Silver and Black movie

What is happening with Sony’s Spider-Man adjacent Marvel movie universe? Tom Hardy’s Venom looks like a disaster, and the studio’s planned female-fronted Silver and Black movie, which would have followed the comic book characters of Black Cat and Silver Sable, was taken off the release calendar earlier this summer.

Now a new report says that instead of a team-up project, the latter film is being split into two entirely separate movies, and they may be looking for new directors. Not only that, but Sony is also developing a standalone movie about the Marvel hero Jackpot. Learn more about all of this below.
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Searching behind the scenes trailer

One of my favorite parts of this job is going to bat for movies I love and spreading the word about smaller films that might not be on everyone’s radar. I’ve been a vocal supporter of a fantastic thriller called Searching ever since I saw it at Sundance, where I gave it a 10/10 review. It’s my favorite movie of 2018 thus far, and since a new behind the scenes trailer hit the Internet today, of course I’m going to take it as another opportunity to convince as many people as possible to go see this movie when it comes out later this month.

Take a look at the new trailer below, which features some brief interviews with stars John Cho and Debra Messing.
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tom hardy venom voice

When Tom Hardy uttered his first line in the Venom trailer, it was met with a universal “…Huh?” Was Hardy doing his best Terrence Howard impression? Is this what he thought an intrepid journalist sounded like? And mostly, why?

Hardy is the rare kind of actor who seems to hate his own face and voice. And though that has brought him acclaim in the past, in films like Mad Max: Fury Road or The Dark Knight Rises, this is one acting choice that will probably only earn him a few raised eyebrows. But hey, let him tell you about his process. Maybe we’ll come around to it once we read what he has to say about that truly weird voice.

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Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Sequel

Director Jake Kasdan was at the ABC party for the Television Critics Association in support of Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat, shows he executive produces, but does not actively work on. He’s happy to show up whenever they ask, and may direct episodes this season, but Scott Silveri and Nahnatchka Khan respectively run those shows.

So there was really nothing left to talk to Jake Kasdan about except the sequel to his hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which he’s currently writing. We talked about how the sequel may change the game, connect to previous Jumanji movies, and more.

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Iron Man 3 Female Villain

Guy Pearce is no stranger to playing shady scientists conducting mysterious experiments on soldiers in comic book movies. After all, he played that part to sleazy perfection in Iron Man 3. So it’s no wonder that he’s been cast in a similar role in Sony’s upcoming comic book adaptation Bloodshot, replacing original actor Michael Sheen.

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Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate

Filming on Quentin Tarantino‘s 1969-set period piece Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is underway, and actress Margot Robbie has shared an official first look photo of herself in costume as actress Sharon Tate. Take a look at the full photo and read more about the film below.
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lost monty python scripts

And now for something completely different: Lost Monty Python scripts have been discovered in former member Michael Palin‘s archives. The scripts, originally penned as sketches for the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, were uncovered when Palin donated his private archives to the British Library in London where they will go on display later this month.

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bloodshot cast

Lamorne Morris — AKA Winnie the Bish, AKA the best character on New Girl — has just joined the Bloodshot cast. Morris will be starring opposite Vin Diesel in the feature film adaptation of the Valiant comic book.

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kraven the hunter movie

Sony has a plan. Maybe. They’re hell-bent on making their Spider-Verse – which is separate from the MCU’s Spider-Man related films – work. Tom Hardy and his big CGI tongue are coming to theaters this year with Venom. And then there’s the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, also due out this year. And now, here’s something for the future: a Kraven the Hunter movie. Sony has tapped Equalizer 2 writer Richard Wenk to pen the script for the film about the Spider-Man villain.

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men in black spin-off cast

Update: Sony has sent out an update clarifying Rebecca Ferguson’s role in the film…by making it less clear! It seems that the Mission: Impossible star is not playing the “female lead.” That role still belongs to Tessa Thompson. And that’s it. This makes us lean even harder on our (purely speculative!) original theory that Ferguson may be the villain in the film.

Our modified version of the original story continues below.


The “fallout” from Rebecca Ferguson’s breakout success in the Mission: Impossible franchise is real. Ferguson stole the scenes in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and its 2018 sequel Mission: Impossible – Fallout, so much so that fans declared her character to not only be an equal to Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, but that Ferguson herself was a star on par with one of “Hollywood’s last movie stars.” So we waited with bated breath for Ferguson’s next big role. And while she impressed in The Greatest Showman, there was not yet a standout role that would do justice to Ferguson’s overwhelming screen presence.

But maybe being cast in the Men in Black spin-off is a good start.

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