So Good News: Aquaman, Incredibles 2, The Grudge

The world of movie news moves at lightspeed some days, so it’s hard to keep up with everything (even for those of us that run an entertainment website). So welcome to today’s news briefing here at So, Is It Any Good? where we round up the breaking stories you might have missed.

Equal Parts

Oscar Winner Emma Stone, promoting her upcoming drama Battle Of The Sexes, has told Out Magazine that some of her male co-stars in the past have taken pay cuts in order for Stone to have equal pay. It’s a sad example of a problem that is rife in every industry, but a good sign the needle might be moving a bit. Onya boys.

All Wet

An on-set video from the Aquaman shoot has shown up online, showcasing Amber Heard’s character Mera showing a drunk guy a glimpse of her powers (skip to about a minute in):

Closing A Chapter

The upcoming Thor: Ragnarok will apparently close out the trilogy of Thor movies in a drastic way, and set up the events that lead into Avengers: Infinity War.

Tag, You’re Hurt

That crazy Jeremy Renner, he’s got a massive shoot for Avengers: Infinity War to do, and he goes and fractures both his arms on the set of another movie, the upcoming action-comedy Tag.

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First Look

The Disney D23 Expo might just have given us the first look at what The Incredibles 2 might look like. Click through to /Film to check it out.

Some new plot details have emerged for the Brad Pitt/Tommy Lee Jones sci-fi film AD ASTRA. Apparently, it’s roughly Heart Of Darkness in space. Sign me up.

And Now We Wait

After 20 years in development limbo, high-concept sci-fi actioner Gemini Man, about an aging hitman whose younger clone is sent to eliminate him, has carved out an October 4, 2o19 release date. All that extra time will give director Ang Lee and star Will Smith the opportunity to create something really special.

Game, Set, Match

The latest trailer for Borg/McEnroe dropped recently showing off more of the upcoming dual biopic starring Shia LaBeouf as the fiery John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as the cool Björn Borg:

If At First, You Don’t Succeed

Video game movies have a notorious history of failing, And last year’s Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender did not change that trend. But apparently, producer Adi Shankar willing to give it another shot, working with Ubisoft to make an Assassin’s Creed anime series. 


Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother) has been set to resuscitate The Grudge, rebooting the franchise for Ghost House Pictures, which itself was a reboot of the Japanese original. Someone alert Sarah Michelle Gellar!

Try, Try Again

Fans of Sons of Anarchy may be disappointed to hear that the spinoff series Mayans MC has run into a few hitches, it’s been reported that the pilot episode for the series has to be reshot and recast.

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