Reynolds Records Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:20:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Reynolds Records 32 32 7 prequel movies that would have worked better as TV series, according to Reddit Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:20:00 +0000

Last month, Prey appeared on Hulu to widespread critical and audience acclaim. Praised for his acting and character development, Prey showed that, as a prequel to Predator, he could more than stand on his own feet. However, the prequels can vary in effectiveness.

While there could be many reasons why a prequel may not live up to the hype, one of them may be that the movie couldn’t fit such a big story into the film. While some work well as movies, others may have benefited more from a small-screen release.


The Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them

The The Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them Series have suffered from the law of diminishing returns. What was once a series that sparked the interest of Harry Potter fans has now lost much of its luster, with the most recent film Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretsgrossing the lowest amount of money of any film in the Harry Potter series (via Variety).

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One fan, Reddit User Random10187, spoke about his dislike of movies, which he thinks are poorly written, but not focusing on the books they’re based on. They think a series would work to give Newt Scamander more attention. “fantastic beasts could even have been a TV series about Newt, his passion for magical creatures and his adventures studying and documenting them to write his book.”

Star Wars prequel trilogy

In recent years, people have warmed to Star Wars prequels, The Phantom Menace, attack of the clones and Revenge of the Sith. While not perfect, they’re still fun movies that show just how good at world-building George Lucas is and still hold up today.

This is one of the reasons Reddit user No1PDPSStanAccount thought the movies might have worked better as short series. It would have given them more time to develop characters and would have given them more time to develop relationships (like Anakin and Padme). “I can also imagine the opening battle for ROTS spanning a good hour or so, telling the story not only from Anakin and Obi-Wan’s perspective, but also Palpatine and Dooku’s, as ‘they discuss the future of their ‘Sith Empire’,” they say, providing plenty more inspiration and ideas.

Alien: Alliance

Both Prometheus and Alien: Alliance have long divided fans of the original Extraterrestrial movies. For some, these are entertaining films, directed by the same legend, Ridley Scott, who brought the first film into the world. For others, they are disappointments that feel like a huge missed opportunity to develop the story of the Extraterrestrial universe.

Reddit user Pancake_Muncher thinks the movies try to pack too much into a short time and would work better as a series because of it. “I wish these prequels were a miniseries or a TV show that gave it space to expand the mythology, the motivations, and create the horror,” they said. While they’re certainly scary, there’s no doubt that a TV series could have brought in a new level of terror by building suspense. The jumpscares would have been much more unpredictable and unexpected.


Cruel was a blockbuster movie for Disney when it was released in 2021. A strong performance from Emma Stone helped take a movie that might have been mundane and made it one to remember (even if it was a a character who actually didn’t need an origin story). However, for some, it fell back into the money-grabbing formula that many blamed on Disney with their live-action remakes and prequels.

Reddit user Ruraraid said the film did nothing to Cruel and was useless. They thought, if anything, Disney should make a series based on their characters instead of all these movies. “Hell, they might even do a series what if for their classic animated movies similar to Marvel Comics and MCU what if Given the success of this film, it seems unlikely that Disney will go down this path; however, the ideas are very intriguing, especially since some fans have wondered what would have happened if certain villains succeeded in their plans.

The Hobbit

Whereas The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will bring the iconic series to television for the first time, some thought the iconic Hobbit the books would work best as a TV show in the first place. The Peter Jackson prequels were hugely successful, but they didn’t quite hit the heights if the original The Lord of the Rings movies.

Interestingly enough, Reddit user Cranyx said he thinks The Hobbit the movies would work better as a TV show 7 years ago, highlighting things like how the book follows a more episodic structure then a 3-act structure that was used for the movies. “There are 20 chapters in the book, and I could easily see each one being a 10-30 minute episode depending on whether it was one of the longer chapters,” they said. While such budgets weren’t often given to TV in 2015, they are now.

