That’s News To Me August 5 – August 24
FINALLY! The trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home has officially dropped. Hype engine, engaged!
No Way Home Trailer Teases Big Returns
The highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer was released by Sony after a shoddy leak over the weekend. If you haven’t already, check it out below. Or watch it for the 10th time!
The Trailer hinted at five villains from past big-screen iterations of Spider-Man: Sandman, Electro, Lizard, Green Goblin and, Doc Ock. Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock was the only villain to be fully revealed in all his glory.
Five villains huh? It only seems reasonable we could finally get a version of the Sinister Six on the big screen. The rumor mill has speculated Paul Giamatti’s Rhino will be the sixth villain. Meanwhile, Michael Mando’s Scorpion hasn’t been fully realized since a tease of something more in Spider-Man: Homecoming. It should be noted none of the villains teased in the trailer are original to the Tom Holland films.
As for fellow heroes, Doctor Strange appears to have a prominent place in the film. His and Peter Parker’s role in shattering the boundaries between universes was touched on (pretty heavily) in the trailer. Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Mans…Spider-Men… weren’t shown but are heavily rumored to appear. The other big name being rumored is Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil. The trailer only heightened this rumor with what appears to be a lawyer meeting with Peter while he is in a possible interrogation room. The framing of the shot is suspicious, leaving the head of the “lawyer” out of the shot. At this point, it is purely a rumor that Cox is reprising his role as Daredevil in the movie. If he were in the film, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin would be another great choice for a sixth villain.
More from Marvel
Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been delayed again, moving back to Oct. 15. The movie is being pushed out of concern over the emerging Delta variant of COVID-19.
Anthony Mackie is officially locked in to star in the next Captain America film. Mackie picked up the shield earlier this year in the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Malcolm Spellman, head writer of the Disney+ series, is penning the script alongside fellow series alum Dalan Musson.
Riri Williams/Ironheart will debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Disney announced an Ironheart series was in the works for Disney + during its Investor Day earlier this year with Dominique Thorne attached to star. Thorne reportedly started filming for Wakanda Forever earlier this week.
The Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels has started filming with stars Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson confirming so on social media.
HBO Max Planning More From DC
There hasn’t been much talk of a Birds of Prey sequel, but a fan-favorite character from that film will be getting her own film on HBO Max.
Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a Black Canary project with Jurnee Smollett reprising her role from the 2020 film. To be clear, it hasn’t been confirmed whether this is a film or series. But based on HBO Max bringing Batgirl and Blue Beetle to the streamer as films, a Black Canary film makes the most sense.
Smollett recently starred in the popular series Lovecraft Country which was abruptly canceled after one season. However, Smollett will be reunited with series creator Misha Green who is writing the Black Canary script. Could Black Canary open the door for more follow-ups from Birds of Prey, such as the returns of characters Huntress, Cassandra Cain, or Renee Montoya? Only time will tell. The other big elephant in the room is whether Oliver Queen/Green Arrow will make an appearance. The Green Arrow hasn’t appeared in a major live-action film yet, despite the immensely increased popularity of the character in recent years; thanks largely to the TV series Arrow.
More From DC
Jai Courtney recently spoke about his interest in reprising his role as Captain Boomerang yet again. Courtney has played the character twice in the Suicide Squad films and made a cameo in 2017’s Justice League. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Courtney said, “There are opportunities galore with him. We could do all of it. TV Series, spinoff, pop up in The Flash.
Other Comic/Film News
Todd McFarlane is still trying to bring Spawn back to the big screen. Talk about a new film picked up a couple of years ago when Jamie Foxx was attached to the film before quieting down with a variety of development issues. The latest report from Empire says the project is starting from the ground up with the hiring of Brian Tucker (Broken City) to write a new script.
More Tom Holland-y News
The first trailer for the Uncharted movie debuted at Cinemacon this week, meaning another big Tom Holland-centric trailer could be coming your way soon.
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