Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.
Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo released a statement yesterday asking that fans avoid spoiling the plot of the upcoming Marvel film when it hits theaters April 27. “We’re asking that when you see Infinity War, in the coming months, that you maintain that same level of secrecy so that all fans can have an equal experience when they watch it for the first time,” reads the statement. (Twitter)
Marvel released new character posters for Avengers: Infinity War. In total, there are 22 posters, each with an individual hero from the upcoming film. Only Rocket and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy are pictured together. (Twitter)
Filming on Creed II officially began Monday. Rocky star Sylvester Stallone shared the news in a behind-the-scenes video on Instagram. Michael B. Jordan will return to reprise his role as Adonis Creed. The sequel hits theaters November 21. (Collider)
Adam Sandler will star in Uncut Gems, a new film directed by the Safdie brothers for A24. The film will be produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush who most recently worked with A24 on Lady Bird. No details about the plot or release date have been revealed. (Deadline)
Universal has hired Dan Mazeau to write a new draft of sci-fi thriller Armada, based on Ernest Cline’s 2015 novel. Cline, who authored Ready Player One and co-wrote the screenplay, will remain in collaboration with Mazeau and producers on the forthcoming draft about an online video game in which players defend against an alien invasion that soon becomes real. (Variety)
Octavia Spencer has signed on to executive produce the independent anti-slavery movie Mumbet. The film is based on the book A Free Woman on God’s Earth by Jana Laiz and Ann-Elizabeth Barnes. Mumbet, also known as Elizabeth Freeman, was the first enslaved African American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts in 1781. Filming will take place in the area where the story unfolded in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. (Variety)
The writers of last year’s Jigsaw, Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, are reconvening to pen Saw 9. The Saw franchise’s latest film grossed over $102 million worldwide from a budget of only $10 million. (ScreenRant)
During a recent Awesome Con appearance, John Boyega revealed that he has been in talks with Marvel to take on a role in the MCU. Boyega was reportedly asked to play Blade, but revealed that he would never take the role away from Wesley Snipes. Other meetings have taken place that could position the Star Wars actor for a different role in the MCU, but not soon. (CinemaBlend)
Vanity Fair released new photos from Robert Pattinson’s High Life. In the film, Pattinson portrays a convict on a mission to find an alternate energy source near a black hole. The film does not have a release date yet, but fans hope it will make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. (Dark Horizons)
Click below to watch the latest trailers.
- A Quiet Place (Release Date: April 6)
- Avengers: Infinity War (April 27)
- The Cleanse (May 4)
- How to Talk to Girls at Parties (May 18)
- First Reformed (May 18)
- Incredibles 2 (June 15)
- Night School (September 28)
- Blockers: Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night.
- A Quiet Place: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
- Lean on Pete: A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
- Chappaquiddick: Depicting Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.