Watch Will Smith ‘Vandalize’ Library DVDs On The Bad Boys 3 Set

After years of development hell and false starts, Will Smith is finally filming Bad Boys 3. The action movie is currently filming and Smith found an interesting way to keep himself occupied between takes. While filming in a public library, Smith began to autograph DVDs of his old movies, which he admitted was probably vandalism and he shouldn’t have done it. Well, the consequences must not have been that bad because he posted a funny video of it online. Check it out.

Will Smith has had a lot of hit movies over the years, with some of his most popular being Independence Day, Men in Black, and Bad Boys. Why, I bet if you walked into your local library and browsed the DVD collection, you would find plenty of Will Smith movies to rent at your leisure. That was the case at the library Smith found himself filming in for Bad Boys 3.

At least one scene in Bad Boys 3 appears to take place at a library, which is about as hardcore of a location you can get for an action movie because learning is badass, kids. Will Smith found a pretty humorous way to keep himself occupied during downtime by autographing Will Smith movies from the DVD section. This even included films he was barely involved in, like the Karate Kid reboot that starred his son, Jaden Smith.

Now, as anybody who has had a library card in their life likely knows, doing something like this is a big no-no. The library isn’t too big a fan of people vandalizing their material, which is what Will Smith admits he is doing a few times in the above Facebook video. So, you can imagine why the film’s location scout has to hop on the phone to figure out what the ramifications of this are going to be.

One could imagine that some library fines might be coming Will Smith’s way, which would be ironic considering the value of those DVDs has likely shot up now that they have the actor’s official signature. Well, whatever the fine may be, I’m sure that one of the most successful movie stars on the planet can afford it.

As for Bad Boys 3, the long-awaited action film finds Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprising their roles as two Miami narcotics detectives with a penchant for getting into big explosive trouble. The film is directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah with the latest version of the screenplay written by Chris Bremner.

Bad Boys 3 is currently slated to release in theaters on January 17, 2020. That’s still a while away, so be sure to keep yourself occupied with all the movies coming out this year. You can learn about them all in out 2019 movie release guide.

Despite Rumors, Harley Quinn Is Likely To Return For Suicide Squad 2 After All

It may not have been met with the best critical reception, but 2016’s Suicide Squad was definitely a commercial winner for Warner Bros, and the studio is keen on keeping the property alive. The sequel, officially titled The Suicide Squad, is being written and directed by former Marvel Cinematic Universe contributor James Gunn. Earlier this week, word came out that Harley Quinn, one of the main characters from the first Suicide Squad movie, would not return for The Suicide Squad, but it appears that is no longer likely to be the case.

Forbes has updated its original reporting on Margot Robbie’s future as Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe, as sources close to the production have said that Harley will indeed be present for The Suicide Squad, which is expected to begin production later this year. While this doesn’t constitute official confirmation, given that Harley was one of the most popular elements of Suicide Squad and that Margot Robbie is reprising the character for next year’s Birds of Prey, it does make sense that she would be brought back for The Suicide Squad, if only to establish at least one connective thread between this sequel and its predecessor.

Rather than being a direct sequel to Suicide Squad, The Suicide Squad is reportedly going to be a “relaunch” rather than a direct sequel. This will give Gunn the opportunity to carve out his own vision for the property, and will supposedly result in a lot of new lead characters being brought in. However, assuming this latest update is true, then Harley Quinn will be back for another round of Task Force X action on the big screen, which makes sense given that she’s been one of the Squad’s frequent members since the New 52 reboot in 2011. If I were a betting man, I’d also place odds on Will Smith and Viola Davis reprising Deadshot and Amanda Waller, respectively, in The Suicide Squad as well, but that remains to be seen.

When we last saw Harley Quinn at the end of Suicide Squad, she was being broken out of Belle Reve by The Joker. Judging by the early looks at Birds of Prey, it appears the jestress and the Clown Prince of Crime have since broken up, and the eight DC Extended Universe movie will see Harley teaming up with Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya to protect the young Cassandra Cain, who’s being hunted down by Black Mask because she finds a diamond belonging to the crime world.

