After a notable postponement period, the 7th instalment in the Mission Impossible franchise is resuming filming by September 2020. February marked the date where Tom Cruise & the entire staff were forced to leave their filming location of Italy, with the COVID-19 pandemic drastically implicating this nation. Some questioned that a new location would be scouted, avoiding another closure if a 2nd wave of the novel coronavirus infects Italy. It’s been confirmed that no alterations in their filming locations have been implemented.
Multiple productions in Hollywood were terminated following the coronavirus pandemic. Upcoming films like Avatar Two was forced into a hiatus, with this extending towards movies that were slated to release weeks before the epidemic broke out. Fast Nine’s release was postponed by twelve months, with other films like James Bond “No Time to Die” not hitting cinemas until November 2020.
Mission Impossible Seven would’ve been released by July 2021, with Paramount Pictures forced to delay its cinematic launch until November 2021. This prompted the 8th instalment of Mission Impossible to enter a postponement period. Most aren’t aware, but both upcoming chapters are interconnected films that’ll tell the prolonged end of Ethan Hunt’s career. Before these cinematic instalments can be released, the Mission Impossible Crew but receive clearance from local authorities to resume production. This will be a challenging task to accomplish within the United Kingdom. Christopher McQuarrie, the Director of MI7, will provide an official confirmation when production is resumed in the United Kingdom. For now, they’ve been provided clearance to resume in Italy.
The First Assistant Director of Mission Impossible Seven was questioned on the resuming of production. He noted that they’d begin shooting by September 2020 in Venice, Italy. Tommy Gormley mentioned that when Italy became infected with the novel coronavirus, they were filming in what’s now known as their epicentre location. Filming had to end several days before production in Italy was slated to end. Tommy also confirmed that the full filming location schedule is still being enacted, with their setting required for Ethan Hunt’s final adventure.
Obtaining access to filming in the United Kingdom will impose significant hurdles. New guidelines have been implemented by Boris Johnson, affecting multiple films from possibly returning to the country for years to come.
The International Space Station has been confirmed as an upcoming movie set, with this information being released directly from NASA. Their public announcement noted that Tom Cruise would use his formidable talents to assist with the 1st movie filmed in space. It’s not surprising that Tom Cruise was selected, with the Mission Impossible actor known for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with film. Previous heights met by Cruise included attaching himself onto the side of an Airbus, then taking off from the ground. It follows suit that his next adventure would be filming in space.
Rumours surrounding the production of a space film starring Tom Cruise had been circulating entertainment outlets. Nobody anticipated that it’d be shot in the exact location, with Tom Cruise also partnering with SpaceX to accomplish this task. The majority of details regarding this film haven’t been revealed, with the plotline even unknown to the public. The concept that Tom Cruise will film a movie in space seems absurd, especially when considering the numerous problems that can occur onset.
NASA, SpaceX & Tom Cruise are approaching this scenario at the worst time possible. Elon Musk’s foolish behaviour over May 1st to 7th caused an immediate decline in SpaceX’s valuation, meaning the assisted funds for this film could be terminated. That’d immediately stop Tom Cruise in his revolutionary path. There’s also the novel coronavirus, which won’t be solved for a prolonged period. Placing multiple individuals that’ve engaged with public social distancing into the International Space Station could cause colossal damages. COVID-19 breaking out in the ISS would effectively put the station out of order until a vaccine was created.
NASA Administrator to Hopeful
Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s Head of Administrations, confirmed this project via Twitter. His excitement towards the upcoming project was unavoidable. Those against this concept expressed that this wouldn’t have been possible under anyone else’s leadership, with this being a direct shot towards Donald Trump. Using an international facility in space that costs $150 Billion for a filming location is ridiculous. The fact that Tom Cruise believes that a scientific facility where breakthrough research has been accomplished is similar to a movie set shows his egotistical attitude, which is often reported.
Film experts were astounded to learn that the Disney Corporation was overwhelmed by the Netflix Company on April 15th. Nobody would’ve anticipated this possible, with Disney being the most significant studio in the entertainment industry. This powerhouse company has created infamous films, which range from the Lion King to Avengers End. The fact that they’ve been overcome by a streaming service known for limited quality is shocking. Regardless, stock valuations from Wall Street contested that Netflix was higher than Disney.
The Disney Corporation has modernized films multiple times since its iteration in 1923. Movies were provided to the public before, during and after the World War. Their more than a global brand but an element of culture seen globally. They’ve created numerous household characters, varying from Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck to Tony Stark or Rey Skywalker.
Beyond the scope of their films, which now expand multiple branches of Hollywood, Disney is also known for providing theme parks worldwide. Disneyworld and Disneyland are supported worldwide, with their most notable location being in Florida. Cruise Lines are also owned and operated by Disney. Their true scope over the entertainment and tourism industry should outweigh whatever Netflix has to offer. However, the overwhelming number of global civilians remaining indoors has prompted the immediate increase of usage with Netflix. Registrations for new accounts have also drastically increased, with Disney+ not seeing those same sign-up volumes.
