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Ruth E. Carter Explains How Zamunda Costumes Will Change For Coming To America 2

April 14, 2019 2:37pm

After winning an Oscar for her costumes on the ..

After winning an Oscar for her costumes on the Ryan Coogler blockbuster Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter is carefully stitching together a plan for her next assignment — bringing the wardrobe to life for Coming to America 2.

Last week, Carter posted pictures on Instagram with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, confirming shell be dressing the cast of the forthcoming Coming to America sequel.

At a gala Saturday night in Los Angeles, hosted by the Black Design Collective, Carter said shes in the early stages of mapping out the costumes for the Craig Brewer-directed film.

“Im excited about it,” she said. “Im reunited with Eddie Murphy. Weve done several projects together.”

John Landis directed the original film, and his wife Deborah Nadoolman Landis designed the costumes for the 1988 comedy, earning an Oscar nomination for her work on the clothes for the fictional African country of Zamunda.

Yet, even after winning an Oscar, Carter said she doesnt want to disappoint Coming to America fans.

“Its big shoes to step in. Thats an iconic film,” she noted. “Were going to continue Zamunda. Were not trying to change the look, but we are going to modernize some things to show the new generation.”

(L-R) Black Design Collective founders TJ Walker, Kevan Hall, Angela Dead pose with Ruth E. Carter. (Credit: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

(L-R) Black Design Collective founders TJ Walker, Kevan Hall, Angela Dean pose with Ruth E. Carter. (Credit: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

The costumer has worked on dozens of films, including Malcolm X, Selma, Amistad and Do the Right Thing, just to name a few. She was honored during Saturdays gala, for becoming the first African-American to take home an Academy Award in the Costume Design category.

Los Angeles-based red carpet designer Kevan Hall is one of the founders of the newly created collective.

Hall and fellow designers Angela Dean, and TJ Walker started the organization to promote and support the work of black fashion designers and costumers, as well as to raise money for students at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in downtown L.A. They handed out a $10,000 scholarship at the event.

“We just saw a need for there to be an opportunity to help young designers find their way,” Hall explained. “We wanted to be able to give back.”

Ruth E. Carter, Black Design Collective Honoree and Academy Award Winning Costume Designer for “Black Panther” and Gabrielle Union attend the Black Design Collectives 1st Annual Scholarship Tribute, honoring Ruth E. Carter, at FIDM, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

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James Cameron confirms Edward Furlong will return to Terminator franchise in Dark Fate

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton had a heros welcome at San Diego Comic Con as they dropped new footage and info about Terminator: Dark Fate.

Terminator: Dark Fate is a direct sequel to 1991s Judgement Day but in Hall H on Thursday, the stars of the film revealed more details with producer James Cameron confirming that Edward Furlong would also be returning to the franchise 28 years after Judgement Day.

Producer Tim Miller revealed that the film will be R-rated and that the crew have been shooting a lot of takes of Sarah Connor dropping the F bomb, while he also teased that the film deals with the consequences of Sarahs decision at the end of T2 to destroy CyberDyne.

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In the Terminator universe, there is only one timeline. If you change something in the past, the time wave moves forward and changes the future, he said.

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Edward starred in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Picture; Rex)

Cameron dialled in on a Skype call and revealed that he sent Linda a long email outlining the pros and cons for why she should join the project.

I think the key point in the pro column was people love you in this character, he said.

It was so iconic and I think the fans just want to know whats she like now? Whats her life been like in the meantime?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton kiss at the Terminator: Dark Fate (Picture: Invision)

The panel shared a teaser for the film which focuses on a Terminator chasing after good guys before Sarah arrives to save the day.

When they ask who she is, she says: My name is Sarah Connor. Aug 29, 1997 was supposed to be judgment day.

My son and I stopped that. We changed the future. Saved three billion lives. Youre welcome. Since then, I hunt terminators. Enough of a resume for you?

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Terminator: Dark Fate will hit cinemas in October (Picture: Rex)

Dark Fate follows a new terminator (Gabriel Luna), who has the power to create a carbon copy of himself and is on a mission to terminate a young girl (Natalia Reyes).

