Disney May Stop Filming in Georgia Over Abortion Ban

Greetings, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of entertainment and culture news. It's only been two days since our last installment, and man, a lot has gone down. For one, Disney could possibly stop setting up shop in Georgia if the state's anti-abortion law goes into effect. For another, Jessica Jones' third and final season is heading to Netflix in just a few short weeks. Finally, Tom King is working on the script for Ava DuVernay's The New Gods movie. Let's get to it. Disney May No Longer Film in Georgia Over Abortion Ban The list of Hollywood productions considering leaving Georgia over the state's new abortion ban continues to grow. Netflix voiced its intentions earlier …

Avengers: Endgame Is Gunning for Avatar‘s Box Office Record

Hello, and welcome to another Monday edition of The Monitor, WIRED's entertainment news roundup. Today, much like last week, we're talking about Avengers: Endgame, which is still ruling the box office. What else? Spider-Man: Far From Home has a new trailer, and the British Royal Family has a new baby. Let's get going! Avengers: Endgame Might Break Avatar’s Box Office Record In less than two weeks, Avengers: Endgame has brought in more than $2 billion globally at the box office. That makes Marvel's latest the second-highest-grossing movie ever—behind Avatar. But here's the thing: It took James Cameron's film 47 days to cross that threshold, and it took the Avengers just 11. Will Endgame break Avatar's $2.8 billion record? Ask us …

Last Night’s Game of Thrones Leaked Early Online

Good morning and welcome to a brand spankin' new edition of The Monitor, WIRED's collection of all things pop culture. Spring has sprung, dear reader, and we have a lot to share with you, including news about last night's Game of Thrones, Kanye West's appearance at Coachella, and this weekend's boring box office. Let's get going. Game of Thrones Leaked Online First, the most important question: Did you watch Game of Thrones last night? Lots of folks did, but a few got to see it—or at least got to see spoilers about it—before anybody else. The eighth season's second episode—"A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," aka "Episode 69"—leaked online early via Amazon Prime in Germany. News about the leak hit …

Beyonc’s New Film Homecoming Is Headed to Netflix

Happy Monday, once again, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup off the biggest pop culture news. What's shakin'? Well, for one, Beyoncé made a film for Netflix. Also, there’s another Walking Dead spinoff on the way, and the Cowboy Bebop series is staffing up. Giddyup! Beyoncé Is Coming to Netflix Over the weekend, via a very cryptic tweet, Netflix announced that Beyoncé's now-iconic Coachella performance would be coming to the streaming service on April 17. The tweet didn't include any footage or any further details, but a trailer that dropped today promises the special, called Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, will be "interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her …

Black Panther‘s Shuri Is Getting a Show. Sorta

Hello, and welcome once again to The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of all things pop culture. What's happening this Monday? Well, Dumbo had a kinda OK weekend at the box office. Also, Marvel has some new animated offerings on the way, and there's another weird comedy coming from Netflix. It's April Fool's Day, but none of these stories are jokes. Promise. Shuri Gets a Show—Sorta Over the weekend at the fan convention WonderCon, Marvel announced a handful of new chapters in its Marvel Rising animated series. Among them: Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri. The 22-minute special, which will stream on Marvel HQ, features the Princess of Wakanda learning how to be an average teenager from some of the Secret Warriors (Ms. Marvel, …

Captain Marvel Beat Its Own Box Office Projections

Another Monday, another blockbuster edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of all of pop culture's biggest news. What's happening this fine day? Welp, Captain Marvel did better at the box office than most people suspected. Also, Brian K. Vaughan has a new gig and there's a trailer for Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart. Here's what you need to know to start the week. Captain Marvel Goes Higher, Further, Faster to $455 Million Opening Weekend Captain Marvel’s box office numbers are in, and they're good—very, very good. Variety reports the film took in $455 million worldwide in its opening weekend for the sixth biggest global debut ever. That number includes the $153 million the film earned in North America, a figure …