From Superman NFTs to a 'Hocus Pocus' trilogy, here are your top entertainment headlines.
So NFTs are still a thing, if you were wondering, and Warner Bros. has a special collection coming for Clark Kent fans.
For a limited time, fans of the original Superman have a chance to snag an NFT bundle called The Superman Web3. The standard option, which will cost $30, includes the theatrical version of the 1978 film, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and an image gallery featuring other stills from the project. This option will be on sale for a week, starting June 9. Those who have Bat Cowl, DC3 or Lord of the Rings Web3 Movie Experience will get early access on June 8.
The premium option will cost $100 and will only be available for purchase during the first 24 hours of the general sale. This bundle will include three different versions of the film: the original film, a director's cut and a TV edition. Original illustrations of Christopher Reeve created by DC artists, as well as image galleries from the Warner Bros. archive, will also be included.
All transactions will take place on Warner Bros.'s blockchain.
Last year's release of the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel was so well received that another installment is in the works.
Nearly 30 years after the release of the original film, Disney found continued interest in the story and has begun developing a third film in the franchise. Hocus Pocus 2 broke the Disney+ streaming record last fall after garnering more than 2.7 billion streaming minutes in its first week.
In an interview with The New York Times, Sean Bailey, president of motion picture production at Disney, confirmed that the project and a few other works are in development. He was pretty tight-lipped about the overall vision for the third installment but prior to the announcement cast members Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker all were down for a third sequel.
Other Disney projects in the works are Moana, Hercules, Lilo and Stitch and Mufasa: The Lion King.
Super Mario Bros.
If you grew up in the 1980s or 1990s, rejoice and know that your era is as impactful and important as it ever was – at least in the world of entertainment and gaming.
The Super Mario Bros Movie just crossed the $1.3 billion mark to become one of the biggest animated films ever made, and it's still going. In the U.S., Mario, Luigi and the gang raked over $560 million at the domestic box office while Japan, Mexico, the UK and France accounted for the other largest viewing regions around the world, according to Box Office Mojo. Despite a number of blockbuster releases in 2023, Super Mario remains the highest-grossing movie to be released in the U.S. this year and one of the most successful video game adaptations ever.