These are two comic book movies where fans everywhere have been like “Oh you know there is gonna be a crossover of sorts happening.” Granted we all know the history between the two characters and not to mention a recently released deleted scene from SHAZAM! seems to further reference the big cheese’s arch nemesis.
Well now get ready to rev up the speculation machine even more because now it is being reported that both the SHAZAM! sequel and BLACK ADAM will both be shooting at the same time this July. Both films are currently in pre-production
Now SHAZAM! star Zachary Levi has said previously that the characters would not meet on the big screen until the third installment of the film. But the idea that both schedules align such as this and there is NO crossover seems kind of crazy. It most likely would be in a post-credits scene for SHAZAM! that the pair come in contact, especially since it would then be the lead in to the third film. Along with the concurrent filming schedules of both the release dates could also give clue that during filming something may happen.
BLACK ADAM releases first on December 22nd, 2021 and SHAZAM! 2 follows on April 1st, 2022.
Also this all may just be wishful thinking as the current slate of DCEU films have been standalone and has yielded much success for Warner Bros. There will of course be set photos showing cast members on opposite sets but locations will be the ultimate teller and then again they may just have the day off.
Since it was announced that in the upcoming Marvel Studios THE ETERNALS one of the immortal heroes would be the studios first openly gay superhero many people were wondering which star would fill that void. Now we have an answer to that quandry.
Thanks to Haaz Sleiman, we now know that it is indeed Phastos played by Bryan Tyree Henry. It is not known the name of Sleiman’s character, but we do know that he’ll be Phastos’ husband.
NewNowNext spoke with Sleiman, and asked if we can expect a gay kiss in the movie and he confirmed that will indeed be happening. “Oh yeah, absolutely, and it’s a beautiful, very moving kiss,” he says. “Everyone cried on set. For me it’s very important to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be.” He goes on to say “Brian Tyree Henry is such a tremendous actor and brought so much beauty into this part, and at one point I saw a child in his eyes, and I think it’s important for the world to be reminded that we in the queer community were all children at one point,” “We forget that because we’re always depicted as sexual or rebellious. We forget to connect on the human part.”
Marvel Studios has gone on record saying that they wanted their casts and stories to be more diverse and inclusive. This includes director Joe Russo as a gay man rebounding with his life after the Thanos snap, while speaking in a meeting conducted by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in AVENGERS ENDGAME. It will be interesting to see if the studio faces any backlash with the characters in the superhero flick.
THE ETERNALS hit theaters on November 6, 2020.
After it was announced back in early January that Scott Derrickson would stepping aside from directing DOCTOR STRANGE INTO THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS due to creative differences with Marvel Studios many were left wonder who would potentially take hold of the reigns and give the sorcerer supreme’s sequel the horror element it deserves.
Well me now have that answer as it is being reported by VARIETY that Sam Raimi (SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN 2 & SPIDER-MAN 3) is currently in talks to take up the directorial role. Derrickson is set to remain on as an executive producer which means that Raimi,is going to need to be caught up to speed before the film’s scheduled production start date in May.
Marvel had no comment.
The resident super villain Jay Washington is back with another film review and this time its for the newest Harley Quinn movie BIRDS OF PREY (and the fantabulous emancipation of one Harley Quinn).
The Cathy Yan directed film that follows the infamous Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie) and her trying to pick up the pieces of her life following both the events of Suicide Squad and her breakup with the Joker. Be warned that there will be SPOILERS.
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Prepare to fly further, faster and higher now that the sequel to the blockbuster CAPTAIN MARVEL is a go. This time around for the sequel, the originals co-writers and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will not return to helm the sequel or write it. A staff writer from the upcoming Disney + WANDAVISION, Megan McDonnell, is set to pen a script for a follow-up to the 2019 movie that starred Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.
Full details about the plot have not yet been revealed but it has been noted that the superhero movie will go from the 1990s into present day.
The original CAPTAIN MARVEL had several writers at the helm including the co directors as well as Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
McConnell is a relatively new writer with WandaVision being her first major credit. The show brings back Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Avengers heroes Wanda Maximoff and the Vision, respectively. The show, currently in production, also brings back CAPTAIN MARVEL kid character of Monica Rambeau, now an adult played by Teyonnah Parris. In the comics, Rambeau was an iteration of Captain Marvel.
One of the most highly anticipated films of phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was the long awaited sequel to DOCTOR STRANGE with DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Not only was its star Benedict Cumberbatch returning as the sorcerer supreme but its director Scott Derrickson was also set to once again take the helm.
Well one part of that no longer seems to be the case. According to a new report from Variety, Scott Derrickson has officially departed the project as a director. Derrickson, however, will remain a producer on the film.
“Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences,” Marvel said in a statement to Variety, adding, “We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”
According to the report, Marvel Studios is already searching for a replacement director, as filming on the project is expected to begin in May.
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
This is a pretty exciting announcement. According to Jeff Sneider of Collider, Academy Award winner, Christian Bale is currently in talks to join the fourth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor, THOR LOVE AND THUNDER directed by Taika Waititi.
Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, Tessa Thompson is reprising her role as Valkarie, where after the events of AVENGERS:ENDGAME, is now the King of New Asgard and looking for her queen. Natalie Portman is expected to reprise her role as Jane Foster and potentially will take up the mantle of Thor as it has happened in the comics.
Marvel Studios nor Christian Bale’s representatives have currently spoken on the latest buzz to swirl the rumor mill.
Bale is currently starring in 20th Century Fox’s FORD VS FERRARI alongside Matt Damon.
Bale is no stranger to the superhero dranchise as he once donned the cape and cowl as Batman in the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy. (BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES).