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New Captain Marvel Posters!
With the debut of a Twitter emoji and the first slate of advanced tickets up for sale, Marvel Studios gave us three new Captain Marvel posters this week:
Drop into the comments section and let us know which ones you like best.
Venom Sequel Confirmed
Sony has officially announced via Variety that Tom Hardy’s Venom will be getting an official sequel. Kelly Marcel, who penned the first Venom movie, has been tapped to script the sequel.
Sources close to the negotiation tell Variety that, although an exact amount couldn’t be unveiled, Marcel’s deal was a significant one. She will also executive produce the follow-up, which will see Tom Hardy return as the eponymous symbiote. Marcel was also a producer on the first pic.
Hardy will be joined by Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson. Harrelson played Carnage briefly in Venom prompting rumors that Hardy’s Eddie Brock will pivot into even more into the hero roll with Carnage likely to star as the main villain.
Given the commercial success of Venom bringing Marcel back to script the second installment is a good choice from a financial perspective. Given the middling to mixed critical reviews and the potential for this to spin off an entire Sony Universe I, personally, have reservations.
Dave Bautista Joins the Dune Reboot
With the likeliness of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 getting slimmer and slimmer each day, Variety has announced that Drax, himself, will be joining the much-anticipated Dune movie reboot, currently in production at Legendary. At this time, the role Bautista has been tapped for has not been announced.
Let the guessing games begin!
Dune has been brought to the screen several times (and in one very famously documented attempt that made it nowhere near the screen by fabled Jordorowsky). The power of Dennis Villeneuve’s star post-Blade Runner 2049 certainly has a cloud of clout and buzz surrounding the project.
Call My By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet is set to star as Paul. He is joined by Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible), in an as-of-yet-unannounced part as well.
For my money, Bautista is evolving into a very interesting fixture as a Hollywood actor. Here’s hoping he gets to speak more than one word, however, as was the case with his appearance in the James Bond installment, Spectre – a project one would have assumed could have made spectacular use of Bautista’s brash performance style.