Entertainment News Weekly Catch Up
As per usual, something is always happening in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. This week for entertainment news we’ve got new trailers, film and castings announcements, and new music. Here are the latest stories everyone has been talking about.
At the Movies
This week, fans of author Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel, The Hate You Give, were thrilled to learn that the film will be released early in select cities. In cities like Baltimore, Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C., the film will be released on October 5th. The rest of the U.S. will be able to see it on its original release date of October 19th. The movie stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie.
Thomas’ debut novel took the young adult category by storm last year with its relevant themes and unapologetically complex characters. The novel has spent 81 weeks on the Best Seller’s list and is currently in the number one spot. You can see where the film is playing near you and get tickets here.
In the MCU, the studio has hired Chloe Zhao to direct The Eternals, making her the first woman of color to direct an MCU movie. Zhao has directed films like The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me. Fans also got the first trailer of Captain Marvel after it debuted on Good Morning America earlier this week.
The trailer gave us a glimpse of a de-aged Nick Fury and Phil Coulson as well a hint of the plot without giving away too much. One moment that everyone was talking about was a clip of Carol, played by Brie Larson, punching an elderly woman in the face. The film is set to be released in March 2019. Watch it here again…just because.
It was announced yesterday that Bond 25 has found a new director and will start filming in March. The 25th James Bond film was put on hold after director James Boyle left the project earlier this year. The project will now be helmed by Cary Joji Fukunaga who directed the new Netflix mini-series Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. Fukunaga also directed Beasts of No Nation (Netflix), several episodes of True Detective, and the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre which starred Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska. Bond 25, which is said to be Daniel Craig’s last appearance as James Bond is set to be released in 2020.
In other entertainment news, the internet has been discussing the first look at Joaquin Phoenix in the complete Joker makeup after director Todd Phillips released a camera test video. In case you missed it, here it is.
Excited to see the Joker origin story?
The Silver Screen
Over in TV land, Shadowhunters’ Katherine McNamara has joined the cast of Arrow for season 7 in what’s being called a pivotal recurring role. Elsewhere, Ming-Na Wen (Mulan, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will appear on the upcoming season of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat along with Reggie Lee and Jimmy O. Yang. Yang appeared with the show’s lead Constance Wu in the summer blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians. Wen made sure to reassure fans that she wasn’t leaving the ABC Marvel show that is set to return in the summer of 2019 supposedly to line up with the MCU film timeline.
In other casting and entertainment news, comedienne Ego Nwodim will be joining the cast of Saturday Night Live for its 44th season. Actor Adam Driver will host the season premiere with Kanye West as the musical guest. Her cast member, Kenan Thompson, who won a long-deserved Creative Emmy this past weekend has also signed on to star in a new series on NBC leaving many to wonder if he’ll stay on the weekly sketch show. The scripted series is said to be a single dad comedy.
Next week, a number of shows will return like ABC’s The Good Doctor, the X-Men universe series The Gifted on FOX, fan-favorite How to Get Away With Murder, the latest season of Dancing With the Stars, and This Is Us. You can catch the last season of 9-1-1 on FOX this Sunday at 8 PM EST in a special time premiere. In the world of streaming, the third season of Marvel’s Daredevil will be released on Netflix U.S. on October 19th. You can check out that trailer below if you missed it.
This week, we’ve got new music from Avril Lavigne, Rita Ora, Lil Uzi Vert, and more. Lavigne’s song is called “Head Above Water” and has been called a great, emotionally-charged comeback. The singer took a step back from the spotlight while battling Lyme disease. She hasn’t stopped making music though. In 2015, she released “Fly” in association with the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. In 2017, she was featured on songs by other artists.
That’s all for this week, folks!
What entertainment news stories have you been following this week?
Kira McCall covers entertainment for MFST. She’s a freelance writer and alum of Towson University where she studied advertising, public relations, and creative writing. Follow her on Twitter at cocovanilla45 (GirlsofManyFandoms) and kiramira_.