‘Spider-Man: No Way’ Home Still a Work in Progress
Despite having been screened recently and releasing in just under 2 weeks, Spider-Man: No Way Home is still not a finished product. While this is a common occurrence for VFX heavy films, that hasn’t stopped intrepid internet personalities from spinning it as a once-in-a-lifetime event that spells doom for the upcoming film. Doom…is that a hint? Are they VFXing Doom into the film?
‘No Way Home’ Will Make a Lot of Money
For a film that’s not finished yet, Spider-Man: No Way Home looks like it’ll be the biggest money maker of 2021. Advance ticket sales for the film exceeded those of Avengers: Endgame and weren’t even remotely comparable to other Marvel films that released this year. Current domestic opening weekend projections put it between $190-250M, potentially more than doubling the current high water mark for 2021 which somehow came from Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Amy Pascal is up to her old tricks again! Earlier this week, the Sony exec, in an interview with Fandango, let it be known that Sony and Marvel Studios would continue their collaboration on future Spider-Man films, likely much to the surprise of Kevin Feige. Here’s to hoping that when Feige finds out, they keep making these movies until 2099.
One of DC’s Oldest Properties Getting an Animated Adpatation
Way back in 1962, DC Comics published Metal Men, a series about some “men” made of different metals. 60 years later, they’ll make their way to the big screen, or at least HBO Max, in an animated adaptation of the comic. Ron Clements, Celeste Ballard and John Musker, who worked on the animated Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, are working on the adaptation for DC. We truly are living in the golden or iron or lead or mercury or tin or platinum age of comic book adaptations.
Real-Life Vampire Nic Cage to Star with Awkwafina in Dracula Movie Not Titled Dracula
You truly can’t make this shit up. Universal, who refuses to give up on their “monster-verse” has cast Nicolas Cage, who has been accused of actually being a vampire, has been cast as Dracula in Universal’s Dracula movie appropriately titled, Renfield. The film will star Nicholas Hoult as Renfield and Awkwafina as we don’t know who. The film will be directed by Chris McKay, who will almost certainly get around to making Nightwing as soon as he’s done with this one.
Cobie Smulders’ Secret Invasion Role is Confusion
With Nick Fury as the lead in the Marvel Studios streaming series Secret Invasion, it seemed a sure thing that Maria Hill would return despite not being a part of the official cast announcement. As it turns out, actress Cobie Smulders, who has portrayed Hill in at least 2 MCU films, is in Secret Invasion; however, thanks to the trade report about her involvement, we’re not quite sure who she is playing. While it would seem like she’d be back as Hill, the trade report mentioned she was playing a “newly created character”, so either they’re high or they just spoiled something major about the series.
Ron Weasley Actor Still Acting
Turns out that Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley over the course of roughly 45 Harry Potter films, is still acting. The 33-year old has been cast has been cast in horror maestro Guillermo del Toro’s latest project, Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s unclear if Grint is the lead and the project will explore the curious career choices of the actor, or if he’ll be a curiosity in the titular cabinet.