Connect with us

Entertainment

Fast & Furious 9 Was Supposed to Hit Theaters Today

Michael Leahy

Published

on

Fast & Furious 9 Was Supposed to Hit Theaters Today

In an alternate universe not unlike the one we are all living in currently, Fast & Furious 9 would have been hitting theaters today. Universal Pictures originally dated the sequel, officially titled F9, for a May 22 release. Instead, fans of the so-called Fast Saga have to exercise a great deal of patience, as the movie isn’t going to be arriving until next year. This also serves as a possible huge blow to the studio as this was poised to be one of the biggest hits of 2020, if not the single biggest box office earner of the year.

Universal was pulling out all of the stops for F9, the ninth main entry in the long-running action franchise and the tenth overall, counting last year’s spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. The studio put on a massive concert in Florida back in January just to debut the first trailer, with the cast on hand to get the hype train moving in the right direction. The trailer contained copious amounts of insane action, as well as a couple of major reveals. John Cena is playing the evil brother of Vin Diesel’s Dom and, most importantly, Sung Kang is making his unlikely return as Han.

RELATED: F9 Star Vin Diesel Strikes War with Producers Guild Over Fast and Furious Credit

Unfortunately, the situation at hand forced the studio to rethink things. Just as theater chains around the U.S. were starting to shut down, with many around the world already closed, Universal opted to delay Fast & Furious 9 until April 2, 2021. This was the date originally set aside for Fast & Furious 10, interestingly enough. The movie followed in the footsteps of No Time to Die, becoming one of the first dominoes to fall on the 2020 release calendar. In the months since, many others have joined, being pushed to much later this year, if not well into next.

F9 sees Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto living the quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, Brian. But they are prepared, as they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time a threat emerges when Dom is forced to confront the sins of his past in order to save the ones he loves the most. His crew bands together once again to stop an evil plot concocted by the most skilled assassin and high performance driver they’ve ever encountered, who also happens to be Dom’s estranged brother, Jakob.

To date, the franchise has grossed $5.9 billion at the global box office. Returning cast members include Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. Justin Lin, who helmed four previous entries in the series, returns to the director’s chair. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Lin, Clayton Townsend and Samantha Vincent serve as producers. But rest assured, the Fast family will return when F9

hits theaters on April 2, 2021, from Universal Pictures.

Michael Leahy has worked in various news organizations and now aims to make Report Door one of the best and fastest growing news websites in the U.S. He contributes to the US section. He loves going around different people in the US and loves meeting new people and making new friends.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Entertainment

DC’s Stargirl Luke Wilson Interview On STRIPE, Being A Sidekick

Michael Leahy

Published

on

DC's Stargirl Luke Wilson Interview On STRIPE, Being A Sidekick

Only one week in, and DC’s Stargirl is officially a hit. The DC Universe/CW superhero series kicked off with a massive amount of viewers for the premiere by CW standards, and according to showrunner/creator Geoff Johns, that was only the first half of what is essentially Stargirl: The Movie*. (*Not to be confused with Stargirl, the movie that is currently on Disney+ and completely unrelated to DC’s Stargirl.)

That includes this week’s big second episode for series star Luke Wilson, who plays Pat Dugan. He’s Courtney Whitmore’s (Brec Bassinger), a.k.a. Stargirl’s, stepdad, so you’d think with Wilson’s experience and his parental guidance, he’d be the one steering the fledging superhero.

In fact, as became clear on this week’s “S.T.R.I.P.E.” the dynamic is completely flipped from what you’d expect.

“The idea that this guy is basically just a gofer for the real superheroes, it’s like he’s like the equipment manager for the Chicago Bulls you know like, ‘Hey! But I’m part of the team, baby!’,” Wilson joked to Decider, when asked about playing aging sidekick Pat.

In the series, as we discover this week, Pat was a teen sidekick to the Star-Spangled Kid (Joel McHale) named Stripesy — because of his striped shirt. Stripesy wasn’t the guy in the front of the action, he’s the guy that “folds the cape and like keeps the car running,” Wilson noted. After the death of superhero team the Justice Society of America a decade ago, Pat made it his mission to track down the perpetrators, the Injustice Society, and… Well, the rest is TBD, but one part of the plan is building his own, massive mech suit, which Courtney dubs S.T.R.I.P.E. in the episode. According to her, the acronym stands for “Subatomic Tactical Robot Internet Pat Enhancer” which doesn’t make a lot of sense, but is pretty rad.

She’s also pretty clear about the chain of command between Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E. Despite suiting up a total of once, Courtney is number one, and Pat is her sidekick. “That lent itself to comedy,” Wilson added. “I thought that was really a funny idea.”

