How M. Night Shyamalan Starts Each New Movie Writing Project

M. Night Shyamalan is back on top with his long awaited Unbreakable sequel, Glass, topping the box office in its opening week. Naturally, things now turn to what is next for the director, who is on a roll and once again finds himself in the public’s good graces (if not critics’). While he could continue the Glass story, he will soon start a new movie writing project as he always does, with an idea and characters to figure out, as he explained:

It sounds like any desire to tackle a sequel to Glass will fade for the director once the hubbub around the film itself dies down and the conversation moves on to the next release. At that point, M. Night Shyamalan begins the writing process, and it seems that he has a tried and true method that he goes to every time, and it all starts with an idea that he already has in his head.

The director needs to work through that idea, and in his quiet office, he does just that, committing his ideas to paper before going digital. A lot of it comes down to the characters, and as M. Night Shyamalan told Inquirer, figuring out who the characters of his story are is the fun part for him. That is obviously crucial to any new writing project and it involves a lot of trial and error.

The way he describes figuring out his characters is really interesting and we’ve heard other filmmakers speak this way too, as if the character already exists and he just needs to find him/her. He mentions that in his writing, he’ll write something about the character and then realize that it doesn’t fit, and then at that point he needs to find out why.

That’s quite fascinating because M. Night Shyamalan is making the character up, and he/she can be whatever he wants, but as he works through the characters and the story, they take on a life of their own and become more clearly defined. At that point, he discovers what they are and what they aren’t, and has to be true to that.

So, based on what he told Inquirer about his timeline, M. Night Shyamalan has got about another week or so before he goes back in to his office, closes the door and starts this writing process all over again for his next movie project.

What that will be is anyone’s guess, although it doesn’t sound like it will be a sequel to Glass, even though there are reasons to want to see more of that world. While M. Night Shyamalan is hit and miss with both critics and audiences, his movies are always interesting and give movie fans plenty to talk about. For that reason, here’s hoping he gets started on his next idea soon.

Check out our 2019 release schedule to see what you can look forward to in theaters this year, and stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all your movie news.

Nicholas Hoult Doesn’t Make A Big Deal About Working With Ex Jennifer Lawrence On X-Men Set

The stars of the new X-Men films have been working together as their mutant characters for almost a decade. As one might imagine, the ensemble cast has been through a lot – including the young romance between Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence that began when the two met on the set of X-Men: First Class. While the two actors may have split back in 2014, they’ve continued to work closely together on the four most recent X-Men films, including  the upcoming release of Dark Phoenix. In a recent interview, Nicholas Hoult addressed the big blue beast in the room… is it awkward? Here’s what he said:

Okay, so this isn’t a super direct answer about his “ex-men” co-star while speaking with Evening Standard, but the actor once dated Hollywood’s J-Law, so a little sidestep is probably the best way to go about it either way.

Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence seem to have dealt with working together post-breakup in a mature and professional manner. As Hoult explains, the cast of X-Men are “like family,” and per his words, it looks like the two have likely pushed aside differences to not only get through, but enjoy their time on set as their roles of Beast and Mystique.

When their romance bloomed on First Class, Jennifer Lawrence was propelled into super stardom due to her role as Katniss in 2012’s Hunger Games. So along with her, Nicholas Hoult found himself suddenly in the spotlight as well. Since their breakup in 2014, they have continued to work on the X-Men films together, amidst many separate projects.

Nicholas Hoult notably starred in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road and in one of this year’s buzzy Oscar nominees, The Favourite, which led the pack with 10 nominations, including for Best Picture. The actor has also recently welcomed a child with his girlfriend, model Bryana Holly.

Dark Phoenix is likely to mark the last appearances of Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence in the X-Men franchise, since their contracts are up and Disney/Marvel Studios may begin new plans of their own with the characters since they now have rights to them.

The film will follow a young Jean Grey as she is corrupted with incredible powers that transform her into the Dark Phoenix and test the team. Dark Phoenix hits theaters on June 7.

WWE’s Roman Reigns Just Joined Hobbs And Shaw In The Perfect Role

Considering that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Roman Reigns (real name Leati Joseph Anoa’i) are real-life cousins, it’s cool that these two will get to play brothers in Hobbs and Shaw, which will be Roman Reigns’ feature film debut. Of course, wrestling fans are quite familiar with Roman since he’s been a WWE all-star for nearly a decade, but as Johnson pointed out on his Instagram post, Roman has been on hiatus since he announced last October on Raw that his leukemia had returned. However, in the midst of going through treatment for the disease, now we know he’s also been hard at work acting on Hobbs and Shaw.

