Is The Bey-Hive Wakanda Bound

Last year the leader of the Bey-hive and Grammy award winning artist, Beyonce voiced Nala in the live-action remake of THE LION KING, now it seems that she may be sticking around the Disney family. Thanks to a new report from Elle now claims that Beyonce has signed a $100 million deal with Disney and is to keep her in the midst for a foreseeable future.

Here is the best part this is going to reportedly lead to Beyonce being involved with Black Panther 2 in some capacity, likely providing a song for the film’s soundtrack as opposed to an on-screen role of any sort.

Beyonce is said to be “a major player” for the mouse, with hopes she will lend her voice to some upcoming documentaries on Disney+ as well. “The negotiations are still ongoing but it’s the final details that are being thrashed out now,” the site’s sources claim.

2018’s BLACK PANTHER was masterful having been curated by another Grammy award winning artist in Kendrick Lamar, so it only makes sense Disney would enlist an superstar talent like Beyonce to lend her musical skills to Ryan Coogler’s hotly anticipated sequel. The question now beckons should be an on screen talent as well who would she portray.

 

Henry Cavill Is In Talks To Return As Superman

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It is becoming a surreal couple of weeks for Warner Media. 1st the announcement that the, Zack Snyder cut of Justice League will be coming to HBO Max  then today the launching of the new streaming platform and now news has come out that Henry Cavill is in talks to put back on his bodysuit and cape as the man of steel for multiple DC movies.

The report was first released by THE WRAP, It is being reported that the full extent of Cavill’s return to the role — whether just for additional work to be done for the upcoming “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” or for appearances in future films — has not been disclosed. This also includes a sequel to the Zack Snyder helmed MAN OF STEEL.

Now if you can recall, after the unsuccessful theatrical run of JUSTICE LEAGUE Warner Bros.went into sort of a dismantling and rebuilding mode. This was from leadership to  was rethinking its overall strategy for DC Comics movies, moving away from the shared universe approach and toward standalone films.

A few months after Cavill departed his role, so did Batman actor Ben Affleck. Aflleck who was supposed to write, direct and star in the planned standalone THE BATMAN. The film has since been rewritten to focus on a younger Dark Knight and Robert Pattinson has since been cast in the role.

One thing that can be for sure throughout all of this, Cavill will more than likely not have any jarring mustache issues.

What are your thoughts on this and what do you think Cavill’s role will be.

THE MAD TITAN PODCAST – Episode 60 HERE WE GO ! ! !

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Whelp ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it’s the 60th episode of The Mad Titan Podcast and HERE WE GO. It is finally happening and it is a REAL THING…… the resident super villain Jay Washington has brought back comedian, writer & more Heather Jay. Oh Yeah the Snyder cut is actually being released.

Jay and Heather get into it over whether this a a good thing, a move forward or just a marketing and money ploy by Warner Media. The duo go back and forth on what this means to the fans, the followers of the hashtag and the overall public. Oh yeah they also talk about Ruby Rose quitting Batwoman and its somewhat a celebration.

This one gets deep so sit tight, buckle in and get ready for a wild ride. Jay and Heather also take calls from the hotline 818-276-6947 and the mailbox over at madtitanpodcast@gmail.com

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Updates Are Coming On The Possible Reason For Ruby Rose’s Exit From BATWOMAN

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Yesterday, many were shocked when they learned that Ruby Rose would be exiting the CW’s BATWOMAN Of course there is speculation as to why it happened now thanks to a new report from TV Line it can be assumed that the parting was a mutual agreement.

It seems that Rose never got used to the long hours required to be the lead of a television show as well she did not really like well lets say never got adjusted to life in Vancouver where the show is primarily filmed.

According to TV Line’s source, “It wasn’t 100-percent her decision,” The source goes on further to say “It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No. So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned, if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit.

Either way we may not know the full story until Ruby Rose gives her statement on this matter. But we do know that she will no longer be in the cape and cowl and come next season there will be a new Kate Kane.

The SNYDER CUT Will Be Released On HBO Max

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Whelp…… it’s finally happening. After a couple of years of rumors, doubts, hashtags, campaigns, tweets and an overloaded Vero account, the Zack Snyder cut of JUSTICE LEAGUE will be available for the world to view in 2021 on the upcoming HBO MAX streaming service.  The news was delivered by Snyder himself as he surprised fans  this morning during a live online commentary of his film MAN OF STEEL with Henry Cavill.

Snyder acknowledged the overwhelming support of the fans who began the rally cut with the #ReleaseTheSynderCut hashtag all across social media. He stated, “I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality,”

Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer spoke on the release of the director’s cut of the film coming to the streaming platform, “Since I got here 14 months ago, the chant to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been a daily drumbeat in our offices and inboxes. Well, the fans have asked, and we are thrilled to finally deliver. At the end of the day, it really is all about them and we are beyond excited to be able to release Zack’s ultimate vision for this film in 2021. This could never have happened if it weren’t for the hard work and combined efforts of the teams at HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures.”

When speaking on this monumental moment, Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group said,  “Thanks to the efforts of a lot people, we’re excited to bring fans this highly anticipated version of Justice League,” He goes on further to say“This feels like the right time to share Zack’s story, and HBO Max is the perfect platform for it. We’re glad the creative planets aligned, allowing us to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.”
An exact date for the films release has not yet been announced. The theatrical edition of JUSTICE LEAGUE was released on November 17,2017. HBO Max arrives on May 27th of this year.

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.

 

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.