英超免费直播360采用百度引擎4（Baidu 7）Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s genre-bending horror franchise is getting new life with new directors, and we ve finally got a trailer for it.Sidney Prescott herself, Neve Campbell, will be returning to the series – and is looking forward to it. David Arquette, aka Dewey Riley, is also returning, along with co-star and ex-wife Courteney Cox, who will reprise her role as Gale Weathers. On the film s official Instagram account (@screammovies), Paramount revealed the film s official title (Scream), release date (January 14, 2022), and a couple of new photos, including a title treatment, and on October 12, 2021, the studio finally released the first trailer for the film, which appears to double down on the terror. Read on for all the full details.[Updated on 10/12/21]The Old Faves: Neve Campbell is Officially Back, along with Courteney Cox and David Arquette(Photo by Phil Bray/©Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)We can now officially look forward to the return of Sidney Prescott in Scream 5.In a Five Favorite Films interview with Rotten Tomatoes tied to her newest project, Canadian drama Castle in the Ground, Neve Campbell revealed she was in discussions about the new film.“We’re having conversations – I have been approached about it,” she told Rotten Tomatoes. “The timing’s a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out…. We’re negotiating, so we’ll see.”It seems she had faith in filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, whose most recent film was the Certified Fresh Ready or Not.“The two directors wrote me a very touching letter about Wes Craven and how he was such an inspiration to them and how they really want to honor him, and that meant a great, great deal to me. So we’ll see. Hopefully we can all see eye to eye on the project and find a way to make it.”Campbell added: I’m so grateful for these films… I love Sidney Prescott. It’s always fun for me to step back in her shoes, and it’s always fun for me to see the cast come back and make one of these films again and try to make another good one.”Then, on September 10, Spyglass and Paramount Pictures officially announced that Campbell would be returning as Sidney, removing all doubt and ending the speculation.All of this comes after Deadline recently reported that Courteney Cox would reprise her role as news reporter Gale Weathers in Scream 5, which will mark her fifth time playing the fan-favorite character. Cox shared an Instagram post which confirmed the news.Directing duo Radio silence – more on them in a bit – said in a statement: “We can’t imagine Scream without the iconic Gale Weathers and are so incredibly thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to work with Courteney. We’re absolute mega fans of her work and we’re so excited to join her in the next chapter of the Scream saga!”The Hollywood Reporter also reported that David Arquette – who met, fell in love with, married, and ultimately separated from Cox during their time working on the series – is returning to the series as Dewey Riley, the Woodboro Sheriff who has taken a beating – and more than a few stabbings – throughout the franchise. “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,” Areuqtte told THR. Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”The New Kids: Related to the Original Killers(Photo by Beth Dubber / ©Netflix, Panagiotis Pantazidis / ©Amazon, Kat Marcinowski / ©Starz )While we were all busy wondering which old favorites would be returning, the project announced its first batch of new faces, which will include Jack Quaid from Amazon s superhero smash, The Boys. The announcement came a week or so after it was announced that Jenna Ortega, who starred in the second season of Netflix s stalker series, You, and Melissa Barrera, who stars in Vida and the film adaptation of In the Heights, had also joined the cast. According to the new trailer, it seems all the new characters are somehow related to the original killers, indicating they are connected to Skeet Ulrich s Billy Loomis and Matthew Lillard s Stu Macher from 1996 s Scream. Exactly how and why they re being targeted remains to be seen.It Has a Release DateIt was announced the movie will hit theaters on January 14, 2022.AND THE REST OF WHAT WE KNOW The feverish anticipation for the new Scream movie is a whole different story than the level of buzz – or lack thereof – that surrounded the original film almost 20 years ago.When Dimension Films announced its intention to release the original Scream in December 1996, critics declared the movie D.O.A. After all, who releases a horror movie during Christmas? But Dimension knew there were a lot of angsty teens looking for something – anything to serve as an antidote to mistletoe and carols, and the simple question “Do you like scary movies?” ended up receiving a resounding “Yes!” Ever since it stalled out with 2011’s Scream 4, there have been rumors of the cult franchise’s return.It is finally coming to fruition, so here’s what we know about the potential return of Ghostface.Wes Craven’s Baby Is in Good – and Intriguing – Hands(Photo by Eric Zachanowich / TM & copyright © Fox Searchlight Pictures)Horror icon Craven directed all four of the original Scream films, but sadly the legendary creator of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The People Under the Stairs passed away in 2015. It’s been announced, however, that the Scream baton is being handed to Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the co-directors of 2019’s Ready or Not. That movie was inventive, brutal, and satirically razor-sharp – in other words, Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett seem like a pretty solid pick to breathe new life into this franchise.The duo, known as Radio Silence, released a statement saying: “It’s impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven’s work and the Scream movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers. Kevin Williamson’s incredible stories have entertained and inspired us for decades and we’re insanely honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the cinematic world Wes and Kevin so brilliantly created together. Jamie and Guy’s amazing script does that legacy justice and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter of Scream to life. The Jamie and Guy they re referring to are writers James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac) and Guy Busick, who co-wrote Ready Or Not. If you re wondering whether original Scream scribe Kevin Williamson is involved in the project scroll down.Yes, Scream 5 and Scream 6 Were Already Planned(Photo by Gemma La Mana/Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)While promoting Scream 4 in 2011, both Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson confirmed that they had 5 and 6 waiting in the wings, should the latest one be another hit. No plot details for either of them were ever revealed, but it was hinted that they would be the start of a new trilogy based around the survivors of part 4. After 4 did middling business at the box office (it only grossed .2 million in the U.S.), the enthusiasm for another film died out.Kevin Williamson Is Back(Photo by @screammovies/Instagram)Although he is not listed as writer on the new project as of now, Kevin Williamson has been confirmed to be back onboard at least in an executive producer role. That may turn out to be an honorary credit based on his having written all of the other Scream films and having been – alongside Craven – the driving creative force behind them, but it could also mean he’ll have a more hands-on role. It’s still unclear, but we’re pretty sure Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett’s Ready or Not writers Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy would love a stab (sorry) at writing it.Spyglass Loves a Good RevivalThe rights to the Scream franchise rest with the newly reminted Spyglass Media Group, which is itself a comeback story. Originally founded as Spyglass Entertainment in 1998, the production firm came out swinging with its first film – the pop culture phenomenon The Sixth Sense. It bounced between distribution deals with several studios before fizzling out in 2010, when founders Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum became co-chairmen and CEOs of MGM Holdings. The company reformed in 2019 and announced that its first project would be a remake of the horror classic Hellraiser. They clearly have a “type” and aren’t afraid to retool fan favorites, which gives credence to the idea that the new Scream may be a fresh start.Scream Never Really Went Away(Photo by MTV courtesy Everett Collection)Although the last film was released in 2011, the Scream legacy actually continued on in the form of an anthology TV series produced by Dimension Television and MTV. Taking place in the fictional town of Lakewood (not the films’ primary setting, which was the fictional town of Woodsboro), the series featured all new characters and aired on MTV and VH1 from 2015 until 2019. There was also a web series called Scream: If I Die that was released in 2016 and featured video confessionals from some of the characters from the series. If the new movie does continue the franchise directly, it’s unclear (but doubtful) that elements from the TV series would come into play.It Can’t Take on Slasher Tropes Again, Can It?(Photo by Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)By the time the original Scream came out, horror films of the late 80s and early 90s were mired in a loop of increasingly ridiculous cheeseball sequels featuring predictably unstoppable killers and blood-soaked Z-list actors. Scream breathed new life into horror by being self-referential and self-aware. It cleverly mocked horror movie clichés while also indulging in them. Whether it’s a remake or a reboot, the new Scream enters a world in which horror occupies a much different place than it did in 1996. With big time talents like Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse, The Witch), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook, The Nightingale), Ari Aster (Midsommar, Hereditary), and Julia Docournau (Raw) bringing horror into art houses and the Oscars, it’s a much more difficult target for satire than Jason Takes Manhattan. The rules have changed, and it’ll be interesting to see if Scream can adapt or if it will once again try and revisit the slasher.Scream releases in theaters on January 14, 2022.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
One of the most anticipated family movies of the year – thanks to deep nostalgia and a killer marketing campaign – Pokémon: Detective Pikachu has turned out to be one of the more divisive releases in a long time – even as it sails clearly into Fresh territory. (It is currently ay 73% on the Tomatometer, with 33 reviews, as of May 3 at 10:20am.) Some fans love it, some don’t. Many newcomers are delighted, others aren’t. The first reviews of the movie have arrived, and nobody can seem to agree about the merits of the story, the visuals, the performances, or who it’s for. In a way, that’s exciting. Thrilling even (who wants everything so easily defined?). Now you can go and see it for yourself and find out where you land.Here’s what the critics are saying about Pokémon: Detective Pikachu:So, tell us: Has the video-game movie curse been broken?Did Detective Pikachu break the dreaded video game movie curse…? To borrow a phrase, it’s super effective. Dan Casey, Nerdist What Will Happen If Spider-Man Leaves the MCU?What will the MCU look like without Spider-Man? We re breaking down what the Sony/Disney split means for fans.Posted by The Rotten Tomatoes Channel on Wednesday, August 21, 2019Fans of Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe now face a mid-credits scene more shocking than the one at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. According to various reports emerging on Tuesday, the character, whose films rights are held by Sony Pictures Entertainment, may no longer be available to Marvel Studios, nor will that studio’s president, Kevin Feige, be involved in the next two planned installments of the Spider-Man film series starring Tom Holland.The whole thing feels like something pulled straight from a Marvel Comic, and it may leave some wondering what happened and why Sony would pull out of such a lucrative partnership (if, in fact, the move is indeed Sony s doing). The behind-the-scenes tale of Spider-Man on film is a frequently confusing mess of legal wranglings, unlikely cameos, and the last vestige of a Marvel Entertainment that no longer exists. But let s pull back the web of Spider-Man to see the players involved, what they can do by separating Spider-Man from Marvel, and what it all means for fans.The Saga Of The Cinematic Spider-Man(Photo by Columbia Pictures)Long before it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, Marvel Entertainment was loose with its finances during the free-wheeling 1990s. The comics business was booming thanks to events like The Death of Superman and Marvel’s own X-Men #1 moving a million copies to retailers. But just a few years later, the market went bust, with plenty of those X-Men comics unsold on store shelves. Well, the stores that remained opened as the industry imploded and Marvel was in danger of going under. But alongside all of this, the Spider-Man film rights went on a journey from schlock film company Cannon Pic
