Like many blockbusters before it, Dark Phoenix set aside time for reshoots, with cameras rolling last fall, almost a year after principal photography had wrapped. Sometimes the extra footage gathered from reshoots is only meant to make minor changes to the movie, but in Dark Phoenix’s case, it was part of a bigger overhaul that included shifting the location of the climax.
When Dark Phoenix was rolling cameras, the plan was for the final battle to take place out in space, but once reshoots came around, the entire third act was changed and it now has the X-Men characters being kidnapped and imprisoned aboard a military train instead. We’ve seen snippets of this sequence in past trailers, and it ultimately leads to the corrupted Jean Grey lifting the train into the air while everyone is still on board.
Although Dark Phoenix is a relatively more grounded adaptation of The Dark Phoenix Saga, this version definitely has more of a cosmic feel, namely because Jean’s transformation into Phoenix occurs during a rescue mission in space and Jessica Chastain’s still-unidentified character is an alien shapeshifter. So it’s peculiar that rather than keep that cosmic flavor going in the climax, it was decided ahead of reshoots to keep the action Earthbound instead.
It wasn’t specifically explained why Dark Phoenix’s climax was changed during reshoots, although it wasn’t the only major adjustment implemented later in the game. During postproduction, the look of the Phoenix was also revamped to look more “cosmic” and less “flamy,” which is a departure from the entity’s appearance in the source material.
Director Simon Kinberg also spoke with EW about how difficult it was to make his directorial debut on Dark Phoenix, saying:
Simon Kinberg confirmed at the beginning of the month that Dark Phoenix will be the last installment of the main X-Men film series that began in 2000, thus paving the way for the mutant property to be rebooted within the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the line. So ideally Dark Phoenix ends things with a bang, and while that train sequence will surely be filled with action and excitement, it feels awfully similar to what we’ve seen in past X-Men movies.
A clash in space, on the other hand, would have been unique, special and tangentially faithful to the comics, so I’m curious as to why that was tossed out during reshoots. Evidently budget wasn’t an issue if the crew had the money to film an entirely new sequence, so maybe after Dark Phoenix has been released, we’ll learn the specific reasoning for why the climax was so drastically changed.
Dark Phoenix opens in theaters on June 7, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more coverage. You can also check out our 2019 release schedule to find out what other movies come out later this year.
Few cinematic events call for music to rock out to more than giant monsters destroying cities and fighting each other. The upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters will have a lot of giant monsters battling for supremacy, and it needs a soundtrack worthy of that level of wild destruction. Fortunately, the soundtrack for Godzilla: King of the Monsters has enlisted some top tier talent to do just that.
Bear McCreary, who has scored all manner of genre properties, from 10 Cloverfield Lane to The Walking Dead to the most recent God of War game, is composing the soundtrack for the sequel film. For one particularly special track, he teamed up with System of a Down’s frontman Serj Tankian.
The two joined forces for a cover of Blue Öyster Cult’s classic “Godzilla” from the band’s fifth album, 1977’s Spectres. The playful and campy hard-rock tribute to the king of the monsters became one of Blue Öyster Cult’s biggest hits, and bands like Fu Manchu and The Smashing Pumpkins have covered it over the years. The song now stands as a fun piece of Godzilla’s history.
For the cover of “Godzilla” on the Godzilla: King of the Monsters soundtrack, System of a Down’s Serj Tankian provides the vocals for the song, singing lyrics like “Go, go, Godzilla” and “He picks up a bus and he throws it back down.” Also contributing to the track are the members of Metalocalypse‘s Dethklok, Gene Hoglan and Brendon Small. The cover also incorporates a Japanese taiko drumming group, a full orchestra, chanting, kick drums and a heavy metal rhythm section. Add in Serj Tankian’s vocals, and Bear McCreary told Rolling Stone that his “Godzilla” cover is “complete musical madness.”
That sounds exactly like what you would want from a soundtrack for this movie because judging by the trailers, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is complete cinematic madness. Also, for a franchise as old and storied as Godzilla, it’s nice to see new titles recognize the franchise’s history. And while Blue Öyster Cult’s “Godzilla” isn’t an official part of the canon, it is an important part of the pop culture history of the giant monster.
You can listen to “Godzilla” off the Godzilla: King of the Monsters soundtrack in the video below
Bear McCreary and Serj Tankian’s cover of “Godzilla” won’t be the only way the soundtrack honors the history of the character though. Beyond the cover, the King of the Monsters soundtrack features 25 tracks of score music by Bear McCreary that are influenced by and incorporate elements from the music in the original Godzilla movies.
The Godzilla: King of the Monsters soundtrack drops on May 24 in advance of the film’s opening day on May 31. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see all the movies headed your way in a packed summer season.
If Taylor Swift’s aggressively bubbly “ME!” video isn’t really your speed, try out Bad Bunny‘s “200 MPH,” another vibrant vid released on Friday (April 26).
Diplo assists the Puerto Rican superstar’s flow on the buoyant trap banger, and he also shows up in the vid for a sun-soaked, model-filled beach hang. It’s packed with special effects, like Bad Bunny driving a jet ski through the sky and bouncing on a woman’s butt like it’s a trampoline, à la “Baby Got Back.” Elsewhere, turtles swim through the clouds, animated eyeballs fill the screen, and the whole thing is fueled by “Bunny Beer,” which we can only wish is an actual beverage that exists somewhere.
Of course, Bad Bunny also rocks plenty of eye-catching ensembles that should immediately go on your Summer 2019 mood board. Check it out below.
“200 MPH” is a highlight from Bad Bunny’s debut album, X100PRE, which arrived at the tail end of 2018. Meanwhile, the rapper is fresh off Thursday night’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, where he collected four trophies and brought “200 MPH” to life onstage for a characteristically wild performance. Check out that performance and more highlights here.
And before you go, here’s a GIF of Diplo dancing to usher in the weekend.
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS forAvengers: Endgameare ahead!
Tony Stark has been one of the most important characters in the go since it launched, but let’s not forget that it’s been six years since his solo film series wrapped up. Iron Man 3 marked the last time Tony embarked on a standalone journey on screen, and while that movie wasn’t nearly as important as other past MCU entries in the now-released Avengers: Endgame, the Phase 3 capper did reference Iron Man’s last solo outing through one of the characters it introduced: Harley Keener.
As some Marvel fans guessed in the lead-up to Avengers: Endgame, the movie saw Tony Stark being killed, as he was mortally wounded when harnessing the power of the Infinity Stones to turn Thanos and his forces to dust. Tony’s funeral was held soon after, and Ty Simpkins’ Harley Keener was one of the people in attendance.
Unlike most of the other familiar faces in that crowd, Harley Keener only had the one Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance under his belt. That, plus the fact that it’s been six years since we last saw the character (within the MCU timeline, around a decade has passed) and he’s grown up a lot, and one couldn’t be faulted for not recognizing that Harley was back to honor Tony.
It is worth pointing out that if you followed the development of Avengers: Endgame closely, Harley Keener’s appearance might not come as a total shock. Back in October 2017, it was reported that Ty Simpkins, who has since appeared in movies like Jurassic World and The Nice Guys, would reprise the role. So that ultimately came to fruition.
What didn’t pan out was a separate rumor that claimed that Harley Keener would appear alongside Tony Stark as he used his B.A.R.F. (Binarily Augmented Retro-Framing) technology to study the Battle of New York. B.A.R.F., which was first shown in Captain America: Civil War, didn’t appear at all in Endgame, as the heroes were revisiting key moments in MCU history through actual time travel.
Tony Stark and Harley Keener crossed paths in Iron Man 3 when the former was transported to Tennessee by J.A.R.V.I.S. after the Stark mansion was destroyed by The Mandarin’s minions. With Harley’s help, Tony learned about Extremis, and at the end of the movie, Harley came back to his garage filled various mechanical and robotic presents from Tony, a.k.a. The Mechanic.
There was potential for Harley to become Tony Stark’s protege down the line, but that role was eventually filled by Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man. Still, it was nice that Avengers: Endgame brought Harley back for a cameo to remind us of an earlier era in the MCU and in Tony’s life. Who knows, even though Iron Man is dead, perhaps Harley could pop up in a different corner of this franchise in the coming years.
At the risk of sounding dramatic, Sephora’s Spring Bonus sale is one of the best things that happens all year. For beauty obsessives and casual shoppers alike, no one can turn down up to 20 percent off everything in Sephora, if only for the chance to stock up on the things you know and love. So, you could do that—or you could go with the “why the hell not, this happens once a year” mind-set, and take home whatever it is that you’ve been coming back to for your last five Sephora visits.
VIB Rouge members (shoppers who spend $1,000 each year) are getting early access starting today (April 26), with everything 20 percent off when you use the code HEYROUGE. For regular VIB members (people who spend at least $350 per year), the sale runs from May 2 through May 6, with 15 perfect off storewide. Anyone who’s a Beauty Insider (it’s free, you just have to sign up) can get 10 percent off everything, also from May 2 through May 6.
The options are endless, and we mean that almost literally, since nearly everything in the store gets the discount. If that’s just too much and you’re overwhelmed, our editors got you. Scroll on for what we’ll be shopping for.
Today, fans everywhere are feeling the impact of the past eleven years of the MCU with the release of Avengers: Endgame, whether it be through witnessing the movie amidst packed theaters full of fans or actively avoiding spoilers at all costs until they can score a ticket. Joining in on the fun, Google has commemorated the release of the new Marvel film with a fun feature. (Don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers!)
Did you try it out? The Gauntlet graphic snaps just as the villain does in 2018’s Infinity War and turns much of the search results to dust, before wiping out half the search results from 101 million to 50.5 million in under a minute. Then if you click on the Gauntlet again, the Time Stone activates and the page is restored to its original glory. It’s a clever trick Google has pulled and a fun little way to feel a bit of the satisfaction Thanos feels when he snaps half of life out of existence, and the victory we are crossing our fingers the Avengers will hopefully score by the conclusion of Endgame.
This time last year, Avengers: Infinity War shocked Marvel fans when our favorite heroes did not win the race against Thanos’ mission to collect all six Infinity Stones and bring stability to the universe by killing half of life across the board. Heroes such as Black Panther, Spider-Man, Peter Quill and Doctor Strange were among the many casualties in the snap.
Endgame follows the remainder of the Avengers, including the Original Six, Ant-Man, War Machine, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula and even Captain Marvel. The team will presumably aim to reverse the events of the tragedy by retrieving the Gauntlet and use the Infinity Stones to reverse the events of Infinity War (as the Google search shows). The movie is three hours long though, so this quick 45 second fix is by no means a play-by-play of Endgame.
The blockbuster premiered on the big screen last night and reportedly made a record-breaking $60 million opening night, which is usually a really solid opening weekend for a movie. Word on the street is the film could hit $800 million worldwide this weekend alone and break some additional box office records.
Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd MCU film and will mark the end of an era for the franchise as some of the central characters’ story arcs are wrapped up and some questions about what Marvel may have in store for Phase 4 may be answered. Endgame also marks the last Marvel outing for the Russo Brothers.
You can catch Endgame in theaters now! If you’ve seen it already and are looking for a place to geek out, check out out 10 biggest questions we have after seeing the highly-anticipated film.
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS forAvengers: Endgameare ahead! Seriously, if you haven’t seen the movie yet and want to go in as fresh as possible, bookmark this page and come back once you’ve seen the latest MCU movie.
If you followed along with the production of Avengers: Endgame closely, you almost certainly guessed at one point or another that time travel would be featured into the story. Numerous leaked set photos indicated that Endgame would be revisiting key moments from past MCU movies, and Janet van Dyne’s warning to Scott Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp about not falling into a time vortex while in the Quantum Realm teased that this other dimension would be the apparatus through which the heroes would engage in temporal shenanigans.
That did indeed end up being the case in Avengers: Endgame, but just like any other story that relies on time travel, it’s a complicated plot element to deal with. No matter what kind of mechanics a story’s particular version of time travel uses, there will inevitably be questions about how it all works. Such is the case with Endgame, meaning that, as great as it is, it’s also arguably the most difficult MCU movie to follow.
Nevertheless, we here at CinemaBlend have chatted with one another, and after much deliberation, we’ve deduced how time travel worked within Avengers: Endgame. Let’s get the most obvious fact out of the way first.
We’re Not Operating Off Back To The Future Rules
Those of you who grew up watching the Back to the Future trilogy probably view these movies as providing the time travel standard. Well, Avengers: Endgame isn’t following those rules. The way time travel was used in this movie, changing the past does not automatically rewrite the future. Everything that happened from the end of Avengers: Infinity War to five years in the future, i.e. 2023, still happened, no matter what changes the heroes who went on this time travel heist made in the past. Tony Stark’s daughter Morgan is still around, the people who were dusted are reuniting with their loved ones five years later rather than living in a world where they never disappeared in the first place, etc.
