Week in Review 1/30/2019

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‘Black Panther’ scores Best Picture nominee for 2019 Academy Awards

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther was so huge even the Oscars couldn’t ignore it. The full list of 2019 Oscar nominees reveals that the critically acclaimed film is up for the Best Picture award. This is only one of seven awards the film is up for including Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Costume Design. Other films nominated for Best Picture are Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born, Vice, and BlacKkKlansman giving Spike Lee his first ever Oscar nominee.

Meanwhile, Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was nominated for Best Animated Feature and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is nominated for Best Visual Effects.

The Oscars air live Sunday, February 24 on ABC. Check out the full list of nominees here.

(via Academy Awards)

Patty Jenkins teases Steve Trevor’s return in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Wonder Woman 1984 seems like it’s going to be full of surprises, but the biggest one may be the return of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. During an interview with the Buzzfeed talk show AM to DM, director Patty Jenkins spoke about the decision to bring back Trevor from the dead and how it fits in naturally for the story.

"I thought of what this next movie should be in the middle of making the first movie, so it wasn't a solution to 'Oh, that worked out, let's try to jam you in there.' It's all incredibly important to the story," revealed Jenkins in the interview. "It makes perfect sense, that's all I can tell you." 

She also spoke about her decision to set the film during the 1980s saying "I really felt like the 1980s was mankind at their most extreme and at their best. It was when we could do anything we wanted and we had no idea of the price yet. So we have really committed to that version of the 80s.”

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The movie opens on June 5, 2020.

(via AM to DM)

Watch the world’s worst superheroes in the trailer for ‘The Boys’

Amazon has shared the trailer for their new series, The Boys, based on the acclaimed comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The brief preview introduces us to the Seven, not-so-great versions of the Justice League, acting not-so-heroic. "Job one is supporting the seven brave heroes who put themselves in harm's way each and every day for us," a disembodied voice declares, inciting Jack Quaid's Hughie to respond, "Fuck the Seven!"

The series is hailed by Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripike, who have been working on a television adaptation of the comic series for years. The show was originally optioned by Cinemax before it landed at Amazon. The series puts a different spin on superheroes introducing us to a world where heroes have become celebrities with no moral compass. The Boys, a CIA squad, are tasked with keeping the heroes in check.

The Boys will premiere on Amazon in summer 2019. The series stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander and Simon Pegg as Hughie's dad.

(via EW)

REPORT: ‘Breaking Bad’ movie casts Bryan Cranston and Krysten Ritter among others

Aaron Paul won’t be the only Breaking Bad cast member returning for the movie. According to a new report, several original cast members from the AMC show will be in the movie, including Bryan Cranston, Krysten Ritter, Jonathan Banks, and Jesse Plemons. So far, no information about their involvement or roles have been revealed.

Last November it was revealed that principal photography on a Breaking Bad television movie had secretly begun on location in New Mexico. The film is produced by Sony Pictures. The movie is expected to take place sometime after the events of Breaking Bad's series finale and will star Paul, who reprises his role as Jesse Pinkman.

 (via CBR)

Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’

After debuting the teaser for their new original series, Netflix has shared the first full length trailer for the first season of The Umbrella Academy, based on the graphic novel written by Gerard Way.

Set to Way’s cover of “A Hazy Shade of Winter,” we’re introduced to The Umbrella Academy, an organization created by Sir Reginald Hargreeves who adopts six children with special abilities born all over the world and prepares them to save the world. After Hargreeves dies, the brothers and sisters team up once again to face the threat on the apocalypse.

The Umbrella Academy stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, Kate Walsh. The first season, which includes 10-one hour episodes, debuts on Netflix February 15.

(via Deadline)

 

ASHLEY PEREZ

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