Entertainment Archives - Inside the Magic https://insidethemagic.net/category/entertainment/ Walt Disney World, Disneyland and more! Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:50:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 “The Gays Have Won”: Fans React To ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Joining ‘Ironheart’ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/fans-react-to-shea-coulee-ironheart-casting-jw1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/fans-react-to-shea-coulee-ironheart-casting-jw1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:50:07 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470707 Deadline was the first to report Marvel’s big Ironheart (2023) news; that RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Shea Couleé was cast in the highly anticipated Disney+ series. Now, social media is reacting to the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with one Reddit thread already reaching 620 responses and counting. Related: RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Cast […]

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Deadline was the first to report Marvel’s big Ironheart (2023) news; that RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Shea Couleé was cast in the highly anticipated Disney+ series.

Now, social media is reacting to the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with one Reddit thread already reaching 620 responses and counting.

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Credit: Instagram

Related: RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Cast In Upcoming Disney+ Marvel Series

“My two fave franchises colliding!” one Reddit user wrote. “Super happy for Shea!”

Countless replies commented on the value and importance of representation being that Couleé is a non-binary black actor who has more than earned their place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, like the following comment posted by user flirtyspy:

“This is absolutely AMAZING news!! Shea is such a talented performer and this level of representation is massive. Can’t wait to see who she will be playing and the life she brings to the show.”

Other commenters are speculating about Couleé’s level of involvement in the series, as it has yet to be announced and Marvel has yet to comment.

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Credit: Marvel Comics

Related: Fans Fear For Patton Oswalt After He Seemed to Leak Eternals 2

“Did some digging and I could see her playing the mutant Shade/Darkveil,” user Corn_Maestro wrote. “She’s a drag queen whose appearance was partially inspired by Shea.”

The poster is referring to Marvel’s first drag queen superhero, Shade, who made their debut in the comic Iceman back in 2018. Writer Sina Grace created the Iceman stories in an effort to diversify the comic world.

In an interview with The Advocate, Grace had the following to say about the project:

“I really wanted this series to push readers to new and better stories about the whole queer experience and how it applies to being both a mutant and a superhero. There’s a million different queer perspectives and we’re only scratching the surface.”

Be it this role or another, social media users appear to be responding positively overall to the prospect of a drag queen entering the MCU, made possible by Couleé’s historic casting.

Even those who haven’t been following Couleé’s journey are expressing anticipation for the collaboration.

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Credit: Shea Couleé/Instagram

Related: Oscar Isaac Confirms Moon Knight Season Two Ahead Marvel Revamp

“Man, I’ve never watched drag race, but the amount of excitement here has grabbed me,” one user wrote. “I’m looking forward to seeing her performance.”

Couleé herself shares their excitement, taking to Instagram to spread the word.

I’m trying to find the words to express the deep excitement I feel over this project. Acting was my first love long before Drag. So it only seems fitting to end my Drag Race journey and begin my acting career in the biggest way I could imagine. Stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been like stepping into OZ. ‘Ironheart’ is top to bottom going to be an absolutely STUNNING experience for the viewers, and I’m so humbled everyday that I get to work on set with some of the best and most dedicated artists in the industry. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my journey, and I look forward to sharing the exciting new chapter with you all 💖

 

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A post shared by Shea Couleé (@sheacoulee)

But possibly the most commonly occurring comment is the fan consensus that “the gays have won.”

These reactions and hundreds more can be viewed in the original Reddit post.

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Credit: Marvel Studios

Ironheart is set to stream on Disney+ in September of 2023 and follows Riri Williams, “a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man,” per Disney’s website.

Who do you think Shea Couleé will play in the upcoming Marvel series Ironheart?

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“I Will Always Love You”, ‘Batgirl’ Star Sings Emotional Farewell After Studio Destroys Movie https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/leslie-grace-sings-emotional-farewell-to-batgirl-af1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/leslie-grace-sings-emotional-farewell-to-batgirl-af1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:14:13 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470692 The world was shocked after the sudden announcement that the recently-merged Warner Bros. Discovery would be canceling the nearly complete Batgirl film directed by Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and starring Leslie Grace as the titular Batgirl/Barbara Gordon. Amid the studio, Warner Bros. Discovery coming under fire […]

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The world was shocked after the sudden announcement that the recently-merged Warner Bros. Discovery would be canceling the nearly complete Batgirl film directed by Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and starring Leslie Grace as the titular Batgirl/Barbara Gordon. Amid the studio, Warner Bros. Discovery coming under fire from now ex-cast and crew alike, the Batgirl lead actress has decided to speak out about the cancelation — and convey her emotions through the power of song.

