The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for March 27, 2018
Gina Rodriguez will be starring in Carmen Sandiego, a live-action film for Netflix. The Jane the Virgin star will star in and produce the movie. Rodriguez is also voicing the title character in Netflix’s upcoming animated “Carmen Sandiego” series, which will start streaming in 2019. A line of books from HMH featuring Sandiego will launch in 2019 timed to the series debut.
Family Guy to host a special Warcraft-themed episode on April 1? I’m not sure if this is a joke or not.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix and X-verse spinoff The New Mutants have been delayed, Variety reports. Dark Phoenix has been pushed back from its November 2 release date to February 14, 2019. The New Mutants — which already shifted from its planned April 13, 2018 bow to February 22, 2019 — will now open August 2, 2019. The Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as the iconic singer, takes Phoenix’s November 2 release date.
Heroes onscreen, and for a child, heroes in real life. Fox News personality Shannon Bream sent out a request via social media in an attempt to connect a dying child with one of the actors in Marvel’s Avengers. “Need your help Twitterverse — trying to help a young boy who is dying,” Bream said. “He probably has just days and all he want[s] is a greeting from one of the Avengers. If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, could you help out with a RT? Thank you in advance!” Her post was retweeted more than 10,000 times and both Chris Evans (Captain America) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) answering the call. “I’m more of a ‘Reserve Avenger.’ But happy to help,” Reynolds said.
The Captain Marvel movie has officially begun production! Not just that, but Marvel has issued a press release detailing the cast, crew, and general plot of the film. Fans of former Marvel movies and Marvel TV shows might see some familiar names from Guardians of the Galaxy and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (March 26, 2018) – Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on its newest film, “Captain Marvel.” The production is shooting in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. The production will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include “Mississippi Grind” and “Half Nelson.” An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out,” “The Good Dinosaur”), Nicole Perlman (upcoming “First Man,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Tomb Raider,” upcoming “Sherlock Holmes 3”), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (“Glow”), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Hateful Eight”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Ready Player One”), Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Lee Pace (“The Book of Henry,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Lashana Lynch (“Brotherhood,” “Fast Girls”), Gemma Chan (“Humans,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), Algenis Perez Soto (“Sambá,” “Sugar”), Rune Temte (“Eddie The Eagle,” “The Last Kingdom”), McKenna Grace (“I, Tonya,” “Gifted”), with Clark Gregg (“Live by Night,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”), and Jude Law (“Spy,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”).
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.