Friday, January 1, 2021

Marvel Studios Prepares to Take Over TV with "WandaVision"

Last year, the notoriously secretive Marvel Studios did something unprecedented: It opened its set to visitors. WandaVision, the six-hour series about Elizabeth Olsen’s reality-altering witch and Paul Bettany’s charming android, takes inspiration from beloved TV comedies, from campy 1950s classics to the zany family shows of the ’90s. So for its premiere episode, Marvel’s first Disney+ TV show went full midcentury sitcom, filming in classic black and white in front of a live studio audience (all of whom signed very, very strict NDAs). 

Crew members came to set in ’50s-era clothing, and used period lenses and lighting to capture that dreamy vintage glow. The special-effects team employed wires and camera tricks straight from Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie, making wine bottles appear to pour on their own and household appliances zoom about like magic. And when Vision’s familiar maroon skin didn’t look quite right in grayscale, the makeup artists painted Bettany blue instead.

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Avril Lavigne Hits the Studio with Machine Gun Kelly

The 'Head Above Water' singer has shared new snaps with the 30-year-old rapper on Instagram and teased that what they've been working on will be unleashed in 2021.

The images include one of the pair in the vocal booth, another of the 'Rap Devil' star playing the guitar, and one of them with Mod Sun.

Avril captioned the post: “So are we ready for new music in the new year or what? Lemme know.”

The 36-year-old star recently revealed she has been in the studio "every day for the last two weeks".

The 'Sk8er Boi' hitmaker took to Instagram to show off her new motorcycle and revealed she's been splitting her time between "riding and writing".

She said in a video update: “I have been in the studio for the last two weeks every day."

Are The Warriors Open to Trading Draymond Green?

The Golden State Warriors are facing the danger of a 2nd straight losing season, and it may force them to consider a once-unthinkable move.

Speaking this week on his podcast, NBA insider Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports said that the Warriors could put Draymond Green on the trade market if they do not fare well upon Green’s return from injury.

“I’ll say this. If when Draymond comes back, they don’t fare well, we could see a scenario play out where Draymond will be put out on the market for trade bait,” said Haynes. “We could see that, the way this franchise is going.

“I know a team that would, oh my goodness, I know a team that would salivate if that was the case,” Haynes added. “I’m not gonna mention that … I know a team that would be salivating.”