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Fat Thor Isn’t Confirmed For Love And Thunder Yet, According To Taika Waititi

Avengers: Endgame was full of surprises, but probably the funniest was the cleverly hidden reveal of Fat Thor. Chris Hemsworth’s Norse God, known for shirtless scenes that display his impressive physique, had spent the time after finally killing Thanos holed up, eating and drinking his feelings. Surprisingly, Thor stayed this way the entire film, massive gut and all. Therefore, fans are wondering if Thor will still be fat in his Phase 4 film, Thor: Love and Thunder.

We will have to keep wondering though, because Fat Thor isn’t confirmed for Thor: Love and Thunder yet, according to director Taika Waititi, who said:

So the official word on Thor’s physique in 2021’s Thor: Love and Thunder is TBD. Fat Thor cannot be confirmed because the decision hasn’t been made yet as to whether the Avenger will be fat or not in his fourth solo film. It seems that the reason Thor’s weight can’t be decided yet has to do with where Love and Thunder will take place in relation to Avengers: Endgame.

Although Taika Waititi now says that he has written a draft of Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel Studios has not decided exactly when this Phase 4 film will take place. It sounds like there’s actually a debate going on at Marvel about that point, trying to determine the timeline of the film. Although Taika Waititi doesn’t reveal if he is pushing for something specific.

The ‘when’ of Love and Thunder seems to be the determining factor in what version of Thor shows up, if it’s the Fat Thor (or Bro Thor, if you prefer) from Avengers: Endgame, or the ultra fit Thor from Thor: Ragnarok. Marvel and Taika Waititi seem to be aiming for some realism in this regard. Based on Taika Waititi’s comments, I think we can assume that if Love and Thunder takes place months after Endgame, Thor might still be fat, whereas if it takes place years after, he might be back to his old self.

The more ‘in story’ time between Endgame and Love and Thunder, the greater the freedom Taika Waititi will have to change up Thor’s look. Although I figure it could be set a month after Endgame and have a fit Thor just by explaining it away with a line about Asgardian physiology. That’s actually what I thought would happen in Endgame, but nope, Thor showed up to fight Thanos looking like he just brushed Cheetos crumbs off his belly.

As far as Chris Hemsworth is concerned, he’s either wearing a heavy fat suit that makes him feel like he’s pregnant, or he’s on a strict diet. That said, Taika Waititi did say to Yahoo! Entertainment that they like to always change it up with Thor, so we could potentially see another new version of Thor. Setting the movie further away from Endgame would theoretically allow more freedom to do that.

Speaking of other Thors, Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster is making her return to the MCU in Thor: Love and Thunder, and she will be picking up the hammer this time around. Maybe having her come back into his life will inspire Thor to get back into shape. I’d like to think Jane Foster isn’t into the whole dad bod thing.

You can find out what Thor weighs in at when Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters on November 5, 2021. That’s a long time from now, so check out what movies you can look forward to the rest of this year in our 2019 Release Schedule.

Daisy Ridley Confirms The Rise Of Skywalker Will Address The ‘Reylo’ Relationship

Whether you’re just a casual fan or a hardcore supporter of the Star Wars saga, you’ve probably read one specific term burning through every group chat, Twitter thread, or Instagram story you could think of: “Reylo”. The fan ship that sees Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley’s Rey becoming a romantic pairing is something fans have wanted to become official canon for some time, and those folks have some good news headed their way.

As it turns out, Daisy Ridley herself has now confirmed that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will indeed address that pairing, as she spoke about it in a recent interview. More specifically, she said the following:

Judging by the details that Daisy Ridley shared above, it doesn’t sound like everything is very rosy in terms of the condition of the “Reylo” relationship. Though seeing as Kylo Ren was pretty angry after Rey rejected his offer to team up and tear down the old guard together, one would expect as much.

Finally dealing with the one true pair that Star Wars fans have seemed to overwhelmingly support the formation of, co-writer/director J.J. Abrams is addressing an issue that’s been stirring the pot for fans since he revived the franchise with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And with his temporary successor Rian Johnson certainly fueling those fires with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it feels like he’s picked the best time to finally let the fans know that he’s heard them in this particular respect.

