'Prey' Stuns on Hulu
The newest installment in the Predator franchise is smashing records on Hulu. The prequel film Prey set a new viewership record on the streaming platform and now holds the title for the biggest premiere in its history after Disney opted to skip a theatrical release for the film. The previous film in the series, The Predator, had a wide release in cinemas in 2018 and was considered a box office fail after spending $88 million on production but raking in just over $51 million and received low marks from critics. This time around, Prey even received praise from film critics and scored an impressive 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Idris Elba as Bloodsport
Actor Idris Elba wants to reprise his role as DC character Bloodsport but this time, in an all-out fight against Superman. In an interview with Variety, he said the battle "needs to happen." In last year's The Suicide Squad, there was mention of Bloodsport being in prison for shooting the Man of Steel with a kryptonite bullet and sending him to the ICU. Elba said this opens the door for writers to tell his character's backstory. It remains to be seen if his wish will come to fruition.
Trump Deepfake X 'South Park'
If it weren't for the COVID-19 pandemic, the creators of South Park would have presented perhaps one of the most problematic films in recent history, and it would have centered around former President Donald Trump — a deepfake, that is. The film that would have been titled Deep Fake: The Movie, also would have been the first project from Matt Stone and Trey Parker's Deep Voodoo production studio. The movie is on hold, according to the duo, largely because "it was very timely and the timeliness of it has passed," Parker told Variety.