This week Assassin’s Creed and Deadpool get new cast members, and the first look at the new James Bond film.
In News Roundup we take a look at the top stories from the previous seven days and feature some of the week’s latest trailers.
Unless you’ve been under a rock the past week, you would have heard about the new arrangement concerning Spider-Man.
We’ve covered this already, but let me refresh your memory. Spider-Man, who is a Marvel superhero, is currently leased by Sony Pictures giving them exclusive film rights to the hero in blue and red. This new deal allows Spider-Man to appear in movies with the other superheroes like Captain America and Iron Man. Spider-Man stays a Sony Pictures character, but Marvel Studios and Disney may borrow him.
This will also mean a standalone Spider-Man film set in the MCU, and a reboot on July 28th, 2017. He will also star in a one MCU film before his debut film, which will more than likely be Captain America 3.
What has also been discussed is payment, Sony Pictures will pay for any standalone Spider-Man film and take 100% of the earnings. However, when Spider-Man features in Marvel Studio films, Marvel Studios pay for production and take 100% of the earnings. Sony Pictures still maintain creative control of the character but get a chance for their hero to get more exposure.
Sony Pictures will continue with their plans for a Sinister Six, Venom and female character lead spin-off films. However, this time they will all exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whilst The Amazing Spider-Man series comes to an end and will be rebooted with the 2017 Spider-Man release.
Oscar nominated Marion Cotillard, better known for her role as Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises, will join Michael Fassbender in the video game adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. The film is being produced by 20th Century Fox is due for release December 21st, 2016.
Zoolander gets a sequel
Not exactly sure there was high demand for this, but pretty exciting nonetheless, Zoolander returns for a sequel. Hopefully they can get many of the old cast back and, make it more like 22 Jump Street than The Hangover 2. The Zoolander sequel is due for release sometime in 2016.
As the cogs start turning for the production of the Deadpool movie, a new cast member is added. Known for her Mixed Martial Arts abilities, and her appearance in the Fast and Furious series, Gina Carano joins Ryan Reynolds to make a lot of fanboy dreams come true. We had already considered Gina Carano for a Marvel role, but it will be interesting to see how she fares here.
She will be playing the character Angel Dust. In the comics this character is known for being part of an underground mutant group known as The Morlocks.
We’ve been given a sneak peek behind the scene of the new James Bond film, Spectre. From what we see, it looks like this will be another excellent Bond movie to add to Daniel Craig’s repertoire. Along with this image, a short video has been released where some of the cast and crew talk about the film, and you can watch that video here.
Let’s take a look at some of the trailers released this week.
Samuel L. Jackson is the President of America, who gets lost in the woods after an assassination attempt. He’s protected by a boy as they try to get to safety. Sign me up!
From the wonderful mind of Guillermo del Toro we get a supernatural mystery horror featuring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska.
Judd Apatow’s latest comedy takes the form of Trainwreck, both written by and starring Amy Schumer.
Based on the video game series, Hitman, we get a new trailer showing some great bald-headed action.
That’s it for this week’s roundup. What do you think about Spider-Man joining the MCU?
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