Chris Pratt gaining weight after indulging in wife Katherine’s pregnancy cravings

Chris Pratt} has “gained a little weight” after helping his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger indulge in her pregnancy cravings during the coronavirus lockdown.The Parks and Recreation actor and author are set to welcome their first child together later th…

Chris Pratt} has “gained a little weight” after helping his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger indulge in her pregnancy cravings during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Parks and Recreation actor and author are set to welcome their first child together later this year, and in a recent chat with Extra, Chris revealed he’s finding it challenging to stay away from her snacks while they are at home together.

“I’ve gained a little weight. It’s been tough,” he told the outlet, revealing they have been pigging out on “pickles and ice cream”.

“I never thought I would like ’em so much,” Chris joked.

And the star went on to admit he’s learned not to comment on his physical pains in front of Katherine, as it’s nothing compared to what she is going through.

“I found myself complaining the other day about a little bit of low back and hip pain and how I’ve gained a little weight in quarantine…,” the 40-year-old shared. “And she just sweetly looked at me and I was like…, ‘Oh, right, right, I don’t really get to complain about that to you right now, do I?'”

The chat with Extra marks the first time Chris has spoken about the baby news. The tot will be 30-year-old Katherine’s first, while the Jurassic World actor already shares a seven-year-old son named Jack with his ex-wife Anna Faris.

Chris and Katherine, who is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, tied the knot in June 2019.

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Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2 release dates pushed back

The upcoming instalments in the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange franchises have both been pushed back by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.Sony executives announced a further reshuffle of their release date calendar on Friday and revealed that …

The upcoming instalments in the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange franchises have both been pushed back by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sony executives announced a further reshuffle of their release date calendar on Friday and revealed that the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home, starring Tom Holland, had been moved to 5 November 2021 from its original date of 16 July 2021, while the sequel to the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had been postponed by six months to October 2022.

On the same day, Disney bosses made more changes to their schedule, announcing that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer, would no longer be coming to cinemas on 5 November 2021, but on 25 March 2022. They have also decided to move up Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder by a week in February 2022.

In addition, Paramount officials confirmed that they are delaying the release of the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible movies, starring Tom Cruise. The crew was preparing to film in Venice, Italy when the pandemic hit and they were forced to halt production. The seventh, which was due to be released on 23 July 2021, will now debut four months later on 19 November 2021, while the eighth will come out on 4 November 2022.

Elsewhere in release date news, Tom Holland’s much-delayed video game adaptation Uncharted has been brought forward from October 2021 to July 2021, Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson’s comedy Man From Toronto has been shifted from this November to September 2021, Chris Pratt’s post-apocalyptic thriller The Tomorrow War will now open on 23 July 2021, and the Paw Patrol movie will debut on 20 August 2021.

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Chris Pine in talks to star in The Saint reboot – report

Chris Pine is reportedly in negotiations to star in the reboot of The Saint.The movie is based on the 1920s novels by author Leslie Charteris and follows the story of Simon Templar, a criminal and thief who is hired to take part in missions across the …

Chris Pine is reportedly in negotiations to star in the reboot of The Saint.

The movie is based on the 1920s novels by author Leslie Charteris and follows the story of Simon Templar, a criminal and thief who is hired to take part in missions across the world.

Roger Moore starred in the British TV series based on the books back in the 1960s, and Val Kilmer was The Saint in the 1997 big-screen adaptation, which also starred Elisabeth Shue.

Now, Pine has been picked as the leading man for the upcoming reboot, with Dexter Fletcher directing and Seth Grahame-Smith penning the script, according to Variety.

The 39-year-old has a long-running relationship with studio Paramount Pictures, which began when he was hired to play Captain James T. Kirk for J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the Star Trek franchise in 2009.

The fourth Star Trek film is still being developed, leaving Pine time to commit to another project, editors at the outlet report.

Rocketman filmmaker Fletcher, who was recently confirmed to be directing Sherlock Holmes 3, was hired to helm the reboot back in February, with Chris Pratt originally circling the role of Simon Templar before eventually passing.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s unknown when production on The Saint will begin, as numerous film sets have shut down because of global restrictions to try and stop the spread of the virus.

Pine will next be seen reprising his role of Steve Trevor alongside Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984, which is currently set to open on 14 August.

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James Gunn promises Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and The Suicide Squad won’t be delayed

James Gunn has reassured fans Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Suicide Squad won’t be delayed because of the coronavirus crisis.When the global health pandemic began, production on countless movies and TV shows shut down in a bid to stop the spre…

James Gunn has reassured fans Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Suicide Squad won’t be delayed because of the coronavirus crisis.

When the global health pandemic began, production on countless movies and TV shows shut down in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

In addition, the closure of cinemas worldwide meant many film companies were forced to rethink whether or not to drop their features.

But in a Q&A session with fans on Twitter on Sunday, filmmaker Gunn was asked whether he thinks the proposed release date of 6 August 2021 for The Suicide Squad will remain in place.

“Right now, there’s no reason for The Suicide Squad release date to move,” he replied. “We are on or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting and set up editing from our homes (due to a post-production team and studio with foresight) before quarantine.”