Netflix’s Brief & Important History
The Netflix company wouldn’t become operation until 1997, more than 55+ years after Disney had cemented their brand in America. They initially began as a rental service, competing with the likes of Blockbuster and Rogers Video. Consumers would order desired films via phone or the internet, which would then be delivered by mail. One decade later and Netflix launched its streaming services. However, the Netflix Streaming Platform wouldn’t become adopted worldwide until 2015.
Thousands of television shows and films are available through Netflix. A large percentage of their offerings are created in-house. Some of the most notable titles from the Netflix Production House include Bloodline, House of Cards, The Irishman, Dolomite is my Name, The Witcher, The Christmas Chronicles, Mowgli, The Two Popes, War Machine and The Cloverfield Paradox.
The Valiant Comics Cinematic Universe began with the recent introduction of Vin Diesel’s “Bloodshot”. It appears that the VCU will move forward with John Cena taking the helm. Reports indicate that he’ll take on the role of XO Manowar, which will be produced and filmed through Sony Production Studios. Sony hopes that the Valiant Universe will one day compete against the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The start hasn’t been positive with Sony having to battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, which prompted low sales for Bloodshot.
The VCU Struggles
Another problem that’s challenged Sony was losing “Harbinger” to Paramount, one of the most notable properties associated with Valiant Comics. That means the chances for an interconnected film series for the VCU is minimal. Vin Diesel approved Bloodshot with the concept that a Valiant Cinematic Universe would be produced, with Diesel acting as the Robert Downey Junior. He hinted multiple times throughout social media that this would become possible over a prolonged period.
Remarks regarding the VCU became non-existent from Diesel after the confirmation that Paramount Studios acquired. It should be noted that Sony Films has worked with the MCU multiple times to bring Spider-Man into their interconnected universe. Similar measures would be implemented with Paramount to ensure connections between Bloodshot, Harbinger and XO Manowar.
There haven’t been confirmations made regarding who’s been cast for the Valiant Cinematic Universe. John Cena hasn’t been cast officially, instead suggesting he’d make the perfect actor for this role via Twitter and Instagram. Those unaware of the XO Manowar character shouldn’t be surprised. Valiant Comics aren’t accessible in comparison to DC or Marvel. XO Manowar stands as their 4th most famous character, with him originally being born in the 5th Century throughout Europe.
He became abducted by the Vine Alien Race, where XO Manowar was thrown deep into space. He’d become trained by the people of Vine and provided the Manowar Armor, enabling XO to save an alien race from planetary destruction. John Cena playing that role would mean the wrestler is integrating with the DC Comics Universe and Valiant Comics Universe. Cena is slated to perform as “Peacemaker” in Suicide Squad Two from James Gunn.
The release date for Wonder Woman 1984 has been postponed following the continued coronavirus pandemic. This virus has been detrimental to the entertainment industry, with multiple films slated for theatres being released On-Demand. This extends to various productions being shut down and numerous films being postponed. Cancellations and postponements from the entertainment industry have been accomplished to limit the spread of Covid-19. It should be mentioned that multiple movie theatres and entertainment venues have been temporarily shut down as well. Those who’d be willing to risk their safety won’t have the opportunity following these closures.
Covid-19s circumstances have prompted the cancellations of Hollywood’s next two calendar months. Films expected for May and April were forced into postponement following the government conditions on Covid-19. Those conditions include a limitation on mass gatherings, with ten people allowed in the same location. Self-Isolation Measures with potential enforcement protocols have ensured that there have been minimal mass gatherings. However, some have ignored legislation and met in large quantities. This extended to Spring Break at Daytona Beach, where thousands could be seen in one area.
Box Office Records Zero Revenue
The United States Box Office Commission announced that zero revenues were recorded during the March 20th to 22nd weekend. This followed the closure of all nationals’ theatres for the public safety of citizens. It’s the 1st time in history that Hollywood has earned zero profits in one weekend, with WWI and WWII seeing cinemas remain open to curbing national depression. Considering that the Covid-19 Pandemic is slowing down shortly, there’ll be continued impacts to the entertainment industry.
The financial losses associated with Covid-19 extend beyond these large-scale corporations. Independent businesses with minimal profits will be most affected by the pandemic. It’s expected that numerous companies will shut down following Covid-19. Multinational corporations aren’t immune to the conditional effects of this virus, with the tourism industry also facing significant declines in value. The entertainment industry is right behind them, with all their products and venues being deemed “Non-Essential Services”. The minimal conjuncture of citizens in one location has forced unions to implement shut down policies. It’s suspected that all these closures are costing Hollywood $400 million daily.
Representatives behind the Avatar Films confirmed that production had been postponed following the coronavirus pandemic. New steps were taken following the increasing information coming daily, with James Cameron and film executives determining that this was the best decision to ensure public safety. It should be mentioned that multiple films and television series have terminated their productions for a prolonged period as well. This includes the Stanger Things Season Four, The Voice Australia, American Idol and many others.
The Coronavirus & Protective Measures
Covid-19 or the novel coronavirus became an internationally discussed topic on January 1st. This followed after a substantial outbreak of the SARS-Related virus broke out throughout Wuhan, China, on December 31st. Those infected with Covid-19 would acquire the specialized flu that would lead to symptoms of pneumonia. Individuals of older age, mothers and children are most likely to pass away from this virus. Others with sound immune systems and average ages have been healing. Thousands have died globally from this virus, with that valuation expected to increase.
One hundred nations globally have enacted various measures to ensure public protection and limit the spreading of this disease. This followed after global death tolls continued to rise, financial markets began to crash, and entertainment venues were cancelled. The world has somewhat halted during this period of universal fear, with politicians using this time to calculate the best decisions for their respective populations. It should be noted that sporting venues across the European Union, Middle East, Asia, North America and Africa have been postponed following the global coronavirus pandemic. These sporting events and entertainment venues aren’t expected to open until Summer 2020, with Covid-19 unable to live in temperatures above 27+ degrees.
Avatar Sequels Possibly Delayed
Film enthusiasts that are excited about the Avatar sequels have become concerned that opening dates will be postponed. This doesn’t come as a substantial loss, with James Cameron haven’t confirmed any dates for the three slated sequels. Details, when production will continue, weren’t provided, even with the minimal cases of Covid-19 displayed throughout New Zealand. Production houses like Universal Studios have demanded the immediate postponement of all films or television shows, giving Cameron minimal room to negotiate continued filming and editing.
Thee additional films have been postponed following the increasing spread of the coronavirus, which comes after multiple studios argued that their respective movies wouldn’t be cancelled. The 1st cancellation applies to Fast & Furious Nine, with it being moved back by an additional twelve months until Spring 2021. Everyone is having to react and respond differently to this global pandemic, with the entertainment industry having to take the necessary precautions to ensure public safety.
Multiple venues throughout the entertainment industry have been terminated. Those include CinemaCon, ACE Comic-Con, SXSW and the E3 Expo. Numerous countries across the globe have enforced legislation which ends mass gatherings, which has prompted these immediate venue cancellations globally. It should be noted that additional films like “A Quiet Place Part II” and “No Time to Die” have been postponed by multiple months for public safety. This is the 1st time in Hollywood’s history that an influx of films has had to be terminated following the virus, with the Chinese Government being considered the primary culprits behind COVID-19. The world is currently working towards limiting the exposure, with enforcement actions against China coming later.
The Disney Corporation, unfortunately, had to announce that Mulan, the Live-Action Remake, has been postponed following the continued coronavirus pandemic. It’s growing to be such a substantial concern that the world’s most prominent companies are willing to lose millions in quarterly earnings for the protection of public safety. It should be mentioned that multiple sets have been disbanded, ensuring that the actors and set-staff are protected from a potential outbreak. All variations of mass gatherings must be terminated going forward.
The New Mutants
Another film was delayed with the onslaught of the coronavirus, with this movie experiencing its fourth postponement in recent years. The New Mutants has been delayed three times previously because of production issues and actors’ respective schedules. Disney operated the Fox brand, with this slated to be their 1st film under their newest acquisition. Terminating the New Mutants and Mulan indicates that the Disney Corporation is taking the necessary precautions to ensure the limitations of coronavirus outbreaks. We’ll keep our readers informed of any additional cancellations following the coronavirus pandemic and the entertainment industry.
Multiple films for the upcoming summer season have been postponed for public safety, with others unconcerned with the potential of an increased outbreak. It was confirmed that Fast Nine and Black Window would see their initial launch dates in North America. Considering that 2020 is slated to be one of the most anticipated film seasons of recent memory, it’s unsurprising that studios like Universal and Disney are refusing to limit their releases. That’s why moviegoers can still expect Mulan, A Quiet Place Plat Two and Pixar’s Onward to be released this month.
The 1st film that’s willing to postpone their release date is No Time To Die, which is slated to be the final Daniel Craig “James Bond” movie. It was initially slated to be released this year, with the updated timeframe now indicating a delayed box office opening. Directors expressed that this decision had been made following the pandemic being seen worldwide, with the press tour having already being terminated before this announcement.
Considering this was slated to be one of the most popular films for the summer season, it’s prompted speculation that multiple other studios will be forced to terminate their films initial launch date. Subsequently, we could still see films like Mulan and Fast Nine be cancelled. Both movies will be popular with Asia Moviegoers; it’d be irresponsible for these studios not to postpone the box office release.
James Bond Cancelled
When it applies to James Bond with No Time To Die, it’s received a delay of several months Prompted by the coronavirus; this film had already seen substantial impacts from the virus. Their Chinese Tour and follow-up events around the nation were terminated. Rumours suggested it’d be released for the April 2020 box office, as initially announced. However, MGM Films have pulled back from this release date.
Considering that MGM has spent millions on the marketing campaign for this film, including a one-minute Super Bowl Television Advertisement, it’s shocking that this movie was the first to announce a delay. It could be a financial loss for MGM Films. No Time To Die was slated to be the highest-earning James Bond film yet. The popularity of this film could dwindle in the next several months. It should be noted that Mission Impossible Seven have cancelled their production throughout Italy, with this extending to multiple studios cancelling their appearances at large-scale conventions across the world.
The Disney Corporation has provided detailed insight regarding their next Star Wars Trilogy. This comes weeks after they finished their theatrical release of “The Rise of Skywalker”, which concluded Disney’s failed first attempt into the franchise. After considerable backlash from the three last firms, LucasFilm and Walt Disney Studios are entering into a new time period for the 1st time in this franchise’s history. Star Wars fans will be taken back thousands of years to the High Republic, with this upcoming trilogy slated to coincide with multiple television series on Disney+.
This upcoming trilogy could be a failure similar to the most recent. It was initially confirmed that David Benioff & D.B. Weiss would direct the forthcoming trilogy in the High Republic. However, after these two men had creative differences with Walt Disney Studios, they left the project. It’s now prompted Disney executives to re-hire Rian Johnson for the newest trilogy, with his last Star Wars film being considered the worst ever made.
These executives have received considerable backlash for this decision, with film analysts stating that Disney will continue to ruin Star Wars by refusing to enter any dark subject matters. It should be noted that Kevin Feige, the infamous creator behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is helping produce the upcoming trilogy. He could be their saving grace.
The Disney Corporation has provided the bare minimum details regarding this upcoming trilogy. It’s known that they’ll be released on a two-year time frame starting December 2022. That means the two sequels will follow in 2024 and 2026, with zero details regarding the plot having been provided. This illustrates the secretive nature behind the High Republic Trilogy, with film analysts believing that Rian Johnson will manufacture a childish Star Wars Experience. If Disney cannot perform with their upcoming trilogy, it’ll be the end of this infamous brands cinematic run. The viewer would become bored with Star Wars and being let down.
Star Wars Enthusiasts can anticipate this film to begin production in January 2021, with set development and costume creation already underway. It’s expected that two renditions of the script have already been revised as well. We will keep our readers updated with any additional information regarding the High Republic Trilogy, which won’t be for a minimum of eight months from now.
Supporters of the Shazam franchise were excited to learn that the sequel will begin filming with accordance to the upcoming Black Adam film. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, both of these films are entering production in the summer. Individuals that supported the original Shazam film saw Zachary Levi take on a comedic role, with the film becoming one of DC & Warner Brothers most successful in recent memory. Critic praise was provided to this film for its capabilities to enter deeper themes while keeping self-aware humour for a family-friendly audience.
Individuals anticipated that Black Adam would appear in the 1st Shazam movie but was thoroughly shocked when Johnson didn’t appear in the film. This was because Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson became one of the most notable names in Hollywood, with his presence garnering billions at the box office. It prompted Warner Brothers to provide Black Adam with his respective film, taking the role of this Anti-Hero into live-action cinema for the first time. It’s expected that both characters will meet each other in either Shazam 2 or Black Adam, or both. The showdown between these individuals wouldn’t happen until Shazam Three, with their fallout displayed in the 2nd Black Adam film.
The official production cycle for both films begins in July 2020, with both films releasing three months from each other. The second Shazam film will arrive before the 1st Black Adam, with whatever transpiring events from Zachary Levi’s film entering into Dwayne Johnsons. Overlapping timelines have become the norm with comic book films, with these two characters garnering incredible popularity. This hasn’t always been the case for Warner Brothers and DC, with these companies struggling to provide a consistent universe similar to Marvels.
Potential Storyline Outcomes
It appears that Warner Brothers and DC Comics are trying to recreate the popularity behind Batman Vs Superman: Dawn for Justice. The differences will be a prolonged rivalry which could see additional characters like Wonder Woman or Superman. This could even extend upcoming Batman film from Matt Reeves with Robert Pattison starring as Bruce Wayne. It should be noted that the directors behind Shazam Two have collaborated with the production staff from Black Adam, with insiders with both units expressing that the showdown wouldn’t happen until 2025 or later. Plenty of action between these two characters will play out on cinemas worldwide, with supports hoping that Robert Pattison’s Batman will assist with the Black Adam’s defeat.