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Sorry Shane Warne, Leo DiCaprio Has Better Things To Do Than Play You In A Film

Doesn't hurt to ask I suppose.

It doesn’t matter what Shane Warne does, he’ll always be known for his cricket achievements. He clearly knows that so he’s leaning right into that by heading to Hollywood to discuss making a movie about his career.

According to The Herald Sun, the cricket legend is in talks about a script based on his 2008 Indian Premier League triumph with the Rajasthan Royals. He says it won’t be a “completely true story” and will be “all sorts of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll stuff”.

As for who will play “Shane Warne” in this hypothetical film, Warne has two names in mind: Leonardo DiCaprio or Chris Hemsworth because they’re “super cool.”

It’s understandable you’d want the best and hottest actor to play a Hollywood-ised version of yourself in a film about your life, but let’s be real here, there is no way in hell Leonardo DiCaprio or Chris Hemsworth will play Shane Warne, either in a movie or in the cricket field.

No shade on the guy but let’s be real, Leo is incredibly selective about his work, not to mention he is super expensive. When he’s not acting in the next Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino film, he’s either saving the world or hanging out with his 25-year-old model girlfriend. A niche film about cricket just doesn’t seem like a thing he’ll want to touch.

As for Chris Hemsworth, well he’s blond, a fellow Aussie and knows all about cricket. Damn, there’s actually a possibility it could happen.

Don’t rule it out.

But say Chris does say yes, it is still pretty unlikely to see this film happen because cricket is a boring enough sport to watch, let alone making a movie about it. When you think cricket, you think “afternoon nap” and “beer”, not “all sorts of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll stuff” as Shane describes his take on it.

Should the film fall through, he’s also hoping to put together a documentary called Shane, which will be about his life and career (unsurprisingly).

All in all, it seems like Shane Warne is trying to break into Hollywood in his own way and if in the off chance Leonardo DiCaprio or Chris Hemsworth ends up playing him in a movie, well crazier things have happened.

To Those Who Have Leaked The Rise Of Skywalker's Plot, No One Wants Your Spoilers

Those spoilers can stay in a galaxy far, far away.

We’re a few months out before the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and buzz is already starting to build towards galactic levels that could reach a galaxy far, far away.

With the release of the final trailer, fans have worked themselves into a frenzy trying to dissect every frame in an attempt to glean info about a movie that almost all of us actually don’t know that much about despite all the hype.

While J.J. Abrams and the rest of the Star Wars cast and crew have managed to keep a tight lid on spoilers and details about the film, the internet has a way of ruining things for everyone and someone on Reddit as already supposedly figured out the entire plot for Rise of Skywalker.

We’re not talking like a basic outline but an entire act-by-act breakdown of the entire film. Obviously this should all take this with a Wookie-sized grain of salt as it is all unconfirmed and could well be completely inaccurate. The Redditor assures that their sources are solid so make of that what you will.

But the accuracy of those Rise of Skywalker spoilers isn’t the point here. The point is that those Reddit users leaking information about the film can take all their spoilers and get stranded on Jakku because we don’t want those anywhere here.

Cool, thanks.

While this is far from the first time a Star Wars film has been spoiled well ahead of its release (The Phantom Menace was a particularly notorious example), it’s always been a bit of a bummer because not everyone wants to know this info. It feels particularly more impactful this time around as The Rise of Skywalker is meant to be the culmination of the last eight Star Wars films.

This whole spoiler thing is not unlike all the furor prior to the release of Avengers: Endgame, which worked as well as it did because nothing got leaked ahead of time.

It’s understandable some people want to know what’s going on in The Rise of Skywalker given the lack of information, but spoiling the entire film just ruins the entire experience for all the fans who have waited patiently for so long.

No spoilers goddamn it.

So to all those people spoiling The Rise of Skywalker for everyone, please take your Star Wars leaks and go to Jakku until the film is out. Some may want to ruin the film for themselves ahead of time but most of us just want to experience it without knowing anything ahead of time.

Marvel May Replace Jeremy Renner, Which Will Benefit 'Hawkeye' Anyway

No surprises there.

Take this news story with a Hulk-sized grain of salt, folks: Rumour (via We Got This Covered) has it that Marvel is tossing up whether to drop Jeremy Renner from Disney’s Hawkeye limited series (and by extension the MCU).

Marvel wanting to cut ties with Renner doesn’t come too much of a surprise given all those unsavoury allegations leveled at everyone’s least favourite Avenger from his ex-wife, who made some pretty serious claims of physical and verbal threats on her and himself.

Now nothing is confirmed (apparently Marvel are merely mulling the idea at this point) and these rumours could end up amounting to nothing. We very well could still see Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in the MCU, but for what its worth, We Got This Covered has covered scoops like this in the past and has proven to be correct so make of that what you will.

Assuming Marvel does indeed ditch Renner, word is the character will be recast with another actor (which isn’t the first time Marvel has done that) but how this will affect the Hawkeye Disney+ series isn’t too clear.

Say Marvel end up cutting Hawkeye from his own show, this may actually work to its benefit.

From what we know so far, show is focused on Kate Bishop and how she eventually takes up the role of Hawkeye in the Avengers. While having Clint Barton mentor her before gracefully bowing out, cutting him out of the show completely will actually be more faithful to the comics than if he wasn’t.

For those who are unaware, Kate Bishop becomes Hawkeye not through Clint’s mentoring but by stealing a heap of gear from the Avengers (including Clint’s bow) and using her skill to help the Young Avengers.

Other than references to the character, you wouldn’t really need Clint around to tell a compelling story of how Kate becomes the new Hawkeye and Renner’s rumoured departure won’t be a big issue to work in.

Then again, we could still get the “Clint mentors Kate” storyline we expect and Hawkeye will either be played by Renner or someone else.

Bottom line is, we don’t really know what will happen with the Hawkeye situation but we’ll find out soon. And if Jeremy Renner does indeed leave the Marvel world, well, he was everyone’s least favourite Avenger anyway.

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