Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!
Lucasfilm has put all Star Wars spin-offs on hold. The news comes after Solo: A Star Wars Story “wasn’t the ‘event’ that Lucasfilm expected out of a brand new Star Wars movie.” Those signed on to spin-off projects are no longer involved as the focus shifts to Star Wars: Episode IX. (Collider)
Pinar Toprak is making history as the first female composer to score a blockbuster comic-book film. Toprak will score Captain Marvel, also the first MCU movie with a solo female lead (Brie Larson). Toprak has experience in scoring superheroes, from the first season of SyFy’s Krypton to select music for DC’s Justice League. (Variety)
The costume department for Ant-Man & the Wasp invented a new color for the Wasp’s suit. A combination of gold and silver – appropriately named “gilver” – was made by accident, but fit as a subtle color choice that’s meant to reflect the hero’s stealth skills. The next MCU installment hits theaters Independence Day Weekend. (ScreenRant)
Entertainment Weekly shared new photos of Aquaman, DC’s next installment in theaters December 21. The images showcase new characters including Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and main villain King Orm (Patrick Wilson). (Entertainment Weekly)
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed that Vol. 3 will take place after Infinity War. Considering the events of the latest Avengers film, fans are speculating that Infinity War’s results will not be permanent. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is slated for a 2020 release. (ScreenRant)
Quentin Tarantino is taking Sunset Boulevard by storm during his production of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The iconic director transformed the Cinerama Theatre with a 60s vibe, including a stage setting for the “premiere” of Krakatoa. The star-studded film hits theaters August 9, 2019. (/Film)
After many failed attempts at securing the rights for a Marvin Gaye biopic, Dr. Dre will be the one to bring it to life. Dre has secured the rights to Gaye’s music in anticipation of an official deal being struck. According to Variety, “F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin, and Lenny Kravitz all have tried to bring the singer’s story to the screen but until now, none had been authorized by the estate.” (Variety)
Paramount is developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film with Andrew Dodge penning the script and Michael Bay as the producer. The Ninja Turtles’ first remake in 2014 scored $493 million worldwide, while the 2016 follow-up only grossed $245 million. (Hollywood Reporter)
Jamie Bell will star alongside Taron Egerton in Rocketman, an Elton John biopic. Bell will play Bernie Taupin, John’s famous songwriter. The film will start with Elton John’s days at the Royal Academy of Music, and progress to his international stardom of the 90s. (Hollywood Reporter)
Click below to watch the latest trailers and clips.
- Nobody’s Fool (Release Date: November 2)
- The Grinch (November 9)
- Creed II (November 21)
- Welcome to Marwen (November 21)
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
- Damsel: It’s the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.
- Boundaries: Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.
- The Catcher Was a Spy: A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.