Reporting live (well, not quite) to you from Cineroom HQ, we have the latest reaction to the big news stories over the past 30 days.
As always, we will present you with the facts, and then our take on them. We may have guest reporters every now and then – so look out for opportunities!
This just in… here’s news story number one…
BALE JOINS THOR
Following the huge success of Avengers: Endgame in 2019, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to return with a number of movies comic book fans can hardly wait for. And now, one of them may have just got a whole lot more exciting.
Recently, Collider reported that Batman star Christian Bale was in talks to join returning players Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson in Thor: Love and Thunder. Now, Thompson has confirmed the news.
Speaking to ET at the premiere of Westworld, Thompson said: "Christian Bale is going to play our villain, which is going to be fantastic."
Taken from Digital Spy
We are huge fans of Christian Bale and big fans of Taika Watiti’s Thor series too. It’s an impressive addition by the Marvel Universe and something that would perhaps be described as a shock. From his heroic Batman days, we know all too well just how good Bale is at this superhero malarkey.
DISNEY+ LANDS IN THE UK
Empire has pored over the launch line-up to bring you our recommendations of the best things to watch on Disney+ after it has now launched in the UK – from movies, to short films, to original series and more, get your streaming priorities in order.
Have a look on the link here for all their suggestions.
Taken from Empire
Marvel films. Disney films. Brand-new series like The Mandalorian. All these can now be found on a streaming service for £5.99. Put it this way, we are all on a lockdown with very little to do, especially at weekends. Netflix and Disney+ are going to take a hammering, and why not?! Get involved!
PEGG & FROST REUNITE
Shaun of the Dead co-writer/co-star Simon Pegg and co-star Nick Frost have put up a funny little video offering advice for those who need to stay in, which riffs on their famous apocalyptic zom-rom-com.
There’s very little that we need to add here. Perhaps just mention that it is brilliant and much needed relief!
CELEBRATE OUR CINEMAS
There’s no better place to watch the latest releases than your local cinema – be it a massive multiplex, an aesthetically-pleasing arthouse, or a true one-of-a-kind independent.
Cinemas of all kind give us a place to escape for a few precious hours, offer us a film community, somewhere to congregate and get the communal experience that only the big screen can deliver. But as the Coronavirus pandemic continues, film venues across the UK and worldwide are rightly closing their doors to slow the spread of Covid-19 – a situation that’s not only a sad sight for film fans, but a worrying period for cinemas everywhere, whether chains or indies.
Taken from Empire
What Empire have done is great gesture to help all the closed cinemas survive, and everyone can get involved to support. Have a read here of what you can do to help your local art centres survive.
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