June 04, 2019
James McAvoy has confirmed the ending of X-Men: Dark Phoenix was reshot due to "parallels" with another superhero film. The Scottish actor reprises his role as Charles Xavier / Professor X in the latest installment of the Marvel Comics franchise, with the new movie focusing on how Jean Grey, as played by Sophie Turner, loses control of her telepathic and telekinetic powers and becomes the Phoenix. However, McAvoy has now shared in an interview with Yahoo Movies UK that the third act of the feature was totally re-written as it bore a resemblance to another movie in production at the time. "The end (of Dark Phoenix) changed a hell of a lot. The finale had to change. For the better. There was a lot of overlap and parallels with another superhero movie that came out... a while ago. And we had no idea that we were," he stated, while his co-star Michael Fassbender, who plays Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, interjected: "They had spies on set and (they) basically stole our ideas. Infiltrated." "We were basically trawling through the source material, it seems,” McAvoy added. X-Men: Dark Phoenix began filming in June 2017, though director Simon Kinberg spent over a year in the post-production phase, with studio executives forced to delay the film's release twice. While McAvoy refused to comment on which other film he was referring to, there have been numerous Marvel and DC superhero movies made within the same period, including Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman and Avengers: Endgame. Elsewhere, Turner spoke about the changes to the ending of the flick, and added: "I think it's so much better for the reshoots. It was just one of those things... you watched the first two acts and the third act just didn't feel cohesive. We went back and we redid all of the third act pretty much and it was such a good decision. I mean, the third act is the best part of the movie, for me." X-Men: Dark Phoenix, also featuring Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.
The next chapter in Keanu Reeves' John Wick franchise is to be released in 2021. Following the release of the third installment of the series, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, earlier this month, executives at Lionsgate confirmed on Monday that they have greenlit another film, currently titled John Wick: Chapter 4. The flick is slated for release on 21 May 2021, with the news first announced via a text message to fans who had signed up for news about the movies, with the note reading, "You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming - May 21, 2021." No other details regarding the cast or plot were shared. The third feature in the neo-noir action franchise saw Reeves return as the titular character, with Chad Stahelski back directing. Also starring Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane, the narrative focuses on ex-hitman Wick as he discovers himself on the run after killing a member of an international assassin's guild. The film, which was shot in New York City, Montreal, and Morocco, has received positive reviews from critics, especially in regards to fight choreography, aesthetics and Reeves' performance. On its opening weekend, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum grossed $57 million (£44 million) in the United States and Canada, and $35 million (£27 million) in other territories, for a worldwide total of $92 million (£72 million). In addition to working on the new film, Reeves has a busy slate of projects at present. He is in the pre-production stages of movies The Starling and Rally Car, and is set to reprise one of his most famous roles - time-traveling layabout Ted Logan - in a new Bill & Ted movie. The 54-year-old has also been attached to play John Rain in upcoming TV series Rain, and recently shared in a chat with Variety that he would like to play demon hunter John Constantine in a follow-up to his 2005 film Constantine. "I've always wanted to play John Constantine again. I just love that world, too, and I love that character," he commented.
The TV and radio personality is known for wearing sharply tailored suits and crisp white shirts while chatting with celebs on the red carpet. While Ryan rarely varies his onscreen uniform, he has now shared that he is also a creature of habit when it comes to fragrance and has been using Yves De Sistelle’s Thallium for Men for many years. “Now this is a little bit random. It was given to me as a gift by a friend, I would say almost 20 years ago. I said to him, ‘Where did you get this?’ And he said, ‘The drugstore.’ So I don’t think it’s a very fancy item, but it is a cologne that I just found worked,” the 44-year-old recalled in a chat with New York Magazine's The Strategist. “It wasn’t too strong, but it was one that when I put it on, people actually asked me what it is. You know, at some point, you can’t smell it yourself, but I got more questions about it, and so I kept using it, and when I use it, people say that it smells good, so I stuck with it. But it’s been an old favorite for a long time.” Among the other products Ryan keeps his bathroom cabinet stocked with include Victory Barber & Brand Super-Dry Hair Paste and skincare products from the Polished by Dr. Lancer range, which he partnered on with the dermatologist back in 2017. The presenter is especially a fan of the Dual Cleanse and Shave formula, which takes just a few minutes to use in the morning. “You get to use the cleanser and the shave at the same time, and I think, for a man, anything that simplifies a regimen in the morning, especially when you’re talking about shaving and washing your face, makes it easier and simplifies it, it’s always a plus. You lather up, just like you do your shaving cream, and then it serves as a cleanser, as well,” he insisted.
May 13, 2019
Medical drama Grey's Anatomy has broken television records after landing a 16th and 17th season. The series will run for another two years, with star Ellen Pompeo committed for the long run. This year, Grey's Anatomy, which was created by Shonda Rhimes, passed ER as the longest-running primetime medical drama in TV history with the most episodes, and now it will also become the longest-running medical drama outright, with 17 seasons, compared to ER's 15. Grey's Anatomy, which first aired in 2005, follows Pompeo's character, Meredith Grey, and a team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial, as they tackle life-or-death experiences on a daily basis. ABC TV bosses have also renewed two more hit Rhimes series - Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Station 19 for a third season and How to Get Away with Murder for a sixth season. Announcing the news in a joint statement with producing partner Betsy Beers on Friday (10May19), Rhimes revealed executive producer Krista Vernoff will "oversee" Station 19 when the drama returns, adding, "The creativity she brings to the Grey’s Anatomy universe continues a tradition of storytelling we hold dear." Meanwhile, actors Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli and Greg Germann have all been promoted to series regulars for the 16th season of Grey's Anatomy. Germann and Borelli have been recurring on the show for the past two seasons, while Carmack joined at the beginning of the current 15th season. "Chris, Jake, and Greg have been recurring for us as guest stars and have popped as fan favorites," Vernoff explains. "We are excited to continue revealing their characters and we are beyond thrilled to welcome them to the Grey’s Anatomy family."