This week (beginning August 16th, 2021) has been non-stop when it comes to movie news. There are reports of Anthony Mackie officially signing a deal to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), there are updates on Deadpool 3 courtesy of Kevin Feige, and it seems 2019’s Pet Sematary is getting a sequel. Read about all this, and more, below!

Picture Credits (l-r): DC Films, Marvel Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Picture Credits (l-r): DC Films, Marvel Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Black Canary movie is in the works

HBO Max is in the early stages of development in regard to a Black Canary movie, with Jurnee Smollett returning to the role.

Black Canary (aka Dinah Lance) was first seen on the big screen in 2020 in the DC movie Birds of Prey, which didn’t exactly do too well with audiences. Smollett’s character was a self-assured, headstrong woman who knew her worth, so it isn’t surprising that she, of all the characters within the film, is getting her own movie.

Fans loved Lance’s character, and a call for her own series has led to her own movie now being in very early stages of development. While, of course, there are little details as of yet, the news itself makes us wonder is we will see other characters from Birds of Prey, and what the narrative will be.

No Time To Die sets world premiere date

With original plans to release in March 2020 (the month in which lockdown began), the next James Bond movie, No Time To Die, finally has a release date and a premiere date in place.

After waiting what seems like years for this, fans can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel as Daniel Craig suits up to play iconic spy, James Bond, once again.

The premiere for the action-packed feature will be on September 28th, 2021, at Royal Albert Hall in London. No Time To Die’s release date is set to be October 8th, 2021. While the movie could of course be delayed again, we’re hoping that this year (2021) will be the year we finally get to see James Bond’s next adventure.

Deadpool 3 production news

Boss of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has recently offered up some updates for the third Deadpool movie, while also claiming that there is a release date in mind for the threequel.

A release date could be in between 2023 and 2024, so we have a while to wait yet.

Wade Wilson, played by Ryan Reynolds, is (along with the X-Men) joining the MCU, after years of wishing by fans. The third adventure for Wilson will be Marvel’s first R-rated feature film.

The creative team is almost filled with an entirely new crew, as Bob’s Burgers writers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin have joined the fray. No director is involved just yet, but we can bet they will find the perfect person for the job.

The script is being written as we speak, and a narrative is taking place; with this in mind, it is still anyone’s guess when more updates will be announced.

Anthony Mackie reportedly signs deal to return to Marvel (Spoilers for Falcon and the Winter Soldier series)

Anthony Mackie, who has played The Falcon (aka Sam Wilson) in the MCU since 2014, has supposedly signed on officially to star in Captain America 4 in the titular role.

After the events of Marvel and Disney+ show The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson went from The Falcon to Captain America; after rejecting the shield at first because it felt like “someone else’s”, his journey in the series showed that for him, and for the world, a Black Captain America would be significant in the best of ways.

Being in a supporting role suited Wilson well, but it is high time he took centre stage, and what would be better than him stepping up and becoming Captain America?

While details for the film are virtually non-existent and nothing seems to be set in motion just yet, it is clear that fans adored Wilson’s transformation and if Captain America 4 does go ahead, Mackie will nail his new role.

Afterlife of the Party trailer is released

The ghostly Cassie (Victoria Justice) haunts her friends and attempts to party her way into heaven in the new trailer for upcoming Netflix movie, Afterlife of the Party.

Netflix has been releasing films and TV shows in abundance this year, and with significant success. With the Fear Street trilogy doing exceptionally well upon release, and films like Red Notice on their way, the streaming service is really kicking things into high gear.

This movie follows Cassie, who dies during her birthday week, the party-loving teen finds herself on the verge of hell. With the assistance of her guardian angel, however, Cassie is given a lifeline to fix her mistakes and try to get into the Silver City.

Afterlife of the Party will release onto Netflix on September 2nd, 2021.

Pet Sematary prequel adds Haunting of Hill House actor

Paramount has added Henry Thomas to the cast of their upcoming sequel to the 2019 remake of Pet Sematary.

Fans didn’t seem too overjoyed when news hit that a remake of the 1989 was coming, and opinions also weren’t too positive when the movie actually came out; we can only imagine fans aren’t too happy about news of a prequel, either.

The prequel project was greenlit in February of this year, and the intent is to add it to the streaming service Paramount+. The movie is set to focus on White as a younger version of John Lithgow’s Jud Crandall.

While details are almost non-existent at the moment, we can only wait and see what Paramount has in store for this seemingly unnecessary prequel.

Dungeons and Dragons film has wrapped

Co-director and co-writer of this tabletop game adaptation, John Francis Daley, has revealed that production has officially wrapped for the Dungeons and Dragons movie.

The game of which this film is based on has been a staple for many people for almost 50 years; it has been shown in various aspect of popular culture, such as The Big Bang Theory and Stranger Things, as something that brings people together and results in a night of fun.

The movie has cast Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis and more, and fans can’t wait to see what Paramount does with this iconic game when it hits the big screen.

Despite being finished, we may not see Dungeons and Dragons until March, 2023.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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