Super Mario Animated Movie in Development

Illumination Entertainment and Nintendo are developing an animated Super Mario Bros. movie.

Tatsumi Kimishima announced the partnership and that the Super Mario movie will be produced by Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination, and Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director.

Nintendo America tweeted.

The film set in the world of Super Mario Bros. will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and distributed theatrically worldwide by Universal Pictures.

Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel Costume

Brie Larson has been pinned to play Carol Danvers in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, with Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) also attached to the film.

The first set photos has surfaced of Brie as Captain Marvel:

Captain Marvel is set to be released on March 9, 2019.

Bill and Ted 3 Title and Plot Details

Bill & Ted  third film details have surfaced as well as its official title.

Bill & Ted Face the Music is the title of the perpetually-gestating third film in the franchise, reveals screenwriter Ed Solomon in an interview with Digital Spy. Solomon, of course, co-created the air-guitaring duo with Chris Matheson when they wrote 1989’s original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its less-successful, but cult-appreciated 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Having spent a decade on the threequel script, which he co-wrote with Matheson – with outside help from Reeves and Winter to get the project going – Solomon states that everyone involved are “really proud” of the script and have “worked very hard.” He describes their approach to the story, stating:

“This is not, ‘Hey let’s all cash-in on the Bill & Ted thing for money’ – this is the opposite. This is, ‘We love these characters, they’ve been with us for our whole lives’ – Chris and me, and Alex and Keanu – and we wanted to visit them again as middle-aged men. We thought it would be really fun, and funny, and sweet.”

“We really think there’s another movie to be done that is the opposite of cynical, that is actually made with love. [It’ll be] made with love and affection for the characters, and affection for the fans of Bill & Ted. All of us really want to give the people who love Bill & Ted, and people who haven’t even discovered Bill & Ted yet, a movie that is worthy of their affection. And we’re trying!”

“There’s actually a scene – one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie – where middle-aged, 50-year-old Bill and Ted return to the Circle K and see their teen selves and Rufus, and actually interact with their teenage selves, played by their actual teenage selves.” Adding, “They return to that scene at the Circle K when Bill and Ted first meet themselves, only now they’re watching their younger selves and looking at the exuberance and joy that they had at that time in their lives. And they see Rufus, they see George Carlin…”

So psyched for this threeqal to be released, stay tuned for more updates and “be excellent to each other”.

Shazam Movie Casts Asher Angel as Billy Batson

Variety reports Asher Angel has been cast in the upcoming Shazam movie as Billy Batson. The role is a co-starring one, as Billy is the child alter-ego of Zachary Levi’s Shazam.

In comic book lore, young Billy was granted the magical ability to transform into an the fully-grown superhero, summoning Greek-mythological powers, by repeating the phrase, “Shazam” (an acronym for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury).

Asher Angel has been a regular on the Disney Channel kid comedy series Andi Mack, which is set to return for its second season in 2018. He’s fielded guest roles on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and, as a toddler, appeared in the 2008 Jessica Chastain-starring drama film, Jolene. He’ll next appear in director Tati Vogt’s upcoming drama film, On Pointe.

Shazam is set to release on the 5th April 2019.