|MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSESPIDER-MAN UNIVERSESPIDER-MANSAM RAIMIMORBIUSMARVEL|
Eight movies from the X-Men cinematic universe not to be confused with the Marvel Cinematic Universe... at least not yet came out during the 2010s, but only one placed on our list of the Best Comic Book Movies of the Decade: Logan, which finished second overall after Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. The James Mangold-directed film was a commercial smash, and along with Deadpool, served as evidence that people will flock to see R-rated comic book movies. But will they see R-rated Star Wars movies?
I have no idea, because there's never been one. But Scott Derrickson, the writer and director of the MCU's Doctor Strange and the sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, until he left the project due to the always mysterious “creative differences”, pitched a 17-and-older Star Wars movie that I, for one, would like to see get made.
In a tweet that's since been deleted, Derrickson wrote, “Just asked what kind of Star Wars movie I would make. I answered that I would make HOTH — an R-rated frozen planet horror film in the vein of The Thing or Lovecraft's In The Mountains of Madness, with zero connection to any previous characters or storylines.” If A New Hope can show the charred corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, why not a Star Wars horror movie?
That wampa is waiting to get his revenge.
Via Comic Book
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.
We are in April now, which means the dawn of Quibi is almost upon us. The streaming service is devoted to short-form content – 5 to 10-minute episodes that you can quickly watch on your phone. Some of the programs Quibi has lined-up seem…odd, to say the least there’s one show where chefs get shot in the face with food cannons. And then there are more traditional-sounding titles, like 50 States of Fright. This series, from executive producer Sam Raimi, explores urban legends from across the country. And you know what? It looks pretty darn creepy.50 States of Fright Trailer
I know we’re all a little uncertain about Quibi. From its goofy name it stands for “quick bites”, its line-up of shows that only run for 5-10 minutes, and its somewhat strange programming, it’s certainly not your traditional streaming service. But I have to admit, this 50 States of Fright trailer has sold me. It has some genuinely creepy moments, and a lot of style. I’m in.
The first season explores “stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Washington taking viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country.” And there’s a strong line-up of cast members involved: Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, John Marshall Jones, Ron Livingston, Victoria Justice, Karen Allen, Colin Ford, Alex Fitzalan, James Ransone, Emily Hampshire, Elizabeth Reaser, Rory Culkin, Warren Christie, Danay Garcia and William B. Davis star.
The series comes from producers Gunpowder & Sky and executive produced by Sam Raimi, Van Toffler, Tony DiSanto, Cody Zwieg, Barry Barclay, Tommy Coriale and Chris Mangano. Sam Raimi also directs and co-writes episodes with brother Ivan Raimi.
Quibi is launching on April 6, and if you sign up by April 5, you’ll get early access to 50 States of Fright, which isn’t officially dropping onto the service until April 13. Also: Quibi is offering a 90-day free trial for a limited time to those who sign-up at Quibi.com before April 30. They’re really drawing to find an audience here, gang – so maybe give it a chance. You never know – you might find something you like.
As the question of how long the coronavirus pandemic will affect the entertainment industry remains unanswered, Sony Pictures is not taking any chances. Sony pushed back its major tentpole movies —including Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the ever-cursed Uncharted, and the already-delayed Peter Rabbit 2 — to next year.
Variety reports that Sony has drastically pushed back its entire 2020 and 2021 slate amid concerns that the coronavirus pandemic won’t ease up by the time the summer movie season starts this year.
Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, has moved moved from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021, while Jared Let’s Spider-Man-adjacent comic book movie Morbius has been delayed from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021. The Tom Holland-led Uncharted is no stranger to delays, and this is just the latest pushback that suggests we’ll never see the video game adaptation, as the film goes from its March 5, 2021 slot to October 8, 2021. Meanwhile, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, which was one of the first films to be delayed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, has now been pushed back from August 7 to January 15, 2021. An untitled Sony/Marvel movie has also been delayed indefinitely from its original October 8, 2021 date.
Sony has moved virtually every one of its major titles out of 2020, with the exception of the Kevin Hart drama Fatherhood, which was actually pushed up to October 23, 2020. The Tom Hanks World War II drama Greyhound, which was set to open this June, has been delayed indefinitely.
This schedule reshuffling marks the biggest changes by a major studio since the coronavirus pandemic reached U.S. shores, shutting down businesses and shuttering movie theaters across the country. When lockdowns commenced, many in the entertainment industry hoped that the coronavirus pandemic could be curbed by the time the summer movie season commenced, but Sony’s release date delays suggests studios are starting to think otherwise. It’s only a matter of time before other studios follow suit and delay their major tentpole releases set for the summer, like Wonder Woman 1984 — which has already been postponed to August from its original June date — for 2021 releases.
Our holiday blockbuster season could look entirely different as well, with major films like Warner Bros.’ Dune possibly getting pushed to next year while the studio likely gives Christopher Nolan’s Tenet a November release. It’s all uncertain what the summer movie season will look like — if there even is a summer movie season — as the coronavirus crisis wears on.
Here is the full schedule of Sony’s release date changes:Greyhound – TBD from 6/12/2020 Fatherhood – 10/23/2020 from 1/15/2021 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway –...