Vin Diesel has teased fans with the possibility that Fast & Furious 10 could be split into two parts.The 52-year-old, who has played Dominic Toretto in the long-running action franchise since 2001, revealed that he thought about the ending of the Fast …
Vin Diesel has teased fans with the possibility that Fast & Furious 10 could be split into two parts.
The 52-year-old, who has played Dominic Toretto in the long-running action franchise since 2001, revealed that he thought about the ending of the Fast & Furious saga even before filming began on the upcoming Fast & Furious 9.
“I started planning for Fast 10 before we started filming Fast 9. Very much so,” he told Total Film magazine, noting that he wants to stretch out the next instalment of the franchise for the fans and executives at the studio Universal.
“Universal deserves it because of how much they’ve invested in this little saga, and it’d be good to give back to Universal. And for the fans, should Fast 10 parts one and two be the conclusion, it would be nice for this world to continue for generations to come,” Diesel added.
The hugely successful action saga, which has grossed more than $5 billion (£3.8 billion) worldwide, also spawned last year’s spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw, with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their Fast & Furious characters for the blockbuster.
Diesel touched upon the possibilities of more spin-offs and insisted he was happy with the future of the franchise being enjoyed by different audiences.
“The universe is so robust and so rich with talent and rich with story that, on one level, it’s totally feasible to have spin-offs, and I think that’s something that is inevitable,” he explained.
Fast & Furious 9, which also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, and Tyrese Gibson, will hit cinemas in May.
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Jason Statham and Kevin Hart are reportedly in talks to team up for new action comedy The Man From Toronto.The Hobbs & Shaw star will play the world’s deadliest assassin, who reluctantly joins forces with loser Teddy, played by funnyman Hart, after a c…
Jason Statham and Kevin Hart are reportedly in talks to team up for new action comedy The Man From Toronto.
The Hobbs & Shaw star will play the world’s deadliest assassin, who reluctantly joins forces with loser Teddy, played by funnyman Hart, after a case of mistaken identity leaves the fate of the world on their shoulders, according to Deadline.
The movie is not related to 1933’s The Man From Toronto, which starred Jessie Matthews and Ian Hunter, and was based on the play by Douglas Murray.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard director Patrick Hughes, who previously worked with Statham on The Expendables 3, will oversee the project, with Robbie Fox penning the script based on a story from Jason Blumenthal.
Hart and Statham briefly shared scenes in last year’s Hobbs & Shaw, which also starred their frequent collaborator Dwayne Johnson.
Sony Pictures officials are eyeing a 20 November release for The Man From Toronto, with production expected to begin in March, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hart is currently revelling in the huge success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level, which has made over $738 million (£568 million) worldwide since its release in December.
The 40-year-old funnyman has also wrapped on upcoming drama Fatherhood, which will be released in January 2021.
Meanwhile, Statham recently reunited with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch director Guy Ritchie for the revenge action thriller, Cash Truck, which has just finished filming.
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Nick Jonas has claimed that Kevin Hart cried while filming Jumanji: The Next Level because it was so cold.The 27-year-old reprised his role alongside Hart, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan as video game avatars in the action comedy sequel, a…
Nick Jonas has claimed that Kevin Hart cried while filming Jumanji: The Next Level because it was so cold.
The 27-year-old reprised his role alongside Hart, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan as video game avatars in the action comedy sequel, alongside new castmembers Danny DeVito and Danny Glover.
Filming took place in California, Atlanta, Hawaii and Canada, and it was while shooting scenes in “very intense and very cold” conditions in Calgary that Kevin experienced issues.
“Kevin Hart, having just come up on one of the snowmobiles – that was the only way to get to set – and the wind blowing in his face so much that he started to cry, and so off camera as we’re all trying to do our scene he’s just crying because of the wind,” the singer told The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s obviously already funny but when you add that element to it, it gets even better.”
