Welcome to the TV and movie edition of our weekly round-ups. In this FinalBoss feature, we’ll bring you bitesize chunks of the latest news from the movie and TV worlds. It will all in be in one place, allowing you to catch up on anything you’ve missed without endless searching! Eventually, we’ll also use this space to take a look at what’s hot at the box office and let you know what’s coming to cinemas the following weekend.
Tenet Moves Back (R)
I’m shocked! Shocked to hear that Tenet has been delayed again. Warner Bros and Nolan seem determined to get it out this summer but now it’s moved back further, to August 12. That’s now its third release date and in the current climate, there must be a good chance it moves again.
And There Goes Mulan
Clearly not wanting to be the first big movie back, Disney has swept Mulan out of July to August 21. For now at least!
Cineworld and VUE Postpone UK Reopenings
The knock-on effect of two of the biggest summer’s movies moving to August is Cineworld and VUE deciding to shift back the opening of their cinemas. After originally planning to resume screenings from July 10 they will now not return until July 31. At the time of writing Odeon is still planning to gradually reopen its cinemas from this weekend. The Empire Strikes Back and The Dark Knight trilogy are amongst the classics on offer.
A Pirate’s Life for Margot Robbie
Disney is setting up a new female-led Pirates of the Caribbean series with Margot Robbie in the leading role. Robbie is also producing, and has Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson on board. The movie would be set in the same world as those that starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, creating a Pirates universe!
Kaepernick To Get Netflix Series
Netflix has just shown the Michael Jordan doc The Last Dance to great success. Now, they turn their attention to Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. He was the first NFL player to kneel during the playing of the national anthem in protest of police brutality during the 2016 season. Just four years earlier he led that team to a Super Bowl but since taking a knee no team has been willing to give him a chance. The six-part scripted series will focus on the stars teenage years and be titled ‘Colin in Black and White’.
Cast and Crew News
- Chiwetel Ejiofor will return as Baron Karl Mordo in the Dr Strange sequel.
- Campbell Scott joins the list of actors from Jurassic Park who will return in Jurassic World Dominion. He plays Lewis Dodgson, who was involved in dodgy dealings with Dennis Nedry in the original.
- Director David Leitch is swapping fast cars for fast trains. After Hobbs and Shaw, he’s on track for Bullet Train, a thriller about a group of assassins on a train in Tokyo.
- Warner Bros is planning a new version of Frosty The Snowman. It will be a mix of CGI and live-action with Jason Mamoa voicing Frosty! Future Christmas classic right there.
The Boys Will Be Back
Amazon Prime has confirmed that season 2 of The Boys will debut on September 4. It’s a different kind of superhero show and I loved season 1. If you haven’t given a go yet it’s well worth 8 hours of your time, check out our spoiler-free guide for more on the series.
If your local cinema is open this weekend your options are likely to include early 2020 releases 1917, Bloodshot, Onward and Sonic The Hedgehog alongside the classics mentioned earlier.
If you don’t fancy the cinema just get, home entertainment has you covered. You know a US series has gained decent acclaim when the BBC decide to show it here in the UK. On Wednesday, July 8 they will start showing Mrs America, starring Cate Blanchett. The series concerns the political movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Blanchett plays Phyllis Schlafly, who fought against the act.
Trailer of the Week
This weeks trailer is the new teaser for the latest from Pixar, which is always a treat for the soul.
Check back next week for more of the latest news and keep an eye out for our gaming and tech round-ups.
Shaun is FinalBoss’ most prolific cinephile. If he hasn’t seen it, it ain’t worth watching. You’ll find him writing about everything from blowout blockbusters to small-screen splendours as he waits impatiently for Lord of the Rings to be released by Amazon. Catch up with Shaun and see what he’s been watching on www.letterboxd.com/shaun_1982.