Movie “Black Widow” Delayed Again Until 2021
Earlier this morning, Disney announced that it would be delaying the release of some of its most anticipated fall blockbusters, including the MCU’s Black Widow. It is the second time the film was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic from its original release date in May 2020.
The film, which was slated to be the next instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, will no longer be released in November and is instead rescheduled for a May 7, 2021 release. The new release date Because MCU films are connected and planned in a very specific sequence, the delay won’t just affect Black Widow but also the films slated to succeed it in the coming months.
Eternals, which deals with the eponymous race of aliens in the Marvel universe and the intended planned follow-up to Black Widow, has also been pushed back from its original February 2021 release date to November 5, 2021.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which will be Marvel’s first with an Asian lead and was originally set to succeed Eternals in May 2021, was similarly affected by the Black Widow delay. However, it seems there has been a change of plans in terms of sequencing, as it is now slated to arrive on July 9, 2021.
The delays come as the movie industry struggles to address exhibition paradigms in flux. Likely using the rollout of Christopher Nolan’s new thriller Tenet as a case study in surprising box office returns internationally against disappointing domestic numbers, Disney moved to release Mulan as an on demand premium through its Disney+ service. Although Mulan’s digital numbers have yet to be released, it’s unlikely that it performed well enough to make up for its originally projected box office figures, which may have then led Disney to gamble on pushing back new MCU films in favour of unimpressive on demand viewership.
What are your thoughts on the latest delay affecting the return of the MCU? Let us know in the comments below.
The Best Horror Movies On HBO Max For Halloween 2021
Here are the best horror movies on HBO Max for Halloween 2021. It’s October, which means the love of all things spooky can be found permeating pop culture. While Halloween is the big day, Unlike last year, when theaters will still closed, October 2021 is seeing several notable horror movies hitting theaters, including Halloween Kills, director Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, and the long-delayed Antlers.
Here’s the best horror HBO Max has to offer for Halloween 2021.
Trick ‘R Treat
While John Carpenter’s Halloween is the most iconic horror movie to be associated with the holiday, taking second place is Trick ‘r Treat, a much more recent effort. Directed by Michael Dougherty, Trick ‘r Treat is an anthology that also features an overarching wrap-around plot that connects its various tales. With the diminutive but deadly Sam serving as its mascot, Trick ‘r Treat embodies the Halloween spirit and is a top pick for spooky season streaming on HBO Max.
As much as author Stephen King doesn’t care for it, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of The Shining endures as one of the most famous horror movies of all time. Led by an iconic performance from Jack Nicholson, The Shining is a movie so layered that one is likely to notice new aspects of it with every viewing. From the Grady Twins to the hedge maze, and the woman in Room 237, The Shining is packed full of Halloween-worthy scares.
From one iconic Stephen King adaptation to another, HBO Max also offers 2017’s IT. The epic battle between Pennywise and the Losers’ Club begins here and ends in 2019’s IT Chapter Two, also on HBO Max. While Chapter Two didn’t quite stick the landing, the two-movie set is well-worth watching for King fans and horror lovers in general. The 1990 IT miniseries starring Tim Curry is also currently on HBO Max.
Night Of The Living Dead
The granddaddy of the zombie sub-genre, director George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is one of those movies just about everyone has seen, especially due to Night’s public domain status making it widely available. Still, the 1968 classic packs a punch even after 50 years and is never a bad choice for how to spend the Halloween season. Night of the Living Dead remains creepy and frightening, and a testament to Romero’s skills as a filmmaker.
Evil Dead 2
While director Sam Raimi may be better known to the masses for his Spider-Man movies, horror fans will always revere him for the Evil Dead trilogy featuring Bruce Campbell’s Ash. The most fun of the bunch is Evil Dead 2, which manages to incorporate lots of hilarious slapstick comedy without entirely losing the horror edge found in the original Evil Dead. Speaking of which, Evil Dead is also available on HBO Max, as is Raimi’s Army of Darkness.
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
The 1984 Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street is still the best movie starring Freddy Krueger, but 1987’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is the best pick for Halloween viewing due to its party atmosphere. From its heavy metal theme song by Dokken to the colorful and imaginative nightmares, Dream Warriors is a slasher sequel done right and features Robert Englund’s Freddy at a median between the monster he started as and the quipster he’d become. Luckily for fans, the entire Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is available on HBO Max.
Movies like Alien and The Thing are usually – and rightfully – held up as the pinnacles of sci-fi/horror, but 1997’s Event Horizon deserves to be in that conversation. Event Horizon is a movie that was notoriously compromised, as more than 40 minutes of material was cut – including the infamous “blood orgy” scene – before release due to studio demands, then the footage was later lost. Still, even in cut form Event Horizon is one frightening film that takes its characters – and by proxy the viewer – straight into Hell itself.
The films of Dark Castle Entertainment are quite a mixed bag, with none truly becoming great. For what it is though, 2001’s Thirteen Ghosts is a ton of fun, especially thanks to its titular specters, a terrifying group largely brought to life by good old practical make-up effects. The plot and characters aren’t exactly Shakespearean, but the production design is breathtaking, scare scenes tense, and ghosts intimidating.
Arguably the scariest haunted house movie ever made, 1982’s Poltergeist has long been surrounded by controversy over who really directed it between Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg, and a so-called curse surrounding all the actors who’ve died young after appearing in the franchise. With all those shenanigans aside though, Poltergeist is above all else a great movie, full of scenes that push the boundaries of a PG-rating, and manage to both frighten and leave the viewer feeling a sense of awe. Also worth watching on HBO Max around Halloween is the underrated sequel Poltergeist 2: The Other Side, featuring the late Julian Beck as the absolutely bone-chilling villain Reverend Henry Kane.
Netflix Reveals Money Heist Season 5 Volume 2 First Look
Streaming Giant Netflix has officially unveiled the first look at the Volume 2 of Money Heist season 5, revealing that the Professor is missing.
Money Heist, also known as La casa de papel in Spain, is a successful, Emmy-nominated heist crime drama on Netflix. The show follows a mysterious Madrid criminal Mind, known as “The Professor,” (Álvaro Morte) as he enlists a group of eight people, who choose city names as their aliases, to carry out multiple ambitious heists. First, the thieves raid the Royal Mint of Spain under The Professor’s instructions, and later they plan a heist on the Bank of Spain. To succeed in their missions, the core robbers deal with hostages and police forces, and sometimes they even die trying to make the plan work.
During its global fan event TUDUM, Netflix released the first look at Money Heist season 5 part 2. The video previews the drama to come in the final episodes of the series, thus giving viewers an idea of how the fan-favorite show will conclude. Although there isn’t much action in the new footage, it does take the viewers by surprise as The Professor has gone missing. After his disappearance, the group are all quarreling among themselves as to what their next move should be. Martin is insistent on taking the gold out through the stormwater tank, although the others don’t seem to agree with him.
For sure, The Professor’s unexplained disappearance is quite anxiety-inducing. But given the brilliant mastermind he and the other Money Heist characters are, it is certainly possible that his absence is just a part of his plan Take a look at the clip, below.
Major Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies Coming Out in September 2021
We present some of the New major Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies Coming Out in September 2021, although some movies have been delayed for quite some time we at HNN have decided to give our viewers a comprehensive list of new Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies ahead of its september release.
The second quater of the year 2021 is laced with alot of Blockbuster movies, with the likes of The Matrix 4, Eternals, Dune, Last Night in Soho, Spider-Man 3 and a whole lot more coming our way. Below are some of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies Coming Out in September 2021.
Afterlife of the Party (2021)
Release Date: September 2nd, 2021
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Star: Victoria Justice,Midori Francis, Robyn Scott
Synopsis: A social butterfly who dies during her birthday week is given a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth.
Release Date: September 3rd, 2021
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Star: Camila Cabello, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter
Synopsis: A modern movie musical take on the classic fairytale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother. Our ambitious heroine has big dreams and with the help of her Fab Godmother, she perseveres to make them come true.
The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)
Release Date: September 24th, 2021
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Star: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Brendan Gleeson
Synopsis: Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.