Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!
Zachary Levi shared a first look at his upcoming DC superhero character Shazam. At the Licensing Show in Las Vegas. Levi posed next to a photo of his character drinking a large beverage. Shazam is a boy who can transform into a adult hero with abilities taken from Greek gods. Shazam will be in theaters April 5, 2019. (/Film)
Also at the Licensing Show was a poster of Aquaman’s new suit for his solo film due this December. While only the top portion of the suit is pictured, there are clear differences from the armor featured in Justice League. (Cinema Blend)
Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play classic Marvel villain Mysterio in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. This isn’t Gyllenhaal’s first opportunity to take on a role in the Spider-Man history of films. When original star Tobey Maguire injured his back filming Seabiscuit in 2003, Gyllenhaal was briefly considered to take over. (Hollywood Reporter)
While talks of a Zombieland sequel have been ongoing for nearly 10 years, Deadpool writer Paul Wernick hinted at the start of production in early 2019 with the original cast. “We’re going on the tenth anniversary of Zombieland,” said Wernick. “We don’t know what you get someone for their tenth anniversary, but it may be a Zombieland 2.” (Collider)
Halle Berry has joined the cast of John Wick: Chapter 3 alongside newcomers Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos and Jason Mantzoukas. The third and final installment in the John Wick franchise will introduce Berry as “Sofia”; Huston as “The Director” and Dillon as “The Adjudicator” of the High Table; Dacascos as an assassin named “Zero;” and Mantzoukas as the “Tick Tock Man.” John Wick: Chapter 3 hits theaters May 17, 2019. (Variety)
Mark Wahlberg’s Six Billion Dollar Man has been pushed from a May 31, 2019 release to June 5, 2020. The film, based on a 1970s TV series of the same name, features a former astronaut turned secret agent with superhuman strength due to bionic implants. The change in release date comes two weeks after Damian Szifron departed as director. (Variety)
Liam Neeson will join Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in Sony Pictures’ Men in Black. Neeson will play the head of MiB’s UK office in the spinoff slated for a June 14, 2019 release. (The Wrap)
The Lego Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord are returning to Sony Pictures Animation to create The Mitchells vs the Machines, a story of artificial intelligence gone wrong. According to the official plot, the Mitchells are a family that work together to save the world from electronic devices that have turned against humanity. There is no release date scheduled for this film. (Deadline)
Paramount has pulled the 7th Transformers movie from its 2019 schedule and replaced it with Tiffany Haddish’s Limited Partners for a June 28, 2019 release. Michael Bay directed the first 5 Transformers installments, and the 6th will release on December 21, 2018 (Bumblebee) directed by Travis Knight. (Variety)
Click below to watch the latest trailers and clips.
- Skyscraper (Release Date: July 13)
- Sorry to Bother You (Red Band, July 13)
- The Happytime Murders (NSFW, August 17)
- Papillon (August 24)
- Mowgli (October 19)
- The Sisters Brothers (TBD)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
- How to Talk to Girls at Parties: An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.