It may be December, but last night felt like we were inside Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, as Disney unveiled a slate of film and television projects that, quite simply, no other studio is even capable of. From Disney to Pixar to Star Wars to Marvel, the list just went on and on. Many of these were brand new concepts we learned about for the first time, but even among the concepts that we already knew about, we got a lot of new, and finally confirmed information. One of the big movies that we learned more about was Captain Marvel 2, and while fans are certainly excited, so is Brie Larson, and director Nia DaCosta.
This latest news comes to us from Variety, and the lawsuit comes with some serious allegations. FKA Twigs maintains there were cases of sexual assault, battery, as well as emotional distress within her past relationship with Shia LaBeaouf. Additionally, she claims that he once bragged about killing stray dogs to get into a dark place for a character. The singer’s representation issued a longer statement about the burgeoning legal battle in the lawsuit, which reportedly reads:
So faster than you could say, “Help us,” the Cloverfield angle was dropped from the picture. In its place came the world of K.J. Apa’s Nico, Sofia Carson’s Sara and all of the other denizens of Songbird’s near future LA, with a more reality-based saga in the offing. Going back to hazmat suits and biological terror as the driving force, Songbird would go on to become a lean, mean Michael Bay-produced thriller, in a script that was written over three days and shot in 17 days.
Chadwick Boseman’s death came as a shock to the general public, as he’d privately been battling colon cancer. While his countless fans and friends mourned the loss of a true talent, questions also arose regarding what will happen with the Black Panther franchise. During the investor’s call it was revealed that Marvel won’t be recasting T’Challa, allowing the studio to honor Boseman. Before revealing this Kevin Feige spoke to the late actor’s character and work ethic, sharing:
So there you have it, folks. The level of appeal that Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass’s News of the World will have with you depends on your love of westerns, and quite possibly your tolerance for a paced narrative in the desert. This movie debuts, only in theaters, on Christmas Day, so check your local listings carefully, if you feel safe enough to head out to the movies. Though if you’re looking for something a little more your speed around the holidays, take a look at the 2020 release schedule to see what else is in store for the rest of the year’s box office.
Most importantly, if the movie is in the pre-production stage, that likely means that the script for the film is done, or close enough to it that things like location scouting can be done. The script had been the clear sticking point, as a number of high profile scribes had taken a shot at the film over the last few years, and it seemed none of them had put together something that was making everybody happy. We would appear to finally be there now, so the movie can finally move forward.
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It’s no secret that 2020 has been an unprecedented time. This is definitely true for the film world, which came to a screeching halt when sets around the world shut down and theaters were temporarily closed. A number of highly anticipated blockbusters have been delayed, but Warner Bros. is moving forward with Wonder Woman 1984‘s December 25th opening. The movie will be arriving in both theaters and HBO Max in time for the holiday weekend, which Warner Bros. announced it will continue to do moving forward. And now one exec from the studio has explained this complicated, multi-pronged release strategy.
With filming on many projects having started again several months ago, with new and very strict protocols in place for the safety of all cast and crew members involved, Cowan also said that Lister was actually scheduled to begin work on something new last weekend, but was already feeling sick enough by that time to call and cancel at the last minute. She said that this was very unlike Lister, because he “doesn’t miss movies” and “took [his job] very seriously.” Cowan went on to note that Lister was due to participate in an online panel for a TV festival on Wednesday, but also cancelled that appearance.
I have to say, personally, I think the smile on my face when Lightyear was being revealed was similar to what Chris Evans was feeling. Is this concept a little bizarre? Without question, but I think it’s also brilliant. The plan for this seems to be that Lightyear will be a more or less straight forward science fiction action-adventure story, not a comedy like Toy Story. That’s something that we haven’t seen from Pixar before, and that’s exciting.
The piece refers to these women as Johnny Depp’s “exes.” If accurate, that would seemingly confirm that Depp had relations of some sort with Angelina Jolie, Marion Cotillard and Keira Knightley. None of them have publicly confirmed this in the past, but Depp starred with Jolie in the famous domestic flop (that broke bigger internationally) The Tourist back in 2010. He and Keira Knightley appeared in a slew of Pirates films together, including 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales. Finally, Depp appeared with Cotillard in Public Enemies in 2008, around the time he was still with Vanessa Paradis.