The way this is able to work is because the Quantum Realm is transporting these characters through space as well as time. Divergent timelines are still possible (more on that in a bit), but since they’re entering and exiting from the same physical location within the Quantum Realm, that allows them to return to the timeline from which they originated from.
These rules also mean that a character isn’t bound to the fate of what happens to their past or future self. Take Nebula. In addition to following along with the main version of her, who we’ll call 2023 Nebula, the 2014 Nebula, i.e. the version of her from right at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy, also became an important player in the story, as she managed to get to 2023 and bring in Thanos and his forces to their future so that this version of the Mad Titan could obtain the six Infinity Stones. Later in Endgame, 2014 Nebula is killed by 2023 Nebula, but rather than immediately being wiped out of existence, 2023 Nebula is still alive.
Then there’s Gamora, who died in Avengers: Infinity War, but her 2014/Guardians of the Galaxy self was also brought to 2023 with Thanos’ army. The original Gamora still perished when Thanos tossed her off that cliff on Vormir, but the 2014 Gamora is now in the “present,” and while she never spent any time with the Guardians of the Galaxy, at least this allows her to be a participant in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Creating Split-Off Timelines Is Still Possible
Upon traveling back to 2012 with Iron Man, Captain America and Ant-Man, Hulk was tasked with retrieving the Time Stone from Doctor Strange, only at this point in history, the still-alive Ancient One has it in her possession, and she’s not willing to relinquish it at first. She conjures a magical illustration similar to the one Doc Brown used in Back to the Future Part II and explains that by removing an Infinity Stone from its proper place in time, a new, darker timeline will be created. So for the Time Stone, if one were to take it from 2012 and never return it, Dormammu, the ruler of the Dark Dimension, would be able to successfully conquer our realm a few years later.
Bruce Banner’s solution for this problem is for he and his allies to bring all the Infinity Stones back to 2023 to use them, and then bring the Stones back to their proper places in time shortly thereafter; that way, there shouldn’t be any problems. Ultimately, the Stones are returned to where and when they were originally retrieved, thus neutralizing any apocalyptic possibilities. That said, despite their best efforts, the heroes still inadvertently ended up changing portions of the past, and while said changes didn’t appear to affect the 2023 they came from and returned to, it does suggest that those changes resulted in an alternate timeline being created.
As an example, 2012 Loki is able to escape with the Tesseract, but because Iron Man and Captain America then went to 1970 and retrieved the Tesseract from there, Loki’s escape no longer happens in the main sequence of events. However, hypothetically, there is still an alternate timeline where Loki is running free with the Space Stone following his defeat in New York. Could this somehow factor in to the upcoming Loki series that will air on Disney+?
There’s Still A New MCU Past
Just because the 2023 that the main Avengers: Endgame heroes returned to is the one they left from doesn’t mean that the MCU as a whole doesn’t have a new past. Most of it seems to be relatively intact, but arguably the best example of how things aren’t 100% the same as they were before was with Steve Rogers. After returning all the Infinity Stones to their proper places in time, he took one last trip to the 1940s and stayed there so he could live out the rest of his life with his one true love, Peggy Carter. The elderly Steve was still alive in 2023 and was sitting only paces away from where his younger self left, and he bequeathed his vibranium shield to his friend Sam Wilson, a.k.a. Falcon.
There are likely some other changes that affected the MCU’s past, some of which may be fully presented in the years to come, but overall, the main MCU timeline appears to be stable. Nevertheless, Avengers: Endgame had a difficult task ahead of it making time travel work, and despite the best efforts of the creative minds involved, not everything lined up as well as we would have liked. Which brings us to our final section…
Questions We Still Have
Just because we were able to lay out the basic beats of time travel in Avengers: Endgame doesn’t mean that we don’t have any questions about it. As stated earlier, time travel is always going to come with issues no matter what story it’s being used in. For instance, Red Skull said the price for obtaining the Soul Stone was “everlasting,” so is it even possible to return it to Vormir after it’s been used? And even if Steve did place it back there (imagine the awkwardness of him running into Red Skull), does that mean that Black Widow’s death was also undone? I’m guessing not since she wasn’t among the heroes at Tony Stark’s funeral, but until Marvel officially announces if the Black Widow movie is a prequel or not, we won’t 100% know for sure.
And then there’s the issue of the Power Stone on Morag in the year 2014. Even though Steve Rogers returned the purple artifact there, War Machine and Nebula still knocked out that era’s Peter Quill to get it earlier in the movie. If Quill is still unconscious, does that mean that in this sequence of events, Korath the Pursuer successfully seized the Power Stone on Morag and brought it to Ronan the Accuser, thus erasing everything that happened in Guardians of the Galaxy?
Let’s also not forget the mere act of bringing Thanos and his forces to 2023 means that the Mad Titan wasn’t around to carry out his original quest for the Infinity Stones. That wouldn’t change the fact that the heroes needed to go time to fix everything, but with Hulk returning everyone who was dusted back to life, conceivably that means that timeline-wise, if not experience-wise, The Decimation never happened in the first place. Maybe this can all be attributed to the alternate timelines explanation from earlier, but there are still many paradoxical pieces in motion.
However, perhaps the biggest question of all is if this method of time travel paves the way for a proper MCU multiverse. We’ve already explored the concept of other dimensions in Doctor Strange and the Ant-Man movies, but those are realms where the laws of physics don’t behave in the same way. We have yet to explore the traditional parallel universe/timeline tropes that have been part of superhero comics for decades. With the X-Men and Fantastic Four set to be incorporated into the MCU, perhaps it’s through the multiverse that these characters will be brought into play, not to mention that the multiverse allows for drastically different versions of characters we know and love to be introduced, ala the Ultimate Universe, Marvel Zombies, etc.
Rest assured, we’ll be talking more about time travel and the other elements of Avengers: Endgame in the weeks, months and probably even years to come. For now, be sure to read CinemaBlend’s review of the movie and look through our 2019 release schedule to learn what other major motion pictures are coming out later this year.
It seems so silly in hindsight knowing what we know now, but prior to its release, the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was seen as a big gamble on the part of Marvel Studios. These were quirky D-list characters with zero name recognition that were almost completely divorced from the heroes the studio had spent six years building up. How could they possibly succeed?
Of course, Marvel knew better and Guardians of the Galaxy went on to become a major hit, so much so that even those who believed in the project were blown away. Among them was writer-director James Gunn’s brother, Sean Gunn, who plays Kraglin and the on-set Rocket Raccoon in the films. Sean Gunn was surprised by just how massive the first movie’s success was, as he explained:
As someone who was aware of what his brother was capable of and had read the script, Sean Gunn knew that the doubters were wrong. He saw the potential of Guardians of the Galaxy and how special it could be, and that audiences would like it. Yet even with the confidence of having been a part of the film, Sean Gunn still couldn’t have predicted that it would be a hit on the massive level that it was.
As Sean Gunn told ComicBook.com, Marvel marketed this seemingly risky movie well and Guardians of the Galaxy wound up striking a major chord with audiences. Moviegoers of all ages found something to love, from younger audiences falling in love with the characters to how it reminded older audiences of the films of the 1980s. This brilliant alchemy resulted in an unqualified smash hit.
That first Guardians of the Galaxy came out in August of 2014 and went on to make $773.3 million worldwide to become one of Marvel’s biggest movies, surpassing all but Iron Man 3 and The Avengers at the time. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was even bigger and earned $863.7 million worldwide.
These former D-listers are now a billion dollar property and household names. They even have their own ride at Disneyland and one coming to Walt Disney World. That level of massive success probably would have surprised even the most pie-in-the-sky optimist of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy succeeded on its own merits, but also because it no longer matters if characters are considered A-list. As Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel have proven, Marvel is the selling point that gets people in the door and then the characters do the rest.
The success looks to continue for the Guardian, because Sean Gunn’s brother James is returning to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. That film is still a few years away, but when it becomes another box office hit, no one will be surprised.
You don’t have to wait that long to see the Guardians though, because they, along with the rest of the MCU, are a part of this weekend’s Avengers: Endgame. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see what you can look forward to this summer movie season.
Launching a new beauty brand in 2019 requires a different sort of preparedness than it would have, say, two years ago. The bar is significantly higher than its ever been, thanks largely in part to Fenty’s then unprecedented 40 shade range debut, along with the growing momentum and real life impact of social media, where everyday consumers and vloggers rich in digital capital alike are calling out disparities within the industry.
It’s an important moment in the beauty world without a doubt, as we watch companies new and old scrambling to catch up to new inclusive standards. But it shouldn’t be mistaken for a moment that can sustain itself without continual momentum forward, where the goal shifts from simply meeting the bar to surpassing it. Otherwise, doesn’t inclusivity become just another buzzword?
It’s a question that weighed heavily on Sharon Chuter, a Nigerian-born, London-based former LVMH executive and all-around industry veteran. So much so, that she decided to push the conversation further herself. Today, she launches Uoma Beauty—a self-proclaimed Afropolitan cosmetics line and Ulta Beauty’s answer to Fenty—with an ambitious 51 foundation shades right out of the gate. Accompanied by a solid lineup of bold lipsticks, highly-pigmented glosses, liners, concealers and more in weighted, Insta-ready packaging, the newcomer is sure to shake the table.
“I was very excited when Fenty launched, because it came in and really made a statement within the industry,” Chuter tells Glamour. “But it infuriated me when I saw other brands just waking up. It was like, is this it? Is this the best we can do? It was really reminiscent of when this happened in the nineties. Iman Cosmetics had this whole inclusive revolution and it lasted for a few years, but then it died down, and things went back to the way it was.”
Uoma—which means “beautiful” in the Nigerian language Igbo—is set on picking up the torch, and stretching the understanding of what true inclusivity and representation means in the beauty industry today. It’s a mission evident in the brand’s DNA, from the models cast in its first campaign to the product names that pay homage to culturally impactful women, like Angela Davis and Nina Simone. And its especially evident in the way Chuter and her team approached the products themselves.
While more and more brands are routinely adding new extended shades to their already existing foundation collections, Uoma has created entirely unique formulations for different of skin tones. This means that you’ll find the 51 shades split up into six distinct “skin kins,” each made up of active ingredients meant to address the specific needs of each group. Straddling the lines of makeup and skin care, the deeper shades have ingredients meant to help with hyperpigmentation, while fair shades are packed with ingredients to address and calm hypersensitivity and redness. For my rich tan complexion, the shades within my skin kin had been formulated with ingredients like white tea and berry extracts to combat mild hyperpigmentation and oily/combination skin—two issues I’ve dealt with at length for years.
The best part about this for me (aside from, you know, the accuracy) was how easy this system made finding the right shade. After determining I fell within the Bronze Venus skin kin, I was able pick my perfect match out of a much smaller, hyper-nuanced shade range broken down by undertones. The color was spot on. But as for the wear? I was skeptical.
I’m not a usual fan of liquid foundation (I hate the weighted feeling it leaves on my skin), even though this formula is adjustable coverage. But the Uoma Say What?! foundation ($39) really stays true to its claims of feeling weightless and breathable throughout the day, which allowed me to relish in all of the benefits of fuller coverage—blurred pores! Softened fine lines!—while acting and feeling like a second skin.
The first trailer for the film dropped on Friday, April 26. Titled Murder Mystery, it centers on a New York City police officer (Sandler) who finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long-promised European vacation. While on the flight they meet a mysterious, handsome stranger (Luke Evans) who has connections to some very rich, powerful, and famous people. He invites Sandler and Aniston’s characters to spend the weekend on a billionaire’s yacht—but when said billionaire winds up dead, they become the prime suspects. Thus, a murder mystery is born.
This is the second time Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are teaming up for a project. The actors first joined forces in 2011’s Just Go With It, which had Sandler playing a plastic surgeon who enlists his assistant (Aniston) to pose as his ex-wife in order to impress a much younger woman (Brooklyn Decker). Though that movie wasn’t well-received by critics, it did prove Aniston and Sandler have some great comedic chemistry.
You can see this clearly, again, in the trailer for Murder Mystery. These two minutes alone confirm we’re in for a hijinks-filled rollercoaster. Check out the teaser for yourself, below:
This is Aniston’s second film for Netflix. She made her debut on the streaming platform in Dumplin‘, a feel-good comedy about the fraught relationship between a former beauty queen and her plus-size daughter (played impeccably by Danielle Macdonald). Up next for her after Murder Mystery is the Apple limited series The Morning Show, which also stars Reese Witherspoon.
Sandler, meanwhile, has appeared in several Netflix originals, including The Week Of, Sandy Wexler,The Do-Over, and The Ridiculous 6.
Murder Mystery arrives on Netflix June 14. Let the countdown begin.