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‘X-Men’: Giancarlo Esposito Thanks Fans Casting Him As Charles Xavier & Would Love To Join The MCU - theplaylist.net
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17.01.2023 / 20:08

‘X-Men’: Giancarlo Esposito Thanks Fans Casting Him As Charles Xavier & Would Love To Join The MCU

With Marvel Studios always teasing what’s to come, whether it’s a new character or an entirely new franchise, with its big Phase announcements, there is consistently rabid fan-casting, as people desperately try to come up with who they think is one of the best options for these characters. Lately, one of the most popular fan-castings out there is Giancarlo Esposito as Professor Charles Xavier in the rebooted “X-Men” franchise.

‘Gambit’: Channing Tatum Admits It’s Time To “Spiritually, Emotionally, Kind Of Mentally” Let Go Of His ‘X-Men’ Spinoff Film - theplaylist.net
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17.01.2023 / 22:47

‘Gambit’: Channing Tatum Admits It’s Time To “Spiritually, Emotionally, Kind Of Mentally” Let Go Of His ‘X-Men’ Spinoff Film

There have been a number of big franchise films over the years, that have had a ton of stops and stars but would eventually get made and become really successful. Most recently, it happened with “Uncharted,” which went through a number of directors and years of delays before becoming a hit in 2022.

Hugh Jackman Thinks Bryan Singer’s Behavior On ‘X-Men’ Sets “Would Not Happen Now”: “There’s Zero Tolerance For It” - theplaylist.net - county Bryan
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06.01.2023 / 19:23

Hugh Jackman Thinks Bryan Singer’s Behavior On ‘X-Men’ Sets “Would Not Happen Now”: “There’s Zero Tolerance For It”

Hugh Jackman owes his success as a Hollywood A-lister to his breakout role as Wolverine in Bryan Singer‘s first two “X-Men” films in 2000 and 2003. But while Jackman recognizes the debt he owes those films, he doesn’t think Singer’s on-set behavior would fly in moviemaking today.

James McAvoy Says He’s “Definitely Not Got The Call” About Returning As Charles Xavier In The MCU & Isn’t Sure He’d Want To - theplaylist.net
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28.11.2022 / 21:47

James McAvoy Says He’s “Definitely Not Got The Call” About Returning As Charles Xavier In The MCU & Isn’t Sure He’d Want To

Following in the footsteps of the iconic performance by Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men in the superhero film franchise, there was a lot of pressure on James McAvoy, who took over the role for the prequel films, starting with “X-Men: First Class.” However, McAvoy is a great actor and was able to excite fans and earn the respect of everyone with his performance over the course of four films.

Hugh Jackman Says He Was Offered ‘Casino Royale’ After ‘X-Men’ Success, But He Didn’t Want To Juggle Bond & Wolverine - theplaylist.net - Oklahoma - county Bond
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25.11.2022 / 21:57

Hugh Jackman Says He Was Offered ‘Casino Royale’ After ‘X-Men’ Success, But He Didn’t Want To Juggle Bond & Wolverine

Aussie actor Hugh Jackman was best known for musicals like “Oklahoma” when the Wolverine role was offered to him in the early 2000s. At the time, director Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox had lost their original choice, Dougray Scott, to Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible II.” After “X-Men” became a huge hit, Jackman was briefly considered for the role of James Bond in what would end up being 2006’s “Casino Royale.” He turned down the part paving the way for Daniel Craig to ultimately take the reins from Pierce Brosnan.

‘X-Men’: Cameron Crowe Says Open To A Dazzler Solo Movie Starring Singer Dua Lipa - theplaylist.net
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02.11.2022 / 23:29

‘X-Men’: Cameron Crowe Says Open To A Dazzler Solo Movie Starring Singer Dua Lipa

Marvel Studios is finally moving forward with “X-Men” projects. Recently, they announced that Hugh Jackman will reprise his Wolverine role in “Deadpool 3,” plus mutants like Namor appear in the upcoming “Black Panther” sequel, and mutant gene was teased for the lead character in “Ms.

Daniel Radcliffe Denies Wolverine Rumors & Says He Doesn’t “Ever Want To Get Locked Into Something” - theplaylist.net
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01.11.2022 / 18:59

Daniel Radcliffe Denies Wolverine Rumors & Says He Doesn’t “Ever Want To Get Locked Into Something”

Daniel Radcliffe has done the franchise thing before. Hell, you could argue that there are only a few actors who have been linked to a franchise film series in a more intrinsic way than Radcliffe during his run as the title character of the ‘Harry Potter’ films.