It will be a while until we learn how that movie ends, but evidently afterwards, Harley will end up being incarcerated again if she’s going to appear in The Suicide Squad. If Harley will indeed be accompanied by new teammates, it will be interesting to see how her dynamic with them compares to how she was with the previous Squad. It should also be noted that as things stand now, Harley is not expected to appear in Gotham City Sirens, and the Joker/Harley Quinn movie is dead.

You can see Harley Quinn back on the big screen when Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is released in theaters on February 7, 2020, and The Suicide Squad will follow on August 6, 2021.

Hobbs And Shaw Has Wrapped, See The Rock’s Funny And Emotional Celebrations

That’s a wrap for filming on Hobbs & Shaw! The official title is Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, starring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw. The Rock is also a producer on the film, and he celebrated the end of filming with a seriously emotional post and then a lighthearted trash-talking one. Here’s the earnest video he posted, addressing the crew on set to thank them for making the movie so special:

Hobbs & Shaw filmed some scenes in Samoa, and in the video Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gave a shoutout to “all our Samoans” in the group. That would include himself, since he also has Samoan ancestry. As he noted, that’s part of what makes this film so special to him:

So that was The Rock’s beautiful and heartfelt message. On Twitter, he brought out his sassy candy asses side, lovingly mocking Jason Statham with this note:

If only Jason Statham would reply to that “pasty asshole” joke, but nah — he’s not really the type to engage on social media. When the whole alleged feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel was playing out during Fast 8, Statham was asked about it, and he said he tried to stay out of any bickering or troubles.

The Rock got into some trouble with one of his Fast and Furious co-stars for making this movie. Tyrese Gibson was unhappy with the Hobbs spinoff because it pushed back production on Fast and Furious 9.

The Rock recently defended the many movies in the franchise, pointing out that the movies have made $5 billion worldwide so far. He’s already in full hype mode for Hobbs & Shaw — even showing off his own real-life puppy named Hobbs, who co-stars in the movie. The first trailer came out a couple of weeks ago and was a crazy good time.

Hobbs & Shaw co-stars Idris Elba as cyber-genetically enhanced terrorist Brixton Lore, with Vanessa Kirby as MI6 field agent/Deckard’s sister Hattie Shaw, and Helen Mirren as their mother Magdalene Shaw. Eiza Gonzalez, Eddie Marsan, and Cliff Curtis also co-star.

We should be seeing and hearing more about the movie from both Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as that August release date draws closer. Check out our 2019 movie release date schedule to see what else is headed to theaters this year.

Looks Like Bumblebee Is Officially The Start Of A New Transformers Movie Universe

The Transformers team may not love the word “reboot,” but it does sound like a transformation is definitely happening after the success of Bumblebee.

Hasbro just had a product presentation during New York Toy Fair 2019, and it was attended by Transformers fan site TFW2005. During the panel, the Bumblebee movie was officially declared as “a new storytelling universe” for the Transformers franchise.

That’s what was expected. In December, when Bumblebee came out, Transformers producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura said they would do another big Transformers movie and it would be “different than the ones that we’ve done before,” but he didn’t want to use the word “reboot.”

In January, after Bumblebee started picking up more money overseas, word came out that a Bumblebee sequel was in development. Deadline also said there was an animated movie in the works and plans for future movies in the Transformers series that may introduce new characters and bring others back.

Bumblebee has made $458,221,178 worldwide, about $126 million from the domestic (U.S./Canada) box office, and $332 million from foreign markets. That’s off a reported production budget of $135 million, per Box Office Mojo.

At last year’s Toy Fair, there was a rumor that Paramount was bringing in a new team to reset the Transformers franchise after Bumblebee. That later seemed to be shot down by the Hasbro Brand Manager, leading fans to think maybe the franchise wouldn’t get a reboot. This year’s conversation sounds similar, except if Hasbro just officially addressed Bumblebee as “a new storytelling universe” at the 2019 panel, that suggests they really are resetting/rebooting/whatever.

That makes sense after fans and critics gave a big thumbs up to Bumblebee, with many calling it the best Transformers movie to date.

If Bumblebee hadn’t done well … well, they’d be back to square one.

Michael Bay directed the first five films in the recent live-action franchise — Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). Bay only produced Bumblebee, which was directed by Travis Knight.