Batgirl looking at Gotham City
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Fans would have been treated to a fun new DC superhero film with Grace at the helm alongside J.K. Simmons as father and Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) Commissioner Gordon, AKA James Gordon AKA Jim Gordon, as well as Michael Keaton properly returning to his iconic role as Batman/Bruce Wayne for the first time in years.

Unfortunately, we’ve split from that particular timeline, and the Warner Bros. Discovery Batgirl film will likely never be seen by the public.

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Credit: Warner Bros. / DC

Related: Warner Bros. Reportedly Plans to Delay Amber Heard’s Next Movie

It still remained a positive experience for the Barbara Gordon actress Leslie Grace, however, despite how saddening the news must have been. Taking to Twitter, the Batgirl star first posted a picture of herself in the Batgirl outfit and accompanied it with a message speaking about the pride and love and feels for the “incredible cast and tireless crew”.

“Querida familia!” (Dear family!) the actress with Dominican roots tweeted:

Querida familia! On the heels of the recent news about our movie “Batgirl,” I am proud of the love, hard work and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland.

Grace then posted a heartbreaking video in that same thread, which shows footage of her singing a quiet, acapella rendition of the Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston hit “I Will Always Love You”, as she zipped herself up into the Batgirl suit:

I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every Batgirl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, “my own damn hero!”
#Batgirl for life! 🦇

In the tweet accompanying the video, she graciously thanks the fans for all the “love and belief”, and iterates how “blessed” she feels to have “worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process”. Grace then quotes Barbara Gordon AKA Batgirl, affectionately known as “Babs”, and says that taking on the cape allowed her to become “my own damn hero!”.

The lyrics of the song definitely hit home too, as the talented Grace sings:

Bittersweet memories
That is all I’m taking with me
So goodbye, please don’t cry
We both know I’m not what you need
And I will always love you

Leslie Grace is definitely an actor with pipes, who is known for having starred in Jon M. Chu and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights (2021), a movie musical inspired by the 2008 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name.

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Credit: Warner Bros.

Related: Warner Bros. Likely to Cancel ‘Superman’ Spin-Off, Ezra Miller’s ‘Flash’ Still On

Some upset fans replied to Grace’s post, expressing their support and love for the once-Barbara Gordon.

Twitter user @amurkymuc said (and almost 300 other fans agreed):

WE LOVE YOU LESLIE! YOU WILL FOREVER BE OUR BATGIRL!

And some others took the chance to remind fans of the #ReleaseBatgirl movement which gained some traction over the anti-Warner Bros. Discovery furor, @TheBrennaissance quote tweeting a link to the petition:

A petition to #ReleaseBatgirl is available

It’s a definite shame that Warner Bros. Discovery has decided to so unceremoniously shelve what could have been a great addition to the DC canon of superhero films.

But perhaps one day the stars will align and we will see Leslie Grace in the role of Batgirl once again.

How do you feel about this Batgirl cancelation? Would you have watched the movie? Comment down below!

Warner Bros. Discovery owns the wildly popular DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and the DC superhero film Justice League, which consists of Superman/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), The Flash/ (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher). 

The unreleased Batgirl is a DC film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah would have followed the exploits of Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Gordon of the Gotham City Police Department (GCPD), in a more domestic role as James “Jim” Gordon (J. K. Simmons).

Jacob Scipio would have played Anthony Bressi, mob boss in Gotham City, and Brendan Fraser would have been Ted Carson / Firefly, a pyromaniac and sociopathic veteran.

An alternate-DC universe Batman AKA Gotham City elite and wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne is played by Michael Keaton, returning to his iconic role.

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Horrifying Details Emerge as Marvel VFX Artist Describes “Bullying” and “Crazy Demands” https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/marvel-vfx-union-bullying-pavlo-ct1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/marvel-vfx-union-bullying-pavlo-ct1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:58:21 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470716 Marvel Studios annihilated the DCEU at San Diego Comic-Con with stunning announcements and the emotional Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer. But the VFX artists who have been laboring behind the scenes for over a decade to bring the Marvel Universe to life have had enough. Now, Joe Pavlo, one of the artists who worked on […]

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Marvel Studios annihilated the DCEU at San Diego Comic-Con with stunning announcements and the emotional Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer. But the VFX artists who have been laboring behind the scenes for over a decade to bring the Marvel Universe to life have had enough. Now, Joe Pavlo, one of the artists who worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, has shared new details about what made working for Marvel and Disney unbearable.

Related: ‘She-Hulk’ Trailer Full of Lies, Gaslights Fans with “Fake” Daredevil

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VFX artists have been bashing Marvel for a few weeks now, and rumors of unionization are mounting. After Marvel fans trashed the quality of many of Marvel’s Phase Four projects like Moon Knight and particularly ­She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which debuted a much smaller version of Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk than anticipated.

The VFX industry is riddled with abuses like tight deadlines and crunch, where artists work incredibly long hours, sometimes 80–100-hour weeks, while being atrociously underpaid. Like all major Hollywood studios, Marvel and Disney outsource their visual effects to other companies and often underbid on effect house packages with the lowest cost possible.

Related: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Cast In Upcoming Disney+ Marvel Series

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But it is not just the crazy hours or the exploitive pay; artists also say that Marvel Studios and Disney have created a toxic work environment even if they are not onsite with the effect houses. Joe Pavlo recently revealed to The Guardian how studio demands affect the artists, saying:

“The visual effects industry is filled with terrific people with lots of goodwill who really care but, at the end of the day, there’s nothing in place when their backs are up against the wall and Disney is making crazy demands. All the goodwill in the world just evaporates when everything gets changed and they decide they’re replacing that character with a different actor or changing the entire environment – they’re now in a pizza restaurant instead of a cornfield. It can be that extreme at the very last minute.”

Related: Oscar Isaac Confirms ‘Moon Knight’ Season Two Ahead Marvel Revamp

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Credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios is a big name in the movie industry, and no VFX company wants to get on its bad side. VFX workers constantly feel pressured to put out good work and develop amazing digital scenes in record time. And Pavlo says these conditions are boarding on abuse, adding:

“It can be characterized as bullying but filtered through multiple layers of management and supervisor and hierarchy. It’s not like the executive from Disney is grabbing someone and swearing at them or something like that. It’s more like an atmosphere where everybody feels like this is the most desperately important thing and, if we don’t do it, we’re all f*cked. The average artist doesn’t even have any contact with the clients. It’s really just the people at the producer and the supervisor level and then they pass it on to their crew. So you could say, oh, the supervisor’s a real bully, but actually it’s a knock-on effect and then the people who are the team leaders, once they can’t handle it, end up being bullies.”

Related: Disney+ Changes MCU Timeline AGAIN to Include Forgotten Marvel Movie

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Credit: Marvel Studios

From the outside, it may seem like Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have it all planned out. Especially compared to Warner Brothers Discovery which has been shocking DCEU fans left and right with cancelations like Batgirl and rumors it could dissolve their Disney+ competitor HBO Max into Discovery+.

But it has reached the breaking point for the visual artists trying to keep up with the insane pace of Marvel’s projects between the new original shows for Disney+ and the condensed schedule of theatrical releases. Marvel Studios may have bitten off more than they can chew with their ambitious Phase Five and Six plans. Pavlo points out the way having so many projects going on at once affects VFX artists, saying:

“Disney-Marvel is very famous for wanting multiple versions running parallel so that they can decide what they want. (…) If you imagine you get the art department to design a set, you wouldn’t get them to tear down the set and rebuild a completely different set 35 times. Because it’s digital, people don’t see it as the same thing but it is: it involves work and creativity and long hours. It doesn’t create itself.”

Related: Controversial ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Officially Lowest-Rated Marvel Movie

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Credit: Marvel Studios

With so many entries into the Marvel Multiverse being films simultaneously, it can lead to quick changes having to be made. There is so much content coming from Marvel and Star Wars that Disney+ is struggling to fit every show its own release date or risk cannibalizing views like what happened with Kenobi and Ms. Marvel.

And Pavlo is clearly far from an outlier. Other artists like Dhruv Govil, who worked in Guardians and Spider-Man: Homecoming, quit the entire industry after working on Marvel shows. He shared on Twitter that the cost-cutting had real effects on his coworkers and friends, saying:

“Working on #Marvel shows is what pushed me to leave the VFX industry. They’re a horrible client, and I’ve seen way too many colleagues break down after being overworked, while Marvel tightens the purse strings.”

Related: Fans Decry Title of ‘Captain America 4’ For Racist Origins

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Credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios’ biggest faces have come out in support of the artists who make them look like Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. At the Television Association Summer Press Tour, She-Hulk star Tatiana Maslany voiced her opinion on the behind-the-scenes conditions of VFX workers, saying:

“We have to be conscious of how the work conditions are not always optimal. I feel incredibly deferential to how talented these artists are and how quickly they have to work. [It’s] much quicker than probably should be given to them, in terms of churning these things out.”

There would be no ­She-Hulk without VFX artists, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is resting on their backs.

Let us know in the comments if you support these artists in unionizing.

You can stream Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and the seven series in Marvel’s Phase Four so far — Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Marvel’s What If…?, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight, Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel, and Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk  — on Disney+ anytime

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Warner Bros. Wants Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Erased https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/warner-bros-wants-zack-snyder-justice-league-erased-kb1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/warner-bros-wants-zack-snyder-justice-league-erased-kb1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:55:18 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470666 Warner Bros. shockingly won’t acknowledge that Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) exists. Related: Zack Snyder Reportedly Begged Warner Bros. to Remove Two Names From ‘Justice League’ After several years of fans rallying together, Warner Bros. allowed Snyder to get his version of the Justice League to be seen. The movie even won some Oscars, and now […]

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Warner Bros. shockingly won’t acknowledge that Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) exists.

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Credit: Warner Bros.

Related: Zack Snyder Reportedly Begged Warner Bros. to Remove Two Names From ‘Justice League’

After several years of fans rallying together, Warner Bros. allowed Snyder to get his version of the Justice League to be seen. The movie even won some Oscars, and now Warner Brothers don’t consider the movie to be part of DC history.

Snyder’s vision for the DC universe was definitely controversial. Fans were not fond of Ben Affleck’s Batman or even Henry Cavill’s Superman, but some fans have changed their minds about how they feel about Snyder’s work.

Ezra Miller as the Flash
Credit: Warner Bros. / DC

Related: ‘Wonder-Woman 3’ Might Help Recast Ezra Miller’s Flash

Sadly, it was too late as Warner Bros. has shifted away from the Snyderverse and is even going to retcon the projects with The Flash (2023). Then the Discovery merger happened, and fans were unsure how DC movies would go forward.

At the moment, Warner Bros. has canceled Batgirl and potentially several other projects. They also might lay off 70% of HBO Max employees and shift some release dates for some of the upcoming DCEU projects.

Aquaman, Cyborg, and Flash in 'Justice League'
Credit: Warner Bros.

Related: ‘The Flash’ Officially Ending, DC Fans Left Shocked

When Leslie Iwerks asked for licensed clips of Zack Snyder’s Justice League for a new documentary on DC’s history, Warner Bros. refused to hand over the clips because the movie was not the real Justice League. Rolling Stone shared that Iwerks was unable to get the clips due to the new leadership wanting to deny that the movie existed:

“Leslie Iwerks recently asked to license clips from the 2021 Justice League for a film on the history of DC and was told there is only one Justice League: the 2017 incarnation.”

Zack Snyder with Henry Cavill as Superman (right)
Credit: Warner Bros.

Related: Warner Bros. Stands Firm, ‘Aquaman’ Star’s Salary Doubles For DCEU Sequel

After hearing that Ben Affleck will appear in Aquaman 2, fans hoped that Snyder’s vision might be restored, but this will sadly not be the case. Michael Keaton was originally in the movie, but fans were confused to see the character appear, so Affleck must’ve been asked to film a few scenes since Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023) will release before The Flash (2023) when Affleck’s Batman is erased.

This isn’t good for DC fans as Warner Bros. hasn’t changed their stance despite getting new leadership and hopefully, the new leadership finds a way to make the DCEU become something more than a hot mess after ditching Snyder.

Ben Affleck as Batman
Credit: Warner Bros.

Related: DC Fans Believe ‘X-Men’ Star Should Replace Ezra Miller’s Flash

Fans will have to wait and see, but it’s possible that leaving Zack Snyder’s vision might be the best move or potentially the one decision that will continue to hurt Warner Brothers.

Are you upset that Warner Bros. won’t acknowledge Zack Snyder’s Justice League? Let us know what you think!

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Warner Bros. Reportedly Plans to Delay Amber Heard’s Next Movie https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/warner-bros-reportedly-plans-to-change-release-dates-for-dc-movies-kb1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/warner-bros-reportedly-plans-to-change-release-dates-for-dc-movies-kb1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:05:22 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470665 Warner Bros. has made many changes recently, including changing the release dates for some upcoming DCEU movies. Related: ‘Joker 2’ Makes Exciting Update, Finally Explains Why Movie Might Turn Into Musical Fans were shocked to hear that Leslie Grace’s Batgirl was canceled and that the project was being used as a tax write-off for Warner Brothers. […]

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Warner Bros. has made many changes recently, including changing the release dates for some upcoming DCEU movies.

Zachary Levi as Shazam
Credit: Warner Bros. / DC

Related: ‘Joker 2’ Makes Exciting Update, Finally Explains Why Movie Might Turn Into Musical

Fans were shocked to hear that Leslie Grace’s Batgirl was canceled and that the project was being used as a tax write-off for Warner Brothers. After the Discovery merger, Warner Bros. changed its priorities leaving HBO Max to face some profound changes.

The company reportedly plans to cut 70% of the staff and potentially cut other DC projects slated for the streaming platform. This is because the new leadership wants Warner Bros. to have more projects onto their platform Discovery Plus which makes sense.

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Related: “What a Disaster,” Warner Bros. Cancels Completed DC Movie, Fans Disgusted

With all of these changes, fans are unsure about what will happen next to DC, but The Hollywood Reporter claims that the new leadership is discussing whether or not to change the release dates for Shazam: Fury of the Gods (2022) and Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom (2023). Surprisingly, Amber Heard still has a role in Aquaman 2, so the movie may be delayed again due to the amount of VFX work.

These changes might push the two projects up or possibly delay them. At the moment, it’s unclear, but Warner Bros. hasn’t had a great time competing with the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to all the changes they have made.

Zachary Levi as Shazam
Credit: DC / WarnerMedia

Related: Zack Snyder Officially Returning to DC Despite SnyderVerse Controversy

After ditching Zack Snyder, the DCEU has been unsure how to move forward except with some loosely interconnected moments. Nothing so far has been on the same level as the MCU, but DC’s anthology films like The Batman (2022) or Joker (2019) have been the pillars of DC’s success recently.

If DC can get that same success for the DCEU, then perhaps Warner Bros. could compete with Disney, but until then, fans are left wondering what will happen to their character because they are most likely to end up being erased from the DCEU instead of dying.

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Related: Ben Affleck Batman Officially Returning in ‘Aquaman 2,’ SndyerVerse Not Dead

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releases in theaters on March 17, 2023.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods releases on December 21, 2022.

Fans are excited to see Shazam 2 and Aquaman 2, but another delay might not be the best call since DC has barely released any movies in the past few years but have constantly been delaying their projects.

Do you think Shazam 2 and Aquaman 2 will be delayed? Let us know what you think!

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Lady Gaga Confirms Her Role In ‘Joker 2’ Alongside Joaquin Phoenix https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/lady-gaga-to-star-in-joker-2-jw1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/lady-gaga-to-star-in-joker-2-jw1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:02:07 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470685 Lady Gaga has confirmed her role alongside Academy Award Winner Joaquin Phoenix in the highly anticipated Joker (2019) sequel Joker: Folie à Deux (2024) with a teaser posted to her verified Twitter account. Joker: Folie à Deux 10.04.24 Joker: Folie à Deux10.04.24 pic.twitter.com/obp7T9lBFL — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022 The musical 18-second clip features the dancing silhouettes […]

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Lady Gaga has confirmed her role alongside Academy Award Winner Joaquin Phoenix in the highly anticipated Joker (2019) sequel Joker: Folie à Deux (2024) with a teaser posted to her verified Twitter account.

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The musical 18-second clip features the dancing silhouettes of Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix to the tune of “Cheek to Cheek,” which Gaga famously covered with legendary singer Tony Bennett, before it closes out with an ominous Joker chuckle.

Prior to Gaga’s post, there were reports that she was in early talks to star in the sequel as the infamous Harley Quinn, Joker’s complicated love interest. Talk about a “Bad Romance.” While her Tweet doesn’t inform viewers of the specifics of her role, it is the first confirmation fans have received that she has officially signed onto the project.

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

Related: Joker 2 Makes Exciting Update, Finally Explains Why Movie Might Turn Into Musical

Here’s what we know about Joker: Folie à Deux so far.

Joaquin Phoenix will reprise the dark role of Joker/Arthur Fleck, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor In a Leading Role in 2020. Director Todd Phillips is also on board for the sequel.

It has been reported that much of the filming will take place in Arkham Asylum following the shocking Joker ending that saw Phoenix’s character commit murder on live television.

A lot of ‘JOKER 2’ will take place in Arkham Asylum.

(Source: https://thewrap.com/joker-sequel-folie-a-deux-slated-for-fall-2024-release/…)

Further reports suggest that Joker: Folie à Deux will be a musical and Gaga’s casting only adds fuel to that fire. Her musical capacity in the film is yet to be announced, but one could assume her contribution will be significant, especially having worked with Todd Phillips in the past on the award-winning project A Star Is Born (2018).

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

Related: ‘Absolutely Not’ Fans Furious, DC Turns Joker 2 Into Musical

The film has a release date of October 4, 2024, and if it is as successful as its predecessor, the sequel could see more than 1 billion box office dollars during its run according to the Joker statistics recorded by Box Office Mojo.

More about the original Joker film as reported by Variety:

Phillips’ original “Joker” film reframed the iconic Batman villain into an anti-hero character study about a struggling comedian and part-time clown performer named Arthur Fleck who becomes a folk hero in Gotham City after he lashes out in acts of shocking violence. 

The film saw an impressive awards season, earning multiple Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Satellite Awards, and many more.

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

Are you excited to see Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix in Joker: Folie à Deux? Tell us in the comments!

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Cast In Upcoming Disney+ Marvel Series https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/disney-ironheart-rupauls-drag-race-winner-jw1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/disney-ironheart-rupauls-drag-race-winner-jw1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 17:55:05 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470636 Welcome to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shea Couleé. Deadline first reported that the RuPaul’s Drag Race winner will appear in the Disney+ series Ironheart (2023). To fans’ knowledge, Couleé is the first non-binary actor to be hired by Marvel, who according to Deadline, declined to comment on the casting news. Couleé, however, had much to say about the […]

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Welcome to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shea Couleé. Deadline first reported that the RuPaul’s Drag Race winner will appear in the Disney+ series Ironheart (2023).

