Remember the 2017 movie Justice League movie? Good news for DC fans, it looks like you will be able to see a different version of Justice League in 2021. According to IGN, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder confirmed that he will be releasing the “Snyder Cut” version of Justice League. It was revealed during a livestream watch-along of Man of Steel along with Superman actor Henry Cavill.
Here is what he said about the news:
“I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality.”
However, according to THR, it’s unknown if this version will be released as episodic chapters or a full director’s cut movie. If you want to see it, get HBO Max and be ready for 2021.
To those who don’t know, the reason why this Snyder Cut rumor appeared is because Zack Snyder was first given the chance to direct Justice League. Unfortunately, due to a family tragedy, Snyder stepped down and Avenger’s director Joss Whedon took over the project. Due the film’s poor reviews, fans believed if Snyder was still in charge of the movie, things would have been better and this led to the speculation that there was a movie that he intended doing, but it never got to see the light of day.
How do you feel about this news?
Great news for movie lovers! Despite COVID-19 cancelling plans of this year, you can still look forward to other fun things of 2020. According to Fandom, a lot of delayed movies will be pushed back for August 2020.
Highlighting this August schedule, the long-awaited and delayed movie The New Mutants will be released in theaters on August 28th.
Wonder Woman 1984 or also called WW84 will be released in August 14. The third SpongeBob movie “Sponge on the Run” will be released in August 7th.
What movies are you looking forward to on August?
When it comes to movies like Marvel and DC, fans always speculate where does the film take place or does it stand alone or does it belong in a different universe. Disney-Marvel has their own their universe which is called the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, which contains characters like Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and Dr. Strange. In DC, movies like Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Birds of Prey belong to the DC Entended Universe. For the Marvel characters like Venom, Spider-Man and Morbius, Sony has finally came up with a name for their properties.
According to IGN, IGN contacted Sony due to an Amazon movies deal in which customers can buy the the digital copies of Spider-Man (Sam Raimi), The Amazing Spider-Man (Marc Webb) and the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies along with Venom and Spider-Verse.
IGN wanted to know if these titles belong title in a Spider-Man Universe, but Sony responds and corrects them. According to Sony, this Spider-Man universe is actually called Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. This long name features Sony owned Marvel characters in their own movies such as Spider-Man, Venom, Morbius, Spider-Verse and the upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie. It’s unknown if the Venom movies are connected to Tom’s Spider-Man, but Morbius shows connection to the Spider-Man’s movies. How do you feel about this announced universe name?
Just like Venom 2 and Morbius, Sony is going to delay their Spider-Man movies to later months. In recent news, Sony moved the upcoming Morbius movie from June 2020 to March 19, 2021 and Venom: Let There Be Carnage to June 25th, 2021. Now, according to Sony, the sequel to 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home will not be released in July 16th, 2021. This MCU Spider-Man movie will be released on November 5th, 2021. Not only this movie got pushed back, but so did the sequel to Spider-Verse. Sony Pictures Animation stated that the sequel to Spider-Verse will be released in theaters, October 7th, 2022 instead of April 8th, 2022. Tom Holland will be working on the upcoming movie Uncharted in 2021.
Mark your calendars:
- Untitiled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel – November 5th, 2021
- Spider-Verse 2: October 7th, 2022
Sony-Marvel’s other movies:
Morbius – March 19th, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage – June 25th, 2021
Following the same tactics as the movie Trolls World Tour, the CGI cartoon movie Scoob will not be played in theaters due to COVID-19. However, this movie will still be released this year on May 15th, 2020. According to Variety, Scoob will released for all digital platforms on May 15th for rental or purchase. This will apply for North America and the price of a rental will be $19.99 and for to buy is $24.99. Here is a statement from Warner Bros CEO, Ann Sarnoff:
“While we’re all eager to be able to once again show our films in theaters, we’re navigating new, unprecedented times which call for creative thinking and adaptability in how we distribute our content. We know fans are eager to see ‘Scoob’ and we’re delighted we can deliver this feel-good movie for families to enjoy while they’re home together.”
So mark your calendars for May 15th. You’ll be able to watch this movie at home or at a friend’s house.
