Alien vs Predator – Vs Movies Series

“Whoever wins, we lose.” It is now time for the culmination, the pinnacle of our March “VS Movies” series with 2004’s Alien vs Predator! Joining us is Back Lot 605 contributing writer Joe Fisher to tackle the monster-mash as the iconic Alien series crosses over with the just as iconic Predator series. Also in this jampacked episode, we take a look at this weekend’s box office results and the latest movie news.

Alien vs Predator takes place in an alternate timeline from both film series as it is set in modern-day 2004 as a group of explorers uncover a hidden temple in Antarctica. The temple is a shrine to the Predators who ancient humans worshipped and providing breading vessels for the Alien species. The species in which the Predators deemed as their biggest hunt. Alien vs Predator comes to us from writer and director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil).

The Box Office

Nobody is somebody this weekend as the film opens at number one this weekend with $6.7 million. Dropping to number two is Raya and the Last Dragon with $3.5 million. With $2.51 million is Tom & Jerry at the number three spot. Chaos Walking comes in at number four with $1.19 million. Rounding out the top five at the box office is The Courier with $1.04 million.

The News

In a DC Comics heavy news week, we get a couple of pieces of casting news. Ron Livingston (Office Space) replaces Billy Crudup as Henry Allen in the Ezra Miller lead The Flash. Henry is the imprisoned father of Barry, played by Crudup in 2017’s Justice League. Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam has added a new cast member and a previous Bond. Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye) cast as Dr. Fate in the upcoming film. Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell to write DC Comics Zatanna for Warner Bros. This comes after Fennell’s multiple award wins and nominations for Promising Young Woman.

The first official trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad gives fans their first peak at this fresh take on the iconic comic book group. The film stars Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, John Cena, and about a dozen other higher profile cast members.

In Disney news, the studio has announced two film’s that are heading to Disney+ later this summer. Marvel’s Black Widow will hit the service with Premiere Access on July 9th, and in theaters on the same date. Pixar’s Luca will forego a theatrical run and stream exclusively on Disney+ starting June 18.

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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