Pope Benedict XVI resigned the papacy in 2013, stunning the Catholic church and becoming the first pope to resign in over nearly 600 years, and the first to do so voluntarily in over 700. He was succeeded by Pope Francis, and the relationship between the two is the subject of The Two Popes, coming to Netflix. Anthony Hopkins plays Pope Benedict and Jonathan Pryce takes the role of Pope Francis, detailing the rivalry and friendship between the two. The film premieres on December 20, 2019, on Netflix.
After more than 15 years, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back together for one last ride. The duo will reprise their roles as detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett to wrap up the Bad Boys franchise with a final film. The third installment is slated for release on January 17, 2020.
Star Wars fan and animator Ian Wilkins is creating an animated series inspired by the Dark Empire comics. The story created by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy follows the events of the Return of the Jedi in a universe where Palpatine has evaded death and Luke Skywalker is dabbling in the Dark Side. Featuring music from Daniel Ciurlizza, the first episode is available now.
Bernard Garrett has an audacious plan — to get fellow black families their piece of the American Dream. With partner Joe Morris, Garrett devises an idea to have working-class white man Matt Steiner pose as the wealthy front of their real estate and banking business, while he and Morris play a janitor and a chauffeur. Their success attracts the attention of the feds, who want their cut — and threaten to bring it all down. Based on a true story and starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson, The Banker comes to Apple TV+ December 6th.
After a deal between Apple and Sesame Workshop, the new streaming platform has revealed the Helpsters. The series stars a new Muppet named Cody and a team of helpers who solve problems while teaching preschoolers coding basics. The show is available for streaming on Apple TV+ now.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan return to Jumanji but things aren't exactly how they left it. The avatars are inhabited by new players and the in-game world is even more insane than the original. Also starring Danny DeVito and Danny Glover, the film is slated for release December 13, 2019.