Deadpool 2 opened this week, and the R-rated Marvel movie is already breaking records. With an estimated $18.6 million from Thursday previews alone, it’ll be interesting to see whether Deadpool and friends have the power to wrestle the number one spot from Infinity War. Either way, it looks like Josh Brolin’s still sitting at the top. Not bad for a Goonie.
We’ve got a bunch of new updates to cover, so let’s cut the chit-chat and dive right in.
Marvel Moves Forward with the Eternals Movie
Well, folks, it’s official: Marvel has confirmed a new writing team to pen The Eternals script. Screenwriting duo Matthew and Ryan Firpo, who shot to fame last year with their acclaimed Ruin script, have been tapped to translate Jack Kirby’s epic comic to the big screen. No screenshots yet, but with the same team behind Infinity War attached, this is one movie to keep an eye on.
New G.I. Joe Spinoff Movie Announced
Hot off the heels of the venerable Transformers franchise, Hasbro and Paramount have announced they’re teaming up to work on a new G.I. Joe spinoff. Centered around the deadly ninja assassin Snake Eyes, details are still forthcoming, but with a handful of A-list producers attached to the project, it definitely looks promising. You can read more about the upcoming flick here.
Star Wars Celebration Dates Announced
It’s official! The 2019 Star Wars Celebration will be held in Chicago’s famed McCormick Place and will go from April 11th to the 15th. Just to get a feel for what to expect, last year’s event offered lucky goers a sneak peek at upcoming games and even a never-before-seen preview of The Last Jedi. Tickets are expected to go on sale June 5th, so make sure you get ‘em while they’re hot! You can read more about the upcoming event here.
Batwoman Is Teaming Up With Arrow
Big things are happening for Batwoman. It looks like your favorite feline superhero will be joining CW’s Arrow series this winter. Yup, Gotham City, and New York are finally crossing paths. In a public statement made earlier this week, CW President Mark Pedowitz said, “We are adding the city of Gotham into the Arrowverse. This will be another full-throttled, action-packed event.” If you haven’t been watching Arrow, you’ve been missing out.
New Funko 5 Star Figures
And in toy news, Funko announced their new 5 Star line that features none other than the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. The new figures will feature three different points of articulation and will come with their own stylized window box that opens like a magical book. With a tentative August release, pre-orders are already up. As with most Funko lines, expect this one to sell out fast.
We also have a ton of cool new goodies in stock. To see what’s hot off the truck, check out our video below!
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Posted by Entertainment Earth on Friday, May 18, 2018
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