Shea Coulee
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To fans’ knowledge, Couleé is the first non-binary actor to be hired by Marvel, who according to Deadline, declined to comment on the casting news. Couleé, however, had much to say about the announcement on their Instagram:

I’m trying to find the words to express the deep excitement I feel over this project. Acting was my first love long before Drag. So it only seems fitting to end my Drag Race journey and begin my acting career in the biggest way I could imagine. Stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been like stepping into OZ. ‘Ironheart’ is top to bottom going to be an absolutely STUNNING experience for the viewers, and I’m so humbled everyday that I get to work on set with some of the best and most dedicated artists in the industry. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my journey, and I look forward to sharing the exciting new chapter with you all 💖

 

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Couleé has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Gay Times, Out, Deadline, and more.

Prior to Ironheart, Couleé is best known for their success on season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race before going on to win season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, appearing again in the seventh season of the spin-off. They released an album titled “Couleé-D,” and they host the top-ranking podcast “Wanna Be On Top?”

They also starred in Paramount Plus’ Brady Bunch/RuPaul’s Drag Race crossover special, Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch. In this next project, their actual role in Ironheart has not yet been specified.

ironheart paperback cover
Credit: Marvel Comics

Related: MCU Secret Divulged, RDJ DID Play Iron Man After Official Exit

Here’s what we know about Ironheart so far. The official description reads:

Ironheart stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.

Ironheart‘s headliner Dominique Thorne will first be introduced as Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) before starring in her own series set to stream next year.

The 6 episode series is directed by Samantha Bailey and Angela Barnes. Manny Montana and Anthony Ramos have also signed onto the project.

Anthony Ramos giving a peace sign to the camera
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Related: New MCU Update Gives Iron Man Fans a LOT to Look Forward To

The series marks the first signs of life of Marvel’s beloved Ironman character after he sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame (2019). Played by Robert Downey Jr. in almost a dozen Marvel movies, Ironman was mourned en masse by the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe at the conclusion of Endgame, where viewers witnessed Earth’s mightiest heroes in attendance at his funeral.

robert downey jr as iron man
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Related: Marvel’s Most Controversial Movies Hitting Disney+

Now, Ironman’s spirit, not to mention his suit, lives on through Riri Williams, who according to Marvel’s website was “inspired by Tony Stark and determined to follow in his heroic footsteps” when she built her own version of his iconic suit of armor, leading her to a “life of adventure, crime-fighting, and humanitarianism.”

Are you excited about Ironheart? What do you think of Couleé’s casting news? Comment below and let us know!

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Oscar Isaac Confirms ‘Moon Knight’ Season Two Ahead Marvel Revamp https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/oscar-isaac-seemingly-confirms-moon-knight-season-two-al1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/oscar-isaac-seemingly-confirms-moon-knight-season-two-al1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:45:19 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470658 The Marvel Cinematic Universe is exploding with new content, but news on Moon Knight’s future was absent from the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. Now, ahead of D23, Oscar Isaac and director Mohamed Diab share a massive tease for fans from Cairo, Egypt. Related: Andrew Garfield Replaced, Marvel Fans Stunned Over ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off Casting Following the […]

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is exploding with new content, but news on Moon Knight’s future was absent from the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. Now, ahead of D23, Oscar Isaac and director Mohamed Diab share a massive tease for fans from Cairo, Egypt.

Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight
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Related: Andrew Garfield Replaced, Marvel Fans Stunned Over ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off Casting

Following the footsteps of Eternals (2021) actor Patton Oswalt, Mohamed Diab isn’t afraid to share big Marvel news to the world before Kevin Feige officially announces them at fan conventions.

With speculation regarding the future of Stephen Grant, Marc Spector, and Jake Lockley (Oscar Isaac), every Marvel fan is anxious to see what’s next for the hit Disney+ series.

Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Mr. Knight
Credit: Marvel Studios

In hopes of a live-action Midnight Sons adaptation infusing Moon Knight, Mohamed Diab’s latest TikTok seemingly confirms that Moon Knight season two is on the table:

The video was reposted by director @MohamedDiab678

Taking to TikTok to share an update on Moon Knight, Diab shares the frame with lead actor Oscar Isaac as they cruise through Cairo.

Marc Spector becoming Moon Knight
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Related: Marvel Backtracks on ‘Secret Invasion’ Announcement, Fans Left Confused

While their business in Egypt is undisclosed, it’s clear that Moon Knight would earn a second season after the Jake Lockley appearance at the tail end of season one, indicating that a new threat is set to face Layla (May Calamawy) and more.

