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How Marvel’s Moon Knight Influenced Iron Fist Season 2

Marvel’s Moon Knight has long been a superhero that fans speculate will get a series or film at some point, although past rumors that have surfaced never amounted to much. Now, Iron Fist‘s Season 2 showrunner M. Raven Metzner may be getting the rumor mill up and running again by recently revealing that he’s a big fan of the hero, and that Moon Knight actually played a influential role in the Marvel series’ upcoming Season 2.

If there was one thing that would convince lots of scorned Marvel fans to tune in after turning up their noses Season 1, a Moon Knight appearance might just do it. Danny Rand and Marc Spector (or whichever alter ego) taking the fight to Typhoid Mary would be a comic lover’s dream, and would also be a handy way to introduce a backdoor pilot for a hypothetical new Moon Knight series on Netflix. M. Raven Metzner confirmed on social media that he’s a huge fan of the hero, so who better to usher the lunar hero into the Netflix universe?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that anything like that is actually in the cards for Moon Knight. M. Raven Metzner clarified his earlier comments about the character’s after Marvel fans swarmed his post, asking for details behind his statements. Metzner stated the writers’ discussions regarding Moon Knight were in the context of the mental similarities he has with Typhoid Mary:

For Marvel Netflix fans not in the know, both Typhoid Mary and Moon Knight suffer from mental disorders. As M. Raven Metzner states in his tweet, both characters have displayed multiple personalities in the comics, which is something commonly associated with Disassociative Identity Disorder. Metzner specifically mentioned he enjoyed the Moon Knight stories written by the great Jeff Lemire and Warren Ellis, so fans may see some characteristics of those specific Moon Knight iterations coming up in the way Iron Fist handles the big bad Typhoid Mary.

Disappointed Marvel fans needn’t lose all hope, however, as M. Raven Metzner technically never explicitly stated Moon Knight isn’t in Iron Fist Season 2. It sounds highly unlikely given his comments, but it’s always possible M. Raven Metzner tipped his hand a bit too far in revealing clues about the upcoming season, and had to back-peddle a bit in order to keep things from reaching the public too soon. If nothing else, at least Metzner made it clear to everyone at Marvel and Netflix that he should be present for any discussions happening for a Moon Knight TV series.

Iron Fist Season 2 is headed to Netflix on Friday, September 7, at 12:01 a.m. PT. For a look at what else is happening on Netflix in the near future, visit our Netflix premiere guide. Meanwhile, our summer and fall premiere guides are handy when everyone gets tired of only watching caped-crusader dramas.

Some MoviePass Customers Are Accusing The Service Of Not Letting Them Cancel

For some MoviePass subscribers, the service once offered the highest of highs, letting them see as many movies as they wanted for a low monthly rate. But recently, membership has been a rollercoaster for subscribers as MoviePass’s financial struggles and ever-changing service has been hard to keep up with. Now, after another weekend of service outages and new restrictions, some subscribers have decided to get off this ride. However, some users are now accusing MoviePass of not letting them cancel their service, and they’ve been taking to social media to voice their frustrations. Take a look:

Judging by Courtney Guth’s Twitter post, subscribers who previously cancelled their service and then opted in to the new plan will still be charged and the opt-in will override the cancellation. The opt-in was an in-app prompt you had to address confirming that you accepted the new plan of $9.95 a month for 3 movies. If these claims that MoviePass isn’t letting people cancel are true, I could see a scenario where a person may have cancelled the service and then saw the new plan and opted in. In MoviePass’s eyes that could mean that the subscriber would like to give the service another shot under the new plan, thus negating the cancellation. What’s unclear is if a person doesn’t opt-in, that then means that the service just opts in for them automatically and enrolls them in the new plan.

