Round Up of This Week’s News

Whether you’re a college student up to your neck in assignments, or someone who has to work long hours, it’s hard to keep up with all the pop culture-related news, developments taking place every day. It’s easy to lose track of it all. Well, never fear: today I’m going to wrap up the week’s biggest stories. Let’s get to it!

Birds Of Prey finds its Huntress and Black Canary

On Wednesday, September 26th, news broke that DC had found its Black Canary and Huntress for their upcoming Birds of Prey movie. First up, Jurnee Smollett has been cast as the movies Dinah Lance, better known as Black Canary. Ms. Smollett has a long list of movies and tv show credits, most notable being Friday Night Lights and The Great Debaters. It will be interesting to see how she portrays the iconic superhero. Next up, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast as the famous Anti-hero Huntress. She has also been on many notable projects including 10 Cloverfield Lane and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World as Ramona Flowers. Huntress is a B-list character from DC comics who has been a member of Justice League as well as the Birds of Prey. In case you are unfamiliar, the Birds of Prey are one of DC’s main all-female teams. They usually tackle street levels villains, and it will be interesting to see how both Ms. Bell and Ms. Winstead interact with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.

Fox makes significant changes to its movie slate

We all know that Fox’s movie slate is currently in fluctuation right now. Nonetheless, some massive changes were made on Friday, September 28th. To start, Fox decided to release a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 this December. The reason behind this is so they can release the movie in markets that it couldn’t make due to its hard R rating. The next and honestly more daring move is Fox deciding to move the release of Dark Phoenix to June 2019. This movie comes on the heels of a surprisingly warm response to a trailer released early this week. While we don’t know what the movement of the release date means, there could be a couple of possible reasons. One could be that they wanted to possible do reshoots on the movie to change some aspects. The other reason could be of competing with Toy Story 4 and Men in Black spinoff, as Fox could be sticking out their neck trying to test the movie’s ability to compete with other big blockbuster films.