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Gal Gadot Gets Funny in First KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Clip

Gal Gadot Gets Funny in First KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Clip

Do we really have to wait until June before we can see Gal Gadot star as Princess Diana in the first ever big screen Wonder Woman movie? *Sigh* Okay, fine. At least we have Gadot’s next film, Keeping Up with the Joneses, to tide us over when it opens next month, and we’ve got a clip from it in today’s Movie Morsels! Plus, three new Doctor Strange motion posters, the latest on Mary Poppins Returns from star Lin-Manuel Miranda, and much more…

Keeping Up with the Joneses

While Gal Gadot’s star has risen rapidly in the last few years, thanks to her roles in the Fast and Furious movies and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we really haven’t had a chance to see the Israeli model-turned-actress do comedy. But that changes with the October 21st release of Keeping Up with the Joneses, in which Gadot stars alongside such comedy heavyweights as Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm. The first clip from the film has just been released, and it features the very tall Gadot demonstrating a sly sense of humor opposite the considerably shorter but no less amusing Isla Fisher

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Doctor Strange

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Yesterday Marvel unveiled the motion posters for Doctor Strange‘s Stephen Strange, Christine Palmer, and Wong. Now the film’s main cast is complete with the introduction of three additional posters, all of them equally magical and just as packed with star power. Check out Chiwetel Ejiofor’s mystical Karl Mordo, Tilda Swinton’s stately Ancient One, and Mads Mikkelsen’s villainous Kaecilius…

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Mary Poppins Returns
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Step in time! To the delight of squealing theater kids everywhere, the internet’s new boyfriend Lin-Manuel Miranda is continuing the relationship he began with Disney when he wrote some of the songs for Moana by starring in Mary Poppins Returns and working on the studio’s live-action The Little Mermaid. In a new interview with Variety, Miranda talks about both of the latter films…

“It’s straight up a sequel,” says Miranda of Poppins. “Michael and Jane Banks have grown up, and they find themselves in their own spot, and Mary Poppins comes back to take care of Michael’s kids. I play a lamplighter named Jack who sort of grew up apprenticing to Bert [pictured above in the original Mary Poppins, as played by Dick Van Dyke]. So I know if Mary Poppins shows up, it’s gonna get awesome. I perform that function in the movie, of saying: ‘Y’all don’t know about Mary Poppins. When Mary’s around, cool sh– happens.’”

Regarding his fondness for The Little Mermaid, the new version of which will feature new songs he’s co-writing with Alan Menken, Miranda explains… “I feel really lucky that I was a kid when they went on that run of animated musicals, starting with The Little Mermaid. Not just animated movies, animated musicals. Howard Ashman [the late writer-lyricist of Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin] figured out, ‘Oh my God, I can make even better musicals under this system than I can Off Broadway.’ I have never been more transported in my life than when ‘Under the Sea’ first started when I was nine years old. I said, ‘I cannot believe what is happening to me,’ and that feeling of vertigo in a movie theater. Something I’ve been chasing ever since. To be part of that legacy, and then Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King, it was just this incredible run that happened when I was ages 9 to 14. It’s very formative to me. I’m thrilled to be a part of that tradition.”

Untitled Batman Reboot

Finally today, actor, heartthrob and all-around nice guy Joe Manganiello is, like a lot of superhero movie stars these days, proudly showing off for fans the amount of research he’s doing as he takes on the role of Deathstroke in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie. The images he’s sharing on social media aren’t quite as adorable as the photo Brie Larson recently shared of herself researching Captain Marvel, but I have to smile when I imagine that Manganiello’s wife Sofia Vergara probably had a few choice words to say to him in Spanish when he dumped all of the comics and swag pictured below on their living room coffee table and bed…



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