Keke Palmer Weighs in on Viral Fan Campaign for Her to Play X-Men's Rogue - www.etonline.com
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17.09.2022 / 00:19

Keke Palmer Weighs in on Viral Fan Campaign for Her to Play X-Men's Rogue

Keke Palmer has never been afraid to shoot her shot for a role, but this time the fans are doing it for her! A video of the Nope actress showing off different outfits for  sparked a conversation about casting her as a comic-book hero when Palmer briefly appears in a black leather outfit and says she's «manifesting a superhero role» because it would make a perfect costume. While many of the suggestions were the popular casting choices for Black actresses — regardless of personality — one particular fan's idea went viral. TikToker @jacobfordridgway noted that although suggestions like Storm and Bumblebee were understandable, Palmer would work best in a role that tapped into her real-life superpower -- her vivaciousness. «If you want her to deliver a powerhouse lead, she's got to have room to play in that role,» he explains, suggesting that Palmer should play X-Men's Rogue, giving her a «fun, boisterous role.»The idea quickly took off on TikTok and Twitter, finding its way to Palmer herself. When the TikTok video began to gain viral status on Twitter, she quote-retweeted it with the caption, «Come on agentttttttt,» showing her appreciation for fans thinking of her.Of course, a viral fan-casting being kicked off from a Tiktok video doesn't exactly make for a traditional copy letter but it wouldn't be the first time Palmer landed a role through unconventional means. In September 2020, Palmer hooked her guest-starring role in 's final season by flagging Issa Rae through social media.

Giancarlo Esposito Reveals He’s Met With Marvel & Is Keen To Play The X-Men’s Professor X - theplaylist.net - county San Diego
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07.08.2022 / 20:39

Giancarlo Esposito Reveals He’s Met With Marvel & Is Keen To Play The X-Men’s Professor X

Despite naming the next two “Avengers” installments at San Diego Comic-Con last month, fans are still waiting for Marvel Studios’ to unveil their plans for the upcoming “X-Men” reboot. There have been plenty of fan-casting choices online acolytes have made over the years —Taron Egerton as Wolverine is a constant on— and one of those names seems to have come on Marvel’s radar in a serious way.

Taron Egerton Says He’s Met With Marvel’s Kevin Feige & Hopes To Play Wolverine - theplaylist.net - county San Diego
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02.07.2022 / 18:53

Taron Egerton Says He’s Met With Marvel’s Kevin Feige & Hopes To Play Wolverine

As San Diego Comic-Con looms on the horizon, the prospect of Marvel beginning to announce the plans for their ambitious Phase 5 approaches. While many are expecting announcements on “Fantastic Four,” or “Deadpool,” many fans are still asking when we’ll hear some movement on the next iteration of “The X-Men,” and who might succeed Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

Patrick Stewart Hints At Reprising Professor X Beyond ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Cameo - theplaylist.net
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06.05.2022 / 22:43

Patrick Stewart Hints At Reprising Professor X Beyond ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Cameo

As you should know by now, given all the trailers and all the stories about it on the internet, Patrick Stewart is reprising his “X-Men” character Professor X in Marvel‘s “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness.” That’s all we’ll say, for this moment, but suffice to say potential spoilers going forward. While the character had died at the hands of a Wolverine clone in James Mangold‘s “Logan,” he’s back in ‘Strange 2’ as a variant multiverse character who is also a member of the Illuminati.

Oscar Isaac on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: “I wish it was a better film” - www.nme.com - New York
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03.05.2022 / 21:43

Oscar Isaac on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: “I wish it was a better film”

X-Men: Apocalypse “excruciating” but said he doesn’t “disown” the film.The actor played the titular villain in the 2016 superhero film, and had previously complained about his experience because of the amount of prosthetics he had to wear.“I didn’t know when I said yes that that was what was going to be happening,” Isaac told GQ in 2018. “That I was going to be encased in glue, latex, and a 40-pound suit – that I had to wear a cooling mechanism at all times.

New ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Spot Teases More Professor X While Spoiling Another Cameo - theplaylist.net
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01.05.2022 / 10:27

New ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Spot Teases More Professor X While Spoiling Another Cameo

*While the following is part of the new Marvel movie’s marketing campaign, folks looking to avoid character cameo spoilers for “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness” might want to turn around. Final warning that there are minor spoilers ahead.* Next month sees another massive installment in Marvel’s entry into the Multiverse.

New ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Spot Teases More Professor X While Spoiling Another Cameo - theplaylist.net
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29.04.2022 / 20:11

New ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Spot Teases More Professor X While Spoiling Another Cameo

*While the following is part of the new Marvel movie’s marketing campaign, folks looking to avoid character cameo spoilers for “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness” might want to turn around. Final warning that there are minor spoilers ahead.* Next month sees another massive installment in Marvel’s entry into the Multiverse.

James McAvoy Says He Won’t Appear In ‘Doctor Strange 2’ & Doesn’t Miss His Old ‘X-Men’ Role - theplaylist.net
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24.03.2022 / 18:11

James McAvoy Says He Won’t Appear In ‘Doctor Strange 2’ & Doesn’t Miss His Old ‘X-Men’ Role

The “X-Men” franchise, alongside “Blade,” were the first big box office hits for superhero films featuring characters pulled from the pages of Marvel Comics, sort of the precursor to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s launch with “Iron Man” in 2008. You might remember that Kevin Feige got his start working for The Donner Company, the producers of the “X-Men” films, and was directly involved with those first couple of installments before leaving to run Marvel Studios.

Daniel Radcliffe Cuts Wolverine Reboot Casting Rumor To Pieces: “There’s Never Been Truth To It” - theplaylist.net
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21.03.2022 / 22:05

Daniel Radcliffe Cuts Wolverine Reboot Casting Rumor To Pieces: “There’s Never Been Truth To It”

While Marvel gets their post- “Avengers: Endgame” house in order, many fans still wonder when we’ll see a new iteration of the “X-Men” and who will replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. While Jackman has previously supported Tom Hardy (“Venom”) for the part, the persistent rumor, or fan-casting, if you will, won’t go away.

Francis Ford Coppola Admits He Liked Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool’: “I Thought It Was Amazing” - theplaylist.net
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21.03.2022 / 17:31

Francis Ford Coppola Admits He Liked Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool’: “I Thought It Was Amazing”

These days, it’s become de rigueur for iconic, heavyweight filmmakers to either weigh in on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its cultural hegemony or to be asked about it. One of those recent dissenting voices has been Francis Ford Coppola (“The Godfather” trilogy), and while he’s criticized the genre in the past, he seems to like at least one modern superhero film.

Patrick Stewart Offers Up A Denial About His Presumed ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Appearance - theplaylist.net
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21.02.2022 / 19:17

Patrick Stewart Offers Up A Denial About His Presumed ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Appearance

If you’re one of the millions of folks who have already scoured the newest trailer for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” you’ve likely been trying to piece together all the hints and teases to see which multiversal variants of your favorite heroes are possibly going to show up in the superhero film. There have been rumors about a new Iron Man, a popular “What If?” character getting a live-action appearance, and even Deadpool showing up.

Ryan Reynolds Denies Deadpool Appearing In ‘Doctor Strange 2’: “I’m Promising, I’m Not In The Movie” - theplaylist.net
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17.02.2022 / 18:19

Ryan Reynolds Denies Deadpool Appearing In ‘Doctor Strange 2’: “I’m Promising, I’m Not In The Movie”

Marvel is pushing for the multiverse to become the next big event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, similar to their focus on the Infinity Stones leading up to Thanos using the Infinity Gauntlet to kill half the universe. Jonathan Majors‘ Kang could be the next looming threat and that means many upcoming films will use the multiverse for various reasons.

Channing Tatum Still Wants A Shot To Play Gambit In The MCU & “Would Even Audition” - theplaylist.net - New Orleans
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09.02.2022 / 20:15

Channing Tatum Still Wants A Shot To Play Gambit In The MCU & “Would Even Audition”

At one time, Channing Tatum and filmmaking partner Reid Carolin attempted to make a superhero flick set within the world of the popular “X-Men” franchise focusing on Cajun team member, Gambit. The superhero film was expected to tackle the charming mutant’s origins in New Orleans during his time with the Guild of Thieves.