Another person alleging that MoviePass won’t let him cancel is comedy writer Chase Mitchell, who apparently tried to cancel the service after receiving the new subscription email, only to be unsuccessful. Check it out:

I imagine something like that could be an error on the technical end due to lots of people cancelling, but some people are accusing MoviePass of deliberately not letting them cancel. These allegations are anecdotal at this point and it is unclear exactly how many subscribers are attempting to cancel and how many are unable to do so. Yet if this is indeed a real problem, it is not a good look for MoviePass. If users are manually opting in to the new plan after cancelling, there is some onus of responsibility on them. Error messages when trying to cancel would be solely on MoviePass. Either way, the ongoing problem if these allegations are true continues to be a lack of clear communication from MoviePass to its subscribers. The opt-in screen did not explain that accepting the new plan meant negating any previous cancellation of the service.

True or not, widespread or isolated, the problem for MoviePass is that these issues seem believable given the service’s recent history and just add insult to injury to the company’s image, which has been battered over the past month or so. Even more alarming is that people are cancelling the service, presumably frustrated with outages and the lack of movie availability, and not wanting to wait until the new plan goes into effect to see if things improve.

For all the latest on this saga that will probably make a great documentary someday and all the latest movie news, stay tuned to CinemaBlend. Also check out our premiere guide for all of the biggest movies still to come in 2018.

Evangeline Lilly Really Wanted A Star Wars: The Force Awakens Role

After her breakout role on Lost, Evangeline Lilly has been busy on big-budget films, including playing Tauriel in the Hobbit films and recently reprising her role as Hope Van Dyne in this summer’s Ant-Man and The Wasp. The actress has her share of experiences on popular movie franchises, but she also once had her eye on a galaxy far, far away. When Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams stepped up to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lilly just couldn’t resist asking if she could be a part of the much-anticipated resurgence of the franchise. Although Lilly unfortunately never appeared in Force Awakens, as she revealed:

Evangeline Lilly’s comments (via ComicBook.com) on reaching out for a Star Wars role come from her recent appearance at Fan Expo Boston. Although after seeing the current Star Wars trilogy play out, it makes sense why Lilly couldn’t get a spot. After all, it was Carrie Fisher who played Leia in The Force Awakens, alongside original stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. After Fisher suddenly passed after wrapping The Last Jedi, J.J. Abrams expressed that in honor of her memory, they wouldn’t be recasting Leia. In fact, Leia will be in Episode IX through past footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There’s no doubt Lilly could rock those space buns if given the chance, but her desired role just wasn’t in the stars; there’s only one Leia in this galaxy.

The new Star Wars films aren’t without actors with ties to Lost, but if you blink you might miss them. Greg Grunberg, who played the pilot in Lost‘s first episode, was cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Snap Wexley, and is rumored to appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. Grunberg is also quite the regular in Abrams’ projects, with appearances on Felicity, Alias, and Mission: Impossible 3. Lost alum Ken Leung also had a feature as Admiral Statura in the Force Awakens. Abrams is also collaborating with anoher television leading lady with Episode IX, as Keri Russell aka Felicity, will have an undisclosed role in his return to the franchise.

Evangeline Lilly recently spoke out about feeling mistreated on the set of Lost when filming nude scenes, leading the creators, including J.J. Abrams to release a statement apologizing to her. Even so, Lilly has also expressed her fondness for getting to play Kate Austen of the hit ABC television show. We would love to see Lilly and Abrams collaborate on another project together. Or more importantly get Lilly to play another awesome character on a big franchise such as the next Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy in the works.

Star Trek: Discovery Just Cast Its Spock For Season 2

The great Leonard Nimoy, then the brilliant Zachary Quinto, brought incomparable humanity to a character forever torn between logic and emotion. We searched for months for an actor who would, like them, bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would, like them, effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning. Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.

What’s Happening With The Uncharted Movie, According To The Director

With a director and a star, it seemed like the long-awaited Uncharted movie was finally moving forward, but things have been quiet now for quite some time. However, it seems that the movie might be getting ready to get rolling. Director Shawn Levy has stated that, of the various projects that he currently has in the hopper, the Uncharted movie is the one closest to getting off the ground. The film has a script, so it just needs to find the supporting cast and get on everybody’s schedule. According to Levy…

While it’s important that the Uncharted movie has a star and a script, it’s had those things for quite some time and we still haven’t seen much movement. Joe Carnahan announced that his script was done a year ago last January. Of course, that news came before it was announced that Tom Holland would be playing the role and the movie would be an origin story, so it’s unclear if the same script is being used. Either way, Uncharted now has a script that is apparently ready to go before cameras. Now, they just need to actually do it.

