The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 3, 2018
Jimmy is back in action. Don’t miss the season premiere of Breaking Bad-spinoff Better Call Saul, Monday, August 6 at 9/8c.
Colonel Sanders is going to guest star on ABC’s General Hospital this Friday. George Hamilton will be playing Sanders. KFC says; “The appearance on General Hospital is part of KFC’s strategy to have Colonel Sanders and the brand show up in unexpected ways that are authentic and meaningful to its customers.’
Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s IT: Chapter Two. To celebrate the occasion, a new photo of the adult cast has been released. If you need a refresher as to who is playing who: James McAvoy is set to star as the adult Bill Denbrough, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, Xavier Dolan as Adrian Mellon, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Isiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon and Jessica Chastain will play Beverly.
Is there a Thanos cut of Avengers: Infinity War coming? Sources says there were more than 30 minutes of his backstory cut for time.
Speaking of Thanos, what an incredible mash-up:
NEW MOVIES OPENING WED/THU
Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13)
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reunite as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne in the film set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. The follow-up sees Ant-Man teaming up with Lilly as the new Wasp to carry out a mission from her father, S.H.I.E.L.D. inventor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).
The First Purge (-R-)
Opens July 4th.
The fourth installment in the Purge franchise — starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, and Marisa Tomei — takes audiences all the way back to, you guessed it, the inaugural purge. The First Purge introduces the deranged 12-hour period set in a dystopian America where all crime is legal.
Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins are teaming up on the L.A.-noir TV series I Am the Night. The pair worked together on the blockbuster Wonder Woman (and are working again on Wonder Woman 1984). The series follows the true story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a woman who was given away at birth and who is attempting to solve the mystery of her past. The six-episode series premieres on TNT in January of 2019.
Speaking of Chris Pine, one of his most famous characters, Captain Kirk, now has his own bourbon.
Sony may make a new film about a plus-size superhero. The movie would follow Faith Herbert, a science fiction geek, who has telekinetic powers. She is also able to fly and levitate objects
In an effort to keep afloat, MoviePass’ parent company Helios & Matheson is hoping to raise $1.2 billion. According to an SEC filing obtained by Deadline, the company plans to use the funds “for general corporate purposes of Helios and its subsidiaries and/or to support MoviePass and MoviePass Ventures operations.” The funds would be raised through stock and debt offerings, but no date for a sale has been issued. MoviePass offers a $10 subscription for movies.