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Pop-Culture Headlines: 'Bill & Ted's 3,' Pete Davidson, and the Return of Zack Snyder

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 30, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 30, 2019 |


— The long-awaited somewhat anticipated sequel to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey might possibly arrive as soon as Christmas, according to producer … Steven Soderbergh.

Soderbergh describes the third Bill and Ted film as a “love gig” for all involved. “Nobody’s getting paid,” he joked at the Slamdance film festival. Soderbergh also speculated Bill and Ted Face the Music could be released at Christmas, maybe. “That’d be a good Christmas present,” he said.

One potential hiccup: It still has no financing.

— No one likes the Zack Snyder DCEU films, except for the bad people that do, but most of us did love his Dawn of the Dead remake. It was very good. He’s returning to his zombie action roots for Netflix with Army of the Dead, a $90 million heist film in which a group of mercenaries endeavor to pull off a heist in a zombie quarantine zone in Las Vegas. I am weirdly excited about that, because I love a good zombie film.

— Speaking of which, nut up, folks, because Zombieland 2: Double Tap arrives, with the original cast, on October 11th. Here’s the poster (and the title reveal):

Rosario Dawson, by the way, has been added to the cast. It is legitimately the movie I’m most excited about in 2019.

— Hannah Simone (New Girl) is returning to television with a sitcom pilot on ABC, which she will star in and co-write. It’s a semi-autobiographical sitcom based on her family. From Variety: “In the series, Hannah (Simone) and her Indian-American immigrant father have always been close, but after she admits to herself that she’s in a dead-end job and he reveals his marriage is over, they’re starting over together and each finding a new path. This new chapter will either make them crazy close or just crazy.”

— I honestly didn’t know that Super Bowl performers had press conferences before the game, but apparently, that is the case … except this year, Maroon 5 has canceled their press conference, most likely because they don’t want to answer the first question that will be asked: Everyone else bailed out of respect for Colin Kaepernick. WTF, Maroon 5?

— Warner Bros. is making a Hot Wheels film with Mattel. Blah.

— I kind of love Pete Davidson because he’s so open about his personal life and his struggles — that’s what makes him so endearing. Judd Apatow (and many others) clearly understand that, but it’s Apatow who will be directing Davidson in a semi-autobiographical film.

— When Killing Eve returns in April, it will also air on AMC, so if you don’t have BBC America, you can still get in on the fun.

— Finally, Oscar Isaac is in talks to play the father of Timothée Chalamet’s character in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune reboot. He’ll join Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.

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