Ant-Man One reason why Chris Evans's announcement for the Captain America sequel is intriguing is the fact that it seems to leave a three-month gap in Marvel's production schedule. Iron Man 3 started filming around May and is now wrapping up, Thor: The Dark World has just kicked off and should run to the end of the year, and then Captain America begins in March — that seems to leave a three-month or so gap in the production calendar. That particular gap also fits in neatly with Edgar Wright's reported comments that he could end up shooting Ant-Man at the end of this year, with him beginning work around December and then running through to February or March. That's just speculation, admittedly, and Marvel Studios is really going to have to kick things into high gear to get casting and all the other parts of pre-production done in time, but still — it's a possibility. [Screen Rant] … [Read more...] about Huge updates on
Though the interview breathlessly frames Endgame as the end of an era—and teases exits for Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man—it posits projects like The Eternals, which recently cast Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani as a few of Shang-Chi, as well, is said to, alongside The Eternals,the Black Widow spin-off and the Black Panther and Doctor Strange sequels, forming the spine of the MCU’s next phase. … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Disney+ spin-offs will intersect with the MCU “in a very big way”
In August, Ann Taylor's website displayed the same model, two ways. She had a svelte physique to begin with, but the company felt the need to give her a ribless, wiggly torso as an "improvement." … [Read more...] about The Best Of The Year’s Worst Photoshops
I’ve always wanted to cultivate a sense of empowerment within myself without seeking approval from outside sources, which is hard to do as an actor, which is part of why producing is so important and which is where some of my freedom, or learning, to take that sense of freedom and bring it to a larger audience and larger space has a lot to do with having my employer be a black woman. Right? I didn’t feel like I had to twist myself into some other understanding of what black womanness is supposed to look like, because Shonda [Rhimes, Scandal creator and showrunner] got me, and so I could get closer and closer to my truth because I wasn’t worried about going to work on Monday and somebody being like, “Why would you talk about that?” Just her existence and working with her so intimately changed the idea of what power looked like in this business. … [Read more...] about Still Powerful, Post-
Dennis Perkins As someone who prides himself of being rational, and that tinfoil is for baked potatoes and not government mind control-ray-canceling headgear, I’m always annoyed with myself for getting wigged out every time I leaf through Robert Anton Wilson’s encyclopedia of paranoia (or is it?), Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, And Cover-Ups. In this 2002 tome from the author of the similarly minded, delightfully bonkers Illuminatus! trilogy, the late Wilson lays out an alphabetical catalog of every conspiracy theory anyone had every heard of, from alien abductors, to Satanic panics, to the Bilderbergers, the Illuminati, and the Freemasons, to the Kennedy death list, to the Vatican banking scandal, to the questionable suicide of journalist Danny Casolaro, who was found dead in a motel bathtub right before he was preparing to unveil details of “The Octopus,” which he claimed was an all-encompassing global conspiracy to which most other … [Read more...] about What entertainment are you ashamed to be scared of?