Last May, before the Hobbs and Shaw cast started to fill out, it was reported that we would meet the extended Hobbs clan, which supposedly includes five brothers. One of the brothers, named Jonah, was said to being playing a bigger role in the movie, as he holds “a bit of a grudge” against Luke for some reason. Assuming this information is true, it’s unclear if Roman Reigns is playing Jonah or one of the other brothers, but clearly Dwayne Johnson is happy to be working with his cousin in Hawaii.

But Hobbs and Shaw isn’t just introducing us to other members of the Hobbs family. The spinoff is also introducing us to Deckard Shaw’s sister, Hattie Shaw, an MI6 agent being played by Vanessa Kirby. As for familiar characters, Eliana Su’a has succeeded Eden Estrella as Luke’s daughter, Samantha, but there’s no word on if we’ll be treated to appearances from Deckard’s brother Owen or his mother Magdalene.

No specific plot details for Hobbs and Shaw have been revealed yet, but the cast also includes Idris Elba as Brixton, the international terrorist that Luke and Deckard clash with, and Eiza Gonzalez as the mysterious Madam M, while Eddie Marsan has also been added in a yet-to-be-revealed role. Deadpool 2’s David Leitch directed Hobbs and Shaw, and longtime Fast and the Furious franchise contributor Chris Morgan penned the script.

Hobbs and Shaw rolls into theaters on August 2, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. In the meantime, look through our 2019 release schedule to learn what other movies are opening this year.

Zac Efron Is Unsettling As Ted Bundy In The Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile Trailer

There is a certain surface image that we have of Zac Efron as an actor thanks to his roles in things like High School Musical, Neighbors and Baywatch. That image is about to be blown out of the water, though, because Zac Efron’s next role is that of Ted Bundy in the upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile. Check out the actor taking an unsettling turn as the notorious serial killer in the trailer for the film below.

Zac Efron often plays charismatic, funny and charming characters, which makes his role here all the more perfect, because it plays on our preconceived notions about the actor, just as Ted Bundy himself went against what you would expect a serial killer to be. Ted Bundy was all of those things and Zac Efron is bringing that to the role, but, beneath the winning smile there is a hint of something far darker.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile knows all of that, and for a good part of this trailer, it is showing us a loving father and devoted boyfriend, who is charming the media and everyone around him. This is no Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs; surely Bundy could not have done these things.

If you knew nothing about Ted Bundy you might believe that and think he is being framed, but, because you do, the effect is entirely different. You are unsettled because this is Ted Bundy, but also because of what Zac Efron is bringing to the role, a certain look, expression or movement that provides a glimpse at his true nature.

This works especially well because Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile is told through the perspective of his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins, who ignored the signs, and for years refused to believe that he was guilty. She may have been seeing the good and ignoring the bad and this trailer operates in much the same way.

While it goes without saying that the crimes are heinous and everything the title of the film says and more, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile looks like a really fun movie that isn’t nearly as bleak as something like Zodiac. The tone is zippy and Zac Efron looks hugely entertaining in the role. This trailer even has some funny moments, like the very end where Ted Bundy escapes and is running down the street in a robe.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this month but a wide release has not yet been set. We’ll keep you updated when it stakes its claim on the calendar, and be sure to check out our 2019 Release Schedule for all of the biggest movies heading to theaters this year.

Every Unbreakable Character Who Returns For Glass

Glass comes 19 years after M. Night Syamalan’s hit movie Unbreakable, and with it comes the return of several characters that we met the first time around. While a couple of those characters are pretty obvious (the movie is sort of about them), others are not nearly as clear. There are far more returning characters than you might realize.

What’s more, in every case, the actor who played the part in Unbreakable has also returned to play the same part in Glass. It’s a level of continuity that borders on obsessive, but really, with M. Night Shyamalan we shouldn’t be surprised. Here’s the rundown of everybody, big and small, who’s back after two decades to finish the story.

Mr. Glass

Yes, there are a couple of characters who are obviously going to be on this list, and one of them is the guy the new movie is named after. Samuel L. Jackson’s character from Unbreakable didn’t get so much as a cameo in Split, so this is the first time we’ve seen him in 19 years. Of course, it turns out the reason he hasn’t appeared again is that he’s spent that time drugged up in an asylum.

Samuel L. Jackson was great in the original Unbreakable, playing the dual comic book roles of both mentor and villain. In Glass, he even sort of plays mentor again, this time to the various members of the Horde. He’s also spent the last 19 years plotting, planning and becoming a comic book level diabolical mastermind. It’s very on brand.

David Dunn

The other obvious inclusion from Unbreakable who is back for Glass also appeared in Split at the last minute, literally. David Dunn is the “superhero” of the story. He’s a man who is seemingly invulnerable, except for an apparent weakness to water. He eventually discovers what his mentor, Elijah Price, has been up to in order to find super powered people, leading to the hero defeating his arch-nemesis.

In Glass we learn that David Dunn has continued to play part time hero, occasionally going out to walk the streets and look for bad guys. When The Beast finally gets loose, Dunn makes the decision to go after it/him. The collision is what leads to both of them being apprehended and put back into the same building with Mr. Glass

Joseph Dunn

One of the hardest actors to recognize in Glass is probably Spencer Treat Clark. At 31 years of age now, he was all of 11 or 12 when he played Bruce Willis’ son in the original Unbreakable. Clark has continued to be an actor since his early role, so there was no reason he could not reprise it in Glass.

In the new film, Joseph Dunn works alongside his father in the home security store they run, and he also acts as David’s “guy in the chair” who assists his father with research and other information while dad is playing hero. Clark himself has admitted to being surprised he was cast in the new movie, but it’s great to see him return.

Mrs. Price

Elijah Price’s mother doesn’t have a particularly large or memorable role in Unbreakable, but Charlayne Woodard does appear in the film. We learn that, through her son, she has an extensive understanding of how comic book mythology works. While it’s unclear whether or not she realizes what her son has been doing, it’s her words that eventually lead Unbreakable to its twist conclusion.

Charlayne Woodard is back once again in Glass and once again playing a woman much older than she actually is. She is still vaguely sympathetic to her son, regardless of what terrible things he does. She is a mother, after all. In the end, she, along, with Joseph Dunn and Casey, are the ones who bring the events of Glass to their conclusion, rather than the “superheroes.”

Comic Book Clerk

And now we’re really getting into the deep weeds. The last person you probably expected to be returning from Unbreakable was a guy who played the clerk at a comic book shop and only had a couple of lines. But, in fact, the guy who plays that role in Unbreakable is playing the exact same part in Glass.

The actor’s name is Bostin Christopher, and in Unbreakable he’s the guy who’s afraid that Mr. Glass is having a bit too much fun with the Japanese comics. In Glass, we see Joseph Dunn is back at the same store looking for answers, and the exact same guy is giving him a hard time. This guy’s been behind the counter of a comic book shop for almost 20 years. I really hope he owns the place.

Jai

M. Night Shyamalan took a cue from the great Alfred Hitchcock and and has put himself into all of the films that he has directed. However, more than simply appearing on screen, Shyamalan frequently gives himself something more to do. He appears in Unbreakable as a drug dealer, and then appears again as a customer in David Dunn’s store in Glass.

However, rather than these simply being two cameos from the same actor, Shyamalan’s character has dialogue that shows that he is actually playing the same character in both films. He recognizes David Dunn from his old security job and admits that he used to run with a bad crowd. We also learn that Shyamalan’s character from Split is also the same man, making him and Bruce and Willis both characters who appear in all three films.

From lead actors to character actors to cameos, pretty much everybody who could have returned to make Glass did, making the world that M. Night Shyamalan created so consistent and thus that much more immersive. Having now grossed $100 million, it certainly appears that a lot of people have been enjoying that world, and while it looks like we may not visit it again, if we do, you can be sure the writer and director will do everything to make it keep feeling real.

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Chris Pine Says He’s Done With Steve Trevor After Wonder Woman 1984

Considering that Steve Trevor died during Wonder Woman’s climactic third act, needless to say that there were many people surprised to learn that he’s back in Wonder Woman 1984. We still don’t have any official details about how the pilot is both alive and still looking youthful over 60 years after World War I, but for those wondering if this means Steve will be sticking around the DC Extended Universe afterwards, Chris Pine says that Wonder Woman 1984 will be the last time he plays the character. In Pine’s words:

I think Steve’s done. I think Steve’s done his bit. I wish them all the luck in the world.

