The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 6, 2018
Shortly after revealing that The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby will be joining Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham for their Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw, it’s been announced that Idris Elba (Luther, The Dark Tower) is in final negotiations to star as the lead villain of the upcoming action blockbuster. Johnson and Statham will be reprising their roles as special agent Luke Hobbs and criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw, respectively.
The July Fourth box office did well this year, with the top 20 movies making $43.3 million, a 27% bump over Tuesday’s business. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom earned $11.6 million, bringing its running tally to $297.7 million; Incredibles 2 landed $9.7 million, bringing its total haul up to $468.2 million, and Universal/Blumhouse’s The First Purge nabbed $9.4 million.
Think you know how Game of Thrones will end next year? Even the show’s own stars were shocked. “For me – without giving anything away, I guess – I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show’s ending really is,” Sophie Turner shared with Digital Spy, while noting that “it really is so unpredictable the way that [the series] ends up. People have come up with so many fan theories about how it’s going to end, and who will end up where, and who will end up with who. It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up. I’m very satisfied with that, and I think that the fans will be satisfied with that, too.”
Thank you, Fox Brazil, for our first look, our first promotional pic, of the upcoming season of The Walking Dead.
Lastly for the week, below is a tweet from Daniel R, a member of the Twitter community who has reported DC movie news that later proved true, posted the following about a change-of-direction for the larger DC Extended Universe. Less crossover, more solo stories:
The future is Stand-Alone, with very few crossovers. Probably for the best. I trust Jenkins, Wan, Reeves and Sandberg to deliver their own great stand-alone Superhero films. Then someday down the road they’ll crossover again (and this time they’ll make it work) #DCEU
— Daniel R (@DanielRPK) July 4, 2018