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“I mean, I had sung before and I had danced a little, so I had that to start out with,” she says of the three months she spent prepping for her Oscar-winning role in 2016’s feel good movie of the year. “But I was a complete novice when it came to tennis.
- Jim Slotek, Cineplex Magazine
It looks like Sony has pushed back production on its Tom Hardy-headlined Venom movie, with Omega Underground reporting that filming on the non-mcu Spider-Man spinoff will get underway in Atlanta on October 23rd. Cameras had originally been set to roll on September 1st.
The Venom movie is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and will see Hardy taking on the role of Eddie Brock, with Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) also attached and rumoured to be portraying Cletus Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage.
Details on the project are scarce, but we do know that Spider-Man won’t appear, but She-Venom might, and it is expected to take its inspiration from the Ultimate comic book universe incarnation of the character, where the symbiote is created as a biosuit, rather than being an alien life form.
Venom is set for release on October 5th 2018. »
- Gary Collinson
Simon Brew Sep 11, 2017
Sony is keen to get cracking in the first of its planned Spider-Man spin-offs, Venom. The movie has now long cast Tom Hardy in the title role, and Ruben Fleischer – of Zombieland fame – is going to direct.
The film was due to start filming this month, and there’s a schedule to hit, given that a release date of October 5th 2018 has been earmarked. The first delay to filming – for reasons unexplained, but likely logistical – knocked start of production back to the end of this month. Now, Omega Underground reckons it won’t be starting until October 23rd. The shoot is set to take place in Atlanta and New York.
There’s no reason here to suspect that the release date is going to be altered as a consequence of the delay. Just »
In the summer of 2016, Suicide Squad introduced a new team of antiheroes to the DC cinematic universe. It proved to be a rip-roaring popular success, earning more than $745 million at the box office worldwide. Director David Ayer soon began working on a spin-off project, Gotham City Sirens, that would revolve around Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), leaving the inevitable Suicide Squad sequel in the hands of a director to be named later. Reportedly, the candidates included Mel Gibson, Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Daniel Espinosa (Life) and Jonathan Levine (Snatched). In July we heard that Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) was the front-runner for the job, but a short while later he dropped out of consideration, instead deciding to direct Disney's action-adventure movie Jungle...
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- Peter Martin
Earlier this year saw the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film was a collaboration between Sony and Marvel Studios, and after Sony sort of screwed the pooch with their Amazing Spider-Man series — in that they made the films for too much money and tried to build their universe too much — they opted to allow Marvel Studios to utilize their character.
If the quality of Spider-Man: Homecoming is anything to go off of, they certainly made the right move in working with Marvel Studios. However, that’s not to say that they’re content to play second fiddle to the other studio. Prior to the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, they let their intentions be known that they still plan on going forward with a spinoff of certain characters — namely Venom, Silver Sable, and Black Cat.
Venom, which is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018, was slated to begin production on September »
- Joseph Medina
The 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival kicks off this September, and the full lineup features several fixtures of the horror genre that are sure to make fans want to aim their car hoods towards Atlanta, including A Nightmare on Elm Street's Heather Langenkamp (and if you purchase a ticket prior to August 30th, you'll receive an autographed photo from the ultimate dream defender).
Press Release: The 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival has announced the official lineup and schedule for the 1st annual film festival to be held in Peachtree City, Ga, just minutes from the heart of The Walking Dead studios and Marvel’s home away from home, Pinewood Studios Atlanta.
“We are so excited about the films being screened this year,” says festival co-director Vanessa Ionta Wright.
“What an amazing selection from around the world; filmmakers are traveling from as far as Australia and Ireland to be with us. »
- Derek Anderson
The Antichrist is here in Netflix's upcoming horror comedy Little Evil. Another original outing for the streaming service, it stars Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly in a hilarious new take on The Omen. Arriving just in time for the fall season, Little Evil will debut on September 1st.
From writer/director Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil); Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks & Rec) and Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man, Lost) star in this offbeat comedy about love, family, and the Antichrist. Gary has just married the love of his life, Samantha, and is now the stepfather to her quirky 5 year old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). But he soon finds himself in increasingly odd situations around the child, which drives him to believe his new stepson may actually be the spawn of Satan.
