Financial & Business analysts both warned Christopher Nolan that launching Tenet during COVID-19 would inflict low revenue at the domestic office. Both Warner Brother & Christopher Nolan disagreed with these warnings and released the film on September 4th. Their initially weekend saw $20 Million acquired between the 4th to 7th, with that figure dropping to $6.7 Million during September 11th to 13th. These valuations are considerably lower than what’s conventionally earned by influential films. Before COVID-19 became an international pandemic, Tenet was expected to gross $100 Million or more during its opening weekend.
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was the 1st film released after multiple Hollywood Studios postponed their movies. Warner Brothers used Tenet to test the movie landscape, with initial results providing unfavourable. This marks the lowest profits that Christopher Nolan during his career, which reached a notable high after “Batman Begins”. It should be mentioned that though domestic valuations have proved unsatisfactory, international profits have been higher than anticipated.
Unsurprisingly, profits for Tenet at the domestic box office are low. Audiences in the United States, Canada, and Mexico remain concerns that viewing films in public spaces could prompt increased infections. Cinemas haven’t reopened to their full scale either, with few willing to resume operations for Tenet, citing financial distress. It meant that moviegoers that masked-up to witness the Christopher Nolan thriller, were limited in available cinemas. All movie theatres that’ve opened are requiring visitors to wear face coverings, or immediately be removed from the facility.
Tenet had competition at the international box office. The New Mutants was released on August 28th, with Unhinged resuming its availability after initially releasing on July 17th. The New Mutants from Fox earned $2.05 Million between September 11th to 13th, with Unhinged receiving $1.5 Million during the same timeframe.
Reports worldwide indicate that the release of these three films, and particularly the launch of Tenet, has prompted financial distress for cinemas. Large percentages of moviegoers refused to watch this Tenet at reopened theatres, which saw cinemas earn low profits. More funds were spent operating the cinema in-hopes of acquiring customers. It’s prompted multiple theatres to announce their foreclosure & bankruptcy, showing that Warner Brothers has hurt the overall industry by releasing Tenet.
Adam Sandler & Netflix have sustained a prolonged partnership that’s seen the release of six films throughout several years. Those include notable favourites like Murder Mystery, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, and Uncut Gems. Netflix has ironically kept details regarding new projects with Adam Sandler under wraps, making an official announcement days before the trailer drop. Netflix has followed the same strategy with the recently announced “Hubie Halloween”, which is being released in early October.
An official trailer for Hubie Halloween hasn’t been released to YouTube. Netflix confirmed their comedy-horror film with Adam Sandler via set photos. An official release date for this movie was given with Netflix’s Twitter confirmation. Hubie Halloween is coming out globally on October 7th.
Storyline & Film Details
Minor details on Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween were provided through the set photos. It shows Maya Rudolph dressed in a “Bride of Frankenstein” costume, who discusses some matter with Adam Sandler. There’s also a headless Tim Meadows that engages with Sandler, who’s horrendously dressed like a 1940’s ghost. Additional set photos showed that Kevin James is playing the standard comedic cop, who’s more focused on delicious treats than helping Sandler & Rudolph in their Halloween debacles. Overall, Hubie Halloween seems to follow the standard format associated with Adam Sandler. The backdrop is merely October 31st & this isn’t remotely a bad thing for Netflix subscribers.
Adam Sandler is playing Hubie Dubois, a dedicated law-abiding citizen to the witch-town of Salem. Hubie’s concern with the legends of witches in Salem prompts protective behaviour over residents & children. This makes Hubie Dubois a mockery to the people of Salam, and often make him an outcast during the “Salem Halloween Celebration” in Massachusetts. In Hubie Halloween, Sandler’s character has his concern vindicated & an unexpected adventure unfolds where Mr. Dubois must save the day.
Adam Sandler has employed the skillsets of Steve Brill, a long-time collaborator on multiple written by this comedic legend. Steve Brill has directed numerous films where Sandler was the Lead Actor. This includes Mr. Deeds, Little Nicky, Sandy Wexler, 100% Fresh, and The Do-Over. Considering these are some of Adam Sandler’s best films to date, it’s not surprising that they’ve collaborated for the 6th time.
October 2020 marks the month when Fantastic Beasts Three will resuming filming in the United Kingdom. This announcement came from Director David Yates, who cited delayed schedules in filming to the COVID-19 Pandemic. New postponements are potential with the continued lawsuit of Johnny Depp & Amber Herd, with Warner Brothers working towards avoiding another scheduling error by assisting Johnny Depp in lengthening his case with Ex-Wife Herd.
Warner Brothers greenlit Fantastic Beasts to resume filming in June 2020 at undesignated Brazilian locations & the United Kingdom. However, the production house willingly implemented a secondary postponement. Concerns for the safety of cast & crew were prominent amongst Warner Brother executives, waiting until October 2020 to evaluate the global Pandemic.
Completed scenes from Director David Yates will be sent to post-production afterwards. Yates will oversee the computer-generated graphics, sound layovers, and countless other attributes associated with post-production. Fantastic Beasts Three will have a November 2021 release date under this heightened schedule.
Storyline Questions Answered
Fantastic Beasts Three will answer pivotal questions regarding Grindelwald & his army, which will inevitably be stopped before the 5th film. Grindelwald was the precursor to Lord Voldemort in the Wizarding World, taking place throughout the 1920s. His actions are remembered throughout the Harry Potter Saga, with Lord Voldemort demanding that an elderly Grindelwald provide him with the location of the “Elder Wand”. This means that whenever a Young Albus Dumbledore & Newt Scamander defeat Grindelwald by the 5th film, the dark wizard will be sent to a new prison worse than Azkaban.
It’s anticipated that Director David Yates will reveal more information on a notable cliff-hanger from “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald”. The ending of this franchises 2nd entry saw Credence Barebone reveal his true identity, Aurelius Dumbledore. He’s the long-lost older brother of Albus Dumbledore & considered the strongest wizard that lived before his younger brother became the Headmaster of Hogwarts.
Speculation suggestions that Aurelius & Albus Dumbledore will be forced to fight against each other under the manipulation of Grindelwald. Considering that Aurelius isn’t mentioned in the Harry Potter Saga, some film analysts speculate that Albus kills his older brother to stop Grindelwald from winning the war against the wizarding & mogul worlds.
The DC FanDome Event took over the internet, with numerous announcements driving newfound popularity behind characters like Batman & the Black Adam. Details were provided on all upcoming movies under the DC Extended Universe, including the sequel to Shazam. A panel featuring all the iconic character from the original was held at DC FanDome, where Zachary Levi revealed the name of Shazam’s sequel. It’ll be called “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”.
Other details weren’t provided, with the actors admitting that the sequel’s plot is a concept & cannot be explained at this point. Compared to the other panels held at DC FanDome, the Shazam sequel was shorter & focused on actors taking questions from online fans. Answered were given by Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Glazer, Asher Angel, Meagan Good, Adam Brody, and Faithe Herman. These are all the original actors from Shazam One. Director David Sandberg was also present and revealed the release date for “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”. Viewers can watch the sequel on November 4th, 2022.
Shazam wasn’t the exclusive sequel highlighted at DC FanDome, with Wonder Woman 1984 & Aquaman Two taking considerable interest from the fans. Details regarding the sequel to James Wan’s Aquaman were less than Shazam, with the former Fast & Furious Director revealing the overall tonnage of this film but going no further. James Wan evoked that the sequel to Aquaman hones in on heavy elements of our current world, which influences our Trident-bearing hero to approach his next enemy in the same mentality. James Wan didn’t hand over details outside of the tonnage for Aquaman Two.
