Picture Credits (l-r): Will Packer Productions, Marvel Studios, Logical Pictures
Picture Credits (l-r): Will Packer Productions, Marvel Studios, Logical Pictures

Once again, the past week has been full of news for film fans. From new releases and their casting choices, to the new title for Ant-Man 3.

Here are some stories that you may have missed within the last week!

Ant-Man 3 has its title

When the first Ant-Man movie hit cinemas back in 2015, not many fans seemed interested in the insect-themed story.

However, over the years, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man has grown in popularity, seemingly due to his appearances in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.

There are rumours that the third instalment of Ant-Man’s story is about to, or already has begun filming due to the fact that the movie now has a title.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania will be the title for the third film, but the current working title, Goat Rodeo, has led many fans to think that this is a hint to a new character we’ve not seen on the big screen before, Kang the Conqueror, as his purpose is to cause mayhem.

There is also excitement stirring as the cast of the previous two films are back in action, including, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp, and Michelle Pfeiffer, who made her debut appearance as Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

There are also reports of Kang the Conqueror even being cast – Jonathan Majors is supposedly set to play the mighty character.

The new title and suspected 2022 release date has led fans to speculate that the film is now in post-production, so this seems a viable guess at when we should see Ant-Man and co in action once again.

Steven Spielberg reportedly developing movie based on his childhood

Steven Spielberg, director of many classic and iconic movies such as Jurassic Park, Jaws, and many more, is reportedly making a film based off his own childhood.

Spielberg had a very American upbringing, living in places like Cincinnati, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona. He is now ready to put himself at the focus of a film and show fans what makes him, him.

Casting will of course be required for Spielberg at different ages in his life, so we are waiting to hear names drop in that respect. His mother, however, has been cast - Michelle Williams will be taking on the significant role.

This is also the first film in years that Spielberg will be taking a writing credit for.

More casting choices are yet to be made, and it seems like they will be made soon, as cameras are set to shed light on the project this summer (2021), hinting at a possible 2022 release date.

Blade creator hints at 2022 release date

Blade creator Marv Wolfman has appeared to hint that the much-anticipated reboot of Marvel’s Blade will be coming out next year (2022).

Rumours have been circulating that the film will begin production towards the end of 2021. This is exciting news, due to the fact that since the reveal in 2019 that the iconic vampire character, popularised by Wesley Snipes over two decades ago, was getting a reboot, news had slowed down rather significantly.

However, a Facebook post made by Wolfman stated Next week, Justice League. Next year Blade,’ which of course led to the belief that we will be seeing the legendary ‘Day-walker’ sometime in 2022.

Despite this news and rumours, there is no other talent attached to this project other than Mahershala Ali (Blade) and creator Wolfman; not even a director or any other cast members. But, with more information being revealed (albeit very slowly), we may get more answers soon.

Netflix’s Mystery Girl comic book adaptation casts Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish, comedian and actress, is best known for her sassy and bold characters in films like Girls Trip and Night School.

Netflix’s adaptation of the neo-noir comic book series (published by Dark Horse Comics) has cast Haddish in the spotlight, which is the perfect place for her. She will be playing Trine Hampstead, a character whose powers involve the psychic ability to see the past and the future.

However, she cannot seem to see the past 10 years of her life.

Hampstead uses her powers to solve mysteries as a detective, hence the fitting title, Mystery Girl.

Haddish will be producing the movie via her company, She Ready Productions. There is no information on a release date just yet, but hopefully that will come soon.

Borderlands film casts Haley Bennett as a new character

As we know, the Borderlands film has already cast some stars, such as Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jack Black voicing Claptrap.

Now, Haley Bennett, star of Girl on the Train and Swallow, has been added to the star-studded cast of the movie based on popular video game of the same name.

The film will focus on a group of fortune hunters from the outskirts of a ruthless galaxy. In the video game, the player controls one of these hunters as they search for this fortune while taking mercenary jobs along the way.

Bennett’s addition to the cast will supposedly be a key part of Blanchett’s character and her past, so perhaps Bennett will be playing a younger version of Blanchett’s character, Lilith.

Or, the connection between the two could show that due to Lilith being a Siren, a being with supernatural abilities, Bennett’s character may also be cut from the same cloth, so to speak.

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

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