X-Men Writer Wants Idris Elba to Play Bishop

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Jeff Spicer, Getty Images

The casting of any central character is one of the most crucial parts in making a movie. The filmmakers have to make sure the actor has both the look and the talent to do the part justice. The actor has to be just the right fit—especially if they're playing an already-beloved character that fans know inside and out. With comic book adaptations, it's even more important (as a seemingly "wrong" casting choice has been known to spark a major backlash on more than one occasion).

But X-Men comics writer Chris Claremont, who has written some of the superhero team’s greatest adventures, doesn't think that casting the role of Bishop, the series' time-hopping mutant, would be difficult at all: They just need Idris Elba.

"Speaking purely from my X-pective, he is so totally perfect for (my vision of) Bishop," Claremont wrote on his Facebook page.

This is not the first time Elba has been the first choice to play a classic character. The 46-year-old Golden Globe winner has also been called on to be the next James Bond. Even Claremont mentioned the 007 role in his post (which you can read in full above).

If Elba—who'll next be seen in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw—did join the X-Men franchise, he would not be new to the Marvel universe. He has already played Heimdall in Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Watch One Second From Every Game of Thrones Episode in Under Two Minutes

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Game of Thrones aired its final episode on May 19, and despite some harsh reviews, many fans are finding it hard to accept the show’s end. While some consider Thrones counseling or rewatching the series with a tissue box handy, others on the internet are creating really cool montage videos.

Twitter user Andy Kelly recently posted a fan-made video of one-second clips from all 73 Game of Thrones episodes. The video shows the most memorable scenes from the series, such as Ned Stark’s decapitation, the Red Wedding, King Joffrey being poisoned, Jon Snow’s resurrection, the killing of the Night King, and Daenerys Targaryen’s death.

You really can’t capture all of the action-packed events and shocking twists that happened within the eight seasons of Game of Thrones so quickly, but the video does a good job of giving encapsulating it in under two minutes. And it’s easier than binge-watching it again.

[h/t ScreenRant]

Jimmy Kimmel Shows Us What a Game of Thrones/Full House Mashup Would Look Like

Two of the least-similar shows in television history just came together … in a parody courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The hilarious video depicts a hypothetical Game of Thrones spinoff series where Jaime Lannister joins two classic characters from Full House for a show appropriately titled Full House Lannister.

While there is at least one Thrones spinoff already in the works, Kimmel couldn’t wait for the series to premiere, so he made his own to deal with the post-Thrones blues.

The video starts off in typical Full House fashion with Joey (Dave Coulier) trying to open a pickle jar, which Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) stabs with his sword and destroys. After a few pun-filled jokes, Jaime gets upset and Danny (Bob Saget) sits down with him to talk. Jaime explains that he had a fight with his sister, but when he reveals it’s because he got Cersei pregnant again, a creeped out Danny flees the situation. Joey then comes over to seemingly console Jaime, but instead hilariously says, “I was just going to tell you to stop f***ing your sister.”

The parody perfectly combines the silliness of Full House and the darker topics of Game of Thrones—and the cherry on top is a shadow of a dragon flying over San Francisco in the credits.

[h/t: ScreenRant]