The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 9, 2018
Excellent! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are going to star in another Bill and Ted movie called Bill and Ted Face the Music. The film will follow Bill and Ted as middle-aged fathers with families. They are still trying to write the perfect song. ‘Bill & Ted 3’ comes after 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. The original creators of “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” Chris Matheson and Ed Solmon, have returned to the franchise to write the script, while Dean Parisot of “Galaxy Quest” is set to direct the film.
Patty Jenkins, who earned $1 million for directing Wonder Woman, will make nine times that for directing Wonder Woman 2.
Charlize Theron is busting out the peroxide and her Burberry trench coat, she spilled on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. Asked how she feels about Chris Hemsworth’s suggestion that she play James Bond, she replied: “That’s cool, but there’s nothing like that [in the works]. We are definitely developing an Atomic Blonde 2.”
Ryan Reynolds tells Entertainment Weekly that the original script for Deadpool 2 started out with him becoming a father. “The genesis of it was ‘What if Deadpool had a child?’ Like, what if we started five years later and what would that be like? By page 1.5, it was totally untenable. We were just like, ‘Nope. Nope. No, no, no. This is never, ever going to work.’ We went back to the drawing board and kind of reworked it in a way about wanting to have a child, which is something that so many people I know experience on a daily basis – wanting to have a child but can’t.”
Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time was a flop… to the tune of $100 million. It made $33 million in its opening weekend, compared to $202 million by Black Panther and $258 million for Avengers: Infinity War. It has grossed just $126.8 million globally to date. Disney did not disclose in its earnings report exactly how much it lost on “A Wrinkle in Time,” but the New York Times reported that the movie had a combined production and marketing budget of around $150 million, while Deadline pegged the budget much higher, at $250 million. Studios typically make back around half of the box office gross, which means Disney lost between $86 million and $186 million on A Wrinkle in Time.
Does this new TV spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story tease a Jabba the Hut appearance?
Lethal Weapon star Clayne Crawford will not be returning to the Fox series should it get renewed for a third season. Warner Bros. Television are actively searching for a replacement for Crawford, who plays Martin Riggs in the one-hour cop drama opposite Damon Wayans (as Roger Murtaugh). Whether or not they are able to find a suitable replacement for Crawford will help determine whether or not the series gets a third season. No final decision has yet been made on the show’s future. Crawford’s exit from the series comes two weeks after reports the former “Rectify” star had twice been reprimanded for his behavior on the “Lethal Weapon” set.
Variety is out with their list of the highest paid celebrities in Hollywood:
Daniel Craig – “Bond 25” (coming soon) – $25 million
Dwayne Johnson – Red Notice (coming soon) – $22 million
Vin Diesel – The Fate of the Furious – $20 million
Anne Hathaway – Barbie (coming soon) – $15 million
Jennifer Lawrence – Red Sparrow – $15 million