The Suicide Squad, written and directed by Gunn, features an ensemble cast including the likes of Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney.

He added that the situation with the third instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy, also expected to drop in 2021, is much the same.

“Right now, the plans with Vol. 3 are also exactly the same as they were before coronavirus,” the director said of the film, which will see the return of Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

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Top Gun: Maverick release postponed until December

Tom Cruise has announced that the release of his blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick has been delayed by six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.The action sequel, also starring Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Val Kilmer, was due to hit cin…

Tom Cruise has announced that the release of his blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick has been delayed by six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The action sequel, also starring Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Val Kilmer, was due to hit cinemas on 24 June, but has now been postponed until 23 December, as cinema chains around the world remain closed amid the global pandemic.

“I know many of you have waited 34 years. Unfortunately, it will be a little longer. Top Gun: Maverick will fly this December. Stay safe, everyone,” Cruise, who is reprising his role from the 1986 original, wrote on Instagram and Twitter, alongside a still from the movie of his character Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell flying a fighter jet.

To accommodate the change in the schedule, Paramount Pictures executives have also moved the Chris Pratt sci-fi movie, The Tomorrow War, to an as-yet-unspecified date.

Top Gun: Maverick is now going up against the live-action/animated movie Tom & Jerry, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Michael Pena, World War II drama The Nightingale, featuring Dakota and Elle Fanning, and DreamWorks Animation sequel The Croods 2.

And it’s not the only movie with a new release date. Paramount Pictures’ horror A Quiet Place Part II, which was originally expected to hit cinemas on 20 March, will now open on 4 September.

John Krasinski’s follow-up to 2018’s A Quiet Place was pulled from schedules amid the growing Covid-19 pandemic, along with films such as No Time To Die, Wonder Woman 1984, Fast and Furious 9, and Black Widow.

Production has also been halted on films including The Batman, the third Fantastic Beasts film, and Uncharted.

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Dan Scanlon thrilled Onward is entertaining families at home

Onward director Dan Scanlon is thrilled that his film is giving families “a little moment of joy” amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Disney/Pixar movie follows the story of two elf brothers, voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, who go on a magical que…

Onward director Dan Scanlon is thrilled that his film is giving families “a little moment of joy” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Disney/Pixar movie follows the story of two elf brothers, voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, who go on a magical quest to try and fix a spell so they can bring their late father back to life for 24 hours.

It was released in March, just before cinema chains across the world began closing as the Covid-19 virus spread, forcing people to practice social distancing and stay at home amid government-enforced lockdowns.

Disney bosses decided to release Onward on digital at-home video services early, just two weeks after the start of its theatrical run, and it became available to watch on the company’s streaming service Disney+ on Friday.

While the animation’s box office takings were hugely affected by the early pull from cinemas, director Scanlon is just relieved that audiences are able to enjoy his movie from the comfort of their homes during the global pandemic.

“Clearly, the right thing to do is for everyone to stay in and be safe and take care of themselves,” he told CinemaBlend. “That said, it’s pretty great that folks are getting to see it online and that people are getting to have a little moment of joy, hopefully, or a little distraction with the film.

“And it’s been really wonderful to hear on social media, how much they enjoyed the film, how much they enjoyed getting to watch it with their family. And that it did bring them some joy during this time.”

Films including The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and Emma, which were all showing in cinemas when they closed, were also released on digital services early.

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Dwayne Johnson halts production on Red Notice due to coronavirus crisis

Dwayne Johnson has halted production on his new movie Red Notice to allow cast and crew members to put their families first during the coronavirus crisis.The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Saturday to share video footage of hi…

Dwayne Johnson has halted production on his new movie Red Notice to allow cast and crew members to put their families first during the coronavirus crisis.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Saturday to share video footage of himself addressing his colleagues on the set of the Netflix project and announced that the shoot would be temporarily put on hold for two weeks from Monday.

“I really appreciate all your hard work and your patience during this time, but my number one goal for you guys, and it’s our number one goal too, is that we’re going to get everyone home to their families,” he said. “This (filming) is the kind of stuff that can wait; the most important thing is to take care of our families.”

Johnson wrote in the accompanying caption: “Gotta protect our babies, spouses, loved ones and elderly. We’ll continue to monitor and assess this situation closely to make the best decisions for our families first and then our businesses.”

Sharing a message of confidence amid growing coronavirus concerns, the 47-year-old added, “We’re a resilient nation who ultimately, will always rise to the occasion to be accountable and work together to overcome whatever hardship lies in front of us. Our country will do its job, as the rest of the world will do theirs.

“Everyone please stay healthy, vigilant, safe and let’s protect one another. We’re all in this – together.”

Red Notice, also featuring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, is one of many Netflix productions which have been paused amid the global uncertainty, which has prompted studio officials across the film industry to shut down shoots.

The latest wave of projects impacted includes Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World: Dominion, while TV cameras have also stopped rolling on Empire, Pose, Supernatural, and Power spin-offs Ghost and Raising Kanan.

