Popular culture convention Comic-Con kicked off with major announcements in TV and film.Tom Cruise made a shock appearance to unveil the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick while the BBC’s His Dark Materials impressed fans inside the famous Hall H. Here are the highlights from day one.Top Gun: MaverickCruise stunned fans when he hijacked the panel for Terminator: Dark Fate and managed to upstage stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.The Mission: Impossible actor introduced the first trailer for action sequel Top Gun: Maverick, which is set to be released next year – 34 years after the 1986 original.Fans experienced a wave of nostalgia at the sight of Cruise in his famous bomber jacket and aviator shades and he told the audience: “I felt it was my responsibility to deliver for you.” Terminator: Dark FateBefore being interrupted by Cruise, Schwarzenegger and Hamilton were joined on the panel by The Terminator director James … [Read more...] about The biggest announcements from day one of Comic-Con
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As its title suggests, this is the film that will hopefully tie up all loose ends and settle the long-running Avengers story for good. But that's not going to be easy: across 21 films and more than a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has created so many competing and interlocking stories that it's easy to forget which superhero is which and wonder what the heck is going on. Be not afraid because our potted guide ought to enable you to confront Endgame with something approaching informed confidence. Not just any old Iron It all started with Tony Stark, the flashy and thoroughly obnoxious billionaire inventor played with such panache by Robert Downey Jr in the first MCU film, Iron Man (2008). Tony is a soulless, entitled git until he sees with his own eyes the horrors his hi-tech weapons inflict and creates a crime-fighting alter ego. Cameos are important in the Marvel world and at the end of Iron Man, S.H.I.E.L.D. boss Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) made an appearance, hinting … [Read more...] about Avengers Endgame: everything you need to know ahead of the big finale
A Saturday night in the 1990s wasn't complete without a dose of action-packed Gladiators on the telly. The show that brought us the likes of Jet, Wolf, Saracen and Hunter was pure TV gold and aired for almost 20 years. And it was recorded just down the road at the National Indoor Arena (now Arena Birmingham). From hosts Ulrika Jonsson and John Fashanu to AWOOGA klaxons to The Eliminator to the star-studded, musclebound line-up, it was a Saturday night institution. But what are the likes of Wolf, Rhino and Jet doing now? The Gladiators cast was rocked by news that Cobra - real name Michael Wilson - was suffering with pneumonia and other serious health conditions. The 55-year-old has been in hospital for three weeks and needs two new hips, having destroyed his body through his workouts. Here's a list of Cobra's former Gladiators teammates - and what they're up to now. Rhino: Mark Smith Mark was one of the stars of the original American version of the show before transferring to the … [Read more...] about Gladiators: What they’re up to now, 19 years on
Brian Truitt USA TODAY Published 8:37 PM EDT Mar 26, 2019 Friends, we are gathered here today to honor those Marvel superheroes we lost. Or, more aptly, worry about the ones probably about to exit. In last year’s mega-epic "Avengers: Infinity War," cosmic villain Thanos wiped out half of galactic existence with one apocalyptic snap of his Infinity Gauntlet, powered by six all-powerful Infinity Stones. And going halfsies on a universal scale meant a bunch of our favorite do-gooders went bye-bye, disintegrating into ash and leaving fans in a nervous state … at least until we see the culmination of the 22-film Marvel movie saga so far with “Avengers: Endgame” (in theaters April 26). OG Avengers like Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) lead the charge to figure out how to save the day in desperate circumstances, though the limited footage glimpsed in trailers hasn't shown us much of anything in … [Read more...] about Avengers: Endgame: Every Marvel superhero’s chance of survival, ranked
It's the news we've been waiting for - Four Weddings and a Funeral is returning for a one-off Comic Relief special. Fans of the 25-year-old rom com where overjoyed to hear the cast had reunited for a spin-off titled, One Red Nose Day and a Wedding. Lily James is reportedly set to star as Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell's on-screen daughter, with Kirsten Scott Thomas, Anna Chancellor and Rowan Atkinson all reprising their roles from the original. And ahead of the film's return for the charity special, we take a look back to see what the star-studded cast has got up to over the past 25 years. Hugh Grant (Charles) Four Weddings made Grant, and his then girlfriend Liz Hurley, a household name and he became somewhat of a staple in the rom com genre, often playing an awkward yet charming middle class Brit. However more recently his performances across film and TV have been more diverse and widely praised, and have earned him his first awards nominations, in particular for Florence Foster … [Read more...] about Where are the cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral Now?