New Apple TV+ series For All Mankind portrays an alternate history in which the U.S. space program triumphs in defeat after the Russians land on the moon first. Executive producers and co-creators Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi and executive producer Maril Davis provide insight into their new drama ahead of the November 8 premiere of episode four, Prime Crew, in which a training accident sparks a debate about women astronauts.About the show: For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline — a world in which the USSR beats the U.S. to the moon. The series stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt, Jodi Balfour. For All Mankind is directed by Seth Gordon.RELATED: The Best Apple TV+ Movies and TV Ranked英超免费直播360第二点就是英雄联盟手游的高还原度，毕竟在这款游戏刚出的时候就已经说明，是端游的手游版本，而这款游戏出来之后也是不辜负众多玩家们的等待，英雄技能、装备、皮肤的还原，排位段位的复刻，包括地图和游玩方式的大致相似，这都让玩家们直呼“爷青回”，也更为那些端游深度玩家们所喜爱。
One year into the new decade, the movie prospects keep getting better. The releases slated for 2021 are so exciting they ll make you salivate with anticipation, and we can t wait to see them – especially now that it looks like we can see them. For starters we ll be getting another Asian blockbuster in director Destin Daniel Cretton s Marvel entry, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The Fast Family will be back for another action-packed installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise (can you believe we re at 9 movies already?!). Venom: Let There Be Carnage arrives (on October 1, after multiple shuffles around the calendar), as do horror sequels A Quiet Place 2 and Halloween Kills, and quasi-sequel Candyman. One big change in 2021: The way we watch the movies is changing big time. Warner Bros., for example, is releasing almost their entire slate of 2021 movies on HBO Max as well as in theaters in an unprecedented move that could signal bigger changes in the industry. The list is long and it ll probably get longer, so start marking your calendars now. [Updated 9/10/2021]Jan-Mar | Apr-June | July-Sep | Oct-DecThe Best Movies of 2020 | The Most Anticipated Movies of 2022JanuaryThe Dig (2021) 88%Directed by: Simon StoneStarring: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben ChaplinOpening on: January 15, 2021 (limited), followed by Netflix premiere on January 29, 2021Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan star in this Netflix original film based on true events and set in 1939. Mulligan plays a wealthy widow who hires an archaeologist (Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate, leading to the discovery of a wealth of medieval Anglo-Saxon artifacts.FebruaryThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020) 67%Directed by: Tim HillStarring: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. LawrenceOpening on: February 2021 on VOD and CBS All Access (formerly August 7, 2020)The long-running, wildly popular animated series gets another big screen outing as the whole Spongebob Squarepants gang are back for another adventure. This time out, Spongebob and Patrick embark on a rescue mission to recover Gary, who has been taken by Poseidon, and find themselves in the mystical land of Atlantic City.Malcolm & Marie (2021) 57%Directed by: Sam LevinsonStarring: John David Washington, ZendayaOpening on: February 5, 2021 on NetflixIf you feel like you ve been wasting time during quarantine, wait until you hear about writer/director Sam Levinson, who wrote an entire movie script in six days, then called up John David Washington and Zendaya to be in that movie, and then filmed it, all during lockdown. The story follows a filmmaker and his girlfriend as they return from a movie premiere and, over the course of the evening, begin to hash out their relationship.Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) 96%Directed by: Shaka KingStarring: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jess Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Martin Sheen, Lil Rel HoweryOpening on: February 12, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxShaka King co-writes and directs this based-on-true-events drama focused on William O Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated the Illinois Black Panther Party in an effort to keep track of Fred Hampton.To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021) 79%Directed by: Michael FimognariStarring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher, Janel Parrish, Emilija BaranacOpening on: February 12, 2021 on NetflixOne of three Netflix original franchises to see a third installment in 2021 (the other two being The Kissing Booth and The Princess Switch), To All the Boys concludes with Always and Forever, as Lara Jean (Lana Condor) nears the end of high school and takes a pair of life-changing trips that lead her to ponder life with her family and Peter (Noah Centineo) after graduation.I Care a Lot (2020) 78%Directed by: J BlakesonStarring: Rosamund Pike, Eiza Gonzalez, Dianne Wiest, Peter Dinklage, Chris Messina, Isaiah Whitlock Jr.Opening on: February 19, 2021 on NetflixRosamund Pike stars in this comedy as a con woman who takes swindles the elderly out of their money until she comes into contact with a woman who is more cunning than she appears.Nomadland (2020) 93%Directed by: Chloé ZhaoStarring: Frances McDormand, David StrathairnOpening on: February 19, 2021 (following one-week virtual release on December 4, 2020)Writer-director Chloé Zhao impressed the folks at Disney so much with her 2017 breakout film The Rider that they handed her the keys to Eternals, but before that film opens (presumably) in February, Zhao will release this drama based on the nonfiction book by Jessica Bruder. The film stars Frances McDormand as a woman who loses everything in the Great Recession and decides to see if #VanLife is all it s cracked up to be.The Father (2020) 98%Directed by: Florian ZellerStarring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia ColmanOpening on: February 26, 2021 (formerly December 18, 2020)Two Oscar winners headline this drama based on the 2012 French play Le Père by the film s director and co-writer, Florian Zeller. The story focuses on an aging man (Anthony Hopkins) struggling with memory loss whose daughter (Olivia Colman) moves into his flat to help care for him.Tom & Jerry (2021) 31%Directed by: Tim StoryStarring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Ken Jeong, Colin Jost, Rob DelaneyOpening on: February 26, 2021 (formerly March 5, 2021), with simultaneous release on HBO MaxThe classic animated television series gets a big-screen update in the form of a live-action/animated hybrid in which mischievous mouse Jerry moves into a hotel on the eve of a big wedding and forces the wedding planner to bring Tom into the picture to get rid of him. When an even bigger threat emerges, Tom and Jerry are forced to work together to save the day.MarchComing 2 America (2021) 49%Directed by: Craig BrewerStarring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, James Earl JonesOpening on: March 5, 2021 on Amazon Prime (formerly December 18, 2020)After over three decades, it looks like Prince Akeem ahem, King Akeem and Semmi are returning Stateside from there homeland of Zamunda. Much of the original cast are returning, including James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer and John Amos as Cleo McDowell, as Akeem learns that he has a long-lost son he never knew about who might be the heir to the throne.Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) 94%Directed by: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John RipaStarring: Awkwafina, Kelly Marie Tran, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Sandra OhOpening on: March 5, 2021 (formerly March 12, 2021)In this animated film from Disney, Kelly Marie Tran lends her voice to the title character, a young warrior in a fantastical land who embarks on a quest to find the last dragon. Awkwafina, who s been on a roll as of late, will provide the voice of said dragon, whose help Raya needs to bring peace to her land.Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) 71%Directed by: Zack SnyderStarring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams, Ray Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Jeremy IronsOpening on: March 18, 2021 on HBO MaxBrought to life by a rabid fan campaign, this re-cut four-hour-long version of the DC superhero team-up purports to be original director Zack Snyder s true vision for the film, with additional footage shot and incorporated, along with new elements that were absent from the 2017 theatrical release that director Joss Whedon took over when Snyder left the project for personal reasons.Nobody (2021) 84%Directed by: Derek KolstadStarring: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, RZA, Christopher LloydOpening on: March 26, 2021 (formerly April 2, 2021)Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk plays a man suffering from PTSD who unwittingly draws the ire of a Russian drug lord when he murders a pair of thieves who have been terrorizing his neighborhood.Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) 75%Directed by: Adam WingardStarring: Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree HenryOpening on: March 31, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxIt s the showdown we ve been waiting for since 2014 s Godzilla. Director Adam Wingard – who has proven he knows how to bring the thrills with The Guest and You re Next – helms this climactic entry in Warner Bros. MonsterVerse series, which continued in 2019 with Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Who will win when the giant ape takes on the king?AprilConcrete Cowboy (2020) 80%Directed by: Ricky StaubStarring: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, Method ManOpening on: April 2, 2021 on NetflixBased on the novel Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri, this drama stars Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) as a Detroit teen who moves to Philadelphia to live with his estranged father (Idris Elba) and learns about the urban cowboy subculture.Mortal Kombat (2021) 55%Directed by: Simon McQuoidStarring: Joe Taslim, Ludi Lin, Mechad Brooks, Lewis Tan, Elissa Cadwell, Ng Chin Han, Max Huang, Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sisi StringerOpening on: April 23, 2021 (formerly January 15, 2021), with simultaneous release on HBO MaxIf you ve been waiting for the inevitable Mortal Kombat reboot, 2021 has got you covered. 