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‘Black Panther 2’: Ryan Coogler Officially Returning to Write and Direct
Black Panther broke a few box office records, became a massive worldwide hit, and generated a little Oscar buzz along the way — pretty much guaranteeing a sequel and making Ryan Coogler’s return to the director’s chair seem fairly likely. That likelihood just became a certainty, as Coogler has reportedly signed on to write and direct Black Panther 2 for Marvel.
‘Aquaman’ Poster Teases Classic Costume, New Trailer Arriving Tomorrow
MY MAN director James Wan has revealed another official poster for his upcoming Aquaman movie, and in addition to teasing the arrival of a new trailer (coming tomorrow, YEAYUHH), you might notice something pretty interesting about that arm shooting out of the ocean — it sure looks like Jason Momoa will, at some point in the film, sport the classic Aquaman costume from the comics. I CAN DIG IT.
The Best Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix for Halloween
These movies are guaranteed to get you in the mood for Halloween.
Jordan Peele Reportedly in Talks for ‘Candyman’ Remake
Jordan Peele is understandably in high demand after making his feature directing debut with last year’s phenomenal Get Out. While the TV fave-turned-acclaimed filmmaker has no shortage of new projects in the works — including another horror film and a Twilight Zone revival — he may be looking to add one more horror film to his plate, and it’s a pretty damn significant one at that.
Black Artists and a Woman Made History at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys
It’s too bad that the Creative Arts Emmys aren’t telecast because the 2018 winners list is filled with men and women who made television history. For the first time, black actors swept all of the guest star categories, while GLOW’s Shauna Duggins became the first woman to win the award for Outstanding Stunt Coordination. Read on for more details and the full list of winners from this year’s Creative Arts Emmys.
How the New Oscar Category Could Actually Hurt Films Like ‘Black Panther’
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences set a new benchmark in questionable choices today, when they announced the addition of a new Oscar for “Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film,” aka “Most Popular Movie But Not Necessarily Worth a Best Picture Nod.” Almost immediately following the announcement, some cinephiles and critics pointed out that the move was obviously designed to allow beloved blockbusters and superhero flicks — like this year’s Black Panther — to receive recognition from an awards show that typically overlooks them.
Chris Rock Heads to ‘Fargo’ for Season 4, FX Reveals First Plot Details
It’s always nice to end the week with some good news, and this news is particularly awesome: Chris Rock is officially heading to Fargo for the fourth season of Noah Hawley’s acclaimed FX series.
Netflix Renews ‘Altered Carbon,’ Anthony Mackie to Take the Lead in Season 2
We always knew that if Netflix picked Altered Carbon up for a second season, Joel Kinnaman wouldn’t be reprising the role of protagonist Takeshi Kovacs. That’s because the sci-fi series, based on the novels by Richard K. Morgan, takes place in a future where human consciousness has been digitized and can be uploaded into various bodies. As such, Takeshi’s story takes place over the span of several centuries and many bodies (or “sleeves”), and his next one will take the form of Marvel star Anthony Mackie.
The First ‘Shazam!’ Trailer Is Here to Lighten Up the DCEU
Shazam! It’s the first trailer for the ‘Shazam!’ movie!
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Casts ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’s JB Smoove
While we wait to learn if Jake Gyllenhaal is officially joining Spider-Man: Far From Home as Tom Holland’s new foe, another actor has been enlisted for Peter Parker’s next adventure: J.B. Smoove, the comedian and actor best known for playing Leon on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, has reportedly joined the Homecoming sequel in an undisclosed role.
Idris Elba Will Play the Bad Guy in Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff
If yesterday didn’t make you feel especially patriotic, then maybe this news will remind you of the goodness in America’s heart: Idris Motherf—king Elba (that’s his legal name, I swear) has signed on to play the villain in Hobbs & Shaw, the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff starring the only good parts of The Fate of the Furious (sorry, Charlize, but you get it).
Terry Crews’ Sexual Assault Senate Testimony Includes Allegations Against ‘Expendables 4’ Producer
Earlier today, Terry Crews testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, recounting how his own allegations against Hollywood agent Adam Venit have personally — and professionally — affected him. During that testimony, Crews revealed that he won’t be appearing in Expendables 4 because the producer of the sequel, Avi Lerner, allegedly threatened “troubles” if Crews refused to withdraw his civil lawsuit against Venit.