5 Rumors: ‘Fashion Police’ Fallout, ‘Green Lantern’ Star Cast
Here’s a look at all the rumors that have been buzzing in the entertainment world over the past week.
1. A-List cast for Woody Allen’s next project
As fans of the legendary, and recently scandal-mired, director wait for his next film Irrational Man starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix to come out this summer, the cast for his next project has already been lined up according to Deadline. Allen has so much clout as a director that he doesn’t even need to provide actors with a script, people are so interested in working with him and trust in his writing enough that they’ll sign on just to work with him without having to even know what the film’s story will be. Allen’s next currently untitled film will star Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis according to the source who spoke to Deadline.
2. Joe Manganiello in Suicide Squad
It might seem like the ensemble cast of Suicide Squad couldn’t get any bigger, but it looks like it’s going to. According to a source who spoke to CinemaBlend, Magic Mike’s Joe Manganiello is looking likely to take on the role of Deathstroke though his part hasn’t yet been confirmed and there is another contender for the role. Deathstroke is a lethal assassin who has fought against Batman and the Green Arrow in various DC Comics adventures. Cinema Blend said that the character would serve as Amanda Waller’s bodyguard in the movie and that it would probably be more of a supporting role with the chance for more appearances later on in other DC universe movies.
3. Could Shailene Woodley play Mary Jane?
Apparently Shailene Woodley doesn’t pay much attention to entertainment world news, because an interviewer had to tell her recently about the plans for Sony and Marvel to team up and reboot the Spider-Man franchise. When asked in an interview with Clevver promoting her new movie Insurgent if she’d be willing to reprise her role as Mary Jane, which she played briefly in the latest reboot starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Spidey’s love interest Gwen, Woodley said she’d be up for. “I didn’t know that, actually. That’s amazing,” Woodley said when told about the upcoming plans for Spider-Man. When asked whether she’d want to play Mary Jane in future Spider-Man movies, she replied, “Heck, yeah!” For now it’s unknown whether the Mary Jane character will even be featured in the new Spider-Man story or not, or whether Woodley would be wanted for the part since the company is trying to start fresh with a new story.
4. Chris Pine to replace Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern
DC and Warner Bros are bringing back the Green Lantern character for the growing DC Comics cinematic universe, but they really want to expunge audiences’ memories of the flop that was the 2011 Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds. Thus the decision to wait until 2020 to release the next Green Lantern movie, because apparently people’s memories can’t go back more than nine years. According to Umberto Gonzalez who writes for Latino Review, Chris Pine is being eyed to replace Ryan Reynolds for the part of Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in the upcoming movie. That rumor has not made everyone happy, though, as some were hoping that Warner would go with the African American character John Stewart instead of Hal Jordan.
5. Khloe Kardashian on Fashion Police?
Since Joan Rivers’s death last year, E!’s red carpet commentary show Fashion Police has had a predictably difficult time transitioning without its best host. Rivers was the funniest and most entertaining aspect of the show, and it probably would have been a better decision for the network to call it quits with the series when the iconic comedienne passed away. Instead she was replaced by Kathy Griffin and the show continued. In the past weeks, Fashion Police has been mired in controversy since host Giuliana Rancic made a racist comment about actress Zendaya’s dreadlocks with a joke that Rivers could’ve gotten away with but would not be tolerated coming from anyone else. The comment and subsequent outrage caused host Kelly Osbourne to quit the show. Then Griffin announced on Twitter that she was also quitting after making just seven episodes of the show. “After 7 episodes of Fashion Police, I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it’s time to move on,” Griffin wrote.
People has suggested that one person actually interested in hosting the series with Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos is Khloe Kardashian. The publication’s source also said that Rancic approved of the funniest member of the Kardashian clan joining the series. For now E! has remained mum on the future of the show and who will replace the two deserted seats.
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