Looks like Marvel is not the only company that is pushing back on movies. As Sony pushes their titles to 2021, DC comics is going to be doing the same. According to the Wrap, Matt Reeve’s movie The Batman will be released in theaters on October 1st, 2021. It was originally going to be released on June 25th, 2021, but due to COVID-19, the production team suspended this movie and will resume as soon as the pandemic settles. Playing as Batman in “The Batman” will be Robert Pattinson.
Not only this movie got pushed back, but other DC movies are facing the same fate. Here is the following movies with new release dates:
- Wonder Woman 1984 – Aug 14th, 2020
- The Suicide Squad – Aug 21st, 2021
- The Batman -Oct 1st, 2021
- Black Adam – Dec 22nd, 2021
- The Flash – June 3rd, 2022
- Shazam 2 – Nov 4th, 2022
- Aquaman 2 – Dec 16th, 2022
Sony is going to be very busy in 2021 with movies like Marvel’s Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the upcoming video game movie Uncharted. Due to COVID-19, a lot of movies has been pushed back to later 2020 or early 2021. Venom 2 was set to be released on October 2nd, 2020, but it’s been confirmed by Variety that Venom 2 will be released on June 25th, 2021. It has also been revealed that Venom 2 will have an official movie title. The sequel movie will be called Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Actors Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson will return to their roles such as Eddie Brock/Venom, Anne Weying and Cletus Kasady. Directing the movie will be Andy Serkis.
If you are curious about the movie dates for Sony Marvel, mark these dates:
Morbius – March 19, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage – June 25th, 2021
Untitled Spider-Man 3 movie – Projected date July 2021
Spider-Verse sequel – 2022
Looks like Hollywood can’t get enough of movie adaptations of anime and manga such as Dragon Ball Evolutions, Alita and Netflix Death Note. If you liked the movie Venom, get ready to see a One-Punch Man movie.
The same movie company behind Venom and both modern Jumanji movies are planning to write and produce a live-action movie version of One-Punch Man. This movie will be worked on by Arad Productions and have story writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. These people has worked in movies made from Sony. Sony has hopes for this movie and wants to add another franchise to other future projects.
One-Punch Man is a webcomic created by comic artist ONE and then worked with manga artist Yusuke Murata to create the manga version. An anime was made which got two seasons so far and even a video game. One-Punch Man tells the story of a bald hero named Saitama who can defeat any villain with a single punch. Unfortunately, he is too strong and he can’t find a worth enemy to fight.
Remember that little Easter egg where in Spider-Man 2 (2004) where the Daily Bugle referenced Dr. Strange? Well, it is ironic to say the movie director behind the Tobey Maquire version of Spider-Man will be in charge of the next Dr. Strange Movie.
According to an article by IGN, movie director Sam Raimi will be in charge of directing the upcoming MCU film Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
In a interview, he describes his thoughts towards Dr. Strange:
“I loved Doctor Strange as a kid, but he was always after Spider-Man and Batman for me, he was probably at number five for me of great comic book characters,” Raimi described. “He was so original, but when we had that moment in Spider-Man 2 I had no idea that we would ever be making a Doctor Strange movie, so it was really funny to me that coincidentally that line was in the movie. I gotta say I wish we had the foresight to know that I was going to be involved in the project.”
Sam Raimi is a movie director that directed all three Spider-Man movies from 2002-2007 where he casted Tobey Maguire has Spider-Man. With this news up in the air, knowing that Dr. Strange is one of his favorite comic book character, do you think he will do a good job on the sequel? Commend down below.
With this COVID-19 virus still active, this epidemic has put a negative impact in business including movies. Disney announced that their movies will be pushed back to much later of 2020 especially for the upcoming Marvel movie Black Widow which will now be in November 2020. Sony is no exception to this outbreak news. Some of their movies like their Marvel titles have taken affect due to the virus.
Announced early in 2020, Sony revealed that there is plans of Marvel movie focusing on the vampire antihero Morbius. The same team who worked on Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home is going to be working on this movie along with the main lead who is Jared Leto, playing as Morbius. This movie was originally going to be released in July 2020. However, due to the virus, the movie is forced to be pushed back to March 19, 2021.
Despite COVID-19 affecting movies, it seems like this Sony-Marvel movie will remain in the 2020 release date. According to IGN, the movie Venom 2 is set to be released in theaters on October 2, 2020. Venom 2 is the sequel to the 2018 movie in which had Tom Hardy being both Eddie Brock and Venom. Until any further updates, Venom 2 is set for 2020.