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‘Ms. Marvel’ Director Meera Menon Discusses How She Relates to Kamala Khan and Breaks Down Episode Two’s Training Montage

Ms. Marvel couldn’t be more different than Meera Menon’s last Marvel experience on The Punisher, but the story of Kamala Khan certainly strikes a deeper chord in the filmmaker. Similar to Kamala, Menon was raised by South Asian immigrants in New Jersey, so she relished the opportunity to help tell a story that she longed […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Directors Adil and Bilall Discuss Kevin Feige’s ‘Batgirl’ Fandom and Michael Keaton’s Batsuit Mobility

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, known collectively as Adil & Bilall, are a directing duo with big personalities, and their charisma comes across in their work, especially the premiere of Disney+’s Ms. Marvel. Whether it’s their inspired camera movements and angles or their animated flourishes a la Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Scott Pilgrim […]

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Filmmaker Colin Trevorrow Discusses Key Moments in Franchise’s Concluding Chapter

[This story contains spoilers for Jurassic World Dominion.] When Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World was first released in 2015, a portion of the audience balked at the idea that a new dinosaur theme park would be able to operate following the disastrous Isla Nublar incident in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993). But then March 2020 happened, and […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Star Iman Vellani Discusses Her Iron Man Shrine and Gaming With Thor

Iman Vellani’s MCU fandom isn’t just another press tour talking point; she’s the genuine article.  Vellani, who plays Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel on Disney+’s Ms. Marvel, not only has an Iron Man shrine in her childhood bedroom, but she also has a knowledge base that consists of deep cuts such as cross-promotional material between […]

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Star Sam Neill Just Now Learned the Tragic Fate of ‘Jurassic Park’ Brachiosaurus

One of the many defining images of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park involves Sam Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant and Laura Dern’s Dr. Ellie Sattler gazing in awe at the sight of a Brachiosaurus. While Spielberg directed Neill to turn Dern’s head in the direction of the massive dinosaur, he still gave his two stars plenty of […]

Maika Monroe Discusses How Her Youth Prepared Her for ‘Watcher’ and Reveals Past Talks for ‘It Follows’ Reunion

Maika Monroe admittedly had concerns about Watcher’s similarities to her 2014 genre classic, It Follows, but as soon as she met filmmaker Chloe Okuno, those doubts immediately evaporated. In Okuno’s slow-burn thriller from IFC Midnight, Monroe plays a former actor named Julia who moves to Romania with her husband, Francis (Karl Glusman), and while he’s […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Writer Joby Harold Relieved Leia Was Kept Secret

[This story contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi.] After speaking in code for over two years, Obi-Wan Kenobi head writer and executive producer Joby Harold is now relishing the opportunity to say one particular name: Leia.  When “Part I” and “Part II” of Deborah Chow’s Disney+ Star Wars series premiered May 27, viewers immediately compared the surprise […]

How Greg Tarzan Davis Took Flight on ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 7’

[The following story contains spoilers for Top Gun: Maverick.] Top Gun: Maverick star Greg Tarzan Davis is here to remind you that small moments can still leave big impressions. In 2018, Davis auditioned for a bit part in Harrison Ford’s The Call of the Wild, and he made such an impact on casting director Denise Chamian […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Star Monica Barbaro Discusses Female Aviators Who Helped Hone Character and Shares How She Cemented Her Call Sign

[This story contains spoilers for Top Gun: Maverick.] In 2004, Becky Calder became the first woman pilot to graduate from TOPGUN, so in keeping with their commitment to verisimilitude, Top Gun: Maverick’s brain trust knew that their film needed to follow suit. That’s where Monica Barbaro enters the picture as Lt. Natasha “Phoenix” Trace, whose […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Star Glen Powell Explains How His Disinterest For Initial Sequel Character Inspired Hangman Rework

[This story contains spoilers for Top Gun: Maverick.] Glen Powell will forever be able to say that he saved Tom Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.  In Top Gun: Maverick, the legacy sequel to Tony Scott’s Top Gun (1986), Powell plays Lt. Jake “Hangman” Seresin, whose skills and swagger echo Maverick and Tom “Iceman” Kazansky (Val Kilmer) in […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Star Jon Hamm Talks Importance of Being Film’s Thorn in the Side

Jon Hamm felt such a need for speed that he accepted the offer for Top Gun: Maverick sight unseen. In the legacy sequel to Tony Scott’s Top Gun (1986), Hamm plays Vice Admiral Beau “Cyclone” Simpson, who, per the trailers, is unwillingly tasked with overseeing Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) as he trains a […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Star Jennifer Connelly Discusses Joy of Reuniting With Director Joseph Kosinski and Tom Cruise Making Her Feel Like a Kid Again

Jennifer Connelly has been acting professionally for nearly 40 years, and even she has never experienced anything quite like Top Gun: Maverick. In the legacy sequel to Tony Scott’s Top Gun (1986), Connelly reunites with her Only the Brave director, Joseph Kosinski, as she plays Penny Benjamin, a former flame of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom […]