The full lineup for the festival was announced Friday, and it’s packed with all manner of madness and mayhem. Among the new films on the schedule are Drew Goddard’s starry thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, the Aubrey Plaza-led comedy An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, and Luca Guadagnino’s much-anticipated remake of Dario Argento’s horror classic Suspiria, which will screen twice for free at the nearby Cinerama Dome. Meanwhile, David Gordon Green’s upcoming sequel Halloween will be celebrated with a special “Halloween Day,” which will feature a triple bill of Gordon’s movie, John Carpenter’s original 1978 film, and Black Christmas — as well as a recording of the Shock Waves podcast with guest Nick Castle, who portrayed Michael Myers in Carpenter’s movie.
The final season of one of the most successful series of all time was shot this summer. Audiences will know the ending in the first half of 2019 when Season 8 will appear on screens everywhere. Meanwhile, the actors and the writers of Game of Thrones leave a lot of hints about what’s going to happen in the final season.
Bright Side collected the most curious facts and theories in order to tide you over in the meantime. At the end of the article, you will find some information about movies and series your favorite actors are starring in now.
What do we know about season 8?
- Shooting started on September 23, 2017, and continued through July 6, 2018. There will be only 6 episodes. You may wonder why it took so long to shoot the season. The duration of each episode will be enlarged and instead of 1 hour, each episode will take up to an hour and a half. Some scenes demanded extraordinary efforts from the film crew — shooting the major battle took 55 nights. For example, it took 25 days to shoot the episode, Battle of the Bastards from season 6 which is 2 times less! Imagine what’s waiting for us now! It is alleged that the final battle will take place in Winterfell.
- HBO programming president, Casey Bloys told the press that the season finale will be definite and there won’t be any clues for a continuation. Bloys also said that the final part of the saga turned out to be fantastic, unbelievable, and all fans will be delighted. Well, we hope so too!
- In order to protect the script from leaking, the creators went to unprecedented measures. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) said that they were allowed to read the script only inside the studio and in electronic form. Additionally, the script was self-destroyed sometime after. Sometimes during a shoot, the actors got their cues directly into their earphones (it seems that this happened during the most important scenes).
- There’s one more curious thing to take note of: a few false endings were shot on purpose. It was made to mislead the pervasive paparazzi. It seems like only the creators of the series know about the finale.
As told by the actors…
With the success of Infinity War still riding high, it must be pretty good to be one of the Avengers crew right now. Just imagine how smug you could be if you were Robert Downey Jr – or any of them, for that matter.
With starring roles from the likes of Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland (and so on), the line-up is like a who’s who of the most popular Hollywood actors right now – but what if the film had been cast at a different time? Who would have been roped in?
One artist, House of Mat, has done the thinking for us on that one, having re-imagined the Avengers team in the 1990s, complete with a suitably retro cast.
The work – which was shared on Instagram – is absolutely incredible, and is so convincing that we’re almost struggling to remember what the original cast look like.
Of course Leonardo DiCaprio would be Captain America – the all-American dreamboat type that Leo became synonymous with after his Titanic days.
It was recently revealed that Henry Cavill would be stepping down from his role as Superman, which left us all wondering who’d be able to fill those boots. After all, in the age of the superhero flick, you couldn’t just plonk anyone in a bit of spandex – it’s going to have to be someone pretty special.
Well, according to Deadline, his replacement could come in the form of Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan, with Warner Bros apparently considering a ‘completely different direction’ for its Superman canon.
A new Superman film isn’t going to be in cinemas anytime soon, as Warner Bros is apparently shifting focus to Supergirl right now, but that leaves plenty of time for us to picture Jordan donning that iconic red and blue suit and get on board with the idea.
Mind you, if i’m honest, I’ve not even thought about it for a minute and I’m already sold. I mean, let’s just look at the recent Black Panther, which saw Jordan play a blinder as baddie Killmonger.
The film was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike, with the New Yorker‘s Anthony Lane commending Jordan as being ‘twice as pantherish as the Panther’, adding: “Jordan has swagger to spare, with those rolling shoulders, but there’s a breath of charm, too, all the more seductive in the overblown atmosphere of Marvel.”
And it’s not just us that loved the film. Disney is reportedly so proud of it that it’s going after a whole load of Oscars – including Best Picture, which no MCU title has ever won. Bold move, Disney, bold move.
Well, it looks like Ken Jeong has got his eyes on the role of Superman and now there’s a hashtag trending on Twitter about it.
After Ken posted what I’m sure you’ll agree is a seamlessly Photoshopped picture of his headon Superman’s body, the funnyman and actor has been relentlessly trying to get the attention of Warner Bros in his ambitious bid to land himself the role of the Man of Steel.
Well, either that or he’s taking the piss. You decide.
In his Twitter posts, the Hangover trilogy star photoshopped himself on to an image from Batman V Superman‘s infamous courtroom scene with a caption reading: “Make. It. Happen.”
The hilarious tweet has received over 16,000 likes and almost 4,000 retweets.
Ken’s apparent new career goal comes after rumours emerged surrounding Henry Cavill’s future as Superman, following an unconfirmed report by The Hollywood Reporter last week.
Henry Cavill. Credit: PA
There have been reports that his decision to step down from the role is a result of contract talks breaking down for an appearance in the upcoming superhero film Shazam!, while another source said his departure was due to a disagreement about his signing up for the role or Geralt of Rivia in the new Netflix show The Witcher.