Back when Sony thought they could make Spider-Man movies without Marvel Studios’ help, they ambitiously announced their own Spider-Verse release slate with a host of spin-off films: Sinister Six, Spider-Girl and Venom/Carnage. The latter appears to be back on…just in a separate Universe to Spider-Man. Don’t ask. A bunch of emails will probably leak soon with the subject heading: VENON/MEN IN BLACK CROSSOVER MOVIE.“Just look at this little white dot.”
If it does jump on the Rated R bandwagon, it definitely won’t be in the same Marvel Cinematic Universe as Spider-Man, as Disney CEO Bob Iger ruled out ever seeing a more adult orientated movie made by the studio. For more goings on in the Superhero Movie world, read The Week in Spandex, or watch Flickering Myth’s brand new weekly series Scooperhero News.
Disney’s other big chunk of intellectual property, Star Wars, got not just one, but two Episode VIII title rumours this week. Firstly, the horrible Tale of the Jedi Temple, and, quickly after, the slightly better The Order of the Dark Side. As Luke and I point out on this week’s Flickering Myth Podcast, the film should just stick with its working title ‘Space Bears‘. That podcast episode also features our interview with Sarah Wayne Callies about Prison Break Season 5.
In Star Wars news from a galaxy much closer to home, The Force Awakens Blu-ray details have been announced, including the release date and special features.Well there goes all our spare time for the next few months.
Elsewhere in movies, the first full-length trailer for Finding Dory has been released (check out all the week’s trailers here); The Lonely Island have announced their film’s brilliant title; the first image of the Power Rangers cast has been uploaded; J.K. Rowling has confirmed that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a trilogy (until they split the last one in two); The Rock announced The Hoff for Baywatch, in what is steadily becoming my most anticipated film EVER; Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson are rumoured to star in the remake of Dario Argento’s seminal horror Suspiria; Quentin Tarantino says he’ll never work with Disney again; and Sam Raimi has signed on to direct World War 3.“Put down the gun, Quentin! He’s just a mouse!”
And finally, the 88th Academy Awards. Unfortunately, most of us can no longer say we have the same amount of Oscars as Leonardo DiCaprio. He won Best Actor for The Revenant this week, along with a bunch of other people winning a bunch of other tiny golden men.He deserved it for the beard alone.
However, in some people’s eyes, Leo isn’t even the best winner in the year he actually wins it. Flickering Myth’s Sean Wilson reckons composer Ennio Morricone should be the recipient of this year’s Most Overdue award, while Luke Owen (Hollywood has been conspiring against him this week) just thinks the Oscars are a load of toss and we should all stop caring altogether.
May the Movies be with you.
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