Reid Carolin Says Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Was Only A Few Months Away From Filming When Disney “Scrapped It” - theplaylist.net
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08.02.2022 / 21:37

Reid Carolin Says Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Was Only A Few Months Away From Filming When Disney “Scrapped It”

Reid Carolin is set to make his directorial debut this month with “Dog,” which he also co-wrote. But make no mistake, Carolin is no newcomer to Hollywood, having produced a number of films and even, at one point, was attached to co-direct the superhero film, “Gambit,” years ago.

Why ‘traumatized’ Channing Tatum can’t watch Marvel superhero movies anymore - nypost.com - Alabama - New Orleans
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03.02.2022 / 01:21

Why ‘traumatized’ Channing Tatum can’t watch Marvel superhero movies anymore

really wanted to take on that never came to fruition, reportedly causing him significant trauma. Tatum was set to play the X-Men character Gambit in his own solo movie, with news of the film first hitting in 2014. However, that production remained stuck in development hell for years.

Channing Tatum Was “Traumatized” After ‘Gambit’ Fell Apart & Says Script Was “Deadpool’-Esque - theplaylist.net
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02.02.2022 / 19:51

Channing Tatum Was “Traumatized” After ‘Gambit’ Fell Apart & Says Script Was “Deadpool’-Esque

For years, the running joke of the ‘X-Men’ film universe was that “Gambit” was never going to get made. The film had a massive star attached, with Channing Tatum fully excited to take on the mutant hero, but the studio just couldn’t get the script right, and directors would come and go endlessly.

Simon Kinberg talks ‘Invasion,’ Diving Into The World Of TV & The X-Men Joining The MCU [The Discourse Podcast] - theplaylist.net
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09.12.2021 / 19:22

Simon Kinberg talks ‘Invasion,’ Diving Into The World Of TV & The X-Men Joining The MCU [The Discourse Podcast]

Writer/producer/director Simon Kinberg has been able to play in some truly massive sandboxes over the course of his career, with the biggest perhaps being his time working on 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men’ universe. Recently, Kinberg has co-created his own universe in Apple TV+’s series, “Invasion,” which recently got picked up for a second season and is airing its first season finale on December 10.

Simon Kinberg Doesn’t Know How The X-Men Will Join The MCU But Expects It To Be “Innovative & Wildly Satisfying” - theplaylist.net
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08.12.2021 / 23:13

Simon Kinberg Doesn’t Know How The X-Men Will Join The MCU But Expects It To Be “Innovative & Wildly Satisfying”

How is Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige going to introduce mutants and the X-Men, specifically, to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? We don’t really have any idea, at this point. And when you talk to famed ‘X-Men’ franchise producer-filmmaker Simon Kinberg, he’s not sure either, but he’s willing to bet it’s going to be great, regardless.

New ‘Spider-Man’ & ‘Marvel Zombies’ Animated Series Among Marvel Studios’ Disney+ Day Announcements - theplaylist.net
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12.11.2021 / 21:45

New ‘Spider-Man’ & ‘Marvel Zombies’ Animated Series Among Marvel Studios’ Disney+ Day Announcements

It’s Disney+ Day—and a Marvelous one at that! To celebrate the anniversary of the Disney+ launch, Disney is pulling out all of the stops to make sure everyone knows that it’s really going to bring the content in 2022, which includes a hefty amount of new Marvel Studios shows.

‘X-Men ’97’: 1990s ‘X-Men’ Animated Superhero Series Getting Revived For Disney+ In 2023 - theplaylist.net
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12.11.2021 / 20:17

‘X-Men ’97’: 1990s ‘X-Men’ Animated Superhero Series Getting Revived For Disney+ In 2023

Back before Marvel Studios dominated the world with the MCU and back before Fox launched the live-action “X-Men” film franchise in 2000, if you were a fan of superheroes, the best representation you could find was in your Saturday morning cartoons.

Cosplayer Alyson Tabbitha transforms into Johnny Depp, Wonder Woman with makeup - nypost.com
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28.10.2021 / 15:19

Cosplayer Alyson Tabbitha transforms into Johnny Depp, Wonder Woman with makeup

1.1 million followers on Instagram, and nearly 400,000 YouTube subscribers, for her eye-popping transformations into characters like Captain Jack Sparrow, Wonder Woman and Lydia Deetz from “Beetlejuice.” Her costumes look so real that’s she often been accused of faking it.But she maintains she’s a self-taught “one woman show.”“I don’t put filters on my pictures,” Tabbitha told The Post.

