Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Carol Ann Susi. Susi, known for being the voice of Howard Wolowitz’s mother Mrs. Wolowitz, passed away on Tuesday in L.A. after fighting her battle with cancer.
Susi had appeared in many other shows since the 1970s. Having voiced many episodes offstage, she had a place inthe hearts of fans. Warner Bros., CBS, and executive producers for The Big Bang Theory, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, and Bill Prady released a statement,
“The Big Bang Theory family has lost a beloved member today with the passing of Carol Ann Susi, who hilariously and memorably voiced the role of Mrs. Wolowitz. Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show’s eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann’s immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance.”
Having roles in Game Of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian, and Stargate: Atlantis (just to name a few), Jason Momoa has now confirmed he will star in a new role in the DC Universe as Aquaman. Warner Bros. recently announced 10 DC comic movies which will keep them busy for the next few years.
Over the weekend, Momoa was asked at Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta about the role and if there was going to be a movie specifically for Aquaman. According to Comicbook.com he said,
“I know the ‘Justice League’ will come first. That’s really what we’re going to focus on. I’m not sure if it will be [set] prior to ‘Justice League’ or post. I don’t know too much about it. It will probably be where he came from. It will probably be his whole origin story I would think… I know we’re going to do ‘Justice League’ first.”
With that being said, we can assume Aquaman will appear in Justice League directed by Zack Snyder and if there is any standalone story for him, Momoa speculates it will be about Aquaman’s origins. Momoa also appeared to be very excited to work with Snyder and Warner Bros.
“It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe. I’m really excited to be with Warner Bros., and hopefully everyone likes it. And Zack Snyder’s a genius, so I’m really excited to be hanging out with him.”
A cool fact that you may not know about Momoa is that he studied some Marine Biology in college, but his background is what he feels will give him the edge for this role.
“Yeah, I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is…the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.”
We’re very excited to see him take on this role and scared to make another Aquaman joke. I mean, if you haven’t seen Momoa’s audition tape for Game of Thrones‘ Khal Drogo (which has been trending since it has come back into light as of late) watch it here and you’ll understand why.
Set in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is a spin-off Warner Bros. is making to be released as a trilogy in 2016, 2018, and 2020 respectively according to Ben Fritz, a Wall Street Journal reporter. J.K. Rowling has released this story online which lets readers glimpse into the lives of Harry and Hermione later in their life from the perspective of the notorious gossip columnist, Rita Skeeter. Fritz also reported on his twitter account that CEO Kevin Tsujihara said,
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be at least a trilogy.”
It’s no surprise that the spin-off will be split into three movies. The final Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was divided into two films and was released back in 2010 and 2011 and proved to be successful. This has continued to be a trend as we saw the last books of the Twilight and The Hunger Games split into two films, leaving fans on their toes. Warner Bros. wants to create room to further the franchise with more films after the last installment of the trilogy in 2020.