New this week: 'In the Heights,' 'Loki' and 'Infinite”
The Stream This combination of images shows promotional art for, from left, "Infinite," a film streaming June 10 on Paramount Plus, "Loki," a series streaming June 11 on Disney Plus and "In the Heights," a film both in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, beginning Friday, June 11. (Paramount+/Disney+/HBO Max via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Summer movies are finally starting to heat up this week with the much-anticipated debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights." And at home, you can rewind and sing along to toe-tappers like no strangers will look at you weirdly. — Paramount+ is also making a big splash, offering up the new Mark Wahlberg-led and Antoine Fuqua-directed action pic "Infinite" free for subscribers on Friday.wftv.com
'Godzilla vs. Kong'; A heavyweight bout with a light touch
Two years ago, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” sounded alarms about climate change. But don’t fret about finding a message amid the mayhem as the towering radioactive lizard clashes with that instantly-recognizable giant ape in "Godzilla vs. Kong," debuting Wednesday. "It’s about two big guys bashing each other around," laughed actor Rebecca Hall, who plays a researcher studying King Kong. No matter the scene, the actors always knew who was filling the top spots on call sheets during production — Godzilla and King Kong. And his take on it was, well, if you’re going to go big, go really big.
Marvel's Wanda has a future, but 'WandaVision' fate unclear
This image provided by Marvel Studios shows Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in a scene from "WandaVision." (Marvel Studios via AP)LOS ANGELES – When “WandaVision” wraps its initial run next month on the Disney+ streaming service, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda will make her next appearance in the big-screen “Doctor Strange” sequel. It’s storytelling that determines how and when characters from the Marvel Comics universe hopscotch between TV and movies, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Wednesday. Feige wouldn’t say whether “WandaVision,” Marvel Studios' first original series for Disney+, has a future after its March 5 season finale. Asked if Marvel Studios might be able to regain them, Feige said he believes it could happen, but added that “rumors online about things reverting” to Marvel aren't always true.
No to Silver Surfer, yes to Space Sharks in 'Thor: Love & Thunder'
"Thor: Love & Thunder's" Taika Waititi hosted an Instagram watch-along of "Thor: Ragnarok" on April 9, with suprise guest appearances from Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo. According to Variety, Waititi squarely shot down the idea of Silver Surfer appearing in the film, but did say that "Space Sharks" - similar to the Acanti, which are commonly enslaved by the Brood empire for use as spaceships - would be in the film. Space sharks in "Thor" comics. (Image credit: Dave Cockrum (Marvel Comics))The writer/director did dodge questions on what Christian Bale's role would be in this fourth Thor film, and if Tom Hiddleston would reprise his role here. "Thor: Love & Thunder" is scheduled to hit theaters Feb. 18, 2022.space.com