This past week has been, as every week seems to be, filled to the brim with exciting movie news! This week, we saw a second trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, got wind of Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher’s next joint project, and we found out how well The Suicide Squad did on its opening day in the US. Check all this out, and more, below!
Second trailer for Venom 2 has landed
Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) has been through a lot, and lives with an alien symbiote who really tests his patience. Despite their face-off with Riot (another symbiote) in the 2018 movie Venom, it seems that the pair will now face a foe that even the extra-terrestrial is afraid of.
Carnage is another symbiote like Venom, but its host, Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) is a vicious killer, making his symbiote aggressive on another level. Carnage is a “red one”, as Venom puts it, and the new trailer shows that Kasady transforms into the crimson creature by turning himself inside out...
Fans will be able to see Venom: Let There Be Carnage in cinemas in September, 2021.
Halloween Ends will begin filming soon
During a recent panel in Chicago, Michael Myers actor James Jude Courtney confirmed that the third film in the Halloween trilogy will begin filming on January 10th, 2022.
There have been many Halloween movies; the 2018 film, however, was the beginning of a three-film collection that would see Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie, a woman haunted by Myers and his crimes.
Halloween Ends, the final movie in the trilogy will begin filming next year, shortly after the release of the second instalment, Halloween Kills, which will be releasing on October 15th, 2021.
As Halloween (2018) was such a success, we can only expect to see more cunning plans from Laurie, and more silent terror from Myers.
The Suicide Squad breaks Box Office records on opening night
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has been building up excitement for most of 2021; since the film’s announcement and its roster of characters revealed, fans could not wait to see both old and new faces along with an exciting new storyline.
The movie, which released on July 30th, 2021 in the UK and August 6th, 2021 in the US, has broken the Box Office record (for sales during a pandemic); the film made a whopping $4.1 million in the US.
That figure is from only one night in cinemas, so we can only wonder how much the film will make in total. The movie stars Margot Robbie, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, Idris Elba, Viola Davis and more; it seems to be many people’s new favourite DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film, and for good reason.
Enchanted 2 wraps filming
2007’s Enchanted, starring Amy Adams, is getting a sequel which has wrapped filming and has set a date.
The movie, titled Disenchanted, already has a 2022 release date, and will stream on Disney+. Adams starred as Giselle in the original film, a princess who found herself magically transported from the calming and adorable animated kingdom of Andalasia, to live-action New York City (NYC).
The musical comedy was a hit with audiences, as the romantic story saw Giselle fall in love with Robert (Patrick Dempsey), and stay in his world with him and his daughter.
The plot is unclear right now, but we can be sure it will be a magical and exciting adventure.
Hunger Games prequel will begin shooting next year
The Hunger Games franchise has been adored by fans for years, and saw Jennifer Lawrence star as Katniss Everdeen, the hero of District 12.
After all the chaos caused by her unwillingness to play a part in the Games, it seems that we will be getting a look behind the scenes at the horror that is The Hunger Games.
Lionsgate’s prequel will follow a young President Snow (Donald Sutherland), and will be based of the novel The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes, by Suzanne Collins.
The movie is expected to begin filming in 2022, and will no doubt be a hit with fans of the original series of films.
Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon to star in Your Place or Mine
That 70s Show star Ashton Kutcher will be joining Legally Blonde actress Reese Witherspoon in a Netflix rom-com, with Witherspoon serving as producer and the lead role.
Your Place of Mine follows two best friends who live on opposing coasts. They decide to swap houses for a whole week, not realising how much their lives will change as a result.
The movie also stars Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan, who will also be producing through Aggregate Films.
It will be really exciting to see Kutcher and Witherspoon act together in this film, as he is a long-time heartthrob and she is one of the most beloved actresses working today; both actors have a background in romance (especially Kutcher), so it should be a breezy and enjoyable performance from them both.
Rick Grimes solo movie is slow moving
Gale Anne Hurd, producer for AMC’s The Walking Dead, has spoken about why a solo movie focusing on Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is taking so long.
The Walking Dead is a horror/drama series that spans 10 seasons, and is based on the comic book of the same name. Grimes, in the first episode, woke up only to realise the world has descended into chaos and zombies roam the streets.
With the main series coming to and end, fans are turning their attention to the film set to follow Grimes, wondering where it is. Hurd told Variety that since the series has such a large “scope”, it needs to be assured that the scope of the movie matches the demands of a theatrical audience.
So, Hurd is simply saying that the film is taking a while to come together because making a film out of a TV show isn’t all that easy, and care to match the feeling of the series and the movie is an art that needs to be mastered.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
Once again, we are treated with another week full of exciting movie news; from an update on Knives Out 2 and Jungle Cruise’s mixed reviews, to a trailer for House of Gucci. Check all this out, and more...