The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 6, 2018
The Rock tells Rolling Stone magazine that he will never do a movie with a sad ending. ”I have friends I admire, Oscar winners, who approach our craft with the idea of, ‘Sometimes it comes out a little darker, and nobody will see it, but it’s for me’. Great. But I have other things I can do for me. I’m gonna take care of you, the audience. You pay your hard-earned money – I don’t need to bring my dark s**t to you. I don’t like a sad ending. I don’t want it in my movies. When the credits roll, I want to feel great.’‘
Disney & Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War looks like it will open with a $175M-$200M domestic B.O. haul, according to projections, per The Hollywood Reporter. The movie is set to release in theaters on April 27th. Only seven films have ever opened to $175M+ in the U.S., four of which are superhero movies from Disney/Marvel: The Avengers ($207.4 million), Black Panther ($202 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million) and Captain America: Civil War ($179.1 million).
Funko is releasing a Freddy Krueger cereal this June. The cereal will cost $7.99 a box and will turn red when milk is added to it. The cereal will be sold at FYE stores instead of Target, Walmart and grocery stores. Funko founder Michael Becker tells the Coronado Eagle & Journal; “We got all the cool licenses like He-Man, Wonder Woman, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Krueger and our own Freddy Funko. We start shipping to stores in June and we have the distribution set up and the product is pre-sold. It’s just one more of those feel-good Funko items.”
Kristen Bell appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, and she shared a tantalizing update on Frozen 2. “I have recorded the movie,” she said. “There will be edits before it’s finished. I know the songs, I know the story — it’s very good!” Bell does the voice for Princess Anna in the Disney film. The 2013 original, featuring Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, nabbed more than $1.2 billion worldwide.
Anyone else obsessed with Overwatch? I’m very excited to try this new seasonal mission!
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters and lawyers at a recent industry Q&A that he could see a reboot of The Office and The West Wing in the future, The Hollywood Reporter shares. But Seinfeld and Friends revivals aren’t in the cards, Greenblatt said.
Comedian Mike Myers returned as Dr. Evil on The Tonight Show Wednesday to announce that he was recently fired by President Donald Trump. But there’s one evil plan even he couldn’t cop to, he said. When Jimmy Fallon asked if it was his idea to deport dreamers, he said: “No, Jimmy, even I have my limits. I’m evil, but I’m not a monster.”