Production on news shows Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have been suspended too, along with shoots on The Late Late Show with James Corden and daytime series The Talk.

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Kumail Nanjiani passed up minor Marvel roles to fulfil superhero dreams

Kumail Nanjiani turned down small parts in Marvel movies because he was determined to star as a superhero in one.The 42-year-old, who plays immortal being Kingo in the upcoming comic book adaptation of Eternals, revealed in an interview with Men’s Heal…

Kumail Nanjiani turned down small parts in Marvel movies because he was determined to star as a superhero in one.

The 42-year-old, who plays immortal being Kingo in the upcoming comic book adaptation of Eternals, revealed in an interview with Men’s Health magazine that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of fellow comedy actors Chris Pratt and Paul Rudd, who have carved out successful Marvel careers.

After he was passed over for a part in Marvel’s TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Kumail was determined not to be cast in nerdy sidekick roles, so decided to wait until a bigger part came his way.

“It was a pipe dream, but I was very strategic about it. I was like, ‘I don’t want to be just part of a Marvel movie; I want to be a Marvel superhero,'” he explained.

The Big Sick star appears alongside Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington and Richard Madden in Eternals, and his character is part of a group of cosmic-powered beings who are sworn to protect Earth.

Kumail’s superhero character Kingo disguises his powers by becoming a successful Bollywood star, and he confessed that he based his performance on Bruce Willis’ iconic role as wry police officer John McClane from 1988’s Die Hard, which is one of his favourite films.

“That movie’s life-or-death, and Eternals is life-or-death, too. I was like, ‘How can a character crack wise but still have tension, and not make it feel like you’re making fun of the whole thing?'” he explained.

Eternals will hit cinemas in November.

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Onward banned in Middle East over Lena Waithe’s lesbian character

Disney/Pixar’s new animated film Onward has been banned in several countries in the Middle East due to a reference over a lesbian relationship.In the movie, Chris Pratt and Tom Holland voice two elf brothers who set out on a quest to use a magical spel…

Disney/Pixar’s new animated film Onward has been banned in several countries in the Middle East due to a reference over a lesbian relationship.

In the movie, Chris Pratt and Tom Holland voice two elf brothers who set out on a quest to use a magical spell to bring back their late father for one day, and in one scene, they disguise themselves as their mum’s centaur boyfriend, Officer Bronco.

They’re then pulled over by two female police officers, and in a chat about parenting, Lena Waithe’s Cyclops cop character Officer Spector says, “It’s not easy being a new parent – my girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out, OK?”

Executives behind the film have won praise around the world because she is Disney and Pixar’s first-ever openly gay animated character, but censors in the Middle East, a region known to be intolerant of LGBTQ themes, have lashed out at the passing reference.

According to editors at Deadline, the film has been banned outright in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, while in Russia, movie chiefs have changed the word “girlfriend” to “partner”.

In a recent interview with Variety, Waithe explained that it was her idea to mention a fictional girlfriend in the flick.

“I said, ‘Can I say the word girlfriend, is that cool?’ I was just like, ‘It sounds weird.’ I even have a gay voice, I think. Like, I don’t think I sound right saying ‘husband.’ They were like, ‘Oh yeah, do that.’ They were so cool and chill. And it ended up being something special,” the Master of None star shared.

Onward is in cinemas now.

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Director Dan Scanlon wishes LGBTQ character had bigger presence in Onward

Onward director Dan Scanlon wished Disney’s first-ever LGBTQ character had a much bigger presence in his movie.In the Disney and Pixar animated adventure, Chris Pratt and Tom Holland voice two elf brothers who set out on a quest to use a magical spell …

Onward director Dan Scanlon wished Disney’s first-ever LGBTQ character had a much bigger presence in his movie.

In the Disney and Pixar animated adventure, Chris Pratt and Tom Holland voice two elf brothers who set out on a quest to use a magical spell to bring back their late father for one day.

During their road trip, they encounter a Cyclops cop called Officer Specter, voiced by Lena Waithe, who makes a brief appearance in one scene, as she tells them during a traffic stop: “My girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out”.

Director Scanlon, who also helmed the 2013 Pixar animation Monsters University, previously said he wanted Onward to “represent the modern world”, and in a new interview with Yahoo Movies U.K., he confessed he wished Waithe’s character had a much larger part in the movie.

“After we recorded her, we wished we had expanded (the role). Lena Waithe is not only a great actress but a great writer and she improvises and was just such a joy to work with,” he shared.

Last month, the Master of None star shared that she was to voice Disney/Pixar’s first-ever LGBTQ character in a post on Instagram, prompting a flurry of supportive comments from her celebrity friends.

“As. It. Should. Be,” Evan Rachel Wood wrote, Ava DuVernay posted, “Go, Lena!” and Cynthia Erivo added, “Go on and make herstory!!! Why Not!!!!”

Onward producer Kori Rae previously told Yahoo Entertainment that the inclusion of the character “just kind of happened” when the fantasy was being written.

“The scene, when we wrote it, was kind of fitting and it opens up the world a little bit, and that’s what we wanted,” she said.

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