The year was 2010. Casting news was ramping up about Spider-Man 4, the fourth installment of director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film series for Sony Pictures. John Malkovich was tapped to play The Vulture, and Anne Hathaway was in talks to play Felicia Hardy – who, in this iteration, would not have been the catsuit-wearing thief Black Cat, but would instead be the daughter of The Vulture known as The Vulturess.
That movie came crashing down and Sony ultimately moved on to Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man films before abandoning those and teaming up with Marvel Studios on the Tom Holland-led movies. But a recently uploaded Spider-Man 4 animatic video reveals what a major action set-piece from Raimi’s scrapped movie would have looked like.
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Adam Driver is going to be all over our screens next year. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor remains supremely busy, with projects lined up with Noah Baumbach, Ridley Scott, and more. And one of his many films, a sci-fi thriller titled 65 from the writers of A Quiet Place, is set to come out next summer.
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We’ve known a new Evil Dead movie was on the way for a few months now, but we now have some concrete details about just what the film is, and where it’s headed. The latest entry in the series is titled Evil Dead Rise, and The Hole in the Ground filmmaker Lee Cronin is on board to write and direct. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are also on hand as executive producers. And this Evil Dead is offering up a twist – rather than take us into the woods, the primary setting of (almost) all the previous films, this Evil Dead Rise is headed into the city. It’s also headed to HBO Max.
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Every House is Haunted, especially for Netflix. The streamer, which knows a thing or two about haunted houses, has landed the Sam Raimi-produced horror movie Every House is Haunted, based on Ian Rogers’ collection of supernatural short stories.
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While many Sam Raimi fans are eager to see what the filmmaker can do in the comic book realm again with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, others may be happier to see him producing a new horror film from Sony Pictures.
The Unholy follows Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead, Watchmen) as a journalist investigating a story about a young deaf girl who was suddenly able to hear after allegedly being visited by the Virgin Mary. However, the supposed miracle may actually be a sign of something more sinister lingering beneath the surface. Watch The Unholy trailer below to find out more. Read More »
If you were to make a list of the most indelible actor/director pairings of all time, it wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi. The duo have worked together multiple times since first teaming up for a short film back in 1976, and now Campbell has taken to Twitter and may have hinted that they’ve just added another tally to their long list of collaborations. Is Bruce Campbell in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the big Marvel Studios sequel that Raimi is currently directing? We admittedly don’t know the answer for sure, but the actor is certainly having fun purposefully stirring up a conversation to that effect. Check out his tweet below. Read More »
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is already one of our most anticipated sequels in the works from the Marvel Cinematic Universe because Spider-Man director Sam Raimi will be at the helm. But the filmmaker won’t be the only talent from Sony’s webslinging film franchise involved with Marvel’s mystical sequel.
Composer Danny Elfman, who scored both Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 for Sam Raimi and Batman and Batman Returns for Tim Burton, has confirmed that he will be providing the score for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Read More »
There’s a lot of anticipation for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen. That’s mostly because we’re entering a new era for the interconnected comic book franchises, but also because we haven’t seen a Marvel movie since Spider-Man: Far From Home in July 2019. When it comes to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the hype is particularly high before we’ve even seen a single frame because director Sam Raimi is at the helm, and according to Elizabeth Olsen, who is returning as Wanda Maximoff in the film, he’s doing some interesting things behind the camera. Read More »
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America Chavez, a fan-favorite character from the pages of Marvel Comics, is going to make her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
During last night’s Disney investor presentation, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that young actress Xochitl Gomez will be playing the MCU’s version of America Chavez, also known as “Miss America,” in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Read More »
The director of Brightburn is heading to Netflix for a…family movie?
Yep. David Yarovesky, who directed the nasty, James Gunn-produced, supervillain origin story Brightburn, is on board to direct Night Books, a film adaptation of author J.A. White’s children’s fantasy story about a young boy who is imprisoned by a witch. Horror legends Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are producing, while Krysten Ritter, Winslow Fegley, and Lidya Jewett are lined up to star. Get more Night Books movie details below. Read More »