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John Wick 4 was meant to be out by now but was delayed into 2022, and in the middle of all of the pandemic-delayed movies and TV shows we're now finding out Mel Gibson will start in the John Wick TV show "The Continental".
Gibson will play a character named Cormac, while The Continental is being made as a 3-part TV series on Starz and produced by Lionsgate Television. The Continental will be a prequel to the John Wick movies and will dive into the back story of the hotel at the heart of the John Wick movies: The Continental.
Winston runs The Continental and in the movies is played by Ian McShane, who plays the character beautifully -- and if you like him in John Wick, you'll love him in American Gods -- but there's no news on who will be playing the role of Winston in The Continental TV series.
A promotional stunt has shook the moviemaking industry as a "live alien" was spotted inside a truck that's driving around the streets.
Apart of promoting Amazon's "The Tomorrow War" movie starring Chris Pratt, the film studio decided to build one of the aliens from the movie. The robotic alien was placed inside of a truck container that had a see-through shell. The truck was then driven through the streets in Tokyo's Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Harajuku, as well as Hollywood & Highland, Venice Beach, Huntington Beach, and Wembley, UK.
The alien that can be seen inside of the truck is called a White Spike. According to Jared Goldsmith, the global head of action and thriller marketing at Amazon Prime Video, "We're available in over 240 different countries, so it was translating and localizing into multiple languages. But it also takes creativity and all the teams aligning around a strategy and being able to develop creative that's going to resonate globally, but still have local relevance."
Nintendo's new Mario movie will have a huge all-star cast with some of the film industry's favorite comedians.
It's been a long time since Nintendo was on the big screen, and the gaming giant is going all out with its new 3D animated Mario film. The movie swings hard into irreverent comedy with an all-star dream team of actors like Chris Pratt, who will play Mario ("he's so cool," Miyamoto says), and the magnetic Jack Black, who plays the iconic baddie Bowser.
Anya Taylor-Joy will voice a "very energetic" Princess Peach, and Seth Rogen will play a "very comedic" Donkey Kong (yes, really). Keegan-Michael Key is also signed up to play Toad, and Charles Martinet, who has voiced Mario since day one, will be in the film in some way too.
The first full trailer to The Matrix 4 or now as it's officially called, The Matrix Resurrections, is here and man... it'll tickle your pickle. Check it out:
Keanu Reeves reprises his role as Thomas Anderson, who is now a blue pill chugging normie that has forgotten who he is (hence the blue pills). He's being talked to by his therapist -- played by How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris -- where he thinks he's having dreams of a different world... but they are flashbacks or memories of his other life.
Neo bumps into Trinity at a cafe called Simulatte (perfect naming) where she asks "have we met before" -- we know they have, and then the rest of the trailer are quick cuts of insane action set pieces, Bullet Time, lots of crazy flips and mind-bending moments that are scattered in-between.
We are days away from the 20th anniversary of 9/11 -- where Thomas Anderson's own passport in the original Matrix from 1999 had it expiring on 9/11/01 -- don't believe me? Check it out below. But first, we've got our first footage from The Matrix Resurrections... and it looks absolutely delicious, check it out:
The hype is beginning to build for The Matrix Resurrections, with our first look at the movie now giving us the red pill... a new website to check out that is constantly changing (like the Matrix itself) and then the full trailer is dropping this Thursday 9th of September, 2021.
Visually, The Matrix Resurrections is shaping up fantastic so far... with director Lana Wachowski having quite the eye. Lana is the only one returning to direct The Matrix Resurrections, with then brothers now sisters Andy and Larry Wachowski (now Lana and Lilly Wachowski) directing the original Matrix trilogy.
Warner Bros. has launched a new What is the Matrix website with interactive clips to promote its new Matrix Resurrections film.
The new What is the Matrix ARG site is pretty nifty. It will let you take the red pill or the blue pill, playing a clip each time you select an option. The clips are directly from the new Matrix Resurrections movie...and they're a little different each time. The video uses AI to announce the exact time that you're watching the clip, followed by the famous ghostly-green character scroll and a few extremely high-definition clips directly from the movie.
The site also confirms an official Matrix Resurrections trailer is coming this Thursday--the same day as the huge PlayStation event. The film is coming December 22, and will be available in theaters and on HBO Max.
The Matrix 4 is officially called The Matrix: Resurrections and its first trailer for the movie has dropped, and some movie sites got to have eyes-on with it for the big tease.
The trailer for the movie opens up with Neil Patrick Harris talking to Keanu Reeves' iconic character, Thomas Anderson aka Neo, in a near-future San Francisco setting. Anderson seems to be at the point he was just before the events that changed his life in the original Matrix.
It's revealed that Anderson is talking to his therapist, with Anderson saying: "Am I crazy" to which Harris' character says "We don't use that word in here". I'll stop here, as this rings alarm bells for me: this sounds like a very woke version of Thomas Anderson who goes to a therapist... the Thomas Anderson we met in the original Matrix did not seem like the kind of guy who would do that.
The first official teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home is finally here, which you can check out below:
In the third outing of the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man franchise, Spider-Man: No Way Home sees the titular character asking Dr. Strange for help. If you remember in the previous Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio and Spider-Man battle, and in the end Mysterio exposes Spider-Man as Peter Parker in the real-world.
Peter asks Dr. Strange to put a spell on the planet to make everyone forget that he was Spider-Man, and in typical Peter/Spider-Man fashion, he talks too much and then something goes wrong with Dr. Strange's spell. The world changes, and out pops a familiar and iconic nemesis of Spider-Man from the Tobey MacGuire-led original Spider-Man trilogy: Doc Oc.
Battlefield 2042 is still a couple of months away, but there's a technical playtest going on right now on multiple platforms and someone has just broken their NDA to upload some Battlefield 2042 gameplay up, and onto YouTube. Check it out:
It is very early... remember this is the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest... and not the full game. It's probably very early, but it is shaping up well so far. The videos are being pulled left, right, and center -- with EA copyright striking them as fast as they pop up.
EA DICE's ongoing Battlefield 2042 technical playtest looks super janky and is here to just test the game itself, stress EA's servers, and the gameplay mechanics of Battlefield 2042 itself. I'm liking what I'm seeing so far, and I want to see a lot... a lot, a lot, a lot more.
Lord of the Rings fans have finally received what they have patiently been waiting for - a release date for Amazon's new Lord of the Rings show.
For those that don't know, Amazon's new Lord of the Rings TV show is based thousands of years before the events of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The TV show will focus on the events that transpired in the Second Age of Middle-Earth, which is sourced from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.
Amazon has already spent a whopping $465 million on the first season, making it the most expensive TV show ever made. Amazon has also renewed the show for a second season, so if the first season's episodes are hit, fans won't have to wait much longer to receive new ones. The release date was revealed by The Lord of the Rings on Prime Twitter account, who posted the show's first image with the following caption: On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins.