J.K. Rowling has always been an avid voice of feminism and equality — which made some Harry Potter fans that more upset over the casting of Johnny Depp in her upcoming prequel series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The beloved film franchise faced criticism for casting the Hollywood star after he faced serious domestic abuse allegations during his divorce battle with Amber Heard earlier this year.
But at the Fantastic Beasts New York premiere on Thursday night, Rowling defended Depp's involvement, saying she was "delighted" to have him join her Wizarding World!
Photos: Rowling Is Pure Elegance At Fantastic Beasts Premiere
Speaking on the controversial casting choice, the author said the actor has done "incredible things" with his portrayal of
Tags: amber heard, bookz, controversy, david yates, fantastic beasts and where to find them, film flickers, gay gay gay, harry potter, j.k. rowling, johnny depp, violence
Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie had HOT chemistry while filming The Legend Of Tarzan!
Director David Yates revealed the primal heat between the two leads was so intense, Margot gave Alex a bruise after hitting him while filming a passionate sex scene!
But even with all that intensity, the actor revealed that he preferred locking lips with a different Aussie actor on the screen!
Stopping by Tuesday's The Project, Skarsgard revealed his True Blood co-star Ryan Kwanten was a better kisser than the Suicide Squad star — and even fellow Aussie bombshell Nicole Kidman!
Photo: Alexander's Package Makes A Cameo At The MTV Movie Awards!
After being asked which one of his Australian costars was the best kisser, he said:
Tags: alexander skarsgård, david yates, film flickers, legend of tarzan, margot robbie, nicole kidman, ryan kwanten, the project, true blood, yummy yummy screw
After seeing these photos from The Legend of Tarzan, you might just need to change your loin cloth!
We're pretty excited for the live-action adaptation of the classic tale, mostly because of the first images featuring a ripped Alexander Skarsgård playing the titular character, alongside Margot Robbie as Jane!
Photo: Margot & Will Smith As Suicide Squad Characters On Empire Magazine Covers!
If you're wondering why the jungle man has contemporary pants on, it's because this David Yates directed film is a slightly twisted version of the tale!
According to reports, the film is starting with the King of the Jungle having already
Tags: adaptation, alexander skarsgård, characters, david yates, film flickers, legend of tarzan, margot robbie, pictures, suicide squad, yummy yummy screw
Oh please please PLEASE!
Although nothing is confirmed, we hear sexy True Blood vamper Alexander Skarsgard is the lead choice to play the title role in David Yates' Tarzan!
Now, don't confuse ASkars' Tarzan with Kellan Lutz's upcoming portrayal of Tarzan…
Apparently the films will be VERY different beasts (in more ways than one!), with Kellan's being more of a light, comedic romp, and Alex's being more
Tags: alexander skarsgard, character, david yates, film, filming, kellan lutz, role, rumor, samuel l jackson, sexy, tarzan, upcoming
And it sounds really good!
We've just learned that Warner Bros is currently in negotiations to pick up Your Voice in My Head, a drama based on the memoir of writer Emma Forrest, which is being directed by Harry Potter's David Yates!
We're ALSO hearing that Emma Watson is in talks to take on the lead role of
Tags: david yates, emma forrest, emma watson, george clooney, harry potter, hermione granger, memoir, reunion, tom hanks, warner bros, your voice in my head
We know this show has quite a huge fan following, so we are not going to surprised if this news excites more than a few of you.
Doctor Who fans are getting some pretty exceptional news today. A long awaited big screen adaptation of the hit UK show is finally in the works. The famed series ran from 1963 to 1989, but has since made a comeback due to the rebooted 2005. Apparently, it was a better homage to the original than the new Charlie's Angels was.
Anyway, the GREAT news is that producers at BBC aren't taking any chances with this one. They've called in a heavy-weight director to helm the project, someone who knows all too well about direction a fan-frazed film. David Yates, who has a few Harry Potter movies under his belt, will take on the project, but warns that his team is really going to take its time into transitioning the beloved series to the screen. There will be no half-assing this, but that means it could take awhile.
Well, do you want it fast or do you want it done right?! LOLz! We're sure it will be worth the wait.
Tags: adaptation, big screen, comeback, david yates, doctor who, fans, harry potter, producer, producers, series, surprise
There are SO many Frankenstein projects in the works, we can't even keep track anymore!
We're not particularly enthused to announce that A Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy has just signed on to direct a new Frankenstein movie for Fox.
Other directors who were in the running included Bourne director Paul Greengrass and Harry Potter director David Yates, but in the end Shawn Levy seemed like he'd
make the studio the most money be the best candidate.
Does this mean that you'll no longer be directing Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Shawn???
What do U think? Is the Night at the Museum director the right guy for Frankenstein?
[Images via WENN.]
Tags: a night at the museum, alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day, bourne, david yates, fox, frankenstein, harry potter, paul greengrass, shawn levy