Last Week of June: Weekly Entertainment Roundup

This week has been a blockbuster for entertainment enthusiasts with several significant releases and updates across movies and TV shows.

Inside Out 2 Takes the Lead

First up is Inside Out 2, the highly anticipated animated movie. Following the massive success of its predecessor, Inside Out 2 has managed to surpass expectations, garnering impressive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, critics have rated it 91%, while the audience score stands even higher at 96%. At the box office, the film’s domestic collection has already eclipsed that of Dune in just one week, raking in a total of $12 million. Have you watched Inside Out 2? Share your thoughts in the comments!

House of the Dragon Season 2

Next is House of the Dragon Season 2, with its first two episodes already available. The series continues to captivate audiences, who are delighted with the new episodes. Additionally, HBO has announced another spin-off series from the same universe titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, set to release next year. A new still image from this series has been released, heightening anticipation among fans.

The Boys Season 4

Moving on to The Boys Season 4, four episodes are out now. The fourth episode has especially garnered attention for Homelander’s (played by Antony Starr) next-level performance. There is a growing demand online for Starr to receive an Emmy Award for his role. If you’ve watched the latest episode, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Rumors and Updates: Avengers Secret Wars

Speculation is rife about Avengers: Secret Wars. Although there are no official updates, rumors suggest that Hulk will battle an alternate evil version of himself. Additionally, there is talk of the Watcher, voiced by Jeffrey Wright in the What If series, making an appearance in live-action. Other rumors include the appearance of King Thanos and a variant of Iron Man, Superior Iron Man. However, it’s wise to take these rumors with a grain of salt until confirmed. An official update is that Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will appear in Avengers 5: The Kang Dynasty.

Kevin Feige and the D23 Expo

In smaller but significant updates, Kevin Feige is expected to reveal new information about the MCU at the D23 Expo in August. This will be followed by updates at San Diego Comic-Con. However, James Gunn has confirmed he will not be attending Comic-Con due to his commitment to filming the new Superman movie. Recently, Chris Pratt visited the set of this Superman film, adding to the excitement.

DC Updates: Peacemaker and Superman

DC also has updates, including a new intro song for Peacemaker Season 2. Henry Cavill shared personal news on Father’s Day, announcing he is going to be a father. Congratulations to him!

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

For fans of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, an alternate cut is set to be released, showcasing actors in mocap suits rather than their CGI counterparts. This unique version is expected to elicit varied reactions from audiences.

High-Budget Productions: Russo Brothers and Brad Pitt

The Russo Brothers are set to direct one of the most expensive movies ever, with a budget of $300 million, featuring a star-studded cast including Giancarlo Esposito, Millie Bobby Brown, and Chris Pratt. Similarly, Brad Pitt’s upcoming F1 car movie has a confirmed budget of over $300 million and has recently wrapped up filming.

Gladiator 2 and Daredevil: Born Again

Gladiator 2 is in the works and promises one of the biggest action sequences ever seen in cinema. Meanwhile, Daredevil: Born Again will feature a major one-take action scene, as confirmed by Charlie Cox, reminiscent of the iconic hallway fight from the first season.

Deadpool 3 and Wolverine

In Marvel news, new still images and timeline details for Deadpool 3 have been released, confirming the story takes place six years after Deadpool 2. Director Shawn Levy has expressed interest in exploring the chemistry between Deadpool and Spider-Man in future projects.

Blade Reboot Struggles

The Blade reboot has faced delays and changes, with Mia Goth joining the cast and Delroy Lindo departing. Despite frustrations, the movie remains in the works, with the script currently being refined.

Trailers and Posters

Finally, two major trailers have dropped this week: the sequel to the horror movie Smile and a new trailer and poster for Penguin, the upcoming spin-off series from The Batman universe.

Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t forget to share your thoughts and reactions in the comments!

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