The Weekly Wrap: Eddie Murphy To Host Saturday Night Live

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Saturday Night Live is ready to welcome back one of its most successful cast members when Eddie Murphy steps in to host its holiday special on 21st December. It will be Murphy’s first time hosting since 1984. The comedian is making his return to film starring in the Netflix comedy, Dolemite Is My Name due out later this year. He will also begin production on Coming to America 2. Murphy is just one of the big name hosts announced for the 45th season of SNL. Woody Harrelson, David Harbour and Kristen Stewart will also host episodes.

First Look: Pixar’s Soul
Pixar’s next big animated adventure will transport audiences to the cosmic realms in the movie Soul, which will star Jamie Foxx. The movie will follow Joe Gardner, a middle school teacher and jazz aficionado who passed on before he gets a chance to play at a high-class jazz club. Joining Foxx in this adventure are Tina Fey and Phylicia Rashad. Two-time Oscar-winner Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out) directs with co-director/writer Kemp Powers. Pixar’s Soul arrives in cinemas next summer.

Kit Harington To Star In Marvel’s Eternals
There’s a new actor joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its none other than Kit Harington. The Game of Thrones star will portray the Black Knight in Marvel’s Eternals starring alongside Angelina Jolie, Bryan Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Gemma Chan. The Eternals was created in the late 70s by legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby. Marvel Studios has pencilled in a November 2020 release date for the film.

Sonya Blade Cast In Mortal Kombat Reboot
Australian actress Jessica McNamee will play the character of Sonya Blade in the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot. Also joining the cast are Josh Lawson (House of Lies) who will portray Kano with Lewis Tan (Wu Assassins) also joining the production. McNamee previously featured in C.H.I.P.S. as well The Meg. The Mortal Kombat reboot has assembled a pretty extensive cast to date, which includes, Ludi Lin, Joe Taslim and Mehcad Brooks. The film is scheduled for a March 2021 release.

The Irishman Runtime Revealed
Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, which will debut on Netflix later this year, will run 210 minutes, which is exactly three and a half hours long. That basically puts the mob film in mini-series territory but with a cast led by Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, most fans are probably okay with it. The Irishman is due for its official bow at the New York Film Festival at the end of September. It will also be screened in selected U.S. cinemas beginning 1st November before its official premiere on Netflix on 27th November.

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