The Last Knight made $605 million worldwide, but it was off a reported $215 million budget, and it was trashed by both critics and moviegoers. So it’s no shock The Powers That Be thought it might be time for something new.

Transformers 6 was originally meant to come out in 2019, but Paramount removed it from its release schedule, leading to all sorts of speculation. Now it sounds like we could get a new version of Transformers 6 that’s part of this new universe launched by the spinoff movie Bumblebee.

Travis Knight and Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena have all said they’d love to come back for a sequel. If that movie is now seen as the start of a new storytelling universe for the Transformers franchise, we should expect to hear more about future films from Paramount. Those future films may take a while to develop, though; in the meantime, keep our 2019 movie schedule handy for updates on all of the movies coming to the big screen this year.

Why The Bohemian Rhapsody Cast Wasn’t Happy To Start Filming With The Live Aid Scene

Among the many memorable numbers pulled off in Bohemian Rhapsody, replicating Queen’s 1985 iconic Live Aid set is unquestionably the most massive and jaw-dropping. Queen’s 22-minute Live Aid performance has long been considered the band’s best performance, and the music blockbuster went there!

For actors Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, and Joe Mazzello, playing the set was the first thing the cast shot — and they were reportedly not thrilled about it. In the special features of the new Bohemian Rhapsody home release (via Express), behind-the-scenes footage is shown of the finale. Producer Graham King discussed what it was like to start in the deep end:

Sounds like the Bohemian Rhapsody cast were feeling ‘under pressure’! For the massive sequence, a full-size Wembley stage was built, and for five days the actors portraying Queen replicated the performance. Rami Malek, who played frontman Freddie Mercury, even insisted the Live Aid scenes be shot in one take to keep the energy of the performance intact.

The scene is the most important and emotional part of Bohemian Rhapsody. It culminates the entire film, and if it wasn’t done right, it just wouldn’t have been the same. Not to mention the band members were present for some of the filming of the Live Aid sequence, since they were heavily involved in the making of Bohemian Rhapsody. Queen guitarist Brian May commented on the rough first few days as well. Here’s what he said:

In the end, the Live Aid scene was certainly worth the stress for the actors as it contributed to the film’s huge worldwide box office success and award season recognition.

While the theatrical release includes 14 minutes of the Live Aid performance, the new home release includes the full 22-minute set filmed of the actors. This will certainly be a draw for fans who would like to see more of the cast and crew’s work on the movie. Bohemian Rhapsody is now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

The Great Advice Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler Gave The Captain Marvel Directors

Taking on an MCU film is a massive undertaking for any director. They have a lot of eyes on them, high expectations from Marvel fans, and blockbuster budgets well over $100 million. That puts a lot on the line for the studio if the film doesn’t do well. So no pressure at all for Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, right?

Captain Marvel is the highest-profile movie the writing/directing partners have ever developed together, by far. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have worked together for years on 2006’s Half Nelson, 2010’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and 2015’s Mississippi Grind, but orchestrating a superhero origin flick is an entirely different animal. They knew this too well, and looked to past Marvel directors for some advice. In Fleck’s words:

This is great advice from Ryan Coogler! With the sheer amount of elements and details that have to come together in a Marvel film such as Black Panther and Captain Marvel, the director told Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck that they better be ready to offer up their blood, sweat, and tears for Carol Danvers if they wanted to come out on the other side of it proud of their work.

In the writer/directors’ recent interview with Spot Philippines, they also talked about the role the Russo Brothers played in preparing them for Captain Marvel. In their words:

The Russo Brothers have arguably made the most pivotal contributions to the MCU by directing Captain America: Winter Solider, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and the highly-anticipated installment that comes just over a month after Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame.

Before starting on Captain Marvel, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck got to see what it’s like to make a Marvel film in action on the set of Infinity War. I’m sure this got their gears turning about all the particulars that go into filming an MCU movie, which certainly looks different than directing a drama.

When Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck were hired for Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige said they were picked because they “had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers and talking about her journey.” The Marvel Studios chief said the pair’s lack of experience on the big-budget action front wasn’t a concern because Marvel has a huge team with experts who know what they’re doing. What was more important was how Boden and Fleck understood the character and how they wanted to tell her story.

