The Weekly Oddity 24th June 2018- 'Spiderman: Far From Home', Star Wars Stories Paused, Netflix Fires Comms Boss
Spiderman Sequel Title Revealed as 'Spiderman: Far From Home'
The next Spider-Man movie is keeping on brand with its "home" theme after the original's title of 'Homecoming'.
Tom Holland revealed on his Instagram account this Saturday that Spider-Man: Far From Home is the title of the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Holland also continued the fun he's been having on social media, noting that following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the idea of a Spider-Man sequel seems rather impossible considering.. well.. you know what happened.
The Far From Home title suggests that this will be the first Spider-Man solo movie to take the red and blue wall-crawler out of New York and put him in other parts of the world, such as London (based upon set photos).
Sony and Marvel Studios' Spider-Man: Far From Home opens July 5, 2019 and will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to follow Avengers 4- after that we aren't sure where Phase 4 will take us.
Lucasfilm halting Star Wars 'Story' films after Solo's Box Office Disappointment.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney and Lucasfilm are currently reassessing their plans for future Star Wars movies in the wake of the disappointing performance of May's Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is having to fight to make much more than $350 million worldwide.
"They haven’t slowed down development," says a source with knowledge of Lucasfilm’s thinking, "but they are licking their wounds." Hopefully this will see a change in the blip that seemed to be Solo and put the Star Wars franchise back on track before it's too late.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and her team are regrouping and figuring out the direction of the movies beyond the final installment of the main series of films, Star Wars: Episode IX, which is scheduled for release Dec. 20, 2019.
Rumours suggest that an Obi Wan movie is in the works while a Boba Fett standalone film-directed by James Mangold- is confirmed.
Netflix Comms Boss Jonathan Friedland Fired Over Use of 'N-Word'
Mr Friedland who had been at the streaming company for seven years, was fired on Saturday for using the derogatory 'N-Word' twice during meetings. In an internal memo, Chief Executive Reed Hastings apologised to staff for not acting sooner.
Jonathan Friedland wrote in a tweet: "I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love." Hastings referred to his actions as showing 'a deep lack of understanding'
Friedland continued to say: "Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set, and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy"
"Several people afterwards told him how inappropriate and hurtful his use of the N-word was, and Jonathan apologised to those that had been in the meeting" Mr. Hastings wrote.
"We hoped this was an awful anomaly never to be repeated." Mr. Hastings reiterated.
In a tweet subsequently deleted, Mr Friedland wrote: "Rise high, fall fast. All on a couple of words."
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