I wasn’t sure I was going to post today, but with the “Black Panther” trailer coming out, and the sad passing of Adam West, I can’t rightfully pass up posting this today. It’s a bitter sweet day.
Adam West Passes Away – It’s with a heavy heart we report that Adam West, DC’s first major television version of Batman, has passed away at 88. The family of West released a very enduring statement on the passing of West, saying;
Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero.
West’s last DC role was with “Powerless” though it was never aired.
Chris Evans Extends Contract – Despite claiming retirement was forthcoming following the end of his initial six marvel movies, Evans explains why he extended his contract to include one more movie, saying;
I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter…They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie.
Wonder Woman vs. Mummy – “Wonder Woman” is taking a second straight weekend, going up against “The Mummy” this week. “The Mummy” however didn’t perform well with domestically, pulling in only $30 million. However, “Mummy” did very well overseas, pulling in closer to $109 million overseas. “Wonder Woman” is expected to earn $54 million this week.
Black Panther Trailer – The first trailer for “Black Panther” is out, and fans are going nuts. I was fortunate enough to get an early breakdown of the trailer several weeks back, and I can’t say I’m disappointment. I will say Wakanda LOOKS just like every other Marvel Cinematic Universe setting to a degree, but that opening scene in the forest was truly impressive. If only we got more of that.
Quick Hits – “Ghostbusters” producer Ivan Reitman claims that separating the two “Ghostbuster” franchises was a mistake. “Black Panther’s” Heart Shaped Herb isn’t magic according to Ryan Coogler. Wil Travel to appear in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. Entertainment Weekly announces that Maisie Richardson-Sellers will return to “Legends of Tomorrow” to reprise role as the elder Vixen. Nathan Fillion “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.