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Movie and comic book fans have delighted for years in having hypothetical conversations as to who would win a fight between two characters. Whether it be The Terminator versus The Predator, or maybe Robo-Cop versus Batman, the possibilities are endless as to what might happen should two fictional characters come to blows. But what about Peter Parker and Peter Quill?
Thanks to the emergence of the comic book movie genre we have had the fortune of seeing a lot of superhero-on-superhero battles take place for real, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring more than its fair share. One such pairing that has now been debated by the stars that play them is that of Spider-Man versus the Guardians of the Galaxy's intrepid leader Star-Lord, played by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt respectively.
Pratt: I think probably Spider-Man, right? Because you have the Iron Spider suit.
Holland: But also, without any gadgets...
Pratt: I think Peter Quill could take Peter Parker, but I think Spider-Man would probably beat up Peter Quill. However, Peter Quill never fights alone and always fights dirty. He's got the Guardians of the Galaxy. So, if you take me on, you've got to take on Drax and Rocket Racoon.
Holland: I wouldn't want to fight Drax.
Pratt: No, trick question. We'd never fight.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star sounds a little confused when he says that Peter Quill could take Peter Parker, as Peter Parker still has all of the powers of his alter ego. Perhaps he means a normal Peter Parker before he got his powers? But, if that is the case, then Quill is just beating up a nerdish kid, which is surely a matter for The Avengers, or at the very least, the police.
Chris Pratt then makes the point that Quill is not alone, with the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy having his back, to which Tom Holland states he would hate to have to fight Drax, which is more than understandable. Pratt finally puts an end to the whole debate saying the two characters would never fight, but that isn't entirely true as they have already partaken in a scuffle during the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
This particular fight has been debated by fans recently, with many taking to social media and the like to discuss how it was possible that Peter Quill held Spidey in a headlock despite the latter's enhanced strength. The answer to that question will probably never be found, but maybe Spider-Man was just having an off day. He was in space for the first time after all.
No doubt some will feel different to what Tom Holland and Chris Pratt have concluded, but as far as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity goes, the chances of Star-Lord and Spider-Man ever having a full-fledged fight are now extremely slim. For one thing, they have already worked alongside one another in the fight against Thanos, with both having the shared experience of being erased from existence for five years,...
Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony's long-gestating Uncharted movie was delayed yet again. The adaptation of the popular video game franchise seems to be cursed at this point. Though this particular project is far from the only one being affected by the situation at hand in Hollywood currently. Now, star Tom Holland has revealed that they were literally on set for the first day of shooting when the plug was pulled.
Tom Holland, known best for his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently did an Instagram live chat with Justin Bieber. During the conversation, Bieber asked Holland if any of his projects were affected by the shutdown. At that point, Holland revealed just how close Uncharted was to finally becoming a reality. Here's what he had to say about it.'Yeah, we went to work day one. I'm doing this movie called Uncharted, which is based on a video game. And we showed up for our first day of shooting and then they shut us down. I was in Berlin, so I had to come home and now I'm back in London.'
This is a heartbreaking thing to hear. Uncharted has been in the works for years and has been met with one roadblock after another. A revolving door of stars and filmmakers have been attached at various points to bring the adventures of Nathan Drake to life on the big screen. Tom Holland has been attached to the lead role for several years, with Mark Wahlberg on board to play his trusty partner Sully. At one point, Wahlberg was attached to play Nathan Drake himself before Sony shifted gears. Antonio Banderas is also set to star.
Recently, directors such as Dan Trachtenberg 10 Cloverfield Lane and Travis Knight Bumblebee spent time developing the project. Ruben Fleischer Venom was the filmmaker who was finally going to make it happen when the shutdown happened. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight wrote the most recent draft of the script. Speaking further, Tom Holland explained that his preparation wasn't overly intense, so it wasn't quite as soul-crushing in that respect.'I played the video games and I got into shape, but that's about it. It wasn't heart and soul on the line for it.'
The Uncharted series debuted in 2007 for the PlayStation 3 with Drake's Fortune. To date, the games have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful video game series of the modern era. The movie had been set for a March 5, 2021, release. However, Sony moved Ghostbusters: After life to that date. Uncharted is now set to arrive in theaters on October 8, 2021. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. Feel free to check out the video from Justin Bieber's Instagram for yourself.
