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A SHAZAM! SEQUEL IS IN THE WORKS, PLUS MORE MOVIE NEWS

Posted 2019/04/13 46 0

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SHAZAM! SEQUEL ALREADY IN THE WORKS
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The DC Comics film Shazam! has solely been in theaters for every week, and a sequel is already in growth. Shazam! opened a lot decrease ($53 million domestically) than related films like Aquaman ($67.Eight million) and Captain Marvel ($153 million), however its $100 million finances was additionally (presumably) decrease than these movies. Screenwriter Henry Gayden, who wrote Shazam!, may even return to write down its sequel. We don’t know the premise of the sequel but, however the mid-credits tease gave us a clue concerning the doable villain. One has to guess that the Shazam! sequel will most likely additionally tie in to the long-planned Black Adam film, and this week, that movie’s star revealed through an Instagram video that Black Adam will probably begin filming someday in 2020.

FRESH DEVELOPMENTS

1. STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER TRAILER REVELATIONS

After months of ready, we lastly discovered the title of Star Wars Episode IX through the primary teaser trailer, which revealed that the ninth episode’s title shall be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That final phrase is a curious selection, given what we appeared to be taught on the finish of Star Wars: The Final Jedi, however it’s doable that “Skywalker” within the context of the ultimate installment of the nine-film saga might imply one thing aside from a household title. Within the teaser trailer, we see the return of two acquainted faces: Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa. Though the teaser trailer appeared on numerous sources instantaneously, the official location of the reveal was at a panel at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, which you’ll watch right here. We additionally hear the voice of Mark Hamill narrating as Luke Skywalker, and on the finish of the teaser, what seems to be this actor’s sinister snicker. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for December 20, 2019. You possibly can learn our full trailer breakdown right here.

2. THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PART 1: THE ETERNALS, BLACK WIDOW, SHANG-CHI
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As typically occurs these days, there have been a number of tales this week associated to Marvel films, however within the curiosity of saving time, we’re going to bundle collectively into simply two Weekly Ketchup entries. Let’s begin with subsequent yr’s The Eternals, for which Kumail Nanjiani (The Massive Sick, HBO’s Silicon Valley) is now in talks for a job. We don’t have any thought what character Nanjiani would possibly play, besides that he’s the second title hooked up to The Eternals, after Angelina Jolie from just a few weeks again. The opposite film that Marvel Studios is filming this yr is Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow solo film, and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Story) is now in talks for an unknown position. Fagbenle is the fourth new actor in talks for Black Widow after Florence Pugh, David Harbour (Hellboy), and Rachel Weisz (The Favorite). There was additionally information this week of a deal between Marvel Studios and the federal government of Australia for a subsidy for the filming of an upcoming film, which individuals are speculating shall be Shang-Chi (AKA Grasp of Kung-Fu).

3. THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PART 2: FIVE YEAR PLAN POST-AVENGERS: ENDGAME
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We all know that Black Widow and The Eternals are the subsequent two movies Marvel Studios is capturing, and that also they are creating movies for Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel, in addition to the sequels Black Panther 2, Physician Unusual 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (plus, presumably, Captain Marvel will most likely get a sequel too). That, nevertheless, is just eight movies, and this week we discovered that Kevin Feige is saying that they’ve a five-year plan, which, given Marvel’s current three-movies-a-year schedule, means they’re going to return up a bit quick. It’s doable that Marvel Studios is together with their current acquisition of Deadpool, Implausible 4, and X-Males from Fox, however Feige appears to be saying that the five-year plan comes first. We additionally most likely received’t get official bulletins of this plan till after this summer season’s Spider-Man: Removed from Residence. Within the meantime, we additionally discovered this week of Jeremy Renner starring in a Hawkeye collection for the Disney+ app, plus affirmation of the Disney+ exhibits WandaVision, Loki, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and the animated What If? You possibly can examine all the Disney+ updates in our roundup right here.

4. OSCAR-WINNING BLACK PANTHER COSTUMER TAPPED FOR COMING TO AMERICA 2
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Marvel’s Black Panther received three Academy Awards this yr for Finest Authentic Rating, Finest Manufacturing Design, and Finest Costume Design. That final Oscar went to Ruth E. Carter, whose movie work has additionally included Amistad, Selma, and several other of Spike Lee’s joints, together with Do the Proper Factor and Malcolm X. On Black Panther, Carter tailored the comedian guide costumes of the royalty of Wakanda, the residents of Wakanda, and the associated tribal leaders, and now she’s going to present us the apparel of one other fictional African nation. Ruth E. Carter would be the costume designer of the long-awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America, which is scheduled for August 7, 2020, the week after Sony/Marvel’s vampire film Morbius, starring Jared Leto.

