While all political news of late seems like it was spawned from some hack writer from hell’s most festering pit, there’s some good news to be found on the entertainment front! So here’s a round-up of tidbits that might remind you what excitement and joy feel like!
Pirates of the Carribean is getting rebooted and likely without Johnny Depp. This means there can be more adventures on the high-seas with wild pirates and shiver-my-timbers spectacle, and we don’t need to endure Depp’s increasingly cartoonish Jack Sparrow or feel icky about supporting the career of a repeatedly alleged abuser. And bonus: Deadline reports the reboot is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the dyanmic duo behind the Deadpool movies.
Lastly, Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed there will be no solo Boba Fett movie. Empire reminds us this project was once rumored to have notorious Fantastic Four director Josh Trank attached, then Logan’s James Mangold. But perhaps the underwhelming box office of Solo: A Star Wars Story has killed this could-be bounty hunter adventure. And we’re good with that. Because Boba Fett is dumb.
The producers of The Meg have begun plotting a sequel! The Jason Statham/giant shark movie made $527,783,041 worldwide, which Variety reports is the highest grossing Chinese/American co-production to date. And as the action-thriller was based on a series of books by Steve Alten, there’s plenty more story to explore in the deep depths of a terrifying ocean. Producer Belle Avery sees this franchise as “Jurassic Park under the sea.” Cool cool. Just also more nearly naked Statham. Please and thank you.
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