Captain Marvel‘s story will be told on the big screen starting March 8, not quite two months before the Russo Brothers give fans Avengers: Endgame on April 26. Keep up with all things MCU in our guide, and bookmark CinemaBlend’s 2019 movie release date calendar.

Sylvester Stallone Rocky Photo Shows He’s Still As Fit In 2019 As He Was In 1976

Turn on the Rocky theme in your head and take a moment to respect the hell out of Sylvester Stallone‘s fitness work ethic. Sly is 72-years-old, but still clearly in top shape. He shot to fame back in 1976 with Rocky, which was the highest-grossing movie of the year and won three Oscars, including Best Picture. Stallone brought Rocky back for two Creed movies, with Creed II coming out in 2018 and marking what may be his retirement.

It’s now early 2019, so almost 43 years have passed since Sylvester Stallone wrote and starred in Rocky. But his new side-by-side workout photos show, thanks to hard work, not that much has changed:

Well, daaaaamn, Rocky. He’s an inspiration. Maybe a don’t try this yourself without having done it for the past 40 years kind of inspiration, but good for him. Sylvester Stallone shows that hard work and discipline can keep you healthy and fit. (Meanwhile, I like to think I show that a sedentary lifestyle and Reese’s can keep you a Zootopia sloth.)

Sylvester Stallone wrapped filming on Rambo V: Last Blood a couple of months ago, but he’s been posting photos from the set to keep fans up to date until the movie arrives in theaters at some point later in 2019.

After Creed II came out in November 2018, Sylvester Stallone posted what looked like a goodbye for the character of Rocky Balboa, saying, in part:

Sylvester Stallone has kept himself fit through eight Rocky movies, now five Rambo movies, three The Expendables movies, and three Escape Plan movies. So that may be the secret to staying jacked into your 70s — become an action star and stay an action star for decades! (The Rock is probably following this recipe too, and we should expect to still see him lifting weights 40 years from now.)

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Got John Boyega An Amazing Spider-Man Wrap Gift

Yesterday afternoon, J.J. Abrams announced that Star Wars: Episode IX had officially wrapped photography after more than six months on set. For fans, the news brings us that much closer to seeing the final film of the new trilogy this December. To the cast, it’s the end of an era.

For Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, especially, joining Star Wars has defined their early acting careers and turned their worlds completely upside-down. It’s then no surprise that they’re exchanging wrap gifts to celebrate the over five years they’ve spent as co-stars. Check out Daisy’s gift to John, via his Instagram story:

Do you recognize it? The thoughtful gift is a OSCORP Industries vial from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. The 2014 superhero flick isn’t exactly a mainstream favorite, but Boyega’s emoji choices indicate the gift struck an emotional chord with the actor.

While John Boyega has not officially joined the MCU, he has been rumored to be in discussion to join the universe for years. Back in 2015, he showed his interest in playing Spider-Man especially, Miles Morales perhaps? He also showed his interest in playing Black Panther before Chadwick Boseman was cast.

The actor even had talks with Marvel Studios last year, and now that Star Wars will soon be off his plate, maybe he will have a new home in the MCU? Additionally, John Boyega has kindled a friendship with Robert Downey Jr., previously looking to him for advice on navigating the crazy life of being in the Hollywood spotlight. So through a little networking, it’s definitely possible he could star in a Marvel film. (If not the MCU, maybe he could find his way into Sony’s Marvel Universe.)

Besides the Amazing Spider-Man gift from Daisy Ridley, the actor also shared another geeky gift, presumably from the President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy. Take a look:

In a beautiful wooden box with the Resistance logo marked, John Boyega seems to have scored an EL-16 blaster, which his character Finn uses throughout the new Star Wars trilogy. Anyone else getting emotional about this yet? It’s hard to believe John Boyega’s time as Finn has come to a close, especially when we as moviegoers have not yet said goodbye to his character.

