THE NEW MUTANTS Has A New Release Date

This movie honestly feels as if it is being tortured when it comes to a theatrical release. THE NEW MUTANTS has once again a new release date of August 28, 2020 as announced by 20th Century Studios today.

The film which was shot back in 2017 was originally shot in 2017 was supoosed to first be released  April 13, 2018, before being pushed back 10 months to Feb. 22, 2019, and later moved to Aug. 2, 2019. From there then it was supposed to release on April 3 of this year (2020) but of course COVID-19 changed that.

The Josh Boone directed film was originally set to undergo reshoots but was unable to due to Maisie Williams, GAME OF THRONES shooting schedule. There also were rumors of Jon Hamm being cast as Mr. Sinister but his role was replaced by Benecio Del Toro.

 

DOOM PATROL Season 2 To Air On DC Universe And HBO Max SIMULTANEOUSLY

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This is news that many people were waiting to hear about. Especially since it was announced the DOOM PATROL would be making its move from the DC Universe streaming app over to the HBO Max streaming platform. But the announcement that was made may add some more excitement.

The sophomore season of DOOM PATROL  which originally was a DC Universe exclusive, will debut on HBO Max and DCU on June 25 simultaneously, as announced by WarnerMedia on Wednesday.

Back in January at the Television Critics Association, HBO Max content chief Kevin Reilly said regarding HBO Max and DCU: “We have to figure out those two subscriptions and we haven’t worked out the mechanics of what that’s going to look like.” This is because it was initially believed by many that the DC Universe service would be absorbed into HBO Max.

It seems the mechanics have been worked out regarding “Doom Patrol,” a A crew member who has worked on multiple DC Universe shows told Business Insider that HBO Max had been heavily involved in season two.

DOOM PATROL is not the only DC Universe series that’s not exclusive to the service. STARGIRL premieres this upcoming Monday on DCU and will air the next day on the CW Network. The network also recently acquired the rights to season one of DCU’s SWAMP THING which was abruptly canceled last year.

One thing is for sure, the reviews on this will return and hoping for another incredible performance from Brendan Fraser and Diane Guerrero.

SWAMP THING May Have New Life On The CW

The younger-focused broadcaster has also acquired two more shows from the U.K. and Canada.

One part of this headline is a big “DUH” but the shock is the second half that many people were hoping would happen.

SWAMP THING after being officially cancelled by the DC Universe has now been acquired by the CW. CW just fresh off of adding the first two seasons of CBS All Access anthology Tell Me a Story, has licensed DC Universe’s Swamp ThingNo one knows yet when exactly the series will make its official debut on the network or if it just goes to the CW Seed app. There is now also the possibility of a resurgence on the show on the HBO MAX streaming platform.

SWAMP THING starred Crystal Reed as Dr. Abby Arcane and Derek Mears as the elemental and Andy Bean as the human version of Dr. Alec Holland.

For those who are wondering what caused the cancellation of SWAMP THING much of it was because of budget and tax breaks which were taken away in as well as the studio’s decision to bypass paying millions to store the show’s physical sets in North Carolina.

What would like to see happen with the series? Do you just want the initial episodes or pick up and keep the series going?

Could SILVER AND BLACK Potentially Be A Disney Plus Series

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Remember back in December of 2017 when it was announced that Silver Sable and Black Cat would be teaming up for their own movie?  They were set be brought  together as an unlikely duo. But that ulitmately changed as it was decided to give the pair their own individual films. However nothing set in stone has been announced about that.

Well there may be a bit of sterling (as is Silver, get it?…) news about the pair. During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, original director Gina Prince-Bythewood was asked what she knows about the project and from what was told it seems as if there may be some rumblings leading the ladies towards Disney plus

“I really love that project, and I do hope it can still happen in some way. It keeps going through different thoughts. First, it was going to be the two of them, and then the decision was made to separate the two. Now, there’s a thought of “Hey, maybe we put it on Disney+ as a limited series,” but I loved it more as a film with the two of them. So, my hope is that one day it can still happen.”

Now here’s where it may get confusing for some. It is already known that Sony has laid out plans to bring many Spider-man related characters to the big screen. MORBIUS now being set to release in March of 2021, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE in June of 2021, there’s even talks of a Kraven the Hunter film.  Sony also has their own plan for their own Spider-verse that is not that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Which now leads to the even bigger conundrum. Marvel TV is now all under the control of Marvel Studios and why all of the upcoming MCU Disney plus shows are carrying on into the overall story. SILVER AND BLACK by that account would not fit in with the overall story and would throw things off.

So that leaves the question, if SILVER AND BLACK is brought to the small screen

VENOM Sequel Is Delayed Until 2021

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Due to the coronavirus global pandemic, It’s no surprise that most movies have been either pushed back a few months or even an entire year. But when those films were already set to drop later in this year it’s a little bit surprising.

VENOM:LET THERE BE CARNAGE,” the sequel to Sony’s 2018 superhero blockbuster, has now delayed its big screen debut. The Tom Hardy starring sequel was expected to hit theaters Oct. 2, 2020 but now will instead launch eight months later on June 25, 2021.

This may not be a bad move for the movie. Granted the original VENOM debuted in October and the sequel was following suit. This now allows for  the film to be amongst the summer blockbuster list of 2021.

Andy Serkis takes over the directing chair from Ruben Fleischer for the follow-up to “VENOM,” which sees Tom Hardy once again bond with the alien symbiote known as Venom. The sequel will also feature the return of  Michelle Williams and added on will b, Reid Scott, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kassidy aka Carnage.

THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Gives An Update On The Films Progress During This Pandemic.

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While the world is at a stand still due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many if not all of tv and film productions have shut down.

One in particular many have wondered about is Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. Reeves who is currently still in London waiting on filming to start back up spoke with DEADLINE.   Reeves offered an update on exactly how much work has been completed on the film thus far.

“We’re not officially editing right now,” he confirmed. “We’ve actually shot a quarter of the movie and I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what’s to come.”

Before the shutdown production of the film was set to move locations from London to Liverpool. But of course that was impossible one the UK was put into a lockdown. Reeves however does feel certain once things have eased up he will be able to resume filming in the UK.

When asked by the trade whether his version of the caped crusader pays homage to Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One or the Flying Graysons, he understandably responded with a laugh, and stated: “I can’t give you the answers to any of that.” 

While Reeves is looking through those dailies, he confirmed that he has no plans to make any major changes to The Batman“It took me two years to work on that story, and it’s a very specific mystery noir that’s been really thought-out by me and my partners.”

One thing he is reconsidering is, “the tone of things. It happens any time you shoot anything. The unexpected — happy accidents and things you didn’t quite expect: That is the lightning in a bottle for something that is alive. I would say that the changes really have to do with ‘Oh, seeing the tone of this’ with these scenes we haven’t done which connect to that part of the storyline.”

“It feels like there might be an opportunity to explore some of that unexpected tone that we found,” the filmmaker continued. “With these movies, you never have enough prep time, because they’re so complex and so enormous in so many ways. It also gives me a moment to think about the larger sequences that have yet to come up and how I want to realize those.”

One of the biggest issues is that it does not seem as if the lockdown going on within the UK will be letting up within the next few months. This may end up putting a very big strain on things. At the end of the day everyone’s health and safety comes first and here’s to hoping that once things get back rolling Reeves and the crew can complete a good filming and from there we wait.

BLACK WIDOW Has A New Release Date And It Shakes Up The MCU Movie Slate

Of the course the world as we know it has changed. Thanos’ snapped first got rid of then brought back half the uni…..oh that’s not what we’re talking about. Oh yeah due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 aka THE RONA. The movie release slate for 2020 has been drastically changed.

Many hoped at one point that Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW would still be able to keep its original theatrical release date of May 1, 2020 even if that meant a straight to Disney Plus release. Well not only did the date get pushed back but there also will be no straight to Disney Plus release.

Well today Disney revealed an updated release schedule for the Scarlett Johannson led movie. It also shifts the rest of the upcoming MCU theatrical release slate.

BLACK WIDOW now will take THE ETERNALS release date of November 6, 2020 and THE ETERNALS now shifts to February 12, 2021. This also moves around SHANG-CHI and THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS to May 7, 2021 as well as DOCTOR STRANGE INTO THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS on November 5, 2021.

This update slate also seemingly locks in 2022 as well for Marvel Studios, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER goes to February 18, 2022, BLACK PANTHER 2, May 8, 2022 and CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 which originally did not have a release date is now set for a July 8, 2022 release.

Of course with the changes in these films theatrically you can bet your bottom dollar that the slate for the MCU Disney Plus series will also be altered given that they all now directly connecting to the films in a chronological order.