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Exclusive : 10 Things we know about Fuller House

The “Full House” series to air on Netflix

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Deep from the dusty, echoey corridors of Good Morning Francisco, we’ve been able to unearth some juicy details about Netflix’s upcoming – and let’s admit it, highly anticipated (sorry, er.. did I express enthusiasm out loud!?) – “Full House” sequel.

“Fuller House”, as you’ve probably read, is a continuation of the ’90s primetimer with most of the cast reprising their roles. Largely though, the show will fix on the lives of now grown-up Tanner sisters D.J (Candace Cameron Bure) and Stef (Jodie Sweetin), along with the former’s irritating bestie turned housemate Kimmy (Andrea Barber).

Want to know a little more? Okay, here’s 10 titbits we’ve been able to uncover about the upcoming binge watcher.

Then and Now

Then and Now

1. DJ’s surname is ‘Fuller’ – hence ‘Fuller House. Her late husband’s name was Tommy. She’s single now, left widowed and pregnant (with her third)…. but her sister and friend, as well as a certain young beau from her teenage years (hello Steve!), will arrive on the scene to help spice up her life.

2. DJ’s kids are named JD and Max. Max is essentially a teenage clone of his Uncle Jesse (guest star John Stamos), while Max is a shy, geeky 6-year-old (essentially Danny). As JD says in the first ep, he likes “pretty girls, you like homework”. These roles, as well as the one below, are being cast over the next week going into June.

3. Kimmy will have the one kid – half-white, half-white Mexican Ramona – though she prefers to think she’s one-hundred percent Latino. We get a sense in the pilot that her idol might be JLo. She also has an amusing way of greeting the Fuller kids, either calling them “Fuller-itos” or referring to Max as “Maxito”.

4. Ramona has her own video blog on YouTube – not that anybody much watches it. Expect the ‘you don’t need to be popular…’ style lessons in regards to the character.

5. Thanks to Kimmy and daughter Ramona, as well as Stef, moving in, JD and Max have to share a room. Little brother attempts to get big brother to make his own bed – properly – but it’s a task.. one that’ll take 22 minutes to figure out. These two are essentially Oscar and Felix.

6. JD and Max’s dad, a heroic firefighter, has passed; Ramona’s father is a bit of a rascal. One of them will turn up on the doorstep.

7. Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) will pop by to give fatherly (in that trademark Jesse way) advice to JD, and wife Becky (Lori Loughlin) is also occasionally dropping in.

8. Much like “Girl Meets World”, a lot of those ‘returning actors’ – aside from the leads – will only pop up in an episode here and there, and in the first season you won’t see a lot of them. Producers are saving up those special appearances for select eps, apparently. They want the first season to focus on the ‘girls’.

9. Grandpa (Bob Saget) will be dropping in – and yes, he’s as dorky as ever. Think ‘George McFly’.

10. While the producers are still holding out hope that Mary-Kate & Ashley change their minds, they’ve floated the idea of recasting the role of Michelle – especially if the aforementioned duo don’t cave in by the time they’re ready to film their second season.


Exclusive : Dwayne Johnson, Atlantean!?

Mike Lowery on a possible collaboration between ‘Hobbs’ and Feige




While he does wear a VIP lanyard at DC now, due to his lengthy involvement with the “Shazam!” franchise (he’s set to play the villainous Black Adam in a future Shazam sequel and spin-off, too), Hawaiian hulkster Dwayne Johnson is also on Marvel’s wish list – and has been for a number of years. No big surprise, right?

You may have noticed, the “Hobbs & Shaw” star took to Instagram a couple of days back to congratulate Marvel on the success they’re having, commercially and critically, with “Avengers : Endgame” – showering much of the praise on bigwig Kevin Feige. It’s a gushing – and then some – post that suggests the artist formerly known as ‘The Rock’ is indeed in good, or hopes to be, with Marvel Studios.

Something is up, right?

It sure is!

With so many Marvel productions about to gear up – expect the next phase, or part thereof, to be announced at SDCC in July – there’s undoubtedly going to be a lot of spots to fill ahead, so Feige’s been meeting with a number of A listers (rumblings of Tom Cruise wanting to collaborate with Feige too, in the future) and one of those recent meets has been with Johnson.

They’ve been talking about a number of different possibilities – the actor has his pick of the board – all of which Johnson would produce and headline.

The one gig I know about, that’s been floated Johnson’s way, is Namor!

Namor as he appeared in an episode of the “Fantastic Four” animated series.

Yep, Bill Everett’s Sub-Mariner has been taking shape over at Manhattan Beach and Johnson’s been on that go-to list for it for a while now.A snug fit too, if I don’t say so myself.

While the “Jumanji” actor had previously said “Black Adam”, over at DC/Warner, would go into production next summer the studio have yet to make any moves on it, so don’t be surprised if one of the projects Marvel want Johnson for – like the ‘Sub Mariner’ movie – comes together first.

Marvel had been looking at doing a “Sub-Mariner” movie long before, even, “Iron Man”. Back in the late ’90s, they hired Philip Kaufman to direct, and Sam Hamm (“Batman Returns”) to write the piece. That went away, just as the Universal Pictures version- which went into development in 2001 – did too. Chris Columbus was attached to direct their take at one point, as was Jonathan Mostow. These were different times, comic book movies weren’t the sure-thing successes they would seem to be today. In 2014, Marvel Studios finally got the rights back to the character from Uni (well, most of the rights – Universal still get to distribute), and have been tinkering with the film proposition ever since.

Namor, the mutant son of a human sea captain and a princess of the mythical undersea kingdom of Atlantis, has remained a historically important and popular Marvel character that regularly gets about with the Avengers, Fantastic Four and X-Men. While it’s possible the character might be introduced in a future “Avengers” movie, it’s much more likely he’ll be treated to a solo jaunt first.

Hopefully more info on the “Sub-Mariner” film plans emerge in San Diego this summer.

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Exclusive : Baz’s Elvis project shooting January

Search now underway for a fresh-faced to play young Elvis




News from a very reliable source down under, Baz Luhrmann’s reported Elvis biopic for Warner Bros is a go, with filming due to kick off in January 2020.

While the “Moulin Rouge” and “Great Gatsby” director recently set Tom Hanks to play Colonel Tom Parker, the producing committee –  Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, and Gail Berman – are now on the hunt for a fresh-faced Elvis Presely. Casting agents have been given the heads up that the film has a a vacancy for a 19-28 year old to play the king before his famed persona.

The untitled film, which will feature a record crate’s full of Presley hits, is being penned by Luhrmann and regular collaborator Craig Pearce.

Luhrmann has a few projects on his to-do list – including a feature film take on classic series “Kung-Fu” – but seems the Elvis pic, which will tell the tale of the Memphis megastar “in typically wonderfully wild Baz tradition”, will be his next picture.

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Exclusive : Here’s the plot of Coming 2 America!

Who will replace Prince Akeem on the throne!?




Happy Easter!

“Coming 2 America”. Big sequel. Highly anticipated. One of the few Eddie Murphy-headlined sequels they have been able to get off the ground – looking at you “Beverly Hills Cop 4”–  and rather quickly.  It’s headed towards the cameras soon, with both Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprising their roles from John Landis’s timeless 1988 comedy. The casting folks behind “Empire” are casting this, slotting the supports into place as we speak.

There’s little Paramount have released about the movie, only that it somehow involves a ‘son character’ – but you know what? I have more! (courtesy the same Paramount insider that tipped us off to the “Grease” prequel plans for the original leads last week) I have the plot.. and it promises to be as welcomingly humorous as it does hearty.

While in the first film Akeem had to find a wife, and bring her back to the homeland, in this one he’s out to bring his American son back to Zumanda. If the son is willing to replace him as prince, then Akeem gets to be King.

Akeem’s long-lost son LaVelle is essentially living the flip side life to his father – he’s permanently ‘trapped’ in Queens, he is broke, he is working at a burger place just to make ends meet, and his boss (Big Reem, guy that lives at home with his mom) is no McDowell. It’s on his 30th birthday that LaVelle starts to get a deeper itch to do more and be more.

He gets that wish when he discovers he’s heir to the throne of Zamunda – where the father he never knew, Akeem is a prince – and is soon about to be King. Cue the airplane!

And yes, there’s a girl – – Zamundan Mirembe, whose parents have disowned her for becoming a ‘groomer’ – – but knowing she won’t pass muster with the royals, LaVelle doesn’t initially give it a thought. LaVelle has to first stop chasing gold and stop trying to be someone he’s not (and it’s Mirembe that ends up being the voice of reason), and realize he’s already got plenty. Maybe she’s his calling… and maybe royalty isn’t? Yep, that old nugget.

A better match for the throne might be Akeem’s eldest daughter, Meeka, an intelligent born-leader whose theories (especially in relation to Akeem’s rival, General Izzi are concerned – she knows he’s up to no good, Akeem thinks otherwise) and suggestions for her future ‘King’ father are right on the money.

You can see where this is going….

Meantime,  Dave Chappelle is rumored to be reuniting with Murphy for the flick.

According to That Hashtag Show,  Murphy’s “Nutty Professor” co-star would play Baba, an old shaman from Zamunda that advises King Jaffe (James Earl Jones) and later Prince Akeem (Murphy), in the Craig Brewer-directed sequel.

Production kicks off on the film, which will also star Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley and John Amos, later this year.

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