However, it still has to be kind of weird for someone like Daisy Ridley to read all of these theories that she and Adam Driver’s integral Star Wars characters are going to hook up, right? Especially in the light of the fact that Ridley herself has gone on record as stating that she doesn’t particularly want to see these two get together in the end. Well, in further remarks to EW, she actually explained that she’s not put off by the Reylo bandwagon at all. Ridley continued to explain herself in these terms:

A lot of fans are going to be debating whether or not Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker closes off the saga of the Skywalker family to their satisfaction when it’s finally unveiled in theaters. But now, there’s going to be that added degree of evaluation, as Reylo fans are going to analyze this next films’ events even closer now.

Though, as anyone who knows the internet will tell you, while J.J. Abrams may have the final say over canon, there’s no need to let the truth get in the way of a good story. We’ll see what’s what when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker draws the Skywalker Saga to a close, Reylo or no Reylo, on December 17th.

The Batman: An Updated Cast List

Although it was originally primed as a platform for Ben Affleck’s Batman to shine on his own, The Batman has gone through a lot of changes in the last several years. Now completely separate from the DC Extended Universe, Matt Reeves’ take on the Caped Crusader will look at a younger Batman who’s still getting the hang of being Gotham City’s protector, but has already gone through the traditional origin story motions.

We’re a little under two years away from The Batman hitting theaters, but casting news has already started trickling in. So let’s go over who’s part of the lineup for one of Warner Bros’ most anticipated DC movies so far. And before going further, Jonah Hill will not appear in the movie. Things just didn’t work out during the negotiations phase.

Robert Pattinson

It makes sense that the first name to be attached to The Batman would be the actor playing the eponymous protagonist. Most of you know Robert Pattinson best from his time as Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series, but he’s also made a name for himself in plenty of smaller fare, including Cosmopolis, Queen of the Desert, Life, The Lost City of Z, Good Time and The Lighthouse. The Batman marks Pattinson’s return to the world of franchises, and while we haven’t learned any specific details about what’s in store for this version of Bruce Wayne, Matt Reeves has said that this movie will highlight the character’s detective skills, something hasn’t been done often in earlier Batman movies.

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright already has some comic book adaptation cred on his resume as the voice of Uatu the Watcher in the upcoming animated Disney+ series Marvel’s What If… ?, but now it’s looking like he’ll get to leave his mark on DC Comics as well. It was reported in late September that Wright was in talks to play Commissioner James Gordon in The Batman, and according to later trade reports, he has indeed signed on, which explains his teasing tweet. You might recognize Wright for playing Felix Leiter in the Daniel Craig-led James Bond film series, Beetee in the Hunger Games film series or Bernard Lowe in the HBO show Westworld, among many other things.

Zoë Kravitz

Back when The Dark Knight Rises was casting its Catwoman, Zoë Kravitz was told she was “too urban” for the role, and Anne Hathaway was chosen instead. Now Kravitz is getting the opportunity to bring Selina Kyle to life in The Batman. Funny enough, this will be her second time playing Catwoman, as she voiced the character in The LEGO Batman Movie. Kravitz previously contributed to the Marvel mythos for playing Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class and voicing Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. She also already has a relationship with Warner Bros through Mad Max: Fury Road and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Paul Dano

Since things didn’t work out with Jonah Hill, Paul Dano is now in line to play The Riddler in The Batman. This version of the question mark-obsessed foe will be named Edward Nashton instead of Edward Nygma, and considering the movie’s noir tone, one can imagine he’ll be more serious and intimidating than Jim Carrey’s Riddler from Batman Forever. Dano’s notable credits include Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, 12 Years a Slave, Prisoners, Swiss Army Man and Escape at Danemora.

Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more casting updates concerning The Batman, which swoops into theaters on June 25, 2021. You can also find out what other DC Comics movies are in development with our handy guide.

Has Ant-Man 3’s Release Date Been Leaked?

Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ended with Spider-Man: Far From Home, revealed how Earth has moved on sine the harrowing events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. This summer Marvel Studios revealed its initials plans for Phase Four, as well as the release date for other movies like Black Panther 2. But there were a few properties notably left out, including Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man franchise. Scott Lang became more intimately involved in the shared universe during Endgame, coming up with the idea of the Time Heist and engaging in the epic final battle. And now it looks like Ant-Man 3‘s release date may have been leaked.

Marvel Studios is methodical about how it releases information, with a mixture of individual announcements and years-long slates of films. And there are a few movies that don’t have official release dates, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and the possible Ant-Man threequel. And a new rumor may indicate when that third solo movie might come to theaters: July 29th, 2022.

This possible release date comes to us from Twitter, as one user may have connections to the inner workings at Marvel Studios. Over the past few months, the same account has been updating Marvel’s release schedule, including movies that haven’t officially been announced yet. While it remains to be seen if Ant-Man 3‘s release date comes to fruition, it would certainly make sense for a variety of reasons.

Perhaps the most obvious reason why Ant-Man 3‘s rumored release date could be legitimate is simply because of how long of a wait we’ll have. Phase Four of the MCU will break new ground, as it will include both big screen releases and upcoming shows on Disney+. Marvel Studios has its hands full going forward, with the fourth Phase expected to end with Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder in 2021.

But there are still plenty of movies that will be coming down the line, including Guardians 3, Black Panther‘s sequel, and Ant-Man‘s third movie. As such, it stands to reason that fans might have to wait a few years before production begins on Paul Rudd’s next movie along The Wasp. Moviegoers will no doubt be antsy to return to that quirky property, especially with the various loose threads left regarding the Quantum Realm, Janet van Dyne, and Ghost.

Ant-Man 3 getting a summer release would also make a great deal of sense, and would be consistent with the release of director Peyton Reed’s first two installments in the MCU. Both Ant-Man and its sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp arrived in the summer months, in 2015 and 2018 respectively. He’s a great hero for a fun summer outing at the movies, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Marvel Studios remains consistent with Kevin Feige at the head.

Downton Abbey Cast Had No Idea The Movie Or Series Would Ever Be This Popular

No one could have imagined that back in 2010, when ITV premiered its now legendary drama series Downton Abbey, that the show would become something so hugely popular that it’d deliver a motion picture event just as successful. But if you wonder who was probably most surprised by this franchise’s long legs of legacy, it’d have to cast members like Allen Leech and Elizabeth McGovern.

With the feature film version of writer/creator Julian Fellowes’ iconic English period piece enjoying quite a healthy run at the box office, it feels like a good time to reflect on just how it all started. And to do that, I asked both Leech and McGovern how they felt about the series’ prospects when they first landed their respective roles of chauffeur Thomas Branson and Crawley family matriarch Cora.

During a couple of phone conversations with the stars, on behalf of CinemaBlend’s participation in the Downton Abbey press tour, I asked both members of the cast if they had ever dreamed the series would have blossomed into the cultural juggernaut that it is today. In the case of Elizabeth McGovern, her surprise at how large Downton’s legacy looms extends straight into the reaction the film version has inspired among its fans:

A good thing to keep in mind is how McGovern’s surprise at the box office response to Downton Abbey was back when the film had just opened in the international market, just before the domestic opening would bring the film to a record $31 million debut for studio Focus Features. In a weekend where Rambo: Last Blood and Ad Astra were both opening alongside the return of the Crawley family, most might not have predicted such a rousing win.

From that point, director Michael Engler’s film went on to have solid repeat showings, bringing the film to its current worldwide total gross of $154.4 million. Compared to merely the production cost alone, an estimated $17 million, that result seems to spell success in the world of English period drama.

