Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost Just Broke A Major Weekend Update Record
Colin Jost just broke a major Saturday Night Live record, and it's all thanks to Weekend Update.After longtime host Seth Meyers departed in 2014, some fans weren’t sure what to make of his successor, Colin Jost. If they could see the future, they wouldn’t have been so worried. After the October 23 episode of NBC’s classic sketch show, Jost officially became the SNL cast member with the most appearances on the fictional news program.
Colin Trevorrow has promised that the legacy characters will have major roles in 'Jurassic World: Dominion'. © Bang Showbiz Colin Trevorrow has promised that the returning stars will have big roles in 'Jurassic World: Dominion'
The upcoming blockbuster – which has been teased in a new prologue – sees Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles as Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattle and Dr. Ian Malcolm respectively and Colin has confirmed that the original stars will be a key part of the new movie – which marks the conclusion of the 'Jurassic World' trilogy.
The director told IGN: "Being able to have our legacy characters and our 'Jurassic World' characters together in one film to me was important because ('Dominion') is as different as a film that we've ever made in this franchise.
New The Witcher season 2 trailer teases the "end of days" and even more monsters
A new Witcher season 2 trailer shows Henry Cavill's Geralt back in actionThe trailer for the sophomore year of the hit Netflix series sees Geralt and Ciri head to Kaer Morhen. That's all in aid of giving the Child of Surprise some much-needed training under the watchful eye of Henry Cavill’s monster hunter and the roving band of witchers, including Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) and Lambert (Paul Bullion).
"And I think when you're pushing something as far forward as we are, to have an element of it that's familiar, to have characters that you know and love venturing with you into the new space, feels crucial."
Gallery: Another Australian Bond? Stars who missed out on the role of a lifetime (BANG Showbiz)
Hollywood's missed opportunities
Some of the most iconic roles in films of late were almost played by different actors. Some rejected the roles, some had terrible auditions and others simply had “creative differences” with their directors. Here are 10 stars who missed out on the role of a lifetime.
Jason Statham as Tommy Shelby
Although it is difficult to envisage anyone but Cillian Murphy playing Tommy Shelby in the sensational period crime drama 'Peaky Blinders', creator Steven Knight had his eyes on a different actor for the job. Jason Statham was actually his first choice at the time of casting due to his intimidating physicality. Cillian had to do a fair bit of convincing and ultimately won the casting directors over with his more subtle performance of Tommy.
Eddie Redmayne as Kylo Ren
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne has revealed that he was up for the role of Kylo Ren in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', which ultimately went to Adam Driver. In an interview with Uproxx, Eddie joked about his poor audition and said: “If you’re me, you then put some ridiculous voice on. That was really a hilarious moment. "Because it was Nina Gold, who I have to thank a lot because she’s cast me in several films. And she was just sitting there and I was trying again and again with different versions of my kind of 'koohh paaaah' [Darth Vader breathing sound] voice. "And after like ten shots she’s like, 'You got anything else?' I was like, 'No.' "
Matthew McConaughey as Jack Dawson
Matthew McConaughey was up for the role of Jack Dawson in the 1997 film 'Titanic' and despite having had a “good” audition, he missed out to Leonardo DiCaprio. Matthew still seems to think he could have done a great job, and he was "confident" after trying out for the part. Speaking on The Hollywood Reporter’s 'Awards Chatters’ podcast, he said: “I wanted that. I auditioned with Kate Winslet. Walked away from there pretty confident that I had it. I didn’t get it. I never got offered that.”
Hugh Jackman as James Bond
After Pierce Brosnan retired from the role of James Bond in 2004, the hunt was on for the next 007 (sound familiar?). As we all know, it was Daniel Craig who joined the franchise, but it wasn't the easiest process with many other talented actors for the job. In an interview with Variety, Hugh Jackman revealed that he actually turned down and explained: “I was about to do 'X-Men 2' and a call came from my agent asking if I’d be interested in Bond. I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real.”
George Clooney as Noah Calhoun
Ryan Gosling’s performance as Noah Calhoun in 'The Notebook' will go down in history and it's hard to imagine anyone else in the role. However, George Clooney has revealed both he and Paul Newman were in in talks for the film, but he got cold feet about playing a younger version of Newman. He said: "We were going to do 'The Notebook' together. Basically, I was going to play him as a young man, and it was funny.”
Robin Williams as The Joker
The late Robin Williams was an exceptional actor and although he was renowned for his comedic brilliance, he was a very versatile performer. He was keen on taking the role of The Joker in 1989's 'Batman', but the studio ultimately went with Jack Nicholson.
Claire Danes as Rose Dawson
Claire Danes has revealed that she was actually meant to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 1997 classic 'Titanic' instead of Kate Winslet. In an interview with Dax Shepherd on his ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast, the 'Homeland' star insisted she has “zero regret” about turning down the role, which she felt came too soon after their turn in 'Romeo and Juliet'. She also said she just “wasn’t ready” for the next level type of stardom that she knew would accompany the role.
Emilia Clarke as Anastasia Steele
Emilia Clarke’s breakout role was Daenerys Targaryen on 'Game of Thrones', and she struggled with the attention paid to her character's nudity. This led to her turning down the role of Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey', which went to Dakota Johnson. Emilia told The Hollywood Reporter: "I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to ['Fifty Shades'], where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like, ‘No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question.' ”
Colin continued: "Ellie and Grant and Malcolm are on this full adventure, they're a huge part of it, and equal partners to Owen (Grady) and Clair (Dearing) and Maisie (Lockwood) and our new characters we've brought in."
Finn Wolfhard learned 'so much' from Bill Murray
Finn Wolfhard has "learned so much" from Bill Murray just by watching him work on 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'.The 18-year-old actor stars alongside the 71-year-old star in 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and although he didn't get any specific advice from the movie veteran, the teenager was able to pick up new skills just by watching him in action on set.
The prologue feature seven species of dinosaurs that have never been featured in the 'Jurassic Park' franchise before and the 'Safety Not Guaranteed' director loves having control over what creatures make it into the movies.
Trevorrow explained: "The best part of my job is being able to choose which dinosaurs go in which movies.
"As somebody who cares a lot about our films and about dinosaurs, I'm able to hold onto some and meter them out carefully. Every time I get a request from a fan on Twitter asking, 'Why not this dinosaur?', my answer is always I'm just trying to hold on to a couple. We just want to save some surprises."
He added: "In this movie we really get to show some dinosaurs that I love that we've been holding onto for a long time, knowing we had the chance to go back to the cretaceous period and see the oviraptor and the gigantosaurus. Several of these are going to play major roles in the film itself."
The Jurassic World: Dominion prologue – previously only in IMAX – is finally online .
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