Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
Upcoming entertainment and why you might want to see it.
Special note on this issue: Due to the Covid-19 crisis many movies have been given delayed release dates. This means the list below is very lite and dates are subject to change after it has been posted.
In the Stream:
CBS All Access: 12/17 The Stand from the Stephen King book
Amazon Prime: 12/16 The Expanse (Season 5)
Disney+: The Mandalorian (Season 2 started in November)
On the Big Screen:
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. Why: Gerard Butler.
23 Midnight Sky (Netflix same day)
Arctic scientist tries to stop astronauts from returning to earth after a global catastrophe.
Why: Stars and is directed by George Clooney.
25 News of the World
A Civil War veteran moves from town to town and crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Why: Tom Hanks.
25 Wonder Woman 1984 (HBO Max same day)
Wonder Woman’s story jumps from 1917 to 1984. Why: The first Wonder Woman was the best of the DC movies so far. Plus, I really like the music in the trailer, hope they keep it in the movie. (yes, I know this is the third time I have listed it but it looks to stick this time!)
25 Monster Hunter
Soldiers are transported to a new world and engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous monsters. Why: Milla Jovovich and monsters!
15 The 355
Five agents have to band together to recover a top-secret weapon that could send the world into chaos. Why: Looks to be a fun spy action story.
22 Chaos Walking
A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts. Why: Intriguing story premise that has potential to have some depth to it.
12 The King’s Man
Where did the Kingsmen come from? Find out in this prequel. Why: Did you like the first two?
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
Disney+: Ron Howard is producing a series based on the 1988 movie Willow. Release date TBD.
Netflix: Looking for another video game crossover to series? You are in luck as Assassin’s Creed is coming!
Unattached: Tim Burton (Nightmare before Christmas) is in talks to direct a new Addams Family TV show. This definitely falls within his bailiwick!
Understandably not many people want to attend a crowded theater right now. For the week of Thanksgiving the top 5 movies earned just $3.6 million in the US as compared to $179 million in 2019.
Artemis Fowl premiered on Disney+ earlier this year, Christmas will see Wonder Woman 1984 premiere in theaters and on HBO Max the same day. We also have rumors MGM is looking to sell the new James Bond flick No Time to Die to a streaming service.
Many speculate we will still have the blockbusters in the theaters after this, but streaming will take over the smaller budget projects. The Academy Awards will no longer be able to ignore the streaming services and I speculate we will see fewer mega multi-screen complexes in the future.
What other changes might be in store for studios and theaters?
** HOT OFF THE PRESSES! **
After the major news that “Wonder Woman 1984” would debut on HBO Max at the same time as theaters, Warner Media is now shaking it up further. They will be releasing their entire slate of movies simultaneously on HBO Max and in-theaters. For streaming customers, they will be able to watch new release films on HBO Max for one month after their debut.
Full List of 2021 Warner Bros. Film Slate
- The Little Things.
- Judas and the Black Messiah
- Tom & Jerry
- Godzilla vs. Kong
- Mortal Kombat
- Those Who Wish Me Dead
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
- In The Heights
- Space Jam: A New Legacy
- The Suicide Squad
- The Many Saints of Newark
- King Richard
- Cry Macho
- Matrix 4
Night Flier’s Pick
I am happy to see Wonder Woman 1984 has finally settled on a firm date, so many of the movies we have looked forward to have moved back to 2021 or even TBA dates. It is also great that you can see Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters or streaming on the same day! This is my movie pick for today.
If you have Amazon Prime and have not seen The Expanse you don’t know what you are missing. I also highly recommend it if you have any love of realistic sci-fi.