Of course, Tom Holland is a bit busy right now, as he’s currently filming Spider-Man: Far From Home so we don’t expect Uncharted to be getting started anytime too soon. After all, the actor who’s busy is the only one who is officially attached to the project. As Shawn Levy told The Playlist, additional casting is one of the things the film needs to do. One assumes there will be a role for “Sully,” Nathan Drake’s mentor/partner. A few names have been rumored to be attached to the part, but no casting announcements have been made.

While nothing official has been happening with the Uncharted movie, something unofficial has. Nathan Fillion, who has long been the popular choice to play Nathan Drake on the big screen, starred in a fan film where he did, in fact, take on the iconic role. It’s an absolute masterpiece and it sets the bar for the eventual Uncharted movie fairly high.

Fans of the adventure game series have been waiting a long time to see an Uncharted movie, while they’re going to have to wait a while longer, it looks like the waiting may be coming to an end sooner rather than later, though no clear end date is in sight.

Jonathan Nolan Had A Great Idea For A Dark Knight Trailer That Chris Refused To Use

Ten years have passed since Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight debuted in theaters, and many DC fans consider the full Dark Knight trilogy nearly perfect. Beginning with Batman Begins in 2005 and concluding with The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, the series featured some incredible practical effects and insanely innovative marketing campaigns. The iconic music of Hans Zimmer largely defined these campaigns, but Jonathan Nolan recently opened up and admitted that he spent a decade trying to get his brother to include The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” in a Batman movie trailer. Nolan wrote:

So it seems that Jonathan Nolan was far more intrigued by the possibility of blending pop culture into The Dark Knight trilogy’s marketing campaign than his brother. Though the franchise mostly stuck to the music composed by Hans Zimmer throughout its trailers and previews, the younger Nolan brother consistently pitched the idea of using The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” in the previews for a Batman movie, which, in retrospect, definitely does seem like a fitting song for Batman’s corner of the DC lore.

Of course, as Jonathan Nolan mentioned during that Reddit AMA session, he did eventually get to use “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones in his own project: Westworld. Check out the Westworld rendition of the song, below!

In the end, The Dark Knight trilogy has arguably become timeless because of how disconnected it feels from other forms of pop culture. If anything, the National Anthem used in the trailers for The Dark Knight Rises was the closest thing to pop music ever to make it into a Dark Knight trilogy trailer. With little to no mainstream music or references in the films, Christopher Nolan created movies that now seem to stand the test of time.

That said, the silver screen DC world hasn’t come to an end yet. In fact, the DCEU will continue later this year with the premiere on James Wan’s Aquaman on December 21!

Scarf Tops Are the Early 2000s Trend You Need to Revisit

Peak-2000 items are making their way from our hazy, O.C.-tinged memories and back to the market. (See: the ultra low-rise jeans, terry cloth everything…) Revisiting the archives of the early aughts, one Beyoncé-favored piece has quietly been rising among summer trends, as seen everywhere from Bella Hadid’s street style to Zara’s new arrivals: the barely-there scarf top.

There’s a D.I.Y. effortlessness to these printed, tied-back tops that explains the appeal to pop stars and everyday folks alike, then and now. Brands like Carven, Jacquemus, and Marine Serre picked up scarf prints for Fall 2018, but the breezy, off-duty nature of these blouses makes them a perfect end-of-summer look. Sure, you could technically make your own for that final music festival or backyard barbecue of the season, but these 13 scarf tops make achieving the noughties nostalgia look that much easier. Shop our picks, ahead.

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WSJ. Magazine: 10 Years of Exceptional Fashion Photography

For the February 2016 issue, Angelo Pennetta shot model Sophia Ahrens styled by Geraldine Saglio in beachy, undone looks that embody the paradox of doing nothing, yet being ready for anything. See the full story here.

