The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 12, 2018
Above is trailer #2 for the upcoming sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, Glass, starring Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, & Sam Jackson.
Black Panther 2 is in the works. Ryan Coogler is returning to write and direct the sequel. Production on the film will begin in early 2020.
Scarlett Johansson is going to earn $15 million for playing Black Widow. That’s the same Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth each earned for playing Captain America and Thor in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War. Brie Larson earned $5 million for her role in Captain Marvel.
This week, the new genie Will Smith, gave us our first look at Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the classic animated film Aladdin. Watch the trailer above.
Steve Carell says Michael Scott’s sense of humor just wouldn’t fly today. He tells Esquire: “Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently. And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago. The climate’s different.” He notes that Michael Scott’s entire character is “predicated on inappropriate behavior.”
Walmart’s new streaming service, Vudu, is turning Michael Keaton’s 1983 movie Mr. Mom into a series. MGM is going to produce the show.
This week’s episode of Comedy Central’s South Park took no prisoners. The show, known for its of-the-moment take on social issues, threw shade at Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court despite allegations of assault against him, Roseanne Barr and The Simpsons. Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo did some of the honors by posting offensive tweets a la Barr that eventually got him fired. Then the show ended featuring The Simpson’s character Apu—who has been derided as a racist stereotype—and a credit sequence with the hashtag #cancelthesimpsons.
Lego DC Super-Villains releases on October 16 for all the major gaming spots. Will you be playing?