Since Wonder Woman 1984 was recently pushed back from fall 2019 to summer 2020 (it’s now following four months after Birds of Prey), we have an even longer wait ahead of us to learn what’s going on with Steve Trevor in the sequel. However, when asked on if Steve could be involved with Wonder Woman 3, Chris Pine told ET that Wonder Woman 1984 is likely to be his final outing as the character.

Director and writer Patty Jenkins already has “clear plans” for Wonder Woman 3 should that get the green light, and considering her close professional relationship with Chris Pine (they also worked together on the TNT limited series I Am The Night), presumably she’s already clued the actor in on what said plans are, hence his comment. It is possible things could change later down the line, but for now, Pine sounds like he’s made peace with leaving Steve Trevor behind.

Of course, those who’ve seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League shouldn’t be shocked to learn that Steve Trevor isn’t in Diana of Themyscira’s life post-1984. This wasn’t expressly stated in Batman v Superman since that movie came out over a year before Wonder Woman, but since it was set a century after World War I, naturally it was assumed he’d died a long time ago. Then in Justice League, which came out five months after Wonder Woman, Diana expressly talked about Steve and how she lost him.

At the time of Justice League’s release, we assumed Diana was indirectly referring to how Steve Trevor sacrificed himself aboard that plane to destroy Doctor Poison’s deadly gas in Wonder Woman, but now we know that she has one last encounter with him in Wonder Woman 1984. Again, we don’t know how Steve has popped up in 1984 and what he’ll be doing, although Patty Jenkins has assured fans that this indeed Steve and not someone in disguise, a hallucination, etc. That leaves resurrection on the table, and since Wonder Woman 1984 is pulling from the mystical/mythical realm like its predecessor, it’s easy enough to imagine powerful forces being harnessed to bring Steve back, and in era-appropriate attire no less!

Part of me hopes that Patty Jenkins finds a loophole to bring Chris Pine back for Wonder Woman 3, specifically by pulling a page from the Wonder Woman TV series’ book and having Pine play one of Steve Trevor’s descendants. I’m not sure how that would work since Steve didn’t mention having any children in Wonder Woman, and presumably he won’t have much time to form a meaningful relationship with anyone new in Wonder Woman 1984, but just like how Lyle Waggoner played Steve Trevor Sr. and Jr. in the Lynda Carter-led show, it would be amusing to see Pine keep that trend going on the big screen.

If Steve Trevor does manage to conceive a son during Wonder Woman 1984, that means that Steve Jr. (or whatever he would be named) would be close to Chris Pine’s actual age. So if Wonder Woman 3 is set in the present, then it would be easy enough to have Diana cross paths with Steve Jr. Maybe he’s an agent of ARGUS like his comic book counterpart, or maybe he’s in another line of government/military work. Either way, imagine the surprise on Diana’s face to learn that not only did the man she once loved have a son, but he looks just like his father. But hey, that wouldn’t be the weirdest thing to happen in the DCEU.

While we last saw Wonder Woman in the present day deciding to become a public superheroine after defeating Steppenwolf alongside Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg, her sequel adventure opted to wind the clock back to when she was still keeping a low profile… relatively speaking. All we know so far about Wonder Woman 1984 is that it will involve Diana coming into conflict with the Soviet Union during the waning days of the Cold War. In the midst of that, she’ll clash with Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Ann Minerva, a.k.a. The Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman’s most iconic foes from the comics.

Along with the previously mentioned actors, Wonder Woman 1984’s cast also includes Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright reprising Hippolyta and Antiope, respectively, as well as Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha and Oakley Bull in undisclosed roles (although it has been theorized that Pascal is playing Maxwell Lord). In addition to stepping back in the director’s chair, Patty Jenkins co-wrote the script with Geoff Johns and David Callaham.

It will be a while until we learn if Wonder Woman 3 is happening, but if Wonder Woman 1984 is anywhere near as critically and commercially successful as Wonder Woman, no doubt Warner Bros will give it the go-ahead, especially since Jenkins has indicated that the threequel would “end her incarnation” of the character. It would be weird not having Steve Trevor around since he’s an integral part of the Wonder Woman mythology, but we’re lucky that we’re being treated to a second appearance from him next year.

