We’re halfway through July, and summer movie season is chugging along. Even with the writers’ strike, and now the actors’ strike, Hollywood news isn’t slowing down. This week finds Superman: Legacy quickly filling out its cast, Oppenheimer reactions, the first look at Deadpool 3, and more.
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Superman: Legacy Add Anthony Carrigan, Nathan Fillion & More To The Cast
James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy is quickly rounding out its cast. After an exhaustive search for its leads, the project announced David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan in the roles of Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane. Now, there is news that Barry‘s Anthony Carrigan has been added to the cast as the superhero Metamorpho. Considering it was also just announced that Carrigan had snagged an Emmy nomination for his work on Barry, it’s been a great week for the actor. He joins a cast that also recently added Nathan Fillion as the Guy Gardner version of Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl and Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific.
Gunn, who is now the new co-head of DC Studios along with Peter Safran, will be directing the pic off a script he wrote. The project is planned to be a reset of sorts for the DCU, bringing it in a new direction that hopefully works this time. Gunn recently posted on Threads about the process and his excitement is palpable. “Superman: Legacy opens two years from today. It may seem far away to many of you, but it’s close to me!,” he said. “We have a lot to do between now and then. But I haven’t been more excited about a project in forever… and this cast, slowly coming together… holy cow…”
Superman: Legacy is currently is planned for release on July 11, 2025.
Tron: Ares Is Also Adding A Few Notable Names To Its Cast
Last week, it was reported that Tron: Ares had added Jodie Turner-Smith and Greta Lee to the cast, and the news for the Disney threequel continues. This week, two more names have been added: Deadline reports that Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) has been cast, along with Yellowjackets‘ Sarah Desjardins. Clearly, Disney wanted to get its talent signed before the SAG-AFTRA strike kicked in, and the work has paid off. Joachim Rønning will be directing the pic, which will follow Jared Leto’s computer program, Ares, as he ventures into the human world. Other than that, plot details are being kept under wraps. While there is no official release date, Tron: Ares is eyeballing a release some time in 2025.
Oppenheimer First Reactions Are In & They Are Stunning
Anyone who knows movies or Christopher Nolan has suspected that Oppenheimer would be something special. Now, the first reactions are in for the movie and they’ve confirmed what we’ve all known for a while: Oppenheimer is a staggering accomplishment. Check out some of the initial reactions:
Bilge Ebiri of Vulture says,” “OPPENHEIMER is…incredible. The word that keeps coming to mind is ‘fearsome.’ A relentlessly paced, insanely detailed, intricate historical drama that builds and builds and builds until Nolan brings the hammer down in the most astonishing, shattering way.”
Meanwhile, Associated Press‘ Lindsey Bahr raves “Christopher Nolan’s #Oppenheimer is truly a spectacular achievement, in its truthful, concise adaptation, inventive storytelling and nuanced performances from Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon and the many, many others involved —- some just for a scene,” before going on to say, “It’s hard to talk about something as dense as this in something as silly as a tweet or thread but Oppenheimer really is a serious, philosophical, adult drama that’s as tense and exciting as Dunkirk. And the big moment – THAT MOMENT – is awe inspiring.”
Steve Weintraub of Collider also joined in, claiming, “#ChristopherNolan’s #Oppenheimer is incredible. Every aspect of the film is worth talking about from the brilliant performances, to #HoytevanHoytema’s amazing work behind the camera, to the way Nolan tells the story. The 3 hour run time flies by.”
“#Oppenheimer is staggering in every sense of the word. Might sound nuts to say this about a Chris Nolan movie that isn’t INCEPTION, DUNKIRK, or even TENET, but this could be his most formally daring work yet. Sharp script, impeccable sound design, and Cillian Murphy is a *force*” said Jeremy Mathai of Slashfilm.
The supporting cast has also gotten a lot of praise, particularly Robert Downey, Jr. as Atomic Energy Commission chair Lewis Strauss. Luckily, there’s not long to wait to see the A-list stacked cast. Oppenheimer hits theaters on July 21.
Ryan Reynolds Shares First Look Of Deadpool 3
Last but not least, Ryan Reynolds and the official Deadpool 3 account shared the first look from the set of the movie, showing Reynolds’ Deadpool and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine walking side-by-side in the desert. Get excited, nerds, because it’s glorious.
Ketchup and mustard, together again.
Last but not least…
First Look At Hugh Grant As An Oompa Loompa In Wonka
Can we just marvel at the first glorious glimpse of Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa?
If you want even more of this, check out the first trailer below.
Trailers & Clips of the Week
Wonka – Official Trailer
Okay, Timotheé. We see you…and consider us intrigued.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – Final Trailer
Ethan Hunt doing Ethan Hunt things, nbd.
The Retirement Plan – Official Trailer
Nic Cage is unstoppable these days and we’re not even mad about it.
Blue Beetle – Final Trailer
This just looks like a lot of fun, really.