Entertainment news recap: Nintendo Switch sales plummet due to chip shortage; Brad Pitt’s Action Movie ‘Bullet Train’ Hits Theaters and More

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Nintendo Switch sales plummet due to chip shortages

Japanese company Nintendo Co Ltd sold 23% fewer Switch consoles in the April-June quarter than a year earlier following chip shortages, it said on Wednesday. The Kyoto-based game company said it expected buying to improve “from late summer through fall” and stuck to its forecast of selling 21 million units over the course of the year. year until the end of March 2023.

Brad Pitt’s action movie ‘Bullet Train’ hits theaters

The action movie “Bullet Train” starring Brad Pitt enters its final stage – cinemas – from Wednesday. The film sees Pitt’s hitman character Ladybug seemingly take on her easiest job as she is asked to locate a suitcase on a high-speed train and then disembark. Unbeknownst to him, he’s not the only assassin looking for the case or seeking revenge. The other intentionally traveling assassins are Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry), Tangerine (Aaron Taylor Johnson), Prince (Joey King), Hornet (Zazie Beetz), and Wolf (Bad Bunny). Pitt said he read the script while locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic and found himself laughing.

The “Star Wars” series “Andor” explores the dark days of the galaxy’s revolution

The new ‘Star Wars’ TV series will tell the story of a dark time in the life of future ‘Rogue One’ hero Cassian Andor as he decides how far to go in his lifelong battle against the oppressive forces, the star and creator said Wednesday. . “Andor” will debut on Walt Disney Co.’s Disney+ streaming service on September 21. The 12-episode series stars actor Diego Luna in the lead role, a rebel who sacrificed himself for the greater good in late 2016’s “Rogue One.” “

Joaquin Phoenix will return to the big screen as the Joker in the 2024 sequel

A cinematic sequel to the Oscar-winning psychological thriller “Joker,” based on one of the world’s best-known comic book villains, is set to hit theaters on Oct. 4, 2024, a spokesperson for film distributor Warner Bros. said Wednesday. . “Joker: Folie a Deux,” will feature Joaquin Phoenix reprising his role as the titular character, which won him the Oscar for best actor in the 2019 original film portraying an origin story for the archenemy of the superhero. DC Comics hero Batman, according to the studio’s spokesperson.

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