The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 21, 2018
No big deal, just Chewbacca sitting courtside for the Cleveland Cavs game over the weekend..
Deadpool 2 debuted to $125 million domestically and $301 globally after landing the biggest foreign debut ever for an R-rated title. Deadpool 2 nabbed the third-best domestic opening of the year to date behind Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. Infinity War nabbed second place, followed by Book Club, starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, with a $12.5 million opener. According to ComScore, overall box office is up 6.3 percent year-to-date.
The Box Office Top 10:
1. Deadpool 2— $125 million
2. Avengers: Infinity War — $28.7 million
3. Book Club — $12.5 million
4. Life of the Party — $7.7 million
5. Breaking In — $6.5 million
6. Show Dogs — $6 million
7. Overboard — $4.7 million
8. A Quiet Place — $4 million
9. Rampage — $1.5 million
10. I Feel Pretty — $1.2 million
DC Comics has announced new DC/Looney Tunes specials teaming DC Universe icons with the irreverent Warner Bros. ‘toons in special one-shot issues to release this August. The quartet of titles boast talent by some of the top names in the DC talent family, each book featuring top-shelf names like the Joker, Harley Quinn, Daffy Duck, and Sylvester and Tweety Bird. Each 48-page team-up issue include both a main and bonus story featuring the title characters and will retail for $4.99, with all four titles releasing Wednesday, August 29.
Comedy fans are getting a peek at Steve Martin and Martin Short’s upcoming special, An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. The longtime pals banter, exchange insults and dance together. Martin even plays the banjo. The special begins streaming on Netflix on May 25th.
Netflix has snagged Jennifer Aniston to play the U.S. president and Tig Notaro to play the first lady in First Ladies, a political comedy about America’s first female president and her wife. Notaro is writing with Stephanie Allynne. Notaro can next be seen on her comedy special Happy To Be Here on Netflix May 22nd.
Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege, a brand new board game from IDW, will be available in August 2018. Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege is a 1-5 player game. Players play as either Batman or one of his allies as they defend Gotham City from classic Batman villains from the animated television series. This game’s production design includes all new artwork, character miniatures, 3D city buildings, and other board game elements.
Stephen Amell just confirmed that an iconic part of Green Arrow’s look from the DC Comics universe will debut in Arrow Season Seven on The CW. Amell told a crowd at Motor City Comic Con that he will debut Oliver Queen’s classic goatee in Arrow’s upcoming season. Amell did caution that the goatee may not be sticking around forever, possibly signaling that it will be more of an Easter egg than a lasting redesign to the character. He also made it clear that Green Arrow’s Robin Hood hat won’t be making an appearance.
Sebastian Stan recreating Tom Holland recreating Rihanna’s umbrella is the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life. pic.twitter.com/7nIgjUq4rD