A comic legend has passed away, Nicolas Cage becomes a Spider-Man, The Rock and Jason Statham will battle Idris Elba, the son of Goose has been cast for Top Gun: Maverick, a live action Gundam movie is on the way and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe discuss the possible secret insanity of Into the Spider-Verse, Goose’s son cast for Top Gun: Maverick, the early MCU movies, the splitting of the Child’s Play franchise, Bleeding Steel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, The First Purge, Escape Plan 2 and much more.
On top of being on the best and coolest actors in the world, Idris Elba has also had a wide ranging musical side hustle as DJ/rapper Big Driis aka King Driis, performing his own music and appearing in music videos for bands like Mumford & Sons.
It’s pretty slim pickings this week for Halloween but you can get Cinemax’s Outcast, based on Robert Kirkman’s demonic possession comic of the same name, The Dark Tower, Kidnap and a couple other things.
Blade Runner 2049 took the top spot at the box office but it under-performed against even modest predictions for how it would fare and the other new releases did not set the world on fire either.
Many critics are calling Blade Runner 2049 better than the original and it’s out this weekend along with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba trying to survive the wilderness, My Little Pony and a true story about England’s Queen Victoria.
Based on a true story, Jessica Chastain plays Molly Bloom, who ran some of the most high stakes, illegal poker games ever until she was arrested by the FBI, in the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game.
The Dark Tower series is Stephen King’s magnum opus but unlike the unique and complex story told in the eight novels, the movie version strips everything to the bone for an incredibly generic “stop the end of the world” action movie.
A trashy Halle Berry action movie, an apparently disastrous adaptation of Stephen King’s epic and a critically acclaimed historical drama are all out this weekend.
After being MIA since Age of Ultron, Thor and Hulk are back and have to team up for an intergalactic mission to stop Hela, the Norse goddess of death, from destroying Asgard and unleashing Ragnorak aka the end of the world.