And Karen, who reprises her role as Ruby Roundhouse in the follow-up to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, also revealed that putting up with the treacherous weather conditions in Calgary paid off when the film hit the big screens.
“At one point we could see a blizzard coming toward us and we were like, ‘Should we maybe get off this mountain?’ and they’re like, ‘We’ll just finish this scene and then we’ll get off the mountain,'” she said. “It was very extreme, but it’s so worth it when you watch the film.”
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Kumail Nanjiani has wowed fans by showing off his physical transformation for his role in Marvel movie The Eternals. The Silicon Valley actor and stand-up comedian was revealed to be playing Kingo, a cosmic-powered being and legendary swordsman, in th…
Kumail Nanjiani has wowed fans by showing off his physical transformation for his role in Marvel movie The Eternals.
The Silicon Valley actor and stand-up comedian was revealed to be playing Kingo, a cosmic-powered being and legendary swordsman, in the Marvel movie earlier this year, and he has been training heavily to prepare for filming.
On Monday evening, the 41-year-old showed off the result of his hard work, posting a shirtless picture on Instagram to flaunt his new ripped abs and bulging biceps.
“I never thought I’d be one of those people who would post a thirsty shirtless, but I’ve worked way too hard for way too long so here we are,” he wrote in the caption. “I found out a year ago I was going to be in Marvel’s Eternals and decided I wanted to transform how I looked. I would not have been able to do this if I didn’t have a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world. I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. It would have been impossible without these resources and time.”
He went on to thank trainer Grant Roberts for making him “understand true physical pain for months and months”, the fitness team on location, the chefs at Matthews Street Catering for making him healthy meals, and his wife Emily V. Gordon for “putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year”.
Kumail’s picture subsequently went viral on social media and received many celebrity comments. Dwayne Johnson praised his transformation by writing, “Extremely hard work. Dense muscle is hard to achieve. Looking great my brother!!” with fist bump and flexing muscle emojis, while fellow former wrestler Dave Bautista wrote, “Holy good god! I’d say mission accomplished. Way to get after it brother!”
Brittany Snow added, “Holy. S**t,” Jason Biggs commented, “Holy balls,” and Chelsea Handler stated, “This is ridiculous.”
The Eternals, which also stars Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Richard Madden, is slated to hit cinemas in November 2020.
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Kevin Hart didn’t enjoy working with real animals on Jumanji: The Next Level as he was terrified of the camel he had to ride.The funnyman reprises his role as video game avatar Franklin ‘Moose’ Finbar in the sequel to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jun…
Kevin Hart didn’t enjoy working with real animals on Jumanji: The Next Level as he was terrified of the camel he had to ride.
The funnyman reprises his role as video game avatar Franklin ‘Moose’ Finbar in the sequel to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but was less comfortable during filming this time as he had to deal with real beasts.
Kevin explained during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show that he prefers working with computer-generated animals as he can trust them more.
“I prefer green screen to actual animals – I have a certain respect for them because we don’t know what they are thinking!” he laughed.
However, his co-star Dwayne Johnson then revealed the real reason was because he had to ride a camel during a segment of the film set in the desert. “It’s a fear. He is terrified of camels!” he added.
The Ride Along actor also discussed playing a different character in the sequel, as he is now the avatar for Danny Glover’s Milo Walker, rather than the young athlete Anthony ‘Fridge’ Johnson.
“The thought of (playing an avatar) is challenging, but when you embrace the idea, it’s actually more fun than anything and we had the opportunity to elevate the first movie we did. The challenge was to come back and outdo that success,” he said.
Elsewhere in the interview, the wrestler-turned-actor shared his delight with the sequel, which expands upon the first movie, which was a reboot of the original 1995 film Jumanji, starring Robin Williams.
“The first movie was amazing – it really took off,” Johnson said. “With the success of that, we wanted to come back even bigger for part two so we all committed to each other that the story would be right and that the creativity would expand the Jumanji universe.”
Jumanji: The Next Level, which also stars Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas, is out on 13 December.
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Dwayne Johnson is finally ready to suit up as Black Adam for a new comic book blockbuster.The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star has been developing his own standalone film about the DC Comics character for several years, but decided to put the projec…
Dwayne Johnson is finally ready to suit up as Black Adam for a new comic book blockbuster.
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star has been developing his own standalone film about the DC Comics character for several years, but decided to put the project on hold after plans to incorporate Black Adam into the recent Shazam! movie, starring Zachary Levi, fell through.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday night, Johnson announced a Black Adam movie was coming to cinemas in December 2021 as he shared the first official piece of artwork for the film, depicting him as the powerful supervillain.
“The Man in Black,” he began, referencing his new character. “Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people.
“It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs (years) old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be.”
The action man explained he soon realised Superman was “the hero I could never be” because he was “too rebellious” and wasn’t one to listen to authority – but now his “superhero dreams have come true” with his casting as Black Adam.
“I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM,” he wrote. “BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way.
“This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together.”
Black Adam, created by Otto Binder and C. C. Beck, made his comic book debut in 1945.
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Dwayne Johnson is returning to the wrestling world to produce a new biopic about Anthony Robles.The movie action man, aka wrestling champ The Rock, has signed on to develop the project with his ex-partner Dany Garcia under their Seven Bucks Productions…
Dwayne Johnson is returning to the wrestling world to produce a new biopic about Anthony Robles.
The movie action man, aka wrestling champ The Rock, has signed on to develop the project with his ex-partner Dany Garcia under their Seven Bucks Productions banner.
Robles was born with only one leg and overcame a series of obstacles to become an undefeated college wrestling star and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee.
Johnson’s film will be adapted from John Hindman’s script, based on Robles’s 2012 memoir, Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion.
“Our entire Seven Bucks team is passionate about sharing stories that inspire and resonate on a global scale,” Johnson and Garcia said in a statement. “We’ve had an eye on Anthony’s story for a long time and have been deeply moved by his perseverance that proves nothing is impossible. The powerful themes of redemption and tackling life’s obstacles are very familiar to us, we are excited to bring this triumphant underdog story to life.”
Unstoppable will also be produced by Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions, Andy Fraser for A Really Good Home Pictures, David Crockett for Coonskin Cap Productions, and Gary Lewis. Bob Yari will serve as executive producer. Casting details have not yet been announced.
“Words cannot express how honoured I am to have my story made into a film,” Robles added. “Because I was born missing my leg, my entire life I’ve had to deal with people having low expectations of me. When I got into wrestling, most people thought it was impossible for me to become even an average wrestler. I’m hopeful that people who see Unstoppable will walk away believing that you should never let your challenges define you. If you have a goal, go after it with everything you’ve got. Nothing is impossible.”
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Dwayne Johnson will begin filming his long-awaited comic book movie Black Adam next year.The flick, to be set in the DC Extended Universe franchise, will tell the story of the complex anti-hero, who is the arch-nemesis of fellow DC Comics character Sha…
Dwayne Johnson will begin filming his long-awaited comic book movie Black Adam next year.
The flick, to be set in the DC Extended Universe franchise, will tell the story of the complex anti-hero, who is the arch-nemesis of fellow DC Comics character Shazam.
While Johnson has remained tight-lipped about the project for some time, he recently shared a picture of a stunning model of Black Adam made by a sculptor on his Twitter page, and in the accompanying caption, praised the artist and also announced the start date for the film.
“I was so excited for @TheRock to play #BlackAdam that I sculpted him as the character in 1/5 scale,” Twitter user @TheKingsletter wrote alongside a black-and-white snap of his creation.
“Very cool man, thank you. Amazing detail. This project has been with me for over 10yrs (sic). Production begins this July. Appreciate the support,” the wrestler-turned-actor replied.
Back in January 2017, it was revealed that Johnson would be playing the anti-hero, and he was due to appear in last year’s Shazam! movie, starring Zachary Levi as the titular superhero, but studio bosses decided the character deserved a feature of his own.
