Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.
Black Panther remained atop the box office charts for a fifth-straight weekend, making the Marvel film the first since Avatar to accomplish this feat. Black Panther has now amassed over $610 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. (Washington Post)
In addition to dominating the box office, Black Panther is now the king of Twitter. The latest Marvel film is now the most tweeted movie of all time with more than 35 million tweets. Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were the previous record-holders. (CNN)
A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay has signed on to a new $100 million plus film project: an adaptation of Jack Kirby’s The New Gods. This will be the second superhero franchise helmed by a female director after Patty Jenkins directed 2017’s Wonder Woman. (Deadline)
Deadpool 2 scored a 98 in one of its final test screenings following six days of reshoots. The sequel has been tested three times, with scores for the first two screenings coming in at 91 and 97. The original Deadpool only scored as high as a 91 in test screenings, going on to break February records at the time to gross $783 million worldwide. (Hollywood Reporter)
Warner Bros. and DC Films released the official logo for Shazam! coming in 2019. The film stars Zachary Levi as the titular character. Production is currently underway for the superhero film. (ScreenRant)
Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are reuniting in a Men In Black reboot. According to Hollywood Reporter, while details are being kept hidden under a New York City ventilation tower, the reboot will not feature former characters Agents K and J from the original films. (Hollywood Reporter)
SXSW Film Festival wrapped this weekend with Thunder Road receiving the coveted narrative feature Jury Award. Click here to see the full list of award winners. (Deadline)
Tully’s release date has been moved from April 20 to May 4. The new release date is both closer to Mother’s Day (April 13) and the former opening date for Avengers: Infinity War. In the film, Charlize Theron stars as a tired mother of three who forms a bond with a young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). (Hollywood Reporter)
Shia LaBeouf will play his own father in Honey Boy, an upcoming movie loosely based on his life. Lucas Hedges will star as LaBeouf’s younger self. The movie will follow a former child star attempting to mend his relationship with his alcohol-abusing father. (Variety)
Click below to watch the latest trailers.
- Ready Player One (Release Date: March 29)
- Avengers: Infinity War (April 27)
- Action Point (June 1)
- Tag (June 15)
- Under the Silver Lake (June 22)
- Sicario: Day of the Soldado (June 29)
- Hotel Transylvania 3 (July 13)
- Spy Who Dumped Me (August 3)
- Pacific Rilm: Uprising: Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.
- Isle of Dogs: Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.
- Unsane: A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion?
- Sherlock Gnomes: Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
- Paul, Apostle of Christ: The story covers Paul, portrayed by Faulkner, going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ’s most influential apostle.
- Midnight Sun: A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.