The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 16, 2018
Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin participated in BBC Radio 1’s Playground Insults game. The rules of the game are easy: the two hurl disses at each other until someone “absolutely loses it” or one of them drops a “killer insult” that puts the rest to shame. Check out the video above for all the hilarity.
Speaking of Deadpool, it seems that random Walmarts across the country are getting special displays to promote the new movie:
Twitter user Daniel R, a writer based in Los Angeles – warning us that this is simply a “rumor for now” – that he is hearing “Ben Affleck now wants to stick around as the DCEU’s Batman.” It seems every other day following the release of Justice League, more and more reports were surfacing, claiming that Affleck was done with the role. Some reports said he was finished, others claimed that the actor was still considering starring in Matt Reeves’ solo Batman film, while some would have us believe that Affleck’s Batman would make a final appearance in the Flashpoint movie. Either way, Matt Reeves’ solo Batman film does not yet have a release date. The next entry in the DCEU will be Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, which hits theaters Dec. 21.
Anyone hoping for the clever title Guardians of the Galaxy.mp3, since it’s the upcoming third installment of the franchise, will be disappointed to know that director James Gunn has confirmed the title to be Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3. He thanked the fans for the amusing suggestion, but confirmed the title via his twitter @JamesGunn.
Mark Wahlberg is here to save the world in Mile 22. “I’m totally calm,” says Wahlberg’s CIA operative James Silva in the trailer. “That’s because you’re mentally unstable,” snipes colleague Alice (played by Lauren Cohan). Peter Berg is directing the action film, which follows CIA operative Silva who is tasked with transporting an “asset” with life-threatening info. Mile 22 also stars Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich. STX releases Mile 22 on August 3rd.
Monica Raymund is leaving Chicago Fire. The actress who has played Gabriela Dawson on the NBC show since its 2012 debut, announced that she will not return to the drama for season 7. Raymund revealed she’s leaving in a note to fans she posted on Twitter saying it’s time for her to move on.
Finally today, some early sketches have leaked of what the Joker almost looked like in DC’s Suicide Squad. Note the radical eyebrows: