Week 5: Movie News – Brad Pitt Returns, Gru 4 is Coming

Here are the week’s most exciting and intriguing movie world news, summarized briefly.

Brad Pitt is once again joining forces with Tarantino?

Quentin Tarantino, the iconic filmmaker responsible for classics like “Pulp Fiction” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” is gearing up for what appears to be his final cinematic endeavor. The “Movie Critic,” this project, set in late 1970s Los Angeles with a female lead, is shrouded in mystery, with speculation suggesting it may center on influential movie critic Pauline Kael. While the film lacks a studio home, Sony emerges as a potential contender given Tarantino’s close relationship with studio head Tom Rothman.

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Having directed nine films thus far and approaching his self-imposed limit of ten, Tarantino, who turns 60 soon, has long hinted at retirement. Citing a desire to avoid a decline in quality as he ages, he remains committed to preserving the integrity of his filmography. Despite bidding farewell to filmmaking, Tarantino expresses openness to exploring other creative avenues, such as limited series, plays, and literature, evident in his recent foray into novel writing with a novelization of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” released in 2021.

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Tarantino and Pitt team up once more? Tarantino’s latest flick, “The Movie Critic,” might just be his last. And guess who’s on board? Brad Pitt! Tarantino spilled the beans about this project back in May. Apparently, it’s all about a real-life movie critic from a risqué mag that Tarantino was all about in his younger days.

“He wrote about mainstream movies, and he was the second-string critic. I think he was a very good critic. He was as cynical as hell. His reviews were a cross between early Howard Stern and what Travis Bickle might be if he were a film critic.”

Tarantino continued:

“He wrote like he was 55, but he was only in his early to mid-30s. He died in his late thirties. It wasn’t clear for a while, but now I’ve done some more research, and I think it was it was complications due to alcoholism.”

No word yet on who will play the lead, although it’s assumed to be Pitt, who previously worked with Tarantino on Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

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Jim Carrey and Robotnik Reunite: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is Coming

Jim Carrey, known for his iconic roles, is making a surprising return to the silver screen, confirming his participation in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 as the villainous Dr. Robotnik. Despite previously discussing retirement plans, Carrey’s decision to reprise his role comes as a pleasant surprise to fans eagerly anticipating the next installment in the Sonic franchise.

The announcement of Carrey’s return came shortly after the unveiling of the movie’s logo, sparking excitement among fans who interpreted it as a subtle reference to Sonic Adventure 2, a beloved game in the franchise. This homage adds an extra layer of anticipation to the upcoming film, especially given the tease of Shadow the Hedgehog in the post-credits scene of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Carrey’s return as Dr. Robotnik is particularly significant, as the actor had hinted at stepping away from acting after Sonic the Hedgehog 2 unless a truly exceptional project came his way. However, the producers of the Sonic films expressed their adamant stance against replacing Carrey, underscoring his integral role in the franchise.

While details about Sonic the Hedgehog 3 remain scarce, the film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20, 2024. Despite the limited information available, Carrey’s return and the intriguing nods to the Sonic universe have ignited anticipation among fans, setting the stage for another thrilling adventure with the iconic blue hedgehog.

Gru 4: Paternal Joys, Troubles on the Horizon

Gru and the Minions are back, and this summer we can welcome the fourth installment of the beloved animated film series, Gru 4. The newly released trailer already hints at some exciting details about the upcoming adventure.

In the story, Gru, the protagonist, has finally achieved the life he always wanted, and even welcomed a new family member, although the challenges of fatherhood still hold surprises for him. However, unexpected twists occur when an old enemy escapes from prison, seeking revenge.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the chance to reunite with their favorite characters and experience new adventures with Gru and the Minions, filled with humor, excitement, and heartwarming moments. With the promise of Gru 4, the trailer has only intensified the anticipation and excitement among fans.