Still, the success that Downton Abbey has enjoyed since its 2010 debut is as enduring as it has been unpredictable. Allen Leech certainly knows it, as his character of Thomas Branson went from mere guest star for three episodes to part of the potential future of the Crawley family empire. Much like his co-star, the whirlwind love affair the world has had with the series was something Leech could have never seen, as he explained in the following remarks:

Much like an Irish Republican marrying into a wealthy family that shows him an ever growing sense of respect, Downton Abbey’s influence seems to continue to grow as time passes. Thanks to this feature film success under its belt, there’s no telling where the franchise could go next, or if it might just rest where it lay at the current moment.

What can be said with certainty, though, is that the success of Downton Abbey shouldn’t be a total surprise, considering the hard work poured into the film by actors like Elizabeth McGovern and Allen Leech. If the characters in the Crawley family and their surrounding orbit weren’t as compelling as they have been throughout Julian Fellowes’ masterpiece of a series, then the fandom surely wouldn’t be as strong as it is today. It’s because of their efforts in bringing the stories of Downton to life that has caused fans not only to stick around, but also to want a future return trip if possible.

Fate, and Fellowes’ imagination as a writer, will certainly show the path to Downton Abbey’s future in due time. But if you’re interested in catching the latest round of drama and laughter in the Crawley household, you can do so by going to see the film in theaters now.

So Far, The Irishman Reviews Are The Highest For A Scorsese Movie In A Long Time

You’d be forgiven for forgetting that director Martin Scorsese has a new movie coming out since the director’s recent and repeated comments about Marvel movies have taken up a lot of the oxygen in the room. That’s a shame though, because The Irishman is supposed to be pretty good. That’s actually an understatement because so far, because The Irishman‘s reviews are the highest for a Scorsese movie in a long time.

The Irishman doesn’t hit theaters, where it will play in limited release, until the beginning of next month before heading to Netflix at the end of November, but it premiered at the New York Film Festival, so we already have an idea what critics think of it and the early reviews are glowing. As of now, with 80 critical reviews counted, The Irishman enjoys a sterling and unblemished 100% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes (which Scorsese is no fan of, by the way).

There are still a lot of reviews to be counted once The Irishman is formally released, and it is entirely possible that not all critics will appreciate the film the way those who saw it early have. The Tomatometer is also an imperfect metric, but it does provide a snapshot of critical sentiment and the reviews for a film.

So that score could go down. After all, not many movies maintain a 100% fresh. Nevertheless, The Irishman reviews are still the highest for a Martin Scorsese movie in some time.

Martin Scorsese is a legendary and celebrated auteur, so his movies are generally pretty good and well received by critics, but some of his films are still praised more than others. Martin Scorsese’s last feature film before The Irishman was 2016’s Silence. That finished with an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. Prior to that, The Wolf of Wall Street, which is a much more popular film, managed a 79%.

The most recent movie of Martin Scorsese’s that cracked 90% was 2011’s Hugo with 93%. Even The Departed, for which Martin Scorsese won his long-deserved first Oscar for Best Director, only boasts a 91%. In fact, The Irishman’s so far 100% fresh score makes it Martin Scorsese’s best-reviewed narrative feature film in his over a half-century long career.

The films in his oeuvre that come closest to The Irishman in terms of reviews are some of Scorsese’s most acclaimed works and ones that hold honored places in the medium. Taxi Driver from 1976 has a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes as does 1978’s The Last Waltz. The Irishman is anticipated as Scorsese’s return to the organized crime genre, and previous efforts in that vein include Mean Streets and the iconic Goodfellas, which hold scores of 97% and 96%, respectively.

Obviously Rotten Tomatoes wasn’t around when those films were released, so these reviews were aggregated after the fact. And the variety and sheer amount of film reviewers nowadays are much greater than they were decades ago. Nevertheless, the reviews for The Irishman are notable.

For a director of Martin Scorsese’s caliber, with an oeuvre as extensive and celebrated as his, to potentially have his best-reviewed movie this far into his career is remarkable, reflecting a true master of his craft. It’s likely especially rewarding for him as well given how long The Irishman took to finally get made and the obstacles that had to be overcome along that journey.

