Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Venom

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was released over the weekend and is already being regarded by many as one of the best comic-book movies of all time. With a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, critics are even saying that it is the best Spider-Man film yet, which is a pretty bold thing to say when you consider the six films that came before it. Spidey isn’t the only web-slinger making waves in the news recently.

Last month, Venom reportedly brought in a whopping $822 million worldwide at the box office. It has now surpassed Wonder Woman and even Spider-Man: Homecoming, despite being panned by critics. Sadly, there are no current plans to have Spider-Man and his anti-hero counterpart cross paths anytime soon, but that hasn’t stop fans from dreaming.

Miles Morales voice actor Shameik Moore recently said in an interview that he would like to portray the character in the MCU, and he would also love to square off with Tom Hardy.

“I definitely want to be the live-action Miles Morales,” Moore said. “I understand that he’s a young kid, but hopefully, you know, they can play with time and put me in there. I would love to be fighting Venom as Miles, with Tom Hardy. You know what I mean? That would be great. I would love to play on screen with my favorite actor out right now.”

Venom and Miles are no strangers to each other since the two have tangled in the past. Even the Venom series that was released earlier this year had Mile Morales playing a major role in Venom’s comic book.

Moore believes that there is a possibility that the crossover could happen, considering that the there was an extended preview for Into The Spider-Verse in the end credits for Venom.

“At the end of the movie they show our clip, ‘Into the Spider-Verse,’ at the end of the Venom. I think that’s a seed. It just has to be. I look like Mile Morales. All I have to do is cut my hair so let’s make it happen.”

Would you like to see a live-action Mile Morales go toe to toe with Tom Hardy, or should Tom Holland be the one to get the first crack at him?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is currently in theaters everywhere.

Source: MTV

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is the number one film at the box office this weekend, bringing in $35.4 million during its opening weekend. The film now has the title of highest opening for an animated feature in the month of December, beating out Illumination Studios’ Sing. Many are already calling the film the best Spider-Man movie and the best comic book film of all time.

Of course, none of this would be possible if it were not for the artists and writers who first brought these characters to life on the pages of a comic book. Recently, Miles Morales creator Brian Michael Bendis (can you spot his Easter egg in the film?) and Spider-Gwen co-creator Jason Latour talked about seeing their characters in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the reaction it has received from fans.

Latour called watching the film in theaters an “out-of-body experience, very humbling” and is a highlight of his life. “Gwen is one of the closest [characters] to me personality-wise. I couldn’t help but filter her problems through my own life.”

“These guys (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) and everyone that worked with them were just the best,” Latour added. “I went up to Sony Animation in L.A. after Comic-Con this summer and screened the film before it was done. Even at about 60 percent finished — and what was there was so close to great already — it was hard to believe it could survive the concerns of Hollywood and come out even better. I gave them five or six actionable notes, mostly on Gwen’s character and her relationships, and a few dumb jokes and insights into Spider-Ham (who we all bonded pretty deeply over). And man, I was so thrilled and surprised to see my input was not only received but that a lot of it was actually incorporated into the movie. It’s just such a rare thing to be asked into the process— let alone listened to.”

Bendis recently tweeted out that he would like for everyone to stop messaging him about the “Jordan 1 “Origin-Story.”

“To my friends and family, I’m not turtle from entourage, I can’t get you shoes. Stop asking :)”

Aside from shoe request, Bendis has been pretty active on Twitter this week interacting and responding to fans feedback from the movie.

“So many of you have championed Miles Morales since the day we introduced him. You spread the word and lifted him, and us, up. and here we are! I hope each of you takes a moment to enjoy your part in this.

I love you all! Have fun. I’ll be sharing some thoughts at the end of the weekend. (brace yourselves, it’s going to get mushy.”

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is currently in theaters everywhere.

Source: Marvel

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Dial Code Santa Claus to get U.S. theatrical run

French cult classic Dial Code Santa Claus gets U.S. theatrical run

Dial Code Santa Claus, a French Christmas/action/horror film, is getting its first-ever U.S. theatrical run thanks to the American Film Genre Archive and the Alamo Drafthouse. The 1989 cult classic pre-dates Home Alone, and features two kids who are forced to defend their home from a deranged killer in a Santa costume. You can check out the trailer in the post below!

The film disturbed both critics and the moviegoing public with its disturbing portrayal of the Christmas season. After becoming something of a sensation in France, the film went on to worldwide distribution. Except in America, where Dial Code Santa Claus was only available as a VHS bootleg.

The AFGA did a 2K restoration of the film, capturing its unique look of a vintage MTV video and blending holiday cheer with the shock of a home-invasion thriller. Filled with dark surprises every few minutes along the way, Dial Code Santa Claus’s crisp visuals and spooky atmosphere are sure to be a hit for those who are partial to non-traditional Christmas movies like Gremlins and Die Hard.

The screenings for Dial Code Santa Claus are as follows:

12/17: Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake, Denver CO
12/17: AFI Silver, Washington D.C.
12/18: Sidewalk Film Fest, Birmingham, AL
12/19: Egyptian, Los Angeles, CA
12/19: Globe Cinema, Calgary
12/19: Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, MA
12/19, 12/23: Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, NY
12/20: Royal Cinema, Toronto
12/21: Alamo Drafthouse, Raleigh, NC
12/22: Suns Cinema, Washington D.C.
12/23: Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA
12/24: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Austin, TX
1/9:  Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg
1/19: Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

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Jump Force has a new combatant joining the game, and his name is Asta from the Black Clover series. He is an orphan from the small town of Hage. In this world, magic rules everything, and the strength of a person’s magic with the help of a grimoire will dictate their place in the world. Astra is in a tough position since he is one of the few people who are devoid of any magic inside him. And because of this, he is seen as a lowly person. But that doesn’t stop him from aiming for the top and bringing fame to his small town, and maybe marrying the love of his life, Sister Lily.

Even with his lack of magic, Astra manages to get a grimoire and two weapons from it, Deamon Slaying sword and the Demon Sealing sword. Both weapons will be available for use along with his other form, Black Asta. Who do you think will join the fight next? We’re hoping to see some folks from Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia).

Jump Force is a fighting game from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco that will bring fighters from different Weekly Shonen Jump series, with 2018 marking the 50th anniversary of the magazine. Manga series include Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Fist of the North Star, Hunter x Hunter, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Saint Seiya, Rurouni Kenshin, City Hunter. Players will get to play as Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Sōsuke Aizen, Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, Piccolo, Kenshiro, Himura Kenshin, Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Vinsmoke Sanji, Sabo, Blackbeard, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Yugi Moto/Yami Yugi, and many more.

With so many characters joining the roster, Jump Force is sure to have something for all the Weekly Shonen fans.

Jump Force will be released on February 15, 2019, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Apple Signs Fast and Furious Director Justin Lin to Overall TV Deal

Apple signs Fast and Furious director Justin Lin to overall TV deal

Filmmaker Justin Lin has inked a deal with Apple for an exclusive overall TV development pact. According to Variety, Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment banner will create content exclusively for Apple’s upcoming streaming service.

Lin’s current contract with Sony Pictures TV is coming to an end, where his banner has created three drama series for CBS, Scorpion, S.W.A.T., and the reboot of Magnum P.I. His upcoming series Warrior is set to premiere on Cinemax sometime in 2019. His move to Apple shows that the tech giant is fully committed to developing a vast array of original programming.

RELATED: New Peanuts Shows and Specials Land at Apple

Lin has helmed a number of The Fast and the Furious films for the big screen, starting with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift back in 2006. He also helmed Fast & Furious in 2009, Fast Five in 2011, Fast and Furious 6 in 2013, and is currently working on Fast & Furious 9, which is set to open in 2020. He’s also rumored to be directing the 10th installment, though that’s not been officially confirmed.

On the small screen, he’s helmed episodes of the cult classic Community, the second season of True Detective, as well as a handful episodes of the series he helped create for CBS.

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Tell Me A Story Renewed for Season 2 at CBS All Access

Tell Me A Story renewed for season 2 at CBS All Access

CBS All Access as renewed Tell Me A Story for a second season, Deadline has confirmed. The series is a psychological thriller drama from Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

Tell Me A Story takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge, and murder. The cast includes James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara with Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall.

RELATED: Watch the Thrilling New Trailer for Tell Me A Story

From Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital EntertainmentTell Me A Story is written and executive produced by Kevin Williamson alongside Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Liz Friedlander, who directs and executive produces the first two episodes.

CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series currently includes Star Trek: DiscoveryThe Good FightNo Activity, and Strange Angel, with new episodes streaming Thursdays. CBS All Access’ original series library will continue to expand with One DollarThe Twilight Zone, and additional programming to be announced.

The first seven episodes of Season 1 are available to stream on CBS All Access with new episodes available on demand every week on Thursdays. Tell Me A Story’s Season 1 finale will stream on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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HBO Developing Female Skateboarding Comedy Series

HBO developing female skateboarding comedy series

HBO is developing a female skateboarding comedy series inspired by the film Skate Kitchen, Variety has confirmed.

The untitled series is set against the backdrop of New York City and will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding.

Skate Kitchen was directed and co-written by Crystal Moselle, who will direct and co-write the series alongside Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Awkward), the co-creator of Netflix’s Love series.

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“As girls, we were never brave enough to try skateboarding. We’re excited to work on a project that could potentially get other girls to feel inspired enough to face their fears, fight the patriarchy and start shredding. Women are changing the game across industries all over this country. Why not add skateboarding to that list?” said Arfin and Moselle.

Moselle and Arfin will also executive produce the untitled comedy project. Moselle’s documentary, The Wolfpack, won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize award and she recently directed a documentary short series titled Our Dream of Water for National Geographic. Arfin was part of the original writing staff for HBO’s Girls, and before writing for television, she wrote the “Dear Diary” column for Vice Magazine and was editor-in-chief for the women’s magazine Missbehave.

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Stargirl Series Casts Henry Thomas as Dr. Mid-Nite

Stargirl series casts Henry Thomas as Dr. Mid-Nite

The cast of Stargirl continues to grow. The live-action DC Universe series has cast Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House, Gerald’s Game) as the Golden Age Dr. Mid-Nite, per a report from Entertainment Weekly. Dr. Mid-Nite, who’s alter-ego was surgeon Dr. Charles McNider, is a brilliant and forward-thinking medical pioneer, and a founding member of the Justice Society of America. He also has a pet owl. A different iteration of the character in the second season of  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, played by Kwesi Ameyaw.

Thomas will join the previously announced Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Joel McHale (Assassination Nation) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking BadBetter Call Saul).

Stargirl will follow the story of Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) who is a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

Character creator Geoff Johns will write and produce the series through his Mad Ghost Productions banner alongside Greg Berlanti and Berlanti Productions. This series is not to be confused with Disney’s forthcoming Stargirl, based on the young adult novels from Jerry Spinelli first published in 2000.

RELATED: DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Officially Starts Production

Stargirl joins an increasing roster of new DC-based shows that will be available to the DC Universe service including Titans, the live-action TV series based on the teenage heroes; Young Justice: Outsiders, the long-awaited continuation of the fan-favorite animated series;  Harley Quinn, an all-new animated series starring the villain turned anti-hero; Doom Patrol, a spin-off of the Titans series starring the weirdest group of heroes; and Swamp Thing, an all-new live-action series based on the fan-favorite character.

DC Universe launched last September. The streaming service offers classic TV series and films, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise.

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Dua Lipa to Perform the Official Song of Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel recruits Dua Lipa for official single

Grammy Award-nominee Dua Lipa took to Twitter to announce her involvement in the soundtrack of 20th Century Fox‘s forthcoming Alita: Battle Angel. Lipa will be performing the single “Swan Song” which she co-wrote with the help of Dutch composer Junkie XL and other music producers.

“From the moment we saw her video for ‘New Rules,’ we knew that Dua Lipa would be the perfect artist to do a song for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL,” Producer Jon Landau said in the press release. “She has the kick-ass strength, power and attitude in her performances that Alita embodies in the movie.  Jim, Robert and I are thrilled to have her onboard and are confident she will make ‘Swan Song’ the perfect inspiring and empowering anthem for our film.”
Lipa added on why she agreed to do the project. “I am intrigued at both Alita herself, and the amazing team of creators that came together to make this movie possible. I see a little of myself in her, in both her badass spirit and our shared haircut. Alita is all about empowerment and standing up for who you are, which are two things that resonate with me.”

RELATED: A Warrior Rises in New Alita: Battle Angel International Trailer

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.

Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

RELATED: ComingSoon.net Visits the Set of Alita: Battle Angel!

Alita: Battle Angel also stars Jennifer Connelly (Top Gun: Maverick), Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), and Jackie Earle Haley.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film features a screenplay written by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Rodriguez. Based on the graphic novel series Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro, Alita: Battle Angel is produced by Cameron and Jon Landau.

Alita: Battle Angel will debut on February 14, 2019.

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Melissa de la Cruz's 29 Dates Acquired by Disney+

Melissa de la Cruz’s 29 Dates acquired by Disney+

Disney has won the rights to Melissa de la Cruz’s (The Descendants, Blue BloodsWitches of East End) upcoming YA book 29 Dates, which will be produced for the streaming platform Disney+, Deadline has confirmed. Cruz’s novel will be published on December 18 by Inkyard Press/Harlequin.

29 Dates centers on a Korean exchange student who moves to the United States. 16-year old Jisu Kim struggles against the academic pressure exerted by her ambitious parents, who also set her up on a number of seon (matchmaker) dates to meet appropriate young men from Seoul to San Francisco. The book has been compared to Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and lauded for its depiction of characters from a range of ethnicities as well as its accurate cultural details of Korean life, along with its surprise romantic ending.

The Gotham Group will produce the project. The company recently wrapped on the feature film version of Stargirl for the streamer. Based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl was directed by Julia Hart and written by Kristin Hahn.

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