James Wan returns to write and direct an all-new original horror film
The man behind the second highest-grossing horror franchise of all time - SAW - has an all-new horror project brewing. — It’s been four years since we last saw James Wan behind the camera for what was just his sixth directorial contribution to the horror genre. Which, considering Wan’s contributions as director, producer, and writer have yielded over 25 films throughout his accomplished nineteen-year career, I will admit six felt like a low number. Four years later, we have learned that Mr. Wan is expected to return as writer and director for an all-new original horror project!
Will we see the return of Viper in 'Top Gun: Maverick'? Tom Skerritt says it's classified
Holy shit, it’s Viper! — This latest Top Gun: Maverick update is courtesy of Tom Skerritt, aka Commander Mike ‘Viper’ Metcalf! As you could have guessed, Mr. Skerritt has been briefed about 2020s highly anticipated sequel and his recent appearance on The Morning Show at 7 (h/t CinemaBlend) has prompted immediate speculation as to whether or not we're going to see the return of Viper!
Watch the first trailer for Robert Eggers 'THE LIGHTHOUSE'
In which Robert Eggers unveils a timeless brand of crazy. — It’s been nearly three years since The Witch permeated our souls with a haunting 17th-century portrait of faith, family, and the supernatural. Three short months from now, writer and director Robert Eggers returns with a late 19th-century fantasy horror story set in the world of old sea-faring myths.
Netflix Renews 'Big Mouth' for Three More Seasons
Just after the news of Netflix canceling two shows. It looks like Netflix decided to deliver some good news to their subscribers. — Big Mouth has scored a massive three-season renewal from Netflix. Netflix has also signed the show's creators Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett to a multi-year deal to produce adult animated content. Netflix is making big commitments to animated content. Netflix now has their very own in-house animation studio with big names and developing numerous projects.
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Review
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film is not just a love letter to Tinseltown – it’s a full-blown marriage proposal. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is his look at the motion picture and TV industry in 1969, through the eyes of both fictional characters and real people who lived during that time. This blending is one of the movie’s major strengths. There aren’t many others.
Fox Animation Co-President Andrea Miloro Is Stepping Down, Disney Is Assessing Fox's Blue Sky Studios
Disney inherited the Fox Animation division Blue Sky Studios when they acquired 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion. — Andrea Miloro, the co-president of Fox Animation, is departing the company. Disney is currently assessing Blue Sky Studios. Miloro wrote an email to Blue Sky employees this morning. "I am writing today with some news that is difficult to share, but I wanted you to hear it from me: I will be leaving Blue Sky,"
Sony's 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Surges Past $1B Worldwide Ticket Sales
That's how you sling major dollar signs. — Surprise. In just three short weeks, Spider-Man: Far From Home has surpassed $1 Billion in global ticket sales!
Netflix Cancels 'Designated Survivor' and 'Tuca and Bertie'
It seems like Netflix is canceling more and more of its original content. — Today, Netflix canceled Designated Survivor which stars Kiefer Sutherland as President Tom Kirkman. The series originally began at ABC, and the first season followed the storyline of Kirkman being a low-level cabinet member who is selected to be the designated survivor during the State of the Union address. When the unthinkable disaster strikes the Capitol, Kirkman becomes the President of the United States of America.
'The Amazing Spider-Man' Director Marc Webb Signs Multi-Year, Overall Deal with ABC Studios
This is the first overall deal done by ABC Studios new president Jonnie Davis. — Webb will direct pilots and develop projects as an executive producer exclusively for ABC Studios. Webb will create projects for television along with streaming programming. He will be doing the projects through his Black Lamb production company. Webb will still work with creative executive Karen Feldesman and producing partner Mark Martin on Black Lamb-ABC projects.
Universal's 'Yesterday' Crosses $100 Million Globally
Yesterday has crossed the milestone of making $100 million globally at the box office. In a victory for smaller, original films and once again proving Hollywood's hottest intellectual property is now famous musicians and bands.
HBO Max will include live news and sports
WarnerMedia's new streaming service will feature live news and sports. — The live aspect of HBO Max won't happen in the early stage. So, don't expect in the spring of 2020 that you'll get live NBA games and CNN shows on HBO Max.