Riz Ahmed is currently in talks with Sony about a part in the upcoming Venom movie directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). Sources close to the project say that the up and coming Ahmed has already signed on or is very close to doing so. But which part might he be playing? Venom, starring Tom Hardy, is set to begin shooting this fall for a 2018 release. Besides the announcement of Hardy as Venom and Fleischer directing, not much else is clear at this point.
A lot of the information about Sony's Spider-Man spin-off Venom has been kept under wraps, but we do know that She-Venom, aka Ann Weying has been talked about and possibly even cast by this point and that Carnage is the main villain. Cletus Kasaday, aka Carnage has always been a fan favorite, and sources close to the project say that Riz Ahmed (Rogue One) has auditioned for the part. »
The supposed VenomVerse is ever-expanding with information. Not too long ago, That Hashtag Show revealed some interesting plot details for one film Silver & Black (which will supposedly feature Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Scorpion), and THR is now reporting that another big name — apart from Tom Hardy — is in talks to join the Venom film.
According to the outlet, actor Riz Ahmed is looking to potentially join the production. Ahmed is most widely known for his role in last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but he also made quite the splash a couple years before in the Jake Gyllenhaal film, Nightcrawler. So who will he be playing? Early reports stated that he would be playing the film’s big bad Carnage, but the outlet continues, saying that Ahmed was originally considered for the role before changes were made to the screenplay. So no go for Carnage -- at least for Ahmed. »
- Joseph Medina
Recent news from Variety suggests that the ensemble for the first film as part of Sony’s Marvel Universe, Venom, is beginning to take shape. According to the outlet, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed is in early talks to join star Tom Hardy in the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off film.
Given how different outlets have reported different things regarding Ahmed’s potential casting and which character he may play in the Eddie Brock-focused sci-fi horror flick, nothing is concrete at the moment. Sources told Variety “that he’ll be playing a popular Marvel Comics character,” and while The Tracking Board confirmed that statement in its write-up, editor in chief Jeff Sneider divulged a rumor that Ahmed auditioned for the role of Carnage, the film’s villain, and is being considered for it. A person close to the project also told Sneider that Ahmed will, in fact, »
- Justin Cook
“Rogue One” star Riz Ahmed is in early talks to join Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom.” Ahmed will play a familiar character in the Marvel Universe. Variety first reported the news of Ahmed’s talks and TheWrap confirmed the details. Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) is set to direct. “Venom” will be released on Oct. 5, 2018 with a production start date of fall 2017. Read More See Riz Ahmed's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 3798 “Venom” is from Sony’s Marvel Universe of characters. (The studio says it is not a “Spider-Man” spinoff, as other »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Some projects kick around Hollywood for years and wind up in development hell, and others manage to escape such a fate, and actually get made. As it turns out, “Cowboy Ninja Viking” is just such a picture.
Kicking around since at least 2010, the comic adaptation has seen various talent take a crack at it, including “Deadpool” and “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Marc Forster attached to direct at one point, as were “John Wick” duo David Leitch and Chad Stahelski.
- Kevin Jagernauth
We've been on the Cowboy Ninja Viking grind since 2010, almost as long as the Image Comics property from writer A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo has been in existence. Over the years, we brought you news on its long-in-development adaptation process, from the announcement that Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Zombieland, Deadpool) had been tapped to pen the screenplay, to the news that Chris Pratt would be stepping into the title role for the big-screen version. Now, as THR reports, the Universal Pictures film is slated to hit theaters on June 28, 2019. Pratt … »
- Dave Trumbore
So even though Sony and Marvel worked over their issues to allow Spider-Man into the McU in the highly successful Captain America: Civil War and Spider-man: Homecoming films, that doesn't mean Sony won't also be making their own solo films starring ancillary Spider-Man characters. The first one to come out will be Venom starring Tom Hardy and directed by Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer. Here's what Fleisher had to... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Sony has long dreamed of having a cinematic universe of Marvel characters.
