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Aaron Couch

Film Editor

Aaron Couch oversees THR’s film team, managing the flow of news and industry reporting. He also edits THR’s Heat Vision blog, which is dedicated to genre movie coverage and is home to the weekly Heat Vision Newsletter. Couch began contributing to THR as a freelancer in 2012 and joined the staff in 2013 as an online editor.

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Marvel Delays ‘Thunderbolts’ Filming Amid Writers Strike

The ongoing writers strike has caused Marvel Studios to delay production on a second feature. A few weeks after the studio decided to press pause on Blade, Marvel has opted to hold off on filming for Thunderbolts, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The hope is to begin production after the strike, which has also caused […]

The Widening Web of Phil Lord and Chris Miller

It’s 12:30 in the morning, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller are sure that something is wrong. They are just two and a half weeks out from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse hitting theaters, and they’re holed up on a mixing stage at Sony Pictures Animation in Culver City. They are nearing the end of the […]

Ray Stevenson, Actor in the Thor Movies and ‘RRR,’ Dies at 58 

Ray Stevenson, the burly British actor who starred as Volstagg in the Thor movies and as the brutally evil governor in the recent Oscar-winning Indian hit RRR, has died. He was 58. Stevenson died Sunday, four days shy of his birthday, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Hollywood Reporter. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported […]

Aziz Ansari’s ‘Good Fortune’ Suspended Indefinitely Amid Writers Strike (Exclusive)

In one of the more significant disruptions of the writers strike, the Aziz Ansari film Good Fortune is shutting down indefinitely. Ansari was directing and starring opposite Seth Rogen and Keanu Reeves in the comedy, which he also wrote and was producing for Lionsgate. The studio made the decision Thursday. The hope is that production […]

Marvel Studios Founding Chairman David Maisel Is Plotting a New Universe

Fifteen years ago this month, Iron Man became a genre-defining hit that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The anniversary has Marvel Studios founding chairman David Maisel looking to the past and to the future as he plans his next venture. Maisel recalls that over a weekend in 2003 he came up with the concept of […]

‘Freaky Friday’ Sequel in the Works With Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

Disney is going back to the world of Freaky Friday. A sequel is in the works to the 2003 body-swap comedy that starred Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Lohan and Curtis are expected to reprise their roles as a mother and daughter who wake up one Friday and find […]

‘Babylon 5: The Road Home’ Voice Cast Unveiled (Exclusive)

A week ago, Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski revealed that a new animated film from the franchise was in the works, and now more details are coming to the surface. Babylon 5: The Road Home will continue the story he started in the 1990s, with the logline stating, “Travel across the galaxy with John […]

‘Beetlejuice 2’ Set for Fall 2024

Warner Bros. has set a date to return to the world of Beetlejuice. The studio has carved out a Sept. 6, 2024, date for Beetlejuice 2, the long-gestating sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 feature that starred Michael Keaton as the titular ghost with the most. The film will reunite Burton with his Wednesday star Jenna […]

‘The Little Mermaid’: First Reactions From the Premiere

Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action remake has screened for its first public audience, and reactions are coming out from Monday’s premiere. The feature is due out in theaters May 26. The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey as Ariel alongside Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, Jonah Hauer-King and Melissa McCarthy as the villain Ursula. Rob Marshall directs the remake […]

Marvel Hits Pause on ‘Blade’ Due to Writers Strike (Exclusive)

The writers strike has taken a bite out of Blade. Marvel Studios is shutting down preproduction on its vampire thriller starring Mahershala Ali, which was set to begin filming next month in Atlanta. The feature project, which has been paused once before, becomes the first tentpole movie impacted by the strike. Cast and crewmembers are […]

‘Dune: Part Two’ Trailer Brings War to Arrakis

The Dune: Part Two trailer promises that filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s sequel will deliver more action than his first installment. That’s a notion Villeneuve shared last week at CinemaCon, when he showed off the first footage from the sequel. “Part One is more of a contemplative movie. Part Two is an action-packed, epic war movie. It is much more […]

CinemaCon Takeaways: Ryan Gosling’s ‘Barbie’ Ken-ergy, ‘Wicked’ Wows and ‘The Flash’ Frenzy

There’s always been an impressive roster of top stars and filmmakers at CinemaCon except during the pandemic era. This year’s edition, however, was next level — Oprah, Christopher Nolan, Rihanna, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others. Yet perhaps the biggest star of the four-day show in Las Vegas was optimism. After worrisome fits and […]