Memorial Day has come and gone, kicking off the official start of the summer blockbuster movie season. Hollywood headlines reflect that, with some big franchises getting exciting news. This week sees the next Knives Out movie getting a stacked cast, the latest actor for He-Man, David Lynch doing David Lynch things, and more.

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The Next Knives Out Movie Title & Cast Members Revealed

The next Knives Out Movie title has been revealed, and it’s an intriguing one: Wake Up Dead Man. Plot details are unknown at this time, but the follow-up to Knives Out, Glass Onion, was a huge hit for Netflix and it’s likely this will be the same. As with the first two movies, Wake Up Dead Man is assembling a killer cast, and a good portion of it has already been confirmed. There are some very exciting names on the list so far: Jeremy Renner, Glenn Close, Kerry Washington, Andrew Scott, Josh O’Connor, and Cailee Spaeny. As with the first two movies, we can expect a few more names to be revealed, but not much else will be, keeping the mystery movie a mystery. Wake Up Dead Man is expected to release some time next year.

Bridget Jones Sequel Mad About The Boy Rounds Out Its Cast

Another sequel has some exciting casting news: the long-awaited next Bridget Jones movie, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, has added a few newcomers to its roster. The biggest of those names are Isla Fisher and Chitwetel Ejiofor, and they’re joined by Josette Simon (Anatomy of a Scandal), Nico Parker (The Last of Us), Leo Woodall (The White Lotus), and Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie). The returning supporting cast includes Hugh Grant as love interest Daniel Cleaver, Emma Thompson as Dr. Rawling, Gemma Jones and Jim Broadbent as Bridget’s parents, along with James Callis, Shirley Henderson, Sarah Solemani, and Sally Phillips as Bridget’s besties. Other returning cast include Celia Imrie, Neil Pearson, and Joanna Scanlan.

Mad About the Boy will adapt the third book in Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones series. The story will follow Bridget, now in her 50s, as she navigates the usual challenges of love and life, this time balancing them with the responsibilities of motherhood. The release date for Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is set for Valentine’s Day weekend of next year.

The Masters Of The Universe Movie Has Found Its He-Man (Again) In Nicholas Galitzine

The Masters of the Universe movie is approaching The Crow reboot levels of being cursed, but the long-troubled project may have found its final He-Man – and hopefully, this recent casting will be the one that sticks. Rising young star Nicholas Galitzine is now the latest to take up the mantle of Prince Adam of Eternia, a.k.a. He-Man. Previously, Kellan Lutz, Noah Centineo, and Kyle Allen had all been cast as He-Man at various stages of the project, which dates back to at least 2007. Bumblebee director Travis Knight is on board to direct, with the most current version of the script penned by Chris Butler. David Callaham and Aaron and Adam Nee worked on previous versions.

Amazon MGM and Mattel better hope Galitzine sticks; the movie, currently, is slated for a June 5, 2026 release date. Galitzine certainly seems excited, sharing his enthusiasm on Instagram: “It has been a dream for so long to play someone of his heart, humour and heroism, I cannot wait to get started,” he wrote. The actor most recently was seen in Prime Video’s smash hit rom-com The Idea of You opposite Anne Hathaway and another Prime rom-com, Red, White, and Royal Blue. He also recently starred in Starz’ historical drama Mary & George.

Glen Powell Says He’d Get Weird If He Ever Played Batman

Glen Powell has leading man looks and throwback movie star charisma, which is why he’s becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. Despite him being the whole package, and that it seems every up-and-coming young actor is looking to be attached to a superhero movie of some sort, Powell has been open about having zero interest in being a superhero. There is, however, one superhero he might be interested in playing – but only if he could get weird with it.

Speaking to GQ while touring the Warner Bros. lot, Powell revealed that tidbit while looking at one of the Batmobile props. “I was always a Batman guy,” he confessed. “I would have a wild take on Batman. It definitely would not be like a Matt Reeves tone – it’d probably be closer to [Michael] Keaton.” Funnily enough, Powell already has been in a Batman movie – eagle-eyed viewers might recognize him as Gotham’s “Trader #1” in the second of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. “I get my head smashed in by Bane in The Dark Knight Rises,” Powell confirmed.

As far as we’re concerned, this grim-and-gritty era of Batman can take a knee. Let’s go back to the Burton and Schumacher days of getting weird with it.

David Lynch Is Teasing A New Project Coming June 5

Last but not least, David Lynch is doing typically cryptic David Lynch things and teasing a new project. “Ladies and gentlemen, something is coming along…. for you to see and hear,” Lynch says in a video posted to Twitter (now, unfortunately, X) “And it will be coming along on June 5.”

With it being David Lynch, we can only guess as to what the project might be. However, he’s been talking in recent interviews about hoping to find backers for an animated project idea he has, so it could very well be that. We’ll find out next week!

Trailers & Clips Of The Week

And now, your trailers and clips of the week!

Wolfs – Official Trailer

Clooney? Pitt? Snarking their way through a dark crime comedy? We’re in.

Moana 2 – Teaser Trailer

This might be even prettier than the first movie, and that’s saying something.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice – Official Trailer

The ghost with the most is back, baby!

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