When Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch launched the New Avengers comics in 2005, the group still included Iron Man and Captain America, but most notably also included Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Sentry, Echo, and Spider-Woman (though she turned out to be a Skrull in disguise). The movie version wouldn’t have to directly copy this list, but it would be impressive and exciting if the cinematic take on the team looked totally different than the original group from 2012 – and with upcoming movies and TV shows introducing a plethora of heroes including Shang-Chi, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and more, there will be plenty of opportunity for diversity.
Right now, though, we remain in a holding pattern. DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate of movies that they are developing, including Aquaman 2, Shazam 2, a Black Adam movie with The Rock, and Robert Pattinson’s interpretation of The Batman. These movies are branching away from the universe created by Zack Snyder, except for Ezra Miller’s The Flash… which is supposed to be a Flashpoint story, and could introduce a multiverse. Is there a new Cyborg movie waiting in that multiverse? Or could HBO Max open the door for Cyborg and Ben Affleck’s Batman movies to land on the streaming platform? There’s a world of potential, so let’s see how it all plays out.
Like Fatal Attraction’s Dan Gallagher, Fatal Affair’s Nia Long’s Ellie is a lawyer. Similarly, she doesn’t have a bad marriage, but time has ebbed and flowed and she and her husband, played by Stephen Bishop, aren’t as close anymore. So, when she meets an old acquaintance, Omar Epps’ David, he seems like a new and intriguing possibility. At least in the short term.
2. Black Widow Vs. Interrogators (The Avengers)
What all the previous scenes have in common is Black Widow’s signature stealth suit, complete with combat boots, to aid her performance, it would be a whole different story to pull all of that off in a cocktail dress and heels while tied to a chair. In her first scene in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, when the interrogation of an undercover Natasha Romanoff is interrupted by a call from Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), that is just what she does. Despite every flawlessly executed, brutal blow Black Widow delivers throughout the fight, the most giving detail of her dominance is Coulson, hearing all the commotion on the other end, but making no other effort other than patiently wait for her to finish them off and take him off hold.
The Set Of Dawson’s Creek Played A Big Role In The Film
A Walk to Remember was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, which was also the filming location of series like Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. Dawson’s Creek was still on air during the time of filming, so many of the set pieces and location were borrowed from the show, including Landon’s room, his home, the hospital, and the school.
During the same EW interview, West shared that even the water seen during the first scene in A Walk to Remember was the water used in Dawson’s Creek.
Within the past few years, the late King of Pop’s daughter, Paris Jackson, has started to embrace her familial celebrity status by taking on more acting roles. The 22-year-old’s next project, Habit, was sure to become controversial since she’ll be channeling Jesus by donning tousled waves, a traditional robe and all for the flick co-starring Bella Thorne. A petition is now being spread around to prevent its distribution, and a ton of people have already signed it.
The Likelihood Of Birds Of Prey 2 Is Slim As Is
On top of the Birds of Prey ladies being busy as is, before their female-fronted Pirates of the Caribbean film was even announced, the prospect of another film starring Harley Quinn, Huntress, Black Canary, Cassandra Cain and Renee Montoya had been looking bleak. The February release was a commercial disappointment for the studio when it became the lowest-grossing DCEU flick to date with just over $200 million of worldwide box office earnings to its name. As Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan opened up about earlier this year, Warner Bros had “really high expectations” on a mid-budget movie with a female-led cast and director whi is a woman of color. Plus, it was R-rated.
I can only imagine. Like Extraction’s director, Sam Hargrave, both Chad Stahelski and David Leitch’s Hollywood backgrounds are rooted in stuntwork so John Wick afforded them the chance to finally helm a picture of their own. And while a director can see how a movie’s coming along on smaller screens during the editing process, once it’s presented on the big screen, needless to say that’s an even bigger deal. Clearly the general public liked the final product too, as John Wick was met with a lot of positive reception, made $86 million worldwide off a budget between $20-30 million, and launched a franchise.
The cast of Shang-Chi, which includes Simu Liu and Awkwafina, will reportedly be quarantined immediately after they arrive in Sydney as part of Marvel’s “careful steps” to get back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deadline reports that the film’s director, Destin Daniel Cretton, is currently prepping his return to set in late July.
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
Estimated Worldwide Grosses/Budget: $39.2 Million/$40 Million
RT Score: 38%
# Of Books Unadapted: 10
While Darren Shan’s 12 book series The Saga of Darren Shan was the basis for Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, it looks like the first two books were used as the inspiration for co-writer/director Paul Weitz’s would-be YA barnburner. Unfortunately, with some A+ casting bringing John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Salma Hayek and YA franchise veteran Josh Hutcherson into the mix, this modestly budgeted series wasn’t enough of a draw to get kids into theaters. Even with a much smaller scale of play than Paul’s brother Chris had to work with on The Golden Compass, this story of a rather odd traveling circus, and the creepy goings on that follow it, couldn’t clear the bar to further installments.