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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.

More from Aaron Couch

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Trailer Brings Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman Together as Frenemies

For Ryan Reynolds, the latest Deadpool & Wolverine trailer is a chance for audiences to see two marquee characters together, a pairing that “took seven years and a lot of begging” to get Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine. Ahead of the new trailer (watch below), Reynolds shared the post-credits scene from Deadpool 2 (2018), […]

Elliot Page Developing Sci-Fi Novel ‘The Darkness Outside Us’ as Feature (Exclusive)

The Darkness Outside Us is looking to move from the page to the screen. Pageboy Productions, the shingle run by Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page, Matt Jordan Smith and Tuck Dowrey, has optioned the rights to the 2021 YA sci-fi novel. Author Eliot Schrefer’s The Darkness Outside Us is a love story about two young men […]

Quentin Tarantino No Longer Making ‘The Movie Critic’ as Final Film

Quentin Tarantino is going back to the drawing board for his 10th and final film. The auteur had been preparing to start shooting The Movie Critic this year, but is backing away from the project, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Tarantino had been honing The Movie Critic for months. Set in 1977 California, it initially […]

Participant, Studio Behind ‘Green Book’ and ‘Spotlight,’ Is Shutting Down

After 20 years, Participant is shutting down. Founder Jeff Skoll announced the news in a note to staff Tuesday, writing, “after much reflection, I have made the very difficult decision to wind down company operations.” During its run, the company was behind best picture winners Green Book and Moonlight, and docs such as An Inconvenient […]

‘Jurassic World’ Eyes ‘Wicked’ Star Jonathan Bailey for Lead

Universal is looking to stay in business with Jonathan Bailey, one of the stars of its upcoming Wicked films. Bailey is in early talks for a leading role in the studio’s new take on Jurassic World, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Scarlett Johansson is already on the call sheet for the feature, which has Gareth […]

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Plotting (Bleeped) In-Theater Spot Asking People to Silence Cellphones

Nicole Kidman has reigned supreme at movie theaters since 2021, when she and AMC revealed an instantly meme-able spot for “We Make Movies Better,” which urged  consumers to return to theaters in the wake of the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Now, another topic of utmost concern to exhibitors might be getting some high-wattage star treatment: those […]

Marvel Lays Off 15 Employees

Layoffs are occurring Monday at Marvel Entertainment in New York and Marvel Studios in Burbank. Around 15 people will be affected, including junior level employees in production and development, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. No further layoffs are anticipated beyond Monday’s. The layoffs come as Marvel refocuses its slate after a content boom as it […]

Keanu Reeves Joins ‘Sonic 3’ as Shadow

Keanu Reeves is speeding along to another franchise, with the John Wick star heading to Sonic the Hedgehog 3. He will be voicing the popular character named Shadow, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes on the heels of a jam-packed CinemaCon presentation from Paramount last week, when the studio debuted the first […]

Kevin Feige Drops F-Bombs Introducing 9 Minutes of ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ at CinemaCon

In years past, a Disney presentation at CinemaCon would be a rather family-friendly affair. Not so this year, with the raunchy, R-rated Deadpool & Wolverine taking center stage to show off extensive footage from project. The Disney presentation began with a “silence your phone” PSA, with Deadpool and Wolverine in costume, talking about rumors for […]

Kevin Feige Introduces Action-Packed ‘Captain America 4’ Footage at CinemaCon

Kevin Feige and Anthony Mackie traveled to Las Vegas to introduce Captain America: Brave New World, the Marvel Studios movie that puts the actor in the starring role. Feige called back to Captain America: The Winter Soldier as something fans still talk about, because it was a relatively grounded action thriller. He said Cap 4 […]

Epic First ‘Gladiator 2’ Footage Leaves CinemaCon Very Entertained

Gladiator 2 swept into the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where theater owners were given the first look at footage from Ridley Scott’s epic. Scott sent in a video from London to introduce the piece. “It is possibly even more extraordinary than the first,” said Scott of the upcoming film, a sequel to 2000’s Gladiator. Star […]

New ‘Scary Movie’ in the Works From Paramount

Scary Movie is coming back to skewer the horror genre. Paramount and Miramax are making a new take on the franchise and expect to go before cameras in the fall, Paramount revealed at CinemaCon on Thursday. Fast & Furious producer Neal H. Moritz will produce the new Scary Movie. Scary Movie launched in 2000, just […]