Tuesday, April 25 Filming Locations for Electric Dreams, Supernatural, Stella’s Last Weekend, Mr. Robot, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Filming in British Columbia TV Series: Supernatural Stars: Jared Padalecki Location: Britannia Beach Credit: @pursuit23 Filming in California TV Series: Insecure Stars: Issa Rae Location: 633 W 5th St, Los Angeles (5:00 AM – 10:00 PM) TV Series: NCIS: Los Angeles Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studios, Los Angeles TV Series: The Last Tycoon Stars: Matt Bomer Location: The Lot in L.A.  Filming in Illinois TV Series: The Chi Stars: Jason Mitchell Location: 1200 N Damen, Chicago  Movie: Electric Dreams Location: Sacramento and Belmont, Chicago Credit: Eric TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Sophia Bush Location: 943 W Maxwell St, Chicago  Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Mr. Robot  Stars: Rami Malek Location: 84th and Central Park West, NYC Credit: @mamakin76 TV Series: Difficult People Stars: Billy Eichner Location: 43rd St and 5th Ave, NYC Credit: @chickenstix104 TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location:York Studios in Queens TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC TV Series: The Tick Stars: Peter Serafinowicz Location: Broadway Stages, Glendale TV Series: Jessica Jones Stars: Krysten Ritter Location: near Cine..

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Reveals New Image of Hot Rod and Details on the Autobot

Hot Rod in Transformers The Last Knight

The most recent trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight showed off plenty from the sequel that is supposed to be the last installment of the franchise directed by Michael Bay. However, one character that we still haven’t seen much of is Hot Rod.

The Autobot has origins going all the way back to the 1986 animated movie when he was granted the Matrix of Leadership and became Rodimus Prime in the wake of the death of Optimus Prime. We’re not likely to see that same story unfold on the big screen, if only because it was a storyline that fans hated, but Hot Rod will still play a key role in the sequel.

A new image of Hot Rod in Transformers The Last Knight has emerged online along with a slew of details explaining what role the Autobot plays in the story. It turns out that he has played quite a pivotal role in the life of one of our new human characters. Find out more below.

Entertainment Weekly debuted the following image as part of their summer movie preview:

Hot Rod in Transformers The Last Knight

As you can see, this is the Autobot form of Hot Rod, which we’ve seen before. But this is the first time we’ve seen the character in a still from the movie. So what’s happening in this scene?

First, let’s set the stage with some details about the story. The sequel sees Mark Wahlberg connecting with Anthony Hopkins, playing an astronomer named Sir Edmund Burton. With the help of Hot Rod, the astronomer has discovered a long-lost connection between Transformers and humans that stretches all the way back to the medieval times of King Arthur. It’s this connection that leads them to an Oxford professor named Viviane Wembly (Laura Haddock, seen above with Hot Rod), whose expertise is English literature.

In the image above, Wembly has just discovered that her father’s car, a 1963 Citroen DS, has been an Autobot tasked with secretly protecting and monitoring her. At first, Wembly loses her mind, like any reasonable human probably would after discovering their car was a sentient robot. But surely she’ll end up chilling out and going with the flow, especially when she learns that her blood holds a genetic secret that has the potential to either destroy or save the world.

Lamborghini Centenario

What’s interesting though is that the Autobot version of Hot Rod seen above is the result of transforming from the vehicle form of a Lamborghini Centenario (seen above). That means at some point before revealing himself to Wembly, Hot Rod scans another vehicle to take on a new automobile form. You can’t blame him since Laura Haddock describes her father’s old car as a “rickety old thing,” so he was overdue for an upgrade. We’ve seen the car speeding around in a couple quick shots in the trailers so far, but that’s about it.

As for who is voicing Hot Rod, that’s a detail that hasn’t quite been worked out yet. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says they’re still trying to figure it out. Judd Nelson voiced Hot Rod back in the 1980s, but the hope is to get an overseas movie star to voice the Autobot this time, though no specific names are mentioned as possibilities.

Fun Fact: Hot Rod takes over the Matrix of Leadership in Transformers: The Movie to the song “The Touch.” That just so happens to be the song that Mark Wahlberg’s character Dirk Diggler sings in a recording booth (rather poorly) in a sequence from Boogie Nights. There’s been no indication that the song will be used in the movie, but if there’s not at least a passing reference to this connection, then it would be a huge missed opportunity.

