Fresh off chill weekend vibes, here’s a dose of need-to-know news that’ll keep your informed and focused for a productive Monday!
Black Panther is now the third film to surpass $700 million in the United States. Just six months after its release, the first-ever all-Black Marvel movie joins the ranks of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($760.5 million) and Avatar ($936.7 million). It’s unlikely that Avengers: The Infinity War, which also stars Black Panther leads, will ever reach the same milestone. The film is still showing in theaters. (Shadow And Act)
The hate group that incited the Charlottesville rally violence will receive special accommodations ahead of their gathering in Washington, D.C. According to sources, the KKK-affiliated organization will be provided three Metro rail cars and a police escort on August 11 and 12. “As we do for all events of this nature, Metro is working collaboratively with law enforcement to ensure safe travel for our customers and employees,” Metro said in a statement. Security plans have not been finalized. (ABC7)
Boots Riley, director of Sorry To Bother You, recently took to Twitter to blast international distributors for rejecting the feature because “‘black movies’ don’t do well internationally.” Overwhelming evidence of Black-led films selling out overseas says otherwise, but the director still urged his followers to “Let em know wsup.” Starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, STBY has already gained raved reviews domestically. (Pitchfork)
Former The Rundown host Robin Thede emceed the 34th annual Television Critics Association Awards over the weekend. The comedic actress introduced the 13 categories throughout the ceremony, which were voted on by more than 200 professional television critics, journalists and members of the Television Critics Assn. Notable wins included BBC’s hit drama Killing Eve, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and NBC comedy The Good Place. (Variety)
Chris Rock is joining FX’s Fargo. Rock will star in the show’s fourth season as a 1950s Missouri crime boss who has cemented peace with another boss in town by trading sons, raising his enemies son as his own. However, things change when the head of the Kansas City mafia dies during a routine surgery. Season four is set to begin production next year. (Variety)
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