It also lent itself to the dynamic on set. Despite having decades of movie experience under his belt, Wilson recalled that Bassinger, who he called, “such a great kid to begin with [and] a hard worker,” would constantly be doing stunt training; but also had time to memorize both her lines… And his.

“I’d tell Geoff that I was getting confused by some of the names, so I’d be doing these scene with Brec and I’d be like, ‘Okay look we’ve got to get to Iceman’s lair now,’ and she’d be like, ‘What about Icicle?’ and I’d say, ‘Look, we’ve got to get to Icicle’s lair now.’” Wilson said. “It got to be where the crew wouldn’t even cut they’d be like, ‘Yeah we’ll just let Brec correct him, and then we’ll just keep on moving.’”

That tracks from the leader/sidekick dynamic on the show, as well as on set. Adding that Bassinger would finish her work, then head off with the stunt coordinators for hours so she would have the action series’ stunts down, Wilson remarked that not only did that impress the crew, but it added, “to the feeling of camaraderie on the set… she worked as hard or harder than anybody on that project and it certainly made me, you know, it certainly changed my mode of thinking from like, ‘I’m gonna teach these kids how its done,’ to ‘Oh shit, I’d better get organized here.’”

Still, when it comes to Pat, Wilson was happy to dive into the sidekick of it all, for the comedy.

“I can still remember equipment managers from high school,” Wilson said. “You’ll go to a pro sporting event or something, you’ll see an equipment manager and I’ll be like, ‘That guy is… He’s part of the team! He’s got a jacket on, if they win the championship that guy gets a ring, he’s part of the damn team!’ The idea that someone that might not quite have the power can still be in the crew, I think is kind of funny.”

DC’s Stargirl streams Mondays on DC Universe and Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Chintu Ka Birthday: Vinay Pathak’s Family Drama Premieres on Zee5 on June 5

Michael Leahy

Published

on

Chintu Ka Birthday: Vinay Pathak’s Family Drama Premieres on Zee5 on June 5

Chintu Ka Birthday Starring Vinay Pathak (Photo Credits: Twitter)

The Vinay Pathak-starrer “Chintu Ka Birthday” is all set to release. The makers have decided to go ahead and launch the modest-budget film on OTT. “Chintu Ka Birthday” also features Seema Pahwa, Tillotama Shome, Reginald Barnes, Nate Scholz, Vedant Raj Chibber, Bisha Chaturvedi, Khalid Massou and Mir Mehroos. The film is billed as a family drama and will stream on Zee5 from June 5. The story of the film revolves around a six-year-old named Chintu, who is stranded stuck in Iraq with his family in the time of Saddam Hussein’s fall. Urvashi Rautela Says Watching Virgin Bhanupriya on OTT Will Not Be Less than Watching It in Theatres.

Chintu Ka Birthday” has been ready for a while, and has already been screened in 18 cities as part of a film festival in 2019. ” ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’ is the most important film of my career, as well as my association with the new immensely talented director-duo of Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh. They’ve written an amazingly crafty and sensitive film with gentle humour and huge hearts. It’s surprising to learn that it’s their first full-length feature film,” said Vinay Pathak. Fauji Calling: Sharman Joshi’s Military Drama to Get an OTT Release, Confirms Director Aaryaan Saxena.

Recently, Zee5 released another small film, the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer “Ghoomketu“, which had been lying ready to release for a few years now.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Chrissy Teigen having breast implants removed: ‘I’m just over it’

Michael Leahy

Published

on

Chrissy Teigen having breast implants removed: 'I'm just over it'

Thanks for the mammaries.

Chrissy Teigen is having her breast implants removed, the multi-hyphenate revealed on Instagram Tuesday.

“So I posted myself getting a covid test on the Twitter, as I’m getting surgery soon,” Teigen, 34, wrote. “A lot of people are understandably curious (and nosey!) so I’ll just say it here: I’m gett ing my boobs out! They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it. I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort!”

“Don’t worry about me,” the star wrapped up. “All good. I’ll still have boobs, they’ll just be pure fat. Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat.”

Teigen is apparently not one for idle talk: She’s having her breast implants removed mere months after revealing for the first time in March that she’d gotten the surgery — which put “a quarter ‘teardrop’ cup in the bottom and filled out the breast line” — in her early 20s,  before noting “I want them out now.”

“I think you’re supposed to replace [implants] every ten years,” she said at the time. “But when you have kids you think about [the risks] of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.’”

Teigen’s plastic surgeon is probably on a shortlist of people not asking her about Alison Roman right now, though, so we get it.

Continue Reading

Trending

error: Content is protected !!