In 2014, the studio planned to have “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” launch a series of spinoff films focused on super-villains such as the Green Goblin, Venom and other members of the Sinister Six. However, those plans were put on ice when the sequel disappointed at the box office.
With the success of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” a reboot of the series that sends Tom Holland as the wall-crawler back to high school, Sony is revisiting its ambitions to create a Spidey-verse. The new film grossed nearly $260 million worldwide in its opening weekend. Sony has already announced a “Venom” stand-alone film, with Tom Hardy playing the super-villain, and is in preproduction on “Silver & Black,” which will pair Black Cat, a jewel thief, with Silver Sable, a mercenary.
- Brent Lang
In February, a number of directors emerged as the top picks to direct Suicide Squad 2, including Hollywood golden boy Mel Gibson, Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer, Safe House’s Daniel Espinosa, and Warm Bodies’ Jonathan Levine. Now, none of those guys are attached any longer, and The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra is the new frontrunner. That’s according to Deadline, but a separate Hollywood Reporter story says that Gibson decided not to take the job over some script delays and that Warner Bros. has a new treatment written by Zak Penn (who worked on The Avengers and Ready Player One).
Collet-Serra is also the director behind the Liam Neeson movies Non-Stop, Run All Night, and The Commuter, and he has apparently been in high-demand in Hollywood for a while now. Of course, Suicide Squad 2 isn’t an unforgettable Liam Neeson vehicle like Run All Night, so it remains to »
- Sam Barsanti
Woody Harrelson talks War for the Planet of the Apes and his passion for the environmentWoody Harrelson talks War for the Planet of the Apes and his passion for the environmentDebra Wallace - Cineplex Magazine7/11/2017 10:18:00 Am
Then he realized he was being asked to play the Colonel, an iron-fisted, ruthless soldier brought in to tamp down the now hyper-intelligent apes waging war with mankind.
The 55-year-old actor admits he was a bit chagrined. “I tried anything and everything to get them to come around, but they told me I was playing a human,” he explains, tongue in cheek, during a recent chat at a posh Manhattan hotel. Dressed in a blue T-shirt and hoodie, he’s approachable and irreverent. “I »
- Debra Wallace - Cineplex Magazine
Rob Leane Jul 7, 2017
Spoilers, as we look ahead - and speculate about - the road ahead for Spider-Man in the movies...
This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and lots of speculation on things to come.
Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man stepped up to headline his own movie in Spider-Man: Homecoming, building on the foundations of Captain America: Civil War to bring his unique brand of nervous excitement and haphazard heroics to the big screen.
Sony and Marvel Studios will continue to collaborate on the Spidey franchise going forward, thrusting Peter into more zany situations and crossing him over with more iconic Avengers. Here’s a rundown of what to expect next, blended with a bit of our own speculation...
It's probably fair to say that we're all a little confused by the ongoing Venom, Carnage, Black Cat, Silver Sable saga at Sony, which also (apparently) includes Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio -- just to cover all the bases. Spider-Man: Homecoming producer (and former top Sony exec), Amy Pascal, recently appeared with Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, and made several claims about these upcoming characters and films would be part of the larger McU...and that caused a momentary glitch in the Matrix.
The video of Pascal and Feige's interview went viral, creating a furor unto itself. Part of the confusion involves whether or not Spider-Man would even appear in these films -- as Lrm recently reported, Tom Holland addressed the controversy and said that he is not in any of these films, nor are they in any way part of the McU, as far as he knows. Pascal has (somewhat) walked those statements back, »
- David Kozlowski
Last month Sony decided to move ahead with its plans for an expanded ‘SpiderVerse’ by tapping Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) to direct Venom and Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees) to helm Silver & Black. And, speaking to Vulture, Prince-Bythewood has now shared her excitement over taking the reins of the female-led spinoff, which will revolve around the characters of Silver Sable and Black Cat.
“The strange thing is, I knew I was the best person for this,” said Prince-Bythewood. “Normally I get nervous regardless of what it is when I go into a meeting but with this, I saw the movie in my head as I was reading it, and it’s an exciting thing as a director when you know what you want to do with it. I was able to be so specific, so it was exciting in those meetings because everything I was talking about, they loved. »
- Gary Collinson
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