Death on the Nile cast Annette Bening

Death on the Nile, the next entry in Kenneth Branagh‘s unofficial Agatha Christie Cinematic Universe, continues to rack up impressive cast members. Just like the star-studded previous film, Murder on the Orient ExpressDeath on the Nile is adding a cavalcade of famous suspects for Branagh’s Hercule Poirot to investigate. Annette Bening is the latest name being floated, with the actress in talks to join Gal Gadot, Armie HammerLetitia Wright and more.

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With Murder on the Orient Express, director and actor Kenneth Branagh loaded the cast with famous faces and impressive actors, all in the name of bringing Agatha Christie’s mystery to life. Branagh clearly wants to repeat this approach with the sequel, Death on the Nile. Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Jodie Comer already have parts, and now Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright has climbed aboard the Death on the Nile cast as well. Wright will play one of the suspects Branagh’s Hercule Poirot is investigating.

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Avengers Infinity War Survivors

Today, a huge batch of 32 character posters for Avengers: Endgame arrived online, and it might just be the most we’ve ever seen for a single movie. Immediately it was clear what Marvel Studios was doing with these character posters: those who died during Avengers: Infinity War appear in black and white while those who are still alive appeared in full color. Most of the poster told us what we already knew, but a couple of the posters gave us confirmation of the fates of two characters: Black Panther’s sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Thor’s fellow Asgardian warror Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Read More »

Hold Back the Stars

Attack the Block actor John Boyega is currently reprising his role as Finn in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX, but he’ll return to space again in Hold Back the Stars, a movie adaptation of a sci-fi romance novel that will team him with Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright.

The project is being described as “Romeo & Juliet meets Gravity,” and with those actors and that description, I’m already hooked. Learn more about the new movie below. Read More »

shuri comic book series

T’Challa’s sister Shuri, played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Letitia Wright, was so wildly popular that she prompted calls for a movie spin-off. But Marvel will do you one even better: a Shuri comic book series simply titled Shuri will be coming soon from award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor.

Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.

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Solo Trailer with Harrison Ford

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Black Panther star Letitia Wright breaks down the technology used by her character Shuri. Plus, one Star Wars fan decided to digitally insert Harrison Ford into the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and John Mulaney talks about the lessons he learned from writing for comedy legends who hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »

black panther spin-off

Wakanda may be ruled by a king, but Black Panther was ruled by its amazing female characters played by Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, and Letitia Wright. Their characters of Okoye, Nakia, and Shuri, respectively, stole the scenes from under Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa and had many fans buzzing about the possibility of an all-female Black Panther spin-off.

Now, with the post-Avengers 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe slate up in the air, director Ryan Coogler has said that he would definitely be interested in making a female-led Black Panther spin-off if the opportunity arose.

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black panther featurette

Ahead of the fast-approaching Black Panther Blu-ray and DVD release, here’s a Black Panther featurette that highlights the women of Wakanda. Plus: check out some Black Panther concept art.

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avengers infinity war spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Avengers: Infinity War.)

Everything dies, baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back.

– Bruce Springsteen, “Atlantic City”

Does Avengers: Infinity War live up to the hype? That depends. If you wanted nothing more than to see the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters up on the screen together, then yes, Infinity War delivers. If you were hoping for something deeper, you might find yourself wanting more. Ultimately, Infinity War is a magic trick of a movie, full of deception and misdirection. It entertains, sure – but when the smoke clears, we can’t help but see the obvious way the trick was designed.

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infinity war clip

If you need a quick pick-me-up, please enjoy this brief Avengers: Infinity War clip. Here, everyone’s favorite new Marvel character Shuri teaches Bruce Banner a thing or two about a thing or two.

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