Entertainment Weekly dropped the cover for their latest issue yesterday, which gave us our first look at Thor: Ragnarok – which includes Thor’s new haircut! Also featured in the images are Cate Blanchett’s Hela, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, and Jeff Goldblum’s The Grandmaster. You can check out the cover here, and the other images here.
It’s been revealed that top secret footage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was screened for Disney investors yesterday. Going by the tweets of those in attendance, it seems as though it was a trailer of sorts which revealed Luke Skywalker’s first words, as well as shots of Leia and Chewie. No Leia dialogue, by all accounts. You can read a breakdown of what was shown here.
With Logan‘s pretty great opening weekend at the box office and its continued success, the Wolverine solo movies have now crossed the $1 billion mark. By close of play on Tuesday, Logan has grossed $263.2 million, of which $104.2 million comes from North America, and $159 million from international markets. Tie that with the $414 million gross of The Wolverine and $373 million haul of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and you’ve got yourself some nice numbers there, bub. Read more about that story here.
Speaking of box office numbers, and this Friday sees the release of Kong: Skull Island – which is tracking to do around $135 million worldwide. Domestically, projections for Skull Island place in the the $45 to $50 million range, and it’s thought that the film could miss out on top spot at the box office, with Logan expected to finish the weekend with around $48 million. The $185 million-budgeted monster movie will also face some stiff competition the following week as Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast hits cinemas. Read more about that story here.
After the news that Will Smith might no longer be a part of Tim Burton’s Dumbo remake, it was announced that his Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children star Eva Green might step in. Read more about that story here.
The Hollywood Reporter dropped an exclusive yesterday, which said that Bad Boys For Life director Joe Carnahan has left the project. They’re not sure why, but one source has said it’s schedulding difficulties while another has said it’s over creative differences. You can read more about that story here.
Sony Pictures released an international trailer for the upcoming R-rated comedy Rough Night which stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoe Kravitz. Check it out here.
Following some pretty dire early reviews, Anghus Houvouras has some harsh words for those throwing accusations of whitewashing at Marvel’s Iron Fist. Read the article here.