Disney delays several Marvel and Indiana Jones 5 and more movies
This week’s Ketchup brings you ten more headlines from the world of film development news (those stories about the movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering titles such as Indiana Jones 5, Doctor strange, and The Batman.
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DISNEY DELAYS SEVERAL MARVEL FILMS AND INDIANA JONES 5
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Marvel Studios often does a great job of “making it easy,” but there are inherent challenges in continuing to tell a sprawling story over the course of dozens of movies, one of which is that if a single movie gets delayed, it can. have a domino effect on all the other films that follow in a narrative way. No other event in recent memory is as likely to delay film production (and post-production and all other stages) as the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact is felt on every film, not just one. or two. Walt Disney Pictures this week announced release delays for several of their upcoming Marvel films, starting with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (5/6/2022 from 03/25/2022), and including Thor: Love and Thunder (7/8/2022 from 5/6/2022), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (11/11/2022 from 7/8/2022), Wonders (2/17/2023 of 11/11/2022), and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (07/28/2023 to 02/17/2023). On the bright side, despite all these changes, director James Gunn was quick to confirm this week that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is still on track for its same release date of May 5, 2023. Another Disney film delayed this week, and this one by nearly a year is Indiana Jones 5 (or whatever the title ultimately is), which is now slated for June 30, 2023, 11 months back from its earlier date of July 29, 2022. This now means that Indiana Jones 5 will be released just two weeks before Harrison Ford’s 81st birthday.
Other flagship titles
1. DC FANDOME EVENT UNVEILS TRAILERS FOR THE BATMAN, ADAM BLACK, THE FLASH, AND MORE
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The COVID-19 pandemic has made traditional fan events like San Diego Comic-Con problematic as a way to bring tens of thousands of fans together to promote comic book movies, so companies like Warner Bros. and DC Comics have found new ways to promote their films, such as as the DC FanDome, a weekend-long virtual fan convention. DC FanDome was held again last weekend, and viewership is said to have grown three times as high. Part of the credit goes to the trailers DC Comics was able to show this year. This included the second trailer for The batman, the first trailer for Flash, a first glimpse of Dwayne Johnson Black adam, and a second look at the animated adventure, DC League of Super Pets, also starring Johnson. Find out everything we learned at DC FanDome.
2. EMILY BLUNT TALKING TO JOIN CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S OPPENHEIMER
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Just six weeks ago, we first learned that Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film after Principle will be a film about the life of the co-creator of the atomic bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer. This first news after that: the star of Oppenheimer is reportedly frequent collaborator with Nolan, Cillian Murphy, and that Universal Pictures has scheduled the film for July 21, 2023. Murphy also recently starred in A Quiet Place, Part II, and now his co-star in that film, Emily Blunt, is in talks with Nolan and Universal to become his wife, scientist Katherine Vissering Oppenheimer.
3. DANNY DEVITO JOINS DISNEY’S HAUNTED HOUSE REBOOT
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After the surprise success (at the time) of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003, Walt Disney Pictures spent much of the rest of the 2000s trying to be successful with other adaptations of theme park attractions. None of these have worked so well (and at least one, Jungle cruise got so retarded that it just came out this year), and that included Eddie Murphy’s comedy Haunted house. This first Haunted house The movie is also now 18 years old (it was actually shot around the same time as the first Pirates of the Caribbean), Disney is therefore ready to try again. This new Haunted house had already launched a few stars before this week, including LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson and Owen Wilson. The fifth star to join Haunted house is Danny DeVito (as “Sufficient Teacher”), whose last big movie was from 2019 Jumanji: the next level. This new Haunted house film will be directed by Justin Simien) from a screenplay by Katie Dippold. filming Haunted house started last week on location and takes place in Atlanta and New Orleans.
4. THE AWESOME BRITISH ENSEMBLE JOINS KATE WINSLET’S WWII BIOPIC LEE
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Kate Winslet has been tied up for some time to star in the biopic drama Lee on the life of model-turned-photographer Lee Miller whose work documented some of the most important moments of WWII. This week the project drew even more credit, with the cast of Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Andrea Riseborough and Josh O’Connor. Rather than being a full biopic, Lee will focus on the years 1938 to 1948, which includes WWII and the years immediately before and after it.
5. CASEY AFFLECK HEADLINER MUSICAL COMEBACK WILD DREAM
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Donnie and Joe Emerson were teenage brothers living on a farm in rural Washington in the 1970s, when their father built them a home studio on which to record their first album. Dreaming wild. The Emerson brothers remained in the dark for decades until their work was rediscovered in 2008, and now their unlikely “comeback success story” is going to be adapted into a star-studded independent film called Dreaming wild. Casey Affleck will play Donnie as an adult, with Noah Jupe (Ford vs. Ferrari) by playing him as a teenager. Other cast members will include Beau Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Walton Goggins, Chris Messina and Jack Dylan Grazer. Dreaming wild will be directed by Bill Pohlad, whose previous film Love & Mercy, about the Beach Boys, told a similar story about brother musicians.
6. HEAVY METAL ROMANCE BY OZZY AND SHARON OSBOURNE TO ADAPT
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If you’re under a certain age, you might only know Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne from their four seasons of reality TV. The Osbournes (although if you’re even younger you might not remember that either, as it was cut short 16 years ago). Ozzy and Sharon are a bit of an exception to the rule when it comes to entertainment weddings, as their romance dates back to the 1970s when Ozzy was still in Black Sabbath, and they will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in 2022. The Sharon and Ozzy’s ‘heavy metal romance’ is now being developed by Sony Pictures as a decades-long biopic which is expected to include The Osbournes. The film does not yet have a title, but is currently being adapted by Oscar nominated screenwriter Lee Hall. The film is also expected to use music from Ozzy Osbourne from both his solo career and his time as the lead singer on Black Sabbath.
7. DISNEY LOCATION LOVE AND MONSTERS DIRECTOR OF LIVE ACTION MERLIN
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced several films, such as Love and monsters and Barb & Star Go in Vista Del Mar, to ignore (or reduce) theatrical releases slated for streaming debut, which arguably led these films to have a smaller pop culture footprint than they otherwise might have. Love and monsters Director Michael Matthews Has Another Chance As He Was Hired By Walt Disney Pictures To Direct Their Live-Action Fantasy Merlin. The film will be an adaptation of Merlin TA Barron’s book series with plenty of room for potential sequels, as Barron’s series includes over a dozen books to date. Director Ridley Scott had been committed to directing Merlin at one point, but has since left to focus on his many other projects, including The last duel, Gucci House, the biopic Napoleon Bonaparte Musette, and the recently confirmed Gladiator following.
8. TIFFANY HADDISH AND WESLEY SNIPES JOIN STRIPPER COMEDY BACK TO THE TAPE
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Tiffany Haddish’s prolific whirlwind in high-profile roles, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and this just four years after her decisive role in 2017 Girls trip, keep on going. In addition to her aforementioned lead role in Disney’s Haunted house remake, Tiffany Haddish will also star alongside Wesley Snipes in the comedy Back on the Strip. Cultivated-ish writer and producer Chris Spencer will make his directorial debut with Back on the Strip, which will tell the story of a young man (Spence Moore II) as a magician who moves to Vegas to pursue his dreams before being recruited to lead a group of all-male strippers. Other stars will include JB Smoove (HBO’s Calm your enthusiasm), Bill Bellamy, Piper Curda, Faison Love, Gary Owen and Cultivated-ish co-starring Raigan Harris.
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