Monday 26th March: Paul Bettany has spoken out why he thinks Marvel movies are successful
Vision actor Paul Bettany has spoken out saying that he believes the Marvel films are successful, because they are made by real fans of the characters:
“I think the success of the Marvel films comes from the fact that they’re made by fans. They really love those characters. When I first came out dressed as Vision, Kevin Feige nearly cried. I didn’t grow up reading comics but they make you fall in love with your character. They really do. Their love for these stories is really infectious and you become really invested, and there’s a lot of invested people beyond the financials of it all. They really want to do a good job, and I think fans really trust that if they bend things that they’re in safe hands — that the story is in safe hands because I guarantee you it’s made by geeks. This movie is made by geeks. They love them, they feel it when they’re talking about it.”
Tuesday 27th March: Ready Player One is certified fresh
Ready Player One is now officially certified fresh on review site Rotten Tomatoes. The film, which is the newest work from legendary director Steven Spielberg, is the latest in a long line of genre pictures to open in March, and it’s also the best-received. On this day the film was at 84% with 93 reviews, however it has dropped since then to 76% with 269 reviews, on average 4/5 people enjoyed the film.
Wednesday 28th March: Wonder Woman 2 casts Pedro Pascal
Variety is reporting Wonder Woman 2 has cast Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Game of Thrones) in a key role. However, further details about who Pascal will be playing – whether it’s a character from the DC Comics or original for the film – and how his character fits into the story are unknown at this time. Pascal and Jenkins have already worked together in the tv movie 'Exposed'. It is going to be interesting to see what character this talented actor is going to be playing.
Thursday 29th March: Black Panther composer is scoring Venom
Deadline reports that Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson is set to score Venom for Sony. Ludwig’s work on Black Panther is one of the rare MCU scores to receive praise, especially for his Killmonger theme. Göransson has previously worked with Fleischer in the film '30 minutes or less.'
In all of his work, Göransson’s shown the ability to adapt his talents to the style of movie he’s working on. He’s spoken many times about how he traveled to Africa to study music there in an effort to make the music of Black Panther and Wakanda sound authentic. He won’t have to go to such lengths to give Venom a proper score, but this could be a chance for him to do something new again if he takes the reported horror/sci-fi approach to heart.
Friday 30th March: New Mutants reshoots inspired by IT's success
The latest news regarding the troubled production of The new mutants claims the success of IT is to blame for the film’s change in tone and reshoots. With FOX’s The New Mutants drawing from the comics of the ’80s, it was always assumed there would be some horror elements. The Tracking Board is claiming they have inside information on the production issues of The New Mutants, and apparently it’s all IT‘s fault. Director Josh Boone is said to have wanted to make a horror film revolving around the young mutants, but FOX changed course and little room for pushback was given. Then IT arrived in theaters and became a massive critical and financial success by sticking a group of teens in an R-Rated supernatural horror film.
Saturday 31st March: Doctor Strange writer confirms sequel villain
Stephen Strange will be battling Nightmare in Doctor Strange 2, according to the first film’s writer. Movie Web shared quotes from a Q&A Cargill recently did at a movie screening, where he confirmed that Nightmare – the ruler of the Nightmare Realm and Dream Dimension – is going to be the villain for Doctor Strange 2. This is something that Derrickson's has long expressed interest in , but now we know for certain that they intend to follow through. That decision does mean that Baron Mordo’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) antagonistic turn at the end of the first movie won’t be the focus, but he’s still going to be very much involved:
“Me and Scott have not laid the groundwork for it but what I can say is that I have a feeling that whatever Nightmare is involved with, Baron Mordo, being somebody who considers himself the defender of natural law will have something to do with it.”
Sunday 1st April: John Boyega has talked with Marvel about MCU role
John Boyega shares he’s had talks with Marvel for a potential Marvel Cinematic Universe role. the rising star says he’s “all for Wesley [Snipes] playing Blade,” and him taking on the role is like a “spit in the face of Wesley [Snipes]” – something that he doesn’t want to do. However, he also tells fans not to count out the possibility of seeing him in the MCU down the road, revealing that “he’s had meetings with Marvel about potentially taking on a Marvel superhero” but cautions that nothing will come to fruition any time soon.
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