Jake Gyllenhaal To Be Mysterio In The Spider-Man Sequel

After almost a year of speculation and suspicion that Jake Gyllenhaal would be next up to wear the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight after Ben Affleck, news comes from the MCU that the former Prince Of Persia has instead decided on making his superhero movie debut in a giant fishbowl helmet. That’s right, Gyllenhaal is all but a lock to take on the role of Spider-Man villain, Mysterio, in next year’s sequel to last year’s “Homecoming.” At one point, nearly 15 years ago, when Tobey Maguire’s negotiations to come back for the original Spider-Man 2 were in limbo, Gyllenhaal almost became Spider-Man. Now he will play the main villain in the 3rd version of a Spider-Man sequel.

The original Mysterio was Quentin Beck, a failed Hollywood stuntman and effects wizard who used his skills to start a life of crime. Often his tricks were capable of throwing off Peter’s abilities, like his “Spidey-sense,” which will possibly play in the sequel, considering we just started seeing it in Infinity War. These threads usually lead somewhere. There have been a few other incantations of Mysterio over the years, but if there’s a Sinister Six team-up going on, he’s usually a part of it. Considering that Michael Keaton (who played Vulture, often a Sinister Six member, in “Homecoming”) is returning, along with already getting an early incantation of both the Shocker, and the Scorpion, we could be witnessing the second in a march towards a similar run, here, as that would give us 4 of 6. Sony has long wanted a Sinister Six movie, and with Disney’s (and Feige’s) help, putting something together that’s cohesive, is far more likely. Of course, we also have to make sure Spider-Man comes back from the damage inflicted by Thanos in Infinity War (*wink* *wink*.)

While I’m more than excited to see Gyllenhaal in the MCU, and as a Spider-Man villain, no less, it’s an interesting choice, considering all the buzz about him being the favorite to take over as the next Bruce Wayne. Again, I’m at a loss with the difficulty Warner and DC have had at landing an actor that really WANTS to be Batman for an extended period. More importantly, does this mean that the rumors about Ben Affleck expressing an interest to continue as the Caped Crusader are true? What do you think? Hit us up on our socials, or here, and let us know!

*The as yet unnamed Spider-Man sequel is scheduled for June 5, 2019

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Black Panther Tickets Are Now On Sale

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If the excitement and countdown were not on already this news right here just shot up many peoples heart rate. The news that tickets to the upcoming Marvel Studios film Black Panther are available.

Pre-sale tickets for Black Panther are finally on sale through Fandango and Atom Tickets.

The film is set to launch with 7 p.m. showings on Feb. 15.

Early tracking has suggested the Marvel Studio film will open between $90-$100 million. It should be noted that official tracking estimates are currently unavailable, as we’re still a ways out from release. However if those estimates hold, that would put it ahead of Doctor Strange and Ant-Man, but you have to remember, those were both origin stories.

Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. After making waves then the anticipation for his own solo film has been high. Fans selecting the film as one of their most anticipated movies of 2018 via a poll on Fandango.

Suicide Squad 2 Finds It’s Writer/Director!

After a search that even included the “kind of” controversial Mel Gibson, the sequel to the *ahem* Academy Award winning, Suicide Squad has found it’s writer and likely director. Variety reports that Gavin O’Connor has been tabbed to helm the film.

Originally expected to begin sooner, shooting should begin in the second half of 2018, thanks to a very busy Will Smith, who has both Aladdin and Gemini to film, before he can climb back into his role as Deadshot, one of the only bright spots from the original.

If you are unfamiliar with O’Connor, you may recognize his work as the director of the very good Ben Affleck vehicle, The Accountant, the sequel to which, O’Connor will direct before he lenses the second Squad movie. Will his getting the job entice Affleck, whom he obviously seemed to work well with, to make another appearance against the team of bad guys drawn together to fight a bigger evil? We’ll have to discuss that on the next podcast!

-Bobby

Hall Of Justice? Did Justice League Just Get Cool?

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Since Joss Whedon has taken over, reshoots, or as Warner would like you to call them, additional shoots, are taking place. Along with them, we’ve now seen this image, originally posted by the Twitter account of the UK fan site, “DC World.”

Speculation as to whether this is supposed to be early construction on a Hall Of Justice set piece, or a Watchtower set piece is running rampant, but either way, our DC heroes look like they’re getting a proper home base.

Before we get too carried away, Tim Burton is filming Dumbo in the same area, but c’mon, it has to be the Hall, right? Right? Catch the next podcast and we’ll give you our opinions on it!

The Hulk Does Cribs: Where The Magic Happens

Even a giant green monster has to sleep sometime, right? We uncovered pictures on where the Hulk will be laying down his mighty head in Thor: Ragnarok. It appears it’s the skull of a giant beast. No telling whether he killed it himself or whether that’s just where the champ gets to rest no matter who it is, but it looks pretty epic!

Fox’s mutant show “The Gifted” gets Greenwich & teaser trailer

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It’s shaping up to be a very SUPER-POWERED next couple of years in both tv and film.

Fox has given the Greenlight to its newest tv mutant series “The Gifted”

Via Variety

“The Gifted” is an action-adventure series, hailing from Marvel Television, writer Matt Nix and director Bryan Singer.

The series focuses on a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Stephen Moyer plays Reed Strucker; Amy Acker plays his wife, Caitlin Strucker; Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White play their children, Lauren Strucker and Andy Strucker; Sean Teale plays Eclipse a.k.a. Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung plays Blink a.k.a. Clarice Fong; Emma Dumont plays Polaris a.k.a. Lorna Dane; Blair Redford plays Thunderbird a.k.a. John Proudstar; and Coby Bell as Jace Turner.

Nix wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Singer, who is known for directing many of the “X-Men” films, in addition to “Superman Returns.” Nix, who created “Burn Notice,” recently worked with Fox as co-creator of “A.P.B.,” which insiders say will not return for a second season. 20th Century Fox Television is producing, along with Marvel Television.

One of the hottest pilots of the broadcast development season, “Gifted” has been seen as a shoo-in for a series order. The long-gestating project was first put into development off-cycle in July 2016 with a hefty put pilot commitment, as Variety first reported. The pilot was officially ordered this January when Singer boarded the project as director.

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The full trailer for “Gifted” will be released this Monday, but watch a sneak peek teaser.

 

Fox Is Giving You All The Movies

1280x720-c7CWith Bill O’Reilly finally out, Fox was finally free to reveal a giant slate of movie release dates. On top of setting out the future of the Avatar franchise, and firming up the Predator date, New Mutants, directed by Josh Boone will open, April 13, 2018. Following that, the much anticipated, Deadpool 2 (directed by David Leitch) will drop on June 1st of the same year, and they’ll close out the year with the likely less anticipated, hopefully second time’s the charmk story, Dark Phoenix, coming November 2nd.

As expected, this means we’ll probably get X-Force in 2019, and following that, yet another stab at trying to tell a good, original X-Men story. Of course, there’s still that little Channing Tatum/Doug Liman project out there. Gambit, anyone?