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Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol NicholsOpening on: May 14, 2021 (formerly May 21, 2021)The Saw franchise officially gets revived in this new thriller, with Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, and IV) back behind the camera. This time, two cops played by Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson investigate a series of gruesome murders and find themselves at the mercy of a killer reminiscent of the past (Jigsaw copycat, anyone?).The Woman in the Window (2021) 26%Directed by: Joe WrightStarring: Amy Adams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree HenryOpening on: May 14, 2021 (formerly May 15, 2020)In Joe Wright s adaptation of the novel of the same name that takes the premise of Rear Window to new places, Amy Adams stars as child psychologist Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman who develops a friendship with a neighbor who lives in the building across the street (played by Julianne Moore), only to witness her friend being murdered by her husband. Except, maybe that s not actually what happened, and maybe Anna s medication is playing tricks on her mind.Army Of The Dead (2021) 67%Directed by: Zack SnyderStarring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo RossiOpening on: May 21, 2021 on NetflixBefore he set about rejiggering Justice League for HBO Max, Zack Snyder returned to his undead roots to helm this zombie thriller about a group of mercenaries who head into the heart of Las Vegas after a zombie outbreak in order to pull off a daring casino heist.Cruella (2021) 74%Directed by: Alex Timbers and Craig GillespieStarring: Emma Stone, Joel Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Emma ThompsonOpening on: May 28, 2021 with Premier Access on Disney+Emma Stone will star in Disney s latest live-action remake of an old classic. In the vein of Maleficient, Cruella will focus on the enigmatic villain of 101 Dalmatians in her youth and show how she became obsessed with Dalmatian fur. With Emma Thompson and Mark Strong rounding out the cast, it s bound to be worth the wait.A Quiet Place Part II (2021) 91%Directed by: John KrasinskiStarring: Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Djimon HounsouOpening on: May 28, 2021 (formerly September 17, 2021)Director John Krasinski returns to helm this sequel, which he also wrote, starring his real-life wife Emily Blunt, as it follows up with the Abbott family after the events of the first film. Judging from the first trailer, we ll also get some flashbacks to the beginning of the invasion? Infestation? Whatever you want to call it, it looks like Krasinski has done a bang-up job ratcheting up the tension, and audiences should be in for another great ride.The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) 55%Directed by: Michael ChavesStarring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian HilliardOpening on: June 4, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxPatrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return to reprise their roles as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in this third chapter of the original Conjuring franchise, focusing on a real case they investigated in which a murder suspect invoked demonic possession as a defense for his crimes. Michael Chaves, who directed 2019 s Conjuring-adjacent spinoff The Curse of La Llorona, takes the reins as director, while James Wan remains attached to the film as a producers.In the Heights (2021) 94%Directed by: Jon M. ChuStarring: Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smits, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha PolancoOpening on: June 11, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxCrazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu adapts Lin-Manuel Miranda s breakout musical, In the Heights. The show, which kicked off the Hamilton creator s career, won four Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Chu demonstrated real skill with spectacle in Crazy Rich Asians, and the new movie shares similar themes of reclaiming one s heritage – it follows the stories of several characters in New York s heavily Latino neighborhood, Washington Heights, over three days.Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) 67%Directed by: Will GluckStarring: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth DebickiOpening on: June 11, 2021 (formerly July 2, 2021)First the garden, then the world. The plot for this sequel to the surprise hit loosely based on the work of Beatrix Potter is still under lock and key, but we re sure it will involve James Corden s cheeky rabbit causing all sorts of PG-rated trouble. We do not expect any blackberries to be involved, however.The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) 27%Directed by: Patrick HughesStarring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Richard E. Grant, Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Frank GrilloOpening on: June 16, 2021 (formerly August 20, 2021)2017 s The Hitman s Bodyguard didn t exactly wow the critics, but it was a moderate hit at the box office, so why not give it another go? As indicated by the title, it s Salma Hayek s Sonia who now enlists the help of Michael (Ryan Reynolds) in order to rescue her husband and Michael s old rival Darius (Samuel L. Jackson).Luca (2021) 91%Directed by: Enrico CasarosaStarring: Jacob Tremblay, Maya Rudolph, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jim GaffiganOpening on: June 18, 2021 on Disney+The latest offering from Pixar (after 2020 s Soul) will be a deeply personal coming-of-age tale with a twist from director Enrico Casarosa. The story will focus on the title character, a sea monster who lives off the coast of the Italian Riviera who strikes up a friendship with another sea monster; together they discover that they take human form when dry and decide to visit the nearby seaside town for an adventure.F9 The Fast Saga (2021) 59%Directed by: Justin LinStarring: Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Lucas BlackOpening on: June 25, 2021 (formerly May 28, 2021)It s full-throttle and pedal to the metal for the Toretto crime/adventure/anti-terrorism/what-even-are-they family yet again. Director Justin Lin was the man to turn the franchise around, delivering the series first Fresh entry on his third try with 2011 s Fast Five (Certified Fresh at 73%); since then, every Fast movie has landed on the red end of the Tomatometer. The new entry will bring the family back together to face off against a new villain played by John Cena who happens to be Dom Toretto s brother. Also, Han is back? What? The film was originally slated to open in May of 2020, but was pushed back almost a year to occupy the slot that had originally been reserved for Fast Furious 10.Zola (2020) 88%Directed by: Janicza BravoStarring: Taylour Paige, Riley KeoughOpening on: June 30, 2021Based on a notoriously stranger-than-fiction series of viral tweets (and a subsequent Rolling Stone article) from 2015, this adventure comedy follows a Detroit waitress who embarked on a road trip to Florida with a stripper and ended up spending the craziest two days of her life with her.The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) 47%Directed by: Tom McGrathStarring: Alec Baldwin, Amy Sedaris, Lisa Kudrow, James Marsden, Jeff Goldblum, Jimmy Kimmel, Eva LongoriaOpening on: July 2, 2021 (formerly September 17, 2021) in theaters and streaming on PeacockThe Boss Baby might be Rotten, but its monster box office take shows the audience is hungry for more. This time, though, the story takes place years after the first film, when the original Boss Baby Ted voiced by Alec Baldwin and his older brother Tim have both grown up. Tim now has a smarty-pants infant of his own (Amy Sedaris), who embarks on a secret mission involving her big sister.The Forever Purge (2021) 50%Directed by: Everardo GoutStarring: Ana de la Reguera, Josh Lucas, Tenoch Huerta, Will PattonOpening on: July 2, 2021Set after 2016 s Purge: Election Year, in which the Purge was officially abolished, this next chapter in the franchise goes smaller than its predecessors. Forever follows a Mexican couple who become stranded on a ranch and besieged by strangers who miss the good ol days of lawless anarchy.Black Widow (2021) 79%Directed by: Cate ShortlandStarring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel WeiszOpening on: July 9, 2021 (formerly November 6, 2020) with Premier Access on Disney+The first Marvel property to kick off its Phase 4 (on the big screen, at least) will be this prequel focusing on Scarlett Johansson s Natasha Romanoff. The story takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and follows Natasha as she deals with dangerous people from her past as a double agent. David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, and Florence Pugh co-star, and who knows? Maybe Jeremy Renner s Hawkeye will make an appearance.Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) 48%Directed by: Adam RobitelStarring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Isabelle Fuhrman, Holland RodenOpening on: July 16, 2021 (formerly January 7, 2022)Taylor Russell and Logan Miller return to reprise their roles from the first Escape Room, a Saw-inspired horror-thriller that became something of a surprise hit when it premiered in January of 2019. Though we don t know exactly what the second film will be about, the first one ended on a pretty suggestive cliffhanger, so we can expect Ben (Miller) and Zoey (Russell) to take part in a new round of deadly games. Originally slated to debut in 2020, and then in 2021, the film was ultimately pushed even further back to 2022.Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) 26%Directed by: Malcolm D. LeeStarring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Sonequa Martin-GreenOpening on: July 16, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxSpeaking of old stories for new audiences, LeBron James long-awaited Space Jam sequel will finally arrive in 2021. In this updated take on the original, Bron and his son (Cedric Joe) are transported to a digital world by an evil AI (voiced by Don Cheadle), who forces the basketball icon to team up with the Looney Toons and play a game of hoops against his digital Goon Squad.Old (2021) 50%Directed by: M. Night ShyamalanStarring: Gael García Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex WolffOpening on: July 23, 2021 (formerly February 26, 2021)M. Night Shyamalan s newest project seems like a fairly straightforward idea, so it ll be interesting to see where he takes it. In Old, a family on vacation discovers that the isolated beach where they re relaxing is causing them to age rapidly. This is the first of two films the horror auteur is slated to direct for Universal in the coming years.Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) 36%Directed by: Robert SchwentkeStarring: Henry Golding, Samara Weaving, Iko UwaisOpening on: July 23, 2021 (formerly October 22, 2021)Snake Eyes, the mute ninja/commando previously portrayed by Ray Park in the live-action G.I. Joe film franchise, gets an origin story. The character s past has always been shrouded in mystery, save for the fact that he was once close friends with enemy ninja Storm Shadow and the fact that an explosion not only severely disfigured his face but also fried his vocal cords. Now we get to see how it all came to be.The Green Knight (2021) 88%Director: David LoweryStarring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Barry Keoghan, Sarita ChoudhuryOpening on: July 30, 2021Based on the 14th century Arthurian poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this medieval fantasy adventure written and directed by David Lowery (Ain t Them Bodies Saints, The Old Man the Gun) appears to be splashed with a touch of horror, at least judging from the cryptic trailer. It was originally slated for a 2020 release before it moved to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.Jungle Cruise (2021) 62%Director: Jaume Collet-SerraStarring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul GiamattiOpening on: July 30, 2021Following the path that Pirates of the Caribbean charted so successfully, this new film (franchise?) is based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star, respectively, as a riverboat captain and a scientist on a hunt for a magical cure in this Depression-era action adventure. Comedian Jack Whitehall also joins in the fun, playing Blunt’s character’s brother. Collet-Serra has had a string of action-thriller hits working with Liam Neeson (Commuter, Non-Stop, Unknown), so there s a chance this one could be slightly darker than anticipated.Stillwater (2021) 75%Directed by: Tom McCarthyStarring: Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille CottinOpening on: July 30, 2021 (formerly November 6, 2020)Matt Damon stars in this thriller about an Oklahoma oil-rig worker who travels to Marseille, France to unravel a mystery and clear his daughter s name when when she is imprisoned for a crime she says she didn t commit. The film co-stars Abigail Breslin and is directed and co-written by Tom McCarthy, who won a pair of Oscars for 2015 s Spotlight, so there s considerable pedigree behind this project, and there s no reason not to be optimistic about it.Vivo (2021) 86%Directed by: Kirk DeMiccoStarring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zoe Saldana, Brian Tyree Henry, Nicole Byer, Leslie David BakerOpening on: July 30, 2021 in select theaters and August 6, 2021 on