Last summer, Marvel fans had something of a scare when it looked like Sony and Disney were parting ways on Spider-Man. As it stands, Sony controls the movie rights to the character and Tom Holland's Peter Parker is able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because both studios have an agreement in place that is mutually beneficial. Luckily, both sides came to terms on a new deal before things got too serious, but Holland says Sony had a wonderful plan for Spider-Man's possible MCU exit.
Tom Holland has recently been promoting the release of Onward, the lastest from Pixar which he is one of the leads in. During a recent interview, he discussed the messy situation between Sony and Disney last year, which almost resulted in a Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel that wouldn't be connected to the MCU, which would have seemingly been messy. Here's what Holland had to say about it.'[The] future for Spider-Man was still very bright with Sony and we had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU and Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal were really confident that they were gonna do justice and make a film of the caliber that Spider-Man requires.'
Spider-Man: Far From Home ended with a massive cliffhanger. It had major implications for Peter Parker's journey moving forward, and those implications were greatly tied to the larger MCU. But Tom Holland seems to believe things would have gone rather smoothly, had Sony not managed to find a path forward with Disney. Unfortunately, Holland declined to dish on the details of the plan.For the time being, this is something fans don't have to worry about. Spider-Man 3 is set to film this summer and will hit theaters next year, taking place in the MCU. There are also plans for another Spidey appearance in a future, unnamed Marvel movie. Speaking further, Tom Holland explained that he's quite happy things worked out the way they did. 'But that said, I'm really glad to be back in the MCU and to have the team back together because I kind of feel like it's where he belongs now. I'm really grateful that Bob Iger and Tom Rothman allowed me to be a part of the process of bringing him home, it was a pretty cool experience and also the best bragging rights ever, I saved Spider-Man'
Jon Watts, who directed both Spider-Man: Far From Home and Homecoming, is returning to direct the third installment. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but Peter Parker wil be dealing with the world knowing that he is actually the webslinging superhero. Spider-Man 3 is set to hit theaters on July 16, 2021. Feel free to check out the full interview with Tom Holland via the MTV International YouTube channel for yourself.
Searchlight Pictures has announced production is now underway on Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley,” adapted by del Toro and Kim Morgan from the 1946 William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name. Many of the official cast has been previously announced, but the confirmed ensemble includes Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Rooney Mara, and David Strathairn. Del Toro is shooting the film in Toronto, Canada. Per Searchlight, principal photography started this week.
Searchlight’s production start announcement also confirms the crew members who are working with del Toro on “Nightmare Alley.” Excitingly, Richard Jenkins is far from the only person from “The Shape of Water” reuniting with del Toro on his new project. “The Shape of Water” production designer Luis Sequeira, cinematographer Dan Laustsen, visual effects supervisor Dennis Berardi, and editor Cam McLauchlin are all working with del Toro on “Nightmare Alley.” New to the group is production designer Tamara Deverell, who last worked with del Toro on his FX television series “The Strain.”
Searchlight’s official synopsis for del Toro’s latest project reads: “In ‘Nightmare Alley,’ an ambitious young carny Cooper with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist Blanchett who is even more dangerous than he is. The carnival cast includes carnival worker Molly Mara, head barker Clem Willem Dafoe, and Ron Perlman as Bruno the Strongman. Richard Jenkins is part of the high society crowd as wealthy industrialist Ezra Grindle.”
“I'm inspired and elated to be joined by this brilliant cast,” del Toro said in a statement announcing the beginning of production. “Kim Morgan and I have worked with great passion to bring the dark, raw world and language of William Gresham to the screen and now we are joined by a superb group of artists and technicians to bring it to life.”
Producer J. Miles Dale is also reuniting with del Toro after “Shape of Water” and added, “Given the depth of this incredible cast, I consider it a bucket list privilege to be working alongside them all with the support of our great partners at Searchlight. It's going to be a joy to watch these world class actors and Guillermo elevate each other's craft in this new interpretation of Gresham's seminal novel.”
Searchlight has not announced a theatrical release date for “Nightmare Alley,” though some believe it could be ready for the 2020-21 awards season with a fall debut. Del Toro’s “Shape of Water” premiered at the Venice Film Festival on its way to winning Best Picture.
Fast & Furious 9 will soon come exploding into theaters, but until then we have been given a brand spanking new poster to feast our eyes on. Released by headline star Vin Diesel via social media, the poster gives us a nice, big close-up of Diesel's character Dominic Toretto seemingly leaning over one of the cars he will be driving into action come the movie's release.
The poster comes with a caption from Vin Diesel himself, that much like poster, gives nothing away about the upcoming F9.'Your creativity inspires...'RELATED: New Fast and Furious 9 Photos Have the Toretto Brothers at War
The poster showcases Dominic Toretto whilst he is working on a car. The image gives a lot of attention to the famous cross necklace that is always hanging around his neck. That chain and pendant have been all over the majority of the marketing for the movie, and though audiences will be aware of its significance, we have yet to see how it comes into play in F9.
What we do know is that while family remains one of the core themes of the series as a whole, F9 looks to be making things even more personal for Dom and his pals in the ninth installment. Of course, the Fast and Furious franchise is not looking to transform into a drama, with trailers promising a large dose of the kind of ludicrous action that fans have come to expect.
Vin Diesel has discussed these recently, giving us a few details of the crazy ways in which they are achieved.'For some stunts, they basically put a car at the end of an apparatus and spin you around and make you throw up. It's one of the tools needed to do some of the crazier stunts.'
Returning director Justin Lin has also discussed the stunts that have been accomplished for the Fast saga, saying that he is happy that his crew is so devoted to bring the best out of each and every shot.'I feel lucky, we have the best people in the world. Any idea that comes into my head, I share with them in a room and I see this kind of blank stare which I know is a good sign, because that means we're gonna go figure out how to do it.'
F9 finds Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto now leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he's going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom's forsaken brother, Jakob.
F9 stars Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, Michael Rooker, Cardi B, Finn Cole, and John Cena as Jakob. F9 will hit theaters on May 22nd, 2020. This comes to us from Vin Diesel's official Instagram account.
The surreal drama — which also stars Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong and Bill Skarsgard — debuted at Sundance in January.
After debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the fantasy feature Nine Days has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.
Winston Duke leads the movie as Will, a reclusive man who is conducting a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born. Five contenders emerge, and during the course of nine days, Will tests each of them, but he can choose only one. The victor will be rewarded with a coveted opportunity to become a newborn in the real world, while the others will cease to exist. Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Bill Skarsgard, Tony Hale and David Rysdahl also star.
SPC took North American rights, along with rights for Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, India, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, South Africa, Benelux, Thailand and on all airlines worldwide.
“Nine Days is one of those rare movies that will have a long life and stand the test of time,” said a statement from Sony Pictures Classics. “It's about alternate realities—Black Mirror on the big screen, with touches of Wings of Desire and The Matrix. It offers surprises galore and marks the birth of a major filmmaker. We are excited to be introducing Nine Days to audiences around the world.”
The film, which competed in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance, marks the feature film debut for Japanese Brazilian writer-director Edson Oda. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the festival.
“I grew up watching and admiring countless Sony Pictures Classics' movies,” says Oda. “So many of their films — and the filmmakers they supported — ignited my passion for cinema and also propelled me to become a filmmaker. I'm so happy, humbled and honored to be working with them and can't wait to share Nine Days with the world.”
The film is a co-production between Juniper Productions, Mandalay Pictures, Nowhere, MACRO Media and The Space Program, in association with Mansa Productions, Oak Street Pictures, 30WEST, Baked Studios and Datari Turner Productions. The project is produced by Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures, Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall of Nowhere, Matthew Lindner of Juniper Productions and Datari Turner. Executive producers are Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Gus Deardoff, Kellon Akeem, Yandy Smith, Renée Frigo, Beth Hubbard, Trevor Groth, Winston Duke, Caroline Connor, Will Raynor, Mark C. Stevens, Mark G. Mathis, Kwesi Collisson, Larry Weinberg, George A. Loucas, Michelle Craig and Piero Frescobaldi.
“It's a dream come true to have made a film that Tom, Michael and Dylan love and want to give a theatrical release," says a statement from the producers. "Their sincere passion for Nine Days has been infectious and, in handing over our film, we can think of no better partners than Sony Pictures Classics.”
The deal was negotiated by Weinberg of Mandalay Pictures, and 30WEST and CAA Media Finance who are co-repping North American rights on behalf of the filmmakers.
Source: Hollywood Reporter