Transformers: The Last Knight arrives on June 23.

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‘Wayne’s World 2’ Was Completely Rewritten At The Last Minute, Here’s Why

Wayne's World 2 Rewritten

As far as comedy sequels go, Wayne’s World 2 is among the better ones. Even though it’s not nearly as good as the original Wayne’s World, it’s still much better than all but three of the other movies based on Saturday Night Live characters, and even ended up towards the top of our list ranking all of them. But the sequel that fans enjoyed would have been drastically different if Mike Myers had been allowed to use the idea he originally had. Instead, the Saturday Night Live star was forced to rewrite the script at the last minute. So why was Wayne’s World 2 rewritten? Find out below

The Hollywood Reporter pulled a story from a new biography by Stephen Galloway about former, legendary studio boss Sherry Lansing, who was once the chairman at Paramount Pictures, which distributed both Wayne’s World and its sequel. In the book, the original idea for Wayne’s World 2 was explained by Saturday Night Live creator and showrunner Lorne Michaels, “Mike had always wanted to do Passport to Pimlico as the basis of Wayne’s World.” If you’re unfamiliar with the 1949 British comedy, here’s the synopsis for Passport to Pimlico:

“The accidental explosion of an undetonated German bomb left over from World War II unearths a long-buried cellar containing both fabulous riches and a previously unknown royal charter from King Edward IV that cedes the surrounding land to the last Duke of Burgundy. Since the charter has never been rescinded, the London district of Pimlico is now legally the long-lost Duchy of Burgundy, and therefore no longer subject to British law, including postwar rationing and pub closure hours.”

Now I’m not sure how Mike Myers would have adapted that into the style of Wayne’s World, but maybe there was a story there where Wayne discovers his house isn’t within the jurisdiction of United States law or something like that. Or maybe the concert plot from Wayne’s World 2 was still in play and they decided to throw it in an area that was free of the usual rules for music festivals.

Wayne's World 2 Rewritten

Why Did the Original Wayne’s World Get Scrapped?

Lorne Michaels went on to explain that Mike wrote the script with his original idea intact, “I think he believed the studio understood that, and I think he even believed they had bought the rights to the other movie so that he was free to use it.” However, that was not the case, and Myers was not made aware of this until after the script was done with only a few weeks before shooting was supposed to begin.

If Paramount Pictures decided to make this movie based on Passport to Pimlico without having the rights to that movie, the rights holders could have filed a lawsuit to stop the film from being released. Paramount could have just gotten the rights to the movie, but with such a short window of time until production started, there was nowhere near enough time to negotiate a deal. So Mike Myers had to rewrite the script, and he had quite the motivation because Sherry Lansing really laid into him at the time.

In the book, one person who was sitting on in the meeting where this revelation was made recalls Lansing threatening Myers in the way that you think only ever happens in movies or Entourage. This person explained, “[Lansing] said, ‘How dare you? How dare you put us in this position?’ She turned to Mike and said, ‘We’ll sue you. We’ll take your f—ing house. You won’t even own a f—ing home.’”

Apparently Myers was so scared at this point that he was curled up in the fetal position on Lansing’s couch, clearly devastated by this news and the prospect of trying to fix the issues. But Lansing gave him the perfect pep talk when she said, “If I were you, Mike, I’d go to Lorne’s office right now and stay there until you come up with a new script. We’ll slide food under the door.”

As we know, Mike Myers rewrote the script, and the result was a solid comedy sequel. Myers was even able to incorporate some British humor into it by having Ralph Brown play a legendary British roadie named Del Preston, using stand-ins to make it look like Wayne and Garth went to London and hit some of the tourist hot spots. So Myers got his mega happy ending for Wayne’s World 2, but now I want to read that original script.

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The Last Jedi Bits: Kylo Ren’s Scar, Poster Jokes, Finn and Poe’s Bromance, and More

Star Wars The Last Jedi Finn

In this edition of The Last Jedi Bits:

  • The controversy surrounding Kylo Ren’s scar.
  • The mines on the film’s new planet, Crait.
  • Tons of Photoshopped jokes involving The Last Jedi poster.
  • Finn and Poe’s ongoing bromance.
  • Was that Yoda in a brief shot in the trailer?
  • And more!