Sylvester Stallone in negotiations to write and star in a new 'ROCKY' installment
Sounds like we are closer than ever to seeing the next chapter of Rocky Balboa’s journey play out on the big screen. — After a total of eight franchise installments, including both CREED and CREED II spinoffs, it appears Sylvester Stallone, along with producing partner Irwin Winkler and MGM have put the wheels in motion for a ninth ROCKY installment with Stallone set to write and star.
'The Flash' Season Six New Big Bad Revealed
A crisis awaits Barry Allen and Team Flash but for now, it looks like the team will remain busy until Crisis on Infinite Earths. — The new villain is Bloodwork also known as Dr. Ramsey Rosso who will be played by Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes). The panel at San Diego Comic-Con revealed the trailer for season six.
They Have Done It: 'Avengers: Endgame' Dethrones 'Avatar' to Become Biggest Movie of All Time
Well, everyone thought it couldn't be done. Avengers: Endgame has dethroned Avatar as the top-grossing film of all time. — Avatar's reign at the box office lasted ten years. A James Cameron film no longer sits up at the top. Endgame made $1.9 billion at the international box office and $853 domestically.
Marvel Studios Reveals Phase Four Slate Including 'Eternals', 'Doctor Strange 2', and 'Thor Love and Thunder'
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige made a couple of amazing announcements from Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. — Marvel Studios is revealing the slate of new films after the end of the Infinity Saga. Which were phases one through three. The Infinity Saga was the massive story arc that told the story of the Avengers taking on the cosmic threat of the mad titan Thanos. The Infinity Saga started with Iron Man and concluded with Infinity War and Endgame. While Spider-Man: Far From Home marked the true end of phase three it served more like an epilogue. Now we look to the future.
'Top Gun: Maverick' Trailer Breakdown: New Characters, Fighter Jets, Callbacks, and Plenty of Mystery
In which I breakdown all 2 minutes and 12 seconds of breathtaking goodness. — This news should come as no surprise by now. The official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick has arrived and let me just say, it’s truly a marvel to behold. It’s also packed with plenty of revelations, featuring new characters, new fighter jets, callbacks and plenty of mystery. Including the biggest mystery of them all: What in the hell has Maverick been up to all these years?
Arrowverse's Crisis on Infinite Earths Will Feature Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh as Superman
Brandon Routh will be returning to the role of Superman for the epic Arrowverse crossover event. — Routh last played the role of Superman in Superman Returns back in 2006. Routh is already in the Arrowverse. He plays the role of Ray Palmer, The Atom on DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
Russo Brothers' Next Projects are 'Cherry', 'Grimjack', and 'Battle of the Planets'
The Avengers: Endgame directors revealed some new details about a slew of projects. — At San Diego Comic-Con, the Russo Brothers announced that they will be producing an adaptation of indie comic Grimjack and that they would be adapting the classic cartoon series Battle of the Planets.
'I Am Mother' Review
It’s always a great sign when piece of sci-fi cinema leaves you with chill-inducing ideas to mull over. Netflix's ‘I am Mother’, the largely contained feature debut from filmmaker Grant Sputore, gets a load of credit on this front. On the flip side, 'I Am Mother' also leaves you with fists clenched because of the frustrating lack of restraint keeping it from rising to something resembling exceptional.
Taika Waititi to write and direct 'THOR 4'; Chris Hemsworth expected to return
Plenty of good news to celebrate despite seeing Akira kicked to the curb — Taiki Waititi is back! And he’s brought the God of Thunder with him for the fourth installment of Marvel Studios’ THOR!
Warner Bros. 'Just Mercy' will hit theaters right in time for Awards consideration
Will Michael B. Jordan land his second unofficial Oscar nom? (I'm pretending Fruitvale Station was his first) — In a not-so-surprising move, Warner Bros has given Destin Cretton’s upcoming civil rights drama a vote of confidence by moving its theatrical release for Awards consideration.
Kumail Nanjiani’s live-action, starring role follow-up to his 2017 indie darling “The Big Sick” (for which he earned an Oscar nomination with his wife Emily) is a big, sickly mess.
‘A Quiet Place 2’ begins production
Motions in sign language: “A Quiet Place 2” has begun filming — We may not have the official title for the sequel to Paramount’s $370 million dollar surprise hit, but that’s not going to stop us from celebrating the official start of production on John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place 2”!
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach to write Margot Robbie’s live-action ‘Barbie’
Sign me up. — Can’t say we saw this one coming but Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are going to spruce up Margot Robbie’s life in the Dream House!