The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 16, 2018
After a pair of teasers that set up the reveal of X-Force, fans got the full-length, brand new teaser for Deadpool 2 near the end of last night’s episode of The Walking Dead.
Rampage has taken the No. 1 spot at the box office, with a $34.5 million opener. Globally, the Dwayne Johnson-top-liner garnered $148.6 million. John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place also surged Saturday, up 29% with a second weekend haul of $32.6 million, and a 10-day total of $99.6 million.
The top 10:
1. Rampage, $34.5 million
2. A Quiet Place, $32.6 million
3. Truth or Dare, $19.1 million
4. Ready Player One, $11.2 million
5. Blockers, $10.3 million
6. Black Panther, $5.3 million
7. Isle of Dogs,” $5 million
8. I Can Only Imagine, $3.8 million
9. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, $3.7 million
10. Chappaquiddick, $3 million
Bill Hader is in talks to join the sequel to Stephen King’s IT. The former SNL’er may play Richie Tozier, the foul-mouthed comic of the Funny Losers Club.
Is The Walking Dead headed into a civil war next season? Reaction to last night’s Godfather-esque scene seems to support these beliefs.
The Black Panther post-credits scene with Winter Soldier was a great surprise for Marvel fans, but according to actor Sebastian Stan, it was originally much longer: “There was something really actually funny about that scene. It’s definitely better the way it is now, I think. But that scene was at least 8 more minutes long than what we saw. And it was like a more inquisitive Bucky. He was kind of really going, ‘What are they calling me?’ And [Shuri] was telling him a little about it, and they have more of an interaction. And then he walked over and started hanging out with elders and playing with the kids, but you don’t see that.”
Nike released another pair of their self-lacing Back to the Future sneakers on Friday. The limited edition olive and orange peel-colored sneakers cost $720.
Stan Lee, the 95-year-old Marvel maestro is suing his former business manager Jerardo Olivarez for $20 million, alleging financial abuse, TMZ reports. Allegations against Olivarez and others in Lee’s circle emerged earlier this week when The Hollywood Reporter published a blistering report about the warring factions surrounding the iconic creator. All of the implicated parties, including Olivarez, Stan Lee museum proprietor Max Anderson and his daughter J.C., have accused each other of manipulation, elder abuse and fraud, according to widespread reports. On Friday, Lee filed a lawsuit singling out Olivarez and claiming he “committed conversion, fraud, financial abuse of an elder and misappropriation of his name and likeness” in a series of strange, villainous schemes.