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How Alan Rickman Almost Left the Harry Potter Films Is Revealed in His Secret Diary



As the mysterious Professor Snape, the late Alan Rickman had a significant role in the Harry Potter movies. However, there was a time when Rickman was on the verge of leaving the well-known movies. Extracts from Rickman’s diaries that were published in The Guardian show that the making of Harry Potter wasn’t all fun and magic. No, not for Rickman, at least.

Professor Snape nearly quit Hogwarts

“Talking to [agent] Paul Lyon-Maris about [Harry Potter] exit, which he thinks will happen,” he wrote on December 4, 2002. “But here we are in the project-collision area again. Reiterating no more HP. They don’t want to hear it.”

He made these remarks after the release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002, which elevated the series to even greater heights after The Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001.

However, this look into Rickman’s involvement with the franchise reveals important truths, including Rickman’s admiration for Daniel Radcliffe, the series’ star.

Daniel Radcliffe is focusing so intently right now. As they started shooting Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in May 2003, he commented, “Serious and focused – but with a sense of humour. “He will probably direct/produce, but I still don’t think he’s a real actor. And his parents are providing him with such subdued, respectful support. There is no pushing.

Additionally, Rickman discussed the pressure the movie’s producers experienced as well as what it was like to deal with young actors who weren’t always familiar with their lines.

On July 30, 2003, he wrote, “The day started off to a wonderful start with the screen guillotining on to my head. An abrupt, quick blackout was followed by depression all day. The director, Alfonso Cuarón, was furiously angry with me. I sobbed and we worked things out because I love him too much to let it go on for too long.

He is under the typical HP pressure, and even he begins practising with cameras instead of actors because these kids need directing. They don’t know their lines, and Emma Watson’s language occasionally sounds like it belongs in Albania. additionally, my phoney rehearsal is with a French person.

Disaster struck by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As a result of receiving a diagnosis of an aggressive form of prostate cancer in 2005, Rickman was soon obliged to deal with health difficulties. But despite his own difficulties, he made the decision to continue reading Harry Potter.

After having his prostate surgically removed, he wrote: “Finally, yes to HP 5” a few weeks later. There is no up or down feeling. The position that urges “See it through” is the one that prevails. It is your narrative.

Thankfully, Rickman stuck with the series until the end, playing Professor Snape in all eight of the main Harry Potter movies. He wrote about the resolution of his character in 2007.

On July 27, 2007, he posted, “I have finished reading the final ‘Harry Potter book.” “Snape dies bravely, and Potter calls his son Albus Severus and calls him one of the bravest men he ever knew. A true rite of passage, this. I had something to grasp when I learned from Jo Rowling seven years ago that Snape loved Lily.

On January 14, 2016, Rickman passed away at the age of 69.

Can you imagine Harry Potter without Alan Rickman? Let us know!


Kevin Feige Confirms Spider-Man 4 with Tom Holland



Kevin Feige verified the information about Thanos resetting the cosmos in an interview with Entertainment Weekly (via UNILAD). Yet we’re not grumbling about it. Official confirmation of Tom Holland’s participation in Spider-Man 4 has come from Kevin Feige, president of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that in mind, fans and viewers of the MCU have been relieved about the news while also being eager for more of the iconic superhero!

Making Headlines

Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland’s final performance, was released in 2021 and was absolutely fantastic. Feige said, probably in reference to Spider-Man 4 and No Way Home, “We were all treating (No Way Home) as the end of a franchise. If we were fortunate enough to explore these characters once more, we believe you would see a completely different version. If we had anything to say about it, this would be huge news!

A Surprising Return

This is significant news since when Holland finished his first trilogy with the critically acclaimed and financially successful Spider-Man: No Way Home, the future of his Spider-Man tenure was in some doubt. A multiverse-spanning, multiple Spider-Man-starring epic, that movie was an incredible smash hit, grossing more than $1 billion worldwide (the first cinematic release to do so), and energizing fans with the reunion of both Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield in their respective forms as Peter Parker.

