The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for June 21, 2018
CREED 2 Official Trailer – Michael B. Jordan & Sylvester Stallone return to avenge Apollo against a very familiar name. Creed 2 hits theaters November 21, 2018.
According to Bloomberg, Disney officially raised its offer to a staggering $71.3 billion, outbidding Comcast in the war for the majority of 21st Century Fox. It’s said that the new $38-a-share price is about $10 a share higher than the original offer from Disney back in December, and it’s also $3 above Comcast’s most recent bid. It’s not entirely surprising, then, that Fox has reportedly accepted the new proposal, citing its flexibility and “other enhancements” that the Comcast deal lacked. This, of course, doesn’t mean Comcast is necessarily out of the game just yet, though, as the company still has a chance to make a new offer.
Patrick Stewart may return to Star Trek and reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Stewart played Captain Picard throughout all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987 to 1994. CBS announced they will expand the science-fiction franchise with new series, mini-series and animation… and sources believe one of them will be a Star Trek series featuring Stewart as Picard.
ABC is going to offer audiences its own spin on CBS’ Survivor with a show featuring contestants on islets in the South Pacific, with snippets of their real life back home. Dubbed Castaways, it will separate its cast on different islets. Contestants will soon learn there are others out there, but won’t know just how many. The show will also simulate disaster scenarios, featuring abandoned structures and scarce resources. TBD if there is any prize component to the fun. Castaways premieres August 7th
ABC and NBC have the most failed new series. ABC had 13 new scripted programs during the 2017-18 season and has already canceled eight of them, while NBC had eight new shows and has cancelled two of them. But they still haven’t decided the fate of the other six shows and will likely cancel most of them. CBS canceled half of its eight new scripted programs while Fox cancelled just one of its six new scripted programs.
I have to admit, there’s a scene in this trailer for The Nun that made me jump. Will you be seeing this?
New Movies Opening Tonight
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Rated PG-13) — STARRING: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard — Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard try and save dinosaurs after a volcano erupts on the island where they are living
Lucasfilm has decided to put plans for more A Star Wars Story spinoff movies on hold, instead opting to focus their attention on Star Wars: Episode IX and what the next trilogy of Star Wars films will be after that film. Sources say the previously rumored Obi-Wan movie was in active development, but those who were working on the film are no longer involved. This news comes in the wake of the disappointing launch of Solo, Lucasfilm’s second A Star Wars Story spinoff, and received mixed-positive reviews and fell short of box office expectations. The film scored $84.4 million on opening weekend and has grossed $192.8 million domestically (and $339.5 million worldwide) in four weeks, far lower than the performance of other Star Wars movies at this benchmark. For comparison’s sake, Rogue One opened to $155 million and had grossed $424 million domestic by Week 4.