Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!
Avengers: Infinity War currently sits in 13th place on the all-time domestic earners list, passing Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars with an 11-day total of $461.4 million. The film is also tracking to become the first summer movie to gross $2 billion worldwide. (Forbes, Hollywood Reporter)
Last night, Jordan Peele revealed the poster for his next film project titled Us. Peele made waves last year with Get Out, leading to his first Academy Award win. Us, hitting theaters March 2019, will be a horror film according to the poster’s tagline. (Twitter)
Presales for Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets have doubled those for Black Panther in the first 24 hours of sales. Solo trails behind Avengers: Infinity War as the second-best first day of presales this year. Han Solo’s backstory hits theaters May 25. (Variety)
Deadpool made history as an R-rated film. Now, Deadpool 2 is extending that rating to the soundtrack. Tyler Bates’ score for the sequel is the first to earn the Parental Advisory warning. See the full tracklist on Billboard to find out why. (Billboard)
In an early draft of the Deadpool 2 script, cowriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick envisioned Deadpool as a father. Reese and Wernick quickly abandoned the idea, reworking the script to focus on “wanting to have a child, which is something that so many people…experience on a daily basis.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are confirmed to reprise their roles in a third Bill & Ted movie titled Bill & Ted Face the Music. According to Deadline, “the new movie will see [Bill & Ted] as middle-aged men with family responsibilities who have yet to fulfill their destiny.” The project is currently being shopped at Cannes Film Festival. (Deadline)
Reeves has also begun work on the threequel for the John Wick franchise. Production began yesterday in New York, confirmed in an Instagram post by cinematographer Dan Lausten. No plot details have been revealed yet, but rumors indicate Hiroyuki Sanada and Halle Berry will be cast in significant roles. John Wick 3 hits theaters May 17, 2019. (CinemaBlend)
According to Juassic World: Fall Kingdom cowriter and director Colin Trevorrow, next month’s film will be the last to feature hybrid dinosaurs. Trevorrow says Jurassic World 3, set for a 2021 release, will be a “science thriller” that takes the franchise “back to basics.” (Bloody Disgusting)
Laika, the studio behind Kubo and the Two Strings, revealed the title of their next project at Cannes Film Festival. Missing Link will be their next animation project starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifinakis, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. The film is slated for release in Spring 2019. (Variety)
Click below to watch the latest trailers and clips.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: May 25)
- Adrift (June 1)
- Superfly (June 15)
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (July 13)
- Mamma Mia: Here we Go Again! (July 20)
- Robin Hood (November 21)
- Life of the Party: After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.
- Breaking In: A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.
- Beast: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
- The Seagull: An aging actress named Irina Arkadina pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate.