This year girl power has permeated the film reels of movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ghostbusters. Of course, there's a lot of work to be done, but it is a step in the right, equal direction. Now, we are being honored with an all-female cast of the Oceans movies, with the trilogy's latest installment, Ocean's Eight. If you're an Oceans fan you're probably wondering one very important question right now: when does Ocean's Eight come out?
You can watch the Warner Bros.' girl gang in action June 8, 2018. Director Gary Ross has already given us a badass Katniss in Hunger Games, so we can only imagine how bad to the bone the women in his upcoming caper film will be. The Ocean's Eight cast has all the makings of a Taylor Swift "Bad Blood" music video, and includes firecrackers Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Nora Lum (also known as Awkwafina), Mindy Kaling, and Sarah Paulson.
Ocean's Eleven fans will be happy to hear that the original director, Steven Soderbergh, will help produce Ocean's Eight. So, we can expect very similar vibes from the original. Moreover, Soderbergh and Ross are long-term friends, so the duo's aesthetic decisions should play off one another's directorial style with precision. The heist film will be a playful collaboration and an extension of what fans already love about the series.
Gary spoke a lot about this in an interview with Slashfilm and said,
In one way or another, this has been a 20-year conversation between Steven and I...We’re different filmmakers, obviously, so there will be those differences, but one of the things I’m drawn to is the amazing tone Steven was able to create, and we discuss that a lot. We discuss the cinema a lot, the shooting style, the rhythm, the editing style, and the music. We discuss it all.
The flick will welcome back old fans, and introduce the Ocean's legacy to a younger crowd. Ross makes it clear that his movie will be it's own animal, even though it will undoubtedly share a few of the same stripes as its predecessor.
I’m in no way trying to reinvent the tone, and I’m thrilled and honored to be extending it. It’s really fun to work with.
There is also a fun opportunity for cameos from the stars of the original trilogy — especially since Julia Roberts is known to rubs elbows with Blanchett. But Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon, could also show face. Then again, this is the women's time — so these men are just add-ons, and not necessary for a successful film.
Even though the possibilities for the film are arresting, there has been some backlash. Many fans fear that the new Ocean's movie will receive the Ghostbusters treatment.
But just because one film tanked doesn't mean that all female-driven reboots will, and one of the most notorious burglars of all time has been a woman, whattup Catwoman? Hopefully this year's Wonder Woman will do it's part in quieting sexist haters, especially since that movie is led by a female director. I personally can't wait to see Rihanna in the film. Just look at her take slay to a literal level in "Needed Me." She is intense, but subtle, and will more than likely bring that same ferocity to theaters.
It is also probable that the actresses might slay in fashion as well. According to Daily Mail, it has been reported that the fast-paced film will see the squad undergo an exciting heist at the Met Gala. Perhaps the girls will pull off a con in gorgeous dresses, similar to Michelle Rodriguez's fight scene in Furious 7.
The Gary Ross-helmed film is scheduled to begin production this month in New York.