Tyrese Gibson Seems to Be Back on Board ‘Fast and Furious 9’
The ‘Fast and Furious’ drama with Tyrese Gibson and The Rock has been almost more dramatic than the plot of an actual Fast & Furious movie.
LeVar Burton Can Finally Use His ‘Reading Rainbow’ Catchphrase
After an intense legal battle over LeVar Burton’s use of his ‘Reading Rainbow’ catchphrase, the host can now say it again. But you don’t have to take our word for it.
‘Cult of Chucky’ Is Coming to Netflix in October
The only thing worse than evil clowns in the things-that-kids-are-supposed-to-like-but-are-actually-terrified-of genre is evil dolls, and the Child’s Play series pretty much has that one on lock. A few months ago we got our first look at the latest installment, Cult of Chucky, which promises even more scares from that orange-haired, rosy-cheeked bringer of terror. The good news is: you can stream it on Netflix next month.
‘IT’ Is Now the Biggest September Release in History
It is the adrenaline rush the box office sorely needed after a summer that could accurately be described as “pretty bad” — the new take on Stephen King’s doorstop of a novel is the best horror opening ever, the highest single-day box office for an R-rated movie, the lowest-budgeted movie to gross over $100 million in its opening weekend, and now it’s the biggest opening for a September movie in history.
Martin Lawrence Doesn’t Think ‘Bad Boys 3’ Is Going to Happen
So, how about that Bad Boys sequel? We haven’t heard anything about Bad Boys 3, a.k.a. Bad Boys for Life, for a while, and that might be because it’s being shelved. One of the stars, Martin Lawrence, does seem to think so.
Adam Sandler Teaming Up With Chris Rock, Because Sandler’s Netflix Era Isn‘t Over Yet
Because Adam Sandler’s tyrannical reign on Netflix is far from over, he’s already working on his next movie. This time, he and his Grown Ups co-star Chris Rock are reteaming for a wedding comedy, titled The Week Of.
Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson Filmed a Deleted ‘Fate of the Furious’ Scene
My theory that every Fast & Furious movie is essentially a fanfiction of the one that came before was proven correct this afternoon when it was announced that there is a spinoff in the works starring Jason Statham’s Decker Shaw and Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs. The two of them had, by far, one of the best sequences in The Fate of the Furious — that giant prison fight — and their animosity-turned-friendship is one of the great joys of the new movie. (I guess we’re just forgetting about the fact that Shaw killed Han Seoul-Oh a couple movies ago #JusticeForHan.) Apparently, the idea for a spinoff came from a deleted scene that Statham and Johnson shot to tack onto the very end of the movie, which the producers loved so much they wanted to save it for its own movie.
‘Captain Marvel’ Will Begin Production Next February
Now that it has not one director, but two, Captain Marvel is off to the races. And not a moment too soon, if we’re to expect this movie to still come out in March 2019. Can you believe we still have to wait almost two whole years for Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie? The movie has its star in Brie Larson, but we still have no idea what the plot is going to be, or if any other superheroes we know are going to be in it. What we do know is that it’ll start filming in a little over 9 months from now.
‘Coming to America’ Sequel in the Works at Paramount, With the Original Writers
Fans of romantic comedies, vintage Eddie Murphy and the wave of ’80s/’90s nostalgia we’re all riding, listen up: Coming to America is officially getting a sequel at Paramount. Today, the studio announced that the original writers — Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield — are coming back to pen part two, but there’s no word yet on whether Murphy will be back to reprise his role as the African prince.
‘The Fifth Element’ Gets a 4K Anniversary Re-release With a ‘Valerian’ Preview Attached
It’s time to dust off your MultiPasses, Luc Besson fans: his wild sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element is coming back to theaters for a special anniversary re-release, and in 4K, no less. The 1997 movie is just about as weird as you can get with sci-fi, and it’s become something of a classic. But that’s not all — those of us who are excited for Besson’s new movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which hits theaters this summer, will get to see a sneak preview of it attached to The Fifth Element’s re-release.
Vin Diesel Says ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Is Going to Launch a New Trilogy
With the eighth on the way and two more planned sequels after that, it seems like the Fast & Furious franchise will never end. And you know what, if Vin Diesel, The Rock, and Jason Statham want to keep making movies where the good guys win by driving quickly and angrily, more power to them! Diesel himself revealed during CinemaCon on Wednesday, after an emotional tribute to the late Paul Walker, that The Fate of the Furious is the first in a new trilogy of films.
Rumor: Ice Cube Might Voice Miles Morales’ Dad in Animated Spider-Man Movie
The new, non-MCU Spider-Man movie will be animated and will not focus on Peter Parker at all — rather, it’s Miles Morales’ turn in the spotlight, and the Internet has been buzzing about this since it was announced. There was a hashtag a while back that campaigned for Donald Glover to audition to voice Miles, and while he seems to have his hands full with a couple other franchises, we might know of another star lending his voice to a character. According to a new rumor, Ice Cube might voice Miles’ father.