The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, like the first teaser for Doctor Strange, a new Suicide Squad trailer, a Flickering Myth exclusive about who will be playing Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and much, much more…
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If you told me a decade ago that in the same year we’d be getting the second series of a very high quality TV drama version of Daredevil, a film where Spider-Man, Captain America and Iron Man fight over the nuances of the socio-political superhero role and a Doctor Strange solo movie, I’d have replied: yes please, I would also like some of the crack you are on.So would Stephen Strange, expertly rocking homeless chic here.
Ten years later, and personal heroin usage overcome, those wildest Marvel dreams have come true. Daredevil Season 2 is streaming on Netflix right now, Captain America: Civil War is out in a fortnight and we got the first trailer for Doctor Strange this week.Read the Flickering Myth writers’ room reaction to the trailer.
Marvel super-producer Kevin Feige has been doing the rounds promoting Captain America: Civil War, where he both teased a “very different” Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and revealed that the MCU is now a free-for-all in terms of cross-movie appearances.The ones Marvel have the rights to, at least.
As well as Anthony and Joe Russo teasing Star-Lord for 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, and the Wasp nearly making it into Civil War, Feige also confirmed that MCU characters will appear in Sony’s Spider-Man solo movie, supporting rumours that Iron Man and Captain America will both feature.
That film officially now has a title, by the way: Spider-Man: Homecoming – referencing the Spider-Man comic book arc where the Venom suit was first introduced.Love it, love it, love it, love it.
But current rumours suggest the symbiote won’t be the film’s big bad. Vulture is apparently Homecoming’s main antagonist, with Michael Keaton reportedly in talks to play the role. Makes sense. He’s already got the Birdman costume.“I thought the Birdman suit was really stupid and tack-…he’s right behind me, isn’t he?”
Weirdly, though, all that isn’t even the coolest Spider-Man news of the week. Load up the 90s animated series’ opening guitar riff on YouTube, and then look at Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Animated Spider-Man movie logo.
Over at DC, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently sitting at $800 million worldwide. The film’s editor David Brenner has revealed the original cut was almost four hours long.Maybe that’s where the plot went.
But no fear, Gotham will soon be getting the Batman it truly deserves! Warner Bros. have officially confirmed that Ben Affleck will be both starring in and directing a solo Batman movie.Trust in Batfleck.
And things are brightening up for the DCEU, with yet another terrific trailer for this August’s Suicide Squad. David Ayer has denied that the film’s recent reshoots were to ‘lighten the tone’. It doesn’t seem to need it. The third trailer probably has more jokes in than all four unedited hours of Batman v Superman.Captain Boomerang wins at trailers yet again.
Head to the next page for the Flickering Myth exclusive on who will be playing Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the front runner to play Young Han Solo, the latest news on Star Trek Beyond and more…