‘John Wick’s TV Show Is In Works

‘The Continental’ will be a prequel to the EPIC movie series “John Wick”.

The TV series will show us John’s life as a hitman prior to the tragic death of his wife and dog.

In an interview with Deadline, Jeffrey Hirsch said that the TV show won’t release in the near future. He said: “My sense is that where we are today, the movie date has been set but we’re still in early development on the series so [it will air] most likely after.”

It’s still unclear if John Wick himself, Keanu Reeves will be a part of the new movie. Jeffrey continued – “That’s a really good question that I’m not going to answer. ‘No answer’ is as good a tease you’re going to get. It’s a great franchise, we’re excited about bringing that show to the network.”

Chad Stahelski, the director of ‘The Matrix’ and ‘John Wick’ will be one of the executive producers of the TV show and will direct the 1st episode of it.

Chad also shared some secret info with Reddit when he was asked about the difficulty of making the ‘John Wick’ movie series. He said “[The first one] was difficult because we didn’t understand what we wanted to do. Number 2, we had to map up a whole world we didn’t think of before. [Chapter 3], how do we expand and get the audience something creative, not just bigger and cooler? Number 4, I’m certain, will be more difficult.”

So it appears like the 4th movie is on its way!

Season 4 will Be the Last Season of ‘Baskets’

The end is near! No… Its sounds too dramatic… But the show ‘Baskets’ featuring Zach Galifianakis , Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson, will end after the 4th season. The last episode will air on Aug 22nd, 2019.

The president of FX Entertainment, Eric Schrier said –

“Over four seasons, Baskets has taken its place among the great FX comedies as an endearing and hilarious look at the dreams and ambition of Chip Baskets and his extended, loving family. This show has been a joy for everyone at FX and we are grateful to Jonathan Krisel, Zach Galifianakis, Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly and the rest of the cast and crew for giving us the gem that is Baskets.”

Daniella Alonso Will Play Cristal Jennings in ‘Dynasty’

The role Cristal Jennings have been recast in ‘Dynasty’s recreation.

Confirmed by Deadline – Daniella Alonso will replace Ana Brenda Contreras in the role of Cristal.

Josh Reims, the showrunner/ producer said –

“Unfortunately, Ana Brenda Contreras will not be returning for the third season of Dynasty due to personal reasons. We’d like to thank her for her contributions to the show and wish her all the best. We’re excited to welcome Daniella Alonso who will step into the role of Cristal.”

You may already see Daniella Alonso in –

Being Mary Jane, The Resident, The Fix, Criminal Minds and Animal Kingdom.

Season 3 will air on October 11th, 2019.

It Seems Like ‘Patriot’ Won’t Have a Third Season on Amazon

Albert Cheng, Amazon Studios’ co-head of TV hinted on TCA today that the second season that was published 9 months ago will probably be the last one –

 “At this time, we don’t have a plan for a new season. We are not planning a new season.”

Michael Dorman plays John Tavner, an American intelligence officer who lost 11 million euros and without any opportunities to affect the election in Iran. In season 2, John’s dad decided that the next move will be killing a presidential candidate in France. John is sent for this mission and he takes his mom with him.

Some of the cast members –

Kurtwood Smith

Kathleen Munroe

Michael Chernus

Aliette Opheim

Who Would Represent USA in The FIBA World Cup?

Massive changes going on in Team USA for the FIBA world cup, after 9 players withdrew their name out of the roster of the team –

Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)

James Harden (Houston Rockets)

Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)

Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)

CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers)

Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers)

Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets)

Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets)

Most of the players prefer to take the time off and prepare for next season, get some rest, spend time with their families, etc.

Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball Men’s National Team Managing Director announced that 6 more players will join the training camps in August –

Montrezl Harrell (Los Angeles Clippers)

Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics),

Julius Randle (New York Knicks)

Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets)

Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls)

Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)

In the USA roster we can find –

Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics)

Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)

Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)

Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz

Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)

Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)

Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)

Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks)

Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings)

P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets)

The coaching staff features–

Gregg Popovich – Head coach for the San Antonio Spurs

Steve Kerr – Head coach for the Golden State Warriors

Lloyd Pierce – Head coach for the Atlanta Hawks

Jay Wright – Head coach for Villanova University

Jerry Colangelo said –

“Since USA Basketball started the men’s national team program in 2006, we have understood the necessity of fluidity within the program and the importance of having a deep national team roster that features both young and veteran standout NBA players. The six players we added today are all outstanding players in their own right, and along with the other players who will attend the World Cup Team training camp, will offer Coach Popovich and his staff some remarkable athleticism and versatility. USA Basketball is looking to select the best team possible for the FIBA World Cup as we attempt to win a third straight gold medal. We have a deep roster of men who have played for USA Basketball and who have experienced playing in FIBA events, so they understand the competitiveness of FIBA basketball and have respect for the other national teams. We’re looking forward to exposing the selected players to FIBA World Cup competition and the incredible experience of representing their country in one of the world’s premier basketball’s competitions.”

