BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC || Being shopped around at Cannes this week, the third film in the “Bill and Ted” series, has a tentative title of “Bill and Ted Face The Music.” Starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, the film is currently in pre-production and is said to be “the hottest properties at the market” this year. Read more at: Deadline.
20TH CENTURY FOX || Many news outlets are now telling everyone not to count their eggs before they’re hatched, as more information about the Walt Disney-20th Century Fox merger. Apparently Comcast may still be in the bidding war, waiting on the decision of the U.S. Government in relation to AT&T’s potential purchase of Time Warner, which should reach a verdict by June 12. Comcast is apparently set to offer about $8 billion more than Disney. The Fox-Disney deal is waiting approval as well. Read more at: CNN Money.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING || Robert Downey Jr. who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man in the MCU starred in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017 and it is now being reported that for his 8-10 minute cameo, the star made a whopping $10 million. Compare that to Chris Pratt, who stars as Star-Lord in the MCU, who is making $10 million by starring in the entire feature of “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.” Read more at: Slash Film.
DEADPOOL 2 || Last week saw the release of Celine Dion’s latest music video for her song “Ashes” which will appear in “Deadpool 2.” The video saw Celine on stage with Deadpool dancing in high heels. A behind-the-scenes video has now been released, with Ryan Reynolds talking about his dancing and interacting with Celine, potentially answering the question whether it was indeed Reynold dancing so gracefully in the video. See the video immediately below:
MISSING LINK || Laika’s next film has a title: “Missing Link.” The film is due out next year and just announced that Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson are joining the already-cast voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis. The film is currently being shopped around at Cannes. Read more at: Variety.
DC’s BIRDS OF PREY || Margot Robbie was recently interviewed about the Harley Quinn spin-off in the works and she expresses the fact that she does not see a Harley Quinn standalone film but “an R-rated girl gang film including Harley.” Robbie is currently promoting her new film “Terminal,” due in theaters this weekend. Read more at: Collider.
IN THE TALL GRASS || The adaptation of Stephen King and Joe Hill’s novella “In The Tall Grass” is headed to Netflix. Director Vincenzo Natali (“Splice” and “Cube”) is set to direct with James Marsden (“Westworld”) set to star. Read more at: Deadline.
JORDAN PEELE’S “US” POSTER
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT || Last weekend, Netflix released a remixed version of “Arrested Development: Season Four.” That season was a bit confusing as each of the 15 episodes pertained to a single character more or less and the storylines would weave in and out of one another, sometimes repeating each other, but from a different perspective. So the thought of remixing the season in a way that was a little more linear was a no-brainer. However, now the cast, including Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, and David Cross, are asking for money because they were paid on a per episode basis and now the remixed series runs 22 episodes. The studio argues that they are allowed to recut the seasons however they see fit, without offering additional compensation. The cast seems a little bit too money-grabby for me and I wonder how this could potentially hurt the upcoming Season Five, whose trailer dropped yesterday. Read more at: Collider.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. || In an interesting article from Screen Rant, they discuss how a surprise plot point in Season Five has literally rewritten a large portion of the MCU history, suggesting that the motivations behind some of the organizations and villains in the MCU were motivated by the potential threat of the revealed person which also ends up tying the series into “Avengers: Infinity War.”
SANTA CLARITA DIET || Netflix has renewed the series “Santa Clarita Diet” for a Season Three. Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, the zombie-comedy will return with 10 new half-hour episodes in 2019. Read more at: Hollywood Reporter.
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN || You are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With Mamma Mia! The Movie’s original cast—including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried & Christine Baranski—returning, new additions include Lily James, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Andy Garcia & Cher. Judy Craymer & Gary Goetzman return to produce Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical. Ol Parker writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis & Parker. Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as EPs. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as EPs.
FX’S MAYANS M.C.: SEASON ONE
MAYANS MC: SEASON ONE || Fly our colors. Ride with the Mayans M.C. this fall on FX.
NETFLIX’S 13 REASONS WHY:
SEASON TWO TRAILER
13 REASONS WHY: SEASON TWO || Hannah wasn’t the only one. Returns May 18th.
SYFY’S 12 MONKEYS: SEASON FOUR TEASER
12 MONKEYS || The end is near! The 4-week finale event begins June 15 on SYFY.