2021 is a major year for Walt Disney World as it marks the 50th anniversary of both the resort as a whole, as well as the first theme park found there, Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom opened on October 1, 1971, but if you were considering visiting the park on that day to celebrate the milestone, there are going to be some issues, as all reservation types are currently sold out for October 1, 2021.
As Empire notes, “Nostalgia Sequels” are hot right now, with franchises from Mad Max to Star Wars tapping back into their roots to get fanbases fired up for new stories. Jason Reitman was an inspired choice to follow up on his father Ivan’s legacy, and that first trailer brought the right mix of fear and wonder. I, for one, can’t wait to see where this movie goes, and anticipate its arrival on June 11, 2021.
It’s established in Unbreakable that David Dunn’s weakness is water, but I’m not sure anybody was quite prepared for seeing the character ultimately defeated in Glass by being drowned in a simple puddle of water. It certainly wasn’t a heroic or noble end for the superhero character. However, as M. Night Shyamalan recently explained to Uproxx, that was exactly the point. As the director says…
Shia LaBeouf knows his way around controversy. The actor has nabbed as many headlines for off-set antics and illegal behaviors as he has for his professional performances, which is unfortunate because he can be a talented actor when he wants to be. LaBeouf is part of a film that is getting Oscar heat as of late, Kornel Mundruczo’s Pieces of a Woman, and it was during a recent press stint with USA Today where Woman co-stars Ellen Burstyn and Vanessa Kirby were asked about the allegations leveled at Shia LaBeouf by his ex, singer-songwriter FKA Twigs.
This is an interesting fact, of course, because Keanu Reeves’ character in the films, along with that of his co-star Carrie-Anne Moss, were dead at the end of the movies, and yet they’ll both be back for The Matrix 4. Gina Torres, however, who played the role of Cas in the two sequels, survived the movies, and yet as far as we know she won’t be returning. The Firefly and Suits actress does find it interesting that the characters who lived aren’t the ones coming back. The actress tells Variety…
So far, Wonder Woman 1984 has performed better overseas, adding an additional $105 million to its gross for a worldwide cume of $141.7 million. Not great, by normal industry standards, but in a time of disarray in the world’s movie theaters and studious trying to find a way forward, those totals at least send the message that some audiences do want to get back to seeing films on the big screen, so long as we all can figure out a way to do it safely.
The movie has enough fans that there were hopes for a sequel once. Patrick O’Brian wrote several novels in the same series that could have been adapted, and while Master and Commander did well enough both critically and commercially, it was not a massive hit. It was also quite expensive, costing $150 million to make and making about $210 million, which wasn’t a big enough spread to trigger a sequel easily. And if one hasn’t happened yet, it seems quite unlikely now. Though, since the film was made by Fox, that would make it a Disney decision now
Michelle Pfeiffer (Selina Kyle – Batman Returns, Janet Van Dyne, Ant-Man and the Wasp)
Last, but certainly not least, is Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in the highly underrated Batman Returns. With her catlike movements and fantastic acting, she probably pulls off the anti-heroine better than any other actress who’s played the role.
So, it was an absolute pleasure to see her return to the comic universe, but this time as Janet van Dyne, a.k.a., the first Wasp (Evangeline Lilly plays the second such hero). While we never really get to see her suit up, you can just feel the legacy throughout with her portrayal. A crucial character played by a crucial actress. More, please!
There are other actors I could have mentioned in this article (Idris Elba is in both the Thor series and Ghost Rider: Spirt of Vengeance), but I thought I’d stick with these 10 recognizable cases. Out of all of them, which one do you think plays the best comic book character? Sound off in the comments section or the poll below!
We think we know what The Joker’s role in the movie will be, but we will keep it secret for fear of possibly spoiling what could be an awesome scene if Zack Snyder pulls it off. The director has plenty of time. He teased fans over the weekend that the cut of Justice League that he’s bringing to HBO Max in March will run four hours, meaning he was able to work in SO MUCH material that fans haven’t seen. Also, the 2017 release that went to theaters was reshot, with somewhere in the vicinity of 80-90% of the footage reworked by replacement director Joss Whedon. This version will be a whole new, and much longer, Justice League.
We don’t actually know his character’s name because Matt Damon was uncredited in the 2017 movie, but evidently he is one of the great Asgardian thespians. He only had one scene in Thor: Ragnarok, which featured him playing Loki in a staged performance of the events of Thor: The Dark World , including the God of Mischief’s big “death” scene (with Chris Hemsworth’s brother, Luke Hemsworth, playing Fake Thor). We didn’t see what happened to the actor during the attack by Hela and the destruction of Asgard by Surtur, but if he is showing up in Thor: Love And Thunder we can probably assume that he managed to not only make it to the lifeboat, but also then make it to an escape pod during the Thanos attack that played out right before the start of the action in Avengers: Infinity War.