TV and movie news happens so fast that if you look back on this week you may find yourself asking: wait, what happened? Well, do not worry – here’s my very selective (some may even say biased) breakdown of this week’s most choice news.
Tom Hanks & Ellen DeGeneres Bring Delight To Pixar Fans
Perfect people, Tom Hanks and Ellen DeGeneres, created a beautiful mash-up that I’m sure the lovely folks over at Pixar never thought would happen. Tom Hanks appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and after discussing the fact that they both voiced Pixar characters (Toy Story‘s Woody and Finding Nemo‘s Dory) they proceeded to engage in the most bizarre conversation. It’s amazing. It’s also the featured video on the site at the moment but if you can’t be bothered to go find it then you can watch it below:
Does The Divergent Series Have A Future?
After Allegiant‘s box office flop, Lionsgate decided that the last film would be a TV movie with the potential for a spin-off series. Not a bad idea… except they forgot to discuss it with the cast. In an interview with Screen Rant, Shailene Woodley – the star of the series – said the following:
Last I heard they were trying to make it into a television show. I didn’t sign up to be in a television show. Out of respect to the studio and everyone involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show.
None of the cast have yet been confirmed to be returning for this final movie and none of them seem particularly warm to the idea. To be honest if you’re invested in seeing how the story ends then read the book – it’s a lot better.
Joe Manganiello To Play Deathstroke
The upcoming Batman solo movie has its villain and that villain is Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke. Everybody is waiting for another opportunity to hate on the DCEU and I haven’t exactly held back in the past but I’m currently optimistic. Despite the critical reviews, Suicide Squad was a good film; I am beyond excited about next year’s Wonder Woman and I think Deathstroke is a brilliant villain. Is Joe Manganiello the perfect Deathstroke? I’m feeling hopeful.
That’s it this week but I’ll be back next week with a few more titbits for you. Until then:
What other Pixar characters do you want to see together? Are you still invested in the Divergent series? Which other Batman villains do you think deserve some screen time? Let me know in the comments.