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Led by ‘Shang-Chi,’ Disney Films Return to Box-Office Dominance

This weekend’s box-office results justified Disney’s decision to provide theater-exclusive engagements for the remaining 2021 theatrical release schedule. Led by a very impressive second weekend for Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” as well as strong holds for “Free Guy” and “Jungle Cruise,” the studio commanded nearly 80 percent of domestic ticket […]

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Ghost World at 20: the comic-book movie that refused to conform

The astute and unconventional adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ source material remains one of the most unique examples of the genreIn the 20 years since Ghost World was released, nerd culture has become dominant culture, turning a term once associated with the dweeby outcasts of 80s comedies to a shorthand nearly everyone can self-apply. Now you’re […]

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‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Takes on ‘Black Widow’ at the Box Office

Black Widow has faced down mad titans and genocidal robots, but can the veteran Avenger take down a band of scrappy Looney Toons?It’ll be a showdown between Disney’s and Marvel’s “Black Widow” and the Warner Bros. sequel “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at the domestic box office, with Scarlett Johansson’s superhero adventure poised to reclaim […]

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‘Black Widow’ Grossed $215 Million This Weekend, but Theaters Need More

As expected, Disney’s “Black Widow” had the biggest domestic opening gross since the start of the pandemic; less expected, the $80 million opening was $10 million below initial estimates. However, to focus on that is to bury the lede: Saturday’s domestic sales were off 41 percent from the initial Thursday preview/Friday total and the studio […]

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‘Red Sonja’ Will Star ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Actor Hannah John-Kamen

“Red Sonja” has found its star.Hannah John-Kamen, best known as the villain Ghost in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” will wield the sword of the comic book fantasy hero in Millennium Films’ long-gestating feature adaptation. Joey Soloway (“Transparent”) is directing the film, from a script by Soloway and Tasha Huo (a writer on Netflix’s upcoming “Tomb […]

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Rachel McAdams And Abby Ryder Fortson Join ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Film Adaptation

God has heard your prayers, and now the film adaptation of the hugely popular “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” has found its eponymous Margaret, as “Ant-Man and the Wasp” star Abby Ryder Fortson has joined the cast, and she will be joined by Rachel McAdams in the role of Margaret’s mother.Read More: ‘The […]

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Michelle Pfeiffer to Star as Betty Ford in Showtime’s ‘The First Lady’

Michelle Pfeiffer is set to star in Showtime’s “The First Lady,” an upcoming anthology series that will examine the lives of several former first ladies.Variety reported on Thursday that Pfeiffer, who starred in recent films such as the upcoming “French Exit,” as well as “mother!,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” will […]

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‘Lovecraft Country’ Breakout Jonathan Majors Joins ‘Ant-Man 3’

“Lovecraft Country” breakout Jonathan Majors has joined the cast of Marvel Studios upcoming “Ant-Man 3,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.The franchise stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas. Reed directed 2015’s “Ant-Man” and 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Plot details are being kept under wraps in the Quantum Realm.The third […]

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Josh Cooley to Follow ‘Toy Story 4’ Oscar Win With Animated ‘Transformers’ Prequel

Josh Cooley, the Oscar winner who made his directorial debut with “Toy Story 4,” will direct an animated “Transformers” film that will stand apart from the franchise’s recent live-action installments.Deadline reported that Cooley will direct a “big scale” “Transformers” film that will serve as an origin story for the franchise. The film will take place […]

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‘Ant-Man 3′: ‘Rick and Morty’ Writer Jeff Loveness to Pen Marvel Sequel

“Rick and Morty” writer and co-producer Jeff Loveness has been hired to write”Ant-Man 3” for Marvel Studios, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.Peyton Reed will return to direct the third installment of the franchise. The franchise stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas. Reed directed 2015’s “Ant-Man” and 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Plot […]

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