Any fan who closely follows the development and marketing of Marvel Studios movies knows that Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has a real problem with spoilers. The actor is so notorious for letting information slip that Benedict Cumberbatch has even made a habit out of stopping him from giving the game away. Well, now Tom Holland has given up a new detail about the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.
Tom Holland is appearing at ACE Comic-Con in Seattle, Washington this weekend, and in an Instagram video he wanted to apologize to fans for not having any major details to reveal about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He merely confirmed that a Spider-Man sequel was in the works while acknowledging that he didn’t know how that was going to work since Peter Parker is dead and all. Then he showed off the fact that he had the script on his iPad, and the title of the movie was right there.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is called Spider-Man: Far From Home, and we already know why.
Here’s the Instagram video in question where Tom Holland seemingly accidentally revealed the title:
Your Name was the biggest anime crossover theatrical hit since Studio Ghibli became a household name. And with anime growing to be one of the most formidable markets in the world, it’s no wonder that Netflix wants to tap into Your Name‘s particular brand of cerebral wistfulness.
The streaming giant has teamed up with the studio behind Your Name, CoMix Wave Films, to bring the visually stunning film Flavors of Youth to Netflix audiences. Below, check out the first Flavors of Youth trailer.
Flavors of Youth Trailer
It’s no surprise that Flavors of Youth looks like a visual feast. Beautifully and photo-realistically animated, the Japanese/Chinese co-production comes from the studio that brought the breathtaking Your Name to life, as well as Your Name director Makoto Shinkai‘s other acclaimed films 5 Centimeters Per Second and Children Who Chase Lost Voices. But notably, Flavors of Youth is not directed by Shinkai. Instead, Yoshitaka Takeuchi, an animator who has worked on several of Shinkai’s films, takes over the directing reins for the first time.
But while Shinkai’s absence from the credits could be a little worrisome, the Flavors of Youth trailer does give off the vibe of Shinkai’s trademark melancholy. Consisting of three chapters set in three different cities, Flavors of Youth will tell what looks to be a coming-of-age story merged with an adult drama. What else it consists of I’m not sure, as the trailer —...
Shia LaBeouf and David Ayer, who previously worked together on the World War II tank drama Fury, will re-team for a film called The Tax Collector. What’s it about? Who the hell knows! Taxes, probably.
Break out your W-9s and 1040s – The Tax Collector is coming! Perhaps Batman’s most notorious villain, The Tax Collector is getting his own spin-off film! Oh, wait, my mistake. The Tax Collector is not a Batman villain at all. Instead, it’s the name of a new gritty L.A. crime thriller from Bright and Suicide Squad director David Ayer. Deadline reports Ayer will reunite with Fury actor Shia LaBeouf for the thriller, which “harkens back to Ayer’s earlier gritty crime thrillers Training Day (which he wrote and Antoine Fuqua directed) and End of Watch, which Ayer directed.”
And that’s really all we know. There are no plot details here. We know LaBeouf will co-star along with Bobby Soto, and that Ayer is at the helm. So it’s hard to get overly excited about all of this without any specific details. I’m a bit mixed on Ayer – I thought Training Day was fantastic, but most of the other films he’s been associated with – especially Suicide Squad and Sabotage – have been downright terrible. That said, Fury showed some promise, so perhaps the secret to making a David Ayer movie work is to add Shia LaBeouf into the mix.
Personal problems aside, I actually do think LaBeouf is a good actor when given...
In this (mostly Pixar Pier-related) edition of Theme Park Bits:
— WDW News Today (@WDWNT) June 15, 2018
Disney California Adventure underwent the last bit of preparation this week for Pixar Pier’s opening on June 23. As mentioned last week, there will also be a brand spanking new Incredibles float joining the Paint the Night Parade on this same date. Below, you can see that float coming to life.
If you want to actually meet the Incredibles, you’ll be able to do that in the Incredibles Park area. Pixar Pier will also have an interactive Pixar ball, as you can see below.
In case you missed it, there’s a first look at the overhauled California Dreamin’ roller coaster from California Adventure Park that has been turned into The Incredicoaster. A video takes you through the ride and surrounding environment
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we remember the 90’s Ska explosion, get it in our heads to knock over an arcade, spend our summer skating in the city, take a detour in Ukraine, and think about Elvis Presley’s impact beyond just his music.Pick It Up! Ska in the ’90s
The third wave of ska, as it’s commonly known, started to get big towards the end of the 1980s and, thanks to bands like No Doubt and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, became commercially successful in the 1900s. Director Taylor Morden has hit a personal nerve with me with his look back on this moment in time with those at the center of it all. What I like about this trailer is just how perfect it captured what it was like to have a band that fit a specific ska mold during this time. For some, it meant near-instant success if you had a horn section that was solid and someone who could wail on a guitar. For others, like the Dance Hall...
Late Friday night, the first reactions to Marvel’s latest superhero sequel hit the web.
Ant-Man and the Wasp has been screened for critics, and the first reactions from social media have started to surface. So far, the buzz is pretty damn high with many calling it fun and hilarious, praising the creative use of size (both big and small), and one reaction even thinks it’s Marvel’s best sequel since Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That sounds like high praise, so without further adieu, we’ll let the reactions speak for themselves.
First up, here’s our own Peter Sciretta with his reaction to the sequel, which is a little more subdued than the rest:
Ant-Man and The Wasp is a lot of fun. At its best when it’s almost an over the top silly comedy, less so when it’s about the comic booky villain driven moments. Some fantastic miniature/maxature action sequences. @realmichaelpena steals the show again.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 23, 2018
The movie has some surprising heart, great action, lots of laughs. If you liked the first film, you will be pleasantly surprised with this sequel.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 23, 2018
Meanwhile, the rest of those lucky enough to catch the first advanced screening are a little more thrilled:
What did the second season of Luke Cage end up with on Rotten Tomatoes? Is there a shot in Justice League where Henry Cavill has CGI hands? Did you know there was almost a Mega Ultron in the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron? Are you ready for a Shazam trailer to debut at San Diego Comic-Con? What is Scott Lang having a nightmare about in Ant-Man and the Wasp? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.
Former thief Luis (Michael Peña) has a whole new story to tell in a new Ant-Man and the Wasp TV spot.
The second season of Luke Cage on Netflix has been Certified Fresh by critics on Rotten Tomatoes with 84%.
I've only just noticed, but…his hands… are CGI. Why? Just why? pic.twitter.com/bPWGfSeIC7
— Mike (@MikeHope28) June 21, 2018
One Justice League viewer noticed that Henry Cavill‘s hands might have been CGI in one specific scene.
Just when you thought Thanos was the baddest villain in the MCU, Luke Cage references Donald Trump.
How It Should Have Ended had fans to an episode on Deadpool 2 written by some of their online fans.
Batman v Superman cinematographer
On the June 22, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including The Conners, The Terror season 2, Sinemia, Point Blank, Dear White People, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and Disneyland’s dynamic pricing.
In The News:
Attention, fans of cool free stuff: we’re giving away a Blu-ray copy of the stylish thriller Terminal. And that’s not all – along with the Blu-ray, you could win a poster autographed by Terminal stars Margot Robbie and Simon Pegg.
Terminal is a weird, stylish thriller with a cast that includes Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike Myers (!), and if you missed the film during its limited theatrical run, here’s your chance to catch it on Blu-ray. For free! We’re running a contest to provide one lucky winner with a copy of Terminal on Blu-ray, along with a poster for the film autographed by Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and director Vaughn Stein. Here’s the poster:
So just imagine that, but with a bunch of autographs all over it. To win, simply head on down into the comment section and tell us your favorite Margot Robbie performance. One winner will be selected at random. U.S. residents only, please.Terminal Trailer
In the dark heart of a sprawling and anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister mission, a teacher battles a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress lead a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine...
