MOVIE BIZ INTRIGUE
AMC Entertainment, the largest movie theater chain in the United States, was reportedly in talks with Cineworld theaters, the second-largest movie theater chain, to purchase some of its assets, but negotiations fizzled. Cineworld is currently undergoing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so the deal might have given the company a financial lifeline. Alas, no agreement was reached, and the SEC filing noted that "at this time negotiations are not continuing."
WORK OUT ON… NETFLIX
In a play to offer customers more interactive content, Netflix is adding Nike Training Club workouts to its streaming lineup. The companies are following the lead of Peloton, whose livestreamed and pre-recorded workouts have exploded in popularity in recent years. If the experiment is popular, Netflix and Nike could expand the partnership. A total of 90 Nike Training Club workouts across five different programs will be available on the streamer.
DISPATCHES FROM THE DC UNIVERSE
Dwayne Johnson tweeted a message on Tuesday that a Black Adam sequel will not be a part of the next phase of the DC Universe. “DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters," The Rock wrote. Black Adam notably underperformed at the box office relative to its budget.
Shazam! star Zachary Levi, meanwhile, assured fans that he is not being recast amid the changes at DC. In response to one concerned fan, Levi tweeted, "I’m Gucci, Ash. We all Gucci."
ADIDAS RE-RELEASES YEEZY LINE
Earlier this year, Adidas cut ties with the artist formerly known as Kanye West after he made anti-Semitic remarks. Now the sneaker company is re-releasing the Adidas 350 V2 model without the Yeezy name attached to it. The sneakers are set to hit shelves early next year, and sneaker-heads are already speculating whether they will still be popular without the Yeezy brand.