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The 100 Star Marie Avgeropoulos Was Arrested For Domestic Violence

The 100‘s Octavia Blake has been known for her aggressive behavior on The CW series, and it appears some of that character’s tendencies have poured over to the actress who portrays her, Marie Avgeropoulos. The star found herself arrested and behind bars following an encounter with police in L.A. Avgeropoulos was booked for felony domestic violence, after what authorities say began as a dispute with her boyfriend.

According to police, the incident began when they responded to a call placed early on Sunday, August 5. Authorities state the man called from inside a car and claimed he had been hit by his girlfriend, Marie Avgeropoulos, in the aftermath of a verbal dispute. TMZ reported that the boyfriend had marks on his body, which ultimately resulted in Avgeropoulos going to jail. The actress’ mugshot showed she had tears on her cheeks, as well as a small gash above her left eyebrow.

Sources at the scene alleged the boyfriend did not wish to have Marie Avgeropoulos taken to jail for the incident, and claimed the Canadian couple was unfamiliar with American laws and did not know the call would result in Avgeropoulos’ arrest. Furthermore, it’s said the boyfriend begged police not to take her away, and immediately posted the $50,000 bond required to get her freed. At this time, it’s being reported that the boyfriend does not wish to press charges.

As far as what caused The 100‘s Marie Avgeropoulos to react the way she did, an unnamed source alleged alcohol was a factor. Supposedly, Avgeropoulos is taking a new medication and mixed it with wine during that evening’s dinner.

The actress has been active on social media since her arrest, although she has not posted to her Twitter or Instagram account since the news reached the public. Neither the CW nor The 100 have mentioned the incident as of this writing, so it’s unknown if this will have any impact on her presence on the show. The 100 was renewed for Season 6 back in May, despite posting ratings in Season 5 that easily could’ve justified the series’ cancellation, so there’s a hardcore fanbase out there that probably wants to see Octavia Blake back for more.

The 100 hasn’t released Season 5 on Netflix just yet, but Seasons 1-4 are currently available on the platform. For a look at what else is coming to streaming in the near future, be sure to visit our Netflix schedule. Those more concerned with what’s coming to cable are in luck, as our summer and fall premiere guides are handy resources for navigating the upcoming swarm of new television shows.

Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Isn’t Happening Anytime Soon, According To Ewan McGregor

The Star Wars franchise is currently going full speed ahead, starting with The Force Awakens in 2015. With Disney now in charge of the beloved property, there are tons of movies being developed, including main trilogy installments and standalone films. While Solo: A Star Wars Story wasn’t the box office success that Lucasfilm was hoping for, a few more spinoffs have been rumored for years. Chief among them is an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, revealing the time spent between the prequel trilogy and the character’s appearance as an old man in A New Hope. Ewan McGregor recently answered his 1,000th question about the possible movie, and had some potentially bad news for the fans:

While Ewan McGregor has consistently expressed his interest in reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a possible standalone film, it doesn’t seem like Lucasfilm is actually developing the project. Lower your lightsabers, because fans are going to need some Jedi-like patience while we wait for another update.

Ewan McGregor’s comments to Express are sure to disappoint the generations of Star Wars fans out there who are waiting for Obi-Wan to return to the silver screen for another adventure. While the character’s story was expanded through the Star Wars animated series, the fandom is hoping for McGregor to return to the role, with a movie showing Kenobi’s years in Tatooine.

Alas, it seems that Lucasfilm isn’t actively seeking out the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, which makes its future plans with standalone films all the more cryptic. No one from the studio has announced the projects are ending, but there also haven’t been any concrete announcements regarding the next Star Wars Story hitting theaters. The focus is currently on Episode IX, which is currently filming, as well as the development of Rian Johnson’s trilogy and Jon Favreau’s upcoming TV series.

Aside from the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, there have been a few other standalone projects thrown around as possible blockbusters for the Star Wars franchise. Chief among them is a Boba Fett movie, which would give the fan favorite character a proper backstory after his brief appearance in Attack of the Clones. A Jabba The Hutt movie has also been discussed, which was seemingly set up with the ending of Solo. Alas, we’ll have to wait for more information from Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: Episode IX will arrive in theaters on December 20, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.