The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for March 18 to 24, including the best deals we could find for each.
"Black Widow's" web may soon be growing. Sources tell Variety that Florence Pugh is in talks to join Scarlett Johansson's standalone superhero film. Pugh has been on the hot list for this second lead role since last fall, but Marvel wanted to open up the field to other actresses at the beginning of the year. […]
From the way the ending was tweaked to how the end-credits sequences took shape, the woman who crafted Marvel's latest blockbuster spills all.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set next year's Golden Globes ceremony for Jan. 5, 2020. Produced by Dick Clark Productions in partnership with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards air on NBC, and are viewed in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Globes fall just two days before Oscar nomination balloting closes […]
The romantic drama "Five Feet Apart" has opened with $715,000 on Thursday night, barely beating previews for the animated film "Wonder Park," which earned $700,000. Focus Features' sci-fi movie "Captive State" generated $300,000 on Thursday. The trio of wide openings is expected to be dwarfed by the sophomore frame of Brie Larson's "Captain Marvel," which […]
Netflix has removed news reel footage of a 2013 rail disaster which features in the movie Bird Box, but only two months after complaints from viewers.
“The Sopranos” prequel film from New Line Cinema and series creator David Chase has received a release date and the studio says the working title is now “Newark.”The film, which was previously titled “The Many Saints of Newark,” will open in theaters on Sept. 25, 2020.Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, and Michael Gandolfini star in the film directed by Alan Taylor and written and produced by David Chase and Lawrence Konner.Also Read: New Line Exec Michael Disco Exits to Launch The Disco Factory, Will Executive-Produce 'Sopranos' Prequel 'Many Saints of Newark'“Newark” is set in the 1960s during the Newark riots, five days of violence in the New Jersey city sparked by the beating of a black man by white police officers. It was especially lethal among African American and Italian American gangsters involved in the fighting — 26 people died and more than 700 people were injured during the riots.More specifically, it follows the life of Dickie Moltisanti, a frequently mentioned character in “The Sopranos” but one who was never seen in the original series, including flashbacks.Nivola is playing Moltisanti, and Gandolfini, the son of the late “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini, will star as a young Tony Soprano in the film.Nicole Lambert, on behalf of Chase Films, and Marcus Viscidi are executive producing “Newark.”Read original story ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Gets Fall 2020 Release and Working Title ‘Newark’ At TheWrap
The maiden voyage of DC’s aquatic superhero opens with Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) kicking pirate butt on a Russian submarine — an action-packed showcase for his fighting prowess. “This is Aquaman’s hero intro to this movie,” Wan remarks in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the hit movie’s upcoming home release. For Momoa, the submarine sequence represented a way to establish the kind of hero Arthur is at the beginning of the movie, and how he evolves when he takes on the mantle (and bright orange suit) of Aquaman.
Fresh off her own blockbuster debut, Brie Larson's superhero meets Cap, Thor, et al. in new trailer, which also finds Tony Stark back on Earth.
"I know how many motherf***ers hate me," the Oscar-nominated star told "Esquire" in a new interview.
Denzel Washington is in talks to star in the thriller "Little Things" for Warner Bros., sources tell Variety. "The Blind Side" and "The Highwaymen" director John Lee Hancock is board to write. He's also being eyed to direct, though a deal for that has not yet been closed. The story follows a burned-out Kern County […]
Marvel Studios has hired Destin Daniel Cretton to direct the Asian-American superhero tent pole based on Marvel Comics’ popular Shang-Chi character of the 1970s, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Dave Callaham is writing the script that will ultimately modernize the Shang-Chi story and character arc. Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige is producing the film. Marvel’s Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz are executive producers on the project.Marvel Studios is looking to tap into that authentic filmmaking superpower that brought “Black Panther” to cinematic life by bringing on Cretton and a predominantly Asian-American and Asian cast.Also Read: 'Captain Marvel': Marvel Studios Boss on Why Film Version of Mar-Vell Is a WomanCretton is currently directing “Just Mercy,” a feature film he also wrote which stars Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan. Larson first worked with Cretton when she starred in his second feature film “Short Term 12.” His other directorial credits include “The Glass Castle.” In addition to Larson and Jordan, Cretton has worked with several Marvel Cinematic Universe filmmakers including “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler, with whom Cretton developed the television series “Scenes for Minors.”Marvel Comics’ original Shang-Chi character is a half-Chinese, half-American superhero. He was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin. In the comics, Shang-Chi is an extraordinary master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gun, nunchaku and jian.Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Marvel Edition 15 (December 1973) by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin.Cretton is represented by WME.Deadline first reported the news.Read original story Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Asian-American Superhero Movie Based on Shang-Chi Character for Marvel Studios At TheWrap
Production designer William Creber, who served as art director on the original "Planet of the Apes" movies, died in Los Angeles on March 7 from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was 87. "This was the man who designed and then flipped cruise ships, burned skyscrapers, and created an entire ape culture," said Nelson Coates, […]
The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for March 11 to 17, including the best deals we could find for each.
Disney has set March 20 as the closing date for its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Disney announced the formal closing process Tuesday morning, indicating that the company has received the last major approval for the deal from regulators in Mexico. Disney said current 21st Century Fox shareholders will have until 5 p.m. ET Thursday […]