Shifting dates and film announcements from the last week
There’s been a lot of movie news over the last week, culminating in the delay of the Super Mario movie last night, but all of it seems to point to a rebounding theater industry.
Sony has announced the delay of the next Spider-man film, the Miles Morales led Across the Spider-verse Part 1. Originally meant to land on screens in October of this year, it’s now set for June 2, 2023. The Part II sequel (now titled Beyond the Spider-verse) will land on March 29, 2024. The first film in the now trilogy is absolutely delightful, and ushered in a new Spider-man hero and amazing animation. The sequels will expand on the multiverse concept that eventually led to last year’s Spider-man: No Way Home. Meanwhile Madame Web, another part of Sony’s Spider-verse films that include Venom and Mobius, will make it to theaters just a month later, on July 7, 2023. But that’s not all for Spider-fans for next year, as Sony’s Marvel worlds continue to churn out movies. The Kraven the Hunter film will also land in 2023, and the company revealed that a film based on side character El Muerto is in the works (played by rapper Bad Bunny) to launch on January 12, 2024, and that a third Venom movie is on the way, especially after the teases at the end of Let There Be Carnage.
Sony wasn’t done talking about films, either, as they announced that a fifth Ghostbusters movie was on the way. No details yet on which cast this will follow, or if it’s something new alltogether.
In gaming movie related news, Jason Momoa (!?) is reportedly on tap to star in the Minecraft film, which has been in some form of development since 2014. THR is reporting that he’s in final negotiations to take on the role, and that Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess will helm the film.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Finally, John Wick’s creator Derek Kolstad is tied to a possible Streets of Rage adaptation. The film would be based on the classic SEGA video game series, obviously, but if it has even the smallest thematic similarities to Kolstad’s Wick series and his recent Nobody film starring Bob Odenkirk, then count us in.