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Disney recently released Frozen 2 on Disney+ months in advance, which is both good and bad news for parents. The good: it gives kids something to watch while they're stuck at home. The bad: dad turning into Jack Torrance after hearing “Into the Unknown” for the 75th time that week. Luckily, there's a movie on streaming that everyone can agree is great, no matter how many times you see it: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The Oscar-winning animated feature and best comic book movie of the 2010s is on Netflix, and according to Jake Johnson, who voices Peter Parker, parents have been reaching out to him, “saying they've been watching Spiderverse with their kids. A lot.”
That give him an idea:
So, here's my idea. If your child is home from school and wants a quick encouraging message from Peter B Peter, then send me an email with their name and I'll try and send over a short voice note. If I don't get to you, I apologize. #stayhome
To get in touch with Johnson, you can send an email to [email protected] Maybe if you ask extra nice, he'll leave a message as Nick Miller, as well. “It is perfectly fine to watch TV all day” is good advice right now. And always, but especially right now.
Yet another major production has reportedly been put on hold for the time being. The currently untitled Spider-Man 3, which will see Tom Holland return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe following last summer's Far From Home, is rumored to hit the pause button. It joins other major comic book movies such as The Batman and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as big 2021 releases that have been affected by the shutdown brought on by current events.
According to a new report that is going over the wide-ranging implications of the Hollywood shutdown, it was revealed that Spider-Man 3 has also been put on hold for the time being. The plan had been to begin filming in July, which means Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios were undoubtedly in pre-production before the things escalated to where they are now. There is no word currently on how long the delay is expected to last, but the situation has been evolving rapidly and has proved to be unpredictable.
With movie theaters shut down all around the world and with productions on pause on both the TV and movie side of things, the entertainment industry is bleeding cash right now. A number of high-profile releases have had their release dates pushed back, including Mulan, Black Widow, F9, A Quiet Place: Part II and No Time to Die, amongst others. Sony recently pushed most of its major releases for the year, including Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius, to 2021, with Venom 2 being a notable exception. For now at least. Tom Holland's schedule could become an issue as the Uncharted movie was recently pushed back as well.
Plot details are largely being kept under wraps for Spider-Man 3 at this time. Jon Watts, who directed both Homecoming and Far From Home, is set to return to round out the trilogy. Tom Holland will be back as Peter Parker, with Zendaya also returning as MJ. We know for sure it will be picking up with the major cliffhanger we were left with at the end of Far From Home, which saw Mysterio revealing Spider-Man's identity to the world, while also framing him for murder. There is no word yet on who may be the main villain. Chris McKenna penned the screenplay.
The difference with this delay is that the MCU is dependent on the release order. The movies all tie in with one another, to varying degrees. Depending on how this all shakes out, it could end up meaning larger changes for the larger MCU plans, especially with shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision also on the way. Fortunately, for now, Black Widow is the only movie that has had its release date pushed back. That shouldn't complicate things too much, especially since it's a prequel. As it stands, Spider-Man 3 is set to arrive in theaters on July 16, 2021. We'll be sure to keep you posted as the situation develops. This news comes to us vi Sight and Sound Magazine.
The entire event was filmed in advance due to the pandemic and social distancing rules.
The British Academy put on arguably its most unorthodox awards show on Thursday night.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the red carpet ceremony for the BAFTA Games Awards at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall had to be scrapped, replaced instead with a prerecorded broadcast streamed online. Newly imposed government rules regarding social distancing meant that host Dara Ó Briain — still wearing a tuxedo — filmed his segments in advance from his spare room, with every nominee having recorded an acceptance speech, just in case.
"This entire awards ceremony feels like it's taking place in a cut scene from The Last of Us," said Ó Briain, who also warned that his cat might walk through at any moment.
The evening, unusual as it may have been, saw the sci-fi action-adventure mystery Outer Wilds take best game honors, alongside awards for game design and original property. Disco Elysium also claimed three prizes, for debut game, narrative and music.
Performer in a leading role went to Gonzalo Martin for Life Is Strange 2 episodes 2-5, while Control's Martti Suosalo was named best performer in a supporting role.
Action-adventure Luigi's Mansion 3 won in the new animation category; artistic achievement honors went to Sayonara Wild Hearts; Ape Out was hailed for audio achievement; Apex Legends took home the BAFTA for multiplayer; and Path of Exile won for evolving game.
Other nods went to Observation for British game; Untitled Goose Game in the family category; Kind Words lo fi chill beats to write to for games beyond entertainment; and the genre-defying Death Stranding, from writer, director and designer Hideo Kojima, for technical achievement.
The event saw Metal Gear Solid creator Kojima also accept — via a prerecorded video — the British Academy's highest honor, the BAFTA Fellowship, with the likes of Edgar Wright and Park Chan Wook having sent in video messages.
Source: Hollywood Reporter