Welcome back to another edition of The Buzz!
I’m not sure where this trend is coming from – maybe it’s because we’re all excited to be back out in the world again or maybe it’s just the season where film crews are gathering together to create new projects – but like past weeks, the headlines have again been dominated by movies.
Rumors have been flying that Johnny Depp is coming back to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This past week, people have been saying that Depp was offered (and had accepted) $301 Million to come back to reprise his role in the next film, despite him saying in recent months that he has no interest in coming back.
I was excited to see this – I don’t think the Pirates films will ever really be the same without Johnny Depp – but a representative for Depp has come forward denying the claims that Depp has agreed to sign back on. It’s true that he was asked to come back, but unfortunately, the rumors need to be put to rest after the actor denied the offer.
But, who is coming back to a different franchise is very exciting.
The Sanderson Sisters are officially back for another Hocus Pocus movie!
We’ve known for awhile this film is coming, but we officially have a release date and a first look at the teaser trailer.
It will be released on Disney+ on September 30, 2022, and take a look below at the teaser that was dropped this week!
I know we’re not ready to be in the Halloween Spirit yet, but this movie is nearly 30 years in the making and I’m already feeling the excitement.
Production on the Barbie movie is also coming along. We’ve gotten more stills from the movie in recent days, and while there aren’t too many details yet about the plot, we’re slowly learning more.
Margot Robbie, who is playing Barbie, made it a point to tell fans to expect the unexpected. She said fans think they know what they’re going to see when they see that she’s playing Barbie, but she says she and her team want to give you ‘the thing you didn’t know you wanted’.
I’ve been keeping close tabs on this movie though and I did find some sources that give us more notes on the actual plot of the movie in addition to what Robbie has said.
According to this World of Reel, the film will be set in “Barbieland” and follow Ken and Barbie’s lives. Apparently, Ken (played by Ryan Gosling) is very aloof and infatuated with Barbie, but he also is interested in the real world, which Barbie has qualms with. At some point in the film, Ken and Barbie are going to leave Barbieland and make their way into the real world, which then forces the CEO of the toy company (played by Will Ferrell) to bring them back to Barbieland.
These two articles were posted only a day apart and I’m not sure which of these is correct – or if maybe the film will be a mix of both Robbie’s narrative and World of Reel’s – but progress on the film is exciting nonetheless and I’ll keep you updated when new details start to surface.
If you haven’t seen any promo shots from the movie yet though, here are some from People to hold you over until we can see a trailer or get some additional details about the film.
If you’d like to see all of the photos that have been released so far, check out this article.
To switch gears a little bit, we can’t talk about current events without talking about the fact that it’s finally the 4th of July!
If you’re looking to celebrate the 4th locally, check out the celebrations going on in Plymouth on Monday. They will be hosting a 5k, parade, concert, and fireworks display. You can also attend something similar in Sandwich on Monday.
Something else you can do is head to the Charles River Esplanade in Boston and attend the Boston Pops’ first in-person 4th of July celebration in 3 years, followed by a fireworks display.
If you’re looking for other things to do, check out one of our latest blog posts to see a full list of events you can attend with your family for the holiday!
Thanks for coming back for another edition of The Buzz and enjoy your long weekend!