The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 1, 2018
Ryan Reynolds is feeling sad. Avengers: Infinity War had the biggest box office opening of all time, so Reynolds is doing his best to rain on the parade. The actor, who stars in the Marvel Universe as Deadpool, shared a shot of the faux rejection letter they sent him when he tried to band up with them. “From a guy who never knows when to quit, I’m glad you guys never did. Congrats,” he tweeted. “No. Absolutely not. Go bother Prof. X. No,” reads the letter. The letter is dated April 14, 2012 ― weeks before the official opening of the first Avengers film.
Disney is revising its all-time record weekend opening for Avengers: Infinity War, making it even more impressive than everyone thought. The Marvel blockbuster earned $258.2 million, instead of the $250 million they originally believed it earned. Infinity War now stands at an all-time record opening of $640.9 million, unseating the previous champ, Universal’s Fate of the Furious with $541.9 million.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced Tomb Raider will be making its debut on Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray and 4K Blu-Ray on June 12. The digital HD release should be released a little bit sooner, though a date wasn’t given at the time of the report.
A new casting notice for Star Wars: Episode IX points at a new character named “Caro,” and apparently casting director Nina Gold is looking for a young woman to play the role, according to a report from That Hashtag Show. Caro is described in the casting notice as “captivating naturalness and ease to her manner,” and calls her a”leader and problem solver, smart with a great sense of humor and a strong will. All this comes to her effortlessly.”
The Duplass Brothers’ Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist follows the story of a 2003 plot to rob a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania. During what became known as the “pizza bomber heist,” a pizza deliveryman with a bomb around his neck walked into a bank. The FBI became embroiled in a scavenger hunt across town and the murder of the would-be robber was eventually publicly broadcast. The four-part series investigates the mastermind behind the robbery. The show drops May 11th.
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Screenrant is reporting that, in a press conference which took place in Osaka, Japan, Nintendo announced that the new president of the company will be Shuntaro Furukawa, following the resignation of Tatsumi Kimishima, who took over the company in 2015.