The actor also took to Twitter to pen some touching words about closing the book on his time on Star Wars. Here’s how he put it:

I’m not crying, you’re crying! The sweet picture shows the main trio of Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), and Oscar Isaac (Poe) sharing an embrace; director J.J. Abrams also shared the same perfect photo to commemorate the end of an era. The movies have certainly changed these three actors’ lives and given fans new and interesting characters to follow through the galaxy of Star Wars. Episode 9 hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

Bradley Cooper Reveals The Part Of A Star Is Born That Most Terrified Him

As the director of A Star Is Born, there are a ton of things that would have been scary for Bradley Cooper. It was a version of a story that had already been told three times, it was his directorial debut, and he had to sing alongside Lady Gaga. While these things were likely daunting, what scared Cooper most about doing the movie was making sure that he got his voice right as Jackson Maine.

Bradley Cooper’s character Jackson Maine is a country rocker in A Star Is Born, so Cooper needed to do some voice work to be believable in the role. Plus, Sam Elliott plays his brother, so he had to have a similar accent. Cooper ended up lowering his voice by a whole octave, and while it sounds great in the movie, there was a time when Cooper was getting really worried about it.

Bradley Cooper told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that the voice is what terrified him the most about doing the movie. The process of getting his voice just right was difficult, and Cooper could initially only do it by contorting his body. On top of that, he had to copy Sam Elliott’s accent, which on top of being an iconic voice, is influenced by two different parts of the country. Thankfully, Cooper was able to get it to the point where even Elliott got freaked out by how good it sounded.

However, don’t expect to hear it again soon. Bradley Cooper also told Stephen Colbert that he was retiring the voice and he wasn’t even sure that he could do it anymore. When he eventually takes the stage to sing at the Oscars, it’ll be as Bradley Cooper.

If you’d like to check out the full interview on The Late Show, be sure to watch the video below!

A Star Is Born is out on Digital so you can enjoy the film anytime you like. The Oscar-nominated movie arrived on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 19. Watch Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform “Shallow” — and compete for several awards — during the 2019 Oscars on Sunday, February 24 on ABC.

It May Not Be Marvel, But Sebastian Stan Will Replace Chris Evans In New Movie

Almost since the moment he was cast as Bucky, fans have expected Sebastian Stan to take over the role of Captain America from Chris Evans. Well, I can tell you that Stan is replacing Evans…in an entirely different non-Marvel film. Yep, of all the actors in the world, Stan was selected to replace Evans in a movie called The Devil All The Time.

Chris Evans was previously cast in The Devil All The Time to star alongside fellow MCU actor Tom Holland. Directed by Antonio Campos, the film is based on Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 mid-western gothic novel. Set in the forgotten town of Knockemstiff, Ohio, Willard Russell turns to prayer to save his dying wife, which eventually leads to sacrifice. This leads his son and our protagonist, Arvin, on a path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action as he interacts with a nefarious cast of characters in a story that spans two decades.

However, Chris Evans’ dance card has gotten mighty full these days. The actor is involved in quite a few different projects. Just this week, he committed to star in Antoine Fuqua’s sci-fi film Infinite. He’s also about to start production on Defending Jacob, an Apple TV series that he’s starring in and producing. Evans will also appear in Rian Johnson’s star-packed Knives Out.

With all these carrots in one stew, Chris Evans had a scheduling conflict with The Devil All The Time, and had to pull out of the movie, according to Deadline. However, production has found a replacement in the form of Sebastian Stan, another MCU veteran.

Of course, the funny part about this news is that Sebastian Stan is replacing Chris Evans in a non-Marvel project when almost everyone expects him to take over as Captain America one day.

Chris Evans has been playing Captain America for the better part of a decade, and all signs point to the actor moving on from his most-famous role to pursue other opportunities. It’s long been speculated that Chris Evans will retire from the MCU following Avengers: Endgame, and Evans has obviously lined up quite a few projects to keep him busy.

Does that mean that Bucky will pick up the shield as his replacement? Maybe. Anthony Mackie’s Falcon also stands a chance, or Marvel could just opt not to have a new Captain America altogether. It’s tough to say at this point, but answer aren’t that far off.

The Devil All The Time is also set to co-star Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Mia Wasikowska, and Eliza Scanlen. That’s quite a cast. According to Collider, the drama/horror/thriller is expected to arrive on Netflix in 2020.

In the meantime, you can see Chris Evans (and maybe Sebastian Stan) in Avengers: Endgame, which is out in theaters on April 26. It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year, so be sure to bone up your knowledge with our What We Know So Far guide.