Trailer-The Batman

A new trailer for The Batman has just been released by Warner Bros. It’s called “The Bat and The Cat,” and it’s our best look yet at the film.

It primarily focuses on Batman and Catwoman, as well as the type of connection they’ll have.
It also includes a lot more of The Riddler, as well as a secret he’ll divulge about the truth of Gotham City, which involves Bruce Wayne!

The trailer is jam-packed with fresh footage, and it looks absolutely fantastic.

Here’s the synopsis:

“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens. When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”


Spider-Man: No Way Home is the first pandemic-era film to earn $1bn

The latest Spider-Man film has become the first pandemic-era film to gross more than $1 billion (£750 million) at the global box office.

In addition, Spider-Man: No Way Home was named the highest-grossing film of 2021.

According to media data analytics firm Comscore, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the most recent film to gross more than $1 billion.

Since the pandemic began two years ago, no other Hollywood film has come close to surpassing that box office milestone.

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe picture grossed $1.05 billion worldwide over the weekend.

Even while the Omicron variety of Covid-19 has spread swiftly over the world, generating new concerns about indoor events, the Sony-Disney co-production reached its milestone less than two weeks after its premiere.

China, which is currently the world’s largest cinema market, has not yet seen the film.

Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, featuring Zendaya as MJ and Benedict Cumberbatch as the wizard Doctor Strange.

Listen to our review of the film here.

Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige discuss Spider-Man’s future

Amy Pascal, the longtime producer of the Spider-Man series, and Kevin Feige, the CEO of Marvel Studios, have an unusual creative partnership, as they demonstrated in a new interview.

Whilst speaking with the New York Times, about Spider-Man: No Way Home and the future of the wall-crawler, the dynamic-duo addressed Pascal’s previous comments that Tom Holland would star in a new “Spider-Man trilogy”.

Pascal said:

“We’re producers, so we always believe everything will work out, I love working with Kevin. We have a great partnership, along with Tom Rothman, who runs Sony and has been instrumental, a great leader with great ideas. I hope it lasts forever.”

Feige added:

“Amy and I and Disney and Sony are actively beginning to develop where the story heads next, which I only say outright because I don’t want fans to go through any separation trauma like what happened after ‘Far From Home.’ That will not be occurring this time”.

In 2019, the original deal between both studios ended, leading to a financial dispute between Disney and Sony. For a while, it looked like Peter Parker’s time in the MCU sandbox was done. Fourteunetly, cooler heads prevailed and the studios got to work on no way home.

In the interview, Pascal and Feige also discussed how they first collaborated. Feige had worked as an unofficial script consultant on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Most of his advice wasn’t taken up by Sony. When the film was released to widespread negative reviews, she and Feige met to discuss the next way forward. He suggested a co-production deal, with Marvel studios taking control of the character. She didn’t take the suggestion well.

“I threw a sandwich at him,” she said.

Feige added:

“She said, ‘I really want you to help on this next movie. We have these great ideas for the next one. It’s amazing stuff and I said, ‘I’m not good at that — giving advice and leaving. The only way I know how to help is if we just make the movie for you.’”

Despite Pascal’s initial scepticism, she and Sony eventually warmed to the idea after Feige offered more concrete proposals for how to integrate Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

She said:

“He said ‘I have an idea. What if Tony Stark makes Peter’s suit?’ And as soon as he said that, I understood the possibilities of what we could do together. To have Iron Man and Spidey in the same world, one rooted more in technological innovation — the new suit — and less in medical experimentation, which is where we were confined before, felt so much more modern.”

Since then, each of Marvel’s “Spider-Man” films, starring Tom Holland and produced by Pascal, has been a critical and commercial triumph, with most fans dubbing Holland “the best Spider-Man ever”.

Personally, as a fan. I’m excited to see where this partnership goes. They’ve opened up the multiverse now and with Sony continuing to make their own Marvel movies, the possibilities are truly endless.

More than just an impression-episode 3

Chris has released the third and final episode in the first series of his podcast, ‘more than just an impression‘.

The podcast is run by actor and Impressionist Chris Walker-Thomson, who interviews other well-known talented individuals who continue the legacies of big stars no longer with us.

In episode 3, he talks to the brilliant writer and actor, Sadie Miller, about playing the role of Sarah Jane Smith for Big Finish Productions, a role previously played by her late-mother, Elisabeth Sladen… and much more!

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Colin Farrell to star in a spin-off to The Batman

According to Variety, Colin Farrell is set to reprise his role as The Penguin, in a spin-off series to The Batman.

Farrell will play the character for the first time in Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman,” which will be released in March 2022.
After then, the series is said to focus on The Penguin’s ascent to prominence in the Gotham criminal underground.
The series was first announced in September, though Farrell was not involved at the time. It’s thought the series will be an adaptation of the comic Penguin Triumphant, from 1992.

Lauren LeFranc has been tapped to pen the series.
Matt Reeves, the director of “The Batman,” and Dylan Clark, the film’s producer, will executive produce the Penguin series under their 6th & Idaho and Dylan Clark Productions labels, respectively.

Warner Bros. Television would be in charge of the production. It will air on HBO Max, in the US.

The Penguin, a.k.a. Oswald Cobblepot, is a well-known member of the Batman Rogues Gallery, distinguished by his top hat, monocle, and a vast range of lethal umbrellas.
Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito, and Robin Lord Taylor have all previously played the character in live-action films and TV series.

