Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.
Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition
The film will debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Film Festival via AP)Sundance Institute programs. Organizers on Tuesday unveiled a robust and diverse slate for the festival, which will be largely virtual due to the pandemic. Yutani said that the Sesame Street documentary, “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street” is likely to be a crowd favorite. “We all are so excited about the possibility of encountering people who’ve never been to the festival," Jackson said.
No to Silver Surfer, yes to Space Sharks in 'Thor: Love & Thunder'
"Thor: Love & Thunder's" Taika Waititi hosted an Instagram watch-along of "Thor: Ragnarok" on April 9, with suprise guest appearances from Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo. According to Variety, Waititi squarely shot down the idea of Silver Surfer appearing in the film, but did say that "Space Sharks" - similar to the Acanti, which are commonly enslaved by the Brood empire for use as spaceships - would be in the film. Space sharks in "Thor" comics. (Image credit: Dave Cockrum (Marvel Comics))The writer/director did dodge questions on what Christian Bale's role would be in this fourth Thor film, and if Tom Hiddleston would reprise his role here. "Thor: Love & Thunder" is scheduled to hit theaters Feb. 18, 2022.space.com
Mark Ruffalo Reveals His Dream 'She-Hulk' Casting (Exclusive)
Who in Hollywood has what it takes to play the Hulk's female counter-part in the upcoming Marvel series, She-Hulk? "I mean, Tessa Thompson's already Valkyrie but she'd be a great She-Hulk," Ruffalo, who's played the big green superhero since 2012, gushed of his Avengers: Endgame co-star. There's no word yet if Mark Ruffalo will appear on the show. "I would die to play that role," Beatriz said at the time. RELATED CONTENT: Mark Ruffalo Reacts to Martin Scorsese's Marvel Slam (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartMark Ruffalo Takes Aim at Ellen DeGeneres Over Defense of George W. Bush FriendshipMark Ruffalo Admits He Had No Idea Brie Larson Was in '13 Going on 30'Mark Ruffalo Admits He Got a 'Dummy Script' for 'Avengers: Endgame' (Exclusive)
Tessa Thompson Says Women of Marvel Are 'Eager' For an All-Female Movie (Exclusive)
Tessa Thompson is here for an all-female Marvel movie, and as she told ET's Rachel Smith at Tuesday's Lady and the Tramp premiere in New York City, the other women of the MCU are "eager" for it as well. "I don't know [if it will be in the pipeline in the near future]. "I don't know what the fate of my character, how that all plays in... we need a time machine." So I truly don't know a thing." RELATED CONTENT:Scarlett Johansson Would Fully Support an All-Women Marvel Movie (Exclusive)Upcoming Marvel Movies: The Full List From 'The Eternals' to 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and More
How 'Lady and the Tramp' Filmed the Classic Spaghetti Dinner Scene With Real Dogs
Disney is bringing yet another beloved animated classic to life with a live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp! Starring the voice talents of Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the titular Lady and Tramp, the film also features Rose and Monty -- two rescue dogs who portray the beloved cartoon canines. I love Lady and the Tramp," Theroux told ET. However, Theroux says that, with Lady and the Tramp, it's all just a celebration of a wonderful love story. Lady and the Tramp starts streaming on Disney+ on Nov. 12.
Brie Larson Has the Best Reaction Ever After This Surprise Proposal
Brie Larson found herself front and center for a wedding proposal over the weekend -- and her reaction was truly a marvel. The Captain Marvel star offered some incredulous expressions as the couple embraced and kissed. Afterward, someone posted four images from the charming moment, writing: "Brie's reaction to this proposal is the most wholesome thing." In no time, Larson herself retweeted the images and added, "Ya'll I was present for a proposal and I am CHANGED. "Our first real date was to see 'Captain Marvel' -- it was actually his first MCU film and he instantly became a fan!"
Marvels The Eternals Will Introduce the MCUs First Openly Gay Character
The upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals, is going to include the an openly gay character. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the news during a recent interview with Good Morning America while not clarifying which character it's going to be. The actress said she felt empowered while donning the costume for her Eternals character, Thena, until her kids got a look at her getup. As for the openly gay character in The Eternals, as fans of the MCU know, this won't be the only LGBTQ representation in the comic book universe. RELATED CONTENT:Kit Harington Joins Marvel's 'The Eternals,' Ryan Coogler Reveals 'Black Panther 2' Release DateAngelina Jolie Makes Surprise Comic-Con Appearance With 'The Eternals' CastMarvel Announces Phase 4 at Comic-Con: 'Black Widow,' 'The Eternals,' 'Thor 4' and More
'Lady and the Tramp' Trailer: Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux Star in Disney's Live
In Disney's live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux voice the titular canine couple -- now, we have our first look at their adorable adventures in the first trailer. The duo dropped by D23 Expo on Friday to preview their take on the 1955 animated classic. Unlike recent remakes such as Aladdin and The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will premiere on the studio's streaming service, Disney+. The voice cast also includes Sam Elliott as a Bloodhound named Trusty; Benedict Wong as Bull the Bulldog and Janelle Mone as Peg the Pekingese. Lady and the Tramp starts streaming on Disney+ on Nov. 12.
Marvel's Phase Four: 9 Questions We Have About What's to Come in the MCU
Seriously, when does Black Widow take place in the MCU timeline? (Which, admittedly, would be confusing since there is already a Captain America: The Winter Soldier.) The show's title treatment, however, showcases Captain America's star-spangled shield and Mackie confirmed to MTV News that he will be donning the Captain America suit. (How dare Marvel introduce a grown-up Monica Rambeau and not give us an official release date for Captain Marvel 2!) The Captain Marvel sequel will surely pick that thread up in Phase 5 -- leading into a Secret Invasions film in Phase 6?
Natalie Portman Returns as Thor in New Film: Kevin Feige Says 'She Was in Right Away'
During the Marvel panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, it was revealed that Natalie Portman will be be returning to the Marvel franchise as Jane Foster. ETs Ashley Crossan spoke with Marvel super-producer Kevin Feige afterward, when he explained how the concept for the upcoming film came together. Feige added that "when Taiki had this idea and pitched it to her, she was in right away." The upcoming film will also feature franchise regular Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, who will officially be the first LGBTQ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Get loads more news from the Marvel panel right here.