The Aquaman Panel was lesser than Shazam’s as well, with most actors from the original not appearing for legality purposes or former obligations. Amber Herd could arise from an onslaught of legal accusations & Jason Momoa wasn’t available, with the Aquaman-actor filming for another movie elsewhere. James Wan & Patrick Wilson were the two exclusive individuals from the first film that appeared at this panel, where they did their best to evoke confidence behind their sequel.
One of the most famous horror franchises is making it’s returning to cinemas in 2021, which comes after a prolonged delay of fifteen years. This franchise is “The Exorcist” & is considered the most iconic horror film worldwide, next to Psycho. Audiences worldwide first saw the world of Exorcism’s in 1973 & were drawn into its horrific scenes regarding the devil. Ten Academy Awards were gifted to this film for its revolutionary storytelling, including Best Picture of 1973.
Multiple sequels followed after the first Exorcism became a rounding success. This included Exorcist II: The Heretic om 1977, The Exorcist III in 1990, Exorcist: The Beginning in 2004, and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist in 2005. Dominion proved the most unique of these four sequels, acting as an alternative timeline prequel to the original Exorcist. Dominion looked to overtake the former prequel in this franchise, Exorcist: The Beginning. Having both films released year-after-year showed that Morgan Creek Entertainment wanted to rewrite their mistakes from 2004.
Failed Sequels & Reboots
The success behind these sequels was minimal, with the Exorcist II: Heretic being $30 Million. That’s considerably less than what the original film made, which was $441 Million. This prompted the 3rd movie in the Exorcist franchise to be delayed by oddly, thirteen years. When the Exorcist III was released in 1990, box office revenue would max-out at $39 Million. It wouldn’t be until “Exorcist: The Beginning” that profits began returning to this franchise, with $76.8 Million earned worldwide. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, saw the worst profits in franchise history, maxing out at $241,495.00 USD.
Morgan Creek Entertainment hasn’t revisited this series since 2005, marking a fifteen-year delay since fans of this franchise have had a new entry. Deadline reports that Exorcist will be a reboot, not continuing from the previous sequels. Morgan Creek made this decision after their recent reboot, “The Exorcist: TV Show”. It’s prompt two seasons before cancellation & has minimal viewership on Netflix. Details regarding the storyline & if Exorcist 2021 will be a direct remake of 1973s original, haven’t been revealed to the press. More information is expected in Spring 2021.
Multiple actors in Hollywood have confirmed their positive tests of COVID-19, prompting an outcry of support from fans & industry leaders. It’s known that Bryan Cranston, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Aaron Tveit, Idris Elba, Alyssa Milano, and Andy Cohen have had COVID-19. All these actors received immediate treatment & have recovered from this deadly virus. However, one of Spain’s most prominent actors has now confirmed his positive test of COVID-19. Antonio Banderas announced via Twitter and Instagram that he’s begun recovering from the virus.
Learning of his confirmed infection would’ve been saddening for Antonio Banderas, who’ll now spend his 60th birthday alone in Quarantine. Sentiments regarding his condition & mental state were issued through Antonio’s social media accounts. Through Twitter, he’d first announce that on August 10th he’d contracted the virus & will now spend 14-Days in Quarantine before being tested again.
Antonio Banderas clarified that his symptoms aren’t extreme, with the Spanish actor remarking his body is regularly exhausted, but that’s the limit of his condition. Antonio expects he’ll recover shortly, where afterwards Banderas will provide his blood & other bodily materials to assist pharmaceutical companies in developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Antonio Banderas didn’t detail which medication he’s taking to eliminate the virus, with most speculation the Spanish actor is receiving preferential treatment due to his wealth. This has been consistent amongst the top world elite.
Statements from Antonio Banderas switched from his medical condition to emotional psyche during Quarantine. Desires to read & write during prolonged isolation was expressed by Antonio, emphasizing his enthusiasm towards upcoming projects. Banderas also mentioned the requirement of giving more meaning to his six decades on Earth. Sentiments from the Spanish ended with the typical “A big every to everyone out there”.
After Antonio Banderas announcement was posted to Twitter & Instagram, thousands of supportive comments were made within minutes. This included family and friends, like Santi Rodriguez. The Spanish Comedian supported Antonio by remarking her desire for Banderas to have a proper birthday, even if it’s not the best period to celebrate. Santi also emphasized the best of luck for his recovery.
Lionsgate confirmed the 5th instalment into the John Wick franchise over the past weekend. It’s shooting timeframe with coincide with the 4th instalment into John Wick, both films being shot back-to-back. Unsurprisingly, Lionsgate desires to capitalize on this franchise, with John Wick being the most popular action film series in decades.
The John Wick Saga prompted a renaissance for Keanu Reeves career, with sequences in the film displaying shocking & exciting action that obtained widespread praise from critics. It’s financially one of the greatest success stories for Lionsgate as well, with Reeves requiring a minimum of $20 Million to create the first instalment. John Wick One would receive $86 Million in the worldwide box office, with each follow-up earning higher profits than its predecessor. Lionsgate hopes to repeat this process with a 2nd Saga in the John Wick franchise, indicating that there’ll also by a 6th film. However, a sixth instalment hasn’t been announced.
The 4th instalment of John Wick was slated to arrive in the summer of 2021, with the COVID-19 Pandemic forcing Lionsgate to postpone releasing the film until 2022. There are concerns that an additional postponement could follow for the 4th instalment, with Keanu Reeves having not finishing filming “The Matrix 4”. The creative team behind John Wick aren’t disappointed with the initial postponement, or possible second. That’s because it’s provided them ample time to refine their story & make it considerably better than initially anticipated by the creative team.
Matrix 4 is Failing
Lionsgate has reviewed the excitement for Matrix 4, which has proven unfavourable. That’s because this iconic franchise is being reverted into a story for transgender youth, with Keanu Reeves unsure of his thoughts behind the script. That will benefit Lionsgate with the development of the 4th & 5th instalment into the John Wick Franchises, which are iconic for focusing on action-oriented storylines without any additional nuisances. The Matrix Saga performed admirably throughout the 90s & early 2000s for its innovative action sequences, not its political nuisances. Film analysts anticipate that moviegoers will be more inclined to witness the John Wick sequels over the Matrix 4.
Successful TV series are challenging for production houses to create, with competition in this industry being more prevalent than ever before. Broadcasting stations have found themselves losing viewers at a rapid descent, with streaming services like Netflix now dominating the TV space. Netflix has maintained multiple shows that are deemed successful, like “Orange is the new Black” and “House of Cards”.
Their most recent series that saw the highest viewings in Netflix history is “The Witcher”. Starring Henry Cavill, Netflix has confirmed that a 2nd season is arriving & two sequel films will be released. Now a 5th instalment into the Witcher franchise has been announced by Netflix, which is named “The Witcher: Blood Origins”. Storyline details were emphasized in the announcement, giving dedicated fans something to discuss until it’s anticipated release date of 2021.
Netflix is allowing Declan De Barra to helm this prequel series, having insightful knowledge into the Witcher franchise after being a head writer on the 1st season. Declan remarked that Blood Origin would take place 1200 years before Geralt Riveria is heard of, allowing showrunners to detail the events leading to “The Conjunction of Spheres”. This moment is pivotal in the Witcher franchise, historically marking when humans & horrific monsters began entering the world of Elves. It’d create an imbalance that see’s the 1st Witcher be born.
It’s known that Lauren Schmidt & Andrzej Sapkowski will assist with helming this prequel series. Declan De Barra clarified that their Witcher prequel would sustain six episodes for a single season. The showrunner pitched the concept to Netflix, noting how this how could centre around the fall of civilizations & how they always occur during a peak of knowledge or innovation. This is an apparent reference to our current climate worldwide, prompting Netflix to approve the prequel instalment. Production is slated to begin in the United Kingdom for early 2021, with the release date slated to come later that year.
