Greetings and salutations, and welcome to today &# x27; s copy of The Monitor, WIRED &# x27; s pop culture story roundup. What &# x27; s topping the( report) shows this day? For starters, the latest Fast& Furious movie Hobbs& Shaw saw bank at the box office. Also, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going to Universal, and Batwoman is the future. Let &# x27; s get started.
Hobb &# x27; s& Shaw Muscles Its Way to $60 million Opening Weekend
Take that, Tarantino. Last-place weekend, Fast& Furious Presents: Hobbs& Shaw made $ 60.8 million, transcending the domestic box office and incorporated into its $180 million global go. The movie, performing Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is expected to amass even more as the summer progresses and the dominance of the Rock &# x27; s appendages becomes even more undeniable to audiences.
Lord and Miller Are Taking Their Wares to Universal
The dynamic duo behind The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Phil Lord and Chris Miller–are going to Universal Pictures. The duet just signed a first-look deal with the studio for future movie programmes. Lord and Miller also have a big, five-year television pact with Sony Pictures TV. In other paroles, expect a lot more adventure with acerbic fun on screens large and small in the coming years.
Batwoman Is the Future
First off, the bad news: The 100 , Supernatural , and Arrow will all end their extends during the 2019 -2 020 Tv season. Now the good news: CW president Mark Pedowitz knows what happens next. ” Batwoman is the next evolution, ” he told reporters during the course of its Television Critics Association &# x27; s summer press tour, speaking of the brand-new register performing Ruby Rose as the DC Comics superhero. “We believe that this universe will continue for many years.” He added that he conceived other DC-based sees like Supergirl , Mythology of Tomorrow , and The Flash would remain on the breeze for years to come.
Dune ’s Release Date Is Moving
Finally, Warner Bros. announced late Friday that it &# x27; ll move the handout of Dune from November 20, 2020, to December 18, 2020. The change of Frank Herbert &# x27; s novel, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, will get an IMAX release when it collisions theaters.