Category: Movies

News : ANT-MAN 3 IN CINEMAS 2023

Heading into Phase 5 of the MCU, one of the most important films of Marvel Studios’ Multiversal narrative is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. True to its name, this Ant-Man threequel is confirmed to not only revisit the Quantum Realm but also be the first MCU film to feature Kang the Conqueror. Even though Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania isn’t set to release until February 17, 2023, Marvel Studios released a Quantumania trailer exclusively to D23 Expo attendees, confirming just who from the MCU has a part in this upcoming threequel.

In the D23 trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, audiences get an idea of Scott Lang’s post-Endgame life, as well as what the now-teenage Cassie Lang was up to during the Blip. Apparently, Cassie developed an interest in the Quantum Realm during those five years; and now, she’s developed a machine that acts as a sort of two-way radio with the Quantum Realm. In fact, she’s learned how to send a signal to the realm. Janet’s warning to Cassie turns out to be too little, too late as the Lang and van Dyne family end up in the Quantum Realm before coming face to face with the MCU’s next big bad, Kang the Conqueror.

While the Ant-Man 3 trailer begins by showing more of what fans have come to expect from the franchise, that all changes once the cast ends up in the Quantum Realm. The tone grows progressively darker; and by the time Scott meets Kang, it’s clear that this threequel provides the stakes prior Ant-Man films have never had. If there’s one complaint to be had with the footage, it’s Cassie’s creation of the device that can contact the Quantum Realm.

Until now, young Cassie never showed much interest in science. While it’s true that she’s a teenager now, her being the reason why they all end up in the Quantum Realm just seems convenient.

Hopefully, that part of the plot will be better executed in the film; but if not, Ant-Man 3 still has a ton to offer and looks to be integral to the MCU moving forward. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania debuts in theaters on February 17, 2023.

News : JAMIE LEE CURTIS TO EXIT HALLOWEEN FRANCHISE

Jamie Lee Curtis is getting ready to take her final turn as iconic final girl Laurie Strode. Curtis, who has played Laurie for almost 50 years since John Carpenter’s 1978 “Halloween,” leads upcoming Universal Pictures’ “Halloween Ends,” co-written and directed by David Gordon Green. The final installment in the re-quel trilogy, “Halloween Ends” is set years after the events of Green’s “Halloween” in 2018 and 2021’s extra bloody “Halloween Kills,” following the aftermath of the death of Laurie’s daughter, played by Judy Greer.

“Halloween Ends” premieres in theaters and on Peacock October 14. While “Kills” saw a shocking death and touched on political conversations like #MeToo, police distrust, and mob mentalities, “Ends” marks a different kind of death: Curtis’ last turn as Strode. Director Green co-wrote the script with Paul Brad Logan, Chris Bernier, and Danny McBride. Green formerly hinted that “Halloween Ends” will be “a much more intimate movie” than his previous installments, 2018’s “Halloween” and 2021’s “Halloween Kills.”

“There’s not a lot of games in it, there’s not a lot of wittiness and retro joy,” Green said. “It’s kind of a coming-of-age film, and it’s a very different tone. And that’s what excited me about it, is to have the three chapters that I’ve been involved in be very different from each other. They are all there to honor Carpenter, but aren’t necessary just emulating him.” Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak, and James Jude Courtney, who plays serial killer Michael Myers, will reprise their respective roles for the franchise ender.

Lead star Curtis called the film “deeply emotional and cathartic,” especially with parting ways with her character Laurie. “I mean, when you call her a final girl — I never really understood how important that name was until I made this last movie. And now I really understand it. And I think you’ll be very happy,” Curtis told Salon about the franchise ender.

“Halloween Ends” wrapped filming in February 2022, with Curtis calling the final day of production “bittersweet” in an Instagram post. “I’ve made great friends and have collaborated with wonderful artists on these three movies and today my part in the film has been completed and with it the END for me of this trilogy,” Curtis continued. “I love this crew and cast and I will miss you all. We can’t wait for the fans to see the movie.” Curtis exits Haddonfield forever in the 13th entry in the “Halloween” franchise. “It’s all because of the fans who have always supported me and more importantly, Laurie,” Curtis continued, before thanking production companies Blumhouse, Trancas, Miramax, Rough House Pictures, and Universal Pictures.

News : THE FLASH TO BE CANCELED?!

The Flash hasn’t been canceled—yet. Despite recent charges for felony burglary and assault and allegations of grooming, Ezra Miller is still set to reprise their role as speedy superhero Barry Allen in a solo movie, The Flash, on June 23, 2023 next year. Miller announced on Monday that they are seeking help for their “complex mental health issues.”

“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said in a statement. “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.” The bad press has reportedly jumpstarted talks at Warner Bros. about whether to shelve the $200 million movie that was meant to tie together the various parallel universes in the DC Extended Universe.

But the question of whether to shelve The Flash comes amid a major shakeup at parent company Warner Bros. Discovery. The studio surprised Hollywood by canceling the near-completed $90 million Batgirl film that had been made for HBO Max. Warner Bros. Discovery contextualized the decision within a larger strategy to pivot away from making films for streaming. That’s a major shift for a studio that released all its films directly to streaming for a year during the pandemic to build up HBO Max subscriptions.

Here’s what to know about the future of The Flash and DC superhero movies, given the controversy brewing around Miller. In the comics, The Flash has long been closely associated with the multiverse. The character of Barry Allen has the power of superspeed and is so fast that he can traverse time and space. The character’s solo movie, The Flash, will be loosely adapted from DC’s famous Flashpoint comic, in which Barry Allen changes his universe after traveling back in time in order to try to prevent his mother’s death. Barry’s time travel shenanigans accidentally create an apocalyptic present, and the superhero has to try to reverse the events.

After trying to take on Marvel at the box office pre-pandemic and largely falling flat, Warner Bros. has taken a “see what sticks” approach to churning out DC superhero films. Any hope for a cohesive storyline across all the movies and television series seems to be lost. We know from the trailer for The Flash that, in an effort to restore normalcy, Barry must team up with different versions of Batman, an alternate universe version of himself, and a version of Supergirl. The Flash might give Warner Bros. the opportunity to hit the reset button. The studio could fulfill Affleck’s wishes to retire from franchise fare by killing him off or recasting the part through parallel timeline shenanigans. They could also kill off whichever other characters aren’t working and replace them with new people and storylines.

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