During our visit to the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp, director Peyton Reed told us that the events of his upcoming superhero sequel were “separate” from Avengers: Infinity War, taking place years earlier in the wake of Captain America: Civil War. But in a new featurette, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says that Ant-Man and the Wasp will directly connect to Avengers 4 instead.Ant-Man and the Wasp Featurette
At the very end of this newly-released featurette about Evangeline Lilly‘s Hope van Dyne (aka the Wasp), Feige officially confirms what we’ve been speculating for a while: that Ant-Man and the Wasp will “directly connect” with next year’s Avengers 4. I love the editing in this video, too, because as soon as Feige reveals that information, the characters look at each other quizzically as if they’re reacting to Feige’s comments instead of a piece of in-movie action.
Ever since Avengers: Infinity War blew away half of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve been wondering if those characters who faded away didn’t actually die, but were instead transported to another dimension – maybe even the Quantum Realm. We’ve theorized that Ant-Man and the Wasp could be vital in retrieving them in Avengers 4, and without confirming the specifics of our theory, Feige is certainly making it...
Reports of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote‘s death were greatly exaggerated. Although a French court ruled in former producer Paul Branco‘s favor over the long and drawn-out legal battle between him and director Terry Gilliam, apparently reports that Gilliam had lost the rights to his film were not true.
Gilliam retains The Man Who Killed Don Quixote rights, according to Gilliam’s current producer Mariela Busuievsky. As to those reports that Branco had won them in the court case? Busuievsky says that was a case of Branco simply being a little too boastful.
Earlier this week, we reported that the Paris Court of Appeal had ruled in favor of Branco after the former The Man Who Killed Don Quixote producer sued Gilliam over rights to the project and attempted to block the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The court ordered Gilliam to pay Branco’s company Alfama Films €10,000 ($11,600) in damages for breaking their contract.
Victorious after a protracted 18-month legal battle, Branco claimed that the rights to the film “belonged to Alfama.” However, that claim seems to be patently false, according to Busuievsky. She, along with partner Gerardo Herrero, played a crucial part in bringing Gilliam’s three-decade-long passion project to life.
In an interview with Spanish-language outlet El Español, Busuievsky clarified that the rights to The Man Who Killed Don Quixote remain in the hands of Gilliam. According to translations from
Jordan Peele shocked the world in 2017 with Get Out, his feature directorial debut that became a cultural phenomenon and launched a million memes. Producer Jason Blum says Peele is still thinking about possibly making a sequel. But what could a potential Get Out 2 be about?
Most movies follow the same cycle: there’s hype leading up to the release, a swath of reviews and features once it comes out, and then maybe a scattered article or two online in the months following. But not Get Out. Peele’s horror film touched a nerve in the collective consciousness of American moviegoers and remained a constant talking point for the entirety of 2017, going on to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards. That’s a rare feat for a first-time filmmaker – especially for a horror movie. Could Peele recapture that same success again with a sequel?
Variety spoke with Blumhouse head and Get Out producer Jason Blum, who offered a very short quote about the possibility of a Get Out 2:
“If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele. I think he’s flirting with the idea.”
That’s admittedly not a lot to go on, but it does signal that Peele hasn’t dismissed the notion entirely. The filmmaker was thinking about a sequel...
NBC has cancelled Timeless. Again. The network had already cancelled the show once, but fan outcry resulted in a reversal. Sadly, the time has run out once again. The network has pulled the plug for what is likely the final time. But all may not be lost: a Timeless movie could be on the horizon.
The clock has stopped for Timeless. Multiple outlets are reporting the show is done at NBC, which is no doubt frustrating to fans. The outcry from those fans helped land Timeless a second season after NBC cancelled it before. To make matters extra frustrating, season 2 ended on a cliffhanger, which leaves fans without any sort of closure. On top of all that, it’s unlikely now that any sort of outcry can rescue the show once again.
Per EW, Timeless season 2 “only averaged 4.2 million viewers and a 1.0 in the demo”, which is a jargon-y way of saying “not enough people were watching the show.” Some of the cast and crew of the series took to Twitter to voice their disappointment.