NetflixHot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Moana and 2020 s In The Heights movie adaptation, Broadway legend Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to his musical roots with a new animated musical from Sony. Kirk DeMicco will direct, with Miranda voicing the titular musical kinkajou, and the film will stream on Netflix.AugustThe Suicide Squad (2021) 90%Directed by: James GunnStarring: Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester StalloneOpening on: August 6, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxDirector James Gunn looks to erase the memory of 2016 s Suicide Squad with this soft quasi-reboot. A handful of the cast members from the first film return, while Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, and more join in on the fun, as Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) gathers the Squad for a secret mission involving a giant starfish.Free Guy (2021) 80%Directed by: Shawn LevyStarring: Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Jody Comer, Joe Keery, Lel Rel HoweryOpening on: August 13, 2021 (formerly May 21, 2021)Ryan Reynolds brings his sarcastic wit and boyishly good-looking everyman charm to this self-referential, special effects-driven comedy. He stars as Guy, a nondescript bank teller non-player character (NPC) in a violent, open-world video game who suddenly becomes self-aware and decides to take his destiny into his own hands. Expect a lot of ironic, self-referential humor and over-the-top action shenanigans, which, when Ryan Reynolds is involved, is essentially its own genre these days.Respect (2021) 68%Directed by: Liesl TommyStarring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Audra McDonald, Mary J. BligeOpening on: August 13, 2021 (formerly January 15, 2021)Jennifer Hudson has some big shoes to fill, as she steps into the role of Aretha Franklin in Liesl Tommy s biopic of the legendary singer in Respect. It was originally slated for a January release before, like a lot of other films, it was delayed by coronavirus-related shutdowns.Reminiscence (2021) 37%Directed by: Lisa JoyStarring: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandie Newton, Daniel Wu, Cliff CurtisOpening on: August 20, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxHugh Jackman stars in this sci-fi drama set in a flooded, near-future Miami about a man who offers people the chance to relive any memory. As he begins to fall for one of his clients, he discovers she may or may not be involved in a series of violent crimes and dives into her past to learn the truth. This is the feature debut of Lisa Joy, who previously worked on TV series like Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice, and most recently Westworld.Candyman (2021) 84%Directed by: Nia DaCostaStarring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tony Todd, Teyonah ParrisOpening on: August 27,2021 (formerly October 16, 2020)Longtime fan and contemporary horror maestro Jordan Peele is producing this sequel to not a remake of the classic 1992 horror film about the murdered son of a slave whose ghost haunts the Chicago neighborhood where the Cabrini Green housing projects once stood. The update is set after the gentrification of Cabrini Green, as an artist learns about the history of his neighborhood and begins to explore it in his work, unknowingly opening a door he may not be able to close.SeptemberCinderella (2021)Directed by: Kay CannonStarring: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina MenzelOpening on: September 3 on Amazon Prime (formerly July 16, 2021)If there s anyone who can do justice to Whitney Houston s turn as the Fairy Godmother, it s none other than Broadway legend and Pose star Billy Porter. Sure, we might not need another Cinderella story, but what could be better than vocal legends like Idina Menzel and newcomers like Camila Cabello bringing a classic story to life?Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Directed by: Destin Daniel CrettonStarring: Simu Liu, Tony Leung, AwkwafinaOpening on: September 3, 2021 (formerly July 9, 2021)After bringing the true story of Bryan Stevenson to screen in this 2019 s Just Mercy, Destin Daniel Cretton will be joining the big leagues for his next project. Shang-Chi will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe s first Asian-led film. Kim s Conveince s Simu Liu is set to star, alongside Awkwafina and legendary actor Tony Leung, as the Marvel hero comes to grips with the legacy of his lineage.The Card Counter (2020)Directed by: Paul SchraderStarring: Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem DafoeOpening on: September 10, 2021Writer-director Paul Schrader, who recently earned an Oscar nomination for First Reformed, helms this thriller about a man (Oscar Isaac) who reverts back to his old, dangerous ways when he meets a young man (Tye Sheridan) out for revenge on a military colonel (Willem Dafoe).Malignant (2021)Directed by: James WanStarring: Annabelle Wallis, George Young, Jake Abel, McKenna GraceOpening on: September 10, 2021 (formerly August 14, 2020)James Wan s next project stars Annabelle Wallis as a woman who begins to have terrifying visions of gruesome murders, only to discover not just that the killings are real and she is witnessing them in real time, but also that the killer has ties to her mysterious past.The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)Directed by: Michael ShowalterStarring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Vincent D Onofrio, Cherry Jones, Sam JaegerOpening on: September 17, 2021Director Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) takes a more dramatic turn with this film based on the documentary of the same name that chronicles the rise and fall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, with Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield set to play the infamous couple.OctoberVenom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)Directed by: Andy SerkisStarring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Naomie Harris, Stephen GrahamOpening on: October 1, 2021 (formerly October 15, 2021)Andy Serkis takes the reins for this follow-up to 2018 s Spider-Man-adjacent Sony hit Venom. Tom Hardy returns to reprise his role as journalist Eddie Brock, who entered into a mutually beneficial partnership with the alien symbiote who possessed his body in the first film, and he ll face off against a new villain in the form of Woody Harrelson s Carnage, who was teased in the post-credits scene of the first film.Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)Directed by: Derek Drymon, Jennifer KluskaStarring: Kathryn Hahn, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael KeyOpening on: October 1, 2021 (formerly July 23, 2021) exclusively on Amazon PrimeThe final chapter in the Hotel Transylvania series will not, in fact, include Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, but will focus on Dracula s human son-in-law Johnny (Andy Samberg), who is inadvertently transformed into a monster just as all his monster cohorts are turned into humans.The GuiltyDirected by: Antoine FuquaStarring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley KeoughOpening on: October 1, 2021 on NetflixJake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, and Peter Sarsgaard star in Antoine Fuqua s remake of the 2018 Danish thriller of the same name about a police emergency dispatcher who becomes invested in a 9-1-1 call from a woman in the middle of an abduction.The Many Saints of Newark (2021)Directed by: Alan TaylorStarring: Michael Gandolfini, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen, Ray Liotta, Corey Stoll, Alessandro NivolaOpening on: October 1, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxWhether you feel that the end of The Sopranos you know, that controversial fade to black was fitting and poignant or anti-climactic and unsatisfying, you probably jumped at the news that a Sopranos movie was in the works. With the late James Gandolfini no longer around, however, the only way to go was a prequel, and who better to portray a young Tony Soprano than Gandolfini s son himself, Michael? Alan Taylor directs this look back at the early years of the iconic TV mobster, with Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, and Ray Liotta in supporting roles.No Time to Die (2021)Directed by: Cary FukunagaStarring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Lashana LynchOpening on: October 8, 2021 (formerly April 2, 2021)True Detective director Cary Fukunaga takes the reins for the 25th James Bond film, with Daniel Craig returning for his fifth and (presumably) final turn as 007. He s joined by series regulars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, and Ben Whishaw, as well as returning characters played by Lea Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright. Recent Best Actor-winner Rami Malek is reported to play the villain, while it s presumed Captain Marvel s Lashana Lynch will play a newer 007 who may have to relinquish her famous code number back to Bond when he comes out of retirement.Halloween Kills (2021)Directed by: David Gordon GreenStarring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael HallOpening on: October 15, 2021, with simultaneous release on PeacockThe duo of director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride proved successful in the 2018 sequel-that-nullified-all-the-other-sequels, Halloween, so they recently announced two more films to close out a new trilogy. The second installment, which sees the return of the newly badass Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her grown-up daughter (Judy Greer), will hit theaters just before, well, Halloween.The Last Duel (2021)Directed by: Ridley ScottStarring: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver, Jodie ComerOpening on: October 15, 2021 (formerly January 8, 2021)It s been two years since Ridley Scott did the unthinkable and reshot All The Money In The World weeks before its release date. But this time around, he ll be racing against history with this Edwardian tale of knights and maidens. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will reunite, with Killing Eve s breakout star Jodie Comer filling out the cast.Dune (2021)Directed by: Denis VilleneuveStarring: Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, ZendayaOpening on: October 22, 2021Acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve takes on the massive challenge of re-adapting Frank Herbert s sprawling sci-fi epic more than 30 years after David Lynch attempted the same and, according to many fans, fell short. At the very least, Villeneuve has assembled an impressive cast (just look at those names!) so it s now up to him and his co-writers to fashion an engaging script from the daunting source material.The French Dispatch (2021)Directed by: Wes AndersonStarring: Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Owen WilsonOpening on: October 22, 2021 (formerly October 16, 2020)Reportedly inspired by director Wes Anderson s love of The New Yorker magazine, the latest is a comedic drama that brings to life a handful of stories from the French bureau of a fictional newspaper headquartered in Kansas. The film s press release calls it a love letter to journalists, and it brings together several of Anderson s regular collaborators in a massive, star-studded cast.Last Night in Soho (2021)Directed by: Edgar WrightStarring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Terence StampOpening on: October 22, 2021 (formerly April 23, 2021)Any time Edgar Wright has a new movie coming out, it s something to look forward to. But throw in the fact that he s assembled a cast that includes up-and-coming young stars like Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, as well as legendary vets like Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp? And the fact that it s a horror film inspired by both Don t Look Now and Repulsion? Yes, please, and thank you.Ron's Gone Wrong (2021)Directed by: Jean-Philippe Vine, Sarah SmithStarring: Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed HelmsOpening on: October 22, 2021 (formerly April 23, 2021)Originally slated for a late 2020 release, Ron s Gone Wrong was pushed back a few months after 20th Century Fox was acquired by Disney. The animated adventure is set in a world where every child s best friend is a digitally connected device and follows one young boy who discovers his own robot pal doesn t quite work the way it should.Antlers (2021)Directed by: Scott CooperStarring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham GreeneOpening on: October 29, 2021 (formerly February 19, 2021)Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons star in this supernatural thriller about a small-town teacher and her sheriff brother who find themselves in a waking nightmare when they discover one of her students is harboring a terrifying secret in his attic.NovemberThe Harder They Fall (2021)Directed by: Jeymes SamuelStarring: Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Regina KingOpening on: November 3, 2021 on NetflixFans of Idris Elba riding a horse should be overjoyed to know that, in addition to Concrete Cowboy, he s also in a more traditional Western. Here, he stars alongside a powerhouse cast that includes Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, and Regina King in a good, old-fashioned revenge tale about a man looking to hunt down the villain who murdered his parents.Eternals (2021)Directed by: Chloé ZhaoStarring: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Brian Tyree HenryOpening on: November 5, 2021 (formerly February 12, 2021)The second film of Marvel s Phase 4 goes cosmic again with the Eternals. Much of the cast was announced in bits and pieces, with a big reveal at Comic-Con 2019 and a key addition made in August. In brief, the Eternals are powerful immortals who helped shape humanity and history on Earth, and the cast includes a lot of big names, from Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek to Kumail Nanjiani and a couple of Game of Thrones kings, Richard Madden and Kit Harington. Plus, director Chloé Zhao is no slouch herself; she had one of 2018 s best-reviewed films in The Rider. We ll just have to see how well she makes the transition to big-budget, special effects-driven blockbusters.Finch (2021)Directed by: Miguel SapochnikStarring: Tom HanksOpening on: November 5, 2021 on Apple TV+ (formerly August 20, 2021)Tom Hanks is back, breaking our hearts again. Here he plays a sickly inventor and the last human left on a post-apocalyptic earth who creates a robot to protect the life of his dog when he dies and keep them both company while he s alive. Will said robot be as lovable as, say, Wilson? Time will tell. Director Miguel Sapochnik boasts an epic resume, particularly in TV – if you need any convincing on this one, just know he directed Game of Thrones Battle of the Bastards episode.Red Notice (2021)Directed by: Rawson Marshall ThurberStarring: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan ReynoldsOpening on: November 12 on NetflixDirector Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) teams up with Dwayne Johnson for a third time in this action-comedy about a top FBI agent who is forced to team up with two rival criminals (Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds) to take down one of the world s most wanted.Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)Directed by: Jason ReitmanStarring: Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul RuddOpening on: November 19, 2021 (formerly June 11, 2021)Jason Reitman will direct a sequel to the original Ghostbusters franchise, unrelated to the all-female reboot directed by Paul Feig in 2016. We still don t know much about what the story will be, but as casting news trickled in, we did learn that Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace will play a brother and sister, with Carrie Coon as their single mother, and Paul Rudd is in the film as what appears to be a schoolteacher. Originally slated to open on July 10, 2020, the film was pushed back due to concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak.Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021)Directed by: Lin-Manuel MirandaStarring: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Vanessa Hudgens, Bradley WhitfordOpening on: November 19, 2021 on NetflixBetween In the Heights and Encanto, Lin-Manuel Miranda was already going to have a big 2021, but he decided to go ahead and drop his feature directorial debut as well. This musical drama stars Andrew Garfield as an aspiring theater composer nearing 30 and hoping for his big break who begins to reexamine his life and his relationships.Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)Directed by: Johannes RobertsStarring: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Hannah John-Kamen, Neal McDonoughOpening on: November 24, 2021Nothing says Thanksgiving like a little zombie horror, right? Sony s reboot of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise looks to hew closer to the original video games than the Paul W.S. Anderson movies starring Milla Jovovich did. The new film, directed by horror vet Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night, 47 Meters Down), will serve as an origin story focusing on characters and landmarks that will be very familiar to fans of the games.DecemberThe Power of the Dog (2021)Directed by: Jane CampionStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzieOpening on: December 1, 2021 on NetflixIt s been a while since Jane Campion helmed a feature film, and as if to prove they re not just interested in sci-fi thrillers and action films, Netflix scooped up her latest as part of their 2021 release plan. Based on the Thomas Savage novel of the same name, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons as two brothers who own a Montana ranch at the turn of the 20th century and find themselves engaged in a bitter rivalry when one of them marries a local widow.West Side Story (2021)Directed by: Steven SpielbergStarring: Rita Moreno, Ansel Elgort, Rachel ZeglerOpening on: December 10, 2021 (formerly December 18, 2020)Steven Spielberg s new adaptation of the famous Broadway musical of the same name, which is itself an alternative take on Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet, is finally seeing the light of day in late 2020. Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star in the as Tony and Maria, two teens in 1950s New York City who belong to rival gangs but fall in love with each other and must deal with the consequences.Nightmare Alley (2021)Directed by: Guillermo del ToroStarring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Rooney MaraOpening on: December 17, 2021 (formerly December 3, 2021)Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro always has a dozen or so plates spinning, but his next project is this adaptation of the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Graham. Starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett, the story revolves around a manipulative carnival hustler who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is. It doesn t have a specific release date yet, but a recent Tweet by Searchlight Pictures announced it would be released in December of 2021.Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Directed by: Jon WattsStarring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred MolinaOpening on: December 17, 2021 (formerly November 5, 2021)There s a lot to break down in the upcoming third Sony/MCU Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, with some pretty big potential implications for both studios and their respective franchises. Suffice it to say, there will be some heady, game-changing plot elements at play, and if you want to know more than that, you can always read our breakdown of everything we know about the movie so far.The King's Man (2021)Directed by: Matthew VaughnStarring: Harris Dickinson, Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Daniel Brühl, Stanley Tucci, Djimon HounsouOpening on: December 22, 2021 (formerly August 20, 2021)While both a third installment of the Kingsman franchise and a Statesman spin-off are still on the way, audiences will first get a taste of how the whole thing came to exist in the first place with this prequel, set in the early 1900s. Ralph Fiennes leads an all-star cast in an origin story that will show how a group of ex-soldiers formed the spy agency.The Matrix Resurrections (2021)Directed by: Lana WachowskiStarring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra JonasOpening on: December 22, 2021 (formerly April 1, 2022), with simultaneous release on HBO MaxSomehow, some way, Neo and Trinity are set to return to the world of The Matrix, as Lana Wachowski is set to bring us another sci-fi action-adventure set in the world digital world she helped create way back in 1999. We won t get Agent Smith or Morpheus this time around, but people like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, and Priyanka Chopra are joining the cast, so that s exciting. The film was already delayed once to 2022 after it was originally slated to open in May of 2021, and now it s been moved back up again to a very competitive Christmas weekend.Sing 2 (2021)Directed by: TBDStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, John C. Reilly, Idina Menzel, Resse Witherspoon, Nick Kroll, Scarlett JohanssonOpening on: December 22, 2021Originally slated for Christmas 2020, Universal s Sing 2 will release summer 2021 instead. The animated feature about a koala talent agent will see most of the principal cast return, with the addition of Idina Menzel and Selena Gomez. Chances are it ll be another big family-friendly hit.Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)Directed by: Simon CurtisStarring: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie BayeOpening on: December 22, 2021Fans of the popular ITV/PBS series rejoiced when the Crawley family and the staff of their famous estate made the leap to the big screen in 2019, and we re getting a second trip just in time for Christmas, 2021. The original cast is returning, with new additions like Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, and Nathalie Baye, while Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) will take on directorial duties. No word yet on what exactly the story of the new film will be.Don't Look Up (2020)Directed by: Adam McKayStarring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana GrandeOpening on: December 24, 2021 on NetflixAdam McKay (The Big Short, Vice) directs a massive ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in this satirical take on the disaster movie, following a pair of low-level astronomers who discover an approaching comet will destroy the planet and embark on a media tour to try to get the world to take them seriously.Sherlock Holmes 3Directed by: Dexter FletcherStarring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdamsOpening on: TBD (formerly December 22, 2021)With Robert Downey Jr. free from the MCU, it s finally time for the long awaited Sherlock Holmes sequel. By 2021, it ll have been a decade since RDJ and Jude Law last brought their mischievous friendship to Victorian England. Rachel McAdams is set to return as Irene Adler, with a script from Chris Brancato, best known for his work in television on Hannibal and Narcos, and Bohemian Rhapsody director Dexter Fletcher is at the helm, though he did report back in October of 2020 that the film was on the back burner, so it likely won t hold to its 2021 release plans.Escape from SpiderheadDirected by: Joseph KosinskiStarring: Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett, Mark Paguio, Tess HaubrichOpening on: TBD on NetflixWorking from a script by Deadpool writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy, Top Gun: Maverick) directs this action film about a pair of near-future convicts who agree to a series of experimental drug tests in exchange for shorter prison sentences. The film was initially thought to be getting a 2022 release, but as of now, we haven t gotten concrete word on that.Blazing Samurai (2021)Directed by: Chris Bailey, Mark KoetsierStarring: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera, Michelle Yeoh, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon HonsouOpening on: 2021Originally slated for release in 2017, the star-studded animated feature was scheduled to finally see the light of day in 2021, though we don t know if that will come to fruition. Inspired by Mel Brooks classic western Blazing Saddles, the cast includes Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson and Ricky Gervais.Pinocchio (2018)Directed by: Guillermo del Toro, Mark GustafsonStarring: TBDOpening on: TBD on NetflixThis has been one of Guillermo del Toro s long-in-development passion projects, and it will also be his first foray into animation. The stop motion-animated adaptation of the classic tale will reportedly be a tad darker than we may be accustomed to, with del Toro calling it a brutalist fable. Like The Power of the Dog, this was picked up by Netflix and given a 2021 release date; whether or not the streaming giant will put it in theaters remains to be seen.Jan-Mar | Apr-June | July-Sep | Oct-DecThe Best Movies of 2019 | The Most Anticipated Movies of 2020Thumbnail image by Jaap Buitendijk/©Focus Features.
