Early Box Office Estimates: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Tracking Enormous $170M Opening Weekend
Early tracking projections have placed Disney and Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story in the $170 million range for its four-day opening weekend. The first estimates were released on Thursday putting the film between $165M to $175M on its opening weekend. Tracking was elevated.
DC Comics' Unveils New Digital Streaming Service
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. revealed last year they intended on creating a streaming service that featured live-action and animated series. The service now has a name, titled the DC Universe. The streaming service platform has a landing spot on DC Comics website. The landing page describes the service as "first-of-its-kind", immersive digital experience just for DC fans. New shows that will exclusively air on the platform have been announced. An animated series focusing on Harley Quinn, another animated series Young Justice: Outsiders, then two live-action series Titans and Swamp Thing.
'Avengers: Infinity War' Will Follow Record-Breaking Opening Weekend with Another $100M+ Weekend
Avengers: Infinity War looks to rise once again at the box office. — Infinity War looks to earn between $100 million to $130 million. The film has earned $305.9 million domestically. Globally, it has made $808.4 million. Surely it is going to keep making more money. Especially with no competition until the release of Deadpool 2.
Marvel is Conducting A Thorough Director Search For 'Black Widow'
Black Widow has been in the MCU ever since Iron Man 2. The Avenger has never had her own solo film. Marvel Studios is finally ready to give KGB agent turned SHIELD agent and Avenger a shot. The film has been in development since January. Jac Schaeffer (Olaf's Frozen Adventure) is penning the script. Marvel has met with more than 65 directors.
Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' Adds Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti (Straight Outta Compton, Billions) will be hopping aboard on Dwayne Johnson's Jungle Cruise. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Giamatti will play a "crusty harbormaster." Giamatti will also join Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall for this comedy adventure.
Disney Digital Network Reveals New Set of Projects Including Podcasts, Food Show, and An Over-The-Top Video App
Disney once acquired Maker Studios for $500 million back in 2014. Since then the company has gone on a new strategy which created the Disney Digital Network.
Production Has Begun on Disney's 'The One and Only Ivan'
The One and Only Ivan, a children's book by Katherine Applegate will be adapted for the big screen. — Production for the film has begun at Pinewood Studios in London. The film has been described as a live-action/CG hybrid. The book is about a silverback gorilla who lives in a cage at a mall. The film will be directed by Thea Sharrock, with a screenplay from Mike White, and is produced by Angelina Jolie, Brigham Taylor, and the late Allison Shearmur.
Hulu Passes 20 Million Subscribers, Reveals Most-Watched Show
In Hulu's annual upfront presentation they revealed some great news. — Since Hulu's last upfront presentation they debuted their biggest show to date The Handmaid's Tale. Which skyrocketed the company into prestige TV conversation, and earned them several Emmy and Golden Globes. Hulu announced that they now have 20 million subscribers. Quite a leap since having 17 million subscribers in 2017. It was also revealed The Handmaid's Tale is Hulu's highest rated show. The show has already been renewed for a third season.
'Westworld' Will Return For Season 3 on HBO
This news isn't shocking at all as Westworld has been renewed by HBO for a third season. — The science fiction Western thriller television series, that revolves around a Wild West themed park with android hosts. Although Westworld isn't HBO's highest rated show it generates plenty of buzz. Plus high delayed viewership led to its early renewal. Also not to factor in that it takes a year and a half to make a season of the show.
What's Coming to Netflix in May- What Is Leaving The Platform
A lot of notable programs are leaving the streaming service in May. A lot properties leaving come from Disney. As they prep to launch their own streaming service in 2019. A lot of classic movies are also leaving. Also we will give a list of what's coming to the platform.
How 'Fuller House' Inspired 'Karate Kid' Sequel Series 'Cobra Kai'
In a guest column on The Hollywood Reporter. Cobra Kai series co-creator Josh Heald discusses the long road of making a Karate Kid series with original stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.
Hasbro buying 'Power Rangers' Brand in $522M Deal
Toy giant Hasbro has acquired Power Rangers in a $522 million deal. So Transformers may have some new competition. — Saban also sold some other properties in the deal including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia and Treehouse Detectives in a cash-stock pact valued at $522 million. The toymaker originally paid Saban $22.25 million for a master toy license agreement due to begin in 2019. Saban Brands chief and Power Rangers creator Haim Saban will continue to serve in a consultant role moving forward. The first line should be out in 2019. Brian Goldner, Hasbro's chairman and CEO says he's ready for Hasbro to unlock Power Rangers full potential.
Netflix's 'Failsafe' Reunites Michael B. Jordan and 'Black Panther' Writer Joe Robert Cole
Joe Robert Cole one of the co-writers of Black Panther is teaming up with Michael B. Jordan once again. Netflix decided to reunite the two talents behind the massive comicbook hit. This time it is the adaption of Vault Comics Failsafe.
Star Wars Congratulates Marvel for Avengers: Infinity War's Heroic Opening Weekend
Avengers: Infinity War dethroned Star Wars: The Force Awakens to become the biggest domestic opening of all time. The photo shows Rey passing a lightsaber to Iron Man. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy wrote the nice note.
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Is Another Exciting Team-up Film Coming Out of the MCU
Marvel looks to continue their incredible success with Ant-Man and the Wasp. After seeing Avengers: Infinity War you may be wondering where the pint size hero went? The trailer doesn't give us any concrete answers.