The Production of ‘Fast & Furious 9’ Stopped Due to Injury on The Set Halted

A stuntman was injured on Universal’s UK production set, which caused an abrupt stop in the production of ‘Fast & Furious 9’.

A spokesperson of Universal announced – “We had an injury on the set of Fast 9 today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen. We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation.”

Hertfordshire Police published a statement as well: “Police were called shortly before noon today following an incident at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.”

East of England Ambulance Service’s spokesmen said to MailOnline: “An ambulance, three ambulance officer vehicles and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Leavesden Studios shortly before midday today, following reports of a man injured in a fall. One patient with a serious head injury was transported to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance.”

The stuntman that was injured is Vin Diesel’s stunt double, Joe Watts. Joe injured his head while performing a stunt and now in a coma. Tilly Powell, his fiancée wrote on Facebook:

“Joe has suffered a serious head injury and is in an induced coma. He is stable and is being monitored closely throughout the night. I love him so much and my heart is shattered. He has all his family and friends by his side to get him through this!”

It’s Now Official – ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is The Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time!

Kevin Feige from Marvel announced at Comic-Con panel that Marvel’s biggest hit, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, is about to become the most grossing movie of all time, passing Avatar’s record of $2.7897 billion global box office that was set 9 years ago.

There is still a small gap of 500k USD but it should be closed in a day or two.

Kevin announced in the Marvel panel – “Thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time”.

Marvel (powered by Disney) add few deleted scenes on June 28th – a post-credit scene, Hulk sequence and a Stan Lee tribute. All of these came when ‘EndGame’ was trailing by 37 million dollars behind Avatar and even people at Disney couldn’t believe that adding those scenes will get them past Avater, but it eventually did.

The directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, shared their thoughts about beating Avatar and they said – “The fact that people have responded to Endgame this way and they’ve been following these characters for so long, it’s cathartic for us to see in that the storytelling has played out globally. James Cameron is an idol for us, and he’s fed our passion for filmmaking from the beginning”

It’s really surprising to find out that there were only 5 movies that have been past the 2 billion marks at the global box office, and 4 of them are shared by Cameron (the director of Avatar) and the Russo brothers (the directors of The Avengers) –

  1. Avengers: Endgame – Joe and Anthony Russo
  2. Avatar – James Cameron
  3. Titanic – James Cameron
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – J.J. Abrams
  5. Avengers: Infinity War – Joe and Anthony Russo

The Walt Disney Studios’ co-chairman and chief creative officer, Alan Horn said: “A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights. Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora.”

But it’s not the real endgame – Disney will release Avatar 2, directed by Cameron of course, on December 2021.

Casting for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake Continues

Disney is about to add an Oscar winner to ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake. Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) is one of the candidates to play in the remake of the animated film.

Bardem is in talks for the role of Ariel father, King Triton.

Halle Bailey is already cast for the role of Ariel.

The script was made by David Magee and the director will be Rob Marshall.

Another big name that is on Disney’s target list for the role of Prince Eric is Harry Styles

Other roles that were already announced –

Ursula – Melissa McCarthy

Scuttle – Awkwafina

Flounder – Jacob Tremblay

Among Disney’s producers, we can find –

Lin-Manuel Miranda

John DeLuca

Marc Platt

Alan Menken who was the original film’s composer will write the new music for the remake.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans’ Response to Season 8 Is “Kinda Silly” Says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Last Weekend Con of Thrones took place in Nashville as serval actors like Jaime Lanister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) ,Bronn (Jerome Flynn), Gilly (Hannah Murray) and Syrio Forel (Miltos Yerolemou attended and was asked about the last season of the EPIC show ‘Game of Thrones’.

Nikolaj Said – “This happens every season, we’re so lucky to be part of a show where people … care so much about it that you also get upset when it doesn’t go the way you want it to. And that’s fantastic, and I love it, and I love that there was an online petition to have it rewritten.”

He also referred to the fans signing an online petition about rewriting the final season and how it affected the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and the whole cast in general –

“The only thing I’ll say is that for anyone to imagine or to think that the two creators of this show are not the most passionate, the greatest, the most invested of all, and to for a second think that they didn’t spend the last 10 years thinking about how they were going to end it, is kind of silly, and also know that they too read the comments… they really, like everyone on Game of Thrones … and there are thousands, we worked our asses off to make the best show we could for the ending.”

Disney Remakes Mulan

Disney released a teaser for the remake of the iconic cartoon ‘Mulan’ which was made in 1998 is here –

‘Mulan’ will be in theaters in 2020 according to sources. It seems like it won’t be a direct remake but an adaptation of the original movie.

The Cast is filled with Asian stars like Gong Li, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen.

Niki Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) will be the director of this movie.

Caro hinted that the movie won’t include songs and probably won’t include Mushu, Mulan’s dragon who was played by Eddie Murphy in the original movie.

‘Mulan’ joins the list of remakes Disney are making in the past few years like “Tarzan”, “The Lion King”, “The Jungle Book”, “Aladdin” and more.