Here are @mrcrockpot’s top stories of the week, enjoy! Which news piece are you most excited about? Let us know!
Monday, June 3rd
Russo Bros are Moving to Netflix
The Russo brothers next project will be a Magic: The Gathering animated series on Netflix. After seeing what the Russo brothers did with Winter Soldier, Civil War, Infinity War, and Endgame, all we can say is… “In Russo brothers we trust.”
Indiana Jones 5 Begins Filming Next Week
Harrison Ford will return as (don’t call me Junior) Indiana Jones for its fifth installment. There are rumors that the script is being completely rewritten (NOT GOOD), and it’s aiming at a summer 2020 release. Shia LaBeouf’s character Mutt Williams will NOT be returning.
Quentin Tarantino is Working on a Zorro & Django Crossover Flick
Tarantino and Zorro combined?! You had me at Tarantino.
New Trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!
One of the most anticipated horror flicks of the year released a brand new trailer on Tuesday. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark releases to big screens on August 9th!
Shenmue 3 Delayed, Again!
Will this game ever come out? Shenmue 3 has been delayed and will be released on November 19th. The Shenmue series is beloved as fans have rallied 6.3 million dollars on kickstarter for the sequel.
Chris Hemsworth is ALL IN for Asguardians of the Galaxy
The strongest Avenger says he is all in to return as Thor in the new Guardians of the Galaxy flick. It is important to note that GOTG Vol. 3 has yet to be confirmed by Kevin Feige. The belief is that the next phase of the MCU will be announced following the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Tuesday, June 4th
Jurassic World Animated Series Announced!!!
Hold onto your butts! Executive Producer Steven Speilberg will be bringing a Jurassic World animated series to Netflix. It is scheduled to release in 2020.
IGN’s Blasphemous Preview
If you’re like me and you love action RPG platformers like Castlevania and Hollow Knight, then this is THE video game you wanna keep an eye out for.
Check out Mark Hamill’s Voice from the newest remake of “Chucky”
The one and only Mark Hamill promises to bring his own twist to the Child’s Play horror icon like you’ve never seen before. Here is our first look at Mark acting as Chucky in all his glory.
Wednesday, June 5th
Dark Phoenix review embargo lifts…… and everything hurts
On Wednesday at 1am, the review embargo lifted for the newest X-Men flick by 20th Century Fox. This film was meant to end the X-Men series with a bang before getting handed off to Disney and the MCU. Dark Phoenix is currently sitting at 17% (rotten). Womp womp.
Ad Astra trailer drops, looks stunning
The trailer for James Gray’s newest flick Ad Astra released on Wednesday morning, and it looks absolutely incredible. Quick note: James Gray directed The Lost City of Z, which stars Robert Pattinson. For any Batman fans that want to see Pattinson (who will be playing Bruce Wayne) act in something other than Twilight films, make sure you check that out.
Tom Holland gives details about Far From Home and that finger snap
Tom Holland confirms that The Elementals in Spider-Man: Far From Home will in fact come through a dimensional rift that was caused from the Infinity Gauntlet snap. This is extremely great news for many reasons that I won’t spoil here. Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2nd.
Our First Glimpse at Wonder Woman 1984
Director Patty Jenkins released our first look at Gal Gadot wearing some fancy new armor in the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel. Marketing for Wonder Woman 1984 won’t begin until December, and it releases on June 5th, 2020.
Pokemon Direct Report
A Pokemon Direct was released by Nintendo and our very own Joe Edinger breaks it all down. Needless to say, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield look absolutely brilliant.
June’s Nintendo Switch Online games announced
New games for Nintendo Switch Online will be Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball, and City Connection. Earth to Nintendo: we want Super Nintendo games. Please and thank you.
Vertigo Comics coming to an end?
The comic book world was shook when Bleeding Cool reported that the adult comic book medium may be shutting down. Vertigo Comics has had a huge impact on comics and culture across the board. Some of the most popular comics include Sandman, Swamp Thing, and Preacher.
Thursday, June 6th
Uncharted Movie Set for 2020 Release
The highly anticipated Uncharted flick starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake will officially release on December 18th, 2020. Uncharted is being directed by Dan Trachtenberg, whose previous work includes 10 Cloverfield Lane and an episode of Black Mirror. Uncharted is currently scheduled to go 1v1 against Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story and the upcoming remake of Coming to America.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Announced!
No release date is set for the release of this new D&D title, but it’s been 20 years since the last Baldur’s Gate, so what’s the rush? Get it done right. The action/adventure RPG will be its own entry and not directly tied to the first two classics.
Villain for Jessica Jones Season 3 Revealed
Season 3 of Jessica Jones is only a week away, and the villain has been revealed in a brand new trailer. Click the link below to find out more!
Bond 25‘s Plot Leaked?
Rumors have it that the new James Bond flick will involve genetic warfare set in motion by Freddie Mercury ahem Rami Malek’s villain. Bond 25 is scheduled to release in theaters on April 8th, 2020.
New Halloween Sequel Teased?
Last year’s reboot of Halloween was a major hit at the box office. Personally, as a huge fan of horror films, I thought it was a little overrated but here we are. Studio boss Jason Blum posted a picture of himself and Jamie Lee Curtis on Twitter Thursday, hinting at the possibility of a sequel in development.
Swamp Thing Already Canceled
One episode in (a great episode, mind you) and the series Swamp Thing gets uprooted before it barely started. With Vertigo Comics now in limbo, it appears that DC Comics is aiming for a younger audience. Excuse me, I just vomited in my mouth.
UPDATE: HBO & CW are currently attempting to move Swamp Thing over to their network for Season Two.
Where is the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
These are all rumors as Feige and Marvel have yet to reveal their slate for the next phase of the MCU. However, here is a quick summary of what we’ve heard so far in regards to Phase 4:
1. Black Widow solo film began filming last week
2. The Eternals will begin filming in January 2020
3. Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 are all slated to begin filming in early 2020. No word yet on Captain Marvel 2 or Ant-Man & The Wasp 3.
New Kids on the Block taking us back in time
This old school track will surely get the blood pumping. Even if you’re not a fan of New Kids on the Block, you should still listen. It’s catchy, I promise.