Declan De Barra hasn’t selected the cast. However, Witcher fanatics shouldn’t anticipate that Henry Cavill will appear. His character of Geralt Riveria hadn’t been born until hundreds of years later.
An anonymous hotline for film production staff working under the Warner Brothers banner has been created. Its purpose is to ensure that COVID-19 Safety Violations aren’t broken and that when production leaders are found not abiding protocols, fines are implemented. Warner Brother prompted this hotline as two of their films are slated to resume filming over the next few weeks, with those including “The Batman” and “Fantastic Beasts Three”. Warner Brothers are concerned that with significant sets there’ll be outbreaks if protocols aren’t maintained. Personnel making reports won’t be revealed or at-risk of losing their job.
COVID-19 Guidelines are being implemented by all production houses in Hollywood, with their respective films returning to shooting by August 1st. Most nations worldwide have reopened their economies to production crews, with their temporary economic involvement garnering substantial tax revenues for international governments. It’s known that Jurassic World: Dominion from Universal Pictures restarted earlier this month, with set photos showcasing a largescale action scene.
Sony Pictures “Uncharted” with Tom Holland began filming on July 18th, which has been praised by fans of this franchise. The Uncharted movie has struggled over five years to enter production status, often losing directors or actors because of creative differences. Those employed with the Uncharted production will receive two COVID-19 tests per week, with a coronavirus security officer providing governance over this set. It’s notably different than what’s been seen with Warner Brothers, who remarked that their workforce would portray a “Strict Police Force” that directors & producers haven’t seen before. Sony is taking a different approach to ensure that their primary creators don’t feel targeted & leave the Uncharted production, forcing another delay.
Warner Brothers Executive Vice President of Physical Production, Kevin Tre, provided clarification over their anonymous hotline. Kevin emphasized that anonymous reports won’t be revealed after the coronavirus pandemic and that Warner Brother Executives were prompted into this decision after attending an industry-wide panel. This digital panel showed Warner Brothers that individual studios would approach COVID-19 enforcement at the minimum level, with their production sets not wanting to follow suit. Subsequently, Warner Brothers are abiding by suggestions make through the United Kingdom National Health Service.
The Batman revival film from DC Comics is receiving a prequel series produced by Terence Winter. Rumours & speculation didn’t surround this upcoming show, which is rare inside the genre of superheroes. The announcement was made by Director Matt Reeves, who hasn’t been able to continue production on “The Batman” following the COVID-19 global pandemic. That doesn’t mean Matt Reeves isn’t focusing on expanding this new iteration of Batman, which will be darker & more realistic to current life events than ever before. Similar themes will be implored with this prequel series, which will be named “Gotham” and stream through HBO Max.
Acquiring the directing & producing capabilities will upscale the quality of this show. Terence Winters is known for creating shows like Boardwalk Empire & The Sopranos. Both shows were critically acclaimed for their era-specific realism. Considering that Gotham is slated to focus on the criminal underground & brutality of law enforcement, it’s rumoured that this era of Batman will take place throughout the 70s.
Matt Reeves revealed through public statements that Terence Winter’s iteration of Gotham will take place years before the arrival of Batman, who’ll be played by Robert Pattinson. Reeves also guaranteed that there wouldn’t be the same undertones & themes seen throughout the recently cancelled version of “Gotham from Fox Broadcasting Company”. The cancellation was forced onto Gotham after Disney purchased Fox’s film & television properties, with the exclusion of DC Comics.
Comments from Matt Reeves
The primary concept will be corruption within the police force & how it builds the villainous characters known throughout “Batman’s Rogue of Villains”. Matt Reeves also mentioned that Terence Winters would create an iconic drama on an entirely different level than previously seen in this franchise.
Sentiments from “The Batman” director concluded with Reeves noting how Terence Winters shares the same vision for depth & detail in this franchise that working with his colleague has been an insightful experience not to seen be forgotten. The Batman will arrive in cinemas worldwide by October 1st, 2021. Details on the release for this prequel series wasn’t identified with Matt Reeves announcement.