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Vanity Fair‘s 2016 Hollywood Issue Cover Boasts an All-Female Roster

In years past, the cover of the annual, highly-anticipated Vanity Fair "Hollywood Issue" has generally featured mostly men (to varying degrees of whiteness), with women usually posed more like set dressing and draped over them. This year, Vanity Fair upped its cover game with a bevy of "Hollywood's fiercest" women.

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The Mary Sue at TIFF Reviews: Brooklyn and Incident Light

Two young women capture a time when "options were limited."

The second set of reviews from the festival, and we have two of the best performances from young actress I’ve seen this year.

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Rumor: Some Familiar Geeky Faces are Testing for Roles in X-Men: Apocalypse

'80s Sansa is coming.

We see what you're doing, X-Men: Apocalypse. Announcing that you're an '80s period piece and then teasing us with the possibility of Sophie Turner as Jean Grey? You might know how to get The Mary Sue editors reinvested in a franchise, but don't think we won't notice if you eventually punk out.

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Meet The Fantastic Five Actors in the Running for Sue Storm and Reed Richards

Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

The Fantastic Four reboot stands to be the first major superhero franchise in a long time to star an actor of color in a lead role from the very start, and according to Variety, it's out of script stages and will soon begin casting Reed Richards and Sue Storm, perhaps confirming the multiracial diversity of the Storm family.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Has a Release Date, Doesn’t Have Saoirse Ronan, Will Have 3D

May The Force Be With You

Plus J.J. Abrams had some things to say about why original writer Michael Arndt was replaced by himself and Lawrence Kasdan. What kind of morning is this? We've heard official word on two separate Episode VII rumors, promoting one to the realm of fact and relegating the other to Not Gonna Happenville. At this rate I'm half expecting something really good to come out by the end of the day, like Lucasfilm saying "Screw it, we're making all the rest of the movies about Mara Jade."

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Jon Snow And Hanna Are On The Wishlist For The Fantastic Four Reboot


Some very interesting names are being thrown into the ring for the next Fantastic Four feature film. Some very interesting names, indeed.

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Saoirse Ronan Gives A Few More Details On Her Star Wars Audition, Namely, Lightsabers

Oh Mah Glob Guys

We just recently learned that yes, Saoirse Ronan did in fact audition for the new Star Wars films but now the actress has told one outlet a bit more about what went down. And it's got us extra excited. 

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Yes, Saoirse Ronan Did Audition for Star Wars

May The Force Be With You

You hear that? One of the approximately 48 gazillion "[Insert name here] auditioned for Star Wars!" rumors was actually confirmed to be true. I need to sit down.

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Saoirse Ronan Rumored For Star Wars VII Villain


We love Saoirse Ronan so we're doing our best to restrain ourselves at the mere notion of her taking on a role in Star Wars VII. Hit the jump for what we know and the latest on Benedict Cumberbatch's possible involvement.

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Saoirse Ronan Goes Post-Apocalyptic In the Trailer For How I Live Now [VIDEO]

The World May Never Know

I've been getting a wee bit tired of the YA dystopia trend as of late. But still, the trailer for How I Live Now, based on Meg Rosoff's award-winning young adult novel, looks pretty cool. And I like all the people involved. You have my curiosity, movie. Now you just need to get my attention. (via: Digital Spy) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Saoirse Ronan Has Not Been Approached to Play Scarlet Witch


It's not often that we find out about a new character addition to a superhero franchise from an offhand remark on a red carpet two years before the movie's scheduled release date and in advance of the script being finished. In fact, it's practically unheard of, and probably has more to do with the murky cloud of copyrights and licensing in which Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver reside where movie versions of them are concerned than anything else. It was reported early on that Whedon and company might be looking for someone like Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, and the obvious subsequent question was: why not Saoirse Ronan?