Although “The L Word: Generation Q” may have tried desperately to speak to a “new generation” of queer women and non-binary folks, fresher creative voices quickly rose to the top in its place. Though people still watched. Showtime’s “Work in Progress” was the best queer comedy of the year, Netflix’s “Feel Good” was an unexpected delight, and “Vida” is returning just in time for queer audiences to catch up on the best show about queer women of color on TV. Yet another contender released a promising first trailer today: “Betty” is a stylish and youthful portrait of Brooklyn teen skaters that already appears extremely queer.
The six-part half-hour arrives on HBO from filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who quickly made waves in 2015 with her her riveting documentary hybrid “The Wolfpack.” “Betty” is adapted from her second feature, the similarly hybridized “Skate Kitchen,” which followed a group of teenage girl skaters in New York City. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews and was released by Magnolia Pictures that year.
In his B+ review of “Skate Kitchen” out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote: “The streetwise alternative to ‘Girls,’ the movie weaves together such a complete vision of its subjects that the rest of the world barely exists. Of course, there's a long-standing precedent to capturing this subculture — ‘Kids’ did it, with more adventurous storytelling twists, more than 20 years ago — but Moselle's subjects hold their own with the surprising ability to clarify their emotions through the cathartic process of hanging out.”
“Betty” features many of the film’s original stars, most of whom had not acted before, including Kabrina Adams, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg, and Ajani Russell. All accomplished skaters in their own right, the first trailer shows the charismatic crew navigating various crushes and friendship trials with compelling panache and humor.
“Betty” is directed, co-written, and executive produced by Moselle. Lesley Arfin and Patricia Breen are also co-writers. Arfin, who also EPs, is a comedy writer best known for co-creating the Netflix series “Love” with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust.
HBO will release “Betty” beginning May 1 at 11 pm ET. Check out the exciting first trailer below:
With the shutting down of theaters the world over, Pixar's Onward got shafted at the box office. The film could only make around $104 million at the global stage before folding and going to streaming. During a chat, director for the film Dan Scanlon revealed his feelings towards Onward having to go to digital before getting a full run in theaters,'Clearly, the right thing to do is for everyone to stay in and be safe and take care of themselves. That said, it's pretty great that folks are getting to see it online and that people are getting to have a little moment of joy, hopefully, or a little distraction with the film. And it's been really wonderful to hear on social media, how much they enjoyed the film, how much they enjoyed getting to watch it with their family. And that it did bring them some joy during this time.'
Onward tells the story of two elf brothers, who set off on a journey across the land to find a way to bring their dead father back to life. In keeping with Pixar's commitment to using kid-friendly animation to explore darker themes and emotions, the movie does not shy away from addressing feelings of hurt, loss, regret, and guilt that the characters feel.
With a popular voice cast headed by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, the movie generated plenty of interest during the promotion stage. Upon release, it was praised by critics for being another solid, if not outstanding addition to the Pixar library of movies. While the movie was not able to live up to its box office potential, Scanlon clearly understands that the need of the hour is for families staying locked up in their homes to have something comforting to watch, which is where Onward can prove to be useful.
Disney, which owns Pixar, made an interesting decision to release the film for purchase online at the same time as making it free to view for subscribers to their Disney+ service. Clearly, the mouse empire is placing as much importance on getting new subscribers as making money at this early stage in their foray into online streaming. Predictably, reports have been coming in that the film is a popular choice among online viewers.
The shakeup of the film industry by the enforced lockdowns taking place the world over has made streaming the go-to choice for many major film studios. While some studios are still holding out hope for being able to release their films in theaters after a few months, the chances of that happening seem very slight at this stage.
When the lockdown ends, it will take some time for audiences to get over their fear of being in enclosed, crowded spaces, even for the chance to see Wonder Woman 1984 or Top Gun 2 on the big screen. But what is the theater's loss is streaming's gain, with many predicting that it will now permanently become the dominant medium of film distribution. This comes from CinemaBlend.