Venom To Take Place in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Universe

Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal have confirmed that Venom will take place in the MCU.

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At the press junket for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Amy Pascal confirmed that the solo Venom movie produed by Sony would take place with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man universe. The interviewer went on to ask if Tom Holland would ever appear in the movies, and Pascal said “Anything is possible.”

The interesting thing about this statement is that it completely contradicts everything we’ve been told so far. The studio had previously said that the Venom and Silver Sable, Black Cat team up  movies would take place in their own universe. Now, this seems to have changed. Keep in mind that Marvel Studios has nothing to do with the Venom movie, it will be entirely Sony produced.

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I really like this news. I believe the more separate universes under the same company, the more convoluted it gets. I want Venom so be in the main Spider-Man universe, not in his own place with Silver Sable and Black Cat. I think that you can do a Venom movie on its own, but I would rather have him in Spider-Man’s world. I really hope we see Venom crossover with Spider-Mb eventually, and we can finally see a good version of Venom on the big screen. 

Tom Hardy was announced to play Eddie Brock in the movie, so the movie seems like it’s on the right path if they can get someone like him to look at the script and choose to jump on. Also, the movie is supposed to be R rated, and that will be the first MCU movie to have an R rating. Ultimately, this news is satisfying to hear, now that I know that I might get to see Venom and Spider-Man in the same movie again.

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Danny Elfman To Compose Score For ‘Justice League’

Another Batman composer?

Danny Elfman will now compose the score for the next film in the DCEU, Justice League.

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THR reports that Danny Elfman will write the soundtrack for Justice League. He will replace Junkie XL who was previously set to compose, but left to work on another Warner Bros. film, Tomb Raider. Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL both composed the score for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Hans Zimmer also scored Man of Steel. 

Elfman’s scores are usually very powerful and uplifting. It will be a very different feel than the score was in BvS. The score in that film was very dark and more epic than Danny Elfman usually writes. This would be the third comic book franchise he has worked on. He scored the Tim Burton Batman films and the Sam Raimi Spider-Man
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I am very excited to hear his score. I like how the DCEU is taking a different direction starting with Wonder Woman (Review coming soon). Even though I enjoyed the darker tone in the previous films, I am very aware that they need to take a different approach from  now on to DC movies.

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Simon Kinberg To Direct ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’; Jessica Chastain To Play Villain

As long as it’s better than Last Stand

Simon Kinberg, the producer of the X-Men franchise, will make his directional debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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Deadline reports that Simon Kinberg will direct the next X-Men movie, titled X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Kinberg has directed every Fox produced Marvel movie since X-Men: First Class, including Fantastic Four. He also helped write X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, and X-Men Apocalypse. He is set to write and produce the film as well. The film will star the main cast from X-Men: Apocalypse including Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Professor X, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler. Interestingly, Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver, is not on the list. The movie will be filming in Montreal.

THR reports that Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the film’s villain, Lilandra. They describe the character’s role as follows:  “Lilandra, the empress of an alien empire called the Shi’ar, who leads the quest to imprison and execute Dark Phoenix, sending her into conflict with the X-Men.”

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Jessica Chastain being cast is great. There’s not much to say because of what a great actress she is. Also, I’m excited for the X-Men to finally go to space. Being a comic book fan myself, this is very satisfying to hear. Simon Kinberg directing is what scares me.

I know that he has a close relationship with the X-Men franchise, and I believe he has done a great job producing so far. The problem is he has never directed anything before. You shouldn’t let the first thing someone directs be a big budget blockbuster movie. He hasn’t ever directed before, and these big movies aren’t easy to handle. Like I said, he has plenty of experience writing and producing, but directing is a totally different thing

 

Now, if he had directed a smaller movie and done a good job, I would be fine with this news. But, he has absolutely no experience directing, so this scares me. I really want Fox to get the Dark Phoenix Saga right.

 

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‘Black Panther’ Teaser Trailer is Released

Marvel’s Black Panther just got its first trailer during Game Four of the NBA Finals.

The trailer starts out with a conversation between Andy Serkis playing Ulysses Klaue from Avengers: Age of Ultron and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross who was introduced img_1010in Captain America: Civil War.

Klaue asks Ross what he knows about Wakanda. OSS responds that it’s a third world country. Klaue tells him that everything he knows is a front, and that it is really a highly technologically advanced civilization.

We then see a scene with a group looking around in the woods. They look up and see Black Panther in the trees, and he uses his powers to take them out. The rest of the trailer is mostly various shots of the movie with some good music behind it.

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The first takeaway from the trailer, for me, was how amazing Wakanda looks. It looks very high tech and sleek. I really love the design. Stylistically the movie looks pleasing. People say that it looks the same as most Marvel movies, but I would disagree due to the use of img_1012costumes and sets with it being set in Africa.The action looks stellar so far, and Michael B. Jordan’s character looks really cool. If you look close, you can see a shot of him fighting.

My only complaint with the trailer was the last scene where Black Panther jumps over the car. The scene didn’t looks finished, therefore taking away some of the awe of the scene. But, they have plenty of time to fix that.


Overall, now I’m even more excited to see Black Panther. He was set up very well as a character in Civil War, and I hope this movie does a good job of continuing his story.

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Mission Impossible 6: Henry Cavill Joins Cast And Tom Cruise Has His Buggest Stunt Of All Time

Crossover?

Henry Cavill will be in Mission Impossible 6.

The director of the film, Christopher McQuarrie revealed that Henry Cavill would be joining the cast in a post on Instagram:

Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure.

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Variety reports Cavill will play “a right hand man to the head of Cruise’s unit.” The rest of the cast will be returning with Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Renner.
I’m excited to see what Henry Cavill brings to this franchise. I’d like to see him be in things not involving Superman. This might allow him to show off some talent outside of the DCEU. I’m also glad that Christopher McQuarrie is returning. (I know that’s been announced, I just didn’t have a site then)

In an interview with Collider, the producer, David Ellison, revealed filming will start April 10th in Paris, London, and New Zealand. He was then asked what big stunt they had planned for this movie and he provided this response:

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“We’re thrilled. Chris is back, obviously, writing and directing after Rogue Nation. We could not be more excited about the character Henry Cavill’s going to play. And I will say after the Burj [Khalifa] we thought it was going to be impossible to top that stunt, and then Tom did the A380 for the plane. What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that’s come before. It is absolutely unbelievable—he’s been training for a year. It is going to be, I believe, the most impressive and unbelievable thing that Tom Cruise has done in a movie, and he has been working on it since right after Rogue Nation came out. It’s gonna be mind-blowing.”

He also provided some thoughts on Tom Cruise doing his own stunts:

“It all comes from the best place. It is all about entertaining an audience. Tom’s entire mantra for hanging on the side of the Burj Khalifa or the A380 or literally holding your breath for six minutes underwater to do the Taurus sequence is, in a world of massive [visual] effects, he said the audience can tell when it’s you on a green screen or when you’re actually doing it live. And the tension, because the stunt is real, actually puts the audience where Ethan Hunt is where they are in the movie. He said that’s why he does it; it’s all about entertaining an audience and it makes the movie better.”

He couldn’t say where the stunt was in the movie, but he did tell about some behind the scenes debate over the Burj Khalifa in Ghost Protocol.

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“I cannot say for M:I 6, but on Rogue Nation it was a conversation that was ongoing about whether or not it was in the opening or the middle of the movie. Obviously in Ghost Protocol there was a lot of conversation about should the Burj be at the end of the movie? Because it was obviously the biggest stunt in the film, and it really was just story drives everything. That’s the amazing thing about working with somebody who’s talented as Chris McQuarrie, who is a brilliant, brilliant screenwriter as well as a director, is story drives every single decision.”

It’s exciting to hear that Tom Cruise will be marking another epic stunt scene. It’ll be hard to beat the opening scene in Rogue Nation, but I believe Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise can do it.

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‘The Matrix’ Reboot Reportedly A Morpheus Prequel

Let’s hope it’s better that Reloaded

Warner Bros. is bringing back one of the best action movies of all time, The Matrix.

THR reports that Warner Bros. is starting to develop a revival of The Matrix. Zak Penn is in talks to write the script. The studio is also looking at Michael B. Jordan to star in the movie.

The original report states that the new movie will be a reboot. They also say that Warner Bros. might be looking to make side stories like what the Star Wars franchise is doing with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Zak Penn tweeted to clear everything up:

First off, I’m glad it’s not a reboot. I couldn’t imagine anyone other than Keanu Reeves being Neo. I don’t think a Morpheus prequel is really needed, but there are cool things that you can do with that concept. As long as they don’t ruin all of the mystery behind the original movie, I would be fine with it.

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Sorry…

If you hadn’t noticed, I haven’t posted in a few weeks. I’ve been really busy, and I had a hard time getting posts out. Now, everything is cleared up and I will be posting again. 

I noticed that I got a few new followers while I was gone. Welcome to those new followers and I hope you stay! A Logan review should be going out soon. I know it’s a little late, but I need some practice. My site will be up to a better schedule this coming week. See ya!