Monday 5th March 2018: Rampage moves up one week after Avengers shift
Warner Brothers have moved up Rampage one week after the reveal of Marvel moving up Infinity War one week. Warner Brothers understandably moved it up, so Rampage could dominate for two weeks in the Box Office rather than one if it stayed as it was. Originally it was going to be released on April 20th, but has been moved to April 13th. This gives it a 2 week cushion, before Infinity War is released and a steep decline for Rampage happens.
Tuesday 6th March 2018: John Boyega wants a longer fight scene in Star Wars 9
Finns arc was subject to much criticism in 'The Last Jedi' as his mission to Canto Bight felt unnecessary and his relationship with Rose was forced. He also didn't see much action in the film until the end with Phasma which fans were unhappy about.
Boyega was asked about his role in 'The Last Jedi' during an interview with IGN and he says "Yeah, man, I didn’t expect it to be that quick if I’m being honest with you. I was like, wait, wait, what? He’s been like ramped up for a big fight and then it was over in a second. [laughs] But, hopefully, Finn gets to face someone else or has a fight that’s much longer by the way [in Episode IX]."
Wednesday 14th March 2018: Suicide Squad 2 may start filming in October
Warner Brothers is moving Task Force X to London this autumn as they look forward to getting the sequel of the ground. Even though the film received terrible critics reviews, it received an Oscar for best makeup and hair styling and also did really well in the box office gaining $750 million worldwide. The team consisted of characters that audiences really enjoyed and wanting to see more off, specifically Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Will Smith's Deadshot. Warner Brothers have a major studio in London and is where a number of DC films have been shot in the past and is where Wonder Woman 2 will be filmed, but it is clear that they are not moving all projects there as Shazam is currently being shot at their studio in Toronto.
Thursday 12th March 2018: Terminator 6 adds Mackenzie Davis to cast
Mackenzie Davis (Tully, Blade Runner) is in talks to join the cast of Terminator 6. This will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day as James Cameron does not want to count any movie that he himself did not guide. That means Terminator 3 onwards will no longer count.
Mackenzie Davis will join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in this reboot. She will reportedly be playing a soldier-assassin on a mission who sets up the action. It remains unclear how prominent her role will be.
Friday 9th March 2018: Spiderman 2 will film in multiple European countries
A new report has confirmed that Spiderman 2 will start filming in May and will film in multiple European countries. The only 2 films that have been confirmed for phase 4 have been Spiderman 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and with Spiderman 2 releasing 2 months after Avengers 4 fans wont have to wait long to see whats in store for phase 4. The film is casting a James Bond esque femme fatale and some agents who will appear along side her. There has been rumours that this character could be Spiderwoman.
Saturday 10th March 2018: A Wrinkle in Time beats Black Panther at friday box office
Black Panther was knocked off the top spot on friday with the release of A Wrinkle in Time. A Wrinkle in Time grossed $10.2 million on friday, which was lower than originally estimated, but was enough to knock off Black Panther which gained $10 million. This is the first film to surpass Black Panther at the domestic box office since its debut 3 weeks ago.
Sunday 11th March 2018: Black Panther surpasses Dark Knight and Rogue One at US box office
Black Panther continues to dominate as it surpasses Rogue One and Dark Knight over the weekend. A film hasn't maintained #1 position in the box office this long since The Force Awakens. Black Panther gained $41.1 million over the weekend raising the total to $562 million, beating Rogue One $532.1 million and Dark Knight $534.8 million. It currently ranks seventh behind The Last Jedi $619.4 million. It is only $61.3 million away from besting the Avengers and becoming the MCU's highest grossing film.
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