Published on 24 Jul 1919
Published on 19 Jul 1919
Class will be back in session at Winchester College later this summer, when “Dear White People” returns for its third season on Friday, August 2. In addition to revealing Season 3’s trailer, the streaming giant also announced a slew of actors who will guest star on this season, including Yvette Nicole Brown, Blair Underwood, Laverne Cox, Flavor Flav, and the show’s own creator Justin Simien.
The last time we checked in with Winchester’s finest, they had just gotten themselves wrapped up in a new mystery. After spending the entire second season searching for a secret society on campus called The Order of X, Samantha White Logan Browning and Lionel DeRon Horton followed some clues that brought them face to face with the show's narrator, Giancarlo Esposito. However, it remains to be seen if Esposito is indeed part of a secret society, or if said secret society even exists. The trailer teases some hints, putting the narrator in the narrative in an “Into the Woods”-style twist.
Additionally, we learn that Samantha has exited as host of her popular radio broadcast “Dear White People” and Joelle Brookes Ashley Blaine Featherson has taken over. “Same title, new spin,” she says, promising a revamped radio show that’s part “Moonlight” and part “Sex and the City” but “boiling all over with the tea.”
And, as was the case during the first two seasons of the satire about race relations and identity, the upcoming third season will also tackle a host of related timely issues. Based on Simien’s critically-acclaimed 2014 film “Dear White People,” the Netflix series does more than dip its toe into the complicated, brash, and mandatory discussions about race in America today.
Using biting humor and candor, the dramedy follows the lives of college radio host Samantha White and her friends as they contend with microaggressions and outright racism at Winchester College, a fictional, predominantly white Ivy League school.
“Dear White People” Season 3 premieres on August 2 on Netflix. Watch the trailer and casting announcement below.
Published on 15 Jul 1919
Before the “Kingsman” film franchise wraps up with a long-teased third entry in the Taron Egerton and Colin Firth-starring series, director Matthew Vaughn is going back in time to explore the early days of the smooth-talking super-spy secret society. In “The King’s Man,” Vaughn digs deeper into the genesis of the Kingsman collective, as first imagined by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons in their comic book series of the same name.
Per the film’s official synopsis, the World War II-set film follows “a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds [who] gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.” This time around, Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson step into the expensive, handmade, presumably leather shoes previously occupied Firth and Egerton, taking over as the elder Kingsman and his newest recruit.
Vaughn has had plenty of ideas to expand the “Kingsman” universe. “I think there's a story in my head which will be finished by the end of the next one,“ Vaughn told CBR in 2017. “And then after that then, of course, there could be ‘Statesman’ movies, there could be spinoff character films. The universe could continue with new agents. Or, you know, Colin Firth could become Arthur. … Or new characters could come in. Or new kids get trained. There's so many options, but I also think it's better not to be too greedy.“
Earlier this year, Vaughn told Digital Spy that he still hopes to finish off the original series, particularly when it comes to the bond between Firth and Egerton’s characters.”We’ve got to finish off the Eggsy and Harry relationship,” Vaughn said at the time. “The final chapter of their relationship needs to be told, which we’ve got ready to do, and I’m hoping to shoot that later this year or the beginning of next year.”
“The King’s Man” also stars Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
Check out the first trailer for “The King’s Man” below. Fox will release the film in February 2020.
Published on 29 Jun 1919
Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to take over for Chris Evans in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming Infinite. Evans reportedly had to bow out of the action thriller due to a scheduling conflict in the last few weeks. The Avengers: Endgame star signed on to the project back in February of this year, which is an adaption of D. Eric Maikranz's novel The Reincarnationist Papers. Evans is currently trying to get fans back into theaters to go see Endgame again this weekend in an effort for the project to become the highest grossing movie of all time.
The release date for Paramount's Infinite was recently announced as August 7th, 2020 and that date will more than likely remain, but with Mark Wahlberg on board instead of Chris Evans. D. Eric Maikranz's novel The Reincarnationist Papers centers on troubled main character Evan Michaels, a man who is haunted by memories of two past lives. He later stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of people similar to himself who make up the Cognomina. The Cognomina is a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. Michaels wants to become a member of the secret society.
The Infinite screenplay was written by Ian Shorr. If Mark Wahlberg ends up officially taking on the role, he will be playing main character Evan Michaels in the highly anticipated movie. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the project with Mark Vahradian. John Zaozirny at Bellevue Productions is also producing, with Rafi Crohn executive producing. Wahlberg is a favorite of Paramount, so this news shouldn't really come as a shock to anybody.
It is believed Chris Evans' scheduling problems have to do with his upcoming Apple TV series, Defending Jacob. The actor is coming off of a long run as Captain America for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and after Endgame, it looks like he may be finished for good. He and Robert Downey Jr. were adamant about leaving the party before they were asked to leave and fans knew the end was near before Infinity War and Endgame hit theaters in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Now that his tenure with the MCU is over, Evans is highly sought out by just about everybody in Hollywood.
Antoine Fuqua's Infinite has been highly anticipated since it was first announced. The Reincarnationist Papers has been called "mesmerizing" and there has been quite the buzz over Ian Shorr's spec script. Pair that with Fuqua's vision and now the potential casting of Mark Wahlberg and the movie has the chance to be a late summer hit in August 2020. With that being said, there was a lot of excitement to see Chris Evans in a big role outside of the MCU. One has to wonder if potential fans will be as accepting of Wahlberg taking on the role. Variety was the first to report on Mark Wahlberg replacing Chris Evans in Infinite.
Published on 29 Jun 1919
ark Wahlberg is reportedly in discussions to replace Chris Evans in Antoine Fuqua’s Infinite. Paramount has set a release date set for the action movie of August 7, 2020.
The pic is based on D. Eric Maikranz's novel The Reincarnationist Papers and revolves around Evan Michaels, a man who was haunted by memories of two past lives. He stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals who make up the Cognomina, possessing total recall of their past lives and whose members have been agents of change throughout history. He seeks to join their ranks.
Variety reports that Evans couldn’t commit to the project due to scheduling issues.