Black Widow

by Scarlett Johansson Black Widow was a moderate success, considering it came out when streaming was at its peak due to the pandemic. He was praised for giving more backstory to Black Widowas well as performances by Johansson and Florence Pugh.

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Reddit user Grom260 enjoyed the film, but felt it could have been helped with more time, saying “I think it would have been better as a Disney+ series where family drama and political intrigue could be fleshed out.” This opinion takes on even more meaning with the many Marvel shows on Disney+.

X-Men prequels

The X-Men movies did a soft reboot in 2011 with X-Men: First Class. The film was a big hit and led to many films that function as prequels and reboots of the series. However, while the films started out as critical and commercial successes, they were less acclaimed over time.

Reddit user IAmAOzzieNewsomeGuy mentioned it somewhat as star trekthey always believed that x-men would work best as a TV show, allowing time to flesh out each of its many characters. “The thing is, there really aren’t many opportunities to explore the entire cast and their stories on the big screen. In theaters, it’s still going to be a Wolverine (or now, Mystique) movie, with Professor Xavier and Magneto have big roles and the rest of the cast is just secondary.” The show would give them a more different direction to develop the characters, something the user didn’t think the original or the reboots did well.

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]]> Brad Pitt in talks for Deadpool 3 Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:22:34 +0000

Brad Pitt is negotiating a role in Deadpool 3.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

Brad Pitt is currently in negotiations to appear in the highly anticipated Dead Pool 3. Although the only people confirmed so far to star in the third Deadpool movie are Ryan Reynolds (obviously) and Leslie Uggams (who portrayed Deadpool’s elderly roommate in the first two movies), the cast of one of world’s biggest stars would be a pretty big get for any movie. It is not yet known if Brad Pitt is considered for a leading role in Dead Pool 3 or whether he will return for another potentially macabre cameo.

If chosen, Brad Pitt would not meet Ryan Reynold‘s super-powered mercenary for the first time in Dead Pool 3. In Deadpool 2, the fight club the actor showed up for a one-shot appearance as a member of X-Force; specifically, he played a character named the Vanisher, whose power of invisibility keeps the actor’s identity a secret until his violent death by electrocution. Interestingly, the traditional Marvel Comics version of the Vanisher usually lacks the power of invisibility, but is known as a teleporter; given that he only shows up for a few seconds for a darkly comedic death, that probably doesn’t matter much.

In fact, it’s entirely possible that Brad Pitt will show up (as is) as the Vanisher one more time if he’s cast in Dead Pool 3. Using clever time-travel technology courtesy of Cable (Josh Brolin), Ryan Reynolds spent the mid- and post-credits sequences of Deadpool 2 jumping through reality to bring various people back to life and kill some. others, notably Deadpool’s version of the universally despised X-Men Origins: Wolverine and a version of Ryan Reynolds the actor. In theory, there’s really no reason Brad Pitt can’t return as the Vanisher in Dead Pool 3though that might be a dumb use of his star power.

On the other hand, Brad Pitt could join Dead Pool 3 as a multi-dimensional variant of Cable himself; at one point, he and Michael Shannon were in the running to play the mighty mutant soldier, so having him appear as an alternate version of Josh Brolin would be a typical Deadpool meta-joke. Josh Brolin himself reportedly signed a four-movie deal to appear in movies as Cable, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll appear in Dead Pool 3. After all, now that Disney has access to mutantkind, we could have Cable in all sorts of projects.

Dead Pool 3 will be the first movie in the series to be set in the mainstream Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the first MCU movie confirmed to be rated R. That’s a pretty big change for the show and Marvel, and it looks like Ryan Reynolds plans it close to the chest as to what it means for Deadpool. However, if that means we see Brad Pitt showing up, only to die horribly yet again, we’re okay with that.

The Sandbox Hosts His First Wedding, Hollywood Actor Auctions NFT of Eye and More Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:52:54 +0000

Decentralized blockchain-based metaverse The Sandbox hosted its first hybrid digital and real-life wedding on its metaverse.

