This week is, as every week is, filled with exciting film-related news! The Doctor Strange sequel is undergoing reshoots, a short film involving Sing 2 characters has been released, and it seems that the search for the next James Bond is underway. 

Picture Credits (l-r): Marvel Studios, MGM, Paramount Animation

Picture Credits (l-r): Marvel Studios, MGM, Paramount Animation

Rumble trailer unveils early Paramount+ release 

Paramount has released a new trailer for animated movie, Rumble, and announced that it will be coming to Paramount+ later this year (2021). 

The film was originally set to release on July 2020, but of course the global pandemic pushed it back; a February 2022 date was the last release date revealed. Now, however, Rumble will be releasing exclusively onto Paramount’s streaming service on December 15th, 2021. 

Rumble is set in a world where monsters are superstar athletes, and humans are their coaches; the feature focuses on Steve (Will Arnett), a potential star. 

Benedict Cumberbatch shares why Doctor Strange 2 is undergoing reshoots 

To put some fans’ minds at ease, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has explained why Sam Rami’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is having to go through some reshoots. 

In an interview with Empire, Cumberbatch stated that ‘We’re in the middle of reshoots and we’re working incredibly hard to make a schedule work to realise the full potential of the film... we want to do better...’ 

Marvel fans are ecstatic to see this sequel, and the MCU is definitely heating up. 

Dune passes the $100 million mark at the domestic box office 

Dune has just crossed the $100 million mark in the domestic box office, it is only the second ever in Warner Bros/Legendary’s 2021 slate to do so. 

Dune is perhaps one of the most popular movies to come out of 2021 so far, so it may not be too surprising that it has reached that $100 million mark. The movie is based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name, and is a sci-fi adventure like no other. 

Warner Bros has plans to keep Dune box office-climbing now that the HBO Max viewing window has ended, and the movie is back in cinemas. 

Sing 2 characters star in festive short film 

Sing 2 gets a festive themed short film, which aired during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade (November 25th, 2021), ahead of the sequel’s release. 

The short includes the original cast, as well as some brand-new faces. Titled Come Home, the feature shows a family of dogs getting excited for their mum (voiced by Keke Palmer) to come home. She is stuck in the snow, but has the wonderful cast of the Sing films to keep her company. 

The search for the next James Bond is underway at MGM 

Pamela Abdy, MGM President of Motion Pictures, has announced that the search for the next James Bond is in the early discussion phase at the studio. 

As we know, Daniel Craig is the most recent actor to play the iconic role of James Bond; his first film as this character was in 2006, when Casino Royale was released. His rendition of this character has been adored for years, but now it seems it’s time for a new actor to take on the pivotal mantle. 

Craig was initially a questionable choice for Bond due to his physical appearance, but it is clear now that fans of the franchise adore his version of the iconic character; however, the question is: who will take his place? 

New Tragedy of Macbeth trailer shows character commit murder 

A24 has shared a new trailer for The Tragedy of Macbeth, which sees Denzel Washington in the lead role as the titular character committing the very murder that sparks the legendary tale. 

This is the latest adaptation of William Shakespeare’s iconic play, and sees writer/director Joel Cohen take the reins. There is only a month to go until the release of this monochrome movie, and it's set to bring fans directly into the madness that is The Tragedy of Macbeth, which releases on Christmas Day, 2021. 

Gorillaz movie being developed at Netflix 

Netflix is currently developing a new movie that will focus on the virtual band, Gorillaz, which features the animated members created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. 

The band lives in a fictional world, created by artist Hewlett, that has been seen in their music videos, animated shorts, and also their interviews. 

While no plot details have been revealed as of yet, fans should keep an eye out for a trailer or any minor details that may be coming their way soon.

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

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