Hollywould: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Black Adam,’ and ‘Space Jam 2’
The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed:
At CinemaCon, Rian Johnson announced that once he’s finished with Knives Out, and he’ll be back at work in “a galaxy far, far away:”
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 4, 2019
More recently, J.J. Abrams hinted there’s more to Rey’s parentage in The Rise of Skywalker:
“I will say that we knew, going into this, that this movie, it had to be a satisfying conclusion. And we were well aware that that’s one of the things that’s been out there. I don’t want to say that what happens in Episode 8 [didn’t happen]. We have honored that. But I will say that there’s more to the story than you’ve seen.”
Monsters at Work
Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, will feature a Monsters, Inc. spinoff series titled Monsters at Work. John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Jennifer Tilly, John Ratzenberger, and Bob Peterson will all reprise their roles, in addition to newcomers voiced by Ben Feldman, Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Alanna Ubach, Aisha Tyler, Lucas Neff, and Stephen Stanton. Monsters at Work picks up six months after the original film, where children’s laughter has replaced screams as the primary power source; Tyler, a mechanic, dreams of working with Mike (Crystal) and Sulley (Goodman) on the Laugh Floor. The series is due to premiere in 2020.
Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to celebrate Shazam! and reveal that the long-awaited Black Adam movie begins filming next year.
Birds of Prey
According to Margot Robbie’s production company, Birds of Prey has wrapped photography.
Alien and Planet of the Apes
Disney took the time to highlight the Alien and Planet of the Apes franchises at CinemaCon, suggesting there may be further projects post-merger:
Alien and Planet of the Apes sound like they’re still in play at Disney, as they were highlighted onscreen at CinemaCon as franchises they are actively continuing to develop.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) April 3, 2019
American Horror Story
In an interview at WonderCon, Evan Peters revealed he will not appear in the next season of American Horror Story:
— crldsnts (@CandidlyCarlo) April 2, 2019
Space Jam 2
Bad news for Tune Squad fans— Brian Windhorst claims LeBron James isn’t having an easy time finding co-stars for the Space Jam sequel:
According to Brian Windhorst, LeBron James is having trouble convincing players to join him in Space Jam 2 👀 pic.twitter.com/WUrJcoeSy7
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) April 4, 2019
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter has word that Ryan Coogler will co-write the next draft of the script with Sev Ohanian (Searching). Additionally, casting troubles can be traced back to Nike and shoe sponsorship issues.
Dark Phoenix gives you pretty much the gist of the whole movie here:
Archer travels to the “future” —all the way to 1999:
The Lion King is back with a full trailer:
Enjoy an average day with The Addams Family:
Captain Marvel explains where she was during Infinity War in the latest clip from Endgame: