With Morbius recently getting pushed back to March 2021 due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, many fans are wondering how that could potentially end up impacting Venom 2. The symbiotic sequel is still scheduled to hit theaters in October, but with the first Morbius trailer full of Easter Eggs and hints that Sony’s Marvel universe is set to get a lot bigger, there will surely be some connective tissue between the two.
In what’s becoming a common trend across the industry, HBO will be providing free content to viewers during the coronavirus lockdown. Following on from the likes of CBS All Access in opening up their paywall, HBO will be making HBO NOW and HBO GO free to access from Friday, April 3rd. While this offering does not include certain hit series like Game of Thrones, viewers will still be able to watch almost 500 hours of content from the HBO library, adding to the options available for those stuck at home.
Kylo Ren memorably smashed his helmet to itty-bitty pieces in The Last Jedi, but then Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came along and saw the First Order villain go to great lengths to rebuild the mask, which he wore throughout the rest of the film, now sporting distinctive red detailing where it had been welded back together. Original plans for the trilogy-closer, though, involved Kylo simply making himself a brand new, if similar, helmet.
After the super-serious tone and doom and gloom that defined the DCEU during the Zack Snyder years, Shazam! felt like a breath of fresh air by comparison, and didn’t feel like it was even part of the same franchise at all. The light-hearted and fun superhero coming-of-age comedy marked a huge tonal shift from what people had become accustomed to from Warner Bros.’ comic book output, and the end result saw it score overwhelmingly positive reviews as a result.
Now that Disney holds the rights to all Fox titles following their acquisition of the studio last year, a number of franchises are currently in limbo. One that is certainly faltering and could use a rejuvenation is Predator.
There seems to be no end in sight for the COVID-19 coronavirus that has wreaked havoc across the world with just shy of 1 million global cases and over 50,000 deaths. Governments are locking down their countries and enforcing strict social distancing and extensive travel bans in an attempt to flatten the curve and reduce the overload of hospitals struggling to accommodate overwhelming numbers of people. It’s been a difficult few months, and it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.
You know what’s cool right now? Clowns. Between the It movies and last year’s Joker, clowns have become a popular storytelling device for dark film.
Idris Elba gets around. The Brit has starred in a venerable roll call of major film franchises, from superpowered outings in the Thor trilogy, stabs at science fiction in Pacific Rim and Star Trek: Beyond, to family friendly fare, lending his voice to The Jungle Book and Finding Dory. But the latest addition to his roster doesn’t resemble any of those. Last year Elba starred in the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, where he portrayed villainous villain Brixton. If you count yourself a fan of Elba’s performance, or just Elba in general, I’ve got some tantalising tattle to titillate you tonight.
Tie-in toys are always a great source of information when it comes to the latest upcoming Marvel movie. And sure enough, we might have learned about a couple of major comic book characters who’ll appear in The Eternals thanks to a leaked list of Funko Pop! figures that are coming over the next few months. Bear in mind, though, that this list could turn out to be fraudulent. That being said, with the various figures tying into multiple other franchises, it certainly seems legit.
While Netflix’s bonkers documentary Tiger King is taking over the world right now, two surprising films are dominating the streaming service’s newly-added Top 10 movie section.