12 minutes ago A big deal was made about the departure of Michelle Monaghan's Julia when Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol seemingly wrote the character out in order for her to lead a peaceful life. Unfortunately for those involved with the franchise, that didn't put the issue to bed as some would have hoped. Luckily, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie was able to reintegrate the character into Mission: Impossible - Fallout, thanks to the following process: Knowing the inner workings of McQuarrie's editing style, the revelation that he made Tom Cruise really work to bring Monaghan back as a Mission: Impossible cast member makes all the more sense. Recent interviews with Collider, including this very one, have shed light into what made it into Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and what didn't. So while we lost a scene of Vanessa Kirby's White Widow singing in a nightclub, we gained a long awaited piece of closure to Mission: Impossible lore. Introduced in Mission: Impossible … [Read more...] about Why Mission: Impossible Fallout Brought Back Michelle Monaghan
Star Wars franchise, Dominic Monaghan, has taken to social media to reveal his start of filming on the project. The LOST and Lord of the Rings veteran was revealed to have joined the cast last week. Monaghan reunites with Lost director-producer JJ Abrams, who returns after helming Star Wars: The Force Awakens to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga from a script he has co-written with Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio. Also read: Oscar Isaac Teases The Status Of The Resistance In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Character details remain under wraps but the actor and fan of the franchise couldn’t help but share his enthusiasm to begin working on the film. You can check out his Instagram post below. Also read: ‘Star Wars’ Comic May Reveal The Origin Of Darth Vader’s Helmet Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, … [Read more...] about ‘Star Wars’: Dominic Monaghan Starts Filming ‘Episode IX’
BEGIN SLIDESHOWDominic Monaghan joins Star Wars: Episode IXDominic Monaghan will be reuniting with J.J. Abrams almost a decade after working together on the ABC sci-fi drama Lost with an unspecified role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, according to Deadline.Monaghan’s role in the final installment in the new trilogy also marks his third involvement in a big-budget franchise following his performance as Merry in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings franchise and his appearance as Chris Bradley/Bolt in the negatively-received X-Men Origins: Wolverine.Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park, Hudson Hawk) and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Dominic Monaghan Joins Star Wars: Episode IX!
Women in Ireland are fighting for the right to choose. The Catholic country is currently going through a referendum about allowing abortion to be legal for women in the Republic of Ireland. On May 25th a vote will be carried out to see if the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution should be repealed. In the above video Irish men and women come together to advocate for “compassion in a crisis” and to repeal the 8th. For those who don’t know the 8th Amendment of Consitution of Ireland says: “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” Meaning that abortion, except in cases where it threatens the life of the mother, is illegal in the country. It was passed in 1983. Our former weekend editor, Marykate Jasper, has written on this topic before, and among my personal friends from … [Read more...] about Saoirse Ronan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Michelle Fairley & Others Advocate for Women’s Right to Choose in Ireland
Michelle Monaghan is going from Hulu to Netflix. The True Detective grad who recently wrapped the third and final season of Hulu's The Path, has been cast as the female lead of Netflix drama series Messiah. Messiah is a 21st century political thriller that chronicles the world’s reaction to a man who emerges from the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers who claim he is sent from God. Is he what they say he is or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order, causing civil havoc as he beguiles the world’s media and its audience? The answer to that question, unfolds across ten episodes told from multiple character viewpoints (including a U.S. intelligence agent, a Palestinian refugee, an Israeli Shin Bet officer and a Latino preacher and his daughter.) At its core, Messiah is a series that challenges us to examine what we believe and who we are. Monaghan will play the series regular role of Eva Geller, a specialized U.S. … [Read more...] about Michelle Monaghan to Star in Netflix Drama ‘Messiah’