The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for December 26, 2017
Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. has had several upcoming shows and deals canceled in the wake of accusations of sexual harassment that he later admitted to. But the Disney Channel cartoon that C.K. appears in, Gravity Falls, has taken the step of going back into its archives and dubbing over the character he plays. The character, interestingly, is a one-armed monster who tries to talk people into getting into his mouth. C.K. appeared in two episodes in 2015 and 2016, “Weirdmageddon: Part 1,” and then its follow-up, “Weirdmageddon: Part 3.”
Quentin Tarantino usually pens his own scripts, but for Star Trek, his new project with Paramount, he has brought Mark L. Smith on board. Smith wrote The Revenant, Vacancy, and the American remake of the French film, Martyrs.
As the upcoming Star Wars prequel Solo currently wraps up post-production, one reported source close to the film claims that Disney anticipates that the film is a “car crash” and it will be a massive “bomb.” “Disney is bracing themselves for the Han Solo movie to bomb,” the source told ScreenGeek. “They were worried about it before all The Last Jedi controversy, but now they’re essentially writing Solo off. The lead actor, Alden Ehrenreich, can’t act, and they had a dialogue coach on hand for all of his scenes. On top of that, the script is unworkable. It’s going to be a car crash.”
Speaking of Star Wars, family fun won the weekend, as families flocked to theaters to enjoy Star Wars: The Last Jedi (again), as well as the other new big offerings. The Last Jedi held onto the #1 spot with a $100.6 million take over the 4 days. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle claimed #2 with $33.9 million, and Pitch Perfect 3 was #3 with $20.5 mill.