The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for June 1, 2018
Syfy is once again looking to the world of comics for inspiration, as the cable network has ordered a pilot for Resident Alien, based on the series from Dark Horse Comics. Resident Alien is described as a dark and comedic fish-out-of-water story. It follows an alien named Harry who crash-lands on Earth and takes on the identity of a doctor in a small Colorado town. His time on Earth eventually makes him question his secret mission and he begins to wonder if human beings are even worth saving.
Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy have flown the coop, formally withdrawing from The Crow, Deadline reports. Creative differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films hold the purse strings, are reportedly at fault. Production was ramping up to begin in Budapest this summer. Sony Pictures announced it had picked up the film for an October 11, 2019 release. Sources tell Deadline Sony may exit too.
The leaked synopsis of Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 spoils a huge moment in Avengers 4. While just rumors, if true, these are HUGE **SPOILERS**
Tom Cruise has started production on Top Gun 2. He posted the following picture of himself in a bomber jacket:
Industry projections peg Universal’s June 22 release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at $130 million-$150 million, Deadline reports. The first Jurassic World had projections of $110 million-$140 million but then shocked observers with an all-time record opener (which Force Awakens and Last Jedi eventually broke) of $208.8 million. The film, helmed byJ.A. Bayona, stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong, among others.
Don’t expect much humor from the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Quicksilver star Evan Peters promises a much darker tone: “I think it’s the classic X-Men: First Class tone, where there’s a bit of humor thrown in there, but it’s much darker than the previous one, Apocalypse. Apocalypse was the ‘80s, so there was a lot of room for goofy stuff in there. This one is a much more serious film about the internal struggle of Phoenix and Jean, so it’s a dramatic film. There’s nothing very comedic about it, other than the few moments that are in there. I think it’s gonna be a powerful one.” After a delay in post-production, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is now set to hit theaters on February 14, 2019.
A new, retro trailer for the upcoming Hotel Artemis introduces the film’s main characters. In keeping with the premise of the film, each character highlighted is some manner of deranged criminal looking for sanctuary in the walls of the hotel, which is actually a technologically-advanced hospital for career criminals.