Greetings and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, a summary of the WIRED entertainment news. Today, we have more updates on how the new coronavirus is impacting the world of culture. There is also a new Black widow trailer. Oh, and James Wan is reportedly working on a monster movie and Taika Waititi is taking Roald Dahl to Netflix. Here we go.
The end Black widow The trailer is epic
Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) has always referred to The Avengers as her family. But before that I had another: I was a murderer trained in the Red Room. Now, the Red Room has a new leader, the Taskmaster, and according to his sister Yelena (Florence Pugh) is manipulating her recruits. Then, naturally, she will stop him. To do so, he receives help from Yelena, Alexei / The Red Guardian (David Harbor) and Melina (Rachel Weisz). Black widow—The first Marvel Phase Four movie, even though it takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War– Arrives in theaters on May 1.
game of Thrones Star Max von Sydow dead at 90
Max von Sydow, the man known for playing everyone, from Father Merrin in The Exorcist to the three-eyed raven in game of Thrones has died. The Swedish actor was 90 years old. "It is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow on March 8, 2020," said his wife, French documentary filmmaker Catherine von Sydow, today.
Pixar & # 39; s Ahead Lead the weekend box office
Not a large number, especially for a Pixar movie, but Ahead lead the box office this weekend raising $ 40 million nationwide. (Internationally, he earned $ 28 million for a world total of $ 68 million). Although that total seems low, the study expects good word of mouth to give it a long life in cinemas. Also, if you wonder if fears about the new coronavirus keep people out of theaters, that may not be the case. "I think there was no impact," said Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian Variety. "With $ 40 million for Ahead, a small fall for The invisible manY The way back getting solid scores from the public, it seems that people have a habit of going to the movies. "
South by southwest canceled due to fears of coronavirus
Following in the footsteps of the Game Developers Conference, F8, Google I / O and other conventions, this year's South By Southwest will not happen as planned due to concerns about Covid-19. In a statement posted on Twitter on Friday, organizers said that “the City of Austin has canceled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. SXSW will faithfully follow the instructions of the city. We are devastated to share this news with you. "In other bad news for the conference, the cancellation will not be covered by insurance. The Austin Chronicle, SXSW co-founder Roland Swenson said: “We have many insurances (terrorism, injuries, property destruction, weather). However, bacterial infections, communicable diseases, viruses and pandemics are not covered. "
James Wan is producing a new Universal Monster movie
Not long ago, Universal launched an idea to create an interconnected cinematic universe based on its classic monsters (Dracula, The Werewolf, The Mummy, etc.). Now, with the success of The invisible manIt seems that the studio might be willing to make monster movies after all, although not in a connected universe. According to The Hollywood reporterJames Wan will produce a new monster photo for Universal. The report does not specify exactly which monster the movie will focus on, but it sounds a bit like Frankenstein. "With shadows of Disturbance, the story will focus on a group of teenagers who discover that a neighbor is building a monster in their basement, ”says the report. "Spoiler: the monster is released." Wan is not set to direct the movie; Supernatural The writer Robbie Thompson is ready to work on the script.
Taika Waititi is doing two animated Roald Dahl series for Netflix
As if he wasn't busy enough, Taika Waititi made a deal to make a couple of animated series for Netflix based on Roald Dahl's work. The first will be based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the second will be based on the Oompa-Loompas. Waititi will write, direct and produce the executive series, which Netflix says will keep the spirit of Dahl's works "while building the world and the characters far beyond the pages of Dahl's book for the first time."
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