Thursday night saw the European premiere of Black Panther in London, with the cast and director Ryan Coogler out in force. Empire took the opportunity to talk with some of the team, and here Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira talk the importance of representation in the film.
We also had Jordan, who plays the conflicted Erik Killmonger, chatting about how his character is more than just a simple threat to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa.
Finally, Freeman is once again playing Everett K. Ross, who we met in Captain America: Civil War. After chatting Black Panther, he explains how he “missed the Harry Potter broomstick”…
Though we recently learned that Netflix’s adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events would be wrapping up with Season 3 (with the show having channeled all of Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket’s books), that’s for the future. Season 2 is only about to arrive, and there’s a new teaser online.
As hijacked by Neil Patrick Harris’ scheming Count Olaf, the new season promises to be even worser in the best way. The story will continue to see the Baudelaire orphans (Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes and Presley Smith as Violet, Klaus and Sunny) bouncing around various potential foster carers even as Olaf continues to pursue them, driven by the idea of getting his hands on their family fortune.
Nathan Fillion (as the brother of the Snicket character played on screen by Patrick Warburton), Tony Hale, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart all joined the cast for this next season, and the show will return on 30 March. Look away…
We only have a few more months to wait now for Incredibles 2, Brad Bird’s long, long, looong awaited follow-up to his excellent, Pixar-produced 2004 superhero adventure. Two new teaser posters have arrived for the film, with the first tied to the fact that the family of powerful people are back in action.
The story for the new movie kicks off mere moments after the original ended, though this time Helen Parr’s Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob – AKA Mr. Incredible – (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again… Which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. Sounds good to us.
The second of the two debuted a little while ago, tied in with New York Fashion Week and features everyone’s favourite clothes designing genius, Edna Mode (who will be back and voiced once again by Bird).
Finally, in entirely-expected-but-encouraging news, musical god and pun fiend Michael Giacchino is back at work on the score for the new movie, hitting Twitter with a video to confirm it. Given how much his music for the original enlivened the first film, it’s fun to anticipate what he’ll do for the sequel.
As the Edna poster mentions, the film will see US screens on 15 June, while UK audiences will have to wait until 13 July.