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3.56.7 6月喜迎The bestselling video game franchise Resident Evil already has a major film franchise, but the story is now being mined for TV in a Netflix series. Also headed to the small screen: a charity special that reunites the cast of The West Wing for a reading of the famous Hartsfield s Landing episode. HBO has added a slew of famous faces to new projects Between the World and Me and Equal. Learn about these and more casting, development and trailer news that happened in TV this week.TOP STORYNetflix Orders Resident Evil SeriesStep aside Walking Dead. One of the most popular, best-selling survival horror video games of all time, Resident Evil, is getting a scripted animated series adaptation at Netflix (and no, it won t be related to Paul W. S. Anderson s Milla Jovovich movies). The streaming service has teamed up with Capcom to bring the story, set in two different timelines, to your screen. In the first timeline, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world, reads the official description. Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her. Former Supernatural showrunner Andrew Dabb will be at the helm of the new series, and fans need not worry because Resident Evil is his favorite game of all time. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before, Dabb said in a statement.The West Wing Cast Reuniting for New Special(Photo by NBC)Aaron Sorkin and his West Wing cast are reuniting for a very good cause: The creative team from the long-running political drama, which ended in 2006 after seven seasons, have teamed up with Michelle Obama for a fundraiser in support of When We All Vote. The non-profit, non-partisan organization, co-chaired by the former First Lady, was founded to increase participation in every election in America.A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, directed by Thomas Schlamme, will see Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford and Martin Sheen perform a staged reading of the episode Hartsfield s Landing as well as a special message from Obama, plus additional cast members and special guests from the worlds of public service and the arts. It ll film over multiple days in October at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. WarnerMedia will also make a donation to the organization.New Trailers: Netflix Is Making The WitcherThe second season of The Witcher is currently filming in Europe, but that doesn t mean you have to wait until 2021 for new Witcher content. Netflix has released a trailer for its new behind-the-scenes documentary Making The Witcher, which provides 32 minutes of star Henry Cavill and the other people responsible for the visual effects, fight choreography, and more. It s available to watch on Netflix now.More trailers and teasers released this week:Millie Bobby Brown plays Sherlock s teenage little sister in Enola Holmes, the new Netflix movie that premieres Sept. 23.A new trailer for Raised By Wolves, the HBO Max sci-fi series from Ridley Scott, features new footage and premieres Sept. 3 on the streaming service.Peacock s latest British import is the alternate history drama Noughts + Crosses, which premieres Sept. 4.Tom Wolfe s astronaut history The Right Stuff gets a TV series adaptation in the new drama from National Geographic, premiering October 9 on Disney+.Netflix limited series The Queen s Gambit, about a young chess prodigy, premieres Oct. 23.For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting: Big Mouth Finds Its New MissyComedian Ayo Edebiri will be the new voice of Missy on Netflix s animated coming-of-age comedy Big Mouth. The biracial character has been voiced by Jenny Slate since season one, but Edebiri will take over in the penultimate episode of the upcoming fourth season as Missy continues to evolve. Edebiri has also joined the writer s room for season five. Big Mouth s fourth season will premiere this fall, and the series has already been renewed by Netflix through season six.HBO has added more than a half dozen new performers to the cast of its adaptation of Between the World and Me: Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Janet Mock, Jason Moran, Wendell Pierce, Mj Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi, and Michelle Wilson are joining the previously announced cast of Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson and Oprah Winfrey. The production is based on the critically acclaimed stage show that adapts Ta-Nehisi Coates No. 1 New York Times-bestseller of the same name.Luke Cage has a new gig: Mike Colter, formerly known as the Marvel superhero and more recently seen starring in CBS s Evil, appears in Jenji Kohan s remotely produced pandemic anthology series Social Distance alongside Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black), Asante Blackk (When They See Us), Daphne Rubin-Vega (In the Heights), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton), Peter Scanavino (Law Order: SVU), Guillermo Diaz (Scandal), Becky Ann Baker (Girls) and Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), and Oscar Nunez (The Office). The cast members filmed themselves from home, and some of their real-life family members will star alongside them.The HBO docuseries Equal has hired Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Shannon Purser, Heather Matarazzo, Jamie Clayton, Isis King, Samira Wiley, Gale Harold, and more to play trailblazing LGBTQ+ icons.Mary McCormack is joining former Arrow star Stephen Amell in the Starz wrestling drama Heels. She ll play Willie, the business partner of Jack Spade (Amell) and the brains behind the local wrestling organization that she helps run.This Is Us star Justin Hartley will play both star and executive producer in The Noel Diary, a film adaptation of Richard Paul Evans’ 2017 novel. He ll be joined in the Netflix drama by Bonnie Bedelia and Treat Williams.Production Development: NBC Scores Tiger King-Inspired Scripted Series Joe Exotic(Photo by Netflix)A scripted series based on the unbelievable-but-true story documented in Tiger King is officially headed to NBC: Kate McKinnon will play wildlife enthusiast Carole Baskin in Joe Exotic, based not on the wildly popular Netflix docuseries (pictured), but the Wondery podcast of the same name.Keira Knightley is trying her hand at TV, starring in and executive producing the Apple TV+ series The Essex Serpent. The period drama is based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel of the same name. The series follows newly widowed Cora (Knightley) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.Iconic animated series The Powerpuff Girls is getting a live-action adaptation: Mega-producer Greg Berlanti has teamed up with Diablo Cody to develop a continuation of the story featuring the titular superheroes as jaded, disillusioned twentysomethings who resent that they essentially lost their child hood to fighting crime. But when the world needs them more than ever, will they push past their ill feelings and reunite?Fox is doubling down on its musical reality series this fall: The network is pairing its hit The Masked Singer with a brand new series called I Can See Your Voice. Hosted by Ken Jeong, who will sit on a panel alongside actresses Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, the judges will be joined by a rotating panel of celebrity detectives to help each contestant try to figure out whether someone is a good or a bad singer without ever hearing them sing a note. Using clues, interrogation, and lip sync challenges, the contestant will ultimately choose one person who will then duet with a musician to reveal their true skills. It will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 23 after the fourth season premiere of The Masked Singer.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Netflix s Resident Evil series would be live action; however, it is animated.
The seemingly abrupt cancellation of Krypton left fans of the odd-but-scrappy series blindsided. Then again, fans of comics often know the sting of cancellation.Because of the much smaller lead time involved in comic book publishing, a well-known series can end quickly with a surprise announcement on social media (see: the end of The Walking Dead). And, every so often, they end in mid-story. In the late 1970s, when market forces turned against DC Comics’ expanding lineup, the company released two issues of Canceled Comics Cavalcade — a collection of completed stories from the many comic books it cancelled in 1978.Looking at the last year, there are certainly enough now-cancelled television shows based on comic books to form a “Cancelled TV Cavalcade” all their own. A few shows, like Arrow and Legion, were (or are) able to end on the creators own terms. Others managed to complete their stories despite the presumption of another season. But still others might not have been so lucky.Below, we examine the cancelled comic book shows of 2018 and 2019 to find out which fit best in a present-day version of Cancelled Comics Cavalcade.Krypton(Photo by Steffan Hill/SYFY)Where It Left Off: Brainiac (Blake Ritson) kidnapped baby Jor-El and took him to Earth. Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day) found herself on a strange planet bracing for a Thanagarian Invasion and, possibly, an Omega Men intervention.Cancelled Too Soon? Absolutely. In the season 1 finale, Superman ceased to exist and the show made no effort to restore him. Instead, it found its own story to tell with Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) making his way back to Krypton while his grandfather Val-El (Ian McElhinney) led a resistance against Dru-Zod (Colin Samon). Across the 20 episodes of the series, Cuffe, Salmon, and actors like Georgia Campbell and Rasmus Hardiker breathed life into the characters, making them more than just weird footnotes in Superman’s backstory. The show also pulled off the most interesting, accurate, and terrifying version of Doomsday yet realized on screen.Thanks to showrunner Cameron Welsh, we know the third season would’ve seen Brainiac raising Jor-El on modern-day Earth — a twist on the Superman: Red Son story we are shattered we’ll never get to see. Maybe it can be resolved on Lobo — the Krypton spinoff that may still make it to air, as it s still being shopped around to networks — or a revived Krypton series itself. Stranger things have happened.Marvel s Jessica Jones(Photo by David Giesbrecht/Netflix)Where It Left Off: Despite putting Trish (Rachael Taylor) on The Raft — Marvel’s high security prison for super-powered people — and planning an escape from New York, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) decides to embrace her heroic self and defend her city.Cancelled Too Soon? Oddly enough, no. The shape of Jessica Jones as a series was always defined by Jessica and Trish. Both aspired to be heroes and both suffered for it across the three seasons. That Trish’s fondest wish would curdle and set her against Jessica makes sense. At the same time, Jessica’s decision to turn Trish in to the authorities — and make Trish’s slide into vigilantism public — felt like the appropriate climax for this version of the series. And Jessica s decision to go back to her office at the end has a sense of thematic finality to it. No matter what adversary she might have faced in a fourth season, Jessica’s doubts are behind her.While the series might have found a way to continue has Netflix wanted another year, this feels like the ending showrunner Melissa Rosenberg always aiming toward.Swamp Thing(Photo by Brownie Harris/2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Where It Left Off: Swamp Thing (Derek Mears) learned he was a plant who thinks he is a man, but decides to remain in physical form to both stay with Abby (Crystal Reed) and protect the swamp. Meanwhile, at the Marais PD, Jason Woodrue (Kevin Durand) completed his transformation into the Floronic Man.Cancelled Too Soon? Most definitely. DC Universe’s Swamp Thing proved a high-quality series can be built around the character and other members of DC Comics’ horror gallery. The writing often felt like reading a DC Vertigo book from the 1990s and the performances never faltered — at least until the truncated ending, where slow burns for Daniel Cassidy (Ian Ziering) and Maria Sutherland (Virginia Madsen) suddenly went into overdrive to feel more conclusive. Swamp Thing also proved a high-quality series based on the character is out of the financial reach of most streaming services. Maybe if another platform wanted Swamp Thing — and a few other characters like Madame Xanadu and the Phantom Stranger — as their only prestige DC show, the budget might actually work out.The Tick(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Where It Left Off: AEGIS director Tyrannosaurus Rathbone (Marc Kudisch) is compromised by the squid hiding in his heart, not that The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) or Arthur (Griffin Newman) noticed anything different about him. They were too busy heading off on patrol. Meanwhile, in space, Superian (Brendan Hines) plans to turn back the flow of time.Cancelled Too Soon? Yes and no. Though it is clear creator Ben Edlund wanted to keep going, the final episode of season 2 works as a fine coda to the ideas established early in the first season. The Tick and Arthur end up as recognized heroes and Arthur’s family shed all their various secrets. Even Overkill (Scott Speiser) has found some acceptance. If not for the two cliffhangers regarding Rathbone and Superian, this would feel like a natural end of the story.But then again, it is The Tick and we can never get enough of it — especially in this incarnation. And as Newman told us back in March, the show was nearing a place where it could introduce some of the classic characters from the cartoon and 2001 live-action series. The Tick always finds a way back to TV, though, so we imagine a new iteration will be here before too long.Marvel s Luke Cage(Photo by Netflix)Where It Left Off: After both protecting and facing off against Mariah Stokes (Alfre Woodard), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) found himself in control of her family’s nightclub, Harlem’s Paradise, and her criminal enterprise. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.Cancelled Too Soon? Yes. Perhaps more than any other Marvel shows on Netflix, that hypothetical next season of Luke Cage had a clear direction in front of it: Could Luke turn Mariah’s poisoned chalice into a boon for the neighborhood? Or would the power consume him as it did Mariah, her cousin Cornell (Mahershala Ali), and the rest of her family before her? Those questions are so powerful that they echoed over into Jessica Jones’s finale thanks to Luke’s brief cameo. It set up a showdown between the two characters we will never see.But beyond the crossover potential, we just wanted to see Luke in charge and seeing what self-imposed rules he would bend to be Harlem’s undisputed defender.Gotham(Photo by Justin Stephens/Fox)Where It Left Off: After ten years of relative calm, the criminal insane of Gotham City returned to raise havoc. But this time, things will be different as Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) has a new ally in the war on crime: the Bat-Man (David Mazouz).Cancelled Too Soon? Gotham ended at just the right moment, which seemed to be the point of the final storyline. It was clear Jim’s leading role was coming to an end. It had to, as there were few ways left to compromise his integrity and still make him worthy of the Bat-Man’s friendship at the end. Also, most of the villains, like Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), were fully formed by the end of season 4 — meaning it was time to end that story and begin a legend of the Dark Knight.Preacher(Photo by Alfonso Bresciani/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)Where It Left Off: There are still a few episodes to go.Cancelled Too Soon? This is the Goldilocks show — the creative team paced it out just right. The original Preacher comic book spanned 66 issues, five special releases, and a miniseries focused on the Saint of Killers. It was never really built to run that long. At the same time, it is something of a miracle that AMC gave the show four years to raise Hell and make Hitler an ongoing character. But a story flirting with the profane like Preacher can only last so long.Marvel s Daredevil(Photo by David Lee/Netflix)Where It Left Off: With Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) defeated and Matt Murdoch’s (Charlie Cox) soul intact, the Daredevil of Hell’s Kitchen found himself ready to reclaim his public identity and form a new law firm with Foggy Nelson (Elden Hensen) and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). Meanwhile, a broken Dex (Wilson Bethel) sees nothing but bull’s eyes.Cancelled Too Soon? Despite the clearer creative direction of season 3 and the Bullseye stinger, Daredevil found thematic completion in its final moments by reuniting Nelson, Murdoch, and Page. Their friendship — and the way Matt tested it as Daredevil — was as much the story as Matt’s struggle against Fisk or The Hand. Sure, Foggy and Karen were always willing to help Matt, but his journey to be worthy of their friendship was something he had to finish in the most ridiculous and brutal fashion. The fact all three characters came out of the brutality of season 3 in tact makes it difficult to imagine how the series would go back to that blood-soaked well for a fourth. Like Jessica Jones, there could be a way, but we don’t think it would be as satisfying a story as the one presented in Daredevil’s final Netflix appearance.Deadly Class (Photo by Allen Fraser/Syfy)Where It Left Off: Marcus (Benjamin Wadworth) managed to recover Chico s severed head, but he and Maria (María Gabriela de Faria) immediately find Chico s father waiting for them with guns drawn. Meanwhile, Gao (Olivia Cheng) took Lin s (Benedict Wong) daughter for an initiation.Cancelled Too Soon? Yes. The show was only getting started. That said, while Deadly Class may not have been as satisfying as Krypton or Happy!, it nonetheless had a solid cast, and interesting setting, and a world in which Wong could get a fight scene all his own. Also, that cliffhanger is just a rough place to leave things. But let s just pretend Saya (Lana Condor) bailed Marcus and Maria out of their current predicament.Marvel s The Punisher(Photo by Nicole Rivelli /Netflix)Where It Left Off: Frank (Jon Bernthal) left a trail of bloody corpses ranging from Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) to the leaders of a religious movement. He also saved Amy s (Giorgia Whigham) soul. Madani (Amber Rose Rivah), meanwhile, transferred to the CIA and offered Frank a job, but The Punisher always goes his own way.Cancelled Too Soon? In its Netflix form, no. One of the things that makes Frank so appealing also makes him wrong for a ongoing television series: He cannot change. As both seasons of The Punisher demonstrated, he is a killing machine who will only be at peace while plotting murders or executing people he perceives as the bad guy. There s no journey for Frank — especially now that all of the people connected to his family s execution are dead. The narrative weight falls on characters like Madani and Amy. But with Amy off in Florida and Madani an employee of The Company, their character arcs are at an end. Like Jessica Jones and Daredevil, the series completed its thematic throughlines. It also used every bit of plot it could wring from Frank s time on Daredevil. All a subsequent season could do is pit him against the Gnucci crime family — or Annabella Sciorra s Rosalie Carbone — but it would be little else than violent scenes. Sure, there s a catharsis there, but that s only good for a handful of episodes before it becomes repetitive.Because of his inflexibility, Frank is better suited as a support character who is not required to grow and change.Happy!(Photo by Syfy)Where It Left Off: God (Jeff Goldblum) told Happy (Patton Oswalt) to look out for the half-zombie of Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni). Six months later, Sax reappeared to get his revenge on Smoothie (Patrick Fischler), but it is unclear if death suits either of them. Meanwhile, Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo) is off becoming an assassin with Meredith (Lili Mirojnick) while Amanda (Medina Senghore) stews in the slammer.Cancelled Too Soon? Yes and no. On the one hand, we re pretty disappointed we ll never see Happy and Nick s Halloween reunion. On the other hand, something as wild as Happy! must burn brightly and fade quickly to maintain its unique character. Sure, there would be ways for the show to continue — there are more holidays to satirize — but the best destiny of Grant Morrison and Crank co-director Brian Taylor’s strange and wonderful TV show was always that of an all-too brief firework. If it had continued, we can t imagine the show keeping its spark past Halloween.Marvel s Iron Fist(Photo by Linda Kallerus/Netflix)Where It Left Off: Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) both have powers of the immortal Iron Fist in their weapons. Somehow, Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey) is still alive.Cancelled Too Soon? Ha, no. Despite a stronger second season, Iron Fist never fixed its key conceptual problem: Danny Rand — at least in his TV form — is a supporting character. Consider his much stronger guest appearance in the second season of Luke Cage, or the way Colleen and Misty Knight (Simone Missick) steal the series from him, and you see just how misguided this endeavor really was. That’s said, we’d happily watch all of these characters in a Heroes for Hire series played by these actors.Featured image credit: Steffan Hill/SYFY; Netflix; Myles Aronowitz/NetflixLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by Marvel Studios)After so much speculation, actor-endorsed blind alleys, and examinations of the kitchen sets, WandaVision drew to a close the only way it could. And while that may leave some hoping for certain cameos disappointed, the lingering questions will continue to fuel our speculation about the overall Phase 4 story for sometime. WandaVision may have seen its series finale, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues. Let s take a look at the program s contributions to the MCU s ongoing tale.Spoiler Alert: This article reveals details from WandaVision episode 9 “The Series Finale.” Stop here if you have not watched the episode.The Scarlet Witch Was Foretold in The Darkhold — or Was The Darkhold Waiting for a Victim?(Photo by Suzanne Tenner/Marvel Studios)Suggesting the book in Agatha s (Kathryn Hahn) basement was The Darkhold may be our only correct guess during the series, but we ll take it. The book is an immensely powerful tome, as we previously discussed, and a key object for any of Marvel s magic users to obtain. But Agatha added an interesting wrinkle by telling Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) the Scarlet Witch has a whole page devoted to her. It declares she will end the world.The series seems to agree with The Darkhold as Wanda s powers grew exponentially this week and looked quite destructive. Then there s Wanda s style as the Scarlet Witch. While we re sure fans are happy to finally see her with a costume inspired by the late, great Jack Kirby — seriously, we love Kirby s penchant for thrilling headgear — it looks far more like a villain s get-up than that of an Avenger.But, perhaps, that is the point. If Wanda s abilities are as dangerous as The Darkhold suggests, then Wanda still has quite a struggle ahead of her to combat the more impulsive and destructive aspects of her soul. Look at the way she initially strangled the Westview residents when they confronted her. That was instinct. And though Wanda released them and removed the Hex, the final shot of her reading The Darkhold sure feels like a clear indication that she will be Doctor Strange s (Benedict Cumberbatch) opponent in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Or, at least, he ll have to battle the Scarlet Witch even as Wanda fights against her from inside.Maybe we ll even get a recreation of The Patty Duke Show during the film.Now that The Darkhold is an artifact in the MCU, it still leaves us wondering about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and its role in that series. Considering that series firmly established the book corrupts all who read it, will it be the true source of the Scarlet Witch s desire to end all things?Was It Ralph All Along?