Infinity War isn’t the only major sequel hitting theaters next year. No, not Ant-Man and the Wasp — think outside the MCU, people! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is arriving next fall, reuniting Eddie Redmayne’s Newt with Katherine Waterston’s Tina, and Dan Fogler’s Jacob Kowalski with Alison Sudol’s Queenie, and — hopefully — us with that cute little Niffler. More importantly, it’s introducing Jude Law’s Hot Dumbledore to the Harry Potter universe. (And, ugh, fine, that Grindelwald dude will be there, too.)
We’ve got a good news, bad news situation here, friends. First, the good news — which is actually great news: An official casting announcement for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has apparated online, revealing several new and returning cast members for Newt Scamander’s next adventure. Among the newcomers are a pair of mysterious roles played by Jessica Williams and Claudia Kim.
The people have been making some pretty questionable choices for themselves as of late. Some big politics thing is happening tomorrow, there’s that, and last night marked the 43rd Annual People‘s Choice Awards, the populist awards program that does away with the snooty prestige of the Oscars. The evening delivered some rather eyebrow-raising results in its recognition of the most widely beloved entertainers of the year, and though none quite confounded on a Trumpian level, the night was full of what we’ll diplomatically call “surprises.”
Alice Through the Looking Glass is one of the more curious sequel developments in recent years. Tim Burton’s CGI / live-action Wonderland hybrid (okay, the scales were definitely tipped in CGI’s favor) did fairly well at the box office, but we can thank international audiences for its real success…and for this sequel, which has a brand new trailer filled with wacky characters and lots of cute wordplay involving “time.”
The new Black Mass trailer pulls the focus back from Johnny Depp’s performance as the notorious gangster Whitey Bulger, showcasing an ensemble of actors that has to be seen to be believed. And like any movie set in Boston, each and every actor wield their accents like bricks. This isn’t a Boston movie – it’s a Baahstin movie and everyone in the cast is seemingly trying to one-up the others when it comes to dropping their R’s.
Disney has released a new TV spot for 'The Lone Ranger,' in keeping with the film's July 3 release date. But there isn't much -- if any -- new footage to be seen in this commercial. We get a peek at the familiar train sequence again, which seems like a big selling point for the studio -- understandably so, since director Gore Verbinski likely spent a ton of money to execute it...
Johnny Depp‘s upcoming film ‘Dark Shadows‘ is based on the campy soap opera of the same name that ran from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. The actor is an avowed fan of the series, so the recent death of its star, Jonathan Frid, just weeks before the movie’s opening hit Depp especially hard.
The big budget update of ‘The Lone Ranger’ won’t hit theaters until the summer of 2013. But the first official images of the film were just released on producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s Twitter account, offering a peek at Johnny Depp as one of the most iconic sidekicks in pop culture history.
Between the two of them, the husband-and-wife duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have sold over 80 million albums and notched almost 30 number one singles on the country charts. What does that kind of success buy you?
How about your very own private island?