The author behind the novel The Martian, Andy Weir, is currently writing an unnamed novel that takes place in space. It isn’t complete, but that isn’t stopping Ryan Gosling from wanting to star in the film adaptation of the upcoming book. If that isn’t enough, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind The LEGO Movie and 21 (22) Jump Street films, are set to direct the unnamed film.
Marvel is allegedly going to try to bring Ghost Rider to life for the third time. The first was two films starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze, who becomes Ghost Rider. The second was actor Gabriel Luna as the Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider on Agents of SHIELD. And really, both actors were good as both version of Ghost Rider.
The Mandalorian was a huge hit for Disney Plus, and someone who stole the show — besides Baby Yoda — was Taika Waititi voicing the quirky droid, IG-11. Oh yeah, he also directed a really good episode on the series too, Chapter 8: Redemption. Then, there’s also the fact that he directed the fantastic Thor: Ragnarok.
Admittedly, I haven’t really seen actor Tim Blake Nelson’s work before until recently with HBO’s Watchmen. He quickly captivated me with his character, Looking Glass; a brilliant, yet damaged and paranoid detective. I was a fan of the graphic novel, and even with Looking Glass being an entirely new character, he fast became my favorite part of the show.
Olivia Wilde’s first effort directing a feature-length film quickly earned her a fantastic reputation as a director. And enough so, that various studios bid against each other for her next movie project, with New Line winning the rights. While her first film, Booksmart, leaned on comedy, her next effort is a psychological thriller.
I’ll admit. I had zero interest when Venom came out in theaters. It looked ridiculous. Plus, how can there be an Eddie Brock without a Peter Parker out-photographing him? Or a Venom without a symbiote that is hellbent on revenge against Spider-Man for being rejected?
I eventually gave in and watched the movie and I was more than pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it a lot. Tom Hardy made a very interesting and weird Eddie Brock, and his Venom felt like a teenage oddball. It was fun.