng Sinith/AP Images] Jolie also made her first red carpet appearance since the split promoting her new movie, First They Killed My Father. During an emotional chat with BBC News, Jolie opened up about how the divorce has affected her family. “It was very difficult,” Jolie said of the breakup. “Many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family have all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children.” Jolie has not commented on the rumors about Pitt and Aniston. Tell us! Do you think there is anything other than friendship happening between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston? Let us know in the comments, and check out the War Machine teaser below. [Featured Image by Netflix]

Gay Theme Is Overblown In 'Beauty & The Beast' 2017 Starring Emma Watson

While places like Russia and Alabama continue to whip themselves into a tizzy over the gay character in Beauty And The Beast 2017, those involved in the movie believe the fuss is overblown. So far, the buzz over Beauty And The Beast 2017, the live action version has been very positive, with star Emma Watson getting wonderful reviews for her acting and singing. But with the controversy over the gay character LeFou, many are wondering if there will ever be a time where a gay character will be no big deal. So much has been made about a gay character in the live action Beauty And The Beast 2017, but director Bill Condon says that so much has been made about something that is not a big deal, says Daily Mail. There have been characters in Disney movies before that many have suspected were gay, but Beauty And The Beast 2017 is the first Disney film where there has been an out and proud character like LeFou, played by Josh Gad. @beautyandthebeast ???? A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on Nov 11, 2016 at 1:14pm PST But what was said as a nice small mention has become over the top, according to Condon. “It’s all been overblown… it’s part of just what we had fun with.” RELATED REPORTS BY INQUISITR Disney Won’t Let It Go! Replacing Maelstrom With ‘Frozen’ Ride Beyonce Has ‘Never Genuinely Liked’ Kim Kardashian – The Inquisitr Did CMA Awards Try To Scrub Dixie Chicks And Beyonce From Social… The AA Milne House Where ‘Winnie The Pooh‘ And Christopher… Condon says he still can’t figure out why it’s a big deal, and in 2017, why people are still freaking out. But down in Henagar, Alabama, people will not be seeing Beauty And The Beast 2017, because of the “gay undertones” according to a theater owner, standing behind his “Christian beliefs, and because he says the movie will feature “sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language.” But Josh Gad says it was an honor to play the groundbreaking part in Beauty And The Beast 2017. “Bill Condon did an amazing job of giving us an opportunity to create a version of LeFou that isn’t like the original, that expands on what the original did, but that makes him more human and makes him a wonderfully complex character to some extent.” “미녀와 야수에 나오는 컵처럼 생겼다~~” “그 컵이야~디즈니에서 사왔어” 저 컵을 미국에서부터 사갖고 온거보면 언니나 나나 #머그덕후 #디즈니컵 #미녀와야수찻잔 #beautyandthebeast A post shared by Sue (@sue.noh) on Mar 6, 2017 at 8:24pm PST But it seems that the two locations getting worked up about the gay character of LeFou in Beauty And The Beast 2017 are Alabama and Russia, which don’t usually have that much in common, says Huffington Post. The only difference between Russia and Alabama right now is that the Alabama theater owner decided not to show the live action Beauty And The Beast 2017 sight unseen, while Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said he would screen the film personally, and make the decision afterwards. “As soon as we get a copy of the film with relevant paperwork for distribution, we will consider it according to the law.” Being gay in Russia can get you arrested, and it is illegal to spread “gay propaganda,” and it is their concern that Beauty And The Beast 2017 might fall into the category of “gay propaganda.” But the owner of the Alabama theater say that they are sick of Hollywood pushing its values on them, and that they don’t need to watch it if there is a “gay scene.” “When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand. If we can not take our 11-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a movie we have no business watching it.” ขุ่นแม่บียอนเซ่ @beyonce และขุ่นลูกบลู ไอวี่ ไปงานชมภาพยนต์ #BeautyandTheBeast รอบ Premiere งานครอบครัวขนาดนี้ก็ขาดไม่ได้กับ Jay-Z มาเป็น family outing ขนาดนี้ก็อิ่มอกอิ่มใจไปถ้วนหน้านะคร้าาา ส่วนพวกเราก็รอดู 16 มีนาคมนี้ในโรงภาพยนต์กันนะจร้าา ????❤️✨#BeOurGuest #Beyonce #JayZ #BlueIvy Thank you @disneystyle A post shared by Disney Fanclub Thailand (@disney_fanclub_thai) on Mar 6, 2017 at 8:16pm PST The topic about a “gay” character in the live action Beauty And The Beast 2017 even made it to “Weekend Update” when Michael Che commented on what people freak out about, and what people don’t, says AL. “A theater in Alabama has already refused to show this version of Beauty and the Beast because in Alabama, gay characters have no place in a children’s musical about bestiality.” Che continued, shaking his head. “What Alabama bigot is watching a lady make out with a Bigfoot and thinking, ‘You know what’s taking me out of this cartoon is that fruity-ass candle.’?” What do you think about Beauty And The Beast 2017? Do you think there is anything about the character LeFou that would stop you from taking a child? [Featured Image by Jesse Grant/Getty Images]