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Related: Charlie Cox Wants Daredevil to Appear “Way, Way More for Many Years” in MCU

Though Marvel Studios is saving the announcement for a follow-up season until Marvel’s panel at D23 this September, Mohamed Diab and Oscar Isaac have beat Kevin Feige to the news.

More about Moon Knight

Moon Knight follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector.

Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: Chloe Zhao Officially NOT Directing Any ‘Star Wars’ Movie, Fans Rejoice

Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac (Marc Spector/Moon Knight, Steven Grant/Mr. Knight), Ethan Hawke (Arthur Harrow), and May Calamawy (Layla El-Faouly). Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Grant Curtis, Brad Winderbaum, Oscar Isaac, Mohamed Diab, and Jeremy Slater are the executive producers, with Trevor Waterson and Rebecca Kirsch serving as co-executive producers. Jeremy Slater serves as head writer.

Marc Spector talking to Arthur Harrow
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Related: Samuel L. Jackson Thrills Marvel Fans, Is “Back With a Fury”

The Marvel Universe is becoming much more than iconic characters/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Thanos (Josh Brolin).

Tom Holland’s Avenger is leading the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Kate BishopMs. Marvel/Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Eternals’ Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more — especially with his next Spider-Man trilogy that’s currently in the works.

Did Oscar Isaac spoil a Moon Knight confirmation? Comment below!

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Warner Bros. Likely to Cancel ‘Superman’ Spin-Off, Ezra Miller’s ‘Flash’ Still On https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/warner-bros-supergirl-canceled-al1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/warner-bros-supergirl-canceled-al1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:08:01 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470643 The DC Universe within Warner Bros. Discovery is on fire after news of Batgirl, a completed film, being canceled and shelved for a tax write-off. Now, a Superman spinoff DC movie is likely to see the light of day. Related: “What a Disaster,” Warner Bros. Cancels Completed DC Movie, Fans Disgusted Supergirl is undoubtedly getting […]

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The DC Universe within Warner Bros. Discovery is on fire after news of Batgirl, a completed film, being canceled and shelved for a tax write-off. Now, a Superman spinoff DC movie is likely to see the light of day.

Henry Cavill as Superman
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

Related: “What a Disaster,” Warner Bros. Cancels Completed DC Movie, Fans Disgusted

Supergirl is undoubtedly getting the boot after Batgirl, a $90 feature film in which Warner Bros. lost faith, was deleted from the superhero release schedule and vaulted within Warner Media.

Saving only a reported $15-20 million, Warner Bros. is looking to cut costs across all of its services and platforms, including the mass layoff of up to 70% of its creative development staff at HBO Max.

Ben Affleck as Batman
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Though HBO Max and the DCEU have recently had a rebound amongst fans with new content, the world of Batman and Clark Kent is going dark again:

The ‘SUPERGIRL’ movie is unlikely to move forward.

Related: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet Call Off Surprise Divorce, Move Back In Together

While Warner Bros. Discovery is yet to give an update on Supergirl, actress Sasha Calle’s time to shine as Kara Zor-El is likely to be snuffed out before principal photography even begins.

Zack Snyder with Henry Cavill as Superman (right)
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Related: Margot Robbie Looks Ahead to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, Wraps Up ‘Barbie’

Nonetheless, Warner Bros. still has Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023) with Ben Affleck’s Batman, Shazam!: Fury of the Gods (2022), and The Flash (2023) still on the table, with Black Adam (2022) releasing this fall.

With Ezra Miller’s tumultuous time in the spotlight of social media and pop culture, Warner Bros. reportedly has no plans to delay or cancel Miller’s solo superhero movie.

Ezra Miller as the Flash
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

Related: “We’re All Going With Him,” James Gunn Doubles Down on Chris Pratt Replacement Rumors

However, new projects featuring fresh faces are getting shelved or axed by the Hollywood powerhouse left and right, leaving fans confused and disappointed:

ANOTHER LATINO LED FILM CANNED? STAY WITH ME SASHA!

Related: Will Smith Won’t Be Canceled, Massive Film Project Moves Forward

Another fan writes:

like i wouldn’t be too mad about this one cause it could be cool to see her in man of steel 2 but that’s not happening either WBD can’t do anything right can they

One fan shares:

Batgirl would have made 350-400 million minimum with proper marketing. This doesn’t make any sense.

With the future of the DC Universe unknown, it’s clear that a massive creative overhaul is taking place at Warner Bros. following their landmark merger with Discovery.

Leslie Grace as Batgirl
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

How Supergirl would tie into the world of Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill’s respective Superman was unclear, but fans hoped that Man of Steel II could introduce the cousin of Kal-El rather than a solo film. Now, both are undoubtely off the table.