Wonder Woman 1984 is now set for release on June 5, 2020, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. In the meantime, browse through our DC movies guide to learn what else is in development for the DCEU, or look through our 2019 release schedule to plan your trips to the theater later this year accordingly.

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Twilight’s Kristen Stewart To Star In Lesbian Rom-Com

Kristen Stewart has come a long way since coming in the middle of a war between sparkly vampires and werewolves in the Twilight franchise. The actress has since become an indie darling, starring in under-the-radar films such as Camp X-Ray, Clouds of Sils Maria, Equals, Personal Shopper and Lizzie. Stewart could be soon making her way back into the mainstream with her upcoming starring roles in the Charlie’s Angels reboot and upcoming queer rom-com Happiest Season.

TriStar’s Happiest Season will star both Kristen Stewart and Blade Runner 2049’s Mackenzie Davis as leads, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie set during the holidays is about a woman who plans to propose to her girlfriend at her family’s holiday party, until she learns her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.

The upcoming rom-com will be directed by Clea DuVall, who is best known as a supporting actress in Girl, Interrupted, The Grudge and Argo. DuVall previously directed the 2016 indie The Intervention, but Happiest Season will mark her studio directorial debut. DuVall co-wrote the script with comedy actress Mary Holland.

Mackenzie Davis had her breakout role in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire before nabbing roles in The Martian, Tully and the upcoming Terminator reboot, which also stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Davis also starred in the Emmy-winning Black Mirror episode “San Junipero,” a now iconic lesbian love story between her and Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s characters.

The producers of 2018’s Love, Simon, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner, are also on board for Happiest Season. Love, Simon was the first major studio film about a gay teen coming out. The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, and made $66 million at the box office worldwide on a $17 million budget.

Since more inclusive LGBT stories are on the uptick in Hollywood, Happiest Season could be a success, especially with Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as leads and a queer female director helming the project. Also, the rom-com genre had a boost last year with the smash success of Crazy Rich Asians over summer.

The report didn’t detail when Happiest Season would start shooting or its expected release date, but considering it takes place during the holidays, it might opt for a release to coincide with the events of the film. However, considering the holidays are prime time for big releases, who knows, Happiest Season may decide to brave the box office during another time of the year.

Until more details are released, you can expect to catch Kristen Stewart in the new Charlie’s Angels alongside Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska to complete her trio, and MacKenzie Davis in the next Terminator film, with both expected to come out on the same day: November 1.

What The Kid Who Would Be King Cast Loves Most About Their Unique Characters

Joe Cornish brings the mythology of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table back to big screens this weekend, but does it in a very clever fashion. Instead of plunging audiences back into a period adventure – as Guy Ritchie recently did with Charlie Hunnam in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Cornish sets his action in a contemporary setting, casting young Louis Ashbourne Serkis as a descendent of Arthur who finds Excalibur, then has to assemble a new band of modern knights.

We recently had the chance to sit down with the cast of Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King and discuss the personality traits that the actors most admire about the roles they are playing in the new film. Louis Ashbourne Serkis opened up about his heroic character Alex, a bullied teenager who has to find the leader inside of him to complete a difficult task. Serkis told CinemaBlend:

There are a lot of obstacles thrown in Alex’s way over the course of The Kid Who Would Be King, so the character’s perseverance is a noble trait for Serkis to bring up. Sometimes, the obstacles are mystical in nature. Creatures on horseback wielding swords of fire. Other times, though, the obstacles are just simple teenage bullies who don’t believe in Alex, and want to keep him down.

Rhianna Dorris plays one of those bullies, Kaye, in the film. The actress, herself, is disarmingly sweet in person. You forget she plays a wicked kid on screen. When she reflected on Kaye, she told CinemanBlend:

There is a real transformation that happens over the course of The Kid Who Would Be King. A threat in the form of Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson) emerges, and these innocent kids need to figure out how to work together to stop a centuries-old evil… even though they may not all get along in the first place.

Sir Patrick Stewart plays Merlin in Joe Cornish’s new film, and is able to step back and take a larger world-view snapshot of the importance of the roles in the movie. When asked what he found important about Merlin, he explained:

We hope. Yes, The Kid Who Would Be King delivers on the action/spectacle that comes with the fantasy genre. But there are excellent messages that kids can take away from the movie, not just the thrills. Here’s the cast breaking down all that they loved about getting to explore the characters in The Kid Who Would Be King.