Margot Robbie's 'Marian' Is Part Of The Rise Of Female-Driven Films In Hollywood

Australian actress Margot Robbie is officially attached to star in Marian, a standalone movie that provides a different take on the Robin Hood legends, according to the Guardian. The movie will focus on the aftermath of Robin Hood’s death and be centered around Marian’s journey becoming the leader of the resistance and her taking up the mantle of her deceased lover. Robbie herself first burst onto the scene of Hollywood with her role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street. She later went on to star as the lead in dystopian drama Z for Zachariah and more commercial Hollywood films such as Focus, The Legend of Tarzan, and as the memorable Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Margot Robbie is currently filming I, Tonya, a biographic film about Tonya Harding, the American figure skater who later became embroiled in a scandal involving an attack on her competitor Nancy Kerrigan. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marian, which will star Robbie and be produced by Sony, is not the only Robin Hood-related project currently in the works. Re-imaginings of the crusader include a modern-day TV series, a futuristic take by visual effects supervisor Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, and an origin story starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and Jamie Dornan that is set to hit theaters in March of 2018. Among all these different projects, Marian, however, seems to be the only one that will put a female character front and center in its take on a traditionally male-dominant narrative. Hollywood’s obsession with Robin Hood continues, this time with Margot Robbie as star https://t.co/OcRFXDF0Mx pic.twitter.com/osZlfZCdyB — io9 (@io9) March 6, 2017 Stories of Robin Hood, the heroic outlaw, and his band of Merry Men have long served as creative fodder for film adaptations. A cinematic rendering of the tale of the folkloric hero began as early as 1938 with The Adventures of Robin Hood. More recent iterations of the tale of Robin Hood include the Ridley Scott-directed Robin Hood (2010), which starred Russell Crowe as the titular hero, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), which stars Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman. Walt Disney Productions also made Robin Hood, an animation musical released in 1973, using anthropomorphized animals as characters, rather than humans. Marian, a more female-driven interpretation of the Robin Hood legends, seems to be part of a growing trend in Hollywood to reboot or develop spin-offs of past films with female leads or all-female casts. In the Star Wars franchise, the sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and the standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story both boasted strong female characters as their protagonists. Last year, there was the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, which starred top-tier comedians Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, and next year audiences will be treated with Ocean’s Eight, which boasts an embarrassment of riches in its casting, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, and Anne Hathaway. Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Rihanna filming Ocean’s Eight in NYC. pic.twitter.com/NndeGEY42s — Poor Little Vasya (@vasya_moody) March 1, 2017 Margot Robbie’s attachment to Marian won’t be the first time she’s had to inject an iconic role with a more modern sensibility. In The Legend of Tarzan, her Jane is resourceful and strong-willed, a contemporary update of the character that is nonetheless secondary to Tarzan regarding the weight of the character. There is therefore little doubt that Robbie will find a meatier role in Marian, a role that will frame her as a legend in her own right, rather than merely a romantic interest of the hero. Along with Marian, one of Robbie’s upcoming projects includes Gotham City Sirens, a film that will showcase the most popular villainesses in DC comics and see the actress return as Harley Quinn. Robbie will also serve as the executive producer of the movie. [Featured Image by Jemal Countess/Getty Images]

