Here’s your weekly Entertainment News Recap with the top five stories you might have missed this week!
‘The Last of Us’ Season 2 Is Outlined and Ready to Go
(Variety) – Season 2 of ‘The Last of Us’ is all outlined and ready to go! The creator and co-showrunner Neil Druckmann confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly. Variety noted Druckmnann is currently making press rounds promoting the ‘Last of Us’ attraction at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. The series co-creator Craig Mazin said “I think it’s becoming essentially a near certainty that we won’t be able to start (filming) when we were hoping to start, which is upsetting. We are all raring to go. This is what we are born to do. This is how we not only choose to live our lives, but I believe (we) are compelled to live our lives. Otherwise, why the hell would we do this insane job? I can assure you it’s not for money.”
‘Exorcist: Believer’ Moves Release Date A Week Earlier
(Variety) – Unfortunately, there will be no Exorswift. “The Exorcist: Believer” wants to avoid bad blood with Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie by moving its release date to October 6. The singer announced on Thursday that her concert film will be in theaters on October 13. Many people speculated that The Universal and Blumhouse sequel quickly changed its Friday the 13th release date because it doesn’t want to lose seats to the Swifties. The producer Jason Blum confirmed the news on X with the #TaylorWins.
Live Action ‘One Piece’ Is Best Rated Netflix Anime Adaptation
(IGN) – Netflix has finally gotten an anime live-action adaptation right. ‘One Piece’ is now the best-rated adaptation on Rotten Tomatoes. The live-action anime series received an audience score of 94% along with a fresh 82% score from the critics. The positive 94% score comes from over 5 thousand audience ratings. This is compared to the 2021 ‘Cowboy Bebop’ series, which received a 46% critics score and a 60% audience score. The 2017 Death Note’ series left a bad taste in fan’s mouths with an audience score of 23% and a 36% critics score.
Emma Stone’s Graphic ‘Poor Things’ Sex Scenes Made Some Viewers Walk Out
(Variety) – Yorgos Lanthimos Franskenstein’s drama ‘Poor Things’ premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Emma Stone’s sex scenes made some viewers leave. According to Variety, “theatergoers bolted for the exit” during the movie’s “graphic and sometimes violent sex” scenes. Lanthinimos said, “It was very important for me to not make a film that would be prudish because that would be like completely betraying the main character.” Besides that, the film received the longest-standing ovation at the festival and it received great reviews. ‘Poor Things’ is releasing in theaters on December 8.
Zendaya Wants To Direct a Movie and Play a Villain
(Variety) – The Emmy award-winning actress Zendaya eventually wants to direct her own film. In an Elle magazine video interview, (filmed before the SAG-AFTRA strike), the actress said “(I want to]) direct one day. To direct a film, hopefully, more than just one, but just doing it. The first step to actually doing something yourself is not an easy step to take, so hopefully I can get over the fear.” Zendaya also said she’s ready to leave the good guy role. She said, “I would love to play a villain of sorts. Tap into that evil, supervillain vibe. Whatever that manifests in, I don’t think necessarily in a superhero sense but in an emotional sense. I feel like I usually play the good guy, so I’d like to play the bad guy.” The actress was speaking to the magazine on behalf of her leading role in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Challengers.’ The drama was set to release in September but was delayed to 2024 because of the ongoing strike.