We’ll see if that 100% will hold when The Irishman opens in theaters in limited release on November 1, followed by its Netflix debut on November 27. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see when all of this fall’s biggest movies are coming.

ReelBlend #88 – Talking Zombieland: Double Tap With Director Ruben Fleischer

Sequels, in this industry, are never guaranteed. And usually, the longer a fanbase has to wait, the less chance they’ll ever have of getting to spend more time in a world they appreciate, with characters they have grown to love.

So imagine all of our surprises when it was announced that 10 years after Zombieland took theaters by storm, the original cast all was returning for the playful sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap. Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jessie Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin all reprise their roles from the 2009 breakout zombie comedy, and there are several new and equally funny faces on display in the new story.

Which is why we had Zombieland: Double Tap director on ReelBlend this week, to take a deep (but mostly spoiler-free) conversation into the long process to get a Zombieland sequel into production, the future of the franchise, and so much more.

Nut up, shut up, and press play on this week’s episode right now.

As you will hear, we are down a man once again as Kevin McCarthy vacations around the globe. So Sean and Jake hold down the fort, and discuss the recent trailers for Jungle Cruise, Pixar’s next animated feature Onward, and the Robert Downey Jr. film, Dolittle. That one you kind of have to see for yourself, so we’re including it below.

From there, Sean and Jake get into the El Camino movie on Netflix, discussing whether it was worth Vince Gilligan’s time to return to the world of Breaking Bad for a coda story for Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). They also get into this week’s releases, allowing Sean to review The Lighthouse with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, and Jake to dissect Jojo Rabbit, the latest from Taika Waititi.

The #BlendGame this week was #80sBlend, where the guys pick their favorite movie from the decade, Mainly, though, they were blown away by all of the fun choices you guys sent to us via social at @ReelBlend. If you aren’t following us on social, you are missing out!

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See What The Batman’s Zoe Kravitz Could Look Like As Catwoman

For a few years, it looks like The Batman was never going to happen. The upcoming blockbuster sat in development hell for years, losing first a director and then star in Ben Affleck. But Matt Reeves took over to helm the project, and he’s finally begun assembling his cast and crew. The Planet of the Apes director is looking for some A-List talent to popular Gotham City, with Robert Pattinson making his debut as Batman alongside Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, and Zoe Kravitz. Kravitz’ debut as Catwoman is one of the most hotly anticipated aspects of the upcoming blockbuster, and now we have an idea of what the Big Little Lies alum might look like as Selina Kyle.

Catwoman has been adapted in live-action a number of times throughout the years, notably by Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway. Zoe Kravitz is the latest actress to portray Selina Kyle, which is all the more powerful as a woman of color who was previously denied the ability to join the Batman universe due to the color of her skin. Take a look at what she might look like in full costume below.

I don’t know about you miss kitty, but I feel so much yummier. Zoe Kravitz looks absolutely killer as Catwoman, in a costume that resembles the character’s recent appearance on the comics (which you can read up on here.)

This fan image comes to us from ScreenRant, and actually featured a few different possible designs for Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman. Matt Reeves’ plans for the character and her costume are currently a mystery, but you can see how badass Kravitz might look like in full Catwoman gear. She’s got the character’s ears and goggles, and wielding Catwoman’s signature whip. Is it 2021 yet?

Zoe Kravitz has shown her ability to act earnestly in fantasy series, so she’s a great choice to play Selina Kyle in the DC Extended Universe. She had a supporting role in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, and recently played Leta Lestrange in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. And now she’ll join the DCEU like Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman and her stepfather Jason Momoa.

I’m interested to see how Selina Kyle factors into the story of The Batman, and what her relationship with Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne might be like. The dynamic between Catwoman and Batman is a fascinating one. On any given day they can be enemies, allies, or romantic interests. Matt Reeves will introduce a new Batman to the shared universe, and therefore can make whatever storytelling choices he wants regarding the Dark Knight, and the various rogues who will join him on this highly anticipated adventure.