Batgirl was set to star Leslie Grace, Brendan Fraser, J.K. Simmons, Ivory Aquino, and Michael Keaton.

More About DC Universe

While it’s unclear what the future holds for Zack Snyder’s proposed Justice League II and Justice League III, as well as the connection of the DCEU with Wonder Woman 3, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023), The Flash, Black Adam (2022), and Shazan: Fury of the Gods (2023), the confirmation of Henry Cavill finally reprising his role of Superman after six years for a Man of Steel II and even Man of Steel III, would elevate WarnerMedia’s Hollywood take on superheroes to a whole new level, potentially giving Marvel Studios a run for their money!

Zack Snyder with Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
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Related: Amber Heard Claims She Wasn’t Replaced in ‘Aquaman 2’ Following Depp Trial

While the current DCEU consists of Bruce Wayne/Caped Crusader/Batman (Ben Affleck), Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill), Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Peacemaker (John Cena), and Victor Stone/Cyborg (Ray Fisher), there’s an endless amount of opportunities for new characters to appear with the Multiverse, including Michael Keaton’s Batman in the upcoming The Flash movie!

Do you think Warner Bros. should cancel more movies or revamp its direction? Comment below!

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Fans Fear For Patton Oswalt After He Seemed to Leak ‘Eternals 2’ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/patton-oswalt-leak-eternals-2-jw1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/08/patton-oswalt-leak-eternals-2-jw1/comments/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 15:14:25 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=470611 Marvel Studios had a big weekend during San Diego Comic-Con in late July 2022. During the event, Marvel president Kevin Feige took the Hall H stage to announce some major projects set to be released over the course of a couple of years as a part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 5. He even teased the […]

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Marvel Studios had a big weekend during San Diego Comic-Con in late July 2022.

During the event, Marvel president Kevin Feige took the Hall H stage to announce some major projects set to be released over the course of a couple of years as a part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 5. He even teased the future of the Avengers, sharing that two new films are set to release in 2025 to end Phase 6.

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Related: Fans Call For Marvel, Black Panther Boycott After Biggest Attack In MCU History

As for Phase 5, the projects confirmed were as follows:

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
Secret Invasion (2023)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)
Loki, Season 2 (2023)
Echo (2023)
The Marvels (2023)
Blade (2023)
Ironheart (2023)
Agatha: Coven of Chaos (2023)
Captain America: New World Order (2024)
Daredevil: Born Again (2024)
Thunderbolts (2024)

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Fans will notice that nowhere on that list is there a mention of a sequel to Chloé Zhao’s star-studded Eternals (2021), which teased its return in the end credits but has since not been mentioned by Marvel. That was until Patton Oswalt sat down for an interview with the TODAY Show.

In a TikTok shared by the show’s official account, Oswalt seemingly confirms Eternals 2 with Chloé Zhao returning as director.

Pip the Troll, aka Patton Oswalt was here to talk about #TheEternals and filming with #HarryStyles . #todayshow #3rdhourtoday

@todayshow

Pip the Troll, aka Patton Oswalt was here to talk about #TheEternals and filming with HarryStyles. #todayshow #3rdhourtoday

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In the clip above, Oswalt had the following to say about whether he’d reprise his role as Pip the Troll in a second Eternals film.

“Harry Styles and I are in a little post-credit sequence in the Eternals. I play Pip the Troll and he plays Starfox, Thanos’ brother. They have announced there is going to be an Eternals sequel, Chloé Zhao is going to direct it. So hopefully there will be more adventures of Starfox and Pip.”

Fans were quick to notice the slip-up, as “protect Patton” videos began to circulate on social media. One TikToker quipped that Marvel president Feige was likely already tracking Oswalt down.

#stitch with @todayshow Protect Patton at all costs. #supes #eternals2 #marvel

@supes

#stitch with @todayshow Protect Patton at all costs. #supes #eternals2 #marvel #mcu

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User @supes stitched the original interview video with a message for Oswalt:

“So is anyone going to tell him? Patton, we all remember Comic-con day bro. Marvel made a ton of awesome announcements, but Eternals 2 with Chloé Zhao returning was not one of them. Guys, I think Feige is coming after him as we speak.”

While it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Marvel, an Eternals sequel seems imminent based on the end credits of the first film and based on some recent trademarks filed by Marvel for future projects.

Eternals cast
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: New MCU Actress Ruffles Feathers, Voices Opinion on Marvel Grueling Working Conditions

Here’s hoping if there is a sequel it ranks better than the first movie, as Marvel’s Eternals proved to be one of the worst box office earners in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s history.

What do you think about Eternals 2 directed once again by Chloé Zhao? Do you think the sequel can redeem its predecessor? Tell us in the comments!

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