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News Flashes 07.27.22: The Grey Man Sequel, Pinocchio’s Trailer, The Wonder Years’ “Low Tide”, Pinkshift Goes on Tour, and a Shawn Mendes Update

Today we talk about The Gray Man sequel, Pinocchio‘s teaser trailer, The Wonder Years’ new single, Pinkshift’s upcoming tour, and an update on Shawn Mendes’ health.

The Gray Man Grows

Netflix‘s original movie The Gray Man has seen so much success since its release that they are ready to make it into an entire franchise. The movie, starring Ryan Gosling and directed by the Russo Brothers, is getting a sequel. Netflix has not yet released what it will be about but the story is based on a book series by Mark Greaney. The Russo Brothers said, “The audience reaction to The Gray Man has been nothing short of phenomenal. We are so appreciative of the enthusiasm that fans across the world have had for this film. With so many amazing characters in the movie, we had always intended for the Gray Man to be part of an expanded universe, and we are thrilled that Netflix is announcing a sequel with Ryan, as well as a second script that we’re excited to talk about soon.” We can’t wait to hear more about where the story heads to next!

Pinocchio Gets a Teaser Trailer

A movie people have been incredibly curious about is Guillermo del Toro‘s Pinocchio. The classic story has its share of adaptations but we know del Toro has the potential to bring a whole new feel to it. Now we are getting a taste of what’s to come with a brand new teaser trailer and key art. The stop motion film has a stacked cast with Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, and Ron Perlman (to name a few). In the trailer we hear Ewan McGregor as Cricket say, “I want to tell you a story that you think you may know, but you don’t.” From what we can see, it looks like Pinocchio is going to be whimsical and heartfelt. It will hit Netflix this December. Check out the trailer below!

The Wonder Years Drop “Low Tide”

If you need a little midweek treat, The Wonder Years has got you covered. This morning they dropped their new song “Low Tide”. It’s off of their upcoming album, The Hum Goes on Forever out on September 23rd. Vocalist Dan Campbell said, “This is my pandemic depression song. I feel like everyone gets one.” He went on to say, “It’s searching for some semblance of normalcy through small, newly formed rituals. It’s being unsure if I’ll ever get to do the thing I love again, if live music will ever come back. It’s deciding to just give up and then deciding not to give up and then deciding to give up again in alternating intervals. It’s watching old movies and unconsciously thinking ‘Oh my god, where are your masks?’ when people are in public places because a deep anxiety now exists within me that may never fully leave. You know, all the normal stuff.” The song captures something we can all relate to and puts unforgettable feelings into words. The Wonder Years have tickets on sale now for their run of shows with Fireworks + Macseal as well as several upcoming festivals. On top of that, you can pre-order The Hum Goes on Forever here and listen to the song below!

Pinkshift Hits the Road

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Pinkshift is making us cry tears of joy with the announcement of their upcoming tour. They’ll start in Baltimore on October 20th and make their way through North America until they end the run in Boston on November 18th. The tour will support their debut album, Love Me Forever that drops on October 21st. Jigsaw Youth and Yasmin Nur will tour with them as well. On top of their own tour, Pinkshift is opening for Destroy Boys for several dates in September and is set to perform at Emo Nite New Orleans Vacation. Tickets are available for presale on Discord and general tickets will go on sale Friday at 10am. Make sure to snag yours here!

Shawn Mendes Tour Update

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Shawn Mendes announced earlier this month he needed to cancel a few concert dates to focus on his mental health. He took to his Instagram today to let fans know he will be cancelling the rest of his US tour as well as his Europe/UK dates. He hopes to be able to still perform at a few shows after that. In his statement he said, “This doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music, and I can’t wait to see you on tour in the future. I know you all have been waiting so long to see these shows, and it breaks my heart to tell you this but I promise I will be back as soon as I’ve taken the right time to heal. I love you all and thank you all so much for supporting me and sticking by me through this journey.”

This is a great reminder that your mental and physical health come first. The right people in your life will love you and support you through it. Our love goes out to Shawn and we hope he finds healing and peace in the coming weeks. 

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