Black Adam has been in and out of development for years, and the 47-year-old was even offered the role of Shazam before Levi signed on.
In the original comic books, he was called Teth-Adam or Mighty Adam and began as a hero of humanity, but then fell victim to corruption. Now, he’s labelled Black Adam and was exiled by Shazam, but has returned in the modern day to clear his name.
A director has not yet been found for the highly anticipated project, however, Johnson will produce alongside Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia.
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Tyrese Gibson has refuelled his war of words with Dwayne Johnson by poking fun at the box office numbers for his Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. The film debuted at number one in America on Sunday, but its $60.8 million (£50 million) domestic h…
Tyrese Gibson has refuelled his war of words with Dwayne Johnson by poking fun at the box office numbers for his Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.
The film debuted at number one in America on Sunday, but its $60.8 million (£50 million) domestic haul is the worst opening for a Fast & Furious film since 2006’s The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift – and Tyrese wanted to make sure fans knew.
“I have to show my respects for one thing… He tried,” Gibson wrote in a now-deleted tweet, before calling the box office take for Hobbs & Shaw “NOT a win”.
Tyrese sparked a feud with Johnson when he accused the action star of delaying the ninth Fast & Furious film with his spin-off.
In his latest post, he added: “Folks called me a hater… And attacked me for speaking out… Breaking up the family clearly doesn’t have the value that one would assume it does… You know what maybe just maybe… The Rock (Johnson) and the crew will come dance with us again for #Fast10. We can all hug it out and get back to giving the true fans who have supported this franchise for 20 years WHAT they want… No hating I’m just pointing out the facts…
“Again my respects cause he tried his best… The world is clearly used to being severed (sic) its Thanksgiving meal a certain way… they want the table to ‘include’ all its flavors and all of its usual ingredients.”
Gibson appeared to have put his feud with Johnson behind him last month when he acknowledged it was “unprofessional” to have called his co-star out.
“I found myself being the messenger on behalf of various people associated to the franchise, but stupid me was the only one who went public about those feelings, which is my own fault,” he said during an appearance on Van Lathan’s The Red Pill podcast. “It’s not professional, it’s not cool.”
He also blamed his behaviour on medication he was taking at the time.
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Idris Elba was worn out after spending long days on the set of Hobbs & Shaw with his action co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. In the action movie, the British actor plays rogue MI6 operative Brixton Lore, a wanted terrorist equipped with high…
Idris Elba was worn out after spending long days on the set of Hobbs & Shaw with his action co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
In the action movie, the British actor plays rogue MI6 operative Brixton Lore, a wanted terrorist equipped with highly advanced technology that grants him superhuman abilities.
In an interview with U.K. morning show Lorraine on Wednesday, the 46-year-old admitted filming the action-packed role took its toll.
“It was good working with the two lads. Jason and Dwayne are probably the biggest action stars in the world… the two of them were really open to the idea of Idris coming in to kick them down a bit…I relished it,” he said. “It was tiring, it was long hours, I was knackered by the end of it.”
The Thor actor also discussed contributing a song to the movie’s soundtrack.
“I managed to write this song, I called up the legendary rap group Cyprus Hill… the director loved it and put in the big chase sequence,” he smiled. “I love making music. I’ve made music in my bedroom since I was four, pretty much and now I’ve managed to fuse the two together a little bit.”
Idris, who also moonlights as a DJ, famously spun the tunes at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding reception last year, an event he felt “privileged” to be a part of.
“They had an amazing time, I was part of that, and everyone there had a great time. You can’t ask for more as a DJ to be asked to do something like that,” he shared.
And the superstar, who also has a residency at Hi Ibiza in Spain over the summer alongside superstar DJ David Guetta, added that he finds getting behind the decks very “grounding”.
“When you are DJ-ing in front of 2000 people they don’t care if you are a movie star, they just like to have a good time,” he stated.
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