Thankfully, movies and TV shows are still making waves this year, and since lockdown is easing up in many parts of the world it’s time to start getting excited about the cinema once again.
From news surrounding Adam Sandler’s new movie venture and the working title for the new Black Panther film, there’s a lot to catch up on!
Doctor Strange 2 has wrapped filming, confirms Kevin Feige
Chief of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has confirmed that he is in London, UK, shooting for the final week on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Many fans are absolutely ecstatic to say the least, as after the events of Disney+ and Marvel show WandaVision, everyone is dying for some answers.
The movie would have finished sooner, if it weren’t for Scott Derrickson exiting close to the start of production, leaving Sam Rami to take over as director. Coronavirus then took its toll on production and delayed the film, and then Elizabeth Olsen having to wrap up WandaVision first backed it up further.
Surprisingly, little is known about this movie. They have managed to let no set photos leak, and with only six cast members confirmed including Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, and Benedict Wong as Wong, fans are sure to flock to cinemas to see what all this madness is about.
The movie is set to come out sometime in 2022.
Indiana Jones 5 casts Mads Mikkelsen in mystery role
Mads Mikkelsen has joined the cast of the new Indiana Jones movie, along with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, in what will be Harrison Ford’s final run.
Mikkelsen, star of TV show Hannibal and Doctor Strange, has been cast in a mystery role in the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise. The last Harrison Ford-led film came out in 2008, and the next one would have followed not long after were it not for Disney purchasing Lucasfilm in 2012.
Other setbacks are also to blame for the dormancy of the movie, but lately it seems that it’s getting back on its feet and beginning to gain some momentum, as production is rumoured to begin this summer.
More news about casting is likely to surface as the film’s director, James Mangold, wishes to start production soon in order to meet their intended release date of July 29th, 2022.
Black Panther 2 working title revealed
The much-anticipated sequel to the 2018 Marvel film Black Panther, starring the late Chadwick Boseman in the titular role, is finally getting a move on.
Black Panther 2’s working title has been revealed; Summer Break. This, no-doubt, is not the final title, but it does suggest that production will begin soon as working titles are used for production purposes, to shield the real name of the film.
The feature has been shrouded in questions and concerns, as 2020 saw the tragic death of Boseman after his four-year-long battle with cancer, who played the mighty T’Challa in four Marvel movies, including his own solo film.
It has been known for a while that, as Feige stated, they will not be recasting Boseman in a wonderful effort to keep his memory intact, as the character meant so much to so many.
However, that does leave us with the question of if the mantle of Black Panther is to be passed on, who will take it?
We can hope to see an answer to all these questions in July, 2022.
Adam Sandler drama Spaceman casts Carey Mulligan
We all know Adam Sandler’s films to be hit-and-miss, but the actor still has more up his sleeve, including a drama in which he plays an astronaut sent out to find mysterious dust.
Carey Mulligan has been cast to co-star in this odd adventure alongside Sandler. Her latest role was as Cassie in the award-winning film Promising Young Woman; a racy movie following her character who’s out to get revenge. Mulligan also starred in arguably one of Dr Who’s best episodes, Blink.
Mulligan will play the wife of Sandler’s character, and the team surrounding them is a great one; Emmy award-winning director Johan Renck (Chernobyl) and screenwriter Colby Day. Channing Tatum will also be joining, but as a producer, not an actor.
The movie is based upon the novel The Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar, and will be on Netflix once it is complete.
No Way Home’s Doc Ock has been confirmed as the same one from Spider-Man 2
As if the recent title reveal of Tom Holland’s next Spider-Man movie wasn’t enough, now we are finally getting answers to fans’ questions about casting, and much more.
Alfred Molina confirms that the version of Doctor Octopus we will be seeing in Spider-Man: No Way Home is the very same one we saw in the 2004 film Spider-Man 2, with Tobey Maguire as the Webbed Wonder.
Fans have been reeling ever since the ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home, as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) turned out to be Skrulls; fans are hoping for answers to this plotline in the upcoming Spider-Man film.
Fans were able to get excited about casting once it was revealed that Jamie Foxx would be back to play Electro, the same one from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with Andrew Garfield in the titular role.
But now, Molina’s fantastic character will be gracing the screens once again in what is sure to be an outstanding movie.
Molina himself has even stated where Doc Ock will start off in the new flick; the villain’s death from the 2004 film will supposedly be where his story starts up again; we cannot wait to see what Molina, and the rest of the cast and crew, bring to this highly anticipated film.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
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