Oh boy. This news sucks. Not what we expected and NOT what our fans deserved. BIG GULP!
This mama bear wants to thank our #Timeless fans for all their love and support and for creating the vibrant, compassion community we are all now a part of.
— Sakina Jaffrey (@sakinajaffrey)...
Last year Edgar Wright got us tapping our toes and gripping our seats in the fast-paced, music-infused heist thriller Baby Driver. We’re not sure exactly what the filmmaker’s next project will be, but we now have word on something the Shaun of the Dead director is working on right now, and it’s a kind of project we haven’t seen him tackle before.
Edgar Wright has confirmed that he’s currently working on a documentary about the pop rock band Sparks, a cult favorite among music fans. However, it sounds like it’s still early days on the project, and it’s still taking shape. Find out more about the Edgar Wright Sparks documentary below.
It's not the only thing I'm currently developing, but I can confirm this IS in the works. Most exciting. RT Edgar Wright’s Next Film Is a Documentary on Cult Pop-Rock Band Sparks — Exclusive https://t.co/1l2xV5yWk1 via @indiewire
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 21, 2018
Edgar Wright called our attention to a story at IndieWire, where the filmmaker talked briefly about the project and where it’s headed. If you follow Wright on Instagram, then you might have already realized that he was working on something with Sparks since he posted this back at the end of May:
Ant-Man and the Wasp are at it again in yet another new featurette showcasing the upcoming Marvel film. The sequel to Marvel’s light and frothy Ant-Man comes on the heels of all the d0om-and-gloom of Avengers: Infinity War, and might just be what fans need right now. Watch the Ant-Man and the Wasp featurette below.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Featurette
There have been many trailers, TV spots, and featurettes for Ant-Man and the Wasp, and the message running through them all is clear: this movie is fun. Fun is what Marvel is selling here, and fun might be just what MCU fans need after the downbeat ending of Avengers: Infinity War. This Ant-Man sequel is set before the events of Infinity War, which means it won’t have to deal with the fallout of that film. It can forge its own path, while telling its own mostly isolated story.
This new featurette, titled “It Takes Two”, is a quick look at some of the film’s action set pieces. It also highlights Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne, aka The Wasp. Lilly describes her character as “kinetic”, and adds: “I am constantly in motion, and there is barely room to breathe.” Paul Rudd is here as well, being his usual charming self.
I won’t say I hated the first Ant-Man, but it felt kind of forgettable. It was mostly entertaining, but the minute it ended, I...
We could soon be getting our first Korean-American superhero on the big screen. And not just that, our first female Korean-American superhero.
Sony is reportedly developing a Silk movie, a new Spider-Man spin-off centered around the Marvel Comics superheroine Silk.
Deadline reports that producer Amy Pascal is in early development on a movie adaptation of Silk, the Korean-American superheroine created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos.
No further details have emerged, and Sony has not released a comment. And it’s unclear whether the Silk movie would be folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe under Sony’s deal with the studio, or if she will be the newest addition to the Spider-Man-less Spider-Verse that the upcoming Venom is supposed to launch.
A fairly new addition to the comics, Silk is the alter ego of Cindy Moon, a classmate of Peter Parker who accidentally gets bitten by a radioactive spider. Silk has similar abilities to Spider-Man, though she gains the power of organic web shooters out of her fingertips — a nod to Sam Raimi’s twist on the big screen Spider-Man. She also possesses an eidetic memory and her advanced Spider-Sense (known as Silk Sense) is far stronger than Peter’s. She’s more nimble but less strong than Peter.
Silk first appeared in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man #1...
MoviePass will soon let you bring a friend to the movies, but Sinemia has released a new spate of plans that will let you bring your whole family.
On the heels of MoviePass’ recently announced “Bring a Friend” feature, Sinemia family plans have been introduced by the competing ticket-buying service. Under these new plans, Sinemia subscribers can purchase plans for up to six people.