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First trailer for Cats drops and Taylor Swift as a furry feline really is something

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The first trailer for Cats dropped today and from Taylor Swift to Idris Elba, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden, all getting about as the furry felines of the iconic stage musical, it really is something.

With an ensemble cast also starring Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson, weve been waiting with bated breath for the first look at these actors as alley cats.

While weve been treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the cast rehearsing, released to our tingling senses on Wednesday, this is the first time weve seen the characters in their costumes.

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And, its something we may never unsee.

Like, the effects are spellbinding – were starting to think perhaps these actors were half-way through morphing into actual cats, but something went wrong with the left phalange and they were left as cats with their superstar faces the only human remains.

Are we getting too into this?

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Taylor is Bombalurina (Picture: Universal)

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Dame Judi Dench is here (Picture: Universal)

Dame Judi, who plays the character of Old Deuteronomy, was cast in 1981s stage show, but just before they were due to open she snapped her Achilles and thought shed never get the chance to star in Cats again.

Look at her now!

The graceful Victoria is played by Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, who is introduced in her feature film debut. Not a bad flick to score first time on screen.

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Francesca makes her big screen debut (Picture: Universal)

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Jasons Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat (Picture: Universal)

Taylor, wholl take on the role of Bombalurina, went straight from her stadium tour into Cats rehearsals, as she was seen prowling around and slinking alongside Idris (the great Macavity) in this weeks teaser, and the duo look pretty great working their stuff alongside professional dancers.

The set looks pretty remarkable, with the unmistakable Cats cobbled streets and back alley streetscapes receiving their due attention. The scale is three or four times bigger according to Idris, in order to tell this from a cats perspective.

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Jennifers rendition of Memory is already breaking our hearts (Picture: Universal)

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Idris as Macavity (Picture: Universal)

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And then weve got James Cordon as Bustopher Jones (Picture: Universal)

Idris looks totally on point as Macavity, as the gnarled cat watches over the streets, while Taylors Bombalurina sprinkles catnip on what appeared to be the Jellicle Ball.

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Who in the Lion King cast was also in the original movie?

James Earl Jones is a familiar voice in The Lion King movies

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James Earl Jones is a familiar voice in The Lion King movies

The moment Lion King fans have been waiting for is finally here, with the live-action reboot due to open in UK cinemas this weekend following its UK premiere on Sunday night.

The new version of the Disney classic will be familiar to fans of the original in a lot of ways – with the story and many of the songs from the 1994 animated hit included, from Circle Of Life to Can You Feel The Love Tonight.

Its also got a whole new voice cast, with the likes of Donald Glover voicing Simba and Beyonce voicing Nala, while Seth Rogen, John Oliver and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also on board.

But has the movie retained any of its original 1994 cast members? Well yes, as it happens.

Heres what you need to know…

Who in the Lion King cast was also in the original movie?

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While most of the cast of the new movie is new to the Lion King, there is one notable exception – in the shape of actor James Earl Jones.

The 88-year-old acting legend – who also voiced Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise – lent his distinctive voice to the role of Mufasa in the 1994 Lion King, and hes reprised it for the 2019 version.

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Mufasa is a pivotal part of The Lion King (Picture: Disney)

Director Jon Favreau has explained why he decided to bring Jones back for the reboot – saying it was a pretty easy decision to make.

I see it as carrying the legacy across, he said. Just hearing him say the lines is really moving and surreal.

He admitted that having Jones on board was a bit intimidating also, saying: He was in New York and I was in Los Angeles, and you hear his voice over the headphones and its hard to try to be the director. Because when hes on the phone and he says, “Do you have any direction for me as Mufasa?”.I didnt really know what to say! I was like, “Anything that I have in my mind of what Mufasa is, is based on you”.

Actor James Earl Jones who is voicing Mufasa in The Lion King reboot

James Earl Jones voiced Mufasa in the 1994 Lion King as well as the reboot (Picture: Getty Images)

So, you know, you want to be supportive and helpful, but all I could do is keep from tearing up when I heard him recite the lines.

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As well as the two theatrically released Lion King movies, Jones also voiced Mufasa int he 2015 Disney Channel original movie The Lion Guard: Return of The Roar.

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