Sonic the Hedgehog 2 breaks multiple box office records, including the biggest opening ever for video game movies and the biggest opening of Jim Carrey’s career.
“After the success of the original Sonic the Hedgehog back in 2020, it was a foregone conclusion that this weekend’s Sonic 2 would be a hit at the box office. People love Sonic, they love Jim Carrey, and they love themselves some Idris Elba doing surprisingly good in roles you wouldn’t have normally pegged him for. Add the fact that there hasn’t really been a big theatrical release family film yet for 2022, and is it any wonder that the Blue Blur’s sophomore outing is doing well in its opening weekend?”
Speaking of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the director of that film wants to tackle Super Smash Bros. as his next video game adaptation project.
“Fowler recently expressed his interest in making a film based on Nintendo‘s Super Smash Bros., the beloved fighting game franchise introduced back in 1999 that brings together characters from a variety of series. ‘Nothing would make me happier than to just throw all the characters into a battle royale,’ said Fowler. ‘Getting Mario and Sonic in the ring, I mean everyone would be kinda dying for that, right? That’s just classic.'”
The array of characters in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is vast, but here are a few we think are missing.
“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a really, really big game filled with hundreds of characters, ships, planets, and weapons all pulled from every Star Wars film ever made. But, as a lifelong Star Wars nerd, I’m very skilled at nitpicking things I love and after thinking about it for some time I came up with a list of seven characters who should have been included as playable characters in this latest, biggest Star Wars adventure.”
Breaking Bad fans rejoice; stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are coming back for the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul.
“After years of dancing around it, shrugging elaborately, and increasingly hinting toward it, the producers of Better Call Saul have finally come out and said it: Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will make an appearance in the final season of Better Call Saul.”
Another superhero star is headed to the Fast and Furious franchise with Brie Larson.
“Brie Larson is coming back to Earth after crossing the galaxies as Captain Marvel. The actress will be joining the cast of the Fast and Furious 10, the penultimate film in the epic car racing/world-saving franchise. Star Vin Diesel made the announcement on Instagram, writing ‘Yeah yeah yeah… you see this angel over my shoulder cracking me up, you say to your self ‘that’s Captain Marvel.'”
LEGO Star Wars has been all the rage lately, but LEGO Harry Potter fans will be feasting this summer with one of the best waves of Wizarding World-based sets yet.
“LEGO has revealed seven new Harry Potter sets, scheduled for release on the 1st of June across Europe, or the 19th of June for North America. Most are inspired by the later Harry Potter films, so feature scenes and characters which have not been represented in LEGO before.”