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In the wake of the film’s teaser release at last week’s Star Wars Celebration, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson jumped on Twitter to answer a ton of fan questions. StarWarsNewsNet did a fairly comprehensive round-up, but I think most relevant answer to what we’ve seen already was that Johnson isn’t sure yet if all of the images from the teaser will make it into the final cut since he’s still editing.

Kylo Ren scar comparison

Here’s a fun little mini-controversy for you. A Reddit user pointed out in the image above that Kylo Ren’s scar looks totally different in The Force Awakens than it does in The Last Jedi teaser, but when Johnson was asked about that, he says the scar isn’t in a different place:

Looks like he was joking, though, because a couple of days later, he copped to the fact that changing the location of Kylo’s scar was actually his idea (via io9):

He’s got a point there.

The latest episode of The Star Wars Show features an interview with Johnson, who speaks very highly of The Last Jedi’s team:

“Everyone here is in it for the right reasons and approaching this from the right mindset. And everyone who loves Star Wars should feel really, really confident about the entire creative team that’s come forward to make this next round of movies happen.”

Considering the way people lost their damn minds after seeing that teaser, I think fandom is extremely confident in Johnson’s ability to deliver an excellent sequel.

Star Wars The Last Jedi

StarWarsNewsNet also has a couple of behind the scenes photos from Bolivia, which is the filming location for the movie’s new planet, Crait. We know Crait is a mineral planet with mines on it, and the site also speculates that the ships that face off against the First Order in that scene from the teaser may be there to mine kyber crystals. Is Crait another source of those ancient crystals, like Rogue One’s Jedha? It’s certainly possible.

Artist Eric Stafford animated the film’s teaser poster, and the results are pretty freakin’ cool. I’ve always wondered why studios don’t put display screens in multiplexes and have official animated versions of their posters going at all times.

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Here’s Why Kylo Ren’s Scar is Different in The Last Jedi

Director Rian Johnson explains why Kylo Ren's scar is different in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Director Rian Johnson explains why Kylo Ren’s scar is different in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

When the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida this past weekend, some fans noticed that Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) scar was in a different place. Today on Twitter, director Rian Johnson explained why that is, after a fan asked him about it.

As you can see, Johnson thought the other scar looked “goofy” where it was. He said, “It was my decision to slightly adjust it, and that was my justification. It honestly looked goofy running straight up the bridge of his nose.”

Here is a comparison of the scars:

Director Rian Johnson explains why Kylo Ren's scar is different in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Director Rian Johnson explains why Kylo Ren's scar is different in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The scar has very clearly moved from the middle of his forehead in The Force Awakens to across his eyebrow in The Last Jedi trailer. It also appears to have been some time since that scar was received.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John BoyegaLupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.

Did you notice the scar in the trailer for The Last Jedi? Do you care if it’s in a different place? Are you excited for the film? Let us know in the comments to tweet us @ComingSoonnet. You can watch the trailer again below.

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Official Trailer for Award-Winning Documentary ‘Last Men in Aleppo’

Last Men in Aleppo Trailer

«It’s not about us. The dilemma is our children.» Grasshopper Films has unveiled an official trailer for the acclaimed, award-winning documentary Last Men in Aleppo, taking us deep inside the war in Syria. The film profiles and follows three different founding members of the humanitarian group known as «The White Helmets» (official website), who have stayed behind in Aleppo while the city is still under siege in an effort to save lives. This trailer cuts right down to it, and is a heartrending, harrowing look at how bad the war in Syria has become, and what it’s doing to that country. I missed this at Sundance, where it won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, but I’m planning to catch it as soon as it’s released. This should be on your radar. ›››

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Luke Skywalker Is ‘The Last Jedi’, Mark Hamill Teases a Turn to the Dark Side

Who is the Last Jedi

Following the release of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there were plenty of details for fans to obsess about in the new footage (check out our trailer breakdown for a closer look). But perhaps the most shocking part of the trailer comes from the end when we hear Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker say, “I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end.”

This detail about the movie has been there this whole time in the title The Last Jedi, but at the same time, fans have also been wondering who the title is referring to. It was thought that the international titles revealed that the title was plural, either referring to Luke and Rey (Daisy Ridley) or maybe Luke and either some Jedi who are still alive, or the Jedi who were killed by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the Knights of Ren. But it turns out, the title isn’t plural.

In a recent interview following the premiere of the teaser trailer, director Rian Johnson seemingly confirmed the title is specifically referring to Luke Skywalker, which may provide some insight into what we can expect from the Jedi master in this movie. Furthermore, with Luke Skywalker coming to the belief that the Jedi must end, Mark Hamill doesn’t rule out the possibility that our hero takes a turn to the dark side. Find out more after the jump.

Who is The Last Jedi?

Rian Johnson notes that he’s been amused by how much analysis and discussion there has been about whether The Last Jedi is singular and plural. He never thought about that detail when he came up with the title (perhaps because he already knew), but even in pondering the question, he found it to be an “uninteresting” one. Still, he clarified that in his mind, the title is singular.

That raised the question as to who this singular last Jedi would be. The interviewer at ABC News in the clip above assumes that Luke Skywalker is the last Jedi, and Rian Johnson goes along with it nonchalantly, saying, “If you say so.” That could indicate that he’s not really confirming that the title refers to Luke, but he goes on to refer to something from the previous movie:

“They say in The Force Awakens that [Luke] has gone to find the last Jedi temple and Luke’s the last Jedi.”

There’s always the chance that Rian Johnson is just playing it cool and reiterating what was said in the previous movie or making assumptions as if he were an audience member who doesn’t know what he knows now. But if Luke Skywalker really is the singular last Jedi as the director seems to confirm, then why does he appear to be training Rey in the teaser trailer?

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Is Rey Training to Be Something Beyond the Jedi?

Throughout the Star Wars saga, there has been the discussion of bringing balance to the Force. The Jedi believed in a prophecy predicting that someone would come along who would bring balance to the Force, which is why Qui-Gon Jinn freed Anakin from Tatooine and brought him to the Jedi temple on Coruscant to be trained in The Phantom Menace. He believed it until his death and tasked his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi with completing his training so that the prophecy might come true.

When Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side in Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan lamented that he was supposed to bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness. But in reality, having both the light and the dark side is where balance lies. It could be argued that pushed Anakin to the dark side was the archaic rules of the Jedi that decreed he deny his feelings for Padme, and hide his anger deep within him, something that we know is not healthy for anyone’s mental or emotional state. Sure, one could argue that’s what made the Jedi wiser than the average citizen, but if there is nothing to oppose them, how can balance exist?

Perhaps Luke has figured out that the Jedi aren’t as righteous as he was led to believe. In the teaser trailer for The Last Jedi, we hear Rey mention “light” and “darkness” and then coming to “balance.” But then we hear Luke whisper, “It’s so much bigger than that,” just as we see Rey swinging Luke’s old lightsaber on the mountainside of Luke’s island where we met him at the end of The Force Awakens.

When Luke says it’s time for the Jedi to end, maybe he’s referring to the ancient beliefs that have become antiquated and have created more harm than good in the years since the first Jedi came to be. Therefore, his training Rey may be to help her to become something more than a Jedi, more than a Sith. Whatever that is, we don’t know, but it likely won’t be an easy road. As for what that will accomplish for the galaxy in the long run, that remains to be seen.

Luke Skywalker’s Journey

If Luke Skywalker believes that the Jedi must end, is there a chance that he’s taking a turn to the dark side? The interviewer with ABC News doesn’t seem like someone who’s all that familiar with the lore and mythology of Star Wars. She assumes that if Luke Skywalker things the Jedi must end that he wants to destroy them like many Sith have before. But that’s a rather two-dimension way of looking at what he says, as we just explained in the previous part of this story.

However, in some capacity, Luke’s perceived change of heart about the Jedi could be considered a turn to the dark side. Perhaps that’s why when he’s asked if Luke makes a turn to the dark side, he merely says, “It’s possible. Anything is possible.” That’s definitely a non-answer to a question that he simply can’t answer. But when we think about what Daisy Ridley said during The Last Jedi panel regarding the difficulty of expectations one has when they meet their heroes versus what actually happens, it’s not hard to determine where Luke’s head is at when they meet. While Rey may be expecting to meet this Jedi master who will teach her to be the hero she’s always dreamed of being, it’s likely not as black and white for Luke Skywalker anymore as it was when he was trained by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda.

If Luke Skywalker is the last Jedi, could we be looking at the end of Mark Hamill’s time as Luke Skywalker? If he sends Rey on this path to becoming something great than the Jedi and the Sith, what will become of Luke Skywalker after that? Fandango asked if The Last Jedi will be the last we’ll see of Luke, a question that Mark Hamill couldn’t answer even if he wanted to, and he sidestepped with a smirk saying, “To be determined.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on December 15.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Address Rey’s Parentage, Though Maybe Not Definitively

Who Are Rey's Parents

Perhaps the biggest mystery leftover from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the exception of Luke Skywalker’s recent past, is the question regarding the identity of Rey’s parents. Fans have debated and theorized as to whether she’s the daughter of Luke Skywalker, the estranged daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa, a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine or some random girl who just so happens to be Force sensitive. Thankfully, it sounds like that mystery will be addressed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Here’s an interview clip where director Rian Johnson was asked whether we find out who are Rey’s parents:

For those who can’t watch the video, director Rian Johnson is at first leery about saying anything about Rey’s parents, but then responds cautiously and cryptically, “It’s something that’s going to be addressed in the movie.” When the interviewer follows up by asking if there would be clarification as to whose Rey’s parents are, Johnson starts to answer, “It depends on – I can’t say. I was about to say something. You almost got me!”

Johnson fell back to repeating, “It will absolutely be addressed in the movie. It’s tough, because this is the other element of the secrecy of it all. There are lots of surprises in this movie. There [are] lots of twists and turns, and I really want people to experience those when they see the movie for the first time. How we address that and how you feel about it and what happens with that is one of them.”

There’s no real way to discern what that means yet, but it’s almost as if Rey’s parentage doesn’t have an easy explanation as most fans have though. Perhaps when Rian says her parentage will be addressed, he means that we’ll learn about who they are without necessarily finding out specifically who they are.

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One interesting tidbit that supports that train of thought came from an interview with Daisy Ridley at Star Wars Celebreation this weekend, which further indicates that we might not learn exactly who Rey’s parents are in this movie, though they will be addressed in some form. Speaking with MTV, Ridley was asked about her reaction when she found out who Rey’s parents were. She thinks for a moment and then responds:

“The one thing I have seen, because I did some ADR last week and saw a clip of something that I didn’t know was going to happen in it. I was like ‘Oh, wow. Okay.’ I think quite a few questions that people have are answered in this.”

That tells us literally nothing about who Rey’s parents are, but it does tell us that Daisy Ridley may not yet be privy to the identity of her character’s parents. If she did ADR (automatic dialogue replacement, or looping) for a clip that she hadn’t seen, then it sounds like there’s a scene that she didn’t appear in but has some kind of voiceover part in it. That means this could be some kind of revealing Force vision or a flashback of some sort where the audience learns something about Rey’s past as she talks about it, but maybe she didn’t fully understand as a child.

One theory that seems to have gone out the window at this point is Rey being Luke’s daughter. In another interview with Fandango, Daisy Ridley confirmed that Luke has no idea who Rey is. That doesn’t guarantee that she’s not Luke’s daughter, but that seems rather unlikely, especially since Mark Hamill even made a remark “accidentally” referring to Daisy Ridley as his daughter during The Last Jedi panel before changing his tune. It was an intentionally made joke, and if that were true, he likely wouldn’t make a joke about it, despite it being a funny way of fueling the fan theories and keeping the mystery intact.

As of now, I’m thinking that maybe we learn that Rey was orphaned at a young age, but we don’t know where she came from before that. Maybe Rey doesn’t even know who her real family is and that’s a mystery she’ll have to uncover herself with the rest of us. At this point, anything is possible, and we’ll just have to suffer for another seven months before we get the answer.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on December 15.

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This Week in Trailers: Daisy Ridley & John Boyega Return in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ Kathryn Bigelow Unveils ‘Detroit,’ Charlize Theron Stars in ‘Atomic Blonde’

Ansel Elgort and Elle Fanning star in upcoming films ‘Baby Driver’ and ‘3 Generations.’

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