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All of Your Emergency-Contraception Q’s, Answered

“Oops you did it again, got lost in my bag, oh birth control pills.” If you’ve been singing that tune lately—or the condom broke, or your vaginal ring fell out, or you’re on antibiotics that mess with the effectiveness of your pills—you may be considering emergency contraception.

Commonly referred to as the morning-after pill, there are actually two types of emergency-contraception pills that delay or inhibit ovulation: the progestin-only morning-after pill, and ulipristal acetate tablets (a mouthful, we know). Your other option is a copper IUD, which prevents sperm from reaching the egg. If you’re already pregnant, none of these methods will affect the pregnancy or trigger an abortion. (The pills aren’t abortion pills.)

To save you a bunch of panicked Googling, here’s what you need to know about EC and how to get it no matter which state you live in.

What’s my timeline?

The morning-after pill works best when you take it within three days of having unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, the better it works. Ulipristal acetate tablets are effective for up to five days afterward. (Worth noting: There’s evidence that morning-after pills have a higher failure rate in women over 175 pounds. But doctors say there’s not enough to suggest you shouldn’t still take it.) And you can get an IUD no more than five days after you’ve had unprotected sex.

Do I need a prescription?

Regardless of how old you are, you don’t need a prescription for the progestin-only morning-after pill, but you do need one for ulipristal acetate. A doctor or nurse will need to insert the IUD.

Does insurance cover EC?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most private health plans must cover all birth control, including EC, as prescribed. And you shouldn’t have a copay, even if you haven’t met your deductible. If you have Medicaid, most states cover at least one form of EC. If you work for a religious employer, you may have to pay out of pocket.

OK, but what if I buy it over-the-counter?

In most states, if you buy the morning-after pill over the counter, you’ll have to pay the retail price, which is between $35 and $60. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go to the doctor for free EC, though: In 10 states (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington State), pharmacists can prescribe progestin-based pills.

Can the pharmacist refuse to give it to me?

Yes, in a few states (Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Georgia, Mississippi and South Dakota). In some of those states, the pharmacist must refer you to another staff member who can help you, or tell you where else you can purchase EC. If he or she refuses to cooperate, ask to speak to someone else. You may need to find another pharmacy or try calling your doctor.

Where exactly can I find it?

You’ll need a doctor or nurse to insert the IUD. You can buy the morning-after pill at pharmacies, in the family-planning aisle of major retailers (think Target and Walmart), online, and at Planned Parenthood. The same goes for ulipristal acetate, but before you can buy it online, you’ll need to go through a free online medical consultation in order to get a prescription.

Can I stock up in advance?

Yes. Though EC pills do have a shelf life, it’s usually years long. If you’re buying them for future use, check the expiration date, and make a note of it on your calendar so you can restock before then if necessary.

Can someone else buy it for me?

There’s no law that says the person purchasing EC over the counter has to be the person who plans on taking it. Anyone can buy it, regardless of their gender or age. Though prescriptions for EC can be issued only to the patient, someone else should be able to pick up the prescription for you.

This Rotten Week: Predicting Avengers: Endgame Reviews

Ever since the snap heard around the universe in Avengers: Infinity War, fans have been waiting to see how exactly this quest by Thanos would ultimately play itself out. Everyone knew immediately that the disintegration of half the Avengers into a fractal mist wouldn’t be the end of the story, but it has remained a mystery exactly how the titular team would solve the devastating crisis. Now it’s up to Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Iron Man and a few others to right the wrongs by the Mad Titan, bring back their friends, and wrap up this era of the franchise. It looks awesome.

Avengers: Endgame TV Spot Gives First Look At Valkyrie

Thor’s friend from work is back! Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie debuted in Thor: Ragnarok but was not seen in Avengers: Infinity War. It was later confirmed by the Russo Brothers that she escaped with other surviving Asgardians. Apparently she survived The Decimation, too. She got her own Avengers: Endgame poster, and it was in color like the other lucky 50%.

And now an Avengers: Endgame TV spot has given us a very quick glimpse of Valkyrie, live and in color. She’s actually the first one we see in the promo:

Nice! Looking forward to seeing more of her role in Avengers 4. It was suspected that she would return, especially when she was spotted with Ragnarok (and Men in Black: International) co-star Chris Hemsworth in September 2018, joining him when he flew to Atlanta for Avengers 4 reshoots.

Of course, since we’re talking about the Russos and the MCU, we have to leave room for misdirection. It would be cruel to give Valkyrie fans that glimpse of her in the new TV spot and only learn that it was another mislead. But it does sound like she’ll be back in some fashion, and Marvel did give her a new Endgame poster. Maybe we’ll also see the return of the rest of the Asgardians. Will they join the fight against Thanos?

One of the most exciting things about Avengers: Endgame is the number of new characters working together. Even Avengers: Infinity War didn’t cover every base. We have characters like Rhodey and Black Widow going to space for the first time, alongside Guardians Nebula and Raccoon, as Thor bonds with “new girl” Captain Marvel.

Speaking of Captain Marvel, actresses Brie Larson and Tessa Thompson are good friends off-screen, and they’ve been loving fans’ social media posts pairing Valkyrie and Carol Danvers. So maybe fans can expect to see their characters at least meet on screen? Thompson has brought up the idea of Marvel women getting together to fight folks and hang out in space. Maybe she’ll get her wish soon.

Continuing on that note, Marvel Studios also released another Endgame TV spot — it’s almost too much now! — and this one was heavy on the foreshadowing of endings and goodbyes. It also focused a lot on Black Widow finding a family for the first time with the Avengers. She has her own movie coming up, but will it be after she loses her Avenger “family”?

Avengers: Endgame isn’t quite the end of MCU Phase 3, as we initially thought, but it does seem to mark the endgames for some original stars and their characters. Chris Hemsworth may be on that boat, although he has said he’d be happy to return as Thor whenever they need him. If Valkyrie is in Endgame, she’d probably connect with Thor at some point. If the rest of the Asgardians return as well, will Thor want to leave to help start a new life with them, after they do whatever they do with Thanos? I have been avoiding any spoilers, so all speculation is valid to me.

The Curse Of La Llorona Box Office: The Conjuring Universe Has Another Overperformer

The Conjuring Universe has unquestionably become one of the strongest brands in the Warner Bros. arsenal. Going back to 2013, every release has been an absolutely massive hit, with the $250 million-plus worldwide earnings for each title looking even more impressive when you consider that none of them have been made with a budget larger than $40 million. It’s a train that doesn’t appear ready to stop any time soon, and Michael Chaves’ The Curse Of La Llorona demonstrated that this weekend by earning the franchise yet another box office crown. Check out its opening weekend numbers – as well as the rest of the Top 10 – below, and join me after for analysis!

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1. The Curse Of La Llorona*

$26,505,000 Total: $26,505,000


THTRS: 3,372

2. Shazam!

$17,340,000 Total: $121,341,951

LW: 1

THTRS: 4,183

3. Breakthrough*

$11,100,000 Total: $14,606,925


THTRS: 2,824

4. Captain Marvel

$9,100,000 Total: $400,026,133

LW: 6

THTRS: 2,653

5. Little

$8,451,000 Total: $29,380,410

LW: 2

THTRS: 2,667

6. Dumbo

$6,800,000 Total: $101,254,910

LW: 5

THTRS: 3,225

7. Pet Sematary

$4,850,000 Total: $49,583,075

LW: 4

THTRS: 3,146

8. Missing Link

$4,369,756 Total: $12,976,997

LW: 9

THTRS: 3,437

9. Us

$4,264,000 Total: $170,444,620

LW: 7

THTRS: 2,264

10. Hellboy

$3,880,000 Total: $19,676,271

LW: 3

THTRS: 3,303

It should be noted that The Curse Of La Llorona had the weakest opening of any Conjuring Universe movie thus far – with David F. Sandberg’s Annabelle: Creation previously holding that title with its $35 million take back in 2017 – but part of the reason why it can still be considered a victory is the fact that it still managed to exceed expectations. Last week prognosticators suggested that the film would struggle to make more than $20 million, with Box Office Mojo suggesting a $17 million start, but those estimates proved to be a bit too conservative. Instead, the horror flick managed to beat that number by nearly $10 million, which is pretty significant when you consider that the feature only cost a reported $9 million to make.

There is no question that it’s a step down for the brand, particularly after the record-breaking numbers put up by Corin Hardy’s The Nun last fall, but the performance certainly says something about the hunger for stories in this universe. Adding in numbers from foreign territories, the movie has already made $56.5 million worldwide, and it will likely be the sixth feature in the franchise to get a nine figure total by the end of its theatrical run. It might take an extra minute, though, as there are a few things working against it in the coming weeks.

The first and most obvious roadblock is the forthcoming arrival of what is unquestionably one of the most anticipated blockbuster releases of all time. Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame is expected to have the attention of everyone in the world when screenings start on Thursday night, and there is probably little chance that folks are planning on doing a weird double feature that pairs the three-hour superhero epic with The Curse Of La Llorona.

Also, the film doesn’t have quite the same level of buzz that the previous Conjuring Universe efforts have received. Not only have professional reviews not been super kind to the release, but audiences don’t seem to be falling in love with it either. On CinemaScore, it doesn’t look so great when you compare its “B-” grade” to the “A-” earned by both Conjuring titles and the “B” that both of the Annabelle movies received.

All that being said, it’s already profitable after just three days, so Warner Bros. can’t complain too much.

The Curse Of La Llorona

Speaking of the studio, this weekend was actually a double win for WB, as another one of their big brands – the DC Extended Universe – crossed an important milestone. It took a few weeks, but David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! is now the seventh title in the franchise to join the century club. The movie only dropped about 29 percent in its third week, and while its still the slowest performer among recent DC releases (it’s still made only half of what Zack Snyder’s Justice League did in 2017), it has an ace up its sleeve: the fact that it didn’t cost nearly as much to make as your average big comic book adaptation. Put in perspective, it’s already made three times its budget worldwide – albeit before the cost of marketing and publicity.

As for the rest of the Top 10 beyond the two biggest releases, it was actually a very strange weekend. First there is the disappointment of Roxann Dawson’s Breakthrough, which failed to make the $17-18 million that was expected in its first five days (screenings started mid-week). It was thought that the feature would get a nice boost from the religious crowd, and it actually earned better reviews than most god-centric releases, but apparently it couldn’t stir up too much interest.

That’s really the least of it, though, as the big theme for this weekend was unexpected ranking flip flops. For starters, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel seemingly got a boost from the aforementioned forthcoming release of Avengers: Endgame, as the blockbuster jumped from its sixth place position last week into fourth place. The $9.1 million it earned over the last few days now puts its domestic total over $400 million, and its only the seventh of 21 Marvel Cinematic Universe releases to hit that benchmark. To date it has made $1.1 billion worldwide, and while it looks like it won’t surpass the numbers put up by Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War back in 2016, the performance is still nothing short of astonishing.

Another surprise this weekend was the performance of Chris Butler’s Missing Link – albeit the significance is relative. The stop-motion animated film got off to a depressing start last time around, as it started its theatrical run in ninth place, but this week it actually climbed a bit thanks to the fact that it only dropped about 26.5 percent. The movie has still only made about $13 million in North America, which isn’t exactly impressive, but it is trying to put up a fight.

The middle of the chart also saw some weird switches, as Tina Gordon Chism’s Little went from second place to fifth, and Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Pet Sematary went from fourth to seventh. Those are far less noteworthy than what happened to Neil Marshall’s Hellboy, however. The panned Lionsgate release played in the exact same number of theaters this weekend as it did when it opened, but far fewer seats were filled in the last three days. Not only did it drop from third place to 10th, but it suffered a drop of nearly 68 percent. It failed to cross the $20 million mark, and things are looking seriously bad for the feature, which reportedly cost $50 million to make.

It was definitely a weird weekend at the box office, but things should change in a massive way next time around. It’s entirely possible that Avengers: Endgame will soon become the new record holder for biggest worldwide opening – and we’ll have all of the details for you next Sunday.

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Stop Telling Kim Kardashian, Possible Future Lawyer, to ‘Stay In Her Lane’

The second I heard Kim Kardashian West is training to be a lawyer, I was here for it. I’m for all women—yes, even a mega-rich celebrity like KKW—doing whatever the hell they want with their profession. But as a woman of color who has fought hard to become (and then stay) a lawyer herself, I’m especially impressed that someone with an already wildly successful career and a fourth child on the way has decided to pursue the law. Because trust me when I say this: No matter how wealthy and famous someone is, no matter how many employees or other helpers they have on speed dial…no one signs up for a four-year law apprenticeship at a firm, multiple tests, and the California bar just for kicks. No one.

So when Kardashian West says she’s put a lot of thought into her decision, I believe her. I know firsthand just how difficult it can be for women to tough it out in this field, and I salute her for taking it on—as I would for any woman. Not everyone’s on board, though:

I first set out to become a lawyer in my early twenties. I lived in Canada, where I went to law school for three years. Then I did a brief stint in BigLaw (a nickname for the largest, most prominent law firms) but quickly burned out and took a massive paycheck hit to transition to my true calling: immigration and refugee law. Soon after settling into my career, though, I got married and moved to America. There, my Canadian law degree was about as useful to me as this goldfish walker. I had no choice but to go back to law school for a L.L.M. (basically a year-long crash course in American law). That meant incurring even more student debt and losing more of my sanity (and hair) to graduate and take the bar…again.

Now I’m 30 and my legal career is starting to feel incompatible with the rest of my life. I’ve been delaying the decision to have kids because I’ve seen how maternity leave or leaving the office early too often to be with your family can make a difference when it comes to climbing the ranks at a firm. I know I’m not alone in this feeling: According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, law is one of the least inclusive professions in the U.S., and minority and female attrition is high.

That is why I’m excited by the prospect of Kardashian West putting a spotlight on the profession. Law is in need of a rebranding, in my opinion—so who better to make that happen than a hard-working, high-profile reality star? Of course Kardashian West doesn’t need me—or anyone else, for that matter—legitimizing her decision to become a lawyer, but I’m tired of seeing people act like her career swerve is just the latest musings of a bored, vapid celebrity. To me, she seems to clearly be cognizant of our country’s serious social inequities and actually wants to do something about it.

“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law,” Kardashian West wrote on Instagram recently alongside a photo of herself studying. “For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should ‘stay in my lane.’ I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am.”

Kardashian West comes from a place of extreme privilege, but she can still use her platform for good. Look at Amal Clooney’s current caseload, for example. She’s married to George Clooney and rocks $2,000 coats, sure, but she continues to represent the world’s most vulnerable while also teaching the next crop of lawyers.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reportedly Might Be Moving to Africa

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a lot going on. Not only are they preparing for the birth of their first child, but it appears the duo may also be contemplating a major move.

According to Tim Shipman and Roya Nikkhah, two reporters with The Sunday Times, “Courtiers have drawn up plans to hand the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a major international job that could see them moving abroad after the birth of their child.”

The destination, The Sunday Times reports, would likely be Africa.

“Discussions are at an early stage, but the plan is to find a new way of using their soft power abilities, most likely in Africa,” a source shared with the paper. As the paper further explained, Sir David Manning, who is the former British ambassador to the U.S., as well as a special adviser on constitutional and international affairs to both Prince Harry and Prince William, is spearheading the plan. The move, insiders explained, would take place sometime in 2020.

However, the move wouldn’t take them away from the kingdom forever. Instead, The Sunday Times explained, the pair and Baby Sussex would live in the new destination for a two- or three-year term. While there, the couple would work on their charitable missions and promote the United Kingdom.

“There have been various ideas floated for them to take on a job abroad, such as governor-general of Australia or Canada, wherever,” a source close to the royals additionally told The Sunday Times.

A move to Africa wouldn’t be out of the blue for Meghan and Harry. After all, the pair did fall in love during a trip to Botswana in 2016 and spent their honeymoon in East Africa. However, the palace is denying any plans have been set in stone. Officials from Kensington Palace shared in a statement, “Any future plans for the Duke and Duchess are speculative at this stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles. The Duke will continue to fulfill his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.”

But you know what that statement is missing? A full denial to the claim that the pair are moving somewhere. Who knows, they could move anywhere. Ambassadors to the United States does have a pretty nice ring to it.

The Lion King Director Jon Favreau Promises It’ll Surprise Audiences

The Lion King has a tough job balancing expectations ahead of its July release. On one hand, some fans like the heavy nostalgia factor. They like the recognizable scenes. They don’t want many changes. On the other hand, why bother remaking The Lion King if it’s going to look so similar to the beloved 1994 movie?

So now it’s director Jon Favreau’s job to convince everybody that The Lion King movie he’s making is exactly the one they’ll want:

Jon Favreau told USA Today the humor has been updated from the original animated movie, but the iconic moments are still there. He reiterated that it won’t be a shot-for-shot remake.

Jon Favreau has earned some credit on this front, not just for directing The Jungle Book in 2016, but also from his previous successes with Elf and Iron Man. So if Happy Hogan says surprises are ahead, hopefully they will be pleasant ones.