There Was A Mini Star Trek Reunion At The I Am The Night Premiere

For his new TNT mini-series I Am the Night, actor Chris Pine reunited with his Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, who helmed the first two episodes of the mystery series. At the premiere for I Am the Night, Chris Pine had a reunion of another sort with his Star Trek co-star Zachary Quinto. Check out the mini-reunion of the crew of the USS Enterprise below.

While I think many Star Trek fans would prefer the reunion of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto to be one where they are both wearing Starfleet uniforms and bickering over a chosen course of action, we’ll take what we can get. Even without a Starfleet badge adorning their outfits, it is fun to see the Captain James T. Kirk and Commander Spock actors together in all their premiere finery.

It’s cool to see that these two actors who spent so much time together in the Star Trek films are so supportive of each other, with Zachary Quinto saying how proud he is of Chris Pine. He also says that Chris Pine’s work inspires him “beyond.” If you are the type of person who looks for meaning in things, it’s not quite saying ‘to boldly go’ or ‘live long and prosper’ but you could take that as a subtle nod to their Star Trek history and the last film in that franchise, Star Trek Beyond.

Of course, this mini-reunion is not about Star Trek, it is about Chris Pine’s new show I Am the Night. With regard to that, Zachary Quinto is very complimentary in his Instagram post about the show itself and his former co-star and Captain, Chris Pine. The Spock actor gave I Am the Night a hearty recommendation, calling it “stellar” and indeed some of the early reviews of the series have highlighted Chris Pine’s performance.

I Am the Night is based on true events and tells the story of Fauna Hodel, a teenager who was given away at birth and doesn’t dig into her past until a discovery rocks her world and forces her to unravel the mystery of where she came from. During her investigation into her origin, she meets with a down-on-his-luck reporter played by Chris Pine and together they begin to unravel a mystery that leads to Hollywood’s most infamous unsolved murder, the Black Dahlia.

It’s a pulpy role for Chris Pine, coming off of his turn as Robert the Bruce in Netflix’s Outlaw King, but everyone is wondering when a proper Star Trek reunion will happen, specifically onscreen in Star Trek 4. To that end little is certain as the film has went through a winding saga of contract disputes that eventually led to the film seemingly being cancelled.

So the future of Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Commander Spock remains uncertain. Therefore we will have to enjoy mini-reunions of the cast like the one as they remind of us what was and what might hopefully still be in the future.

I Am the Night premieres on TNT on January 28 at 9 p.m. ET. We’ll continue to bring you all the latest on the future of the Star Trek film franchise and check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see the biggest movies heading to theaters this year.

How Anne Hathaway Feels About The Negative Serenity Reviews

Anne Hathaway has a new movie coming out this weekend starring herself and Matthew McConaughey and she wants people to see it, whether or not the critics like it. In fact, she took to social this week to address the critical reviews and how she feels about the way reviews have panned out for Serenity, noting,

Reviews really started breaking for Serenity yesterday. Currently, the movie is only running at 21% on Rotten Tomatoes for its critical score. Our own Mike Reyes gave the movie a middling 2.5 stars, and though the movie seems to have some fans who like the “bonkers” premise of Serenity, it’s not expected to win the box office this weekend.

Speaking on Instagram, Anne Hathaway also made it clear that she signed on to the movie because she believes in it and wants her fans to know a lot of people who worked on the movie believe in it too.

Anne Hathaway was previously part of Ocean’s 8, a movie that also found itself earning middling reviews. One of her co-stars in that movie, Mindy Kaling, was unhappy with the critical response and unabashed about talking about it. In this case, Anne Hathaway decided she needed to address the critical response.

It should be noted that while we’ve seen a wave of movies with low critical scores and at least relatively high audience scores, Serenity isn’t one of them. The audience roundup for the movie is only at 38%. That could change as more people catch the flick on opening weekend and we’ll keep you updated if it does.

In the meantime, Serenity will be competing with the likes of Glass and some Oscar nominee wide releases. (The Kid Who Would Be King is also out, but it’s not really even in the same ball park in terms of audience.) We’ll let you know how the box office pans out at the end of the weekend. Early reports indicate Glass will repeat as the big winner this weekend and The Kid Who Will Be King could open higher than Serenity as well, and The Upside still made good money last week. So, we’ll have to wait and see where Serenity lands.

Stay tuned for more news on the latest movies and take a look at the rest of 2019’s releases with our full movies schedule.