The newlyweds, Singaporean couple Joanne Tham and Clarence Chan, CEO of music company Bandwagon, celebrated their wedding on Saturday in a ’70s disco glam-themed wedding, which took place in a digital replica of the famous Alkaff Mansion in Singapore.

While the pair were physically present in a real-world hotel with a few guests, their digital avatars were also present in The Sandbox metaverse and could be seen by guests who joined remotely. The event was chaired by The Sandbox co-founder and COO, Sébastien Borget, in the form of a digital avatar.

After their first virtual kiss as husband and wife, the couple left the Metaverse to continue their celebrations offline.

The wedding is the result of a collaboration between 1-Group, Smobler Studios and The Sandbox, with design agency Web3 Smobler Studios recreating The Alkaff Mansion and its distinctive architecture in The Sandbox. 1-Group manages the counterpart to the real-world mansion.

Consider an NFT auction

Hollywood star Javier Bardem is set to “donate” a close-up photo of his iris via an NFT as part of a fundraising campaign to restore sight to people in developing countries.

Bardem, a well-known Spanish actor and director is known for his roles spanning his 30-year career including Dune, James Bond Skyfall and his award-winning performance in There is no country for old people.

The photo of his eye is set to be auctioned by Ojos del Mundo (World Eyes Foundation) on September 29, with a starting price of $9,027, or 9,000 euros. The digital photograph will be in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT), and will also be accompanied by a printed photo signed and autographed by the actor himself.

As part of the group’s new fundraising campaign, Iris of the World, the Eyes of the World Foundation hopes to raise enough money to broaden “the lines of action and/or promote new projects in the Sahrawi camps, in Mozambique, Bolivia or Mali”.

“I am happy to collaborate with ‘Irises del mundo’ by donating a photograph of my iris to the auction and to continue to help the Foundation’s collaboration on avoidable blindness,” Bardem said in a statement.

Javier Bardem is the first celebrity to support the initiative by “donating” his iris, but the group has teased other auctions at some point in the future without revealing specific names.

NFTs are set to be a “hole-in-one”

PGA TOUR, which hosts a series of men’s golf tournaments in the United States and North America, has partnered with NFT Autograph Marketplace to create a golf-based NFT platform.

Scheduled to launch in 2023, the deal will allow golf fans to purchase digital content featuring their favorite players and moments from the archives and the current FedExCup season.

PGA TOUR NFT collectors will also have the opportunity to access exclusive digital experiences, both in-person and on-site.

PGA Tour legal director Len Brown said the latest partnership is about engaging fans and bringing them closer to the game and their favorite players.

Autograph is an NFT marketplace co-founded by National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady, which has also featured NFT collections from top-rated tennis professional Rafael Nadal and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 collection.

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The PGA joins other major sports leagues in signing deals to enter the Web3 space.

Both the NFL and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have long-term agreements with Flow blockchain creator Dapper Labs, and Major League Baseball (MLB) also has an NFT partnership with Candy Digital.

Palm Beach gets its own NFT restaurant

Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida is home to a new NFT restaurant, the Vinyl Fish Club (VFC).

Using blockchain technology, the restaurant uses NFTs as membership tokens for diners to access special on-site and off-site events, as well as concierge service.

Membership also grants access to a special menu, whiskey tastings and the VFC’s private room for after-hours cocktails and tastings.

The tokens are trading at a floor price of one Ether (ETH), with a total of 50 available.

The restaurant is open to the public, but the VFC says it will give members priority for seating.

More exciting news:

Although Minecraft creator Mojang Studios is opposed to integrating NFTs, one metaverse-focused company has successfully introduced NFTs to several games, including its own Minecraft server.

Japanese gaming giants are positioning themselves for the adoption of mainstream blockchain games, despite the potential backlash from the gaming community.