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Aaron Couch

Film Editor

Aaron Couch oversees THR’s film team, managing the flow of news and industry reporting. He also edits THR’s Heat Vision blog, which is dedicated to genre movie coverage and is home to the weekly Heat Vision Newsletter. Couch began contributing to THR as a freelancer in 2012 and joined the staff in 2013 as an online editor.

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Margot Robbie Recalls the Fight for Final Line of ‘Barbie’

For Margot Robbie and filmmaker Greta Gerwig, deciding on the final line of Barbie was a battle with some of their partners. During the annual Producers Guild of America breakfast, Robbie was asked about any creative guardrails put in place by toy company Mattel over what Barbie could or could not say and do in […]

As ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Hangs in the Balance, Warner Bros. Discovery Takes $115M Write-Down on Mystery Projects

Those following the saga of Coyote vs. Acme waited with bated breath Friday for Warner Bros. Discovery’s earnings report to hint at any signs of the animated film’s fate. The feature became the most talked about movie in town on Nov. 10, when The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Warners intended to scrap the […]

How ‘The Creator’ Director Gareth Edwards Used VFX to Make $80M Look Like $200M

After traveling to dozens of exotic locations around the world to film New Regency’s and 20th Century Studios’ The Creator, director Gareth Edwards made one last trek that was among his most consequential: to Industrial Light & Magic in Northern California. There, he showed a rough cut of the film to the VFX pros who […]

Tom Cruise to Star in New Alejandro G. Iñárritu Movie

Tom Cruise will star in the new feature from The Revenant filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment are in talks to acquire the package, which marks Iñárritu’s first English-language film since the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer The Revenant nearly a decade ago. Plot details are being kept under […]

‘John Wick’ Spinoff ‘Ballerina’ Delayed a Year to Film Additional Action Scenes

Ballerina is departing 2024, with the John Wick spinoff now opening June 6, 2025. In a twinned move, The Crow will fly into Ballerina‘s previous date of June 7, 2024. The year-long delay for Ballerina is sure to turn heads, but Lionsgate insiders say it is because the film will be filming additional action sequences […]

Lashana Lynch to Star in Sci-Fi Feature ‘Optimize’ for Paramount, Lindsey Anderson Beer (Exclusive)

Lashana Lynch has found the optimal next role. The actor is attached to star in Optimize, a sci-fi feature from filmmaker Lindsey Anderson Beer. Paramount is making the project with Beer’s Lab Brew banner as part of the filmmaker’s first-look deal with the studio. According to the logline, Optimize centers on an “average woman” who “utilizes an AI assistant to optimize all […]

First ‘Borderlands’ Trailer Sends Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart to “Dumpster Fire of a World”

The first Borderlands trailer puts a bevy of A-listers on Pandora, the most dangerous planet in the universe. Cate Blanchett leads a cast as Lilith, the outlaw leader of a crew on a mission to retrieve a treasure from a vault on a planet she describes as a “dumpster fire of a world.” Kevin Hart […]

How Marvel Is Quietly Retooling Amid Superhero Fatigue

Just over a year ago, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was set to take Marvel Studios to the next level. A new villain was going to be introduced, setting the stage for several years’ worth of storytelling. And the movie itself was a giant-sizing of a franchise that was previously modest in scope. Instead, the […]

Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Mickey 17’ Returns with New 2025 Release Date

Mickey 17 is back on the theatrical calendar. The feature from Oscar winning Parasite director Bong Joon Ho will now open on Jan. 31, 2025, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday. Last month, Warners removed it from its previous date of March 29, 2024. The film was delayed due to production shifts caused by the strikes. At […]

‘Superman: Legacy’ Wrote Out Bassem Youssef’s Character Before He Criticized Israel

Superman: Legacy sources are pushing back on actor Bassem Youssef’s claim that he lost a potential role in James Gunn’s upcoming Warner Bros. film over comments he made that were critical of Israel. The Egyptian-born comedian told Salon this week that he had been in talks for a role but was later told that the […]

Ridley Scott to Direct Bee Gees Movie

Ridley Scott is filling up his dance card. The filmmaker is in talks to direct an untitled movie centering on music group The Bee Gees, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Scott, who last was in theaters with Napoleon, is producing alongside Graham King for GK Films, Stacey Snider, and Michael Pruss for Scott Free. Scott’s […]

Multihouse Names Marketing Exec Kali Mutty as President, Adds 3 to Advisory Board

Multihouse is adding to its ranks, with marketing exec Kali Mutty joining the production company as president, while non-profit veteran Caity King is joining as VP of operations & impact. In addition, Multihouse has added three to its advisory board: former senior vice president of production and administration at Fox and former Industrial Light & […]