Before Shameik Moore was Miles Morales, there was a time he auditioned to be Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Shameik Moore has made huge waves in the movie industry this year. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was a huge critical and commercial success and this was partly due to his portrayal as Miles Morales. Moore stole the show, delivering great voice acting to bring Morales to the big screen. Before he was cast as Morales, the actor auditioned for the role of Lando Calrissian for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. The role ended up going to Donald Glover before the two were fired. However, Moore did have a few words to share about that process in a recent intervie with The Hollywood Reporter. Here’s what he told the site:
I do not like auditioning. … I know what I bring to the table, and if you’re sitting down with me, and I’m reading your lines, and I’m giving you my take on the performance, and you’re interested in me already — if it doesn’t work out afterward, my feelings are hurt. … [Dope director] Rick [Famuyiwa], Kenya [Barris], Phil and Chris, RZA, these are the people that have believed in me and taken a chance.
It’s interesting to think what Moore could have done as Lando. Although Glover did a fantastic job, Moore could have had a different approach to the character. Even though he didn’t get the role, it’s definitely something audiences would like to see. Perhaps he can make an appearance in another Star Wars film? Whatever the case may be, Moore will always bring everything he has to the roles he’s given, always giving audiences a performance to remember.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently available on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Suicide Squad Characters That Can Appear In The James Gunn Sequel
James Gunn is directing The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. but that comes at a cost.
When the first Suicide Squad was about to hit theaters DC fans were completely ecstatic. The trailers looked great and the feel of the movie was much different than the darkness that preceded it in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This movie was expected to be one of DC’s biggest hits and it turned out to be one of the biggest let-downs of all time.
Suicide Squad was bad and its reviews reflected that. It was one of the only movies I’ve ever been upset at and it made me want to leave the theater. A sequel was announced because the film did well at the box office, going through a number of drafts until James Gunn was brought on to write it. With James Gunn now officially set to direct The Suicide Squad, it looks like the film will be a bit of a soft reboot.
Last night was a bit of a DC maelstrom of news. We got the release dates and official titles of Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Both movies will be hitting theaters in Summer 2021. Throughout all of the chaos a small tidbit surfaced about The Suicide Squad: the James Gunn-directed film will be some sort of relaunch with new characters and actors. Here are the characters I think James Gunn should introduce in his Suicide Squad movie. Hit Next to view all of my choices.