MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY: Black Panther Director Breaks Down Casino Fight Scene
We begin this weeks Weekly Oddity with a video that was released by Vanity Fair that showed 'Black Panther' Director, Ryan Coogler going through the process of directing arguably one of the best scenes of the movie, the South Korea Casino fight scene. The scene is the first scene that really showcases Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) in battle, and it’s thrilling to watch- read our Spoiler Free/ Spoiler Filled reviews below! However, as the video embedded below illustrates, even the movie’s fight scenes have symbolism and layers of meaning within them. Watch the video to hear how he created such a masterpiece:
TUESDAY 20th FEBRUARY: Jessica Chastain reportedly in talks to play Beverly in IT Chapter 2
If rumours are to be believed, we could be seeing Jessica Chastain on screen as Beverly Marsh in the second instalment of the Stephen King adaptation. However this isn't new news. as rumours of Chastain’s involvement with IT: Chapter Two date all the way back to last July, roughly a month and a half before the IT reboot even hit theatres. Actress Sophia Lillis, was asked who she’d like to see play the adult version of her character in the sequel, and she quickly responded with Chastain.
As Warner Bros. has its sights set on a September 2019 release date for Chapter Two, filming on the sequel is set to begin this summer.
WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY: New Avengers: Infinity War clip could be released 27.02.2018
Although Walt Disney Studios has denied the rumours that a new trailer will be airing on Tuesdays showing of Good Morning America, the Studios doesn't quash the possiblity of a small clip being released- likely to be that of a light hearted nature rather than any significance to the plot.
It’s such an odd combination of people to make an appearance in a talk show and considering that the only film that they are all working a part of Infinity War, it’s presumed that they are there to present the newest trailer for the movie, similar to how the first official preview was released last year.
As we have grown to expect with these, only time will tell...
THURSDAY 22nd FEBRUARY: Joss Whedon exits Batgirl production, Warner Bros seeks female director
As Joss Whedons suspected quit/firing (we aren't sure what the true reason for his exit is, as of date) from the DCEU Batgirl flick has occured due to so called 'script issues', it's been discussed who could be the right person to direct such a film. The likes of Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins has been thrown into the mix however it's likely that we will get someone new to the team for our first outing for the Batgirl. IT producer Walter Hamada is now overseeing all DC Comics-based projects at Warner Bros., with Chantal Nong acting as vice president of film production- as discussed in the Weekly Oddity a few months back in December.
Following his time at Marvel Studios, Whedon hopped over to the unofficially titled DC Extended Universe to oversee the infamous Justice League reshoots, in which he streamlined the story and added in several (truly awful) comedic scenes, which in turn earned him a screenwriting credit on the film. Interestingly, that development came only after Whedon boarded the DCEU as writer-director on Batgirl.
Who do you think would be a good director for a movie such as Batgirl? Let us know below!
FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY: Aquaman Movie Trailer To Debut At 'Wonder Con'
According to rumours, Warner Bros. is reportedly planning to release the first trailer for the Aquaman movie at Wonder Con in March. The studio is in need of a PR boost after a roller coaster of the past year, it seems that they are hoping Aquaman could be this years Wonder Woman with success for the solo movie.
These rumours suggest that the Aquaman trailer will finally show what James Wan's take on Aquaman will entail including our look at Black Manta. The convention runs from March 23rd to March 25th, but when exactly Warner Bros is presenting is not yet confirmed. The report states the trailer will first be shown to those in attendance, but there’s no word on when it would be released to the public.
SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY: In Memory: Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53
Actors including Dawn French and Hugh Grant have led tributes to their former co-star Emma Chambers, who died aged 53 on Wednesday. She was known for playing Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, and also had roles in Notting Hill and a Martin Chuzzlewit adaptation. Chambers died from natural causes on Wednesday evening and would be "greatly missed", her agent John Grant said.
French, who starred in The Vicar of Dibley alongside Chambers for 13 years, paid tribute to a "Very bright spark and the most loyal and loving friend anyone could wish for, I will miss her very much", she said, while also posting a picture of the pair on Twitter.
Rest in peace Emma Chambers.
SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY: BOX OFFICE: Black Panther Reigns At The Box Office In 2nd Week.
Disney-Marvel’s "Black Panther" is dominating the box office with an astounding $108 million at 4,020 domestic locations (America) — the second-highest second weekend ever behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
"Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman, has now grossed $400 million domestically in its first 10 days. Only "The Force Awakens" has reached that milestone faster. It’s also grossed $304 million internationally. It’s notched an A+ Cinemascore — becoming only the second Marvel film to do so — and has dazzled critics with a 97% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya and Letitia Wright.
As mentioned previously, our Black Panther reviews (both Spoiler and Non-Spoiler) can be found below!
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