the sun may go down yellowstoneBut there are still miles to go before he hangs up his spurs as John Dutton III on Paramount's biggest television franchise outside of Kevin Costner. star trek, The studio recently ended months of speculation by announcing that the Taylor Sheridan-created series will end with the current fifth season, which is set to return to the airwaves in November. Meanwhile, the wheels are already in motion to launch a sequel show – potentially starring Matthew McConaughey – that will continue the story of the present-day Dutton clan, even as Sheridan continues to launch prequel series like Harrison Ford . 1923 and Faith Hill 1883,
While that's the future for the Dutton ranch as it stands now, almost every week brings new developments to this real-life western saga. Here's everything you need to know about the future yellowstone,
Costner's next multimillion-dollar project
While Paramount executives are undoubtedly waiting for a final decision from Costner on how long he's willing to commit to the final episode yellowstoneThe actor himself is hard at work on his next feature film project – the ambitious (and pricey) multi-part western, Horizon, Costner shared a photo from the set on his Instagram this week, writing that he “hasn't felt this way about a movie” since we've been filming. dances with WolvesOf course, that 1990 film netted him an Oscar for Best Director and another for Best Picture, and there's no doubt he'd love for history to repeat itself.
Costner sheds more light Horizon Through an extensive conversation with fellow Oscar-winning sculptor, Francis Ford Coppola, organized by deadline, In the interview, he revealed that the project began in the late 1980s, and consists of four films that depict the development of the American West before and after the Civil War. Costner also said that he believes very strongly Horizon That he has invested his money in films. “I mortgaged 10 acres on the water in Santa Barbara, where I was going to build my last house,” he revealed. “But I did it without thinking. It gave my accountant a bad impression. But it's my life, and I believe in the idea and the story.”
“People can look at it and say, ‘Oh, it's a gamble,'” Costner continued. And I go, “Well, I guess it is, but do I want to go to Vegas and gamble?” No. I'm not that kind of gambler. I gamble on the love of the story. I'm gambling on the people, in a sense. I can't ask them to go to the theatre, but if they do go there, I'll try to take care of them as best I can.
Could Arnold Schwarzenegger Be Dutton's Long-Lost Relative?
If Costner Says “Hasta La Vista, Baby” yellowstonePerhaps Arnold Schwarzenegger can step in for the final batch of episodes? in an interview with hollywood reporter, the Austrian action star indicated that he would love to get into the Taylor Sheridan business. “I think she's very talented,” Schwarzenegger said of Sheridan. and cast on [Yellowstone] Unprecedented.”
While Schwarzenegger has spent most of his acting career on the big screen, he's getting into the streaming game with the eight-episode action series, FubarWhich will premiere on Netflix on May 25. And not for nothing, but his '80s rival Sylvester Stallone already has his own Sheridan-produced Paramount+ show, tulsa king, The former Terminator said, “Today, I watch other people's performances more than I did in the '80s, when I only watched myself.” “I was thinking: ‘I have to win.' It was a competition against the sly, against the others. ‘I want to be number one.'”
If Sheridan decides to take yellowstone By making a spin-off set on Austria's Open Range globally, Schwarzenegger could be number one on the call sheet.
What is in a name?
Kindergarten teachers, prepare to welcome a whole bunch of “Duttons” to your classroom in about five years. yellowstone The family last name is now a popular first name choice for new parents. According to Social Security Administration's ranking of popular baby namesDutton jumped from 1,821 in 2021 to 835 last year.
Meanwhile, Caius – the namesake of John Dutton III's son, played by Luke Grimes – experienced a rise in his popularity. Ranked 1,077 two years ago, it climbed to 587 in 2022. Sadly, it doesn't benefit Kayce's sister, Bethany (played by Kelly Reilly). yellowstone When it comes to the name of the child.
past events on the farm
From May 12: Kevin Costner's euthanasia
To borrow a line from Auric Goldfingerno, costner Not there Expect Mr. Dutton to die. According to Puck's resident Hollywood expert Matt BelloniThe dances with Wolves The star will have a big role in determining the ultimate fate of his alter ego. yellowstone ends his run. In fact, Belloni reports that one of the reasons Costner has yet to commit to returning to the set for the rest of Season 5 is because he wants to provide the show's producers with some hints of his endgame plans for Dutton. .
Belloni suggests Costner wants to avoid a situation like Patrick Dempsey's infamous exit grey's anatomywhere derek shepherd was killed in a car accident After the actor's alleged clash with the cast and crew, This means that if Dutton meets his producer, Costner is more than happy with it. According to Belloni, negotiations are still underway in terms of how long the outgoing star will spend on set, with options ranging from one to three weeks (Costner's preference) or 30 to 45 days (Paramount's preference).
Meanwhile, sources close to Costner reveal us weekly that he is “depressed” yellowstone Fans are all about the extensive delay over the rest of the fifth and final season. “The holdup isn't coming from Kevin,” the source claims, adding that it's all “out of his control.” (Costner is directing the ambitious feature film project, Horizon.) The fact that Paramount has set a November premiere date for the remaining episodes suggests that the rest of the cast may be heading to Montana soon… and maybe even a place that's close to Sheridan's heart.
taylor sheridan's farm life
Talk about the ultimate Airbnb. In 2021, Sheridan bought Historic Four Six Ranch, Texas He now owns one of several ranches in the state, reportedly for $320 million. And he has put all those assets to work for him. According to a recent report in wall street journalSheridan has used several of his ranches as various shooting locations. yellowstoneRelated shows, Paramount billing up to $50,000 per week. Additionally, his ranch runs “cowboy camps” for actors to get into riding shape and he rents out herds of cattle for his own shows at $25 per head.
while motherhood yellowstone The series is filmed extensively in Montana. magazine reported that the expenses stemmed from Sheridan's Texas properties, including a $3,000 time card from his personal horse Wrangler. Appearing at the Cattlemen's Conference earlier this year, the prolific author reportedly said: “There's nothing better than a film company showing up and filming for about a month and giving you a bunch of money and leaving. It's the most Big deal.”
Paramount spokesperson assured magazine that “cost-effectiveness are parameters for decision-making,” while David Glasser—who runs 101Studios, which produces yellowstone — Said Sheridan is mindful of budget concerns. “He is not writing ‘shoot at my ranch' in the script. Such demands are never made [line producer] Or I go to the teller and ask to cut a day off the schedule for budget purposes, he's willing to accommodate.”
It is worth noting One of Sheridan's Upcoming Paramount+ Shows 6666 and tell the centuries-old story of the Four Sixes Ranch that he now owns. We'll have to wait and see if he'll be “filming on location.”
Sheridan's Strike Silence
While some high-profile writer-producers like internal management andTony Gilroy And stranger things duffer brothers Pulled off protester duties amid the Writers Guild of America's ongoing strike, Sheridan has yet to express a public opinion about whether he will join a picket line. and his silence went unnoticed by those in the press, If Sheridan goes on strike, it will certainly complicate the planned timeline for Paramount's end yellowstone and the beginning of the sequel series. But if escalating negotiations with the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild also result in those unions going on strike, production will be shut down regardless of Sheridan's stance.
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