Hollywood was on temporary pause but productions are gearing back up, release dates continue to be tweaked in preparation for theaters reopening, and things are slowly starting to return to normal – or at least, our temporary new normal. Entertainment news has once again begun to drop with regularity. In case you missed it, here’s all the best news and tidbits from the last week.
Let’s hop to it.
Alright, so this one isn’t news, exactly, but it’s still timely and relevant. Warner Bros. dropped the first trailer for the sci-fi epic Dune, and it was stuffed with the beautiful trademark visuals of filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. We went through and rounded up all the best shots from the trailer for your eyeballs’ viewing pleasure.
It’s been 10 long years since Natasha Romanoff first entered the MCU and 10 long years that fans have been fighting for her to get her own solo film. It’s finally happening now and everything we’re reading has us even more intrigued. From what Scarlett Johansson says, Black Widow will be extremely timely and touch upon themes addressed by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. According to her, it was important to director Cate Shortland to make “a movie about women who are helping other women, who lift other women up out of a very difficult situation.” Count us in.
Just in time for its 30th anniversary, director Francis Ford Coppola has announced he’ll be recutting his controversial The Godfather: Part III, which will then get a limited theatrical release before hitting VOD and Blu-ray/DVD. The third Godfather movie, which was made a full 16 years after Part II, is famous in cinema history for being a somewhat cursed production. One Coppola and screenwriter Mario Puzo never wanted to do and that was plagued with being rushed, a string of disasters forcing Coppola’s hand. But Coppola says this director’s cut, which he’s titling The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, says it will reflect the title and vision he and Puzo wanted all along. Among the significant changes are that it will get a new beginning and a new end, certain shots and scenes being rearranged, and new music cues. We’re intrigued. We’re definitely intrigued.
If you’re a BTS fan or have a kid who is, then you won’t want to miss tickets for their next special event movie, Break the Silence: The Movie. Here’s everything you need to know, including tickets on sale, screening date, and what it’s all about. BTS Army, engage!
Warner Bros. launched an extremely fun promo contest to promote Tenet and fans rose to the occasion. Asked to send in videos utilizing the concept of “inversion,” TikTokers and influencers created some crazy, eye-popping, and just plain fun videos of time running “backward.” We rounded up some of the best and they’re well worth checking out.
So far, we don’t know much about Marvel’s mysterious Eternals movie. But that changed when director Chloe Zhao sat down for an interview with THR to talk about her upcoming projects, including Eternals. And she shared some snippets that were interesting, indeed. For starters, she says Marvel was extremely collaborative and everything she put into the movie was exactly what she wanted to do. For example, she brought her manga roots and deep love of manga and anime into it. Another cool tidbit is that there will be a giant Bollywood dance number, which overjoyed co-star Kumail Nanjiani. We have no idea why there’s a Bollywood dance number, but that’s amazing. Everything we’ve heard about this movie sounds like Marvel allowed Zhao to get weird with it and that’s incredible. We’re now impatiently awaiting the first trailer.
Last but not least, check out our Quick Hits column that rounds up all the bits and bobs of news that don’t quite make the cut for a full article but are still interesting updates:
- The Batman writer making his feature directorial debut
- A Silk live-action Marvel TV series is in the works at Sony
- Jason Statham & Guy Ritchie to reteam for spy thriller Five Eyes
- Army of the Dead is getting a prequel and spinoff anime series
- The Witcher gets spinoff show about the making of The Witcher
- Keanu Reeves praises the Matrix 4 story
- The Mandalorian Season 2 release date revealed
- The Boys star Jack Quaid to star in Scream 5
- Peyton Reed offers update on Ant-Man 3
- Gerard Butler to co-lead action-thriller Copshop with Frank Grillo
- Adam Driver set to star in Sony sci-fi thriller
- Disney’s tribute to Chadwick Boseman drew huge ratings
- DC sets official date for Batman Day 2020
- Hugh Jackman dances with his dog
- Jeff Goldblum & Taika Waititi have talked about doing a secret project