So it’s really going to be a challenge to please everyone. That’s always the case, but these many upcoming Disney remakes are really putting themselves in a delicate position. Then again, it worked for The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Maleficent.

Sometimes copying the past works, sometimes going in a very different direction works. And sometimes it just doesn’t quite click with audiences, like the new Dumbo. The upcoming Aladdin movie is in a similar boat. Will Smith’s Genie has been the focus of early criticism, but maybe most fans will end up loving the result. After all, the internet does not offer a full representation of the fandom, young or old. It’s the box office that will be the true judge.

In one very good sign for The Lion King, the first teaser it dropped back in November broke Disney’s record for trailer views. There’s a lot of interest out there, and that does come with high expectations and early criticism. It would be worse if people didn’t have anything to say at all.

The Lion King features the voice talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones back as Mufasa, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar. The movie opens in theaters July 19, as one of the many films — both Disney and non-Disney — headed to theaters in 2019.

How to Get Glowing Skin: 19 Genius Tips You Haven’t Tried Yet

Ask any beauty pro and they’ll tell you: You won’t find the secret to glowy skin in the pan of a highlighter palette. That’s not to say there aren’t products that melt into your skin to fake that dewy, lit-from-within look. (If you’ve ever tried Pat McGrath’s Skin Fetish line, you know her highlighter duo is the next best thing to being born a Hadid.) Rather, getting skin that permanently looks like you’re fresh off vacation—which is to say, healthy, radiant, and clear—is a combination of product, practice, and patience. The good news is that if you’re short on the latter, there are still plenty of quick-fix solutions.

Ahead, we asked a mix of makeup artists, aestheticians, dermatologists, and our team of beauty editors for their all-time best glowy skin tips that actually give results—both long-term and short; for your face and your body—no matter your level of dedication or skill.

1. A quick face massage goes a long way.
“Using your fingertips, massage a serum [try Neutrogena Hydro Boost Serum] or oil into your face before applying makeup. The stimulation can help get the blood moving to wake up your whole complexion.” —Molly R. Stern, makeup artist to Cara Delevingne

2. Try a microcurrent treatment.
“When my complexion looks dull ­after a long flight or late night, I use the ZIIP ­device, which delivers electric currents into your skin. Twelve minutes leaves my face luminous and much firmer.” —April Long, beauty editor

3. Bend over.
“Hanging my head upside down for three minutes a day is my long-term strategy for getting that lit-from-within glow.” —Renee Rouleau, Austin-based aesthetician

4. Upgrade your usual face mask.
The Själ Kashmir Saphir Perfecting Mask [$150,] is unreal! It’s my jet lag antidote, or for when I want my skin to look as if I’ve had a facial when I haven’t.” —Rachel Goodwin, makeup artist to Emma Stone

5. Give your foundation a boost.
Mix a few drops of luminizer [try L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops] with your moisturizer or foundation, then apply the mixture with a damp sponge. It will create an even, sheer layer of sheen that looks more natural than a highlighter.” —Gita Bass, makeup artist to Elizabeth Olsen

6. Master this backstage technique.
“My Skin Fetish highlighter stick works amazingly as a body shimmer. The trick is to hunch your shoulders forward so your collarbones pop out; that’s where you want it. Add powder on top for even more glow. It photographs beautifully!” —Pat McGrath, makeup artist

7. Use toner before serum or moisturizer.
“Think of it as a glass of water for your skin. Serums and creams can penetrate deeper if your skin is hydrated.” —Nachi Click, owner of Mist Beauty

8. Strengthen your skin barrier.
“Protecting the outermost layer of your skin is key. To do that, use an overnight multitasking treatment like Thank You Farmer Back to Relax Soothing Gel Mask.” —Charlotte Cho, cofounder of Soko Glam

9. Add vitamin C to your routine.
“Apply five drops of vitamin C serum [like Avon Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum] underneath SPF each morning to target free radical damage, help lighten brown spots, and even out your skin tone.” —Natalie Smyth, blogger at Road to Glow

10. Switch to a chemical exfoliator.
“Exfoliate at night with a glycolic acid peel like Cane + Austin Retexture Pad 10% Glycolic Facial Treatment. It leaves your skin instantly smoother and brighter!” —Shereene Idriss, M.D., dermatologist in NYC

11. Binge-mask.
“When my face looks blah, I’ll do sheet masks like St. Ives Glowing Apricot Sheet Mask for seven days straight. It has a compounding effect of hydrating and smoothing that delivers crazy glow by week’s end.” —Maureen Choi, beauty editor

Why Shazam! Reshot Mark Strong’s Intro As Sivana, And How It Originally Looked

Reshoots are pretty commonplace in filmmaking, especially for blockbusters. Big studio films are almost guaranteed to reserve a block of time for reshoots. Sometimes things change in the editing room and filmmakers decide they need to get the cameras back out. For example, that very same thing happened on Shazam! The fun superhero film reshot the intro scene for its villain, Dr. Sivana (Mark Strong), because the room he was in was a bit too sterile.

In Shazam!, Dr. Sivana is a man obsessed with breaking into the Rock of Eternity and freeing the Seven Deadly Sins, a group of demons who symbolize the worst traits in humanity. Technically, the first time we see Sivana is as a child in the opening minutes of the film, but the scene that was reshot was his intro as an adult.

The scene in question had Sivana overseeing the questioning of a person who visited the Rock of Eternity in the hopes that he could finally get a clue to return there. Originally, the room he was in was much more sterile with blank white walls, but director David F. Sandberg felt that this wasn’t quite the right way to introduce his baddie.

Replying to a comment on Twitter, David F. Sandberg revealed that there wasn’t enough extra footage to do a director’s cut of Shazam! The footage on screen is exactly what he wanted and all of the unused footage is really just alternate takes of scenes in the film. As an example, he showed a pic of the original introduction for Sivana. It’s still the same scene, it just takes place in a different room.

While I can’t remember for the life of me what this conference room looked like in the actual movie, I think it was a good call to change the room. It’s pretty boring looking, and while I’m sure it could have been spruced up in post-production, that wouldn’t likely change much.

We don’t know what else was changed in the film during reshoots, but maybe some of these alternate takes will be available on the digital and home release of Shazam! The movie has been enjoying a pretty healthy run at the box office, earning $322.8 million worldwide at the box office. That’s pretty good for the first film in what is sure to be a franchise, and DC’s hot streak still lives on.

If you missed out on Shazam! or just want to kill some time before Avengers: Endgame later this week, you can still catch the superhero film in theaters. For everything else DC has coming down the pipeline, here’s our DC movie guide. If you’d like to know what else is coming this year to plan out all your upcoming theater trips, here’s our 2019 movie release guide.

Watch Keanu Reeves Show Off His Duke Caboom Toy Story 4 Poster

You didn’t forget Keanu Reeves was going to be in Toy Story 4, did you? Yes, right after fighting for his life in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in May, Reeves is going to shrink down for his mighty role as new motorcycle daredevil character Duke Caboom in Pixar’s 2019 Toy Story movie.

Disney has been gathering the new Toy Story 4 stars to show off their special character posters, so here’s Keanu Reeves unveiling “the man, the myth, the legend — Duke Caboom!”

YES! That’s Ally Maki with him, and she voices Officer Giggle McDimples in Toy Story 4. She reposted Disney’s Duke Caboom video with her own very relatable fangirl gushing over Keanu Reeves, adding that “he is so hilarious in this movie”:

Keanu Reeves may not be known for comedy post-Bill & Ted, but just go find a copy of I Love You To Death and enjoy it because his comic timing is perfect. He really should be in more comedies, and I’m looking forward to what he does with Duke Caboom.

Duke Caboom was actually first introduced as an Easter egg in Incredibles 2, although fans didn’t know that toy in the background would be showing up in Toy Story 4 — and voiced by none other than Keanu Reeves.

Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear) is the one who first told fans Keanu Reeves would be playing a role in Toy Story 4:

Keanu Reeves later explained he got a call out of the blue “from the lovely people at Pixar” and they pitched the character to him. They let him “kind of riff on it,” he said, and it was a lot of fun.

Keanu Reeves later added to EW that he figured Duke should love what he does, since he’s the greatest stuntman in Canada, so he wanted Duke to constantly be doing poses on his bike while he was talking. A motorcycle enthusiast himself, Reeves teased more of his character’s story in the movie:

Speaking of failure, Keanu Reeves said he wanted Duke to be an extrovert, but also have a bit of a sad backstory. (That appears to be going around in the Toy Story world.) Every kid has their toy, and apparently Duke let his kid down when he couldn’t do what a commercial said he could do:

Director Josh Cooley told EW Keanu Reeves added a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and ideas for the character: