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.
After having been delayed indefinitely, Paramount has now handed A Quiet Place Part II a new Fall release date, and here’s when it’ll land.
David Harbour – best known as Chief Jim Hopper on the Netflix Original Stranger Things – has taken to social media with a rather unusual decision for a celebrity.
Superhero movie fans are usually pros at spotting all the easter eggs and cameos filmmakers like to sprinkle through their Marvel and DC productions. But hey, we don’t have superpowers ourselves so we can’t catch every single one. It turns out we all missed one famous face in 2019’s Shazam!, for instance, and it took the movie’s director, David F. Sandberg, to point it out to us.
James Gunn, the man behind Guardians of the Galaxy and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, has long been an engaged social media user, always looking to answer questions from the deepest corners of his follower base. And yesterday, he gave the answer to a question that’s been on everyone’s minds. If you had to be quarantined with any Marvel character, who would it be?
With everything going on in the world right now and movie theaters being shut down, it’s hard to forget that Bad Boys For Life remains the most successful film of 2020 so far. The third entry in the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence buddy cop franchise is in fact the highest-grossing pic in the series, earning more than $200 million domestically and more than $400 million worldwide. And that’s with the movie not even opening in China due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year has seen the debut of a major new character in the Bat-corner of the DC universe who’s been grabbing a lot of headlines. Punchline is the Joker’s latest girlfriend and partner-in-crime, a replacement for former beau Harley Quinn. Intended as the polar opposite of Dr. Quinzel, the silent serial killer has been created by James Tynion IV, Guillem March and Carlo Pagulayan for their current run on Batman, debuting in issue #89.
It’s going to be a long time before we see a proper MCU X-Men movie. While the full stable of mutants will eventually be part of the franchise, Marvel Studios have correctly decided that the property could use a rest. This will make The New Mutants the final entry in Fox’s X-Universe, so while we’ll see minor X-Men elements popping up here and there in the MCU, don’t expect an announcement anytime soon. But just because the MCU won’t be using the mutants, that doesn’t mean the IP is entirely dormant.