Scouting Hollywood - Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2023
A roundup of news, gossip and history of the entertainment business brought to you from Hollywood, California.
For the first time in nearly six years, super hero films were not king of the box office as no films from the Marvel or DC universe made the top three in revenue. It appears that due to complicated, self-referential storylines that only true fans understand, the general public has lost interest in the genre. Action sequels from “Mission Impossible,” “Indiana Jones” and “Fast and Furious” among others, will lead 2023. While a few super hero sequels will debut, they aren’t expected to dominate as in the past. This is a good thing for many fans that felt Hollywood had abandoned any other genre.
Kumal Nanjiani, during a discussion on diversity in Hollywood and his desire to play a broader range of characters including villains, was quoted in Esquire UK, “I was told that’s going to be hard because people don’t want to cast nonwhite people as bad guys.” I’m sure Idi Amin and Pol Pot are resting easy knowing that Hollywood will never again touch their bloody legacies since neither are white males.