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‘Timeless’ Cancelled Again….But There Is Hope.

Saved mere days after cancellation last year, the Sony produced time-travel drama Timeless has been cancelled for a second time by NBC.

The drama saw NBC reverse its cancellation after its first year due to public outcry by its loyal and very vocal fan base.  The shows first season had sixteen episodes, while the second season was shortened to only ten episodes.

The second season two part finale that aired on May 13th had over 4 million viewers.  I

t was a cliffhanger where future versions of Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Lucy (Abigail Spencer) appeared to tell their younger selves it was time to save Rufus (Malcolm Barrett).

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After grasping at a sequel for years, Sony is finally getting a grip on it’s next installment in the Men In Black series. Instead of a direct sequel the studio is opting for a spin-off. With no definitive title yet, the movie simply referred to as MIB is set in London. Rumor has it the franchise is expanding it’s universe to allow more options for stories. Ahead of the casting news, 2018 Las Vegas Licensing Expo featured a poster for the new movie with the line “MIB in theaters summer 2019”. Is it enough to generate hype for the film? Can big names sell the tickets to fill seats for a spin-off?

 

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Being one of Marvel’s biggest and most popular characters over the years, Spider-Man has had plenty of exposure throughout mass media. In addition to the comics, we have seen Spider-Man in multiple cartoon shows since the 1960s, live action tv show in the 1970s, and multiple iterations in the movies. We first saw him in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy in the early 2000s. Then Sony opted to reboot the character for the Amazing Spider-Man films. Unfortunately, the reboot was not as well received as Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe proved to have a great formula that is now pretty much the standard for superhero movies.

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The announcements made at this year’s E3 conference have heralded some enormous news for gaming culture. Games across the board are looking more exciting and engaging and realistic than ever. The new consoles and accessories launched alongside them are creating innovative new ways to experience gaming with every new release. One new trailer that turned every head in the room – and plenty across the globe, too – was for God of War, the new Playstation 4 game from Santa Monica Studios due for release early next year. Although it is the eighth instalment in the God of War series, the new game is entirely unique. (more…)

Did you see this coming? Suddenly Sony‘s Venom movie looks promising as they grab Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) to direct and cast Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant) as Eddie Brock, who later becomes Venom, the villain with a bone to pick with Spider-Man. There’s even a release date of October 5th, 2018. The Marvel and Sony partnership movie Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters this July 7th to reboot the franchise with Tom Holland as Peter Parker. That means we’ll likely see Holland and Hardy go toe to toe on the big screen. (more…)

Sony made a trilogy of Spider-Man movies directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Mcguire. That series of films ended with Spider-Man 3, which featured the very first live-action version of Venom played by Topher Grace. The movie was so bad that it killed the Raimi/Spider-Man universe entirely. A year or so later Sony rebooted Spider-Man, with The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, starring Andrew Garfield (who, to his credit, played a marvelous Spider-Man). Sony intended for that series to spawn off a “Spider-Man-Movie-Verse,” where villains and heroes would get their own movies, but all be connected much like all the other films by Marvel Studios. Venom, arguably Spider-Man’s most revered villain, was in the mix for a possible Spin-Off, but thanks to the bomb that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the franchise was once again dead and put back in the on-deck circle while Sony tried to figure out how to kick start another set of Spider-Man movies. Then Marvel Studios stepped in and negotiated a deal with Sony to resurrect (and give us an AWESOME) Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and start production on Spider-Man’s own MCU movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.

With the resurgence of Spider-Man on the silver screen, and given FOX’s latest runs with wildly success R-Rated superhero films like Deadpool and Logan, Sony wants in! They’ve just pushed through their long-conceived plan to make a spin-off film focusing on the villain Venom and plan to release it in Oct 2018. Venom is a fan-favorite character that many have been clamoring to see on the big screen. One major question the Sony should ask first though after considering who Venom is, his history, and how this possibly ties into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe): “Is a Venom spin-off a good idea?”  (more…)

Back in May of 2016, Channel 4 announced that it was partnering with Sony to produce an anthology sci-fi series (a description that is tantalisingly reminiscent of Black Mirror) based on the stories of renowned writer Philip K DickElectric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick is to due to be split into ten separate parts, with each episode a standalone drama adapted from Dick’s work by a creative team from both the UK and the USA. The series will be written and directed by Ronald D Moore and Michael Dinner, with Bryan Cranston both executive producing and appearing in the show. (more…)

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They ain’t afraid of no ghosts, but it looks like the makers of the 2016 Ghostbusters movie reboot may be afraid of a sequel. The film’s director Paul Feig admitted in an interview with Den of Geek that a Ghostbusters sequel is currently looking rather unlikely to happen. The movie didn’t exactly do horrendously at the worldwide box office, with figures in the multi-millions, but apparently Sony had expected it to do better, requiring the film to reach a total of $300 million to actually make up for production costs – which it did not do.

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