James McAvoy Keen To Play The Young Version of ‘Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard - theplaylist.net - Britain - city Sandman
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01.10.2021 / 18:57

James McAvoy Keen To Play The Young Version of ‘Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard

James McAvoy spent a good chunk of his acting career playing a young version of Patrick Stewart‘s Professor Charles Xavier in the string “X-Men” prequels starting with Matthew Vaughn‘s “X-Men: First Class.” The British actor is currently promoting the “Sandman” podcast and revealed to Collider that he’s still itching to play “Star Trek” captain, Jean-Luc Picard.

Jessica Chastain More Interested In Supervillains Than Heroes & Cagey About Discussing ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ - theplaylist.net
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19.09.2021 / 16:07

Jessica Chastain More Interested In Supervillains Than Heroes & Cagey About Discussing ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

The televangelist biopic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is in theaters now and generating Oscar buzz for actress Jessica Chastain. Doing the press rounds to help promote her Toronto International Film Festival-premiering film, the actress recently spoke with host Josh Horowitz on his podcast Happy Sad Confused (listen below).

Russo Brothers’ Return To MCU For Mystery Movie Stalls Due To Issues Raised In Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit - theplaylist.net
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04.09.2021 / 20:25

Russo Brothers’ Return To MCU For Mystery Movie Stalls Due To Issues Raised In Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit

Plenty of fans and industry folks brushed off Scarlett Johansson‘s lawsuit concerning “Black Widow” pivoting from theatrical release to a hybrid model as something that could be resolved privately. But with Johansson’s legal team publicly coming out against arbitration and the lawsuit seemingly moving forward, the first bit of fallout at Marvel Studios has arrived, and it involves the Russo Brothers.

Rachael Leigh Cook told she wouldn’t be ‘taken seriously’ in a superhero role - nypost.com - New York
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01.09.2021 / 00:47

Rachael Leigh Cook told she wouldn’t be ‘taken seriously’ in a superhero role

New York Times profile that she turned down the role of Rogue in the beloved Marvel series.

Jonathan Levine Talks Walking Away From ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ & Is “Jealous” Of Directors That Can Do Superhero Films Right - theplaylist.net
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23.08.2021 / 17:23

Jonathan Levine Talks Walking Away From ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ & Is “Jealous” Of Directors That Can Do Superhero Films Right

As we try to avoid that leaked ‘No Way Home‘ trailer that is making the rounds online, let’s take a trip back to the beginnings of the Tom Holland-led ‘Spider–Man‘ trilogy. Several years ago, when Marvel Studios and Sony were on the hunt for the right filmmaker to reboot the “Spider–Man” franchise in the MCU, Jonathan Levine was one of the few left towards the end of the search.

Elliot Page to be honored at Outfest with Achievement Award - qvoicenews.com
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11.08.2021 / 05:55

Elliot Page to be honored at Outfest with Achievement Award

Actor Elliot Page will receive Outfest’s Achievement Award during the LGBTQ film festival’s closing night gala Aug. 22. Photo: Wynne Neilly

Shawn Levy Addresses A ‘Deadpool 3’ Directing Rumor & Says He Would Love To Work With Marvel: “I’m A Massive Fan” - theplaylist.net
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06.08.2021 / 19:21

Shawn Levy Addresses A ‘Deadpool 3’ Directing Rumor & Says He Would Love To Work With Marvel: “I’m A Massive Fan”

Director Shawn Levy (“Stranger Things“) and actor Ryan Reynolds are out promoting their new sci-fi action comedy “Free Guy,” a rare studio blockbuster based on an original idea. They had recently reunited for the time-traveling Netflix pic “The Adam Project,” their close working relationship has fans curious if Levy might be considered to direct “Deadpool 3,” the R-rated sequel that might end being the first big “X-Men” film to be made under the creative control of Marvel Studios.

'The Bad Batch' and More of the Best TV Shows to Watch on Disney Plus - www.etonline.com
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19.05.2021 / 02:21

'The Bad Batch' and More of the Best TV Shows to Watch on Disney Plus

and all the shows from theuniverseon Disney+.And that's just the beginning. Not only has the platform produced several hit original series, but it's also home to your favorite childhood animated series such as, and. Disney+ is where you can find docu-series and reality shows that you won't find on any other streaming site.

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