It’s official! After months and months of reports, it was officially confirmed today that Disney is moving forward with a Hercules remake. The 1997 mythological animated movie is getting the live-action treatment, with Marvel supremos Joe and Anthony Russo on hand to produce. THR broke the story this Thursday evening, nothing that at this stage it’s hard to tell whether it will be a faithful reboot – like Beauty and the Beast – or play fast and loose with the source material – like the upcoming Mulan.
It’s one of the more surprising sequels to come around in recent years. Space Jam 2 has been in development for more than two decades, and after several false starts, it’s finally in production. High time it got an official title then, don’t you think? Well, you’d think right.
Regal clarifies their position on Universal, saying that they’re not specifically boycotting the studio, but will not screen any movie coming to VOD early.
The first set footage from Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings has leaked online, giving us a hint as to what to expect from the film.
The remake of the immortal Evil Dead might not have set the world alight, even if it at its climax it did most of its cast. In addition to the ending we saw in theaters and an alternate version though, a third was also partially shot but never used, and had been planned to be taken even further.
It may sound like “I am Groot” over and over again to us, but Groot’s few words are actually a full-formed language, as evidenced by Rocket’s translation of his dialogue across the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Over time, we see Star-Lord and the other Guardians develop the ability to understand him, too. Avengers: Infinity War threw a curveball at how we believed Groot’s language worked, however, when Thor was able to understand him immediately.
Netflix have been enjoying a strong run in recent months, consolidating their streaming dominance with a host of original and licensed titles. Just this week, they’ve added a ton of new movies to help those self-isolating, while recently released original films like the Chris Hemsworth-starring Extraction have been pulling in big audiences for the platform.
Happy Death Day was a huge hit for Universal back in 2017, but – ironically, considering the time loop nature of the franchise – history wasn’t repeated twice when 2019’s Happy Death Day 2U failed to rake in as much cash. Because of that, a closer to the trilogy may now be in question. Anyone who’s seen the sequel knows one was intended, though, and star Jessica Rothe isn’t giving up hope that Happy Death Day 3 will arrive eventually. Even if it takes 20 years.
Following Justice League Dark: Apokolips War coming out in a few days’ time, the next DC animated movie – that’ll keep us entertained while we wait for live-action superhero flicks to start rolling out again – will try something a little bit different. Superman: Man of Tomorrow will break away from both established continuity and the typical house art style to tell a unique, original story about the Man of Steel’s early years. And you can now get your first look at the film below, thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive reveal.
It’s been a rough week for AMC Theatres, with the movie chain’s recent financial troubles followed by a controversial letter claiming that they’ll refuse to show Universal Pictures films in their cinemas after the studio suggested retaining a dual release window for PVOD and theatrical releases. And while AMC have received support from Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld, it appears that the chain might not actually be allowed to follow through on their threat to ban Universal content from their screens.