The X-Men franchise comes to an underwhelming finale (according to critics) with Dark Phoenix this weekend while Secret Life of Pets 2 and Late Night also arrive in theaters.
A ton of TV news this week thanks to the Upfronts, including cancelations and renewals, Mel Gibson is starting to possibly gather his Wild Bunch, a final Purge is coming next year, Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult are battling for the Batman cowl, Chris Rock is working on a Saw spin-off and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Endgame managed to hold off all the new releases to stay on top for the third weekend in a row as it closes in on Avatar worldwide but Detective Pikachu almost managed to top it with the biggest opening ever for a video game based movie.
Detective Pikachu arrives as the only well-received new movie of the weekend with the three other new movies getting rotten ratings from the critics.
Jean Grey’s latent powers are unleashed in what is most likely the final chapter of the Fox X-Men saga, Dark Phoenix, arriving in June this summer.
Richard Adams’ surprisingly violent tale of a colony of rabbits searching for a new home gets a new adaptation on BBC One this Christmas, with an all-star cast including James McAvoy, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Peter Capaldi, Taron Egerton, Ben Kingsley and more.
After a rescue mission to space results in Jean Grey getting hit by a mysterious cosmic force, the powerful and dangerous entity inside of her, the Phoenix, is awakened and threatens the entire world in the upcoming X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix.
Get Out is apparently a horror masterpiece for Jordan Peele’s directorial debut while Rock Dog and Collide were both not screened for critics and can presumed to be terrible.
Nicholas Hoult is a getaway driver who’s on the run from mob boss Anthony Hopkins after a heist goes wrong in the upcoming action movie Collide.
The sixth entry in the X-Men series and making the rebooted series a trilogy, X-Men: Apocalypse is solid but never does anything that makes it anything besides just “OK”.