MoviePass and AMC have been ramping up their competition for dominance over the ticket-buying service industry — MoviePass introducing a sure-to-be unpopular surge pricing feature, and AMC launching its exciting new Premiere A-List plan. But, not to be forgotten, Sinemia has its own new plan to launch: the family plan.
Sinemia founder and CEO Rifat Oguz said in a press release:
“Our Sinemia for Two plans have been very popular among our subscribers, which shows that moviegoers love to go to the movies with their family and friends. Expanding this into broader Family Plans is the next logical step for us.”
Last month, the Turkey-based subscription app introduced two-ticket plans for couples and friends, but today it amps up the offer. Starting today, Sinemia offers family plans that can cover between two to six people, ranging from $8.99 a month to $89.99 a month.Sinemia Family Plans
$8.99 – One movie day for two people per month (total two tickets per month).
When Sony announced it was making a modern, Atlanta-set version of Super Fly (re-styling it as Superfly), it didn’t come as a surprise. We’re in the midst of a blaxploitation craze. Tons of film and television projects are in development based upon 1970s black action movies – films that were often criticized for their stereotypical portrayals of black people, but applauded for bringing stories centered on black people into the spotlight.
A new Shaft film starring Jessie T. Usher will be released in 2019. Underground co-creator Misha Green is developing a new Cleopatra Jones film at Warner Bros. Power creator Courtney Kemp was recently developing a reboot of Get Christie Love! starring Kylie Bunbury, and Hulu is reportedly working on a reboot of Foxy Brown starring Meagan Good.
Since the project was first announced, I was never completely against a Super Fly remake. If updated to modern times and made like a Power-esque crime drama, I always thought there could be a market for it. But just because I thought it could work doesn’t mean we actually needed a remake.
For the most part, Superfly follows the original’s plot. A pretty boy cocaine dealer named Youngblood Priest wants to get out of “the life,” but hopes to make one last deal that will have him set for good. Popular music video director Director X (real name Julian Christian Lutz), who made his...
At this point, it’s safe to assume everyone is in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Every other day, a new cast member is announced, making this one of the most star-studded films of Tarantino’s career. The latest Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast addition: character actor Scoot McNairy, who has appeared in Gone Girl, Batman v Superman and the AMC series Halt and Catch Fire.
Welcome back to our weekly feature: Someone Just Joined The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Cast. Today’s subject: Mr. Scoot McNairy, a wonderful character actor who always turns in a memorable performance, no matter how big or small. Deadline says McNairy “will play the role of a cowboy named Business Bob Gilbert,” a character from a Western TV show.
This is likely the Western TV show that main character, washed-up TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), was once involved with. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a Pulp Fiction-like saga focused on several different storylines and characters all intermingling in Los Angeles throughout the summer of 1969. Lurking in the background of it all is the specter of Charles Manson and his murderous Manson Family.
McNairy will make a great addition to the cast, which already features some heavy-hitters. Let’s take a look at all of them, shall we?Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Cast
If Netflix’s Stranger Things is functioning correctly, you’re not consciously noticing all of the show’s little details that fill out the backgrounds of its 1980s-set world. But industry veterans are currently putting in their votes for this year’s Emmy Awards, which means Netflix actively wants to showcase all of the work that goes into creating Hawkins, Indiana and the spooky world of The Upside Down.
Check out this Stranger Things featurette that reveals how the show’s production team built those tunnels in season 2, and how a Sears catalogue is one of the most important assets in bringing the sets to life.Stranger Things Featurette
I always appreciate behind the scenes videos like this that pull back the curtain and give us the opportunity to see aspects of a production we might not regularly consider. While the ’80s aesthetic is such an important part of Stranger Things, it’s nice to hear from the people who make all of those specific decisions that make the entire thing come together. Watching the camera float through those environments reminded me a lot of the Ready Player One challenge in Hollywood, another ’80s-inspired modern property that went out of its way to recreate that era with total accuracy. It’s also interesting to hear the production designer talk about how films like Klute and Silkwood served as inspirations along with...