'Fallout 4' Mods: Cascadia/Seattle Review, Creation Kit Developers At Full Steam

Fallout 4 mods are always coming out, but this Cascadia mod takes the cake which includes Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. This is interesting because “Cascadia” was historically a proposed name for a certain region of that part of the country in North America whilst in the process of trying to define its borders. Now this proposed region has come alive in a post-post-apocalyptic world where civilization is on an upswing. This great content puts it at the same quality as those who created the recent Fallout 3 mod venues such as Megaton in the fourth sequel. The Cascadia mod was announced in June of last year via YouTuber Nemo and had touted it the “Biggest mod in Fallout 4 history!” and that’s saying a lot and to make a mod that includes a whole territory would be quite sizable. Recent Update From The Cascadia Team Last year there were 18 people developing this mod and they even advertised last December for voiceover actors. In a recent update, as of today, Fallout Cascadia has reached a “staggering 70 members” contributing to the game. A PR Manager by the name of Dustin was also added and will being interacting with the community by replying to comments, messages, and on top of their social media page. They’ll also be coming out with some videos in the near future and will be in touch with their go-to YouTubers. “We’ve also been in contact with a few Youtubers so you can expect a video or two coming out about the project in the not too distant future.” It will be an entirely new game altogether. A separate entity apparently. This sounds exciting as this may give fans the feel of a completely new game altogether. The team introduced today a new “pinball” weapon called “The Wizard”. They also showed off one of their creatures they’ll be working on, the Wanamingo from Fallout 2. Also you should expect to encounter architecture synonymous to downtown Seattle. As of now, the Fallout 4 mod has been coming together pretty nicely and YouTuber MrMattyPlays gave his review. What’s It All About? Fallout 4’s Cascadia mod developers gave a synopsis on their main website at FalloutCascadia.com. “Fallout Cascadia aims to bring the Fallout experience to the Pacific Northwest and let you explore the massive ruins of Seattle, meet the NCR once again, stumble across new enemies and factions – all through the eyes of our new protagonist – see you in Seattle!” More continues as the game’s premise focuses on the city of Seattle and its surrounding communities which entail 80 square kilometers of land. Large settlements will also be included such as the Republic of Cascadia. The venue also takes place quite a few decades beyond the Fallout series of games. Specifically the year 2329. To keep it accurate to the time period, developers intend on utilizing graphics in such a fashion that would represent a post-post-apocalyptic environment. So would this mean the developers will be filling in areas of the ground with some foliage? There is a great montage of talented modders that are collaborating on the Fallout 4 Cascadia mod, some of which came from sizable modding projects themselves, most namely Beyond Skyrim. Fallout Cascadia Improving Itself Beyond Fallout 4 Another great piece of the news is that the mod developers are going to address the shortcomings of the original game (Fallout 4). They intend at addressing each critique piece that was projected at the Bethesda created game. “Everything from the stunted dialogue system to the lack of S.P.E.C.I.A.L. checks inside the game. We are carefully considering each criticism leveled at Bethesda’s game and using the information gleamed to make Fallout Cascadia even better.” That said, they are open to more applicants willing to contribute to this massive mod because this will likely add to the diverse ensemble of what is to come. The Fallout 4 Cascadia mod is for PC only and not consoles and the Creation Kit is the tool developers are using to create their fantastic work. [Featured Image by Dan Callister/Getty Images]