The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for June 4, 2018
Silver & Black, a spinoff from Marvel’s Spider-Man, was set to open on February 8th, 2019, but Sony is shifting it back. Tom Hanks’ WWII drama Greyhound will land on February 8th instead. A re-write is reportedly in store for Silver & Black. Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing the film. Silver & Black will follow the story of Silver Sable, friend to Spider-Man, and a female mercenary / hunter of war criminals. In the comics, she has been a love interest of Spidey’s.
FX has ordered a third season of its X-Men-themed drama Legion. Two episodes remain in the second season, plus a recently announced extra; the third season would make a bow in 2019.
Director Brian De Palma is developing a film on the life of Harvey Weinstein—and it will be a horror film. The director of Hollywood classics like Carrie, Dressed to Kill, and Body Double tells Le Parisien, “I’m writing a film about this scandal, a project I’m talking about with a French producer. My character won’t be named Harvey Weinstein but it will be a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and it will take place in the film industry.”
Bill & Ted 3 with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, will begin filming in January 2019. As they’d say, “Excellent!”
ABC is considering doing a Roseanne spin-off centered around Sara Gilbert. Tentatively titled Darlene, Radar Online claims the show would kill off Roseanne before following Gilbert’s character. A source tells the website; “Sara Gilbert is in talks to get a spin-off called ‘Darlene’ and they will kill off Roseanne on the show! The cast is meeting because they refuse to give up on their fans, or the family that they were building with each other. Sara is super upset about all of this, just as everyone else is. But she is getting so much crap from everyone about her comments on Twitter because the show was allegedly her idea to begin with.”
The new TV show Heathers was permanently scrapped by the Paramount Network due to the several school shootings throughout the US. Viacom said that the TV reboot of the 1988 movie, which is a tale of high-school murder and suicide will not air on Paramount or any other Viacom properties.
This movie looks better and better as Marvel releases footage. New Ant-Man & The Wasp trailer!
Sophomore slump! The Force is not with Solo: A Star Wars Story in its second week out. The film earned $29.3 million in its second weekend, registering a serious 65.2% drop from its disappointing $84.4 million debut. The film got fairly positive reviews, but it seems fans just aren’t here for Solo. While The Last Jedi also suffered from a 67% drop in its second weekend out, but it was coming off a $220 million debut. Plus, it hit the market during the Christmas Holiday season which gave it more of a cushion.
Here’s your Box Office Breakdown:
1. Solo: A Star Wars Story $29.3 million
2. Deadpool 2 $23.3 million
3. Adrift $11.5 million
4. Avengers: Infinity War $10.4 million
5. Book Club $6.8 million
6. Upgrade $4.5 million
7. Life of the Party $3.5 million
8. Breaking In $2.8 million
9. Action Point $2.3 million
10. Overboard $2 million
Could members of the Guardians of the Galaxy be family? A new fan theory suggests Starlord and Mantis are related.
Possible Avengers 4 spoilers?