There’s good news and bad news: the 2020 movie season is pretty much over, but 2021 is starting to look like one for the books. This week saw a lot of release date shuffles, but some big announcements acted as a great distraction for fandom. Let’s find out what happened This Week in Hollywood.
Benedict Cumberbatch to join Tom Holland in ‘Spider-Man 3’ as Doctor Strange
The multiverse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming more and more likely. Doctor Strange’s addition to the next “Spider-Man” film not only makes the multiverse possible, but probable considering the multiverse is the theme for the next solo “Doctor Strange” film. To learn more about this casting and the future of the MCU, check out these articles:
Fandom dreams of a live-action Spider-verse are becoming more and more likely.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe shows no signs of slowing down post-Endgame, but instead of moving forward, the MCU seems to be expanding out into the multiverse.
Disney-Pixar’s ‘Soul’ moving directly to streaming on Christmas Day
One of Disney’s final hands for the 2020 movie season has been folded. Disney decided to move “Soul” directly to Disney+ this year on Christmas day. The film was supposed to come out for Thanksgiving in theaters. To learn more about “Soul” and its big move, check out this article:
In another blow to movie theaters in 2020, Disney has decided to bypass a theatrical release completely for Pixar’s next film “Soul.”
Paddy Considine has officially been cast as the male lead in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel
The GOTCU (trademark) is starting to fill up. HBO has officially cast Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen in “House of the Dragon,” the first prequel set hundreds of years before the events in “Game of Thrones.” The series will be based on George R.R. Martin’s prequel book “Fire and Blood” and will be produced by George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal, and Miguel Sapochnik.
New set of release date shuffles from Warner Bros
In addition to “Soul” moving to the small screen, a few more films from Warner Bros. were shuffled around to make room for those that evacuated from 2020. “Dune” has been pushed back to October 2021 taking “The Batman’s” release date, while “The Batman” has been moved back to March 4, 2022. Delays in filming due to COVID-19 supposedly caused “The Batman” delay. Click here check out a full break down of this week’s release date shuffle.