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Shock as ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Poster Leaks!

The Star Wars: Episode 9 Poster has been leaked! Well, it might not be the official poster, heck it might just be a draft that was floating around, but it does give us a sneak peak at what’s in store.

 

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Rey holds a lightsaber, Chewey stands with a tilted head behind her, and behind him is a women in a fluttering cape. Below Ray is C-3PO wearing a shoulder belt and armed with a bowcaster, on the left is Finn with an fish-headed alien over his shoulder, and on the right is is Poe armed with a plaster, a purple bodysuit-wearing individual behind him and BB-8 behind her on the rightmost side.

Below them we Kylo Ren below Rey holding his lightsaber. His helmet is back. Off to the right below him are the iconic storm troopers, and to his left is a cluster of what looks to be the Knights of Ren.

Now at the bottom are a team of Storm Troopers, but they are blood red. Of course there are star fighters and other star wars ships in the background, but notable the title below is just the iconic Star Wars insignia.

Looking at this poster, questions arise.

Why is C-3PO wearing Chewey’s gear?

Who is that fish-headed alien? The next Porg? Are the Porgs gone?

 

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Who is the woman in the cape?

Who is this person in a purple bodysuit?

The Knights of Ren? They’re here?

 

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Now we got some answers, but not a whole lot. Games Radar claims that “[a]ccording to some character sheets that MakingStarWars picked up along with the poster, those last two characters are Jannah and Zorri respectively.”

Jannah has been on Star Wars: Episode 9 set photos before. She packs a bow. It must pack a powerful punch considering all the villains have blasters.

 

Zorri, the person is purple, is possibly played by Keri Russell. She previously played Ellis from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Lindsey Farris from the J J Abrams’ Mission Impossible III. There’s not much we know about her character, but she’s cool so she gets Star Wars points.

 

 

The Knights of Ren are back. We don’t have much on them besides what we know from Force Awakens, which is they are the other students Luke trained who, when given the option, went with bratty Ben Solo instead of Luke Skywalker. We don’t even have a comic on them.

 

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But we do have a comic called Star War Poe Dameron written by Charles Soule with art by Angel Unzueta that takes place directly after Last Jedi, bringing Poe and Rey together at last. There’s not much action, but the character banter is great. Poe brags about being the best pilot in the galaxy and how he survived so many crashes, causing Rey to ask him if he’s the best pilot in the galaxy, then why does he crash so much?

While it doesn’t fill in any information on the Knights of Ren, it does bring to light how Poe survived the crash on Jakku and has more scenes with Princess Leia.

 

 

The comic has new scenes with Carrie Fisher. For those unaware, Digital Spy reported that director JJ Abrams said in a statement in July:

 

“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honour Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

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Until Episode 9 comes out….

 

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Warner Bros. Eyeing Muslim Actor for Role of Hawkman

🎶 Rumor has it 🎶

🎶 Rumor has it 🎶

 

Okay, I’ll stop quoting Adele – even though Rumor Has It is a great song – but according to  WeGotThisCovered and CosmicBook , DC and Warner Bros are looking for a Muslim actor to star as Hawkman:

Sources close to We Got This Covered can confirm that as has been rumored a few times now, WB is definitely developing a Hawkman movie and apparently, are eyeing a Muslim actor (who wasn’t named), between the age of 30-39, for the lead role. Furthermore, it’s said that Hawkgirl will feature as well, though no details on who may play her were disclosed.

 

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This would be a great win for diversity in the comic book world, as well as for Hollywood over all!

 

For those who don’t read comic books (why don’t you? They have words and pictures! The best of both worlds!) Hawkman is a dude named Carter Hall. Introduced back in 1940, he’s an archaeologist who finds an ancient knife, and upon touching it, he realizes he is the reincarnation of Khufu, the Egyptian Prince which an evil priest named Hath-Set killed with that very knife.

 

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Well, that’s the Golden Age origin. He’s also got a second origin, which basically just adds to his first origin.

Basically Prince Khufu reincarnates himself using alien technology and becomes cursed to be reincarnated countless times – always finding the reincarnated love of his life before being killed by a reincarnated Hath-Set. Who knows how far they are going to dive into his origin?

In fact, who knows anything? Let’s face it: DC movie news is constantly in flux. Remember when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was cast as Black Adam.

 

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For those of you who don’t know Dwayne Johnson has been cast as Black Adam since forever ago. Heck, back in August of 2018, Hiram Garcia, president of productions at Seven Bucks Productions, told Collider that, “…I pitched [the character] to Dwayne early on, and he loved the idea, and we’ve just kind of kept it in the back of our mind”.

So Dawyne Johnson has been cast as Black Adam – they just need a movie to put him in. Could this Hawkman movie be it? Or will it go the way of “Rumor has it Michael B Jordan might be Superman” and disappear from our consciousness, making this article obsolete?

 

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Let’s hope not.