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Old Professions and New Tricks Anchor an Expansive Byzantium


If the summer’s glut of sequels and reboots has got you down, then interest, if not a feel-good time, may be found in the art house. Byzantium, a return to the vampire genre well-trod by director Neil Jordan in High Spirits and his more famous Interview with a Vampire, is a curious piece, at times slow and ponderous, bookended by violent, swift action. It brings Jordan back to a theme he explored in Vampire; the consequences, and perpetual loneliness, of the cursed immortal. The difference here is that the subjects of Jordan’s very modern supernatural tale are not statuesque vampires in sharp suits and gleaming jewels, but a mother-daughter pair, sleeping rough and on the run. Having defied a patriarchal Brotherhood whose rules state that women cannot create succients (the film’s preferred term for its vampiric denizens), Clara Webb (Gemma Arterton) and her daughter Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) are forever one step ahead of their pursuers, though Eleanor appears largely in the dark about their impending danger, or, at least, the reason for their being on the move. This reason, the reason for Eleanor’s creation, and the sorry tale of her mother’s history, is relayed in pieces throughout the film, as a frustrated Eleanor whispers to the wind and the sea, and finally, a young companion, the story she must never tell. Mild spoilers, and discussion of trope-typical violence awaits readers under this non-sanguine cut.

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Interview: Violet & Daisy’s Saoirse Ronan

The Mary Sue Exclusive

We spoke with Saoirse Ronan in advance of her latest film release, Violet & Daisy, co-starring Alexis Bledel and James Gandolfini. We already showed you what her thoughts were on being Joss Whedon's "prototype" for Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2 but Violet & Daisy is based in a world without superheroes, though it's more than meets the eye. The Mary Sue held a special screening of the film for our readers recently, who got to see first hand just what the story about two hitwomen actually entailed. Read what Ronan had to tell us about her experience working on Violet & Daisy, her role, and her tendency toward strong women characters. 

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Watch Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan Play A Mother-Daughter Vampire Duo in Byzantium [VIDEO]

Bloody Good Fun

I had the chance to see Byzantium last month, and I quited liked it. It's nice to see a vampire movie that's more a gothic adult fairy tale than an actioner or a paranormal romance (though Byzantium has elements of both). It comes out in theatrical limited release on June 28th, and I quite recommend it! (via: Deadline) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Marvel Throwdown: Bryan Singer Just Claimed Quicksilver For X-Men, What About His Avengers Role?


Is this comics or Mortal Kombat? Bryan Singer just announced casting for the character Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. This is going to get messy.

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Exclusive: Saoirse Ronan Talks To Us About Joss Whedon And Scarlet Witch

The Mary Sue Exclusive

Considering the secrecy usually surrounding our most anticipated blockbusters, we were happily surprised when director Joss Whedon flat-out admitted Marvel characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would be appearing in the sequel to The Avengers. But there followed a rumor about Irish actress Saoirse Ronan being Whedon's "prototype" for Scarlet Witch so when we had the opportunity to speak with the actress recently, we just had to ask - would she do it? 

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The Mary Sue Would Like You To Watch Violet & Daisy With Us in New York City!


Come on, you know you want to sit down and watch a movie with The Mary Sue staff. We promise not to talk or text. Or tweet. Or try to update the site.

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Violet & Daisy, a Trailer You Should Watch

Cautiously Optimistic

I know almost nothing about Violet & Daisy except what's in this trailer, and that, according to Wikipedia, it's an action, a comedy, and a drama; both surreal and violent; about teenage hit women. That's enough to make me interested. (via MovieBob.)

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Saoirse Ronan To Be Matt Smith’s Companion in How to Catch a Monster

Today in Awesome

Kind of. Maybe. No, probably not. I just wanted to make a Doctor Who reference.

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Three Up For The Role of Cinderella, Will Disney Reunite Hanna’s Saoirse Ronan & Cate Blanchett?

Earlier this week we learned the always amazing Cate Blanchett might being playing the evil stepmother in Disney's Cinderella, aka Disney's Untitled Cinderella Story. Today we find out three actresses who might have to run away from her crying and one of them is the star of Hanna.

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