Did You Hear? is a weekly examination of headlines in the entertainment industry and a take on what they could mean for the future of the industry and (often), the little geeky bubble that we occupy!
Dakota Johnson to play Sony’s Madame Web
Yesterday Deadline reported 50 Shades of Gray star Dakota Johnson will be playing Madame Web in Sony Picture’s Marvel’s Spider-Man Universe.
Spider-Man comic book readers know Madame Web is an iconic Spidey villain. She’s appeared in various animated Spider-Man television shows. What may strike Spoilerites as strange about Johnson’s casting is Madame Web traditionally appears as an older woman. She is also classically blind. At first blush, Johnson would strike me as too young to play Madame Web, but her work in Suspiria has me convinced she can play creepy and villainous.
While the deal is not closed, insiders state it is very close to completion. Johnson would portray Madame Web in a stand-alone Madame Web movie with Jessica Jones’ alumna S.J. Clarkson currently tapped to direct.
Netflix Announces 2022 Slate
This week is the TCAs and announcements are being made left, right, and center in the upcoming content world. Streaming giant Netflix has rolled out quite an impressive slate including Knives Out 2 and Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling’s project The Gray Man at the top of their lineup.
You can watch the full movie preview slate below:
There’s a great big world of new stories waiting to be discovered. This year the Netflix Film universe is expanding with brand new comedies, action-thrillers…
Want a full list of the movies coming to Netflix? We’ve got you covered:
The Adam Project
Enola Holmes 2
The Gray Man
They Cloned Tyrone
Knives Out 2
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming
A Jazzman’s Blues
Against the Ice
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Good Nurse
Luckiest Girl Alive
The Pale Blue Eye
Choose or Die
End of the Road
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Weekend Away
13: The Musical
Ivy & Bean
Rescued by Ruby
The School for Good and Evil
Tall Girl 2
We Have A Ghost
Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood Bubble (Anime)
Drifting Home (Anime)
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio
My Father’s Dragon
The Sea Beast
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 (Anime)
Wendell & Wild
Along for the Ride
Don’t Blame Karma!
Falling for Christmas
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Love in the Villa
The Noel Diary
A Perfect Pairing
The Royal Treatment
Through My Window
Untitled Holiday Rom-Com
We would love to read what you are most excited to stream this year in the comments of this post!
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Reveals Character Posters
Yesterday The Rings of Power released their first character posters. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, perhaps the hands are the windows to The Rings?
Fans of The Lord of the Rings and deeper Tolkien mythos can probably make pretty educated guesses about whose hands are whose. Nanya, Narya, Vilya, the shapes of swords, designs on clothing don’t necessarily give away who these characters are, but there are hints to be had. The vague non-reveal of these posters is on par with much of the information that has rolled out about The Rings of Power thus far.
The series is set during the Second Age, but we weren’t given exact years or events the story would focus around. The title of the show is The Rings of Power, but it hasn’t been made clear which rings are specifically going to be coming to the forefront. Here are a bunch of character posters, but we’re not telling you who they are!
As frustrating as my tone may be coming across, I really admire The Rings of Power’s dedication to mystery. They’re stringing us along without spoiling the best most exciting moments of the show before we even have the opportunity to watch the pilot episode.
Grant Gustin Will Return for The Flash Season 9
Earlier this week The Flash star, Grant Gustin, inked a deal reportedly north of $200,000 per episode to reprise his role as Barry Allen in the show’s ninth season.
Major Spoilers wrote an in-depth piece about Gustin’s tenure and salary update on Wednesday where we compare his new paycheque to other stars who have shared prominence in the superhero and genre space. Be sure to read the article from earlier this week for the full details!