Tom Hardy is officially confirmed to return for the upcoming Venom sequel. The 41-year-old starred in last year's movie as journalist Eddie Brock, who transforms into the monstrous creature based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, after his body merges with an alien symbiotic life form. Producer Amy Pascal revealed to Fandango that the Oscar nominated British actor is onboard for the follow-up to the hit movie, which also starred Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. “I can say that Tom Hardy will be back, magnificently playing that character as no one else can. When you think of Venom, you’ll never be able to think of anyone but Tom Hardy sitting in that bathtub of lobsters. And once you saw Tom Hardy do this character, that’s all you needed to know," she explained. She also teased the possibility that Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man could show up in Venom 2. “Everybody would love to see that,” Pascal said. “You never know someday... it might happen. I can say that we’ve had a fantastic partnership and you never know what’s going to happen. We have a lot of stories to tell about Spider-Man, in every facet. We have big plans for Tom Holland to be a part of everything.” The first Venom movie received mostly negative reviews from critics, but was one of the highest grossing films of 2018, bringing in more than $850 million at the worldwide box office. A sequel was teased in the end credits scene of the film, when Hardy's character Eddie Brock interviewed convicted serial killer Cletus Kasady, played by Woody Harrelson, in prison. “When I get out of here – and I will – there’s gonna be carnage,” Kasady promised. Fans have speculated that his line points to Harrelson playing Carnage – one of Venom’s biggest villains in the comic book series – in the upcoming sequel.
Game of Thrones might be over now, but the prequel is on its way as filming for the new series has just begun. The HBO's spin-off, which is currently untitled, has started filming its pilot on location (reported by Entertainment Weekly) and the location is very familiar to fans of the original series. The place is Northern Ireland, which was the main location for shooting all of Game of Thrones' eight seasons. There are no further details of whether the new series will shoot in other countries too. The prequel is set thousands of years before the events in Game of Thrones, described by HBO as a show that "chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour". The new series is written by Jane Goldman, and it also brings author George R.R. Martin and Jessica Jones' director S.J. Clarkson. Oscar nominee Naomi Watts was confirmed to be playing a lead role, alongside Josh Whitehouse.
The Spice Girls went out in a blaze of glory for their final reunion show in Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. And one superfan who had the time of her life at the gig was none other than Adele, who revealed she 'got drunk' with the group after the show. Adele, 31, has long spoken of her love of the Spice Girls and uploaded an Instagram post following the show where she paid tribute to them as 'British legends'. She wrote: 'Oiii last time I saw the Spice Girls at Wembley was 21 years ago! Tonight with my nearest and dearest I cried, laughed, screamed, danced, reminisced and fell back in love with my 10 year old self. 'It’s no secret how much I love them, how much they inspired me to run for my life and never look back. 'I finally got to meet Ginger, I got drunk with the girls and quite frankly I can’t believe how far I’ve come. 'Thank you for the madness I get to live, I couldn’t have got here without you 5 BRITISH legends! I love you!'
Ed Sheeran was the most-played artist in the UK in 2018 - without releasing any new music. Topping the chart for the second year in a row and third year in total, the singer-songwriter finished ahead of Calvin Harris in second and Little Mix in third. His last official single release in the UK was the multiplatinum-selling Perfect, the 2017 Christmas number one. famous for hits including Shape Of You, Photograph and Sing, has held the top spot in three of the last four years - 2015, 2017 and 2018 - and has been in the top five most-played artists five times since his first album + was released in 2011. Nine of the top 10 most-played artists of 2018 were British, with George Ezra and Coldplay - who also had a break from releasing music in 2018 - all making the list. P!nk is the only non-UK artist featured.
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