It's time once again to turn on The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from box-office news to announcements about hot new trailers. In today's installment: Captain Marvel readies for lift-off; Stephen King signs up for HBO; and Marvel breaks new ground.
She Is the Captain Now
Marvel will debut the next and perhaps final, full trailer for Captain Marvel tonight during ESPN's Monday Night Football game between the San Junipero Jawas and the Trouble City Tribbles (those are actual sports teams, right?) The movie, which stars Brie Larson as the titular good-doer, arrives next year. Watch for the trailer on WIRED later today. And speaking of all things Marvel...
...the studio has announced a big-screen stand-alone film following Shang-Chi, the Asian-American superhero (and occasional Avenger) who was introduced in the 1970s, and hailed as "The Master of Kung Fu." The Shang-Chi script will be written by Dave Callaham, who wrote next year's Wonder Woman 1984 , and is basically working on every movie you'll be watching in the next two years . No release date or plot details for Shang-Chi are known yet, but Marvel is reportedly fast-tracking the film so expect more updates soon.
Because the Internet
It wasn't quite a slaughter race at the box office last weekend, with Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet easily topping the chart once again, earning more than $25 million . The hit animated film was followed by such weeks-old hits as The Grinch , Creed II , Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald , and Bohemian Rhapsody , the latter of which has now made half a billion worldwide . But the perch wasn't Ralph 's only weekend victory: It was also nominated in the Best Animated Feature category for the year's Annie Awards, alongside such films as Isle of Dogs and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse .
HBO is turning Stephen King's recent horror-procedural hit The Outsider into a series. The author's 7,863rd bestseller—about a Midwest murder investigation that bleeds into the realm of the supernatural—is being overseen for the small screen by Jason Bateman, who will direct two episodes and produce. Emmy winner (and WIRED favorite) Ben Mendelsohn will star, adding to his roster of dark-hearted tales, which includes everything from Animal Kingdom to Netflix's Bloodline to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , in which he stared down a deadly Darth Vader pun .
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