Erik Swann

A journalist and proud Maryland Terrapin with a keen interest in film, television, and comics. Action, comedy, and sci-fi are some of my favorites. Currently serving as the Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend. Can be reached at or 301-613-2071

Looks Like Disney Isn't Done With The Family Singalong Just Yet

Of course, going into this sequel special, there’s still the matter of the stars who will be involved and the songs that will be featured -- and both topics are pretty hard to predict. With Disney’s vast cast musical catalog available, almost anything could be up for grabs. But since the show is taking place on Mother’s Day, it may take a more maternal and sentimental approach. This could mean “Mother Knows Best” from Tangled or Tarzan’s “You’ll Be in My Heart” could be on the docket.

How Star Wars: The Clone Wars Pulled Off That Epic Lightsaber Duel Between Maul And Ahsoka

Although the process has used in films for years, motion capture has become more prevalent in TV series and videos over the last decade or so. Its power has been demonstrated in multiple big-budget productions, which is probably why Filoni and company opted to use it this time around. Plus, one can imagine the show has received a boost in its budget since it first began, allowing motion capture to become an option.

How Much Money Trolls World Tour Has Made Since Being Released On Demand

When you pair the numbers with the fact that Trolls World Tour had the biggest debut ever for a digital release, one can understand why NBCUniversal would want to explore new options. Jeff Shell’s comments certainly indicate that Universal Pictures is going to test the waters when it comes to the digital format. Although, this will likely be limited to certain movies. It would be hard to see the studio digitally release the Jurassic World: Dominion on opening day. Nevertheless, this could have s

A Star Trek Connection Got Voyager's Jeri Ryan On CBS MacGyver

Ryan’s new role is a sharp departure from Seven of Nine. When she first appeared on Star Trek: Voyager, she was introduced as an intelligent and loyal Borg drone who soon joined the crew of the Voyager. Seven was also learning how to become better acquainted with humanity. By the time we see her in Picard, she’s changed greatly, something that was a bit daunting for Jeri Ryan when returning to the role.

Sonic The Hedgehog Director Wants To ‘Expand The Sonic Universe’, So Bring On More Iconic Characters

Sonic the Hedgehog finally brought the furry, blue speedster to life, and the result was a success. Because of this, many fans are already clamoring for a sequel that would expand on the classic video game character and his world. This would also include introducing some of his old friends from the Green Hill Zone. While a sequel has yet to be officially announced, it would appear the film’s director has some ideas.

Why The View Was The Hardest Job Yet For Fuller House's Candace Cameron Bure

What this could mean is that her time as a panelist helped her gain more confidence when speaking with other people. Something like this can also lead to a boost in one’s professional and personal confidence down the road. Of course, this is all just an assumption but, regardless of how it helped her, it’s good to hear that Candace Cameron Bure took something away from her experience.

Sebastian Stan Wasn't Trying To Make Gwyneth Paltrow Feel Like Crap For Not Remembering Him On Marvel Movies

All that I was trying to say, I was just trying to take the piss out of myself, to be honest. We were at this event, and especially at some of the fashion events, for me I feel a bit out of my element. I try to kind of stick to myself. I'm not like that guy that goes up to people and is like, 'Hey! How are you? Here's who I am.' It just doesn't feel right. I was like, 'I don't know if we really worked together.' So I guess we got thrown in that group photo. I was like, 'Hey, by the way, it's Seb

Why Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Killed Off Those Two Returning Characters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters expanded upon Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse by continuing the evolution of the titular beast and planting seeds for his upcoming battle with Kong. The film also established further continuity by bringing in characters from its 2014 predecessor. Unfortunately, two of those characters didn’t make it out alive. While some may have been surprised to see them killed off, the creatives appear to have had good reasons for doing so.

Chris Hemsworth Reveals Crazy Fan Encounter While Filming Netflix's Extraction

As one of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood, Chris Hemsworth is used to getting a large amount of attention from his fans. This is especially true when it comes to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who are wild about his role as Thor. Well, this energy seems to have carried over while he was filming Extraction in India. Hemsworth is now looking back on one particular fan experience that left him both impressed and scared:

The Green Lantern TV Show Got Some Great News Behind The Scenes

The Green Lantern’s return to the live-action medium has been turbulent over the past few years. Yet things seemed to be turning around following the announcement that a new Green Lantern TV series from super producer Greg Berlanti is headed to HBO Max. Fans were likely glad to hear the Arrowverse veteran is working on it but, now, they’ll also be glad to know that a DC Comics scribe will be helping out behind the scenes.

The Russos Want Their Marvel Movies To Help Welcome Audiences Back To Theaters

The theatrical experience is a community experience. Perhaps the most touching moment of our entire careers was a few weeks ago when the lockdown started, and Endgame was trending on social media because everyone was posting videos of opening-night screenings in their theaters with audiences really emotionally connected to the material. For us, that's really the strength of the theatrical experience is that it combines audiences, and it combines you globally. To have been a part of movies that d

Brad Pitt Fulfilled Dr. Fauci's Dream Of Playing Him On SNL

Many people dream about being on Saturday Night Live, but others dream about who might impersonate them on the iconic sketch show. Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who’s been a part of the White House’s efforts to combat the coronavirus, revealed that he would like to see Brad Pitt portray him on SNL. The doctor seemed unsure it actually happening, yet it looks like Saturday Night Live and Brad Pitt were listening.

Dark Rey Gets Kylo Ren’s Helmet In Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Concept Art

Rey struggled with her link to the Dark Side in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and this only increased when she discovered that her grandfather was none other than Emperor Palpatine. But in the end, it was Rey’s link to the Jedi of the past that gave her the strength to end her grandfather’s reign of terror once and for all. She also managed to help Kylo Ren earn redemption and ultimately, reclaim his identity as Ben Solo.

Guardians Of The Galaxy’s James Gunn Filmed A Dirty Version Of A Fan-Favorite Line

The Guardians of the Galaxy have always been straight shooters when it comes to expressing their thoughts. Peter Quill had no problem telling Tony Stark his plan sucked in Avengers: Infinity War, and Rocket Raccoon got very real with Thor when the two went back in time in Endgame. With this, the fact that they choose to swear is understandable. Nevertheless, the fact that Gunn didn’t include any of these bits doesn’t take away from the blunt (and humorous) sting of their words.

Extraction Is Chris Hemsworth’s Best Performance, According To Joe Russo

Hemsworth is one of the great movie stars in the world right now. He has incredible charisma, and he has a really unique gift of expressing vulnerability in a way that invites you into the character, and makes you care about him and want to root for him no matter what he's done. I think that was very important with this character. He's also really committed on a physical level. When we did the Marvel films, it was a priority for us to have the actors actually executing as much of the action as p

Fast And The Furious’ Tyrese Gibson Explains How Paul Walker’s Family Has Supported The Franchise

People will say Paul is not in it so why are you guys continuing? That's exactly why we're continuing cause we made the shift in my mind saying we have to do this for Paul. But the biggest decision came from us talking to Paul's family and them giving us their blessing. The last movie that Paul did was 7, and then to see Paul's father, mother and brothers at the premiere of [The Fate of the Furious], it just sends the message that they're fully supporting us every step of the way.
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