Since Anne Hathaway recently played Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s 2012 hit The Dark Knight Rises, Matt Reeves will likely want to separate Zoe Kravitz’ version of the character from her predecessor. Nolan made her an adept thief, but she didn’t wield a whip or have the character’s gymnastic and hand-to-hand abilities. Fingers crossed that Zoe Kravitz’ version is a closer adaptation from the comics, both in her skills and interpersonal relationships.

It will also be fascinating to see how the characters introduced in The Batman factor into the larger shared universe, and if they end up crossing over with other characters and franchises. Gotham City is becoming a major setting in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey, with characters like Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya joining the likes of Harley Quinn.

The Batman is currently set to arrive in theaters on June 25th, 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Vintage Jeans Etsy Shops: Where to Buy the Perfect Pair

Etsy is where you go to find all the vintage goods from the comfort of your own home. A midcentury-modern teal couch? You can find that on Etsy. The vintage prairie dress of your dreams? Also Etsy. The perfect pair of vintage jeans? Yep, you guessed it: Etsy.

The marketplace has become a destination for secondhand denim in particular. Etsy has turned local shops like Passport Vintage into online go-tos. The appeal is obvious: When you walk into a thrift store, you’ll normally find a limited selection of jeans, in only a couple of sizes and washes. With Etsy, you can tailor your search by brand, era, inseam, waistband—whatever you’d like. Sure, you can’t try them on immediately, but plenty of sellers will make the virtual shopping experience as smooth as possible, providing detailed measurements and descriptions to give you a sense of how they might fit before you place your order.

Type in “vintage jeans” on Etsy, and you’ll get more than 77,000 results. To help you sort through all the goodness, we’re highlighting seven of our favorite denim sellers on the site right now, plus the best pairs to scoop up before they sell out.

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That Time Bombshell’s Nicole Kidman Didn’t Even Recognize Charlize Theron As Megyn Kelly

Charlize Theron underwent an uncanny makeover for her new film, Bombshell. And her metamorphosis into former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was so effective that she even fooled her co-star Nicole Kidman when they were making the film. In fact, during a recent interview, Theron told the full story about the snafu.

Charlize Theron revealed this behind-the-scenes tidbit to ET News‘ Nischelle Turner on the red carpet of the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. She made it clear that despite the initial confusion, there’s no bad blood between the two actresses. In fact, after years of admiring Nicole Kidman’s own Oscar-caliber performances, Theron was thrilled to finally work with her on Bombshell. She also mentioned they had been “trying to make a movie for so long.”

It’s a wonder Charlize Theron was able to recognize Nicole Kidman, either. The Aquaman actress looks equally convincing as Kelly’s former Fox News coworker Gretchen Carlson. While Bombshell is their first movie together, it’s not the first time either actress has undergone dramatic physical transformations for a role. Charlize Theron shaved her head for Mad Max: Fury Road and took home an Academy Award after she made herself virtually unrecognizable for her Oscar-winning turn as Monster’s Aileen Wuornos. And Nicole Kidman donned a prosthetic nose to resemble author Virginia Woolf for her own Oscar-winning performance in The Hours.

This time around, both Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron play real women who should be familiar to viewers who’ve turned on a television in the last five years. If you haven’t taken a look at these transformations yet, be sure to do so below.

Bombshell follows the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Gretchen Carlson’s 2016 lawsuit against Fox News and the allegations she, and other employees, made regarding the network’s CEO Roger Ailes (played by a prosthetically-enhanced John Lithgow). Charlize Theron’s Megyn Kelly is embroiled in her own scandal after a moment between herself and then-presidential-candidate Donald Trump goes viral. Birds of Prey’s Margot Robbie is one of the only Bombshell stars who actually looks like herself – but plays a composite character who’s stuck in the middle of the power play between Fox’s newsroom and boardroom.

Early reactions to the film have been positive, and not just because of its A-list stars’ makeovers. Even though the events that inspired Bombshell have long since faded from the headlines, both its players and their #MeToo experiences are still very relevant to the news cycle. Bombshell hits theaters nationwide on Dec. 20, 2019.