Spider-Man 4’s narrative or release date remain unknown at this time, but the tiny symbiote fragment still present in the MCU may have a significant impact. Naturally, Spider-Man won’t miss out on Avengers Secret Wars, Marvel’s upcoming major event, which is set to take place in 2026. Yet another huge announcement that we’re all waiting for and something that we can look forward to, hopefully we can get our money’s worth when a new movie comes out!

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Andrew Garfield Rumored for Role in Upcoming Frankenstein Movie



The next Frankenstein film that Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro is working on is now casting, and the cast is reported to include some of the most promising young actors. And now, Oscar Isaac, Andrew, Garfield, and Mia Goth are in conversations About Guillermo Del Toro’s Frankenstein.

A Starting Headline

There is not much information available about the movie, and del Toro’s creative direction is kept under wraps. According to a source close to the project, del Toro is currently revising the script, and no actors have received official offers. Yet, according to insiders, all three have met with him and have agreed to star.

Fresh Off Another

Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, was a huge success for Netflix. It received positive reviews from critics and won numerous prizes for Best Animated Feature, including one at the 95th Academy Awards this year. He also won Best Picture in 2018 for his The Shape of Water, a horror-inspired movie. Frankenstein, directed by Guillermo del Toro, will debut on Netflix.

Del Toro has been working on his Frankenstein idea for a while. He has always wanted to make a film based on the well-known Mary Shelley tale. It is unknown if his rendition would be a period piece or take place in the present. It’s unclear who would play Dr. Frankenstein or his creation; Goth is rumored to play the doctor’s love interest. Del Toro already seems to be assembling a cast that is as hot as any in town, even in its early stages. In addition to his Emmy-nominated work in the Marvel limited series Moon Knight and HBO’s Scenes from a Marriage, Isaac is still quite active.

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Whoopi Goldberg Retracts Her Insult on The View




Whoopi Goldberg recently got into some trouble after calling the Romani people an insensitive name during an episode of The View.

“Wokeness” is complicated

The actor-turned-talk show host claimed during a discussion about the late President Donald Trump that his fans believed he was ‘gypped’ in the 2020 election.

Unbeknownst to Goldberg, the phrase “gypped,” which meaning “to rip someone off,” is probably originated from the word “gypsy,” an insult used to designate the nomadic Romani people, according to Merriam-Webster.

Social media users reacted angrily to Goldberg’s usage of the phrase as a result.

Whoopi Goldberg’s apology is well-deserved, according to one user. “Gypsies are a real class of people with their own unique hardships, and they are most often stereotyped by ignorant pretentious entitled elitists individuals like Whoopi Goldberg, and it shows,” the user added.

“I don’t know how many more’slip ups’ by Whoopi need to be done before the ABC Network takes a position,” a second stated. “I’m not even sure why The View is still there given the nonsense they’ve said and done. I guess they condone it to let it to continue.”

Shortly after the show aired, The View’s official Twitter account published an apologetic video in response to people criticizing the presenter.

You know, when you get to a certain age, you start using words you remember saying or knowing from when you were a kid. That’s what I did today, and I shouldn’t have.

“I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it, but I didn’t, and I should have said ‘cheated,’ but I used another word. And I’m really, very sorry,” the 67-year-old actor continued.

She apologized, trying not to smile as she said.

She received harsh criticism for her apology as a result.

“Don’t trust her. She’s lying yet again. She meant precisely what she stated,” one user commented.

A second person said, “Oops, I did it again.”

Some social media users also noted that they were unaware that the term “gypped,” or the incorrect spelling “jipped,” was insulting.

In 2013, University of Texas at Austin professor Ian Hancock, whose Romani parents were born in Britain, described how the phrase affects people of Romani heritage to NPR.

Many frequently claim to him that they were unaware that the word “gypped” had anything to do with gypsies or that it is insulting, especially when the word is spoken rather than read, he added.

“That’s okay. You didn’t know but now you do. So stop using it. That may mean nothing to you, but when we hear it, it still hurts,” is my reply to them.

So there you have it.

Baby boomers who are ranting on social media about how the ‘awake’ world has gone insane, take note: it is no longer appropriate to compare Romani people to liars, cheaters, and thieves.

When you’re more than willing to hurt their feelings, don’t whine about how “wokeness” has wounded your feelings.

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