Margot Kidder, ‘Superman’s’ Lois Lane, has died at 69
Margot Kidder, the actor best known for playing Lois Lane in the four original Superman movies, has died at 69. Her rep Camilla Fluxman Pines revealed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. The Franzen-David Funeral Home in Livingstone, Montana told THR Kidder passed away on May 13th.
Before playing opposite of Christopher Reeves, Kidder started her career in a number of TV dramas for CBC. She landed her first major studio film with 1969’s Gaily, Gaily, starring Beau Bridges. Horror fans remember her best for her starring role in the original The Amityville Horror and the cult slasher film Black Christmas. In 1978, she first portrayed Lois Lane in the Superman film and played the role up to 1987’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
As a sufferer of bipolar disorder, Kidder was an advocate for mental health and supported orthomolecular medicine. She was also a liberal political activist. In 2009, she served as the Montana State Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America. In 2011, she was arrested along with other protestors in Washington, DC as they objected to the Keystone Pipeline extension.
Kidder is survived by her daughter, Maggi McGuane. Kidder’s talent and strong nature will surely be missed.
Rami Malek eerily channels Freddie Mercury in debut trailer for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
After numerous setbacks and some recasting, the first trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is finally here. The debut trailer was revealed last week by 20th Century Fox and shows star Rami Malek as an eerily accurate Freddie Mercury. Along with shots of Mercury on stage donning iconic outfits, the trailer features iconic Queen cuts “Killer Queen,” “Another One Bits the Dust,” “We Will Rock You,” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The poster was also revealed and features a close up of Malek as Mercury with the tag line “Fearless lives forever.” Check it out and let us know what you think.
Along with the trailer, the studio announced a new contest that lets fans record their best rendition of the iconic song on their mobile device. They’ll be entered for a chance to have their voices put in the film. Visit PutMeinBohemian.com to enter.
Bohemian Rhapsody opens in theaters November 2.
James Ransone and Andy Bean join ‘IT: Chapter Two’ cast
The adult version of The Loser’s Club grows with two new additions. Last week, James Ransone revealed on Twitter that he’s playing the adult version of Eddie Kaspbark in the highly anticipated sequel to IT. He wrote “Well, it’s official. I will have these very big small shoes to fill. Keep it to yourselves…”
Shortly after this revelation, Variety announced Andy Bean is playing the adult version of Stanley Uris. Ransone and Bean join Jessica Chastain, who plays adult Beverly. Right now both Bill Hader and James McAvoy are in talks to join the movie, but nothing has been confirmed so far. Also returning is director Andy Muschietti, screenwriter Gary Dauberman, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, and Pennywise himself Bill Skarsgard.
IT: Chapter 2 opens in theaters September 6, 2019.
DC Comics reveals new series ‘Pennyworth’ about Batman’s trusty butler
Gotham may be coming to an end, but there’s another Batman related show to get excited about. DC Comics teamed up with The Hollywood Reporter to announce the new Epix series Pennyworth, which will focus on Batman’s trusty aid, Alfred.
As per a press statement, "Pennyworth is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London. Production will begin later this year, with a series premiere slated for 2019."
Serving as showrunners is Gotham creator Bruno Heller and executive producer Danny Cannon. This isn’t the only show DC has in the works. They also have Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders, Harley Quinn, Swamp Thing, Metropolis, and Doom Patrol coming up for the 2018/2019 season.
‘Zombieland 2’ may still happen with original cast
Next marks the 10th anniversary of cult film Zombieland and writers Rhett Resse and Paul Wernick want to commemorate the release in some way. While discussing the upcoming anniversary with Vulture, writers Rhett Reeseand Paul Wernick confirmed Zombieland 2 may be happening and is being targeted for October 2019.
Wernick said “We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland. Zombieland came out October of 2009. We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2.” He hopes to start shooting early 2019 to get the movie out for an October 2019 release. And yes, the original cast would return.
They concluded the interview by saying “We are sitting on information that we can’t entirely share at this moment,” Wernick added, “but we can just say we think fans of Zombieland who have been hoping for a Zombieland 2, that we will grant their wish very, very soon.”
‘The Happytimes Murders’ trailer will destroy your childhood
Just when you thought you knew everything about the cute and friendly Muppets, one trailer changes everything. The trailer for the first R-rated Muppets film (yes, R-Rated) The Happytime Murders dropped last week and it will destroy your childhood.
Directed by Ben Henson, son of Jim Henson, the movie stars Melissa McCarthy as a lead detective in a world where humans and puppets live comfortably together. Things start to go awry when puppet cast members of a popular puppet show end up dead. Now, she has to team up with a sex-crazed, alcoholic puppet to solve the mystery. The NSFW trailer is full of puppets behaving badly from offering sex to forcing her to snort ecstasy.
The movie also stars Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Maya Rudolph , Jimmy O Yang and Leslie David Baker. The Happytime Murders opens in theaters August 17.
BY ASHLEY PEREZ