 

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Actress Receives Standing Ovation

The word ‘timeless’ is thrown around a lot when speaking about 1962’s To Kill a Mocking Bird, but the film truly hasn’t seemed to age. Logically, of course, in a way it doesn’t. When the film is on, Atticus Finch always looks like a forty-six-year-old Gregory Peck, Scout Finch always looks like a ten-year- old Mary Badham, and those bright summer days always seem to fly by.

 

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“I have a vivid memory of watching it in my living room with my parents,” People reported  Celia Keenan-Bolger, the award-winning actress, telling a large audience. Near tears, Keenan-Bolger’s nostalgic tale drives home at what all stories strive for: emotional core.

However, by their nature emotions aren’t rational. They drive right past logic and stay with us in the back of our minds. Celia Keenan-Bolger told the awaiting audience how there was a “profound impact that Mary Badham’s performance as Scout Finch had on my life”. That’s not hyperbole, that’s emotional impact.

 

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There is a reason why we remember this story. After reaching fame as a child actress, Mary Badham told the Telegraph how, “I always called him Atticus and [Gregory Peck] still called me Scout right up to the end”. Since Mr. Peck’s death, Mary Badham has kept busy. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, she visited the Episcopal School  in Knoxville, Tennessee and spread the message of Harper Lee’s novel and its film adaptation, telling them how “[e]ducation is the key to freedom.”

When Aaron Sorkin underwent the challenge and now his adaptation of To Kill A Mocking Bird has hit Broadway. In what seems to be out of a fairy-tale,  Celia Keenan-Bolger, teary eyed, faced the audience and told them how Mary Badham’s performance as Scout became “an enduring icon to me and to young girls for many generations, so you can imagine what it felt like to find out that she is here today.”

 

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Afterwards Mary Badham was welcomed to the show with a sea of applause and, for one moment, people came closer together. Perhaps this is why we see stage adaptations of old favorites. The new mediums gives the story a new light, the actors a new inflection, and, despite the differences, we still find the same thing we found before.

 

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10 Chilling Horror Novels That Should Turn into Scary Movies

It’s no secret that many people will say how some movies are better left as books. Details get changed, parts of the story get left out, and it never ends up the same. However, in this case, we know these eerie and bone-chilling horror novels should definitely be turned into movies. Check out these scary picks that should make it to the big screen.

 

1. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

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The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod combines the classic struggles of being a teen in high school while also keeping the dark secret that he is a vampire From gothic love to vampire hunters, this book is a go to for many horror readers and puts an exciting twist on our usual movies of teen rebellion and adventure with enough books for a sequel too!

 

2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

 

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A tornado sweeps you up into a universe where the good guys are the bad guys and you are forced to take a second look at your enemies. Dorothy Must Die gives us everything we need in a great horror movie, because Dorothy isn’t all that she seems.

 

 

3. The Bone Witch by Ron Chupeco

 

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In a world where there are many types of witches circling around in pop culture, it’s nice to have a book that acknowledges all of them, even the ones that are a bit more sinister. In a time of war, a witch brings her brother back from the dead, unraveling many challenges in their path and the rejection of society. This is a gruesome tale tall enough to fit the silver screen.

 

 

4. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

 

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Nancy Drew’s got some competition in this novel about a suicide… or so they say. A girl ahead of her time and a questionable suicide leave you at the edge of your seat and needing to keep a nightlight close by. That makes it the perfect movie to watch at home on a Saturday night.

 

 

5. The Merciless by Danielle Vega

 

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If you thought girls in high school were mean imagine dealing with demons. This book is the Mean Girls of the horror universe and shows us that you never truly know someone, until you preform an exorcism on them.

 

 

6. Marked by P C and Kristen Cast

 

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Apart of the House of Night series we meet Zoey Redbird. A normal girl turned extraordinary, chosen to go on a four year journey to being a “Vampyre”. There’s Native American legends and a challenge at every corner. With over ten million books sold its hard to imagine why this wouldn’t be a movie!

 

 

7.The Outsider by Stephen King

 

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A vicious crime and a mystery the police can’t seem to crack leads them to dig deeper into a case where the monsters aren’t exactly human. Stephen King, a horror legend in his own right, gives us everything we could want in a horror movie.

 

8. Dark Visions by LJ Smith

 

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The Zetes Institute is the place where Kaitlyn Fairchild learns about her psychic abilities, but the school is doing far more than just teaching these gifted individuals. With a secret plot and danger lurking, we see some serious movie worthy qualities in this novel, but what else can we expect from the author of the hit TV shows The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries.

 

 

9. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

 

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A book on the brink of madness or greatness will leave you frightened beyond belief. This would be the movie where the dark leads you to a cult and the circus freaks take the standards of beauty into their own hands.

 

10. Survive the Night by Danielle Vega

 

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An underground rave in New York City goes wrong when a group of besties embark on what is supposed to be a night of fun, only to end up trapped in a battle for their lives. Survival skills and relationships are tested to their max while danger lurks in the shadows leaving readers, and possibly viewers, begging the question: would you survive the night?

 

 

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