NCM Entertainment Roundup – May 19th

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:

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Michael Fassbender in Alien: Covenant.

 

Get ready for this weekend’s release of Alien: Covenant with Cinema Blend’s special guide to all fourteen extraterrestrial creatures that have appeared throughout the franchise.

Jimmy Kimmel is returning to the Oscars stage to host the 90th Annual Academy Awards. (Deadline)

The first trailer of The Emoji Movie foretells the story of the “Meh” emoji Gene (T.J. Miller), who embarks on a journey alongside his best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and code breaker Jailbreak (Anna Faris) to break the mold and change his coding. (Entertainment Weekly)

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps wants to become part of the Baywatch crew, and Dwayne Johnson makes sure that he passes all of the rigorous tests to become a lifeguard in this hilarious 30-second spot for the film. (USA Today)

Power Rangers’s Ludi Lin has signed on to play Murk in the DC superhero flick Aquaman. (The Wrap)

As part of the Logan Blu-Ray DVD release, a special feature shows how Dafne Keen landed the role of Laura, aka X-23, at her audition. (Variety)

The Crown’s Claire Foy is in early negotiations to star as Lisbeth Salander in the next film in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The battle between the humans and apes comes to a head in the final trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes. (FirstShowing.net)

Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell) go head-to-head in one of the most famous matches in tennis history in the trailer for The Battle of the Sexes. (Moviefone)

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a movie mogul? Check out Fantasy Movie League, a box office predictions game co-created by ESPN’s Senior Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry, where fantasy sports meets Hollywood!

Opening this weekend: Alien: Covenant, Everything, Everything, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Wakefield.

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