5. CAMILA CABELLO TO STAR IN JAMES CORDEN’S TAKE ON CINDERELLA
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It was simply 4 years in the past that Disney launched their stay motion remake of their basic animated movie Cinderella. This week we discovered that Sony Photos is now creating their very own tackle the story that’s primarily based on a narrative thought from late evening host James Corden. The star of Sony’s Cinderella shall be singer-songwriter Camila Cabello, who may even be concerned with the movie’s music (and the film shall be extra of a musical than Disney’s 2015 model). Sony’s Cinderella musical shall be written and directed by Kay Cannon, who made her characteristic movie debut final yr with Blockers (Licensed Recent at 84%).

6. DAVE BAUTISTA JOINS ZACK SNYDER’S ZOMBIE MOVIE ARMY OF THE DEAD
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Dwayne Johnson remains to be the busiest wrester-turned-actor proper now, however Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is getting shut. Along with his probably look in Avengers: Endgame, Bautista may even star in Stuber (7/12/2019), My Spy (TBA 2019), Escape Plan: The Extractors (TBA 2019/2020), and as Glossu Rabban within the Dune remake (11/20/2020). Along with these 5 movies, Bautista signed on to 2 extra this week. The primary one we heard about this week was Military of the Lifeless, the “zombie heist” film that Zack Snyder shall be directing for Netflix. Though Snyder did earn a Licensed Recent 75% for his earlier zombie film, Daybreak of the Lifeless, his final 4 films have all acquired Rotten Tomatometer scores. In the meantime, Bautista can be hooked up to star in an motion/thriller known as Killer’s Sport for STXfilms and D.J. Caruso, who’s likewise coming off a five-film Rotten Tomatometer streak.

ROTTEN IDEAS

3. KEN JEONG TO VOICE DYNOMUTT IN SCOOB
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A couple of weeks in the past, we discovered that the beloved animated character Captain Caveman shall be making his characteristic movie debut subsequent yr in Scoob (5/15/2020). Tracy Morgan shall be voicing Captain Caveman, and the principle Thriller Inc. gang shall be voiced by Zac Efron (Fred), Amanda Seyfried (Daphne), Gina Rodriguez (Velma), Will Forte (Shaggy), and Frank Welker (Scooby). This week, we discovered that Captain Caveman received’t be the one basic 1970s character making his debut in Scoob, as Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Loopy Wealthy Asians) shall be voicing Dynomutt, the co-star of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour from 1976 to 1977. Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) has additionally joined the voice solid as Dee Dee Skyes, one among Captain Caveman’s “Teen Angels,” who have been mainly a Saturday morning cartoon spoof of the favored Charlie’s Angels primetime collection.

2. TOMB RAIDER GETTING A SEQUEL AFTER ALL
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When the Tomb Raider reboot opened in second place final yr beneath the field workplace juggernaut that was Black Panther, many pundits most likely presumed that the would-be franchise for Tomb Raider can be a non-starter. And critically, like most online game diversifications, the Alicia Vikander model of Tomb Raider additionally acquired a Rotten Tomatometer rating of 52%. Because it seems, neither of these particulars is holding again Lara Croft’s cinematic future, as MGM is now creating a sequel. Probably hoping to extend the possibilities of a Recent rating, MGM has employed screenwriter Amy Soar, whose Tomatometer is usually Licensed Recent, together with her one Rotten rating for Excessive-Rise being only one level off at 59%. However contemplating the historical past of online game diversifications and the lackluster first movie, the Tomb Raider sequel may have a reasonably steep hill to climb.

1. TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE, SUMMER LOVING SOUNDS LIKE A DRAG
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By 1978 requirements, Grease was a enjoyable, nostalgic musical and a favourite for 2 totally different generations. By different requirements, the lyrics of among the songs (like, say, “Greased Lightning”) haven’t aged nicely in any respect. One such instance is “Summer season Nights,” the lyrics of which embrace what look like references to tried sexual assault (or at the very least a “inform me extra” inquiry about one). So, clearly, a serious film studio would by no means think about creating a Grease prequel in 2019 known as Summer season Loving, proper? After all they might, and they’re. Frequent Tim Burton collaborator John August has been employed by Paramount Photos to work on the prequel, which can present how greaser Danny Zuko first met Australian trade pupil Sandy Olsson on the seashore throughout summer season trip. John August’s subsequent movie shall be subsequent month’s Aladdin (5/24/2019), and he additionally labored on Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish (8/9/2019).

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