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Next James Bond: Tom Hardy loses ground in 007 race to major British star | Films | Entertainment

Next James Bond: Tom Hardy loses ground in 007 race to major British star | Films | Entertainment

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The battle to become the eighth 007 continues to ramp up dramatically after Daniel Craig stepped down from playing James Bond last year in No Time To Die. Ever since, Tom Hardy has been near the top of the leaderboard, but he has recently struggled to get traction in the latest leg of the race.And, although Hardy has staunchly defended his fourth place in the Bond odds, he is about to lose it to one of the biggest British stars around.Idris Elba has had his odds slashed by Ladbrokes in recent days. The actor, who is best known for playing Luther in the BBC series of the same name, most recently graced screens in the DC Comics movie The Suicide Squad as Bloodsport. And as his popularity grows in Hollywood, he has become one of the biggest names likely to don the tuxedo in the near future...
The Greatest Showman 2: Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams offer fans huge hope | Films | Entertainment

The Greatest Showman 2: Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams offer fans huge hope | Films | Entertainment

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The Greatest Showman was a box office and chart-topping smash; a huge triumph for an original movie musical that received lukewarm reviews. Soon after its 2017 release, fans started asking about a potential sequel and now two of its stars have recently spoken out. Charity star Michelle Williams was asked about a follow-up in a new interview and didn’t hold back.Williams told Variety: “I would make another one of those in a heartbeat. I wish they'd make a sequel...I really love that movie. My daughter Matilda sang those songs. My mom is still listening to that soundtrack. I love making things for kids that are full of joy and positivity.”Meanwhile, PT Barnum star Hugh Jackman himself is very open to The Greatest Showman 2 as well.Efron himself has also said he hopes The Greatest Showman ...
X-Men movie timeline: How Patrick Stewart’s Professor X from Doctor Strange 2 fits in | Films | Entertainment

X-Men movie timeline: How Patrick Stewart’s Professor X from Doctor Strange 2 fits in | Films | Entertainment

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WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR DOCTOR STRANGE 2. Back in the early 2000s, the X-Men movie trilogy saw Patrick Stewart star as Charles Xavier. In the third film X-Men: The Last Stand, his mutant somehow survived being destroyed by Jean Grey as teased by a hospital scene in the end credits – one that was never explained.Following the events of that Marvel movie was Hugh Jackman’s second solo outing as Logan in The Wolverine.In the end credits for that movie, both Professor X and Ian McKellen’s Magneto showed up requesting the clawed mutant’s help.Next up came X-Men: Days of Future Past, which crossed over the 2000s X-Men trilogy stars with the X-Men prequel actors in a time-travelling adventure.The 2023-set apocalyptic future was undone thanks to Wolverine changing the past in 1973.Neverthel...
Gene Kelly played ‘nasty tricks’ on Frank Sinatra: ‘He was a pain in the neck!’ | Films | Entertainment

Gene Kelly played ‘nasty tricks’ on Frank Sinatra: ‘He was a pain in the neck!’ | Films | Entertainment

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Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra shared the screen in musical ‘On the Town’ on BBC Two yesterday afternoon. The landmark 1949 film was the directorial breakthrough for Kelly and choreographer Stanley Donen. The picture, which revolves around three US Navy sailors, went on to win the Oscar for Best Musical Score. Gabey, Chip, and Ozzie revel in the delights of Manhattan as they have 24 hours shore leave in New York.The MGM production is a rare foray to America’s east coast for the Los Angeles-based film company.Despite Kelly and Sinatra’s on-screen chemistry, the two actors reportedly came to blows away from the cameras.Their relationship was discussed in the 2017 book, ‘He's Got Rhythm: The Life and Career of Gene Kelly’.Co-authors, sisters Cynthia and Sara Brideson, interviewed the actor’s...
Top Gun Maverick: Tom Cruise fought for Val Kilmer’s return for ‘special, beautiful’ scene | Films | Entertainment

Top Gun Maverick: Tom Cruise fought for Val Kilmer’s return for ‘special, beautiful’ scene | Films | Entertainment

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Later this month Top Gun Maverick will bring Tom Cruise back to the big screen with a need for speed. The sequel, which continues the series almost 40 years later, returns to Cruise's character, Maverick, as well as introduces the character of Rooster, Goose's son.There are a lot of open stories in the upcoming movie, but nobody had a more passionate relationship than Maverick and Iceman.Iceman was Maverick's rival in the Top Gun flight school. The pair not only hated one another but were dangerously competitive in the skies. And, from the trailer of Top Gun Maverick, it looks like Cruise's character has been called on to return to the flight school by none other than Iceman himself.However, further shots in the trailer showed a coffin being honoured by a 21-gun salute. At the moment it...
Top Gun Maverick director on axing Kelly McGillis for Tom Cruise sequel | Films | Entertainment

Top Gun Maverick director on axing Kelly McGillis for Tom Cruise sequel | Films | Entertainment

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Most of the original Top Gun's plotline was focused around Tom Cruise's character, Maverick, fulfilling his need for speed and fighting against insurgents in his high-speed planes. But much of the film's 110 minutes were also dedicated to Maverick wooing his hot-shot teacher, Charlie Blackwood.Their romance blossomed after Goose was tragically killed during a dogfight, leaving them to reunite, lovestruck, moments before the movie's credits rolled.So then, it is surprising that Charlie is not making a comeback.Most of the original Top Gun cast members are making a comeback in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick.Cruise reprises his titular character while Val Kilmer is making a triumphant return as Iceman - despite his throat injuries. Goose will also no doubt be present in some way as his son...