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Ryan Reynolds has tweeted news of the next Deadpool movie, which will introduce Hugh Jackman's Wolverine into the MCU. The introduction is awesome, and just the way I'd expect Reynolds and Jackman to be in Deadpool 3. Check out the tweet below:
Ryan is being his usual self, tweeting that it's been hard keeping his mouth sewn shut about this one, after news back in late 2019 that Deadpool 3 would be with Marvel Studios (which is now owned by Disney). Ryan starts off by trolling us as usual, saying that he's been working on Deadpool 3 but he's been coming up blank... but we all know he knows what's going on.
Just as Ryan says "but we did have one idea" as Hugh Jackman (or at least a body double, or VFX) walks behind him, to which Ryan quips "Hey Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?" to which Jackman replies "Yeah, sure, Ryan".
Elon Musk has given his thoughts on the recently released The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power TV show.
Amazon has finally released The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and more than 25 million people have viewed the first two episodes, according to Amazon's recently released numbers. The first two episodes have been released, and the response from the audience has been mixed, with some viewers being impressed and excited about the series and others criticizing Amazon's choices. It seems that SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk falls into the latter of the two groups.
Musk took to his personal Twitter account to simply write, "Tolkien is turning in his grave", which was quickly followed by an additional tweet that gave some insight into Musk's reasoning. Musk wrote that almost every male character seen in the show is a "coward, a jerk or both", adding that "only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice". Stemming from Musk's previous comment, the Tesla founder switched to a screenshot of his comment section with the caption, "and 90% of my comments are bots", seemingly poking fun at the continuous debate over Twitter's total number of bot/spam accounts.
The first season of Sony's new Twisted Metal TV show has finished filming and is in editing phases.
Video game adaptations are the next big thing, and Sony is investing heavily into TV show and film renditions of its games. Right now Sony's PlayStation Productions label is working alongside its Pictures and Music branches on creating 11 different shows and movies. One of these projects, a new show based on its old-school 1990s Twisted Metal franchise, has just finished filming.
Showrunner Michael Jonathan Smith (writer and producer of Cobra Kai) shared the news on Twitter roughly six months after Deadline's report on the show's casting and plot. The Twisted Metal show is described as a high-octane, post-apocalyptic comedy with destruction, marauders, and a world of mayhem and carnage.
Sony has accelerated its plans to adapt more of its PlayStation gaming IPs into films and TV shows, and two new projects have been discovered.
Sony wants to synergize all of its business units into one cohesive money-making machine. Under PlayStation Productions, Sony's Music, Pictures, and PlayStation brands are all coming together to create immersive new transmedia experiences based around wholly-owned PlayStation IP.
While gaming is the major breadwinner among entertainment sectors, Sony is branching out with tremendous success--the Uncharted movie, which started off as a fledgling project that Tom Holland wanted to make after playing the games, has generated over $400 million.
The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has commented on his company's upcoming "Lord of the Rings" prequel series that will release on September 2, 2022.
Amazon has poured about $1 billion into creating a prequel TV show for the "Lord of the Rings", with the TV show being set some 3,000 years before the events that were seen in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
The upcoming show titled "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is expected to detail the forging of all the Rings of Power, the three eleven rings worn by Gandalf, Galadriel, and Elrond in the Peter Jackson movies, the eleven rings forged for dwarf lords, and the nine, given to mortal men doomed to die (the black riders in the Peter Jackson movies). Based on the released trailers, we can assume that the story will follow a young Galadriel through of the Second Age of Tolkien's world.
When Disney+ released in 2019 for just $6.99 it seemed too good to be true. Everyone knew price hikes were coming, and of course they happened. Disney+ jumped to $7.99, and now the service is getting its second price hike.
Today Disney announced it's increasing Disney+ subscription prices by $3. Subscribers will have two options on what plans to buy: an ad plan for $7.99 that will run interstitial advertisements periodically through shows or movies, or an ad-free plan for $10.99. The new ad plan will cost as much as the current ad-free plan.
This price hike represents a 38% increase as Disney continues spending big to produce new content. Disney has spent $3.55 billion on Disney+ programming and production costs throughout this fiscal year, with a record $1.435 billion spent during Q3'22 alone. Domestic Disney+ subscribers have reached 44.5 million in Q3 and a whopping 152 million worldwide including Hotstar in India.
A new live action Pac-Man movie is in development, sources have told The Hollywood Reporter.
Japanese games giant Bandai Namco has greenlit a new film based on its most iconic arcade character. The Pac-Man movie will follow Sonic The Hedgehog's winning live-action formula and will be based on an all-original idea from Lightbeam's Chuck Williams, who produced the Sonic films. The Sonic movies are now the highest-grossing video game movies of all time.
Not much is known about the project other than those involved; Wayfarer is set to produce alongside Lightbeam Entertainment, with Wayfarer's Justin Baldoni, Manu Gargi and Andrew Calof joining Lightbeam's Tim Kwok and Chuck Williams on the film. Pac-Man remains one of the most recognizable video game franchises of all time and is prominently featured on Bandai Namco's website, merchandise, and gaming products.
MrBeast is one of the biggest content creators on the planet, with MrBeast aka Jimmy Donaldson, saying to his 100M strong YouTube subscribers that he hopes "to do YouTube until the day I die".
MrBeast tweeted rather humbly: "Over a million people celebrated 100,000,000 subscribers with me. YouTube is the one thing that's always made me happy and I'm grateful I get to do this all day everyday :) Also I just want to say that no matter how big I get I'll never own a mansion, yacht, Lamborghini etc. All I want is to make the best videos possible and help as many people as I can while doing it".
In a statement, Jimmy explained: "100 million means so much. I've been making videos since I was 11 years old. This number in a way represents everything I've ever done in my life and I'm so grateful to everyone who's ever watched a video. I hope to do YouTube until the day I die".
The life of John McAfee was a wild one, ramping up considerably towards the end until his "suicide" and now Netflix has greenlit a documentary on McAfee called "Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee".
Netflix's upcoming Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee will be produced by Reclaiming Amy producer Curious Films, and will feature hundreds of hours of previously unseen footage as well as "in-depth accounts from the people who knew him best" reports Deadline.
Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee will see us follow McAfee as he was travelling through the Belizean rainforest, across international borders, through the river and into the jungles of Guatemala, and into the Bahamas infamously on his boat that was loaded with guns, drugs, booze, and more as he was on the run from US authorities.
Marvel unveiled one of the very rarest collectibles on the planet at San Diego Comic-Con, with Marvel teaming up with East Continental Gems with the introduction of the Infinity Collection of Gemstones.
Marvel teased an image on Twitter, inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and used by Thanos to finger-snap half of existence, out of existence. There will be 6 stones in total, which include: Time Stone, Space Stone, Reality Stone, Power Stone, Soul Stone and Mind Stone. All of the Infinity Stones are (carefully) placed into a custom Infinity Gauntlet, like the one that Thanos (played by Josh Brolin in the Avengers movies) wears.
Paul Gitter, of Marvel Consumer Products explained: "Fans and collectors are a very important consumer for Marvel since they truly live the Marvel lifestyle every day and are always seeking to connect with the brand in new and unique ways. We feel this authentic gemstone collection is cool and unexpected and extends the reach of the Marvel brand".