Monday 26th February 2018- Benedict Cumberbatch hunts at MCU multiverse
On a bonus feature of Thor: Ragnarok Cumberbatch stated "What we’ve seen happen within the Marvel Cinematic Universe is this ever-expanding couture of superheroes. And I think now we’re at the stage where this universe, even within our world, has gotten quite crowded and it’s just about to explode into other dimensions."
The multiverse was first introduced in 1993 and is the idea that there are multiple versions of the universe. The MCU is stated as Earth-199999, where as the main comic universe is Earth-616. This would provide the MCU with limitless story opportunities and it certainly is something we wish to see in the future.
Tuesday 27th February 2018- Get Out is the most profitable 2018 picture Oscar nominee
Get Out is the by far the most profitable movie among the nine Best Picture 2018 Oscar Nominees. The film did extremely well gaining $255 million worldwide and an amazing score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes which has now fallen to 99%. Get out has also been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for star Daniel Kaluuya, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
Even though Christopher Nolan's WW2 epic Dunkirk gained $525 million worldwide, it cost $100 million to create which makes a return on investment of 425%, however Get Out only cost $5 million to create, which means it had a return on investment of 5,000%.
Wednesday 28th February 2018- Chris Hemsworth in talks for Men in Black reboot
Chris Hemsworth is in very early talks to star in Sony's Men in Black reboot. The franchise originally kicked off in 1997 and found success, which spawned two sequels, however the 3rd installment was released in 2012 and didn't revive the franchise like Sony wanted it to.
THR reports that Hemsworth will be playing a leading role in the film, as he stars with two other agents a black woman and a older man. This film is supposedly set in London which is a nice change from New York.
Chris Hemsworth is mostly known for his role as the God of Thunder, however with Infinity War and Avengers 4 just round the corner no-one knows whether he will survive these outings so attaching himself to a new franchise is a jump that the actor needs, especially since he hasn't been a box office success outside of the MCU
Thursday 1st March 2018- Avengers Infinity War release date moved to 27th April worldwide
Marvel has moved up the Infinity War release date to the 27th April across the whole world. Originally it was set for the 27th for the uk and most other countries had to wait to the 4th May.
Marvel studios have been leading up to this event for the past 10 years and are even releasing special merchandise to commemorate that fact. Fans are extremely excited to hear this news, as the film has less than 2 months until its release. Sadly there has only been 1 teaser trailer and 1 tv spot so far, but it has been enough to get fans extremely excited, as this will be the first movie to contain all of the characters on one screen.
Friday 2nd March 2018- Highlander reboot script finished
Recent reports have indicated that Lionsgate have finally completed a script that they think is satisfactory after being in development for 10 years after acquiring the rights. The script is supposedly written by Ryan Condal and the studio will start pre production later this year.
The first Highlander film is highly regarded as a classic fantasy movie that spawned multiple sequels and tv shows. In addition to Ryan Condal the film is supposedly being directed by Chad Stahelski (John Wick films) and produced by Neal H Moritz ( best known for Preacher, Prison Break, The Fast and Furious franchise.) All of this shows that Lionsgate are putting everything into this film to make it the best it can be. They also want to release an extended franchise with at least three movies.
Saturday 3rd March 2018- Avengers Infinity War projected for best MCU opening weekend.
Even more Infinity War news now and it's not surprising news as Infinity war is being projected to have the best opening weekend of any Marvel Studios film yet. Box Office pro have predicted an opening weekend of $215 million domestically, which would be enough to knock the Avengers of the top spot which gained $207 million. This would also make it the third highest opening weekend of all time falling just behind The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens. Black Panther's early projections were $90 million but gained $202 million.
Sunday 4th March 2018- Witcher tv series reportedly received first script.
This is a show I am extremely excited to talk about. The hit books and amazing video games are getting a tv series produced by Netflix. The writer Lauren S Hissrich has confirmed that she has finished her first draft for the pilot episode for the show plus she has revealed detailed breakdowns of what characters could appear on the show.
The writer has confirmed only two things about the show so far. 1) Geralt will be the main character, which is not surprising since he is the main character of the franchise. 2) The show will not be watered down. She has done multiple character breakdowns for potential characters on her twitter: https://twitter.com/LHissrich, but some of them are :Geralt, Yennefer, Triss, Roach (yes she even did the horse) and Emhyr. This series is shaping up to be a really good series and if it's as good as the games then we're all in for a real treat. Hissrich also photographed her computer that she had done 23 pilot outlines before creating the first draft. It seems that she is taking this show very seriously and we cannot wait.
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