Penguin will be HBO Max’s second spin-off series from “The Batman.” Joe Barton is attached as the showrunner for a drama based within the Gotham Police Department, which has already been ordered by the streaming service. It will adapt the Gotham Central line of comics.


WarnerMedia is attempting to create a new, integrated Batman universe that spans all of the company’s platforms.

Other live-action DC shows in development at HBO Max include John Cena’s “Suicide Squad” spin-off “Peacemaker,” a “Green Lantern” series from Greg Berlanti, and a “Justice League Dark” series from J.J. Abrams, among others. “The Batman” and its two spin-offs have been confirmed as taking place on Earth 2.

Teaser Trailer-Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One).

In my opinion, Spider-Man: Into the spider-verse is the best Spider-Man film of all time. So, I am eagerly anticipating the sequel.

Sony Pictures released a teaser trailer today, as well as news that it’ll be two films, not just one. Like we were expecting.

The first teaser picks up where the last Spider-Verse film left off, with Miles (Shameik Moore) laying in bed before a gateway to Gwen Stacy’s universe (Hailee Steinfeld) opens.

From there, it appears that Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will strive to outdo the first film’s already great animation, with Miles hopping between numerous animated universes in a variety of graphic styles as he battles Spider-Man 2099. (Oscar Isaac, who voiced the character in the post-credit scene of the first movie.)

According to the official synopsis, the sequel will “transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”

Details such as the villain etc are being kept under wraps for now.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is set for release in October 2022, with Part Two set to follow in 2023.

Sylvester McCoy cast in The Munsters

Rob Zombie took to Instagram last night, to update us on the latest development of his “The Munsters” reboot.

He gave us our first look at Igor, whom he describes as “the family’s trusty servant.”
Igor appears to be a new character, not to be confused with Grandpa’s pet bat of the same name or the Cousin Igor featured in the film “The Munsters’ Revenge.”

Sylvester McCoy will be playing the role.

McCoy is best-known for his roles in two huge franchises: from 1987 to 1989, he was the seventh Doctor in Doctor Who-a role he still plays for Big Finish. He also played Radagast the brown in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. He also had a prominant role in Netflix’s Sense8.

The Munsters is based on a two-season sitcom that aired on NBC in 1964.
Despite its relatively brief existence, it developed a cult following and inspired spin-off programmes and films. A reboot series was attempted in 2012, starring Eddie Izzard.

The film adaption, will be a Peacock exclusive. Written and directed by Zombie.

Alec Baldwin claims he didn’t fire the gun

Alec Baldwin claims he “didn’t pull the trigger” on the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of his latest movie, ‘Rust’.

In his first sit-down interview since the tragic October event, he told ABC News:

“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never.”

On the set of Rust in New Mexico, Hutchins was shot while Baldwin practised with what he thought was a “cold” (safe) gun. It’s thought the gun discharged when he removed it from a holster, during rehearsals for a scene.

Hutchins was flown to hospital by helicopter, but later died of the injury.

When asked how he thinks a live round made it’s way on to set, Baldwin said:

“I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet into a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”

Court records indicate that Dave Halls, the film’s associate director, handed the firearm to Baldwin, who had no idea it was loaded with live ammo and signalled it was emptied by saying “cold gun.” Halls had been given the gun by Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the 24-year-old armorer on the film.

An armorer on the film set, is responsible for checking all firearms are safe to use.

The investigation is on going.

Red Notice still Netflix’s number 1 worldwide

Despite the fact that “Red Notice” was not well received by critics, Netflix customers appear to be enamoured with the comedy-action film and its A-list ensemble, which includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot.

The film topped Netflix’s weekly worldwide streaming lists for English-language movies in all 94 countries for the third week in a row.

According to Netflix, the film has received 328.8 million hours of viewing since its November 12 release and has now overtaken Sandra Bullock’s “Bird Box,” which garnered 282 million hours of viewing in its first 28 days.

Johnson took to Instagram to congratulate the creative team, on the positive response to the action-comedy adventure.

Director Rawson Marshall Thurber recently discussed the possibility of a sequel. He told The Hollywood reporter “I think that is a real possibility.”


The outlaws to return for a second series

The Outlaws, a BBC/Amazon co-production, created by Stephen Merchant (The Office) and Elgin James (Mayans M.C.), will be returning for a second series in 2022.

The comic thriller follows seven convicted criminals, as they complete their community service in Bristol, United Kingdom. The second series has already been filmed and is a direct continuation of series 1, in an unusual move by the BBC, both series were shot back-to-back.

Oscar-winner Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can), Stephen Merchant, Rhianne Barreto (Honour), Gamba Cole (Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle), Darren Boyd (Killing Eve), Clare Perkins (EastEnders), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Jessica Gunning (Back), Charles Babalola (Bancroft), Nina Wadia (Goodness Gracious Me), Tom Hanson (Brassic) and Aiyana Goodfellow (Small Axe). Julia Davis (Sally4Ever), Dolly Wells (Dracula), Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) and Claes Bang (Dracula) have all reprised their roles.

According to the BBC, The Outlaws has been their biggest comedy launch in 2021, with 11 million views on iPlayer.

Series 2 will broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK and Amazon Prime, worldwide.

Personally, I can’t wait for the second series. The first was an utter joy to watch. If you haven’t seen it yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough.