The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for March 26, 2018
Donald Glover’s animated Deadpool series was killed after being given a 10-episode order on FXX last May. The planned project was created by Glover, who stars in FX’s Atlanta, and his brother Stephen. The network said: “Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.” The series was to take on a “different tone and editorial voice” than the Deadpool movie, starring Ryan Reynolds.
Not even 2 months away, we don’t know much about the Han Solo spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story, but a merchandise tie-in might have spoiled some plot points.
For a limited time, MoviePass is slashing prices. The company aspires to be the Netflix of movie-going. In a bid for a bigger client base, it is offering a package deal fo $6.95 a month. The original pass cost $10 for users to see a movie a day for a month, which is less than the cost of a single movie ticket in many major markets. Critics say the model is unsustainable as the service pays full price for each ticket its customers buy. He counters in the video above, hosted by my good pal and former cohost Billy A Patterson.
The FX drama Trust sounds like a one-and-done, based as it is, on the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. Not so. “Way, way back we envisioned this as a five-season series,” exec producer Danny Boyle, who also directs the first three episodes, tells The Hollywood Reporter of his and creator Simon Beaufoy’s plan of bringing the Gettys to FX. “Then they rationalized it — and intensified it — down to three.” The show takes place in 1973 and stars Donald Sutherland, Brendan Fraser and Hilary Swank. The 10-episode first season premiered Sunday on FX.
Last night, AMC gave us our first full trailer at the upcoming season of Fear The Walking Dead. “New People” might be the theme, but it includes a few familiar faces to fans of The Walking Dead, as well as television in general. Take a look:
There is a new number one movie at the weekend box office as Pacific Rim: Uprising knocked off Black Panther from the top spot. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel took in $28 million to open in first place.
Black Panther fell to second after five-weeks in first place taking in $16.7 million. Despite the drop, the movie made more history becoming highest-grossing superhero film ever in the US and is now the fifth highest grossing film of all-time!
Here’s your Top 10:
1. “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” $28 million
2. “Black Panther,” $16.7 million
3. “I Can Only Imagine,” $13.8 million
4. “Sherlock Gnomes,” $10.6 million
5. “Tomb Raider,” $10.4 million
6. “A Wrinkle in Time,” $8 million
7. “Love, Simon,” $7.8 million
8. “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” $5 million
9. “Game Night,” $4.2 million
10. “Midnight Sun,” $4.1 million