Connect with us


Sounds like Elisabeth Shue is headed to Cobra Kai

Actress played Daniel’s first love Ali Mills in the original 1984 movie




It was hinted at in its first season but seems the putty is starting to dry on an Elisabeth Shue appearance in “Cobra Kai”.

Shue, whose “Karate Kid” character Ali Mills hasn’t been seen but has been referenced (See below) on the YouTube Red series, could be back to help form a complicated triangle in the lives of Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) in the new season.

The brass behind the show remain tight-lipped but a couple of choice words from co-creator John Heald in a recent interview suggests something could be happening.

“Ali is one of those characters from the movies and in this universe that is very, very important and very integral to the relationship and the rivalry and the dynamic and the history between these characters, and I can say no more than that,” the showrunner tells EW.

If Shue is indeed lined up to reprise her role from the 1984 film (she didn’t reprise her role for the 1986 sequel though Daniel mentioned Ally briefly – mostly in relation to the damage she’d done to his car), expect the series to save her until seasons end, just as they did with Martin Kove’s John Kreese.

Who else could “Cobra Kai” bring back from the “Karate Kid” series that we haven’t seen yet? Maybe Thomas Ian Griffith’s twisted Terry?, the sweet Jessica, played by Robin Lively? Or maybe the ‘Bad Boy of Karate’, Mike Barnes, played by Sean Kanan?

If Shue, an Oscar winner these days thanks to her head-turning performance in “Leaving Las Vegas”, is indeed keen to return to some of her past roles, she might also want to look into the “Cocktail” sequel that the film’s writer is trying to get off the ground and into the bar.

The 55-year-old actress, seen recently in “Death Wish” with Bruce Willis, next appears on the new Amazon series “The Boys”.

“Cobra Kai” returns to YouTube Red later in the year.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Continue Reading

Movie News

New Mutants expected to bypass theaters altogether?

“X-Men” spin-off might be a casualty of the Fox-Disney merger.





Last we heard Fox’s long-long-delayed “New Mutants” movie had been commissioned for some extensive reshoots, after which the studio would finally release the movie. But with no start date on those reshoots, and a film seemingly just sitting on the shelves to gather dust, one wonders whether the film will even get a release at all?

Short answer : Yes, it will get a release – it just mightn’t be the theatrical release “X-Men” fans, and those involved in the Josh Boone-directed ‘horror’ film, were originally anticipating.

According to Vanity Fair, “The New Mutants” looks to be somewhat of a ‘casualty’ of the Disney-Fox merger, with all signs pointing to a small-screen premiere for the film on Disney’s upcoming streaming service. With Disney planning to reboot the “X-Men” franchise shortly, the studio have no further plans for “New Mutants” beyond the release, and considering their obvious lack of faith in the film, seem convinced that a Disney+ premiere is the best way to go.

Reshoots for the film would’ve reportedly involved adding “Logan” heroine X-23 to the cast of characters in the film.

The movie, conceived of as the first in a trilogy, stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. In it, a group of young mutants held in a secret facility fight to save themselves. Boone wrote the script with Knate Lee.

The film was originally due for release in March 2018.

“The New Mutants” is currently skedded for an August theatrical release in both the US and Australia.

Continue Reading


Farscape will be available on Amazon Prime this week!

Available from Tuesday in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Nordics



Beginning Tuesday, March 19, The Jim Henson Company’s groundbreaking sci-fi series ”Farscape” will be available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Nordics, and several other countries around the world on Amazon Prime Video. All four seasons in HD, plus the Emmy-nominated mini-series finale – also newly remastered in HD – will be available. Die-hard fans and sci-fi aficionados can binge, watch, and re-watch the entire award-winning cult favorite that has earned its place in science fiction canon.

Throughout the coming year, fans will have multiple ways to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ”Farscape”, which first premiered on March 19, 1999. In addition to the launch on Prime Video, enthusiasts can expect fan events and various licensing initiatives including a special edition vinyl soundtrack release from Music.Film Recordings and Var’se Saraband this summer. Collectors can look for products from Chronicle Collectibles, Toy Vault, and Trevco in the coming months. ‘Scapers’ (”Farscape” fans) are encouraged to follow the official ”Farscape” social channels using the fan-created hashtag #FarscapeNow for specific Prime Video territory details and any upcoming announcements.

“Farscape is one of my most favorite productions, and I am so honored by the ‘Scapers’ who continue to love it and share it with other sci-fi fans. Premiering the series and the beautiful HD remastered mini-series on Prime Video is a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary with the Farscape community,” said Brian Henson, chairman of The Jim Henson Company and executive producer of Farscape.

Fusing live-action, digital effects, and state-of-the-art puppetry and prosthetics from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, ”Farscape” has been hailed by TV Guide as one of the 25 Best Cult TV Shows. Emmy-nominated and winner of two Saturn Awards, ”Farscape”, created by Rockne S. O’Bannon, was the first original series to air on SYFY. It went on to gain a loyal international fan following that has propelled multiple ancillary products including comics, collectibles, games, and publishing.

”Farscape” follows astronaut John Crichton who, during an experimental space mission, is hurled across a thousand galaxies to an alien world. In his quest to return to Earth, he finds himself aboard a starship populated by escaping political prisoners from a variety of alien cultures. Crichton must rise to the challenge of surviving in a world he barely understands, keeping one step ahead of the pursuing Peacekeepers, a race of deadly mercenaries who will stop at nothing to capture him.

Continue Reading


Exclusive : The Ewoks will return!

A small-screen series featuring the Empire-hating creatures could be on the way



Is it the Endor or just the beginning?

Unless the wi-fi has been playing up in the Cantina, you’ll be aware that Disney’s streaming channel Disney + are about to ‘force’ a couple of new “Star Wars” related series on us – most notably, the recently wrapped “The Mandalorian” (which is apparently terrific), from EP Jon Favreau.

And it won’t end there, with the house of mouse and the house of Kennedy already secretly working on other “Star Wars” projects that’ll premiere on the small screen.
One of those upcoming may feature the return of the Ewoks.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the pint-sized moon creatures are one of the most recognizable species in the “Star Wars” universe. And with Disney+ not just in the business of making shows for us, older “Star Wars” fans, but also the excitable younglings, it should be no surprise to hear that a new Ewoks series is being discussed.

The news of the Empire-hating Ewoks’ return to the screen – which comes courtesy a reputable insider, someone who has also provided us with extra info on a scoop we ran last week on “The Quarry” to star Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham, which we’ll run soon – will no doubt be music to the ears of toy retailers, who’ll likely sell furballs in the millions once the show hits. It’s unlikely to be part of the first phase of “Star Wars” shows, which are rumored to kick off around Halloween, but could be part of the second run, rumored to launch in the next 12-18 months.

The Ewoks made their debut in “Return of the Jedi” on the bigscreen before getting their own solo outing in 1984 telemovie “The Ewok Adventure” (aka “Caravan of Courage”). A second telemovie “Battle for Endor” aired in 1985. That same year ABC premiered the popular animated series “Ewoks”, which ran for two seasons.

Sign up for exclusive subscriber-only scoops!

* indicates required

Continue Reading

Like us?

The Latest

Get Moviehole News Updates!

Enter your email address to subscribe to Moviehole and receive notifications of new posts by email.


At the Movies