Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
Upcoming entertainment and why you might want to see it.
I know there was a lot of interest in Free Guy, another delay and it promises to open on 8/13 now. See Ryan’s comments on this!
In the Stream:
Disney+: Loki 6/09
Our favorite god of mischief in a new series.
Paramount+: Infinite 6/10
Mark Wahlberg learns his dreams are visions from past lives.
Amazon Prime: The Tomorrow War 7/02
Soldiers from today are recruited to save Earth from aliens in 2051.
On the Big Screen:
16 The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Why: starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman.
The Fast and Furious series 9th movie. Why: If you saw eight of them, surely you would watch one more!
09 Black Widow
A bit of back story about Natasha Romanoff, set between Civil War and Infinity War. Why: Fans have been asking for a Black Widow movie for years, then its release was delayed three times. Got to hope it was worth the wait! (Disney+ and theaters)
16 Space Jam: A New Legacy
LeBron James gets help from Bugs and the rest of the Looney Tunes to save his son. Why: Remakes are always great, right?
23 Snake Eyes
A GI Joe spin-off centered around the character of Snake Eyes. Why: The GI Joe movies may have been cheaply written but they were fun to watch!
30 Jungle Cruise
Another movie based on a ride at Disneyland’s theme park. Why: Pirates pulled it off and this one has Dwayne Johnson.
30 The Green Knight
A retelling of the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Why: What, this description was not enough? Then watch the trailer!
06 The Suicide Squad
Okay – so you were not impressed with the first one, could the second be worse? Why: Directed by James Gunn who also directed both Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
Disney+: As you might know, there is an Obi-Wan Kenobi series in the works with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprising their roles. As a disappointment to everyone, the actor playing Jar Jar has let fans know he will not be in the show.
HBO Max: The CW and HBOMax have jointly picked up the What We Do in the Shadows spin-off Wellington Paranormal. While it has had two seasons in New Zealand and will have a third, it has yet to be seen in the US.
House of the Dragon has begun production. The cast will include Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame and will premiere in 2022.
Sam Raimi is producing a new Evil Dead movie that will appear on HBO Max. Of course, it will star Bruce Campbell!
Netflix: The streaming service has picked up the rights for two sequels to Knives Out, the mystery movie starring Daniel Craig as the quirky detective Benoit Blanc.
Are you a Gundam fan? Netflix is now working on a live action version of Mobile Suit Gundam.
Unaffiliated: We have a new Addam’s Family series coming, and reportedly Rob Zombie is working on a Munsters one. The original series was written by many of the same people that wrote Leave it to Beaver. Why do I think Rob Zombie will take this in a different direction?
It seems like everything 80’s is getting a remake. The latest is another attempt at Thundercats. Currently there is a director and a screenplay, and it looks like it has a decent chance of growing from there.
Night Flier’s Pick
Going somewhere different with my pick this time. Normally I pick a movie that I would see if I could only choose one from the list. Today I am going with a tv series, while it does have movie origins, will not appear in any theaters.
Loki is the perfect anti-hero. He is usually up to no good, will stab you in the back for a laugh, but you cannot help but like him! I am sorry if you do not have Disney+ to watch this, but for less than the cost of a movie you can get a month of great Star Wars and MCU content.
I have not tried to get back to the theaters yet, but when you feel ready I hope to see you there!