The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for June 13, 2018
Mariah Dillard and Bushmaster are battling for control of Harlem in a new teaser for Luke Cage’s second season. “Harlem doesn’t need a hero, it needs a Queen,” opines Alfre Woodard’s Mariah Dillard, as she faces the unstoppable Bushmaster. Meanwhile, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) mulls intervening in the battle. All 13 episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 premiere June 22 on Netflix.
Avengers: Infinity War has officially crossed the $2 billion mark, joining Avatar ($2.78 billion), Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06B). Infinity War is Marvel’s top release ever, besting2012’s Avengers ($1.5 billion), and followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) and Black Panther ($1.345 billion). Infinity War crossed the mark on its 48thday of release.
The first reactions are in – for the trailer – for the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Will you be seeing the next x-film?
Stan Lee’s business partner Keya Morgan was arrested for filing a false police report, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His bail was set at $20,000, and he is due back in court on July 2nd. Morgan taken into custody by the LAPD’s Hollywood Division. Police did not reveal details of his arrest, but it is suspected to be connected to allegations that the 95-year-old Marvel icon was confronted at his home by two gunman demanding money earlier this month.
Disney has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming Dumbo movie. “Holt was once a circus star but he went off to war and when he returned, it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, entrepeneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star.”
Netflix extended Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown after his death. The popular travel show was scheduled to leave Netflix on June 16th but after the host’s death last week, all eight seasons will remain on the steaming service for months to come.
After helming Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring, James Wan is stepping away from directing horror films. But he is all in for producing them! Deadline reports that he is developing an Arachnophobia remake with Amblin; original director Frank Marshall has signed on to exec produce.