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Dune 2’s Austin Butler U-turns on next James Bond comments ‘What was I thinking’ | Films | Entertainment
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Dune 2’s Austin Butler U-turns on next James Bond comments ‘What was I thinking’ | Films | Entertainment

After his Oscar-nominated role as Elvis Presley, Austin Butler stars as the villainous Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in Dune 2 this weekend.The 30-year-old rising star of Master of the Air is certainly having his moment, but what about his chances of playing the next James Bond now the role is vacant?After all, he’s certainly got the looks and producer Michael G Wilson has said they’re looking for a man in his thirties. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show to promote Dune: Part Two, host Jimmy Fallon pulled up old footage of the actor confidently saying he could play 007.In the archive Teen Vogue clip, a blonde-haired Butler said: “I could be the first American James Bond. I would do it with a British accent.”Laughing at the old footage, Butler said: “That’s crazy. What was I thinking...
Next James Bond odds – Bookies’ frontrunners in 007 race to replace Daniel Craig | Films | Entertainment
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Next James Bond odds – Bookies’ frontrunners in 007 race to replace Daniel Craig | Films | Entertainment

Just who will be cast as the next James Bond? Could an announcement be coming this year?Fans are ever hopeful given it’s been over two and half years since No Time To Die hit cinemas.Whoever replaces Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s spy has some big shoes to fill.Two decades have passed since the last round of Bond auditions and the franchise has never killed off the character before.Bond 26 will therefore be a total reboot as though the previous films never happened and as it stands here are the bookies’ favourites to bag the most coveted role in Hollywood.Kraven the Hunter star Aaron Taylor-Johnson remains the bookies’ favourite on 13-8 at William Hill. Just behind him on 5-2 is Henry Cavill, followed by Damson Idris on 7-2, both Tom Hardy and James Norton on 5-1, plus Regé-Jean Page on ...
Josh Brolin’s box office flop that the Dune 2 star will ‘never stop’ slamming | Films | Entertainment
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Josh Brolin’s box office flop that the Dune 2 star will ‘never stop’ slamming | Films | Entertainment

Josh Brolin has starred in some great movies in his four decades in Hollywood, from The Goonies and No Country for Old Men to playing Thanos in the MCU and now starring in Dune 2.This weekend, the 56-year-old reprises Gurney Halleck in Dune: Part Two, the part that was originally played by Sir Patrick Stewart in David Lynch’s original adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel. During a recent interview promoting Dune 2, the Oscar-nominee confessed that there was one movie in his back catalogue that he’ll never stop slamming.The film in question is 2010 box office disaster Jonah Hex, in which he starred in the title role opposite John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett and Michael Shannon.Based on the DC superhero comic about a Confederate soldier, the 81-minute movie made j...
Star Wars legend announces return of his iconic character and fans are ecstatic | Films | Entertainment
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Star Wars legend announces return of his iconic character and fans are ecstatic | Films | Entertainment

Now, out of the blue, Best has teased he’s returning to play Jar Jar Binks for the first time in years. Sharing a photo of himself in a motion capture suit on Instagram, the 50-year-old wrote a cryptic message.It reads: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. #mocap #starwars #jarjarbinks #activision #jedi #sithlord #kelleranbeq." Fans were ecstatic in the comments but wanted to know more with reactions like, “Return of Jar Jar?!?!?” And “Wait, whaaaaat? Mesa confused!” and “WE WANT MORE JAR JAR BINKS!! We miss you so much as him!”What’s really interesting is that one of the hashtags Best used was “Sith Lord” implying a long-held fan theory that the character became Darth Jar Jar.The evidence claimed that the Gungan somehow survived the Battle of Naboo and ended up being a...
M Night Shyamalan new horror movie gets disturbing trailer with Dakota Fanning | Films | Entertainment
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M Night Shyamalan new horror movie gets disturbing trailer with Dakota Fanning | Films | Entertainment

The master of twists is back, but this time M Night Shyamalan is in the producing role as his daughter Ishana Night Shyamalan makes her directorial debut with The Watchers, which is retitled The Watched for its UK release.The first official synopsis for the new horror reads: “Based on the novel by AM Shine… the film follows Mina, a 28-year-old artist, who gets stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland.“When Mina finds shelter, she unknowingly becomes trapped alongside three strangers who are watched and stalked by mysterious creatures each night. You can’t see them, but they see everything.The upcoming new movie stars Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Oliver Finnegan and Olwen Fouéré.The Watched hits UK cinemas on June 7, 2024.
Dune 3 release – Denis Villeneuve shares Dune Messiah plans to complete trilogy | Films | Entertainment
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Dune 3 release – Denis Villeneuve shares Dune Messiah plans to complete trilogy | Films | Entertainment

This Friday Dune: Part Two finally hits cinemas, concluding Denis Villeneuve’s epic two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel.Assuming the box office is a success, the director plans to conclude what he has envisioned as a film trilogy, by having Dune 3 cover the events of the sequel book Dune Messiah.There are further novels but the latter is considered the end of the main story for Timothée Chalamet's Paul Atreides. And we can confirm for the press screening that Dune: Part Two ends on a cliffhanger just as Dune: Part One did.Speaking with South Korean press, Villeneuve shared that Dune Messiah is “being written right now. The screenplay is almost finished but it is not finished. It will take a little time…There’s a dream of making a third movie…it would make absolut...
Marvel star asked to quit ’soul-destroying’ Black Widow – ‘Like being kicked in the b*lls’ | Films | Entertainment
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Marvel star asked to quit ’soul-destroying’ Black Widow – ‘Like being kicked in the b*lls’ | Films | Entertainment

Timothée Chalamet has revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio warned him not to make superhero movies but his Dune co-star Florence Pugh has already starred in Black Widow as Scarlett Johansson's sister.Veteran legends like Robert Redford, Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer have all taken prominent Marvel roles, and few stars have ever made any public complaints.Christopher Ecclestone famously broke ranks when he described working on Thor: Dark World as so horrendous it was like "putting a gun in my mouth... I really paid for being a whore."And now a British star has revealed his own unhappiness with the way the Marvel machine works.Ray Winstone is best known for his catalogue of gritty East End, primarily gangster, roles in films like Nil By Mouth and Sexy Beast. He brought his typical swagger ...
Disney’s Mary Poppins age rating raised for offensive word ‘unsuitable for kids’ | Films | Entertainment
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Disney’s Mary Poppins age rating raised for offensive word ‘unsuitable for kids’ | Films | Entertainment

Mary Poppins, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is one of the best-loved children’s films in Hollywood history.Walt Disney’s Oscar-winning movie adaptation of the PL Travers’ books about a magical nanny has charmed audiences for decades.But now the Julie Andrews classic has had its UK age rating raised from U for Universal to PG for Parental Guidance, which according to the BBFC’s guidelines means that “some scenes may be unsuitable for young children."This reclassification is due to the use of the word Hottentots, which is now regarded as racially offensive.The derogatory term was used by Europeans to refer to a group of nomadic herders in South Africa called the Khoekhoe.The word Hottentots dates to late 17th century Dutch settlers and is thought to have been treated as...
James Bond Shadow of Spectre review – The official 007 interactive adventure | Films | Entertainment
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James Bond Shadow of Spectre review – The official 007 interactive adventure | Films | Entertainment

As James Bond fans await the announcement of the next 007 star, EON Productions have other projects up their sleeve in the meantime. Following the reality TV series 007: Road To A Million comes an official interactive experience called Shadow of Spectre.Helmed by real-life adventure company Hidden City, the mission challenges teams of 2-6 to follow clues around Central London from Moneypenny and Q, as you interact with the physical world around you.Joined by three other Bond fans, we began the game in a bar and restaurant by the National Theatre.Texting us on WhatsApp, Miss Moneypenny let us know that 007 had been compromised and it was up to us to finish the job.Without going into spoilers, Shadow of Spectre involves following directions from Q and Moneypenny by text as you walk for ar...
Despicable Me 4 release date, trailer, cast and chances of Minions 3 | Films | Entertainment
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Despicable Me 4 release date, trailer, cast and chances of Minions 3 | Films | Entertainment

Since Despicable Me landed in cinemas back in 2010, the Illumination CG-animated movie franchise has gone from strength to strength.Following the success of the first two movies about supervillain turned secret agent Gru, the Minions had their own spin-off in 2015, which made over $1 billion worldwide.Given the non-verbal slapstick nature of the funny yellow creatures, it’s hardly surprising how popular they’ve become worldwide, following in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin and Mr Bean.Despicable Me 3 and Minions: The Rise of Gru followed, both smashing past $1 billion at the global box office.It’s inevitable then, that Despicable Me 4 arrives this year with Gru now being a father to not just his three adopted girls, but to Gru Jr too.Despicable Me 4’s official synopsis reads: “Gru (Ste...
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