Tomorrow's Theater ... Today

Greg Dean Schmitz

Her Smell (4/12/2019)
Elisabeth Moss, of TV's 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'The West Wing,' has a supporting role in 'Us,' which wrapped filming in October. In September, Elisabeth Moss took time off from 'Us' to go to the Toronto International Film Festival to promote her rock drama 'Her Smell,' in which she plays a rock star whom critics have compared to Courtney Love of Hole. 'Her Smell' will end up being released a few weeks after 'Us' despite being produced way before it, due to the differences between independent film and big studio productions like 'Us.' Elisabeth Moss's 'Her Smell' costars include Cara Delevinge (Suicide Squad), Amber Heard (Aquaman), and Dan Stevens (TV's Legion and Downton Abbey).




Avengers: Endgame (4/26/2019)
By this point, we're going to presume that it's safe to say that at the end of 'Avengers: Infinity War,' several of our heroes had disappeared into wisps of ash, and were believed by their survivors to be dead. One of those survivors was M'Baku, played by Winston Duke, the male lead from this week's 'Us.' We don't remember seeing M'Baku in the trailers for 'Avengers: Endgame,' but he's reportedly in the film that sees the surviving heroes team up for one last effort to fix the results of 'Avengers: Infinity War,' and defeat Thanos.




Toy Story 4 (6/21/2019)
Jordan Peele and his comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key reunited to voice two of the new characters in this summer's 'Toy Story 4,' as shown making their debuts in one of the first teaser trailers below. Much of Toy Story 4 is set at a carnival, and their characters are plushy toys called Ducky (Key) and Bunny (Peele). In the early teaser trailer, we are introduced to Ducky and Bunny as they riff on our beloved 'Toy Story' heroes before (most of) those beloved characters join them on screen. Other new characters will include Forky (Tony Hale), and the Evel Knievel-inspired 1970s stuntman toy Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves).




The Kitchen (8/9/2019)
Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez starred in last year's Widows as women who take over a heist after their husbands' deaths. This August's 'The Kitchen' tells a similar crime story set in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s. Elisabeth Moss from this week's 'Us' will be joined by Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish, but although they're both best known as comedians, 'The Kitchen' won't be confused as a comedy. We don't have a trailer yet for 'The Kitchen,' but the video below highlights much of what we do already know about the film.




Star Wars Episode IX (12/20/2019)
We don't yet have a trailer for 'Star Wars Episode IX' (or even a final title), but one thing we do know is that Lupita Nyong'o will be reprising her role from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' as the voice of the alien Maz Kanata. She won't be the only one as the film's returning cast will also include Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), and (after taking several films off) Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Some of the new cast members will include Richard E. Grant, Billie Lourd (Carrie Fisher's daughter), and Keri Russell (the star of J.J. Abrams' first TV show, Felicity).