(Photo by Marvel Studios - episode 105)Though WandaVision s plot, and Wanda s powerset, always seemed like a great opportunity to introduce the Mutants into the MCU — Wanda s ties to the X-Men are almost as strong as her association with the Avengers — the hoped for moment was dispelled once Monica (Teyonah Parris) looked at a Water and Power statement addressed to one Ralph Boehner (Evan Peters) and one of his headshots. The fake Pietro was an actor all along! He was also Agnes s never-seen husband Ralph. Honestly, it s a nice tying of the bow as any other explanation for the guy (short of another reality s Pietro Maximoff) would require a lot of screentime.But, of course, it means no X-Men related revelations occurred in the series as a whole. And in the last month, speculation about certain cameos ran rampant. We participated, of course, and until we saw Wanda s father, Olek (Daniyar), last week we started to wonder if, perhaps, Ian McKellan would appear as Magneto at the last second just for Wanda to ask Papa? as the screen turned to black.Such a scene is still possible in some other project, of course.Unfortunately, much of the cameo game turned out to be a joke on the part of Paul Bettany, who admitted earlier this week that he was referring to himself as The Vision (more on that in moment) and not some truly earth-shattering special appearance.(Photo by Marvel Studios)Which leads to a question: Is WandaVision lesser for not having that shocking cameo? We ve striven to let the show s text guide us in our ponderings — even when it led us away from the Agatha Harkness fan theory. And while we always suggested Wanda s powers could give us the X-Men — and used the Kick-Ass joke as evidence — we re not exactly sad they didn t appear. The one thing we ve definitely held onto was Wanda s grief as the reason for the Westview Anomaly. And though the show ended on a more melancholy note than we expected, we re satisfied with the resolution to the mystery presented in the first three episodes.Those expecting Mephisto may not be so satisfied. But hope for the Devil springs eternal and Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne) shouts in the last moments of the end-credit stinger should fuel the further possibility of his eventual arrival. With The Darkhold, the Dark Dimension, and a Mutliverse of madness in play, he is — like Thanos — inevitable. But he may, ultimately, have nothing to do with the twins continued existence.Vision vs. The Vision: Which Is Which?(Photo by Marvel Studios)As in the comics, the use of the definite article in regard to Vision (Bettany) is inconsistent. To be sure, he is often addressed as The Vision on comic book covers and in stories, but characters just as often drop the as he becomes more than a title — an interchangeability he shares with the Batman, oddly enough. But in the program s final cast list, it credits Bettany as both both Vision and The Vision, using that grammatical option as a way to differentiate the Vis we grew to love over the course of the series and the reanimated corpse of the original synthezoid.And we re here for it because it also speaks to the underlying conflict in their battle: the authenticity of Visions.Indeed, after their thrilling fight, they have an equally thrilling conversation about who is The Vision really is — leading to, we suspect, the proper resurrection of the true Vision. The Vision s mention of having been J.A.R.V.I.S., the AI in Tony Stark s early Iron Man suits, seems to indicate his memories, self-awareness, and autonomy are again intact. But the fact their argument ends with them both truly being Vision and not The Vision (or is that vice versa?) also indicates The Vision will need to continue soul-searching before he can obtain his true colors.Or, perhaps, that piece of the Mind Stone residing in Wanda will someday lead to The Vision becoming whole. In the meantime, we definitely love the elegant wordplay in differentiating Vision from The Vision. It s definitely better than our pitch from last week: New Vision and Vision s Corpse.All that said, we love for both versions of the character to merge some day. Well, presuming Vis didn t download his memories into The Vision already.Will Monica Rambeau Become Director of S.W.O.R.D. or Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?(Photo by Suzanne Tenner/Marvel Studios - episode 105)While it may have been the briefest resolution in the series, we were glad to see Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) trap S.W.O.R.D. director Hayward (Josh Stamberg) so he could be taken into FBI custody. Although, we admit it would ve been nice to see him get a more just dessert — a la Agatha becoming Agnes again.Nevertheless, it puts Monica in a prime position to become director of S.W.O.R.D. But considering all that she s learned about the organization in the last week, would she want the job? The fact she s still wearing a S.W.O.R.D. shirt is a visual clue that it is indeed possible and, clearly, she could do good work there. But there is another tempting offer on the table.(Photo by Marvel Studios - Captain Marvel)In what has to be our first glimpse of Secret Invasion, a Skrull operative spirits Monica away from the scene of Hayward s crime to tell her an old friend of her mother wants to talk. In space. Now, there are two people who could be Maria Rambeau s old friend: Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and Nicholas J. Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). In terms of Marvel Studios production chronology, we ll next see Monica in the Captain Marvel sequel, but we re going to assume Fury has invited Monica to the orbital staging platform glimpsed at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Which, of course, only leads to more questions about Fury.For one thing: How long has that platform been there? Considering he was erased during the Blip, he could not have put this thing together in just a few weeks. That suggests it s been there for a while and, perhaps, what he was working on before he turned to dust in 2019. But the Skrull operative leads to a new possibility — is the outpost even his? Perhaps the Skrulls put it there as part of their decades-long secret invasion.Or, possibly, the platform is a next generation S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier capable of trans-atmospheric travel. Although Fury seemingly washed his hands of the agency at the end of Captain America: The Winter Solider — or left it in Agent Coulson s (Clark Gregg) capable hands if you accept Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as canon — we doubt he d truly let it wither away no matter how disgraced Hydra left it or how many of its secrets Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) exposed.If that is the case, it leaves Monica with an intriguing choice: lead S.W.O.R.D or join S.H.I.E.L.D. Granted, we re presuming a lot about both organizations — like Fury having no stake in S.W.O.R.D. — and Monica s interest in them. One thing is clear though from what we know of her so far: an invitation into space is something she cannot refuse. And while her powers are still mysterious — is she a being of pure light now? — we have no doubt the next time we see her, it will be out among the stars.What s Next? Will Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Provide Answers?(Photo by Marvel Studios)The 20th century television sitcoms Wanda loved and emulated within the Hex took great pains to restore the status quo at the end of any given episode. On Bewtiched, Sam s magic remained hidden and Darren stayed employed. The Bradys always found family unity and their housekeeper, Alice, always found the right quip. But WandaVision eschews that tendency — and, perhaps, Wanda s greatest wish — for such tidy resolutions.Although we now know Agatha s main objective was to steal Wanda s powers because she was undeserving, she is now imprisoned as nosey neighbor Agnes. It is unclear if she will continue to live in Westview with poor Ralph or in some sort of stasis near Wanda s Sokovian cabin. And though it feels like a fitting punishment, is it really Wanda s to dole out? She evaded any accounting for her own transgressions, after all. And while she did apologize to Monica, it feels incomplete without one of the townspeople offering some sort of absolution.Then consider what Westview becomes without the Hex: dilapidated houses and a nearly abandoned downtown. It was on the brink of economic collapse before Wanda got there. And yet, the obvious pain its citizens were in, compounded by Wanda inadvertently forcing them to experience her own, means her cosmetic enhancements came at a terrible cost and further cement her as a villain. Nevertheless, Wanda is also the protagonist and by the grammar of the shows she idolized, she should be able to at least restore Westview to some prosperity as reparation. The fact she cannot is an interesting counter to the world she tried to make for herself. And in removing the Hex, she sacrificed the handful of things which brought her some joy in the weeks since the battle with Thanos.(Photo by Marvel Studios)Of course, trying to weigh that out leads back to the question of authenticity Vision and The Vision confronted. Does the pain she unleashed to create a false reality negate the grief she was in? Whose pain is the pain?That ambiguity, and the haunting foreshadowing of the Scarlet Witch as an extinction-level event, is something we ll have to live with until Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness picks up the thread. But as we were always sympathetic to Wanda s grief, we hope the character finds the help she needs and comes back from the brink.In the meantime, we ll congratulate WandaVision for using the grammar of television and the language of sitcoms to present these ideas to us. Also, we ll thank them for eight weeks of wild theories, endless possibility, and one of Marvel Studios most emotionally resonant stories.Read Also: How WandaVision Recreated the Sitcoms of the Scarlet Witch’s Childhood On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
不过在充斥着丧尸的末日世界中玩剧本杀，这种新奇又“玩命”的玩法你有试过吗？近日末日生存手游《明日之后》就推出了5月版本更新，其中全新的大剧院区域行动任务，玩法和流程都神似“剧本杀”，只不过在这是个末日世界里的剧本杀，NPC都是感染者。 Tracking services took another hit this weekend, though maybe not as sharp as the one that Warner Bros. got. After all they were relying on the optimism that their Harley Quinn film was going to live up to the expectations that box office watchers had based on the awareness of their advertising. The result is a number that looks decent in a rather downbeat start to 2020, but is far from what anyone associated with the project wanted looking forward.King of the Crop: Birds of Prey Tops Weekend, but Disappoints(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)For weeks Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) was being touted for an opening in the million range. That would be in the Shazam!/Green Lantern range for DC properties and was already subject of some concern for the reported million production. Word-of-mouth and international sales were going to be essential to making the film a hit with 0 million worldwide the magic number to begin having that conversation. If the film were able to follow the paths of those two other films, it could have ended up in the 6 million–0 million range domestically and probably cross its profit margin with no issue. But at least part of that journey may be over right from the get-go.A .25 million start for Birds of Prey puts it in a rather precarious position. Only a third of the films opening in February between million– million have crossed the 0 million line: Get Out, Identity Thief, The Lego Movie 2, and Just Go With It. The writing was seemingly on the wall Friday morning. While some were touting million in Thursday previews as a solid start, all one had to do was look at the films grossing that specific amount to suggest Birds was off to a rocky start. The two R-rated films with that start — Annabelle: Creation ( million opening) and Blade Runner 2049 (.75 million) — a prequel and sequel from WB finished with 2 million and million, respectively. (The PG-13 films opened between million–75 million.)The film could still be saved by its international release, however. Last year, Shazam! grossed over 4 million overseas, and that is the lowest showing for a DC property since 2011 when Green Lantern only accumulated an additional 3 million internationally. Birds of Prey debuted with million overseas.