Mar 7, 2024

Hollywood Update

There is alot of buzz surrounding celebrity wishes, series renewals and brand new movies hitting the big screen this year. We thought the best way to bring you up to date with Hollywood’s latest happenings is with a bite size glimpse of what is to come in 2024.

The upcoming Star Wars film starring Daisy Ridley is rumored to be a standalone movie. Although word on the street is that depending on the film’s monetary performance it could generate a sequel.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Disney / Lucasfilm

A Baywatch reboot is in the works at 20th Century. Not much else is known about the project, no showrunner has been announced or attached as of now. No details on returning cast members either, but we will keep you updated.

Image: Baywatch Cast 1995/1996, from left to right: Pamela Anderson, Jason Simmons, Alexandra Paul, David Hasselhoff, Gena Lee Nolan, David Chokachi and Yasmine Bleeth.

Legendary Pictures CEO has gone on record to say Dune: Messiah will happen if “Denis Villeneuve gets the script right and he feels that he can deliver another experience on par with that we’ve just completed.” What do you think of this dear readers? Would you love to see the story continue?

Colman Domingo has gone public with his interest in playing Kang for the MCU, quoted directly answering “I’d be down with it.” Disney has previously confirmed that the next Avengers cycle will feature Kang as the main villain of the MCU moving forward. Jonathan Majors is being recast from the role. Some rumored actors have included John Boyega, Damson Idris, and more. Now Colman Domingo has officially stepped into the casting conversation as well. Who would you like to see?

Illustration: Marvel Comics

A horror movie about the ‘Willy Wonka’ experience titled The Unknown is in the works. The film follows a couple haunted by the death of their son, Charlie, as they escape to the remote Scottish Highlands. Once there, an unknowable evil awaits them.

Image: The Willy Wonka-inspired event that police were called to in Glasgow. PHOTO: SWNS

The Rings of Power season 2 is set to release this year on Amazon Prime video. Catch up on season 1 on the streamer now.

Timothée Chalamet wants to create a cinematic musical universe. He’d like to see Austin Butler reprise his role as Elvis in Timothée’s upcoming bio-pic about Bob Dylan where he is set to play him. What do you think about Bio-Pics having cameo’s of other celeb’s interpretations of Elvis? Should Austin Butler make a cameo and tie the films’ storylines and characters together? The films are being written and directed by different teams. Let us know your thoughts on Chalamet’s wishes. We think it sounds pretty cool.

ELVIS, Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, 2022. © Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection