The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 3, 2018
Tuesday, it was revealed that ahead of Arrested Development’s fifth season, creator Mitch Hurwitz will be releasing a remixed version of season four, turning it into a more conventional, 22 episode format, following a more conventional structure. Hurwitz originally “pursued [season four] as a comedic experiment to see if new jokes and a new perspective would emerge from a remix that features all the Bluths in every episode”. Above, Arrested’s narrator, and Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard combines the two fandoms.
Disney/Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War has officially cleared the $300 million hurdle at the domestic B.O. in five days, matching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was previously the fastest-grossing title to achieve that record. The film is expected to bank another $100M+ this weekend.
The cinematic reboot of Todd McFarlane’s original creation Spawn is heavily rumored to be eyeing Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx to play the title character. If Foxx playing Spawn sounds familiar, it’s because the Academy Award-winning actor had been “aggressively pursuing” the role all the way back in 2013.
Last year, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment announced they were launching a new digital streaming platform that would include both animated and live action series. Now, that service has a name — DC Universe — and an official landing page on the DC Comics website. It describes itself as a “first-of-its kind, immersive digital experience designed just for DC fans,” with access to exclusive original series. Several shows have already been announced for the platform, including the animated Young Justice: Outsiders, the live-action adaptation of DC’s Titans comics, and an animated series focusing on Harley Quinn. Wednesday, it was also announced that a live-action Swamp Thing series would be coming to the service.
Blake Lively has a dark secret in her new mystery-thriller, A Simple Favor. The film lands in theaters on September 14th. “I do consider Emily my best friend. She’s this wonderful, elegant person,” Anna Kendrick (as Stephanie) says of Lively’s character in the preview. Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding, who plays Emily’s husband, Sean, continues: “She is an enigma, my wife. You can get close to her, but never quite reach her.” In anticipation of the trailer’s release, Lively freaked out the Internet by deleting her Instagram posts and following only women named Emily Nelson.
Blessed be! Hulu has given The Handmaid’s Tale the go-ahead for a third season just as its second season kicks off. So far, the Margaret Atwood adaptation has branched off from Gilead into Boston as we formerly knew it.
Ellen Pompeo tells Us Weekly that the end is nigh for Grey’s Anatomy, despite creator Shonda Rhimes’ pledge to keep the show going for as long as Pompeo wanted to. “We’re getting there. Shonda and I will make that decision together,” she told Us exclusively on Tuesday, May 1. “I think that one of the biggest lessons that this show has taught me and being on this show for so long has taught me, is that relationships do change. And they do grow. They take work. Like any marriage, friendship. You gotta put in the work. You have to accept other people’s flaws, and accept your own flaws and try to change and be a better person. But I think everything is worth the time and effort. And things get better.”