The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for June 12, 2018
The gorgeous ladies of wrestling are taking on sexism and racism in the Season 2 trailer for Netflix’s GLOW. They also deal with a rumored cancellation. “I say we do whatever the hell we want to do,” says Sam (Marc Maron), when the show is threatened with the ax. “Set the weirdos free and see what happens.” The 1980s-set dramedy returns June 29 on Netflix.
So many cameos, so little time. Between Katie Holmes, Kim Kardashian and the leading ladies (Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, et al), it’s easier to figure out who in Hollywood didn’t make it into Ocean’s 8. And that would be … Matt Damon. Director Gary Ross told The Hollywood Reporter that leaving one of the O.G. Ocean boys on the cutting room floor was tough, but it had to be done. “There were a lot of people who were gracious to us that just for editorial and storytelling reasons didn’t make it in and some who did. We ended up shooting probably another 10 days afterwards, so there’s a lot of material and a lot of shaping. It really just comes to storytelling.”
Iconic Australian actor, Paul Hogan is to star in upcoming feature film The Very Excellent Mr Dundee. The Very Excellent Mr Dundee sees Hogan playing himself and on the brink of receiving a Knighthood for services to comedy. “ Despite all his best efforts, his name and reputation are destroyed.” Hogan starred in the Crocodile Dundee film series released in the 1980s.
Villains are pilfering iconic Marvel treasures, including an Iron Man suit valued at $325K, a shield from Captain America and claws from Logan. Sales of Lucasfilm and Marvel collectibles have reached $400 million a year. Costume makers are now weaving DNA into the garb for tracking purposes.
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has joined Dwayne Johnson’s action-comedy Red Notice, set for a June 12, 2020 release. Johnson plays an Interpol agent tasked with capturing the most-wanted art thief in the world. Johnson is expected to get his first $20 million paycheck for the gig. Gadot is currently shooting Wonder Woman 2, reuniting with director Patty Jenkins with the sequel set for a 2019 release.
With Geoff Johns stepping down from his role as Chief Creative Officer at DC Entertainment in order to focus on writing and producing comics, TV shows, and movies, the CCO job will go to DC co-publisher Jim Lee. Lee is a friendly and popular public face for DC, with both fans and retailers. His presentations at retailer summits helped pave the way for an ambivalent marketplace to embrace DC’s 2016 Rebirth initiative, which kicked off with Johns’s DC Universe: Rebirth #1.
Doom brings hell on Earth in a brand new video game sequel. Check out the first trailer below: