Week-in-review – Weekend Box Office, The Mandalorian and Rick and Morty

    Spider-Man Still Swinging Far From Home

    In its second weekend in cinemas, Spider-Man: Far From Home continued to dominate the box office. Peter Parker’s European vacation earned $45,3 million last weekend, bringing its total domestic gross up to $260,3 million with an additional $500 million earned overseas. Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 is once again in the second place with a weekend gross of $20.9 million. The latest CGI-animated adventure of Buzz, Woody, and the gang spent two weeks in first place at the weekend box office and then another two weekends in the second place. Toy Story 4‘s current domestic earnings stand at over $340 million, with another $400 million earned around the world.

    In the third place with $12 million is the newly-released movie Crawl, directed by Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension). In this disaster movie/horror Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan) and Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) play father and daughter facing a hurricane, a flood and a whole bunch of Florida alligators. Yet another newcomer on this week’s top five list is the action-comedy Stuber, starring Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick). In its inaugural weekend, Stuber grossed $8,2 million. And in the fifth place of the last weekend’s top five box office list is Danny Boyle’s romantic comedy Yesterday with $6, 7 million. All of this data comes from the Box Office Mojo. 

    Jon Favreau Already Working on The Mandalorian Season 2

    GeekTyrant reports that filmmaker Jon Favreau recently confirmed he’s already working on the second season of Star Wars live-action TV series The Mandalorian. Considering that Disney’s streaming service Disney+ hasn’t even launched yet, this is impressive. Lucasfilm won’t have a massive presence at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. And yet, according to GeekTyrant, Lucasfilm will instead unveil a new trailer for The Mandalorian this August at the D23 Expo where Jon Favreau will join Dave Filoni (co-writer and director of the show) and other special guests at a Disney+ panel.

    A first-ever live-action Star Wars series is a stand-alone story set in the outer rim of the galaxy sometime after the events of Return of the Jedi. Pedro Pascal (TV series Narcos) plays the titular character, a lone gunfighter and a bounty hunter. Heavily inspired by westerns, The Mandalorian features an eclectic cast that includes German filmmaker Werner Herzog, former MMA fighter Gina Carano (Haywire), actor and stand-up comedian Bill Burr (F Is for Family), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Nick Nolte (48 Hours) and Carl Weathers (Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back). The Mandalorian is set for a release on November 12, 2019.

    New Images, Details Emerge About Rick and Morty Season 4

    This week, Entertainment Weekly published an interview with Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, creators of the fan-favorite animated TV series Rick and Morty. Show’s creators mentioned some of the guest stars that will appear in the upcoming fourth season of the show. These include Paul Giamatti (TV series Billions), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone). Entertainment Weekly also published a series of images from the next season. While Harmon and Roiland didn’t get into the specifics of the next season’s storyline, that will most probably change this Friday at the Comic-Con’s Rick and Morty panel.

    Following the darkly hilarious and hilariously dark misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty (both voiced by Roiland), Rick and Morty first aired at Adult Swim in December 2013. After its third season ended in October 2017, the show went on hiatus due to complications in negotiations of the show’s creators with Adult Swim. Two years later, the fourth season of Rick and Morty comes out this November.

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